November 13th, 2010
LINCOLN --- Officials with the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School are looking for volunteers to donate their hair to the â€śLocks of Loveâ€ť event scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Free haircuts will be given to all individuals who have a minimum of 10 inches of hair to donate, and those haircuts will be given in the Cosmetology Salon at Davies between 8:30 a.m.-noon.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police are looking for a Connecticut man who allegedly rented space in an old factory to set up the most sophisticated indoor marijuana plantation they've ever seen.
Acting on a tip, police seized 140 marijuana plants with an estimated value of $150,000 at 32 Mechanic St. on Oct. 26, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Lights on. Lights out!
Playing under portable illumination for only the second time ever at Barry Field, Woonsocket High treated its faithful fans to a convincing 34-14 rout of Central in a Division II quarterfinal contest on Friday night.
The Villa Novans got their typical effort out of the defense, which allowed Woonsocket prime field position all night. The offense did its part too, taking a 27-0 lead before the Knights were able to prevent the shutout with two scores in the final quarter.
MIDDLETOWN --- Burrillville Highâ€™s bid for a Division III playoff berth came up short on Friday night in its â€śmust-winâ€ť duel with Middletown High at the Gaudet Middle School.
The host Islanders were able to snuff a two-point conversion by the Broncos that would have tied the score with 30 seconds to play in the contest, and in the process, they were able to hold on for a wild 28-26 victory.
MEMBERS OF THE Woonsocket police and fire departments will participate in a benefit hockey game tonight at the Smithfield Arena. Left to right are Police Lt. Brad Scully, Patrolwoman Jamie Paone, Deputy Fire Chief John Danis and Private Rick LaBreche of the fire department who will play in tonightâ€™s 9:30 p.m. game that will raise money for the American Cancer Society. Tickets will be sold at the door. Money will be raised through ticket sales and raffles to benefit the Relay For Life of Smithfield 2011. For more info, see www.relayforlife.org/smithfieldri
CENTRAL FALLS --- It was of North Smithfield High head coach Wes Pugh-Pennington's volition to treat his Division IV showdown against Central Falls High on Friday night as a road playoff game.
â€śOur plan was to keep it simple,â€ť he stated. â€śWe knew it was their Homecoming, so we wanted to use this as preparation for the playoffs. We knew we'd see a tough C.F. Team come in and play hard, so we wanted to run the ball, mix it up and gain some yardage. But we also wanted to prove that we're North Smithfield, we're no fluke, and that we come to play football.â€ť
Travis L Howard
GLOCESTER- Travis L Howard, 26, a lifelong resident of Glocester, RI passed away Friday, November 5, 2010.
Born in Providence, RI, October 24, 1984, he was the beloved son of Emilie J. (Breault) Howard and Timothy L. Howard.
Travis was a graduate of Ponaganset High School and worked as a courier for local businesses. He had a passion for driving, the outdoors, animals and especially for arts and music. Travis was a gentle, quiet young man who could make his family and friends smile without saying a word.
BLACKSTONE- Ronald A. MacGregor, 83, of Blackstone, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Constance E. (Thompson) MacGregor.
Born in Everett, MA on March 16, 1927, he was the son of the late George A. MacGregor and Marjorie L. (Copp) MacGregor Chick.
CRANSTON --- Defense is the main reason why Lincoln High captured the Division II-North title this year.
And if the Lions plan to seize the Division II state championship on Sunday afternoon, they are going to need the same excellent defense they displayed throughout the season and in Thursday nightâ€™s semifinal-round game against Mount St. Charles Academy.
Junior striker Jillian DeSimone scored her team-high 16th of the season and the Lionsâ€™ defense held off a furious second-half attack by the high-scoring Mounties en route to a 1-0 victory at Cranston Stadium.
LINCOLN --- For the first time in his pro career, Woonsocketâ€™s Joe Gardner will be fighting for a championship belt, and he will try to claim his prize in the six-round co-feature of tonightâ€™s CESâ€™s (Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.) â€śHomecoming Kingâ€ť card at the Twin River Event Center.
And for the first time since coming back to the sport in May after a 7Â˝-year absence, Gardner has had to prepare for a fight without his favorite sparring partner, West Warwickâ€™s Keith Kozlin, giving him some valuable rounds.