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December 4th

City endures more armed robberies

December 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A gun-wielding crook held up Dunkin’ Donuts on Diamond Hill Road Friday night, but two men who tried to hold up a gas station on Social Street yesterday morning left empty-handed.
Nikhil Makhija, the proprietor of the Valero station at 1023 Social St., told police two men approached him at the counter about 5:54 a.m. yesterday and demanded money.
Police reports say Makhija began yelling and swearing at the men, but they weren’t frightened off until he told them the police were already on their way.

Fire in Commercial Block evacuates tenants, closes Liberty Market

December 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A fire in Main Street’s historic Commercial Block yesterday forced the temporary evacuation of tenants from 11 upstairs apartments and heavily damaged a convenience store on the ground floor.
Most bystanders never saw the fire, which was largely trapped between the exterior brick wall on the south side of the rambling building and an interior plaster wall.
Capt. Michael Morin, assistant deputy state fire marshal for the Woonsocket Fire Department, said the fire was located above the ceiling of Liberty Market, between the ground floor and second story of the building.

December 3rd

McGair: High school realignment formula in need of tweaking

December 3, 2012

At the end of day, high school sports are not based on which teams are successful and which ones aren’t. Their very existence is predicated on providing teenagers with a level playing field rooted in fair competition.

If winning a championship happens to accompany what should be an enriching experience, that’s pure gravy. If not, the question that needs asking is whether the experience provided was rewarding from a “fair fight” standpoint.

Gordon back for 44th season as Clippers’ wrestling mentor

December 3, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Steve Gordon can’t help but smile when recalling the images of his Cumberland High matmen celebrating their second title in three years at the R.I. Interscholastic Wrestling Championships last Feb. 25.
They did so on the stellar moves of then-senior captain Tom Lacroix, who represented the Clippers in the 195-pound weight class at the event finals, held at the Providence Career & Technical High School field house.

Arthur B. Brown

December 3, 2012

Arthur B. Brown

BLACKSTONE, MA - Arthur B. Brown, 71, of Milk St., died November 28, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Earlene (Juggert) Brown of Blackstone. Born in Los Angeles, CA he was the son of the late Roy A. and Ethel F. (Newberry) Brown.
A Vietnam Air Force Veteran, Mr. Brown worked as a computer programmer for EMC, Hopkinton, MA. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fly fishing, camping, backpacking and canoeing and was also a Corvette enthusiast.

Irene Lacombe

December 3, 2012

Irene Lacombe

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Irene (Metivier) "Mem" Lacombe, 94, of Saint Paul Street died November 29th at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred Lacombe.
Born in Albion, RI on July 28, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Dinora (Metivier) Metivier.
Irene was a weaver in various local textile mills until her retirement in 1978.

Jeannette B. Rochefort

December 3, 2012

Jeannette B. Rochefort

BURRILLVILLE - Jeannette B. (Cruise) Rochefort, 89, died Friday Nov. 30, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. A resident of Harrisville, she was born in Pascoag, daughter of the late Joseph and Delina (Perreault) Cruise.
She worker at Polytop in North Smithfield for many years before retiring.

H. Charlotte Lamontagne

December 3, 2012

H. Charlotte Lamontagne

WOONSOCKET - H. Charlotte (Sarrasin) Lamontagne 88, a long time city resident, died Tuesday, November 27, in the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She was the wife of the late Raymond Lamontagne. Mrs. Lamontagne was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Philippe and Auglore (Pratte) Sarrasin. She was an alumna of the RI College of Pharmacy, and worked as a Registered Pharmacist in Pratte's drugstore as well as other area pharmacies and in California as well. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Association.

December 2nd

Total Dominance: Clippers coast past Villa Novans for Division II Super Bowl

December 2, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Erik Travers gulped down a pre-game meal of eggs, bacon and toast on Sunday morning, he knew from the feeling in his stomach that he was about to play the most important game of his life.
“My nerves were going full blast,” said the Cumberland High senior running back. “I thought I was going to throw up. I still don't know how I kept it down.”

Super Bowl champion Clippers have winning pedigree

December 2, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – It was a great day for fathers and sons in general – but specifically for fathers who coach college football and sons who were instrumental in Cumberland High capturing the Division II Super Bowl in runaway fashion.

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