Archive - 2013
LINCOLN --- Sometime tonight, Andre Soukhamthath and his family will finish packing their belongings and begin the long drive to Boca Raton, Fla. Thatâ€™s where they will move so the Woonsocket bantamweight can train full-time with the multi-talented Blackzilians combat team.
But before setting his sights on his future, Soukhamthath made sure that he took care of the present and concluded one of the greatest years by a Rhode Island MMA fighter with a magnificent performance in the co-feature of this past weekendâ€™s â€śCES MMA XXâ€ť show at the Twin River Event Center.
WOONSOCKET â€“ If itâ€™s been a few years since youâ€™ve laced up a pair of skates and theyâ€™re just sitting in the attic gathering dust, Woonsocket Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Kerrigan will be more than glad to take them off your hands.
In anticipation of re-opening the cityâ€™s municipal ice skating rink at River Island Park, the Parks and Recreation Department is accepting donations of new and used ice skates to provide families that do not have skates the ability to still use the rink, which is free and open to the public.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Mike Stock was a mere sophomore backup tailback/safety as he watched Cumberland High, including standout senior brother Dan, throttle archrival Woonsocket, 49-0, in the R.I. Division II Super Bowl a December ago at East Greenwich's Nick Carcieri Field.
For the Clippers, it was their first state championship in decades.
WEST WARWICK â€“ In some ways, the West Warwick squad that will serve as Cumberlandâ€™s final obstacle in the road to repeating as Division II champs looks awfully familiar.
Like the stout defense the 2012 Clippers rode en route to capturing the Super Bowl, the 2013 Wizards have proven successful in writing their own â€śshutting down the oppositionâ€ť script. West Warwick will carry a nine-game winning streak into Sundayâ€™s 3 p.m. title game at Cranston Stadium, an impressive stretch that has seen head coach Shane Lagorâ€™s crew surrender 10.5 points per game.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mary Lynn Bosiak, publisher of The Call, announced Friday that organizers of the planned Last Night celebration had reluctantly canceled the festivities.
She said regulatory conditions imposed on the organizers at the eleventh hour were the cause of the decision.
WARWICK --- Lincoln picked up right where it left off last winter.
Owners of a magical 23-0-1 mark and the Division II championship a season ago, the Lions kicked off their title defense on the right foot on Friday night by topping the St. Raphael/Providence Country Day/Wheeler co-op team, 6-2, in their Division II-North opener at Thayer Arena.
It was a decent start to a promising year for the Lions, who graduated seven players from last seasonâ€™s team and are carrying an 18-man roster that has a return trip to the finals at Brown University atop their wish list this winter.
Gloria L. Canale
CUMBERLAND- Gloria L. Canale 88, formerly of Flat St. died Wednesday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Charland and Harold G. Canale.
Gloria was co-owner, along with her husband Harold, of the former Embassy Restaurant for ten years until 1975.
Lawrence W. Mousseau
SEBRING, FL- Lawrence W. Mousseau, 84, of Sebring, FL died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at his home after a long illness. He was the husband of Madeleine (Laliberte). He was born in Dudley, MA but was a long time resident of both RI and FL. He was the son of the late Edward and Diana (Tetreault) Mousseau.
He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Appleton and her husband Robert, Gerald Mousseau and his wife Nancy, Diane Zayonc and her husband Joseph, and John Mousseau and his wife Bonnie as well as a brother, Edward Mousseau and a sister, Lorraine Cornell.
Iris N. Leschishin
WALPOLE- LESCHISHIN Iris N. (Chehowy) of Walpole, formerly of Cleveland, OH and Thunder Bay, Ontario died December 4th, 2013; dear sister of Nestor of Thunder Bay, devoted mother to Denis of Duluth, MN, Mark of Wawa, Ontario, Gregory of Waltham, Taras of Roslindale and cherished aunt of Elissa Homenock Collens of Virginia; grandmother to Amber Lynn Vreeman, Ryan Leschishin, Paul Leschishin and Ana Leschishin of Minnesota; great-grandmother to Alyssa, Addison, Tyler and Drew Vreeman of Minneapolis, MN.
Normand A. Piette
BLACKSTONE, MA- Normand A. Piette, 72, of Early Village Drive, died December 4, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Maureen (Holt) Piette whom he married October 12, 1985.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William A. and Germaine N. (Lavallee) Piette. He lived in Woonsocket for twenty-five years prior to moving to Blackstone in 2010.