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July 15th, 2012

Ballot set for Sept. 11 primary

July 15, 2012

WOONSOCKET – State Sen. Roger A. Picard, of 764 Mendon Road, will run for re-election without an opponent and state representatives Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Jon D. Brien both face primary elections for their seats as a result of the close of the General Assembly candidate nomination process on Friday.

Parks and Rec Dept. urges parents and their children to ‘Just Play’

July 15, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Jamal Lee saw the poster on a building at Bernon Park after playing softball with his adult league: the city was starting up a new recreational program for parents and children.
A few days later, the 38-year-old public health major at Rhode Island College was at Cass Park with his kids, swinging a badminton racket, making crafts, and having fun.
He liked it so much that he and his children, Alanah, 7, Olivia, 5, and Isaiah, 11, did it all over again two days later at Cold Spring Park.

July 13th

Cumberland's Randall falls in finals of R.I. Amateurs

July 13, 2012

MIDDLETOWN — The ever-elusive progress of tracking improvement in one’s golf game … it’s actually not that difficult a chore for Cumberland native son Jamison Randall.

Judge dismisses fair funding lawsuit

July 13, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The city won't be getting any additional school funding from the state in the near future, at least not through legal action.
That was the outcome of a successful move by the state to block the city from winning a hearing on its school funding lawsuit in Superior Court.
Judge Nettie C. Vogel on Thursday issued a 31-page decision ruling in favor of the state's motion to dismiss the case filed by both the Woonsocket and Pawtucket school districts while noting earlier court decisions to the same effect.

After-hours treatment center for kids just what the doctor ordered

July 13, 2012

CUMBERLAND – You don’t have to be a parent to know that children don’t get sick during business hours. And if they happen to, it isn’t until today’s busy parents come home from work that they invariably find out about it and start looking for medical attention.
And so Dr. Peter Yasigian was often needed in the office until seven or eight o’clock at night, tending to the usual afflictions of his pediatric caseload, from sore throats and sprains to coughs and croup.
There had to be a better way.

Elise B. Giguere

July 13, 2012

Elise B. Giguere

CHANDLER ARIZONA- Elise B. Giguere passed from this life to the next on July 11, 2012 at the age of 84.
She was born and raised in New England and was a past resident of Vero Beach, Florida and lived in Arizona since 2004.
She left behind Omer Giguere, a loving husband of 66 years and two sons, Omer of Boston, Massachusetts and Roger of Chandler, Arizona.
Elise was the loving Grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Falconer Funeral Home, 251 West Juniper Ave. in Gilbert, Arizona at 2:00PM on Saturday, July 14th.

July 12th

Randall advances to finals of R.I. Amateurs

July 12, 2012

MIDDLETOWN – The finals of the 107th R.I. Golf Association Amateur Championship will feature the old guard vs. the new guard. Charlie Blanchard, a seasoned pro who’s certainly no stranger when it comes to making waves on the links during the summer, will take Cumberland native Jamison Randall in a 36-hole derby set for Friday at Wanumetonomy Golf &Country Club.
The first 18 holes of this stroke play format will take place beginning at 8 a.m. with the final 18 commencing shortly after 1 p.m.

Body in river identified as Lorenzo Ajavon, 17

July 12, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Lorenzo Ajavon was a typical 17-year-old who liked listening to music and shooting hoops with his friends at Globe Park.
He had no track record with the police and no known history of drug involvement, but within hours of leaving his home at 372 Robinson St. Sunday he ended up in the Blackstone River, dead.
How and why are questions that now vex the police.
“It’s a mystery,” said Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan, spokesman for the Woonsocket Police Department. “This isn’t like anything I’ve every encountered before.”

July 11th

Burrillville caps off District IV play in grand style

July 11, 2012

BURRILLVILLE — It’s been more than a decade since the Burrillville Major Division all-star team concluded pool play in the District IV playoffs with an unblemished mark, but that’s what the Blue & Gold did on Wednesday night at Sherman Park.
And Burrillville put on a pure hitting display in nailing down its fourth victory. The winners received monster games at the plate from their No. 2 and 3 batters in the lineup, Tyler Richards and Josh Dichario, and ended up amassing 23 hits in a 22-1 triumph over Bernon that was cut short after four innings by the mercy rule.

Carl Crawford to rehab with PawSox beginning Thursday night

July 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The Boston Red Sox will send OF Carl Crawford to Pawtucket for an injury rehab assignment beginning Thursday night when the PawSox host the Buffalo Bisons at 7:05 pm at McCoy Stadium.

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