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July 1st, 2011

North Smithfield among top places to live in R.I.

July 1, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield was recently named the 12th Best Community in Rhode Island, according to Go Local Prov.com.
The town is listed in the Top 15 rankings of the Go Local Prov.com best communities to live in, giving testimony, Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton says, to the enduring power of mill towns and their legacies in Rhode Island.
"Our town has great people with big hearts, and represents a safe place to learn, play and live," Hamilton said this week. "We will continue to work toward a goal of improving the great foundation that we have."

June 30th

Millwood enjoying time in Pawtucket

June 30, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Sometimes staying put may well prove the best option. Kevin Millwood agrees, hence why he’s not looking to leave the Red Sox organization anytime soon.
“I enjoy it here and feel that there could be some opportunity in the future [to once more pitch in the big leagues],” said Millwood, addressing the thought process behind not exercising a recent opt-out date in his contract. “It just seemed like a good situation to stay here and keep pitching. “My biggest thing is this is a place I’ve enjoyed. I like the organization and hopefully it works out.”

CNLL rallies past Burrillville

June 30, 2011

CUMBERLAND — Burrillville practiced all week expecting to face Cumberland National ace Brandon Croteau on Thursday at Garvin Field.
And it did. Just not until the third inning, after Burrillville had built an eight-run cushion and appeared well on its way to victory.
An appearance from Croteau — and his lethal curveball — changed all that.
Sparked by Croteau’s four innings of stellar relief, Cumberland National rallied for an 11-9 win to keep pace in Pool B of the District IV tournament.

Charles F. Figuerido

June 30, 2011

Charles F. Figuerido

UXBRIDGE- Charles F. Figuerido, 80, of Hartford Ave. died Wed. June 29 at his home, surrounded by his living family.

Verna M. Hazard

June 30, 2011

Verna M. Hazard

WOONSOCKET- Verna M. Hazard, 46, of Roberts St., Woonsocket, died Friday, June 17, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of Michael A. MacGrath of Woonsocket.
Born in Warwick, she was the daughter of the late Parker H. and Cereatha M. (Bryer) Hazard, Sr.
Verna worked as a CNA for The Village at Waterman Lake Greenville.

June 29th

Chafee pardons man executed in 1845

June 29, 2011

PROVIDENCE — With the state embroiled in a modern-day struggle with the federal government over the death penalty, Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a pardon Wednesday for the last man executed in Rhode Island, John Gordon, who was hanged in 1845 after a trial marked by witness mis-identifications and anti-Irish Catholic bigotry among the Yankee ruling class of the time.
Chafee signed the pardon at the historic Old State House on Benefit Street, in the room where Gordon's trial was conducted.

PawSox unveil Mondor Gardens

June 29, 2011

PAWTUCKET -- The Pawtucket Red Sox proudly unveiled the latest addition to McCoy Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, as Mondor Gardens was open to the public behind the left-field fence near the McCoy Stadium ticket office.
The handicap-accessible area, which is a tribute to late PawSox owner Ben Mondor, who passed away last October, is landscaped with paved walkways, granite steps, six park benches, and a collection of trees, plants, and flowers.
The area also contains six miniature bronze statues of young children playing baseball that Mondor purchased two years ago in Florida.

Navigant legion decks Collette Vacations

June 29, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Navigant Credit Union Post 85 found a way to cool off red-hot Collette Vacations Post 79.
The Woonsocket-based club seems to have caught a little fire, too.
Navigant went to work early against its Pawtucket foe on Wednesday night, scoring three runs in the top of the first. The bats kept going from there as Post 85 left Max Read Field with an 8-1 victory over Collette in Senior American Legion action.

Hottovy reflects on stint with Boston

June 29, 2011

PAWTUCKET -- Tommy Hottovy knew that this summer was going to be one of the most memorable times of his life.
He just didn’t expect that his summer would have included 24 days in June as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
The 29-year-old southpaw reliever, whose wife is expecting the couple’s first child next month, also received a ‘first’ earlier this month, when after pitching for nearly eight years in the minor leagues, he finally got the call only a select few players receive in their careers -- a promotion to the big leagues.

Normand O. Lavoie

June 29, 2011

Normand O. Lavoie

WOONSOCKET- Normand O. Lavoie 84, of Bourassa Ave., died Tuesday at home. He was the husband of the late Carolina (Pasquino) Lavoie.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Gedeon and Lumina (L'Abbee) Lavoie.
Mr. Lavoie was an automobile technician for MAC Buick for forty four years. He enjoyed cars, boating and traveling.

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