April 17th, 2011
CUMBERLAND - A total of seven firms have submitted proposals for the job of consulting the town on a fire department merger study.
The bid proposals were opened Wednesday and will be reviewed by Mayor Daniel J. McKee, who will recommend one of the seven to the Town Council sometime next month.
CUMBERLAND - Caitlyn Anderson, a senior at Roger Williams University, could have spent her winter break this past January basking in the sun in Florida or doing any number of things college students do these days.
Instead, the 22-year-old Cumber-land resident volunteered her time and skills to help poor families in the deep South obtain affordable housing.
BOSTON â€” Kara Goucher looks at her performances in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters runs at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and her inaugural appearance at the Boston Marathon two years ago as sharing a common theme.
Goucher was considered among the medal contenders at the Summer Games, but placed a still-respectable ninth in the 5K and tenth in the 10K.
LINCOLN â€“ Mike Theroux doesnâ€™t have to go too far back in his memory bank to recall the first time he went for a run.
Thatâ€™s because it occurred just six years ago for the 47-year-old Lincoln resident.
â€śI ran from my house to Lincoln High School and back,â€ť he said. â€śIt was about a three-mile run. At the time I was happy I was actually doing it, but it was amazing how much that run took out of me.â€ť
Theroux will be running three miles again tomorrow. Only this time, heâ€™ll still have 23 more before he reaches his final destination.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The only bidder for a historic building at the center of a thorny dispute between the city and the state preservation authority has a familiar name.
It's state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Woonsocket).
CUMBERLAND -- Tracy Fay, owner of Lizzy's Enchanted Creamery, has had her share of ups and downs.
SMITHFIELD â€“ Cumberland High survived injuries to its starting pitcher and catcher on Friday to outlast Smithfield 6-5 in eight innings.
â€śThis was a great team effort,â€ť Cumberland coach Paul Murphy admitted. â€śOur starting pitcher, Hayden Namaka, hurt his hand and left in the third inning. Eric Murray, who had pitched only one inning this season, took over and gave us five good innings. And then our catcher, Matt Billington, got hurt and we replaced him with Matt Bare in the fourth inning.â€ť
Doris M. Demers
HUDSON, FL- Demers, Doris M., 80, of Hudson, FL passed away on April 12, 2011.
She is survived by her loving husband whom she was married to for 55 years, Leland S. Demers; sons Kevin Demers & Michael Demers and his wife Jeanette; daughter Sandra Jackson and her husband Gary; grandchildren Tanya, K.C., Kamber, Adam, Nicholas, Kolby; great-grandchildren Timothy & Dylan; sisters Yvette Bosma & Rita Byron. Doris was predeceased by her son Rodney Lewis.
Doris was born in Uxbridge, Mass and moved to FL in 1981.
PROVIDENCE â€” There were some dramatic changes in the bid picture as the parties vying to buy Landmark Medical Center began making their sales pitches in Superior Court yesterday.
The original pool of contenders for both Landmark and its sister facility, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, was pared down from four to three, as Capella Health Care of Tennessee withdrew.
WOONSOCKET- Irene (Sjoblom) Hood, 92, of Cumberland Hill Rd, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Earl W. Hood.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Axel A. and Sophie (Anderson) Sjoblom.
She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life before moving to No. Smithfield in 2000.
Mrs. Hood worked twenty-three years as a Packer for the former Uniroyal Company, Woonsocket, retiring in 1970. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and the Golden Heart Seniors.