WOONSOCKET â€“ Due to overwhelming response, Saturday's candlelight vigil in memory of the lives lost at Sandy Hook School in Conn. has been moved to the mini-park, where Santa's house is.
Set for 6 p.m., the event is co-sponsored by Kids for Peace RI and the Lyrics in Motion dance studio.
The event will include dance performances by senior company members and an appearance by Michael Jackson impersonator Mark Fisher. There will be a balloon-release for each victim.
As a somber procession of funerals began in shell-shocked Newtown, Conn., local educators on Monday said the nationâ€™s deadliest massacre at an elementary school should trigger a broad discussion about how to make schools safer than they are already.
After all, says Supt. Kimberly Shaver Hood of the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District, the security procedures in place at Sandy Hook Elementary werenâ€™t very different than those in place at her schools. Doors are always locked, visitors must be buzzed in through an intercom system, state their purpose and sign in at the office.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” At halftime of this Division III-North rivalry clash against Burrillville High, North Smithfield head coach T.J. Ciolfi followed his troops off the floor and into a room for a pep talk of sorts.
â€śI told the kids that we live in spurts, and that they have to come off of our defense,â€ť he stated of his clubâ€™s scant 23-19 cushion. â€śI also said that they did a really good job of playing at their tempo, and that we donâ€™t like playing a half-court game.
PROVIDENCE â€” There are games against more noteworthy opponents on the horizon, yet itâ€™s probably a safe bet to assume that Providence College basketball fans have been eyeing Tuesdayâ€™s game against Colgate for quite some time.
The night will feature the long-anticipated debuts of two Friars. In freshman Kris Dunn, PC is hitching its wagon to a point guard, a critical position that suffered a major hit when Vincent Council went down in a heap in the season opener. In sophomore Sidiki Johnson, the Friars are receiving a rugged 6-foot-10 sort whoâ€™s expected shore up the low post.
Thomas M. MacNeil
MANVILLE - Thomas M. MacNeil, 83, of Eagle Peak Rd., Pascoag, formerly of Prospect St., Manville, died Saturday afternoon at Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag. He was the husband of the late Simonne A. (Poirier) MacNeil.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Joseph and Christina (Cox) MacNeil. He was a resident of Manville for most of his life having moved to Pascoag in 2005.
Pauline M. Colerick
WOONSOCKET - Pauline M. (Rockett) Colerick 92, resident of Woonsocket died peacefully at home on December 13, 2012. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Colerick.
She was born in Dorchester MA, a daughter of the late Dr. James F. & Mary (O'Brien) Rockett.
Florence M. Femia
YARMOUTHPORT, MA - Florence May (Cooper) Femia, 99, passed away Friday evening, Dec. 14, 2012 surrounded by loved ones.
Roland B. Durocher
MANVILLE - Roland B. Durocher, 87, of Central St., Manville died Saturday morning at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Pauline A. (LeClerc) Durocher. They were married on July 5, 1975.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Eva (Lajoie) Durocher. He resided in Manville for most of his life having also lived in Pawtucket and Central Falls for about 20 years.
Mr. Durocher served in the Army during WWII.
Arnold I. Kornstein
RICHMOND, VA - KORNSTEIN, Arnold I., 84, of Richmond, formerly of Woonsocket and Providence, Rhode Island, passed away, after a brief illness, on December 14, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Esta Strong Kornstein; three children, Dr. Michael J. Kornstein (Ann Kaplan), Dr. Susan G. Kornstein (Lee B. Krumbein), Dr. Howard S. Kornstein (Natalia Gourari); seven grandchildren, Sara Lerner (Matt), Joanna Kornstein, Samuel, Orly, and Benjamin Kornstein and Nathan and Iris Krumbein.
Rita A. Beaulieu
WOONSOCKET - Rita A. (Dubois) Beaulieu, 82, of Elmore Ave. died peacefully on Thursday December 13, 2012, in the Holiday Nursing Home, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Lucien W. Beaulieu. Rita and Lucien, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on February 3, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of Alfred and Alice (Brule) Dubois.
Rita worked as a Stitcher, for Stalan Sportswear and Narragansett Knitting, for several years prior to retiring.
Rita enjoyed spending time with her beloved family and friends.