Archive - Nov 26, 2010
t this time of the year, many college and high school football teams compete against traditional Thanksgiving opponents. We call them rivalry games, contests that are played for â€śbragging rightsâ€ť and even, in rare cases, for league championships.
The advent of playoffs has diminished these games over the years. In college ball, radical reformers want to take it one step farther, creating a national championship for Division I teams that would completely dilute the meaning of bowl games while also extending the season deep into January or even into the first weekend of February.
WOONSOCKET- Michael A. Mancuso Sr. 78, of St. Cecile Ave. died Saturday November 20th at the Providence VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Sharon (Reed) Mancuso.
Mr. Mancuso was born in New Haven, CT a son of the late Albert and Mafalda (Grigione) Mancuso.
Mr. Mancuso was an engineer for Ken's Foods Inc. for fifteen years he had also worked as a supervisor for Wonder Bread for twenty years. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Michael was an avid ham radio operator and builder.
Clifford A. Larson
WOONSOCKET- Clifford A. Larson, 55, of Greene St., Woonsocket, died Tuesday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence with his family by his side. He was the husband of Jeanne L. (Gauvin) Larson.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of Sylvia A. (Roark) Larson and the late Frederick Larson. He was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Mr. Larson proudly served his country as a U.S. Navy Corpsman. He was stationed at various posts stateside, at sea, and abroad.
Cliff was a dedicated fan of all New England sports teams and was a Patriots man to the core.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Sometimes school work can be fun. Especially if that school work is a project that allows students to tell about their family history and ethnic backgrounds.
Ousamequin Martinez, a middle school sixth grader, found that out while working on his clusterâ€™s Culture Day Exhibit at the Villa Nova Street building.
Students could complete an essay as part of their project assignment or work on preparing a meal item that members of their family would have offered in their ethnic homeland.