March 18th, 2012
WARWICK â€“ If nothing else, Sunday offered Rocco Baldelli a rare chance to partake in some deep-seeded reflection.
An intensely private sort, Baldelli more often than not comes across as a man of mystery rather than someone whoâ€™s willing to lay all his cards on the table. Such an introverted/reclusive approach helped the Woonsocket native get through the turbulent times that arose during his career of seven major-league seasons, the belief at the time that the less the general public knew, the better.
As its highest ranking official and ambassador last year, George L. Glover III of Coventry, immediate past sovereign grand master of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, unexpectedly found himself wearing another hat: Globe trotter.
Since his installation as sovereign grand master in August 2010, he's traveled to five continents, logging more than 75,000 miles of flight time winging off to far flung places like New Zealand and Australia.
If Woonsocketâ€™s Andre Soukhamthath was looking to make his first full year as a professional mixed martial arts fighter a truly exceptional one, then heâ€™s off to a brilliant start.
The electrifying bantamweight prospect kicked off the year by picking up his first pro victory on Feb. 3 with a second-round submission of Gilvan Santos before a large gathering of local fight fans at Twin River.
WOONSOCKET â€” The City Council has posted notice of a special meeting on Wednesday during which the panel will consider legislation empowering the city to pass a supplemental tax bill to help plug a $10 million hole in the School Department's budget.
Autumn Hughes, 5, of Cumberland, left, and Makayla Lorusso, 10, of Woonsocket, try on some St. Patrick's Day hats and beads at Party Town in Woonsocket Friday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The name of John Baccaire's company is Coventry Building and Wrecking, but he will tell you his business is actually just another way to recycle.
Baccaire and his daughter, Project Manager Kim Baccaire, have been busy this winter overseeing the â€śrecyclingâ€ť of the former French Worsted Mill complex off Hamlet Avenue and have reached a milestone in the massive undertaking.
By JOSEPH B. NADEAU
WOONSOCKET â€” They had heard the stories about the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and had even met a survivor who visited their school a year ago.
But a group of seniors from the high school now knows just reading about a defining moment in history, or researching media coverage about it, isn't enough to give true understanding of the impact it had on those experiencing it.
LINCOLN â€” Fielding phone calls, requests and inquiries from collegiate softball coaches are nothing new to Mark and Marie Mayer, the parents of Lindsay Mayer, Lincoln High's magnificent junior shortstop.
They actually started during her eighth-grade year; that's when University of South Florida head coach Ken Erikson asked Mark and Marie if they would bring their daughter to the Tampa campus so they could meet.
Sheila M. Roberts
WOONSOCKET- A Memorial Service for Sheila M. (Keefe) Roberts, 58, of Woonsocket RI, who died Wednesday (March 14, 2012) will be held Tuesday (March 20th) at 6PM at The Ocean State Baptist Church, 600 Douglas Pike, Smithfield RI. Memorial donations may be made to The Ocean State Baptist Church.
www.edwardsmemorialfuneral home.com for condolence book.
PAWTUCKET â€” Standing in the City Hall of one of the â€śhighly distressed communitiesâ€ť that he is hoping to aid, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee unveiled his proposal of a legislative package aimed at reforming municipal pension plans run by the State and by cities and towns and providing other types of financial relief from state mandates.