November 2nd, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€“ Municipal officials â€“ including Central Falls Receiver Robert Flanders â€“ argued to legislators Tuesday that pension reform cannot be considered comprehensive if it doesnâ€™t include independent city and town pension funds, called the non-MERS plans.
With cameras flashing, Jason Reilly wore a smile as he was the first to cross the finish line of the United HealthCare Half Marathon back on Oct. 16.
The former Cumberland High standout experienced the euphoria of winning and the satisfaction that his strategy paid off on the scenic Newport course.
For about 20 minutes.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” When it gets to the end of the league season and the seedings are essentially assured for the playoff-bound teams, it's all about momentum for the postseason.
That's what neighboring Division II-North rivals North Smithfield and host Lincoln were playing for on Tuesday night at the Northmen's Athletic Field.
After 80 minutes of well-played soccer by both squads, the end result was a more-than-fair scoreless tie.
Dreamers can always dream big. Itâ€™s a birthright that canâ€™t be stripped away, regardless if this figment of oneâ€™s creative tanks comes off as either practical or far-fetched.
How do dreams take flight? Obviously we donâ€™t fit the description of a neuroscientist, yet weâ€™ll let you in on the origin behind this particular thought process.
Go back to last week and the exhibition contest between Providence College and Assumption that was played at Alumni Hall. As the game progressed, the more serious we started lending support to this: What if the Friars played a handful of games on campus?
PASCOAG- Woodman, Hazel "Red", 73, passed away on November 1, 2011 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag, RI. She was the beloved wife of Edwin Woodman. They would have celebrated their 56th wedding Anniversary on November 21.
Born in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of William and Edith (Decker) Prince.
Hazel lived in Bellingham, MA for twenty plus years before moving to Chepachet, RI where she lived for the past thirteen years. She was known simply as Red to most of her close friends and colleagues working as a waitress in restaurants throughout Rhode Island.
Pauline Ida Lessard
WOONSOCKET- Pauline Ida (Brouillard) Lessard, 90, of Bradford Street, died Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late George C. Lessard.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ida (Valois) Brouillard.
Mrs. Lessard was a private piano teacher and received her degree in 1938 from the Dominion College of Music in Montreal. A communicant of Holy Family church, she was a member of the Trinity Club, Y Wives and the Aprs-Midi Club.
BURILLVILLE â€” For students at Burrillville Middle School, â€śbeing mean stinks.â€ť
Hundreds of students in Grades 7-8 have been taking part in Bullying Prevention Month activities this month as part of a local school campaign to spread the word about bullying prevention.
Led by school counselor Pamela Connors, each of the students have taken the anti-bullying promise in which they pledge to wipe out bullying. â€śBullying is cruel. Bullying hurts. Bullying will not be tolerated,â€ť the pledge says in part.
â€śThese activities have really united our school,â€ť says Connors.
Just because the Red Sox declined to pick up Dan Wheelerâ€™s $3 million option for the 2012 season doesnâ€™t automatically spell the end of the partnership between the team and relief pitcher.
As Wheeler explained when reached Monday afternoon, the opportunity to return to Boston remains on the table. Itâ€™s just that the process in doing so has completely changed.
The Division I playoff seeding race has changed shape several times over the past week.
A fortnight ago, it appeared as though La Salle Academy and Shea High would finish 1-2 in the overall points race. Now, thanks to a strong finish by Central Falls, the Warriors will be the No. 2 seed in the eight-team playoff field that begins action on Friday.
PROVIDENCE â€” Cumberland missed a chance to improve its playoff seeding on Monday when it played a 1-1 tie with Hope High, which brought a 1-13-2 record into the regular season finale.
â€śWe didnâ€™t help ourselves today,â€ť Cumberland coach John Lopes said afterwards. â€śWe had a chance to move up in the seedings if we won and got some help from someone else but we played flat for all but about five minutes of todayâ€™s game.â€ť