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November 28th, 2014

Thanksgiving Football | Warriors win thriller over Lions, 28-21

November 28, 2014


LINCOLN – The final game for Ferguson Field’s grass surface proved to be an entertaining affair.
 
A one-yard run by Central Falls quarterback Malik Velazquez provided the deciding points in the Warriors’ come-from-behind 28-21 triumph against Thanksgiving rival Lincoln Friday night. C.F. now leads the holiday series, 3-2. 
 

Thanksgiving Football | St. Raphael closes season with one final dominant performance in 34-0 win

November 28, 2014


PAWTUCKET – In an anti-climactic conclusion to a season of great expectations, St. Raphael Academy blanked Super Bowl-bound Moses Brown 34-0 on Friday morning at Pariseau Field.
 

Thanksgiving Football | Shea and Tolman leave it all on the field in epic duel, Raiders take 49-40 win

November 28, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Shea High and Tolman played a Thanksgiving football game for the ages on Friday evening at Max Read Field. 
 
In a game that meant nothing but pride for both sides, Tolman jumped out to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter and led 33-21 at halftime before the Raiders rallied in the second half to take home a scintillating 49-40 victory over their crosstown rivals.
 

PawSox | Boston Red Sox owners reportedly in talks to purchase PawSox

November 28, 2014

PAWTUCKET – It could be the end of an era for one of the local sports scene’s most beloved franchises, although nothing is official yet.

Mary J. Polonczak

November 28, 2014

Mary J. Polonczak (Rogala)

PAWTUCKET -Mary J. "Marylou" Polonczak, 83, passed away Friday November 21, 2014 at the Victorian Mansion in Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of Walter E. 'RED' Polonczak.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Sepiol) Rogala. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 50 years.
Before retiring Mary was employed as a Sales Clerk for Apex. Prior to that she was employed by the former Fram Corp. as a Waitress and also worked as a Waitress for the former Elsa's Lodge of Pawtucket.

Claire E. Carr

November 28, 2014

Claire E. Carr

WOONSOCKET - Claire E. Carr, 80, of Phillip Ave., passed away Wednesday at home. She was the beloved wife of Charles Carr.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Ena (Gillant) Depot. She resided in Woonsocket for the past 20 years previously residing in Cumberland.
Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also loved cats, knitting and jewelry.

Eugene E. Noel, Jr.

November 28, 2014

Eugene E. Noel, Jr.

PAWTUCKET - Eugene "Gene" E. Noel, Jr., 82, of Pawtucket, a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed Friday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of 18 years of Carla (Dame) Noel and the late Jeanne P. (Fournier) Noel who passed in 1993.

Elizabeth S. Handrigan Hinchcliffe

November 28, 2014

Elizabeth S. Handrigan Hinchcliffe

CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth S. "Libby" (Wilde) Handrigan Hinchcliffe, 94, of Cumberland passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Robert Hinchcliffe and the late Earl V. Handrigan.

McGair: Despite playoff ban, Tolman football team leaves a legacy for others to follow

November 28, 2014

 

PAWTUCKET – The sight of a quarterback taking a knee comes at the end of the game when the outcome is no longer in doubt – in football parlance it’s commonly referred to as the genuflect offense.

When Tolman High was dealt a one-year playoff ban by the Interscholastic League Principals’ Committee on Athletics for a brief on-field skirmish in 2013, the 2014 team could have easily found itself taking a season-long kneel down.

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November 25th

Thanksgiving Football | Teams without Bowl slots look for defining moment in rivalry matchups

November 25, 2014


CENTRAL FALLS  –  During preseason workouts in August, some high school football coaches already know that their teams – based on numbers, talent, seasons played together, knowledge of their systems, etc. – will earn a playoff berth.
 
In fact, there are a few who figure their clubs, barring massive injuries, will claim a spot in their divisional Super Bowl.
 

Young cancer patient gets a boost from some caring cops

November 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local family was given a lift emotionally and financially Tuesday when they were presented with a $5,000 donation from a Massachusetts-based organization that provides funds to families involved in the care of children with cancer.
Four-year-old Sebastian Calado in July was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia. On Tuesday, Sebastian was joined by his mother and two brothers as the family received a $5,000 gift from Cops for Kids with Cancer.

