WOONSOCKET â The pond at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park was being filled in on Monday as the cityâs renovation work at the long-deteriorated recreational area between Social Street and East School Street kicked into high gear with the improving weather.
Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt visited the park with other city and state officials and representatives in the afternoon to mark the start up of the $2.6 million project with a traditional groundbreaking ceremony at the location of a soon-to-appear youth baseball field.
WOONSOCKET â Glenn Dusablon remembers the precise moment when he was bitten by the collectorâs bug.
He was just 12 years old, and his mother had taken him to the familyâs historic homestead in Ware, Mass., to poke around for antiques. As he rummaged through the house, he found a military sword one of his ancestors brought home from the Civil War.
âI found that sword, and thatâs when I got that bug,â says Dusablon.
PROVIDENCE – The last – indeed, the only – time that a Cumberland High boys
four-mile relay won a Knights of Columbus Division I race was back in 1979.
The then-Clipper foursome went 18:56.1 for the win.
On Saturday, 36 years later, Cumberland took the Division I title back to the Diamond Hill Road campus. The Clipper “long rangers’’ - Sean Laverty, Abdullah Kaba, Jim Haupt and Dave Agudelo – clocked a school-record 18 minutes, 54.1 seconds over a team from Hendricken (19:07.3.).
BURRILLVILLE â Sandra P. Mundy was only 23 years old and still working on her masterâs degree in library science at the University of Rhode Island when she was hired by the Jesse M. Smith Board of Library Trustees as the libraryâs new director on Oct. 14, 1970.
At the time, some may have thought it a huge leap of faith to hire someone so young and inexperienced.
Taking a chance on Mundy proved to be one of the best decisions the board has ever made.