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June 29th, 2011

Richard Dorion, Sr.

June 29, 2011

Richard W. Doiron, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Richard W. Doiron, Sr., 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Glender C. (Burdick) Doiron. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Roger Doiron and Palma (Caro) DeStefanis. Richard was a US Army, Vietnam War veteran. He had worked for the City of Pawtucket prior to working as a mosquito control specialist for the State of Florida.

June 28th

Governor tours downtown Pawtucket

June 28, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Where better to gather information for one's “Main Street Initiative” than on Main Street itself? Governor Lincoln Chafee joined Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and a group of state and local economic development and planning officials on Tuesday for a walking tour of the city's downtown.

Cumberland names school chief

June 28, 2011

CUMBERLAND — The School Committee voted Tuesday night to select North Kingstown School Superintendent Phillip Thornton for its vacant superintendent position.
Thornton will be offered a salary of $150,000, nearly $3,000 more than his current salary.
When asked for comment following Tuesday evening's North Kingstown School Committee meeting, Thornton told the North Kingstown Standard Times he needed more time to process the news and talk it over with his family before he could comment, one way or another, on when he might be ready to make a decision.

PawSox's Williams sees hike in velocity, at age 35

June 28, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Randy Williams is a bit of late bloomer. In his case, that’s meant to serve as a compliment.
Normally you don’t associate a 35-year-old with a mid 90s fastball, but you do with Williams. Add to that the fact that the Texas native throws left-handed and suddenly there’s intrigue – the kind that suggests a return trip to the major leagues is closer than it appeared at the start of the season.
“A lefty who throws 95? I would,” said PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur when asked if Williams is someone who falls in the “worth watching” category. “He’s got power stuff.”

Cumberland American blasts Cumberland National

June 28, 2011

CUMBERLAND — There was a lot of talk last year that the upcoming Cumberland American All-Star team had potential to be something special this season, especially after the latest batch captured the state title for 11-year-olds.
Two games into the District 4 Major Division Tournament, Cumberland American is proving it just may have what it takes to advance far this summer.

Joseph R. Morris, III

June 28, 2011

Joseph R. Morris, III
GLOUCESTER - Joseph R. Morris, III, 43, of Chestnut Oak Rd., Chepachet, passed away Saturday June 25, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Kristin E. (Phillips) Morris. Born in Central Falls, a son of Joseph R. Morris, Jr. of Jamestown and the late Sheila A. (Parker) Morris, as well as a loving step mother, Carol A. Morris of Jamestown.
Joe was the co-owner and Vice President of Morris Roofing Solutions, Inc.

Gertrude Macsoud

June 28, 2011

Gertrude Macksoud
N. SMITHFIELD - Gertrude Macksoud, 100, formerly of Pawtucket, died Tuesday at St. Antoine Residence, N. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. Macksoud and a daughter of the late George and Hermenegile (Allard) Marceau. She was employed by Robertson Rayon Mfg. Co. for 30 years prior to her retirement in 1978.

Leo F. Sullivan

June 28, 2011

Nicholas L. DiFonzo

Nicholas L. DiFonzo

June 28, 2011

Nicholas L. DiFonzo

June 27th

Central Falls to see layoffs, library closure

June 27, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Alicia Petrarca used to smile when her 9-year-old daughter, Lataysia, would demonstrate a yoga pose such as the “downward dog” that she had learned in an after-school class at Cunningham Elementary School.
Now the young mother, in substance abuse recovery, is practicing yoga moves alongside her child and says the ancient art is helping greatly with her healing process.

Yoga helps with recovery

June 27, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Alicia Petrarca used to smile when her 9-year-old daughter, Lataysia, would demonstrate a yoga pose such as the “downward dog” that she had learned in an after-school class at Cunningham Elementary School.
Now the young mother, in substance abuse recovery, is practicing yoga moves alongside her child and says the ancient art is helping greatly with her healing process.

