Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET â Working in the world of European fashion design, Tina Melo-Kufner knows all about the importance of predicting trends. Yet, many artists can be so engrossed in their respective craft that they donât pay attention to what consumers, and particularly the fashionistas, are clamoring for. Putting those two worlds together is the philosophy behind Melo-Kufnerâs latest business venture, Melo International.
WOONSOCKET â Fire Capt. Michael Morin is no stranger to breast cancer. He lost his sister, Jane Houle, to the disease in 1997, when she was just 41 years old.
This month, Morin and other city firefighters are supporting cancer research by wearing pink shirts in recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Morin said local firefighters are participating in The Rhode Island Pink Heals tour, which has once again teamed up with firefighters throughout the state to wear pink T-shirts while on duty to support the women of Rhode Island with all types of cancer.
WOONSOCKET â Regardless of the outcome, Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson can take what just transpired on the gridiron and break it down in simple, easy-to-understand terms.
Following Saturdayâs 21-14 non-league loss to Division II foe Rogers â Woonsocket seemed stuck in neutral on an afternoon where Homecoming was celebrated at Barry Field â Henderson was his usual flawless self as he attempted to digest what exactly went wrong.
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EAST PROVIDENCE â For a team that hadnât played a game in 15 days, North Smithfield looked pretty sharp during Saturdayâs 41-8 romp over the co-op squad comprised of players from Providence Country Day, Wheeler and Juanita Sanchez.
The Northmen got an 88-yard touchdown run-back of the opening kickoff from Nicholas Cicerone and went on to score all of their points during the first half. Head coach Wes Pennington then played his second team for most of the second half.
UXBRIDGE â While Christmas is still two months away, local Christmas tree growers are already busy gearing up for the start of the retail pick-and-cut season that officially begins the Friday after Thanksgiving.
At Arrowhead Acres in Uxbridge, owners David and Vicki Morin are reporting healthy trees for the 2013 cut-your-own Christmas tree season with Fraser and Concolor fir trees up to 8 feet tall.
WOONSOCKET â Minutes following Mount St. Charlesâ 1-0 loss to fellow Division II stalwart Lincoln High on Friday afternoon, head coach Paul Jacques worried not so much about the verdict but the health of junior keeper Ben Weiss.
With 17:30 remaining in the opening half, Lionsâ senior tri-captain Alex DâAloisio fired a pass from the deep left corner toward Weiss as he guarded the net. The liner got through the defense, and Weiss deflected the ball away, but went down in a heap.
PALM BAY, FLORIDA- Rene Longtin, 80, of Palm Bay, Florida and formerly of Blackstone, MA, passed away at home on October 9, 2013 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the son of William and Rosanna (Cayer) Longtin.
He is survived by his wife Gail (Eastwood) Longtin, two daughters Laurie (Longtin) Martinetty and Joyce Longtin, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren all of Palm Bay, two sisters Dorothy (Longtin) Kross of Cumberland, RI and Faith (Longtin) Gaudet of Woonsocket, RI as well as many nieces and nephews.
Raymond W. Richardson
WOONSOCKET- Raymond W. Richardson, 88, passed away unexpectedly at home on Oct. 15th, he was the loving husband of Rita M. (Robidoux) Richardson,
Born Dec. 20, 1924, he was the son of the late John & Beatrice (O'Neil) Richardson and step son of the late Raymond Trant.
Itâs hard to believe, but the midway point of the high school season is this weekend.
And in this state, the third weekend of October usually means two things -- a heavy dose of non-league games for Division II teams, and some interesting matchups in the other three divisions.
Two teams holding onto their playoff hopes are included in these divisional matchups, North Smithfield and Central Falls, and there will be plenty of interest in their respective âmust-winâ contests.
BURRILLVILLE â As Burrillville High junior Betsy Dumais tried to hustle up the hill yards before the two-mile mark, and with a few harriers still within sight, her mind drifted to a former coach who always was there for her.
âJust as I got to âCarterâs Passâ (a half-mile stretch that begins about a tenth of a mile later), I thought, âThose girls are pulling away,â and I knew Coach wouldnât stand for that. Heâd be there cheering me on, trying to get me going,ââ Dumais stated. âI knew I had to start moving.â