April 11th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” The new school funding formula passed by the General Assembly last year has been hailed by educators, public officials and parents as a vast improvement in the way Rhode Island pays for its public schools. But at least two local communities claim it is inadequate to the point of being unconstitutional because it shortchanges poorer school districts.
Harold E. Mathewson
WOONSOCKET- Harold E. Mathewson, 80, of Main St., died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Miriam Hospital, Providence after an illness. He was the widower of Florence T. (Grenier) Mathewson, who died in February, 1972.
Born April 24, 1930, he was a son of the late Earl and Blanche (Savignac Brouillette) Mathewson.
JAMESTOWN- Clifford, Catherine, (O'Donnell), Jamestown, formerly of North Smithfield, died April 7, 2011 at home in Jamestown, RI. She leaves her beloved husband Joseph of Jamestown, son John Clifford, Manhattan, NY, daughter Patricia Clifford, Franklin ,NH, daughter Kimberly McFall, Greenville SC, and two beautiful grandchildren Emma and Maureen. She also leaves her loving sister Joanne Ryan of Woonsocket, RI.
WOONSOCKET- Lucien Carmel, 86, formerly of Read Ave., Woonsocket, died Saturday at The Holiday in Manville.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Philibert and Marie Anna (Tessier) Carmel. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Carmel was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy. After his graduation from Mount he enlisted in the service in 1943.
During WWII Mr. Camel served in the Army in the European Theatre with the 687th Field Artillery Co. of the 548th Infantry Battalion.
Roger A. Cournoyer
WOONSOCKET- Roger A. Cournoyer, 76, of Brookhaven Lane, passed away Friday, April 8, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence after a brief battle with cancer. He was the husband of Muriel (Dussault) Cournoyer, and they had been married for 55 years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Adelard and Aldea (Beauregard) Cournoyer. He was a life-long Woonsocket resident.
Mr. Cournoyer was a proud Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Navy.
WOONSOCKET- Ruth M. (Richard) Tempest-Shaw, 92, of Woonsocket, died Thursday, April 7, 2011. She was the wife of the late James "Buster" Tempest and the late Wallace Shaw. Born in New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Eva (Lirette) Richard.
WOONSOCKET â€” Itâ€™s a little early for Mount St. Charles to start circling the wagons.
The two-time defending Division II champions have played just one game in Division I this season, a 6-5 loss to Smithfield, and this afternoon they host powerful Lincoln High in a 4 p.m. game that could be an eye opener for the Mounties.
Lincoln, which has scored 10 runs in each of its first two league victories (over St. Raphael and Cumberland), is led by Ryan Oâ€™Dell and a strong nucleus of players who should take the Lions deep into the playoffs in early June.
WOONSOCKET â€” A perfect spring day, lots of participants and a helpful crew of volunteers made the YWCAâ€™s inaugural Race Against Racism 5K race a home run Sunday morning.
U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, who was on hand to start the runners from River Island Park, praised the YWCA and its partners in the race for calling awareness to diversity in the city and Rhode Island as a whole with the event.
Mount St. Charles running coach and top Rhode Island racer Roland Lavallee placed first in the race with a time of 15:05, and Peggy Prosseda took the womenâ€™s title with a winning time of 22:25.
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PAWTUCKET â€“ Mike Rooseâ€™s active military career has been over for six years. He is 29 years old and an Air Force veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Cumberland native is living a personal dream as strength coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox. But he canâ€™t quite put his military career behind him.