NORTH SMITHFIELD - Peter Klara, 94, a resident of the St. Antoine Residence, passed away peacefully on Sunday at the Residence.
Born August 5, 1916, in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Martin & Stefania (Wawszkiewicz) Klara. He resided in Woonsocket and also in Blackstone, MA before entering the St. Antoine Residence.
Peter was a steward for the former Woonsocket Tanks Football Club on River St. for many years retiring in 1990. He was a WWII Navy veteran, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was an avid New England & New York Yankee sports fan.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Doris P. (Gosselin) Lefevre, 94, of Rock Ave., and formerly of Wells St., Woonsocket, died Dec. 4, 2010 at Overlook Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Lefevre, Sr.
Born May 25, 1916 in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Fred and Clara (Edmonds) Gosselin.
Doris worked for the former Health Tex in Pawtucket for 25 years before retiring in 1980.
She was a member of the Royal Travelers and St. Agathaâ€™s Seniors.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph A. Lefevre, Jr of Foster and Robert Lefevre of Conway, SC and two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Central Falls dedicated its latest Navigant Tip-Off Tournament championship to former coach Joe Handy.
â€śWe wanted to get this one for Joe,â€ť said new C.F. coach Nick Lafreniere on Tuesday evening after his Warriors rolled to a 38-24 victory over Davies Tech in the tournament final. â€śJoe was a mentor and a friend to me and a great coach. I talked to him on the phone today and told him we wanted to win for him.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€“ The ushering in of a new boysâ€™ basketball season means the arrival of two high school tournaments geared towards preserving the memories of a pair of legendary city coaches.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Woonsocket Police Department shut down what they called a â€śa factoryâ€ť for packaging and distributing heroin Friday, arresting three men and seizing about 200 grams of the drug, police said.
Carmelo Rojas, 35, Rafael Gonzalez, 22, and Melvin Sanchez-Santana, 21, are all charged with delivery of heroin, possession of heroin between 10 ounces and a kilogram and conspiracy, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette.
All are held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions pending a review hearing in District Court on Dec. 17, said Jalette.
WOONSOCKET â€” Athletic director George Nasuti is proud of every Woonsocket High varsity team, not just the ones that win state championships. But he does take special pride in the football programâ€™s two consecutive Division II state championships.
â€śWoonsocket has been a basketball community recently,â€ť Nasuti was saying on Monday afternoon. â€śOur girls team won two straight state titles. The boys went to the state finals in 2008. Those teams really had the community behind them. I think the football team is getting a lot of support from the community, too.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ The stars of the new ABC show Body of Proof, being filmed entirely in the Ocean State, are most impressed with Rhode Islandâ€™s beauty and the ease of getting from one place to another. The executive producer seemed most taken with the stateâ€™s film and television tax credits.
CRANSTON â€” Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson has been telling anyone who would listen that football season is a journey that often lasts from August until early December.
â€śOur kids came a long way from the first game we played Tolman back in September,â€ť Henderson said on Sunday afternoon following the Villa Novansâ€™ 28-14 victory over the Tigers in the Division II Super Bowl at Cranston Stadium. â€śWe didnâ€™t capitalize on some things in the first game (a 6-0 Tolman victory). But that was early in the season. We showed how far we have come today.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Looks like the American League has a new big bopper to lose sleep over. Yet as teams start assembling scouting reports on newly-minted Red Sox acquisition Adrian Gonzalez, perhaps they would be wise to consult pitchers Rich Hill and Chad Paronto, both of whom toiled for Pawtucket last season.
GLOCESTER - Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that recognizes the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans, will make its third annual stop at Ponaganset Middle School on Tuesday, where hundreds of students will cheer and welcome Patriot Guard Riders who will lead a convey of Wreaths Across America tractor trailers packed with 150,000 Maine-made balsam wreaths.