May 10th, 2015
WOONSOCKET â€“ George Nasutiâ€™s love of Woonsocket and commitment to its young people will be remembered again on Memorial Day when the second annual edition of the George W. Nasuti Novans Pride 5K sets out from the The Gym LLC, on Diamond Hill Road.
Nasuti died on Feb. 11, 2014, following a fall while refereeing a basketball game in Burrillville, but still inspires Woonsocket High School community members who remember him fondly as a longtime athletic director, coach and principal.
WOONSOCKET – The new head coach of the Villa Novans football team has made it quite clear that he’s not going to be just about X’s and O’s, or Johns and Joes.
Rest assured that there’s plenty of pigskin knowledge tucked inside the mind of Glenn Castiglia, Woonsocket’s choice to succeed Woonsocket interim coach Brian Bouley, who was handed the keys to the program last summer after Carnell Henderson became principal of the Cass Ave. campus.
Congratulations and best wishes to Pawtucket’s Jean-Daniel Roussel, who is in Green Bay this weekend on a tryout deal with the NFL’s Packers. A product of St. Raphael and Sacred Heart University, Roussel was one of a reported 26 players that the Green Bay front office invited on a tryout condition.
At Lincoln High School, officials want to continue playing Rhode Island interscholastic girls’ hockey despite recently learning that their co-op partner Cumberland will drop the sport.
If the Lions are to keep playing, they’ll need a new partner, as they lack the numbers to field a team on their own.
One potential candidate is Mount St. Charles Academy, a program that bears a proud history in the sport but has seen declining participants in recent years.
CUMBERLAND â€” For millions of American cat lovers, sipping a cup of coffee beside a feline friend is one of the taken-for-granted pleasures of daily life.
At home, on the sofa, that is. Not at Starbucks, or someplace like it.
But all that could change if Cumberland native Zackery Durkin and his girlfriend, Sarah Brown, have their way. Theyâ€™re planning to open Rhode Islandâ€™s first â€ścat cafeâ€ť next year â€“ after they return from South Korea.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two people were arrested after a video of them having sex in public was seen by more than 100,000 viewers on Facebook and other Internet venues.
Danny Domenic Folco, 33, of Woonsocket, and Jennifer Bonsante, 35, of Smithfield, were charged with one count each of indecent exposure, according to Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Sliding in baseball can be a necessary and useful thing, but Ray Pendergast says itâ€™s happening too often for reasons that have nothing to do with stealing bases or scoring runs at some of townâ€™s fields.
Itâ€™s happening because players are stepping in dog poo, says Pendergast, the townâ€™s public works director and a coach with North Smithfield Little League.
â€śI know one thing â€“ Iâ€™m tired of is watching kids going out on the field and sliding in this stuff,â€ť he says. â€śAnd Iâ€™m not the only coach who feels this way.â€ť
WOONSOCKET – Cruising to wins by nine points or better in their last four games, the Clippers achieved another easy triumph on Thursday, this time 16-7, at Mount St. Charles.
In a Division II-North clash at Wheeler way back on April 24, Cumberland High allowed 10 goals in the first half and eventually suffered a 17-15 defeat. Head coach Scott Carpenter called that the turning point of his team’s Division II-North campaign.