Archive - 2013
BURRILLVILLE â With the Division III playoffs a weekend away and teams across the division trying to play their best hockey down the stretch, Tolman could ill afford to put forth the performance it did against Ponaganset on Thursday afternoon.
The Tigers struggled with penalties throughout the first period and took just 17 shots on the Chieftains en route to a 3-1 loss at Levy Arena that finalized the leagueâs postseason picture.
JOHNSTON â Its star player might have been lost to a head injury in the early stages of the game, but that didnât prevent Lincoln from giving one of the Division IIâs best teams a hard-fought battle to the end on Thursday night.
Host Johnston celebrated its Senior Night with a victory over the Lions in the Division II-North regular-season finale for both playoff teams, but the Lions turned in strong games defensively and on the glass and gave the Panthers a run for their money before winding up with a 36-34 loss.
CUMBERLAND â As far as Cumberland High head coach Steve Gordon is concerned, the beauty of the Rhode Island Interscholastic Wrestling Championships is that anything can happen at any given moment; that you can toss all conventional wisdom aside due to the glory at stake.
Mary Dolores Cormier
LAS VEGAS - Mary Dolores "Dolly" Cormier, 76, living the past 13 years in Las Vegas, Nevada and formerly of 650 River Road in Lincoln, passed into eternal rest on Thursday February 7, 2013 after a long battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She was the beloved wife of the late Richard S. Cormier. She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Alves) Garcia
PAWTUCKET â When Sister Gertrude of the Little Sisters of the Poor first suggested the idea of using a St. Patrick's Day dinner as a fundraiser for the Jeanne Jugan Residence, her mother superior was skeptical. The head nun didn't think enough people would want to eat a âboiled dinnerâ of corned beef and cabbage and told Sister Gertrude she'd be lucky to make $5,000.
PAWTUCKET â Conducting a job interview via Skype didnât impede Jeff Levering in the slightest.
Staring into a screen that contained the faces of Pawtucket Red Sox President Mike Tamburro, General Manager Lou Schwechheimer and Vice President of Public Relations Bill Wanless, Levering regaled the panel with tales of a teenage Dustin Pedroia. Picture two 16-year-olds playing on the same summertime baseball team and the lifelong memories that were forged.
WAKEFIELD â They're called âbunniesâ for a reason.
Shea High had a lot of elementary looks at the bucket in the initial half of this R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal tilt against North Providence on Wednesday night, but not many tickled the twine.
And, while the Raiders' frustration was obvious, head coach Matt Pita gave them a more-than-positive outlook after heading into their locker room behind, 28-24, at the break.
Fred H. Brown
CUMBERLAND - Fred H. Brown, 85 of Chambers Street, formerly of Read Street, Attleboro, passed away Wednesday at the Grandview Center, Cumberland. He was the beloved husband of Lucy E. (Marshall) Brown and they had been married for 65 years.
Born in Cedarville, NJ, and he was the son of the late Harry C. and Minnie (Erwin) Brown. He resided in Attleboro for 15 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mr. Brown was the owner of F.H. Brown Machine Company for over 25 years, retiring in 1996.
Lawrence Donald Reedy
CUMBERLAND - Lawrence Donald Reedy, 82, of Vista Drive, passed away Tuesday at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Mary C. (Collins) Reedy, and they had been married for 61 years.
Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late John and Estelle (Osiecki) Reedy. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.
He was the owner of Sewbiz Industries.
Joaquim D. Guerra
CENTRAL FALLS - Joaquim D. Guerra, 90, formerly of Tremont Street, passed away Wednesday at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Pawtucket. He was the husband of Gracinda (de Carvalho) Dias Guerra.
Born in Lameiro, Carvide, Portugal, he was the son of the late Joao and Dolores Dias Guerra. He moved to this country in 1974, settling in Central Falls.
He was a machine operator for Hasbro Inc. of Pawtucket for many years until his retirement.
PROVIDENCE â As part of the National Mortgage Settlement funding for local efforts to help homeowners facing foreclosure, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has announced two grants totaling $215,000 to support mortgage foreclosure education and outreach to area community agencies. Kilmartin announced a $155,000 grant to Progreso Latino to expand the agencyâs Better Living Project and a $60,000 grant to HousingWorks RI to research and report on foreclosures and foreclosure prevention programs over the next three years.
PAWTUCKET â A 15-year veteran of the Pawtucket Police Department has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman he was involved in a relationship with.
According to a statement from Pawtucket Police, during the past several weeks members of the department were made aware of domestic violence crimes involving one of its patrol officers, 40-year-old Steven Ricco.
The casket of Frank DiPaolo Jr. is carried out of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Providence Tuesday morning. At right, family and friends of DiPaolo are can be seen leaving the church. DiPaolo, who died Thursday at 106, served as a doorkeeper for the Rhode Island House of Representatives for more than 30 years before retiring in 2010. He was a political mentor to former R.I. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, having met him while Kennedy was a young student at Providence College.
PAWTUCKET â With ears still ringing from angry constituentsâ phone calls, the City Council convened a meeting of its Snow Removal Committee on Tuesday night at City Hall.
Councilors Jean Philippe Barros, David Moran, Albert Vitali, Terry Mercer and Larry Tetreault attended. Most of the other key officials were there: Director of Administration/Public Safety Director Tony Pires, Public Works Director Lance Hill, Emergency Management Director Normand Menard, Highway Supervisor Norm Lamoureux, Police Chief Paul King and Fire Chief William Sisson.
PROVIDENCE â Thereâs no need for Lee Goldsbrough to conceal his true emotions. For the first time in his Providence College tenure, basketball is fun.
PROVIDENCE --- St. Raphael Academy picked a bad time to endure its worst offensive performance of the season.
Needing a victory over Moses Brown on Tuesday night in order to clinch sole possession of the Division II-Central crown, the Saints found themselves struggling with their shot from start to finish and left the Quakersâ Waughtel-Howe Field House with an ugly 47-40 defeat.
CENTRAL FALLS - Joseph Forcier, 86, passed February 19th. He was the husband of the late Joan (Donahue) Forcier.
Born in Rumford, a son of the late Camile and Carana (Dodgee) Forcier.
He had been employed as a maintenance mechanic for many years and was a Navy WWII Veteran.
He is survived by two sons, Mark C. Forcier of Tennessee and Philip J. Forcier of Cumberland, a sister, Carana Burch of California and five grandchildren.
Ross H. Jones
CUMBERLAND - Ross H. Jones, 65 of Will Croft, passed away Monday at home. He was the husband of Kathleen M. (Kwolek) Jones.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Elizabeth (Morse) Jones and the late Thomas Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
He was a parts driver for Advanced Auto and formerly employed by Pawtucket Auto and Selrex.
He was a US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam, and was also a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Mr. Jones enjoyed watching Family Guy and NASCAR. He loved his cats and doing crossword puzzles everyday.
PROVIDENCE â Cumberland High senior co-captain Andrew Bauer took a specific but incredibly-optimistic plan into these R.I. Boys Swimming Championships on Monday night.
It was his lofty goal to break his own school mark in the 200-yard freestyle, then set new CHS marks at the 500 distance, not to mention the 50 and 100 freestyles.
EXETER â It was a mighty difficult end to Tolman High's post-season hopes. The Tigers surrendered a game-high 26 points to Exeter/West Greenwich standout Jack Livsey, who notched 22 in the final and overtime stanzas, and the Scarlet Knights eked out an 87-84 win in a R.I. Division II preliminary playoff on Monday.