Archive - Mar 19, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” The Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op girlsâ€™ hockey squad had just suffered a tough 5-2 decision to the combined Barrington/Mount Hope/Portsmouth club on Thursday night, March 7, at Brown University.
That, coupled with the Lionsâ€™ 6-5 double-overtime defeat in the first game of this-best-of-three R.I. Division II Tournament championship series, meant the second-year program hadnâ€™t captured its dream of capturing the state crown.
Robert Norman Thibeault
COVENTRY - Robert Norman Thibeault, 75, formerly of Lear Drive, passed away Friday after an illness.
He was born in Central Falls the son of the late Raymond L. and Antoinette (Tetreault) Thibeault.
Bob graduated from St. Raphael Academy, RI Hospital school of Nursing, Salve Regina University, cum laude and there he received his BSS. He was employed at RI Hospital as an associate director, administrator shift, until his illness forced his retirement. He had been recuperating at Kindred Transitional Care, Oak Hill, in Pawtucket. He leaves no immediate survivors.
Kayla Silva, of Zaccagnini's Pastry Shoppe at 546 Smithfield Ave. in Pawtucket, brings out another tray of fresh-made Zeppoles, which were selling like hot cakes on Saturday. They will be available through today â€” St. Joseph's Day. According to manager Rose Cabral, the store will sell 10,000 of the sweet custard treats. Zaccagnini's has another
location at 2339 Diamond Hill Rd. in Cumberland.
CUMBERLAND â€” The town council Wednesday will consider a resolution authorizing Mayor Daniel J. McKee to submit to the state a funding improvement plan for the town pension system. The council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 45 Broad St.
The Rhode Island Retirement Security Act of 2011 also requires that the town create a funding plan to improve the funded percentage of its pension fund to 60 percent within the next 20 years.
PAWTUCKET â€” As local apartment dwellers know all too well, the cost of renting these days is not in synch with the current job market, average wages and unemployment rate. According to a report released last week from the Low Income Housing Coalition, Rhode Island has the 17th highest rental costs in the U.S., which means that many renters, particularly those at the low end of the earning spectrum, are having difficulty finding affordable apartments.