WOONSOCKET â€” For Division I openers, Woonsocket High coach George Coderre wasnâ€™t exactly doing cartwheels when he saw Smithfield on the schedule. Historically, the Sentinels have always given the Villa Novans a battle whenever the two squads have faced one another on the court.
It was no different on Monday night.
Despite never trailing in its I-North contest and building a lead to as much as 14 points, Woonsocket was never in the comfort zone against the pesky Sentinels until the closing minutes of an eventual 53-41 victory at Savaria Gymnasium.
PROVIDENCE â€” The wins havenâ€™t exactly come against Murderersâ€™ Row. Certainly thatâ€™s food for thought with the Providence Friars in the midst of a 10-day exam period, Ed Cooleyâ€™s first PC team standing at 9-2.
WOONSOCKET â€” The state Department of Revenue has laid down a Wednesday deadline for the School Department to submit a plan to clarify its current rate of spending on personnel after the unexpected discovery of a deficit of $2.2 to $2.7 million in last yearâ€™s school budget.
If the inquiry points to the incursion of yet another deficit at the end of the current fiscal year, DOR might appoint a fiscal overseer to monitor the cityâ€™s expenses, state Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly said.
WOONSOCKET â€” An 80-year-old city man, crossing Main Street after a visit to City Hall, suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a car Monday morning.
Police Lt. Eugene Jalette said the elderly man was struck while he was in the crosswalk in front of historic Harris Hall at about 11:20 a.m.
â€śThe victim was transported by rescue to Rhode Island Hospital and was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. today,â€ť Jalette said.
Darlene Ann Lang
BELLINGHAM- Darlene Ann Lang, age 63, of Bellingham, MA, died peacefully in her home on the morning of Friday, December 9th after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Darlene, one of seven girls, was born in Laconia, NH on October 14, 1948 to Ernest and Louise Daigneau. She attended Quimby High School in Sandwich, NH, and then graduated Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, NH.
Martha A. Rossi
BLACKSTONE- Martha A. (Orlando) Rossi, formerly of Woonsocket, RI, living the last 4 years of her life in Blackstone, MA. passed away on Dec. 10, 2011 at the Milford Regional Medical Ctr., surrounded by her family.
She was the loving wife of the late Jerry Rossi.
Born Nov. 21, 1917, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Saverio & Maria (Devita) Orlando.
She was the "Matriarch" of the remaining "Orlando Family".
Michelle I. Masterson
WOONSOCKET- Michelle I. (Boiteau) Masterson, 61, of Woonsocket passed away on Friday, December 9, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with family by her side.
She was the loving mother of Jennifer E. Masterson of Guyton, GA, Matthew J. Masterson of Woonsocket, Christopher S. Masterson and his wife Amaya of Orlando, FL and her cherished grandson Alexander C. Masterson.
Born in Woonsocket on February 27, 1950, she was the daughter of Edgar L. Boiteau, Sr. of Blackstone and the late Florence C. (Poirier) Boiteau.
Eva V. Moyen
WOONSOCKET- Eva V. Moyen 70, died Saturday at Coventry Health Center. She was the wife of the late Adelard Moyen Sr. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Scopino) Daignault. Eva was a homemaker and foster mother, her greatest joy was caring for her children and foster children, of which she had many. Her door was always open for her many friends as well as any children that needed her.
Debra C. Stearns
BLACKSTONE- Debra C. (Barrette) Stearns, 53, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Alan Stearns for 14 years.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on May 29, 1958, she was the daughter of the late William and Jeannine (Belanger) Barrette.
Maurice E. Scanlon Sr. 65, of Sixth Ave. died Friday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Ellen M. (Wiberg) Scanlon.
Born in Franklin, MA he was a son of the late William and Marie (Morse) Scanlon.
Mr. Scanlon was a security guard for Tech Industries for many years. He was a US Navy Veteran.