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April 3rd, 2011

Three brothers went to war; two came home

April 3, 2011

By TERRY NAU
PAWTUCKET -- It seems like every person who lived through World War II has a story to tell. The war impacted everyone in the country back in the 1940s. Young men were drafted or enlisted in the military. Some able-bodied men worked in essential jobs and were required to continue in those jobs to help produce war materials for use by our armed services.
Women moved into the work force, too, gaining a foothold in the working world that they would never lose.

BP writer evaluates Boston's farm system

April 3, 2011

Baseball Prospectus is in the business of projecting big-picture truths. Through a series of trained eyes and statistical inputs, the publication dishes out bold predictions designed to shed serious light on the performance players and teams can expect.

Here's why athletes are wary of fans, media

April 3, 2011

Let’s start with a simple premise: Realistic baseball fans don’t get upset over what their team looks like in the first week, or month, of the season. They know that playoff berths are achieved over a 162-game season, and that 11 postseason victories are required to rule the world.
Baseball season is a long haul, lasting from March 31 (this year’s Opening Day) through late October. Smart baseball fans just sit back and relax, knowing that players and teams will eventually achieve their normal production goals as the games pile up.

Rick's Music finds new home in Cumberland

April 3, 2011

CUMBERLAND — Rick Verfaille has a new home for his Rick’s Music business at 2352 Mendon Road and is settling in after a busy winter moving there. Rick’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 Verfaille’s Woonsocket home and has seen it become ever more popular with the music crowd in the years since.

April 2nd

Loal teacher recognized for innovative educational project

April 3, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Esther Lebron, an early childhood education teacher at Connecting for Children and Families, is the recipient of one of 50 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’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.

N. Smithfield High grad running Boston Marathon for Special Olympics

April 3, 2011

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.

Gardner suffers tough loss at Foxwoods

April 2, 2011

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Woonsocket’s Joe Gardner got exactly what he wanted on Friday night -- a very competitive fight against a former world title challenger in front of a near sellout at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Fox Theater and a nationally-televised ESPN “Friday Night Fights” audience.
Unfortunately for Gardner, he got something he didn’t want -- a left rib injury in the middle of the third round that hindered him in the fourth round and saw him unable to answer the bell for the fifth of his six-round super middleweight bout against Elvin Ayala of New Haven, Conn.

These coaches have been dedicated for decades

April 2, 2011

The pay, some estimate, works out to about two dollars or less an hour. The days are often long, coming after a hard day at work. Family parties are missed, vacations are delayed and dinners often are eaten at odd hours of the night, if at all.
What is it that keeps high school coaches coming back each year? What draws them back to the fields, courts or track ovals? For a few area coaches, those frequent seasons have added up to 25 years to more than four decades of lending their expertise in their respective sports.

April 1st

Afghan crash claims life of Cumberland soldier

April 2, 2011

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — 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.

Schools hope financial literacy course pays dividends for kids

April 2, 2011

WOONSOCKET – 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.

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