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April 8th, 2015

Downtown project on hold

April 8, 2015

WOONSOCKET – On the urging of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the City Council on Monday tabled a proposal to provide critical financing for the ambitious $3.2 million Main Street Gateway Project proposed by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley.
Six members of the City Council had signed onto a resolution calling on the city to release $450,000 in funds from the federal HOME Investment Partnership Fund needed to finish the project, but they ended up tabling it amid questions raised by the mayor regarding NeighborWorks’ tax liabilities.

April 7th

Pawtucket Red Sox | Lineup looking as strong as ever on eve of opener

April 7, 2015


PAWTUCKET – You want promising talent? Look no further than the Pawtucket Red Sox clubhouse.

The PawSox 2015 Opening Night roster is highlighted by the top five prospects in the Red Sox organization (as ranked by Baseball America) along with eight of the top 10 prospects in Boston’s farm system. All elite eight played for the PawSox last season, appearing either during the regular-season, the post-season, or both.  

Pawtucket Red Sox | Play-anywhere ability puts Weeks in good position

April 7, 2015


PAWTUCKET – No pressure or anything, but Jemile Weeks could end up this year’s version of Brock Holt, Boston’s closest thing to a Swiss Army knife.
 

Pawtucket Red Sox | Workman will try to get back on track in bullpen

April 7, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The perfect eighth inning that Brandon Workman pitched in the clinching game of the 2013 World Series foreshadowed what’s in store for him this coming season.
 

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

April 6th

Where once was an ‘Ocean’ will soon be a city park

April 6, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The pond at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park was being filled in on Monday as the city’s 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.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup

April 6, 2015

April 5th

Veterans’ museum being prepared for duty

April 5, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Glenn Dusablon remembers the precise moment when he was bitten by the collector’s bug.

He was just 12 years old, and his mother had taken him to the family’s 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.

“I found that sword, and that’s when I got that bug,” says Dusablon.

April 4th

Outdoor Track | Cumberland boys wins four-man relay at K of C meet for first time since ‘79

April 4, 2015

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.).

After 44 years, Mundy finally turns the page

April 4, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Sandra P. Mundy was only 23 years old and still working on her master’s 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 library’s 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.

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