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July 21st, 2011

State under excessive heat watch

July 21, 2011

Dave Egan's rose-red face glistened with sweat as he sought out a sliver of cool shade beside his box truck in Woonsocket to escape the fast-rising morning temperatures.
Foreman of an outdoor labor crew for Providence & Worcester Railroad, Egan was working in air that made breathing seem more like inhaling a bowl of flavorless, hot soup.
Throw in the dust kicked up amid the screaming whine of an asphalt-cutting power saw, and creosote fumes that mix with perspiration to create a solution that literally burns the skin, and it added up to a scorching day at the office.

Accidents keep North Smithfield busy

July 21, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Rescue personnel were called to a St. Paul Street home Wednesday evening after an elderly woman became pinned while moving her vehicle in the driveway at the residence.
The woman’s lower leg became lodged between the car and the side of the house when she accidentally pulled forward while moving the car, according to rescue personnel.

July 20th

McGair: Who’s on second? Sandberg weighs in on Pedroia, Cano, Utley

July 20, 2011

As a Hall of Fame second baseman blessed with the ability to influence the game's outcome with his bat and glove, Ryne Sandberg appreciates the intangibles that present day second sackers Dustin Pedroia and Robinson Cano bring to the ballpark.
To Sandberg, Lehigh Valley’s first-year manager, Pedroia and Cano are chips off the old block. For good measure, so is Chase Utley, who unlike Pedroia and Cano operates outside of the A.L. East caldron.

Okajima calls season 'unsatisfying'

July 20, 2011

PAWTUCKET -- Hideki Okajima tossed two spotless innings Monday, his first appearance since July 8. The lefty lowered his ERA to 1.47 in 21 appearances, yet it hasn’t been all fun and games, at least according to the pitcher himself.
“It’s been very unsatisfying,” said Okajima through interpreter Jeff Cutler when asked how he would quantify the season to date. “I haven’t been able to enjoy baseball the way I would like to.”

PawSox sit one game out of first after 2-1 walkoff win

July 20, 2011

PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Red Sox are in a pennant race.
Just don’t mention it to PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler.
“I get excited about all of our wins,” Beyeler said Wednesday after his PawSox moved to within one game of International League North division leader Lehigh Valley with a 2-1 walkoff victory, their third win in as many games with the IronPigs this week.
Pawtucket can move into a tie for first place with a win over Lehigh Valley in tonight’s series finale.

R.I. Foundation funds good ideas

July 20, 2011

PROVIDENCE — From humble beginnings nearly a century ago, through good times and bad, the Rhode Island Foundation has grown its endowment to a whopping $565 million.
But the state's leading philanthropic organization knows that no matter how much it grows the pot, it's never going to be big enough.
“There are always more good ideas than we can fund,” says Owen Heleen, RIF's vice president for grant programs. “That's why we're always challenged to support more and more of the good ideas that come our way.”

Josephine M. Morrow

July 20, 2011

Josephine M. Morrow

WOONSOCKET- Josephine M. "Josie" Morrow, 95, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late John F. Morrow.
Born in Boston, she was daughter of the late George and Margaret (Doyle) Hogan.
She was resided in Boston for most of her life. She was a resident of Woonsocket for the past several years.
Mrs. Morrow was employed in the housekeeping department at Boston City Hospital for over 30 years.
She was an avid bingo player and loved to care for children.
Josie's Catholic faith was central to her life and she maintained a lifelong devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Eva H. Borkowski

July 20, 2011

Eva H. Borkowski

WOONSOCKET- Eva H. Borkowski 93, of Roberta Ave. died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Leo J. Borkowski.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Theophile and Helene (Deschamps) Theriault.
Mrs. Borkowski worked as a seamstress at Narragansett Knitting for thirty years and Gorham Industries for twelve years before retiring.

Doris Mary Blazejewski Linton

July 20, 2011

Doris Mary
Blazejewski Linton

WALLINGFORD, CT- Doris Mary Blazejewski Linton, 84, of Ashlar Village, Wallingford, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Robert Linton.

July 19th

Hamilton wants veto power

July 19, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton is calling for a change to the town charter that would give the town administrator veto power over the budget, a move she says will provide a better system of checks and balances.

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