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August 22nd, 2014

Thelma I. Putnam

August 22, 2014

Thelma I. Putnam

BURRILLVILLE - Thelma I. (Carter) Putnam, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of Kenneth W. Putnam Sr. of Pascoag, whom she married July 11, 1940. Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred Carter Sr. and Alice (Eldridge) Carter.
Thelma and her husband owned and operated the former Pascoag Super Market for 23 years and a charter fishing boat called the Gail Frances for 36 years, retiring in 1978. She was a long time member of Community Baptist Church, Pascoag.

Shameeka M. Coger

August 22, 2014

Shameeka M. Coger

WOONSOCKET - Shameeka Marie Coger, 16 of Morton Ave. died Friday August 15, 2014 in Landmark Medical.
Born in Boston, MA., daughter of Shamekia Coger - Young and Santonio Young of Woonsocket.
Shameeka was an 11th grade student at Woonsocket High School.
She enjoyed designing cloths, and spending time with her family and friends.

Woonsocket Public Housing Chief Robert T. Kulik reaches severance agreement with Woonsocket Housing Authority

August 22, 2014

WOONSOCKET - Robert T. Kulik, the executive director of the Woonsocket Housing Authority, and the agency's board of commissioners, reached a severance agreement Thursday.
The deal ends Kulik's employment with the WHA, effective Monday, but it allows him to collect his pay until the end of the year and includes his work vehicle as part of the package, according to Joseph Rodio, the WHA's legal counsel.
The salary amounts to $38,819.34, doled out in weekly installments of 2,156.63 starting Sept. 4.

August 21st

N. Smithfield shopping complex to add two restaurants, other businesses

August 21, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Dowling Village is entering another growth spurt thanks to the completion of agreements with several new business and two national restaurant chains— Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar and Texas Roadhouse, a chain specializing in steaks with a western flavor.

The Eddie Dowling Highway property’s developer, Brian Bucci, on Thursday confirmed town reports that construction will begin soon on the new business locations with completion expected next year.

Greet Cumberland American Little Leaguers at 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Hill Park

August 21, 2014


CUMBERLAND – Dave Belisle promised his Cumberland American ballplayers that they would be regaled upon returning to town, and local officials are taking necessary measures to ensure the darlings of the Little League World Series receive a proper homecoming.
 

Craig seeking fresh start, Owens searches for groove

August 21, 2014


PAWTUCKET – By no means did Red Sox newcomer Allen Craig set out to make himself a trade commodity when he signed his current contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in March 2013, one that bought out three arbitration years and his first year of free agency.
 

August 20th

Homecoming: Greet New England Little League champs at 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Hill Park

August 20, 2014


CUMBERLAND – Dave Belisle promised his Cumberland American ballplayers that they would be regaled upon returning to town, and local officials are taking necessary measures to ensure the darlings of the Little League World Series receive a proper homecoming.
 

Police say searches turn up drugs, cash

August 20, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Patrol officers seized heroin, cocaine and more than $2,800 in cash as two men, both with prior trafficking convictions, were arrested Monday in the Fairmount section.
Steven Kevin Bergeron, 29, of 262 Second Ave., and Jason Andrew Lennox, 28, of 18 Cynthia Drive, North Smithfield, were charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and two counts each of possession of a controlled substance.

Pro ballplayers no strangers to struggles at new levels

August 20, 2014


PAWTUCKET – The struggles endured by Jackie Bradley Jr. at the major-league level have been well chronicled. Despite the constant reminders that figure to stick for the rest of the season, the center fielder should take comfort in realizing that whether it’s the highest rung or professional baseball or the minors, everyone goes through a stretch where nothing seems to click.
 

Brother René Chenard, S.C.

August 20, 2014

Brother René Chenard, S.C.
July 3, 1924-August 15, 2014

PASCOAG - Brother René J. M. Chenard, S.C., 90, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died August 15, 2014 at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag, RI. Born in Lewiston, ME, he was the son of the late Joseph and Emilia (Therriault) Chenard. Brother René died on the 70th anniversary of his first religious profession.

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