July 27th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€“ The city's firefighters union has ratified a contract calling for some $4.5 million in concessions through June 30, 2014, paving the way for final approval Thursday night by the City Council.
Retroactive to July 1, the three-year pact calls for a wage freeze during the current fiscal year, followed by raises of 1.5 and 2.5 percent in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
WEST WARWICK --- They will try this again today.
Tuesdayâ€™s start to the American Legion Senior Division â€śElite Eightâ€ť double-elimination tournament only reached a few innings before inclement weather rained on most of the state and suspended both opening-round doubleheaders at McCarthy Field in West Warwick and Pierce Field in East Providence.
Itâ€™s a special time for the players of the Cumberland American Little League All-Star team. The squad, which is mostly comprised of 12-year-old youths, stormed through the District IV Major Division Tournament and after two dominating victories at the state level stands just a win away from representing Rhode Island at the Eastern Regionals in Bristol, Conn., next week.
WOONSOCKET â€” The City Council accepted a list of 15 proposed charter amendments from the Charter Review commission and now begins its own work on which of those measures should be presented to local voters in November.
BURRILLVILLE- Edward Allen, "Ted" Gartland, 67, passed away on July 25, 2011. Loving husband of 40 years to Suzanne Leduc, Ted was the son of John and Alice (Whittaker) Gartland of Nasonville.
Mary M. Chita
BLACKSTONE- Mrs. Mary M. (Thomas) Chita, of Park St., Blackstone, died July 24, 2011 at home. She was the wife of the late John P. Chita
Born Aug. 1, 1921 in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Hollings and Martha (Allsop) Thomas. She was a Blackstone resident most of her life.
Mary worked for the former Tupperware Company, the Polytop Corporation and Donnellys Jewelry Manufacturer.
She was a member of the Blackstone School Department PTA and enjoyed gardening and dancing with her late husband.
Jacqueline M. LeClair
SLATERSVILLE- Jacqueline M. LeClair, 89, lifelong resident of Slatersville, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Adrien and Alfreda (Robillard) LeClair.
She worked fifty-two years as a receptionist for a local Optometrist. Jackie loved to knit and spend time with her family and friends.
Leo A. Savoie
NO. SMITHFIELD- Leo A. Savoie, 83, of Brentwood Dr., No. Smithfield, died Sunday, July 24, 2011 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Adelard and Yvonne (Gelinas) Savoie.
Itâ€™s a 13.1-mile race. No matter how you look at it, it possesses some kind of challenge for anyone that attempts the distance.
But this one will be a little more fun. Actually, it could be a lot more fun.
On Sunday morning, Aug. 7, an expected 8,000 runners and walkers will invade the capital city for the inaugural Rock nâ€™ Roll Providence Half Marathon. The race is the latest of the popular Rock nâ€™ Roll Marathon series that has already made its way to 25 U.S. cities and an additional two more internationally.
Two-time regular-season champion Cumberland Post 14 and red-hot Collette Vacations Post 79 will be among the â€śElite Eightâ€ť teams that will play for the state championship this week when the R.I. American Legion Senior Division tournament moves into the double-elimination format.
In seasons past, the double-elimination portion of the postseason wouldnâ€™t get under way until four ballclubs were left standing after winning a best-of-three quarterfinal and semifinal-round series.