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Too early to predict, says area coaches

August 30, 2011

Asking a high school football coach to “preview” his team during the final week of preseason practice is really premature. It’s at least a week too early for that. Besides, coaches only want to talk about known commodities. Sometimes it takes half of a season to figure out the identity of these embryonic football teams.
Coaches are always willing to talk about certain subjects: veteran players, team leaders, practice schedules, lack of depth on the roster … there’s a whole litany of subjects that coaches are dealing with as the summer begins to fade away.

Richard R. Couture

August 30, 2011

Richard R. Couture

WOONSOCKET- Richard R. "Moose" Couture 49, of Vose St., died Tuesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the son of Doris I. (Laplante) Couture and the late Joseph A. Couture.

Marc R. Martin

August 30, 2011

Marc R. Martin

WOONSOCKET- Marc R. Martin, 54, of Capwell Ave., died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, after a short illness. He was happily married for twenty years to the late JoAnn (Garner) Martin, who passed away in December 2009. A lifelong Woonsocket resident, he was the loving son of Roger M. and Lorraine B. (Fleurant) Martin of Woonsocket.

Menard, Fontaine to face off

August 30, 2011

WOONSOCKET — She did it.
After publicly hinting of a possible return to electoral politics, former Mayor Susan D. Menard raised the stakes Tuesday, filing preliminary declaration papers to challenge her successor, incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.
But the suspense isn't over. Menard may withdraw if she isn't showing satisfactory support among likely voters, she said.
“I'll be doing a poll,” Menard said. “After that I'll decide on my next step.”

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