Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article
WOONSOCKET â€” A perfect spring day, lots of participants and a helpful crew of volunteers made the YWCAâ€™s inaugural Race Against Racism 5K race a home run Sunday morning.
U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, who was on hand to start the runners from River Island Park, praised the YWCA and its partners in the race for calling awareness to diversity in the city and Rhode Island as a whole with the event.
Mount St. Charles running coach and top Rhode Island racer Roland Lavallee placed first in the race with a time of 15:05, and Peggy Prosseda took the womenâ€™s title with a winning time of 22:25.
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PAWTUCKET â€“ Mike Rooseâ€™s active military career has been over for six years. He is 29 years old and an Air Force veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Cumberland native is living a personal dream as strength coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox. But he canâ€™t quite put his military career behind him.
BELLINGHAM - Voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 3 to decide contested races for Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Housing Authority.
The last day to register to vote in the election is this Wednesday. The Town Clerkâ€™s office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day for last-minute registrations.
There are four candidates running for two available three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen.
Incumbent Mary E. Chaves is seeking re-election and is running along with three other candidates. They are Edward F. Featherston, Toni A. Picariello and Michael J. Soter.
LINCOLN â€“ Marielle Mayer will have been married to Gilles Mayer â€“ she calls him simply Gil â€“ for 60 years on May 5, and she honestly can't recall her husband ever being so confident.
Better make that overconfident.
When their adult son, Andre, mentioned that his dad and former American Hockey League great Johnny Bower used to compete for Goalie of the Year honors, and that they still see each other at Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society events, a scribe asked the elder Mayer who won the laurel more often.
â€śHe knew I was better, so he won't argue,â€ť Gilles grinned.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It'll take not just a decent credit score but a bit of luck to claim the keys to this house. But for whomever can put the two together, it really will be like hitting the jackpot.
Worth $140,000, the three-decker at 41 Bennett St. will be sold by the owner â€“ the City of Woonsocket â€“ for just $100,000. But with three units, the house is easily capable of generating enough rental income to cover the mortgage and put some money aside.
The city plans to sell the house by lottery to eligible applicants on June 1.
(With reports from the AP)
PROVIDENCE â€“ A last minute budget deal, forged amid bluster and tough bargaining, averted an embarrassing federal shutdown and cut billions in spending â€” the first major test of the divided government voters ushered in five months ago.
WOONSOCKET â€” The other shoe dropped for embattled undertaker Todd W. Lauzon as the State Police arrested him for embezzling over $27,000 clients had given him for â€śpre-needâ€ť funeral contracts.
The charges come nearly five months after the director of the now-defunct T. Lauzon Funeral Home had his license suspended by the state Department of Health â€” allegedly for cremating a body and burying the ashes in a cemetery without obtaining the necessary permits.
LINCOLN â€” A 20-year-old Pawtucket man was hurt Wednesday evening when the ambulance he was driving on Route 146 North went off the road and struck a utility pole, according to State Police.
Michael Bergeron of 6 Hatfield St., Pawtucket, was alone in the Med Tech ambulance van when it struck the pole in front of Cox Communications on Route 146 North just past the Route 99 onramp, according to State Police Lt. Michael J. Gill of State Police Headquarters in Scituate.
WOONSOCKET â€” The city has teamed up with a private startup company from Grafton, Mass., in an effort to increase recycling in the downtown business district.
Michael Debroisse, the city's solid waste superintendent, said the city has replaced a half-dozen traditional garbage cans between Market and Depot squares with specialized recycling bins provided by Go Green Solutions.
The bins, which cost the city nothing, are designed with three color-coded deposit slots â€” green for paper, blue for cans and bottles, black for non-recyclable waste.