February 10th, 2013
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Never once did Matt Walkow have cause to mince words. When youâve been friends with someone for a long time, the direct approach works just fine.
On the occasions when Walkow crossed paths with Cody LâHeureux during the three years leading up to the pairâs senior year at North Smithfield High, the conversation often drifted back to âthe good old daysâ of middle school basketball in the same town. The hopes of creating additional on-court memories at the high school level were temporarily cast aside when LâHeureux moved to Woonsocket following eighth grade.
BURRILLVILLE â Tails are wagging and kids are reading at the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library in Harrisville.
A special library program called "Literary Tails" is designed with reluctant readers in mind with the hopes of turning youngsters ages of 6-12 into more confident readers.
CUMBERLAND â The Blackstone Valley began to dig out from the Blizzard of 2013 this weekend but not without a few complications.
The intensity of the storm, its heavy snowfall overnight Friday and into Saturday morning, and high winds all hindered public safety crews in clearing roads immediately and set the stage for long hours of plowing into Monday.
PROVIDENCE â New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York's Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast.
CUMBERLAND â There are swimmers out there who belong to a USA Swimming, Inc.-affiliated club who either choose not to compete on the high school level or are told by their coaches they shouldnât.
In these parts, they make those decisions for this reason: Meets such as the New England Senior Championships or the regional Age Group equivalent, always mere days after âhigh school states,â are deemed much more critical because itâs the road most traveled to qualify for more visible national events.
WOONSOCKET â When the seniors in Woonsocket High School's Global Citizen Project found out they needed a quick down payment on a discount plane ticket to the African nation of Rwanda, strange things started happening.
"I sold one of my cars to pay for this trip," says Matt Brennan.
"My parents took a payday loan," says Camelia Niles.
"I took money out of my college fund," another says.
Due to the anticipated severity of the blizzard overnight, there will be no delivery of the Saturday edition on Saturday. It will be delivered on Sunday along with the Sunday edition. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
PAWTUCKET â St. Raphael Academy head coach Tom Sorrentine closed his post-game interview this way: âWe've had trouble with size inside all year long, and that's got to change.â
Minutes before, Sorrentine watched as Woonsocket High big men Gare Lyles and Piotr Linek tore down rebound after rebound in their Division I-North clash at Alumni Hall on Thursday night.
In the end, however, the Saints overcame that height, utilized an 11-5 surge in the span of 6:59 late in the final stanza and garnered a 57-49 victory before about 150 fans.
Jeffery J. Hagerty
PASCOAG- Jeffery J. Hagerty 51 resident of Pascoag.
Arrangements previously made for Saturday February 9th, have been postponed due to inclement weather. Burial will be held at a future date and time and will be private
MILLVILLE- Margaret "Marty" Frances (Collins) Sullivan, 101 of Millville, died peacefully in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Westborough Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Hoard) Collins and the beloved wife of the late Edward Sullivan who died in 1968.