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February 10th, 2011

Mixed martial arts event coming to Twin River

February 10, 2011

LINCOLN --- The Blackstone Valley will certainly make its presence felt at Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.’s next mixed martial arts show.
Five local fighters, three from Pawtucket and two from Woonsocket, will be featured on the undercard of an action-packed “Rhode Rage” show on Friday, Feb. 25, at the Twin River Event Center.
This will be CES’s third MMA card in Rhode Island, and while its inaugural “First Blood” show last Sept. 17 and “Snow Brawl’ event on Dec. 2 at Twin River were smashing successes, “Rhode Rage” could top them both.

Janet S. Forbes

February 10, 2011

Janet S. Forbes

WOONSOCKET- Janet S. (Sanford) Forbes, 81, of Prospect St., died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late James M. Forbes.
Born in Potsdam, NY, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Jessie (Clark) Sanford.
Mrs. Forbes graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and SUNY, Plattsburgh, NY. She was a high school economics teacher, a church choir director and soloist, and an accomplished quilter.

Robert H. Clark

February 10, 2011

Robert H. Clark

WOONSOCKET- Robert H. Clark, 91, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in the Oakland Grove Health Center.
His beloved wife of 60 years, Genevieve (Padden) Clark, died in 2006.
He leaves three sons, Richard and his wife Paula of Dudley, MA, Robert and his companion Patz Hoffman of Woonsocket, and Randall and his wife Joanne of Burrillville. He is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Demetre Zervas

February 10, 2011

Demetre Zervas

WOONSOCKET- Demetre "Jimmy" Zervas, 79, of Winter St., died Feb., 9, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Petrula (Papadopoulos) Zervas.
Born July 17, 1931 in Veria, Greece, a son of the late Lambri and Polixeni (Chiara) Zerva.
He worked in the maintenance and construction department for Cumberland Farms for several years. He was an avid gardener.

Hundreds descend on Statehouse over gay marriage

February 10, 2011

PROVIDENCE – In one of the biggest turnouts in recent memory, several hundred proponents and opponents of same-sex marriage descended on the Statehouse Wednesday for a rally, a press conference, speeches and a night-long hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.
The committee convened to hear two bills, one to make same-sex marriage legal in Rhode Island and the other to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2012 ballot that would define marriage exclusively as the union of one man and one woman. Both bills were held for further consideration before the hearing started.

February 9th

Dubois nets 1,000th point

February 10, 2011

NORTH PROVIDENCE --- Ashley Dubois became the fourth player in the history of the Woonsocket High girls’ program to reach 1,000 points on Wednesday night in the Villa Novans’ 57-43 victory on the road over winless North Providence High.
Dubois, who entered the game with 997 career points, scored her first points of the night on a layup in the game’s first minute, and a little more than a minute into the contest, she reached the milestone by hitting the first of two free throws.
The other three members of the program’s 1,000-point club are Kyshawn Ruff, Brooke Coderre and Lauren Masse.

Clippers take down Hendricken

February 10, 2011

WARWICK — Cumberland and Hendricken looked like they were in a hurry to get home and study when they met in a battle of unbeaten Division I powers on Wednesday night.
In a dual-meet that barely lasted 40 minutes, Cumberland rode eight pins and a major decision victory to a 52-30 victory over the Hawks.
Cumberland and Warwick Veterans are now the lone remaining unbeaten squads in Division I. The Clippers will host the Hurricanes next Wednesday night in a meet that should decide the dual-meet champion.

Mounties rout Hamden

February 10, 2011

HAMDEN, Conn. --- Senior forwards Trevor Plante and Alex Erban each scored a pair of goals on Wednesday night to help Mount St. Charles Academy bus home with a stellar 7-3 victory over Hamden High of Hamden, Conn. in this non-league showdown.
This battle features two of New England’s state champions. The three-time R.I. champion Mounties improved their record to 17-1-1 overall, while Hamden, Connecticut’s two-time state champion and the No. 4 ranked team in its state, fell to 7-3-1.

Jeanne S. Blake

February 9, 2011

Jeanne S. Blake
July 10, 1936 January 7, 2011

NEWARK- A Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanne S. Blake, 74, of Newark, was held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, January 10, 2011.
Jeanne died at her home on Friday, January 10, 2011. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on July 10, 1936, to the late Jack and Helena (Mailhot) Baptista.
Jeanne is survived by her husband of 52 years, Donald Blake; 11 children; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, June and Henry Cosmini; and nieces and nephews.

Roger L. Devuyst

February 9, 2011

Roger L. Devuyst

STILWELL, KS- Roger DeVuyst, formerly of Woonsocket, R.I. died peacefully in his sleep on 2/7/2011 at the home of his son in Stilwell, KS. He was 91.
He was the husband of Cecile (Vigeant) DeVuyst who predeceased him in May of 2001.
Born in Woonsocket on March 27, 1919, Roger was the the son of the late Henri and Marie (Clerc) DeVuyst of Woonsocket.
For over 25 years he was the owner of ROGER'S RESTAURANT on Hamlet Ave. in Woonsocket before retiring in 1979.

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