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February 26th, 2012

Winning by a nose: Cumberland wins state wrestling title by one point

February 26, 2012

PROVIDENCE — When the final second ticked off the clock in the 195-pound championship final, Cumberland High senior grappler Tom LaCroix broke free of his opponent's last-ditch clutch, leaped into the air and pumped his fist in jubilation.
His teammates, most of whom were on the mat's borders anxiously watching, immediately mobbed veteran head coach Steve Gordon, then did the same to LaCroix.

Hawks turn up defensive pressure, oust Tigers from state playoffs

February 26, 2012

WARWICK — Tolman head coach Mike Kayata didn’t mince words when asked about how Bishop Hendricken transformed a one-point halftime lead into a 63-42 final Saturday night. Simply put the Hawks were cooking with gas while the Tigers, who with the loss were eliminated from the open state tournament, were just trying to stay afloat.
“They exploited us,” Kayata deadpanned.

February 25th

Ruler of the pool: Clippers' Kent captures two events at state meet

February 25, 2012

KINGSTON — Cumberland High junior Courtney Kent explained Saturday afternoon that she hadn’t really “tapered” for these R.I. Interscholastic Swimming Championships.
In essence, that just means she hadn’t cut down on the amount of practice yardage she swims day-in and day-out as a member of Crimson Aquatics, based out of Cambridge. A slice in distance, a swimmer always hopes, results in faster times due to the body’s ability to recuperate.

FLOWER POWER

February 25, 2012

Pawtucket artist and garden designer Mike Bryce, whose studio is located at 1005 Main St., paints colorful tiles for his painted garden called "Serenity" - a Rhode Island day trip from historic Providence to the tranquil shores of Block Island, at the Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show at the Convention Center in Providence Friday. The show runs through Sunday.

Council supports expansion of arts district

February 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET — In an effort to encourage reuse of more of the city's vacant mills or underutilized commercial buildings, the City Council is supporting legislation that would expand the “arts and entertainment district” that offers an exemption from sales tax on original works sold by individuals working in arts-related fields.

February 24th

Easy does it: Shea handily wins tourney opener

February 24, 2012

PAWTUCKET – To borrow from the office supply story Staples, “That was easy.”
Almost too easy if you’re Shea High, which in its playoff opener rolled to a 84-50 final at the expense of an overmatched Johnston High squad Friday night at “The Cage.” The 34-point drubbing vaults Shea, the No. 8 seed in the 30-team open state tournament, into the Round of 16 on Tuesday night at CCRI-Warwick. There the Raiders will face Rogers, which defeated Middletown, 69-43.

No contest: St. Raphael blasts Narragansett, 63-29

February 24, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Tom “Saar” Sorrentine had just watched his St. Raphael outfit stifle playoff foe Narragansett High, displaying LoJack tendencies in a 63-29 blowout Friday night at Alumni Hall. Next up for Sorrentine & Co. is a Sweet 16 matchup on the docket for Wednesday night at Bryant University against the survivor of Smithfield-Classical, two Division I squads set to do battle Saturday night in Providence.

Richard R. Fournier

February 24, 2012

Richard R. Fournier

CUMBERLAND- Richard R. Fournier, 55 of Cumberland died Tuesday at home.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of Raoul Fournier and the late Janette (Pelletier) Fournier.
Richard worked as a shuttle operator at Anchor Subaru of North Smithfield. He was an avid sports fan and history enthusiast.

Juvenala Bisordi

February 24, 2012

Juvenala Bisordi

CUMBERLAND- Juvenala Bisordi, "Judy" 86, passed February 23rd. She was the wife of Edward "Fred" Bisordi. They have been married for 61 years.
Judy had been employed by Heathtex for 20 years before retiring in 1988.
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Robert Bisordi of Smithfield, Michael Bisordi of Cumberland and David Bisordi of Warwick.
Two sisters, Deolinda Medeiros and Maria Souza, 4 granddaughters, Tina Gamache, Briana, Desiree and Emily Bisordi. She was the sister of the late Zulmira Delpivo.

February 23rd

Chafee hints at withdrawing meal tax hike if revenue strong enough

February 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Speaking at a business development forum Thursday, Gov. Lincoln Chafee hinted that he might withdraw his proposed hike in the meals and beverage tax if new revenue forecasts due in May are high enough.
“We’re hoping with those new revenue estimates we can work on the meals and beverage tax,” Chafee said. “Let’s hope those May numbers continue the positive trend they’re on.”

