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October 9th, 2012

Nicholas B. Messier

October 9, 2012

Nicholas B. Messier

THOUSAND OAKS, CA- Nicholas B. Messier, 64, of Thousand Oaks, California, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Jayne Sprague Messier.
Born June 26, 1948 in Hartford CT, he was the son of Bernard and Jeanne Messier, formerly of North Smithfield RI.
Messier attended Williston Academy in Easthampton, MA and Loyola College in Montreal. He was a long time craftsman of fine furniture and custom cabinetry.
He and wife Jayne enjoyed many summers at their family home on the shores of Sand Point Lake in Minnesota.

Mathias Match Marcoux

October 9, 2012

Mathias Match
Marcoux

BURRILLVILLE- Mathias Match Marcoux 94, resident of Oakland, died October 6, 2012 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag.
He was the husband of the late Mary (Lockwood) Marcoux.
Match was born in Mapleville, a son of the late Auguste & Oringa (Vanasse) Marcoux.

Rene A. Lorange

October 9, 2012

Rene A. Lorange

WOONSOCKET- Rene A. Lorange, 82, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Claire B. (Daignault) Lorange, whom he married November 26, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Stanislas and Philia (Lemay) Lorange.

October 8th

Cumberland's Crawley eyes superb finish to cross country season

October 8, 2012

CUMBERLAND — The dual meet portion of the cross-country season is safely in the books. The early-in-the-week gatherings involving schools squaring off against their regional rivals has given way to a postseason gamut that is far more demanding and extensive due to the field expanding.
To Trevor Crawley, shifting from the sport’s unofficial “warm-up act” to a series of defined gatherings of harriers is not akin to a mystery wrapped in an enigma. To date, everything the Cumberland High senior has done on the trails has been geared toward what lies ahead, albeit with a slight twist.

Soukhamthath delivers impressive TKO at Dunk

October 8, 2012

PROVIDENCE — On this night, Andre Soukhamthath was not going to be denied.
Not in his return to Providence, where he has plenty of friends and family members and spent the first half of his life before moving to Woonsocket. And certainly not in his very first fight in the bright spotlight of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Hoard wins Woonsocket's Race Against Racism 5K

October 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET --- When Chris Hoard woke up on Sunday morning and decided to sign up to run in the second annual Race Against Racism 5K at World War II Memorial Park, the furthest thing from his mind was actually winning the race.
But to his surprise, that’s exactly what the 38-year-old Woonsocket native did. He topped a field of 163 runners and walkers by crossing the finish line in 21:14 -- not your average first-place time for a local 3.1-mile race, but certainly good enough on this day to cop top honors.

Perfect day for a parade

October 8, 2012

It was a fabulous day for the annual Autumnfest parade yesterday with a huge crowd turning out. Pictured from left are Amanda Dancause and Christopher L’Etalien with Cooper Barrett, 3, Phillip Barrett, 6, Tyler L’Etalien, 9; and Darin Rutz, holding Grace Rutz, 3 (top right) and Karen Rutz, all of Blackstone.

See more photos in our print edition.

October 7th

Far along on the road to recovery

October 7, 2012

LINCOLN -— Not long after Marine Cpl. Kevin Dubois was seriously wounded by an IED in Afghanistan last year, his family, local residents and his friends from Lincoln High School mobilized under Kevin's Cause to raise funding for his recovery.
His mother, Patricia Dubois, still thinks of that outpouring of support now that Kevin, a 2005 graduate of Lincoln High School, is well along in his recovery and beginning to move on with his life.

October 6th

Report on fire district consolidation is complete

October 6, 2012

CUMBERLAND — After more than a year of study, the Town Council later this month will be presented with a final report on the plan being proposed to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts.
The final report by Donald I. Jacobs of Holden, Mass.-based D.I. Jacobs Management Consulting Services will be submitted to the council once it is reviewed by Mayor Daniel McKee and his staff, McKee told council members this week. After that, the report will be formally presented to the council, which will hold a public hearing some time before the end of the month.

Woman details being stung by dozens of yellow jackets

October 6, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Here’s the situation: You’re getting settled in your first place, you just mated with the queen, and now you’re going to die.
It’s no joke if you’re a yellow jacket wasp – it’s real life. No wonder the armed fighter-jets of the insect world are so unfriendly this time of year.
It’s a lesson Mother Nature taught Jennifer Powers the hard way recently. She lapsed into shock after she was stung again and again by an agitated swarm of yellow jackets outside her boyfriend’s cabin on Tom Lee Drive.

WOONSOCKET -- Woonsocket Little League’s opening day went off with a hitch Saturday at...
CUMBERLAND — Thanks to second-place finishes in the discus, hammer and 25-pound weight,...
PAWTUCKET – The first time players pick up a bat, they are instructed to swing nice and...
BURRILLVILLE – Residents took time out on a perfect Saturday morning to ensure that their community stayed just as...
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Julia Cloutier, an 18-year-old senior at North Smithfield High School, had a general sense of the...
UXBRIDGE – Voters at the Special Town Meeting on May 12 will be asked to approve a plan to build a new central fire...

 

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