Archive - 2013
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď On a campus where the men‚Äôs basketball program serves as a valuable gateway for public attention, nights like the one that took place at Providence College Friday are held in high esteem, not only by students, but the community at large.
With much fanfare, head coach Ed Cooley, his assistants and players rolled out the Black & White carpet for ‚ÄúLate Night Madness‚ÄĚ festivities at Alumni Hall.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď The Italian Workingmen‚Äôs Club‚Äôs longtime commitment to helping out in the local community will be honored during a celebration of the private social organization‚Äôs 85th anniversary on Sunday.
Club President Marc Zagaglia said the anniversary celebration will begin in the club‚Äôs upstairs function room at 1 p.m. and include remarks by club members, city officials, and members of the city‚Äôs General Assembly delegation and possibly even U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, depending upon his Washington schedule.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď As promised, Albert G. Beauparlant has come up with a fitting final bash for the city‚Äôs 125th anniversary celebration, and also the people he wants to carry it out.
During an informal kickoff for the project at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library Friday afternoon, Beauparlant handed the reins for the upcoming Dec. 11 event to Call Publisher Mary Lynn Bosiak and co-chair Erik Cartier, or, actually, a flag.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ The last chapter in the high-profile and emotional story of a killer at the center of a constitutional battle over the death penalty was written in U.S. District Court yesterday as Jason W. Pleau was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.
Rita Gilbert Laliberte
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rita Gilbert "Jill" (St. Jean) Laliberte, of 10 Rhodes Ave., died Thursday October 24, 2013. She was the wife of the late Joseph Conrad Laliberte.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Hector and Yvonne (Legare) St. Jean and sister of the late Violet D. Kemp.
Rosalie R. Gagnon
BURRILLVILLE- Rosalie R. (Wahl) Gagnon, 91, of Pascoag, died peacefully after a short illness, Oct. 24, 2013 in the Home & Hospice Care Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late George O. Gagnon, and daughter of the late John and Cecilia (Thomann) Wahl.
Born in Bellingham, MA, she spent most of her younger life with her grandparents, Mr & Mrs Emil Thomann; she also met her husband, George, there. Living most of her married life in Burrillville, George & Rosalie were married 68 years.
From her office at the intersection of Dexter and Barton streets in Pawtucket, Jessica Mowry of the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island says she sees ‚Äúa vast increase in the number of folks who are chronically homeless.
BURRILLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Burrillville wrapped up its regular season on Thursday afternoon as the Division II‚Äôs top scoring team -- doing so despite not scoring a single goal in its final two games this week.
But unlike their scoreless draw less than 48 hours earlier against Tiverton, the Broncos were unable to come away with a point in the standings in their showdown for second place with visiting Pilgrim.
LINCOLN ‚ÄĒ Head coach Brenda Sylvester really couldn't recall what she told her Lincoln High troops prior to facing Bay View in both teams' Division I-North season finale on Thursday afternoon.
‚ÄúI guess I just told them to go out and play as well as they know they can,‚ÄĚ stated Sylvester, who attended the contest despite being on maternity leave, giving assistant Lea Miguel the opportunity to serve as interim chief. ‚ÄúI just said, 'Go out and play your game.'‚ÄĚ
BOSTON ‚Äď For much of his tenure with the Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia has been a mainstay at the No. 2 spot in the batting order.
What used to serve as a foregone conclusion for Boston received a noticeable jolt this season. On Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, Pedroia found himself hitting in front of cleanup ‚Äúbanger‚ÄĚ David Ortiz while newcomer Shane Victorino assumed the spot in the lineup that used to have the second baseman‚Äôs name written all over it.