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Archive - 2013

February 22nd

Town to drill for new sources of water

February 22, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The Town Council has given the Water Department the green light to move forward with a plan to drill test wells at five sites where town water officials hope to find new municipal sources of water.

Schools aim to reach graduation requirements

February 22, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Local school officials could soon be considering plans to help students achieve new state graduation requirements that are threatening to keep some members of the Class of 2014 from earning a high school diploma when next year’s graduation season rolls around.
School Committee Chairwoman Vimala Phongsavanh said Tuesday she is aware of the changes in graduation requirements affecting next year’s seniors and wants to hear more about the district’s plans to assist students who have yet to achieve proficiency in state academic standards.

February 21st

Wrestling Clippers out to defend state title

February 21, 2013

CUMBERLAND – As far as Cumberland High head coach Steve Gordon is concerned, the beauty of the Rhode Island Interscholastic Wrestling Championships is that anything can happen at any given moment; that you can toss all conventional wisdom aside due to the glory at stake.

Lady Lions fight the good fight, but Panthers prevail

February 21, 2013

BURRILLVILLE -- It looked as if Burrillville High would make the most of its Senior Night celebration after entering intermission behind Division II-North opponent North Providence by a mere five (24-19).
The Broncos opened the final stanza in style, with senior Ashley Spear canning a turnaround one-hander in the lane and classmate Emma Lapierre hitting a putback with only 2:21 expired. Actually, the tri-captain had been fouled on the bucket, and went to the charity stripe set to tie the contest for the first time at 24-all.

Lady Cougars put a damper on Broncos’ ‘Senior Night’

February 21, 2013

BURRILLVILLE -- It looked as if Burrillville High would make the most of its Senior Night celebration after entering intermission behind Division II-North opponent North Providence by a mere five (24-19).
The Broncos opened the final stanza in style, with senior Ashley Spear canning a turnaround one-hander in the lane and classmate Emma Lapierre hitting a putback with only 2:21 expired. Actually, the tri-captain had been fouled on the bucket, and went to the charity stripe set to tie the contest for the first time at 24-all.

John P. Drew

February 21, 2013

John P. Drew

BELLINGHAM, MA. - John P. Drew, 74, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 39 years of Gail M. (Russell) Drew.

Jeanne J. Berard

February 21, 2013

Jeanne J. Berard

MANVILLE - Jeanne J. Berard, 85, of Manville, formerly of Flat St. Cumberland, died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Henrio E. Berard.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Hector and Laure (Poulin) Forand. She was a resident of Manville for most of her life.
Mrs. Berard was employed at HealthTex for several years.
Jeanne was a longtime communicant of St. James Parish. She was a member of the Union of Prayer, the Golden Agers and the Riverside Tenants Association.

Thomas F. Kosewski Jr.

February 21, 2013

Thomas F. Kosewski Jr.

WOONSOCKET - Thomas F. Kosewski Jr, 79, of Marshall Rd. died Tuesday February 12, 2013, in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late June (Languirand) Kosewski.
Born in Cumberland son of the late Thomas F. and Jennie (Mendlak) Kosewski.
Mr. Kosewski worked as a Garment Cutter for the former Finklesteins, for several years and also as director of maintenance, for the Ballou Home prior to retiring.
He was a United States Army Veteran, during the Korean Conflict.

Wood stove likely caused Norman St. fire

February 21, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Fire officials have identified a woodstove in use for heating as the probable cause of a fire that gutted a single-family home at 195 Norman St. Tuesday night.
Capt. Michael A. Morin, city fire marshal, said the department’s investigation into the fire discovered at about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday pointed to the woodstove as the likely cause even though the heavy damage to the wood-frame structure would likely prevent a final determination from being made.

February 20th

Burrillville skates to 2-2 draw with Cranston West

February 20, 2013

CRANSTON — Burrillville may been on vacation from school this week, but that hasn’t prevented the Broncos from working overtime these past few days.
Two days after posting a thrilling OT victory on the road over Barrington, the Broncos picked up a point in the Division I-Eccleston standings on Wednesday afternoon by battling Cranston West to a 2-2 draw at the Cranston Vets Rink.

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