Archive - Nov 2010
Lois J. McKee
CUMBERLAND- Lois J. McKee, 93, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010. She was the wife of the late Everett McKee. Born in Plymouth, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Agnes (Bowen) Lord.
Donald L. Schafrath
LINCOLN- Donald L. Schafrath, 94, died November 8, 2010 at the Holiday Nursing Home.
He was born in Canton, OH on November 22, 1915 to Leo and Clara R. (Rohr) Schafrath.
He was the loving husband of the late Violet (Brissette) Schafrath.
He and his wife were the owners and operators of Jolicoeur Furniture Co. in Woonsocket for many years. He was a Naval Sea Bee and served during WWII.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mayor Leo T. Fontaine has won his bid for a court order directing the school department to balance its budget, at least for now.
Judge Bennett R. Gallo issued the â€śwrit of mandamusâ€ť on Friday and specified in the ruling that school officials must â€śadopt and adhere to a balanced school budget for fiscal 2011.â€ť
The order also directs the school department to prepare a corrective action plan â€śthat limits spending to the amount actually appropriated for fiscal year 2011 and otherwise complies with all statutory requirements.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€” The scoreboard doesnâ€™t always tell the true story of a soccer game.
That may have been the case on Sunday as darkness enveloped the R.I. College soccer field while Lincoln and Exeter/West Greenwich battled through a tense Division II state championship final.
When the final whistle sounded, EWG celebrated a 2-1 victory over the gallant Lions, who hung tough in a game that saw the Scarlet Knights own a 24-10 advantage in shots on goal.
Joe Gardner didnâ€™t get a ticker-tape parade down Woonsocketâ€™s Main Street this past Saturday for capturing the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight title the previous night at the Twin River Event Center.
So the Woonsocket Boxing Club fighter did the next best thing. He hopped in his car, put his championship belt in his back seat, and toured the area to show his grand prize to as many friends and family members as he possibly could.
WOONSOCKET â€” The decision never did have anything to do with the money or the more suitable climate.
It was all about happiness. It was all about family.
Thatâ€™s what led Josh Dâ€™Abate to remain at Mount St. Charles; to remain at Mount as the head coach of both his successful boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ volleyball programs.
KINGSTON â€” A long championship drought that lasted more than a decade ended on Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately for Burrillville High, it was Exeter/West Greenwich High that halted its 11-year absence from the top of the Division II ranks.
The Scarlet Knights, who were guided by senior sparkplug and tournament MVP Megan Bresnahan, survived a fourth-set barnburner with the Broncos and came away with a 3-1 win in the finals at URIâ€™s Keaney Gym, claiming the match by scores of 25-22, 25-27, 25-20, and 29-27.
LINCOLN --- Officials with the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School are looking for volunteers to donate their hair to the â€śLocks of Loveâ€ť event scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Free haircuts will be given to all individuals who have a minimum of 10 inches of hair to donate, and those haircuts will be given in the Cosmetology Salon at Davies between 8:30 a.m.-noon.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police are looking for a Connecticut man who allegedly rented space in an old factory to set up the most sophisticated indoor marijuana plantation they've ever seen.
Acting on a tip, police seized 140 marijuana plants with an estimated value of $150,000 at 32 Mechanic St. on Oct. 26, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Lights on. Lights out!
Playing under portable illumination for only the second time ever at Barry Field, Woonsocket High treated its faithful fans to a convincing 34-14 rout of Central in a Division II quarterfinal contest on Friday night.
The Villa Novans got their typical effort out of the defense, which allowed Woonsocket prime field position all night. The offense did its part too, taking a 27-0 lead before the Knights were able to prevent the shutout with two scores in the final quarter.