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December 7th

City unveils Place Jolicoeur ornament

December 7, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Anita Wilbur had no idea why she’d been summoned to Harris Hall, but when she found out it nearly brought a tear to her eye.
As Wilbur watched, city officials unveiled the 2012 installment of the municipal Christmas ornament, a glass sphere featuring an image of the Place Jolicoeur World War I monument.
The Cumberland Street monument, whose prominent Christian cross was attacked as unconstitutional by a Wisconsin atheist group earlier this year, was named for Jolicoeur’s uncle over 90 years ago.

Henry A. Dulude Jr.

December 7, 2012

Henry A. Dulude Jr.

MILFORD MA- Mr. Henry A. Dulude Jr., 77, of Falmouth MA and formerly of Milford MA, died Thursday (December 6, 2012) at his daughters residence in Milford. He was the loving husband of Shirley M. (Guido) Dulude.
Mr. Dulude was born in Woonsocket RI, the son of the late Henry A. and the late Marie (Dumas) Dulude.
He was a Korean Conflict veteran having served in the US Navy and was an avid sports fan who had played for the Rhode Island Relics hockey team.

Pauline R. Aubin

December 7, 2012

Pauline R. Aubin

CRANSTON- Aubin, Pauline R. (Beauparlant), 66, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Robert C. Aubin and a daughter of Rita Beauparlant-Cousineau and the late Rene Beauparlant.

Estelle D. Lapierre

December 7, 2012

Estelle D. Lapierre

WOONSOCKET- Estelle D. (Beaudet) Lapierre, 66, of Logee St, died November 19, 2012 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Richard C. Lapierre whom she married November 4, 1967.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Germaine (Lauziere) Beaudet.
Mrs. Lapierre worked for several area mills, including most recently for Tupperware, where she was employed as a molder. She was a communicant of St. Agatha's Church and enjoyed travelling and spending time with her grandchildren.

December 6th

Friars pull away from Rams, 72-57

December 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The game changed on an alley-oop.
Rhode Island freshman Jordan Hare rose above the Providence College defense to emphatically finish a perfectly executed play with 15 minutes, 22 seconds left in the second half to cut the Friars' lead to five.
As it turned out, the alley-oop was the best thing that happen to PC because Friar coach Ed Cooley opted to eschew his zone defense against the athletic Rams and play man-to-man. Over the next 8 minutes, 21 seconds the Rams didn't make a basket, went 0-for-8 from the field and committed six turnovers in a 72-57 defeat.

Friars' Cotton plays helping hand

December 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE – In the end, Bryce Cotton suited up for the Providence Friars. The real surprise came in the role he played Thursday night against intrastate rival Rhode Island.

URI's Hurley opens up about Friars' Johnson

December 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Dan Hurley spent time under the same roof as one of his former high school players Thursday night. In his private moments, the URI head coach was probably thrilled that Sidiki Johnson was sitting on Providence’s bench wearing a sharp black suit rather than basketball attire.

Officials drive home message: Don’t text behind the wheel

December 6, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are bringing attention to the dangers of texting and driving with a high school awareness tour that visited North Smithfield High School Wednesday.

Ex-teacher in sex scandal paroled

December 6, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A former Woonsocket Middle School teacher convicted of having a sexual relationship with a female student has been paroled from the Adult Correctional Institutions after serving just 12 years of a 20-year sentence.
Richard R. Lalime Jr., 42, registered as a sex offender with the Woonsocket Police Department on Nov. 21, the same day he was released from the ACI.

ALL AGLOW!

December 6, 2012

James DiChristofero of North Smithfield and his 7-year-old grandaughter, Alivia Verasammy, also of North Smithfield, enjoy the Annual Tree Lighting at Veterans Memorial Park, as part of Woonsocket's Main Street Holiday Stroll Thursday night.

FRANKLIN – Cumberland High suffered no letdown after a key Division I-North triumph over...
WOONSOCKET  –  Over the past week, Lincoln High sustained two defeats in its...
PAWTUCKET – George Patrick Duffy left this world on Saturday night, clutching a baseball...
WOONSOCKET – When he was a little younger, Richard Fazzio, now 90, would tend to the small veterans’ memorial at Market...
BLACKSTONE – Ninety-nine-year-old World War II Navy veteran Michael Sulima sits back in a recliner at his daughter’s...
PROVIDENCE – A longtime friend of James J. Skeffington spoke of his exuberance, caring demeanor, and love for his...

 

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