March 24th, 2011
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” After three straight years of bringing home the hardware in Division II and posting a combined 56-2 overall mark during that span, Mount St. Charles Academy has moved up to the stateâ€™s top division this season.
Head coach Josh Dâ€™Abate is looking forward to the challenge where his squad will compete against the likes of defending state champion Bishop Hendricken and other powers such as North and South Kingstown.
GLOCESTER â€” Beth Keeling has had a strong involvement in Ponaganset High athletics, particularly over the last decade.
Keeling is the schoolâ€™s â€śunofficialâ€ť photographer at various sporting events and also has been an avid supporter, including following the stellar football and track & field careers of her three sons, Mike, Jacob and Nick.
Her three sons have since graduated, but the retired special education teacher has still found a way to stay connected with her â€śkidsâ€ť on the athletic spectrum at Ponaganset.
Donald E. Fagnant
WOONSOCKET- Donald E. Fagnant 80, of Park Ave. died March 19, 2011 at Mt. St. Francis Health Care Center. He was the husband of Marian (Rapacz) Fagnant.
Mr Fagnant was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Arthur and Edna (Massart) Fagnant.
He was a pipe shop supervisor for the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics for twenty four years before retiring seventeen years ago. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and bowling.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The bid deadline for parties interested in buying Landmark Medical Center was supposed to be tomorrow, but a Superior Court judge has agreed to give the hospital a few more days to sort through competing offers.
The new cutoff is Wednesday, said Bill Fischer, a spokesman for the hospital. But the original date of April 1 for the special master in charge of the hospital to submit to the court all bids, with a recommended winner, remains in force, he said.
PROVIDENCE â€” As he wrapped up his first press conference as Providence Collegeâ€™s new basketball coach, Ed Cooley was asked about his first order of business.
â€śRecruit, recruit, recruit,â€ť was Cooleyâ€™s quick-to-the-point response.
PROVIDENCE â€“ One could walk out of Alumni Hall draped in confidence that Providence College got it right this time.
That was Ed Cooleyâ€™s biggest accomplishment on Wednesday afternoon. He gave a fan base a reason to hope again. The Providence native is coming home to breath fresh air into a program that is begging for a turnaround, and he appears the correct guy for the job.
WOONSOCKET â€” A campaign that began with the Beacon Charter High School for the Arts has prompted the City Council to pass a new law prohibiting the sale of crack pipes, bongs, rolling papers and other drug paraphernalia near schools.
It all started a few weeks ago, when Ahmad Alhanawi opened the â€śIn and Out Martâ€ť next door to the alternative high school, located at 320 Main St. Principal Robert Pilkington said teachers and students were looking forward to having a convenience store next door to the school so they could make quick pits stops for snacks.
Lucien J. Lamoureux
WOONSOCKET- Lucien J. Lamoureux 87, of Cumberland Hill Rd. died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Lionel and Albina (Lavoie) Lamoureux.
Mr. Lamoureux was employed at Mark Stevens Co. for twenty three years and had also worked in several area textile mills. He was a volunteer at LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro for over twenty five years.
Ernest J. Jacques
ALBION- Ernest J. "Ernie" Jacques, 78, of School St., Albion, died Tuesday evening at The Holiday in Manville. He was the loving husband of Lillian (Henault) Jacques.
A lifelong resident of Albion, he was a son of the late Henry and Rosilda Jacques.
Mr. Jacques served in the Rhode Island National Guard for over 30 years. He was employed by American Tourister, Madison Industries, and BJs Wholesale Stores.
WOONSOCKET- Robert E. Provencal Sr. of Grandview Ave. passed away on March 21, 2011 at Landmark Medical Ctr., he was the loving husband of Bonnie (Marshall) Provencal.
Born Jan. 22, 1948 in Woonsocket he was the son of Rita (Landry) Provencal of Woonsocket and the late Ernest Provencal.