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Archive - May 26, 2013

Outdoor Track results from Hendricken Invitational, Mount Pleasant Performance Championships

May 26, 2013

The final tune-up for this Saturday’s state meet at Brown University took place Sunday with the boys taking part in the 49th annual Hendricken Invitational while the girls took to the oval at Providence’s Conley Stadium for the Mount Pleasant Performance Championship.

PFC Kyle Coutu Memorial 5K is Sunday at Slater Park

May 26, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Sheryl Crow was right. A change would do you good.
Last year, race director Melissa Coutu and her committee for the PFC Kyle Joseph Coutu Memorial 5K Run/Walk made the bold move to separate itself from the Cherry Tree Running Festival and make itself more of a community-oriented event by conducting its own second-annual event at Slater Park.

Summer jobs for your teens are few and far between

May 26, 2013

The end of school is near, and there’s no time like the present for teenagers to try to find that summer job.
Lining up work with a private business is one way for teens to fill their free hours but that may not be an easy task given the area’s still-recovering economy.
There are also community-based jobs — funded through local governments, state agencies, or federal programs — that may still be available to interested job seekers.

Battling PTSD with other veterans helped Hebert cope after WW II

May 26, 2013

CUMBERLAND – It’s been 68 years since Wilfrid E. Hebert, 91, returned home from World War II and he has spent much of that time coming to terms with his days as a B-17 crew member flying missions over Europe.
Hebert, an ex-POW and a resident of Flat Street, can tell you what helped him most through his troubled times and also about the things he still grapples with when holidays such as Memorial Day arrive.

Grace continues career helping others

May 26, 2013

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles of the new leaders of Central Falls, a community emerging from the turmoil of bankruptcy to become a virtual New City, with new officials in place and new goals for the future.

CENTRAL FALLS – Sonia Grace has spent her working life doing whatever she can to help others improve the quality of their lives, and it’s a commitment that continues now that she is chief of staff to Mayor James A. Diossa.

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