November 28th, 2012
Harvey Beauchene of Woonsocket purchases Powerball tickets at A.J.'s
Market in the city Tuesday as Powerball fever mounts with tonightâ€™s jackpot standing at a whopping $500 million and counting.
PROVIDENCE â€” The planned release of a Woonsocket man imprisoned for a 1999 "thrill killing" has been put on hold while the Rhode Island Parole Board revisits the case.
The board approved a plan earlier this year to release Alfred Brissette Jr. more than 20 years before his original release date. Brissette pleaded no contest to murder for killing Jeanette Descoteaux and was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison.
His release gained attention after WPRI-TV reported this week that he was due to be released next month.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Prime Healthcare Services has asked state regulators for more time to submit an application to acquire Landmark Medical Center.
Saying it is aware the 45-day deadline lapsed on Nov. 25, the Ontario, Calif.-based hospital chain wants two more weeks to submit the voluminous amount of paperwork required under the Hospital Conversions Act.
â€śAlthough Prime Health has been working diligently on the application, we respectfully request an extension until Dec. 10, 2010,â€ť a two-paragraph letter from Primeâ€™s lawyers says.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The mountainous cache of toys and games did not originate at the North Pole, it was not created by elves, and it did not arrive by sleigh.
It was manufactured by Pawtucket-based Hasbro, Inc., and hefted up a flight of stairs by the toy giantâ€™s employees, one shipping crate at a time, onto the creaky floor of an old spinning mill on Mendon Road.
But when underprivileged kids find the goodies under Christmas trees from Woonsocket to Westerly on the big day, no one has to know they didnâ€™t come from Santa.
PROVIDENCE â€” Dating back several seasons, the very idea of placing Providence College and â€śdefenseâ€ť in the same sentence resulted in snickering along with several knee slaps.
In 2012, Ed Cooleyâ€™s PC Friars are getting after it in such ferocious fashion that the opposition is having a hard time getting off the canvas. More punishment was meted out Tuesday as Providence stomped on Holy Cross, 61-42, before a rather subdued crowd, which was announced at 4,596.
CUMBERLAND â€” There once was a time when Trevor Crawley wanted to follow his own plan â€“ and, of course, his coaches â€“ but not so much his dadâ€™s.
Mike Crawley, a 1981 Shea High graduate who earned All-State second-team laurels in outdoor track and later represented both the Community College of Rhode Island and Southern Connecticut State University, apparently had tried to offer some advice as to the nuances of distance running, but it was a â€śno-go.
On the surface, the decision to push back the entire slate of R.I. semifinal-round playoff games to Wednesday seems as simple as the quarterback receiving the snap.
Seven of the eight games on the docket were already based at venues where light fixtures are part of the ambiance. The lone exception: Woonsocketâ€™s Barry Field.
However, thanks to Villa Novans athletic director George Nasuti obtaining portable lights, the situation was remedied.
Paul M. Breault
BURRILLVILLE- Paul M. Breault 67, resident of Harrisville, passed away November 20, 2012 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was born in Providence RI, a son of the late Jesse & Anna (Riley) Breault.
Paul was salesman for the Nexus Co., previously he taught science at the Callahan School. He lived most of his life in Providence; he was an avid stamp collector and novelties. Paul enjoyed baseball and football.
Jeffrey D. McKenna
WOONSOCKT- Jeffrey D. McKenna, 80, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away peacefully at his home on November 25, 2012 surrounded by friends and loves ones.
Born October 7, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Euclide and Emerilda (Decasse) McKenna.
He was the devoted husband of Doris (Cournoyer) McKenna with whom he shared 60 wonderful years.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Pawtucket Red Sox will host their Annual Christmas Party at McCoy Stadium on Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m.â€“2 p.m. The PawSoxâ€™ Christmas Party is a free event open to fans of all ages. Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway will make a special appearance along with two members of the PawSox Governorsâ€™ Cup championship, infielder Tony Thomas and outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker.