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March 22nd, 2011

PC names Ed Cooley new basketball coach

March 23, 2011

PROVIDENCE – There was only one candidate Providence College officials had its sights set on to become the school’s next basketball coach. Apparently Ed Cooley felt that warm embrace to the point that the Providence native is ready to take on the challenge of reversing the Friars’ fortunes.
Tuesday saw Providence officially sign off on the 41-year-old Cooley as the Friars’ new coach. Terms of the deal were not announced, though it’s not too far-fetched to think Cooley received something comparable, in terms of length and compensation, to the package Keno Davis was awarded three years ago.

Local teams deal with bad weather, indoor practices

March 23, 2011

This is the time of year when short hops and drag bunts are tabled by mire and muck; shagging fly balls replaced by judging ricochets off a gym wall.

Cannons' Smalley is Cumberland lacrosse coach

March 23, 2011

CUMBERLAND – They'll have a new head coach and they'll be participating in a new league.
But as far as the outlook for the upcoming season for Cumberland High, it will still be the same old goals.
“We just want to win as many games as possible and have some fun,” said first-year coach Matt Smalley. “We are just going to take it one game at a time and hopefully at the end of the season we'll be playing on championship day.”

March 22nd

Pawtucket Armory in receivership

March 23, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Another one of the city's landmark historical buildings appears to be in trouble. The Pawtucket Armory Association, which operates the castle-like Pawtucket Armory that houses the award-winning Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre and several other local companies, has been in receivership since the end of January.

Manuel Correia

March 22, 2011

Manuel Correia
CUMBERLAND - Manuel Correia, 80, of Curran Road, passed away Tuesday in the Home and Hospice Care of RI Inpatient Unit, Providence. He was the husband of the late Fernanda (DeSousa) Goncalves Correia.
Born in Darei, Mangualde, Portugal he was the son of the late Leonido and Maria Correia. He came to this country in 1969 settling in Cumberland.
He was employed by the former American Insulated Wire of South Attleboro for 20 years until his retirement.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

Edward A. Parent

March 22, 2011

Edward A. Parent
CUMBERLAND - Edward A. Parent, 76, from One Mendon Road, passed away Monday at home. He was the husband of Helen (Joly) Parent.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Tom and Ida (Jacques) Parent. He resided in Central Falls for the past 8 years, previously residing in Cumberland and Reno, Nevada.
Mr. Parent was a manager of Silver State Barricade and Sign for many years until retirement. After retirement he was employed as a School Bus Aid for Laidlaw and Durham Bus Services for over 10 years.

Peter Orloff

March 22, 2011

Peter Orloff
PAWTUCKET - Peter Orloff, 92 of Pawtucket died Monday at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. He is the husband of Therese Orloff. Born in Pawtucket, Peter is the son of the late Fred and Julia (Borchov) Orloff.
He was a WWII Army Veteran serving in Rome-Arno, North Apennines and PO Valley. He was the recipient of the American Theater Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, EAMET Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars and the Bronze Star Medal.

Newman A. Carr Jr.

March 22, 2011

Newman A. Carr Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Newman A. Carr Jr., 66, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Sunday in the Hebert Nursing Center, Smithfield after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Newman and Dorothy (Mann) Carr.
He was a
Class of 1962, Cumberland High School graduate, and was a member of the state champion baseball team.
After high school, Mr. Carr served during Vietnam in the United States National Guard, serving in the 115th Military Police Unit from 1968 to 1969.

Robert J. Bessette

March 22, 2011

Robert J. Bessette
PAWTUCKET - Robert J. Bessette, 76, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Lea R. (Dame) Bessette.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Alphonse and Dora (Ranalli)Bessette. Bob served in the U.S. Army and was an owner of the Foxon Packaging Co., Providence until retiring. He was an Honorary Life member and former Trustee of the Tri-City Elks Lodge No. 14; Past-President of the Wampanoag Rod & Gun Club and a former member of the Attleboro Foreman's Club.

What are the expectations for PC athletics?

March 22, 2011

On the same day Providence College parted company with Keno Davis, athletic director Bob Driscoll spelled out very succinctly the expectations he has for the Friar basketball program.
“It encompasses three different things. One, I want our student-athletes to represent the college and athletic department with dignity and class, both on and off the court,” was how Driscoll began. “I want my student-athletes to graduate from Providence College and I want to compete for a NCAA Tournament berth on an annual basis. Those are the standards by which I evaluate.”

