November 28th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, visited Olneyville Monday to tour four tenement houses refurbished under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and to tout a proposed successor program, Project Rebuild, that is part of President Barack Obamaâ€™s American Jobs Act.
CUMBERLAND â€” If the old adage â€śdefense wins championshipsâ€ť is indeed true, then Cumberland and Chariho should be in prime shape to win their next two playoff games and take home the coveted Division II championship next Sunday.
Both teams finished 1-2 in the 16-team league with the fewest points allowed in division play (the Chargers yielded 73, the Clippers 77), and thanks to their exceptional defenses, either squad hasnâ€™t lost a game since September.
BELLINGHAM, MA - Mary A. (Kupnicki) Leveille, 103, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2011 at The Ballou Home in Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Earl R. Leveille.
MILLVILLE - Funeral mass for Anna Wing Robinson will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 9 AM from the Buma Funeral Home, 101 N. Main St. (Rte. 122), Uxbridge followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 AM in St. Augustine's Church, 17 Lincoln St., Millville 01529.
NORTH CONWAY, NH. - Christine Marie Pullen, 59, of North Conway, N.H. passed away Nov. 21 after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of George Pullen.
Born in Woonsocket, Mrs. Pullen was the daughter of Evelyn (Frechette) Cutting of Woonsocket and the late Addison Cutting.
She leaves a brother, Raymond Cutting of Woonsocket, and a sister, Carolyn Croteau and husband James Jarret of Woonsocket.
MILLVILLE - Anna Wing Robinson, 62, of Millville died Sat. Nov. 26, 2011 at home. She was the wife of Joseph M. Robinson.
Mrs. Robinson was an artisan and displayed her crafts at The Little Country Shed in Millville which she operated for several years.
Anna was born Nov. 11, 1949 in Woonsocket, RI the daughter of the late Frank E. and Dorothy (Sacco) Wing Jr. She was a lifelong resident of Millville and graduated from Blackstone High School, Class of 1967.
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson observed their 5th wedding anniversary on Sept. 24, 2011.
CUMBERLAND - William H. Cummings, 50, passed away Friday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Lisa M. (Berard) Cummings.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of John A. and the late Rita (Perron) Cummings. He resided in Cumberland for the past 20 years, previously residing in Woonsocket.
He was a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class of 1979, and attended Bryant University.
Mr. Cummings was employed by the Rhode Island Department of Labor for 18 years, retiring due to his illness.
SACO, ME - Dolores (Turcotte) Brissart, 77, of Saco, ME and formerly of Woonsocket, died peacefully Thursday, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late Jacques C. Brissart. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edmond and Veronica (Chabot) Turcotte.
Dolores was a graduate of the former St. Clare High School in Woonsocket and the Boston Dispensary at the New England Medical Center in Boston. She worked at the Woonsocket Hospital as a medical technician for nineteen years.
CUMBERLAND â€” The Cumberland High wrestling team opens practice today without returning state runner-up Erik Travers, who has become a key member of the football team this season.
The Cumberland gridders are scheduled to visit Chariho on Tuesday night in a Division II semifinal contest. Travers, a 5-foot-8, 150-pound junior, will start at cornerback on defense and halfback on offense.
Some things I think I think:
Is it possible the spread offense and its numerous variations have run their course at the high school football level?
Sure seemed that way during Wednesday nightâ€™s Tolman-Shea game when neither team looked efficient on offense in a 7-0 Tigers victory. Both teams appeared to be mirror images of one another on offense as they operated out of the shotgun on almost every play, blending in elements of the spread and wildcat formations, sending backs into motion on almost every play.