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September 29th, 2014

Question 5 could bring $2.1 million to Stadium

September 29, 2014

WOONSOCKET – An engine of the local economy could get a turbo-boost if voters approve Question No. 5 on the November ballot.

The referendum would authorize the state to float $35 million in bonds, much of it to support nine of the state’s most significant arts and culture organizations, including some $2.1 million for the Stadium Theatre, the only potential beneficiary in the Blackstone Valley.

Lillian Berard

September 29, 2014

Lillian Berard

Dennis H. Fontaine

September 29, 2014

Dennis H. Fontaine

BROCKTON, MA - Dennis H. Fontaine 65, formerly of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, September 24, in Brockton Hospital. He was the father of Jessica Fontaine of Brockton. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late George and Alice (Sweck) Fontaine.
Dennis was the owner and operator of the former Hamlet Diner in Woonsocket, and worked for the Brothers of The Sacred Heart for many years before retiring in 1992.
He was a compassionate and loving father, and a very caring person to all who knew him.

Mary E. Beauchamp

September 29, 2014

Mary E. Beauchamp

BURRILLVILLE - Mary E. Beauchamp 67, of Harrisville RI, passed away surrounded by her family, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence on September 24, 2014.
She was the loving wife to Roger P. Beauchamp.
She was born in Rumford RI, a daughter of the late John & Helen (Monahan) McAuley.

September 28th

School uniform policy no longer uniform

September 28, 2014

WOONSOCKET – It’s official: the School Committee has abolished the school uniform policy at Woonsocket High School. But the policy is still in full force at the elementary schools, and it’s been scaled back at Woonsocket Middle School.
The panel adopted the recommendations of its review subcommittee on a 3-2 vote Wednesday, modifying the controversial policy for the first time since it was adopted in 2010.

Red Sox minor-league coach Fox recalls Jeter's rise to top

September 28, 2014

Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity crossover status that he so desperately tried to conceal, Derek Jeter kept “a razor-thin focus on things” according to Andy Fox, presently the Red Sox minor-league fielding coordinator and a former teammate of Jeter.

“For someone who was 18 at the time, he continually went about his business and it was impressive to see at that age,” Fox said.  “Who knows how it was going to end up, but he had the determination to get better.”

September 27th

Unbeaten Burrillville buries co-op foe 48-26; Northmen bounce back from loss with 40-6 win

September 27, 2014


EAST PROVIDENCE – Perhaps is was Gennaro Ferraro’s intention to deliver a slice of humble pie to a Burrillville High bunch that had thoroughly manhandled the PCD/Wheeler Juanita Sanchez co-op squad on “Indian Summer” Saturday. 
 

September 26th

Calabro clobbers Townies in 28-0 Cumberland win, Oakley leaves Pilgrim in the dust in 31-0 Lions rout

September 26, 2014


CUMBERLAND  –  Senior signal caller Tyler Calabro accounted for 22 points by his lonesome as the Clippers steamrolled East Providence, 28-0, before a large, thrilled gathering at Tucker Field.
 
 

Villa Novans putting their stamp on D-2 boys' soccer, notch sixth win

September 26, 2014


WOONSOCKET  –  There’s a rejuvenation in enthusiasm and spirit surrounding the Woonsocket High “futbolers” nowadays, and it’s easy to see why.
 
After wallowing in the depths of the Division I cellar over the past two-plus years – a pair of winless seasons head coach Anthony Rao, assistant Al Prestly and Co. would prefer to forget – there’s a new positive attitude being exuded.

Girls' Volleyball: Warriors battle for 3-1 victory over Broncos

September 26, 2014


CENTRAL FALLS — To understand how closely the teams from Central Falls and Burrillville highs battled in a Division II-North contest on Thursday night, consider this one statistic: Through four games, the foes combined for 12 lead changes and 18 ties.
 
Naturally, only one reigned, and it went to the inconsistent yet powerful Warriors, who survived an entertaining but grueling 3-1 triumph over the Broncos before close to 100 fans.
Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity...
EAST PROVIDENCE – Perhaps is was Gennaro Ferraro’s intention to deliver a slice of...
CUMBERLAND  –  Senior signal caller Tyler Calabro accounted for 22 points by...
WOONSOCKET – An engine of the local economy could get a turbo-boost if voters approve Question No. 5 on the November...
WOONSOCKET – It’s official: the School Committee has abolished the school uniform policy at Woonsocket High School. But...
WOONSOCKET – A city resident says he filed three separate ethics complaints against members of the City Council...