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February 21st, 2011

James Russell Corbett

February 21, 2011

James Russell Corbett
EAST PROVIDENCE - James Russell Corbett, 94, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Vera (Mello) Corbett.
Born in Torrington, CT, a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Leifert) Corbett, he resided in East Providence since 1994, previously residing in Pawtucket.

Irish Mugs

February 21, 2011

Faces of Ireland contestants Diane Levesque of Lincoln, center, and Sue Petersen of Cumberland hold hands after tying twice with the audience voting via applause. Pawtucket St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Chairman Arthur Brunelle, left, authorized a coin toss to decide the winner. Petersen won the coin toss and is the female Face of Ireland.

February 20th

Gobewole, Fernandes track down state titles

February 21, 2011

PROVIDENCE — After his Pop Warner football team, the Edgewood Eagles, won a national title in 2008, Shea senior Freddy Gobewole figured a similar fate would occur at the high school level.
It never happened.
While Gobewole was a top running back for the Raiders, the teams struggled during his career with just nine total wins, and no playoff appearances, the last four years.
To make matters worse, a dislocated shoulder, suffered during a scrimmage in August, kept him off the field for half the season this fall.

Coaches share viewpoints on balancing hoops, grades

February 21, 2011

The majority of high school coaches are also full-time teachers. For these dedicated souls, the world of academia does not cease once the final bell rings. True, they may trade their lesson plans in for whistles and clipboards, maneuvering from one stressful environment to the next. In reality coaches are confronted with the same pressing matter that monopolizes their time and energy during the daytime.

Pawtucket officer found guilty of indecent exposure

February 20, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Following a trial that concluded on Friday in Providence's District Court, Pawtucket police officer Nichalas Laprade was found guilty of one count of indecent exposure/disorderly conduct related to an incident on I-95 last November.
According to the Attorney General's Office, Laprade received a one-year filing on the misdemeanor charge, which essentially means that if he stays out of further legal trouble for one year, the conviction will be dropped from his record.

February 19th

Davies Tech guitar-building class comes with no strings attached

February 19, 2011

LINCOLN – Benjamin Pelletier couldn't believe his good fortune when he happened by a flier posted inside the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School one day last November.
It asked any student interested in building his or her own electric guitar – and learning how to play it – to register for the extracurricular program sponsored by the school.

2 city men charged with setting Vale Street fire

February 19, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Following an intensive police and fire investigation, two city men were arrested for allegedly setting the fire that destroyed a six-unit apartment house at 35 Vale St. on Wednesday morning.
On Thursday, Pawtucket police arrested Raymond B. Gyamfi, 21, of 181 Magill St., Pawtucket, and Jeremy Lopes, 22, of 103 Samuel Ave., also of Pawtucket. Police Major Arthur Martins said that the arrests were made by the Pawtucket Police with assistance from the Central Falls and Providence Police Departments. He added that the investigation is continuing.

February 18th

Tolman beats C.F., faces top-seeded N.P. next

February 19, 2011

PAWTUCKET — If you were to go up to Mike Kayata and tell him that senior star Elijah Wiggins would be a non-factor due to foul problems, the Tolman head coach would say his team is in really deep trouble.

Shea rolls into Div. II basketball quarterfinals

February 19, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Free throws attempted serve as the perfect means to separate which team was the more aggressive unit.
It’s also the main reason why Shea High remains alive in the Division II playoffs after posting a 62-53 win over Narragansett High on Friday night at “The Cage.”
The stat that tells the story in this preliminary round clash is that the seventh-seeded Raiders attempted a dozen more free throws than the No. 10 Mariners. Shea went 16-of-24 from the charity stripe while Narragansett was 6-for-12.
Shea now moves on to face Rogers, seeded second, on Monday in the quarterfinals.

Therese M. Beaulieu

February 18, 2011

Therese M. Beaulieu
PAWTUCKET - Therese M. Beaulieu, 80 of Pawtucket died on Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Beaulieu. A daughter of the late Arthur and Ursula (Giard) Beaulieu, she was born in Pawtucket where she was a lifelong resident.
She was a communicant of St. Teresa Church. Prior to retirement in 1992, she had been employed for thirty-two years as an estimator in the office of the Key Container Corp. She was a member of St. Teresa's Senior Group and of the AARP.

