Archive - Feb 2012
M. Mae Trottier
BELLINGHAM- M. Mae (Walsh) Trottier, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away after being stricken at home, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene J. Trottier, Sr. deceased on September 1, 2010.
Born on July 16, 1928 at home in Berkley Village Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Margaret V. (Fanning) Walsh.
Theresa D. Therrien
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Theresa D. Therrien, 84, of Victory Highway, North Smithfield, died peacefully Monday February 6, at home surrounded by her family.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph O. and Mabel L. (Laforest) Trudel. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided in North Smithfield for over 60 years.
PROVIDENCE --- Lauren Levesque tipped in a shot from Cassandra Czarn 3:55 into overtime to lift Mount St. Charles to a thrilling 3-2 victory over La Salle Academy on Sunday afternoon in the Mountiesâ€™ regular-season finale at Providence Collegeâ€™s Schneider Arena.
The victory was the 13th in a row for the two-time defending champions, who are 15-1-0. They had clinched the regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the 'State Championship' playoffs with a tight 2-0 win over the Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op team less than 24 hours earlier at Adelard Arena.
Robert Lacourse wasn't exactly a young guy when he joined the Lincoln Lions Club 18 years ago. But at the age of 52, Lacourse says he was at a stage in his life when he finally had the time to devote to a local group of service-minded men and women who were doing volunteer work to support the community and help those in need.
The Lions, he says, fit the bill perfectly.
WOONSOCKET â€” The School Committee's shift to a greater focus on cutting costs surfaced again this past week as the panel moved to oppose potential state legislation governing the negotiation of union employee contracts.
The panel voted 3-2 to adopt a resolution arguing against automatic continuation of contract provisions when an agreement expires, even as members of the committee commended teachers for their past efforts to reduce district employee costs.
Former City Councilman William D. Schneck Jr. â€” King Jace â€” sits with his court: Mardi Gras Queen Jackie Boudreau, center, and princesses, Emily Forte, left, and Ainsley Morisseau, after being unveiled at the CYO Center Mardi Gras bash Saturday night. Schneck said it was "a lot of fun" to have played the local ruse since November, but also admitted wearing his costume was quite a challenge. As for the clues, Schneck told his audience he had once sold fish, albeit as a young salesman for Mrs. Paul's fish sticks, and liked to "swing" a golf club.
SMITHFIELD â€“ Mount St. Charles played what coach Dave Belisle termed a â€śclean gameâ€ť on Saturday night during a 6-0 victory over Smithfield.
The Mounties outshot the Sentinels 45-15 and got three goals from Nicholas Bennett. Brian Belisle, Callan Morisseau and Devin Votta also tallied for Mount, which takes a 10-5 record into Friday nightâ€™s crucial Division I game with La Salle Academy (10-4-1). The game is set for 6:30 p.m. at Thayer Arena.
Mount St. Charles 1 â€“ 3 â€“ 2 â€“ 6
Smithfield 0 â€“ 0 â€“ 0 -- 0
First period: 1. MSC, Callan Morriseau (Brandon Borges), 3:45.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Precision, particularly in the short sprints, is often crucial in the outcome. One minor glitch at the beginning could determine who walks away with the gold and who settles for the silver.
Woonsocket High junior Jalen Evans, the top seed in the 55-meter dash at Saturdayâ€™s Class A Championship, found that out the hard way inside the Providence Career and Technical Academy field house.
â€śI never got the top speed and my start was awful,â€ť said Evans, after finishing second in the dash with a time of 6.5 seconds. â€śIn the middle of the race, I just lost it.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ Shaun Noriega was in the game for South Florida for one reason alone â€“ to hit 3-point shots.
For someone who played exactly one minute, Noriega made a lasting impact in USFâ€™s 55-48 win against a Providence College outfit that as head coach Ed Cooley noted â€śdoesnâ€™t have the basketball gods on our side.â€ť A junior who entering Saturday had hoisted up 64 shots on the season with 51 of them coming from beyond the arc, Noriega delivered a pair of clutch makes from downtown that propelled the visiting Bulls to their eighth Big East win.
WOONSOCKET --- As expected, Mount St. Charles breezed past Lincoln on Friday night at Adelard Arena by rattling off five goals in the second period to break open a close game and pave the way for an 8-0 victory.
But the story of the night was Chris Leclaire, the Lionsâ€™ freshman goalie, who turned away an astounding 72 shots, the most saves in a game by a netminder in this state in recent memory. Leclaire currently leads all Division I goalies in saves with 390.