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July 13th, 2014

History buffs pay tribute to 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis

July 13, 2014

LINCOLN – The grounds of Hearthside on Great Road were taken back to another era on Sunday, 1904 and its World Fair in St. Louis, to help raise funds for the historic town-owned property and its collections of local and state memorabilia.

Elizabeth Francis of the R.I. Council for the Humanities said her organization also supported the World’s Fair celebration at Hearthside and called it “a brilliant success.”

July 12th

Blackstone takes another look at solar power farm

July 12, 2014

BLACKSTONE – Saying it’s time for Blackstone to get on the solar power bandwagon, Board of Selectmen Chairman Russell L. Wells wants his board to revisit the idea of constructing a solar farm in Blackstone to help the town save money on energy costs.

The town was looking at a proposal last year to install ground-mounted photovoltaic solar panels at the former landfill on Chestnut Street, but it never got off the ground.

Wells, who was elected to the board in April, says it’s time for the board to start that process over again.

McGair: PawSox will soon field new cast as AA prospects earn promotions

July 12, 2014

It looks like Theo Epstein may have the last laugh after all. All the former general manager of the Red Sox would have to do is point to last Wednesday when the starting lineup included five rookies. Surely such a development would have brought a smile to Epstein’s face if he were still running the day-to-day baseball operations on Yawkey Way. 

July 11th

Lincoln crash victim met same tragic fate as friends

July 11, 2014

WOONSOCKET — Just as many had a year ago for another friend, the friends of Simon Ratsamy, 21, of Woonsocket, gathered to remember him Thursday at the place where he worked and was well known to customers and friends — R.J’s Hill Liquors, 820 Cumberland Hill Road.

Crocenzi, Hien lead Lincoln in 12-2 rout of Smithfield

July 11, 2014

SMITHFIELD  –  His teammates call him “Hien Machine.”
“He got that nickname because he’s a machine – at the plate, on the mound and in the field,” said Lincoln All Stars head coach Charlie Hien of his younger brother and star pitcher/shortstop, Randall Hien, on Friday.

Glayds S. Surbuts

July 11, 2014

Gladys S. Surbuts

BURRILLIVILLE - Gladys S. Surbuts, 90, of Harrisville, RI, passed away while surrounded by her loving family on July 3, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
She was the loving wife of 67 years to George Surbuts.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, a daughter of the late James & Bertha (Andrew) Shaw.

Brian P. Lizotte

July 11, 2014

Brian P. Lizotte

WOONSOCKET - Brian P. Lizotte, 56, died peacefully at Trinity Health Center on June 20, 2014. He was a Master Sergeant and Military Police in The National Guard. He was also a Mailman for the City of Woonsocket and was also a Town Hall representative for the town of Blackstone, Massachusetts.
Mr. Lizotte, was the son of Peter Lizotte and Lucille Lizotte Savage. Mr. Lizotte also leaves behind, a brother, Dennis Shawn Lizotte of Millville, a daughter Denise Martel of Woonsocket and one grandchild. He is laid to rest in Exeter, Massachusetts.

July 10th

Therese J. Gaunt

July 10, 2014

Therese J. Gaunt

WOONSOCKET - Therese J. Gaunt 94, of 100 Front St., died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Clifton Gaunt. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Emelie (Frechette) Charest. Therese worked in several area textile mills including the Bonin Spinning for many years, before moving to California where she owned and operated Rancho Grande Travel Club and traveled the world. She resided in California for twenty years, before moving back to Millville, MA in 1990. She volunteered for numerous organizations throughout her lifetime.

Russell Moison

July 10, 2014

Russell R. Moison

WOONSOCKET - Russell R. Moison, 55, of Fairmount Street, died July 8, 2014 in his home. He was the husband of the late Helen J. (Parenteau) Moison. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Lucille (Legare) Moison of Woonsocket and the late Rene
He worked as a real estate agent for Fontaine Real Estate, Woonsocket. Russell served in the United States Army and was a member of the Italian Workingmen's Club, the Cercle Laurier, and V.F.W. Post 85 here in Woonsocket, he also belonged to the Rhode Island Realtors Association.

July 9th

Hien no-hitter highlights 10-0 Lincoln win over Woonsocket

July 9, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Something typical of the Lincoln Little League All-Stars – keeping alive a tradition that has held true for years now after a win or rare loss – coaches ask their players to hustle to the outfield for a team meeting.
Skipper Charlie Hien directed his troops to do the same on Wednesday night, but he seemingly spent more time on his cell phone than lauding his guys for a job well done.
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