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September 14th

PawSox' offense once again MIA as Bulls clinch Governors' Cup

September 14, 2013

PAWTUCKET – After suffering a disgruntling 2-0, 14-inning loss to Durham in Game No. 3 of this Governors’ Cup best-of-five championship final – the two runs both unearned due to a three-base error, throwing miscue and two grounders – the Pawtucket Red Sox hoped to put the ugly, immediate past behind them and look ahead.

They wanted desperately to post a Game 4 win on Saturday night and force a deciding contest today, the lone desire the chance to claim the franchise’s second straight Cup title and fourth in club history.

September 13th

Landmark emergency room disrupted by pepper spray

September 13, 2013

WOONSOCKET — The emergency room at Landmark Medical Center was closed Friday afternoon after pepper spray used by police during an incident in the hospital entered the building’s ventilation system.
“This afternoon, an incident occurred in our emergency room that required the response of the Woonsocket Police Department,” hospital officials said in a statement issued early Friday evening. “During their response, pepper spray was utilized in our emergency room area to subdue an individual. Unfortunately, the pepper spray was pulled into the emergency room’s ventilation system.”

Dynamic Duarte powers Shea past Lincoln, 28-8

September 13, 2013

PAWTUCKET -- Shea committed 16 penalties for 126 yards, turned the ball over three times, and did a few other things that drew the ire of head coach Dino Campopiano in its regular-season opener against Lincoln on Friday night.

But all that didn’t prevent the Raiders from walking out of Max Read Field with a three-touchdown victory, as special teams and defense played a large role in their 28-8 triumph over their longtime foes.

Autumnfest fills out entertainment card

September 13, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Autumnfest Steering Committee Chairman Tim Paul is back in his pre-Autumnfest zone and feeling it.

The 35th edition of the city’s annual festival is coming up fast on Columbus Day weekend, and Paul said Friday that usually means he has started feeling the pressure of getting all the arrangements completed for yet another great Autumnfest.

“Every August you feel the stress, then in September it is the worries,” Paul said.

MacBeth demands Studio 38 subpoena

September 13, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Cumberland Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland), a member of the House Government Oversight Committee that is currently investigating the 38 Studios debacle, says she wants the panel to issue subpoenas to learn how the Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) loan guarantee program went so wrong.

“We can follow the money a lot more closely than we are able to with the documents we have,” MacBeth told The Times Friday. “Who was on the payroll? People made lots of money on this business, I believe, fully knowing that it wasn’t going to make it.

Laurette C. Allard

September 13, 2013

Laurette C. Allard

WOONSOCKET- Laurette C. "Memere" Allard, 88, of Woonsocket died Wednesday morning at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Woonsocket Police Officer Gerard R. Allard who passed away in 1997.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Salome (Bessette) Leclerc. She was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Mrs. Allard was employed at Mansurel Worsted, L'Hospice St. Antoine and Leos Bakery in Woonsocket.

Lucien E. L'Etoile

September 13, 2013

Lucien E. L'Etoile

BELLINGHAM- Lucien E. L'Etoile, 89, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation of Franklin. He was the beloved husband of the late Fabiola G. (Auclair) L'Etoile.
Born in Manville, RI on May 25, 1924, he was the son of the late Joseph and Laura (Meunier) L'Etoile.

September 12th

High school football season begins this weekend

September 12, 2013

Sports writers
Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson believes it, and so does Shea mentor Dino Campopiano.
Both understand that those teams that make up the state’s Division I is still superior in talent, but that the league in which they compete is the toughest from top to bottom.

Really, who can argue? This season, the Villa Novans will face in their II-A bracket the likes of Coventry, Chariho, Johnston and Mount Hope, while Campopiano’s Raiders will have the task of battling defending league champion Cumberland, St. Raphael, North Kingstown, Central and Rogers in II-B.

In R.I., hardship cases, landing waivers can be tough

September 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET — “I’m doing this for the betterment of these two kids,” declares George Nasuti.

It is the intent of the longtime Woonsocket High athletic director to exhaust all options in the hopes of obtaining a hardship waiver for two currently enrolled student-athletes. Due to their circumstances, these Villa Novans – for identity purposes, they are referred to as a boys’ soccer player and a baseball player – do not meet the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s basic eligibility principles.

WOON (1240 AM) hits airwaves for another high school football season

September 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Once again, WOON (1240 AM) has staked a claim to become the on-airwaves destination for Rhode Island high school football.

Beginning with Friday’s non-league game between Woonsocket and East Providence, WOON will feature a 10-game package. All of the games will air live and feature the voice talents of Lou Mandeville, the station’s sports director, and longtime high school and college football coach Mike Watters.

 

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