October 24th, 2010
WEST WARWICK â€” Every-one Tolman has faced, and will face, is well aware of the teamâ€™s defensive prowess. The tenacious unit entered Saturdayâ€™s Division II-B matchup against West Warwick having allowed the second fewest points (12) in league play, while posting three shutouts.
A typical Division II playoff scramble is developing with two weeks left in the regular season schedule.
This is the lone league that features an eight-team playoff field. Division II possesses 16 teams, almost double the size of Division I. And because of those numbers, the D-II playoff situation is almost always complicated.
Right now, four D-II teams seem certain to make the Nov. 12-13 quarterfinal round: Tolman (5-0), Woonsocket (4-1), Chariho (4-1) and Johnston (4-1). The scramble for the other four spots wonâ€™t be figured out until after the dust clears on Nov. 6.
NARRAGANSETT â€“ Two steps forward, one step back.
All of the good vibes Lincoln High gained in beating previously undefeated Moses Brown the previous week went up in smoke Saturday at Zepp Field. Turnovers and several ill-timed penalties were the major bugaboos in a 23-7 setback to Narragansett High that places the Lions squarely on the bubble of the Division III playoff scene.
â€śWe completely beat ourselves,â€ť was the quick-to-the-point assessment Lincoln head coach Dave Waycott offered after his club slipped to 3-3 in the league, a record now shared by the Mariners.
LINCOLN --- It was rather by accident how Lincoln High School Resource Officer Dave Waycott developed the idea of conducting a â€śDriving While Texting Awarenessâ€ť program for students with licenses.
â€śWe were doing a safety fair here at school about two weeks ago, and one student â€“ Kyle Sexton â€“ helped me out with it,â€ť Waycott grinned. â€śWhile we were waiting for people to come into the old middle school gym, he was in one of our carts, texting away.
Mary F. Rego
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. Rego, 59, of Pawtucket died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.Mary was the wife of the late Fernando P. Rego. Born in the Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose G. and Gualdina (DoRego) Pereira. She lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 2008, Mary worked in the textile business at International Packaging in Pawtucket for 28 years.
Margaret M. Merrifield
CUMBERLAND - Margaret M.(Hodde) Merrifield, 91 of Chambers St. Cumberland and formerly of Sweet Avenue, Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Grandview Center. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Merrifield, Sr.
Born in South Attleboro, MA, she was a daughter of the late John and Sadie (Lynch) Hodde and had lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Earl A. Marchand
ATTLEBORO - Earl A. Marchand, of Attleboro, Mass., a former Boston newspaperman and communications writer, died Friday in his home after a brief illness. He was 79.
A Korean War Navy veteran, Mr. Marchand served as staff writer for the Boston Herald Traveler and Boston Herald American from 1961 to 1980.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Like thousands of college freshmen across the country, Gerard Coleman and Brice Kofane are adjusting to being away from home for the first time in their young lives.
While settling into the dorms and registering and selecting classes only mark the beginning of this new and eye-opening chapter, thereâ€™s also the basketball-related education that Coleman and Kofane, two of Providence College newest menâ€™s basketball players, have been privy to.
PAWTUCKET â€” The cause of the massive Union Wadding Company mill fire has been determined to be arson, and fire officials are turning to the public for help in finding the person or persons who lit the match.
Wayne R. Girard
PAWTUCKET - Wayne R. Girard, 35 of Wood Street died Monday at his home. He was the son of the late Andrew, Sr. and Beatrice (Clarkson) Girard.
He was employed as a machinist and was a student of the Yoons Martial Arts Academy in Deleware for a time.He was well loved and will be missed by all.
He is survived by one son, Austin Girard and one daughter Audry Girard both of Pawtucket, one sister Sheryl Genest of Pawtucket and two brothers Andrew Girard, Jr. of Cranston and Mark Girard of Pawtucket and five nephews.
Lucy Catherine Bowen
ATTLEBORO - Lucy Catherine(Geraghty) Bowen, a long time resident of South Attleboro, joined the angels in heaven on October 18, 2010. Lucy was born October 20, 1923 in South Attleboro, Mass. She was the loving wife of James M. Bowen for 65 years. In 1957 the couple moved to Greenville, Ohio, where they raised their family and lived for more than 25 years. They retired and returned to South Attleboro in 1980 where Lucy was an active volunteer for the Knights of Columbus and St. Theresa's parish. Lucy was employed in the jewelry industry for many years.
Maria Armanda Craveiro
NORTH SCITUATE - Maria Armanda (Almeida) Craveiro, 62, of Carue Drive, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Mrs. Craveiro was a ten year breast cancer survivor. She was the beloved wife of Antonio Craveiro, the former tailor for the Rhode Island State Police.
Born in Gouveia, Portugal, she was the daughter of Antonio and Maria Isabel (Cruz) Almeida. She moved to this country in 1969 settling in Woonsocket. She resided in Scituate for 33 years.
She was the owner and hairdresser for Hair Designs by Maria for many years, retiring due to illness.
PAWTUCKET â€” Since it opened on September 11, 2008, the Sean Nassaney Emergency Operations Center has proved useful for coordinating city workers during major snowstorms and last March's flooding. However, EMA Director Robert Howe said he never imagined it would one day serve as a command center for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
LINCOLN â€” As she readied herself for school Tuesday morning, Lincoln High junior Taylor Jutras argued vehemently with her mother, Tammy, about a mere two dollars. When â€śMaâ€ť wouldn't budge on the request, she stormed out of the house â€śin a huff.â€ť
About five hours later, Taylor admitted she had texted her mom several times, promising she was sorry for her behavior and understood Tammy's stance on the matter.
Must-win games? It seems like fans will have their pick of the litter when it comes to teams in the Blackstone Valley this weekend!
Fridayâ€™s action features four schools -- East Providence, Cumberland, Shea, and St. Raphael -- who sorely need to win their games over tough opponents in order to keep their respective playoff hopes alive.
PROVIDENCE -- Itâ€™s been two years since Peter Manfredo Jr. last fought in Rhode Island, but for the Manfredoâ€™s Gym world middleweight champion, it seems like a lifetime ago.
The last time Manfredo stepped into the ring in this state, he endured one of the worst defeats of his pro career -- a third-round TKO loss to Sakio Bika for the IBO (International Boxing Organization) super middleweight title at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center.
PROVIDENCE -- The good news for Joe Gardner is that heâ€™s going to fight for the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight championship on Nov. 12 at the Twin River Event Center.
The bad news is that the Woonsocket fighter is going to have to battle a very familiar boxer to him, his trainer, Bob Moreau, and his corner -- his favorite sparring partner, Keith Kozlin of West Warwick.
Tintra Mary Cochran
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA - Tintra Mary (Alessandro) Cochran, 93, of West Carpenter St., South Attleboro, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Francis Cochran.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Domenico and Josephina (Costa) Alessandro and had lived in South Attleboro for over 55 years.
She was retired and had worked as a seamstress for Pawtucket Dress Company. She was a member of the Royal Travelers for over 30 years.
Ethel L. Martel
Pawtucket - Ethel L. (Oldrid) Martel, 94, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Roy E. "Jake" Martel. They were married for 51 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Samuel and Estelle (Esser) Oldrid, she had lived in Pawtucket and Central Falls all her life.