Archive - Feb 8, 2012
CUMBERLAND â€“ The best wrestling dual-meets build slowly, bout by bout, to a crescendo. Each match is important. Results in the earlier bouts lay the foundation for dramatic outcomes late in the contest.
Thatâ€™s what happened on Wednesday night at The Wellness Center when an estimated 400 mat-crazy spectators watched Rhode Islandâ€™s only two unbeaten Division I dual-meet teams square off. Cumberland, carrying the burden of a 52-match winning streak nearly three years old, hosted a 13-0 Bishop Hendricken team most experts gave a slight advantage heading into this showdown.
PAWTUCKET â€” Record foreclosures have crimped the supply of affordable apartments, fueling an astronomical increase in rents that threatens the financial security of working families.
Thatâ€™s the latest from HousingWorksRI, an advocacy group that says the average two-bedroom apartment in the state now costs $1,165 a month. At that rate, it would take an hourly wage of nearly $24 to limit oneâ€™s monthly rental nut to 30 percent of salary, the level the government defines as affordable.
CUMBERLAND â€” It's time for â€śPhys Edâ€ť but the gym is really quiet. The class of 11-and 12-year-old boys and girls are sitting on floor mats and focusing on their breathing, some with their eyes shut. Then, following instructor Sunny Moriello Flatts' lead, they assume various poses and hold them for a time: Downward Dog, Dolphin and Plank Star. It's all part of a semester-long yoga program that is now part of the school day at the Blackstone Valley Prep middle school in Cumberland.
Luba J. Cioci
CENTRAL FALLS, RI - Luba J. (Kolen) Cioci, 88, of Central Falls, formerly of Cumberland, passed away on Monday February 6, 2012 at the Evergreen House Health Care in East Providence. She was the wife of the late John Cioci.
She is survived by her children William J. Cioci of Florida, Carol A. Tierney of Rehoboth and the late John F. Cioci. The sister of John Kolen of Arizona, she is also survived 2 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Mark De Luca
LINCOLN - Mark De Luca, passed away on February 3rd at RI Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dina (Tricoli) De Luca. He is survived by 2 sons, Scott and Eric De Luca, his parents Vincent and Yvonne De Luca of Buffalo, NY, a sister, Jean Mennucci and her husband Joseph, a sister Laura De Luca and a brother Gary De Luca. He was predeceased by his sister Lisa Zasowski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Church, Manville, RI at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 11th. Burial will take place in Buffalo, NY.
Blanche M. Bertrand
LAKEVILLE, MA - Blanche M. Bertrand, 84 of Lakeville, MA died February 6, at Morton Hospital in Taunton. She was the wife of the late Philias Bertrand.
Born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Alexander and Ella (Beland) Bertrand, she had been employed as an assembler at Hasbro Industries in Pawtucket and, previously, at the former Arbeka Webbing. She and her husband owned and operated the Liquor Shack in Lakeville for many years.
Constance E. McBride
CENTRAL FALLS - Constance E. McBride, formerly of Wilfred Manor, passed away Wednesday after an illness. She was born in Central Falls a daughter of the late Joseph and Nelly (Lacki) Travers. She lived most of her life in the city. She had been employed at the Department of Human Services in Pawtucket for several years before retiring in 1999.