Archive - Mar 2, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€” In the person of Carl LaBranche, the R.I. Interscholastic League and Providence College benefited from having an ace in the hole.
The underlying reason why PCâ€™s venerable Alumni Hall gym is the site for Sundayâ€™s â€śElite Eightâ€ť round of the open state tournament is due to the communication and negotiating skills tapped by LaBranche in harmonizing this project. With this Pawtucket native (Tolman High School Class of 1970) serving as the point man, LaBrancheâ€™s vision of opening Alumni Hallâ€™s doors to the stateâ€™s high school basketball sector became a reality.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Two conflicting bills -- one that would put a cap on the amount Cumberland fire districts can increase their tax levy and another that would allow the Cumberland Hill Fire District to implement a four-tier tax classification program â€“ were heard by the House Municipal Government Committee Thursday.
Mary T. Roy
PAWTUCKET- Mary T. (Salhany) Roy, 97, passed into the Hands of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. The wife of the late Valrian A. Roy (8/25/77).
She was a daughter of the late Elias and Helen (Barakat) Salhany.
Klenn R. Kazmierski
PAWTUCKET- Klenn R. Kazmierski, 75, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Serafina (Ruggiero) Kazmierski for twenty years.
Born in Utica, New York, a son of the late Zygmund Kazmierski and Viola F. (Sun) Kazmierski-Perry, he resided in Pawtucket for many years.
Klenn was a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran. He was employed by Texas Instruments, Attleboro for twenty years before retiring in 1996, and was an avid golfer.
Howard D. Johnson
PAWTUCKET- Howard D, Johnson, 82, passed away Thursday after an illness. He was the beloved husband of Loretta G. (Gaouette) Johnson.
Born in Providence a son of the late Franklin and Adeline (Primeau) Johnson and has lived in Pawtucket for many years.
Frank S. Moskal
PAWTUCKET- Frank S. Moskal 87, of Pine Grove Street passed away Thursday March 1, 2012 at Steere House in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Helen A. (Niziolek) Moskal.
Born in South Attleboro he was a son of the late Joseph and Frances (Bartkiewicz) Moskal. He lived in Pawtucket for the past 60 years.
Before retiring he was employed as a Shipper for Teknor-Apex Co. of Pawtucket.
Ronald H. Piatek
SCITUATE- Ronald "Ron" H. Piatek, 66, of Scituate and summered in Barrington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Gail A. (Cabral) Piatek for 33 years.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph and Cecilia E. (Karol) Piatek.
SMITHFIELD â€“ Thursday night on the Bryant University campus saw St. Raphael meet its maker in the form of a deep-scoring Classical team, something the Saints desperately tried to evolve into over the course of the 2011-12 season.
Alas, it never materialized. The Saintsâ€™ 69-61 loss in the â€śSweet 16â€ť round of the open state tournament served as one final reminder of what can happen when a team puts multiple scoring threats on the floor simultaneously. Thatâ€™s exactly what the upstarts from Classical did by placed four players in double figures led by 26 points from Ismael Batista.
SMITHFIELD â€“ St. Raphael Academyâ€™s reign as defending state champs has come to an end â€“ an abrupt one at that.
It was Classical springing the upset Thursday night at Bryant Universityâ€™s Chace Athletic Center, the 13th-seeded Purple receiving multiple contributions up and down the lineup in a 69-61 â€śRound of 16â€ť victory over the Saints. Classicalâ€™s Ismael Batista was virtually unstoppable in second half where he netted 16 of his 26 points. Charles Correa led SRA with 26 points on six 3-pointers.