Archive - Oct 9, 2013
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Itâ€™s a new concept: using social media to reach out to investors to fund private and government projects. Recently, the city of Central Falls decided to try the method, known as â€ścrowdfunding,â€ť to pay for five new steel trash/recycling bins for Jenks Park. To date, the city is about a tenth of the way there, but those involved are voicing optimism about the potential to reach the goal.
PAWTUCKET â€” While the City Council is typically granted the information it asks for, the need to protect the anonymity of undercover police officers trumped a request for details about the purchases of vehicles made by the city administration outside of normal purchasing procedures.
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tolman High enhanced its playoff hopes on Wednesday with a solid 2-0 upset victory over Hope High on Wednesday evening at McKinnon-Alves Field.
Ibrahima Male and Sebastian Estrada netted first-half goals for the Tigers and goalie Adam Ghazal took care of the rest, making 16 saves, several of the spectacular variety, to keep Hope (now 5-3-1) off the scoreboard.
â€śAdam is the best goalie Iâ€™ve seen so far this season,â€ť Tolman coach Jack Couto admitted after the match ended. â€śIf not for Adam, Hope probably would have had four goals.â€ť
Thomas F.P. Kerr
PAWTUCKET - Thomas F.P. Kerr, 78, passed on October 8th, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Susan J. (Putnam) Kerr.
Thomas was the manager of Walpole Recycling/Stop & Shop for 15 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by many loving children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET - Zona, Patricia, 69, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Paul Zona. They were happily married for 32 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Helen (Morrone) Falso.
Patricia was the service director for various car dealerships in Rhode Island. She enjoyed spending time playing golf and gardening.
PROVIDENCE â€” Citing changed circumstances, the state Ethics Commission says Cumberland Town Councilman Scott Schmitt may participate and vote after all in matters where attorney Scott Partington, a former council president, represents clients.
Last February, the commission issued the opposite opinion, saying Schmitt must recuse himself in matters involving Partington because Partingtonâ€™s law office rents space in a building that was owned at the time by ARS Holdings, a company owned by Schmitt and his wife.
PAWTUCKET â€” Maybe itâ€™s the concerns about global warming. Or just nostalgia for shady lanes. Whatever the reason, residents have responded positively to an offer from the city to have trees planted along sidewalks, free of charge.