November 26th, 2012
Tonightâ€™s the night. High school footballâ€™s version of the â€˜Sweet Sixteenâ€™. Four teams in each of the stateâ€™s four divisions battling for the right to be the eight that will play for a Super Bowl championship this weekend.
Three local teams â€” Cumberland, Woonsocket, and North Smithfield â€” are among the 16 that will suit up tonight in their respective semifinal-round games, with the Clippers and Villa Novans playing Division II games in the friendly confines of their home fields and the Northmen heading to Providence for a Division IV contest.
PROVIDENCE â€” In a perfect world, Ed Cooley would have the luxury of bringing along Josh Fortune at a pace suitable for a freshman.
Instead of dipping his toe in the water and feeling his way around, Fortune has been tossed head first into the deep end of the pool. There would be no easing the 6-foot-5 guard into his new world, no spoon-feeding on a Providence College team where contributions these days are mandated, not expected.
Wilfred J. Provost, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Wilfred J. "Pete" Provost, Sr., 92, of Bernon St., died November 25, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Stella R. (Lapierre) Provost, whom he married November 21, 1942.
Born in New Market, NH, he was the son of the late John and Marguerite (Tousignant) Provost.
Mary T. Mencucci
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Mary T. (Urrico) Mencucci, 86, of East Old Greenville Rd., No. Smithfield, died November 21, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Carlo Mencucci, Sr.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Grace (Gardella) Urrico.
Mrs. Mencucci was a homemaker and a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Woonsocket and also sang in its' choir.
Ronald C. Laliberte
NORTH SMITHFIELD-Ronald C. Laliberte, 89, formerly of No. Smithfield, died November 21, 2012 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Anita A. (Riendeau) Laliberte who passed away in September and with whom he had celebrated his 69th wedding anniversary in August.
Born in Quebec, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Laura (Leboeuf) Laliberte.
Cecilia A. Kubaska
WOONSOCKET- Cecilia A. (Dziob) Kubaska, 88, of Woonsocket and Narragansett, R.I. died on Friday, Nov. 23rd, At Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved Wife of the late Dr. John T. Kubaska. A lifelong resident of Woonsocket,
Mrs. Kubaska was born on January 1, 1924.
She was the daughter of the late Michael And Antonina (Sabik) Dziob.
Delmore L. Tyks
BLACKSTONE- Delmore L. Tyks, 72, of Blackstone, MA died Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the companion of Jean Scott for 32 years.
Mr. Tyks was a Journeyman Toolmaker and was self employed under Del T. Model Research, Blackstone, MA.
Besides his companion Jean, he is survived by one son: Peter Russo of Cape Cod; Michelle Butman, Pamela Barber; 2 siblings: Virginia and Charles, and was predeceased by one brother, Lionel.
LINCOLN â€” The holiday season has officially arrived and Richard DiMasse and Dave Sale are hoping it will help local efforts to preserve a local one-room schoolhouse with purchases of this yearâ€™s Lincoln collectible ornament.
The tradition of creating a holiday ornament of a local landmark was started by the Lincoln Citizens Celebration Committee 17 years ago as a part of the townâ€™s observances for its 125th anniversary.
WOONSOCKET â€” It is certainly an advantage to have a museum in town when it comes to expanding educational opportunities for a communityâ€™s youth.
Staff members at the Museum of Work and Culture here in Woonsocket are also aware that research and planning are required for local teachers to use a museum as the best educational resource possible.
Thatâ€™s why a group of local fifth-grade teachers sat with the museumâ€™s education coordinator, Elizabeth Maynard, in the buildingâ€™s upstairs conference room last week to talk about their past and future visits to the Market Square facility.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Rhode Island Housing, the owner of Glenark Landing, is taking the 67-unit, subsidized housing complex into foreclosure.
But Mayor Leo T. Fontaine says the state agency owes the city over $200,000, money lent to the original developers of the mill-to-apartment conversion project in 1988.
Fontaine said foreclosure would wipe out the debt, but the city might not give up so easily. The mayor wants the City Council to explore its options at a briefing session Monday night, including the possibility of legal action.