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February 18th, 2012

WEB ONLY: Hoyas grind PC Friars to a halt, 63-53

February 18, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Hoya Destroya, indeed.
A Georgetown team that figures to be a tough out come NCAA Tournament time slowed the Providence College Friars to a virtual crawl Saturday night in a 63-53 Hoya win that wasn’t even as close as the final score indicates. PC shot 25.9 percent for the game after compiling a 4-for-28 horror show in the first half. Such a frigid display made the task of trying to shock the 10th-ranked team in the country even more of a tall order, one that PC coach Ed Cooley openly acknowledged during his postgame meeting with the press.

Police charge youth in connection with stolen car, crash

February 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A motorist's discovery of a relative's stolen car operating on Wood Avenue resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old city boy on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and driving violations Thursday.

Schools mull layoffs for all in union

February 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The school department's continuing budget problems will be back in the limelight this week when the school committee considers laying off all of the department's union employees for the coming school year.

Sayles places second in high jump at state meet

February 18, 2012

PROVIDENCE – In a time of uncertainty, all Ali Sayles of Mount St. Charles could do is rely on pure adrenaline – hoping somehow, some way that everything would work out for the best.
Despite a tough ending in the finals of the girls’ high jump at Saturday’s R.I. Indoor Track & Field Championships, Sayles was able to salvage a bit of good news. The senior cleared the bar with a leap of five feet, four inches, good for second place overall. Sayles’ jump was also a personal- and school-best (she achieved 5-2 at the 2011 indoor state meet).

Woonsocket's Vazquez excels at Westfield State

February 18, 2012

Contributing writer
WESTFIELD, Mass. — Lee Vazquez is the “Little Big Man” of the Westfield State University men’s basketball team.
Standing at only 5-foot-6, the explosive point guard and former Woonsocket High standout is ranked 18th nationally in the NCAA Division III ranks in scoring, averaging 21.3 points per game. He has been putting up some big numbers this season, scoring more than 30 points in six games, including a career-high 41 vs. Worcester State.

February 17th

Finally! Mount ends four-game skid vs. La Salle

February 17, 2012

WARWICK — The fifth time was the charm.
Ryan Berard’s unassisted goal -- a seemingly harmless pass from behind the net that deflected off the skate of a La Salle defenseman and past the goalie -- with 2:38 to go in the game snapped a 2-2 tie and helped Mount St. Charles nab a huge 4-2 victory over the Rams at Thayer Arena.
Brian Campbell’s goal off a pass from Brian Belisle with 1:53 left sealed the deal and allowed the Mounties (11-5) to yank a huge monkey off their backs and beat the Rams (10-5-1) for the first time in five meetings this season.

Friars see postseason hopes slip away

February 17, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Ed Cooley claims had no idea that Wednesday’s loss at Cincinnati resulted in his Providence Friars dipping below .500 for the first time this season.
“To be honest with you, I didn’t even know that,” Cooley said after this reporter informed him of the news Friday, one day before PC welcomes 10th-ranked Georgetown to The Dunk Saturday night. In the same breath Cooley added, “If you worry about your record, then you’re not concentrating on the right things.”

Bill will improve campaign finance laws

February 17, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Common Cause Director John Marion, a government watchdog and frequent critic of the General Assembly, found himself standing with Gov. Chafee and legislative leaders at the Statehouse Thursday, hailing what he called “a big improvement” in the state’s campaign finance laws.

SPECIAL DELIVERY: Woman gives birth in boyfriend's bathroom

February 17, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The pain started in her lower back and slowly migrated toward her ribcage.
Kristen Dubois thought she was passing a kidney stone.
She wasn’t.
She was giving birth in the bathroom of her fiance’s Willow Street apartment in Woonsocket.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God. I can’t believe it,” says Dubois. “I started yelling for my boyfriend. ‘He’s coming out! He’s coming out!’”

Edward Lavoie

February 17, 2012

Edward Lavoie

WOONSOCKET- Edward Lavoie of 13 Watson St., passed away February 12, 2012 after a five year, three month battle with pancreatic cancer at St. Antoine. Ed lost his wife of 59 years in 2009.
Ed worked for Draper Corp. and Jannell Truck Body he retired from CVS.
Ed loved John Wayne movies, The Yankee's and fishing with his son Jim.
Ed is survived by his daughter Kathleen and his son Jim.
He will be missed by all that knew him.
His Funeral will be held Saturday, February 25th at 10:00 AM at Precious Blood Church

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