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October 25th

Obama visits Blackstone Valley

October 25, 2010

WOONSOCKET — President Barack Obama told about three dozen employees of American Cord and Webbing that, “It’s small businesses like this one, after all, that are the bricks and blocks, the cord and webbing, if you will, of our economy.”
After taking a brief tour of the plant in the Highland Corporate Park, Obama boasted that his administration, with the help of Congress has passed 16 different tax cuts for small businesses in the last two years.”

Beulah C. Anderson

October 25, 2010

Beulah C. Anderson
PAWTUCKET - Beulah C. Anderson, 97, a retired secretary and licensed practical nurse died Saturday October 23, 2010. She was a resident of the United Methodist Retirement Center.
Beulah was the wife of the late Russell Anderson. They had been married for sixty-seven years. She was the daughter of the late Arthur William and Anna Jane Caldwell, and was born in Providence, but lived in Pawtucket for most of her life. She moved to East Providence in 1996.

Irondina Pacheco

October 25, 2010

Irondina Pacheco
PAWTUCKET - Irondina (Torres) Pacheco, 89, passed on October 22, 2010. She was the wife of the late ILdeberto Pacheco.
She is survived by a son, Luis Pacheco of North Smithfield, three daughters, Lidia Arruda of Pawtucket, Manuela Soares of Fall River and Ana Fox of Michigan, 20 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Joseph Pacheco, Francelina M. Soares, ILdeberto C. Pacheco.

Arnaldo Lima

October 25, 2010

Arnaldo Lima
PAWTUCKET: Arnaldo Lima, 72, passed October 23, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital. Born in S. Vicente, Cape Verde, a son of the late Martinho Santos and Francisca Lima. He resided in Pawtucket since 1989.
Arnaldo is survived by three sons, Teodorico, Dario and Nilton Lima, three daughters, Filomina, Liliana and Natalina and fifteen grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday fro 6-9pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit: www.thekeefefuneralhome.com

Nancy Lynn Grace

October 25, 2010

Nancy Lynn Grace
Nancy Lynn Grace, 47 of Laurier Avenue, South Attleboro died Saturday at her home. She was the wife of Gary J. Grace to whom she was married for 20 years, and friends for 34 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Herbert T. Walters and of Bertha (Davy) Walters-Bourgault and her husband Ronald Bourgault of Pawtucket. She had lived in South Attleboro for over 22 years.

October 24th

Manufacturer opens shop in East Providence

October 24, 2010

EAST PROVIDENCE — No one considers himself more of an “Ocean Stater” than Peter Frost.
Never was that more evident than Thursday evening, when Frost — as President/Chief Executive Officer of ATW Companies Inc. of Warwick — hosted a Grand Opening celebration of a new manufacturing business named Parmatech-Proform Corp., located at 825 Waterman Ave.
There was no hiding Frost's elation as he introduced the new 25,000 square-foot site to Gov. Donald Carcieri, General Treasurer/gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Mayor Joseph Larisa and other honored guests.

Tolman tops West Warwick, clinches spot in playoffs

October 24, 2010

WEST WARWICK — Every-one Tolman has faced, and will face, is well aware of the team’s defensive prowess. The tenacious unit entered Saturday’s Division II-B matchup against West Warwick having allowed the second fewest points (12) in league play, while posting three shutouts.

Div. II football teams scramble for playoff berths

October 24, 2010

A typical Division II playoff scramble is developing with two weeks left in the regular season schedule.
This is the lone league that features an eight-team playoff field. Division II possesses 16 teams, almost double the size of Division I. And because of those numbers, the D-II playoff situation is almost always complicated.
Right now, four D-II teams seem certain to make the Nov. 12-13 quarterfinal round: Tolman (5-0), Woonsocket (4-1), Chariho (4-1) and Johnston (4-1). The scramble for the other four spots won’t be figured out until after the dust clears on Nov. 6.

Lincoln stumbles in football loss to Narragansett

October 24, 2010

NARRAGANSETT – Two steps forward, one step back.
All of the good vibes Lincoln High gained in beating previously undefeated Moses Brown the previous week went up in smoke Saturday at Zepp Field. Turnovers and several ill-timed penalties were the major bugaboos in a 23-7 setback to Narragansett High that places the Lions squarely on the bubble of the Division III playoff scene.
“We completely beat ourselves,” was the quick-to-the-point assessment Lincoln head coach Dave Waycott offered after his club slipped to 3-3 in the league, a record now shared by the Mariners.

