Archive - Apr 24, 2013
CUMBERLAND â€” Thereâ€™s no place like home. And for Cumberland, which played eight of its first nine games of the season (two of them non-league contests in Massachusetts and one an Injury Fund non-leaguer) on the road, Wednesday afternoonâ€™s Division I showdown against La Salle in the friendly confines of Tucker Field was certainly a welcomed breath of fresh air.
LINCOLN â€” Through the earliest section of this season, Lincoln High had serious problems connecting with opposing pitches. Part of that had to do with the foul weather and yet another the absence of sophomore Alyssa Schermerhorn.
Head coach Dick Ryanâ€™s designated hitter, who finished with a .350 average last spring, previously had suffered a broken ankle, and she wasnâ€™t due back until about mid-season.
A portentous email from an accomplished and revered pro football broadcaster was the first blossoming of the good things to come for Bob Socci.
Now that Socci is officially the lead play-by-play radio announcer for the New England Patriots, the veteran sportscaster and current radio voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox can look back with fondness at the message of hope Gil Santos delivered a few years back.
State Senator Donna Nesselbush (D-Pawtucket) the lead sponsor of the senate's same sex marriage bill, reacts after the senate approves the measure with a vote of 26-12 on the Senate floor late Wednesday afternoon. Final approval is expected next week by the House, when Governor Chafee is expected to sign the bill into law, effective August 1, 2013. (Photo/Ernest A. Brown)
Roger O. Dupre Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Roger O. Dupre Jr., 53, of Rhode Island Ave., passed away Wednesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Diane M. (Hemond) Dupre.
Born in Providence he was the son of the Shirley A. (Sailsbury) Dupre of Central Falls and the late Roger O. Dupre Sr. He was a life long Cumberland Resident.
He was employed by the A. H. Harris Co., Plainville, MA for the past 1 1/2 years and was previously employed by the Lorusso Corp., Plainville, MA for 14 years.
Ronald R. Collette
LINCOLN - Ronald R. Collette, 86, of Sheffield Drive died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. He was the beloved husband of Angela (Budz) Collette. Mr. and Mrs. Collette were married August 2, 1952.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Leo V. and Stephanie (Laferriere) Collette, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 54 years.
Mr. Collette was a math teacher at Shea High School, Pawtucket where he taught for 34 years before retiring in 1985. He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket and Providence College.
With more than 400 miles of coastline and more than 100 fresh and salt water beaches in Rhode Island, state Rep. Maria Cimini says the time has come to have an open and honest conversation about a statewide ban on plastic bags.
Cimini (D-Providence) says that conversation starts in earnest Thursday when the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee holds a public hearing on legislation she introduced in February to ban plastic bags at store checkouts in Rhode Island.