Archive - May 26, 2011
Michael D. Harrison
Michael D. Harrison, 62, of Pawtucket passed at the Memorial Hospital on May 11, 2011.
Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident, he was the son of Edmund J. and Yvette T. (DeBlois) Harrison of Pawtucket.
Michael was a computer programmer at Amica Insurance prior to illness. He was also the former Director of Music at St. Mark's Church in North Attleboro, MA, an organist at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul, Providence, RI, and taught piano and organ privately.
WOONSOCKET - Angela (Buoncristiani) McAlice, 81, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon at The Friendly Home in Woonsocket after her family said goodbye. She was the widow of the late Charles I. McAlice.
Born on September 25, 1929 in Fall River, MA to Faustino and Theresa (Martini) Buoncristiani, Angela lived in Pawtucket most of her life before retiring first to Cumberland and then Woonsocket.
PROVIDENCE - Ruth Richardson, 82, of Providence, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Sullivan) Richardson. Ruth had lived in Cranston and Providence most of her life. She was the beloved sister of the late Mary A. Richardson and Henry Richardson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10am in Saint Joseph Church, Walcott Street, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Arrangements by Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, Pawtucket. www.rifuneral.com
PAWTUCKET â€” The public had its say Wednesday night on Mayor Donald Grebienâ€™s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and it was a mixed bag of messages that was sent to the City Council.
Grebien himself addressed the City Council prior to the start of the public hearing to lobby support for his proposed spending plan and to reiterate the need to take decisive actions that will stave off bankruptcy. The mayorâ€™s $198 million budget contains no property tax increases but does depend on the city lowering its current motor vehicle tax exemption from $3,400 to $500 as one of its key pieces.
â€śCompassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer. According to Webster's Dictionary, compassion means a feeling of sympathy for another's misfortune. My definition of compassion is forgiving, loving, helping, leading and showing mercy for others. I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.â€ť
â€” Rachel Joy Scott's words in a term paper she entitled, â€śMy Ethics, My Codes of Lifeâ€ť
PAWTUCKET â€“ Theo Murray was ready to talk suicide squeeze with Brandon Gagne. It didnâ€™t take long for Murray to recalibrate his expectations for the Tolman High junior after Gagne voiced he was in no mood to lay down a bunt.
Swing away then, insisted Murray. With the onus now on Gagne to deliver the goods on his confident promise, the leadoff hitter came through with arguably the biggest hit of the season for the Tigers.
LINCOLN â€“ Cranston East sure didnâ€™t play like a No. 14 seed, nor did Lincoln High look the part of a state title contender.
So while Wednesdayâ€™s result at Chet Nichols Field could certainly be described as unexpected, it wasnâ€™t exactly a shock.
Fresh off a 14-4 regular season that produced a Division I-North crown and the third overall seed in the 16-team, double-elimination state tournament, Lincoln endured a collective struggle in dropping a 4-2 decision to Cranston East, an 8-10 team out of Division I-Central.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The banner to the left of the scoreboard at the Donaldson Gymnasium signifies the last time that Tolman High has earned a state title in Division II volleyball. It was 2003, a mere three years after it captured its first in the program history.
Longtime head coach Neil Nachbar isnâ€™t predicting his Tigers will be able to add another year to that banner, but itâ€™s certainly possible.