Archive - Oct 8, 2013
SMITHFIELD â€“ More than anything, Cumberland High sophomore Amy Laverty wanted to team with her harrier friends and upset fellow powerhouse Smithfield to claim a most elusive Northern Division championship.
The Sentinels, however, provided too much depth in this â€śBattle of Unbeatens,â€ť and closed the season with a perfect 11-0 mark after edging the gutsy Clippers, 24-34, at Deerfield Park on Tuesday afternoon.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Call it the Lisa Landslide.
Backed by an angry electorate demanding change, State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) finished far ahead of the pack in a four-way primary for mayor last night, outdistancing incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine by a margin of better than 3-1.
Fontaineâ€™s collection of 881 votes gave him a distant second-place finish next to Huntâ€™s 2,746 â€“ good enough to keep him alive for a general election showdown against Hunt on Nov. 5. But it was the kind of good that had jaws gaping and heads shaking in disbelief as the results were clocked at Ciroâ€™s Tavern.
WOONSOCKET -- Campaign volunteers for Mayor Leo Fontaine, and candidate for mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, hold signs and wave to passing motorists on Tuesday afternoon. Poll workers reported there has been a steady stream of voters so far today for the primary. The polls close at 8 p.m.
BELLINGHAM- Lorraine Leong Allam, 53, of Bellingham, MA, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for twelve years of John Allam, and the loving mother of Jay Allam.
Lawrence F. Coleman
BURRILLVILLE- Lawrence F. "Larry" Coleman, 65, died unexpectedly at home Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He was born in Providence to the late Frederick and Ann (Simmons) Coleman.
Larry spent his younger years in Bristol and graduated from Cranston East High School. He served honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He graduated from RI College with a bachelors degree in Social Work and later earned other advanced degrees. He worked for Pascoag Auto Parts for many years.
MAPLEVILLE- Debra "Deb" Schaier, 54, died September 19, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Arizona, Deb was the daughter of Barbara Dunkin of Seaside, Oregon. Deb was the loving wife to Fred Schaier for 34 wonderful years.
Deb worked at Honeywell in Woonsocket for 27 years as a test technician.