Archive - Sep 2011
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” In his two-plus decades working on the East Providence police force, Sgt. John Andrews has heard all kinds of excuses from people as to why they don't wear their seat belts.
He received the same ol' song and dance Wednesday morning, when he and several other officers conducted a â€śClick It or Ticketâ€ť campaign enforcement zone at the R.I. Public Transportation Authority's â€śPark & Rideâ€ť lot on Taunton Avenue.
PAWTUCKET â€” Parks Commission Chair Terry Mercer conducted an emergency meeting Wednesday night to request further information as to the fall season permitting process for school athletic and recreational field usage.
PAWTUCKET â€” Shea High coach Pierre Ridore compares his team to a luxury car. The Raiders are fast, they look good on an open course, and they make heads turn with the beauty of their engine running at full speed.
East Providence coach Tony Vieira found other words to describe the Raiders after his team dropped a 5-0 decision to Shea on Wednesday afternoon.
Barry Field promises to be a packed house with plenty of energetic fans on Saturday afternoon when two-time Division II champion Woonsocket High entertains Tolman High in a Division II-B clash and a spirited rematch of last seasonâ€™s Super Bowl.
And while the fans from both teams hope to see a battle thatâ€™s as thrilling and competitive as last yearâ€™s 6-0 regular-season victory by the Tigers and 28-14 Super Bowl triumph by the Novans, both head coaches, Tolmanâ€™s Dave Caito and Woonsocketâ€™s Carnell Henderson, hope to see their respective teams play a lot better than they did a week ago.
Amelia V. Kent
CUMBERLAND - Amelia V. "Molly" Kent, 91, of 1 Mendon Rd. passed away Tuesday in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late John I. Kent.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Taraska) Kolodziej. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
She was employed by the Ann & Hope, Cumberland for 30 years before retiring.
Winifred T. Macksoud
LINCOLN - Winifred T. Macksoud, 77, formerly of Lancers Lane passed away Wednesday in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Carlyle C. Macksoud.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mary A. (Conroy)Horan. She resided in Lincoln for over 40 years.
Mrs. Macksoud was a volunteer at the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket for many years.
Dolores A. Birtwell
PAWTUCKET - Dolores A. Birtwell, passed away Tuesday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Leopold and Jeanette Dube. She lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
She leaves a daughter, Cheryl Ann Laibe of Binghamton, NY, 4 sons, John M. Birtwell of Seekonk, Joseph W. Birtwell of Pawtucket, James A. Birtwell III of CA and Kevin Birtwell of Lincoln; 3 sisters, Karen Gule of Falmouth, Ma, Laura Thibeault of CA. and Claire Pitts in RI. She also leaves 8 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Earl J. Allen
PAWTUCKET - Earl J. Allen Jr, 50, passed September 19th. Born in Pawtucket, son of the late Earl J. Allen Sr. and Doris (Allard) Allen.
He had been previously employed by Peir Cleaners and Turcotte Tool and Dye.
He is survived by three daughters, Kerrie Allen, Brenda Dankwa and Tara Nagy, 2 brothers, Steven Allen and David Allen and 9 grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 5 to 7pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
PAWTUCKET â€” As interim athletic director for St. Raphael Academy, Fred Saunders is being called upon to guide the department while the search to replace Bruce Gammell takes place. The void was created following Gammellâ€™s resignation late last month.
Gammellâ€™s decision to relocate to Florida was viewed in some corners as curious, given that fall high school sports were set to start. For his last official act before leaving, Gammell, who also taught at St. Raphael, recommended to the administration that Saunders be hired in the meantime.
PAWTUCKET â€” A loose pit bull caused chaos Monday afternoon when he ran into the yard of St. Cecelia's School and jumped at and bit three children waiting to go inside.
According to Animal Control Director John Holmes, the children's injuries consisted of minor bites and scratches. The adult pit bull and a pit bull puppy belonging to the same owner have both been taken to the Animal Shelter in Slater Park. The adult dog will be held at the shelter for a 10-day quarantine as required by state law, Holmes said. The state Department of Health was also notified.
PAWTUCKET â€” Proposed changes to the city's zoning ordinances that are designed to make the downtown area more business-friendly will be the topic of a public hearing at tonight's City Council meeting. The hearing will start at 7 p.m. at Pawtucket City Hall.
Stephen F. Stojek
PAWTUCKET - Stephen F. Stojek, 51, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011 unexpectedly, at home. He was the loving husband of Joanne (Plociak) Stojek and loving father of Kyle Stephen Stojek. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Peter J. Sr. and Virginia M. (Prew) Stojek. Stephen enjoyed going to the beach, fishing, clamming, off roading, riding motorcycles and working on cars, but mostly loved being with his friends, family and spending time with his son. He worked in the Auto Industry for many years before retiring four years ago.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Winning another Northern Division title would be nice, but thatâ€™s not the No. 1 priority for head coach Tom Kenwood and his Cumberland High squad this fall.
With a talented team with plenty of depth, the Clippers are hoping to place among the top six at the state meet in early November and earn a ticket to the New England Championship. The last time thatâ€™s been done was the 2005-06 season when the Cumberland placed third behind team champion Bishop Hendricken.
PAWTUCKET â€” Based on information he has gleaned from recent seminars, Pawtucket School Committeeman David Coughlin has written a letter to the Central Falls receiver asking if a consolidation of School Department services should be explored between Pawtucket and Central Falls.
David C. Perrott
PAWTUCKET - David C. Perrott who resided at Fogarty Manor, Pawtucket passed away September 19, 2011. He was the son of the late David E. Perrott and Lillian Burford Perrott. He was the father of David E. Perrott III and his companion Kelly McGee, Sandra Perrott Knollman and her husband Matt, and Susan Perrott Overfield. He leaves a sister Frances Mickelson and the late Hazel Lawson Castor. Grandfather of 7 and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned, for information please call Kelly at 401-316-0120
Michael A. Rossi
PAWTUCKET - Michael A. "Mickey" Rossi, 77, of Pawtucket, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Ann M. (Kelly) Rossi and his parents, Michael A. and Margaret (Scungio) Rossi.
The first weekend of league play in Rhode Island football provided a hint of what to expect in the season ahead from local teams.
In a most evenly-matched contest, Tolman High outlasted St. Raphael Academy 22-14 on Friday night. The Tigers are coming off a 2010 season in which they lost in the Division II Super Bowl to two-time champion Woonsocket.
The Villa Novans, meanwhile, laid an egg in their opener on Saturday, losing to Pilgrim, 18-7.
FOXBORO â€” Vince Wilfork was having a playful conversation with Pepper Johnson a couple weeks ago when a most unlikely topic arose.
â€śMan, I might end my career without an interception,â€ť Wilfork told his defensive line coach.
Wilfork then asked a fellow defensive lineman if heâ€™d ever reeled in a pick.
â€śNope, never had one,â€ť the teammate replied.
Well, in addition to the Patriotsâ€™ 35-21 victory over the Chargers at Gillette Stadium, Wilfork had extra cause to celebrate on Sunday.
When it comes to that first NFL interception, heâ€™s officially off the schneid.
PROVIDENCE â€” The training has been going well, but the weekly mileage is about a third of what heâ€™s accustomed to.
Nursing a knee injury for the better part of the year, a stress fracture that has derailed his training targeted towards a possible trip to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Roland Lavallee wasnâ€™t looking at setting any kind of PRs at the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K. He was just at Sundayâ€™s race to help his teammates and test his legs on the five-kilometer course.
The results were satisfying.