Archive - Apr 2011
PAWTUCKET â€“ John Costa is 89 years old now and still lives in the house on Crane Street that he grew up in during the 1920s and 1930s.
â€śWe had nine people in this house â€¦ my mother and father, five boys and two girls,â€ť the World War II veteran was saying a few days ago. â€śMy twin sister Rose and I are the only ones still living. Rose lives out in Rehoboth.â€ť
Costa joined the National Guard in 1940, at the age of 18, admittedly â€ślooking for a little excitement.â€ť
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During a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning for the new Pawtucket Credit Union, at 88 Beechwood Ave. (Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island), PCU President/CEO Karl Kozak, center, cuts the ribbon being held by, from left, Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, PCU Chairman of the Board Ron Leclair, PCU Executive Vice President/COO Bob Andrade and Memorial Hospital President/CEO Francis Dietz. PCU, a full-service branch, is open to the public and offers ample parking in front. Branch hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
PAWTUCKET â€” Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced Friday that a Providence County Superior Court jury found 27-year-old Blake Covington guilty on all counts stemming from a Sept. 30, 2010 shooting at Prospect Heights in Pawtucket that left a man partially paralyzed.
The verdict was handed down after just three hours of jury deliberations that concluded a two-day trial before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause.
WICKFORD â€“ This is a game Lincoln High would soon rather forget.
North Kingstown High was clearly the better squad Friday afternoon in a 10-5 win at Lischio Field. The game was hailed as a matchup of Division I contenders, as both squads entered play with identical 7-1 records, good enough to lead their respective divisions. Instead of a tightly-played contest filled with drama and suspense, the Skippers and Lions plodded along, combining for seven errors and 10 walks. In the end, North Kingstown was the squad that wound up making fewer mistakes, even though Lincoln belted three home runs.
Claire E. Lallier
PAWTUCKET - Claire E. (Smith) Lallier, 84, of Pawtucket died Wednesday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Edward H. Lallier.
Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident of the city, she was a daughter of the late Albert J. and Clara E. (Rushlow) Smith. Mrs. Lallier worked as an Assembler for the Craft Inc. of Attleboro for several years and then for the Bruce Diamond Corporation also of Attleboro until her retirement.
Blanche J. Noreau
LINCOLN - Blanche J. (Malo) Noreau, 90, formerly of Vista Drive, Lincoln died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late J. Charles Noreau, Sr.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Arthur F. and Hermina (Bourgeois) Malo, she had lived in Central Falls and Pawtucket before moving to Lincoln 56 years ago.
Mrs. Noreau was an assembler for several jewelry companies. She was a former member of the Lincoln Manor Tenants Association.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. â€“ To Josh Reddick, it must seem as if the pitcher is throwing beach balls. The PawSox outfielder is that locked in at the plate.
Reddick continued his offensive tear Thursday night, victimizing Lehigh Valley for two home runs in Pawtucketâ€™s 11-8 triumph at Coca-Cola Park. He has now homered in four consecutive games as Reddick blasted his seventh and eighth round trippers at the expense of the IronPigs. Dating back to last season Reddick has amassed 18 home runs in 53 Triple-A contests.
Buddy Hausmann knows Ryan Kalish, which is why he dubs the Red Sox outfield prospect, â€śmy younger brother.â€ť
â€śYou want to make sure nothing is bothering him,â€ť expressed Hausmann, the current head baseball coach and former assistant at Red Bank Catholic High School in New Jersey, where Kalish was a three-sport standout. â€śHe wonâ€™t leave, whether itâ€™s going to spring training or (or Athletes Performance in Arizona, a noted workout hangout for pro athletes) until he has dinner with my wife and I.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€“ There will be more than 2,000 participants competing this weekend in the Cox Providence Rhode Racesâ€™ Half Marathon. Each one will have a goal; each one will have a reason for taking on such a challenging, endurance event.
PAWTUCKET â€” Pent-up anger over the state of the economy and Gov. Lincoln Chafee's budget proposals aimed at fixing it bubbled to the surface among business owners at Thursday's breakfast meeting with local state legislators sponsored by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.
LINCOLN â€” When Brian McKinnon received a letter from North Kingstown Postmaster Phil Picott back on Friday, April 1, he first wondered if the contents were some kind of April Fool's Day joke.
After all, McKinnon had known Picott for a couple of decades anyway, so why not?
He re-read the letter, addressed to his 10-year-old daughter, renowned soprano Alexis Clare McKinnon, and still had his doubts.
Ernest B. Marot
PAWTUCKET - Ernest B. Marot, 82, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Rita F. (Sevigny) Marot for 62 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Armand J. and Alice (Cote) Marot.
Russell C. Newsham
PAWTUCKET - Russell C. Newsham, 86 died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. He was the husband of the late Theresa F. (La Bare) Newsham. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (St. Jean) Newsham. He was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Prior to his retirement in 1999, Russell was a Jewelry Foreman for McConnell & Carpenter, Inc. in Pawtucket. He was a WWII Army Veteran and a lifelong member of the J.K. Club and the Jacques Cartier Club in Pawtucket.
Allan N. Young Sr.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Allan N. Young Sr., 68, of North Providence died April 26, 2011. He was the husband of Carol A. (Jarvis) Young. He was born in Littleton, NH a son of the late Paul G. and Lela (Blodgett) Young. He was employed by General Cable Co. of Pawtucket for 22 years until his retirement. He was a 30 year member of Smithfield Ave. Congregational Church, U.S. Navy Veteran and enjoyed woodworking.
Roger A. Bourgery
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VT - Roger A. Bourgery, of White River Junction, Vermont and Pawtucket died April 25, 2011. He was the husband of Barbara (Gentili) Bourgery. For full obituary please visit www.manningheffern.com
Zygmunta T. Jadach-Iwanycky
PAWTUCKET- Zygmunta T. Jadach-Iwanycky 84, of Ellis Avenue Warren and formerly of Pawtucket passed away Monday April 25, 2011 at the Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frederick J. Jadach and the late Michael S. Iwanycky.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Wawrzyniec and Bronislawa (Herchel) Herchel. She lived in Warren for the past 4 years and was formerly of Burns Manor in Pawtucket.
Before retiring she was employed as a Secretary at the main office of Citizens Bank for many years.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” This was a case of dĂ©jĂ vu that East Providence High liked and Mount St. Charles Academy didnâ€™t.
Courtney DeCastroâ€™s second walkoff hit of the season, a run-scoring single with two outs in the home half of the eighth inning, drove in younger sister Amy DeCastro with the run that helped the Townies grab a 2-1 victory over the Mounties in their Division I crossover affair at Pierce Field.
PAWTUCKET â€” While police and fire officials continue to investigate the cause of Tuesday's deadly blaze at 681 Broadway, Pawtucket Police have identified the victim as Derrek Ellerbe, age 57.
Just after 5 p.m., members of the Pawtucket Police and Fire Departments responded to the three-story apartment house for a report of a structure fire.
When they arrived, there was heavy smoke coming from the third floor.
According to Police Maj. Arthur Martins, one man, later identified as Ellerbe, was found unresponsive in a third-floor apartment.