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January 8th, 2011

Coderre adjusting nicely at Franklin Pierce

January 8, 2011

The transition from high school to the college is never easy.
Former Woonsocket High standout Brooke Coderre found that out in August before she even put on her high tops as an incoming freshman at Franklin Pierce University.
“It was probably the first day,” she said.”I realized it right away, leaving all my friends and playing for a new team, a new coach. You realize pretty quick it’s not high school.”

Sebelius in town to help launch healthcare initiative

January 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius helped kick off a model program in health care reform Friday during a ceremony at Thundermist Health Center.
Sebelius was in town to launch the $15.9 million Beacon Communities program, designed to reduce costs and improve health care outcomes by using computers to manage information better. It's just one of 17 different Beacon demonstration programs HHS has established across the nation at a cost of some $220 million, money that comes from the federal stimulus package championed by President Obama.

Immigration, gay marriage top legislative agenda

January 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE – The pomp and circumstance of the opening of the General Assembly has faded away and now lawmakers are settling into the routine of legislating.
Two of the hot-button social issues expected to be near the top of the legislative agenda this session – gay marriage and illegal immigration – are already percolating in the Assembly’s first week. Woonsocket Rep. Jon Brien is playing a lead role in both.

January 7th

Hendricken whips Woonsocket cagers

January 7, 2011

WARWICK – Bishop Hendricken had no problems with Woonsocket Friday night en route to a 61-40 victory over the Villa Novans. The loss drops Woonsocket to 1-6 in Division I-North while the Hawks improve to 4-2 in league play.
Cody L’Hureux finished with eight points to lead Woonsocket while Flavio Barros chipped in with seven.
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WOONSOCKET (40): Flavio Barros 2 3-4 7, Andreas Brackett 2 0-0 4, Joshua Houle 1 0-0 2, Kory Lawrence 1 2-4 5, Jarome Robinson 1 0-0 3, Kodie Spearman 1 1-1 3, Edwin Jones 2 0-0 5, Cody L’Hureux 3 0-0 8. Totals: 14 7-13 40.

Mounties outlast Cranston West, 6-4

January 7, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles tuned up for tonight’s showdown with Moses Brown with a 6-4 win over Cranston West Friday night at Adelard Arena. The Mounties took a 4-3 lead heading into the final period before striking twice in a six-minute span.
Mount, now 6-0 in Division I, jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one period on goals by Zach Samborsky, Ben Handanyan and Trevor Plante. The lead grew to 4-1 early in the second period before the Falcons scored the next two goals to narrow the gap to one heading into the final stanza.

Woonsocket girls pound Ponaganset

January 7, 2011

WOONSOCKET – So much for rebuilding.
Woonsocket continues to scoff at the notion of turning over a new leaf, the latest example coming Friday in a satisfying 48-36 win against Ponaganset at Savaria Gymnasium. The defending state champion Novans improve to 4-1 in Division I-North, 6-2 overall.

Marie A. Cazeault

January 7, 2011

Marie A. Cazeault

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Marie A. "Sho Sho" (Rondeau) Cazeault, 90, of Mendon Rd., No. Smithfield died Jan. 6, 2011 at Roger Williams Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph Cazeault.
Born Sept. 9, 1920 in No. Smithfield, a daughter of the late Clement and Delia (Boucher) Rondeau. She was a lifelong No. Smithfield resident.
Marie worked as a cook's helper for Halliwell School in No. Smithfield for eight years, before retiring in 1979. She was a member of St. John's Senior Citizens and former officer of the Gatewoods Association.

January 6th

River Island Park skating now open

January 7, 2011

Kathleen Beauregard, left, visiting from Phoenix, Ariz., enjoys an afternoon of skating Wednesday with her mother, Louise Beauregard, of Woonsocket, and friend Jason Kneip, also of Phoenix, at the outdoor skating rink at River Island Park in Woonsocket. The rink is now open daily from 1 to 9 p.m. Skates are available for rental.

City woman charged with deliberately causing crash

January 7, 2011

WOONSOCKET – They were all put in a rescue squad and taken to the hospital with broken bones, chipped teeth and facial bruises – three women riding in a car that slammed into a utility pole on Diamond Hill Road.
After a two-month probe, however, police yesterday arrested a second motorist they say deliberately caused the crash, the latest outbreak of violence in an ongoing feud with the other driver.
Stephanie Theresa Plante, 23, of Woonsocket, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon – a Buick – and leaving the scene of a crash resulting in personal injury, both felonies.

Woonsocket high jumper wins winter debut

January 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Six months since her shocking win in the high jump at last year’s outdoor state meet, Kaylnn Pitts was back in her element.
The indoor track & field season began in early December but for the Woonsocket High sophomore on Thursday night it was her first time competing in the vertical leap. Although she has been able to long jump and sprint for the Villa Novans, a tender knee suffered during the fall’s volleyball season has kept Pitts away from the high jump area.

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