Archive - Mar 4, 2014
The next wave of games as part of Rhode Islandâ€™s version of â€śMarch Madnessâ€ť are set for Wednesday night with boysâ€™ basketball quarterfinal-round contests in all three divisions taking place at neutral sites around the state.
Two area squads are heading to the same venue as Division II participants Tolman and Central Falls will bus to Coventry High School. The third-seeded Tigers will take the floor first for a 5:30 p.m. matchup against fellow II-Central member and sixth-seeded Exeter/West Greenwich. At roughly 7:30, the seventh-seeded Warriors face No. 2 Barrington.
LINCOLN â€” After the warm-up session, and minutes before a huge Division III-North clash against league-leading North Smithfield High, Davies Tech head coach Joe Handy led his troops outside a door to Gaskin Alumni Hall on Tuesday evening.
There, he looked rather animated, trying to explain to his Patriots how critical it would be to play with fire in their hearts. After all, a postseason berth was at stake.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced Tuesday she will share her â€śfindings and thoughtsâ€ť about the fiscal challenges facing the city next week in her first public address to constituents since taking office.
The speech is scheduled to take place in Harris Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in keeping with an inauguration-night promise to report back to voters after studying the cityâ€™s problems for a hundred days. The mayor was sworn in Dec. 3.
Delores E. Dana
WOONSOCKET- Delores E. Dana, 79, of Woonsocket died Monday evening at Trinity Health and Rehab Center surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Donald McLauchlan and Emmanuel C. Dana.
Born in Brooklyn, New York she was a daughter of the late Gordon E. and Beatrice J. (Robarge) Ladieu. She grew up on Staten Island and raised her family there. She lived in Florida for four years before moving to Woonsocket in 1981.
Delores was employed as a waitress at many restaurants and worked at Wrights Farm Restaurant in Nasonville before her retirement.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Carmelia (Finelli) Bernardi 88, resident of North Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket passed away March 3, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence.
She was the loving wife of over 67 years to the late Fernando "Fred" Bernardi.
She was born in Watervliet NY, daughter of the late Henry & Antoinette (Negri) Finelli.
Kenneth R. Richard
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Kenneth R. Richard, 57 of North Smithfield passed away Sunday.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Roger Richard and the late Olive Richard (Mulcahy). He grew up in Albion and resided in North Smithfield for over 25 years.
Ken and his dear friend and business partner, Tony Tutalo of Johnston, owned and operated a successful greyhound racing kennel at Lincoln Greyhound Park for over 30 years. Recently, Ken was employed by Scott Brass of Cranston.
WOONSOCKET- Janice "Jan" Ross, 64, of Woonsocket, passed away March 1, 2014 at her residence in Woonsocket RI.
She was born in Woonsocket, daughter of Doris (Pelland) Dupuis of Cumberland and the late Arthur Dupuis.
Sharon L. Silvia
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Sharon L. (Bennett) Silvia 73, resident of North Smithfield RI, passed away on March 1, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was the loving wife of 41 years to Robert Silvia.
She was born in Sanford ME, daughter of the late Wilfred & Florence (Whiting) Marchand.
Sharon worked for 19 years in the shipping department for the InMetal Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication in Sharon MA. She lived most of her life in North Smithfield.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Call it the definition of a Friar full circle.
The Providence College menâ€™s basketball contest that took place March 2, 2004 isnâ€™t referenced in the sections of the media guide devoted to noteworthy dates and games in program history, and with good reason: On that night, nothing went right. Pittsburgh waltzed into the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center and laid a major hurt on the Ryan Gomes-led and Tim Welsh-coached Friars, rolling to a stunningly easy 88-61 victory.
â€śI remember,â€ť said PC Athletic Director Bob Driscoll when reached Monday.