March 6th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” As Gov. Lincoln Chafee and his fiscal advisers looked on, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine disclosed for the first time last night that the School Departmentâ€™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 wonâ€™t be able to pay its bills by the end of the month.
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.
PROVIDENCE â€” 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 doesnâ€™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.
WOONSOCKET â€” This is how Mount St. Charles sophomore Brian Larence celebrated an amazing 3-2, double-overtime victory over La Salle Academy on Monday night:
While his teammates went ballistic on the ice, exchanging hugs and high-fives, Larence skated to the chain-link fence near the Mountiesâ€™ bench at Adelard Arena and fist-bumped schoolmates with his right-handed glove.
He then shed his stick, bent over, grabbed some snow off the ice and threw it at those fans, still going berserk at what they had just witnessed.
PROVIDENCE â€” In the end, it wasnâ€™t meant to be for head coach Alisha Brannon and her North Smithfield squad.
Despite North Smithfield putting forth a gutsy and determined effort in the face of long odds, the Northmen saw their season come to a close Monday night in the Division III semifinals at Rhode Island College.
Led by 29 points from senior Sandy Kun, top seed and unbeaten Juanita Sanchez held on for a 53-49 victory.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â€” A city policeman is free on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to charges of driving under the influence in District Court Monday.
The charges were brought against Patrolman Steven Fairley by members of his own department after an incident that occurred on Feb. 25, police said.
MANVILLE- Dorothea Louise (Thomas) St. Onge, 98, of Manville, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Wilfred L. St. Onge, whom she married August 4, 1937.
Born in East Blackstone, MA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Bertha M. (Fernald) Thomas.
Isabelle R. Theroux
WELLSVILLE, NY - Isabelle R. Theroux, 83, of 53 Fairview Avenue died on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
She was born October 12, 1928 in Slatersville, RI the daughter of James and Margaret (Owens) Carroll. On May 18, 1957 in Slatersville she married Robert R. Theroux who survives.
Robert M. Gaulin
WOONSOCKET- Robert "Limpy" Michel Gaulin 60, of Woonsocket, passed away Thursday. He was the husband of Joan (Mitchell ) Gaulin.
Though he was a Woonsocket resident most of his life, he was born in Farnham, PQ, Canada, a son of Wilfred and Noella (Jacob) Gaulin. He was a US Navy veteran of the Viet Nam War.
He was a quality control inspector for Bird Machine in Walpole for eighteen years, as well as Plainville Machine for many years retiring in 1998.
PROVIDENCE â€” After his squad's 4-0 loss to La Salle Academy in the first game of the R.I. Championship Division Tournament finals' best-of-three set on Saturday, Mount St. Charles head coach Steve Shea told his kids he loved the fact they had outshot their foes, 30-18.
He also explained to them that mere attempts on goal wouldn't be enough to dispatch the Rams, but firing more quality shots at senior goalkeeper Holly Scott could change the Mounties' fortune.