November 18th, 2010
NARRAGANSETT â€“ Local Sauderstown resident Jacqueline Gannon, 22, is heading to Guinea in West Africa as part of the Peace Corps.
Upon her departure on Jan. 13, Gannon will begin her training as a health educator Peace Corps volunteer. After graduation from volunteer training in March, Gannon will be working to raise awareness and increase prevention of HIV and AIDS and malaria, and to promote nutrition, vaccinations and hygiene.
ARRAGANSETTâ€“After all five reelected members of the Town Council were sworn in at Monday's meeting, Glenna Hagopian was elected by council members as the new President in a 3-2 vote. Chris Wilkens and Susan Cicilline-Buonnano voted for the latter as President. David Crook was elected as President pro tempe in an identical vote.
RICHMOND â€“ A Charlestown man was arrested Nov. 6 after police responded to a dispute on Lewiston Avenue in Richmond and found 52 marijuana plants.
Vicki B. (Burton) Lucke, 62, of Birchwood Lane, West Warwick, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Greenwood Care & Rehabilitation Center in Warwick.
Her funeral service and interment will be private. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, South Office, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, in her memory would be appreciated. Information and condolences, please visit www.henault-gallogly.com.
David R. LaRose, 61, of Jodin Street, West Warwick, and formerly of Seneca Street, Coventry, died on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at home.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Potvin & Cotter Funeral Home, 45 Curson St., West Warwick. A committal service with military honors will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Columbarium Chapel of the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, South County Trail, Exeter. Family and friends should gather inside the cemetery entrance at 10:15 a.m. Please omit flowers.
By ERIC RUEB
KINGSTON â€“ The biggest cheer of Tuesday night's home opener wasnâ€™t for Delroy James, Akeem Richmond, Marquis Jones, Will Martell or any of the members of the University of Rhode Island menâ€™s basketball team.
RICHMOND -- The newly elected members of the Town Council will be sworn-in at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.
RICHMOND -- The recently Town Council approved draft of the town's hazard mitigation plan could result in future grants for projects meant to increase public safety throughout the community.
Exeter-West Greenwick's Kara Shaw scored with 7:57 left to play, giving the Knights' a 2-1 win over Lincoln in the Division II Girls Soccer Championship Match.
The title is the first in EWG girls soccer history.
EWG trailed Lincoln - Division II's top defensive team - 1-0 after a goal early in the first half and went into halftime down by the same score.
Six minutes into the second, the Knights' Cara Caliri put one in the back of the net to tie things at one.
The East Greenwich girls soccer team handled every team in the state this season, and the one it couldn't beat the Avengers in Sunday's D-I final.
After playing 77 minutes of scoreless soccer, La Salle's MacKenzie Meehan scored on a header with 2:46 left in the match, giving the Rams a 1-0 win over East Greenwich in the D-I final.
It's the fourth straight season the Avengers had their season ended at the hands of La Salle.
For the full story, pick up this week's edition of the Pendulum.