Archive - 2013
PROVIDENCE â€” A small, sly grin quickly formed on Ed Cooleyâ€™s face upon being asked about reaching out to members of the coaching fraternity with firsthand knowledge of Robert Morris University.
Venturing a guess based on his facial expression, the Providence head coach set some time aside over the weekend to put feelers out. If undertaking the quest of learning more about the Colonials is Cooleyâ€™s pleasure, a valuable resource is located just up the road.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Department is weighing new programs to help at-risk students prepare for graduation, but School Committeeman Christopher Roberts believes local parents should also have a role in that process.
Roberts wants statistics on school attendance for at-risk students included in an upcoming committee review into what steps could be taken to improve at-risk studentsâ€™ chances of complying with new state graduation requirements.
BURRILLVILLE â€” The "Big Bellies" are coming to Burrillville.
Visitors to Spring Lake Beach, Hauser Memorial Field and other outdoor public spaces in town should get a glimpse this summer of Burrillville's first solar-powered trash cans. The town is planning to install "BigBelly" solar-powered waste and recycling stations at five locations in town as part of a pilot program to encourage public space recycling.
WOONSOCKET â€” There are several reasons as to why Woonsocket High captured its first Rhode Island Interscholastic League's State Competitive Cheerleading Co-Ed Division championship since 2006 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house on March 9.
But having James (call him â€śCoach Jayâ€ť) Lemire as the chief architect â€“ not to mention his mentor, Dawn Castonguay â€“ easily leads the way.
Lemire, now 24, graduated from Woonsocket back in 2006, and during his final three years, he and his teammates took the Co-Ed crown each time.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Neil Lanctot is coming home to give a talk about baseball great Roy Campanella at the Museum of Work & Culture on Sunday. But he wonâ€™t be thinking just about the major leagues or his work as a published author.
Lanctot, son of the late Mayor Francis L. and Claire Lanctot, will also be thinking about his native city and how growing up here gave him interests that led to his success as both a college professor and writer.
The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception with refreshments.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Committee is set to consider a proposed school budget for 2013-14 that is roughly equal to its current spending of $67 million and, for the moment, absent of dramatic changes in programs and staffing.
The panel will take up a draft version of the budget being worked out by School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan and the school departmentâ€™s interim Finance Director Ralph Malafronte at its regular meeting Wednesday in the Hamlet Middle School building.
STAYTON, OREGON- Gerard O. Lachance Jr. (PETE) January 1, 1952- February 23, 2013. Pete Lachance, 61, passed away from cancer on February 23, 2013 in Stayton, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerard O Lachance (Jerry) and is survived by his mother, Irene Bristol of Tacoma, WA; loving partner Jacqulin Kirby of Stayton, OR; sisters, Jeannette Thompson of Tacoma, WA and Suzanne Archibald of Turner, OR. He also leaves behind four children: Nicole, Lorene, Daniel and James of Rhode Island.
Mark E. Lambert
WOONSOCKET- Mark E. Lambert, 38, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center with his family at his side.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Linda A. (Zatonsky) Lambert and the late Ernest R. Lambert. He was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket and a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class of 1993.
Mark worked alongside his dad at the family business the former Lambert's Liquors on Hamlet Ave. in Woonsocket. He was also the manager of Altered Images Tattoo studio for many years.
PROVIDENCE â€“ After months of silence on the comings and goings of the re-configured Big East, Providence College officials had plenty to say Wednesday.
Staging a press conference that served as the lead-in for the PC-Charlotte NIT battle, School President the Rev. Brian J. Shanley and Athletic Director Bob Driscoll spoke for roughly 30 minutes about a wide range of Big East-related topics. The PC power pair not only broke down the leagueâ€™s new structure, they also revealed why they have been so close-mouthed in public over recent weeks.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The wounds from Providence Collegeâ€™s 17-point loss to Cincinnati were still in need of suturing when Ed Cooley sat down at a podium inside Madison Square Garden. Clearly determined to not wallow in self-pity following the Friarsâ€™ latest one-and-done result in the Big East Tournament, the head coach elected to use the forum to look down the road.