Archive - Feb 18, 2014
PROVIDENCE â€“ The rematch was far more competitive. The outcome was just as painful for the Providence Friars to swallow.
PC tried its best to throw ninth-ranked Villanova for a loop, but the Wildcats were able to hang on for an 82-79 double-overtime victory on Tuesday night before 12,106 at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center. Ryan Arcidiacono closed out with 21 points, though none were bigger than the layup the Villanova guard converted with 3.6 seconds left in the second extra session.
For someone who normally wears blue as the head coach of the Cumberland softball and Burrillville cross country teams â€“ and had sported touches of red during past stints with the Tolman and Cranston West girlsâ€™ basketball squads â€“ Marty Crowley found himself having to adjust to green and gold this winter.
But aside from changing his athletic wardrobe, Crowleyâ€™s transition to the Massachusetts girlsâ€™ basketball scene and the extra competitive Hockomock League as the head coach of King Philip High of Wrentham, Mass. has been a seamless one.
Helen M. Campbell
CUMBERLAND- Helen M. (Gontarski) Campbell, 76, formerly of East Barrows Street, passed away Monday at the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Joseph "Soupy" Campbell.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Wyzga) Gontarski.
She resided in Harrisville for the past 10 years, previously residing in Cumberland
Mrs. Campbell was employed as a welder for Texas Instruments Inc. for over 30 years until her retirement.
Edward F. Faulkner
PAWTUCKET- Edward F. Faulkner of Pawtucket and formerly of Cumberland died on February 17, 2014. He was the husband of the late Rita (Bessette) Faulkner.
Mr. Faulkner was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late John and Anne (Dwyer) Faulkner.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he earned the Bronze Star. Mr. Faulkner worked as a mason/bricklayer for the Carlson Co., Gilbane Building Co., and J.L. Marshall & Sons for many years. He was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, Local 1.
PAWTUCKET â€” Another ceiling collapse, this time in an unused room at Slater Middle School, has prompted an emergency meeting of the School Committee to be held Monday night.
Interim Schools Supt. Patti DiCenso said the room, across from the assistant principalâ€™s office, had been closed off for occupancy due to concerns about the stability of the ceiling during an inspection of the cityâ€™s older school buildings last summer. The inspection had been called after a drop ceiling in a basement classroom at the Potter-Burns Elementary School gave way last fall.
PAWTUCKET â€” It was an invitation that four young men could have done without.
Pawtucket Police say five people were arrested Sunday after allegedly pistol-whipping and robbing four men who had been lured to an after-hours party in the basement of a house at 85 Daniels St.