Archive - Feb 26, 2011
WOONOCKET â Three years ago, George Briggs retired from a more than three-decade career as a educator in the Woonsocket school system.
Briggs was also contemplating doing the same from his post as the longtime (and successful) track and cross-country coach at the high school level.
But one dedicated individual, one person he's had the opportunity to work alongside for the past four years has made him think otherwise â his good friend and girls' head cross-country, track coach Dan Richard.
PROVIDENCE â In Saturdayâs semifinal round of the R.I. state championship meet, Cumberland High won four of five bouts to take some of the sting out of its slow start to the tourney on Friday evening.
Cumberland suffered a huge loss on Friday night when two-time state champion Shai Lariviere defaulted in his second match, giving in to a sprained ankle suffered on Monday at practice.
âI tried to wrestle but I couldnât do it,â Lariviere said later.
PROVIDENCE â Defending champion Cumberland capped an uneven and perhaps snake-bitten performance at this yearâs state championship meet by going 0-for-4 in Saturday nightâs individual finals.
Two-time defending champion Shoneil Lariviere was upset in the 125-pound finals by East Providenceâs Joao Vicente, who pulled off a stunning 11-5 win over an opponent who had pinned him last month during the dual-meet season.
WOONSOCKET -- The options for finding ancestral information through the American-French Genealogical Society (AFGS) have expanded in a way that will make it easier for local researchers to access faraway record repositories without having to leave the Societyâs 78 Earle St. base.
The local research center has affiliated with the Family History Library system operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, the world's largest resource for genealogical records, according to AFGS members.
WOONSOCKET â To keep from being kicked out on the street, a group of merchants in Main Street's embattled Commercial Block agreed to share a $6,600 utility bill that's been ignored by the Florida bank that foreclosed on the property and the Providence company the bank hired to manage it.
Jamil Safdar, the proprietor of Liberty Market, said he and six other commercial tenants agreed to chip in at the eleventh hour even though the bill isn't their responsibility. The deadline for payment was Friday morning.