Archive - Apr 2014
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” For someone who had just watched his team improve to a perfect 9-0 in league play on the season, Tolman High head coach Neil Nachbar sure didnâ€™t seem very pleased.
His Tigers had just manufactured not only a 3-1 victory over gritty North Smithfield in a Division II crossover clash at the Lovett Memorial Gym on Wednesday night, but also a minimum of four individual season-best performances.
Among them were senior captainâ€™s Eric Silveiraâ€™s 20 kills and nine aces; fellow senior setter Kelvin Reyesâ€™ 50 assists; and classmate Denzel DePinaâ€™s 15 kills (with two blocks).
PAWTUCKET â€” To get picked first is always a noteworthy feat, not to mention the declaration of admiration and high regard that such a choice implies.
To get selected for the first broadcast in conjunction with CBS Sports Networkâ€™s Minor League Baseball Game of the Week package further legitimizes the Pawtucket Red Sox as a national brand within this cottage industry of cultivating and developing the next wave of major league hopefuls.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ What was once the popular Mezza Luna Pizzeria in an aging commercial building at 7 Eddie Dowling Highway is now partially hidden by a chain link safety fence awaiting an expected date with the wrecking ball.
The former pizzeria site and a nearby closed Mobil gas station will be giving way to a new Walgreenâ€™s Pharmacy at 1 Park Square over the next few months, according Robert Ericson, town planner.
Edward J. Coons
WOONSOCKET- Edward J. Coons, 64, of Woonsocket, died April 29, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Dawn E. (Mucciarone) Coons, with whom he would have celebrated their 36th anniversary on May 7th.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Edward M. and Robena (Gillette) Coons. He grew up in Atlantic City, NJ.
Edward was a master mechanic, specializing in diesel engines. He enjoyed the Jersey shore, especially Cape May.
Dennis O. Whitman
BURRILLVILLLE- Dennis O. Whitman, 70, of Glendale, RI, passed away on April 28, 2014 at the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was the loving husband to Anne (Waterman) Whitman.
He was born in Providence, RI, son of the late Oscar and Ruth (Moore) Whitman.
Nancy J. Barron
WOONSOCKET- Nancy J. Barron, 61, of Second Ave died Monday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
She was born in Attleboro, MA, a daughter of Anne (Randall) Rivet of Manville and the late George Rogers, and the step-daughter of Vernon and Harriet Boudreau. She was an assembler for Tupperware for many years.
BURRILLVILLE- Maurice (Moe) A. Laferriere, 62, died Monday, Apr. 28, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Carol (Goodnough) Laferriere whom he married June 6, 1970.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Albert C. and Mildred E. (Spear) Laferriere.
Moe worked for Benjamin Moore, Milford, MA, for more than 20 years. He served in the Army National Guard for 22 years. He loved fishing, the Races and especially his family and granddaughters.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City Council President Albert G. Brien has agreed to pay a $750 fine to the state Ethics Commission for unlawfully voting to hire City Clerk Christina Harmon-Duarte in December.
Because Harmon-Duarte had performed occasional secretarial work for Brienâ€™s personal business concerns, the city official violated the ethics code by voting to hire her on Dec. 2, said Katherine Dâ€™Arezzo, the commissionâ€™s senior staff attorney. Specifically, the law forbids public officials from using their power to financially benefit themselves, relatives or business associates.
PROVIDENCE â€“ On a unanimous voice vote Tuesday, the R.I. House of Representatives adopted a resolution asking the state Health Department to reject any proposal from UnitedHealthcare to stop covering services at Landmark Medical Center and those of 52 physicians who have hospital privileges only at Landmark.
BLACKSTONE- Debra A. (Theriault) Kellenberger, 48, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Brigham & Women's Hospital after a short courageous battle with leukemia, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Gary D. Kellenberger, Jr. they were married on November 19, 1990.
She was the loving mother of Garrett L. and Rebecca A. Kellenberger of Blackstone.