Archive - 2013
BURRILLVILLE --- After 10 games, thereâ€™s little question that Burrillvilleâ€™s defense and midfield both rank among the very finest in the Division III ranks this season.
A few goals scored here and there, and the Broncos would probably be perched near the top of the standings as well.
Unfortunately for the Broncos, who came into the day yielding the fewest goals in the entire division, they remain in eighth place in the 16-team league, courtesy of a hard-fought 1-1 stalemate with sixth-place Scituate on Wednesday afternoon at Gledhill Field.
James S. Blow
FRANKLIN- James S. "Jimmy" Blow, 92, of Ruggles St. died peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on Mon. Oct. 7 after an illness.
He is survived by many family and friends of the "Ruggles Street Gang" and will be sadly missed.
Born in Marathon, FL on April 22, 1921 he was the son of Augusta S. and Agnes (McCann) Blow and grew up working on the farms throughout Wrentham, MA.
He most recently worked as a stock person at Second Impressions store in Wrentham before retiring.
WOONSOCKET â€” George White was more than a little bit perturbed when he left the Middle School polling place Tuesday night after voting in the cityâ€™s nonpartisan primary election for mayor and City Council.
â€śIâ€™m person No. 41,â€ť White said as he walked across the schoolâ€™s parking lot. â€śNobody was voting.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Even though last nightâ€™s City Council primary ended up being inconsequential - no one was eliminated from the race - it did show what place the 14 remaining candidates came in and how many votes they received, which could be a barometer of how well their campaigns have been going and how they may ultimately fare in the Nov. 5 election.
The City Council candidates with the seven highest vote tallies last night included five incumbents and two challengers.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Call it the Lisa Landslide.
Backed by an angry electorate demanding change, state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) finished far ahead of the pack in a four-way primary for mayor last night, outdistancing incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine by a margin of better than 3-1.
SMITHFIELD â€“ More than anything, Cumberland High sophomore Amy Laverty wanted to team with her harrier friends and upset fellow powerhouse Smithfield to claim a most elusive Northern Division championship.
The Sentinels, however, provided too much depth in this â€śBattle of Unbeatens,â€ť and closed the season with a perfect 11-0 mark after edging the gutsy Clippers, 24-34, at Deerfield Park on Tuesday afternoon.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Call it the Lisa Landslide.
Backed by an angry electorate demanding change, State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) finished far ahead of the pack in a four-way primary for mayor last night, outdistancing incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine by a margin of better than 3-1.
Fontaineâ€™s collection of 881 votes gave him a distant second-place finish next to Huntâ€™s 2,746 â€“ good enough to keep him alive for a general election showdown against Hunt on Nov. 5. But it was the kind of good that had jaws gaping and heads shaking in disbelief as the results were clocked at Ciroâ€™s Tavern.
WOONSOCKET -- Campaign volunteers for Mayor Leo Fontaine, and candidate for mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, hold signs and wave to passing motorists on Tuesday afternoon. Poll workers reported there has been a steady stream of voters so far today for the primary. The polls close at 8 p.m.
BELLINGHAM- Lorraine Leong Allam, 53, of Bellingham, MA, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for twelve years of John Allam, and the loving mother of Jay Allam.
Lawrence F. Coleman
BURRILLVILLE- Lawrence F. "Larry" Coleman, 65, died unexpectedly at home Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He was born in Providence to the late Frederick and Ann (Simmons) Coleman.
Larry spent his younger years in Bristol and graduated from Cranston East High School. He served honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He graduated from RI College with a bachelors degree in Social Work and later earned other advanced degrees. He worked for Pascoag Auto Parts for many years.