Archive - Sep 28, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€” Playing at Max Read Field before a boisterous crowd, Shea High lived up to the high expectations surrounding this club with a decisive 3-0 victory over 2010 Division I champion Barrington on Wednesday afternoon.
Emerson Barros figured in all three scoring plays for the Raiders, setting up forward Joao Cardoso for the first two goals and then scoring the final one with a brilliant run from the left side of the goal.
Blame it on the rain? Tough early-season matchups? Injuries? Turnovers?
Whatever the reason, 70 percent of the Blackstone Valleyâ€™s teams that played last weekend lost, and four of those seven losing teams were badly beaten by 27 or more points.
But while the negatives outweighed the positives last weekend, this is a new week. And while not a lot of matchups stand out, there are a pair to highlight, but you will have to wait until Saturday afternoon to see these duels featuring Blackstone Valley opponents.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Jen Brodeur had one of those seasons that doesnâ€™t come around too often for a first-year coach.
Inheriting a strong nucleus of players from previous years, the North Smithfield coach watched her Northmen lose just one league match en route to capturing the Division III state championship.
Eight senior starters have since graduated from that squad. While she wouldnâ€™t label it a rebuilding year, Brodeur wasnâ€™t expecting a similar scenario this season.
PAWTUCKET â€” Based on information gleaned from a traffic stop, Pawtucket Police arrested one of the two suspects who robbed a Providence teen at gunpoint on Sunday during a supposed Craigslist transaction.
PAWTUCKET â€” Back in 1951, Rev. Newell J. Smith decided that the numerous young married couples and adult single folks who belonged to the Woodlawn Baptist Church were not adequately being served with parish social activities as they existed. So, on Sept. 30 of that year, the pastor and his wife, along with another couple, Deacon and Mrs. Kenneth Arnold, who served as counselors, organized a fellowship.
David C. Higgins, Sr.
LINCOLN - David C. Higgins, Sr., 78, of Smithfield Avenue, died Tuesday, September 27, at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center, Providence. He was the former husband of the late Joan Preston Smith.
Born in Saylesville, a son of the late Theodore R. and Marion (Chace) Higgins, he was a lifelong resident of Lincoln.
Mr. Higgins worked as a wire drawer for Collyer Wire, and later as a security guard at Roger Williams Park, Providence.
He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry, 5th Infantry Division.
Rita J. Dusza
PAWTUCKET - Rita J. Dusza 80, formerly of Field Street passed away Saturday September 24, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew Dusza.
Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Peter and Meri (Ramutenas) Mazika. She lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed by The United Food Co. of Pawtucket as a Packer.
Mrs. Dusza leaves 1 brother Alex E. Mazika of Cranston and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Walter and James Losiewicz and the sister of the late Peter,William and Walter Mazika.
Bernadette M. Nadeau
EAST PROVIDENCE - Bernadette M. (Boise) Nadeau, 104, of East Providence and formerly of Pawtucket passed away September 21, 2011 at Chestnut Terrace in East Providence.
Born in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Ubold and Eliza (Laliberte) Boise. She was predeceased by her son Joseph H. Nadeau and her sister Louise M. Walsh. She is survived by four grandsons; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Barton Street Tot Lot, a slice of land that was once a weed-choked eyesore and is now a cheery play area for youngsters, served as a fitting backdrop for Monday's ceremony honoring recipients of the 2011 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award.
The MetLife Foundation recognized the Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation (PCDC), the Pawtucket Police Department and the Central Falls Police Department for their creative efforts to improve quality of life and build a strong multi-city and multi-agency partnership to address crime in the Barton Street area.