Lawrence P. Mooney

November 25, 2014

Lawrence P. Mooney

PAWTUCKET - Lawrence P. Mooney, 82, of Pawtucket, passed away surrounded by his family, Monday, November 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Davis) Mooney. They were happily married for 58 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John and Lillian (Theileg) Mooney.

Delfina Gaspar

November 25, 2014

Delfina Gaspar

LINCOLN - Delfina (Silva) Gaspar, 99, of Grandview Avenue, passed away Tuesday at the Grandview Center, Cumberland.
She was the wife of the late Ximenes Gaspar.
Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Pedreira) Silva. She spent her childhood and young adult years in Sao Paio, Gouveia, Portugal, returning to the United States at age 35, settling in Pawtucket. She resided for the past 13 years in Lincoln with her daughter and son-in-law.
Mrs. Gaspar was employed as a Stitcher for the former Health-Tex Inc. of Central Falls for 20 years.

Cheryl L. DiGiuseppe

November 25, 2014

Cheryl L. DiGiuseppe

PAWTUCKET - Cheryl L. (Allison) DiGiuseppe, 64, of Second Street died unexpectedly Saturday, November 22, 2014 at home. She was the wife of James W. DiGiuseppe.
Born in Greenville, SC, a daughter of L. Lee Allison of Punta Gorda, FL and the late Carolyn (DeGuilio) Allison, she had lived in Pawtucket and Cranston for most of her life.
Cheryl was the Tax Collector for the City of Pawtucket for 33 years before retiring in 2010. She was a graduate of St. Xavier's Academy, Providence.

November 24th

Merchants rally ‘Buy Local’ support

November 24, 2014

CUMBERLAND – There is a change coming in the office of Lieutenant Governor, but that change won’t mean any waiver of support for small businesses in the state.

Outgoing Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts and her soon-to-be successor, Cumberland Mayor Daniel J. McKee, on Monday joined statewide efforts to encourage Rhode Islanders to “Buy Local R.I.” this holiday season.

High school hockey | Lincoln solves 'Riel' coaching issue with familiar face

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN – Newborn Colin Joseph Riel doesn't know it yet, but he will down the road: The same month he came into this world, his grandfather – Lt. Col. Denis Riel of the R.I. National Guard – replaced his dad as the Lincoln High boys' ice hockey head coach.

It's a long story, but the eldest Riel decided to keep the role in the family a few weeks ago, and his sons, Jim and Garrett – not to mention the entire LHS community – couldn't be happier. The Lions will maintain familiarity with their mentors.

High school football | Will Thanksgiving games go off as scheduled?

November 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET – For Shea High grid coach Dino Campopiano and his area brethren, it was business as usual Monday afternoon and evening.

He and his team conducted a practice under the dark, cloudy skies at the Max Read Field athletic complex in preparation of hosting archrival Tolman in a Division II crossover showdown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, despite the fact several meteorologists have forecast miserably wet and/or snowy weather through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Annie M. Fortin

November 24, 2014

Annie M. Fortin

CUMBERLAND - Annie M. Fortin, 90 passed peacefully at home on November 20th. She was the wife of the late Emil Fortin. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Silva and Mary Silva.
She is survived by two daughters, Cher Lussier and her husband David with whom she resided, Carol Picard and her husband Lee, a son, Emil Fortin and his companion Tara, five grandchildren, Cassie, Ian, Lionel, Christopher and E.J., three great grandchildren, Icesis, Tyler and Maddie, two sisters, Lena DiLorenzo and Mary Bedard.

Pia R. Poli

November 24, 2014

Pia R. Poli

PAWTUCKET - Poli, Pia R. (Giorgi), 97, formerly of Columbus Ave., Pawtucket and Johnston, died of Friday, November 21, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She went to heaven to be with her beloved late husband of 69 years, Reno G. Poli. Pia was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Anivale and Annie (Accorsini) Giorgi.