Archive - Sep 25, 2013
CUMBERLAND â€” A summer-long project to replace the natural grass football field at Tucker Field with state-of-the-art synthetic turf is nearly complete, but whether or not it will be ready in time for the first home game of the season on Oct. 4 is still up in the air.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Samuel Slater Junior High School will be closed for two days on Monday and Tuesday while workers remove a section of ceiling containing asbestos from the Mineral Spring Avenue facility.
According to school officials, workers demolishing a ceiling in the boysâ€™ locker room found a second ceiling underneath that tested positive for asbestos.
â€śWhen they ripped the ceiling down there was an older ceiling underneath that had some asbestos,â€ť said Pawtucket School Committee Chairman Alan Tenreiro.
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â€“ Shea High often takes its sweet old time getting into gear on offense, an early-season trait coach Danielle Bishop hopes to correct in a hurry.
â€śIt will hurt us against the better teams,â€ť Bishop admitted on Wednesday after her Raiders rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to dump Davies 3-1 in a Division III-B matchup.
Albert A. Shakan Sr.
CUMBERLAND - Albert A. Shakan Sr., 86, of Mendon Rd. passed away Tuesday at home peacefully surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Florence M. (Breault) Shakan.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late George and Samia Shakan. He resided in Cumberland for the past 54 years previously living in Central Falls.
PAWTUCKET â€” Belying a kindly face and cheery demeanor, the words â€śtenaciousâ€ť and â€śpugnaciousâ€ť often pop up when people describe Herb Weiss. That artful blend of being able to act like a pit bull while possessing the personality of, say, a Labrador has contributed to the city official's success and led to his being recognized with the Blackstone Valley Excellence in Arts and Business Award from the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council this year.