Archive - Feb 2, 2011
PROVIDENCE â Woonsocketâs Mike Akinrola is making a big impact on Rhode Island Collegeâs basketball team this season.
The 6-foot-6 junior is averaging 14.3 points per game. He was named Little East Conference Co-Player of the Week last week after averaging 21.5 points and five rebounds in two games.
Thereâs a scene in Jerry Maguire in which Jerry, the do-anything-at-all-costs agent, is going over the particulars with Matt Cushman, father of quarterback and surefire top pick Frank. Besides appeasing his pseudo clients with dollar figures and draft stature, Jerry aims for some reassurance from the Cushman camp that he will be entrusted with the negotiations with the NFL team that selects Frank.
Matt Cushman closes the discussion with a firm handshake along with the following: âWhat you have is my whole word, and itâs stronger than oak.â
WOONSOCKET â For a few moments, it felt like a train was hurtling through the neighborhood as Christine Lanoue shoveled the heavy, slushy snow in front of her home at the end of First Avenue yesterday.
âI heard a big rumbling and the whole ground was shaking,â she said. âI thought my house was collapsing.â
PASCOAG- Denise M. Kendzierski 75, resident of N. Main St., Pascoag, passed away Jan. 21, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Charles Kendzierski.
Born in Tarklin Hill RI, a daughter of the late Joseph & Lydia (Souza) Pacheco.
Denise worked for the PolyTop Co. in Slatersville where she retired, previously she worked for the Crest Co. in Lincoln, and she worked most of her life for the A.T. Cross Co.
Raymond J. Morin
WOONSOCKET- Raymond J. Morin 94, of Winter St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Cecile (Lamothe) Morin.
Mr. Morin was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Henri and Maria (Michon) Morin.
He was a textile worker for the former Argon Worsted Co. and Fenwall Co. in Ashland, MA for most of his life, until his retirement in 1984.
Rene A. Lavallee
MANVILLE- Rene A. Lavallee of Old River Rd., Manville, died Sunday at home surrounded by his family. He was in his ninetieth year. Mr. Lavallee was the loving husband of Jeannette R. (Lussier) Lavallee. They were married on July 6, 1946.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late William and Yvonne (Beaudoin) Lavallee. He was a lifelong resident of Manville. He was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy and Hill College.