In early August, Lisa Walkin will participate in her first-ever Pan-Mass Challenge as a mere recreational bicyclist, and she admits she’s as nervous as any woman could be.
The 43-year-old Cumberland resident, who works as a physical therapist at a Woonsocket nursing home, will not be a member of any team, like thousands of others who have joined over the 30-plus years the ride has existed.
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.
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.
In Rhode Island American Legion, the Fourth of July is a reminder that the end is in sight for the 22-game regular season.
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.
WOONSOCKET â 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 Leonâs T&D Market picked up a telephone and told them she was calling the police, she told a reporter.
âThey said, âGimme all your money,ââ the woman explained. âI had the phone in my hand. I said Iâm calling the cops.â
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
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.
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.
PAWTUCKET â 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.