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Familiar playoff foes SRA, Woonsocket to meet in Division II football quarterfinals

November 14, 2013

If last November’s riveting playoff result is any indication, the “rematch” between St. Raphael and Woonsocket in a R.I. Division II quarterfinal at Barry Field on Saturday should be a wild one.

The Villa Novans had trailed the Saints, 13-0, at the break, but rallied for 21 points in the second half, including 14 in the final quarter, to knot it at 21-21 at Pariseau Field.

In the end, SRA veteran mentor Mike Sassi’s crew took a 28-21 advantage in overtime, though Woonsocket later notched a TD to pull to within one.

Mary A. LaPlante

November 14, 2013

Mary A. LaPlante

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mary A. LaPlante (Harkness), 59, longtime resident of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10th at The Village at Waterman Lake, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was the wife of the late Robert J. A. LaPlante, who predeceased her in 1984. Mary was the daughter, and best friend of Teresa J. Harkness and the late Normand L. Harkness, Sr. of Lincoln. She was an RN for the City of Cranston Family Planning and WIC Program for many years before her affliction caused an early retirement.

McKee announces run for lieutenant governor

November 14, 2013

PROVIDENCE — Cumberland Mayor Daniel J. McKee made it official on Wednesday and became the first announced candidate seeking election to the state’s lieutenant governor seat in the 2014 state general election.

McKee, now serving his sixth term as mayor of Cumberland, pointed to his roles in leading Cumberland out of past financial difficulties and helping to improve its schools as successes that would help him lead the lieutenant governor’s office into new areas of responsibility aimed at improving the lives of Rhode Islanders.

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