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Archive - 2014

July 5th

City’s broadcast museum needs funding to open

July 5, 2014

You have to know where it is on Main Street in Woonsocket to visit a local museum dedicated to largely antique television and radio broadcast equipment and then also set up an appointment with its founders and curators to make it inside.

But Paul Beck, president of the nonprofit Museum of Broadcast Technology at 162 Main St., hopes all that will change in the near future when the organization completes a plan to hold frequent public visit days to display its unique holdings of media technology.

July 4th

Tierney takes star-spangled Arnold Mills

July 4, 2014

 

Two years ago, Colin Tierney came in third place at the Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race. Last year, the recent Bishop Hendricken graduate and freshman-to-be at Columbia University crossed the finish line right behind the event’s winner, Brian Doyle, the son of former Ocean State marathon great Bobby Doyle. 

July 3rd

Local Legion squads push for playoffs

July 3, 2014

 

In Rhode Island American Legion, the Fourth of July is a reminder that the end is in sight for the 22-game regular season.

Woonsocket fireworks celebrate the 4th of July

July 3, 2014

Colorful fireworks light up the night sky above World War II Memorial State Park in Woonsocket Thursday night. Hundreds turned out for the concert and fireworks display that followed, ushering in the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Robbery suspects chased off by store owner

July 3, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Two masked youths entered a convenience store located at 200 Dulude Ave. Thursday afternoon and attempted to rob the proprietor at gunpoint, police said.
The youths fled empty-handed after the woman behind the counter of Leon’s T&D Market picked up a telephone and told them she was calling the police, she told a reporter.
“They said, ‘Gimme all your money,’” the woman explained. “I had the phone in my hand. I said I’m calling the cops.”

Norman D. Marshall

July 3, 2014

Norman D. Marshall

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Norman D. Marshall, 82, of Greenville Rd., died June 28, 2014.
Born in Blackstone, MA he is the son of the late Isadore Thibeault and Jeanne (Forget) Marshall. He is the adopted son of the late Manuel Marshall and the brother of the late Jeanne Letondress.

Rene Omar Berard

July 3, 2014

Rene Omar Berard
March 1, 1953-June 19, 2014

PORT ORANGE, FL - It is with great sadness that the family of Rene Berard announces his passing at the age of 61 on June 19, 2014 in Port Orange, Florida. On March 1, 1953, Rene was born in Woonsocket, RI and raised in Blackstone, Massachusetts. He is the son of the late Robert and Georgette (Laramee) Berard. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Milford, MA. He was employed for many years at Avery Dennison in Framingham, MA until he moved to Port Orange, Florida.

Fireworks on!

July 3, 2014

As Hurricane Arthur lumbers up the coast and a rain front approaches from the west, the city will sneak in the traditional Independence Day fireworks display tonight.
There had been some question about whether the show would go on, as other cities in the region reshuffle their celebration schedules on account of the still-evolving forecast.
Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt cleared it up at City Hall with a single word Thursday morning when asked about the status of the previously scheduled display.
"On," she said.

July 2nd

PawSox newcomer Marrero to remain at SS ... for now

July 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Deven Marrero attended Arizona State, the same Pac-12 school that also produced Dustin Pedroia. Both players lined up at shortstop for the Sun Devils prior to getting drafted by the Boston Red Sox.

Threat of tropical storm not going to put a damper on Arnold Mills Road Race

July 2, 2014

CUMBERLAND – For those harriers who make the running of the annual Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race part of their Fourth of July morning, Race Director Tom Kenwood has a simple message.

In response to the concern over the ever-growing list of reports in reference to Tropical Storm Arthur and the potential it has to wreck havoc on the celebrations that are on the docket for Friday, Kenwood says that until otherwise, its still business as usual as far as the 46th running of Arnold Mills is concerned.

CUMBERLAND – With bullish senior running back Mike Stock at the helm, Cumberland High...
CENTRAL FALLS – North Smithfield withstood a stiff challenge from Central Falls on Friday...
WOONSOCKET – The Villa Novans stand one win away from clinching the school’s first-...
BLACKSTONE – Town officials from Blackstone where a squalid house containing the skeletal remains of three dead infants...
WOONSOCKET – Another member of the City Council has been named in a complaint sent to the Rhode Island Ethics...
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue investigations of complaints...