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Archive - Sep 2012

September 30th

Slatersville church to celebrate 175 years

September 30, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — The first church service ever held in the Slatersville Congregational Church took place on Sunday, Nov. 2, 1838. That year, Martin Van Buren was president, Samuel Morse's telegraph system was demonstrated for the first time and the population of North Smithfield's Slatersville village was less than 500 people.
Since then the picturesque church, located on the common in the center of Slatersville, has been the spiritual home to thousands of area residents, a cherished town landmark, and a community gathering place hosting a variety of local groups and public events.

September 29th

Villa Novans dig deep, top Bulldogs in OT

September 29, 2012

WESTERLY — It’s a long 65-mile drive from Woonsocket to Westerly’s Augeri Field, but the Villa Novans’ bus ride home from the southwestern point of the state on Saturday afternoon had to be a very enjoyable drive.
That’s because the Villa Novans took a 19-18 overtime thriller from the previously-undefeated Bulldogs in their Division II-A clash, a hard-fought win that upped their league record to 2-1 and packed them into a congested three-way tie for second place (behind undefeated Johnston) with Westerly and Coventry.

Northmen survive shootout with Cougars, 38-34

September 29, 2012

NORTH PROVIDENCE — For North Smithfield, Saturday’s Division IV contest against North Providence was more of a mental exercise than physical.
Forced to come back on a few occasions, the Northmen dug deep to take this shootout, 38-34. North Providence enjoyed leads early – 12-0 after the first quarter – and late – 34-31 with 8:47 remaining – before N.S. delivered a series of game-changing plays on both sides of the ball that allowed the visitors to cast a pall over the Cougars’ Homecoming celebration.

September 28th

PawSox plan Governors' Cup trophy tour; team to feature new hitting coach in 2013

September 28, 2012

PAWTUCKET – In the eyes of team president Mike Tamburro, the PawSox’ championship season is a feat that should be shared and celebrated with the public.
Though plans are still being finalized, Tamburro, gave the green light to announce that the Governors’ Cup trophy will be making the rounds this offseason. Right now the target is to bring the silver hardware to each and every Rhode Island city and town along with neighboring Massachusetts communities.

First month at new school gets high marks

September 28, 2012

UXBRIDGE — The start of a new school year always has its problems. Throw a brand new $43 million school building into the mix, and it becomes even more challenging.
In the case of the newly constructed Uxbridge High School, which opened for the first day of school three weeks ago, it couldn't have gone smoother.

HAVING A LOOKSY

September 28, 2012

Chris Ouellette, of Greenville, looks over silent auction items, especially a print of Slater Mill (center) by artist and author David Macauley during the 27th annual Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Awards Dinner at Twin River Casino in Lincoln Thursday night. Ouellette said she grew up at Slater Mill and had David Macauley as her art teacher in the 7th grade in Central Falls, where she lived at the time.

Yvette M. Belisle

September 28, 2012

Yvette M. Belisle

WOONSOCKET- Yvette M. Belisle, 62, of Front St., Woonsocket, died Tuesday at home. She was the former wife of Linwood Brooks of Manville.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Therese (Lamoureux) Belisle.
She attended Holy Family School and remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Yvette was employed by Homefront Heath Care, Inc. for several years.

Peter P. Rowey

September 28, 2012

Peter P. Rowey

WOONSOCKET- Peter P. Rowey 71, resident of Woonsocket passed away September 26, 2012 at the Rhode Island Hospital.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Ralph Sr. & Mary (Higazy) Rowey.
Peter worked for Tanury Industries in Lincoln as a quality controller for many years; previously he worked for the former Miler Electric Co. He was a lifelong Woonsocket resident, he enjoyed history, science, reading, and working in his yard.

Jean Paul Gilbert Laplume

September 28, 2012

Jean Paul
Gilbert Laplume

HOPEDALE, MA- Jean Paul Gilbert Laplume, 73, of Hopedale, MA, formerly of Bellingham, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center.
He was the beloved son of the late Ovila and Germaine (L'Heureux) Laplume.

Pauline V. Gagne

September 28, 2012

Pauline V. Gagne

ALPHARETTA, GA- Pauline V. Gagne, 91, of Alpharetta, GA, formerly of Third Ave. Woonsocket, died September 22, 2012 at Halcyon House Hospice, in Atlanta, GA. She was the wife of the late Maurice L. Gagne.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Viola (Bouchard) Muron.

CUMBERLAND – With bullish senior running back Mike Stock at the helm, Cumberland High...
CENTRAL FALLS – North Smithfield withstood a stiff challenge from Central Falls on Friday...
WOONSOCKET – The Villa Novans stand one win away from clinching the school’s first-...
BLACKSTONE – Town officials from Blackstone where a squalid house containing the skeletal remains of three dead infants...
WOONSOCKET – Another member of the City Council has been named in a complaint sent to the Rhode Island Ethics...
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue investigations of complaints...

 

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