January 29th, 2011
Steve Morse, of Blackstone, escapes the winter blahs, albeit for 12 minutes, in a tanning bed Saturday at Beach Tanning, located at 3 Main St. in Blackstone. With all the snow this winter, some seek respite in any way they can.
BURRILLVILLE --- The Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op team has landed in a territory that it hasnâ€™t occupied in a number of seasons.
The talented first line of Kelsey Koprusak, Katie Couture, and Kerri Nadeau supplied all the scoring, and the defense brought out its â€˜Aâ€™ game to stop one of the stateâ€™s highest scoring teams on Saturday night and help capture a 4-0 victory over La Salle Academy at Levy Arena.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Committee gained another week to review the cityâ€™s recently completed performance audit of school operations thanks to the heavy snowstorm on Wednesday and Thursday.
The panel had been set to hear a presentation of auditor B&E Consultingâ€™s findings on ways to lower school budget costs on Wednesday but was forced to postpone the meeting to this coming Wednesday in light of the storm.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Despite the efforts of the firefighters union to block the move in Superior Court, a new effort by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine to rein in overtime at the fire department by scaling back the amount of firefighting apparatus will go into effect as planned tomorrow.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mount St. Charles continued its unbeaten ways Friday night, rolling to a 7-0 win over Lincoln at Adelard Arena. The first-place Mounties improve to 9-0-1 in Division I while the Lions drop to 2-8-1.
MSC grabbed a 3-0 lead after one period behind goals from Trevor Plante, Alex Erban and Callan Morisseau, who finished with two goals. Ryan Berard jumped into the scoring column with a goal and an assist in the second period while Plante netted his second goal of the game in the third period. Benjamin Heroux wrapped up the scoring at 13:34 of the third stanza.
WARWICK --- Getting on the ice for just four practices and one game over the last two weeks and dealing with a scorching hot goaltender did little to prevent Cumberland from hiking its win streak to six games on Friday night.
Michael Kinchâ€™s team-leading seventh goal of the year broke a scoreless tie with 32 seconds left in the second period and helped the Clippers overcome a sensational 45-save effort by goalie Redmond Brow and bus home with a 2-0 victory over the Rogers/Tiverton co-op team at Thayer Arena.
WOONSOCKET â€“ With 10 losses in his first 11 league games, Kyle Ivey-Jones isnâ€™t thinking about playoffs anymore. The Woonsocket High coach would just settle for a win.
Unfortunately for Ivey-Jones, the frustration continued for his Villa Novans on Friday night in a Division I contest with visiting Cranston East, who left Savaria Gymnasium with a 76-48 rout. Twenty-four turnovers by the Novans and a dominating inside presence from the Thunderbolt were the glaring statistics in the latest setback.
The loss dropped Woonsocket to 1-11 in I-North and officially knocked them out of the playoffs.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - William Messere, 84, of Woonsocket Hill Rd., No. Smithfield, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Wright) Messere. They were married in 1958. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William and Eva Marie (Mathurin) Messere.
H. Paul Hemond
WOONSOCKET H. Paul Hemond, 90, of Warren Ave., passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 at The Holiday in Lincoln surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of the late Jeannette C. (Duquette) Hemond.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Phydime and Selfride (Fontaine) Hemond, and lived in Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Hemond attended Mt. St. Charles Academy and was a graduate of New England Institute of Technology. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and worked as a machinist for TMS, formerly of Bellingham, MA.
Sister Helena Menard
MARLBOROUGH- Sister Helena Menard, a Sister of St. Anne and known in religion as Sister Mary Eugene Alfred, died at age 97 on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Marie Esther Health Center. She was in the 74th year of religious life.
The daughter of the late Alfred and Clara (Descoteaux) Menard of Manville, R.I., she completed her elementary education at St. James School in that city and obtained her high school diploma from St. Anne Academy in Marlborough. She held a B.E. degree in education from Catholic Teachers College in Providence.