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November 29th

Wayne W. Rawson

November 29, 2013

Wayne W. Rawson

Wayne W. Rawson, 65, passed away on Wednesday November 27, 2013 at his home.
Wayne was born on January 30, 1948 in Providence, R.I. and was the son of the late Waldo and Gladys (Daughtery) Rawson.
Wayne served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He had been employed by Pratt and Whitney for 30 years, retiring from there.

Mayor-elect Lisa Baldelli-Hunt names key aides

November 29, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Ending weeks of speculation, Mayor-elect Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced who the key members of her administration will be, a list that includes a few surprises.
One of the biggest is the return of former Planning Director Joel D. Mathews. Except for a brief hiatus during the 1980s, Mathews had worked continuously for the city from 1973 to 2011. Trained as a landscape architect, he gained a reputation as a special projects manager and all-around problem-solver during the era of former Mayor Susan D. Menard.

Dennis N. Gouin, Sr.

November 29, 2013

Dennis N. Gouin, Sr.

WOONSOCKET- Gouin, Sr., Dennis N., 60, of Woonsocket, RI passed away Tuesday November 26, 2013 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the loving husband of 43 years to Susan (Mandeville) Gouin.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Edward Jr., & Ivy (Curling) Gouin.

November 28th

National chain interested in buying Ayotte Field site

November 28, 2013

WOONSOCKET – An unidentified national chain store is offering $500,000 to purchase Ayotte Field, located at the busy city line intersection of Providence Street and Great Road in North Smithfield.

City Economic Development Director Matthew Wojcik said the offer was tendered recently by a representative of the real estate firm Hayes & Sherry, who declined to identify the prospective buyer.

Masse's big day helps Cumberland take 50th annual Thanksgiving Day showdown with Woonsocket

November 28, 2013

WOONSOCKET — With the Division II Super Bowl looming a week from Sunday, Cumberland High veteran mentor Chris Skurka took a somewhat conservative approach to the annual Thanksgiving morning clash with Woonsocket on chilly, gusty Thursday.
In an effort not to “break” any key spokes in his wheel, he chose not to start senior tailback Mike Stock; he wanted him to get some rest after he rushed for four touchdowns and 145 yards (with one catch for another paydirt) in his Clippers' 49-35 semifinal triumph over St. Raphael last Friday night.

North Smithfield crushes Scituate, clinches No. 3 seed in Division IV playoffs

November 28, 2013

SCITUATE – An important piece to the Division IV playoff puzzle was settled Thursday morning at wind swept and bitterly cold Caito Field.
Led by three rushing touchdowns from senior Dylan Naradowy, North Smithfield locked up the No. 3 seed in convincing fashion with a 53-20 whitewashing of holiday foe Scituate. Had the Spartans prevailed, they would have pushed the Northmen to the fourth position, which would have resulted in a semifinal-round date with regular-season champion and top-seed North Providence.

November 27th

Stolen SUV crashes into St. Charles, heavily damaging historic church

November 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – On the run from the police, a stolen SUV slammed into the granite entryway of St. Charles Barromeo Church Wednesday, causing a staggering amount of damage.
“It’s really shocking,” said Rev. Gerald L. Finnegan, the pastor. “I thought the building was impregnable. It’s stone. Granite. I thought it would last forever.”
Police arrested 18-year-old Jalen Asean Abney on one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was captured after a foot chase that began following the crash, but two others escaped, including one individual Abney claims was driving.

Lincoln’s Thaddeus Moss not after stardom; just fitting in and playing football

November 27, 2013

LINCOLN – The hope was to blend in as the new kid in a new high school.

But that wasn’t a luxury afforded to Thaddeus Moss, and it didn’t take this precocious young football player long to realize that he wasn’t in Kentucky or West Virginia any more.

Moss arrived at Lincoln High School in March, and the school’s lights seemingly became more luminous the moment he was spotted in the hallways. He was commanding nonstop attention, though in an entirely different fashion as what he was accustomed to on the gridiron.

November 26th

Judge clears Landmark purchase

November 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – After a five-and-half-year odyssey in court-supervised receivership, Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein on Tuesday cleared the way for Landmark Medical Center to be acquired by Prime Healthcare Services of California.

Clippers to clash with vengeful Novans on Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Bitterness can serve as an amazing motivator.

Carnell Henderson is electing to draw from the acidic flavor that crossed the taste buds of his Woonsocket High football program two weekends ago, when St. Raphael ended the Novans’ Division II playoff pursuit with a 15-14 quarterfinal-round loss. The gargantuan head of steam that has been pent up since that Saturday afternoon of heartbreak figures to get unleashed come Thursday morning when longtime holiday rival Cumberland treks to Barry Field.

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Dowling Village is entering another growth spurt thanks to the completion of agreements with several...
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