NEWTON, Mass. â€“ For Providence College, it was a game that shouldnâ€™t have come down to a close, but no cigar half-court heave by Vincent Council as the final horn sounded.
Closing hard and fast on Boston College in the final five minutes does not make up for 35 minutes of play in which PC struggled to generate any sort of traction on either end of the floor. The Eagles, who led 52-36 early in the second half and by a 72-60 count with 7:30 to play, tried to give the Friars an early Christmas present but were able to escape with an 88-86 win at Conte Forum Wednesday night.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Until about the midway point of Wednesday nightâ€™s Division I opener against host Cumberland, nothing seemed to fall for Diandra DaRosa.
But once the St. Raphael Academy sophomore got her shooting touch, there was no stopping her.
The talented point guard, who starred for Tolman last year, tossed in a game-high 29 points, including 22 in the second half as the Saints earned their first league win in nearly two years with a 61-51 victory over the Clippers at the Wellness Center.
PROVIDENCE â€” As she mingled for the first time with her fellow freshman legislators, Pawtucket Senator-elect Donna Nesslebush had the sense that she was starting upon something significant.
Raymond W. Arnold
ATTLEBORO - Raymond W. Arnold, 79 formerly of South Main St., Attleboro died at the Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton on Dec. 3, 2010. A son of the late Joseph and Valeda (Carrier) Arnold, he had been employed as a worker in local jewelry and textile mills until his retirement in November, 1989. He had also been a LaSalette Brother from 1950 to 1966. Family Service Association was providing care to Mr. Arnold through its Guardianship Program.
Fernanda A. Correia
CUMBERLAND - Fernanda A. Correia, 82, of Curran Rd. died Tuesday in the Summit Commons Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of Manuel Correia.
Born in Dareay, Mangualde, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Joaquim and Ana(DeSousa) Goncalves. She came to this country in 1969 settling in Cumberland.
She was employed by the former Health Tex Corp., in their Central Falls and Cumberland plants for 20 years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Marie A. Cheetham
PAWTUCKET - Marie A. (King) Cheetham, President of Cheetham Mortuary, Inc. and a Pawtucket business woman for over 60 years died Monday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Henry J. and Elizabeth A.(Farrell) King. For a time she resided at Capitol Ridge of Providence where she enjoyed the company of the staff and fellow residents.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The ushering in of a new boysâ€™ basketball season means the arrival of two high school tournaments geared towards preserving the memories of a pair of legendary city coaches.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Central Falls dedicated its latest Navigant Tip-Off Tournament championship to former coach Joe Handy.
â€śWe wanted to get this one for Joe,â€ť said new C.F. coach Nick Lafreniere on Tuesday evening after his Warriors rolled to a 38-24 victory over Davies Tech in the tournament final. â€śJoe was a mentor and a friend to me and a great coach. I talked to him on the phone today and told him we wanted to win for him.â€ť
CENTRAL FALLS â€” When Battalion Chief Keith Sullivan received the call at approximately 4 a.m., Tuesday, he walked to the dormitory area of the Central Falls Fire Department and announced to several colleagues their beloved chief â€” Rene R. Coutu â€” had died at the age of 60.
â€śEverybody got up, and one firefighter immediately went outside and lowered the (American) flag to half-staff,â€ť Sullivan said sadly. â€śThe others just walked around. It actually was very quiet.â€ť
CUMBERLAND - Anita Valliere died on December 2 under the loving care of her sister Yvonne and husband Robert at their home in Coventry, RI after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Notre Dame Cemetery, 359 Daggett Ave., Pawtucket, RI at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 9. A reception will immediately follow at Cantina DiMarco, 405 Mendon Rd., Cumberland.
Althea E. Thompson
Cumberland - Althea E. (Fowler) Thompson, 94, of Old Diamond Hill Road died Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Emerald Bay Manor, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Earl N. Thompson.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Harris E. and Emma (Brown) Fowler, she had lived in Cumberland for the past 45 years.
James A. Riley
PAWTUCKET - James A. Riley, 79, of 422 Armistice Blvd. passed away Saturday,December 4, 2010. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Patrick J. and Margaret C. (McSally) Riley.
Mr. Riley was a US Navy Veteran serving during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
He is survived by two sisters, Barbara Fleury and Joan Daley both of Pawtucket; a brother, Dennis Riley of Little Compton; a cousin, Margaret Silva of Pawtucket; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was also the twin brother of the late William Riley.
Debra A. Smith
PAWTUCKET - Debra A. Smith of Weeden Street, Pawtucket died Thursday, December 2, 2010. For full obituary please visit: www.manningheffern.com
Marie M. Madden
PAWTUCKET - Marie M. (Glenn) Madden, 95, of Old Diamond Hill Road Cumberland, formerly of Ferncrest Drive, Pawtucket, passed away Saturday at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Marie was the wife of the late Jean D. Madden, Sr. for 72 years. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Marie was a daughter of the late Matthew T. and Margaret (Burke) Glenn.
Aida L. Silveira
EAST PROVIDENCE - Aida L. Silveira, 86, of East Providence died peacefully on Dec. 5, 2010 at Chestnut Terrace nursing home. She was born in Brava, Cape Verde.
A daughter of the late Candido and Julia Lopes. She came to this country 23 years ago settling in Central Falls. She is survived by children: Julia L. Baptista of E. Prov, Domingos Lopes of Pawt and Maria Cecilia Martins of Pawt., 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Still pursuing his lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state receivership law at the Supreme Court, Mayor Charles Moreau is breaking his silence on the actions being taken by Receiver Mark Pfeiffer.
â€śThereâ€™s a dictator running the city of Central Falls and he has no clue what heâ€™s doing,â€ť Moreau declared in an interview with The Times Wednesday.
Moreau, who still holds the title of mayor and ostensibly serves in an advisory capacity to the receiver, says he can not even get his calls returned by Pfeiffer.
PAWTUCKET â€” Looks like American League has a new big bopper to lose sleep over. Yet as teams start assembling scouting reports on newly-minted Red Sox acquisition Adrian Gonzalez, perhaps they would be wise to consult pitchers Rich Hill and Chad Paronto, both of whom toiled for Pawtucket last season.