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January 4th, 2015

Burrillville boys' hockey | Broncos take fifth, Northmen third in Burrillville Winter Classic

January 4, 2015


BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville High chief Bill Robinson couldn’t have been in a better mood on New Year’s Night, and it wasn’t a surprise as to why.
 
Not only did his Broncos’ icemen salvage fifth place in their own Burrillville Winter Classic with a superb 7-0 non-league triumph over Lincoln on Thursday, but the tournament itself was a resounding success.
 

Ukrainian Orthodox church reopens following 2012 fire

January 4, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Members of the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church community completed an emotional journey back from disaster on Sunday with a short walk from the parish community center to the front steps of the now-renovated church at 74 Harris Ave.

The members gathered in the front of St. Michael’s, near the altar area that had been a fire-charred ruin just a year ago and said a prayer of dedication for the newly restored, brightly lit and still undecorated church space.

January 3rd

E-cigarettes A-list attraction for teens

January 3, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Check out this product pitch for “Caramel Apple” and take a guess what’s for sale.

“Imagine, as sweet caramel falls over a delightfully crisp and fresh apple, perfectly blending your favorite balance of sweet and refreshing flavors,” it goes.

Is this something to eat, like candy? Cookies?

January 2nd

Police halt violent domestic spat

January 2, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A city man allegedly choked his girlfriend during a violent quarrel that took place in the presence of several small children early New Year’s Day.

Javier Garcia, 39, is charged with domestic assault by strangulation; domestic assault and battery; domestic disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest.

Nau: Wins, titles, legacy are all small stuff next to the community bond built by Steve Gordon's Cumberland wrestling program

January 2, 2015


CUMBERLAND -- Steve Gordon doesn’t like to talk about coaching milestones, such as the 500th career dual-meet victory that came to his Cumberland High wrestling program on Tuesday night.

Michael P. Ryan

January 2, 2015

Michael P. Ryan

WOONSOCKET - Michael P. Ryan, 84, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Landmark Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 59 years of Rose L. (Bissanti) Ryan. Born in Blackstone, MA on May 7, 1930, he was the son of the late Michael A. and Mary P. (Guilbeault) Ryan. He was the brother of John E. Ryan of Vernon, CT, Mary T. Brady of Bellingham, MA and the late Cornelius P. Ryan and Oscar J. Ryan. He leaves his many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Rita S. Brodeur

January 2, 2015

Rita S. Brodeur

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rita S. (Cournoyer) Brodeur, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence. Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Brouillard) Cournoyer. She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life before moving to North Smithfield. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and St. Joseph and St. Agatha's Senior Center. Rita worked for A.T. Cross of Lincoln, RI before retiring in 1989.

Phillippe H. Levesque Jr.

January 2, 2015

Phillippe H. Levesque Jr.

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Phillippe H. Levesque Jr. 86 died Friday, December 26, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, after a short battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Gabrielle (Dutremble) Levesque for sixty three years. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Phillippe H. and Eva (Cournoyer) Levesque Sr.
Phil lived in Woonsocket for sixty four years before moving to North Smithfield twenty two years ago. He worked for the Tupperware Co. as a mold polisher for twenty two years before retiring in 1986. Phil served in the US Navy during WWII.

December 31st, 2014

McGair: Plenty of special moments defined 2014

December 31, 2014

 

Things have a tendency to move pretty quickly around here – almost too quickly to catch up and fully appreciate what has transpired. On a day-to-day basis, we concern ourselves with concrete items such as wins or losses, how many points a team puts up, or whether the season culminates in championship glory.

Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the small, but significant individual moments. Rest assured that it’s not our intent to paint with broad strokes.

Peter M. Cote

December 31, 2014

Peter M. Cote

BLACKSTONE - Peter M. Cote, 23, of Blackstone died Sunday evening at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the beloved son of Glen G. Cote of Blackstone and Barbara A. (Hodgkinson) Bray of Cumberland.
Born in Woonsocket Peter was raised in Blackstone and was a graduate of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School Class of 2009. Peter also resided in West Palm Beach, FL before returning to Blackstone.
Peter was enthusiastic about learning the drilling and blasting trade through his work at CDS Construction Company.

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