February 16th, 2011
CUMBERLAND â The Cumberland High wrestling program runs as deep as the roots head coach Steve Gordon has nurtured in this town since moving here nearly 50 years ago.
The Clippers finished their second straight undefeated dual-meet season on Wednesday night with a 37-20 spanking of equally unbeaten Warwick Veterans, which was the favored team heading into this showdown between Division Iâs two elite squads.
WOONSOCKET â Seven weeks before the court-imposed deadline for choosing a buyer, Landmark Medical Center has signed a non-binding letter of intent calling for a Tennessee-based hospital chain to buy the Cass Avenue hospital and the affiliated Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield.
Marie Anne C. Mayer
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Marie Anne C. Mayer, 82, of Great Rd. North Smithfield, died Tuesday evening at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Adrien "Babe" Mayer.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Anna (Guertin) Vadenais.
She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and lived in North Smithfield for the past 17 years.
Mrs. Mayer worked for American Tourister and later for AT Cross before retiring in 1992.
She was a former member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens Club.
Philip R. Barden
WOONSOCKET- BARDEN, PHILIP R., 63, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011at Landmark Hospital. He was the husband of Linda D. Barden.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Richard and Lillian (Hailoch) Barden.
Philip was employed for over 30 years at the Pray Trucking Company in Seekonk, MA. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U. S. Navy.
He was the father of Philip R. Barden Jr. and Christine Barden; grandfather of Christopher Robert Barden. He was the brother of Marsha Barden.
WOONSOCKET --- On âTeacher Appreciation Nightâ at Woonsocket High, it seemed only fitting that the Novans taught Smithfield High a couple of lessons in rebounding and defense in their Division I-North rematch on Tuesday.
Junior forward Kailey Fugere scored a game-high 19 points, senior center Ashley Dubois added 16, and the duo also teamed up to rip down 28 rebounds to help the Novans avenge an earlier loss to the Sentinels and soar to an impressive 57-37 triumph.
WOONSOCKET --- Not many high school hockey coaches get their kicks out of putting together a non-league schedule as grueling and competitive as the one Mount St. Charles Academy coach Dave Belisle rolls out every year.
He always starts it off with the teamâs annual post-Christmas Holiday Face-Off tournament, which attracts some of the best talent in the Northeast. He then sprinkles in a couple of tough opponents over the next 4-5 weeks, such as two-time Connecticut state champion Hamden High last Wednesday.
CUMBERLAND -- Tonight marks the beginning of the best 10-day stretch in Rhode Island wrestling this year. It starts with a battle between two unbeaten high school programs. Defending state champion Cumberland will host 2010 runnerup Warwick Veterans tonight at The Wellness Center with the regular season dual-meet title at stake.
GLOCESTER â When Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell spent an afternoon with retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OâConnor during a judges conference in Colorado last year, he was immediately impressed with O'Connor's iCivics, a Web-based education project O'Connor founded to reinvigorate civic teaching and learning in schools.
It didn't take long for Justice Suttell to get on board to promote iCivics in Rhode Island.
Doris T. Leduc
WOONSOCKET- Doris T. (Hunt) Leduc, 88, of Summer St., died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Leduc.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Beatrice (Merritt) Hunt.
A 1941 graduate of Woonsocket High School and a 1942 graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Business, Mrs. Leduc was an office clerk for the Woonsocket Board of Canvassers and the Woonsocket Education Dept., retiring in 1984.
David P. Ethier
CAMBRIDGE/MILLVILLE- David P. Ethier, 47, of Cambridge and formerly of Millville, MA passed away Mon. February 14, 2011 in Boston after a short illness. A graveside funeral service will be held at a later date in North Purchase Cemetery, Milford. Complete obituary can be found at