November 8th, 2013
CRANSTON â Lincoln High Athletic Director Brian Fineberg provided the sad news as the Lions began loosening up for the next task at hand.
Because the R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal at Cranston Stadium had been postponed 24 hours due to Thursday afternoon's rains, head coach Chris Allen decided to conduct a preparatory indoor practice in the school's gymnasium. He wanted one more chance to ready his troops for the âremakeâ on Friday.
Roger H. Fournier
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Roger H. "Digger" Fournier 94, of 400 Mendon Rd., formerly of Summit Ave., passed away peacefully on Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Marguerite (Blanchet) Fournier for sixty one years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Hector and Mabel (Dumas) Fournier.
Marjorie Ann Scanlon
WOONSOCKET- Scanlon, Marjorie Ann, 81, of Woonsocket passed away November 1, 2013 at the Oakland Grove Health Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of William Scanlon.
She was born in Franklin, MA. a daughter of the late Charles & Eva (Hebert) Desper.
A resident of Woonsocket for many years, Marjorie was a loving homemaker and she worked in the kitchen and recreational center at Crepeau Court in Woonsocket.
WOONSOCKET â Richard D. Fazzio, 88, knows plenty about Woonsocketâs role in World War II after participating in the first wave landings on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
But Fazzio was interested in learning more about Woonsocketâs role in the military deceptions the U.S. Armyâs 23rd Headquarters Special Troops orchestrated during the fighting in Europe and went to the Stadium Theatre Thursday evening for the Rhode Island premiere of Rick Beyerâs documentary film âThe Ghost Army.â
CUMBERLAND â Before looking ahead to what could result in an unusual five-way tie for first place in the Division II-B ranks once the regular season ends this weekend, itâs time to take a history lesson and look back to the last (and only other) time this happened in the state.
In 2008, Tolman, Woonsocket, West Warwick, Warwick Vets, and Westerly found themselves tied for first place in the Division II-A standings with 5-2 records and scratching their heads over which were going to be the four that would play in the following weekendâs opening round of the playoffs.
PROVIDENCE â In his wildest dreams, Ed Cooley could probably not have imagined that he would have to deal with several criseis regarding player personnel on the eve of a new season for the Providence College Friars.
Jeanne P. Riccio
WOONSOCKET- Jeanne P. (Gagnon) Riccio, 68, of Jillson Avenue died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Leon J. and Jeannine P. (Lacroix) Gagnon, she had lived in Cumberland for 5 years before moving to Woonsocket 8 years ago.
Mrs. Riccio was an account payables clerk for A. T. Cross Company, Lincoln for 37 years before retiring in 2003.
ATTLEBORO - Norman James Bishop, age 85, of Emeritus at Canterbury Woods passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Norman was born on April 12, 1928 in Milford, MA. He was the son of the late Louis and Rose (Bouley) Bishop and brother of the late Loretta Felice of Woonsocket.
WOONSOCKET â Shifting gears from campaigning to governing, mayor-elect Lisa Baldelli-Hunt named the head of her transition efforts and called for a meeting with the Budget Commission within 10 days.
In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, Baldelli-Hunt said she wants the state-appointed commission to brief her on the condition of the cityâs finances.
âNow that the campaign is over, itâs time to start doing the important work of preparing to take office in December,â said Baldelli-Hunt.
WOONSOCKET â Voters may be suffering from battle fatigue after enduring a long and grueling mayoral contest, but itâs too soon to climb out of the foxhole just yet.
Thereâs going to be more political flak flying around the race for the soon-to-be vacant House seat of the mayor-elect, state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49). Her resounding victory over two-term incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine Tuesday means she must resign from the House so the secretary of state can schedule a special election to identify her successor.