August 22nd, 2011
WOONSOCKET - Cora M. (Fournier) Briere 82, of Grand View Ave. died Saturday at Home and Hospice Care of RI. She was the wife of the late Roger Briere. Mrs. Briere was born in Lincoln, a daughter of the late Camille and Alice (Dubois) Fournier. She was a textile worker for several area textile mills, including the Rochambeau Worsted, where she was employed as a winder for six years before retiring in 1993.
CUMBERLAND - Krystal Lynn Durkin, 25, passed away Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital She was the daughter of Mark Durkin of Cumberland and Cheryl (Koziol) Durkin of Harrisville.
Born in Woonsocket, she resided in Cumberland for most of her life. She leaves her maternal grandparents, Stanley and Patricia (Pianka) Koziol of Cumberland and her paternal grandparents William H. and Clarice (LeMar) Durkin of Burrillville.
She was a Cumberland High School graduate.
She was employed as a waitress.
WOONSOCKET - Edward H. Fleury, 90, died Thursday, August 18, 2011 in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Herve and Rena (Bergeron) Fleury.
He worked on a Rolling Table for the Quincy Dye Company. He was a veteran of the
US Army and served as a Steamadore during WWII.
LINCOLN â€“ Just up the road from Lincoln High School is Kirkbrae Country Club, a private golf course measuring 6,549 yards from the back tees that plays to a par of 71 (and 74 for the women).
Kirkbrae has been home to many great players since its inception back in 1960. Several of its members have captured the R.I. Amateur championship, including Marc St. Martin (1976, 1984, 1988), Mark Zyons (1985) and Tom McCormick (2005).
Ed Kirby, a Cumberland High grad who turned professional in the mid-1980s, owns the course record of 63.
LINCOLN â€” You know Linda Oliveira is sincere and serious when she says she loves her massive, long-haired German shepherd Smokey, and has since she first gave him a home at seven weeks.
Still, about the time he turned 10 months old, Oliveira â€” the owner of Sunset Stables at Lincoln Woods State Park â€” became worried. Whenever she walked him on nearby trails, he would become overly belligerent with his own kind.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” After considering the number of different groups focused on school athletics and the potential for violations, the school district has made the decision to have one â€śclubâ€ť as its only athletic program support organization.
At a recent North Smithfield School Committee meeting, the Northmen Athletic Club (NAC) was named as the one and only official athletic program â€śsupportâ€ť booster group for North Smithfield athletics
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Walmart will close its Woonsocket store on Diamond Hill Road on Tuesday, Sept. 13, one day before the retail giant opens its larger store in North Smithfield at Dowling Village, about five miles away.
Walmart took formal possession of the North Smithfield building at Dowling Village on Aug. 8. The new store, located at 7 Eddie Dowling Highway, plans to open to shoppers at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Following Fridayâ€™s opening Little League World Series loss, Cumberland American manager Dave Belisle promised his team would play better Saturday against home-town favorite Clinton County, Pa.
He was right. But it was not enough to save Cumberlandâ€™s historic season.
Christopher Wright pitched 4 2/3 brilliant innings of six-hit baseball and repeatedly threw well under pressure Saturday night at Lamade Stadium, but Pennsylvania pitcher Alex Garbrick and Tyler McCloskey stymied Cumberland, combining on a three-hit as Cumberland lost, 2-0.
When the wave of transactions swept through Gillette Stadium at the start of training camp, two names expectedly stood out among the rest.
Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco.
The former, no stranger to controversy on and off the field, has not practiced since Aug. 4 because of an undisclosed injury. The latter, his first-quarter touchdown in the Patriotsâ€™ 31-14 preseason win over the Buccaneers on Thursday notwithstanding, continues to build a rapport with Tom Brady.
I foresee another New England newcomer having a more immediate impact than both Haynesworth and Ochocinco.
PROVIDENCE â€” As decision day looms for RIPTA, the stateâ€™s public transit authority, to implement massive service cuts that would eliminate at least part of 39 of its 54 bus routes, protests are escalating in from riders and public officials alike.
Pawtucket is one of the hardest hit areas, with several routes reduced or eliminated altogether, and Burrillville and Glocester residents face losing an important transportation link to the central part of the state, many of whom use it to get back and forth from work or school.