January 9th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â At this point Woonsocket High has nothing to lose and everything to gain.
In a season short on results and long on frustrating moments, head coach Kyle Ivey-Jones has decided to turn over a new leaf and give some of programâs younger players the chance to hang with the varsity. Several Villa Novans received their baptism-by-fire Monday night with Bishop Hendricken serving as the instructor in a 55-32 Hawk win.
WOONSOCKET â When his team has a chance to veer away from its league schedule, these are the kind of games that Mount St. Charles coach Steve Shea prefers his players to face out on the rink.
The Mounties, currently battling La Salle Academy for the top spot in the standings, took on Duxbury High in a non-leaguer Monday night at Adelard Arena. The defending Division II state champions from Massachusetts utilized their depth and overall speed to skate to a 4-1 decision over the Mounties.
Thereâs a different aura surrounding Scott Atchison and fellow relief pitcher Michael Bowden â the kind that goes with the territory of having the baseball phrase âout of optionsâ stamped on their respective professional careers.
PROVIDENCE â A âuse of forceâ expert for the defense of suspended Lincoln patrol officer Edward Krawetz, who is on trial for felony assault with a deadly weapon after kicking a handcuffed woman at Twin River, took the stand in Superior Court for a second day of testimony on Monday.
WOONSOCKET â When someone called U.S. Rep. David Cicillineâs constituent services office exactly one minute after the freshman Democrat officially christened the site Monday, it seemed like a good omen.
âAt 10:01 a.m. the phone rang and it was someone with a VA question,â Cicillineâs District Director, Christopher Fierro, said as the congressman arrived. âThey know weâre here.â
Beverly A. Taft
NORTH ATTLEBORO- Beverly A. (Long) Taft, 73, of Oakhurst Street, North Attleboro, died on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro. She was the wife of the late George C. Taft who died on February 14, 2008.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 13, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel I. (Mills) Hughes.
Raised and educated in Boston, Mrs. Taft was a graduate of the former Girls High School of Boston.
She resided in North Attleboro since 1991 having previously resided in Norfolk, Franklin and Medway.
Richard D. Marks
BURRILLVILLE- Richard D. Marks, 56, of Pascoag Main St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center.
He was born in Providence, a son of Thomas Marks of Harrisville, and the late Mary (Drainville) Marks. .Richard was a mason tender for Major Masonry Inc. He was a member of the Local 271 Laborers Union for over ten years. Richard was an avid sports fan since childhood and could recite many statistics for the Red Sox and Patriots. Richard graduated with the class of 1974 at North Smithfield Junior Senior High School.
Vivienne L. Belisle
WOONSOCKET- Vivienne L. Belisle, 90, of Poplar St., died Sunday, January 8, 2012 in Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Velma (Normandin) Belisle.
Vivienne worked as a Bookeeper for Union St. Jean Baptiste for twenty years, retiring in 1986. She was previously employed by the former Najarians Dept. Store, Daniels Tobacco and Brooks Pharmacy, all in Woonsocket.
Jeffrey P. Corkins
WARWICK- Jeffrey P. Corkins, 45, of Warwick, died Tuesday, January 3, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of John L. and Marlene A. (McDevitt) Corkins of Woonsocket.
Mr. Corkins was a graduate of Ocean Tides High School in Narragansett. He worked in real estate. As an organ donor, two people have regained their sight.