Archive - 2011
Thomas E. Creighton
UXBRIDGE- Mr. Thomas E. "Tim" Creighton, 89, of 71 Douglas St., died Christmas Eve at home peacefully in his sleep. His wife of 54 years Dorothy M. (Depatie) Creighton predeceased him on Nov. 7, 2000.
George E. Wilcox
WOONSOCKET- George E. Wilcox 85, of South Main St. died peacefully Sunday at the home of his niece, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Claire (Bergeron) Wilcox and Lucille (Fournier ) Rock Wilcox.
Born in Millville, MA, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Ann (Hoggarth) Wilcox. George worked for the Draper Co. for twenty years as a mechanic.
Joseph P. Frigon
CUMBERLAND- Joseph P. Frigon, 84, of Cumberland and Florida, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011. He was the husband of the late Jeanne (Brodeur) Frigon.
Mr. Frigon was a Supervisor for Blackstone Valley Electric for many years, retiring in 1989.
He is survived by two sons, Marc and Guy Frigon, two daughters, Christine Perry and Arlene Laboissonniere. He also leaves eleven grandchildren.
WARWICK â€“ Lincoln High is young this season with more than half of its roster consisting of freshmen and sophomores.
According to head coach James Riel, the one thing the Lions do have in their favor is depth.
While Lincoln may still struggle somewhat against the upper-echelon of teams in Division I, Riel envisions his squad being competitive against its other rivals.
The Lions gave evidence of that the past two games.
WARWICK â€“ It was another win for Cumberland High, its sixth straight without a defeat.
But after his Clippers blanked Division III foe Mount Hope, 2-0, in the second game of the Toll Gate Holiday Tournament at Thayer Arena, CHS head coach Mark Andreozzi wasnâ€™t exactly singing praise about his squad.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Reform of troubled city and town pension plans will be on the Senateâ€™s agenda in the coming year, President Teresa Paiva Weed acknowledges, but she will insist it be â€śsustainable, long-term structural changes, not simple quick fixes to the municipalitiesâ€™ budget problems.
â€śThatâ€™s what we are trying to avoid,â€ť she told The Call in an interview that looked back at the legislative year just past and ahead to the session that begins January 3.
Some RIIL history was made last March when the Johnston/North Providence team became the first co-op club to win a state championship, doing so when it swept defending champ Mount Hope in their best-of-three Division III title series.
While Johnston/North Providenceâ€™s championship didnâ€™t come as much as a surprise -- the team was 14-1-1 during the regular season and the top seed in the playoffs -- it was a bit shocking to see a boysâ€™ co-op squad capture a state crown before a girlsâ€™ team.
GLOCESTER â€” The village of Harmony, in Glocester, is home to a rolling hills, country cottages, and ancient farms nestled within the boundaries of lichen-covered stonewalls. At the heart of this bucolic rural stop along the Putnam Pike is the Harmony Fire Department. Here, Chief Stuart Pearson and his merry band of firehouse elves kicked off the 2011 â€śseason to be jollyâ€ť with a festive tradition that dates back to the 1950â€™s.
WOONSOCKET â€” Santa Claus gets plenty of help every Christmas season, and he should especially thank members of the Woonsocket Police Department.
On Friday, Det. Sgt. John Scully and Det. Sgt. Shawn Kerrigan wrapped up their annual stint as Santa's helpers by turning over toys to more than 75 local families, an effort benefiting at least 290 city children.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Holiday songs and cheer filled the air at CVS Caremarkâ€™s corporate headquarters on Thursday as 64 nonprofit organizations received a much-needed boost from funds generated by the 2011 CVS Caremark Charity Classic. The tournament, Rhode Islandâ€™s largest charitable sporting event, this year raised nearly $1.2 million for charities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts, bringing the total funds raised since its inception to more than $15 million.