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September 28th

Kilties dazzle in Broncos' first night game at home

September 28, 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 team’s 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.

September 27th

City WWII vets to visit DC memorial, meet Gen. Powell today

September 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – 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.

Students’ feat earns BVP teacher skydiving journey with Gist

September 27, 2013

LINCOLN – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy’s Drew Madden, 27, admits skydiving was never really on his list of things to do someday.
But that won’t 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 school’s reading program, and his skydiving excursion is the payoff of that endeavor.

Suspicious men lurking at Bernon

September 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – 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.

Woonsocket wrecks Warwick Vets, 27-0

September 27, 2013

WARWICK – 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 Woonsocket’s 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 Novans’ 10-yard line.

Raymond G. Richard

September 27, 2013

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.

September 26th

YWCA salutes women’s achievements; Dowdy, Hay honored

September 26, 2013

LINCOLN — YWCA Rhode Island Thursday honored 12 “Women of Achievement,” including Woonsocket’s 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.

Strangers reported trying to lure Woonsocket pupils into cars near schools

September 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – 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 department’s communication system after meeting with Police Detective Matt Ryan on the incidents.

“Detective Matt Ryan has made us aware of suspicious male

Budget Commission authorizes filling WFD vacancies with volunteer firefighters

September 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – 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 – under the threat of a lawsuit from the firefighters union.

The on-call order was included in a two-part “enactment” which also forces members of Local 732 of the International Association of Fire Fighters onto a cheaper health plan after the union’s contract expires on July 1, 2014.

Friday Night De-light on tap at Burrillville's Alumni Field

September 26, 2013

BURRILLVILLE — There’s 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: “Friday Night Lights” has come to the campus located just down the road from the Route 102 and East Avenue intersection.

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BURRILLVILLE – You could say that Burrillville head coach Brian LaFauci was pressed into...
LINCOLN -- The euphoria that surrounded Oseh Lie-Saine signing a National Letter of Intent with...
PAWTUCKET – Call it a case of punch-drunk love. A Woonsocket woman was charged with false report of a crime, among...
WOONSOCKET – Six businesses – four of them from out of state – are relocating their operations into vacant commercial...
WOONSOCKET – The city is making a push to sell four obsolete school buildings, saying they could be generating tax...

 

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