WOONSOCKET â€” George Coderre likes to sit on the bench during Woonsocket High basketball games and let his players, usually his point guard, run the offense, calling out which plays to run against a specific defense.
â€śEvery coach has their own style,â€ť Coderre was saying Wednesday afternoon. â€śI am extremely vocal and demonstrative during practice. In games, I try to sit down and just let the players feed off of each other. I do make some noise during games but I try to let the kids recognize defenses and call their own plays.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ There was yet another dose of sobering financial news for the School Department yesterday as Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce III informed officials that its local appropriation of $13 million is exhausted, about a month earlier than last year.
The school department is still due some $4.7 million a month from state and federal sources for the balance of the fiscal year, but Bruce said the depletion of local funds could translate into a cash crunch when salary payouts for teachers and other bills are due.
Helen G. Carpenter
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Helen G. (Wilson) Carpenter, 94, of Farnum Pike, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Norris O. Carpenter, Sr.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie (Wright) Wilson.
Mrs. Carpenter worked as an assembler for Amperex No. Smithfield, retiring in 1975. She was previously employed by several other local textile mills. A lifelong member of Primrose Grange #9, Helen enjoyed reading, crocheting and embroidery.
LISBON, NH- Nancy V. (Cullerton) Ferschke, 62, of Lisbon, NH passed away on Sunday December 11th in Littleton Regional Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Marc L. Ferschke whom she married on August 30, 1986.
Born September 26, 1949 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late James and Rita Cullerton.
Nancy was employed as a production planner at Tech Industries in Woonsocket, RI for 23 years before retiring to the North Country of New Hampshire. Prior to that, she was a nurse's aide. She was a 1967 graduate of Woonsocket High School.
Peter L. Tariela
BURRILLVILLE- Peter L. Tariela, 83, formerly of Narragansett, RI died Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in Bayberry Commons, Burrillville.
Born in North Brookfield, MA, he was the son of the late Peter L. and Mabel (Sargentelli) Tariela, Sr.
He worked twenty-five years for the Raytheon Company, retiring as a Quality Inspector. A WWII Army Air Force Sergeant Veteran, he was a pilot who enjoyed his time flying, playing his guitar and painting.
Fernel M. Pinocci
MELBOURNE, FL- Fernel M. Pinocci, 100, passed peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Life Care Center of Melbourne.
Born in Springfield, MA, May 2, 1911, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Bessie Grissim Koger.
She married Joseph A. Pinocci, Sr. in 1937, they were together for 48 years until his death in 1984.
WOONSOCKET â€” There hasnâ€™t been a federal constituent service office in the city for well over a decade, but all that will change on Tuesday when U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) officially launches one inside City Hall.
The public is invited to join Cicilline as he marks the grand opening of the Woonsocket Congressional Satellite Office at 4 p.m., followed by a small business tour of Main Street, said Raymonde Charles, spokeswoman for the congressman.
Hereâ€™s a look at the early state of affairs in hockeyâ€™s three divisions â€¦
For most teams, a 1-2 start to a season usually doesnâ€™t mean much. For Mount St. Charles fans, MSCâ€™s 1-2 start has some of them reaching for the panic button, especially since the four-time defending champions havenâ€™t began a Division I campaign with that mark since the mid-1970s.
Of course, two of their defeats have come to La Salle, which so far, looks like the team to beat. The Rams are 4-0, have outscored their opponents 27-4, and boast the divisionâ€™s top three scorers.
WOONSOCKET â€” The School Committee named Anita McGuire-Forcier as its new chairwoman last night on a 4-0 vote.
Vimala Phongsavanh was named vice-chairwoman also on a 4-0 vote.
Veteran School Committeewoman Eleanor Nadeau, the longest-serving member of the panel, abstained from both decisions.
WOONSOCKET â€” A spending freeze, a hiring freeze and the termination of the Feinstein Learning Academy for disruptive students are at the top of Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyanâ€™s list in a plan ordered by the stateâ€™s revenue director to eliminate a $2 million-plus deficit in the School Departmentâ€™s 2011 budget.
Donoyan submitted the plan yesterday to State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly and state Auditor General Dennis Hoyle, in keeping with the deadline laid down by the state officials during an emergency meeting Monday.