March 11th, 2012
On a Friday evening these days, just a handful of members belonging to the Alphonse Yelle Post No. 9 of the American Legion get together at the Post Home at 20 Railroad St.
The reasons they gather together haven't really changed since the post was founded by Manville soldiers returning home from World War I, but it does seem fewer of today's returning warriors have the time or willingness to maintain lasting friendships at a post.
PROVIDENCE -- There will be a Game 3.
Mount St. Charles forced a third and deciding game in its best-of-three State Championship title series with Bishop Hendricken on Saturday night before another large crowd at Providence Collegeâ€™s Schneider Arena.
Steve Donahueâ€™s goal 1:12 into the third period and goalie Brian Larenceâ€™s spectacular 34-save effort were the differences in the Mountiesâ€™ crucial 3-2 win that kept their quest for a fifth straight state title (and 43rd in the teamâ€™s storied history) alive.
CUMBERLAND â€” Now that he's decided where he will attend college, Cumberland High senior pitcher Justin Patrick â€“ a 6-5, 205-pound righty â€“ just wants to focus on the next task at hand: Helping the Clippers to an outstanding Division I-North campaign and securing a playoff berth later this spring.
â€śI personally think we can get to states this year,â€ť Patrick stated Thursday afternoon as he relaxed inside the school's Wellness Center. â€śThe last couple of years, we played OK as a team, but I don't feel we reached our potential.
WARWICK â€” Central Falls Receiver Robert Flanders extolled the virtues of municipal bankruptcy Saturday, telling the RI Statewide Coalition that it â€śis not a horrible thing; it is a thing we ought to be doing.â€ť
LINCOLN â€” John Wilson was just a teenager when he encountered what was the greatest challenge of his life. With World War II in full swing, Wilson left his Woodland Street home in Saylesville in 1944 to join the U.S. Navy and soon found himself serving aboard the Fletcher-class Destroyer Isherwood as it entered battle in the Philippines.
He would see action in the battles of Leyte Gulf and Lingayen Gulf and hone his skill as an anti-aircraft gunner before his ship joined the fleet supporting the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945.
PROVIDENCE â€” This time, overtime was not Mount St. Charlesâ€™s time to shine.
For the past five postseasons, overtime had belonged to the Mounties, who won eight straight OT contests during that stretch, but on Friday night, they saw that run come to a bitter end in the opening game of their best-of-three State Championship title series with Bishop Hendricken.
The Woonsocket Prevention Coalition and the local police department are reaching out to the community to assist in crime prevention and helping with unsolved crimes. This billboard, located on the corner of Hamlet Avenue and Manville Road, seeks information in the unsolved killing of 22-year-old Robert Jones on October 28, 2008. Jones was shot in his apartment at 425 Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket. The Woonsocket Police Department continues to actively work this investigation and has followed up on several leads since the incident occurred, police said.
NORTH SCITUATE â€” State law enforcement officials are charging two Woonsocket residents with a series of house breaks throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Steward Health Care System walked out of Superior Court Friday with a revamped agreement to buy Landmark Medical Center that puts more pressure than ever on state regulators, lawmakers, and private business interests to get the deal done quickly, and on Stewardâ€™s terms.
WOONSOCKET- Rita Crepeau 90, of 218 Pond St. died Thursday at the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Raymond Crepeau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Raoul and Dorilla (Champoux) Daignault.
Mrs. Crepeau was the chief bookkeeper for Production Equipment Co in CT for seven years, she also worked for Attn. James M. S. Ullman in Meridan, Ct for many years. Rita was a member of the Park View Manor Club.