Archive - 2014
SCITUATE --- One third of its way through its Division II-North schedule, North Smithfield is looking like not only the team to beat in the North, but also one of the elite squads in the entire division.
The Northmen continued their spectacular start on Monday afternoon by winning for the fifth time in as many games, defeating Scituate by a 5-1 score at Manning Field behind an 11-hit attack and another masterful outing by ace pitcher Karissa Carlton.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Not long after Susan Burgess turned 17, back in the spring of 1978, someone asked her to coach an Uxbridge â€śLassie Softball Leagueâ€ť team of 12- and 13-year-olds.
She really didn't know what to expect, but â€“ as an athlete â€“ she knew all about a variety of sports and what the girls needed to learn, so she acquiesced.
Still, she was only 17 so enlisted some help.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A man who was using a GPS device to hunt down his missing cellphone was threatened with a handgun after he followed the trail to a Second Avenue apartment, police said.
Kelvin Trovon Eason, 22, allegedly pointed a .177-caliber, gas-powered pistol directly at the victimâ€™s head from a doorway on the third floor of 89 Second Ave.
A second man was allegedly pistol-whipped when he tried to help the first, but police said they brought no charges in that case because the victim was unable to identify his assailant.
Gerard W. Poulin Sr.
N. UXBRIDGE - Gerard W. "Gerry" Poulin Sr., 85, formerly of N. Main St. died Sun. April 13 at St. Antoine Residence after an illness.
Robert G. Saillant, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Robert G. Saillant, Sr., 65, of Rodman St., died April 13, 2014 at home. He was the loving and devoted husband of Blanche E. (Beausoleil) Saillant, whom he was married to for forty-six years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Theodore and Theresa (Kemp) Saillant.
Mr. Saillant worked as a foreman for the New England Insulation Company before retiring in 2012. Bob enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family and grandchildren at the ocean. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins fan.
Antoinette Diane Maurice
WOONSOCKET- Antoinette Diane (Manseau) Maurice, 91, of Woonsocket, died Friday, April 11, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Maurice. Born in Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Elphege and Hostorie (Trahan) Manseau.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Given that they have little or no experience in carpentry or the construction trades, the members of six families from the Greater Woonsocket area are going to be spending a good part of the summer doing something very strange.
Theyâ€™re going to help build each otherâ€™s houses on a parcel of land not far from Pascoag Reservoir.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The keys to the Clippersâ€™ football program have been handed to a 27-year-old first-time varsity head coach.
The lack of experience when it comes to leading young men, or his age, should not yield shrugs of disbelief. Thereâ€™s plenty of pigskin knowledge tucked inside the mind of Josh Lima, the choice to replace departed Cumberland mentor Chris Skurka, who in January accepted a coaching position that specifically entails overseeing the linebackers and special teams at Dean College.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Taking on a filmmaking project is one thing, and getting the project to completion in many ways something else altogether. There is the process of reviewing the footage shot, putting it into the context of the storyline, and then going through the final edit while keeping the film in line with the goal for its creation.
Local filmmaker Derek Dubois has been going through all of that as he finishes up work on his â€śCity on the Move,â€ť a film about Woonsocketâ€™s premiere annual fall celebration, Autumnfest, and its relationship to the cityâ€™s ongoing economic and fiscal troubles.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ North Smithfield High seemed rather disinterested in the early going of a Division II-North clash with host Burrillville on Friday afternoon.
After all, head coach Jon Leddyâ€™s unbeaten crew was facing a club that hadnâ€™t won a league contest in three tries this spring. In their collective mind, why would this be any different?
The Broncos, however, assembled a four-run surge with three doubles in a four at-bat span in the back half of the third inning to gain the advantage, though the Northmen responded with four in the top of the fourth to knot it.