November 28th, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ An unidentified national chain store is offering $500,000 to purchase Ayotte Field, located at the busy city line intersection of Providence Street and Great Road in North Smithfield.
City Economic Development Director Matthew Wojcik said the offer was tendered recently by a representative of the real estate firm Hayes & Sherry, who declined to identify the prospective buyer.
WOONSOCKET â€” With the Division II Super Bowl looming a week from Sunday, Cumberland High veteran mentor Chris Skurka took a somewhat conservative approach to the annual Thanksgiving morning clash with Woonsocket on chilly, gusty Thursday.
In an effort not to â€śbreakâ€ť any key spokes in his wheel, he chose not to start senior tailback Mike Stock; he wanted him to get some rest after he rushed for four touchdowns and 145 yards (with one catch for another paydirt) in his Clippers' 49-35 semifinal triumph over St. Raphael last Friday night.
SCITUATE â€“ An important piece to the Division IV playoff puzzle was settled Thursday morning at wind swept and bitterly cold Caito Field.
Led by three rushing touchdowns from senior Dylan Naradowy, North Smithfield locked up the No. 3 seed in convincing fashion with a 53-20 whitewashing of holiday foe Scituate. Had the Spartans prevailed, they would have pushed the Northmen to the fourth position, which would have resulted in a semifinal-round date with regular-season champion and top-seed North Providence.
WOONSOCKET â€“ On the run from the police, a stolen SUV slammed into the granite entryway of St. Charles Barromeo Church Wednesday, causing a staggering amount of damage.
â€śItâ€™s really shocking,â€ť said Rev. Gerald L. Finnegan, the pastor. â€śI thought the building was impregnable. Itâ€™s stone. Granite. I thought it would last forever.â€ť
Police arrested 18-year-old Jalen Asean Abney on one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was captured after a foot chase that began following the crash, but two others escaped, including one individual Abney claims was driving.
LINCOLN â€“ The hope was to blend in as the new kid in a new high school.
But that wasnâ€™t a luxury afforded to Thaddeus Moss, and it didnâ€™t take this precocious young football player long to realize that he wasnâ€™t in Kentucky or West Virginia any more.
Moss arrived at Lincoln High School in March, and the schoolâ€™s lights seemingly became more luminous the moment he was spotted in the hallways. He was commanding nonstop attention, though in an entirely different fashion as what he was accustomed to on the gridiron.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After a five-and-half-year odyssey in court-supervised receivership, Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein on Tuesday cleared the way for Landmark Medical Center to be acquired by Prime Healthcare Services of California.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Bitterness can serve as an amazing motivator.
Carnell Henderson is electing to draw from the acidic flavor that crossed the taste buds of his Woonsocket High football program two weekends ago, when St. Raphael ended the Novansâ€™ Division II playoff pursuit with a 15-14 quarterfinal-round loss. The gargantuan head of steam that has been pent up since that Saturday afternoon of heartbreak figures to get unleashed come Thursday morning when longtime holiday rival Cumberland treks to Barry Field.
Theresa P. Lemieux
WOONSOCKET- Theresa P. (Gilbert) Lemieux, 81, of Flora Avenue died Monday, November 25, 2013 at home. She was the wife of the late William R. Lemieux, who died this past April. Mr. and Mrs. Lemieux were married for 60 years on January 24, 2013.
A lifelong resident of Manville, she was a daughter of the late Frank G. and Mary U. (Scibak) Gilbert.
Mrs. Lemieux was a packer for Narragansett Knitting for 15 years before retiring in 1989. She had previously worked as an eyelet operator for Uniroyal for 19 Â˝ years.
AndrĂ© A. Lamoureux
CUMBERLAND- AndrĂ© A. Lamoureux, 71, of Manville Hill Road died unexpectedly Sunday, November 24, 2013 in Pennsylvania. He was the beloved husband of Irene C. (Pontbriand) Lamoureux.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Lionel and Albina (Lavoie) Lamoureux, he had lived in Woonsocket for 12 years before moving to Cumberland 9 years ago.
Mr. Lamoureux was a machine operator for Speidel for 31 years and later worked as a custodian for the Cumberland School Department before retiring in 2006.
Timothy Michael Hand, Jr.
PUTNAM, CT- Timothy M. Hand, Jr., 31, of Church St. passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Marie (Trudo) Hand and the proud expectant father of their child due in January.
Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Timothy and Joyce (Lemay) Hand of Pascoag, RI.