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December 23rd

Bruce: City inches closer to financial crisis

December 23, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The city moved a step deeper into fiscal crisis this week as Fitch Ratings placed the city’s $118 million portfolio of general obligation bonds on negative watch status.
Finance Director Tom Bruce said the status shift almost certainly means that Fitch will downgrade the city’s bond rating and that Moody’s Investor Service will likely follow suit.
At this point, Bruce said it’s probably inevitable that the state will call for increased oversight of the city’s fiscal affairs – the only question is how much.

Molly E. Coutu

December 23, 2011

Molly E. Coutu

UXBRIDGE- Molly E. Coutu, 17, of Uxbridge, passed away Wed. Dec. 21, 2011, in Sutton from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born Dec. 17, 1994 in Natick the daughter of Joshua M. and Kristen (Tavalone) Coutu of Uxbridge.
She was a senior at Northbridge High School and a member of the varsity soccer team. She had also attended Uxbridge High School where she played soccer and tennis. On weekends, she worked at Regal Cinemas in Bellingham and had recently completed her college applications. She was to pursue a degree in radiology.

Robert J. Sadlier

December 23, 2011

Robert J. Sadlier

CHEPACHET- Robert J. Sadlier 70, resident of Putnam CT, died December 22, 2011 Bayberry Commons in Pascoag.
He was the loving husband to Christine (Hardy) Sadlier.
He was born in Webster MA on April 17, 1941, son of the late James & Beatrice (Rivers) Sadlier.
Robert worked many years for the C & J Forms Co. for many years, a resident of Chepachet for most of his life.

Robert J. Sadlier

December 23, 2011

Robert J. Sadlier

CHEPACHET- Robert J. Sadlier 70, resident of Putnam CT, died December 22, 2011 Bayberry Commons in Pascoag.
He was the loving husband to Christine (Hardy) Sadlier.
He was born in Webster MA on April 17, 1941, son of the late James & Beatrice (Rivers) Sadlier.
Robert worked many years for the C & J Forms Co. for many years, a resident of Chepachet for most of his life.

December 22nd

Fugere nets 1,000th point in Novans' loss to Eagles

December 22, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Turnovers will hurt you.
When you do it against an evenly-matched team, it will often be the difference in the game.
Woonsocket High committed more than its share of mental miscues on Thursday night and suffered its first loss of the season, convincingly, as visiting Barrington left Savaria Gymnasium with a 51-32 victory in an intense Division I contest. The Eagles work underneath the basket on both ends of the court was particularly troublesome for the Villa Novans.

'Blessings' are good for the body and soul

December 22, 2011

CUMBERLAND – As the saying goes, giving is its own reward. But at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, they’ve figured out a way to double the reward.
It’s called Blessings in a Backpack, a program that provides needy children from Woonsocket with food for the weekend – when they can’t get a meal in school.
Once a week, a group of volunteers at the nursing home and rehab facility stuff backpacks with cans of tuna, applesauce and other treats – enough to bridge the gap between Fridays and Mondays. But it’s no ordinary group of volunteers.

Three youths charged with theft from high school hockey players

December 22, 2011

WOONSOCKET -- A hockey mom seeking to replace her son's stolen iPhone broke a police case that resulted in the arrest of three city juveniles on larceny charges, Police Lt. Eugene Jalette said Thursday.
The juveniles were all members of the Woonsocket High School hockey team and were alleged to have taken items from the locker room of opposing teams during games at Adelard Arena in the city on Dec. 6 and Dec. 16, Jalette said.

December 21st

Checking in on PawSox's offseason moves

December 21, 2011

At this stage of baseball’s offseason, the headlines are typically reserved for the big-ticket acquisition and the occasional blockbuster trade.
Behind that glitzy curtain is where you’ll find new Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett. His mission is to replenish the upper levels of the farm system with players who will hold down the fort in Triple-A Pawtucket, ready to contribute if injury besets one of the major-league starters.

Appeals court to review Pleau case

December 21, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The death penalty was back in play yesterday for accused murderer Jason Wayne Pleau as a federal appeals court in Boston said it would reconsider whether Gov. Chafee has the right to continue safeguarding him in state custody.
A majority of the First Circuit Court of Appeals voted Wednesday in favor of a review of the issue by the full court, setting a hearing for April 4. The decision came in response to an appeal filed by U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha after a three-member judicial panel of the court handed a victory to Chafee in the battle for custody of Pleau two months ago.

R.I. high school sports pit 'haves' vs. 'have-nots'

December 21, 2011

Looking back on the 2011 sports year, my most vivid memories relate to a Shea High boys soccer team that dazzled opponents with its talent, ball skills and exuberance for the sport.
The Raiders made soccer fun to watch, even for a traditional sports fan like myself who is more attuned to football than “futbol.”

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