November 14th, 2011
Jeanne "Muriel" Tessier
WOONSOCKET- Jeanne "Muriel" Tessier, 83 of Cumberland Hill Rd. died Friday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Walter "Pete" Tessier.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mena (Bazinet) Poirier.
Sylvia M. Baron
WOONSOCKET- Sylvia M. Baron 89, of St. Joseph St. Woonsocket, died Wednesday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Wilfred Baron.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Moise and Corana (Tetreault) Gauthier.
In her youth Sylvia was a textile worker for the Guerin Mills.
She is survived by a brother Normand T. Gauthier of N. Providence, and two sisters, Murielle S. Gauthier of Woonsocket, and Viola C. Lebeau of Central Falls. She was also the sister of the late Lucien M. Gauthier.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. â€” Two straight losses were too many for Tom Brady.
He and the New England Patriots weren't used to struggling or hearing people wondering if they're no longer the powerhouse they've been for years. Well, just like that, they're back in a familiar spot: all alone at the top of the AFC East.
Brady threw three touchdown passes, including two to Rob Gronkowski, and the Patriots assumed sole possession of first place in the division with a convincing 37-16 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday night.
Norman Decelles, 5, of Wrentham, with his grandmother, Michelle Decelles, owner of the Coachmanâ€™s Lodge in Bellingham, presents a check for $200 to Terry McKenna, founder of Terryâ€™s Auto in Woonsocket, during the 16th annual Because He Lives fundraiser Sunday.
PROVIDENCE --- With a combined 17 goals allowed between them this season, it was clear that scoring was going to be at a minimum in the Division II state finals between second-seeded Lincoln High and unbeaten No. 1 seed Exeter/West Greenwich.
That held true on Sunday afternoon at the Rhode Island College complex. But after a tight contest for 60 minutes, the Scarlet Knights broke through with two goals in a seven-minute span to pave the way for their second straight state crown with a 3-1 victory over the Lions in a rematch of last year's championship contest.
PAWTUCKET â€“ We hear the phrase â€śmaking playsâ€ť from athletes and coaches so often that sometimes the exact meaning of the phrase gets lost in its overuse.
Cumberland coach Chris Skurka used the term to describe how his underdog Clippers sneaked past favored Tolman by a 13-9 margin on Saturday night in a Division II quarterfinal playoff game.
â€śThatâ€™s what this team does,â€ť Skurka said. â€śWe make plays.â€ť
FAIRFIELD, Ct. â€“ Through all the ups and downs, the good times and the hardships, the smile still comes naturally.
The widespread grin of Rakim Sanders has come to embody his innocence and easygoing temperament. Scratch beneath the surface and youâ€™ll find a compassionate young man, someone who possesses the necessary zeal and resolve which made sure he didnâ€™t become symbolic of the Pawtucket housing project of his youth.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€”The school department's hiring of a new food service provider, Aramark School Nutrition Services, has brought many changes to the school breakfast and lunch program, including a new menu with healthier food options and, as of this week, a new computerized money and meal count system to help ease the payment process for parents and students.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission marked its 25th anniversary by calling on its longtime volunteers and stalwart supporters to help the cultural heritage and natural resource district win designation as a National Historical Park.
The appeal came during a birthday celebration billed as a â€śRally for Valleyâ€ť held Thursday evening in the Providence & Worcester Railroad Station at Depot Square â€”one of the dozens of significant historic sites along the corridorâ€™s 40-mile route between Worcester, Mass. and Providence, R.I.
PAWTUCKET â€” Cumberland High made enough big plays on Saturday night to knock Tolman out of the Division II playoffs.
The Clippers got a 75-yard touchdown run by Erik Travers in the first quarter and then pulled out a 13-9 victory with a scoring drive in the final 4-1/2 minutes that was capped by Ryan Gaumondâ€™s game-winning one-yard plunge with 1:36 left in the contest.