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October 1st, 2012

Andrew W. Przybylo

October 1, 2012

Andrew W. Przybylo

WOONSOCKET- Andrew W. Przybylo, 93, of Woonsocket passed away on Saturday at his home.
Born Oct. 8, 1918, in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Andrew & Helen (Zych) Przybylo.
Andrew was employed as a assembler for the former Uniroyal Co. until the plant closed, he then went to work for the Woonsocket Call in the Maintenance Dept. before retiring. He proudly served in U.S. Army during WWII as a T. SGT serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.

Marion Grover

October 1, 2012

Marion Grover

BELLINGHAM- Marion (d'Astous) Grover, 92, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the St. Camillus Nursing Home, Whitinsville, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford Grover.
Born in St. Damase de Matane, PQ, Canada on August 22, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Rose H. (St. Pierre) d'Astous.

Rita E. Lemire

October 1, 2012

Rita E. Lemire

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rita E. Lemire 94, formerly of 400 Mendon Rd. died Thursday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Harold R. Lemire.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Louise (Paradise) Dorval.
Mrs. Lemire worked for the former Uniroyle Co. as an assembler for twenty eight years, and was a CNA at the Wrentham State School for twelve years before retiring thirty years ago.

Grace Lang is city's Teacher of the Year

October 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET — When Grace Lang shows up for work at Woonsocket High School each day, she does so knowing the students in her classroom hold the potential for accomplishing many different things in their lives.
And because of that, she also believes her special needs students should have every opportunity to find success at the high school as any other student at the school.

Lincoln schools get creative in contacting parents

October 1, 2012

LINCOLN — There was a time in Rhode Island when parents of school age children needed to tune in radio personality Salty Brine for word on whether there would be school on wintery morning.
Those days are over and High School Principal Kevin J. McNamara now has a number of ways to get the word out about school events and weather including his school's Listserv option of directly emailing parents timely school updates.

September 30th

Slatersville church to celebrate 175 years

September 30, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — The first church service ever held in the Slatersville Congregational Church took place on Sunday, Nov. 2, 1838. That year, Martin Van Buren was president, Samuel Morse's telegraph system was demonstrated for the first time and the population of North Smithfield's Slatersville village was less than 500 people.
Since then the picturesque church, located on the common in the center of Slatersville, has been the spiritual home to thousands of area residents, a cherished town landmark, and a community gathering place hosting a variety of local groups and public events.

September 29th

Villa Novans dig deep, top Bulldogs in OT

September 29, 2012

WESTERLY — It’s a long 65-mile drive from Woonsocket to Westerly’s Augeri Field, but the Villa Novans’ bus ride home from the southwestern point of the state on Saturday afternoon had to be a very enjoyable drive.
That’s because the Villa Novans took a 19-18 overtime thriller from the previously-undefeated Bulldogs in their Division II-A clash, a hard-fought win that upped their league record to 2-1 and packed them into a congested three-way tie for second place (behind undefeated Johnston) with Westerly and Coventry.

Northmen survive shootout with Cougars, 38-34

September 29, 2012

NORTH PROVIDENCE — For North Smithfield, Saturday’s Division IV contest against North Providence was more of a mental exercise than physical.
Forced to come back on a few occasions, the Northmen dug deep to take this shootout, 38-34. North Providence enjoyed leads early – 12-0 after the first quarter – and late – 34-31 with 8:47 remaining – before N.S. delivered a series of game-changing plays on both sides of the ball that allowed the visitors to cast a pall over the Cougars’ Homecoming celebration.

September 28th

PawSox plan Governors' Cup trophy tour; team to feature new hitting coach in 2013

September 28, 2012

PAWTUCKET – In the eyes of team president Mike Tamburro, the PawSox’ championship season is a feat that should be shared and celebrated with the public.
Though plans are still being finalized, Tamburro, gave the green light to announce that the Governors’ Cup trophy will be making the rounds this offseason. Right now the target is to bring the silver hardware to each and every Rhode Island city and town along with neighboring Massachusetts communities.

First month at new school gets high marks

September 28, 2012

UXBRIDGE — The start of a new school year always has its problems. Throw a brand new $43 million school building into the mix, and it becomes even more challenging.
In the case of the newly constructed Uxbridge High School, which opened for the first day of school three weeks ago, it couldn't have gone smoother.

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