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June 23rd, 2014

Crowded leaderboard atop CVS Caremark Charity Classic

June 23, 2014

BARRINGTON – Peter Jacobsen found himself in an unusual position when the first round of the 16th annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic ended Monday afternoon.

The former PGA star and playing partner Jimmy Walker manufactured a nine-under 62 at Rhode Island Country Club, and he admitted being tied for the lead – with the defending champion tandem of Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt – was a spot he didn't anticipate.

“What was our secret? I don't know, except maybe my youngest daughter (Kristen Sahler) is in the hospital (in Greenwich, Conn.); she's in labor, so maybe that's it,” he smiled.

Park makeover nears reality thanks to state budget plan

June 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET – In addition to beefed-up school aid, the $8.7 billion state budget signed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee a couple of days ago has something that Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has been lobbying for a long time: money to bring the makeover of World War II Veterans Memorial State Park to the starting line.

The spending plan includes $1.25 million over five years for park upkeep and staffing, a previously missing piece of the funding puzzle that had waylaid the project.

Camille Morisseau

June 23, 2014

Camille Morisseau

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Camille "Cam" Morisseau, 69, of Great Road, died June 18, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of Elaine S. (Nys) Morisseau whom he married June 12, 1965. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Emile and Laurencia (Julie) Morisseau.

Eugene E. Gramolini

June 23, 2014

Eugene E. Gramolini

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Eugene E. "Johnny" Gramolini, 94, died Saturday evening at home. He was the loving husband of the late Eleanor G. (Carroll) Gramolini.
Born in Winchendon, Massachusetts he was a son of the late Primo and Zaide (Caselli) Gramolini. He was raised in Woonsocket and resided in North Smithfield for over 55 years.
Mr. Gramolini served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Norman R. Landry, Sr.

June 23, 2014

Norman R. Landry, Sr.

BLACKSTONE - Norman R. Landry, Sr., 85, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 19, 2014 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Doris J. (Boucher) Landry. Born in Blackstone, MA on September 13, 1928, he was the son of the late Raymond H. and Rose E. (Desrosiers) Landry.

June 22nd

Mayor endorses trio of incumbent state reps as candidacy declarations begin

June 22, 2014

WOONSOCKET – As the declaration period opens Monday for candidates seeking statewide office, Mayor Lisa-Baldelli Hunt announced that she’s endorsed all of the incumbents in the House of Representatives – Rep. Stephen Casey (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket), Rep. Michael Morin (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket) and Rep. Robert Phillips (D-Dist. 51, Woonsocket, Cumberland).

June 21st

North East Elite Wrestling Club a family affair

June 21, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Justin Switzer admitted his initial two years at Woonsocket High, those in 2005 and '06, were at the very least problematic.

He had wanted to compete on the Villa Novans' wrestling team, but he missed most of his freshman season because he was deemed academically ineligible. He didn't even practice as a sophomore for the same reason.

Blackstone River Theatre’s Summer Solstice Festival brings sweet sounds to Diamond Hill

June 21, 2014

 
CUMBERLAND -- Weather-wise, it was a day befitting the Blackstone River Theatre’s Summer Solstice Festival. As participants filtered in to Diamond Hill Park with their lawn chairs and blankets, the perfect temperature and overall pretty day seemed to be on everyone’s minds, along with the non-stop schedule of music and dancing.
 

June 20th

Roger Dodger: Mount alum Hayward signs minor-league deal with Los Angeles

June 20, 2014

When Vaughn Hayward walked off the mound at Connecticut’s Dodd Stadium on May 24, part of him was resigned to the possibility that he had thrown his last pitch in a competitive game.

That spring afternoon featured the collegiate Hayward at his finest for Bryant University. With the Northeast Conference championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament on the line, the senior flummoxed the Sacred Heart hitters with 6.1 shutout innings while scattering five hits. It looked like a chance to go out on top, as Hayward did not make an appearance in either of the Bulldogs’ NCAA games.

Rita R. Thibault

June 20, 2014

Rita R. Thibault

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rita R. (Lemire) Thibault, 87, of Smithfield Rd., No. Smithfield, died June 19, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Roger Thibault and the late Normand Lacroix. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Donalda (Cabana) Lemire.

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