Archive - Feb 2013
CUMBERLAND â€” Heidi Josephson is well aware her Cumberland High squads have little to no chance to compete for state crowns at the R.I. Interscholastic Swimming Championships, slated for the new Brown University natatorium on Saturday at 2 p.m. (for girls) and Sunday at 1 (boys).
That doesn't mean the veteran coach isn't truly excited about what could happen when the starter's gun sounds for the first event.
NORTH PROVIDENCE --- In a contest full of high energy and emotion, not to mention a chance to earn sole possession of the Division II-North regular-season championship, Cumberland did the unthinkable on Wednesday night and went a full six minutes without producing a point early in the second half of its showdown against North Providence.
The Clippersâ€™ cold spell enabled the host Cougars to erase a two-point deficit and rattle off 14 straight points, and that enabled them to keep Cumberland within an armâ€™s length of them the rest of the way and come away with a hard-fought 66-58 victory.
CUMBERLAND â€” The Cumberland Land Trust holds title to 18 properties throughout the town and has helped protect 350 acres of land acquired through purchase, donation and conservation easements.
On Monday, the Trust announced its latest acquisition: 7.4 acres of land in northern Cumberland located within the watershed of the Diamond Hill drinking water supply reservoir operated by the Pawtucket Water Supply Board.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” The first trailer for the documentary â€śSlatersville: Americaâ€™s First Mill Villageâ€ť has been released online. The six-minute video represents a portion of the interviews filmed for the documentary, which is almost halfway through its production.
In one week the trailer has been viewed over 2,500 times on YouTube and the filmâ€™s director has received enthaustic responses from the public. This trailer will air on Rhode Island PBS.
WOONSOCKET â€” New laws that would permit property owners to keep chickens in residential areas for the first time have been proposed in both Woonsocket and North Smithfield.
If all plays out according to script, the City Council in Woonsocket and the Town Council in North Smithfield are on track to vote on the measures the same night, March 4.
John Walter Nalewski
WOONSOCKET- John Walter Nalewski, 83 of Woonsocket, RI passed away on February 13, 2013 at the Trinity Nursing Home.
He was born June 24, 1928 in Worcester MA., the youngest son of Maximillian and Josephine (Bogacki) Nalewski originally of Warsaw, Poland.
He is survived by and was the loving husband of Rosamond (DeRoche) Nalewski. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Oct. 11, 2012
Claire Elaine Defond
WOONSOCKET- Claire Elaine Defond 90, of Garden St. died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Edgar Renaud and Paul E. Defond.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Germaine (Coupain) Bruneault.
Mrs. Defond was a molder for the Tupperware Co. for twenty three years before retiring in 1962.
Charles F. Peacock
BURRIVILLE- Charles F. Peacock, 65, of Douglas Turnpike, died January 24, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Virginia (Taillon) of Woonsocket.
Born in Boston, MA. son of the late, Fred and Virginia (Affanato) Peacock.
Charles worked as an auto mechanic for Sears & Roebucks for several years, prior to retiring.
He is also survived by one daughter Leanne and her husband Jason Garneau of Harrisville, R.I. and one son, Jon Charles Peacock of Woonsocket. Two sister, Jean Anthony, of Lynn, MA. and Karen Caprarella, of Taunton, MA. and six grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET- Tonianne (Hart) Southwick, 60, of Heroux Ave., died February 12, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of Mark S. Southwick whom she married October 3, 1997.
Born in Natick, MA, she was the daughter of the late Richard Hart and Barbara (Wheeler) Travis.
Mrs. Southwick worked as a mail clerk for Putnam Investments, Franklin, MA. She enjoyed travelling, going to the beach, fishing and rides on the motorcycle.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to send layoff notices to 41 of the districtâ€™s 485 teachers, the number recommended by School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan.
The move defied the recommendation of the state Budget Commission, the body in charge of balancing the cityâ€™s budget.
Donoyan told the committee she had received the Budget Commission request by telephone on Wednesday afternoon and did not have any additional information supporting it.