February 8th, 2011
LINCOLN â€“ Twin River opened a new campaign to win full casino operations Tuesday night with a state-of-business address by the chairman of its Board of Directors, John E. Taylor, during the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerceâ€™s annual dinner at the redeveloped former greyhound park facility.
Taylor gave his pitch for a statewide referendum on Twin Riverâ€™s expansion to full casino gaming after Gov. Lincoln Chafee spoke briefly to the gathering and said he was â€ślooking forwardâ€ť to working with Taylor in the future â€śto make sure this facility stays viable.â€ť
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It was nice to see North Smithfieldâ€™s Corinne Coia gain some local recognition for her productive basketball career at Lincoln School. The 6-foot-4 senior, who has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Rhode Island, scored 25 points on Monday night and now has 1,019 points in her career. She passed 1,000 career rebounds earlier this season.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In her freshman year of high school swimming last winter for Cumberland High, all Courtney Kent did was win a state title. Kent shocked the field by capturing the 500-yard freestyle with an impressive time of 5 minutes, 6.45 seconds at the Tootel Aquatic Center at URI.
What does the tenth-grader expect to do for the encore?
How about cop two individual titles at the Feb. 19 state championship and possibly break a state record by a certain U.S. Olympian, who makes Rhode Island her home.
Anne D. Pasquino
WESTFIELD- Anne D. Pasquino 72, of Westfield, and a native and former Franklin resident, died suddenly Sunday February 6, 2011 at her home in Westfield.
Born in Franklin, December 28, 1938 a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Giardino) Pasquino she was raised and educated in Franklin, and graduated Franklin High School class of 1956.
WOONSOCKET â€” When the first half finished, Tammy Drape crouched down and just stared at the court for about 30 seconds. If the court was made of dirt, the Tolman High coach would have probably dug a hole and buried herself inside.
It was that frustrating.
The Tigers picked the wrong time to have one of their worst offensive showings of the season. Facing first-place Mount St. Charles Academy on Monday night, Tolman went into a massive scoring drought in the initial half and could never quite recover as the Mounties rolled to a 43-28 rout in their Division II-North contest.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After a three-day operation to clear dangerously heavy snow loads from the rooftops of public schools, classes are set to resume Tuesday for the first time since last Thursday â€“ weather permitting, of course.
SSGT. PAUL R.
G. AUCLAIR, JR.
CUMBERLAND - Because of recently found documents that expressed the personal wishes of USAF SSGT. Paul R.G. Auclair, Jr., there will be NO VISITATION AND MASS. He will be buried, with military honors, at a later date in Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, NH.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul's memory to T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors), 1777 F Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20006 would be appreciated. For Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfh.com.
BURLINGTON, VT- Laure-Abel (Moreau) McNamee, 92, of Shelburne, VT, died Monday, February 7, 2011, at The Arbors in Shelburne. She was the wife of the late Edward W. McNamee.
Born July 13, 1918, in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Odilas and Dora (Boiteau) Moreau.
She graduated from St. Clare High School in 1936 and later in life obtained a B.A. in Elementary Education from the former Catholic Teachers College in Providence. Subsequently she also attained a Masters Degree in Education from Providence College.
Roland A. Neveu
WOONSOCKET- Roland A. Neveu 85, of Reed Ave. died Monday at Philip Hulitar Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Constance C. (Boutiette) Neveu.
Born February 27, 1925 in Woonsocket, the son of the late Albert and Glorianna (Bruneault) Neveu. Mr. Neveu lived in Woonsocket all of his life and attended Woonsocket Schools.
Normand R. Malo
WOONSOCKET- Normand R. Malo 90, died Monday at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Murielle (Crepeau) Malo. They observed their 60th wedding anniversary on July 30, 2009.