May 30th, 2013
LINCOLN â The more things change for the Lincoln High softball team, the more they stay the same.
Gone are the days when head coach Dick Ryan can sit back and watch his squad pile up the runs and achieve mercy-rule status in the blink of an eye. This yearâs Lincoln edition is conditioned to win low-scoring, fist-clenching affairs that largely hinge on the effectiveness of Lindsay Mayer and her powerful right arm.
The Rhode Island Association of Realtors is calling the spring housing market one of the strongest since the 2008 price bust that triggered the nationâs foreclosure crisis.
Sales of single-family homes rose seven percent in April 2013 compared to the same month a year ago, and the median sales price of $180,000 was also three percent higher, the trade group said in a report released yesterday.
LINCOLN â Table games will be opening at the Twin River Casino sooner than expected, thanks to a smooth effort to complete preparations for the new operation.
The ribbon on the new live gaming tables will be cut following a ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, according to Patti Doyle, Twin River spokesman.
âJuly 1 was our original target and we were able to pull that forward to June 19,â Doyle said.
Janice L. Bergeron
BURRILLVILLE- Bergeron, Janice L., 58, of Mapleville, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Dennis Bergeron.
She was the daughter of Gertrude (Gross) Lamoureux and the late Normand L. Lamoureux and sister of Elaine Heath.
A committal service to which relatives and friends are invited will be held Saturday at 9:30AM at the RI Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Food For The Poor. For complete obituary visit
Mary Kelly C. Pacheco
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Mary Kelly C. Pacheco, 93, resident of North Smithfield, died May 26, 2013, at the Landmark Medical Center, in Woonsocket, RI.
She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Pacheco.
She was born in Ely, Nevada, a daughter of the late William & Madeline (Leahy) Kelly.
Governor Lincoln Chafee enters the Board of Canvassers in Warwick City Hall shortly after 10:00 a.m. Thursday to sign a short form switching his party affiliation officially from Independent to Democrat before a hoard of reporters and photographers who had gathered there before his arrival.
CRANSTON â Jonathan Wahl left Cranston Country Club with a deeper appreciation of what it means to truly contend to win golf tournaments.
All the Lincoln High junior had to do was look over at what his playing partner â Portsmouthâs Jake Bauer â was doing over the final three holes, then refer back to his own scores. While Bauer closed strong with consecutive birdies on Nos. 16-17 and a par on 18, Wahl went par, par, bogey.
WOONSOCKET â A new approach to hooking up commercial and retail tenants with downtown rental spaces will be spearheaded this weekend by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley.
âThe Woonsocket Main Street Open Houseâ is âfirst and foremost an effort to fill vacancies,â said Ainsley Cantoral, director of resource development for NeighborWorks, a private, non-profit agency in the city.
WOONSOCKET â The School Committee will consider recalling another group of laid-off teachers tonight at 5 in the Hamlet Middle School as it wraps up work on staffing for the coming school year.
The panel laid off 59 of its teachers in February to reserve leeway for making staffing changes that might be required in finalizing next yearâs budget. The School Committee has already rehired 36 of the teachers during earlier committee action leaving 23 still on layoff.
The state Budget Commission running city affairs also approved the recommended earlier recalls.
WOONSOCKET â Amid a looming cash crunch, city officials are once again floating the idea of a state takeover of city schools as a way through the fiscal morass.
But Dave Abbott, the deputy commissioner of education, all but closed the door on a Central Falls-style takeover of the Woonsocket Education Department.
In an interview, Abbott gauged the chances of the Rhode Island Department of Education taking of the WED as âvery slim.â