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July 1st, 2014

Longtime hockey coach Ernst revels in honor from R.I. Reds Heritage Society

July 1, 2014

CRANSTON – Hanging from the kitchen wall in Dick and Rollie Ernst's cozy Philmont Avenue abode is a laurel he received after his North Smithfield High School icemen captured the R.I. Division III Boys' Hockey Tournament crown with a 6-4 triumph over East Providence at Schneider Arena.

The date: March 26, 2006.

Russell R. Sombaert

July 1, 2014

Russell R. Sombaert

DOUGLAS, MA - Russell R. Sombaert 67, of Marilyn Dr. died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Helen (St. Germain) Sombaert. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Roger and Juliette (Dufresne) Sombaert. Russell was a draftsman for the Town of Natick, MA for thirty five years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Helen in their motor home. Russell served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

June 30th

PawSox' Brentz staying positive after hamstring strain

June 30, 2014

PAWTUCKET – For Bryce Brentz, slow and steady must prevail in his quest to shake free of the persistent hamstring issue that has his season on pause.

“The progress has been good and we’re ahead of schedule right now, but we don’t want to have any more setbacks,” said the PawSox outfielder when reached Monday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Presently, his days are filled with restoring strength to the right hamstring strain that has kept him out of the lineup since May 15.

Cumberland blasts Glocester/Burrillville; same two teams to meet for District IV softball title

June 30, 2014

BURRILLVILLE — Cumberland I head coach Steve D’Abrosca had hoped for a premier collective performance from his crew on Monday evening, but wasn’t quite sure if he’d get it.

His troops did, and didn’t, surprise him.

Righthander Abbie Vallely turned in a magical performance in the circle, yielding just three hits and a trio of walks while whiffing 10, and his offense produced four doubles as Cumberland I coasted to a 15-2 triumph over Glocester/Burrillville in a R.I. District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale at Hauser Field.

Friends plan to paddle across RI

June 30, 2014

WOONSOCKET – It was always a crazy idea.
There may be no better proof of it than what happened last year after Chuck Horbert and his buddies launched their canoes and kayaks into Burrillville’s Branch River, amped up by 5 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Andrea. Hobart crashed his canoe in the rain-swollen waters, and his far-flung dream of leading a waterborne trek the length of the state, by river, was over as soon as it began.

Carol A. Ellis

June 30, 2014

Carol A. Ellis

CUMBERLAND - Carol A. (Quilitzsch) Ellis, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert A. Ellis, Jr. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late George and Anita (Mintel) Quilitzsch.
Carol worked as a credit and collections manager at Hasbro for many years and was the secretary of the Bear Hill Village Tenants Association. She was a longtime member of the Cumberland Beagle Club and enjoyed knitting; crocheting; crafts and needle point.

Rose Anna Ethier

June 30, 2014

Rose Anna Ethier

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rose Anna Ethier, 88, of Mendon Rd., died June 29, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield with family by her side. Born in Millville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Mederic and Cora (Gagnon) Ethier.
She worked for forty years as a supervisor for the former Narragansett Knitting Co., retiring in 1994. She spent her life devotionally alongside her late twin sister Rose Alma. She took great joy in her many nephews and nieces.

Halsey A. Staples

June 30, 2014

Halsey A. Staples

Ronald G. Watier

June 30, 2014

Ronald G. Watier

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Ronald G. Watier, 61, of North Smithfield died Monday June 23, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of Alfred N. Watier of Bellingham and the late Lucille T. (Lamoureux) Watier. Ron was raised in Bellingham and resided in North Smithfield for most of his adult life.
Ron was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy Class of 1970.

Arthur R. Forest

June 30, 2014

Arthur R. Forest

WOONSOCKET - Arthur R. Forest, 91, of Woonsocket died Monday morning June 23, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Born in Albion he was a son of the late François and Zenaide (Descoteaux) Forest. He was raised in Albion and resided most of his life in Pawtucket and Woonsocket.
Mr. Forest served in the United States Army during WWII. He received the European African Middle-Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.

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