The high-scoring first line from a season ago has graduated. So has the starting goaltender.
And two standout defensemen who could have returned this year opted to transfer to prep school.
So does this mean bad news is in store for Mount St. Charles? Will this be a rebuilding season? Can you dismiss all talk of a â€śdrive for fiveâ€ť straight state championships?
No, no, and no.
â€śThis is one of the youngest teams that weâ€™ve had in a while,â€ť offered MSC coach Dave Belisle. â€śbut the thing that I like about this team is our sophomores and freshmen can play right now. Theyâ€™re that good.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Providence man was charged with assaulting a local police officer after police responded to a domestic assault complaint at the CT Plus convenience store at 11 Hamlet Ave. Tuesday.
A female victim called police to the location at 3:04 p.m. after taking shelter from her boyfriend inside the store. Patrolman John E. Raymond, responding with Lt. Edward J. Doura Jr. and other officers, found the woman at the store and determined a domestic assault had occured.
David P. Walsh
BELLINGHAM- David P. Walsh, 53, of Bellingham, MA, was called back to his Lord on Monday, November 28, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia A. (Bullock) Walsh.
David was born in Boston, MA, on December 2, 1957, the son of the late John J. and Joan E. (MacGillivray) Walsh and was raised in Braintree, MA.
Jacqueline Claire Ethier Twining
BONAIRE, GEORGIA- Jacqueline C. Twining, 83, passed away at home in Bonaire, Georgia, on November 25, 2011. Her parents, Leo Ethier and Alice Chamberland Ethier, preceded her in death.
She is a former resident of Woonsocket, RI; Uxbridge, MA; and Chicopee, MA.
Her memory is treasured by her husband, Richard Arthur Twining; her children, Bruce Twining (Marsha), GA and Carolyn Vanderwarker (Brad) VA; and grandchildren, Kristen Twining (CT) and Lauren Twining (GA).
Joanne K. Lee
COVENTRY- Joanne K. Lee 59, resident of Coventry RI, died November 24, 2011 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag RI.
She was born on March 23, 1952 in Tewksbury MA, a daughter of the late Everett & Harriet (Mullen) Stone.
Joanne worked at Lakeview Nursing home in Burrillville as a nurses aide for several years. She was also a graduate of the Sawyer school as a lab technician. She was a den leader and served on many committees with the Cub and Boy Scout Troops #102 based in Mapleville.
For years, former St. Raphael Academy all-stater Chris Iannetta has heard his name dropped as an oft-rumored trade chip. On Wednesday night, the real thing went down.
The Colorado Rockies, the only organization Iannetta has ever known, traded the 28-year-old catcher to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for pitcher starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood.
â€śWeâ€™re very happy for him. This will be a great opportunity,â€ť said Alan Nero, Iannettaâ€™s agent. â€śUsually when you get traded, someone wants you pretty bad.
Shortly after his team absorbed a heartbreaking 25-17 loss to Central Falls in the Division IV semifinals, a contest that included a potential game-tying scoring drive in the final minute, North Smithfield coach Wes Pennington offered his explanation about what transpired in the Tuesday night affair at the Northmen's Athletic Complex.
â€śIt's just like one of those things where we explained to the guys the emotion of this game, a playoff game,â€ť he said. â€śIf you don't come out and play with the type of emotions that you need to play with, if you fall behind, it's harder to come back.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” An old textile mill on Mendon Road was briefly transformed yesterday into a busy shipping zone for one of the stateâ€™s largest holiday toy drops for the needy.
The floor of the Bonin Spinning plant was jammed with pallets stacked high with cardboard boxes filled with new action figures, dolls and games donated by Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc.
WARWICK â€” Crimes are bound to occur and people will inevitably be arrested for committing criminal acts. But what happens to those convicted of crimes when they have met the terms of the prison sentences a judge has given them?
That question was the focus of a summit of government and community leaders at the Crown Plaza Hotel Tuesday that aired concerns over public safety and the rights of released prison inmates to restart their lives in the community.
Frederick Duncan "Fred" Balfour
BURRILVILLE- Frederick Duncan "Fred" Balfour, 87, of Pascoag formerly of Harrisville RI, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
He was born Saturday, February 2, 1924 in Fall River, MA, son of the late Duncan and Elvira (Hathaway) Balfour.