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Archive - Sep 25, 2013

Cumberland High rolling out new field turf

September 25, 2013

CUMBERLAND — 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.

Slater Jr. High closing for two days of asbestos cleanup

September 25, 2013

PAWTUCKET – 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 boys’ locker room found a second ceiling underneath that tested positive for asbestos.

“When they ripped the ceiling down there was an older ceiling underneath that had some asbestos,” said Pawtucket School Committee Chairman Alan Tenreiro.

Second-half surge helps Shea girls boot Davies, 3-1

September 25, 2013

Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET – 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.
“It will hurt us against the better teams,” 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.

September 25, 2013

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.

Weiss to be honored by Blackstone Valley Tourism Council at Oct. 3 dinner

September 25, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Belying a kindly face and cheery demeanor, the words “tenacious” and “pugnacious” 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.

 

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