February 2nd, 2012
LINCOLN â€” Central Elementary School fourth-grader Maggie Cabana didn't want to let down her fellow students, so she decided to prepare her Wednesday lunch the night before.
â€śI made it at about 7:30 (p.m.); I made my peanut butter crackers, strawberries and an orange with the peel taken off, then put them all in plastic containers,â€ť she admitted. â€śI did it so I wouldn't forget anything. I was scared that I'd put it into plastic bags. I didn't want to forget that's against the rules (for this lunch).â€ť
Irene C. Marion
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Irene C. (Denomme) Marion, 85, of Williams St., died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Florian O. Marion.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Alderic and Eva (Fortier) Denomme.
She had worked for various Textile Mills in the local area. She also worked for L & L Laundromat, Woonsocket.
William L. Koury
FRAMINGHAM- William L. Koury, age 82, a longtime resident of Framingham, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Albert and Jamela (Joseph) Koury.
He was the husband of the late Joan C. (Albiniano) Koury who died in 2000.
Mr. Koury worked for many years as a computer programmer.
He served in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Gearing.
PROVIDENCE â€“ How do you cure those Friar blues? Answer: a visit from the Scarlet Knights.
Despite playing two very uneven halves Wednesday night, Providence was able to secure a rare Big East triumph at the expense of Rutgers, 78-67. The win snaps a four-game losing streak for the Friars, who placed five players in double figures led by strong performances from Bilal Dixon (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Vincent Council (11 points, 14 assists).
â€śI thought today was our day,â€ť said a clearly-relieved Ed Cooley, his Friars now 2-8 in the league and 13-10 overall.
If Burrillville wants to remain in the top four of the Division Iâ€™s power standings and play for the new Championship Division crown next month, then this weekend is the one that could make or break the Broncosâ€™ chances.
The Broncos, who are 8-4 and occupy fourth place in the divisionâ€™s overall standings, are facing their toughest two-day stretch of the season in the form of a Friday 9:30 p.m. clash at Thayer Arena against first-place Bishop Hendricken (10-1-1) and a Saturday 8:30 p.m. battle in the friendly confines of Levy Arena against Moses Brown (6-5-1).
WOONSOCKET â€” Gov. Chafeeâ€™s proposed $7.9 billion state budget includes a plum the cityâ€™s been grasping at for years â€” $2.6 million to restore long-neglected World War II Veterans Memorial State Park.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine said the funds were included in the spending package Chafee proposes for the state Department of Environmental Management after an intense lobbying campaign by city officials.
WOONSOCKET â€“ There was a bonus for the police at the end of a trail that led to a man wanted for domestic assault. Just as officers closed in on Steve E. Beaulieu, another man was tossing a backpack containing $1,450 worth of cocaine and marijuana out the window, police said.
The episode unfolded in Apt. No. 3 at 174 Robinson St. Tuesday, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette, the police spokesman.
WOONSOCKET- Florence M. (Roy) Masse, RN, 88, of Woonsocket, RI passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice A. Masse.
Michael J. Reed, Sr.
BELLINGHAM- Michael J. Reed, Sr., 71, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Harriet C. (Frantzen) Reed.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 1, 1940, he was the son of the late Charles T. and Annette (Deslauriers) Reed.
He is survived by his son, Michael J. Reed, Jr. and his wife Cindy and their children, Nicole, Katie, and John; and his daughter, Annette A. Lambert, all of Bellingham, MA.
Warren "Bud" F.
BURRILLVILLE- Warren "Bud" F. Patterson Sr., 98, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at home. He was the husband of the late Emma D. (Angell) Patterson.
Born in Bridgeton he was the son of the late Francis and Genella (Knight) Patterson.