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Archive - Feb 2012

February 11th

‘The timing is right for me’ —Bousquet retires from LPD

February 11, 2012

LINCOLN – After over two decades of patrolling the streets of the town's seven villages, managing the training of officers and acting as the Lincoln Police Department's public information officer, Capt. Raymond Bousquet III has chosen to retire.
Friday was his final day in an LPD uniform. He now will direct his energies toward a new career in the banking industry in Boston.
In vintage Bousquet fashion, he stated, “This is not a sudden decision. I'm moving on, and it's time. The timing is right for me and my family. That's it.”

NECAP results show promise

February 11, 2012

PROVIDENCE – State Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist had words of both praise and caution on the latest round of New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing on Friday.
Gist's praise included high marks for charter schools in Cumberland, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket and also a special nod to the students and staff of Central Falls High School for raising its four-year graduation rate by 17 points and Woonsocket High School for its improvement in reading.

February 10th

PC Friars staying positive despite tough stretch

February 10, 2012

PROVIDENCE — For those associated with Providence College basketball, the importance of keeping a stiff upper lip or one’s chin high cannot be underscored. After all, it’s not time to pack away the jerseys just yet.

No contest as North Providence rolls past Cumberland

February 10, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Two nights earlier, the wrestlers from Cumberland High knocked off previously undefeated Bishop Hendricken, the friendly confides of the Wellness Center serving as the backdrop. Hoping to replicate some of that home cooking, the Cumberland boys’ hoops team played host to state contender North Providence on Friday night.

Villa Novans stave off upset-minded Clippers

February 10, 2012

WOONSOCKET — For the first half of Friday’s Division I clash with Woonsocket, winless Cumberland looked nothing like a team that has lost 14 straight league encounters.
The Clippers didn’t looked like it in the second half either, but the Villa Novans were not about to let them walk off their court with their first ‘W’.
Woonsocket picked up its defensive intensity and had a strong second half from Katie Marcoux to pave the way for a 49-34 triumph at Savaria Gymnasium.

Lena Muratori

February 10, 2012

Lena Muratori

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lena Muratori 82 resident of North Smithfield passed away February 9, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag.
She was the loving wife to the late Dante Muratori.
She was born February 21, 1929 in Woonsocket RI, a daughter to the late Luigi & Luigia (Tomasetti) Secchiaroli.
Lena worked for the former Big Joe's Supermarket where she decorated cakes. She was a resident of North Smithfield previously she lived in Florida. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.

Linda M. Ponte

February 10, 2012

Linda M. Ponte

WOONSOCKET- Linda M. Ponte, 51 of Main Street, passed away Wednesday in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Rui Ponte.
Born in Providence, she is the daughter of Horrace and Theresa (Sousa) Moniz of Portugal. She resided in Woonsocket for the past 6 years, previously residing in Pawtucket and Cumberland.
When Linda was in Cumberland she was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.
She was involved with the Agape Center, Woonsocket.

Sylvia P. Leveillee

February 10, 2012

Sylvia P. Leveillee

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Sylvia P.(Parent) Leveillee 102, formerly of Woonsocket, died Sunday in St. Antoine Residence, where she was a resident for over thirty years. She was the wife of the late Maurice Leveillee.
Mrs. Leveillee was born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Adrien and Marie (Riendeau) Parent.
She was a dental assistant for Dr. Paul Cote and Dr. Eugene Toupin for many years, retiring in 1972.
She is survived by a nephew; Maurice Parent of Havelock, NC, and a niece, Paulette Valentin of Woonsocket, and was the sister of the late Sylvio Parent.

February 9th

Woonsocket edged by Tolman

February 9, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Tolman High’s Dion Rubio, a star football player who developed into a championship-calibre wrestler over the past four winters, enjoys the mat sport.
“It’s really different than football,” Rubio, who finished fifth in the state at 160 pounds last winter, said on Thursday night after sending the Tigers to a 42-39 victory over Woonsocket with a pin in the final minute of the final match of the night.

Several local squads fighting for high seeds, playoff spots

February 9, 2012

With three weekends to go in the regular season, there are still postseason spots and high playoff seeds up for grabs in the three boys’ divisions and girls’ league. That being said, here’s a quick rundown on where the teams in the Blackstone Valley stand heading into tonight’s action.

Division I
Mount St. Charles’s 6-3 victory over Moses Brown last Friday, followed by Burrillville’s dramatic 4-2 win over the Quakers the following night, zapped all the drama out of which four teams will battle in the ‘State Championship’ playoffs.

BURRILLVILLE  –  Perhaps the only thing that went wrong for Burrillville High on...
WOONSOCKET  – On a Saturday afternoon where Woonsocket High's players, coaches,...
SCITUATE – Wes Pennington doesn’t like excuses – in fact, he abhors them...
WOONSOCKET – Time is running out to get a team entered in this year’s edition of the Mega War Competition at Autumnfest...
BLACKSTONE – An extremely malnourished bloodhound loaded with fleas and covered with sores, and a young unspayed, flea-...
BLACKSTONE – A crime-scene cleaning company is expected to finish its work today removing biohazardous material from a...

 

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