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July 21st, 2012

Barrington blasts Burrillville in L.L. tourney opener

July 21, 2012

LINCOLN — Excepting the District IV championship game, a 1-0 triumph over Lincoln last Monday, the Burrillville All-Stars had bulled its way through the tourney, outscoring their opponents by 60-plus runs while posting a perfect 6-0 record.
Mike Cabral’s bunch seemed poised to do the same when the R.I. Little League Major Division Tournament began Saturday afternoon at Lonsdale Elementary School’s Randy Hien Field.
The only problem: Barrington’s best didn’t care.

Cumberland girls drop 7-6 heartbreaker to Fairfield

July 21, 2012

BRISTOL, Conn. — A six-run rally by defending New England champion Fairfield, Conn. in the home half of the second inning put Cumberland in a hole the team could not climb out of on Saturday, as the Major Division (ages 11 and 12) all-star team absorbed a tough 7-6 loss in their New England pool play game at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex.
Down by five runs entering the top of the sixth inning, Cumberland (9-1) bravely battled back for four runs and had runners on second and third with two gone, but were unable to plate the equalizer.

Final phase of French Worsted wrecking may be trickiest

July 21, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The final phase of demolition of the former French Worsted mill complex at 153 Hamlet Avenue may be the trickiest of what has been a year-long project at the site.
Coventry Building and Wrecking has demolished and recycled all but a small portion of the five-story woolen thread manufacturing structure built in the early 1900s during Woonsocket's manufacturing heyday.

River begins rise to normal levels

July 21, 2012

BLACKSTONE — The water level in the Blackstone River and Canal above the Rolling Dam is now rising, but it may take a few days before levels are back to normal.
That was the latest announcement Thursday from town public works officials who said work conducted at the site yesterday is helping the situation, which is not nearly as dire as it was a few days ago when officials reported that the water level was about six feet lower than normal.

Read more in our print edition.

Friends band to help with boy's medical bills

July 21, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Kayden Watson was still in his mother’s womb when a sonogram foretold the story of his fragile life.
At the age of just 14 weeks, the pictures clearly showed that his intestines were growing on the outside of his tiny body, recalls his mother, Jennifer Harken.
It’s a condition called gastroschisis.
“We were told a lot of kids had it and it would be okay, they would put them back,” she says.

July 20th

Randy Hien Field, it's your time to shine

July 20, 2012

LINCOLN — A showcase event like the R.I. Little League Major Division state tournament calls for just the right venue, a spot that’s accommodating in every applicable way.
Naturally, the spotlight will shine on the players and coaches hailing from the four district winners – Burrillville, Barrington, Cranston Western and Coventry American. In addition, there’s just cause in touting the scene of what figures to be a close and tightly contested double-elimination spectacle.

Estelle M. Richer

July 20, 2012

BELLINGHAM - Estelle M. Richer 85, of Lake Shore Dr. died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Donat and Lucia (Roy) Richer. Estelle worked for Instron Corporation in Canton, MA for twenty five years before retiring twenty three years ago.

Beatrice H. Jarry

July 20, 2012

NEW SALEM, MA - Beatrice H. (L'Etoile) Jarry, 84, of New Salem, MA formerly of Blackstone, MA passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare in Worcester.
Born in Manville, RI on March 25, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Laura (Menunier) L'Etoile.

July 19th

Cumberland duels N.E.'s best at Eastern Regionals

July 19, 2012

CUMBERLAND --- Now comes the fun part.
The road to their second straight R.I. District IV Major Division title was a cakewalk. So was their defense of their state championship.
Now the 13 players and the coaching staff on the Cumberland all-star softball team will set their sights on a bigger prize – the Eastern Regional championship – when the 10-team tournament gets under way today at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex in Bristol, Conn.

Teacher costs: still a moving target

July 19, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Continuing uncertainty over personnel needs and costs emerged as a dominant theme as the Budget Commission took its first close look at the Woonsocket Education Department’s proposed $66.2 million budget yesterday.
The WED, which overspent its $59.3 million budget for the prior fiscal year by more than $7 million, says the proposed FY 2013 figure is its best guess yet for what it will really cost to get through the fiscal year.

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