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March 6th, 2012

One and done: Seton Hall stomps Providence, 79-47

March 6, 2012

NEW YORK — In some ways it was an ending, as in the end of the season for Providence College. In other respects, Tuesday night’s 79-47 bludgeoning at the hands of Seton Hall in opening round of the Big East Tournament can be viewed as the official jumping-off point to the Ed Cooley era.
Cooley’s first season at PC ended in futile fashion, his club suffering a 32-point defeat that goes in the books as the largest loss margin for the Friars in their Big East tourney history. Providence has now dropped 14 of its last 16 conference tournament games.

PC's Driscoll, Big East prepare for changes

March 6, 2012

NEW YORK — Wednesday morning will see the presidents and athletic directors from the Big East gather in a central location. The guest list will include party crashers in the form of representatives from the schools in line to join the league.
Wouldn’t you like to be a fly in that room?
“I think they’ll introduce some of the new members and [league president John Marinatto] is going to give us an update to where we are on a lot of issues,” Providence College athletic director Driscoll remarked. “It should be a good meeting and I’m looking forward to it.”

City Hall employees donate to food drive

March 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Pawtucket City Hall employees and members of the local community helped make a dent in the Winter Food Drive being coordinated by Progreso Latino and the Cesar Chavez Scholarship Fund to benefit residents of Central Falls, Pawtucket and Cumberland.
On Tuesday, Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Douglas Hadden, his director of constituent services and communications, delivered three large boxes of donated canned goods and other food items to the Salvation Army.

Frederick P. Short

March 6, 2012

Frederick P. Short

LINCOLN- Short, Frederick P., 66, of School Street, Lincoln died Tuesday February 28 at Florida Hospital Tampa.
He was born in Pawtucket, son of the late Frederick and Ada (Inglis) Short.
Fred was a graduate of Pawtucket West and served his country as a USA Ranger combat veteran in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was an active member in the Vietnam Veterans of America in Rhode Island and local Chapter 818. Fred is survived by his sister Dorothy and two sons Joshua and Zachary.

March 5th

Brown names Pawtucket's Sorrentine interim coach

March 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE — It’s a whole new ballgame for T.J. Sorrentine, one that holds the potential of yielding big dividends down the road.
As of this moment Sorrentine is the interim coach at Brown University, the new title bestowed upon the Pawtucket native after the school dismissed head coach Jesse Agel on Monday. Sorrentine was informed of his reclassification during a meeting with outgoing athletic director Mike Goldberger after learning earlier in the day that Agel would not be retained.
“Going into that meeting, I didn’t know what to expect,” Sorrentine said when reached Monday night.

Confident Friars ready to take center stage in NYC

March 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Vincent Council provided the type of response that epitomizes the mindset of the Providence College Friars heading into the Big East Tournament.
To summarize, the junior doesn’t expect the Friars to be a one-and-done casualty, their season ending at the hands of Seton Hall on Day 1 of the five-day mad dash leading up to a hoops coronation at Madison Square Garden.

Keough, N.S. girls fall from Div. III hoop semifinals

March 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE — In the end, it wasn’t meant to be for head coach Alisha Brannon and her North Smithfield squad.
Despite North Smithfield putting forth a gutsy and determined effort in the face of long odds, the Northmen saw their season come to a close Monday night in the Division III semifinals at Rhode Island College.
Led by 29 points from senior Sandy Kun, top seed and unbeaten Juanita Sanchez held on for a 53-49 victory.

Residents concerned over cemetery tree clearing

March 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Several concerned residents have raised questions about recent tree clearing and bulldozing that has taken place in the private Walnut Hill Cemetery, yet the property owner claims the efforts are part of a planned restoration project.
Ken Postle, Bill Greenwood and Charles Mogayzel, all of whom have been involved in cemetery preservation and beautification efforts in the city, say they are concerned about what they have seen taking place in a rear section of Walnut Hill Cemetery that runs along Arthur Street.

James V. Murphy

March 5, 2012

James V. Murphy

LINCOLN- Murphy, James V. 79, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully Monday March 5th, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy T (Grimley) Murphy. They were happily married for more than 52 years.
Born in Providence RI, he was the son of the late James V. and Jane P. (ONeil) Murphy.
Mr. Murphy was a lifelong resident of the Cumberland Lincoln area. He graduated St. Raphael Academy in 1950. He served honorably in the US Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. He then attended and received a degree from Bryant College.

