January 9th, 2012
WOONSOCKET- Raymond D. Denis, 83, of Knight St., passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Johanne M. (Bombardier) whom he married on October 4, 1952. Raymond and Johanne would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in October. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late George and Florina (Rondeau) Denis.
PORTSMOUTH â€” Mount St. Charles rebounded from Friday nightâ€™s 6-3 loss to Bishop Hendricken with a solid 3-0 shutout of Moses Brown on Sunday at the Portsmouth Abbey rink.
Brian Campbell scored two goals to lead the Mounties, who evened their Division I league record at 3-3 on the season.
â€śWe played great,â€ť coach Dave Belisle said. â€śThe kids had to kill seven penalties and they did a good job of it. Overall, this was a good bounce-back game for us.â€ť
Mount gets another crack at first-place Hendricken (7-0-1) on Saturday night in a 6:30 p.m. game at Thayer Arena in Warwick.
SANFORD, Me. â€” Cumberland took home two individual champions and a fourth-place team finish from the highly competitive Redskins Invitational tournament on Saturday.
Erik Travers was named Outstanding Wrestler in the event after pinning all four of his opponents en route to the 145-pound championship.
CUMBERLAND â€” It was standing room only as a large gathering of Cumberland police officers, as well as their families, crowded the Town Council's chambers Wednesday to witness the swearing-in of Cumberland's two newest police recruits.
Officers Josh Vaughn and Gregory J. Pomfret were officially sworn in at a 20-minute ceremony presided over by Police Chief John R. Desmarais. Mayor Daniel J. McKee swore-in the two officers.
In his remarks, McKee said the town is proud to have two officers with local roots serving in the Cumberland Police Department, a nationally accredited police department.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Call Tony Cerbo the very definition of enigma.
As a painfully shy teen, he abhorred being in the limelight and wasn't attracted to music, especially singing.
Nowadays, he revels in belting out tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble before sizable crowds at restaurants, clubs, weddings and receptions throughout southeastern New England.
In fact, back on Dec. 15, this self-described â€śself-made croonerâ€ť starred in his fourth annual â€śHome for Christmas Dinner Showâ€ť at the B. Pinelli's Restaurant ballroom in East Providence, and claimed he had â€śa blastâ€ť doing it.
LINCOLN -- As always, Ron Truppa came home from Los Angeles a few days before Christmas to spend the holidays with his parents, Ron Sr. and Lori, and other family members.
This time, though, the 36-year-old Lincoln native and Hollywood film writer, producer and director returned to his old Bridle Drive abode with some thrilling news.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ First-year North Smithfield basketball coach T.J. Ciolfi believes in playing the game at a fast tempo.
â€śWe trap and press the entire game,â€ť Ciolfi was saying on Saturday, two days after his Northmen lost to unbeaten Johnston, their first Division III defeat in four games this season.
â€śI learned that we have to rebound better from that game,â€ť Ciolfi, a North Providence native, said. â€śWe had been doing a good job rebounding until we played Johnston, but they are tall and very aggressive. It seemed like they got to every loose ball.â€ť
Red and black-headed turkey vultures took command of this Victorian home on Winter Street in Woonsocket recently. The photographer counted a total of 32 vultures perched on the house as well as in trees nearby.
BURRILLVILLE â€” A required five-year update of the townâ€™s comprehensive plan with amendments approved by the Town Council on Dec. 14. is slated to be sent to the state for final approval.
Burrillville's 2005 comprehensive plan, a state-required, long-range policy document, expired in March 2010. Since then, the town has been working to update the plan, which is required every five years. The update includes new information, minor changes to policies over the past five years, as well as recommendations by the state, which conducted an informal review of the local plan last year.
PROVIDENCE â€” The state Department of Education is looking for public comment on its effort to seek more flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind education reform act of 2001.
The issue will be discussed on Monday, Jan. 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St., near Central High School.