Archive - 2013
BURRILLVILLE â At 89, former World War II POW Raymond A. Nouryâs health isnât what it used to be and these days he spends more time sitting in his wheelchair than he does using the walker that carries his portable telephone and plastic bin of personal items.
Noury, the sole survivor of an 11-member B-24 bomber crew, also has to contend with arthritis that makes it difficult to use his hands or straighten out his back.
PROVIDENCE â North Smithfield High head coach T.J. Ciolfi didn't arrive at school to take the team bus to Brown University's Pizzitola Center until approximately 1:40 p.m., Sunday.
In the interim, his Northmen hoopsters strolled around the gymnasium and locker room wondering where their chief could be. After all, they not only were about to face East Greenwich for the R.I. Division III Tournament championship, but also try to register the school's first-ever undefeated season.
Ciolfi admitted later it was all part of the plan.
PROVIDENCE â Winning has become contagious for Cumberland Highâs athletic department, spreading from one season to the next.
With the fall producing a Super Bowl champion along with the stateâs top male cross-country runner (Trevor Crawley), the pressure fell squarely on the Clippersâ winter sportsâ entries to keep the good times flowing. Crawley kept up his end of the bargain when the swift 12th grader captured the 3,000-meter run at the R.I. Indoor Track & Field Championships two weekends ago.
PROVIDENCE â Immediately after Lincoln High senior quad-captain Nik Zicuis had posted a 10-5 triumph over La Salle Academy senior John Georges in the 220-pound weight class, he hustled to the opposing coaches' corner and accepted congratulatory handshakes.
He then sprinted to the opposite side and leaped into head coach Mike Tuorto's arms; while hugging him and grinning at able assistant Anthony Turchetta, Zicuis threw his fist into the air, index finger pointing skyward.
Kyle Bresnahan, left, and Bountheng (B.T.) Tanakhone, both of Woonsocket, practice kickflips on their skateboards on Main Street in the city Friday. Milder temperatures and less wind served up a perfect day for late winter outdoor activities in the Valley.
WOONSOCKET â A proposed updating of the existing senior citizen property tax exemption aimed at lessening the burden of expected tax increases on the cityâs older property owners will get further review by the City Council at its upcoming work session on Monday.
City Council President John F. Ward, who proposed an improvement of the current little-used exemption, said he is open to suggestions from his peers on exactly what changes could be made to make the exemption available to a greater number of elderly residents.
BLACKSTONE â In the aftermath of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, a group of 10 French Canadian residents from the Millerville section of Blackstone looked around at the devastation, rolled up their sleeves and went to work cleaning up the neighborhood.
PROVIDENCE â While this may appear to fall under the category of âmuch ado about nothing,â the idea of late night college basketball excursions and the effect they have on the participants seems a subject worthy of exploration.
Richard L. Cote
WOONSOCKET- Richard L. Cote, 60, of Diamond Hill Road passed away Thursday at home surrounded by his loving friends and family. He was the husband of Celine (Lacombe) Cote, and they had been married for 40 years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Treffle and Imelda (Charrette) Cote. He was a life-long resident of Woonsocket.
Mr. Cote was the owner of Rick's Service and Towing Inc. of Woonsocket for over 33 years retiring due to illness.
WOONSOCKET â Acting on a tip, police arrested two city men Thursday in connection with the theft of brass hand rails from the steps of the landmark St. Charles Barromeo Church.
Robert C. Ceraolo, 55, of 340 Robinson St., and Timothy Ring, 36, of 157 Fairfield Ave., are charged with one count each of felony larceny and conspiracy.