March 15th, 2014
BURRILLVILLE -- For Burrillville, itâ€™s looking an awful lot like the end of last season.
Owners of a 4-11-3 mark during the regular season, the Broncos caught a bit of fire in last yearâ€™s Division I tournament. They played some of their finest hockey of the winter in the best-of-three semifinals to sweep Cranston West and earn a spot in the title series.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Thereâ€™s only one way to describe what occurred over the final 3:46 of the final stanza at Brown University on Friday night â€“ surreal.
It seemed as if defending state champion Mount St. Charles Academy was prepared to put the finishing touches on a fantastic 2-1 victory over Hendricken High in the opening tilt of the R.I. Championship Division best-of-three series at Meehan Auditorium on Friday night, but then the unimaginable â€“ the surreal â€“ happened.
I have never really given much thought to exploring my family tree, mainly because it always seemed more like a family shrub than a tree.
UXBRIDGE- Philippa "Joy" Gould, 68 of Uxbridge died Mon. March 10, 2014 in the St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville.
Ms. Gould was employed as a receptionist and medical assistant to Dr. Stephen Leach in the office of the Windham Medical Group in Willimantic, CT for 28 years. In October 2007, she retired and moved to Uxbridge to live with her former husband, Dana J. Gould.
Mary C. Hunt
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Mary C. Hunt, 89, of North Smithfield, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Edmund J. and Elizabeth M. (Carroll) Hunt.
Mary was a 1945 graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing and a 1962 graduate of Boston College. She was a registered nurse for the VA Hospital at Davis Park, Providence, for 33 years, retiring in 1985. Mary was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church.
NEW YORK â€” Just in case Ed Cooley let it slip from his mind that the Providence Friars and Madison Square have gone together like oil and vinegar for the longest time, he received a reminder from the collegeâ€™s president, the Rev. Brian J. Shanley.
â€śFrom what (Shanley) told me, we havenâ€™t won down here often,â€ť stated Cooley. â€śSo for us to get off the schneid, itâ€™s a great accomplishment for our program.â€ť
NEW YORK â€” Ed Cooley didnâ€™t mince words when asked if he feels St. Johnâ€™s should be one of the Big East teams selected to the NCAA Tournament.
When the subject turned to whether his Providence squad has done enough to get off the proverbial bubble and move closer to lock status following Thursdayâ€™s 79-74 victory over St. Johnâ€™s, Cooley refrained from politicking on the Friarsâ€™ behalf.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt struck a tone of cautious optimism as she recapped her administrationâ€™s accomplishments last night in a speech marking her first 100 days in office.
With the aid of Power Point visuals, Baldelli-Hunt embarked on a detailed, hour-long synopsis that covered a bit of old ground, but also contained a few surprises. Most controversially, perhaps, the mayor reaffirmed her commitment to all-day kindergarten and announced that she is ready to begin consolidating police and fire dispatching services in a move expected to save the city $630,000 a year.
Ann E. Paquette
WOONSOCKET- Ann E. Paquette, 77, of Woonsocket died Wednesday morning at home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Roger A. Paquette. They were married on October 12, 1957.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Alderic and Eva (Fortier) Denomme. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Paquette was employed as a stitcher for several area sewing shops. She also worked at U.S. Rubber, Royal Robes and in the housekeeping department at Mt. St. Francis Health Center before retiring.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Brian Sewell, 36, of No. Smithfield, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Hebert Health Nursing Home, Smithfield, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was the son of Raymond F. Sewell of Woonsocket and Rita E. (Charette) Sewell of No. Smithfield.