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November 11th, 2012

Coyne honored for act of valor

November 11, 2012

WOONSOCKET — 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.

November 9th

Back to the Div. II semis: Clippers hammer Bulldogs

November 9, 2012

CUMBERLAND – 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 Clippers’ 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.

Cooley hopes zone defense pays off for Friars

November 9, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Ed Cooley came to Providence College armed with the reputation of being a defensive, get-after-it coach. The five years he spent at Fairfield’s helm suggested that after a seemingly endless run of witnessing the Friars languish in the bottom tier in Big East team defense, more than lip service would finally be paid to an area that statistically speaking has been a major deficiency.

Friars look to defy basketball critics this year

November 9, 2012

PROVIDENCE — There was a time last spring and summer when Providence Friar fans were salivating at the promise surrounding the 2012-13 season. A highly-touted recruiting class coupled with a group of noteworthy holdovers seemed to signal clearance for takeoff in Ed Cooley’s second year, giving off an aura that for the first time in a long while, Providence was a program on an up swing.

Mother, daughter charged in stabbing

November 9, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A city woman and her mother were charged with felony domestic assault and battery after the younger woman allegedly slashed and stabbed her mother’s husband with a steak knife Tuesday night.

Unanimous support for Ruggerio, Paiva Weed

November 9, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The Senate leadership team of President Teresa Paiva Weed and Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio both won unanimous support of the Democratic caucus to control the chamber for another two years on Thursday.

Susan V. Budnick

November 9, 2012

Susan V. Budnick

WOONSOCKET- Susan V. (Porter) Budnick 65, of Village Rd, died Monday, November 5, at home. She was the wife of the late Harry Budnick of Blackstone.
She was born in Natick, MA, the daughter of the late Harold and Eleanor (Phipps) Porter.
Mrs. Budnick was a homemaker and is survived by her son Kenneth Budnick and his wife Jeanne of Woonsocket, her two grandchildren; Steven and Rachel, and her brother Arthur Porter of Lakeland FL.
Visitation will be held Monday 6-8PM in the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 99 Cumberland St. Burial will be private.

Thomas J. Forcier

November 9, 2012

Thomas J. Forcier

WOONSOCKET- Thomas J. Forcier 85, formerly of 547 Clinton St. died Wednesday at The Friendly Home. He was the husband of the late Cecile (Beauchesne) Forcier.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Donat and Margaret (Sweeney) Forcier.
Mr. Forcier was a merchandiser for Mark Stevens Co. for over twenty three years before retiring in 1989. He was a WWII Army Veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Martin of Attleboro, MA and Madeleine Grota of Fall River, MA, two granddaughters and four great- grandchildren.

Thomas J. Forcier

November 9, 2012

Thomas J. Forcier

WOONSOCKET- Thomas J. Forcier 85, formerly of 547 Clinton St. died Wednesday at The Friendly Home. He was the husband of the late Cecile (Beauchesne) Forcier.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Donat and Margaret (Sweeney) Forcier.
Mr. Forcier was a merchandiser for Mark Stevens Co. for over twenty three years before retiring in 1989. He was a WWII Army Veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Martin of Attleboro, MA and Madeleine Grota of Fall River, MA, two granddaughters and four great- grandchildren.

November 8th

Behind enemy lines: Coaches size up area Division II football playoff participants

November 8, 2012

Dino Campopiano and his Shea High gridders won’t get another crack at Cumberland or St. Raphael this season.
Conversely, if Brian Cote’s Mount Hope squad were to cross paths with Woonsocket once again, such a matchup wouldn’t take place until the Division II Super Bowl.

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