February 13th, 2012
CUMBERLAND â€” Roger Savini may have been boasting when he said he could drive a golf ball into Massachusetts from his Woonsocket restaurant, but the hyperbole made a point.
His restaurant is so close to both Bellingham and Blackstone that diners â€” and especially his lucrative banquet business â€” could easily bypass his Rathbun Street business to avoid the extra 2 percent tax Gov. Lincoln Chafee wants to tack onto restaurant meals and beverages.
Woonsocket High School athletic director George Nasuti feels a common bond with his colleagues at other city schools in Rhode Island, in places like Pawtucket, Central Falls and Providence. He knows the budget restraints that ADs in those cities deal with, and can easily relate to the student-athletes and the economic realities many of them face during the school year.
The last full week of the high school basketball season is upon us, meaning teams are in full spin mode in relation to securing playoff berths or jostling for seeding positions.
Normand O. Bourget
WOONSOCKET- Normand O. Bourget 84, of Providence St., formerly of Zellwood, FL died Friday, February 10th at Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Nancy (Pellend) Bourget.
Born in Woonsocket January 13, 1928, he was a son of the late Omer and Annette (Rivard) Bourget.
He was a resident of Florida for thirty five years and was employed by the Orange County School District.
Francis J. Minutelli
BURRILLVILLE- Francis J. Minutelli 90, resident of Pascoag, passed away February 12, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center.
He was the loving husband to Mona (St. Pierre) Minutelli.
He was born on September 28, 1921 in Harrisville a son of the late Francis & Mary (Ramieglio) Minutelli.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Catello T. Scarano, MD, 78, of Old Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the husband of Maria S. (Makar) Scarano, whom he married more than 45 years ago.
Born in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, and raised in Como and Torino, Italy, he was the son of the late Francesco and Maria (Valanzano) Scarano.
M. Mae Trottier
BELLINGHAM- M. Mae (Walsh) Trottier, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away after being stricken at home, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene J. Trottier, Sr. deceased on September 1, 2010.
Born on July 16, 1928 at home in Berkley Village Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Margaret V. (Fanning) Walsh.
Theresa D. Therrien
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Theresa D. Therrien, 84, of Victory Highway, North Smithfield, died peacefully Monday February 6, at home surrounded by her family.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph O. and Mabel L. (Laforest) Trudel. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided in North Smithfield for over 60 years.
PROVIDENCE --- Lauren Levesque tipped in a shot from Cassandra Czarn 3:55 into overtime to lift Mount St. Charles to a thrilling 3-2 victory over La Salle Academy on Sunday afternoon in the Mountiesâ€™ regular-season finale at Providence Collegeâ€™s Schneider Arena.
The victory was the 13th in a row for the two-time defending champions, who are 15-1-0. They had clinched the regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the 'State Championship' playoffs with a tight 2-0 win over the Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op team less than 24 hours earlier at Adelard Arena.
Robert Lacourse wasn't exactly a young guy when he joined the Lincoln Lions Club 18 years ago. But at the age of 52, Lacourse says he was at a stage in his life when he finally had the time to devote to a local group of service-minded men and women who were doing volunteer work to support the community and help those in need.
The Lions, he says, fit the bill perfectly.