January 30th, 2012
CUMBERLAND â€” After surviving a staph infection scare that shut down the Cumberland High wrestling program for a week, the Clippers return to the mat this week for a pair of tough matches with La Salle Academy and Cranston West.
â€śEvery match we have from here on out is going to be tough,â€ť Cumberland coach Steve Gordon admitted on Monday. â€śNext week, we host unbeaten Hendricken and the week after that we visit Warwick Veterans. Both of those teams are state title contenders.â€ť
Gordon is just happy to have his team wrestling again.
PROVIDENCE â€” There was no doubt in Lindsay Rachlowâ€™s mind that her team would be competitive in Division II this winter.
In her first season as head coach of Burrillville High last year, Rachlow watched her Broncos struggle during the adjustment stage with an 0-9 start. But they then ran off eight straight victories to eventually make the playoffs. From that squad, only two seniors graduated.
BURRILLVILLE â€” The Esten-Bowen House on Iron Mine Hill Road has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the stateâ€™s preservation authority announced.
Build around 1790, â€śthe Esten-Bowen house represents Burrillvilleâ€™s development from a period of agricultural growth and expansion from the end of the 18th century through gradual decline and subsequent transition to exurban residential uses in the early 20th century,â€ť said Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission.
NAPLES, MAINE- Normand O. Holcomb of Naples, Maine, died Tuesday, January 24th at Maine Medical Center as a result of complications from an accident at the Naples Casco Transfer Station on November 1, 2011.
He was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 27, 1926, the son of Willis and Delia (Senecal) Holcomb.
Armand L. Lepage
WOONSOCKET- Armand L. Lepage, 86, formerly of Bernon St., Woonsocket, died Thursday at Pine Grove Health Center in Pascoag. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Petrin) Lepage.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late George and Clerina (Turcotte) Lepage. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Lepage was employed at Blackstone Dye Company for over 28 years. He also worked at Ocean State Finishing Company for 10 years until he retired in 1987.
He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Forever Club.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Theodore Niejadlik 84, of Great Rd. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Therese (Morin) Niejadlik. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Stanley and Anna (Rusnak ) Niejadlik. Mr. Niejadlik was a Work War II Army Veteran. He was the head mechanic for Blackstone Valley Electric Co. for forty three years before retiring in 1990. Ted was a member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens and an avid card player belonging to several pitch leagues.
BELLINGHAM- Josephine L. (Liberatore) Selima, 85, of Bellingham MA. and formerly of Milford, MA. died early Saturday morning (January 28, 2012) at the Blaire House of Milford after a period of declining health. She was the widow of the late Charles Selima who died in 1993.
She was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Leopoldo and the late Rita (Marini) Liberatore before coming to America as a young girl.
Mrs. Selima graduated from Milford High School and her family was most important to her.
Thomas B. Daley
BURRILLVILLE- Thomas B. Daley, 80, of Pascoag, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Kathleen M. (Yore) Daley of Pascoag.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas V. and Norma (Bertch) Daley.
Thomas worked as an Insurance Underwriter for Allendale Insurance Company of Johnston. He attended Providence College, where he received a bachelor's degree and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Harrisville and a Lieutenant in the Pascoag Fire Departments.
Why not Jose Iglesias?
More than a week has gone by since the Red Sox traded shortstop Marco Scutaro. The exchange with Colorado marked the second time this offseason that general manager/budget balancer Ben Cherington has shipped away a potential starting shortstop, last monthâ€™s Jed Lowrie-to-Houston swap officially re-catalogued as the first domino to fall.
WOONSOCKET â€” Charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity.
Maurice E. Berube has spent the better part of 11 years trying to promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. But it wasn't until last month, when he found himself the recipient of a simple act of kindness by an 11-year-old city girl, that he really understood what it meant to be an Elk.
Berube, Grand Exalted Ruler of Woonsocket Elks Lodge #850, says it happened in December when he was helping deliver 227 food baskets to needy families during the holiday season.