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Archive - Oct 2013

October 13th

Twin River expands live gaming as Mass. competition heats up

October 13, 2013

LINCOLN – Massachusetts may be moving forward on adding three casinos and a separate slot parlor as new gambling competition in New England, but that doesn’t have the Twin River casino, off Twin River Road, feeling the pinch of that competition just yet.

In fact, Twin River is well into the process of adding another 14 live game tables to its 66-table-game operation on the first floor of the redesigned former greyhound racing park.

October 12th

Down for the challenge: Autumnfest begins with Kids Challenge event

October 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET -- Triathlon athlete Skylar Plante of Woonsocket has been training hard over the past week, working out under the watchful eye of her doting grandparents who moved the furniture around in their parlor so Plante could practice her sprinting in between episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants.

On Saturday, Plante’s training didn’t exactly pay off – she came in last place in the Autumnfest Kids Challenge’s Wee Race, a challenge event for younger kids ages 3-6 – but it hardly mattered.

Bronocs fall to Purple for third straight Div. III loss

October 12, 2013

PROVIDENCE — Burrillville High head coach Gennaro Ferraro had just spent perhaps 15 minutes offering his post-game thoughts to his troops before walking to a pair of assistants, shaking his head.
In the background, the public address announcer at the Al Morro Athletic Complex had Prince's hit “Purple Rain” blaring from the system.
It was a rather apt way for the Broncos to trudge toward their team bus. On this Saturday afternoon, where there wasn't an iota of precipitation, Classical High's offense indeed poured on their foe during an unexpected 33-12 Division III blowout.

Mount St. Charles family, friends come together for official inauguration of new tennis courts

October 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET — He may be a few years into his retirement as the head coach of Mount St. Charles Academy’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams, but Richard Lawrence still believes in “preaching the gospel of tennis” and attends practices to help teach the sport he loves dearly.
Now that the school boasts its sparkling two-month-old, six-court tennis complex across Logee Street, the athletic director has had an extra hop in his step this fall in taking the short walk across Logee Street to work with the girls’ squad.

October 11th

Woonsocket whitewashes Mt. Hope, 20-0

October 11, 2013

BRISTOL – In a sea of big plays, there was one in particular on this Friday night that captured what this Woonsocket High football team is all about.

With host Mount Hope looking to gain any sort of traction against a Woonsocket defense that continues to be the definition of stingy, the Huskies opted for a little trickery. Down six points in the third quarter, one of Mount Hope’s key cogs in the running game, Aidan Silva, took the exchange from center.

Shutdown forces National Guard band to stand down from Autumnfest march

October 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Don’t look for the Rhode Island National Guard marching band in the lead division of the Autumnfest Parade on Columbus Day.
They won’t be there.

For the first time in many years, the 40-member military contingent known as the “Governor’s Own 88th Army Band” will be unable to perform in the parade – and other holiday events around the state – because of the partial government shutdown.

Wayne H. Greening

October 11, 2013

Wayne H. Greening

CUMBERLAND- Wayne H. Greening, 80, of Sumner St. Cumberland, died October 9, 2013 in the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Betty Law-Greening, and Sophia Sullivan (Greening) Boardman.
Born in Cambridge, NE, he was the son of the late Orra and Ethel (Cotton) Greening.
A Navy Veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Greening was the owner of a dry wall company for many years. Wayne also boxed professionally and was an avid pool player.

John Carl Archambault

October 11, 2013

John Carl

BELLOWS FALLS, VT- John Carl Archambault died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
He was an avid fly fisherman who started his own company making and distributing fishing flies. A display of his fishing flies can be seen at the Orvis museum in Manchester, VT. John had opened a satellite office for his fly fishing business in Poland before moving to Bellows Falls, VT.
He is survived by his daughter Emily, his parents Carl and Louise, his three sisters, Carla, Joanne and Lisa and a brother Eric.

Charles E. Stand

October 11, 2013

Charles E. Stand

WHITINSVILLE, MA- Charles E. "Eddie" Stand, 98, of Whitinsville died Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 in the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Ctr., Northbridge.
He was the husband of Florence C. (Clark) Stand who died Jan. 11, 1997.
Mr. Stand was a truck driver for Hemmingway Transportation for 40 years, retiring in 1976.
Mr. Stand was born December 14, 1914 in Providence, RI the son of the late Charles and Julia (Chiaki) Stand.

October 10th

Officers out to keep sickly fox from prowling on festival grounds

October 10, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Animal control officials have been chasing after a sickly-looking fox for days, hoping to corral the furry four-legger before Autumnfest crowds begin pouring into World War II Park.

“That’s one of the areas it seems to be frequenting,” said Animal Control Officer Doris Kay.

A policeman fired a .22-caliber rifle at the fox off Gaskill Street earlier this week and nicked the animal on the nose, but it escaped, she said.


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