Archive - 2013
Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson believes it, and so does Shea mentor Dino Campopiano.
Both understand that those teams that make up the stateâ€™s Division I is still superior in talent, but that the league in which they compete is the toughest from top to bottom.
Really, who can argue? This season, the Villa Novans will face in their II-A bracket the likes of Coventry, Chariho, Johnston and Mount Hope, while Campopianoâ€™s Raiders will have the task of battling defending league champion Cumberland, St. Raphael, North Kingstown, Central and Rogers in II-B.
WOONSOCKET â€” â€śIâ€™m doing this for the betterment of these two kids,â€ť declares George Nasuti.
It is the intent of the longtime Woonsocket High athletic director to exhaust all options in the hopes of obtaining a hardship waiver for two currently enrolled student-athletes. Due to their circumstances, these Villa Novans â€“ for identity purposes, they are referred to as a boysâ€™ soccer player and a baseball player â€“ do not meet the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s basic eligibility principles.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Once again, WOON (1240 AM) has staked a claim to become the on-airwaves destination for Rhode Island high school football.
Beginning with Fridayâ€™s non-league game between Woonsocket and East Providence, WOON will feature a 10-game package. All of the games will air live and feature the voice talents of Lou Mandeville, the stationâ€™s sports director, and longtime high school and college football coach Mike Watters.
Fireworks illuminate Woonsocket's 125th anniversary Arch of Triumph as the waterfall pours down for one final time after a celebratory cookout for volunteers and supporters in Monument Square Thursday night. After thanking volunteers Al Beauparlant, Linda Plays, Mike Dubois, Steve Casey, Mary Lynn Bosiak, Matt Moylan and many others, Mayor Leo Fontaine said of the Main Street Block Party, 'Everything fell into place and this showed what our city is all about.' He was then outfitted with a safety harness and along with State Rep.
George E. Perron
EAST PROVIDENCE- George E. Perron, 65 of East Providence, died Monday at the Rhode Island Hospital. He is the husband of Katie (Jackson) Perron.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Gerard and Adele (Lavendier) Perron.
George was employed as a Manager/Supervisor at the School House Candy Company in Pawtucket until 2007.
WOONSOCKET -- Police confirmed early Thursday morning that at least two people were shot during what appears to be a home invasion on West Park Place in the city. The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. Thursday morning. The two victims were transported to the hospital. The extend of their injuries are unknown. The Call will have updates on this breaking news story as they become available.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It was a small gathering of just over 50 people at the cityâ€™s Korean and Vietnam War memorial at Thomas A. Shipp Square near the Police Station, but one that did go the distance in marking the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11 and how that day still holds the nationâ€™s attention.
BLACKSTONE â€“ Police closed portions of St. Paul Street early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer got stuck underneath a railroad bridge.Â
The truck got stuck about 8 a.m., forcing authorities to close St. Paul Street in both directions from the Blackstone Municipal Center at 15 St. Paul St. all the way up to Route 102 near North Smithfield line.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The last hurrah of the cityâ€™s 125th Anniversary Arch of Triumph will be observed with a celebratory cookout for volunteers and supporters this evening, followed by a final lighting of the 72-foot high locally created work of art on Main Street.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A veteran Woonsocket police captain is one of four finalists for the police chief job in Uxbridge.
Detective Cpt. Edward J. Lee Jr., a longtime city cop who currently oversees the detective division in Woonsocket, is vying for the Uxbridge position along with three other candidates, including Smithfield Police Cpt. Robert Eaton, Auburn, Mass., Det. Lt. Jeffrey Lourie; and interim Uxbridge Police Chief Lt. Peter B. Emerick.