February 24th, 2013
PROVIDENCE â€” Winning has become contagious for Cumberland Highâ€™s athletic department, spreading from one season to the next.
With the fall producing a Super Bowl champion along with the stateâ€™s top male cross-country runner (Trevor Crawley), the pressure fell squarely on the Clippersâ€™ winter sportsâ€™ entries to keep the good times flowing. Crawley kept up his end of the bargain when the swift 12th grader captured the 3,000-meter run at the R.I. Indoor Track & Field Championships two weekends ago.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Immediately after Lincoln High senior quad-captain Nik Zicuis had posted a 10-5 triumph over La Salle Academy senior John Georges in the 220-pound weight class, he hustled to the opposing coaches' corner and accepted congratulatory handshakes.
He then sprinted to the opposite side and leaped into head coach Mike Tuorto's arms; while hugging him and grinning at able assistant Anthony Turchetta, Zicuis threw his fist into the air, index finger pointing skyward.
Kyle Bresnahan, left, and Bountheng (B.T.) Tanakhone, both of Woonsocket, practice kickflips on their skateboards on Main Street in the city Friday. Milder temperatures and less wind served up a perfect day for late winter outdoor activities in the Valley.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A proposed updating of the existing senior citizen property tax exemption aimed at lessening the burden of expected tax increases on the cityâ€™s older property owners will get further review by the City Council at its upcoming work session on Monday.
City Council President John F. Ward, who proposed an improvement of the current little-used exemption, said he is open to suggestions from his peers on exactly what changes could be made to make the exemption available to a greater number of elderly residents.
BLACKSTONE â€“ In the aftermath of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, a group of 10 French Canadian residents from the Millerville section of Blackstone looked around at the devastation, rolled up their sleeves and went to work cleaning up the neighborhood.
PROVIDENCE â€” While this may appear to fall under the category of â€śmuch ado about nothing,â€ť the idea of late night college basketball excursions and the effect they have on the participants seems a subject worthy of exploration.
Richard L. Cote
WOONSOCKET- Richard L. Cote, 60, of Diamond Hill Road passed away Thursday at home surrounded by his loving friends and family. He was the husband of Celine (Lacombe) Cote, and they had been married for 40 years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Treffle and Imelda (Charrette) Cote. He was a life-long resident of Woonsocket.
Mr. Cote was the owner of Rick's Service and Towing Inc. of Woonsocket for over 33 years retiring due to illness.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Acting on a tip, police arrested two city men Thursday in connection with the theft of brass hand rails from the steps of the landmark St. Charles Barromeo Church.
Robert C. Ceraolo, 55, of 340 Robinson St., and Timothy Ring, 36, of 157 Fairfield Ave., are charged with one count each of felony larceny and conspiracy.
CUMBERLAND â€” The Town Council has given the Water Department the green light to move forward with a plan to drill test wells at five sites where town water officials hope to find new municipal sources of water.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Local school officials could soon be considering plans to help students achieve new state graduation requirements that are threatening to keep some members of the Class of 2014 from earning a high school diploma when next yearâ€™s graduation season rolls around.
School Committee Chairwoman Vimala Phongsavanh said Tuesday she is aware of the changes in graduation requirements affecting next yearâ€™s seniors and wants to hear more about the districtâ€™s plans to assist students who have yet to achieve proficiency in state academic standards.