Archive - Jan 27, 2011
The dual-meet season for R.I. boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ indoor track will officially wrap up by Tuesday of next week, barring another snowstorm (or two?).
Thatâ€™s just the warm-up.
Beginning late next week, teams will be duking it out at the Providence Athletic Facility in their respective divisional championships. A week later, theyâ€™re back on the oval in their class meets and then on Saturday, Feb. 19, schools statewide will compete on the big stage in the annual state championships.
For our local athletes and teams, a lot can happen in those next few weeks.
There was eight to 12 inches of snowfall on Thursday morning. Last Friday, it was about a foot. And for the season, close to 45 inches have hit the region.
Global warming? It doesnâ€™t seem that way.
The excessive snow this winter has certainly increased business at the chiropractorâ€™s office with the young and old alike getting their backs aligned after hours of shoveling the white stuff. But for high school athletics in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, it also has increased headaches for athletic directors, coaches and their athletes.
The state championships begin in less than a month at the Providence Career and Technical Academy and plenty of wrestlers, through their performances at in-state and out-of-state tournaments, have started to make their case as title favorites.
And with only a few big tournaments left this season (Capital City Classic in Concord, N.H. and the Methuen (Mass.) Invitational) Rhode Island wrestlers have represented themselves well on the New England stage.
Marjorie M. Bray
PAWTUCKET - Marjorie M. (Dickson) Bray, 85, of Liberty Street died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Lucy(Barley) Dickson.
Mrs. Bray was a registered nurse in the operating room at the former Notre Dame Hospital in Central Falls before retiring.
She enjoyed golf and traveling.
Joanne S. Donnelly
BARRINGTON - Joanne S. Donnelly 79, of Atria Bay Spring, Bay Spring Avenue, formerly of Algonquin Road, Rumford, died peacefully on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Stephen F. Donnelly Jr.
Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Blanchette) Smith, she lived in Barrington for 2 years, Swansea, MA for 10 years, Rumford for 30 years and wintered in Clearwater, FL.
Stasia J. Miller
PAWTUCKET - Stasia J. Miller, 87 of Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Oakhill Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Donald P. Miller. Born in Central Falls, Stasia was the daughter of the late Walter and Sophie (Dziowowski) Bobola. She was a Pawtucket resident most of her life.
Prior to her retirement in 1988, she worked at Digitronics in Cumberland.
Stasia is survived by five sisters; Julia Gauthier of Florida, Alice Kulig of Central Falls, Genevieve Bouchard of Pawtucket, Cecilia Pickett of Lincoln and Sue Perry of North Providence.
PAWTUCKET â€” Is the city's manufacturing past coming back to life? Two companies that used to produce goods elsewhere in the state have recently purchased buildings and relocated to Pawtucket, bringing with them a combined total of about 50 jobs.
Philip Machine Co., a manufacturer of wire formed and stamped metal products, moved into a 21,000-square-foot building at 190 York Ave. in October and has been operating in its new location.
Jeremy Schupp of Pawtucket smokes a cigarette after his Atlas Van Lines tractor trailer crashed into the front of Louâ€™s Cafe on Summer Street in Manville shortly after noon Wednesday. Schupp said he lost control on the steep, slippery, unsanded hill while heading down to Railroad Street on his way to pick up a load on Flat Street. No injuries were reported, and only minor damage to the front of Louâ€™s Cafe.
PROVIDENCE â€“ For Ricky Ledo, itâ€™s games like Providence Collegeâ€™s 83-68 vanquishing of No. 8 Villanova on Wednesday night that has the Providence native convinced he made the right call.