March 12th, 2011
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ It's bad enough that Mount St. Charles Academy had to contend with another strong outing from Prout School standout Emily Caswell in Saturday's Division II state finals.
But it also had to deal with its worst offensive showing of the season.
Caswell poured in a team-best 20 points. Along with her effort and a stifling Crusaders' defense, Mount saw its spectacular winter campaign on the hardwoods come to a crashing halt inside the Ryan Center with a overwhelming 40-24 loss.
State Rep. Ryan Fattman showed up dressed for the occasion Thursday, serving as guest host of the 2nd annual St. Patrick's Day luncheon for seniors, held at the Bellingham Senior Center. The event was sponsored by the Bellingham Police Association and featured a traditional corned beef dinner provided by the Coachmenâ€™s Lodge, of Bellingham.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Department may have to take another look at its 2011-12 school budget after getting figures on Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s state aid for schools during the same period.
Chafee on Tuesday released information on his proposed state budget for 2011-12 that may end up penalizing the local district even while increasing its overall award of state aid.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“Mount St. Charles didnâ€™t need any extra time to settle the issue on this particular night.
A dominating first period gave the Mounties all the offense they would need on Friday as they swept North Smithfield in their best-of-3 Division I semifinal series with a 5-2 victory at the R.I. Sports Center. Samantha Smith and Erin Rouleau each scored and had an assist as the defending state champions return to familiar territory.
WOONSOCKET --- When La Salle Academy jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first six minutes of Friday nightâ€™s series-opening game with Mount St. Charles Academy, the Mounties and their fans were feeling a bit uneasy and restless.
It was the Rams who dealt the Mounties their lone loss of the regular season -- a 3-0 defeat back on Feb. 4 -- and it was the fourth-seeded Rams who came out determined to knock off the top-seeded, three-time defending champions.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ms. Sylvia Dimitrescu of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Oakland Grove Rehabilitation Center on March 3, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Mihail and Anastasia (Dima) Dimitrescu.
Sylvia was employed as a store manager for Mason-Preston Stationers and P.M. Lolly of Woonsocket. She also was a purchasing sales administrator for Office Concepts of Providence.
Sister Emrentienne Richer (St.-Camille-d-Lellis) of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe passed away on March 10th at the age of 106.
Jocelin L. Martel
WOONSOCKET- Jocelin L. Martel, 32, of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with her family by her side, from complications of pneumonia.
Born on June 16, 1978 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Robin A. Martel of Woonsocket and the late Clement A. Charland.
WOONSOCKET â€” Three periods, each one 15 minutes long, were not enough for Mount St. Charles and North Smithfield. Neither were two overtime periods. It was then off to a shootout, where a victor in this hard-fought playoff contest was finally decided.
Senior tri-captain Samantha Smith delivered the lone tally of the shootout and goalie Sarah Erban stopped all five shots she faced as MSC took Game 1 of the best-of-three semifinals, 3-2, Thursday night at Adelard Arena. The series shifts to the Rhode Island Sports Center for Game 2 tonight.
WOONSOCKET â€” Boy, girl â€” pregnancy can be predictable, but here's something local mothers-to-be probably weren't expecting: an invitation to participate in the largest research study of childhood health â€” ever.
Thundermist Health Center, a regional hub of obstetric and pediatric care, rolled out the welcome mat Thursday for women who are pregnant or thinking about having a child in the next few years.