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Archive - Oct 6, 2011

Born autistic, J.J. is still ‘just an ordinary little boy’

October 6, 2011

PAWTUCKET – As dusk settled over Slater Park early Monday evening, Cub Scout Pack 3 leader Caroline Strange asked her boys to “place your seats” on the grass outside the playground and beging stretching out their arms and legs.
After all, she told the contingent, you can't sprint a few 25-yard jaunts without a proper warm-up.
“Is this a race?” asked one cub, to which Strange responded, “Yes, it is.”
“What's the prize?” queried the same boy.
“You can stay in the troop,” replied Strange, obviously holding in a chuckle.

Council OKs downtown zoning changes

October 6, 2011

PAWTUCKET — With no discussion or debate, the City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to proposed changes in the city’s zoning ordinances that have to do with parking, dimensional requirements and permitting in the downtown.
The zoning amendments, drafted by the Planning Department and based on recommendations from a consultant’s study, are designed to provide more flexibility for developers and business owners who have projects in the commercial downtown district.

Wayne Freeman

October 6, 2011

Wayne Freeman
PAWTUCKET - Wayne Freeman, 70, passed October 4th at the Memorial Hospital.
Wayne was the son of the late Valentino and Dorothy (Santos) Freeman.
He had been employed by the Peter Karen Company, School House Candy and Providence Metalizing for many years.

 

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