Archive - Feb 4, 2014
PROVIDENCE â€“ The beauty of this new Big East arrangement is that teams are guaranteed two regular season meetings.
If you stub your toe in the first meeting, fear not. Thereâ€™s a rematch on the docket.
Tuesday night at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center had that â€śnice to see you againâ€ť ring to it. Providence and St. Johnâ€™s had already staged one hardwood confrontation with the Friars squeezing out a one-point win in double overtime. That game took place last month at Carnesecca Arena.
Louise C. Lahousse
WOONSOCKET- Louise "Weezie" C. (Suffoletto) Lahousse, 88, of Rhodes Ave., died February 4. 2014 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Raphael R. Lahousse.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria (Farelli) Suffoletto.
WOONSOCKET â€“ State police arrested 13 individuals from northern Rhode Island this morning who were allegedly involved in an â€śorganized criminal gambling operationâ€ť after executing warrants to search four locations, including Gold Loan Advance, a pawnshop and check-cashing company owned by the mayorâ€™s brother.
The suspects were to be arraigned in District Court, Providence, at 2 p.m.
Detective Lt. Michael Winquist of the state police said Dan â€śRockyâ€ť Baldelli is not facing any criminal charges and would not be among those arraigned.
Michael A. Franklin
BURRILLVILLE- Michael A. Franklin, 61, died at home in Harrisville, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014. Born in Providence, he was the son of Eugene V. and Theresa D. (Croteau) Franklin of Harrisville.
Michael worked in construction and also worked as a commercial fisherman in FL. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Gov. Lincoln Chafee has re-ignited the controversy over
issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens.
Legislation submitted on Chafeeâ€™s behalf by Sen. Frank Ciccone of North Providence and Providence in the Senate and by Providence Rep. Anastasia Williams in the House of Representatives would create a â€śdriverâ€™s privilege licenseâ€ť for people who meet all other requirements for a regular driverâ€™s license but â€ścannot establish that he or she is legally present in the United States or does not have a Social Security number.â€ť