September 9th, 2012
During an Autumnfest benefit concert by Kings Row at River Island Park on Sunday, Autumnfest chairman Tim Paul, center, is thrilled after being presented a check for $1,000 by Mary Lynn Bosiak, Call/Times/Neighbors publisher, onstage. Members of the band pictured are Ray Maoitosa on organ, and Wayne Lima on guitar. Other members include Tommy Santos on bass, and David Teixeira on drums. Autumnfest is held Columbus Day weekend.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ The City Council's rules on "tag day" charitable collections generated a spat of sorts recently between a member of the panel and a local firefighter volunteering with the Muscular Distrophy Association's (MDA) annual fundraising drive.
Firefighter and rescue member Justin Prophet appeared before the Council during the panel's public comment period last Monday night to address concerns raised by City Councilman Roger Jalette on a radio talk show with regard to the fire department's MDA fundraising.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. ‚Äď For the first time since 2003, the Pawtucket Red Sox will play for the right to be called Governors‚Äô Cup champions. The PawSox clinched a spot in this week‚Äôs championship series after disposing of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7-1, in Game Four of the best-of-five opening-round series on Saturday night at Frontier Field. Pawtucket wins the series, three games to one. The finals get underway Tuesday night with the first two games on tap at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox will play Charlotte after the Knights eliminated first-round foe Indianapolis in four games.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ Inside the Barry Field meeting/locker room hangs a sign reading simply, ‚ÄúDiscipline: Do what has to be done; when it has to be done; as well as it can be done; do it that way all the time.‚ÄĚ
Excepting a couple of fumbles (one lost) and five penalties for a minus-32 yards, Woonsocket High pretty much followed those instructions to a ‚ÄúT‚ÄĚ in its Challenge Cup non-league tilt against East Providence High on what became a soggy Saturday afternoon.
CUMBERLAND ‚ÄĒ The town will receive more than $64,000 from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) as part of the statewide Recycling Revenue Share Program.
Cumberland delivered 3,023.77 tons of recycled material for a total profit share of $64,838. The money will help support local recycling programs.
RIRRC is providing cities and towns with the cash rebates based on how much each municipality has increased its recycling rate. The corporation has made $1.94 million in profits from the sale of household recyclables this year, which will be disbursed to 36 communities.
A team representing The Call, aptly named ‚ÄúTime to Call‚ÄĚ (top of photo), was among 21 squads that participated Saturday in the Chinese Dragon Boat Races along the Blackstone River, which are part of the annual Pawtucket Arts Festival. Also pictured are the "Electric Dragons" (front), who won the heat, and the "RI Hash House Harriers."
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ There was Paul Labossiere, as usual focused on the task at hand inside the McCoy Stadium ticket office. To this Central Falls native and current Lincoln resident, Labor Day Monday was typical ‚Äď no deviation in the slightest from the previous 71 PawSox home dates in the 2012 season, or the 39 years of loyal service that preceded this one.
BLACKSTONE- Richard A. Ravenelle, Jr. 52, of Ives St., died Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Richard and Christina (Rawlings) Ravenelle, Sr. of Providence and the late Dorothy (Audette) Ravenelle.
Mr. Ravenelle worked in construction for various companies over the years. He loved all sports and, in particular, he loved riding his mortorcycle.
NORTH SMITHFIELD ‚ÄĒ The North Smithfield Emergency Management Association (EMA) has begun collaborative talks with agencies in Burrillville, Glocester and Smithfield with the goal of sharing staff and pooling resources as a regional emergency management team to help residents in the three communities weather storms and other emergency situations.
The first of several monthly meetings was held recently at the North Smithfield Town Hall to address current needs and future objectives, North Smithfield Town Administrator and Public Safety Director Paulette D. Hamilton said Wednesday.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Landmark Medical Center have reached an agreement to extend their existing reimbursement contract, ending the threat that the health insurer‚Äôs members would not be covered for services rendered at the hospital.
Provided the pact is approved by the Superior Court ‚Äď a hearing is scheduled for Wednesday ‚Äď Blue Cross will honor the terms of its existing reimbursement agreement with Landmark until Dec. 31, or 90 days after Steward Health Care purchases the hospital, whichever comes first.