November 17th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” Luigi Porreca Jr. is not a magician, but he and his father are going to turn metal into food for the poor this year â€” again.
The proprietors of L&R Scrap Metal Co. are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Help Feed the Hungry for the Holidays event, which raised enough cash to provide about 500 dinners for the hungry last year.
â€śThis year we hope to make it a thousand,â€ť says Porreca.
But L&R needs your help â€” or at least your unwanted appliances â€” to make it happen.
Doris Kathleen Cardella
ENFIELD & CLINTON CT- Doris "Dot" Kathleen (Malhoit) Cardella, 82, of Enfield, beloved widow of Anthony "Tony" Cardella, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Johnson Memorial Medical Center.
Dot was deeply loved and will be missed by her daughters, Kathleen Ann Cardella, of East Longmeadow, MA, and Karen Ann Cardella, of Clinton, CT.
Rita J. Frisiello-Small
SMITHFIELD- Rita J. Frisiello-Small 94, resident of Greenville died November 9, 2011 at the Cortland Place.
Wife of the late Arthur Chausse, Lorenzo Frisiello and Richard Small.
Born Jan 28, 1917 in Salem MA, a daughter to the late Emilien & Julia (Perron) Chagnon.
Rita worked for the AT Cross Co. for several years; previously she worked for the Finklestein Co. as a seamstress. She previously lived in North Smithfield and Woonsocket. She enjoyed square dancing and visiting the area senior centers.
Theresa M. Comtois
WOONSOCKET- Theresa M. (Jettte) Comtois, 71, of Rhodes Ave., formerly of Clinton St. Kennedy Manor, died Tuesday November 15, 2011, in the Friendly Home Inc. She was the wife of the late Roland M. Comtois.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Honorius and Isabelle (Gaudette) Jette.
Theresa was a Homemaker.
Leonard Van Bever
WOONSOCKET- Leonard Van Bever, 93, of Star Ave., passed away peacefully on Tuesday at home with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Phyllis M. (Samek) Van Bever.
Born July 4, 1918 in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Leonard & Marie (Henault) Van Bever, he resided in Woonsocket most of his life.
Carole A. Walsh
WOONSOCKET- Carole A. Walsh 64, of Gaulin Ave. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late George and Anita (Mondoux) Walsh.
Carole was a graduate of The Sawyer School. She was employed as a medical assistant at Thundermist Health Center for over seventeen years.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Demonstrating vigilance against what they fear might be â€śeleventh-hour, last minute shenanigansâ€ť pulled by the General Assembly on the pension reform legislation scheduled for a final vote on Thursday, three government watchdog groups held a Statehouse press conference to urge that the bill be passed in its current form.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” The playoffs for Division IV begin Nov. 29 with a pair of semifinal contests.
Right now, one of the hottest team heading into the postseason just be North Smithfield.
After falling to Smithfield back on Sept. 30, the Northmen have won five straight games, mostly against the upper-echelon of divisional squads.
En route to its current 5-2 mark, one that ties the local gridders with the Sentinels for second place in the league, N.S. has knocked off two undefeated teams (Exeter/West Greenwich, Mount Pleasant) and two others with winning records (Smithfield, Central Falls).
It's often said that passion in athletics among our youths has been lost. With all the distractions that kids have nowadays, such as video games, computers and iPods, the younger generation has been more inclined to sit down and punch keys or work a remote than dedicate themselves to a sport (or sports).
The decline in roster numbers and the empty fields and basketball courts on a daily basis has proven that some of that is true.
But the passion hasn't disappeared completely. There is still that urge to test one's strength to its physical and mental limits among some of our youths.