Archive - Oct 22, 2012
LINCOLN â€“ Despite having a significant edge in the categories of shots on goal and corner kicks, Lincoln High suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Narragansett in a pivotal Division II clash at Chet Nichols Memorial Field on Monday afternoon.
The two squads had entered the contest tied for second in the division with 20 points, and the Lions managed to produce seven more shots and a stunning 10 more corners than the Mariners. Still, senior Evan Carvalho's tally just 5:59 into the final stanza sealed Lincoln's fate.
PAWTUCKET â€“ When St. Raphael Academy athletic director Fred Saunders approached Linley Pullem one afternoon in May and asked her if she'd be interested in taking over the reins of an inaugural girls' volleyball program, she responded â€“ without hesitation â€“ â€śAbsolutely!â€ť
Saunders had heard that Pullem, who at the time was completing her initial year as a history teacher, had some experience playing the game on a rather high level, as she had excelled at John Jay High-Cross River in Westchester County, N.Y.'s Katona-Lewisboro School District.
LINCOLN â€“ Pawtucketâ€™s Thomas â€śThe Souljahâ€ť Falowo and Woonsocketâ€™s Joe Gardner did their respective hometowns proud on Thursday night and were among the big winners on Jimmy Burchfieldâ€™s Classic Entertainment & Sportsâ€™ â€śClosing Statementâ€ť show at the Twin River Event Center.
Falowo picked up his second knockout victory in three months with a fifth-round TKO of Michael Walchuk of Ontario, Canada, a bout that saw the Manfredoâ€™s Gym middleweight dominate his opponent from start to finish and deliver one of the best efforts of his young two-year career.
PAWTUCKET â€” Dr. Jerry Fingerut quoted Walt Disney: â€śAll your dreams come true if you have the courage to pursue them,â€ť and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse called it a day where a lot of people were â€śshiny with smiles.â€ť They and a host of other state and local dignitaries were talking happily about the debut of the new Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Center at 39 East Ave.
PAWTUCKET â€” Four women were arrested for prostitution and two men with solicitation on Thursday night following an investigation by Pawtucket Police of complaints of suspicious activity in the Barton Street area.
According to Pawtucket Police, after receiving numerous complaints regarding prostitution taking place, undercover officers were sent to the area.
During the investigation, a female undercover officer was solicited for sex in exchange for money by two males.
Courtland N. McPherson
CRANSTON - Courtland N. McPherson, 62 of Cranston, and formerly of South Kingstown, passed away peacefully at Rhode Island Hospital Friday night.
Courtland was a dedicated Capitol Police officer for 27 years, retiring this past June. Courtland was a stoic man, but below his large exterior was a gentle giant with a love for life and a heart of gold.
Ruth E. Doctor
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ruth E. (Clarkson) Doctor, 92, of Newman Avenue, Rumford and formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Edmond H. Doctor.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (McKeon) Clarkson, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Rumford 11 years ago.
Mrs. Doctor was the owner of a ceramic studio before retiring. She had previously worked in a drug store.
PAWTUCKET â€” Some local people who have left a positive mark on the city â€” in recent years as well as the past â€” will be honored Friday with their induction into the 2012 Pawtucket Hall of Fame.
Three â€śliving legends,â€ť Paul Audette, Janice McHale and Jean Stizpeck, will be entered into the Hall, as well as the late John â€śRedâ€ť Pollard, and the late Lt. Colonel Henry Harrison Young, as the historical inductee.
Under a canopy of leaves colored bronze by the autumn chill, Donald Ross kneels over the moist clay soil of the forest floor and studies the upside-down, heart-shaped track of the white-tailed deer.
Kneeling next to him is his young son, also named Donald, who traces the track's muddy indentation with his finger, listening intently as his father describes the difference between the tracks of doe and those of a buck.
LINCOLN â€” The Spurwink School at 365 River Road is about to celebrate a milestone.
The small-setting, private school-based program serving students with a range of behavioral disorders will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a small gathering of staff, clients and friends on Nov. 14, according to Raymond Arsenault, executive director of the schoolâ€™s parent non-profit corporation SpurwinkRI.