Archive - Sep 28, 2011
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Jen Brodeur had one of those seasons that doesnâ€™t come around too often for a first-year coach.
Inheriting a strong nucleus of players from previous years, the North Smithfield coach watched her Northmen lose just one league match en route to capturing the Division III state championship.
Eight senior starters have since graduated from that squad. While she wouldnâ€™t label it a rebuilding year, Brodeur wasnâ€™t expecting a similar scenario this season.
Blame it on the rain? Tough early-season matchups? Injuries? Turnovers?
Whatever the reason, 70 percent of the Blackstone Valleyâ€™s teams that played last weekend lost, and four of those seven losing teams were badly beaten by 27 or more points.
But while the negatives outweighed the positives last weekend, this is a new week. And while not a lot of matchups stand out, there are a pair to highlight, but you will have to wait until Saturday afternoon to see these duels featuring Blackstone Valley opponents.
WOONSOCKET â€” A freight train slammed into a car Wednesday after the driver mistakenly turned onto the River Street train tracks, thinking the rail bed was a street.
Christopher Hanlon, 28, was navigating with the aid of a GPS device, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette. The Coventry resident was heading toward Massachusetts on River Street, looking for Verry Street.
â€śHis GPS said take the next right, so he took the next right, which turned out to be the railroad tracks,â€ť said Jalette. â€śVerry Street is the first right after the railroad tracks.â€ť
Leo J. Richard
ALBION- Leo J. Richard, 87, of Main St., Albion, died Wednesday morning at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Emelia A. "Millie" (Fortier) Richard who died in 2010.
Born in Albion, he was a son of the late George and Sarah (Leveille) Richard. He remained a lifelong resident of Albion.
Mr. Richard was employed by Berkshire Hathaway for over 25 years before retiring. Leo was a lifelong communicant of St. Ambrose Parish.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IN- Scott Victor Rockwell, Sr., 55, of rural North Manchester, Indiana died at 5:55 p.m. Monday September 26, 2011 at his home.
He was born July 31, 1956 in Waltham, Massachusetts to Murray and Janet (West) Rockwell.
WOONSOCKET - Jacqueline S. (Mandeville) Nys 70, of Camp Dixie Rd. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Nys.
WOONSOCKET - Theresa C. (Papineau) Castonguay 78, died Saturday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Edmond Castonguay. Mrs. Castonguay was a homemaker for most of her life. She had worked as an assembler at Colby Glass for five years in her youth. She volunteered at the Woonsocket Senior Center, for the Woonsocket School Department and for Mayor Baldelli's Mayoral Campaign.