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July 26th, 2011

Rain halts starts of Legion "Elite Eight"

July 26, 2011

WEST WARWICK --- They will try this again today.
Tuesday’s start to the American Legion Senior Division “Elite Eight” 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.

A message to CALL: Enjoy the Moment

July 26, 2011

It’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.

Proposed charter changes in hands of City Council

July 26, 2011

WOONSOCKET — 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.

Edward "Ted" Allen Gartland

July 26, 2011

Edward "Ted"
Allen Gartland

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

July 26, 2011

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

July 26, 2011

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

July 26, 2011

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.

July 25th

Rock n' Roll Half Marathon coming to Providence

July 25, 2011

It’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 n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon. The race is the latest of the popular Rock n’ Roll Marathon series that has already made its way to 25 U.S. cities and an additional two more internationally.

Post 14, Collette Vacations among teams in Legion quarterfinals

July 25, 2011

Two-time regular-season champion Cumberland Post 14 and red-hot Collette Vacations Post 79 will be among the “Elite Eight” 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 wouldn’t get under way until four ballclubs were left standing after winning a best-of-three quarterfinal and semifinal-round series.

Superintendent search process under fire

July 25, 2011

WOONSOCKET — After complaining publicly and threatening to file an open meetings complaint, School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh says she was finally furnished with the names of the members of the committee in charge of searching for a new superintendent yesterday.
But Phongsavanh remained highly critical of the process, saying it has been unnecessarily opaque and closed off to input from communities of interest outside the school department.
“It's been a shady process,” asserted Phongsavanh, the newest member of the School Committee. “I don't understand why they've been so secretive.”

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