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September 18th, 2011

Sizing up the first weekend of league play on gridiron

September 18, 2011

The first weekend of league play in Rhode Island football provided a hint of what to expect in the season ahead from local teams.
In a most evenly-matched contest, Tolman High outlasted St. Raphael Academy 22-14 on Friday night. The Tigers are coming off a 2010 season in which they lost in the Division II Super Bowl to two-time champion Woonsocket.
The Villa Novans, meanwhile, laid an egg in their opener on Saturday, losing to Pilgrim, 18-7.

Patriots' Wilfork savors first interception in 35-21 win

September 18, 2011

FOXBORO — Vince Wilfork was having a playful conversation with Pepper Johnson a couple weeks ago when a most unlikely topic arose.
“Man, I might end my career without an interception,” Wilfork told his defensive line coach.
Wilfork then asked a fellow defensive lineman if he’d ever reeled in a pick.
“Nope, never had one,” the teammate replied.
Well, in addition to the Patriots’ 35-21 victory over the Chargers at Gillette Stadium, Wilfork had extra cause to celebrate on Sunday.
When it comes to that first NFL interception, he’s officially off the schneid.

Lavallee delivers 'satisfying' outing at CVS 5K

September 18, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The training has been going well, but the weekly mileage is about a third of what he’s accustomed to.
Nursing a knee injury for the better part of the year, a stress fracture that has derailed his training targeted towards a possible trip to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Roland Lavallee wasn’t looking at setting any kind of PRs at the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K. He was just at Sunday’s race to help his teammates and test his legs on the five-kilometer course.
The results were satisfying.

Operation Stand Down RI looks after veterans

September 18, 2011

CUMBERLAND — "We turn no one away," says Anthony DeQuattro, president of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. The annual encampment to assist all veterans, including those who are homeless, got underway Friday at Diamond Hill Park and closes out later today (Sunday).
The three-day outreach event features a wide array of services for homeless veterans and any veteran seeking help, such as housing, hot meals and showers, clothing, benefits screenings, legal assistance, medical and mental health services, vaccinations, substance abuse support and counseling.

Soldiering on into history; the fun continues Sunday in Lincoln

September 18, 2011

LINCOLN – The gun and cannon fire had just concluded, Union and Confederate soldiers hustling to their fallen comrades laying in the grass in attempts to save their lives, when 10-year-old Hannah Turgeon turned to her parents and stated, “That was outstanding.
“It's pretty cool to see them fighting with all the guns and cannons, the BOOMs; they made it look so real,” noted the Cumberland girl, who attended with her family “A Call to Arms: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War/Re-Enactment and Living History Weekend” at Chase Farm Park on Saturday.

September 17th

Residents rally against TLA/Pond View

September 17, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE – A full 45 minutes before TLA-Pond View Recycling Facility attorneys were to appeal a May 27 zoning violation before the Zoning Board of Review, at least 60 residents conducted a vociferous rally in front of City Hall on Thursday night.
Most members of the congregation, including men, women and children, wore red T-shirts with the catch phrase “Enforce The Law & Protect Us” in white on the front, while others carried signs reading, “Stop Pond View Now!” and “Hold Pond View Accountable!”

THE DOCTOR IS IN: Shea High sets up medical office

September 17, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Thanks to grant money and a local physician's unique idea, the “doctor is in” at Shea High School.
Dr. Tanya Becker, a pediatrician who has practiced in Pawtucket for the past seven years, has set up a satellite office in the lower level of Shea High School. Here, on certain days and during scheduled hours, she will see students who are ill or in need of medical exams or other treatment in the same way she would at her regular office 59 Prospect St.

September 16th

Cumberland holds on for 14-7 win over Shea

September 16, 2011

PAWTUCKET — This is a victory that Cumberland High soon won’t forget.
Boasted by a strong defense that came up huge when it mattered most, Cumberland held on for a 14-7 final against Shea High in the Division II-A for both schools Friday night at Max Read Field. The Clippers scored the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter behind a one-yard run by Ryan Gaumond – one of two in the contest – before surviving a frantic finish in which the Raiders let a first-and-goal opportunity at the Cumberland 4 with less than a minute remaining slip through their grasp.

Great game: Tolman football team tops SRA, 22-14

September 16, 2011

PAWTUCKET — In one of the greatest games ever played between Tolman and St. Raphael Academy during their 82-year rivalry, the Tigers rallied on Friday night for a 22-14 Division II victory over the Saints at Pariseau Field.

