LINCOLN â€“ The offense has had its share of spurts, but it hasnâ€™t quite clicked yet.
The defense has also gotten better.
Since its humbling 25-point loss to Bay View Academy in its Division I opener a few weeks ago, head coach George Coderre has been pleased with the progress of his Woonsocket High team, one that lost a considerable amount of talent from last yearâ€™s state championship squad.
CUMBERLAND â€” A 14-year-old boy made a 911 call Monday afternoon after discovering his mother's body lying in a pool of blood in his 29 Titus St. home and later learned police would charge his father in her death.
Peter J. Pytka, 40, was arraigned in District Court, Providence, on a Cumberland Police charge he allegedly murdered his wife, Tracey Pytka, 38, after an apparent domestic incident at the Titus Street residence.
John A. Lombardo
NORTH SMITHFIELD John A. Lombardo, 63, of Elizabeth Ave., No. Smithfield died Dec. 19, 2010 at Landmark Medical Center.
Born Nov. 14, 1947 in Woonsocket, a son of Dorothy (LeBeau) Lombardo of No. Smithfield and the late Angelo Lombardo.
John worked for the former Miller Electric in Woonsocket for 15 years. He also worked as a bus driver for many local companies and also for the RIDE bus company.
John was a dedicated animal lover and donated on a weekly basis to the North Smithfield Animal Shelter.
Helen M. Dixon
WOONSOCKET- Helen M. (LaRue) Dixon, 89, of Pond St., died Friday, December 17, 2010 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. Dixon.
Born in Everett, MA, she was the daughter of the late Pierre and Margaret (Hansen) LaRue.
BURRILLVILLE- Courtemanche, Emile A. died Monday in hospice care at the St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucille (Blanchard) Courtemanche of Pascoag.
Mr. Courtemanche was father of the late Diane C. Lang and leaves a son-in-law, Gregory J. Lang of Cranston.
Born in North Attleboro, MA to the late Edmond and Yvonne (Beauchene) Courtemanche, he is also survived by his sister Jeannette Howard of Whitinsville, MA. He was predeceased by his brothers Arthur, Maurice, and Hector, and by his sister Madeleine Beauregard.
Every race that Charlie Breagy creates appears to turn to gold.
The past few months in Providence, his Monster Mini Dash 5K on Halloween and his Downtown Jingle 5K a couple of weeks ago, drew more than 2,000 participants to the starting line. His annual Ocean State Cross-Country Invitational has 5,000-plus high school and middle-school runners congregating at Goddard Park in mid-October.
WOONSOCKET â€” Woonsocketâ€™s rough start to the 2010-11 season added another painful chapter on Monday night at Savaria Gymnasium.
Smithfield became the latest club to add to Woonsocketâ€™s ever-growing frustration with a 63-41 runaway performance by the Sentinels. Senior Kyle Morvan burned Woonsocket for a game-high 31 points as the Smithfield senior owned the low post. Edwin Jones led the Villa Novans with 11 points while Andreas Brackett and Jesse Charette each netted nine points.
WOONSOCKET â€” More than $1.3 million generated by this summer's CVS/Caremark Charity Classic found its target yesterday as the company handed out checks to dozens of nonprofits in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
CVS/Caremark CEO Tom Ryan, and the co-hosts of the tournament, homegrown golf pros Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade, announced the figure during a ceremony at the pharmacy giant's headquarters.
Robert N. Poirier, Sr.
CUMBERLAND- Robert N. Poirier, Sr., Mendon Rd., passed peacefully with his five sons at his side, on Sunday, December 19, 2010 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Catherine Thatcher (O'Connell) Poirier and the late Helene (Caine) Poirier.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Arthur C. and Mena (Bazinet) Poirier.
He worked as a mechanical inspector for the former Sandvik Industries Lincoln, retiring in 1994. A Korean War Army Veteran, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
CUMBERLAND- RICHARD, Theresa, 83, of Diamond Hill Rd, passed away December 20, 2010.She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Richard.
Born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late Henry and Yvonne (Lemay) Robideau.
She had been employed as a hairdresser for several area salons for many years before retiring. Theresa was a member of the St. Aidan Seniors and the St. John Vianney Pray Group.