George H. Adams IV

February 18, 2011

George H. Adams IV
CENTRAL FALLS - George H. Adams IV, 23, of Dexter St, Central Falls died Thursday, February 17, 2011. He was the son of George H. Adams III and Melinda Chaves.
Mr. Adams installed sprinkler systems for Triple A Sprinklers in Warwick.

Evelyn Brouillette

February 18, 2011

Evelyn Brouillette
CUMBERLAND - Evelyn (Breault) Brouillette, 85, formerly of Pocasset Avenue, passed away Thursday in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Raymond Brouillette.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Theophile and Laura (Jette) Breault. She resided in Cumberland for over 50 years.
Mrs. Brouillette was employed at Texas Instruments, Rhode Island College, RI Division of Taxation, and Fram Corporation.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church.

DePaul loss tough for Davis, Friars to swallow

February 18, 2011

PROVIDENCE – No matter how you slice it, Providence’s 79-76 defeat to Big East bottom feeder DePaul was a tough pill for Keno Davis and the Friars to swallow.
Davis’ post game press conference was far from a ray of sunshine, as the third-year coach sat silent at the podium for several minutes before trying to explain what has to be the Friars’ most disheartening loss of the season – one coming against a DePaul outfit that coming had had dropped 25 consecutive Big East games.
“It’s a tough lesson for a young team to learn,” said a clearly shell-shocked Davis.

Divisional boys' hoop playoffs begin tonight

February 18, 2011

For three local teams straddling along the same line, the idiomatic expression “there’s no tomorrow” definitely applies.

Cumberland vs. Warwick Vets: Wrestling at its best

February 18, 2011

CUMBERLAND — In states where wrestling holds a prominent place in the high school sports winter season -- Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Iowa come to mind – people flock to big dual-meets in large numbers. When two unbeaten teams meet, fans and coaches and former wrestlers fill the stands, contributing to a raucous setting not often seen in Rhode Island.

DePaul nips PC, ends 25-game Big East losing skid

February 18, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The country got up close with the nether regions of the Big East Conference on Thursday night.
In a nationally-televised contest involving two teams just trying to stay afloat in a Top-25 dominated lead, DePaul held on for 79-76 win over the Providence College Friars before 5,021 disappointed fans at The Dunk.
PC trailed 77-76 with seven seconds remaining when Gerard Coleman had a pass broken up in the lane by DePaul’s Jeremiah Kelly, who hit two free throws with less than a second remaining to secure the win.

February 17th

Paul M. Driscoll

February 17, 2011

Paul M. Driscoll
CUMBERLAND - Paul M. Driscoll, 58, of Lonsdale Farm Road passed away Wednesday, February 16 at home.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mary V. (Vass) Driscoll. He resided in Cumberland for the past 33 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
He was a United States Army National Guard Veteran, serving in the Airborne Division.
He was employed as a floral desiger for Uncle Ronnies Flower Shop of Cumberland for over 30 years.

Tolman routs Ponaganset

February 17, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Tolman High demonstrated the proper way to head into the postseason, dispatching of Ponaganset High, 71-44, Wednesday afternoon at the Donaldson Memorial Gymnasium.

Saints no match for Hendricken

February 17, 2011

PAWTUCKET — As is normally the case, Tom “Saar” Sorrentine uses “Senior Night” as a chance to shine the light on those seniors who normally take a backseat to more acclaimed teammates. For Newon Sendolo, Franklin Batista, Ben Pillsbury, Austin Hill and Calvin Contreras, that meant a chance to make a rare start, doing so with playoff position hanging in the balance against perennial power Bishop Hendricken.

Cumberland stays perfect, defeats previously--unbeaten Warwick

February 17, 2011

CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland High wrestling program runs as deep as the roots head coach Steve Gordon has nurtured in this town since moving here nearly 50 years ago.
The Clippers finished their second straight undefeated dual-meet season on Wednesday night with a 37-20 spanking of equally unbeaten Warwick Veterans, which was the favored team heading into this showdown between Division I’s two elite squads.

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