Lincoln girls soccer team beats Woonsocket, 4-0

September 16, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Lincoln High was a state runner-up last year in Division II and lost five players from that squad, but it has a solid nucleus that has come back.
After back-to-back state crowns in Div. IV, Woonsocket was moved up two divisions last fall and struggled with just one victory. This season’s team has some talented players, but is still fairly young.

Margaret C. Paradis

September 16, 2011

Margaret C. Paradis
PAWTUCKET - Margaret C. Paradis, 86 of Pawtucket died September 15 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was was the wife of the late Raymond Paradis. Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident of the city, a daughter of the late John and Haple (Yarzede) Metfooney, she had been employed at the former Miller Electric Company in Woonsocket for about forty years prior to retirement in 1987. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Consolation Church.

James D. Ainsburg

September 16, 2011

James D. Ainsburg
PAWTUCKET - James D. Ainsburg 68, passed away on Wednesday at RI Hospital after injuries suffered in a fall at home. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ainsburg.
He was born in Amhurst, Nova Scotia, a son of the late Warren and Margaret (Keddy)Ainsburg. He has lived in Pawtucket most of his life and had been employed at Major Electric Company for more than 30 years.

Jose A. Lopes

September 16, 2011

Jose A. Lopes
CENTRAL FALLS - Jose A. Lopes, 65, of Walnut St. died Thursday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of Maria Ester (Costa) Lopes.
Born in Santa Comba de Villa Nova de Foz Coa, Beira Alta, Portugal he was the son of the late Manuel J. and Guilhermina J. (Cruz) Lopes. He came to this country in 1973 and had lived in Cumberland settling in Central Falls.

September 15th

Senate panel holds hearing on Irene

September 16, 2011

PROVIDENCE – With enough time gone by to gain perspective since Hurricane Irene left the state in the dark for days, the Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee held the first of two public hearings Thursday on the state Emergency Management Agency's, the National Guard's and National Grid's performance during and after the storm.

McCourty braces for Chargers' passing attack

September 15, 2011

FOXBORO --– Devin McCourty heard the same question a year ago.
“Do you think they’ll challenge you deep?”
Even after a Pro Bowl rookie season from the cornerback out of Rutgers, it seems McCourty will once again be a target of opposing offenses in 2011.
The Patriots’ 2010 first-round draft pick totaled seven interceptions last season, tied for the second most in the NFL and one behind the Ravens’ Ed Reed for the league lead.
It would stand to reason, then, that quarterbacks might not be so eager to throw passes in McCourty’s direction this year.
Think again, McCourty says.

Tolman-SRA grid matchup on tap Friday

September 15, 2011

Most folks around Pawtucket are expecting Tolman High to handle crosstown foe St. Raphael Academy with ease on Friday night in their Division II-B opener at Pariseau Field, and those people have their reasons.
They remember last season’s 37-0 regular-season stomping by the Tigers and Tolman’s two-touchdown triumph over the Saints in the playoffs. They know that the Tigers have a seasoned junior- and senior-ladened team and the Saints lost quite a few key players to graduation.

Could be record-setting day at CVS race

September 15, 2011

PROVIDENCE - Besides looking at the thousands of runners and walkers lined on Francis Street for the start of the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K, there’s something else that puts a smile on the face of race director Charlie Breagy.
It’s good weather.

Lorraine G. Desjean

September 15, 2011

Lorraine G. Desjean
FLORIDA - Lorraine G. (Cormier) Desjean, 85 of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Cumberland, RI and Fitchburg, MA, passed away 9/5/11.

James Peacock

September 15, 2011

James Peacock
OSTERVILLE, MA - James "Jim" Peacock, 77, longtime resident of Osterville, passed away peacefully Saturday September 3, 2011 at Cape Cod Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Claire (Harmon)Peacock for 53 years.
Jim was born in Pawtucket, RI and graduated from Pawtucket West High in 1954 where he was a star football and basketball player and held the school javelin record for many years. He then joined the US Army for 2 years and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany.

September 14th

Woonsocket coaching staff pulling together

September 14, 2011

Carnell Henderson is aware of the burden he’s placed on his Woonsocket assistant coaches. The head coach, who continues to come along after undergoing surgery in early August to repair a torn tendon in quadriceps muscle of his left leg, knows that just like the players have to step up their game whenever there’s an absence, so too does his staff.
The idea is to keep things as close to the status quo as possible until Henderson returns to the sidelines, which he is optimistic will happen this season.


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