Hereâs a look at the early state of affairs in hockeyâs three divisions âŠ
For most teams, a 1-2 start to a season usually doesnât mean much. For Mount St. Charles fans, MSCâs 1-2 start has some of them reaching for the panic button, especially since the four-time defending champions havenât began a Division I campaign with that mark since the mid-1970s.
Of course, two of their defeats have come to La Salle, which so far, looks like the team to beat. The Rams are 4-0, have outscored their opponents 27-4, and boast the divisionâs top three scorers.
WOONSOCKET â The School Committee named Anita McGuire-Forcier as its new chairwoman last night on a 4-0 vote.
Vimala Phongsavanh was named vice-chairwoman also on a 4-0 vote.
Veteran School Committeewoman Eleanor Nadeau, the longest-serving member of the panel, abstained from both decisions.
WOONSOCKET â A spending freeze, a hiring freeze and the termination of the Feinstein Learning Academy for disruptive students are at the top of Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyanâs list in a plan ordered by the stateâs revenue director to eliminate a $2 million-plus deficit in the School Departmentâs 2011 budget.
Donoyan submitted the plan yesterday to State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly and state Auditor General Dennis Hoyle, in keeping with the deadline laid down by the state officials during an emergency meeting Monday.
Robert F. Kaczor
BLACKSTONE, MA- Robert F. Kaczor, 63, of Jefferson St., passed away on Monday at Milford Regional Medical Ctr. He was the loving husband of Suzanne (Daignault) Kaczor.
Born April 17, 1948 in Whitinsville, MA. He was the son of the late Frederick & Matilda (Gudanowski) Kaczor.
He resided in Blackstone almost all his life.
Robert was employed as a Mechanical Engineer for the Tegra Medical Co. in Franklin.
Besides his wife he leaves 3 Sons: James M., Brian M. & Steven M. Kaczor, a daughter Kristine E. Kaczor all of Blackstone, MA. Also 11 grandchildren.
Brian A. Dartt
NORMAL, ILL- Brian A. Dartt passed away suddenly on November 24, 2011 with his loving family by his side.
He was the son of the late Ernest Dartt.
He lived in Normal, ILL for two months, prior to moving to Illinois he was a lifelong resident of Millville, MA.
He served in the U.S. Army. He also worked for several years at Blue Lynx Co. in Bellingham, MA.
BELLINGHAM â A 63-year-old Blackstone man was killed Monday in a two-car accident on South Main Street, across from the Bellingham Middle School, police said.
The victim, Robert F. Kaczor, of 1 Jefferson St., was taken by ambulance to Milford Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead following the 5 p.m. accident.
The crash occurred in front of Wengerâs Farm, at 1048 South Main St.
WOONSOCKET â Landmark Medical Center is fighting back after a longstanding partner in the local health care scene decided to shift its maternity and obstetrics patients to Women & Infants Hospital in Providence.
The city hospital launched an advertising campaign to promote its in-house maternity and related services Tuesday, a day after Thundermist Health Center initiated the patient shift.
âWe are marketing our services,â said Landmark spokesman Bill Fischer. âWeâre advertising and continuing to reach out to the community about the quality of services we offer.â
PAWTUCKET â Short jumpers, three-pointers, lay-ups. It didnât matter. No matter what North Smithfield tossed up in its Division III matchup with host Shea on Tuesday night, nothing seemed to fall.
When you are inside the small and always-boisterous confines of âThe Cageâ against a Raider defense that always seems to play their opponents tough, victories are hard to come by when youâre having an off-night from the field.
Chris Iannettaâs âGet Out of Jail Freeâ card arrived two weeks ago when the St. Raphael Academy alumnus was acquired by the Los Angeles Angels to be their everyday catcher.
Relocating from the Rocky Mountains that adorn Colorado to sun-splashed Southern California has already reaped one major benefit for the 28-year-old. Keep in mind that Iannetta has yet to suit up for his new manager, but that didnât stop Mike Scioscia from lavishing praise upon his new catcher during last weekâs winter meetings.
Aldor J. Lataille
WOONSOCKET- Aldor J. "Al" Lataille, 80, of Thomas St. Woonsocket, died Monday afternoon at Rhode Island Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an accident earlier in the day. He was the husband of the late Micheline F. (San Souci) Lataille.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph and Aurore (Cote) Lataille. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Lataille was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Korean War.