February 5th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€“ An intense fire apparently breaking out in a finished breezeway left Paul and Lorraine Jacobs without a home Friday afternoon.
Paul Jacobs, 69, the well-known local video and sound company owner who records meetings of City Council and other popular events, also lost equipment and possibly years of recordings when the fire swept through an attached garage and the two-level home at 49 Hillsdale Street while the couple was away.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As engineers began trying to determine whether snow-laden roofs throughout the public school system were at risk of collapse yesterday, officials said it was too soon to say whether students could return to classes by Monday.
â€śWe're fortunate we're initiating this on a Friday,â€ť said Schools Supt. Robert Gerardi. â€śWe have the weekend to work on it. Hopefully we'll have this solved by Monday.â€ť
WEST WARWICK --- In a season full of lopsided victories, Friday nightâ€™s showdown at the West Warwick Civic Center with longtime rival Bay View was a welcomed sight for Mount St. Charles.
And so was the end result, a 3-2 win by the defending state champions that saw them dominate play for most of the contest, play excellent defense, and remain perfect in a dozen games.
WARWICK â€“ For the past 12 league games, Mount St. Charles Academy has punished most of its opponents in Division I, averaging about seven goals an outing.
Not this time.
La Salle Academy avenged its earlier shellacking to the Mounties on Friday night to give its rival its first setback of the winter with a thrilling 3-0 victory at Thayer Arena. The Rams received an outstanding effort from goalie Joseph Noonan to earn their shut out win. Playing his first game since suffering an injury on New Yearâ€™s Day, Noonan turned away 27 shots by the Mounties.
BURRILLVILLE- Dina (Travaglini) Leone, 79, of Oakland, passed away on Tuesday, February 01. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Peter J. Leone, Sr. in 2005.
Born in Hopedale, MA, she was the daughter of the late Fortunato and Emma (Piccioli) Travaglini.
A wise and gentle woman, Dina's greatest joy was her cherished family. She was an amazing mother whose love and caring extended beyond her own family. She instantly became known as "Ma" to the many friends and acquaintances that experienced her kindness and generosity throughout the years.
CRANSTON â€” Two of the four heavyweight programs in Division I squared off on Thursday night. Cumberland and Cranston West threw haymakers at each other all night with the defending state champion Clippers getting off the deck to win a 36-28 slugfest.
Cumberland scored five pins, worth six points each in the team scoring, to a pair of deck jobs for the Falcons. Those pins, especially the ones scored by Brandon Ferreri and Tom Lacroix after Cranston West had taken a 25-21 lead after 160 pounds, proved the difference in this topsy-turvy match.
WOONSOCKET â€” Woonsocket High coach George Coderre likes the way his team has been playing lately with the postseason only a month away. The Villa Novansâ€™ 57-33 rout of Lincoln High on Thursday night was the latest example.
The win by the Novans improves their record to 7-4 in Division I. It also comes just two days after Coderreâ€™s crew lost a tight 52-51 decision to second-place Bay View Academy, a Bengal squad that demolished Woonsocket, 49-24, in its league opener back on Dec. 9.
WOONSOCKET â€” Concerns over the stability of roofs at local schools has put students out of school for another day. School Committee Chairman Marc Dubois said a decision to close city schools today was made last night after some roof support buckling was detected at the Citizenâ€™s Elementary School by Henry Trudeau, maintenance supervisor.
Roland R. Rainville
WOONSOCKET- Roland R. Rainville 82, of Burrington St. died Monday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Claire E. (Arsenault) Rainville.
Mr. Rainville was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Elce and Rose (Riendeau) Rainville, and foster son of the late Aurore (Riendeau) Plante.
Dorothy M. Beckwith
BURRILLVILLE- Beckwith, Dorothy M. (Franklin), 84, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011.
Born in Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Lillian (Turgeon) Franklin.
She was a life long Burrillville resident and a textile worker with the former Worcester Textile for many years before retiring.
She was the sister of Pearl M. Irons, Eugene V., Earl R., Lloyd M. Franklin and the late Helen Daughtery, Roy and Edwin Franklin. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and her beloved dog Charlie.