Archive - 2013
A little of this, a little of that âŠ
Based on recent discussion by the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâs Principalsâ Committee on Athletics, it might be time to chisel in stone the following commandment:
âThou shalt not alter the makeup of divisions in non-realignment years.â
The time has come to take a hard line on teams petitioning the PCOA to move up or down in the midst of a given realignment cycle. The 2013-14 school term marks the conclusion of a two-year realignment, a precursor to the presumed changes to the realignment formula that figure to take effect in 2014-15.
WOONSOCKET- Elizabeth (Wright) Nealy, 94, of passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Friendly Home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late John L. Nealy.
Born in Cobbtown, GA on March 1, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Susie (Lowry) Wright.
Gloria M. Laquerre
WOONSOCKET- Gloria M. (Latini) Laquerre, 84, of Poplar St. died Tuesday June 25, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Fernand J. Laquerre.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Santos and Dosolina (Alexandria) Latini.
Gloria worked for Finklesteins and Needlecraft and as a cashier for Almacs for several years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of of the YWCA Seniors and St. Joseph's Seniors, and the 1st Tuesday Club.
She enjoyed sewing, dancing, playing Bingo, cards and socializing with friends.
MILLVILLE, MA- Normand "Mike" Marcotte, 80 of Millville, MA passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Yvonne (Plante) Marcotte.
Born in Bellingham, MA on August 31, 1932, he was the son of the late Antonio and Aurore (Barrette) Marcotte.
PAWTUCKET â Xander Bogaerts took groundballs at McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon, a pregame ritual that the promising shortstop has down to a science.
This particular day was different. Not only was Bogaerts taking grounders at third base, but â as an added bonus â he was the under the tutelage of someone who knows a thing or two about manning the hot corner.
When Gov. Lincoln Chafee was touring storm-ravaged Glocester in the days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, liquor store owner Kevin Kitson had a chance to talk to him about business matters and one of the issues that came up was the stateâs 7 percent sales tax on alcohol.
Kitson, longtime owner of Christyâs Liquors in Chepachet, told Chafee that not only would eliminating the sales tax on alcohol put more money in his pocket, it would help him and other Rhode Island liquor store owners better compete with tax-free Massachusetts.
WOONSOCKET â The bill was championed by animal rights groups and boosters of that most controversial of canines, the pit bull.
But Pawtucket Animal Control Officer John Holmes says state lawmakers wonât be doing the dogs any favors if they prohibit cities and towns from enforcing local bans on pit bulls.
The city banned âpitsâ in 2004 after a series of attacks on pets and humans that caused serious injuries. Authorities also suspected illegal dog fights were being staged in Pawtucket after finding the mangled remains of deceased animals abandoned like trash.
BLACKSTONE, MA- Helen (Farnesi) Charlette, 88, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge, MA. She was the beloved wife for 68 years of David P. Charlette.
Born in Providence, RI on May 22, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Madeline (DiGuiseppi) Farnesi.
CUMBERLAND â The names have changed, but the results have stayed the same.
A year after cruising through the District IV ranks, as well as the best teams the rest of Rhode Island had to offer, en route to its second straight Major Division state championship, Cumberlandâs formidable âAâ team picked up where it left off by earning its third mercy-rule victory in as many games before a large gathering at Diamond Hill Park.
PROVIDENCE -- Votes to establish a state budget are annually strange and unwieldy affairs, but the $8.2 billion document that squeaked through the House of Representatives Wednesday night with just two votes to spare was one for the books.