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January 7th, 2013

Lucy A. Sheehan

January 7, 2013

Lucy A. Sheehan

WRENTHAM - Lucy A. (DeBaggis) Sheehan 94, of Wrentham, and a former Franklin & Woonsocket resident died peacefully, Friday January 4, 2013 at the Maples Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Wrentham, following an illness. She was the wife of the late William A. Sheehan who died in 1964.
Born in Franklin, January 8, 1918 a daughter of the late Diego N. and Josephine (Colobouno) DeBaggis, she was raised and educated in Franklin, where she was the Class Valedictorian of Franklin High School Class of 1936.

Florence M. Brissette

January 7, 2013

Florence M. Brissette

WOONSOCKET - Florence M. Brissette, 81, of Manville, died Friday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the loving wife of Ernest A. Brissette. They were married on Oct. 1, 1949.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Lucien F. and Dora (Lacourse) Hogue.
Flo resided in and raised her family in Woonsocket. Flo and Ernest relocated to Tampa, Florida in 1977 and lived there for over 30 years.
Flo was employed at U.S. Rubber in Woonsocket and while living in Florida worked for Black & Decker.

January 6th

Lions in good spirits after loss to powerful Mounties

January 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET — For a head coach whose squad had just fallen, 4-2, to mighty Mount St. Charles in a crossover tilt, Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op's Dick Ernst sure seemed in good spirits as he strolled out of an Adelard Arena team room on Saturday night.
Behind 4-0 entering the final session, the always-animated veteran mentor's Lions fought back with two goals in the span of 48 seconds midway through it.
“Our kids just didn't give up,” Ernst raved about his girls. “We trailed by four coming in, and the only thing I told the kids was to go out and win the third. Guess what? They did.”

Hockey Mounties searching for answers

January 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET — It wasn't so much the fact that Mount St. Charles dropped a 4-0 decision to defending state Division I champion Hendricken that irked head coach Dave Belisle to such a degree, but how.
The Mounties trailed the Hawks by a mere 1-0 count as the final seconds of the middle period drew to a close at Adelard Arena on Saturday night. The way Belisle figured it, all his guys needed to do was get into the locker room unscathed, then regroup, make adjustments and continue to storm the visitors' goalkeeper, senior Mitchell Proulx.

'Kissing Sailor' to kick off museum lecture series

January 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET — The deep of winter has arrived and along with it the Museum of Work & Culture's popular Ranger Day lecture series on both local and national topics of interest.
The annual lecture series sponsored by the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Rhode Island Historical Society is a great way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon, according to Raymond H. Bacon, museum co-manager.

Sledders can't let safety slide

January 6, 2013

CUMBERLAND — Kids and young adults love to see snow falling during the winter because it can result in lots of fun on local sledding runs.
But as the sledding tragedy in Providence showed all too clearly last Wednesday, sledding in the wrong spot or in icy conditions can be very dangerous and even result in fatal injury.
The sledding accident at Neutaconkanut Hill Park in Providence that claimed the life of Alexandria Alvarez, 17, sparked safety reviews of many popular sledding spots around the state and the closing of the Neutaconkanut Hill at least until surface conditions improve.

January 5th

Remembering Mr. Burrillville: Skee Carter's death shocks close-knit community

January 5, 2013

BURRILLVILLE — Peter Berthelette heard his cellphone ring as he stood at a table inside Burrillville High's Senior Lounge last Wednesday. He had been conversing with baseball player Zach Lafleur and two classmates as they ate their lunches.
“I typically don't answer my cell in front of students, but when the call showed up as coming from Skee Carter, I did anyway,” Berthelette recalled. “I said, 'Hi, Skee!' and all I heard was a pause. The voice on the other end said, 'Hi, Pete. It's not Skee, it's Chris (his son). I have some bad news,' and he told me what happened.

Legacy of Skee Carter: He was Burrillville High athletics

January 5, 2013

BURRILLVILLE — Whichever anecdote you start the portrait with, rest assured the canvas reserved for Wilfred "Skee" Carter's legacy won’t remain blank for long.
Carter’s true legacy is a lifetime of vivid hues that epitomize what this gentle and sincere man means to the town of Burrillville. Last Wednesday’s news of his sudden passing was a jolt to the systems of those who interacted with him over the years – and there were countless people in this rural community who had the good fortune of coming into contact with Skee.

These PTO women know how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h a buck

January 5, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Buy low, sell high.
The old adage is usually invoked as the secret of success on Wall Street, but it worked just fine on Robinson Street when the ladies of the Pothier Elementary School PTO wanted to raise funds to support teachers this Christmas.
Their winning investment? If you’re thinking Apple or Exxon Mobil or another one of those flashy NYSE brands, you’d be wrong.

Local sex offender faces new charge

January 5, 2013

LINCOLN – A local registered sex offender is in custody at the ACI following a police investigation of an alleged new offense involving an out-of-state femaLINCOLN – A local registered sex offender is in custody at the ACI following a police investigation of an alleged new offense involving an out-of-state female.
Police Chief Brian Sullivan said Friday that department investigators charged Joseph F. Seale, 25, of Manville Avenue, with third-degree sexual assault in connection with his alleged involvement with a 15-year-old girl from New York.

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