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February 5th, 2013

Northmen improve to 18-0, down Warwick Vets

February 5, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Head coach T.J. Ciolfi claimed to be less than ecstatic after his North Smithfield High squad, with a notable edge in height, allowed under-.500 Warwick Vets to manufacture a 9-0 run at the end of the initial half to slice a 13-point deficit to 39-33.
He had wanted more efficient board work from senior tri-captain/center Matt Walkow and junior forward Peter Keenan.
“Matt and Pete got an earful at intermission,” Ciolfi confessed. “I felt that with our size advantage, we should’ve started the game with more rebounds.”

Joan E. Carey

February 5, 2013

Joan E. Carey

BLACKSTONE, MA- Joan E. (Carpenter) Carey, 78, of Blackstone, MA, died peacefully February 2, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of John F. Carey.
Born on July 29, 1934 in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Leland and Ruth (Johnson) Higgins and the late Ernest Carpenter.
Mrs. Carey was passionate about music, reading, crossword puzzles, the beach, camping, roses, birds, and politics.

Paul R. Desrochers

February 5, 2013

Paul R. Desrochers

WOONSOCKET- Paul R. Desrochers 25 resident of Woonsocket died February 3, 2013 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was the son of Paul Desrochers of Woonsocket and Deborah (Hall) Parenteau and her husband Paul of Millville MA.
He was born October 31, 1987 in Woonsocket RI.
Paul worked for the Eastern MA Movers in Franklin. He was a resident of Woonsocket and Millville MA. He was the class valedictorian of 2005 at Valley Tech. He enjoyed music and writing.

Frances E. Vandal

February 5, 2013

Frances E. Vandal

CUMBERLAND- Frances E. (Burns) Vandal, 85, of Cumberland Hill died Sunday evening at The Holiday Retirement Home in Manville after an illness. She was the wife of the late Normand O. Vandal.
Born March 4, 1927, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elodie (Peloquin) Burns.
Mrs. Vandal was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church in Cumberland, and previously a long-time communicant of Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket. She attended St. Anne's School in Woonsocket and the Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, N.H.

February 4th

Has a nice ring to it: How Pawtucket's Governors' Cup keepsake came to be

February 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The finished product had to be something that embodied the 2012 Governors’ Cup title the Pawtucket Red Sox won.
After discussing the anatomy of a championship ring – a glittery reminder of what was achieved – with PawSox general manager Lou Schwechheimer, it became clear why so much time and energy was put into coming up with the perfect keepsake. For the purpose of this exercise, we thought it would be appropriate to touch upon several key subject plots that were taken into consideration during the “has a nice ring to it” process.

Finding the right designer

Supplemental taxes part of broad plan

February 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET – After projecting that the city would incur a growing deficit on track to reach $95 million by 2017 the Budget Commission yesterday endorsed a still-sketchy, five-year plan to crawl back into the black, mainly through supplemental taxes, changes in union contracts and cuts in pension and other retirement benefits.

Mardi Gras 2013 lives up to annual revelry

February 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET — It was a night of fun and revelry for the 19th Annual Mardi Gras event held Saturday in Woonsocket.
Festivities took place at two locations with shuttle service bringing partygoers to and from each site —St. Ann's Art's and Cultural Center, where the crowds were entertained by Bob Leonard's Slippery Sneakers Band, a local zydeco band who has been entertaining at the Woonsocket Mardi Gras for many years, and the Elks Hall, where Jeff Gamache and his orchestra entertained the crowd. Gamache has been a local entertainer for many years including at the Woonsocket Autumnfest.

Driver in crash admits to dialing his cell

February 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The driver in a crash that knocked out power across a wide swathe of the city last week admitted he lost control while he was on his cell phone, but there isn’t much the police can do about it.
“He was preoccupied by dialing his phone, but he wasn’t texting,” said Lt. Brad Scully of the Woonsocket Police Department’s Accident Prevention Bureau. “The law says you have to be texting while driving to be cited. It’s very specific.”

Gary V. Cornelius

February 4, 2013

Gary V. Cornelius

BELLINGHAM- Gary V. Cornelius, 60, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Friday, February 1, 2013.
He leaves his children, Matthew, Alyssa and Jacob Cornelius and his wife of 28 years Susan D. (Duschl) Cornelius all of Bellingham, MA.

Helen J. Stanley

February 4, 2013

Helen J. Stanley

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Helen J. Stanley 90, resident of St. Antoine died February 3, 2013, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Michael Stanley, former Cpt. of the Woonsocket Fire Dept. who died Jan. 12, 1992.
She was born in Millville MA, a daughter of the late Onufry & Anna (Dobrowolski) Chubay.

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