Archive - May 15, 2013
PROVIDENCE â€“ Depending on who you listened to at the House Finance Committee hearing Wednesday, payday lenders are either providers of quick and convenient cash loans for regular folks in temporary financial straits or they are â€śpredators,â€ť â€śvampires,â€ť â€śmonstersâ€ť and â€śleechesâ€ť conniving to trap poor people in an inescapable cycle of debt at â€śusuriousâ€ť interest rates.
WOONSOCKET â€” Perhaps the only statistic Lincoln High skipper Andy Hallam didnâ€™t like on Wednesday afternoon came in the â€śLOBâ€ť category.
The Lions may have stranded 11 base-runners, but everything else went the Lionsâ€™ way in a 6-0 taming of Division I-North foe Woonsocket in the chilly drizzle and wind at Barry Field.
Senior southpaw Andrew Veiga whirled a stupendous, complete-game two-hitter with a mere walk and a whopping 13 strikeouts in keeping the Villa Novans at bay; actually, he surrendered only nine batted balls the entire contest.
You take what you can get.
With that mantra in mind, the NCAAâ€™s decree to lengthen college basketballâ€™s preseason is a welcome development in a sport where the run-up to the regular season barrels down on coaches and players like a fastbreak. Earlier this month, the governing body of collegiate athletics ruled that menâ€™s programs can begin practicing six weeks prior to their first game.
The 2013-14 season is set to tip-off on Nov. 8, meaning teams can begin laying the groundwork in earnest on Sept. 27.
CUMBERLAND - Stanislaw Mach, 81, passed away Thursday May 9, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Stanislawa (Markocki) Mach.
Born in Grodzisko Dolne, Podkarpackie, Poland he was a son of the late Antoni and Maria (Przeszlo) Mach. He lived in Cumberland for the past 12 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator for Ocean State Finishing Co. of Woonsocket.
Mary T. Plant
CUMBERLAND - Mary T. Plant, 86, passed May 15th with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Milton W. Plant.
Mary was the daughter of the late Aborn and Mary (Burns) Snow.
She retired from the Cumberland School Department and had also worked for Ann & Hope of Cumberland.