Archive - Jun 28, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€” Where better to gather information for one's â€śMain Street Initiativeâ€ť than on Main Street itself? Governor Lincoln Chafee joined Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and a group of state and local economic development and planning officials on Tuesday for a walking tour of the city's downtown.
CUMBERLAND â€” The School Committee voted Tuesday night to select North Kingstown School Superintendent Phillip Thornton for its vacant superintendent position.
Thornton will be offered a salary of $150,000, nearly $3,000 more than his current salary.
When asked for comment following Tuesday evening's North Kingstown School Committee meeting, Thornton told the North Kingstown Standard Times he needed more time to process the news and talk it over with his family before he could comment, one way or another, on when he might be ready to make a decision.
PAWTUCKET â€” Randy Williams is a bit of late bloomer. In his case, thatâ€™s meant to serve as a compliment.
Normally you donâ€™t associate a 35-year-old with a mid 90s fastball, but you do with Williams. Add to that the fact that the Texas native throws left-handed and suddenly thereâ€™s intrigue â€“ the kind that suggests a return trip to the major leagues is closer than it appeared at the start of the season.
â€śA lefty who throws 95? I would,â€ť said PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur when asked if Williams is someone who falls in the â€śworth watchingâ€ť category. â€śHeâ€™s got power stuff.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€” There was a lot of talk last year that the upcoming Cumberland American All-Star team had potential to be something special this season, especially after the latest batch captured the state title for 11-year-olds.
Two games into the District 4 Major Division Tournament, Cumberland American is proving it just may have what it takes to advance far this summer.
Joseph R. Morris, III
GLOUCESTER - Joseph R. Morris, III, 43, of Chestnut Oak Rd., Chepachet, passed away Saturday June 25, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Kristin E. (Phillips) Morris. Born in Central Falls, a son of Joseph R. Morris, Jr. of Jamestown and the late Sheila A. (Parker) Morris, as well as a loving step mother, Carol A. Morris of Jamestown.
Joe was the co-owner and Vice President of Morris Roofing Solutions, Inc.
N. SMITHFIELD - Gertrude Macksoud, 100, formerly of Pawtucket, died Tuesday at St. Antoine Residence, N. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. Macksoud and a daughter of the late George and Hermenegile (Allard) Marceau. She was employed by Robertson Rayon Mfg. Co. for 30 years prior to her retirement in 1978.