February 17th, 2012
PROVIDENCE â Ed Cooley claims had no idea that Wednesdayâs loss at Cincinnati resulted in his Providence Friars dipping below .500 for the first time this season.
âTo be honest with you, I didnât even know that,â Cooley said after this reporter informed him of the news Friday, one day before PC welcomes 10th-ranked Georgetown to The Dunk Saturday night. In the same breath Cooley added, âIf you worry about your record, then youâre not concentrating on the right things.â
PROVIDENCE â Common Cause Director John Marion, a government watchdog and frequent critic of the General Assembly, found himself standing with Gov. Chafee and legislative leaders at the Statehouse Thursday, hailing what he called âa big improvementâ in the stateâs campaign finance laws.
PROVIDENCE â The pain started in her lower back and slowly migrated toward her ribcage.
Kristen Dubois thought she was passing a kidney stone.
She was giving birth in the bathroom of her fianceâs Willow Street apartment in Woonsocket.
âI was like, âOh my God. I canât believe it,â says Dubois. âI started yelling for my boyfriend. âHeâs coming out! Heâs coming out!ââ
WOONSOCKET- Edward Lavoie of 13 Watson St., passed away February 12, 2012 after a five year, three month battle with pancreatic cancer at St. Antoine. Ed lost his wife of 59 years in 2009.
Ed worked for Draper Corp. and Jannell Truck Body he retired from CVS.
Ed loved John Wayne movies, The Yankee's and fishing with his son Jim.
Ed is survived by his daughter Kathleen and his son Jim.
He will be missed by all that knew him.
His Funeral will be held Saturday, February 25th at 10:00 AM at Precious Blood Church
WOONSOCKET --- Joe Gardner is going back to the future.
No, heâs not going to jump in a DeLorean with Doc Brown and head back to 1955, but the Woonsocket Boxing Club boxer is going to go back to 2002 and â03 and return to the weight class he fought in during those first two years of his career.
After absorbing stoppages in all three of his fights as a light heavyweight last year, Gardner will storm into 2012 as a super middleweight, where he posted a 4-0-1 record before taking a 7Âœ-year sabbatical from the sport.
LINCOLN â Thereâs no room for confusion or interpretation when youâre that sure about something. Make no mistake: Nick Zammarelliâs mind is already made up regarding where he wants to play college baseball.
A junior at Lincoln High, Zammarelli recently announced his intention to attend Division I Elon University, located in North Carolina. To issue a verbal that signifies the acceptance of an athletic scholarship package long before Zammarelli is even eligible to sign a national letter of intent speaks volumes of just how comfortable the player is with the school and vice versa.
BELLINGHAM â Saint Blaise Church's history as a parish is a relatively short, but rich one, marked by a commitment to faith and a sense of community that makes church.
This coming April, Saint Blaise Church will celebrate its past 50 years as it frames its vision for the future.
Andrea Z. O'Toole
UXBRIDGE- Andrea Z. (Gateriewictz) O'Toole, 68, of 292 Blackstone St. died Mon. Feb. 13 at home surrounded by her family, after battling lung cancer for a second time.
Glenn A. Lavallee
BURRILLVILLE- Glenn A. Lavallee, 58, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 in St. Joseph's Hospital Our Lady of Fatima Unit, North Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Bourbeau) Lavallee.
Glenn did carpentry work for area companies and also worked at a ranch in Wyoming.
He is survived by a brother, Joseph Lavallee Jr. of Harrisville, a sister, Debra Miller of Randolf, NJ, three nephews and two nieces. He was the brother of the late Scott Lavallee.
SOUTHERN PINES, NC- Captain Joseph Gallagher, US Navy (Retired), died peacefully at his home in Southern Pines, NC, surrounded by his family, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 90 years old. A full obituary can be found at
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Pinehurst will be assisting the family