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November 11th, 2011

Warriors drop Division IV showdown with Northmen

November 11, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield is heading back in the Division IV playoffs, and the Northmen earned their return trip the hard way – with a five-game win streak loaded with victories over the division’s top teams.
The Northmen celebrated their ‘Senior Night’ and officially stamped their ticket to the postseason on Friday by putting away the division’s top scoring team, Central Falls, by a 20-6 score.

MAKING A NEW FRIEND

November 11, 2011

Jazmyne Ross, 4, of Pawtucket, gets a closer look at a 3-year-old female Argentine black and white tegu named Carly during Community Night on Wednesday, hosted by St. Cecilia’s School and held at the St. Cecilia Church hall. Holding the tegu is veterinarian technician Laura Santos of the Dighton-Rehoboth Animal Hospital. Looking on are Jazmyne's sister, Alayana, and their mom, Heather Ross. Community Night showcased local businesses and featured live performances from local music studios and other area performance venues. Turn to Page A-2 for more photos.

Valley honors its veterans

November 11, 2011

WOONSOCKET – From Concord to Korea, the Museum of Work and Culture yesterday staged a Veterans Day tribute for the ages.
Dignitaries and guests took turns at the podium, singing patriotic songs, reading touching poetry about the sacrifice of war, and recalling the city’s contributions to the Great War that inspired Veterans Day, nearly a century ago.
“Today we come together to thank and honor the veterans,” said Anne Conway, co-director of the museum.

Council approves hydrant fees, mulls sub-letting license fees

November 11, 2011

PAWTUCKET — City customers of the Pawtucket Water Supply Board could be seeing an increase of a couple more dollars a month on their water bills come January with the City Council's passage of an ordinance regarding fire hydrant rental usage.

Cumberland monument serves as reminder of the casualities of war

November 11, 2011

CUMBERLAND — If you have been in a war and felt the fear of knowing the next moment could be your last, there are some things you can never put aside, never forget.
Wilfrid E. Hebert, 89, was all too aware of that fact after he enlisted in the service in 1942 and became a member of the Army Air Corps' 48rd Bomb Group based in Italy.

November 10th

McGair: Cooley's first PC recruiting class pretty cool

November 10, 2011

Rick Pitino, sage that he is, shared this little anecdote at last month’s Big East media day – one that illustrates the waves new Providence College head coach Ed Cooley is making on the recruiting trail.
“He’s already attracting … he beat us out on a player recruiting-wise,” said Pitino point blank, his eyes lighting up as if they were filled with fire. “I would have said, when it got to Providence and us [Louisville], he would have had no shot in getting this player, but Ed got him. So he’s already made an impact.”

Tolman, SRA gridders begin playoff action

November 10, 2011

They’ve spent the past eight weeks working hard and overcoming some tough league opponents for the right to play in a meaningful game on Veteran’s Day weekend.
For neighboring schools Tolman, Cumberland, and St. Raphael, that weekend has finally arrived, and the meaningful games that they will participate in will be their quarterfinal-round games of the Division II playoffs.

Raymond R. Cookson

November 10, 2011

Raymond R. Cookson
PAWTUCKET - Raymond R. Cookson, 95, of Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket died November 9, 2011. Mr. Cookson was the husband of Ruth (Nelson) Cookson.
Mr. Cookson was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Hull) Cookson. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army Air Corp where he served in the Philippines.

November 9th

Raiders and Rams: Two great teams trying to sort things out

November 9, 2011

PAWTUCKET — “This game is going to be like ‘The Thrilla In Manila,’” La Salle Academy soccer coach Mario Pereira was saying on Tuesday night. “This is going to be a classic … two great teams trying to sort things out … two teams with a lot of skilled players … and kids on both sides who share an incredible passion for the game.”
Pereira was talking about Saturday’s Division I state championship soccer game between his squad and Pawtucket’s Shea High. It is a heavyweight matchup between a private school and a public school, between the so-called rich kids and the city kids.

