November 4th, 2011
BURRILLVILLE â€” Ten years ago, downtown Pascoag was officially designated by the town as a "redevelopment district," an area long considered blighted and substandard and in need of serious revitalization.
If you've driven through lately, you may have noticed some big changes in the downtown area, which has undergone a sort of Renaissance â€” especially over the past several months.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ There are no more unbeaten teams left in Division IV. North Smithfield took care of the remaining one Friday night, handing Mt. Pleasant its first league loss in seven chances, 14-12.
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!