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Archive - Nov 2011

November 27th

Wrestling star Travers also shines in football

November 27, 2011

CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland High wrestling team opens practice today without returning state runner-up Erik Travers, who has become a key member of the football team this season.
The Cumberland gridders are scheduled to visit Chariho on Tuesday night in a Division II semifinal contest. Travers, a 5-foot-8, 150-pound junior, will start at cornerback on defense and halfback on offense.

Has high school's spread offense run its course?

November 27, 2011

Some things I think I think:
Is it possible the spread offense and its numerous variations have run their course at the high school football level?
Sure seemed that way during Wednesday night’s Tolman-Shea game when neither team looked efficient on offense in a 7-0 Tigers victory. Both teams appeared to be mirror images of one another on offense as they operated out of the shotgun on almost every play, blending in elements of the spread and wildcat formations, sending backs into motion on almost every play.

November 26th

SHOPPING LOCALLY

November 27, 2011

Jessica Bliss and her daughter, Gabriella, 4, of Cumberland, shop for bead bracelets Saturday at Tranquil Gardens on Mendon Road in Cumberland. Yesterday was known nationally as Shop Local Saturday — to offset the frenzy of shoppers who frequented the ‘big box’ chain stores on Black Friday.

Mencuccis bring town’s colorful past to life

November 27, 2011

GLOCESTER – Working from their home studio in neighboring Burrillville, hobby videographers Carlo and Betty Mencucci have just finished a follow-up to their well-received 2009 documentary on the town’s history, “West of the Seven Mile Line.”
While the first installment covered the town’s earliest days, this one touches on the most colorful events of the 1700s through the late 1800s, from the tragic saga of “Betty the Learned Elephant” to the discovery of gold in the woods of Durfee Hill.

Skurka, Henderson talk about Thanksgiving Day rivalry as players, coaches

November 26, 2011

With its dominating 35-6 victory on Thursday, Cumberland High put a halt to a four-game winning streak by Woonsocket in the annual Thanksgiving Day contest. The Clippers continued their hot streak and momentum for their upcoming Division II semifinal tilt at Chariho Regional this Tuesday night with their seventh straight victory.

November 25th

Saving green on Black Friday

November 25, 2011

LINCOLN — There seem to be two types of Black Friday shoppers: the people who come out and wait begrudgingly in line for a specific sale item, and those who view it as one big, exhausting — but-enjoyable — road trip.
Pawtucket residents Pauline Tougas, Rachel Doyon and Jeannine Bourski fall into the latter category. The three women, along with a couple of other family members, headed out to do shopping at the major retail stores along Route 1 in South Attleboro, Mass. at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday and they were just finishing up at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

Harold R. Chandler

November 25, 2011

Harold R. Chandler

WOONSOCKET- Harold R. Chandler 84, of Cote Ave. died Friday at home. He was the husband of the late Vivian L. (Gagne) Chandler.
Born in Bellingham, he was the son of the late Albert and Isabella (Gill) Chandler.
Harold worked in the maintenance department of General Motors for thirty years, before retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks #850 for thirty years and was an avid card player.

Henri A. Riquier

November 25, 2011

Henri A. Riquier

BELLINGHAM- Henri A. Riquier, 85, of Pulaski Blvd, Bellingham, died Monday, November 21, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Therese (Couture) Riquier.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late David, Jr. and Velentine (Garree) Riquier .

Michael F. Oliver

November 25, 2011

Michael F. Oliver

BELLINGHAM- Michael "Jupe" Oliver, 56, of South Center St. Bellingham, Ma. died Wednesday November 23, 2011. He was the former husband of Linda (Llewellyn) Oliver.
Born in Houlton, Maine, son of the late Forest F. Oliver, and Mary J. (Dyer) Oliver, of Bellingham, Ma.
Mr. Oliver worked as a Furnace Operator for Saint Gobain Container in Milford for several years.

Steve D. Laliberte

November 25, 2011

Steve D. Laliberte

SEBRING FLA- Steve D. Laliberte, passed away on Nov 4 2011 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He has lived in Fla for the passed 7 years, prior to moving lived in Cumberland.
He is the son Of Dennis and Pauline (Poirier) Laliberte of Cumberland. He leaves a son in Fla and a daughter in Woonsocket, a sister Lori Marcoux in North Smithfield, also a fiance in Fla.
He worked in area body shops before moving and worked at Channey's auto in Fla.
A Memorial Mass is planned at St. John Vianney Church on Tuesday Nov 29 @10:00 am.

PAWTUCKET – For reasons no doubt discussed ad nauseam in other forums, “Rocket” Roger Clemens will...
In the state title clash for the 9/10 division at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket on Thursday, Lincoln...
BRISTOL -- The Cumberland American All-Stars continue to play their best baseball with...
WOONSOCKET – With a good turnout of about 80 motorcyclists helping out, all Cercle Laurier President Roland Cagnon...
WOONSOCKET – It was when a friend’s mother lost a fight with breast cancer that Sheri Delisle decided she wanted to do...
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The police arrested a North Smithfield Middle School teacher Thursday on charges of felony larceny...

 

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