Archive - Mar 2011
PROVIDENCE - When North Smithfield and Central played each other during the league season, the two Division III squads split their two games with both teams winning on their home court by single digits.
Head coach David Ruff didn't anticipate anything but an all-out battle when his second-seeded Northmen matched against the No. 3 Knights in Monday's semifinal matchup at Rhode Island College.
Ruff got exactly what he expected, but his only wish was that the numbers on the scoreboard were a little different.
Division II semifinals
Game 1: Cumberland at Portsmouth, 7 p.m.
Game 1: North Smithfield at Mount St. Charles, 7:30 p.m.
Game 1: Burrillville/Ponaganset vs. Bay View (Cranston), 8:10
Division I semifinals
Game 1: La Salle at Mount St. Charles, TBA
Division II semifinals
Game 2: Portsmouth at Cumberland (Adelard), TBA
Division III semifinals
Game 1: East Providence at Mount Hope (Portsmouth), 7 p.m.
Game 2: Bay View at Burrillville/Ponaganset (Levy), 8 p.m.
PROVIDENCE â€“ There were not too many onlookers that figured Monday nightâ€™s Division III semifinal contest would be a close affair.
The late game pitted top-ranked Middletown, a team with just one loss on its record, versus No. 5 seed Davies Tech, a .500 ballclub.
Add the fact that the Islanders defeated the Patriots by 26 points in their last meeting on Feb. 24.
A blowout certainly seemed inevitable, but head coach Gerry Suggs and his gutsy squad never let it happen.
PROVIDENCE â€” Just days after Col. Brendan Doherty announced his resignation as Superintendent of the State Police, Gov. Lincoln Chafee has selected U.S. Marshal Steven Oâ€™Donnell as his replacement.
Chafee introduced Oâ€™Donnell as â€śa leader who has not only met expectations, but continuously exceeded them during a long and distinguished career.â€ť He recalled that, in 1996, then-President Bill Clinton named Oâ€™Donnell as one of the nationâ€™s 10 â€śTop Cops.â€ť
BURRILLVILLE- Sophie (Pytell) Waterman, 86, of Pascoag, died Monday, March 7, 2011 in Golden Living Center, Attleboro, MA. She was the wife of the late John E. Waterman.
Born in Millville, MA she was the daughter of the late Karol and Annie (Kostosyn) Pytell.
Sophie worked as a spinner in area mills for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Rosary and Altar Society and the Bradford Court Association.
Tiffany Lee Gray
WOONSOCKET- Gray, Tiffany Lee, 23 of Woonsocket died March 3, 2011.
She was born on August 15, 1987 in Woonsocket, RI a daughter of Christopher A. Gray and Melissa L. Desrocher.
She was part of the first graduating class of the Beacon Charter School of Cultural Arts. She was the first Salutatorian of the schools history.
Edward P. Baram
NARRAGANSETT- Edward P. Baram, 71 of Narragansett, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011.
Born in Providence, Eddie was a graduate of the Moses Brown School and the NY Military Academy. He loved tennis and golf, and was an avid gardener. He was the son of the late Nathan and Lillian (Zeidel) Baram, and brother of the late Richard Baram.
Linda L. Tremba
NORTH SCITUATE- Linda L. (Guimelli) Tremba, 68, of North Scituate, RI, passed away on Thursday, March, 3, 2011 surrounded by her family, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA. She was the beloved wife of Gregory G. Tremba.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on March 1, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Alyce A. (Garabedian) Guimelli.
Brother Ronald S. Dupuis, S.C.
BURRILLVILLE- Brother Ronald S. Dupuis, S.C., (Brother Giles) 78, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died unexpectedly March 4, 2011. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Donat Dupuis and Jeanette (Beauregard) (Dupuis) Luzi. He was the stepson of the late John Luzi.
Brother Ronald entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart September 1, 1946 at Sharon, Massachusetts. He pronounced his first vows in 1949 and his perpetual vows in 1955.
An open letter to Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley and Athletic Director Bob Driscoll:
When the search for the next menâ€™s basketball coach commences, do not make the same mistake you did the last time. Many people were leery when Keno Davis was given the keys to the schoolâ€™s primary means of visibility and exposure. Not just because Davis had all of one year of coaching experience under his belt, but also for the simple reason that he was far from the top choice to replace Tim Welsh.