Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET --- Mount St. Charles avenged an ugly 4-1 defeat to the Warwick co-op team six nights ago in their regular-season finale by defeating the Warwick squad by the same score on Friday night in their State Championship playoff opener at Adelard Arena.
Elisabeth Berard scored a pair of goals in the second period to erase a 1-0 deficit and help the Mounties take Game 1 of their best-of-three semifinal-round series. The Mounties can sweep the series tonight at 7 p.m. when the series resumes at Thayer Arena.
WOONSOCKET -- Jaryd Dulieu couldnâ€™t have picked a perfect time to score the biggest goal of his high school career.
The senior co-captain lit the lamp on a pass from Jake Salisbury 3:51 into overtime to lift the Clippers to a 3-2 triumph over the Rogers/Tiverton/Rocky Hill co-op squad on Friday night in the opening contest of their best-of-three Division II quarterfinal-round series at Adelard Arena.
PROVIDENCE â€” As if on cue, God Shammgod started talking about Ricky Ledoâ€™s situation.
Mind you, there wasnâ€™t a lead-in question posed to Shammgod with the intent of correlating his two-year playing stint at Providence College to the same temptations of leaving school prematurely that Ledo will deal with soon enough. Sitting in Alumni Hallâ€™s cafeteria the other day, the conversation with the now 36-year-old Shammgod began with how much heâ€™s enjoyed being back on PCâ€™s campus as an undergrad student and a member of Ed Cooleyâ€™s basketball staff.
Leo E. Derosier
WOONSOCKET- Leo E. Derosier 63, of South Main St. died February 23, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Lynette (Rhoades) Derosier.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Leo J. and Isabelle (Chevalier) Derosier.
Leo resided in Wichita, Kansas for eighteen years before returning to Woonsocket last year. He was a cross country truck driver for over fifteen years. Leo was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
WOONSOCKET â€“ School officials know that upwards of 160 students at the high school could miss graduating in 2014 due to state high school reform, but whether that knowledge will allow them to fix the problem over the course of a single school year remains to be seen.
Members of the School Committee acknowledged during their meeting Wednesday night that something will have to be done quickly to set up academic support programs to help the at-risk students in the time available.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A city man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Thursday for possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute the drug.
Felix Reyes, 20, was also ordered to serve five yearsâ€™ supervised release upon the completion of his prison.
He appeared for sentencing before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary Lisi in Providence after pleading guilty to one count of possession crack with the intent to distribute on Dec. 2, 2012.
LINCOLN â€“ On the day the state learned that its adjusted unemployment rate for last December had dropped to 9.9 percent â€“ the first time it fell below 10 percent in 47 months â€“ an upbeat Gov. Lincoln Chafee told a roomful of businessmen and women that â€śbetter days are ahead.â€ť
The governor told a Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Breakfast Thursday that with sales and income tax revenues rising, and employment going down, all the metrics are headed in the right direction. That is an indication, Chafee said, â€śthat we are managing the state well.â€ť
WOONSOCKET- Walter E Makolandra 58, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, February 27, at home. He was the husband of Linda (Robinson) Makolandra.
He was born in Slatersville, a son of the late Walter Makolandra and Blanche (Beland) Nault.
Mr. Makolandra was a baker for many years for the Family Bakery, and Brunetti's Bakery in Woonsocket, before retiring in the mid 90's due to illness. Afterward, he became a dealer in antiques and collectibles. It was his enthusiasm for collectibles, and his love of antiquing that kept him active throughout his illness.
Marlene A. Corkins
WOONSOCKET- Marlene A. (McDevitt) Corkins, 77, of Fairmount St. died Monday February 18, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of John Corkins.
Born in Walpole, Ma. daughter of the late William and Edna(Gould) McDevitt.
Marlene was a Homemaker.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Residents will get the opportunity on March 4 to offer input on the recommendations proposed in the long-awaited report by the School Buildings Task Force, which went to work three years ago to address school buildings needs, including options for the deteriorating Halliwell Memorial Elementary School.
The School Committe is hosting the special public meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the North Smithfield Middle School cafeteria, 1850 Providence Pike.