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May 7th, 2011

Locals shine at Schomp meet

May 7, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – It was a day of reckoning for local athletes at the Schomp Invitational, held Saturday at Chariho Regional High School.
The Woonsocket duo of Jalen Evans and Jessie Charette placed in multiple events, Evans finishing first in the 100-meter dash (11.40 seconds) while Charette was tops in the triple jump (44 feet, 1 inch). Ponaganset’s Luke Jaffa leaped a meet-best 12-8 to cop the pole vault as the Chieftains captured the boys’ team title with 55 points.

May 6th

HANDIWORK

May 7, 2011

Bob Billington, left, president of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, gets a lesson in creating dough figurines by Taiwanese artist Chun-Te Wu during a daylong apprenticeship Thursday for Beacon Charter High School for the Arts in Woonsocket. The dough is made from a mixture of rice and flour, kneaded together, cut, and colored to shape
animals, flowers and figurines. It is a folk tradition in Taiwan. Forty-five students were selected to take part.

Main's alleged killer gets 18 years for probation violation

May 7, 2011

WOONSOCKET – A Providence man accused in the robbery and shooting death of gas station manager David D. Main outside Citizens Bank last fall has been sentenced to serve 18 years for violating his probation in connection with prior armed robberies.
Pleau, 33, was the gunman in a three-way conspiracy to the rob Main, 49, as he was depositing receipts from the nearby Shell station where he worked on Sept. 20, according to federal prosecutors.

Woonsocket jolts Johnston

May 6, 2011

WOONSOCKET –Facing unbeaten Johnston High on Friday, Woonsocket coach John Marsella couldn’t have asked for a better effort from his squad on a windy afternoon at Barry Field.
The Villa Novans had timely hitting, a strong outing from lefthander Brandon Perrico and some top-notch defensive plays.
They even had a controversial, game-ending double play go their way.
All those positives added up to a big win for Woonsocket as it handed its Division II-North rival its first loss of the season with a 5-4 victory.

Faith E. Weekly

May 6, 2011

PASCOAG- Faith E. Weekly, 11, of East Wallum Lake Road, Pascoag, lost her life long battle with cancer on May 4, 2011 at home surrounded by her family.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Sean C. Weekly and Debra L. Wright.

Claudette Kemp

May 6, 2011

Claudette Kemp

LAS VEGAS, NV- Claudette Kemp, 72, daughter of Jeanette & Arbea Gouin, born in Woonsocket, RI, October 8, 1938, passed away March 22, 2011 at her home in Las Vegas, NV from a bout with cancer.

Joseph George Savard

May 6, 2011

Joseph George Savard

NO. SMITHFIELD- Joseph George (Sonny) Savard 75, resident of No. Smithfield RI died surrounded by his family at his home. Husband of the late Lucille (Beauregard) Savard.
Born in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late George & Jeannette (Belair) Savard.

May 5th

Mounties top Saints, 5-2

May 5, 2011

WOONSOCKET --- Winning close games hasn’t been a strong point for Mount St. Charles Academy this year, but on Thursday afternoon, the Mounties found a way to take a tight battle with St. Raphael Academy.
The Mounties broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and received a strong outing from senior pitcher Collins Uttermann to down the Saints, 5-2, in their Division I-North meeting.
The victory was a much-needed one for the host Mounties, who raised their record to 5-7 and came into the contest with losses in four of their last six games.

Union poised to strike if RegionalCare buys Landmark

May 5, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Union employees at Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island have voted overwhelmingly to issue a strike notice if RegionalCare Hospital Partners of Tennessee emerges as the successful bidder for the facilities.

Advocates rally for medical marijuana

May 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Medical marijuana patients say they did all the right things.
They went to the General Assembly to get medical marijuana made legal, they testified at hearings. First they got a law allowing the use of marijuana for chronically ill patients, then they went through the legislative process all over again, testifying at even more hearings, to get a law creating compassion centers where they could get their medicine legally, safely and regularly without having to grow it themselves or have someone do it for them.

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