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October 13th, 2012

Slow start proves costly for Broncos

October 13, 2012

Burrillville sophomore David Gariepy (13) is in the air for the interception against Exeter/West Greenwich during the third quarter of Saturday’s non-league encounter. The Broncos would go on to score a touchdown following Gariepy’s pick. The Scarlet Knights would go on to win, 29-22. For game story and additional photos, see Sunday's print edition or click on the E-edition.

October 12th

City men charged in thefts from Alex & Ani

October 12, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The state police arrested two city men Thursday after they allegedly attempted to sell stolen Alex and Ani bracelets on craigslist, they said.
Hector Bonilla, 26, of 104 Sayles St., Apt. 407, was charged with one count of larceny over $1,500, and Manuel Pagan, 27, of 104 Sayles St., Apt. 106, with one count of receiving stolen goods over $1,500.
Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, the superintendent of state police, said the investigation began when detectives received information that the Alex and Ani bracelets were being sold through the popular online marketplace.

WWII Park renovation plans on hold

October 12, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Plans for a $2.6 million overhaul of neglected World War II State Park, with new recreational facilities, are on hold until the city either assumes ownership of the park or picks up a share of the long-term operational costs of the facility.
That was the word from Janet Coit, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, during an appearance before the Budget Commission on Thursday.

William A. Steere, Jr.

October 12, 2012

William A. Steere, Jr.

BURRILLVILLE- Steere, William A., Jr., 58, of Mapleville, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Marleene L. (Stockwell) Steere of Mapleville.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of William A. Steere, Sr. of Mapleville and the late Dorothy (Smith) Steere.

Elaine B. Trudeau

October 12, 2012

Elaine B. Trudeau

HANSON, MA- Elaine B. Trudeau, 66, of Hanson, MA. formerly of Woonsocket, RI, passed away on Wednesday at the Kindred Transitional Care-Sachem Center in East Bridgewater, MA.
Born July 5, 1946 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Antoine & Bridget (Walkow) Trudeau.
Elaine was employed as the Registrar for the State of Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records & Statistics for many years retiring in 2005.

October 11th

Cumberland-Mount Hope matchup tops football slate

October 11, 2012

The high school football season will meet its halfway point this weekend, which means a large dose of non-league games and a few league matchups on the area’s docket.
Eight games make up this week’s schedule, with tonight’s Division II crossover game between II-B team Cumberland and II-A squad Mount Hope in Bristol and tomorrow’s Division IV duel between Central Falls and Hope in Providence highlighting the top local games.

Strick scores twice in Northmen's win over E.P.

October 11, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — It was a simple question, and North Smithfield High head coach Jeremy Sherer responded in kind.
When asked if he was satisfied with his Northmen’s 2-0 Division II victory over East Providence early Thursday evening, he stated merely, “No.”
He claimed he had good reason.
“You know, we’ve had two really good wins this year; the first one against Pilgrim, and the second against Tiverton,” he elaborated. “They’re both very strong teams, and when we play those types of teams, we do very well. In big games, we step it up a couple of notches.

Ward proposes ordinance aimed at ‘fierce’ dogs

October 11, 2012

WOONSOCKET – City Council President John F. Ward is proposing a new ordinance designed to curb the city’s population of pit bulls and other “fierce, dangerous or vicious” dogs.
The most dramatic provision of the measure would be to prohibit any new pit bills bulls in the city after the law is passed. The only legal pit bulls would be those registered by their owners before the law goes into effect, and registration itself would come with onerous new requirements, including a $100,000 worth of liability insurance on the animal.

Navigant donates new rescue boat to WFD

October 11, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The transformation of the Blackstone River into a destination for canoeing, fishing and other recreational activities has been one of the success stories of the region in recent years, but it had a downside for the Woonsocket Fire Department’s rescue boat.
Firefighters have been responding to calls for emergencies on the river with greater frequency, subjecting the rubber vessel to more wear and tear. As a result, the inflatable craft developed holes.
The need for a new boat was apparent and the Navigant Credit Union responded by donating one to the fire department.

Gertrude A. Ethier

October 11, 2012

Gertrude A. Ethier

MILLVILLE- Gertrude A. (George) Ethier, 90, passed away Wed. Oct. 10 after an illness.
Her funeral Mass will be held on Mon. Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Marys church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge.
Burial will follow in St. Marys Cemetery. Calling hours at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge will be Sun. Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. and Mon. Oct. 15 from 9:30-10:30.

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