Louise Correia

March 5, 2012

Louise Correia

CUMBERLAND- Louise (Ferreira) Correia, 94, of One Mendon Road and formerly High Street, passed away Monday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Silverio Correia.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Armindo and Emilia Ferreira. She resided in Cumberland most of her life.
Mrs. Correia was employed as a Machine Operator for the Sydney Brumenthal Company for many years.
Louise loved to make plastic crafts for her great-grandchildren. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

Donna J. Dixon

March 5, 2012

Donna J. Dixon

CRANSTON- Dixon, Donna J., 62, of 16 Parkside Circle, Cranston died Sunday, March 4, 2012.
She was the wife of the late James Dixon.
She was born in Rochester, New Hampshire, the daughter of Valmore L. and Rita Y. (Dubois) Guilmette.

Francis A. Dugan

March 5, 2012

Francis A. Dugan

PAWTUCKET- Francis A. Dugan, of Kenyon Avenue, Pawtucket died February 29, 2012.
Mr. Dugan was born in Chelsea MA, the son of Theresa Dugan. He was an auto mechanic for many years before he retired due to illness.
Mr. Dugan is survived by his children, Diana L. Dugan of Malden MA, Francis Dugan and Robert Dugan.
There will be a service for Mr. Dugan Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Ressurection Cemetery Chapel, West Wrentham Road, Cumberland.
Relatives and friends are invited. For guest book signatures please visit
www.manningheffern.com.

Silvina Costa

March 5, 2012

Silvina Costa

CUMBERLAND- Silvina Costa, 73, of Titus Street, passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of Jose L. Costa and they had been married for 46 years.
Born in Insua, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Joaquim and Guelhermina (Claro) Maneca. She moved to this country in 1979, settling in Cumberland.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Antonio J. Costa and his wife Bonnie of Central Falls, one daughter, Rosario Harvey and her husband James

Carol Ann Schora

March 5, 2012

Carol Ann Schora

CUMBERLAND- Carol Ann Schora, 69, of Dexter Rock Road, Lincoln, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Sunday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Schora.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Carrie (Perolli) Bara. She resided in Lincoln for the past nine years, previously residing in Cumberland for most of her life.
Mrs. Schora was a Certified Nursing Assistant for the Grandview Center, Cumberland for over 20 years, retiring in 2005. She also was employed at Atria Place, Lincoln.

Vincent P. O'Neill

March 5, 2012

Vincent P. O'Neill
"Longtime Funeral Director"

PAWTUCKET- Vincent P. O'Neill, 83, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully Friday, March 2, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Nunez) O'Neill. They were happily married for fifty seven years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Crane) O'Neill.
Mr. O'Neill was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. He graduated from Saint Raphael Academy in 1946. He then graduated from New England Institute of Anatomy and Embalming in 1951.

Antonio Gaspar Lopes

March 5, 2012

Antonio Gaspar Lopes

CUMBERLAND- Antonio Gaspar Lopes, age 50, of High Street, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 in the Home and Hospice Care of RI Inpatient Unit, Providence. He was the husband of Ana (Figueiredo) Lopes, and they had been married for 31 years.
Born in Serta, Portugal, he was the son of the late Amaro and Maria de Lurdes (Gaspar) Lopes. He came to this country in 1979, settling in Cumberland.
Mr. Lopes was the owner of Fonseca Construction Company for ten years, and previously the owner of the New England Caf for five years.

March 4th

E.P.'s Vicente places second at N.E. wrestling meet

March 4, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Those who are driven to excel fully understand the magnitude of qualifying for the New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships.
With that qualification comes an expectation of success, and – when it doesn't come – the hurt runs remarkably deep.

OES: Supporting community, becoming better people

March 4, 2012

Jan M. McIntyre-Ba joined the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, a Masonic youth service organization, when she was 12 years old.
Her mother, Frances, had also been a Rainbow Girl, and her grandfather was a Mason, so Freemasonry, the oldest fraternal organization in the world, was something she was intimately familiar with even at a young age.

March 3rd

WEB ONLY: Tolman rules Scituate in playoff opener

March 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET -- Tolman scored three power-play goals in the first 10:07 of play and never looked back on Friday night as the Tigers skated to an easy 9-3 win over Scituate in Game 1 of their best-of-three Division III quarterfinal-round series at Lynch Arena.
The third-seeded Tigers (13-4) will try to sweep the sixth-seeded Spartans (5-11-1) tonight when the series resumes at 7 p.m. at the Smithfield Ice Rink.

March 2nd

Tying it all together: Pawtucket's LaBranche instrumental in bringing 'Elite Eight' games to PC's Alumni Hall

March 2, 2012

PROVIDENCE — In the person of Carl LaBranche, the R.I. Interscholastic League and Providence College benefited from having an ace in the hole.
The underlying reason why PC’s venerable Alumni Hall gym is the site for Sunday’s “Elite Eight” round of the open state tournament is due to the communication and negotiating skills tapped by LaBranche in harmonizing this project. With this Pawtucket native (Tolman High School Class of 1970) serving as the point man, LaBranche’s vision of opening Alumni Hall’s doors to the state’s high school basketball sector became a reality.

 

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