Archive - 2010
WOONSOCKET â€” City officials released an accounting report this week that says the Woonsocket Education Department is capable of erasing a projected $1.5 million deficit without touching sports, music or academic programs, but Schools Supt. Robert Gerardi isn't so sure.
â€śTo me nothing is clear at this point,â€ť said the superintendent. â€śIt's a good job by the auditors, but it might be overly optimistic.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€” Rhode Island has another Governor Chafee.
Independent Lincoln Chafee outpolled a seven-man field Tuesday to win the office his father, the late Sen. John H. Chafee, held more than 40 years ago. He is the first candidate to win the governorship as an Independent.
â€śRoger Williams would be proud,â€ť Chafee said in his acceptance speech, referring to man who founded of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1663.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton won re-election easily Tuesday night and thanks to local voters, will also keep her job.
A ballot question that would have changed Hamiltonâ€™s elected administratorâ€™s post to a Town Council-appointed town manager was soundly defeated by local voters turning out at the polls, 2,980 opposed to 1,507 in favor.
The administrator proposal, Question 5, was most significant of a list of eight charter questions placed on the ballot. The remaining items covered largely technical and wording changes for the charter.
WOONSOCKET -- Last yearâ€™s Division II Super Bowl championship season is a distant memory for players on the 2010 Woonsocket High squad.
â€śThatâ€™s gone,â€ť head coach Carnell Henderson admitted on Tuesday night. â€śWe were a senior-heavy team last year. The kids on this yearâ€™s team feel like they were recipients of a championship last year. They want to win one for themselves.â€ť
The Villa Novans are 5-1 with one game left in the regular season. That one loss came against unbeaten Tolman by a 6-0 score back in mid-September.
Based on their records and how theyâ€™ve played against their league opponents, the Division I semifinals should include top-seed Barrington and No. 2 Shea from Division I-East and third-seeded Bishop Hendricken and No. 4 seed La Salle from Div. I-South.
Familiar area rivals like Cumberland, Lincoln, Smithfield and recently Mount St. Charles have consistently sent teams to the state championships and in some cases have done well.
Back in 2004, Cumberland shocked pre-race favorite Bishop Hendricken for the boysâ€™ state crown. Last year, Mount St. Charles made big strides in its program by placing seventh among the 18th schools. In 2005, the Cumberland girls qualified for the New England Championship by finishing sixth, a point ahead of Lincoln.
WOONSOCKET â€” For Lincoln High, Mondayâ€™s task was as straightforward as youâ€™ll get. A win against Woonsocket High meant the Lions would clinch no worse than a share of the Division II-North crown.
Mission accomplished as Lincoln, buoyed by two goals from Jillian DeSimone, took care of business with a 4-0 win over Woonsocket at Barry Field. The Lions finish the regular season 12-1-5. The Villa Novans completed their first â€“ and possibly last â€“ in Division II with a 1-17 mark.
Ponaganset football coach Brian Gendreau has developed a good perspective on two of the toughest teams in Division II this season â€“ unbeaten Tolman and once-beaten Woonsocket. His Chieftains have lost to both Super Bowl contenders.
â€śTolman is the fastest team in the league,â€ť Gendreau admitted on Sunday, â€śbut I would say Woonsocket is more balanced. They can run and throw the ball. You can see why they played a 6-0 game earlier this season. Both teams have great defenses.â€ť
Robert E. Fahey
MEDWAY MA- Mr. Robert E. Fahey, 66, of Medway MA, died Monday morning (November 1, 2010) at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Marsha (Bullukian) Fahey.
Mr. Fahey was born in Milford and had been employed for Walter E. Jock Oil Company located in Wells River VT and then returned to Milford where he owned and operated Prime Petroleum for twelve years. He later owned and operated Players Bar which was located in Milford.
Mr. Fahey was a Viet Nam era veteran having served in the US Army in Germany.
WOONSOCKET- Pauline Brillon, 78, died October 28, 2010 at home. She was born August 2, 1932 in Woonsocket to the late Albert and Yvette (Henry) Jolly. Pauline was the wife of Eugene Brillon of Woonsocket.
She worked as an assembler for the AT Cross Company for twenty plus years until retiring as well as being a homemaker for her six children.