Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” Tom â€śSaarâ€ť Sorrentine had heard whispers that PCD was pretty good, which in turn had the veteran St. Raphael mentor quite concerned heading into Thursdayâ€™s opening semifinal of the Dennis M. Lynch Memorial Tournament.
Tom Horvat, Alex Minetti and the rest of the Knights did little to ease Sorrentineâ€™s worries as a strong push to the finish line enabled PCD to knock off St. Raphael 57-51 and advance to the title match for the second straight year. The tide turned in the Knightsâ€™ favor thanks to an 11-0 spurt that saw them go from six points down to up 51-46 with 3:25 remaining.
Armand G. Horent
SURFSIDE BEACH, SC- Horent, Armand G., 86, Surfside Beach, SC, former resident of Woonsocket, RI and Summerfield, FL passed away December 10, 2013. He was the husband of the late Louella B. (Robidoux) Horent for more than 57 years.
He was the son of the late George Horent and Lucienne (Gagnon).
WOONSOCKET â€“ The time to act is now if youâ€™re considering running for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâ€™s former spot in the R.I. House of Representatives.
The two-day declaration period to get on the ballot began at 8:30 a.m. today at the Board of Canvassers in City Hall. The deadline is tomorrow afternoon at 4.
A special election for the District 49 House seat is scheduled for Feb. 25. If a primary is needed, it will be held on Jan. 21.
Ready or not, a new Rhode Island high school boysâ€™ basketball season beckons.
For several area squads, Thursday serves as the grand unveiling â€“ a clean slate for all involved parties with role players looking to blossom into stars, and stars seeking to take their team to the next level.
PROVIDENCE â€” As Kris Dunnâ€™s high school coach noted, â€śYou really have to feel for the young man.â€ť
You feel for the youngster because all roads pointed to the 2013-14 season as one that held much promise. The 19-year-old point guard from nearby New London, Conn. was healthy and ready to serve as the conductor of the Friarsâ€™ offense.
Yet in a chilling reminder that even the best-laid plans can vanish in a cloud of smoke, one nasty spill in a preseason game ended up changing the fortune and expectations of both Dunn and the Providence team.
Theodore F. Wrenn
BURRILLVILLE- Wrenn, Theodore F. "Ted", 80, of Pascoag, RI, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away November 30, 2013 at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag,.
He was the husband of Helen Lapierre-Wrenn, and the late Pauline M. (Proulx) Wrenn.
He was born June 8, 1933 in Woonsocket, a son of the late Stanley K. & Lena (Hebert) Wrenn.
Lucille C. Benjamin
WOONSOCKET- Lucille C. (Carriere) Benjamin, 97, of Woonsocket RI, passed away, Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northbridge.
She was born in Woonsocket RI, daughter of the late Alexander and Victoria (Meunier) Carriere and moved to Blackstone in 1980.
She was educated in the Woonsocket, RI schools.
Mrs. Benjamin was employed at the former French Worsted Company in Woonsocket RI and retired in 1989 from the Zayre's Corp in Bellingham where she was employed as a clerk.
BELLINGHAM- Jeannine (Lemay) Marcotte, 77, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the beloved wife for 59 years of Gerald E. Marcotte.
Born in Island Pond, VT on November 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Pauline (Cote) Lemay.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The executive director of the Woonsocket Housing Authority has been placed on unpaid leave amid allegations of â€śbullyingâ€ť workers and making offensive remarks to female workers.
The Board of Housing Commissioners suspended Kulik for 30 days and ordered him to seek sensitivity training before heâ€™s allowed to return to work, on probation, Jan. 2, sources close to the commission told The Call.
While Tuesdayâ€™s snow was hardly the stuff of legend, it was a reminder winter is here and that bigger and more powerful storms may be just around just around the corner, including one that could hit the region as early as this weekend.
With the Greater Woonsocket area experiencing its first snowfall of the season â€” inland areas over southern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts were expected to see snow totals in the 1-to-3 inch range â€“ folks suddenly found themselves in winter weather mode yesterday dealing with just enough snow to make driveways slippery.