February 17th, 2012
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď Common Cause Director John Marion, a government watchdog and frequent critic of the General Assembly, found himself standing with Gov. Chafee and legislative leaders at the Statehouse Thursday, hailing what he called ‚Äúa big improvement‚ÄĚ in the state‚Äôs campaign finance laws.
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď The pain started in her lower back and slowly migrated toward her ribcage.
Kristen Dubois thought she was passing a kidney stone.
She was giving birth in the bathroom of her fiance‚Äôs Willow Street apartment in Woonsocket.
‚ÄúI was like, ‚ÄėOh my God. I can‚Äôt believe it,‚ÄĚ says Dubois. ‚ÄúI started yelling for my boyfriend. ‚ÄėHe‚Äôs coming out! He‚Äôs coming out!‚Äô‚ÄĚ
WOONSOCKET- Edward Lavoie of 13 Watson St., passed away February 12, 2012 after a five year, three month battle with pancreatic cancer at St. Antoine. Ed lost his wife of 59 years in 2009.
Ed worked for Draper Corp. and Jannell Truck Body he retired from CVS.
Ed loved John Wayne movies, The Yankee's and fishing with his son Jim.
Ed is survived by his daughter Kathleen and his son Jim.
He will be missed by all that knew him.
His Funeral will be held Saturday, February 25th at 10:00 AM at Precious Blood Church
WOONSOCKET --- Joe Gardner is going back to the future.
No, he‚Äôs not going to jump in a DeLorean with Doc Brown and head back to 1955, but the Woonsocket Boxing Club boxer is going to go back to 2002 and ‚Äô03 and return to the weight class he fought in during those first two years of his career.
After absorbing stoppages in all three of his fights as a light heavyweight last year, Gardner will storm into 2012 as a super middleweight, where he posted a 4-0-1 record before taking a 7¬Ĺ-year sabbatical from the sport.
LINCOLN ‚ÄĒ There‚Äôs no room for confusion or interpretation when you‚Äôre that sure about something. Make no mistake: Nick Zammarelli‚Äôs mind is already made up regarding where he wants to play college baseball.
A junior at Lincoln High, Zammarelli recently announced his intention to attend Division I Elon University, located in North Carolina. To issue a verbal that signifies the acceptance of an athletic scholarship package long before Zammarelli is even eligible to sign a national letter of intent speaks volumes of just how comfortable the player is with the school and vice versa.
BELLINGHAM ‚ÄĒ Saint Blaise Church's history as a parish is a relatively short, but rich one, marked by a commitment to faith and a sense of community that makes church.
This coming April, Saint Blaise Church will celebrate its past 50 years as it frames its vision for the future.
Andrea Z. O'Toole
UXBRIDGE- Andrea Z. (Gateriewictz) O'Toole, 68, of 292 Blackstone St. died Mon. Feb. 13 at home surrounded by her family, after battling lung cancer for a second time.
Glenn A. Lavallee
BURRILLVILLE- Glenn A. Lavallee, 58, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 in St. Joseph's Hospital Our Lady of Fatima Unit, North Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Bourbeau) Lavallee.
Glenn did carpentry work for area companies and also worked at a ranch in Wyoming.
He is survived by a brother, Joseph Lavallee Jr. of Harrisville, a sister, Debra Miller of Randolf, NJ, three nephews and two nieces. He was the brother of the late Scott Lavallee.
SOUTHERN PINES, NC- Captain Joseph Gallagher, US Navy (Retired), died peacefully at his home in Southern Pines, NC, surrounded by his family, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 90 years old. A full obituary can be found at
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Pinehurst will be assisting the family
WARWICK ‚Äď Things were not looking good for Cumberland High three matches into its regular season finale against defending state team tourney champion Warwick Veterans on Wednesday evening.
The Clippers, seeking their 57th consecutive dual-meet victory and third straight unbeaten season, trailed Warwick Vets 15-0. Cumberland needed to make something happen in a hurry and Nick Tribelli answered the call with a stunning pin at 126 pounds.
‚ÄúOnce we got that win from Nick, I knew we had a shot,‚ÄĚ Cumberland coach Steve Gordon said after his Clippers rallied for a 44-29 triumph.