Archive - Jan 2012
WOONSOCKET - Ernest A. Carignan, Jr., 71, of Woonsocket, passed away January 15, 2012. He was the husband of Charlotte A. (Poehler) Carignan, whom he was married to for 51 years. Born in Taunton, MA, he was the son of the late Ernest, Sr. and Della (Kolis) Carignan.
DOUGLAS/NORTHBRIDGE- Michael A. Pavoni Jr., 38, of Quaker Lane in Northbridge, formerly of Douglas died Sat. Jan. 14 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He is survived by his parents Michael A. Sr. and Evalyn G. (Archambault) Pavoni of Douglas; a brother James a. Pavoni and his wife Stacy of Millbury; a sister Cherish L. Gould and her husband Raymond of N. Grosvenordale CT; 6 nieces Angelica, Talia, Annabella, Tessa, Antonia, and Grace; and many good friends.
Born in Woonsocket on Aug. 4, 1973 he was raised in Douglas and lived in Northbridge the past 9 years.
UXBRIDGE, MA - Jillian L. Dalpe, 30, of Uxbridge passed away Thurs. Jan. 12, 2012 and went home to Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was the daughter of David F. and Susan M. (Blais) Dalpe of Uxbridge.
She was born in Providence, RI on Dec. 28, 1981 and was raised in N. Smithfield, RI. She was a graduate of N. Smithfield High School with high honors and had attended Quinnipiac University in CT, Becker College in Worcester and CCRI in Lincoln.
WOONSOCKET â The School Committee is stepping back from its active role in disciplinary procedures for local public school students.
The panel voted this week to allow school administrators and School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan to handle disciplinary hearings it has been conducting for a number of years.
The change is an off-shoot of School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh's review of school department policies.
CUMBERLAND â When it came time to wrestle the finals of Saturday nightâs John D. Gorman Memorial Tournament at Cumberland High, two chairs at matside were occupied by coaches from Bishop Hendricken (Kevin Hennessey) and Warwick Veterans (George Schmeider).
âTheyâre just wrestling junkies,â Cumberland coach Steve Gordon said with a laugh on Sunday morning, after his balanced team had captured the team title despite crowning only one individual champion (Tom LaCroix at 195). âKevin and George probably just wanted to see our boys wrestle. Theyâre scouting, of course, checking us out.
WARWICK â Mount St. Charles suffered another tough Division I loss on Saturday night, losing a 3-2 decision to unbeaten Bishop Hendricken.
Dave Mitchell netted a power-play goal with 3:48 left in the game to break the tie and improve the Hawksâ league record to 8-0-1. Four-time defending state champion Mount fell to 4-4.
Hendricken took a 1-0 lead in the first period when senior forward Robert Beuhrer beat Mount goalie Brian Larence. Mount tied the game late in the second period on a goal by Brandon Borges.
CUMBERLAND â It was a strange kind of tournament for Cumberland, which easily clinched the John D. Gorman Memorial team title before the finals began on Saturday night, then saw its first four finalists lose before unbeaten Tom LaCroix salvaged some Clipper pride with a convincing win at 195 pounds.
Lincoln High heavyweight Nick Zicuis capped the tournament with a 3-2 victory in the 285-pound finals, scoring a late takedown to edge Durfee Highâs Andre Torres.
(See related story, page B6.)
CUMBERLAND â For 22 straight years, Bishop Hendricken has worn the crown and this season it doesnât seem like that will change.
La Salle Academy has dominated the girlsâ side the past four years and an equally-strong squad has returned for the winter campaign.
It will be difficult once again to knock the two powerhouses from their perches at the state meet next month.
The restâŠitâs anybodyâs guess?
WOONSOCKET â Another copper clipper was in the can Thursday morning thanks to a tip from an alert citizen who heard someone rummaging in a vacant house in the Bernon section and called the police, they said.
Elias Herrera, 41, of Woonsocket, was arrested outside 350 Carrington Ave. at 6:19 a.m., said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette.
âHerrera was captured while attempting to flee from a side entrance,â he said. âInside the house there was evidence that Herrera was removing copper piping.â
BELLINGHAM â Looking back over his lengthy career, Richard F. Ranieri pointed out one overriding concern that any fire chief has when the alarm sounds in the station house.
"You just hope that the day will end without an injury or fatality involving one of your firefighters or a member of the public," Ranieri said. "We are responsible for what happens, and it is a pretty awesome responsibility.â