PROVIDENCE â€” Deep down, Ed Cooley has to know that the basketball gods have not completely forsaken his Providence College Friars.
While injuries continue to decimate Cooleyâ€™s already razor-thin core, PC somehow continues to avoid getting buried under an avalanche of excuses and naysayers proclaiming itâ€™s impossible to play major college basketball with a depleted lineup. The fact that the Friars sport a 6-2 record following Saturdayâ€™s too-close-for-comfort 73-63 win over SEC foe Mississippi State reiterates the adage â€śwhat doesnâ€™t kill you makes you stronger.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ A bid by Mayor Leo T. Fontaineâ€™s administration to boost the cityâ€™s sagging business climate with the rezoning of two currently vacant parcels of land will be considered by the City Council Monday night.
The two roughly six-acre parcels, one running along the entrance of Highland Industrial Park and other at the now-cleared site of the former French Worsted Complex, were both recommended for rezoning by the Planning Board.
WOONSOCKET â€” The city's historic downtown district will be awash in holiday spirit Thursday evening when the 4th Annual Woonsocket Main Street Holiday Stroll kicks off with a celebration featuring live entertainment, carriage rides, food and song, and the traditional tree-lighting ceremony next to City Hall.
Festivities take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WOONSOCKET --- It must have been the beard. Or it must have been the bright blue camouflage shorts.
No, the real reason why Joe Gardner was impressive in winning his super middleweight bout with previously-unbeaten Alex Amparo on Thursday night was that he was a very busy fighter from start to finish and showed zero signs of slowing down.
Frank Vekeman, of East Woonsocket, secures his 12-foot Santa and Frosty Christmas decorations at his Halsey Road home Friday. Vekeman has been putting up his holiday display for the past five years.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Historical Society will be hosting its annual Christmas open house on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 1-4 p.m.
Many of the historical societyâ€™s old toys will be on display. Guests are invited to bring an old toy for â€śShow & Tell.â€ť
Also on display will be a personal collection of â€śhead vasesâ€ť that date to the 1950â€™s and 1960â€™s. Head vases depict a womanâ€™s head with a hat and were used by florists for floral arrangements. Today, they are highly collectible.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A 48-year-old city man was charged with domestic assault and related violations after allegedly attacking a roommate during a dispute this week in their Burnside Avenue apartment.
The victim, Babacar Seck, went to the police station to file a complaint against John Trites, 48, after Trites allegedly grabbed him by the throat and pounded his head into the drywall of the apartment during the alleged assault.
Pauline G. Blanchard
WOONSOCKET- Pauline G. Blanchard, 87, of Woonsocket, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Clement Blanchard.
Born in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Archille and Maria (Dumas) Belanger.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Carol Godfrin and Gail Dion; five grandchildren, Stephen and Kevin Dion, Lisa, Michael, and Carl Godfrin; six great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. She was the sister of the late Marielle Belanger, Jacqueline Bizier, Gabrielle Dubois, and Aurelle Belanger.
WOONSOCKET- Florida Auger 90, formerly of Springwater Dr. died Thursday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Raoul Auger.
Born in Mendon, MA she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Menard) Plouffe.
Florida was a homemaker, she loved taking care of her family, playing cards and word search.
Therese J. Cote
BLACKSTONE- Therese J. Cote, 87, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge, MA.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Rose (Lebel) Cote.
She was the sister of the late Leo, Rene, Raymond, Roger and Maurice Cote and Rina L'Heureux, Aline Laquerre, Simone Cote, and Sr. Muriel Cote, SGS. She leaves her cherished nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.