Archive - Nov 1, 2012
When last we saw Wes Pennington and his North Smithfield football troupe, the Northmen were set to embark upon an unprecedented double bye that would encompass three whole weeks between games.
PAWTUCKET â€” Head coach Pierre Ridore had several reasons to believe his Shea High squad would reign in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary tilt against Cumberland on Thursday afternoon.
First, his Raiders had rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Clippers just nine days before this playoff; second, Ridore's bunch entered the contest with a 6-0-1 mark at home â€“ that is, when it played either at Max Read Field or the McKinnon-Alves Complex â€“ and this would be played at the latter.
WOONSOCKET â€” A homegrown kingpin of the crack cocaine trade drew 22 years of federal prison time when he was sentenced on drug-trafficking and conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.
Robert O. Robinson, 30, was the leader and organizer of a drug-distribution network he ran out of Taluâ€™s Cafe on Willow Street, federal prosecutors said.
CUMBERLAND â€” Billionaire Donald Trump seems to be involved in almost everything these days â€” but the District 19 RI Senate race?
Yes, that too.
Democratic challenger Ryan Pearson sent out a mailing to voters in the district earlier this month, criticizing incumbent Republican Bethany Mouraâ€™s absences and missed votes in the last two years. On one side, the cardboard flyer said â€śIf you missed work as much as Beth Mouraâ€¦Youâ€™d be fired!â€ť Below that was a picture of Trump, pointing an accusatory-looking finger, along with his signature line â€śYouâ€™re fired!â€ť from his TV show â€śThe Apprentice.â€ť
Isabelle M. Bessette
WOONSOCKET- Isabelle M. (Michaud) Bessette, 102, Formerly of Harrison Ave., died Friday October 26, 2012 in the Ballou Home with her family by her side. She resided on Harrison Ave. for 71 years prior to living at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Emile Bessette.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Eugene and Cordelia (Corignan) Michaud. She was the 7th, of 13 children.
Isabelle enjoyed quilting, cut away embroidery, loved the sport of baseball and was an avid Red Sox's fan.
Franklyn A. Hall
BURRILLVILLE - Franklyn A. Hall, 57, of Pascoag, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
Frank was born in Providence and was the son of the late Robert J. and Katherine (Adams) Hall.
Frank worked as a Power Plant Operator at Zambarano Hospital of Pascoag for many years before retiring in 2004. He was a former member of the Wallum Lake Fire Dept. in Pascoag.
Richard A. Boucher
DOUGLAS- Richard A. "Dick" Boucher, 66, of Reid Rd. formerly of Uxbridge, died Wed. Oct. 31 at home after an illness.
His funeral arrangements with Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville are incomplete.
WOONSOCKET- August "Steve" Dellacona, 87, of Blackstone Street, Woonsocket, died October 31, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Keegan) Dellacona and was born in Millis, MA, the son of the late Angelo and Julia (Ragna) Dellacona and has been a city resident for 54 years.
He worked for 37 years for the Kendall Company in Walpole, MA, retiring in 1983 as a Supervisor. Steve had served in the US Army during WWII.
DOWNINGTOWN, PA- John Francis Casserly III, 72, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 26, 2012.
Born in Albany, NY, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Skelly) Casserly.