April 20th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â Plastic bags of litter dangle neatly from the branches of trees. Scavenged bits of furniture are arranged into makeshift outdoor dining nooks, beside the tents. Nearby, a green-necked duck splashes down in the Blackstone River, looking for the expected handout.
âWe have our animal friends,â says Ray Greeno. âWeâre happy here.â
A Vietnam veteran whoâs been homeless for months, Greeno, 57, has been living in a tent on the banks of the Blackstone River since the beginning of the month, when the overnight shelter at Harvest Church closed for the season.
WOONSOCKET â Playing tight, or extra-inning, tilts is becoming quite the norm for Burrillville High.
Back on April 11, the Broncos snatched a 10-6, 10-frame affair against Central Falls, then â the very next day â lost to red-hot Johnston, 6-5, in nine. And, on Tuesday, it overcame an early deficit and edged North Smithfield, 10-9, with a run in the back half of the seventh.
WOONSOCKET â Three throwing errors, three walks, some mental miscues, and a couple of squeeze bunts in the final two innings of play added up to a disappointing loss for Woonsocket on Thursday afternoon.
Visiting South Kingstown erased a 2-1 deficit by scoring five unearned runs in those frames and found themselves busing home with a 7-2 victory in this Division II crossover game at Cold Spring Park.
Leo J. Jarret
WOONSOCKET- Leo J. Jarret, 67, of Woonsocket, passed away on April 17th at home after battling Lung Cancer.
Leo is survived by his wife of 22 years Maureen A. (Boulris) Jarret. Leo was born in Woonsocket on November 29, 1944, he was the son of the late Leo & Rina (Landry) Jarret. Leo also leaves behind his children, James & Timothy Jarret, Deanna Vadnais, Kathryn Cournoyer, Johnathan & Richard E. Gagne and Tammy Angle. A brother John Jarret also 9 Grandchildren and a Great Granddaughter.
In accordance with Leo's wishes, his Funeral & Burial will be Private.
William Henry Dogan
ALABAMA- DOGAN, William Henry, age 94, recently a resident of Wetumpka and Montgomery, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 after a brief illness.
He was born in Manassas, Virginia, on January 27, 1918, the son of William and Frances Dogan, grew up on the family farm there, graduated from high school in nearby Haymarket, Virginia, and later joined the U.S. Navy in 1937.
North Smithfield High School students Megan Lefebvre, Emily Richards and Derek Kruzan, from left, join other freshmen in a car wash at the school this past Saturday. The car wash was held to benefit their April 27-May 1 trip to Washington, D.C. for a âWe the People Honors Governmentâ national competition. The 36 freshmen in teacher Natalie O'Brien's American Government class won a statewide competition to compete in the national event â the only freshman class in the nation to do so. They will compete with senior classes from all over the country.
CUMBERLAND â A local company is doing its part to help veterans returning from war get back to work in the civilian job force.
Cumberland-based Jobless Warrior, a new online career enhancing service for veterans, announced this week its official nationwide launch of the service. Veterans across the country can now visit www.joblesswarrior.org to request free resume help, connect with a career coach, join a job networking group, and much more.
WOONSOCKET â The City Council took a tentative first step this week toward trading in a hodgepodge of health care products the city offers various workers for a unified plan that will cover all classes of employees, including teachers, police, firefighters and municipal workers.
The idea was rolled out by Councilman Daniel Gendron as point of departure for continued exploration of the concept. Other members of the council quickly embraced the idea, which would, finance officials say, cut the cash-strapped cityâs hefty health care costs.
WOONSOCKET â Late last week, St. Raphael Academy head coach Tom âSaarâ Sorrentine explained to his senior ace, Nick Cesino, that he would draw the start when the Saints took on host Mount St. Charles on Wednesday morning.
He also told the righthander that the Mounties' infield contained a rather tall mound, and suggested he get to know it better over the weekend.
Cesino followed his mentor's order and threw some pitches from the foreign rubber on Sunday, and it became rather obvious as the innings passed he had become rather familiar with it.
CUMBERLAND â Nick Zammarelli spent all game looking for his pitch â the one he could drive.