Archive - Apr 4, 2011
For the past two years, race director Kerri Stenovitch has had no problem deciding on a rightful beneficiary for the Phantom Farms Planting Footprints 5K road race. Considering that the 3.1-mile event takes place at the popular Cumberland apple orchard, most of the proceeds went to the R.I. Fruit Growers Association.
Stenovitch, a former star runner for St. Raphael Academy in the early 1990s, has decided on a new cause for this Sundayâ€™s race.
And like the previous one, this one truly made sense.
Ed Hunt knows that all three subdivisions in this yearâ€™s Division I circuit are going to be tough, but not as difficult as the battles awaiting his Lincoln team in the Division I-North ranks.
â€śThere are no weak sisters in our division,â€ť the veteran coach said before his Lionsâ€™ workout on Monday afternoon. â€śI think we have the toughest division from top to bottom, whereas most of the other divisions, theyâ€™re balanced this year, but they still probably have four good teams.â€ť
MILLVILLE â€” Police say excessive speed was a factor in the crash of a motor vehicle that left a 20-year-old local man dead Sunday.
Christopher Mitrano of 9 Allard Court was pronounced dead at the scene about 1 a.m. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle, said Police Clerk Blaine Sheppard.
Sheppard said Mitrano's 2002 Camry swerved off Chestnut Hill Road and slammed into â€śmultiple treesâ€ť with such force the car was severed.
PROVIDENCE â€” The sale of Woonsocket's Landmark Medical Center and its subsidiary, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield â€” possibly to different buyers â€” could be a done deal by April 13.
Though the identities of some of the bidders vying for Landmark's assets has started to leak out, the special master in charge of the financially struggling hospital said he would release the full text of all the bids after a Superior Court hearing tomorrow.
Ernest M. Gallagher
GLOCESTER- Gallagher, Ernest M., 75, died unexpectedly March 25, 2011 in New Smyrna, Florida. He was the husband of the late Mary (Lange) Gallagher.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James and Edith (Spencer) Gallagher.
Mr. Gallagher resided in Glocester since 1963 and was employed by Cumberland Engineering for nearly 40 years.
WOONSOCKET- Lillian Clayton McAlister, 86, died in Woonsocket, RI on March 14.
She was born in Boston, Mass., on July 27, 1924, daughter of Ashbel Clayton and Lillian Murphy Clayton.
She leaves her husband, Glendon McAlister, her brother, Paul Clayton, of West Roxbury, Mass., her cousin Frances Hurley and husband, David, of Braintree, Mass., 6 children, and 7 grand and great-grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET- Murielle D. (Laquerre) Biagetti, 90, of St. Joseph St., died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in Mt. St. Francis Health Center. She was the wife of the late Silvio B. Biagetti.
Born in Blackstone, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Hermina (Bourgeois) Laquerre.
Mrs. Biagetti worked as a Deputy Town Clerk for the Town of Lincoln, retiring in 1976.
Clara B. Jackson
WOONSOCKET- Clara B. (Giles) Jackson, 93, of formerly of Second Ave. died Friday April 1, 2011, in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Mannings, South Carolina, daughter of the late Fred and Easter (McKnight) Giles.
Clara worked in Housekeeping for several years, prior to retiring.
She is survived by one daughter, Ruby Dandy, of Woonsocket, and one grandson Brian Dandy, of Woonsocket.
She was also the sister of the late Evelyn Scott, Rena May Lawson, and Nathanial Giles.
Robert P. Berard
WOONSOCKET- Robert P. Berard 75, died Sunday in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Jeannine (Jasmin) Berard.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Albert and Jeannette (Laporte) Berard.
Leo A. Rousseau
WOONSOCKET- Leo A. Rousseau, passed away on Saturday at the Pine Grove Health Ctr. in Pascoag. He was the loving husband to Jane (Chudy) Rousseau.
Born Oct. 17, 1932 in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Alfred & Armande (Gibeau) Rousseau, he resided in Woonsocket all his life.
Leo was employed at the City Dairy for 30 years, he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, 102nd ACT W Squadron in Benghazi, Libya during the Korean Conflict.