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August 24th, 2014

Bellingham residents stage cookout for disabled veterans

August 25, 2014

BELLINGHAM – When Denis Auger and Mickey Emery got the idea to help disabled veterans with a cookout at Auger’s Lake Hiawatha home 11 years ago, they counted on the help of the friends and area veterans to put the event together and make it happen.

Emery died in 2010, but the annual event benefitting disabled veterans from the Brockton VA Hospital and other residences was on again at Auger’s home on Saturday thanks to the help of Emery’s wife, Liz; Auger’s daughter, Nicole Auger-Gassett; and a battalion of volunteers from area veteran organizations.

Loaning of football equipment no longer permitted; Interscholastic League profited slightly from postseason tournaments

August 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE – What started out as a conversation between Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials has resulted in the striking of a rule that pertains to the loaning of football equipment during the summertime.

Tom Mezzanotte, RIIL executive director, brought what he felt was a serious matter to the attention of the R.I. Principals’ Committee on Athletics during last week’s meeting. Upon holding discussions with the medical community and the RIIL’s attorney, Mezzanotte recommended to the PCOA that the practice of high schools lending equipment cease immediately.

August 23rd

The sandwich saints

August 23, 2014

A pot simmers on the stove inside the kitchen of the two-story colonial when Brother Alan Aubin is summoned from his chair at the dinner table by the unusually shrill clang of an old-fashioned doorbell.

A slight man with a dollop of silvery hair lopped across his forehead, Aubin opens the back door and quietly acknowledges the visitor, handing the stocky man in blue jeans a couple of sandwiches and a canned drink. It’s a transaction that lasts just a few seconds from start to finish, and it takes place with few words, uttered in hushed tones.

After national meet success, Novan throwing athletes look forward to following in Fugere’s footsteps

August 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET– The past few years have seen Connor Fugere bring acclaim and notoriety to the throwing section of Woonsocket High’s track & field program. A recent graduate who is poised to take his talents to Northeastern University this fall, Fugere has been a source of inspiration for his Villa Novan track peers.

 

August 22nd

McGair: Bradley demotion a case of bad timing

August 22, 2014


PAWTUCKET – On the surface, Jackie Bradley Jr. is handling his reassignment to the PawSox just fine.
 
“When you don’t perform to the best of your capabilities, it’s not a surprise,” the centerfielder acknowledged while recently standing in front of his locker inside the PawSox clubhouse. 
 

Cumberland LL team returns to heroes’ welcome

August 22, 2014


Beatrice A. Robbins

August 22, 2014

Beatrice A. Robbins

MEDWAY, MA - Beatrice A. Robbins, 68, a special child of God, of Holliston St., Medway, MA passed from this life to eternal rest on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in the Milford Regional Medical Center surrounded by family and her loving caregivers of over 30 years. She was born in Blackstone, MA to Earl E. Robbins, Sr. and Madeline (Dorrington) Robbins, the youngest of eight beloved children.

Thelma I. Putnam

August 22, 2014

Thelma I. Putnam

BURRILLVILLE - Thelma I. (Carter) Putnam, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of Kenneth W. Putnam Sr. of Pascoag, whom she married July 11, 1940. Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred Carter Sr. and Alice (Eldridge) Carter.
Thelma and her husband owned and operated the former Pascoag Super Market for 23 years and a charter fishing boat called the Gail Frances for 36 years, retiring in 1978. She was a long time member of Community Baptist Church, Pascoag.

Shameeka M. Coger

August 22, 2014

Shameeka M. Coger

WOONSOCKET - Shameeka Marie Coger, 16 of Morton Ave. died Friday August 15, 2014 in Landmark Medical.
Born in Boston, MA., daughter of Shamekia Coger - Young and Santonio Young of Woonsocket.
Shameeka was an 11th grade student at Woonsocket High School.
She enjoyed designing cloths, and spending time with her family and friends.

Woonsocket Public Housing Chief Robert T. Kulik reaches severance agreement with Woonsocket Housing Authority

August 22, 2014

WOONSOCKET - Robert T. Kulik, the executive director of the Woonsocket Housing Authority, and the agency's board of commissioners, reached a severance agreement Thursday.
The deal ends Kulik's employment with the WHA, effective Monday, but it allows him to collect his pay until the end of the year and includes his work vehicle as part of the package, according to Joseph Rodio, the WHA's legal counsel.
The salary amounts to $38,819.34, doled out in weekly installments of 2,156.63 starting Sept. 4.

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