January 11th, 2015
KINGSTON – Sometimes you just have to be satisfied with what you're able to accomplish on any given day.
That seemed to be the sentiment of most of the more heralded aquawomen participating in the annual Bay View Invitational Girls Championships at the University of Rhode Island's Tootell Natatorium on Sunday afternoon.
The particular cases in point: Juniors Mollie Westrick of Lincoln High, Kayleigh Canavan of Cumberland and Liz Gross of Mount St. Charles.
WOONSOCKET -- To head coach Tom Pereira, something was clearly missing in the first seven games of the season for the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team.
That “someone” was prized transfer Samantha Wellington, who made her season debut Friday against ironically her former club, Mount St. Charles. Though the sophomore did not create a ripple on the scorer’s sheet, she impacted the game in other areas in helping the Lions top the Mounties, 5-3, at Adelard Arena.
PROVIDENCE – As Providence’s win over Butler earlier in the week illustrated, dishing out minutes is no exact science.
Coaches like Ed Cooley have to consider every factor when concocting a game plan for that day’s opposition. The toughest decisions don’t always boil down to playing zone or man-to-man on defense. There is one consideration that carries prime importance: Ultimately, you play the guys who provide the best chance to win.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High “executed” Shea High on Friday night, breaking open a close game with a 12-0 run to start the second half. The Tigers, behind 22 points from Steve Otis, rolled to a 69-54 victory over their crosstown rivals.
“We executed our offense in the second half,” Tolman coach Mike Kayata admitted. “It started with our defense. We played good ‘D’ in the first half and then made some stops and some steals that started our offense after that.”
James F. Baron
CUMBERLAND - James F. "Jim" Baron, 57, of Bear Hill Road, died Monday, January 5th, at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of seventeen years of Denise Perreault.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of Mary M. (Wilkie) Baron of Lincoln, and the late Robert Baron, he grew up in Lincoln and had lived in Cumberland for the past twenty years.
Charles L. Hatch
LINCOLN - Charles L. Hatch Sr., 82 passed on January 8th. He was the husband of Natalie (Cambria) Hatch. They have been married for 57 years.
He had been employed by Sayles Finishing Plant, was a former Horse Trainer and previous proprietor of Lincoln Pest Control. Charles was also a Free Mason and an avid golfer.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Charles L. Hatch Jr. and his wife Suzanne and David M. Hatch and his wife Debra, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Rita "Bunny" Rondeau
NORTH KINGSTOWN - Rita "Bunny" (Bonneau) Rondeau, of North Kingstown, formerly of Delray Beach, FL, passed away on January 7th. Bunny was predeceased by her husband, Armand Rondeau, and her parents, Alberic and Alice Bonneau. Prior to living in Florida, she was a resident of South Attleboro, MA. She and her husband ran the Hi-D-Ho shop. She was a very creative and talented person, whose interests included decoupage and vue d'optique.
LINCOLN – It’s still early in the Division II dual-meet slate, so Lincoln High senior tri-captain Nicole Moneghan isn’t as concerned with her times as she was during her underclassmen years.
Instead, as she’s building toward what she hopes is a premier individual showing at the Rhode Island State Championships in late February, she’s concentrating more on the development of some of the Lions’ younger aquawomen.
The simplistic reason: Moneghan wants to see her school claim a long-awaited state crown.
PAWTUCKET – Joining manager Kevin Boles and coach Bruce Crabbe on the 2015 PawSox coaching staff will be a pair of newcomers, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitching coach Bob Kipper, the team announced Thursday.
Both men take over roles previously held by Dave Joppie and Rich Sauveur, respectively. Joppie will take over hitting-coach duties in Double-A Portland while Sauveur chose to pursue opportunities elsewhere after seven seasons overseeing the Pawtucket pitching staff.
Robert J. Daigle
SIMSBURY, CT - Robert J. Daigle, "Bob", recent resident of Governor's House, Simsbury, CT, died peacefully on Monday, January 5, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford Ct. He happily celebrate his 95th birthday on Christmas day with family and friends.
Bob, a longtime resident of Central Falls, R.I. resided at Wilfred Manor for over 20 years before relocating to Simsbury, Ct. to be near his son and daughter-in-law.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ A Central Falls man will be arraigned at Sixth District Court today for the murder of a Providence man, authorities said.
On Wednesday evening, an arrest warrant was signed for Ken Emuakpor, 33, of Central Falls, for the murder of 41-year-old Cheikh Diop, of
Providence, Central Falls Police said.
Emuakpor was located by the Providence Police Department Wednesday and later turned over to Central Falls Police Detectives, police said.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Although Christmas has come and gone, the time to donate and help those in need never ceases. Through the end of January, The Times is appealing to individuals, businesses, and organizations to donate to the Merry Christmas Fund, which benefits The Salvation Army of Pawtucket.
Donations can be made in the name of an individual, family, or in memory of a loved one. All donations will be acknowledged in The Times, unless
the benefactor chooses to remain anonymous.
WOONSOCKET – T.J. Ciolfi’s Villa Novans are quickly earning the reputation as a pick-your-poison team for opponents.
Do you run multiple defenders at 6-foot-5 senior Gary Lyles, who possesses a special blend of athleticism that’s hard for frontcourts to contend with? Or do you elect to concentrate on Elijah Vazquez, a shifty guard who seemingly possesses unlimited range?
Odocea C. Nunes
PAWTUCKET - Odocea C. (Rebelo) Nunes, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 4th at Memorial Hospital of RI, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Armindo M. Nunes for 62 years. Born in Pawtucket on July 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Herminia Rebelo.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Maj. Fernando J. Nunes, US Army (Ret), her sister Maria Fonseca and her brother Antonio Rebelo.
Jeannine M. Taylor
CENTRAL FALLS - Jeannine Marie Marguerite (Lafond) Taylor, age 79, of Central Falls, RI, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Saint Antoine's Residence in North Smithfield.
Jeannine was born on Shawmut Avenue in Central Falls on November 5, 1935; she was the oldest of three children to the late Homer and Lucille (Dery) Lafond.
CUMBERLAND - Rita (Carr) Dennett, 94, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was the former wife of George H. Dennett.
Born in Central Falls, RI she was the daughter of the late George and Florence (Schofield) Carr. She resided in Attleboro for most of her life.
Rita was employed as Credit Manager for the former Pawtucket / Bell Fasteners for 17 years until her retirement. She was previously the co-owner of Connelly Gold Stamping Company.
She loved to cook and entertain family and friends.
CUMBERLAND – Prior to facing powerhouse Hendricken in a key Division I clash on Tuesday afternoon, Cumberland High senior tri-captain Jack Bauer explained he and his teammates were more than ready to try to claim an upset dual-meet victory.
“The only thing is,” he said, “Hendricken has a lot of depth. It can score a lot of points just taking seconds and thirds.”