June 26th, 2011
BELLINGHAM â€“ New England Country Club is a hidden jewel among public golf courses in the Blackstone Valley.
â€śWeâ€™re located just on the edge of Woonsocket,â€ť said golf pro Mark Copithorne. â€śIn fact, part of our second hole is in Woonsocket, behind the Sears store on Diamond Hill Road. When I first came here, I couldnâ€™t believe you could be driving through Woonsocket and then within three blocks you are in this wooded area where a championship course was built.â€ť
BURRILLVILLE â€” A swearing-in ceremony was held Wednesday for four police officers promoted as part of a major reorganization of the Burrillville Police Department, according to Police Chief Bernard E. Gannon.
The officers were sworn-in before the Burrillville Town Council by Municipal Court Judge Joseph Carroll.
â€˘ Lieutenant Lareto P. Guglietta Sr. to the rank of major. He will also serve as the department's executive officer and commander of field operations.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Now that residents have had the opportunity to offer input on the proposed FY 2012 $33.9 million town operating budget, it's time for the town council to take action.
The council is slated to adopt the spending plan at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Kendall Dean School auditorium on Green Street. The council will review the proposal and will either accept or make changes for final adoption.
LINCOLN â€” If Lincoln was playing nervous during Saturdayâ€™s District 4 tournament opener, it sure didnâ€™t show.
The perennial power looked right at home â€“ literally and figuratively â€“ in coasting to a 10-0 mercy-rule victory over East Woonsocket at Hien Field, the first of four pool play games for each team.
Seeking its 16th District IV title in the past 21 years, a stretch of dominance that dates back to 1991, Lincoln pounded out eight hits and capitalized on sloppy defense from East Woonsocket, which committed five errors.
BLACKSTONE â€” With its beautiful scenery along with its koala bears and kangaroos, Ashley Caouette always wondered what it would be like to study abroad in Australia.
In her three years at Bridgewater State University, Caouette never got that opportunity.
She never got the opportunity to get to the â€śDown Underâ€ť as a student, that is.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It was a day to say goodbye to another school year at Woonsocket High School Thursday but unlike his students, school psychologist Mark Kurtzman wonâ€™t be returning when school resumes in the fall.
After 33 years with the local department, Kurtzman has made that often-difficult decision to put an endpoint on a career in education. He is among a class of 24 retirees district-wide, but is the only staff member leaving the high school this year as a result of retirement.
CUMBERLAND â€“ A former attorney general took issue with the current AG over the handling of charges stemming from a home invasion at the former town building inspector's residence.
Jeffrey Pine, now a lawyer in private practice, said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's press aide â€śmischaracterizedâ€ť the reasons for the dismissal of charges against Pineâ€™s client, Christopher Pascale, about two weeks ago.
GLOCESTER â€“ Members of Ponaganset High Schoolâ€™s Class of 2011 are setting out in life with a good understanding of what will face them in the years ahead.
There will be many successes and high points of happiness and also difficult times and feelings of loss.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A day after the governor vowed to protect accused killer Jason Wayne Pleau from a possible federal death penalty by holding him for prosecution on state charges, the attorney general released this bit of news: there are no state charges.
The state dismissed the murder case against Pleau after he was sentenced to 18 years for being in violation of his probation by allegedly shooting to death 49-year-old gas station manager David D. Main on Sept. 20, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said in a statement released yesterday.
The 1998 New York Yankees were a take-no-prisoners juggernaut, a team not to be trifled with. Perched high above in their pinstriped ivory tower, those Yanks achieved a 125-win season (including playoffs) that culminated in outstanding style â€“ a World Series title.