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Archive - Mar 8, 2012

It's on! Mount, Hendricken duel for state title again

March 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET --- This year has been a tale of two seasons for Mount St. Charles.
The first season was not a very good one by the program’s standards. Back-to-back losses to La Salle in early December and a 3-4 record in January did not sit well with the team’s loyal fan base, even though Mount was entering the season with one of its youngest teams in several seasons.

Villa Novans' Fugere is R.I. Gatorade Player of Year

March 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET — George Coderre sounded more like a proud father rather than a head coach upon being informed that Woonsocket High senior Kailey Fugere had been selected by Gatorade as the 2011-12 R.I. Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
“She’s always been an outstanding athlete,” noted Coderre on Thursday morning, “but to see her round out her game and see her adjust from year to year … she’s a quiet and unassuming kid and to see her take on more of a leadership role, that’s why she’s been a pleasure to coach.”

Spring in his step!

March 8, 2012

Spring is just around the corner, and it sure felt like it this week. Above, Bill Callaghan of Northborough, Mass. enjoys a walk through Lincoln Woods Wednesday. Callaghan had just dropped his wife off at Twin River casino and came to Lincoln Woods to enjoy the
beauty of the state park.

Courtney Kent's enjoying a superb swimming career

March 8, 2012

When Courtney Kent took to the starting blocks for the R.I. Interscholastic Girls Swimming Championships at the University of Rhode Island’s Tootell Natatorium back on Feb. 25, she desperately wanted to defend her titles in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles.
Naturally, it had something to do with her desire to achieve personal-best times – not to mention proving to herself she still was the Ocean State's fastest – but much more so to show her father, Michael, how much she had improved over the years.

Student charged with having loaded air pistol in school

March 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Police locked down the high school and voc-tech Thursday afternoon following a report of a student with a handgun.
According to Det. Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr., police received information that a 17-year-old old Woonsocket High School student may have brought a handgun onto school property. The high school and vocational school were immediately placed into lockdown.

Fitch sinks city's bond rating

March 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Citing surging deficits driven by deficient financial controls in the School Department, Fitch Ratings knocked down the city’s bond rating four notches Wednesday from BBB- to BB-.
The move puts the city’s $117 million portfolio of general obligation bonds in junk territory on the Fitch scale for the first time. The old rating was Fitch’s lowest investment grade.
“Unfortunately, it’s not something we didn’t expect,” said Mayor Leo T. Fontaine. “Clearly the pressure from the school department’s $10 million deficit was the last straw for Fitch.”

Sutliff, Patricia P.

March 8, 2012

Sutliff, Patricia P.

PASCOAG- Sutliff, Patricia P. (Holubesko), 70, of Pascoag, died Tuesday.
She was the mother of Bonnie Phillips, Michael Bonin and his wife, Christine. Grandmother of Quint and Brody and sister of June Rowan.
Patricia was a nurse at Overlook Nursing Home for 30 years before retiring. She had a special place in her heart for animals.
Funeral private. Donations in her memory to Humane Society of the US, Dept MEMIT9, 2100 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037. For messages of condolence and complete obituary visit andersonwinfield.net

Rita A. Lecourt

March 8, 2012

Rita A. Lecourt

WOONSOCKET- Rita A. (Lambert) Lecourt, 84 formerly of Woonsocket and a resident of The Holiday Retirement Home in Manville passed away on Thursday in The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Bertrand Carpenter and the late Charles F. Lecourt.
Born in Woonsocket, April 12, 1927 a daughter of the late Elzear and Julie (Mercier) Lambert, she had been a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Mrs. Lecourt had been employed in local textile mills until her retirement. She was a communicant of All Saints Church, Woonsocket.

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