Archive - Feb 10, 2011
LINCOLN --- The Blackstone Valley will certainly make its presence felt at Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.â€™s next mixed martial arts show.
Five local fighters, three from Pawtucket and two from Woonsocket, will be featured on the undercard of an action-packed â€śRhode Rageâ€ť show on Friday, Feb. 25, at the Twin River Event Center.
This will be CESâ€™s third MMA card in Rhode Island, and while its inaugural â€śFirst Bloodâ€ť show last Sept. 17 and â€śSnow Brawlâ€™ event on Dec. 2 at Twin River were smashing successes, â€śRhode Rageâ€ť could top them both.
Janet S. Forbes
WOONSOCKET- Janet S. (Sanford) Forbes, 81, of Prospect St., died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late James M. Forbes.
Born in Potsdam, NY, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Jessie (Clark) Sanford.
Mrs. Forbes graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and SUNY, Plattsburgh, NY. She was a high school economics teacher, a church choir director and soloist, and an accomplished quilter.
Robert H. Clark
WOONSOCKET- Robert H. Clark, 91, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in the Oakland Grove Health Center.
His beloved wife of 60 years, Genevieve (Padden) Clark, died in 2006.
He leaves three sons, Richard and his wife Paula of Dudley, MA, Robert and his companion Patz Hoffman of Woonsocket, and Randall and his wife Joanne of Burrillville. He is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET- Demetre "Jimmy" Zervas, 79, of Winter St., died Feb., 9, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Petrula (Papadopoulos) Zervas.
Born July 17, 1931 in Veria, Greece, a son of the late Lambri and Polixeni (Chiara) Zerva.
He worked in the maintenance and construction department for Cumberland Farms for several years. He was an avid gardener.
PROVIDENCE â€“ In one of the biggest turnouts in recent memory, several hundred proponents and opponents of same-sex marriage descended on the Statehouse Wednesday for a rally, a press conference, speeches and a night-long hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.
The committee convened to hear two bills, one to make same-sex marriage legal in Rhode Island and the other to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2012 ballot that would define marriage exclusively as the union of one man and one woman. Both bills were held for further consideration before the hearing started.