PROVIDENCE â€“ Now that the sobering news regarding Kris Dunnâ€™s unavailability for the seasonâ€™s duration has sunk in, the question becomes just how exactly Providence College plans to cope for the long haul.
If thereâ€™s a way to somehow cushion the loss of the only tried-and-true point guard at Ed Cooleyâ€™s disposal, itâ€™s that the Friars have been down this road before. Spread over four games, Dunn logged 106 painful minutes. PC registered 405 minutes in the 10 games leading up to the exam break, the bulk of those minutes featuring Bryce Cotton as the on-floor maestro.
CUMBERLAND â€“ This will be Steve Gordonâ€™s 46th consecutive season at the helm of his Cumberland High wrestling program, and â€“ as has been the case for the previous 45 â€“ he arrived at Monday afternoonâ€™s practice session at least 30 minutes beforehand.
As always, he does so to greet his grapplers, check on possible injuries or illnesses (i.e. football) and/or prepare them for the task at hand: Getting physically and mentally primed for another premier campaign.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Lucienne (Faubert) Lemay, 77, of No. Smithfield, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 in her home. She was the wife of Normand T. Lemay, whom she married October 12, 1991 and the late Arthur T. Wigglesworth. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leo Faubert, Sr. and Georgette (Badeau) Faubert.
Lucienne was an inspector for New England Instruments and was formerly a seamstress for Fashion Sports Ware both in Woonsocket. She loved quilting, sewing, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Gerald A. Cote
WOONSOCKET - Gerald A. "Jerry" Cote, 86, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket, died Saturday, November 16 after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Therese Cote who passed away in 2012. They had been married for 53 years.
Born June 7, 1927 in Fall River, he was the son of the late August and Alphema (Denault) Cote.
Katherine H. Francis
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT - Katherine H. Francis, 98, of South Windsor, wife of the late Alexander S. Francis and Matriarch of the Francis/Hutnak families, passed away, Thursday December 12, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
WOONSOCKET - Helene (Pelletier) Girard 96, formerly of Cote Ave died December 14, 2013 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Louis L. Girard. Born in P.Q. Canada, she was a daughter of the late Francois and Florilda (Thibeault) Pelletier. Mrs. Girard was a homemaker for most of her life.
Stephen P. Morelle
WOONSOCKET - Stephen P. Morelle, 56, of Cote Ave., died December 13, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Sally E. (Esten) Morelle whom he married September 2, 2000. Born in Providence, he was the son of Andree (Fugere) Morelle of Lincoln and the late Pierre Morelle.
Mr. Morelle was an avid salt and fresh water fisherman, enjoyed playing cards and loved being surrounded by family and friends.
WOONSOCKET â€” John R. Dionne of Woonsocket has been selected to be inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, RIHHF President Dr. Patrick T. Conley and RIHHF board member Albert R. Beauparlant have announced.
Dionne will join several other inductees at its annual ceremony in April.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â€“ When Suze Kirwanâ€™s family hit a rough patch a few years ago, her boys found a smooth way out on skateboards and trick-bikes.
Theyâ€™re still riding, with the hearty encouragement of their mother, who sees the small-wheel world of sports as a safe haven from the pitfalls of youth.
â€śWhen I realized how important each sport was to my boys, thatâ€™s how it happened,â€ť says Kirwan. â€śBeing able to get on a skateboard or a BMX bicycle and just go, it really helped them.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Head coach Nathan Arruda wants desperately to rekindle pride and interest in Woonsocket High hockey, as he â€“ in the early 2000s â€“ represented the program himself.
As far as heâ€™s concerned, the young, inexperienced Villa Novans did just that on Friday night at Adelard Arena, despite dropping a tough 3-2 decision in their home opener.
In the end, with the score knotted at 2-2, freshman Greg Fontaine knocked in a power-play goal with only 1:54 remaining in regulation to give the Hurricanes the one-goal victory.