January 8th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€“ U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius helped kick off a model program in health care reform Friday during a ceremony at Thundermist Health Center.
Sebelius was in town to launch the $15.9 million Beacon Communities program, designed to reduce costs and improve health care outcomes by using computers to manage information better. It's just one of 17 different Beacon demonstration programs HHS has established across the nation at a cost of some $220 million, money that comes from the federal stimulus package championed by President Obama.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The pomp and circumstance of the opening of the General Assembly has faded away and now lawmakers are settling into the routine of legislating.
Two of the hot-button social issues expected to be near the top of the legislative agenda this session â€“ gay marriage and illegal immigration â€“ are already percolating in the Assemblyâ€™s first week. Woonsocket Rep. Jon Brien is playing a lead role in both.
WARWICK â€“ Bishop Hendricken had no problems with Woonsocket Friday night en route to a 61-40 victory over the Villa Novans. The loss drops Woonsocket to 1-6 in Division I-North while the Hawks improve to 4-2 in league play.
Cody Lâ€™Hureux finished with eight points to lead Woonsocket while Flavio Barros chipped in with seven.
WOONSOCKET (40): Flavio Barros 2 3-4 7, Andreas Brackett 2 0-0 4, Joshua Houle 1 0-0 2, Kory Lawrence 1 2-4 5, Jarome Robinson 1 0-0 3, Kodie Spearman 1 1-1 3, Edwin Jones 2 0-0 5, Cody Lâ€™Hureux 3 0-0 8. Totals: 14 7-13 40.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mount St. Charles tuned up for tonightâ€™s showdown with Moses Brown with a 6-4 win over Cranston West Friday night at Adelard Arena. The Mounties took a 4-3 lead heading into the final period before striking twice in a six-minute span.
Mount, now 6-0 in Division I, jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one period on goals by Zach Samborsky, Ben Handanyan and Trevor Plante. The lead grew to 4-1 early in the second period before the Falcons scored the next two goals to narrow the gap to one heading into the final stanza.
WOONSOCKET â€“ So much for rebuilding.
Woonsocket continues to scoff at the notion of turning over a new leaf, the latest example coming Friday in a satisfying 48-36 win against Ponaganset at Savaria Gymnasium. The defending state champion Novans improve to 4-1 in Division I-North, 6-2 overall.
Marie A. Cazeault
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Marie A. "Sho Sho" (Rondeau) Cazeault, 90, of Mendon Rd., No. Smithfield died Jan. 6, 2011 at Roger Williams Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph Cazeault.
Born Sept. 9, 1920 in No. Smithfield, a daughter of the late Clement and Delia (Boucher) Rondeau. She was a lifelong No. Smithfield resident.
Marie worked as a cook's helper for Halliwell School in No. Smithfield for eight years, before retiring in 1979. She was a member of St. John's Senior Citizens and former officer of the Gatewoods Association.
Kathleen Beauregard, left, visiting from Phoenix, Ariz., enjoys an afternoon of skating Wednesday with her mother, Louise Beauregard, of Woonsocket, and friend Jason Kneip, also of Phoenix, at the outdoor skating rink at River Island Park in Woonsocket. The rink is now open daily from 1 to 9 p.m. Skates are available for rental.
WOONSOCKET â€“ They were all put in a rescue squad and taken to the hospital with broken bones, chipped teeth and facial bruises â€“ three women riding in a car that slammed into a utility pole on Diamond Hill Road.
After a two-month probe, however, police yesterday arrested a second motorist they say deliberately caused the crash, the latest outbreak of violence in an ongoing feud with the other driver.
Stephanie Theresa Plante, 23, of Woonsocket, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon â€“ a Buick â€“ and leaving the scene of a crash resulting in personal injury, both felonies.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Six months since her shocking win in the high jump at last yearâ€™s outdoor state meet, Kaylnn Pitts was back in her element.
The indoor track & field season began in early December but for the Woonsocket High sophomore on Thursday night it was her first time competing in the vertical leap. Although she has been able to long jump and sprint for the Villa Novans, a tender knee suffered during the fallâ€™s volleyball season has kept Pitts away from the high jump area.
WOONSOCKET --- Offensively, Mount St. Charles Academy is sixth out of the stateâ€™s nine teams in goals scored, and defensively, the Mounties are one of four teams to have surrendered fewer than 10 goals.
But thereâ€™s one huge reason why the Mounties are sitting atop the standings with a 5-0 mark and looking like a potent squad in excellent shape to defend their state championship come March.
â€śI think we have the depth that any team in the league would envy,â€ť offered MSC coach Steve Shea. â€śI feel like we have depth at every position, which is very nice to have.â€ť