Kathryn R. Breault

February 23, 2012

Kathryn R. Breault

PAWTUCKET- Kathryn R. Breault, 74, of Anthony Avenue, Pawtucket died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at home after a three year courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Louis Breault.
Mrs. Breault was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Martin and Ceceila (Coyne) O'Brien. She was employed by the Pawtucket School Department for many years.
Mrs. Breault was the secretary for the Parish Council at St. Jean-Baptiste Parish in Pawtucket as well as the Past President of the Women's Guild there.

Janice Goyette

February 23, 2012

Janice Goyette

PLAINVILLE, MA- Janice (Pollard) Goyette, 76, long time resident of Plainville passed away Tuesday February 21, 2012 surrounded by her loving family in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Goyette.
Born May 25, 1935 in Cumberland, Rhode Island daughter of the late George Pollard and Alice (Eccles) Pollard Gonyeo and her husband William Gonyeo
She grew up in Cumberland and was a graduate of Cumberland High School.

WEB ONLY: RIIL announces schedule of 'Sweet 16' games for boys' hoops tournament

February 23, 2012

The unknown variable pertaining to the 30-team boys’ basketball open state tournament is a mystery no more.
On Thursday the Interscholastic League released where the corresponding regions will be heading for the Round of 16 should they safely navigate out of this weekend’s first-round slate of games. The North region will dock at CCRI-Warwick next Tuesday; the South region will play out at Bryant University next Tuesday; the East region heads to Bryant University next Wednesday; the West region is set for next Wednesday at CCRI-Warwick.

February 22nd

Local basketball teams learn their playoff opponents

February 23, 2012

PAWTUCKET – As players and members of the St. Raphael basketball family sat in the film room of Alumni Hall, enjoying pizza and soda while viewing Cox Sports’ presentation of the unveiling of the brackets of the 30-team open state tournament, a feeling of uneasiness engulfed head coach Tom “Saar” Sorrentine.

Saints overcome tough challenge from Townies

February 22, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE – And so, Alex Butler and his East Providence High squad was left with this: With nothing left to play for other than pride and principle, the Townies played free and easy Wednesday night while at the same time providing defending state champion St. Raphael Academy with all sorts of fits.
By no means did E.P. run away from the challenge at hand. The Townies stood toe-to-toe with the defending champs until the very end of an eventual 58-55 Saints win that demonstrated to Butler that his team was not ready to enjoy the rest of its February vacation.

Council OKs appointments

February 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The City Council at its meeting of Feb. 8 approved several appointments, including that of renewing the terms of the municipal judge and associate municipal judge.
By a unanimous vote, the council elected former state Senator John M. McBurney to a three-year term as municipal judge and current Sen. Donna M. Nesslebush to a three-year term as associate municipal judge.

John T. Barry

February 22, 2012

John T. Barry

LINCOLN- John T. Barry, 77, of Williams Street, Lincoln passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of James and Alice (Knowles) Barry, Sr.
Mr. Barry grew up in Pawtucket, graduating from St. Edwards School and Pawtucket West High School. He was a lifelong Communicant at St. Edward's Church and a volunteer at LaSalette Shrine.

Paula Tierney

February 22, 2012

Paula Tierney

CENTRAL FALLS- Paula Tierney, 44, passed on February 20, 2012.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Francis and Joan (Hennesey)
Tierney.
She had been employed as a Telemarketer for many years.
Paula is survived by a daughter, Melissa Brooks of Central Falls, a sister, Diane Mayer of Riverside, two brothers, Kenneth Smith of Johnston and Steven Smith of East Providence and several nieces and nephews. She was the former wife of Dennis Brooks.

Steven J. Phillips

February 22, 2012

Steven J. Phillips

PAWTUCKET- Steven J. Phillips, 45, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. He was the beloved husband Elizabeth M. (Allan) Phillips for twenty-three years.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of Joyce (Renell) Phillips of Pawtucket and the late Richard Phillips.
Steve had been employed by the Sun Chemical Company, Mansfield, for many years. He was a handyman who enjoyed helping others, and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Patriots.

Linda A. Santos

February 22, 2012

Linda A. Santos

PAWTUCKET- Linda A. Santos, 92, of Pawtucket, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012. She was the wife of the late Anthony Santos.
Mrs. Santos was born in Ludlow MA, the daughter of the late Firmino and Guilheminia (Conceicao) Ferreira.
She was employed at the former Central Braid and Rug in Central Falls.
Mrs. Santos is survived by her daughter Sandra Wesley and her husband Fred of Seekonk MA. She also leaves three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Santos was the mother of the late Lynda Fernandes and the sister of the late James Ferreira.

 

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