Archive - Mar 2, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€“ Three of Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s nominees to the Board of Regents, including chairman-designate George Caruolo, won approval from the Senate Education Committee on split votes Tuesday.
After enduring extensive grilling from committee members on his opinion of Commissioner Deborah Gist and several of the reforms she has championed, on his potential conflict of interest in simultaneously being regents chairman and a lobbyist for the Twin River gambling casino and not losing the $75 million in federal Race to the Top funds Rhode Island was awarded last year.
PAWTUCKET â€” Late in its meeting on Wednesday night, the City Council gave first passage to some ordinances allowing for several City Hall job and salary changes that were proposed by the Grebien administration. However, two of the job changes, which resulted in substantial raises for these positions, drew some questions and criticism from several council members.
The march to Providence College is on!
Five boysâ€™ and two girlsâ€™ teams will begin their quests for championship glory this weekend when their best-of-three quarterfinal round series get under way at hockey rinks scattered throughout the state.
In Division I, Mount St. Charles Academy will pursue its fourth straight state title. The Mounties are the top seed and will face eighth-seeded Smithfield on Friday at 9 p.m. at Adelard Arena and again on Saturday at 8 at the Smithfield Ice Rink.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Rest is always welcome â€“ just so as long as rust doesnâ€™t start to form.
Eleven days will have elapsed since St. Raphael Academyâ€™s last game â€“ a tough-to-swallow 77-75 loss to Coventry in the Division I quarterfinals on Feb. 21 â€“ and the next time the Saints participate in a meaningful affair. Their reintroduction to spirited competition, complete with three referees and a neutral setting, is set for Friday night against Westerly High in the new all-inclusive state tournament at the Providence Career & Technical Academy Fieldhouse.
For most of the elite athletes in the state, including several with local ties, Fridayâ€™s New England Interscholastic Indoor Track & Field Championships signifies the end of the winter season.
For a select few like Central Falls senior Aleide Fernandes, itâ€™s just one more meet to prepare for the inaugural New Balance Nationals the following week.
Mary C. Ward
PAWTUCKET - Mary C. Ward died peacefully, at home, on Saturday. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late James and Jane (Burrell) Ward. She is survived by her companion David Bishop. Ms. Ward worked as a Telephone Operator for the Department of Human Services in Pawtucket for many years before retiring. Funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, Pawtucket. For online condolences www.rifuneral.com
Dorothy Mae Comey
FOXBOROUGH - Dorothy Mae (Ferden) Comey, age 93, died on Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Mansion in Central Falls, RI. She was the daughter of the late Rosco and Edith (Brown) Ferden.
PAWTUCKET - Ann Guisti, 72, passed away on Feb. 26. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Clinton and Marie(Sutcliffe) McGowan. She is survived by a son, Angelo Jr., 2 daughters, Marie and Christina, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Ruth Sellers of CA, Ida Benoit and Harriet Picard, both of Seekonk, MA, and 1 brother, Joseph Clinton, Jr.
Albert F. Hopkins Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Albert F. Hopkins Jr., age 70, of Talcott Avenue, died February 28, 2011 at the Miriam Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Rose Marie (Tabele) Hopkins. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Albert F. and Edna Mae (Plante) Hopkins.
He worked as a machinist for Foxboro Company for 21 years. He was a former member of the Teamsters Local 251.
Anne T. Pettis
PROVIDENCE - Anne T. Pettis of Providence died March 1, 2011. She was the wife of the late George Pettis.
Mrs. Pettis was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Phillip and Mary (Duffy) Manning. She was an assembler for Hasbro for many years.
Mrs. Pettis is survived by her children, Robin Brunner of Providence, Mary Smith of Warwick and Mark Pettis of Providence. She also leaves her sister Mary Laliberte of Lincoln, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.