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December 3rd

FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY -- Vet, wife to host ‘Wreaths Across America’ event

December 3, 2011

LINCOLN – Back on May 21, Armed Forces Day, Ed Fox couldn't believe his eyes when nearly 400 folks from all over the southern New England trekked to the Senior Center to witness the unveiling of the new Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The outing was held on a sunny Saturday, and an impressive list of state and military leaders took part. Fox admitted being so moved, he had to fight back tears at the event's solemn beauty.

December 2nd

Central Falls sets sights on Division IV Super Bowl

December 2, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — They had a plethora of gifted athletes. The offensive and defensive line resembled (and provided) a brick wall with an average weight of 240 pounds.
The 2005 Division IV state champion Central Falls football team was something special, compiling a 7-2 league mark and defeating Narragansett, 30-13, for its one and only team title.

Leighton W. Cunha

December 2, 2011

Leighton W. Cunha
PAWTUCKET - Leighton "Lee" W. Cunha, 70, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Carleeta J. (Taylor) Cunha. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late John C. and Rita E. (Burns) Cunha.

Irene J. Marszalkowski

December 2, 2011

Irene J. Marszalkowski
NAPLES, FL - Irene J. Marszalkowski, 80, of Naples, beloved wife of Frank J. Marszalkowski, passed away on November 16, 2011. Formerly of Cumberland, RI, she had been a Naples resident since 1998.
Irene was born in Pawtucket, RI, the daughter of Kazimer and Rozalja Waronowicz.
Irene will be dearly missed by Frank, her devoted husband of 61 years; and her children,Nancy Malloy of Bonita Springs, FL; Joyce O'Brien of Boxford, MA; Frank Marszalkowski, Jr. of Cumberland, RI; and sister Lillian Luchini of Naples.

December 1st

Puck drops tonight on high school hockey season

December 1, 2011

The high-scoring first line from a season ago has graduated. So has the starting goaltender.
And two standout defensemen who could have returned this year opted to transfer to prep school.
So does this mean bad news is in store for Mount St. Charles? Will this be a rebuilding season? Can you dismiss all talk of a “drive for five” straight state championships?
No, no, and no.
“This is one of the youngest teams that we’ve had in a while,” offered MSC coach Dave Belisle. “but the thing that I like about this team is our sophomores and freshmen can play right now. They’re that good.

Pauly D filming reality spinoff in RI

December 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Gym, tanning, laundry and...threading? Who knew? Yet, Jersey Shore's “Pauly D”, aka Paul DelVecchio, visited Sukhy's Threading salon at 85 Power Road on Tuesday afternoon as part of the filming for his own reality TV show.

Dorothy M. Clarke

December 1, 2011

Dorothy M. Clarke
CUMBERLAND - Dorothy M. Clarke (O'Connell), 87, of Thomas Dr., passed away Wednesday in Cortland Place, Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late William Clarke.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary (McNulty) O'Connell. She resided in Cumberland since 1961. She was a graduate of the former Pawtucket West High School and had also attended the former Bryant and Stratton Business School. At one time Mrs. Clarke had worked at the Pawtucket City Hall and in the former family business, O'Connell's Package Store on East Ave.

Theodore A. Lefort

December 1, 2011

Theodore A. Lefort
PAWTUCKET - Theodore "Teddy" A. Lefort, formerly of Charlesgate Assisted Living, passed away Sunday after an illness. He was the former husband of Maryalyce (Greene) Lefort.

November 30th

Rockies trade Iannetta to Angels

November 30, 2011

For years, former St. Raphael Academy all-stater Chris Iannetta has heard his name dropped as an oft-rumored trade chip. On Wednesday night, the real thing went down.
The Colorado Rockies, the only organization Iannetta has ever known, traded the 28-year-old catcher to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for pitcher starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood.
“We’re very happy for him. This will be a great opportunity,” said Alan Nero, Iannetta’s agent. “Usually when you get traded, someone wants you pretty bad.

