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August 26th

Barbara A. Lesowski

August 26, 2013

Barbara A. Lesowski

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Barbara A. (Osborne) Lesowski, 80, of No. Smithfield, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of Frank T. Lesowski, whom she married June 22, 1957. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Signe (Greenlund) Osborne.

August 25th

McGair: Bogaerts could be this year's version of Orioles' Machado

August 26, 2013

On the surface, Xander Bogaerts is this year’s answer to Baltimore’s Manny Machado. Both are talented 20-year-olds with left-side-of-the-infield pedigree who have skyrocketed up the organizational ladder, each making their respective debut on an American League East squad during the height of a playoff race.

Lincoln High’s newest Lions ‘Roar’

August 25, 2013

LINCOLN – Starting out as a freshman student in high school can be much easier if there are a few familiar faces at the school when the first day of school arrives.

That’s why Lincoln High School Principal Kevin McNamara, staff members of the school and upperclassmen were out in the school’s parking lot on Wednesday for the annual Freshmen Roar night.

Freshmen and their parents could meet the students’ teachers, take a tour of the high school, and also sign up for extracurricular activities such as sports or afterschool clubs.

Woonsocket High athletic facilities get pumped up

August 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – When students at the high school walk into the school’s gym when the new school year begins on Wednesday they may not believe their eyes.

The gym floor was refinished this summer and looks as shiny and new as it did when the school was opened in 1972.
School Department Facilities Director Peter Fontaine said the work was part of several improvement projects completed at local schools over the summer and will be eligible for 81 percent state aid reimbursements.

Abandoned property plaguing Blackstone

August 25, 2013

BLACKSTONE – The town is ramping up efforts
to get tough on eyesore properties and recoup a
whopping $170,000 in delinquent fines owed by
the owners of more than a dozen blighted, abandoned
properties in town.

“We’re seeing a rise in these abandoned, vacant
properties, where the windows are broken and boarded
up and the lawns and yards are unkempt and overgrown,”
said William Walsh, the town’s code enforcement
officer. “They’ve become blighted areas that are having
a real impact on property values.”

A vacant house on Lincoln Street is a perfect

August 24th

MAIN MAN -- Beauparlant hopes Main St. block party kicks off resurgence of city

August 24, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The first house he ever bought as a real estate investment was the one he grew up in on Cass Avenue.

Albert G. Beauparlant Jr. did a little work on the property and sold it to his brother, nearly 30 years ago.

It was an auspicious beginning.

The self-employed real estate developer and member of the Woonsocket Redevelopment Agency says he’s been involved in hundreds of development projects since then, from the 1980s rehab of the landmark Longley Building on Main Street to the $6.2 million Conley’s Wharf in Providence.

Magill cruises to third "Yo" Raymond 5K victory

August 24, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The last time Chris Magill ran in the “Yo” Raymond Memorial 5K, he was on the losing end of the closest finish in the race’s seven-year history.
In the 2011 event, Louis Raffetto of South Boston, Mass. edged the Cumberland native by a mere second, storming past Magill with less than a tenth of a mile to go to claim the thriller in a 16:39 time.

August 23rd

Lincoln PD: Pit bull mauls pet to death

August 23, 2013

LINCOLN – A Manville man’s pit bull was listed as having killed one small dog owned by a local woman and severely injured another during an attack on the two pets at the Enrico Caruso Club parking lot Thursday.

Opportunity coughs: City woman’s idea trains kids to stop spread of infections

August 23, 2013

By RUSS OLIVO

WOONSOCKET – During the height of flu season in 2011, Denneese Seale was a weary, sleep-deprived woman.

The mother of four from Dawn Boulevard was doing her best to tend to a wave of upper respiratory illness sweeping through her family. She was staying up late and repeatedly invoking the germ-control mantra: “Cough into your elbow! Cough into your elbow!”

There had to be a better way.

Gladys I. Mucci

August 23, 2013

Gladys I. Mucci

SMITHFIELD- Mucci, Gladys I. (Rennick) 96, of Harris Rd. died Thursday August 22, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Ralph Mucci.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late James and Jessie (Paton) Rennick.
Gladys was a bookkeeper for the former Pawtucket Manufacturing and had worked for the school lunch program in Lincoln. She was a member of the Royal Travelers.

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UXBRIDGE – A Worcester Superior Court judge Tuesday reduced bail for a 62-year-old registered sex offender and Uxbridge...
WOONSOCKET – State and local officials of the cash-strapped city took action on two fronts this week to bolster its...
WOONSOCKET – The latest plan to resurrect full-day kindergarten is more taxpayer-friendly than ever and no longer...

 

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