Archive - Feb 13, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” Over 300 of the city's 11th graders are in big trouble. These are the students enrolled at the city's three high schools who face the prospect of not being able to graduate in June, 2014 due to their low performance on last October's New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) tests.
Nevertheless school officials say they are optimistic about several plans to reach these at-risk juniors and help them to improve their NECAP scores on next year's tests.
WARWICK â€” Six days away from basketball did very little to slow down St. Raphael on Wednesday afternoon.
The Saints maintained its hold on the top spot in the Division II-Central standings with an easy victory on the road over two-win Pilgrim. Senior Lauren Gaj and sophomore Kaylee Oliver led the way offensively in a 60-31 triumph that was said and done by halftime.
Hazel J. Lamarre-Demers
ATTLEBORO - Hazel J. (Horridge) Lamarre-Demers, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Demers and the late Roger Pat Lamarre.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late James and Madeline (Bailey) Horridge. Hazel worked for Fuller Box Co., North Attleboro and as a waitress at several area diners over the years until retiring many years ago. She was an avid fan of the Wheel of Fortune game show.
Paul A. Begin
PAWTUCKET - Paul A. Begin, 92 of Pawtucket died Thursday at Hopkins Manor in North Providence. He was the husband of Lillian (Bourassa) Begin. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Edward O. and Clara (Groulx) Begin.
Beside his wife, Paul is survived by a daughter, Ann-Marie Wallick of North Providence, a brother, Victor Begin of California; two grandchildren, Christopher Wallick of California and Samantha Wallick of North Providence; and a great grand daughter, Deni Wallick of California.
John M. Rodrigues
ATTLEBORO - John M. "Manny" Rodrigues, 57 passed away Friday in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Barbara (Blake) Rodrigues.
Born in Insua, Portugal, he was the son of the late Jose and Albertina (DeJesus) Rodrigues.
He is survived by; one daughter Jennifer Ann Rodrigues of Easton, MA; two sons; John and Matthew Rodrigues of Attleboro. Five sisters Maria Nogueria; Gloria Walker; Madelina Principi; Carmen Rodrigues and Olivia Bousquet. One brother Joe Rodrigues. One grandson Nevan Michael Bregnard and several nieces and nephews.
CENTRAL FALLS - Josephine Dyl 93, of 1485 High Street Central Falls passed away Saturday February 9, 2013 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late John Dyl.
Born in Warwick she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Kurzawa) Karcz. She lived in Central Falls for the past 8 years and was formerly of High Street Cumberland.
Before retiring she was employed as a Textile Inspector in the Blackstone Valley.
Deirdre M. Fisher
PAWTUCKET - Fisher, Deirdre M., 79, of Brookdale Boulevard, Pawtucket, died February 13, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Mark Fisher III.
Mrs. Fisher was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Asa and Vera (Decker) Pond. She worked in the Emergency Room of Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket for many years. Deirdre sang with the Rhode Island Civic Choral and Philharmonic for over twenty years.
PROVIDENCE â€” When the North Smithfield public schools tried to raise money for interscholastic sports in 2009 by assessing participation fees, some students paid the charge willingly, but the move was met with legal challenges and dropped when booster clubs raised the necessary money to run the teams.