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May 22nd, 2011

Museum named for Ernie Taft

May 22, 2011

Family and friends gathered outside the former Bellingham Public Library Sunday for the dedication of the Ernest A. Taft Jr. Historical Museum. Taft passed away in 2010. Pictured, from left, are Taft’s mother, Josephine ‘Josie’ Taft; his brother-in-law, Roland Arcand; former Bellingham selectwoman and friend Mary Chaves; and Taft’s sister, Joanna Arcand. In back is mistress of ceremonies Marcia Crooks of the Bellingham Historical Commission.

May 21st

Katie Libby outruns field at Cherry Tree half-marathon

May 21, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Katie Libby considers herself more a soccer player than a runner. After all, that was her primary sport during her teenage years at Cumberland High and as a collegiate athlete at Nyack College in New York City.
But whenever the 30-year-old Cumberland native steps on the starting line of a race, as she did on Saturday at the Cherry Tree Running Festival’s half-marathon event, there’s no denying that she is a runner.
“I just get competitive when I am out there,” Libby said. “I see people in front of me and I just want to pick them off.”

May 20th

Millwood signing is indictment of PawSox’s pitching

May 20, 2011

It wouldn’t be a Boston baseball season without Theo Epstein and the Red Sox resuscitating some aging baseball player. Kevin Millwood becomes Epstein’s reclamation project, a former all-star starting pitcher who has posted an ERA of over five in three of his last four seasons.

Developer looks to build senior housing

May 20, 2011

WOONSOCKET – A non-profit developer from Providence wants to build a 42-unit apartment complex for low-income senior citizens off Privilege Street.
Omni Privilege Limited Partnership's proposal for Waterview South Elderly Apartments would represent not just the biggest addition to the city's stock of affordable housing for the elderly in years, but the biggest housing development of any kind since well before the recession began in 2008.

Teacher faces charges of child porn, enticement

May 20, 2011

BURRILLVILLE — A 23-year-old teacher and town resident was arrested early yesterday morning and charged with one count each of Enticement of Children, Child Pornography Prohibited and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
At 5:40 a.m., detectives and officers from the Burrillville Police Department, the R.I. State Police ICAC Team (Internet Crimes Against Children) and a deputy from the U.S. Marshal’s Office served a search warrant at the home of Justin W. Menoche, at 1871 Victory Highway.
Seized in the raid were a laptop computer, cell phone and an external hard drive, police said.

May 19th

Baseball teams in squeeze mode as playoffs loom

May 19, 2011

The recent string of rainy weather, resulting in a myriad of postponements, will not impede the high school baseball playoffs from starting on time.
The Interscholastic League sent out a reminder to coaches on Thursday – the fourth consecutive day that wetness impacted the high school scene – that Monday is still the last day of the regular season. The brackets in Division I and II will be distributed to the schools on Tuesday with Wednesday serving as the official opening of the postseason.

Alliance, Blackstone River credit unions to merge

May 19, 2011

PAWTUCKET — There's strength in numbers. That's why the merger of two longstanding and successful credit unions is good news for local residents in this challenging economy.
Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union, of Pawtucket, and Blackstone River Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Woonsocket, are merging.
The announcement by credit union officials was made this week, with the legal merger set to take place on Sept. 30.

The cigarette tax debate

May 19, 2011

WOONSOCKET — James DeForest doesn't have to wonder how much cigarette business he's losing to neighboring Massachusetts. His customers tell him right to his face.
“As it stands now customers verbally discuss how much cheaper tobacco is in Massachusetts,” said the manager of JB Liquors on Social Street.
“They will actually make another stop to avoid purchasing cigarettes in our store.”

Mondy leaving Providence

May 19, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The first offseason departure has arrived for Providence College as the school announced Thursday that sophomore guard Duke Mondy has been released from his commitment.
Mondy departs after a 2010-11 campaign that saw the Michigan native sit out the final four games of the season. At the time the only thing PC officials said about Mondy’s situation was that it was a "coach's decision." Mondy did appear at Ed Cooley’s introductary press conference in March, telling Blackstone Valley Sports when asked to clarify his situation that, “I’m good, just can’t wait to play.”

Gerald R. Deragon

May 19, 2011

Gerald R. Deragon

FORT MYERS, FL- Gerald R. Deragon, 73, of Fort Myers, FL, entered into eternal peace early morning on May 9, 2011.
A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3357 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI on Saturday, June 11, at 10:00 AM, with the burial service following at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. To view the obituary and sign the book guest please visit www.horizonfunerals.com

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