March 21st

On arson squad, it's all about teamwork

March 22, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Investigating the crime of arson requires a lot of teamwork, specialized training, and a nose for rooting out suspicious substances. And sometimes, the team gets valuable help from a nose that's cold and wet.
One of the most high-profile arson cases in recent history is the one that took place on Feb. 16 at 35 Vale Street. Thanks to some quick investigative work by state and local fire and police officials, and a specially trained dog on loan from Massachusetts State Police, the suspects accused of setting the fire were arrested and charged just two days later with the crime.

Rita J. Fortin

March 21, 2011

Rita J. Fortin
PAWTUCKET - Rita J. Fortin, 78, of Pawtucket passed away peacefully Saturday, March 19, 2011. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alphie and Blanche (Ethier) Descoteaux. Mrs. Fortin worked as a Seamstress for various companies for many years before retiring.
She is survived by her loving children, Joy Nardella of Seekonk, MA, Arthur K. Fortin of Coventry, Neil Fortin of Florida, Glenn Fortin of Florida, Brenda David of Harrisville, Kevin Fortin also of Florida and Lisa Marie Fortin of Plainville, MA; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Doris J. Goff

March 21, 2011

Doris J. Goff
PAWTUCKET - - Doris Jane Goff, 85, of Prospect Street died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Pawtucket Skilled Health & Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket. Born in Attleboro, MA, a daughter of the late Horace K. and Beatrice M. (Toon) Goff, she had lived in Pawtucket for all her life.

Luz G. Morales

March 21, 2011

Luz G. Morales
PAWTUCKET. Luz G. Morales, Assistant Pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Sinai of Walcott Street, passed into eternal life at home on Thursday surrounded by her living family. She was the beloved wife of Rev. Pastor Jose A. Morales.
Mrs. Morales was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Modesto and Maria Antonia Vargas Torres and moved to R.I. in 1980.

Florence Martitz-Delisle

March 21, 2011

Florence Martitz-Delisle
CUMBERLAND - Florence Martitz-Delisle, 86, of Cumberland and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011. She was the wife of the late Ernest Martitz and the late Philip Delisle.

Dorothy M. Potter

March 21, 2011

Dorothy M. Potter
WOONSOCKET - Dorothy May Potter, 80, of Woonsocket, died March 19, 2011 at Woonsocket Health Center. She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Earl F. and Laura M. (Minchen) Potter. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.
She is survived by 1 sister Laura E. Harrison of East Providence, 2 nieces Rev.Patricia E. Harrison of Barrington and Deborah A. Harrison of Castleton, NY. Funeral and burial will be private.

Anzetta E. Moreau

March 21, 2011

Anzetta E. Moreau
CENTRAL FALLS - Anzetta E. Moreau 74, of 466 Hunt St, passed March 19th. She was the wife of the late Andrew R. Moreau.
Born in Lubec, Maine, a daughter of the late Paul A. and Gussie M. (Denbow) Leighton.
Anzetta had been employed by the former Health-tex Industries for 20 years and then the Broad St, McDonalds for 10 years retiring in 1999.
She was a member of the Wilfred Manor Association, the St Matthews Women's Club.

March 20th

Taking on bullying

March 21, 2011

“I remember in seventh grade, at the beginning of the day, there was a boy named Roger standing in the hallway, and I adored him. He never gave up, even though he had a challenge, Down Syndrome … There was a girl named Nadia who would shake her hips and twirl her curls; she thought she was all that. I was walking to class, and I saw her and (others) throwing dirt (from a plant) in Roger's eyes, and he was smiling. He smiled because he thought these kids finally wanted to play with him, spend time with him.

Chafee, Fogarty tour city's netWORKri Career Center

March 20, 2011

PAWTUCKET — As a dozen or so unemployed Rhode Islanders sat at computer work stations polishing their resumes, Gov. Lincoln Chafee took a walk through the netWORKri Career Center at 175 Main St. Friday morning to see what services are being offered.

Pretak, Davis cop individual titles at St. Pat's 5K

March 20, 2011

PROVIDENCE — After battling a stiff headwind for the first mile of the St. Pat’s 5K, Stephen Pretak knew his goal of running close to 15 minutes would not happen Saturday morning.
But the less-than-favorable conditions in the Providence race didn’t stop him from breaking the tape a winner.
The 26-year-old Connecticut native captured the final stage of the inaugural Tour de Patrick, finishing the out-and-back course with a time of 15:31.7. Pretak held off defending titlist Eric Lonergan of North Kingstown, who claimed the runner-up spot at 15:35.4.

 

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