Archive - 2014
Alice M. Lavigne
BURRILLVILLE - Alice M. Lavigne, 87, of Glendale, RI passed away December 9, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI a daughter of the late Arthur & Gabrielle (Rogister) Lavigne.
Roland P. Theroux
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Roland P. Theroux, 65, of Branch Ave died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Andree (Gagnon) Theroux.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Omer and Lillian (Moreau) Theroux.
Roland worked as a spray painter for the Foxboro Company for several years.
He loved spending time with his family and taking walks with his canine companion, his pride and joy, Millie.
He was an avid Boston Red Sox, Bruins and New England Patriots fan, but he was most passionate about the Three Stooges.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It looks like downtown will become the latest swath of local real estate to be declared a redevelopment zone, a legal definition that puts some teeth into the cityâ€™s efforts to pump new vitality into the area.
If all goes according to plan, the City Council will make the declaration at a meeting tonight, opening the door for the city to acquire property in the designated area through the power of eminent domain.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The holiday spirit was alive and well in the city Saturday as revelers came from far and wide to enjoy a myriad of Christmas-themed options as part of the sixth annual Main Street Holiday Stroll.
Just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt welcomed guests gathered in Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to City Hall, then began the countdown from five to one, culminating in the illumination of numerous lighted trees in the park.
WOONSOCKET — Thanks to a personal donation from a noted Olympic runner, outdoor track will return to the sports roster at Woonsocket Middle School next spring for the first time since the program was cut four years ago in a fiscal belt-tightening move.
BURRILLVILLE â€” The Burrillville Panthers Pee-Wee team finished its season with a flourish, capturing the Super Bowl in the Rhode Island Pre Teen league.
The Panthers defeated the Washington County Raiders in a contest that took place Nov. 23 at Providenceâ€™s Conley Stadium. Washington County came into the game with a 10-0-1 record while Burrillville stood at 8-2 with both losses coming against the Raiders.
Super Bowl MVP honors went to Burrillville's 55 Dean Ayotte, who plays full back and linebacker.
SMITHFIELD – Sophomore Joe Sanchioni manufactured two goals and Tim Casilli a tally and two feeds as Mount St. Charles rolled past Smithfield, 4-2, in a Championship Division/Cimini League showdown on Friday night.
Sanchioni’s final goal, with 5:29 remaining, provided insurance for the Mounties (2-0-0), though senior Pat Holmes’ score on feeds from Casilli and Justin D’Abrosca with just 2:55 elapsed in the middle session proved to be the clincher.
Mike Macera and Jim Varin each scored for the Sentinels.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The Town Council Wednesday will get its first glimpse of a draft of the townâ€™s updated comprehensive plan, a document that will help the council determine not only the townâ€™s future needs, but a vision to guide the town for years to come.
The Cumberland Planning Board along with the townâ€™s planning consultant, Mason & Associates, will make a brief presentation on the updated plan at the councilâ€™s meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 45 Broad St.
PAWTUCKET – T.J. Ciolfi couldn’t have scripted his first game as Woonsocket’s head coach any better.
Buoyed by suffocating full-court press that paved the way for one easy transition basket after another, Woonsocket stormed past St. Raphael, 82-58, in semifinal-round action of the Dennis M. Lynch, Jr. Memorial Tournament on Thursday night. The Villa Novans placed six players in double figures with Elijah Vazquez (16 points, three 3-pointers) and Gary Lyles (15 points, 11-of-14 from the foul line) leading the charge.