February 9th, 2012
Gerard L. Bergeron
WOONSOCKET- Gerard L. Bergeron 57, of 23 Clinton St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Theresa (Goss) Bergeron.
Born in North Attleboro, MA he was a son of the late Maurice and Rita (Picard) Bergeron.
Gerry was a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked at several area nursing homes for twenty years, he also worked as a counter person for Dunkin Donuts for several years.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The best wrestling dual-meets build slowly, bout by bout, to a crescendo. Each match is important. Results in the earlier bouts lay the foundation for dramatic outcomes late in the contest.
Thatâ€™s what happened on Wednesday night at The Wellness Center when an estimated 400 mat-crazy spectators watched Rhode Islandâ€™s only two unbeaten Division I dual-meet teams square off. Cumberland, carrying the burden of a 52-match winning streak nearly three years old, hosted a 13-0 Bishop Hendricken team most experts gave a slight advantage heading into this showdown.
WOONSOCKET â€” Record foreclosures have crimped the supply of affordable apartments, fueling an astronomical increase in rents that threatens the financial security of working families.
Thatâ€™s the latest from HousingWorksRI, an advocacy group that says the average two-bedroom apartment in the state now costs $1,165 a month. At that rate, it would take an hourly wage of nearly $24 to limit oneâ€™s monthly rental nut to 30 percent of salary, the level the government defines as affordable.
CUMBERLAND â€” It's time for â€śPhys Edâ€ť but the gym is really quiet. The class of 11-and 12-year-old boys and girls are sitting on floor mats and focusing on their breathing, some with their eyes shut. Then, following instructor Sunny Moriello Flatts' lead, they assume various poses and hold them for a time: Downward Dog, Dolphin and Plank Star. It's all part of a semester-long yoga program that is now part of the school day at the Blackstone Valley Prep middle school in Cumberland.
Donald J. Hutchins
WOONSOCKET- Donald J. Hutchins, 79, of Green Street, Woonsocket, passed on February 7, 2012 in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the former husband of Laurette (Dutremble) Archambault of Mapleville, RI.
Born in Providence on June 23, 1932, he was a son of the late Willard and Ethel (Haskins) Hutchins.
David B. Dungan
HARRISVILLE- David B. Dungan, 71, of Harrisville, RI passed away on Monday, February 6, 2012 at Roger Williams Hospital with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Sharon E. (Hansen) Dungan.
Born in Detroit, MI on April 28, 1940, he was the son of the late Talma J. Dungan.
Lucien H. Desjardins
MANVILLE - Lucien H. Desjardins, 83, of Desoto Way, died Sunday February 5, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Rita (Dubois) Desjardins.
Born in Albion, son of the late Wilbur and Yvonne (Demuth) Desjardins.
Mr. Desjardins worked as a tow motor operator for Klasscraft in Slatersville, for 35 years prior to retiring.
He was a member of the Elk # 850, Albion Social Club, and served as president from 1989-1992. He also was a member of St. Joseph Veterans.
COVENTRY â€” After a successful weekend where they won four of their five dual meets at Mount Anthony Union (Vt.), the Coventry wrestling team returned to state competition hoping to prove a point against the most successful dual-meet team in the state over the last five seasons.
But Cumberland, which is looking for its third straight undefeated dual-meet campaign, had another idea. The Clippers breezed through the first matches and then rode the strength of their standout wrestlers â€“ Erik Travers and Tom Lacroix â€“ for a 46-24 Division I-North victory.
WOONSOCKET --- Woonsocket High did something on Tuesday that only one other team was able to do to Bay View Academy this season -- give the mighty Bengals a competitive battle.
Unfortunately for the Villa Novans, their strong effort couldnâ€™t not fetch them a win over the unbeaten Bengals, who bused home with their 14th Division I-North triumph, 54-40, on Woonsocketâ€™s â€śWomen In Sportsâ€ť night at Savaria Gymnasium.
LINCOLN â€“ There are wins and there are BIG wins.
For Davies Tech, this one has to be listed under the latter category.
With their playoff fate in Division III more than likely being determined in the final week of the league season, the Patriots scored a crucial victory over North Smithfield on Tuesday night by eking out a thrilling 37-36 decision on their home court. Sophomore Waleska Kelly fueled a total team effort by Davies, netting 12 points along with nine rebounds, seven steals and six blocks.
How important was this triumph for Davies?