C.F. Panther cheerleaders heading to nationals

November 30, 2011

GOING SOUTH -- The Central Falls Panthers’ 15-and-under cheerleading squad is heading to Orlando, Fla. for the national championship competition that will be held from Dec. 7-15. The squad just completed a championship season that saw them win the 2011 Blackstone Valley Cheer Championship for its age group, followed by the 2011 American Youth Football New England Regional championship. Team members include, front row, left to right: Amber Shaw and Yesenia Morales. Kneeling, left to right: Isabel Hernandez, Alyssa Agosto, Janderie Santiago, Cassandra Greco, Tyreaha Tavares.

McGair: Agent's book predicted NBA's problems

November 30, 2011

A little of this, a little of that …
In 2007, Keith Glass identified all the obstacles and problem areas that the NBA faced in a book entitled “Taking Shots: Tall Tales, Bizarre Battles, and the Incredible Truth About the NBA.”

Fast start helped C.F. down North Smithfield

November 30, 2011

Shortly after his team absorbed a heartbreaking 25-17 loss to Central Falls in the Division IV semifinals, a contest that included a potential game-tying scoring drive in the final minute, North Smithfield coach Wes Pennington offered his explanation about what transpired in the Tuesday night affair at the Northmen's Athletic Complex.
“It's just like one of those things where we explained to the guys the emotion of this game, a playoff game,” he said. “If you don't come out and play with the type of emotions that you need to play with, if you fall behind, it's harder to come back.”

Where do the ex-cons go?

November 30, 2011

WARWICK — Crimes are bound to occur and people will inevitably be arrested for committing criminal acts. But what happens to those convicted of crimes when they have met the terms of the prison sentences a judge has given them?
That question was the focus of a summit of government and community leaders at the Crown Plaza Hotel Tuesday that aired concerns over public safety and the rights of released prison inmates to restart their lives in the community.

For the neediest kids

November 30, 2011

WOONSOCKET — An old textile mill on Mendon Road was briefly transformed yesterday into a busy shipping zone for one of the state’s largest holiday toy drops for the needy.
The floor of the Bonin Spinning plant was jammed with pallets stacked high with cardboard boxes filled with new action figures, dolls and games donated by Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc.

Stacey Mary Korta

November 30, 2011

Stacey Mary Korta
CONNECTICUT - Stacey Mary (Polefka) Korta, 91, of Buffalo, NY, beloved wife of the late Stephen E. Korta, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

Yvonne I. Turenne

November 30, 2011

Yvonne I. Turenne
CENTRAL FALLS - Yvonne I. Turenne, 92, of Central Falls, died November 4, 2011 at Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Francis I. Turenne. Born in Attleboro, MA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph N. and Rose (Ducharme) Brodeur.

Herbert Collins

November 30, 2011

Herbert Collins

November 29th

Central Falls earns trip to Super Bowl

November 30, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD – All season long the Central Falls football team has played for Jose Figueroa, a 2011 graduate and dedicated four-year player who lost his life in a drowning accident this past summer.
From high above, he had to enjoy this one.
With their eyes clearly on the prize in Tuesday’s Division IV semifinal contest with host North Smithfield, the fourth-seeded Warriors jumped out to a 21-point cushion by the third quarter and then held off a spirited rally by the top-seeded Northmen in the second half to hold on to an emotional 25-17 victory.

Chariho gridders shut out Cumberland

November 29, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION --- Cumberland knew exactly what it was going to get out of Chariho on Tuesday night -- a strong ground game to contain and a tough defense to penetrate offensively.
The Chargers controlled the clock by racking up 260 yards on 58 carries and limited the Clippers to just 151 yards of real estate en route to a 14-0 triumph in their Division II semifinal-round matchup.

Friars outlast Holy Cross, 82-77

November 29, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Ed Cooley knew exactly when his team lost control. But Providence College’s first-year head coach didn’t seem all hot and bothered after his team held on for dear life in an 82-77 victory Tuesday night against Holy Cross.

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