Archive - News Article
April 3rd, 2011
CUMBERLAND â€” Rick Verfaille has a new home for his Rickâ€™s Music business at 2352 Mendon Road and is settling in after a busy winter moving there. Rickâ€™s offers quality performance instruments, rent to own instrument purchases, repair services, and lessons by professional music instructors.
Verfaille started the business 29 years ago while doing repair work on wind instruments after college out of his parents Ovila and Doris Verfailleâ€™s Woonsocket home and has seen it become ever more popular with the music crowd in the years since.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Esther Lebron, an early childhood education teacher at Connecting for Children and Families, is the recipient of one of 50 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Childrenâ€™s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher awards selected from a pool of nationwide applicants.
Lebron will receive $1,000 during a ceremony at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia on April 14, according to the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation.
NORTH SMITHFIELD -- Running in the Boston Marathon has been on Elisabeth C. Nangle's "bucket list" for a long time, but being only 23, she figured she had plenty of time to accomplish that goal.
That is, until she realized about five months ago that the organization she works for - Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) - had two spots left on a six-member team to run in this year's marathon and raise money for the Special Olympics.
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) â€” A vehicle designed to protect soldiers from armor-piercing roadside bombs has rolled over in Afghanistan, fatally wounding a member of the Massachusetts National Guard from Cumberland.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Carter, the officer in charge of the Massachusetts National Guard, says Spc. Dennis Poulin died Thursday in Germany, where he was evacuated for treatment.
Poulin's "mine resistant, ambush-protected" vehicle rolled over on Monday in Afghanistan's Konar Province.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It's been called the wise man's religion and the root of all evil. It can be cold and hard and still burn a hole in your pocket. It's bread, dough and cabbage all at the same time, unless you're bringing it home, in which case it's bacon.
Money can be confusing, even for grownups who are used to obsessing over it. Imagine what it's like for a child.
Melissa Bavoux does. And then she does something about it.
BURRILLVILLE - Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Executive Director Keith Stokes visited with the Burrillville Town Council Tuesday to discuss local economic development initiatives.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Math and science are usually something students face in the classroom or at home when they open their books to do homework.
But at the Hamlet Avenue middle school on Wednesday night, math and science were subjects to be enjoyed in the form of brain teasers and geometry games and presentations about the environment.
The games pitted students against their parents in some fun, but difficult, challenges based on assembling designs with geometric shapes or variations of the popular Sudoku numbers game.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Construction work on a $252,000 addition to the town's first and oldest library began three weeks ago and is making rapid progress, according to library officials.
Work on the Pascoag Public Library addition officially began on March 14. As of today, the foundation has been poured and is being finished and walls for the 22-foot by 38-foot addition have been erected.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Though the proposal has been trashed by environmental groups, State Rep. Jon D. Brien says he'll keep pushing to pass his bill to allow a waste-to-energy plant to be built in the city.
The bill would would lift the state's 20-year ban on waste-to-energy projects and allow only one to be built â€“ at an unspecified location in Woonsocket â€“ provided it complies with all applicable legal and health codes and wins the endorsement of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Local firefighters have had their say on Mayor Leo T. Fontaineâ€™s recent efforts to cut fire department spending, taking a vote of no confidence in Fire Chief Gary Lataille at regular meeting of Local #732 of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Local President Christopher J. Oakland announced the vote on Monday, a week after the City Council approved the Fontaine administrationâ€™s proposed rescheduling of the firefighter work shifts to eliminate $1.2 million in department overtime costs.