February 6th, 2012
Steve Gordon has been coaching Cumberland Highâs wrestling program since time began. Well, not quite. Just since he got the program started back in 1969. Thatâs 43 years, if youâre counting.
The 70-year-old coach spent many of those early years trying to build his program from the ground floor up, creating a wrestling community in Cumberland, one or two parents at a time, that formed the foundation for his program.
Gordon learned a lot from the Coventry High School wrestling program, a dynasty that produced 17 straight state championship teams between 1982-98.
WOONSOCKET â Bullied at school, erroneously diagnosed with bipolar disorder and treated with a correspondingly wrongheaded cocktail of prescription drugs, Adam Brunetti arrived at a harrowing crossroads by the time he was in the sixth grade at Woonsocket Middle School in 2006.
No wonder he doesnât remember much of it.
âI pretty much blacked the whole thing out,â he says matter-of-factly.
FOSTER- Mildred Cynthia (Mowry) Auclair, 95, died peacefully at Alpine Nursing Home, Coventry on Saturday February 4, 2012.
She was born in Woonsocket to Alpheus and Susan (Ballou) Mowry. Mildred will now be joined in heaven with her beloved late husband, Edward Omer Auclair.
PROVIDENCE- Gertrude Halpern died Saturday, February 4, 2012 in Providence. She would have been 100 years old on March 8, 2012.
She is survived by her nephews, Stanley and Jason Goldstein and Robert Halpern, nieces, Marjorie Bean and Beverly Goldberg, great-nephews, Gene, Larry and Mark Goldstein, great-niece, Nancy Dunn and her devoted caregiver, Peggy Comforti.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Julia (Dankow) Manlick, 91, a resident of the St. Antoine Residence, passed away peacefully on Saturday, at the Residence. she was the loving wife of the late John S. Manlick.
Born July 4, 1920 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Peter & Cristine (Dobrwado) Dankow, she resided in No. Smithfield almost all her life.
She was employed as a sewer at the former Health-Tex Co. for many years before retiring. She was a longtime communicant and very active in the Ladies Sodality at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Woonsocket.
BLACKSTONE- Gertrude M. (Deragon) Martinelli, 86, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 68 years of Louis J. Martinelli.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Aram and Evelyn M. (Lamontagne) Deragon.
Alice T. Lambert
WOONSOCKET- Alice T. (Ouellet) Lambert of Woonsocket, RI, died on February 4, 2012 in the McCarthy Care Center, Sandwich, MA. She was the wife of the late Jean-Paul Lambert for almost seventy years.
Born in Woonsocket, Alice was the daughter of the late Albert G. and Leona (Payette) Ouellet. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and had relocated to Cape Cod two and a half years ago, moving into the Whitehall Estates in Hyannis with her husband.
Alfred Tarvis, Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Alfred Tarvis, Jr., 73, of Stoneham Drive, died Thursday, February 2, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of thirty-eight years of the late Rita (Bourget) Tarvis.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alfred R. and Catherine (Biadas) Tarvis.
PROVIDENCE â Five additional minutes seemed like a risky proposition for the Providence Friars. Turns out it was.
The final verdict, an 87-84 nail-biter in West Virginiaâs favor, only re-opened the wound regarding how PC let Sundayâs Big East contest slip away. Missed free throws coupled with an inability to snatch rebounds on the defensive end were the main culprits. The two bugaboos came back to bite the home team hard when Mountaineers senior Daryl âTruckâ Bryant calmly and coolly splashed in a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in OT, breaking what was a 84-84 affair.
PROVIDENCE â There are times that Ed Cooley must feel like heâs being pulled in a thousand directions.
On one hand, Cooley is trying to build a program befitting of his workmanlike image. In order to accomplish that, the first-year PC head coach needs players that compliment this ideal. Based on the buzz surrounding one of the nationâs most talked about recruiting classes, Cooley has allowed Friar fans to dream big about what the future may hold.