Archive - 2014
SCITUATE â€“ Clad in a gray suit, a detective sits in a spartan work cubicle, his face illuminated by an eerie glow as he stares at the wide screen of a desktop computer, a serious expression on his face.
If a pin dropped, you could probably hear it in this austere corner of state police headquarters on a lonely stretch of Route 6.
This is where the state police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force mines its quarry, a special breed of sex offenders who swap images of child pornography on the Internet like some people trade baseball cards.
Sadly, business is unusually brisk.
WARWICK – Bishop Hendricken jumped out to an early lead on Mount St. Charles and didn’t look back en route to a 5-3 win at Thayer Arena Friday night.
The Hawks put in three goals in the first period, by Andrew Hopgood, Eric Edwards and Brandon Mitchell. The Mounties couldn’t keep pace despite two goals from senior Patrick Holmes, one unassisted and one from an assist by Justin D'Abrosca.
Also scoring were Jason Comeau and Brandon Waterman for Hendricken, and Joseph A. Sanchioni for Mount.
LINCOLN – Friday night marked the homecoming of Davies Tech senior tri-captain/forward Waleska Kelly, and she sure made the most of it.
Kelly, who had suffered a stroke while playing in a summer high school basketball league in July of 2013, had been granted a waiver by Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials to play a fifth year, and admitted being excited about returning to compete.
Linda Ann Beattie
MCKINNEY, TX - Linda Ann Beattie, age 64 of McKinney, Texas passed away peacefully on December 8, 2014 in Carrollton, Texas. She was born on April 9, 1950 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Ronald and Anita (Reindeau) Laliberte.
Linda lived her life in Rhode Island until 2006 when she moved to Pennsylvania to help raise her 3 oldest granddaughters. Linda married her soul mate, James Henry Beattie on January 27, 2007 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. She loved her husband, six granddaughters and two children more than anything.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Many years have passed since Pepin Lumber last sold Christmas trees during the holidays. But on Thursday morning they dragged out the old sign that company founder Camille Pepin built in 1953 and, along with a dozen balsam firs, parked it in front of the busy East Woonsocket lumber supply store.
No, itâ€™s not your usual seasonal capitalism. In fact, itâ€™s not capitalism at all, but a charitable rescue mission.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles coach Dave Belisle doesn’t want to sound the alarm, but also won’t deny the importance of Friday’s matchup with longtime rival Bishop Hendricken at Warwick’s Thayer Arena.
“They’re all big games, but December games are just as important,” said Belisle.
Keeping pace in head-to-head matchups will be essential for the Mounties to make noise in the Championship Division race. To date, Mount and Hendricken have each lost to currently unbeaten La Salle Academy.
PROVIDENCE – Despite Burrillville High’s 47-31 Division II/A-B crossover loss to Hope on Thursday night, head coach Justin Switzer admitted he saw some positives from his rather young squad.
He carries just one senior, and his roster is sprinkled with six freshmen and a sophomore, but the experience is beginning to show.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The operator of Rickâ€™s Bar & Grill has agreed to close the doors for two days after the city accused him of serving alcohol to a minor and letting patrons get too rowdy in the parking lot around closing time.
Barbara A. Scungio
UXBRIDGE, MA - Barbara A. (Maher) Scungio, 62, of Uxbridge passed away on Wed. Dec. 17, 2014 after a long illness in UMass Medical Center, Worcester. She was the wife of James A. Scungio.
A resident of Uxbridge for 38 years, Mrs. Scungio had worked at Wee Wash It Inc. in Woonsocket, RI. She had previously lived in Millville.
Barbara was born May 17, 1952 in Woonsocket, RI the daughter of the late Francis and Stasia (Zajac) Maher and was a graduate of Blackstone High School in Blackstone, Class of 1970.
Mildred L. (Aubin) Doar
GLOCESTER - Millie Doar, 83, of West Glocester (5/19/31-12/16/14) widow of Robert A. Doar Sr. Born in Cumberland RI, daughter of the late Joseph & Hazel Aubin. Active in town affairs, PTA, South Foster ladies auxiliary, and a newspaper carrier for the Woonsocket Call for many years. She enjoyed cooking, reading, farming, and her grandchildren.
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