Archive - 2013
NEW YORK â€“ For one final time, the Providence player with deep New York City roots trudged off the floor at Madison Square Garden with an empty feeling in his stomach.
Vincent Councilâ€™s last chance at Big East Tournament glory resembled his previous three experiences at this hallowed cathedral â€“ with the Friars serving as an all-too familiar one-and-done casualty. As a result, the senior point guard hailing from Brooklyn is left to ponder whether the glass is half-full or half-empty.
Michael M. Duffy
WOONSOCKET- Michael M. Duffy, 32, of Woonsocket, passed away unexpectedly on March 9, 2013. He was the loving son of Michael & Lois (Harnois) Duffy of No. Smithfield.
He was the proprietor of J+M Pizza of Millville, MA. He was a 1998 graduate of North Smithfield High School. Mike enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman.
LINCOLN â€“ Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David Cicilline are teaming up to reverse what they say is a perverse incentive in the U.S. Tax Code that provides a tax break to companies that move American jobs to other countries.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Members of Woonsocketâ€™s General Assembly delegation still arenâ€™t fully committing to supporting the city Budget Commissionâ€™s request for a $2.5 million supplemental tax increase in the city, but there seems to be a consensus that a compromise is within reach that would allow the city to levy the additional assessment.
BURRILLVILLE â€” If you would have told Steve Daigle a month ago that his Burrillville team would play â€“ and be a slight favorite â€“ in the Division I championship series in mid-March at Brown University, the veteran coach would have thought you were crazy and walked away from you.
The Broncos finished the regular season with just one win in their last 11 games and a 4-11-3 mark, hardly a record for any team worthy enough to get into the postseason, never mind earn a spot in a best-of-three title series.
NEW YORK â€” The hallways, runways and escalators inside Madison Square Garden come alive with Big East basketball-related chatter every March. Naturally, many folks will take the occasion at this weekâ€™s conference tournament to reflect on the end of this wildly entertaining roundball ride.
Nora N. Pouliot
BLACKSTONE- Nora N. (Colli) Pouliot, 80, of Early Village died March 11, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Horace Pouliot.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Guiseppe and Maria Elvira (Ottavi) Colli.
Nora worked for Cumberland Farms, Lil General, and For the Family Grocer for several years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the Italian Workingmen's Club Women's Auxiliary, and the Senior Center in Blackstone.
Paul H. Mongeon
WOONSOCKET- Paul H. Mongeon, 69, of Woonsocket passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Norman Mongeon and Constance (Cote) Mongeon.
DELRAY BEACH, FL- Kyle Michael McCabe, 21, went home to be with Jesus on February 28, 2013.
He attended Easter Seals Early Intervention Program from 6 months to 3 years old and Lantana Elementary School from 3 to5 years old. He was a student at Royal Palm School from 5 years old until his passing. He was due to graduate on May 28th, 2013. He also attended the United Cerebral Palsy After school Program from 3 years until his passing, and their respite services were made available and used by his parents.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Zoning Board of Review Monday let stand an earlier decision on developer Gary Fernandesâ€™ plans for St. Francis House that resulted in a $3 million lawsuit against the city.
Superior Court Judge William Carnes remanded the case to the zoning board last fall to clarify the underlying â€śfindings of factâ€ť supporting the decision, and to address allegations of a conflict of interest involving member Allan Rivers, who opposed Fernandesâ€™ plans