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November 11th

City couple tries to get gas turned back on

November 11, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Kevin and Jayne Donnell won’t dispute they have had trouble paying their utility bills or that their outstanding balances with NationalGrid are significant.
But the city couple also doesn’t believe they should be without heat now that the cold weather has arrived.
Kevin Donnell is unemployed and looking for work as a van driver and his wife has health issues that have left her disabled and on Social Security.

Novans take OT thriller from Saints in Div. II quarters

November 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET — As is the standard after a football game, Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson walked to the midfield stripe behind his troops and shook hands with opposing players and coaches alike.
He congratulated all for a job well done, then hugged a few St. Raphael Academy assistants before speaking briefly with long-time Saints' mentor Mike Sassi.
Maybe four milliseconds later, he bolted to his squad and leaped into a few of his heftier players' arms, then – after a few choice words, naturally all positive – he led his kids in a classic Villa Novans' chant.

Mighty EWG blasts N.S. girls in Div. II soccer semis

November 11, 2012

CRANSTON — Head coach Jeremy Sherer didn’t have to dig deep to find the reason why his North Smithfield team lost to two-time defending champion Exeter/West Greenwich in their Division II semifinal-round affair on Saturday afternoon at Cranston Stadium.
“I thought for the most part, we got muscled off the ball too much,” the second-year coach said after his Northmen suffered a 5-1 loss to the unbeaten Scarlet Knights. “They’re a strong team, they’re physical, and they did a nice job of beating us to the ball. It really came down to the 50-50s. They won them and we didn’t.”

STM to consider funding requests

November 11, 2012

BLACKSTONE — Voters at Wednesday’s Special Town Meeting will consider an 11-article warrant that includes proposals to fund a solar photovoltaic energy-generating facility at the Blackstone Landfill; an elevator at the Municipal Office Building; and a feasibility/preliminary architectural study for a new senior center and recreational facility.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Blackstone-Millville Regional Molony-Sullivan School auditorium, 175 Lincoln St.

Coyne honored for act of valor

November 11, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Marine Staff Sgt. Bernard Coyne, a Woonsocket native and Bronze Star recipient, was recently honored for his heroic actions in Afghanistan and awarded the Spirit of Freedom Award at the 2012 United Service Organization (USO) Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C
The gala, held on Oct. 27, recognized six service members.
Audricia D. McKinney, spokesperson of the USO of North Carolina, said the USO recognized Coyne, an EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) technician with Headquarters Squadron, because he represents the core values of the USO of North Carolina.

November 9th

Back to the Div. II semis: Clippers hammer Bulldogs

November 9, 2012

CUMBERLAND – How do you spell dominance? Try C-U-M-B-E-R-L-A-N-D on for size.
Cumberland kicked off its Division II playoff mission in emphatic fashion Friday evening, the Clippers’ 41-6 conquest of Westerly made possible by the usual cast of stellar performers. Erik Travers rushed for 112 yards and one touchdown while quarterback Brendan Guerin passed for two scores. Not to be outdone, Mitchell Baxter recorded two interceptions while teammates Joe Fine and Dan Stock also found the end zone.

Cooley hopes zone defense pays off for Friars

November 9, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Ed Cooley came to Providence College armed with the reputation of being a defensive, get-after-it coach. The five years he spent at Fairfield’s helm suggested that after a seemingly endless run of witnessing the Friars languish in the bottom tier in Big East team defense, more than lip service would finally be paid to an area that statistically speaking has been a major deficiency.

Friars look to defy basketball critics this year

November 9, 2012

PROVIDENCE — There was a time last spring and summer when Providence Friar fans were salivating at the promise surrounding the 2012-13 season. A highly-touted recruiting class coupled with a group of noteworthy holdovers seemed to signal clearance for takeoff in Ed Cooley’s second year, giving off an aura that for the first time in a long while, Providence was a program on an up swing.

Mother, daughter charged in stabbing

November 9, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A city woman and her mother were charged with felony domestic assault and battery after the younger woman allegedly slashed and stabbed her mother’s husband with a steak knife Tuesday night.

Unanimous support for Ruggerio, Paiva Weed

November 9, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The Senate leadership team of President Teresa Paiva Weed and Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio both won unanimous support of the Democratic caucus to control the chamber for another two years on Thursday.

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