November 4th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€“ The first game was a nail-biter. The next two, werenâ€™t even close.
Unbeaten Mount St. Charles Academy earned its 10th shutout of the season Friday night, defeating North Kingstown, 26-24, 25-9, 25-11, in a Division I quarterfinal match on its home court.
The victory by Mount, the top seed from the North, improves its overall record to 17-0 for the season and puts it just two more wins from its first team title in the stateâ€™s highest division.
BELLINGHAM- Jacqueline Emma (Robidoux) Pelletier, 66, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 unexpectedly at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond G. Pelletier.
Born in Bellingham on January 12, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Cecile (Boisseau) Robidoux.
A note to Mount St. Charles Academy hockey fans: Donâ€™t scrap those plans to watch the Mounties play at Fenway Park just yet.
In whatâ€™s been a roller coaster day that began with an online report from a Boston media outlet stating that Boston College High, not the Mounties, would play Catholic Memorial in a high school showdown on Jan. 14 at the home of the Boston Red Sox, Mount coach Dave Belisle received a bit of good news late Thursday night.
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles brought out its best soccer on Thursday afternoon, and in the process, delivered its first playoff victory in six years.
Senior striker Tim Stein scored a pair of goals and the Mountiesâ€™ defense turned in one of its finest performances of the season to help pave the way for a 4-0 victory over Coventry in their Division II preliminary-round matchup on the Mountiesâ€™ pitch.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Gov. Lincoln Chafee says â€śthere seems to be good momentum for comprehensive pension reformâ€ť now that a joint General Assembly committee has concluded a series of public hearings on the controversial but potentially historic pension bill he crafted with General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.
Russell P. Jette
BURRILLVILLE- Russell P. Jette, 64, of Pascoag passed away peacefully Tuesday at home. He was the beloved husband of Cindy (Arruda) Jette.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Raymond Jette of Central Falls and the late Estelle (Bourgette) Jette.
He resided in Pascoag for the past 24 years, previously residing in Providence.
Peter W. Koerner, Sr.
CUMBERLAND- Peter W. Koerner, Sr., 65, of Sun Valley Drive., Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Pauline (Brothers) Koerner whom he married on February 13, 1972. Father of Kimberly Koerner of Warwick, RI, and Peter Koerner, Jr., his wife Dana and the proud Grandfather of Leila Koerner of Wake Forest, NC.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Senior and Audrey (Pritchard) Koerner.
He was the sibling of the late Richard Koerner.
Attention, area veterans. The Call is holding a photograph session at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Cumberland Monastery, hoping veterans from all over the Blackstone Valley will congregate to have their picture taken in a large group photo.
Don't be late!
A not-so-funny thing happened to St. Raphael and Ponaganset on their way to sewing up the Division II-Bâ€™s final two playoff spots.
The Saints and Chieftains, who were each just one victory away from clinching berths last weekend and taking on two teams with paper-thin hopes of reaching the playoffs, were instead the victims of two mild upset losses.
Last Friday night, the Chieftains (3-3), who were visiting a Pilgrim team (3-3) that got socked in its three losses to Tolman, West Warwick, and SRA, found themselves dropping a 26-12 verdict.
LINCOLN â€” Normand and Evelyn Olean sat at their dining room table conversing and laughing with Lime Rock Fire Chief Frank Sylvester early Wednesday afternoon.
Just 28 hours before, the senior couple and the chief spent time together for a vastly different reason; Sylvester maintains the Oleans, who have been married 56 years, are lucky to be alive after massive levels of carbon monoxide were discovered inside their Sherman Avenue home Tuesday morning.