Pawtucket boxer having Olympic dreams

June 27, 2011

PAWTUCKET --- Toka Kahn-Clary is on the doorstep of a berth on the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team.
The 19-year-old Pawtucket fighter sewed up one of the eight spots in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials by copping a silver medal at the USA Boxing National Championships late last week at the Olympic Training Center’s Sports Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Competing in a competitive 132-pound division, Kahn-Clary needed just two victories to clinch a berth in the Team Trials, which will be held from July 31-Aug. 6 at the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Ala.

Bernard M. Partridge

June 27, 2011

Bernard M. Partridge
PAWTUCKET - Bernard M. "Mickey" Partridge of Dora Street, Pawtucket, died June 24, 2011 under Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. He was born in Pawtucket, the beloved son of the late Edward M. and Ruth M. (Carroll) Partridge.
While serving his country by doing a tour of Vietnam in the U.S. Army, he attained the rank of Sergeant. Upon returning home, he worked as a welder for Electric Boat in Quonset Point for many years.

Hermengarda daSilva

June 27, 2011

Hermengarda daSilva
PAWTUCKET - Hermengarda (Pereira) daSilva, age 95, passed away at home June 26, 2011. She was the wife of the late Inacio Pinto daSilva.

June 26th

Tough time to be undrafted free agent in NFL

June 26, 2011

Let’s break away from the daily grind and wrap our minds around the following hypothetical scenario.
It’s April 2011 and the NFL Draft – the one piece of business green-lighted during the labor dispute – is taking place. Emotion is a universal language at these types of events, from the tension of waiting to hear your name called to a sense of relief once it is. In a split second the clenching of fists and sweaty palms give way to a smile, the realization that your long sought-after dream has come true.

New England Country Club is a hidden jewel

June 26, 2011

BELLINGHAM – New England Country Club is a hidden jewel among public golf courses in the Blackstone Valley.
“We’re located just on the edge of Woonsocket,” said golf pro Mark Copithorne. “In fact, part of our second hole is in Woonsocket, behind the Sears store on Diamond Hill Road. When I first came here, I couldn’t believe you could be driving through Woonsocket and then within three blocks you are in this wooded area where a championship course was built.”

How to get a health grant

June 26, 2011

PAWTUCKET — From individuals and small business owners to leaders in the non-profit community, over 100 people gathered at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center on Tuesday for a federal grant workshop on health care funding hosted by U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).
The focus of the workshop was to provide information about the competitive funding opportunities just made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the new health reform law.

June 25th

Chili Davis compares '11 Red Sox, '98 Yankees

June 25, 2011

The 1998 New York Yankees were a take-no-prisoners juggernaut, a team not to be trifled with. Perched high above in their pinstriped ivory tower, those Yanks achieved a 125-win season (including playoffs) that culminated in outstanding style – a World Series title.

Lincoln rolls past East Woonsocket in district opener

June 25, 2011

Contributing writer
LINCOLN — If Lincoln was playing nervous during Saturday’s District 4 tournament opener, it sure didn’t show.
The perennial power looked right at home – literally and figuratively – in coasting to a 10-0 mercy-rule victory over East Woonsocket at Hien Field, the first of four pool play games for each team.
Seeking its 16th District IV title in the past 21 years, a stretch of dominance that dates back to 1991, Lincoln pounded out eight hits and capitalized on sloppy defense from East Woonsocket, which committed five errors.

Uihlein wins Northeast Amateur going away

June 25, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — Peter Uihlein looked a little bit like Secretariat running away from the field while galloping to a tournament-record score of 261 on Saturday en route to victory in the 50th Annual Northeast Amateur Invitational.
Uihlein opened up a six-shot lead midway through the final nine before bogeying No. 17 and finishing at 15-under for the tournament, breaking Dan Woltman’s existing mark of 11-under set in 2009.
Runnerup James White also broke the tournament record with a score of 262. The Georgia Tech rising senior played one group ahead of Uihlein and closed with a 64.

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