September 24th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” After winning consecutive Division II Super Bowls, head coach Carnell Henderson and Woonsocket are in the midst of a transition period.
The young and inexperienced Villa Novans are receiving a baptism by fire, while at the same time, trying to uphold the proud tradition that goes with being defending champs. Itâ€™s a club that has plenty of room to grow after absorbing a 35-6 hurting from Tolman High Saturday afternoon at Barry Field. It was a rematch of last Decemberâ€™s Div. II title game, won by the Novans, 28-14.
BURRILLVILLE â€” In a competitive game that went down to the wire, visiting East Greenwich held on for a 13-7 victory against host Burrillville at Alumni Field.
The Avengers trailed 7-6 in the fourth quarter before grabbing a key turnover that turned the tide in their favor. Alex Cleary came up with an interception have a Burrillville receiver failed to haul in a pass from quarterback Glen St. Pierre.
LINCOLN â€” Megan Wayneâ€™s 16th birthday would have been on Sept. 11 and a little more than a year after her suicide, the Warwick teenagerâ€™s family is still trying to cope with her loss.
But on Saturday Gail and John Wayne and Meganâ€™s sisters, Jordan, 12, and Heather Johnson and her family joined an army of walkers seeking to prevent such sadness for others.
WOONSOCKET â€“ With the season seven-games old, Woonsocket High has played close against nearly all of its opponents in the heavily-contested Division II-North with the outcomes determined by an average of one or two goals.
Under a steady rainfall at Barry Field Friday afternoon, the Villa Novans ran into another strong foe in Moses Brown. And a pair of goals in the first half by the visitors would spell the difference in this one as the Quakers handed the Villa Novans a hard-to-swallow 2-1 loss.
CUMBERLAND â€” The Town Council has enabled more residents to take part in the senior citizen tax deferment program by lowering the age requirement and increasing the income guidelines for eligible seniors.
Initiated in 2003, the senior citizen tax deferment program is a tax-relief aid that works like a loan. It allows qualified seniors to defer all or part of their taxes and special assessments on their primary home. The loan is paid when the property is sold, or upon the death of the participant.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police Chief Thomas S. Carey and members of his command staff offered encouragement to a group of 36 potential police department applicants Thursday night at the high school... as well as a reality check.
The group showed up to hear details on the departmentâ€™s preparation of a new hiring list that will be used to send two new police candidates to the R.I. Municipal Police Training Academy in January and possibly additional candidates to academies in the future.
Pierre R. Barthelemy
WOONSOCKET- Pierre R. Barthelemy, 86, of Blakely St., died Thursday, September 22, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of sixty years of Doris R. (Guilbert) Barthelemy.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Ephrem and Rose (Ouellette) Barthelemy.
Mr. Barthelemy worked twenty years as a Machinist for the Speidel Company. A WWII Army Veteran, Pierre served five Campaigns in Europe with the 83rd Infantry Division. He also was a Eucharistic Minister at Landmark Medical Center for many years.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Less than two months after Central Falls filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Gov. Lincoln Chafee and state-appointed Receiver Robert Flanders have put forward a five-year financial plan that, if approved by the Bankruptcy Court and creditors, would allow the city to continue to exist on its own, without being taken over by Pawtucket or carved up with the pieces parceled out among its neighbors.
LINCOLN â€” A record number of people came out to the Twin River Event Center on Thursday night to honor the author of a book on a record-setting baseball game, a Central Falls native who heads up the prestigious Wal-Mart Foundation and other special guests at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's 26th Annual Awards Dinner.
Despite the panic that currently grips Red Sox fans, odds remain in Bostonâ€™s favor when it comes to securing a wild-card playoff berth. Two-game lead with six to play? Just win three of six and youâ€™re in. The Angels and Rays arenâ€™t going to run the table. Whatâ€™s the big deal?