Archive - 2013
BURRILLVILLE --- Burrillville had the energy of playing its first-ever night game at home under the glow of portable lights, an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd at Alumni Field on hand to witness the historic night, and the drive to produce the teamâs first 3-0 start in a decade.
But Mount Pleasant had speed to burn, lots of athleticism, and a penchant for breaking off big plays, and the Kilties put all that together on Friday to produce a lopsided victory.
WOONSOCKET â Adelard Provencal, 88, got to see a lot of the Pacific Theater while serving a young U.S. Navy man during World War II and will be remembering those times while visiting the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C., this afternoon.
LINCOLN â Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academyâs Drew Madden, 27, admits skydiving was never really on his list of things to do someday.
But that wonât keep Madden from bailing out of a plane over Middletown this afternoon with Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist.
Madden, a noted math instructor for the Blackstone Valley Prep charter school network serving Lincoln, Cumberland, Central Falls and Pawtucket, made a commitment over the summer to support the middle schoolâs reading program, and his skydiving excursion is the payoff of that endeavor.
WOONSOCKET â The Police Department is investigating another incident of suspicious men approaching students near a local school, this time the Bernon Heights Elementary School, off Logee Street.
Police reported Friday evening that the incident occurred during the day on Thursday, and parties involved contacted the department about the incident on Friday.
The incident was believed to be similar in nature to incidents reported to the department earlier in the week, according to police.
WARWICK â Once Woonsocket High kicked it into high gear, there was no looking back.
Shaking off a slow start with authority, the Villa Novans ran roughshod over host Warwick Vets, 27-0, Friday night to improve to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in Division II-A. Quarterback Miguel Raymond completed 11 passes for 163 yards and two scores while Woonsocketâs defense turned Warwick over five times.
Woonsocket compiled all of its points in the second and third quarters. On the flip side, Warwick Vets was barely heard from after failing to cash in on two first-half trips inside the Novansâ 10-yard line.
Raymond G. Richard
WILTON, ME- Raymond G. Richard, 60, of Wilton, ME died unexpectedly on September 24, 2013.
Raymond was born in Lewiston, ME on June 7, 1953 and lived in Woonsocket for over 30 years.
He served honorably in The U.S. Marine Corps. from 1970-1974.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, his dogs and playing music.
Raymond is survived by his wife Mary Ann of Wilton, ME, his parents Adelard and Therese Richard of Woonsocket, 3 sisters Doris Berard, Linda Lagasse, Brenda Sullivan, a brother Normand Richard and a large extended family.
LINCOLN â YWCA Rhode Island Thursday honored 12 âWomen of Achievement,â including Woonsocketâs Jacqueline L. Dowdy and Sally Ann Hay of Lincoln, at its ninth annual awards luncheon at Kirkbrae Country Club.
Among the honorees was Quota International in Woonsocket and Pawtucket/Central Falls, which was recognized as Organization of the Year.
WOONSOCKET â The School Department on Thursday issued a warning to parents to be on the alert after multiple incidents of suspicious people approaching local students near their schools.
Patrick McGee, director of curriculum, and Peter Fontaine, director of security and facilities, put out the warning to parents through the departmentâs communication system after meeting with Police Detective Matt Ryan on the incidents.
âDetective Matt Ryan has made us aware of suspicious male
WOONSOCKET â The Woonsocket Fire Department would become the only urban fire district in the state to employ on-call volunteers under a cost-cutting edict issued this week by the Budget Commission â under the threat of a lawsuit from the firefighters union.
The on-call order was included in a two-part âenactmentâ which also forces members of Local 732 of the International Association of Fire Fighters onto a cheaper health plan after the unionâs contract expires on July 1, 2014.
BURRILLVILLE â Thereâs a unique buzz around this tight-knit community this week, and with good reason. Rare is the occasion when Alumni Field is transformed into a nighttime operation.
With an intriguing early-season Division III matchup serving as the centerpiece of what figures to be a unique and special day in the long, rich history of the Burrillville High football program, it seems appropriate to at long last proclaim the following: âFriday Night Lightsâ has come to the campus located just down the road from the Route 102 and East Avenue intersection.