Archive - Nov 27, 2012
PROVIDENCE â Dating back several seasons, the very idea of placing Providence College and âdefenseâ in the same sentence resulted in snickering along with several knee slaps.
In 2012, Ed Cooleyâs PC Friars are getting after it in such ferocious fashion that the opposition is having a hard time getting off the canvas. More punishment was meted out Tuesday as Providence stomped on Holy Cross, 61-42, before a rather subdued crowd, which was announced at 4,596.
CUMBERLAND â There once was a time when Trevor Crawley wanted to follow his own plan â and, of course, his coaches â but not so much his dadâs.
Mike Crawley, a 1981 Shea High graduate who earned All-State second-team laurels in outdoor track and later represented both the Community College of Rhode Island and Southern Connecticut State University, apparently had tried to offer some advice as to the nuances of distance running, but it was a âno-go.
On the surface, the decision to push back the entire slate of R.I. semifinal-round playoff games to Wednesday seems as simple as the quarterback receiving the snap.
Seven of the eight games on the docket were already based at venues where light fixtures are part of the ambiance. The lone exception: Woonsocketâs Barry Field.
However, thanks to Villa Novans athletic director George Nasuti obtaining portable lights, the situation was remedied.
Peter F. Dyer, Sr.
LINCOLN - Peter F. Dyer, Sr., 83, of Cullen Hill Road died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Trinity Health Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (White) Dyer. Mr. and Mrs. Dyer were married for 53 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Thomas B. and Mary E. (Reilly) Dyer, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 53 years.
Richard L. Polverari
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Richard L. Polverari, 68, passed November 27th. He was the husband of Patricia (Corriveau) Polverari. They have been married for 41 years.
Born in New Haven, CT, he was a son of the late Angelo and Catherine Rose (Di Mascola). Richard was a Bus Driver for RIPTA for 37 years before retiring in 2008.
He served as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War, 107th Signal Company Operations.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Suann Polverari of New York, a brother, Jerry Whittren of Mississippi and several nieces and nephews.
Marshall Wayne Garland
Marshall Wayne Garland, 81, formerly of 120 Hatfield Street, Pawtucket, died in Mayfield, Kentucky on November 14, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth of Mayfield; son Michael and daughter-in-law Beth Garland of Auburn, Massachusetts; granddaughter Sarah Garland of Marlborough, Massachusetts; grandson Andrew Garland of Auburn, Massachusetts; stepdaughter Roxie Webb of Paducah, KY; stepson Tyrone Wilkey of Mayfield, KY; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Georgianna (Issa) in 1985.
PAWTUCKET - Ingeborg Turkiw, 83, of Meadow Street passed away Monday November 26, 2012 at Oak Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter "Wasyl" Turkiw.
Born in Germany she was a daughter of the late Paul and Berta Kohlert. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 51 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital in the Central Supply Department.
PAWTUCKET - Blanche Beckett, 85, formerly of Geneva Plaza, passed away Saturdat at Roger Williams Hospital after an illness. She was the wife of the late Donald Beckett.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Adelard and Blanche (Larose) Lambert. She had been a textile worker at the former Cadillac Textile for many years.
PAWTUCKET â The Pawtucket Red Sox will host their Annual Christmas Party at McCoy Stadium on Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m.â2 p.m. The PawSoxâ Christmas Party is a free event open to fans of all ages. Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway will make a special appearance along with two members of the PawSox Governorsâ Cup championship, infielder Tony Thomas and outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker.
PAWTUCKET â Two clerks at local convenience stores faced armed bandits during separate incidents that are being investigated by Pawtucket Police.
According to Major Arthur Martins, the McCoy Market at 171 South Bend St. was robbed of an undetermined amount of cash on Friday just before 7 p.m.
PAWTUCKET â All has been accounted for in the 2012 election. An envelope containing write-in votes from the Cottage Street Fire Station poll that the city's Board of Canvassers thought was missing was found to have been mislabeled and was there all along, according to Registrar Ken McGill.
Tonightâs the night. High school footballâs version of the âSweet Sixteenâ. Four teams in each of the stateâs four divisions battling for the right to be the eight that will play for a Super Bowl championship this weekend.
Three local teams â Cumberland, Woonsocket, and North Smithfield â are among the 16 that will suit up tonight in their respective semifinal-round games, with the Clippers and Villa Novans playing Division II games in the friendly confines of their home fields and the Northmen heading to Providence for a Division IV contest.