Archive - 2013
PROVIDENCE â€“ Lincoln High wasnâ€™t at its best against the Prout School on Thursday night.
Not only did the Lions go 0-for-4 on the power play for the game, but during their last man advantage with less than six minutes left, it not only failed to capitalize, but yielded the Crusaders a shorthanded goal.
But thanks largely to the play of sophomore goalie Chris Leclaire and his 28 stunning saves, the Lions survived with a 3-2 verdict over Prout in the initial game of this best-of-three R.I. Division II Tournament championship series at Brown University's Meehan Auditorium.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A sentencing reform bill sponsored by the controversial parole of convicted thrill-killer Alfred Brissette Jr. has been passed by the state Senate.
The measure would require individuals convicted of first- or second-degree murder to serve at least half their sentence prior to becoming eligible for parole, provided they havenâ€™t been sentenced to life, which normally requires a minimum of 15 years behind bars.
Claire T. Bousquet
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Claire T. (Parenteau) Bousquet, 85, of North Smithfield, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Leo P. Bousquet.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Sarah (Cardin) Parenteau.
Mrs. Bousquet was an assembler at A.T. Cross and a stitcher for several area mills. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of its Prayer Group.
WOONSOCKET- Jeanne M. (Goulet) Desaulniers, 88, of Maple St., died March 13, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Desaulniers who passed away in 2000.
A lifelong Woonsocket resident, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Lilianne (Jolicoeur) Goulet and the step-daughter of the late Lydia (Gendron) Goulet.
Omer A. Plante Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Omer A. Plante Jr. 88, of Pond St, died Monday in the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Bertha (Figueira) Plante.
Mr. Plante was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Omer A. Plante and Rina (Frappier) Plante, and was a Woonsocket resident all of his life.
WOONSOCKET â€“ California-based Prime Healthcare Services submitted its amended application to buy Landmark Medical Center to state regulators Thursday â€“ a day after the hospital employees union ratified a contract with a rival company that complained it has been unfairly shut out of the bidding.
The United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5067 unanimously approved a five-year collective bargaining agreement with Landmark Hospital Holdco LLC of New Jersey on Wednesday.
State Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket) presented Woonsocket High School senior Kyle Mulvey with a citation for rescuing a woman who accidentally drove her car onto the ice on Cass Pond in Woonsocket in January. Baldelli Hunt invited Kyle and his family to the Statehouse to be honored by the House of Representatives recently.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Residential foreclosure deeds dropped 11.4 percent statewide in 2012, but Woonsocket, Central Falls and Pawtucket still have some of the highest foreclosure rates in the state, a new survey says.
The HousingWorks RI survey says 86 foreclosure deeds were filed in Woonsocket in 2012, nearly 20 percent fewer than 2011. But the rate of foreclosures represented 1.7 percent of the cityâ€™s overall housing stock, the third highest in the state and nearly double the statewide average.
WOONSOCKET â€” Fact is, Mount St. Charles Academy chief Dave Belisle likes the way his squad is playing right now.
He admitted being less than ecstatic with the Mounties' 7-4 triumph over Coventry High in the first game of a best-of-three R.I. State Championship semifinal set last Friday night, but couldn't have been more satisfied with their 4-1 victory 24 hours later.
With that sweep, second-seeded MSC earned yet another berth in the state finals, and will take on familiar foe La Salle in the series' initial tilt at Meehan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Friday.
NEW YORK â€“ As one Cincinnati make after another settled into the nets at Madison Square Garden Wednesday, the frustration level in Kadeem Batts seemed to rise by the minute.
The Bearcats, desperate for a win that would keep them in the NCAA Tournament mix, were playing loose and free.
On the flip side, Batts and his Providence College teammates were tight and resembled the unit that got off to a dreadful 2-7 start in Big East play â€“ not the one that closed the regular season white-hot with seven wins in nine tries.