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Cumberland football team prepares for season

August 31, 2011

CUMBERLAND — The Blackstone Valley area will be well represented on Friday night at Tucker Field with four local squads participating in a trio of Injury Fund tilts.
The two-quarter, non-league games, which begin at 6 p.m., kicks off with Central Falls battling Shea, followed by last year’s Division II state runner-up Tolman facing Cumberland at 7 p.m.
While tomorrow night’s game means nothing in the standings, Cumberland coach Chris Skurka will be eager to see how his club fares against the Tigers.

Oil spill in East Providence

August 31, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — Fire Chief Joe Klucznik said Wednesday evening that Rhode Island Department of Transportation officials had taken control of a clean-up operation after approximately 24,000 gallons of home heating fuel spilled onto Valley Street and covered two nearby buildings earlier in the day.
The cause of the accident: A backhoe operated by a Cardi Corp. construction crew member punctured a 16-inch, high pressure pipeline, propelling the fuel 30-40 feet into the air.

Richard Dickinson

August 31, 2011

Richard Dickinson
STERLING, CT - Richard Dickinson, 97, of Sterling CT, formerly of Lincoln, died Monday at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam. Born in Durham ME, he was a son of the late Henry and Ester (Nielson) Dickinson. He was employed in the shipping department of Harvest Bread Co. until his retirement. Mr. Dickinson was an Army veteran of World War II.

John Baptista

August 31, 2011

John Baptista
PAWTUCKET - John Baptista, 77, of Newport Ave, passed August 31, 2011.
He was the husband of Irene (Read) Baptista and of the late Mary Baptista
Born in Brava, Cape Verde Island, a son of the late Pedro and Silvana (Serena) Baptista.
He had been employed by Texas Instruments as a tool maker for 30 years before retiring.
Besides his wife he is survived by two brothers, Manuel Baptista and Carlos Baptista, five sisters, Domingas Baptista, Maria Pires, Maria Baptista, Dinora Fontes and Telma Correia and many nieces and nephews.

Patricia A. Robinson

August 31, 2011

Patricia A. Robinson
CUMBERLAND - Patricia A. (Heinsohn) Robinson, 63 of Cumberland, was the loving and devoted wife of Architect and Engineer, John M. Robinson. Patricia passed away August 29th at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was a mentor and caring friend to many, including her husband, former classmates, students, home care aides, and nurses throughout her lifetime.

Lillian O'Hern-McMahon

August 31, 2011

Lillian O'Hearn-McMahon
CUMBERLAND - Lillian O'Hearn-McMahon (Wilding), 99, of Cray St. died Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital,Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. McMahon and the late Walter J. O'Hearn.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late William G and Elley (Yates) Wilding. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
She was employed by the former Ann & Hope, Cumberland for many years until her retirement.

12 displaced in CF fire

August 31, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — The exact cause has yet to be determined, but Fire Department officials believe that a candle was likely to blame for a Monday night tenement fire that displaced 12.
According to acting Fire Chief John Garvey, the fire was reported at around 8:37 p.m. in a three-story house at 138 Railroad St. The entire house, like much of the surrounding neighborhood, was without power.

Power outages remain

August 31, 2011

PAWTUCKET — As the power outages continue throughout many neighborhoods in Pawtucket, Mayor Donald Grebien and the police and fire chiefs say they are still largely in the dark as to when National Grid will have the electricity for the entire city fully restored.
Following a statewide conference call on Tuesday for city officials statewide, the Grebien Administration issued a memo saying that the latest news was that supplemental National Grid crews arrived at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick that afternoon and crews had been arriving in the city throughout the day.

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