Archive - 2010
Irenee F. Blais
MANVILLE - Irenee F. Blais, 87, of Old River Road died Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the husband of Rita I. (Giguere) Blais. Mr. and Mrs. Blais celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 29.
A lifelong resident of Manville, he was a son of the late Donat and Denise (Bedard) Blais.
Mr. Blais was a carpenter and molder operator for E. Brodeur & Sons, Woonsocket and later worked as a carpenter at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence before retiring.
CUMBERLAND- William E. Cavanaugh, 84, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010. He was the husband of the late Doris (Lustenberger) Cavanaugh.
He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. Mr. Cavanaugh was the co-owner of Tap Auto Service, with Aldor St. Germain, for forty five years, retiring in 1996.
WOONSOCKET â There havenât been too many occasions where Mount St. Charles has been tested this season, let alone pushed to a deciding fifth game. Thursday night against red-hot Ponaganset wound up being the exception.
In the end, the Mounties proved to be a little tougher, grabbing a 15-12 thriller in the clinching game to come away with an exciting 3-2 victory over the Chieftains, who coming in had won seven straight in league play and eight in a row overall.
BURRILLVILLE â The instructions were simple.
With the more-important class and state meets coming up in the next few weeks, Smithfield High coach Joe Bennett didnât want his runners to go all-out at Thursdayâs fifth annual Bronco Invitational.
PAWTUCKET â Burrillville High broke open a close game at the break by scoring five times in the second half and rolling to a 7-0 victory over Shea High on Thursday afternoon in their Division III-North meeting at Max Read Field.
Paige Oram and Trista Cardone each scored a pair of goals for the Broncos, who outshot the Raiders by a 19-4 count and recorded their 10th shutout of the season.
Nikole Moutinho, Shannon Murphy, and Emma Lapierre added the other goals, and Sarah Barry had a pair of assists.
WOONSOCKET â President Barack Obama will be visiting the city Monday to tour American Cord & Webbing in Highland Industrial Park and speak with the workers.
The Associated Press reports that the president will be joined by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin.
Obama was already scheduled to visit Providence Monday to attend a fundraiser for David Cicilline, the Democratic cnadidate for the first congressional district.
WOONSOCKET â After his regular classes at Woonsocket High School, Jamel Williams usually heads over to the RiverzEdge Arts Project in Market Square for hands-on training in silk-screen printing. But he couldn't make it yesterday.
He was too busy being honored by first lady Michelle Obama in Washington, D.C.
In a ceremony at the White House, the first lady bestowed the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards on 15 organizations, including RiverzEdge and the Providence-based Community Music Works.
LINCOLN â As she readied herself for school Tuesday morning, Lincoln High junior Taylor Jutras argued vehemently with her mother, Tammy, about a mere two dollars. When âMaâ wouldn't budge on the request, she stormed out of the house âin a huff.â
About five hours later, Taylor admitted she had texted her mom several times, promising she was sorry for her behavior and understood Tammy's stance on the matter.
By ERIC BENEVIDES
Must-win games? It seems like fans will have their pick of the litter when it comes to teams in the Blackstone Valley this weekend!
Fridayâs action features four schools -- East Providence, Cumberland, Shea, and St. Raphael -- who sorely need to win their games over tough opponents in order to keep their respective playoff hopes alive.
PROVIDENCE -- The good news for Joe Gardner is that heâs going to fight for the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight championship on Nov. 12 at the Twin River Event Center.
The bad news is that the Woonsocket fighter is going to have to battle a very familiar boxer to him, his trainer, Bob Moreau, and his corner -- his favorite sparring partner, Keith Kozlin of West Warwick.