January 19th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” High school basketball coaches have a lot in common with teachers who send their students through rigorous courses like physics or chemistry. Hoop mentors must stand on the sidelines, trying to explain the finer points of their sport, while players try to absorb those lessons in the midst of competition.
East Providenceâ€™s Alex Butler and Woonsocketâ€™s Kyle Ivey-Jones did their best to educate their players on Wednesday night when the Townies visited the Villa Novans for a battle between two sub-.500 Division I teams.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Kayla Kiernan has built up an impressive resume during her fantastic high school hockey career at North Smithfield High.
A state champion and the stateâ€™s goal-scoring leader as a freshman. A First-Team All-State pick as a junior, a Second-Team All-Stater as a sophomore. A three-time First-Team All-Division selection. And the list goes on.
And just when you thought she couldnâ€™t top what sheâ€™s done, Kiernan has an golden opportunity to tack on two more marvelous feats to her resume -- the stateâ€™s all-time goal-scoring leader and first-ever 100-goal scorer.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Minutes after finishing his 55-meter race on Monday afternoon, Jessie Charette sat down on the track and took off his racing flats. The Woonsocket High senior placed third, edged by teammate and overall winner Jalen Evans and runner-up Butch Giguere of Ponaganset at the line in a Northern Division tri-meet at the Providence Athletic Facility.
But despite coming up short at the finish in his quest for individual glory, Charette was still smiling. His trademark grin was evident.
DOUGLAS, Mass. â€” Two Woonsocket men were killed when their car crashed broadside into an oncoming tractor trailer on Route 16 about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, the town's police department said.
The victims were identified as Marco Vargos, 40, and his passenger, Hugo Leonel Garcia-Deleon, 27, both of 108 Morin Heights Blvd.
Dorothy J. Carr
WOONSOCKET- Dorothy J. Carr 78, of Patton Rd. died Sunday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late James H. Carr.
Mrs. Carr was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Warchal) Klucznik.
She worked as a cashier and clerk for Stop and Shop Supermarkets for many years before retiring over seven years ago. Dorothy enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Therese Bousquet 95, formerly of Cass Ave and Kennedy Manor died Monday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Bousquet.
David A. Emidy
WOONSOCKET- David A. Emidy, 63, of Bourassa Ave., died January 15, 2011 at home. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Shaw) Emidy.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Mildred M. (Gnecco) Emidy.
WOONSOCKET- Anna Krasowska, 90, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Aniela (Wantroba) Krasowski. She lived in Woonsocket all of her life.
Miss Krasowska worked as a Switchboard Operator at Sears and Roebuck in Woonsocket for over 40 years when she retired in 1985. She was a communicant of Our Saviour Polish National Church in Woonsocket.
Edwin J. Fay
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Edwin J. "Bud" Fay, 83, of 50 Middle Street, North Smithfield, RI, died peacefully of natural causes at the Philip Hulitar House in Providence, RI on January 12, 2011.
He was the loving husband for 60 years of Margaret Shurick Fay.
Bud was born on September 23, 1927 in Milford, MA and was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Fay.
His father passed away when he was six months old and he was raised in Uxbridge, MA by his mother and stepfather, the late Thomas Trainor. He resided in North Smithfield for over 50 years.
PROVIDENCE â€” Freddy Gobewole has had problems with his shoulder since his junior campaign last year when he tore his rotator cuff during a scrimmage game for the Shea High football team.
But that hasnâ€™t stopped the talented senior from tearing up the track with his unmatched speed.