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March 7th, 2012

Hasbro lays off 55 in the state

March 7, 2012

PAWTUCKET (AP) — Toy maker Hasbro on Tuesday laid off 55 employees in Rhode Island, part of a larger downsizing that comes just months after announcing an expansion into Providence, company officials said.
Company spokesman Wayne Charness said in a statement that about 170 workers are being laid off worldwide because of the “underperformance” in Hasbro's U.S. and Canadian divisions, which are under new leadership. He also cited the company's need for “different skill sets” in its workforce.
The layoffs will affect workers in Pawtucket and Providence.

March 6th

La Salle skates past Mount to win girls' state crown

March 6, 2012

PROVIDENCE — As 1998 U. S. Olympic women’s hockey star and gold medallist Sara DeCosta draped runner-up medals around the necks of the Mount St. Charles’ girls, most wiped away tears.
Their disappointment was more than obvious after La Salle Academy had mustered a 2-0 victory over the Mounties at Providence College’s Schneider Arena on Tuesday night. With that triumph in this rubber game of the R.I. Championship Division Tournament’s best-of-three final set, the Rams had earned its first-ever title in the category, and closed its season at 16-5.

One and done: Seton Hall stomps Providence, 79-47

March 6, 2012

NEW YORK — In some ways it was an ending, as in the end of the season for Providence College. In other respects, Tuesday night’s 79-47 bludgeoning at the hands of Seton Hall in opening round of the Big East Tournament can be viewed as the official jumping-off point to the Ed Cooley era.
Cooley’s first season at PC ended in futile fashion, his club suffering a 32-point defeat that goes in the books as the largest loss margin for the Friars in their Big East tourney history. Providence has now dropped 14 of its last 16 conference tournament games.

PC's Driscoll, Big East prepare for changes

March 6, 2012

NEW YORK — Wednesday morning will see the presidents and athletic directors from the Big East gather in a central location. The guest list will include party crashers in the form of representatives from the schools in line to join the league.
Wouldn’t you like to be a fly in that room?
“I think they’ll introduce some of the new members and [league president John Marinatto] is going to give us an update to where we are on a lot of issues,” Providence College athletic director Driscoll remarked. “It should be a good meeting and I’m looking forward to it.”

Road rage leads to spitting

March 6, 2012

WOONSOCKET — One motorist allegedly spit at another during an apparent case of road rage Sunday — and he was charged with assault for doing it.
Police said Talubeh Njie, 39, was also arrested for driving without a license when he showed up at police headquarters about 7 p.m.

Robert G. Rainone

March 6, 2012

Robert G. Rainone

BURRILLVILLE- Robert "Papa" G. Rainone, 78, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday March 5, 2012 at his home in Harrisville. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Kearney) Rainone.
Born in Providence he was the son of the late Joseph and Theresa (DeFalco) Rainone.

Mary Eddy McCooey

March 6, 2012

Mary Eddy McCooey

BLACKSTONE- Mary Eddy McCooey, 102, a resident of Blackstone, MA, and Matunuck, RI died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 5, 2012.
She was born in Blackstone, MA to Augustine H. Eddy and Eleanor Eddy. She graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY and was a teacher of English and Latin at Blackstone High School for many years until she married.
Mary was a member of the Matunuck Point Beach Club Association, the Daughters of The American Revolution, the Stroke Club, and The Blackstone and Millville Historical Societies.

City on the fiscal brink

March 6, 2012

WOONSOCKET — As Gov. Lincoln Chafee and his fiscal advisers looked on, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine disclosed for the first time last night that the School Department’s cumulative projected deficit has ballooned to a staggering $10 million for the last two years.
Speaking in the most dire terms, Fontaine laid out a roadmap for program cuts, departmental consolidations and a supplemental tax bill to fill to gap, but he said that any plan of action must be executed very quickly because the city is fast running out of cash and won’t be able to pay its bills by the end of the month.

Anne G. Kerrigan

March 6, 2012

Anne G. Kerrigan

SMITHFIELD- Kerrigan, Anne G., 89, of Smithfield, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012.
She was born in North Smithfield, a daughter of the late Patrick F. Kerrigan and Melda (Bouchard) Gardner.

March 5th

Confident Friars ready to take center stage in NYC

March 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Vincent Council provided the type of response that epitomizes the mindset of the Providence College Friars heading into the Big East Tournament.
To summarize, the junior doesn’t expect the Friars to be a one-and-done casualty, their season ending at the hands of Seton Hall on Day 1 of the five-day mad dash leading up to a hoops coronation at Madison Square Garden.

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