WOONSOCKET â€“ Many years have passed since Pepin Lumber last sold Christmas trees during the holidays. But on Thursday morning they dragged out the old sign that company founder Camille Pepin built in 1953 and, along with a dozen balsam firs, parked it in front of the busy East Woonsocket lumber supply store.
No, itâ€™s not your usual seasonal capitalism. In fact, itâ€™s not capitalism at all, but a charitable rescue mission.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles coach Dave Belisle doesn’t want to sound the alarm, but also won’t deny the importance of Friday’s matchup with longtime rival Bishop Hendricken at Warwick’s Thayer Arena.
“They’re all big games, but December games are just as important,” said Belisle.
Keeping pace in head-to-head matchups will be essential for the Mounties to make noise in the Championship Division race. To date, Mount and Hendricken have each lost to currently unbeaten La Salle Academy.
PROVIDENCE – Despite Burrillville High’s 47-31 Division II/A-B crossover loss to Hope on Thursday night, head coach Justin Switzer admitted he saw some positives from his rather young squad.
He carries just one senior, and his roster is sprinkled with six freshmen and a sophomore, but the experience is beginning to show.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The operator of Rickâ€™s Bar & Grill has agreed to close the doors for two days after the city accused him of serving alcohol to a minor and letting patrons get too rowdy in the parking lot around closing time.
Barbara A. Scungio
UXBRIDGE, MA - Barbara A. (Maher) Scungio, 62, of Uxbridge passed away on Wed. Dec. 17, 2014 after a long illness in UMass Medical Center, Worcester. She was the wife of James A. Scungio.
A resident of Uxbridge for 38 years, Mrs. Scungio had worked at Wee Wash It Inc. in Woonsocket, RI. She had previously lived in Millville.
Barbara was born May 17, 1952 in Woonsocket, RI the daughter of the late Francis and Stasia (Zajac) Maher and was a graduate of Blackstone High School in Blackstone, Class of 1970.
Mildred L. (Aubin) Doar
GLOCESTER - Millie Doar, 83, of West Glocester (5/19/31-12/16/14) widow of Robert A. Doar Sr. Born in Cumberland RI, daughter of the late Joseph & Hazel Aubin. Active in town affairs, PTA, South Foster ladies auxiliary, and a newspaper carrier for the Woonsocket Call for many years. She enjoyed cooking, reading, farming, and her grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Saying she doesnâ€™t want to risk dragging the city into potential litigation, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has withdrawn her name from an application for a proposed mayoral academy â€“ a proposal thatâ€™s already been pre- approved by state education officials.
Rene P. Degre
WOONSOCKET - Rene P. Degre, 73, of Woonsocket, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home 151 So. Main St., Bellingham, MA.
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