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June 19th, 2011

RUSHING TO PLAY

June 19, 2011

Children rush onto the brand new Globe Park Elementary School playground following a ribbon-cutting ceremony there Saturday morning. The new facility welcomes all children, regardless of one’s individual abilities, and provides a higher level of inclusive play. The construction of the playground was a community-wide effort. The equipment was paid for in part through funds from the America Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

Voters to decide Prop. 2-1/2 override questions Tuesday

June 19, 2011

MILLVILLE - Special election voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide two Proposition 2-1/2 override ballot questions.
Polls at the Longfellow Municipal Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Question 1 on the ballots asks voters to allow for a $300,000 override for the purpose of funding the operational expenses of the general municipal government for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Question 2 asks voters to allow for a $100,000 override for the purpose of funding the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

June 18th

Navigant throws party for Bernon Little Leaguers

June 18, 2011

$7.7 billion state budget unveiled

June 18, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s much-ballyhooed and extensively reviled sales tax proposal was largely discarded by legislative leaders in their $7.7 billion state budget plan for next year, which passed the House Finance Committee on a voice vote Friday evening.

June 17th

Opt-out clauses gives veterans some leverage

June 17, 2011

PAWTUCKET – As a safeguard, veteran players signing minor-league contracts often include opt-out clauses. Call it a creative response by agents in making sure their clients have the best chance of making it to the parent club.
Andrew Miller received a crash course in this cut-and-dry process earlier in the week. For those unfamiliar, Miller had a clause in his contract that would have granted him free agency Wednesday. The rangy lefthander let the deadline pass after being told by the Red Sox that he would soon be promoted to the major-league roster.

Pedestrian killed on Mendon Road

June 17, 2011

CUMBERLAND – A local woman died Friday morning after she and another woman were struck by a car while walking on the sidewalk along Mendon Road.
Kathleen Carpenter, 54, a married mother of two children, sustained fatal injuries in the accident and Judy Waterman, 53, also of Cumberland, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Cumberland Police Chief John R. Desmarais said the two women were out walking together at 6:30 a.m. as part of their regular morning routine when they were struck by a 1995 Buick sedan operated by Casey Rondeau, 26, of Woonsocket.

Woonsocket High awards 378 diplomas

June 17, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Just as adversity is said to produce great art, great students, too, can emerge from the most challenging academic circumstances.
And so it is with Woonsocket High School's class of 2011.
Despite facing some of the toughest graduation requirements with fewer resources than ever – or perhaps because of it – this year's crop of graduates is especially fine-tuned for the challenges of the future.

John Baptiste R. Martin

June 17, 2011

John Baptiste R.
Martin

SLATERSVILLE- John Baptiste R. Martin 82, of Church St. died Thursday at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was the husband of Martha (Nordby) Martin. John and Martha would have celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary, June 30, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Lionel and Bertha (Boss) Martin.
He worked as a laborer for Ramco Co. before becoming disabled in 1977. John enjoyed fishing, was an avid gardener and loved to tease.

Doris T. Lamontagne

June 17, 2011

Doris T. Lamontagne

WOONSOCKET- Doris T. (Therien) Lamontagne 84, of MacArthur Rd, died Tuesday in the Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the wife of the late George Lamontagne.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Aime and Lydia (Pelletier) Therien.
Mrs. Lamontagne was a seamstress and floor manager for the former Finklestein's Co and was a supervisor for the Woonsocket Suit and Coat Co., retiring in 1981.

June 16th

R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame honors Bobby Doyle

June 16, 2011

Just shy of his teenage years, Brendan Doyle remembers being at a few of the water stops along the course of the 1990 Ocean State Marathon.
His older brother Patrick was there, too.
Earlier in their lives they were two young to really witness the impact that their father had at the 26.2-mile race that traversed over the Newport streets. On this day, though, it was different.
First-hand, the oldest sons of the late Bobby Doyle, got to see their dad in action.

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