November 24th, 2011
FOSTER -- Hereâs a strange, but true fact: heading into its Thanksgiving Day duel with Burrillville, Ponaganset had lost its last four games, and seven of its last eight, at home on The Reservation.
But the Chieftains silenced their home woes and a four-game losing streak on Thursday by riding a solid effort from their senior class to a 27-0 victory over the Broncos before a large gathering.
WOONOCKET â Chris Skurka had no intention on letting up.
Despite a more important playoff game early next week, the Cumberland High coach planned to have his red-hot squad go full throttle against Woonsocket in their annual Thanksgiving Day contest.
He lied. Well, sort of.
The Clippers scored four times in the first quarter, found the end zone again in the second quarter and gave the reserves some ample playing time after halftime in cruising to a 35-6 rout of the Villa Novans on Thursday morning.
CENTRAL FALLS â There was no slippage or signs of letup. For playoff-bound Central Falls, it was simply full speed ahead.
Thursdayâs 34-0 holiday win against Lincoln High was just what C.F. head coach Mo Jackson was looking for. His Warriors raced to a commanding 27-0 halftime lead behind three touchdown passes from quarterback Brandon Canuto, who completed 9-of-11 passes for 247 yards.
SCITUATE --- Scituate made it interesting and competitive for a full quarter, but the winless Spartans ended up becoming nothing more than a minor speed bump in North Smithfieldâs drive to the Division IV regular-season title.
The visiting Northmen erased a first-quarter deficit by erupting for 28 second-quarter points and cruising to a 60-13 rout at Caito Field that iced the squadâs first regular-season championship in its 44-year existence.
LINCOLN â Thanks to beefed-up security measures, the Mixed Martial Arts fights held at the Twin River Event Center on Friday night remained in the ring, and the audience that watched did only that.
That's just one reason why the Town Council, which also acts as the Board of License Commissioners, voted unanimously (5-0) to accept a report regarding increased security during such events on Tuesday night. Those new standards were provided by Twin River representatives and Police Chief Brian Sullivan during a public hearing held at Council Chambers.
When it comes to Thanksgiving Day and sports, the one thing that comes to most people's mind is football with the traditional high school games that are played each year and the NFL tripleheader that annually features the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions in two of the respective contests.
According to accomplished race director Charlie Breagy, Turkey Day is a popular holiday for another sport, too.
âIt's the biggest running day in America,â he confirmed. âI guess a lot of people do it because they know they are going to eat a big dinner later.â
LINCOLN â Police released on Tuesday afternoon the official report regarding the Nov. 12 arrest of a Pawtucket man who remains in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.
It indicates that Daniel J. Finn, 41, may have inflicted his own head injuries as officers attempted that Saturday night to transport him from Twin River to headquarters for processing.
The suspect also allegedly spat blood and saliva on at least one officer after claiming to them he had been diagnosed with hepatitis.
Myrtle G. Wilkins
BREWSTER- Myrtle G. Wilkins, 94, of Brewster passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Liberty Commons Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Born on August 16, 1917, in Quincy, MA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elsie (Flye) Tabor.
She attended the Pawtucket Hospital School of Nursing. In 1937, she married Woodrow Woody Wilkins at the Congregational Church in Slatersville, RI, where they lived for 52 years, later retiring to Cape Cod in 1981.
WOONSOCKET- Madeleine M. "Maggie" Chicoine, 69, of West School St. died peacefully on Sunday after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late William and Edna (Gouin) Dumas.
Maggie was the President of Magbea Realty Co. for over thirty years, she also worked at Fleet Bank and later Bank of America.
Sophie A. Anderson
NO. SMITHFIELD- Sophie A. (Korzeniowski) Anderson, 96, previously of 2nd Avenue, died November 21, 2011 in St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Carl A. Anderson.
Born in Blackstone, she was the daughter of the late Stefan and Michalina (Gruszka) Korzeniowski.