February 28th, 2011
A dozen teams from the Blackstone Valley will be shooting for the same goal â€” a strong postseason run that hopefully leads them to a state championship â€” these next two weeks when the R.I. playoffs take flight.
In two of the three division tournaments, there are clear favorites â€“ unbeaten Barrington High is the team to beat in Division I, while powerful Middletown High leads the way in Division III.
But Division II appears to be wide-open, with a handful of teams capable of rising above the pack and winning the title.
PAWTUCKET â€” Attention local pregnant women: you and your child can take part in a study that could make medical history.
The National Children's Study Rhode Island is looking at how children's health and development are affected by their family history and the social, natural, and physical environment of the places where they live, learn and play. As such, they are looking for 1,000 Rhode Islanders to take part in an important national study that will track children's development from before birth until the age of 21 to look at key health issues.
Cecile M. LaCasse
WOONSOCKET- Cecile M. (Ouellette) LaCasse 86, of 218 Pond St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Edmound LaCasse.
Mrs. LaCasse was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Edmond and Eva (Paquin) Ouellette. She worked at Drapers Foundry and Rayco for many years before retiring twenty five years ago.
Jeannine L. DuBreuil
WOONSOCKET- Jeannine L. (Paulhus) DuBreuil, 81, of Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. DuBreuil.
Born in Woonsocket on June 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Clara (Richard) Paulhus.
Donna E. Carey
CUMBERLAND- Donna E. (Gomes) Carey 57, of Second Ave. Cumberland, passed away peacefully Friday after a long struggle with cancer surrounded by her loving family in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. She was the wife of Thomas Carey.
Mrs. Carey was born in Newport, a daughter of the late John C. and Elizabeth (DeCosta) Gomes.
Mrs. Carey was a paralegal for Calenda & Iacoi in Providence for over twenty years, before retiring due to illness in October of 2010.
Richard Allen White
BLACKSTONE- Richard Allen White, 64, a resident of Blackstone for the past 39 years, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends on Monday February 28, 2011. He was the husband of Julie (Hicks) White.
Mr. White was employed for the Framingham School System until his retirement in 2006. He had previously worked for the General Motors Corp. in Framingham, Bird Machine Co. in Walpole and NEPG in Holliston.
Constance Dion Christiansen
SUMMERFIELD, FL- Constance "Connie" Dion Christiansen, age 75, passed away at her home in Summerfield, Florida on February 26, 2011.
She was a retired personal and payroll clerk, born in Woonsocket.
Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, sewing, aerobics, bowling, casinos, bingo, sports and she was affiliated with the "No" Hatters.
Lillian T. Goudreau
BURRILLVILLE- Lillian T. Goudreau, 76, resident of Harrisville, passed away February 25, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
Loving wife to the late Larry A. Goudreau.
She was born in New York, a daughter of the late Ozias & Elmire (deVaudreuil) Plante.
UXBRIDGE- Roland J. Beauchemin, 92, of 15 School St. N. Uxbridge, most recently residing at Beaumont Nursing Home for the past 3 years died Fri. Feb 25. His wife of 52 years Olivette (Lajoie) Beauchemin died in 1998.
MANVILLE- Mrs. Blanche (Grassini) Provencal, 89, of Sayles Ave., and formerly of North East St., Woonsocket, died Feb. 24, 2011 at The Holiday. She was the beloved wife of Adelard Provencal.
Born Sept. 26, 1921 in Bellingham, Ma, a daughter of the late Utriade and Maria (Dori) Grassini.
Blanche worked as a spinner for the former Falls Yarn Mill for many years before she retired. She was an avid reader, loved music and cooking.