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September 20th, 2012

Several area football squads seek to avoid 0-2 league start

September 20, 2012

One of the more fascinating stat lines stems from how many NFL teams end up qualifying for the playoffs after starting out 0-2.
A blog entry that appeared on the New York Times’ website earlier this week noted that, since 1990, “only 22 of the 184 teams that started the season 0-2 ultimately made the playoffs.” Referencing back to when the league last expanded in 2002, just 10.1 percent of the 79 teams saddled with a donut and exactly two “L’s” were able to right the ship and achieve postseason status.

Brien launches write-in campaign

September 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Flanked by supporters, State Rep. Jon D. Brien (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket) announced Thursday that he’s launched a write-in campaign for re-election after losing the Democratic primary to firefighter Stephen M. Casey by 52 votes.
Perhaps the most conservative Democrat in the House, Brien said he lost because some voters wound up at the wrong polling places and also because he was targeted by pro-labor interests who supported Casey.
“This is our chance to get it right,” Brien said.

Breakfast to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital

September 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The annual St. Jude’s Breakfast for the benefit of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Club Par-X, 36 Stanley St. Joe Hyder, general chairman, urges everyone to wear red, white and blue this year in tribute to the annual “Salute to America” theme, chosen to mark the presidential campaign year.

Robert E. Dooley

September 20, 2012

Robert E. Dooley

BLACKSTONE- Robert E. Dooley, 73, of Farm Street, Blackstone, died Tuesday at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. He was the husband of Linda L. (Guimond) Dooley, whom he married, April 04, 1959.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Raymond Dooley and Helen (Plante) Moore.
He was employed as a Supervisor for Apex Pawtucket, retiring in 2001.

Rose Alma Ethier

September 20, 2012

Rose Alma Ethier

WOONSOCKET- Rose Alma Ethier, 86, died in the company of loved ones on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield.
Born in Millville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Mederic and Cora (Gagnon) Ethier, and has been a Woonsocket resident since 1956.

September 19th

Cumberland continues strong start, routs Toll Gate

September 19, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Looks like this new Division II thing is suiting Cumberland just fine.
After years of struggling in the Division I ranks and winning no more than five games in each of the last eight seasons, the Clippers are thriving in the state’s second division and off to their best start in recent memory.

Roger L. Gingras

September 19, 2012

Roger L. Gingras

STUART, FL- Roger L. Gingras, 66, of Stuart FL, formerly of Cumberland, died Monday September 3, 2012 in Florida. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Baker) Gingras whom he married in 1982.
Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Marcel and Anais (Guilbault) Gingras. He was raised and educated in Cumberland. He relocated to Florida in 1980.
Roger was known to family and friends for his love of fishing and boating, leading him to earn his captain's license.

Woman robs Lincoln bank; third bank robbed in 2 days

September 19, 2012

LINCOLN – A woman who allegedly robbed the Navigant Credit Union on Front Street Wednesday afternoon was arrested about a half hour later in Cumberland.
Chief Brian Sullivan said the suspect, a woman in her 20s, walked into the credit union about 2:45 p.m. and demanded money from a teller.
The woman made off with an undetermined amount of cash and was seen fleeing the bank in a motor vehicle, heading toward Cumberland, said Sullivan.
“We believe we have someone in custody,” Sullivan said late yesterday. “We are working to identify that person right now.”

Helen G. Leclaire

September 19, 2012

Helen G. Leclaire

BURRILLVILLE- Helen G. (Burnett) Leclaire, 88, of Harrisville, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Leclaire.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Charles Burnett and Marion (Hill) Burnett-Tetreault.
Helen worked with the children at Pine Harbor, then as a nursing assistant at Zambarano Hospital and later at Overlook Nursing Home, all of Pascoag. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and caring for her dog Buddy.

Clement Henry Levitre

September 19, 2012

Clement Henry Levitre

BLACKSTONE- Clement Henry Levitre, 92, of Blackstone, MA passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at his home. He was the Husband of Lucienne (Crochiere) Levitre.
He was born in Quincy, MA son of the late Henry G. and Rhea (Gauthier) Levitre.

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