Clippers spike Warriors, advance to Div. II title game

November 9, 2011

KINGSTON — For the first time in its long history, Cumberland will play for a state championship.
The Clippers earned a berth in Saturday’s Division II championship match on Wednesday night by surviving a hard-fought 3-1 triumph over a Central Falls team that was determined to spring its second upset victory of the playoffs at URI’s Keaney Gymnasium.
Senior standouts Micaela Malboeuf (13 kills, 25 digs) and Michelle Malboeuf (11 kills, 20 digs) had big games for the Clippers, who defeated the Warriors by scored of 25-18, 25-19, 22-25, and 27-25 to advance.

Joe Paterno lost sight of the details

November 9, 2011

“With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I could have done more.”
– Joe Paterno
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Who would have thought it would end this way for the legendary Penn State coach of 46 years? Paterno, the man of high moral values, the guy who once vowed not to retire and “leave college football to the Barry Switzers and Jackie Sherrills” of his coaching fraternity, had failed the biggest morality test of his life.

Maurice A. Regan

November 9, 2011

Maurice A. Regan
PAWTUCKET - Maurice A. Regan, 94, of Pawtucket died Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
He was the beloved husband of Helen A. (Phillip) Regan.
Mr. Regan was born in Lawrence Massachusetts, the son of the late John and Nora (Donovan) Regan.
He was a WWII Veteran serving in the United States Army Air Corps.
Mr. Regan graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor’s Degree and then earned his Master’s Degree at Boston University.

November 8th

EP knocked out by Coventry; Ponaganset upsets MSC

November 8, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – You know that Mount St. Charles-Coventry final that would have been billed as a matchup pitting one unbeaten squad versus another? Apparently Ponaganset didn’t get the memo.

Workers rally against pension plan

November 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Thousands of unionized workers converged on the Statehouse Monday from all across Rhode Island for a “Rally for Pension Security,” railing against the pension reform legislation now before the General Assembly and booing and ridiculing General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the plan's authors.

Leite cops plea, gets life

November 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A Superior Court judge sentenced David P. Leite to life in prison yesterday for the grisly stabbing death of his live-in girlfriend in their Park Square apartment in 2009.
Leite, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder before Judge Susan McGuirl just hours before he was to stand trial in the death of Mellisa “Missy” Perry. He must serve at least 20 years before he’s eligible for parole.
Prosecutor John E. Corrigan told the court that if Leite had gone to trial the state would have proven that he stabbed and slashed Perry 79 times with a utility knife.

Thomas A. Perron

November 8, 2011

Thomas A. Perron
PAWTUCKET - Thomas A. Perron, 56, passed November 7th. He was the husband of Diane L. (Cardinal) Perron.
He had been employed by Stop and Shop, IGA and Andreoni Market, then retired due to illness from Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Cherie Lee Perron of New Britain, CT, a son, Thomas A. Perron of Bellingham, MA, a sister, Joanne Cranshaw of Lincoln, a brother, Rev. Robert P. Perron of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews.

Piotr J. Budzyna

November 8, 2011

Piotr J. Budzyna
CENTRAL FALLS - Piotr J. Budzyna 74, of High Street passed away Tuesday November 8, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Halina (Kozaczka) Budzyna.
Born in Poland he was a son of the late Wladyslaw and Karolina (Rokocz) Budzyna. He lived in Central Falls for the past 8 years and was formerly of Cumberland.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator for the Seekonk Manufacturing Co.

Robert L. Pope

November 8, 2011

Robert L. Pope
SEEKONK - Robert L. Pope, 83, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Weaton) Pope, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on September 18, 2011.

November 7th

East Greenwich ousts Tolman from soccer playoffs

November 7, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — There are strength in numbers for sure on the soccer pitch, to which East Greenwich High will attest.
The Avengers consistently flooded the penalty box area with defenders, forming a protective cocoon that allowed goalie Oscar Goodwin to thrive while simultaneously left Tolman High’s array of skill players singing the blues.

Shea tops Cumberland, returns to Div. I finals

November 7, 2011

CRANSTON — Shea High shook free from a determined Cumberland team on Monday night at Cranston Stadium and advanced to the Division I state finals for the second straight season with a 3-0 victory over the Clippers.
The Raiders, who lost in the 2010 finals to Barrington, will meet top-ranked La Salle in Saturday’s high noon showdown at Rhode Island College’s pitch. The two teams tied 2-2 during their only regular season meeting.

 

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