Archive - 2011
NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) â€” Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is freezing out talk radio shows from his new administration, saying he and state workers who report to him will no longer appear on them because they're profit-driven enterprises that are more entertainment than news and a diversion from state business.
Adena Moller and her son, Adam Fontaine, 13, a student at Woonsocket Middle School, clear snow from in front of their home on Cass Avenue in Woonsocket Wednesday.
John F. Howard
GLOCESTER- Howard, John F., 83, a lifelong resident of Harmony, died Tuesday, January 11, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Hirst) Howard.
Born in Harmony, he was a son of the late Arthur W. and Nellie (Cook) Howard.
Some baseball notes geared to make you forget those snow removal blues â€¦
Thereâ€™s no question Chris Iannetta is bent on staying sharp during the offseason. The St. Raphael Academy alum is renown around the R.I. Baseball Institute for having a set routine and hating to deviate from it. In fact, it wouldnâ€™t come as a shock to learn Iannetta possesses a key to the indoor batting cage, located in Warwick.
Normand R. Dansereau
WOONSOCKET- Normand R. Dansereau 82, of Logee St. died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Muriel (Dagesse) Dansereau.
Mr. Dansereau was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Euclide and Ida (Soucy) Dansereau.
He was a mechanic for Owens Corning Fiberglas in Ashton for thirty years before retiring in 1983. He then worked part time as a security guard for the Woonsocket Medical Center for six years. Mr. Dansereau was member of the Knights of Columbus. Normand enjoyed the outdoors and spent many years camping.
WARWICK- Barbara Lavergne, 90, of Warwick Ave. and formerly of Plainville, MA and Bellingham died Thursday in the Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of Marcel Lavergne for the past 44 years.
Born in Green Valley, CA she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl (Aires) Dow.
She was employed by the Amprex Electronics Co., Slatersville for 15 years until her retirement.
Besides her beloved husband she leaves a niece Diane Walach and great nephew Craig Walach both of Warwick.
SMITHFIELD --- Chalk this tie up for the public schools.
Junior Paul Brusciniâ€™s first goal of the year and senior goalie Cody Phillipsâ€™ marvelous 35-save performance enabled Lincoln High to grab a 1-1 tie with Division I foe La Salle Academy late Monday night in a rare home game for the Lions at the Smithfield Ice Rink.
Before this draw, there were 19 Division I games that pitted public schools against parochial schools and the parochials captured all 19 meetings, 12 of them by six or more goals.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Wrestling season inside the state of Rhode Island doesnâ€™t really get serious until the middle of January. A few of the top teams use the first six weeks of the season to test themselves outside the state in weekend tournaments against elite competition from around New England.
Thatâ€™s the route Cumberland High coach Steve Gordon has chosen over the years. This season, his defending state champions have won tournaments in Connecticut and Massachusetts before finishing third last Saturday in the prestigious Redskin Invitational up in Sanford, Maine.
Change of Service
Visiting hours and service for Bernadette M. Gariepy have been rescheduled and will be held Thurs. Jan. 12, 2011 from 6:00-7:00 pm with a service at 7:00 pm. In the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket.
William J. Strojny
NORTH CAROLINA William J. Strojny Sr., 79, formally of Millville Ma. Died peacefully in North Carolina
A Memorial Service and Interment will be in Bourne National Cemetery with Full Military Honors at 11:00 am Jan 14, 2011. All family and friends are welcome to attended.