Archive - Mar 2, 2012
WARWICK â€” Burrillville did everything in its power to beat heavily favored Bishop Hendricken on Friday night in the opening game of their best-of-three State Championship semifinal-round series at Thayer Arena.
The fourth-seeded Broncos turned in one of their best efforts of the season, an effort that saw them play a penalty-free game with the regular-season champs and match their physical play and defensive prowess, but in the end, the hosts took advantage of a couple of breaks to come out on top, 4-2.
PROVIDENCE â€” In the person of Carl LaBranche, the R.I. Interscholastic League and Providence College benefited from having an ace in the hole.
The underlying reason why PCâ€™s venerable Alumni Hall gym is the site for Sundayâ€™s â€śElite Eightâ€ť round of the open state tournament is due to the communication and negotiating skills tapped by LaBranche in harmonizing this project. With this Pawtucket native (Tolman High School Class of 1970) serving as the point man, LaBrancheâ€™s vision of opening Alumni Hallâ€™s doors to the stateâ€™s high school basketball sector became a reality.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Two conflicting bills â€” one that would put a cap on the amount Cumberland fire districts can increase their tax levy and another that would allow the Cumberland Hill Fire District to implement a four-tier tax classification program â€“ were heard by the House Municipal Government Committee Thursday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After nearly two years, Donald Paterson went to Family Court in his wheelchair Friday to watch as the youth who put him there was sentenced for his crimes.
Jeremy Kerrigan, 18, who has never been identified publicly before, entered a plea of no contest and was sentenced to 20 years, with 10 to serve and the balance suspended, with probation. Kerrigan was charged with one count each of felony assault on a person over 60 and assault with a dangerous weapon for stabbing Paterson in the back in April 2010.
Dennis J. Niejadlik
MIDLOTHIAN, VA.- Dennis J. Niejadlik, 69, of Midlothian passed on Feb 9, 2012.
He was the son of the late Edward and Ann Styko Niejadlik and is survived by a son, Jeffrey Niejadlik; daughter, Stephanie Fox; grandchildren, Julia and Jessica Niejadlik and Grace Fox; brother, Edward Niejadlik and a sister, Carolyn Deslauriers.
A memorial service is to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm at Brandermill Country Club no. 10 tee in Midlothian, Va.