Archive - 2014
PROVIDENCE â Based on Mondayâs discussion amongst the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâs Principalsâ Committee, there appears to be growing concern with regard to fan behavior at boysâ high school hockey games.
âWe feel that weâve seen and heard of more issues happening at the rink. Not really players, but parents and students in the stands,â expressed Tom Mezzanotte, RIIL executive director.
WOONSOCKET â Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt was in an odd spot over the weekend when her hand-picked city solicitor, State Rep. Michael Marcello (D-Scituate) and State Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Cranston), another friend, went toe-to-toe in a bid to replace the scandal-plagued former House Speaker Gordon D. Fox.
Elvira C. Belair
WOONSOCKET- Elvira C. Belair, 93, died March 22, 2014 at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur "Bones" Belair.
Born in Maine, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Grace (Sawyer) Corbett. Mrs. Belair was a homemaker.
WOONSOCKET- Francine (Andrade) Popovich, 58, of Gaskill St. died Wednesday March 19, 2014. She was the wife of Andrei Popovich.
Born in Woonsocket, R.I., daughter of the late Francis Andrade, and Theresa (Lachapelle) Andrade of Woonsocket, R.I.
Francine was a Bartender for the former Scoreboard located in Blackstone for several years and also for various restaurants in the area.
Francine enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.
Roland H. Lapierre
WOONSOCKET- Roland H. Lapierre, 76, of Woonsocket died Friday morning at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jeannette (Turcotte) Lapierre. They were married on August 8, 1959.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Arthur and Rena (Arel) Lapierre. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
PROVIDENCE â Less than a year after his greatest legislative triumph â shepherding Rhode Islandâs same-sex marriage law through a sometimes reluctant General Assembly â House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning in disgrace from the most powerful political position in state government.
WOONSOCKET â He is United Veterans Council of Woonsocket Veteran of the Year for 2014, and the Rev. Philip G. Salois earned that tribute during a time of his life a world away from where he lives today.
KINGSTON â North Smithfield High sophomore forward Samantha Kent stood just outside her locker room just before 1 oâclock Saturday afternoon flashing a rather satisfied grin.
Deep down, she and her teammates knew it would take a Herculean collective performance to dethrone two-time defending champion Juanita Sanchez in this, the R.I. Division III Tournament championship game.
The Northmen failed in their attempt, yielding to the taller and more wily Cavaliers, 59-27, at the Ryan Center, but they were hardly disconsolate.
There were no tears; disappointment, naturally, but nothing more.
PROVIDENCE â As much as Ed Cooley probably wishes he could sit back and enjoy the magic carpet ride his Providence Friars have ridden this month, he knows the importance of pressing forward. Reflections will come in due time.
SAN ANTONIO â In a perfect world, Ivan Thomas would have watched two of his former players take the court for Providence College Friday night.
Instead, when Thomas tuned in to see the Friars square off against North Carolina, he saw just one of his ex-Kecoughtan (Va.) High School pupils in action.