October 22nd

Students get the message loud and clear: Don't text and drive

October 22, 2010

LINCOLN --- It was rather by accident how Lincoln High School Resource Officer Dave Waycott developed the idea of conducting a “Driving While Texting Awareness” program for students with licenses.
“We were doing a safety fair here at school about two weeks ago, and one student – Kyle Sexton – helped me out with it,” Waycott grinned. “While we were waiting for people to come into the old middle school gym, he was in one of our carts, texting away.

Mary F. Rego

October 22, 2010

Mary F. Rego
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. Rego, 59, of Pawtucket died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.Mary was the wife of the late Fernando P. Rego. Born in the Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose G. and Gualdina (DoRego) Pereira. She lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 2008, Mary worked in the textile business at International Packaging in Pawtucket for 28 years.

Margaret M. Merrifield

October 22, 2010

Margaret M. Merrifield
CUMBERLAND - Margaret M.(Hodde) Merrifield, 91 of Chambers St. Cumberland and formerly of Sweet Avenue, Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Grandview Center. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Merrifield, Sr.
Born in South Attleboro, MA, she was a daughter of the late John and Sadie (Lynch) Hodde and had lived in Pawtucket most of her life.

Earl A. Marchand

October 22, 2010

Earl A. Marchand
ATTLEBORO - Earl A. Marchand, of Attleboro, Mass., a former Boston newspaperman and communications writer, died Friday in his home after a brief illness. He was 79.
A Korean War Navy veteran, Mr. Marchand served as staff writer for the Boston Herald Traveler and Boston Herald American from 1961 to 1980.

October 21st

PC freshmen hoopsters look to pay their dues

October 21, 2010

PROVIDENCE – Like thousands of college freshmen across the country, Gerard Coleman and Brice Kofane are adjusting to being away from home for the first time in their young lives.
While settling into the dorms and registering and selecting classes only mark the beginning of this new and eye-opening chapter, there’s also the basketball-related education that Coleman and Kofane, two of Providence College newest men’s basketball players, have been privy to.

Union Wadding fire called arson

October 21, 2010

PAWTUCKET — The cause of the massive Union Wadding Company mill fire has been determined to be arson, and fire officials are turning to the public for help in finding the person or persons who lit the match.

Wayne R. Girard

October 21, 2010

Wayne R. Girard
PAWTUCKET - Wayne R. Girard, 35 of Wood Street died Monday at his home. He was the son of the late Andrew, Sr. and Beatrice (Clarkson) Girard.
He was employed as a machinist and was a student of the Yoons Martial Arts Academy in Deleware for a time.He was well loved and will be missed by all.
He is survived by one son, Austin Girard and one daughter Audry Girard both of Pawtucket, one sister Sheryl Genest of Pawtucket and two brothers Andrew Girard, Jr. of Cranston and Mark Girard of Pawtucket and five nephews.

Lucy Catherine Bowen

October 21, 2010

Lucy Catherine Bowen
ATTLEBORO - Lucy Catherine(Geraghty) Bowen, a long time resident of South Attleboro, joined the angels in heaven on October 18, 2010. Lucy was born October 20, 1923 in South Attleboro, Mass. She was the loving wife of James M. Bowen for 65 years. In 1957 the couple moved to Greenville, Ohio, where they raised their family and lived for more than 25 years. They retired and returned to South Attleboro in 1980 where Lucy was an active volunteer for the Knights of Columbus and St. Theresa's parish. Lucy was employed in the jewelry industry for many years.

Maria Armanda Craveiro

October 21, 2010

Maria Armanda Craveiro
NORTH SCITUATE - Maria Armanda (Almeida) Craveiro, 62, of Carue Drive, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Mrs. Craveiro was a ten year breast cancer survivor. She was the beloved wife of Antonio Craveiro, the former tailor for the Rhode Island State Police.
Born in Gouveia, Portugal, she was the daughter of Antonio and Maria Isabel (Cruz) Almeida. She moved to this country in 1969 settling in Woonsocket. She resided in Scituate for 33 years.
She was the owner and hairdresser for Hair Designs by Maria for many years, retiring due to illness.

October 20th

Pawtucket center serves as base for feds

October 20, 2010

PAWTUCKET — Since it opened on September 11, 2008, the Sean Nassaney Emergency Operations Center has proved useful for coordinating city workers during major snowstorms and last March's flooding. However, EMA Director Robert Howe said he never imagined it would one day serve as a command center for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Rachel's message comes to Lincoln High School

October 20, 2010

LINCOLN — As she readied herself for school Tuesday morning, Lincoln High junior Taylor Jutras argued vehemently with her mother, Tammy, about a mere two dollars. When “Ma” wouldn't budge on the request, she stormed out of the house “in a huff.”
About five hours later, Taylor admitted she had texted her mom several times, promising she was sorry for her behavior and understood Tammy's stance on the matter.

 

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