November 2nd, 2010
Familiar area rivals like Cumberland, Lincoln, Smithfield and recently Mount St. Charles have consistently sent teams to the state championships and in some cases have done well.
Back in 2004, Cumberland shocked pre-race favorite Bishop Hendricken for the boysâ state crown. Last year, Mount St. Charles made big strides in its program by placing seventh among the 18th schools. In 2005, the Cumberland girls qualified for the New England Championship by finishing sixth, a point ahead of Lincoln.
WOONSOCKET â For Lincoln High, Mondayâs task was as straightforward as youâll get. A win against Woonsocket High meant the Lions would clinch no worse than a share of the Division II-North crown.
Mission accomplished as Lincoln, buoyed by two goals from Jillian DeSimone, took care of business with a 4-0 win over Woonsocket at Barry Field. The Lions finish the regular season 12-1-5. The Villa Novans completed their first â and possibly last â in Division II with a 1-17 mark.
Ponaganset football coach Brian Gendreau has developed a good perspective on two of the toughest teams in Division II this season â unbeaten Tolman and once-beaten Woonsocket. His Chieftains have lost to both Super Bowl contenders.
âTolman is the fastest team in the league,â Gendreau admitted on Sunday, âbut I would say Woonsocket is more balanced. They can run and throw the ball. You can see why they played a 6-0 game earlier this season. Both teams have great defenses.â
Robert E. Fahey
MEDWAY MA- Mr. Robert E. Fahey, 66, of Medway MA, died Monday morning (November 1, 2010) at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Marsha (Bullukian) Fahey.
Mr. Fahey was born in Milford and had been employed for Walter E. Jock Oil Company located in Wells River VT and then returned to Milford where he owned and operated Prime Petroleum for twelve years. He later owned and operated Players Bar which was located in Milford.
Mr. Fahey was a Viet Nam era veteran having served in the US Army in Germany.
WOONSOCKET- Pauline Brillon, 78, died October 28, 2010 at home. She was born August 2, 1932 in Woonsocket to the late Albert and Yvette (Henry) Jolly. Pauline was the wife of Eugene Brillon of Woonsocket.
She worked as an assembler for the AT Cross Company for twenty plus years until retiring as well as being a homemaker for her six children.
WOONSOCKET- Aurore Desrosiers, 96, died October 25, 2010 at the Ballou Home. She was born May 20, 1914 in Woonsocket to the late Joseph and Cordelie (Joyal) Bernier. Aurore was the loving wife to the late Montcalm Tiny Desrosiers.
Aurore was survived by her son; Lionel Boucher of Cumberland. She also leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her two sons; Roland and Joseph Boucher, one daughter; Francis Day and one brother; Arthur Bernier.
WOONSOCKET --- Woonsocket High is back in the Division II playoffs, but before the defending state champions could stamp their return ticket to the postseason on Saturday afternoon, they needed to overcome their worst half of football against a tough opponent in Mount Hope High.
Quarterback Kevin Reyes threw three touchdown passes, including a 43-yarder to Jessie Charette with 2:08 to play in the third quarter that snapped a 14-14 tie, and the Novansâ defense ruled the entire second half in a 34-14 triumph before an energetic Homecoming Day crowd at Barry Field.
BURRILLVILLE -- Burrillville Highâs high-scoring offense has received plenty of credit for the teamâs strong run in the Division III ranks this season, but on Saturday morning, it was the Broncosâ defense that led the way to a very impressive Homecoming Day victory over Narragansett High.
The Broncosâ âDâ forced five turnovers and limited the Mariners to 145 yards of offense en route to a 33-0 shutout before a big gathering at Alumni Field that moved Burrillville one win away from its first playoff berth since 2006.
PAWTUCKET â Fourth-seeded Bay View repeated as Division I state champions on Saturday afternoon at Slater Park, defeating third-seeded Mount St. Charles in the finals for the second year in a row.
The Bengals won the match by a 4-1 margin. Mount led in the other two matches at the time Bay View scored its clinching point.
Police in Blackstone and Millville have finished their investigation into allegations that special needs children were physically abused by a teacher and an aide employed by the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District.
The findings in the case have been turned over to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office, which is to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges, said Tim Connolly, spokesman for District Attorney Joseph Early.
âNo decision has been made at this point,â Connolly said Thursday.