Week in Review: Mansfield Pharmacists Loses License, Hornets Football Ast. Coach Takes Over Milford, and More

A look at some of the top headlines in Mansfield over the past week

Mansfield Family Receives National Attention After Photo Goes Viral

When the children of Mansfield resident Ryan Cordell asked if they could get a new puppy on the condition that a picture of them on Facebook asking for one got a million likes, he didn’t expect that it would only take 13 hours to reach that goal.

The photo, which says “Hi world, we want a puppy! Our dad said we could get one of we get 1 million likes!” has been liked almost 1.7 million times on Facebook as of the evening of January 18. The popularity of the photo has turned the story into an internet sensation and has even caught the attention of the national media.


New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy Suspends Mansfield Resident's Pharmacist License

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney has announced that the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy (“Board”) has suspended the license of pharmacist Bruce R. Kline, age 58, of Mansfield, Massachusetts, effective January 18, 2013. 

According to a press release, the Board’s action is in response to Mr. Kline’s Massachusetts pharmacist license being voluntarily surrendered on November 20 following his employment termination for diversion and pending criminal charges, which consist of domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and witness intimidation. 


Haunted Hallows Ready to Pass the Torch

It’s been a Mansfield tradition for a few years but with the current co-chairs stepping down, Haunted Hallows finds itself in need of a new team to run the halloween staple.

After three years of planning the holiday tradition, Janine Rose and Pat Colbert are looking for two new people to take over and keep one of the most popular Halloween spots in Mansfield open.

“We’re hoping that Haunted Hallows can continue with somebody else,” Rose told the Mansfield Board of Selectmen during a review of the event.


Mansfield Defensive Coordinator Takes Over Milford HS Football Program

Milford High School has a new head football coach: Joe Todd, most recently, the defensive coordinator for the Mansfield Hornets.

Milford Athletic Director Richard Piergustavo confirmed the appointment Wednesday.

The Scarlet Hawks ended their last season 2-9, under head coach Tom Cullen.

The football team will move to the Hockomock League this coming year, as all other athletics have already done. But Piergustavo has said that shift had nothing to do with the decision to search for a new football coach outside Milford.

Cullen, a physical education teacher at Milford High School, led the team for five years.


Unemployment Rises in Mansfield

More people were looking for work in Mansfield in December than were in November, according to statistics released Tuesday from the state'sExecutive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The December unemployment rate was 5.5 percent (up from 5.2 percent in November and also 5.4 percent in December of 2011).

The total number of Mansfield residents working in December was 11,924, down from 11,975 in November but up from 11,782 in December 2011. 


Geno's a Staple of Italian Eating in Mansfield

John Spiezio has been in the restaurant business for almost all his life, and has been bringing his knowledge and expertise to Mansfield for over 41 years.

He started at Geno’s, then known as Jack’s, as a busboy and worked there for 10 years for the Falocitcle brothers.

“I just learned over the years, reading different articles and taking a couple of courses,” he said. “It came to me just by wanting to learn, being involved in the business and growing with it.”

He said in 1981 his parents bought the restaurant from the brothers and named it Geno’s. He said his father ran it for about 20 years before he and his wife, Cathy, took over.

He said his favorite part of the business is preparing the food, working with new recipes and making sure he can do the best job he possibly can.

 “We have Italian, seafood, steaks and we do a special prime rib on weekends," he said. "It’s a sports bar, we run appetizers and whatnot for games.”












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