Archive - 2013
CUMBERLAND -- Cumberland needed to bring out its best football against a formidable opponent on Friday night if it wanted to repeat as Division II-B champions and earn the leagueâs top seed in the upcoming playoffs.
But instead of bringing out their best, the Clippers did the complete opposite against West Warwick and paid the price.
Veteransâ Day events throughout the Blackstone Valley, including Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Cumberland and Lincoln, begin this weekend before the holiday and continue through Monday.
In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings, and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m.
CRANSTON â Lincoln High Athletic Director Brian Fineberg provided the sad news as the Lions began loosening up for the next task at hand.
Because the R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal at Cranston Stadium had been postponed 24 hours due to Thursday afternoon's rains, head coach Chris Allen decided to conduct a preparatory indoor practice in the school's gymnasium. He wanted one more chance to ready his troops for the âremakeâ on Friday.
Roger H. Fournier
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Roger H. "Digger" Fournier 94, of 400 Mendon Rd., formerly of Summit Ave., passed away peacefully on Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Marguerite (Blanchet) Fournier for sixty one years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Hector and Mabel (Dumas) Fournier.
Marjorie Ann Scanlon
WOONSOCKET- Scanlon, Marjorie Ann, 81, of Woonsocket passed away November 1, 2013 at the Oakland Grove Health Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of William Scanlon.
She was born in Franklin, MA. a daughter of the late Charles & Eva (Hebert) Desper.
A resident of Woonsocket for many years, Marjorie was a loving homemaker and she worked in the kitchen and recreational center at Crepeau Court in Woonsocket.
WOONSOCKET â Richard D. Fazzio, 88, knows plenty about Woonsocketâs role in World War II after participating in the first wave landings on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
But Fazzio was interested in learning more about Woonsocketâs role in the military deceptions the U.S. Armyâs 23rd Headquarters Special Troops orchestrated during the fighting in Europe and went to the Stadium Theatre Thursday evening for the Rhode Island premiere of Rick Beyerâs documentary film âThe Ghost Army.â
CUMBERLAND â Before looking ahead to what could result in an unusual five-way tie for first place in the Division II-B ranks once the regular season ends this weekend, itâs time to take a history lesson and look back to the last (and only other) time this happened in the state.
In 2008, Tolman, Woonsocket, West Warwick, Warwick Vets, and Westerly found themselves tied for first place in the Division II-A standings with 5-2 records and scratching their heads over which were going to be the four that would play in the following weekendâs opening round of the playoffs.
PROVIDENCE â In his wildest dreams, Ed Cooley could probably not have imagined that he would have to deal with several criseis regarding player personnel on the eve of a new season for the Providence College Friars.
Jeanne P. Riccio
WOONSOCKET- Jeanne P. (Gagnon) Riccio, 68, of Jillson Avenue died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Leon J. and Jeannine P. (Lacroix) Gagnon, she had lived in Cumberland for 5 years before moving to Woonsocket 8 years ago.
Mrs. Riccio was an account payables clerk for A. T. Cross Company, Lincoln for 37 years before retiring in 2003.
ATTLEBORO - Norman James Bishop, age 85, of Emeritus at Canterbury Woods passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Norman was born on April 12, 1928 in Milford, MA. He was the son of the late Louis and Rose (Bouley) Bishop and brother of the late Loretta Felice of Woonsocket.