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September 28th

They built A Special Place, and it lives on after they retire

September 28, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Gertrude A. Franco winces as she lifts her right arm to dust off a glass shelf lined with statues of saints, crucifixes, and other religious articles and gifts.

The longtime owner of A Special Place, a religious gift shop tucked away in a corner storefront on North Main Street, Franco, 76, is battling painful arthritis in her shoulder, a condition that has made daily operation of the shop difficult at best.

A big "Deal": Ann & Hope site to serve as stage for new game show

September 28, 2013

CUMBERLAND — There is a new addition to the businesses in the Ann & Hope Building at 1 Ann & Hope Way, one that will require some talented individuals adept at running a game show.

The “Greatest Deals on Earth Show” is already being put together by the new Studio 300 entertainment services company Ed Migley founded for the Big Flea Superstore occupying the former Ann & Hope department store space in the former mill.

DOT preparing closer look at Burrillville stretch of Route 102

September 28, 2013

BURRILLVILLE – The R.I. Department of Transportation is putting the finishing touches on a road safety assessment report for Route 102, which could see construction of road safety improvements, including advanced dilemma zone detection systems and rumble strips, early next year.

“We are still finalizing the Road Safety Assessment report for the Route 102 corridor,” said DOT spokeswoman Rose Amoros. “The document will incorporate comments from all of the parties involved in the review and will be used to develop plans for improvements based on the findings.”

North Smithfield falls to Exeter/West Greenwich

September 28, 2013

WEST GREENWICH — North Smithfield High chief Wes Pennington just doesn't understand the reason why.
“It seems like whenever we come down here, we lose,” he stated after his squad had dropped a disgruntling, mistake-prone 17-14 defeat to Exeter/West Greenwich in a battle of unbeaten Division IV clubs on Saturday afternoon. “Maybe it's the ride down, I don't know, but I'll bet we haven't won here in over 10 years.”

Kilties dazzle in Broncos' first night game at home

September 28, 2013

BURRILLVILLE --- Burrillville had the energy of playing its first-ever night game at home under the glow of portable lights, an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd at Alumni Field on hand to witness the historic night, and the drive to produce the team’s first 3-0 start in a decade.
But Mount Pleasant had speed to burn, lots of athleticism, and a penchant for breaking off big plays, and the Kilties put all that together on Friday to produce a lopsided victory.

September 27th

City WWII vets to visit DC memorial, meet Gen. Powell today

September 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Adelard Provencal, 88, got to see a lot of the Pacific Theater while serving a young U.S. Navy man during World War II and will be remembering those times while visiting the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C., this afternoon.

Students’ feat earns BVP teacher skydiving journey with Gist

September 27, 2013

LINCOLN – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy’s Drew Madden, 27, admits skydiving was never really on his list of things to do someday.
But that won’t keep Madden from bailing out of a plane over Middletown this afternoon with Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist.

Madden, a noted math instructor for the Blackstone Valley Prep charter school network serving Lincoln, Cumberland, Central Falls and Pawtucket, made a commitment over the summer to support the middle school’s reading program, and his skydiving excursion is the payoff of that endeavor.

Suspicious men lurking at Bernon

September 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The Police Department is investigating another incident of suspicious men approaching students near a local school, this time the Bernon Heights Elementary School, off Logee Street.

Police reported Friday evening that the incident occurred during the day on Thursday, and parties involved contacted the department about the incident on Friday.

The incident was believed to be similar in nature to incidents reported to the department earlier in the week, according to police.

Woonsocket wrecks Warwick Vets, 27-0

September 27, 2013

WARWICK – Once Woonsocket High kicked it into high gear, there was no looking back.

Shaking off a slow start with authority, the Villa Novans ran roughshod over host Warwick Vets, 27-0, Friday night to improve to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in Division II-A. Quarterback Miguel Raymond completed 11 passes for 163 yards and two scores while Woonsocket’s defense turned Warwick over five times.

Woonsocket compiled all of its points in the second and third quarters. On the flip side, Warwick Vets was barely heard from after failing to cash in on two first-half trips inside the Novans’ 10-yard line.

Raymond G. Richard

September 27, 2013

Raymond G. Richard

WILTON, ME- Raymond G. Richard, 60, of Wilton, ME died unexpectedly on September 24, 2013.
Raymond was born in Lewiston, ME on June 7, 1953 and lived in Woonsocket for over 30 years.
He served honorably in The U.S. Marine Corps. from 1970-1974.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, his dogs and playing music.
Raymond is survived by his wife Mary Ann of Wilton, ME, his parents Adelard and Therese Richard of Woonsocket, 3 sisters Doris Berard, Linda Lagasse, Brenda Sullivan, a brother Normand Richard and a large extended family.

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