November 13th, 2012
Jeannine G. Crepeau
WOONSOCKET- Jeannine G. Crepeau 75, of Atlanta St. died Friday at Philip Hulitar Center. She was the wife of Romeo H. Crepeau, with whom she celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary in April.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Adelard and Germaine (Bolduc) Lebrun.
Mrs. Crepeau was an assistant supervisor for Travelers Insurance for twenty years before retiring twenty years ago. She enjoyed bowling, sewing, crafts and ceramics. Jeannine was a member of the Red Hat Society.
PROVIDENCE â Deep down, Ed Cooley knows that itâs probably not the best time to take his Providence Friars on a two-games-in-three-days junket in Puerto Rico.
Still, this is no time to convey weakness, which the second-year PC head coach clearly understands.
As Cooley emphatically stated following PCâs surprisingly easy 81-49 throttling of Bryant on Monday night, the show must go on â even if itâs without the services of senior point guard Vincent Council (hamstring).
WOONSOCKET â The Americans couldnât make up their minds about fighting the British. And some on the British side thought they were done fighting Americans during the revolution.
But by the time it was over, the War of 1812 ended up cementing Americaâs place in the pantheon of world powers, opening a gateway to an era of epic economic expansion for the young nation.
And, as a little side benefit, it gave us the national anthem.
PROVIDENCE â As expected, the Providence College menâs basketball team will play Mondayâs intrastate contest against Bryant minus the services of senior catalyst Vincent Council.
Council sustained a hamstring injury in the early minutes of Saturdayâs season opener against NJIT, the result of the point guard slipping on The Dunk hardwood before falling awkwardly. His departure left head coach Ed Cooley with a razor-thin rotation featuring just six scholarship players and one walk-on.
WOONSOCKET â Kevin and Jayne Donnell wonât dispute they have had trouble paying their utility bills or that their outstanding balances with NationalGrid are significant.
But the city couple also doesnât believe they should be without heat now that the cold weather has arrived.
Kevin Donnell is unemployed and looking for work as a van driver and his wife has health issues that have left her disabled and on Social Security.
PAWTUCKET â As is the standard after a football game, Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson walked to the midfield stripe behind his troops and shook hands with opposing players and coaches alike.
He congratulated all for a job well done, then hugged a few St. Raphael Academy assistants before speaking briefly with long-time Saints' mentor Mike Sassi.
Maybe four milliseconds later, he bolted to his squad and leaped into a few of his heftier players' arms, then â after a few choice words, naturally all positive â he led his kids in a classic Villa Novans' chant.
CRANSTON â Head coach Jeremy Sherer didnât have to dig deep to find the reason why his North Smithfield team lost to two-time defending champion Exeter/West Greenwich in their Division II semifinal-round affair on Saturday afternoon at Cranston Stadium.
âI thought for the most part, we got muscled off the ball too much,â the second-year coach said after his Northmen suffered a 5-1 loss to the unbeaten Scarlet Knights. âTheyâre a strong team, theyâre physical, and they did a nice job of beating us to the ball. It really came down to the 50-50s. They won them and we didnât.â
BLACKSTONE â Voters at Wednesdayâs Special Town Meeting will consider an 11-article warrant that includes proposals to fund a solar photovoltaic energy-generating facility at the Blackstone Landfill; an elevator at the Municipal Office Building; and a feasibility/preliminary architectural study for a new senior center and recreational facility.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Blackstone-Millville Regional Molony-Sullivan School auditorium, 175 Lincoln St.
WOONSOCKET â Marine Staff Sgt. Bernard Coyne, a Woonsocket native and Bronze Star recipient, was recently honored for his heroic actions in Afghanistan and awarded the Spirit of Freedom Award at the 2012 United Service Organization (USO) Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C
The gala, held on Oct. 27, recognized six service members.
Audricia D. McKinney, spokesperson of the USO of North Carolina, said the USO recognized Coyne, an EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) technician with Headquarters Squadron, because he represents the core values of the USO of North Carolina.
CUMBERLAND â How do you spell dominance? Try C-U-M-B-E-R-L-A-N-D on for size.
Cumberland kicked off its Division II playoff mission in emphatic fashion Friday evening, the Clippersâ 41-6 conquest of Westerly made possible by the usual cast of stellar performers. Erik Travers rushed for 112 yards and one touchdown while quarterback Brendan Guerin passed for two scores. Not to be outdone, Mitchell Baxter recorded two interceptions while teammates Joe Fine and Dan Stock also found the end zone.