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Villa Novans, Clippers meet with Division II Super Bowl on the line

December 1, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Not quite 20 hours after Cumberland High had crushed West Warwick, 48-14, in a R.I. Division II grid semifinal, head coach Chris Skurka and his staff sat in a classroom far above the Wellness Center gym floor on Thursday afternoon planning for their next – and final – opponent of 2012.
That will be Woonsocket, which – with a 27-0 pasting of Central, also Wednesday night – earned the right to face the top-seeded Clippers in the D-II Super Bowl at East Greenwich High’s Nick Carcieri Field at noon Sunday.

Woonsocket-Cumberland Super Bowl lineups

December 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET OFFENSE
TE – Kyle Lizotte, junior, No. 88
LG – Nick Fernandes, sophomore, No. 51
LT – Brian Cahill, senior, No. 50
C – Andrew Gaulin, junior, No. 74
RG – Shawn Ingram, sophomore, No. 75
RT – Levi Walker, senior, No. 79
WR – John Poirier, senior, No. 1
QB – Brett Bouchard, senior, No. 14
RB – Jalen Evans, senior, No. 28
RB – Will Andino, junior, No. 2
WR – Kyle Mulvey, senior, No. 21

WOONSOCKET DEFENSE
DE – Brian Cahill, senior No. 50.
DT – Shawn Ingram, sophomore, No. 75
DT – Ryan Lagasse, senior, No. 54
DE – Seydou Niang, senior, No. 55

Shorthanded Friars continue to forge ahead

December 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Deep down, Ed Cooley has to know that the basketball gods have not completely forsaken his Providence College Friars.
While injuries continue to decimate Cooley’s already razor-thin core, PC somehow continues to avoid getting buried under an avalanche of excuses and naysayers proclaiming it’s impossible to play major college basketball with a depleted lineup. The fact that the Friars sport a 6-2 record following Saturday’s too-close-for-comfort 73-63 win over SEC foe Mississippi State reiterates the adage “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

Council to consider rezoning of parcels

December 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A bid by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine’s administration to boost the city’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.

Main Street Holiday Stroll just days away

December 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET — 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.

November 30th

Gardner captures big intrastate battle with Amparo

November 30, 2012

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.

GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT

November 30, 2012

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.

Historical Society plans Dec. 8 open house

November 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The Historical Society will be hosting its annual Christmas open house on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 1-4 p.m.
Many of the historical society’s old toys will be on display. Guests are invited to bring an old toy for “Show & Tell.”
Also on display will be a personal collection of “head vases” that date to the 1950’s and 1960’s. Head vases depict a woman’s head with a hat and were used by florists for floral arrangements. Today, they are highly collectible.

City man charged with violently attacking roommate

November 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET – 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

November 30, 2012

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.

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