Archive - Dec 13, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€” Head coach Nathan Arruda wants desperately to rekindle pride and interest in Woonsocket High hockey, as he â€“ in the early 2000s â€“ represented the program himself.
As far as heâ€™s concerned, the young, inexperienced Villa Novans did just that on Friday night at Adelard Arena, despite dropping a tough 3-2 decision in their home opener.
In the end, with the score knotted at 2-2, freshman Greg Fontaine knocked in a power-play goal with only 1:54 remaining in regulation to give the Hurricanes the one-goal victory.
PAWTUCKET â€” While the Red Sox are expressing confidence that the search to find the next PawSox manager will be wrapped up by Christmas, donâ€™t be surprised if official word filters out before the holidays.
Why the organization has nothing to announce at this time is likely two-fold. While all signs point to current Double-A skipper Kevin Boles moving to the front lines of the minor-league system, the 38-year-old is presently coaching a winter league team in Venezuela, Bravos de Margarita.
William F. Small
WOONSOCKET- William F. Small 53, of Main St. died December 2, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Joan (Lundy) Small and the late Walter Small.
William is survived by his siblings, Walter, Ralph. Robert, Maryann, Rose, Joyce, and Christine all of Woonsocket.
Visiting hours will be held Monday 5-7 PM at the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 99 Cumberland St. Woonsocket. Please visit
www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook and directions.
Cecile E. Boucher
BURRILLVILLE - Cecile E. (Comtois) Boucher, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Pine Grove Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late George E. Boucher Sr. Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Florida (Gauvin) Comtois.
Cecile worked in area textile mills and at Zambarano Hospital for 10 years before retiring. She was an avid Bingo player.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Embattled Zoning Board member Allen Rivers wants a Superior Court judge to vacate a recent ruling in which he was branded â€śarrogant and offensive,â€ť saying the jurist was improperly denied all the facts when he issued the decision.
Rivers has hired high-profile lawyer Robert G. Flanders to press the motion before Associate Superior Court Justice Daniel Procaccini. Flanders is a former associate justice of the state Supreme Court but is just as well known these days as the court-appointed receiver who led Central Falls through the stateâ€™s only municipal bankruptcy.