Archive - 2013
BURRILLVILLE â€“ About a year ago under the Gaudet Middle School football stadium's lights, host Middletown High didn't just whup Burrillville in a Division III contest, but embarrassed it with a 58-7 pasting.
Broncos' mentor Gennaro Ferraro reminded his current troops of that bushwhacking last September during practice sessions this past week.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Woonsocket High coaching staff prides itself on instilling in its players a good, sound understanding of fundamental football.
That is, avoid silly mistakes that result in penalties, don't turn the ball over, don't â€śdanceâ€ť with the pigskin but push it â€śnorth-south,â€ť et cetera.
Another definition: take advantage of your opportunities.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Approximately 10 months ago, on a cold night at East Greenwich Highâ€™s Carcieri Field, Cumberland High played its collective heart out before suffering a 2-1 triple-overtime semifinal loss to eventual Division II state champion Burrillville.
The two Division II-North rivals went at it again in a tilt at Tucker Field on sun-splashed Friday afternoon, and Clippersâ€™ head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello decided beforehand to remind her upperclassmen of that defeat.
Robert J. DiRenzo
BELLINGHAM- Robert J. "Bob" DiRenzo. 58, of Bellingham formerly of Attleboro, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at UMass Memorial in Worcester with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 28 years of Diane A. (Capps) DiRenzo.
Born in Attleboro on December 30, 1954, he was the son of the late Juliano and Katherine (Murray) DiRenzo.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Gianakis family has been running successful restaurants from Florida to Worcester for years, but they might want to keep an eye on nanny-state politicians campaigning against generous food portions.
Some might think their roast beef sandwiches are too big to be legal.
Now, the proprietors of Major League Roast Beef & Wings have brought their super-size bites to 67 Cumberland St., a place where local officials urge food lovers to splurge with freedom-loving abandon.
Tolman High head coach Dave Caito calls it the start of a new season. In many ways, this weekendâ€™s Rhode Island high school football schedule is just that for the local teams.
The time has come to put what has amounted to nearly five weeks of preseason camp in the rearview mirror. The 2013 campaign begins in earnest Friday night with the opening of league play, a time where teams battle it out for division championships and jockey for position in league standings, all fighting toward a common goal: to make it to that next â€“ and final â€“ â€śnewâ€ť â€“ season, a.k.a. the playoffs.
NASCAR fan Colin Godfrin, 13, of Woonsocket is happy to meet Martin Truex Jr. and get his autograph during a kickoff event celebrating the opening of a new NAPA Auto Parts store on Cumberland Hill Road in Woonsocket Thursday evening.
(For more photos, pick up Friday's edition of the Woonsocket Call)
Letitia D. Hayes
LADY LAKE, FLA- Letitia D. Hayes (Boris), 81, died Saturday, Sept 14, 2013 at her home in The Villages, Lady Lake, Fla. Formerly of Ellington, CT, she was the widow of Paul Boris, and is survived by her first husband, Robert K. Hayes.
A native of Blackstone, she was a daughter of the late John and Frances (Dwyer) Donlon.
John R. Robinson
BLACKSTONE- John R. Robinson, Sr., 85, of Chestnut St., died September 16, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Helen (McMann) Robinson and companion of the late Lenora "Lolly" Pierannunzi for thirty-nine years.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Roland and Anna (Bradley) Robinson.
A WWII Army Veteran, Mr. Robinson worked as a Truck Driver for Rosenfeld Concrete, Milford, MA for twenty-eight years. He was a member of the Woonsocket Elks and was an antique car enthusiast.
Paul R. Demers
BLACKSTONE- Demers, Paul R. 57, of Blackstone, MA, died September 15, 2013 at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, a son of the late Leo & Theresa (Ballou) Demers.
Paul worked as a truck driver for Owens & Miner Co. in Franklin, MA, previously working for the MA Turnpike Authority for many years. He was a resident of Blackstone for many years.
He is survived by a sister Donna Maddock, his nephews Christopher and his wife Jessica, Caiden, and a niece Haille, and nephew Dennis.