Archive - Dec 4, 2012
The Rhode Island interscholastic hockey season is right around the corner, and Blackstone Valley coaches are excited about moving from pre-season training to playing actual games.
As always, Mount St. Charles, La Salle and Hendricken are early favorites to fight for the Division I/Cimini title, while defending D-I/Eccleston champion Burrillville is hell-bent on defending its crown.
The Wakefield Concert Band (a 75-piece orchestra) will be performing its Holiday Season Concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the sanctuary of the Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island, located at 333 Roosevelt Ave. in Pawtucket. This will be a benefit concert for the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls. Tickets at the door are $5 each. The Chinese Christian Church will match ticket sales and donate all proceeds to the library. Call 401-722-8877 or email Pastor Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ City Councilman James Diossa keeps racking up big-name Democratic endorsement for his mayoral campaign.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien added their names to those supporting Diossa, who won 59 percent of the vote in a five-person primary on Nov. 6. He faces the second top vote-getter, former Police Chief Joseph Moran, who garnered 18 percent of the primary vote, in a run-off election next Tuesday.
PAWTUCKET â€” It ain't over 'til it's over...yet the clock is ticking on the opportunity for municipal union workers to convince the city administration that they are can handle trash and recycling services better than a private vendor.
PROVIDENCE - Mary (Stewart) Johnston, 96, of East Street and formerly of Cumberland died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Tockwotton Home, Providence. She was the wife of the late Thomas Charles "Chick" Johnston.
Born in Paisley, Scotland, a daughter of the late Robert and Agnes (Giffen) Stewart, she had lived in Pawtucket for 35 years before moving to Cumberland in 1980. She has lived in Providence for the past several years.
PAWTUCKET â€” It's a sign of the economic times: an employee being asked to do another job in addition to his own. At Pawtucket City Hall, three director-level workers are doing their own job plus that of another department head, and earning an extra $200 a week for their efforts.
PAWTUCKET â€” All was merry and bright at the Grupo Amigos De Terceira on Saturday night as the community came together for The Times' â€śJingle Mingleâ€ť dinner dance.
Decorated in its Christmas finery, the Community Center at 55 Memorial Dr. provided an elegantly festive backdrop for the Jingle Mingle, held to benefit The Times' â€śMerry Christmas Fund.â€ť Grupo Amigos De Terceira, Inc. joined The Times in hosting the event, which raised $2,700 for the fund.