November 4th, 2012
LINCOLN â€“ Voters will face a full election ballot when they enter the townâ€™s 12 polling places on Tuesday.
Decisions for electing the President of the United States, members of Congress and local legislative seats will greet voters, but the single, local ballot question, No. 8, for an expansion of gambling at Twin River Casino will likely represent the most significant local decision before them.
Town Clerk Karen Allen said voters will find that important question on a second ballot sheet with no other items on it.
EAST GREENWICH â€” Throughout the three overtime periods, Burrillville High senior tri-captain Alex LeClair stood in her goalie box physically shaking, not from Saturday evening's chill but from the fear of â€¦ dare we say it? Failure.
â€śI was physically and mentally exhausted, but all of that went away when it finally ended,â€ť she grinned.
WOONSOCKET â€” What makes the 2012 edition of Woonsocket High so unique is that Carnell Hendersonâ€™s Villa Novans have learned to win games in all kinds of ways.
There have been blowouts, close shaves and other instances when the Villa Novans took the field minus a full compliment of healthy bodies. Other times, Woonsocket has been its own worst enemy, turning the ball over at an alarming rate.
That, in turn, allowed the opposition to hang out, a storyline that unfolded before the Novansâ€™ eyes Saturday afternoon at Barry Field.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The idea of framing Saturdayâ€™s first-ever hoops get-together between Providence College and Rhode Island College as merely an exhibition game doesnâ€™t paint a complete picture.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Thirty-one employees of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island were laid off Tuesday.
Bill Fischer, spokesman for Landmark, said the affected group included members of management, hospital administrators and patient care workers. He said the cuts were necessary to keep Landmark solvent during the process of completing a merger with the hospitalâ€™s latest suitor.
CUMBERLAND - Choruses representing five area churches will be performing a unique nondenominational concert Sunday to benefit the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry located on Nate Whipple Highway.
The Food Pantry Choral Benefit Concert will be held at 3 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 3069 Diamond Hill Road. The concert, which will include gospel to contemporary, features choirs from St. John Vianney Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Four Corners Community Chapel, Calvin Presbyterian Church and Arnold Mills United Methodist Church.
Frances M. Fazzio
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Saporito) Fazzio, 87, of Mowry St., died Thursday November 1, 2012 at home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Richard Fazzio.
Richard and Frances celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary this August 24th.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Pietro and Fillipa (Ministera) Saporito.
Mrs. Fazzio worked as a sewer for Narragansett Knitting, until retiring in 1968.
Eldon B. Moe
VENICE, FL- Eldon "Moe", B. Moe, 87, of Venice, FL, formerly of North Smithfield, RI retired to Sarasota, FL 22 years ago died November 1, 2012.
Moe was born March 9, 1925 in Audubon, MN to Beda (Johnson) and Edwin Moe.
Moe served 23 years in the U.S. Army and Navy and furthered his career into Civil Service for Social Security.
Romeo T. Allard
WOONSOCKET- Romeo T. Allard, 92, of Woonsocket, died Thursday November 1, 2012 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He leaves his wife of 69 years, Leona A. (Michaud) Allard.
Born in Nasonville, he was the son of the late Narcisse and Marie (Duhamel) Allard.
Romeo was a salesman for the former Janelle Company of Providence, retiring in 1983. He previously worked in the local textile industry. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, and a member of its Seniors Club and Veterans Club.
When last we saw Wes Pennington and his North Smithfield football troupe, the Northmen were set to embark upon an unprecedented double bye that would encompass three whole weeks between games.