Archive - Nov 26, 2010
At this time of the year, many college and high school football teams compete against traditional Thanksgiving opponents. We call them rivalry games, contests that are played for â€śbragging rightsâ€ť and even, in rare cases, for league championships.
The advent of playoffs has diminished these games over the years. In college ball, radical reformers want to take it one step farther, creating a national championship for Division I teams that would completely dilute the meaning of bowl games while also extending the season deep into January or even into the first weekend of February.
Marilyn R. O'Connor
PAWTUCKET - Marilyn R.O'Connor, of Orient Ave, Pawtucket died Thursday, November 25, 2010.She was the daughter of the late James and Inez (Steadman) O'Connor.
Miss O'Connor was born in Providence on July 4, 1926, she lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Miss O'Connor was a teacher for thirty nine years in the Pawtucket School System.
She taught at the former Baldwin St. School, Cottage St, School, now Curvin McCabe and the Curtis School. For one year she lived in Bad Nauhein, Germany, where she taught for the American Government at a United States Army Post.
Ellen Howard Briden
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ellen Howard (Smith) Briden, 92, died peacefully on November 24, 2010 at her home at the Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Earl H. Briden, her husband of 58 years.
Born in Pawtucket, March 22, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Agnes (Howard) Smith. Prior to moving to East Providence a few years ago, she had lived on Birchland Avenue in Pawtucket for about 50 years.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Julie Nolan is happy again, and it's because she can leave her Harcourt Avenue home for a walk. She can place her three young grandchildren in her lap and read them a Berenstein Bears book, make them laugh. She can move freely.
She now revels in the fact â€“ at 5â€™ 5â€ť â€“ her body matches her height, as she weighs a svelte 118 pounds. Her penchant for overeating has ended, though also calls it a lifelong journey.