Archive - Feb 2011
PAWTUCKET â€” A plan born of common sense--that the downtown would thrive more if people could just get in to and around it more easilyâ€”was presented to about 60 people at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center last Thursday. While some called it â€śambitious,â€ť the proposal received an enthusiastic round of applause.
Maia Small, an architect with Thurlow Small Architecture, served as the lead consultant on a Pawtucket Downtown Design Plan that was commissioned by the city's Planning Department and the Pawtucket Foundation.
PAWTUCKET --- When Lincoln and Cumberland were rivals in the old Met B league from the mid-1990s to 2004, the two neighbors hooked up in some entertaining, tightly-contested meetings that were true crowd pleasers.
Since then, they have played in different divisions, but they have still found a way to include each other on their non-league schedules.
On Monday afternoon, the two teams met again in the second annual Kyle J. McLaughlin Scholarship Fund benefit hockey game at Lynch Arena and gave the gathering on hand an excellent high school contest to watch.
Jacqueline L. Milos
SCARBOROUGH, MAINE-Jacqueline L. Milos, 80, died from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Born in Pawtucket to Everett and Ellen Laushway. Jackie graduated Pawtucket East High School and Boston University's Sargent College. In 1954, she married Fredrick C. Milos, making a home with him for many years in Wrentham, Massachusetts, before retiring together to her beloved Arizona in 1978. Fred passed away in 1994.
Gerard A. Heroux
CENTRAL FALLS - Gerard A. Heroux, 93, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at his home in Central Falls with the members of his loving family at his bedside. He was a prominent funeral director for more than 70 years and currently held the lowest embalmer's license in the state of Rhode Island. He had a great memory and deep knowledge of the genealogy of the families he served.
Irene C. Czech
ATTLEBORO - Irene C.Czech 85, of passed away Friday at the Golden Living Center in Attleboro.
Born in Pawtucket she was a beloved daughter of the late Martin and Agnes(Lesniak) Czech. She lived in the Attleboro's for 42 years.
Before retiring she was employed as a Nurses Aide at the Pawtucket Memorial Hospital for 40 years.
She leaves 2 loving sisters Josephine Tetreault of Pawtucket, Sophie Vecciarino and her husband Sam of Attleboro and several nieces and nephews.
Vincent M. Tilton
Vincent M. Tilton, 2, was taken from us early Friday morning, February 18, 2011. He was a beloved little boy who fit an entire life time into two years, leaving behind a world of friends and family who will love and miss him dearly.
James Russell Corbett
EAST PROVIDENCE - James Russell Corbett, 94, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Vera (Mello) Corbett.
Born in Torrington, CT, a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Leifert) Corbett, he resided in East Providence since 1994, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Faces of Ireland contestants Diane Levesque of Lincoln, center, and Sue Petersen of Cumberland hold hands after tying twice with the audience voting via applause. Pawtucket St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Chairman Arthur Brunelle, left, authorized a coin toss to decide the winner. Petersen won the coin toss and is the female Face of Ireland.
PROVIDENCE â€” After his Pop Warner football team, the Edgewood Eagles, won a national title in 2008, Shea senior Freddy Gobewole figured a similar fate would occur at the high school level.
It never happened.
While Gobewole was a top running back for the Raiders, the teams struggled during his career with just nine total wins, and no playoff appearances, the last four years.
To make matters worse, a dislocated shoulder, suffered during a scrimmage in August, kept him off the field for half the season this fall.
The majority of high school coaches are also full-time teachers. For these dedicated souls, the world of academia does not cease once the final bell rings. True, they may trade their lesson plans in for whistles and clipboards, maneuvering from one stressful environment to the next. In reality coaches are confronted with the same pressing matter that monopolizes their time and energy during the daytime.
PAWTUCKET â€” Following a trial that concluded on Friday in Providence's District Court, Pawtucket police officer Nichalas Laprade was found guilty of one count of indecent exposure/disorderly conduct related to an incident on I-95 last November.
According to the Attorney General's Office, Laprade received a one-year filing on the misdemeanor charge, which essentially means that if he stays out of further legal trouble for one year, the conviction will be dropped from his record.
LINCOLN â€“ Benjamin Pelletier couldn't believe his good fortune when he happened by a flier posted inside the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School one day last November.
It asked any student interested in building his or her own electric guitar â€“ and learning how to play it â€“ to register for the extracurricular program sponsored by the school.
PAWTUCKET â€” Following an intensive police and fire investigation, two city men were arrested for allegedly setting the fire that destroyed a six-unit apartment house at 35 Vale St. on Wednesday morning.
On Thursday, Pawtucket police arrested Raymond B. Gyamfi, 21, of 181 Magill St., Pawtucket, and Jeremy Lopes, 22, of 103 Samuel Ave., also of Pawtucket. Police Major Arthur Martins said that the arrests were made by the Pawtucket Police with assistance from the Central Falls and Providence Police Departments. He added that the investigation is continuing.
PAWTUCKET â€” If you were to go up to Mike Kayata and tell him that senior star Elijah Wiggins would be a non-factor due to foul problems, the Tolman head coach would say his team is in really deep trouble.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Free throws attempted serve as the perfect means to separate which team was the more aggressive unit.
Itâ€™s also the main reason why Shea High remains alive in the Division II playoffs after posting a 62-53 win over Narragansett High on Friday night at â€śThe Cage.â€ť
The stat that tells the story in this preliminary round clash is that the seventh-seeded Raiders attempted a dozen more free throws than the No. 10 Mariners. Shea went 16-of-24 from the charity stripe while Narragansett was 6-for-12.
Shea now moves on to face Rogers, seeded second, on Monday in the quarterfinals.
Therese M. Beaulieu
PAWTUCKET - Therese M. Beaulieu, 80 of Pawtucket died on Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Beaulieu. A daughter of the late Arthur and Ursula (Giard) Beaulieu, she was born in Pawtucket where she was a lifelong resident.
She was a communicant of St. Teresa Church. Prior to retirement in 1992, she had been employed for thirty-two years as an estimator in the office of the Key Container Corp. She was a member of St. Teresa's Senior Group and of the AARP.
George H. Adams IV
CENTRAL FALLS - George H. Adams IV, 23, of Dexter St, Central Falls died Thursday, February 17, 2011. He was the son of George H. Adams III and Melinda Chaves.
Mr. Adams installed sprinkler systems for Triple A Sprinklers in Warwick.
CUMBERLAND - Evelyn (Breault) Brouillette, 85, formerly of Pocasset Avenue, passed away Thursday in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Raymond Brouillette.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Theophile and Laura (Jette) Breault. She resided in Cumberland for over 50 years.
Mrs. Brouillette was employed at Texas Instruments, Rhode Island College, RI Division of Taxation, and Fram Corporation.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church.
PROVIDENCE â€“ No matter how you slice it, Providenceâ€™s 79-76 defeat to Big East bottom feeder DePaul was a tough pill for Keno Davis and the Friars to swallow.
Davisâ€™ post game press conference was far from a ray of sunshine, as the third-year coach sat silent at the podium for several minutes before trying to explain what has to be the Friarsâ€™ most disheartening loss of the season â€“ one coming against a DePaul outfit that coming had had dropped 25 consecutive Big East games.
â€śItâ€™s a tough lesson for a young team to learn,â€ť said a clearly shell-shocked Davis.
For three local teams straddling along the same line, the idiomatic expression â€śthereâ€™s no tomorrowâ€ť definitely applies.