January 18th, 2012
JOHNSTON -- Before setting its sights on Fridayâ€™s big battle with undefeated Moses Brown, Burrillville had to deal with a pesky Johnston team determined to climb its way up the Division II-North standings.
Unfortunately for the Broncos, they didnâ€™t deal with their hosts very well, and as a result, they turned in one of their worst performances of the season.
The Broncos turned the ball over 32 times and scored just seven points in the final 8:57 of their Wednesday night contest against the Panthers and ended up on the short end of a 51-36 score.
CUMBERLAND â€” Representatives of Cops For Kids With Cancer Wednesday presented a $5,000 donation to the parents of Maya Spadano, a 3Â˝-year-old Cumberland girl who has been battling leukemia.
Robert Faherty, chairman of the charityâ€™s Board of Directors, along with Director John McManus, officially presented the check to the Spadano family at the Cumberland police station.
Cops For Kids With Cancer, a small non-profit organization made of law enforcement incur when their children are diagnosed with cancer.
Reina C. Leclerc
WOONSOCKET- Reina C. Leclerc 94, formerly of Woonsocket, died peacefully on January 17th at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Clovis Leclerc.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Adelard and Laura (Brule) Dulac. Mrs. Leclerc was a hairdresser for the former Armandine Hair Salon many years ago. She retired in 1983 from the State of RI School Lunch Program where she worked for over twelve years. Reina enjoyed spending time with her family and considered her siblings to be her best friends.
Rhea R. Bouchard
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Rhea R. (Remillard) Bouchard, 92, of Nelson St., North Providence, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in The Holiday Retirement Home, Lincoln, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Honore W. Bouchard who predeceased her on January 1, 1993.
Born in Waterford, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Ida (Nolin) Remillard.
Joseph J. Indelicato
BELLINGHAM- Joseph J. Indelicato, 68, of Bellingham, MA passed away unexpectedly at home on January 16, 2012. He was the beloved husband for 30 years of Carol A. (Daigle) Indelicato.
Born in Revere, MA on December 4, 1943, he was the son of the late Ingatius and Louise (Marcantonio) Indelicato.
Rose M. Rathier
SMITHFIELD - Rathier, Rose M. (Shea), 93, died January 13, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late Ralph L. Rathier.
Born in Georgiaville, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rose (Beauchemin) Shea.
Rose leaves three daughters, Rose Marie Cipriano of Smithfield, Paulette A. Montgomery of Plymouth, MA, and Janet M. Ressler of Smithfield; eight grandchildren; Henry M. Cipriano III, Jessica R. Cipriano, Tiffany A. Ricci-Gidney, James P. Ricci, Jill A. Montgomery-Sousa, Kate A. Scammell, Laura A. Montgomery, and Molly Antosz; and six great-grandchildren.
Frances J. Gautreau
WOONSOCKET - Frances J. Gautreau, 83, of Broadway, Woonsocket, died Tuesday morning at The Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She was the loving wife of George E. Gautreau. They were married on September 13, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Aram J. and Rose Alma (Hebert) Berard. She remained a lifelong resident of the city.
PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Department of Attorney General have announced that the Hospital Conversion Application submitted by Steward Health Care and Landmark Medical Center has been deemed complete.
The Department of Health and the AG's office will now start the formal review and evaluation of the application, and have 180 days to complete this step of the process.
WOONSOCKET â€” Moodyâ€™s downgraded the cityâ€™s bond rating yesterday, dropping it by a full point, from Ba1 to Ba2, a move that could increase financing costs on the cityâ€™s $225 million in outstanding bonds and debt.
Moodyâ€™s sent Finance Director Thomas Bruce a letter explaining that change is related to past and ongoing school deficits. The company also noted the cityâ€™s improved financial management practices and willingness to increase revenues, even in a difficult economic environment.
PROVIDENCE â€” Someone forgot to tell Mount St. Charles and La Salle that Tuesday nightâ€™s game at Providence Collegeâ€™s Schneider Arena was a benefit non-league affair, not Game 3 of the best-of-three state championship series.
Like their first two Division I meetings of the season, the Mounties and Rams engaged in a fast-paced, tight-checking duel that entertained a large gathering of fans on hand.
But like those first two games, La Salle was able to skate away with a close, hard-fought victory.