June 29th, 2014
GLOCESTER â The history of the arrival of public transportation in Chepachet was celebrated Sunday afternoon with a sampling of life in 1914 and reminders of how Glocester changed once it did get on the map.
The Chepachet Union Church teamed up with the Glocester Heritage Society to hold a 100th anniversary celebration remembering the arrival of the first Rhode Island Co. trolley in town and the big stir it created when it did.
PAWTUCKET â Mookie Betts made his Pawtucket Red Sox debut on June 3. Barely three weeks later, the highly-coveted prospect saw the Red Sox call an end to his Triple-A apprenticeship and throw another log into the âMookie Maniaâ fire pit.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Half-eaten tuna sandwiches and other food scraps students discard during their lunch periods in North Smithfield are being repurposed as feed for more than 3,000 pigs living in Burrillville.
Through a new recycling program established and overseen by town Recycling Coordinator Donna Kaehler, the North Smithfield High School, Middle School and Halliwell School turns food scraps leftover from school lunches to nutritious food for pigs at My Blue Heaven Farm in Pascoag.
Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, second from left, smiles as she is introduced at the official opening of her new Woonsocket campaign headquarters at 1 Social St. in the city Thursday evening. Raimondo stated to her supporters, which numbered around 35, that it's going to take "the same boldness and courage" she brought to her tenure as General Treasurer to bring the state back from it's dismal economic doldrums.
PAWTUCKET â Earlier this week, Kevin Boles and Ron Johnson met for lunch at the Old Canteen â a restaurant located on Providenceâs historic Federal Hill that made for an interesting backdrop for the two baseball lifers.
NORTH SMITHFIELD -- David Fraley admitted he was taking the day off from training Friday, but would in fact be back on his bike with fervor this afternoon. After all, he’s 65, and his body needs some rest, especially after lifting weights twice a week and riding his bike dozens of miles in Franklin another two or three days.
WOONSOCKET â Itâs official: Former City Controller Christine Chamberland is the cityâs finance director.
The Smithfield resident had been serving as acting finance director since mid-April, but Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced Chamberlandâs permanent appointment on Thursday.
âChristineâs vast experience in finance and her dedicated assistance in the transition of my new administration were key components to my decision,â the mayor said.
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James D. Connor
CUMBERLAND - James D. Connor, 79, of Mendon Rd. passed away Thursday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Pauline D. (Dumas) Connor.
A life long Cumberland resident he was the son of the late David and Mary (Kennedy) Connor.
He was a plumber/ pipefitter working out of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 51, East Providence for many years until his retirement.
WOONSOCKET – On the same day the Budget Commission voted to approve the pact, the city firefighters union unexpectedly refused to ratify a proposed five-year collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET â Even though several potential suitors were knocking on his door, Andres Torres was not going to sign with a major-league club until he felt fine physically.
âI wasnât ready because I had the surgery (to repair a strained left Achillesâ tendon). It takes time. I just took my time and made sure that I was good to go,â said Torres on Thursday, his first day with the Pawtucket Red Sox. âI [heard] from a few teams, but I was just waiting for the right moment. Once I feel good, I just signed with Boston.â
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