November 7th, 2011
George W. Wright
LINCOLN- George W. Wright, 69 of Lincoln, RI, longtime owner of Walkers Jewelers, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2011 at Fatima Hospital after a brief illness.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy. George also leaves a daughter, Tammy (Wright) Normandin and her husband, Ron, two sons; Craig Brazell and wife Cindy, Brendan Pursel and his fiance Donna, a sister, Carolyn Petrie and a brother, Harold Wright. He will also be greatly missed by his four grandchildren Kaitlin and Kyle Brazell and Brandon and Tyler Normandin.
Donald W. Mayer
CUMBERLAND- Donald W. Mayer 83, resident of Cumberland, died November 4, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of 62 years to Theresa (Picard) Mayer.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son to the late Arthur Sr. & Beatrice (St. Amant) Mayer.
Approximately 50 veterans from the Blackstone Valley gathered on Saturday for a photo session in advance of Friday's Veterans Day holiday.
Here is a roundup of Veteran's Day news and events in the Woonsocket area:
WOONSOCKET -- Volunteers from the Georges Dubois Veterans Exhibit at the Museum of Work and Culture are planning a Veteranâ€™s Day observance at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, outside the Museum, which is located on Market Street.
In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony would be moved to the ITU Hall inside the Museum.
FOSTER â€“ About 600 meters into his race, Trevor Crawley wasn't in the position that he was looking for at Sunday's RIIL State Championship. Boxed in at the start, the Cumberland High junior found himself hovering near 20th place.
Not exactly a prime position for one of the state's top runners.
CRANSTON â€“ Form held true in three of the four Division I quarterfinal playoff games contested over the past three days. Top-seeded La Salle, third-seeded Shea and fourth-seeded Barrington all advanced. Only second-seed Central Falls fell by the wayside, beaten 3-2 by seventh-seeded Cumberland on Saturday afternoon.
That sets up unbeaten La Salle versus defending champion Barrington in tonightâ€™s 5 p.m. opener at Cranston Stadium followed by Shea and Cumberland at 7 p.m.
WOONSOCKET â€” If the October primary was a preview of how tomorrowâ€™s election will turn out, most of the drama will center on a handful of City Council candidates who might have a shot a finishing last.
Much of the suspense may focus on whether incumbent Councilwoman Stella Guerra Brien can improve her standing in the primary enough to knock her father-in-law, Albert G. Brien, from his seventh-place finish. Stella Brien finished ninth in the primary, but she was just 33 votes behind the elder Brien.
FOSTER â€” Home sweet home? For Ponaganset, home has been anything but sweet this season.
In their first two games on The Reservation, the Chieftains lost heartbreakers to the Division II-Bâ€™s top two clubs, West Warwick and Tolman. The Wizards rallied for 14 fourth-quarter points to eke out a 14-12 triumph, and the Tigers used three touchdowns in the second half to grab a 21-14 victory.
On Saturday afternoon, the Chieftains suffered another agonizing loss before a big â€śSenior Dayâ€ť gathering, and this one stung a whole lot more than those other defeats.
WOONSOCKET â€” An apparent messaging prank has put a local 15-year-old boy in line for a Family Court hearing and possible school disciplinary action, police said Friday.
The boy was taken into custody by city juvenile officers after he allegedly posted an electronic message threatening a violent incident at Woonsocket High School on Wednesday.
The threat was reported to the police department's anonymous tipline on Thursday and prompted an investigation to identify the sender.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Ten years ago, downtown Pascoag was officially designated by the town as a "redevelopment district," an area long considered blighted and substandard and in need of serious revitalization.
If you've driven through lately, you may have noticed some big changes in the downtown area, which has undergone a sort of Renaissance â€” especially over the past several months.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ There are no more unbeaten teams left in Division IV. North Smithfield took care of the remaining one Friday night, handing Mt. Pleasant its first league loss in seven chances, 14-12.