March 7th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” Just days after Col. Brendan Doherty announced his resignation as Superintendent of the State Police, Gov. Lincoln Chafee has selected U.S. Marshal Steven Oâ€™Donnell as his replacement.
Chafee introduced Oâ€™Donnell as â€śa leader who has not only met expectations, but continuously exceeded them during a long and distinguished career.â€ť He recalled that, in 1996, then-President Bill Clinton named Oâ€™Donnell as one of the nationâ€™s 10 â€śTop Cops.â€ť
BURRILLVILLE- Sophie (Pytell) Waterman, 86, of Pascoag, died Monday, March 7, 2011 in Golden Living Center, Attleboro, MA. She was the wife of the late John E. Waterman.
Born in Millville, MA she was the daughter of the late Karol and Annie (Kostosyn) Pytell.
Sophie worked as a spinner in area mills for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Rosary and Altar Society and the Bradford Court Association.
Tiffany Lee Gray
WOONSOCKET- Gray, Tiffany Lee, 23 of Woonsocket died March 3, 2011.
She was born on August 15, 1987 in Woonsocket, RI a daughter of Christopher A. Gray and Melissa L. Desrocher.
She was part of the first graduating class of the Beacon Charter School of Cultural Arts. She was the first Salutatorian of the schools history.
Edward P. Baram
NARRAGANSETT- Edward P. Baram, 71 of Narragansett, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011.
Born in Providence, Eddie was a graduate of the Moses Brown School and the NY Military Academy. He loved tennis and golf, and was an avid gardener. He was the son of the late Nathan and Lillian (Zeidel) Baram, and brother of the late Richard Baram.
Linda L. Tremba
NORTH SCITUATE- Linda L. (Guimelli) Tremba, 68, of North Scituate, RI, passed away on Thursday, March, 3, 2011 surrounded by her family, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA. She was the beloved wife of Gregory G. Tremba.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on March 1, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Alyce A. (Garabedian) Guimelli.
Brother Ronald S. Dupuis, S.C.
BURRILLVILLE- Brother Ronald S. Dupuis, S.C., (Brother Giles) 78, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died unexpectedly March 4, 2011. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Donat Dupuis and Jeanette (Beauregard) (Dupuis) Luzi. He was the stepson of the late John Luzi.
Brother Ronald entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart September 1, 1946 at Sharon, Massachusetts. He pronounced his first vows in 1949 and his perpetual vows in 1955.
An open letter to Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley and Athletic Director Bob Driscoll:
When the search for the next menâ€™s basketball coach commences, do not make the same mistake you did the last time. Many people were leery when Keno Davis was given the keys to the schoolâ€™s primary means of visibility and exposure. Not just because Davis had all of one year of coaching experience under his belt, but also for the simple reason that he was far from the top choice to replace Tim Welsh.
PROVIDENCE â€” The drama from Mount St. Charles Academyâ€™s Division II postseason opener was nowhere to be found in the Mountiesâ€™ quarterfinal-round game against Mount Hope High on Sunday night.
Senior forward Maria Saiaâ€™s game-high 21 points, eight rebounds, and three steals led the charge for the Mounties as they cruised to a 56-34 victory over the Huskies at Rhode Island Collegeâ€™s Murray Center.
PAWTUCKET â€” David Lemmel and his seven-year-old twins â€” David Jr. and Faith â€” had just strolled out of the city's YMCA when they heard the commotion occurring down the hill. Wondering what the hubbub was about, they chose to investigate.
Not quite an hour later, little David â€” wearing a Boston Celtics' hat and green T-shirt under his winter jacket â€” found himself break-dancing on Roosevelt Avenue. That came at the behest of Pawtucket native Paris Fisher, who knows the boy from Underground 101, a youth ministry group out of the North Providence Assembly of God.
WOONSOCKET -- He's 87 years old now and the war he fought lies almost a lifetime away in the past. But to Raymond A. Noury the day over the skies of Europe when his damaged B-24 succumbed to a final attack by German fighters is still just a moment behind him.
Anyone would have trouble forgetting what Noury went through on Feb. 22, 1944, when the break-up of his plane left him falling through the sky harnessed to a tattered parachute.