February 5th, 2012
Anthony Rison, a longtime Woonsocket resident and Patriots fan, raises his teamâs flag on the front of his Manville Road home Saturday morning. Rison is hosting a Super Bowl party for 20 people, the most he can fit in his house. The
banner, at right, was created by his son-in-law Eric Sherman, who died in a construction accident in February 2005.
PROVIDENCE â There are four divisions in R.I. girlsâ indoor track and without a doubt the toughest of them all is the Headley Division. The nine-team division features three of the top six schools from last yearâs state meet, including five-time defending champion La Salle Academy.
SMITHFIELD -- Twenty-two days away from action did little to slow down North Smithfield on Friday night at the Smithfield Ice Rink.
Hannah Decelles and Courtney Sweeney each scored a pair of goals and Nicole Dumais added three assists to lead the Northmen to a 7-1 victory over winless Smithfield.
The Northmen, who are 4-7-1, but 3-2-1 in their last six games, also received goals from Cara Figuerido, Siobhan Kiernan, and Alexandria Gould, and Decelles also added a pair of assists.
WOONSOCKET --- Mount St. Charles took charge right from the start of its Division I contest with Moses Brown on Friday night at Adelard Arena and skated away with a 6-3 victory that gave the third-place hosts some breathing room in the power standings.
Now 7-5, the Mounties have 12.6 power points, which is now more than two over fourth-place Burrillville (10.2) and three over fifth-place Moses Brown (9.4), which saw its record fall to 6-6-1.
WOONSOCKET --- Pilgrim didnât win the battle of numbers on Friday night, but the Patriots won a very big game against Cumberland, a âWâ that vaulted them over the Clippers and into first place in the Division II-North standings.
Senior center Cody Weaverâs second goal of the game with 2:14 to play in the game lifted the visiting Patriots to a hard-fought 3-2 triumph in a battle of two shorthanded teams at Adelard Arena.
PAWTUCKET â The look on the face of Burrillville High coach Lindsay Rachlow said it all. She wasnât out there with her players during Friday nightâs Division II-North contest with Tolman, but she certainly showed the exhaustion of playing a fierce battle with the Tigers.
It was a battle that her Broncos managed to win, eking out a 48-47 victory over Tolman before its typically-loud fan base at the Donaldson Gymnasium.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â A local man was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of raping three children, the attorney generalâs office announced.
Ramiro Morales, 39, will also be on probation for 25 years upon his release from prison and is subject to lifetime supervision with a GPS monitoring device under the Jessica Lundsford Act, said Amy Kempe, spokesman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
Morales has been incarcerated since 2009, but his last known address was 25 Lapre Road.
GLOCESTER â President Barack Obama has nominated former Glocester Police Chief Jamie Hainesworth to be Rhode Island's new U.S. marshal, the White House has announced.
Hainesworth currently serves as the law enforcement liaison and victim advocate for the Rhode Island chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving after some three decades in police work.
âItâs a great choice,â said State Sen. Paul Fogarty (D-Dist. 23, Burrillville, Glocester, North Smithfield). âHeâs a man of incredible honesty and integrity, heâs a great law enforcement guy, and heâll do the state and Glocester proud.â
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Therese Dupont, 85, passed away on Wednesday, February 1st at St. Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Avenue, North Smithfield, RI 02896, surrounded by the devoted staff of the Residence.
Born on August 23, 1926, the only child of the late Simeon and Jeannette (Belanger) Dupont, she was a long time resident at St. Antoine and was considered family by staff and residents, past and present.
She leaves her extended family of present and past residents and her devoted care giver, Claire Leonard of Central Falls.
Harry Joseph McMichael
BLACKSTONE, MA- Harry Joseph McMichael, 63, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 in Lydia Taft House, Uxbridge, MA.
He was born in Fall River, MA and was the devoted and attentive son of the late Harry X. and Virginia (Accica) McMichael. He was a lifelong resident of Blackstone, MA.