Archive - Nov 23, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€” Thereâ€™s a burden placed on Providenceâ€™s Bryce Cotton and LaDontae Henton thatâ€™s almost unrivaled in terms of their value to the team.
With point guard Vincent Council sidelined, the pressure falls squarely on Cotton and Henton to carry the load. Neither one can afford the luxury of an off night, particularly since there arenâ€™t too many proven scoring options behind them.
PROVIDENCE â€” Ed Cooley estimates that his coaching responsibilities account for â€ś20 percentâ€ť of his duties at Providence College.
Ask him just how much that small slice in an otherwise demanding pie means to him and Cooley will tell you pointblank that coaching supplies a jolt that by and large remains unmatched. The time he spends on the basketball floor alongside his assistants and players or in the video room breaking down tape is pure nirvana â€“ not to mention a prime chance to reinforce what his primary job entails.
For the three area football squads fortunate enough to land a spot on the â€śTuesday Night Lightsâ€ť dance card, it was back to work on Friday in preparation for their respective semifinal-round contests.
It goes without saying that the limited window between the Thanksgiving contests and a game filled with Super Bowl aspirations represents a busy stretch where mental preparation supersedes the physical aspect.
LINCOLN â€“ The holiday shopping season opened on a brisk note as shoppers swamped stores to scarf up Black Friday bargains at area retail stores.
Some 500 customers formed a line that snaked around the corner of Target at Lincoln Mall before the doors opened at 1 a.m. Friday.
The manager said the store brought in extra personnel to handle the crowds and distribute store â€śmapsâ€ť to help customers find what they were looking for.
PAWTUCKET â€” Citing the large number of complaints from residents about problems on election day, Mayor Donald Grebien has asked the Board of Canvassers to provide a detailed report of what went wrong and how to prevent such issues in the future.
In a letter sent three days after the Nov. 6 election to Board of Canvassers Chairperson Charlotte Tavares, Grebien began by highly commending the hard work done by her and the rest of the board, registrar Ken McGill, and the poll workers under their supervision.
Richard J. Herchel
PAWTUCKET - Richard J. Herchel 74, passed away November 17, 2012.
He leaves one brother Zygmunt "ZEKE" Herchel and his wife Sophie of Cumberland, he also leaves five nieces, Elaine Devonis of Cumberland, Barbara Holt and her husband Thomas and Linda Sherman and her husband Jay of Lincoln, Mary Ann Murray of Warren, Kathleen Biagioni and her husband Jim of Foster, also nephews Michael Devonis and his wife Sharon of Orlando, FL and Mitchell Krzyzek and his wife Denise of Middletown.
John L. Stapleton
PAWTUCKET - Stapleton, John L., 85, passed peacefully Monday at the Pawtucket Nursing Home. Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Abbie (Duffy) Stapleton and was married to Lorraine "Rusty" (Dussault) Stapleton for 61 years.
ATTLEBORO, MA - Sue-Ann Gaouette, 85, died November 18th at home, in Attleboro. She was the wife of Allen Gaouette. Born in Buffalo, New York, a daughter of the late James and Ann (Hamilton) Leckie, she was a longtime resident of the Attleboro area. She was an organist and a volunteer in the care of the elderly.
Donald D. Griswold
PAWTUCKET - Donald D. Griswold, 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 23, 2012. He was beloved husband of the late Dorothy H. (Weber) Griswold for 75 years.
Born in Oswego, NY, he was a son of the late Clyde and Minnie (Hall) Griswold. Mr. Griswold was a devoted and loving father and grandfather.
He leaves his two children, William W. Griswold and Janet S. Elderkin and several grand and great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Donald R. Griswold.