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June 26th, 2015

Local advocacy groups cheer Supreme Court’s decision

June 26, 2015


WOONSOCKET –  Friday’s Supreme Court ruling establishing a national right to same-sex marriage struck close to home to many in Rhode Island. 

In a state that was the last in New England to legalize same-sex marriage, the decision was reason for celebration for gay marriage advocates such as Rhode Island Pride, which hosted a rally at the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence on Friday evening.

Woonsocket's former Le Moulin complex sold for $1M

June 26, 2015


WOONSOCKET – The two Market Square mills that operated until last year as the Le Moulin arts village have been purchased by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley for $1 million.

NeighborWorks also secured an additional $850,000 in financing to repair the roof, electrical system and make other code-related repairs to the site, which was condemned last April, temporarily displacing the award-winning RiverzEdge Arts youth development program, and at least a dozen other small arts-based businesses and gift shops.  

Cumberland Athletics | Cumberland seeking new athletic director

June 26, 2015

 

CUMBERLAND – For the third time in as many years, Cumberland High will have a new athletic director. 

Chris Tashjian is not returning for a second year as the Clippers’ AD for reasons that are not quite clear. Citing that it’s not the school department’s policy to publicly discus personnel matters, Cumberland Superintendent Dr. Philip Thornton confirmed in an email that a search committee is being formed to find Tashjian’s replacement.

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June 26, 2015

June 25th

City streets getting needed repairs

June 25, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Jim Smith of Avenue A says it was almost impossible to drive on most of the street without landing in what he calls “a really big hole.”
But the ride’s soon going to be smooth as silk now that Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has launched the 2015 construction season’s road-rebuilding jobs.
Smith watched happily from the sidewalk opposite Globe Park Thursday as a massive milling machine scraped a ribbon of pitted pavement off Providence Street, first on the list of repair jobs.

Protesters, supports gather for PawSox rally

June 25, 2015

PROVIDENCE — Their cries rang out Thursday evening, echoing down Smith Street.
“Stop this stadium deal!” they shouted. “Keep the PawSox in Pawtucket!” the crowd clamored. “Listen to taxpayers!”

Pawtucket Red Sox | Craig continues to bide his time with PawSox

June 25, 2015

PAWTUCKET – If anyone’s wondered how Allen Craig is faring in his prolonged tenure with the Pawtucket Red Sox, he has an answer: Just fine, thank you.

After a less-than-productive 2014 debut with Boston, not to mention more of the same this spring – then being demoted from Boston back on May 10 – the 30-year-old outfielder/first baseman is hell-bent on making a demonstrative return to the Red Sox. He’s hoping it will happen sooner than later.

June 24th

Twister tears up village common in Wrentham after narrowly missing Blackstone Valley

June 24, 2015


WRENTHAM – An EF-0 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 80 miles per hour whipped through the downtown area Tuesday afternoon, uprooting an 80-foot-tall maple tree in the town common and snapping tree tops and limbs in the brief time it was on the ground.

While much of the Blackstone Valley was spared the brunt of the storm, straight-line wind gusts Tuesday afternoon knocked down a tree and ripped branches from trees on a portion of Milk Street in Blackstone.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Victorino feels fine after 1st rehab game with PawSox

June 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET — As far as he’s concerned, Shane Victorino made an auspicious start to his comeback to the Red Sox on Wednesday night.

In his initial contest with Pawtucket after being sent for a 20-day rehab assignment to nurse a left calf strain, the 34-year-old BoSox outfielder played left and batted twice in his short, four-inning stint against Rochester.

He didn’t field a ball and went 0-for-2 at the plate, but those numbers didn’t matter much to him. Instead, this was just about getting back and conditioning himself for the road ahead.

Plainridge Park Casino opens as Massachusetts’ first gambling hall

June 24, 2015


PLAINVILLE, MASS. – Thousands of people flocked to the new Plainridge Park Casino for its grand opening at noon on Wednesday. Route-1 traffic rivaled that of a Patriots home game, stretching far as eyes could see and the four stories of the parking garage filled up so quickly that it took nearly 20 minutes to find a parking spot upon arrival. People poured in from the parking garage, the elevators and the main entrance in bunches all before 2 p.m.

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