February 1st, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€“ How do you cure those Friar blues? Answer: a visit from the Scarlet Knights.
Despite playing two very uneven halves Wednesday night, Providence was able to secure a rare Big East triumph at the expense of Rutgers, 78-67. The win snaps a four-game losing streak for the Friars, who placed five players in double figures led by strong performances from Bilal Dixon (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Vincent Council (11 points, 14 assists).
â€śI thought today was our day,â€ť said a clearly-relieved Ed Cooley, his Friars now 2-8 in the league and 13-10 overall.
If Burrillville wants to remain in the top four of the Division Iâ€™s power standings and play for the new Championship Division crown next month, then this weekend is the one that could make or break the Broncosâ€™ chances.
The Broncos, who are 8-4 and occupy fourth place in the divisionâ€™s overall standings, are facing their toughest two-day stretch of the season in the form of a Friday 9:30 p.m. clash at Thayer Arena against first-place Bishop Hendricken (10-1-1) and a Saturday 8:30 p.m. battle in the friendly confines of Levy Arena against Moses Brown (6-5-1).
WOONSOCKET â€” Gov. Chafeeâ€™s proposed $7.9 billion state budget includes a plum the cityâ€™s been grasping at for years â€” $2.6 million to restore long-neglected World War II Veterans Memorial State Park.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine said the funds were included in the spending package Chafee proposes for the state Department of Environmental Management after an intense lobbying campaign by city officials.
WOONSOCKET â€“ There was a bonus for the police at the end of a trail that led to a man wanted for domestic assault. Just as officers closed in on Steve E. Beaulieu, another man was tossing a backpack containing $1,450 worth of cocaine and marijuana out the window, police said.
The episode unfolded in Apt. No. 3 at 174 Robinson St. Tuesday, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette, the police spokesman.
WOONSOCKET- Florence M. (Roy) Masse, RN, 88, of Woonsocket, RI passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice A. Masse.
Michael J. Reed, Sr.
BELLINGHAM- Michael J. Reed, Sr., 71, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Harriet C. (Frantzen) Reed.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 1, 1940, he was the son of the late Charles T. and Annette (Deslauriers) Reed.
He is survived by his son, Michael J. Reed, Jr. and his wife Cindy and their children, Nicole, Katie, and John; and his daughter, Annette A. Lambert, all of Bellingham, MA.
Warren "Bud" F.
BURRILLVILLE- Warren "Bud" F. Patterson Sr., 98, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at home. He was the husband of the late Emma D. (Angell) Patterson.
Born in Bridgeton he was the son of the late Francis and Genella (Knight) Patterson.
Genevieve B. Trudel
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Genevieve B. (Terceiro) Trudel, 92, a lifelong No. Smithfield resident, died peacefully surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Bertrand L. Trudel.
Born in No. Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alexandrina (Cadima) Terceiro.
Peter J. Lesperance
BLACKSTONE- Peter J. Lesperance, 77, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Radius Healthcare Worcester with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Jeannine C. (LaBonne) Lesperance.
Mary A. Scurry
WOONSOCKET- Mary A. (Coleman) Scurry, 67, of South St., died January 31, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Clarence E. Scurry who passed away in 2009.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late James Coleman and Odessa (Burden) Coleman of High Point North Carolina.
Mary was the first African American born in the Woonsocket Hospital, now Landmark Medical Center.
Mary worked for Consolidated Print for several years, prior to retiring.