January 26th, 2012
PAWTUCKET --- The fans who packed Lynch Arena on Thursday hoping to see a tight game between Lincoln and Cumberland that resembled the double-overtime thriller they played in the Toll Gate Holiday Tournament finals didnâ€™t get their wish granted.
The Lions erupted for three goals in the second period and two in the first 5Â˝ minutes of the third and held the Clippers to just 19 shots on net en route to a 6-2 win in the Kyle J. McLaughlin Scholarship Fund benefit hockey game.
LINCOLN â€“ Head coach Tom Diiorio doesnâ€™t care too much about dual-meet records. When it comes to his Lincoln High boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ teams, his main concern is that his athletes are swimming well with a fair share of them qualifying for next monthâ€™s state championships.
Both those objectives are being met this season.
If the shaky futures of the Tolman and Woonsocket hockey teams didnâ€™t need to receive any additional bad news, they indirectly got some at Monday nightâ€™s meeting of the R.I. Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics in Providence.
Among the developments that transpired during this session was the matter of extending the periods in Division III, as well as girlsâ€™ hockey, from 12 to 15 minutes. This was put to a vote and narrowly (and surprisingly) approved by a 6-to-5 vote.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A convicted sex offender who is currently on probation for failure to notify authorities of a change of address was arrested Wednesday for the very same offense, which is a felony.
Jamie Britt, 33, was also free on bail from a pending felony assault charge lodged against him by the Smithfield police in December when he was taken into custody.
LINCOLN â€“ As Assistant Director of the Lincoln Senior Center, Michelle Lemire is often faced with scheduling activities to entertain and interest those who frequent it.
She admitted Tuesday afternoon she had worried how popular the â€śHow Smart Are You Now? Senior Triviaâ€ť event would be.
Turns out, there was no need for concern.
James K. Arnold
UXBRIDGE- James K. Arnold, 67, of Uxbridge died Tues. Jan. 24, 2012 in the Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston. He was the husband of Meredith S. (Davis) Arnold.
A longtime resident of Uxbridge, Mr. Arnold was employed at United Parcel Service in Shrewsbury and Ashland for more than 30 years.
He was born Jan. 5, 1945 in Atlanta, GA the son of the late James K. and Ora Lee (Archer) Arnold, Sr. and was a graduate of Hapeville High School, Hapeville, Georgia, Class of 1963.
Mr. Arnold served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Barbara P. Youngsma
BLACKSTONE- Barbara P. (Gelinas) Youngsma, 70, of Blackstone, MA. and formerly of Woonsocket, RI died late Wednesday evening at the Milford Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was the widow of the late Louis S. Youngsma who died in 2008.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, the daughter of the late William and the late Doris (Lavallee) Gelinas and resided in Blackstone (34) years previously living in Woonsocket.
These past two months have been sheer torture for Nick Bennett.
During this time, the senior defenseman has been a fixture at Adelard Arena, practicing with his Mount St. Charles teammates late every weekday afternoon. But once the weekend rolls around, heâ€™s had to take off his skates, step off to the side, and be a mere spectator as the Mounties took the ice for their Division I and non-league games.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ In a very-competitive Division III this season, North Smithfield and Shea are among a crowded bunch that will be fighting for the four playoff spots.
Even though the postseason is still more than a month away, there was a playoff-type atmosphere taking place on Wednesday night when the two teams collided at Lovett Gymnasium.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The city has launched a review of some $256 million worth of real estate to make sure itâ€™s properly classified as tax exempt and, if not, restore it to the tax rolls.
A separate review is under way to make sure the city is capturing all of the taxes it is owed on so-called tangible property, which includes business equipment, fixtures and furnishings, said Tax Assessor Christopher Celeste.