Archive - Jan 12, 2014
PAWTUCKET â Itâs been over 15 years since city officials decided to color outside the lines and create a geographic area known as an âArts District.â
While legislation that went into effect on Jan. 1 allowing a sales tax exemption on artwork makes the entire state essentially an arts district, many current city officials, business owners and artists agree that the designated zone was a smart move back in 1999 and continues to frame Pawtucket positively.
For full article, see Page 1 of today's Times.
CUMBERLAND â When it came time for Chris Skurka to make the biggest football decision of his life, he turned to a voice of reassurance and clarity.
Alison Skurka, the coachâs wife, had a quick answer. A staunch supporter of her husbandâs pigskin endeavors, Alison gave Chris her blessing to make the jump from head coach at Cumberland High to becoming an assistant at Dean College.
âSheâs allowed me to chase that dream,â said Chris Skurka. âUltimately, it came down to me making a decision about my family and my career as a coach.â
CUMBERLAND â Senior standouts Cody Beaudette and Chris Hayes captured their weight classes to help Cumberland win a close battle for the team championship in this past weekendâs John D. Gorman Memorial Tournament at the Clippersâ Wellness Center.
The Clippers, who returned to the top of the team standings after watching Johnston finish first last year, scored 159.5 points to beat 17 other teams (representing four New England states) and nip runner-up Bristol Eastern of Connecticut by 1.5 points.