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October 11th, 2012

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.

Lucille C. Sherman

October 11, 2012

Lucille C. Sherman

WOONSOCKET- Lucille C. (Delaurier) Sherman, 83, of Privilege St., and long time Blackstone native, died October 9, 2012 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket, with family by her side. She was married to the late John R. Sherman.
Born in Milford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Catherine (Monahan) Delaurier.

Ruth F. Gousy

October 11, 2012

Ruth F. Gousy

MANVILLE- Ruth F. Gousy, 97, of Old Main St., Manville, died Monday evening at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Victoria (Drouin) Gousy. She remained a lifelong resident of Manville.
Ruth was employed in the local textile industry at several area mills including the Manville Jenckes. She later worked at PolyTop before retiring.
Ruth was a lifelong communicant of St. James Church. She was an ardent Red Sox fan and in her senior years became adept at the use of computers and email.

No lawsuit yet, but athiest group looking for attorney

October 11, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Though it has been silent on the issue since early summer, the Wisconsin atheist group that is demanding the removal of a Christian cross from the war monument at Place Jolicoeur hasn’t gone away.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation stopped short of promising a lawsuit over the cross, but it says it is in the process of seeking an attorney from the area to represent the organization.
More than one individual has contacted the national non-profit seeking to become a plaintiff in such a lawsuit, said Rebecca S. Markert, staff attorney for FFRF.

October 10th

Villa Novans girls' soccer team bows to Tolman, 6-2

October 10, 2012

WOONSOCKET -- Back on Friday, Sept. 14, Tolman High senior Ashley Clark registered five goals in a rather easy 9-1 thumping of Woonsocket at the McKinnon-Alves Complex.
She failed in her attempt to repeat that feat during the two teams’ Division III-A rematch at Barry Field on rainy Wednesday afternoon.
Still, head coach Bel Pereira didn’t mind a bit; why would he? Clark netted four tallies and senior defender Amber Duhamel did a superb job of defending the Villa Novans’ stellar senior quad-captain and striker Krislyn Godin in the Tigers’ 6-2 triumph.

Philip M. Provost

October 10, 2012

Philip M. Provost

WOONSOCKET- Philip M. Provost, 56, of Woonsocket, died Monday, October 8, 2012 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. He was the husband of Beverly J. (Girard).
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Laverne Faye (Mills) Provost of Woonsocket and the late Joseph Provost.
A 1974 graduate of Woonsocket High School, Philip was a truck driver for the Environmental Quality Company. He was a coin and stamp collector, a member of the Blackstone Coin Club, an avid outdoorsmen and a great family man.

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