PAWTUCKET â€“ Mike Rooseâ€™s active military career has been over for six years. He is 29 years old and an Air Force veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Cumberland native is living a personal dream as strength coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox. But he canâ€™t quite put his military career behind him.
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PROVIDENCE â€“ Kristin Grady said the Cumberland school where her son, Alex, had been going is one of the best in the area, but she nonetheless decided to send him to Blackstone Valley Prep to get him â€śmore involvement from his teachers and a sense of belonging that was missing from his former school.â€ť
The problem, she said, is the former Our Lady of Fatima school building in Valley Falls where the stateâ€™s first Mayoral Academy is located is only big enough for one grade, the one Alex is in now.