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Villa Novans blank Knights to earn Super Bowl berth

November 28, 2012

WOONSOCKET --- For the third time in the last four years, Woonsocket is heading to the Division II Super Bowl. And the Villa Novans earned that right to advance thanks to two of the things that helped them win the championship in 2009 and ’10 – a strong ground game and a stellar defensive effort.
Senior Jalen Evans and junior Will Andino teamed up to rush for 246 yards and three touchdowns, and the Novans’ ‘D’ limited the Knights to 167 total yards to help produce a 27-0 semifinal-round triumph on Wednesday night under the brightness of portable lights at Barry Field.

Cumberland heads to Division II Super Bowl after blasting West Warwick

November 28, 2012

CUMBERLAND – Mercy!
It was yet another Big Blue blowout in a season that has pointed in one direction – the Division II Super Bowl. An appearance in the title game is officially in Cumberland High’s line of sight after Wednesday night’s 48-14 romp against West Warwick High in semifinal-round action at frigid Tucker Field.

Turnovers doom N.S. in 31-0 playoff loss to Kilties

November 28, 2012

PROVIDENCE – In his final post-game speech of the season near Conley Stadium's midfield stripe, North Smithfield High head coach Wes Pennington conveyed the following to his kids:
“Keep your heads up when you leave. You guys played your hearts out. Sure, it's a tough loss, but you have nothing to be ashamed of. We're proud of you.”
Neither he nor his staff could have said much else after the Northmen suffered a bitter 31-0 defeat to top-seeded Mount Pleasant High in a R.I. Division IV Tournament semifinal on frosty Wednesday night.

Police officers look to bring joy to city kids

November 28, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The city is struggling financially, but that won’t stop Santa’s elves at the Police Department from doing their part to make the holidays happy and bright for local disadvantaged children.
The Woonsocket Police Toy Drive is back in operation for the 18th year and Det. Sgts. John Scully III and Kevin Greenough, drive coordinators for the department, reported Tuesday toy donations have already begun to arrive at the police station.

Robert J. LaForge

November 28, 2012

Robert J. LaForge

WOONSOCKET- Robert J. LaForge, 83, of Grove St. Woonsocket, died Tuesday November 27, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of 58 years of Evelyn P. (Malboeuf) LaForge. They were married on May 1, 1954.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Philip and Rose (Salvas) LaForge. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. LaForge was employed as a machinist and tool maker by the Mining Safety Administration in Esmond. He also previously worked for Taft Pierce Mfg. Corp.

Madeleine C. Allard

November 28, 2012

Madeleine C. Allard

WOONSOCKET- Madeleine C. (Lalancette) Allard, 87, of Pond St., died November 26, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Nasonville, she was the daughter of the late Aime and Alice (Belisle) Lalancette, Sr.

Rev. Msgr. Michael W. Dziob J.C.D.

November 28, 2012

Rev. Msgr.
Michael W. Dziob J.C.D.

PROVIDENCE- Rev. Msgr. Michael W. Dziob, J.C.D., 94, pastor emeritus of St. Leo the Great Church in Pawtucket, died on November 27, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Michael and Antonina (Sabik) Dziob, he attended public and parochial schools in Woonsocket and Providence College in Providence.

Armed robbery reported in Cumberland

November 28, 2012

CUMBERLAND – Police are investigating an armed robbery at the BC Petroleum and Convenience Store at 3585 Mendon Road Tuesday night.
A man was said to have shown the clerk a gun while demanding money during the 8:30 p.m. incident, according to police.
Cumberland Police Sgt. John Cook said no one was hurt in the incident. Woonsocket police assisted Cumberland units in checking the Mendon Road area after the incident was reported.

POWERBALL FEVER

November 28, 2012

Harvey Beauchene of Woonsocket purchases Powerball tickets at A.J.'s
Market in the city Tuesday as Powerball fever mounts with tonight’s jackpot standing at a whopping $500 million and counting.

NEW -- RI parole board reviews release of 'thrill-killer'

November 28, 2012

PROVIDENCE — The planned release of a Woonsocket man imprisoned for a 1999 "thrill killing" has been put on hold while the Rhode Island Parole Board revisits the case.
The board approved a plan earlier this year to release Alfred Brissette Jr. more than 20 years before his original release date. Brissette pleaded no contest to murder for killing Jeanette Descoteaux and was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison.
His release gained attention after WPRI-TV reported this week that he was due to be released next month.

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