Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â When the seniors in Woonsocket High School's Global Citizen Project found out they needed a quick down payment on a discount plane ticket to the African nation of Rwanda, strange things started happening.
"I sold one of my cars to pay for this trip," says Matt Brennan.
"My parents took a payday loan," says Camelia Niles.
"I took money out of my college fund," another says.
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PAWTUCKET â St. Raphael Academy head coach Tom Sorrentine closed his post-game interview this way: âWe've had trouble with size inside all year long, and that's got to change.â
Minutes before, Sorrentine watched as Woonsocket High big men Gare Lyles and Piotr Linek tore down rebound after rebound in their Division I-North clash at Alumni Hall on Thursday night.
In the end, however, the Saints overcame that height, utilized an 11-5 surge in the span of 6:59 late in the final stanza and garnered a 57-49 victory before about 150 fans.
Jeffery J. Hagerty
PASCOAG- Jeffery J. Hagerty 51 resident of Pascoag.
Arrangements previously made for Saturday February 9th, have been postponed due to inclement weather. Burial will be held at a future date and time and will be private
MILLVILLE- Margaret "Marty" Frances (Collins) Sullivan, 101 of Millville, died peacefully in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Westborough Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Hoard) Collins and the beloved wife of the late Edward Sullivan who died in 1968.
CUMBERLAND â Mitchell Baxter had a perfectly good reason to step inside Cumberland Highâs main office at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
With his heart and mind firmly made up about joining the Bryant University football family, Baxter faxed in his National Letter of Intent to the NCAA Division I FCS member. A senior who played a key role in the Clippers capturing the Division II Super Bowl this past fall, Baxter had also considered Assumption (Mass.) College, Southern Connecticut State, West Virginiaâs Fairmont State University and Plymouth (N.H.) State.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â The town has appointed a new finance director to replace Brian Silvia, who left in September to be finance director in West Warwick.
Brenda MacDonald, the town's assistant finance director, has now taken the reins as North Smithfield's new finance chief, according to Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton.
âBrenda has served the town well and will provide oversight of all financial departments, including tax collector, assessor, payroll, human resources and accounts payable,â Hamilton said.
WOONSOCKET â The cityâs loss will be North Smithfieldâs gain as Loweâs Home Improvement Warehouse trades in its Diamond Hill Road store for a newer model in the neighboring townâs burgeoning Dowling Village retail center next week.
The latest blow the cityâs main retail strip officially takes place on Feb. 13, when Loweâs will close the local store. The Dowling Village site will open for the first time two days later, said Natalie Turner, a spokeswoman for Loweâs.
Robert F. Gaboury
LINCOLN- Robert F. Gaboury, 71, of Lincoln lost his battle with cancer on February 3 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Lorraine (Masse) for the past 52 years.
Born in Woonsocket, RI the son of the late Alice (Comtois) and Arthur Gaboury, he operated Bob's Plumbing & Heating for many years before moving to Florida for 30 years.
Jeffery J. Hagerty
BURRILLVILLE- Jeffery J. Hagerty 51 resident of Pascoag passed January 29, 2013 at the Zambarano Hospital in Pascoag RI.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late James Sr. & Lydia (Pacheco) Hagerty.
Jeff worked for Arc of Northern RI for many years. He was a lifelong resident of Burrillville. He was a participant of the Special Olympics in which he received numerous medals. Jeff enjoyed sports watching the New England Patriots and wrestling.