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Archive - Nov 2013

November 25th

Younger Cicerone’s elbow injury hits home

November 25, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — It was early in the second quarter of a non-league tilt against Plainfield, Conn. on Friday night, Nov. 1 when North Smithfield High junior tailback Nick Cicerone hustled out of his stance to snag a middle screen pass from classmate Cody DeMarie.
Little did he know at the time it could be his last snap of the Northmen's so-far successful campaign.
“A lineman tipped it, but I went up for it and caught it,” the younger Cicerone stated while watching a recent practice from the sideline. He immediately paused and looked at a teammate.

Woonosocket drug dealer sentenced

November 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – One of the busiest drug dealers police have caught in several years has been sentenced to 121 months in federal prison.
A U.S. District Court judge also ordered Eddie Carasquillo to serve seven years of supervised release upon the completion of his sentence for trafficking in cocaine and maintaining a drug-related property.
Police Chief Thomas Carey said Carasquillo, 29, was running a drug house off North Main Street which led police to the seizure of more than eight pounds of cocaine and $409,120 in cash in January.

Olive A. Richard

November 25, 2013

Olive A. Richard

LINCOLN- Olive A. (Mulcahy) Richard, 82 of Albion passed away Monday at home. She was the wife of the late Roger Richard.
Born in North Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Blunt) Mulcahy. She resided in the Albion section of Lincoln for over 60 years.
Mrs. Richard was employed as an assistant dog trainer for her son's business for many years.
Olive most loved spending time with her cherished family. She was an avid football and baseball fan.

Emilienne Theriault

November 25, 2013

Emilienne Theriault

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Emilienne (Pratte) Theriault, 102, formerly of Eddie Dowling Hwy. North Smithfield, died peacefully Friday November 15, 2013 at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Joseph Lionel Theriault.
Born on May 26, 1911 in Plainfield, CT., she was a daughter of the late Leon and Adeleine (Sanschagrin) Pratte.

November 24th

La Salette’s Festival of Lights set to open Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 2013

ATTLEBORO — A Christmas tradition for thousands of families for well over half a century, the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro will flip the switch on its Christmas Festival of Lights Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 28.
But this year’s 60th annual festival, which features more than 350,000 lights illuminating over 10 acres, will incorporate a whopping 800,000 LED lights — twice as many as last year – making the shrine a leader in energy efficiency.
A third of the lights were made possible thanks to donations.

Villa Novans, Clippers prepare for 50th straight Thanksgiving meeting

November 24, 2013

There was nearly an oversight committed as Cumberland and Woonsocket looked to stay the course in the high school football playoff arms race.

Now that the postseason sabers have officially been placed in the Villa Novans’ closet and off to the side for the time being for the Clippers, it’s officially time to talk turkey – as in the annual Thanksgiving Day contest involving these two longtime Blackstone Valley rivals. The latest chapter takes place this Thursday morning with a scheduled 10:30 a.m. kickoff at Woonsocket’s Barry Field.

Manfredo earns 40th victory at Gingras's expense

November 24, 2013

LINCOLN — In the days leading up to his main event fight on Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.’s “Pride & Power” card, Peter Manfredo Jr. referred to himself as a boxer who was “past his prime” and dearly hoped to bring back “the Peter Manfredo Jr. of old” one more time.

Not only was Manfredo facing a very tough super middleweight in Lincoln’s Rich Gingras, but he also dedicated his fight to one of his good friends, Cranston’s Gary Balletto, the former EBA and IBU lightweight champion who was paralyzed from the waist down following an accident at his home in July.

November 23rd

For Woonsocket High football team, study hall sessions have proven major asset

November 23, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Lecture Room A is located a screen pass away from the main entrance of the city’s public high school.

On this particular November afternoon, the activity inside this theater-esque setting features a business tone. Upon veering off the corridor and through the door, you are greeted by a handful of Woonsocket High football players. They are huddled around a square-shaped table, some with textbooks lying flat on the surface while others elect to rest such important reading material in their laps.

North Smithfield's Dandeneau to take his baseball talents to UConn

November 23, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Life is much calmer, less harried, nowadays for C.J. Dandeneau.

For weeks, he admitted being stressed out about which school to choose for his higher education, but no more. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, he signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Connecticut at Storrs; it will be there that he not only will labor in his eventual academic field of choice, but also represent the Huskies' baseball program on a scholarship.

Christmas spirit arrives downtown Dec. 11 with Holiday Stroll

November 23, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The peak of the holiday season is nearly here, and with it, the annual Holiday Stroll on Main Street Dec. 11.

The event will dress up Main Street with holiday lights and decorations as part of the annual tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus at his house in the mini-park near Harris Hall.

The tree lighting and Santa’s arrival will be held at approximately 5 p.m., and most people will start arriving for a good viewing spot around 4:30 p.m., according to Linda S. Plays of the city’s Department of Human Services and the Main Street/Riverside Initiative.

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