Archive - Oct 2012
HARTFORD, Conn. â Residents in many towns along the southern New England shoreline were forced to leave their homes under mandatory evacuation orders Sunday while officials warned of damaging flooding, high winds and lengthy power outages from a potential superstorm striking the eastern U.S.
BURRILLVILLE â As he stood before a jubilant group of Burrillville players, head coach Gennaro Ferraro raised his right index finger and emphatically pointed in the direction of the Alumni Field scoreboard.
All eyes remained dead set on Ferraro as he rattled off the words the Broncos have longed to hear: âItâs a win.â
CRANSTON â In a game that featured two squads that dug in defensively and refused to give any ground, Cranston West walked off with a 10-7 overtime victory against Tolman Friday night at Cranston Stadium.
The Falconsâ Stefano Marziale played the role of hero with a chip shot 20-yard field goal that proved to settle this Division I tussle. Cranston West opted to settle for three points on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line after Tolman held its opponent to three yards spanning three snaps (the Falcons started out at the 5 after the Tigers were penalized for too many men on the field).
CUMBERLAND --- For the past four years, Cumberland and Shea have thrown their records out the window and hooked up in some thrilling battles that were decided by a handful of points.
For three-plus quarters of their Division II-B game on Friday night, the undefeated Clippers and the struggling Raiders were locked in another close contest, but the Clippers, thanks to a pair of touchdowns in the final 8:46 of play, were able to create some distance between themselves and their visitors and come away with a 28-9 victory.
PAWTUCKET â Raymond T. âChipâ Hoyas, a former top Senate aide and former Pawtucket City Councilman, pleaded no contest to 52 counts of fraud and two related charges on Thursday in Superior Court.
CUMBERLAND â Over the past 44 years, Jessyca Katz Perlman has made an impact on countless lives in both her personal and professional life.
Friends say everyone who meets Jess is impressed by her smile, her warmth, and her positive attitude, all of which have become even more remarkable given her diagnosis of Stage 4 brain cancer in July 2011.
Claire M. Coutu
PAWTUCKET - Claire M. Coutu, 95, of East Avenue, Towers East, Pawtucket, died Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Henry C. Coutu.
Claire was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Osea and Ozeline (Boutin) Lallier. Though she worked as a textile worker and then retired from Hasbro Industries, she enjoyed being a home maker to her family the most.
Marcel G. Bergeron
CENTRAL FALLS - Marcel G. Bergeron, 94, passed peacefully October 26th. He was the husband of Isabelle (Beaudoin) Bergeron. They have been married for 63 years.
Born in Drummondville, Quebec, a son of the late Joseph and Lydia (Marier) Bergeron.
He had been employed by Gilbane Corp. as a Union Carpenter serving Local 94 for many years.
In the throes of a tough and challenging season, there lies comfort in knowing youâre not the only one in said predicament.
For Burrillville and Lincoln, Saturdayâs Division III encounter at the Broncosâ Alumni Field has âsomethingâs got to giveâ written all over it. The setting is this: you have two squads that have combined to drop all nine of its league chances, meaning the opportunity for a team to finally break the ice and walk off the field with a win tucked in its back pocket has never been more within reach (overall the Lions are 0-6 while the Broncos are 1-5).
WOONSOCKET â Mount St. Charles had plans of issuing Lincoln High a mild upset loss on its âSenior Day,â one in which underclassmen traditionally honor their 12th graders for four years of devotion to the program.
Unfortunately for the Mount, a Lionsâ sophomore ruined the party.
Erin Gannon notched a pair of goals in the span of four minutes not long after the opening touch, and the last proved to be crucial as Lincoln manufactured a 3-1 Division II victory on the lower-campus turf on Thursday afternoon.
PAWTUCKET â A Central Falls man accused of breaking into several churches and local businesses, including stealing a churchgoer's car, was arrested by Pawtucket Police on Wednesday.
Dean M. Dumont, of Clay Street, was taken into custody on Dexter Street on Wednesday by Officer James Baino. According to Major Arthur Martins, a description and other information that came about during an investigation of the crimes led to police identifying Dumont as the suspect in the Park Place Congregational Church break-in last Sunday. Police were also able to tie him to several other recent break-ins.
LINCOLN â Corey A. Dumas, 37, initially thought he was lucky not to have lost anything as a result of a break into his family business, Lil & Geneâs Restaurant in Manville this week.
But that feeling quickly soured when Dumas later found one of his 29 Winter Street businessâ personal treasures to be missing after all.
No, Dumas didnât lose a large sum of money or even an expensive piece of business equipment. He lost just a $20 bill â but one that had much meaning to someone running a small business like his.
Helen V. Dumont
Helen V. Dumont, 80, of Cumberland, died suddenly on Wednesday at RI Hospital. She was the wife of Richard R. Dumont. They had been married 56 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Konstance (Trzuskowski) Padykula.
Mrs. Dumont had been the manager of the employees credit union at Corning Glass and later Osram Sylvania until her retirement. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church and long time volunteer for the parish.
CUMBERLAND - Rolande Letellier, 90, of High Street, passed away Thursday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Raymond W. Letellier.
Born in North Providence, she was the daughter of the late Leonidas and Regina (Davignon) Daignault. She resided in Cumberland for the past 62 years, previously residing in Central Falls.
Mrs. Letellier was employed as a Tester for the Texas Instruments Company for many years, previously employed by Ann & Hope Inc. After her retirement she worked for the Visiting Nursing Service.
Juliet M. Mello
PAWTUCKET - Juliet M. Mello of Glen Meadows Drive, Pawtucket died Tuesday, October 23, 2012. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Mello Jr.
Mrs. Mello was born in Bristol, the daughter of the late August Sousa and Angelina (Motta) Sousa. She was a homemaker.
Robert E. Mercier
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Robert Edward Mercier, 76, a longtime resident of North Attleboro died early Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Annette (Brodeur) Reynolds Mercier for over eight years and husband of the late Evelyn (Vaillancourt) Mercier who passed away in 2002.
Born June 28, 1936 in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Florence L. (Charron) Mercier.
CENTRAL FALLS â The city is about to exit state-managed bankruptcy but how much will it cost local taxpayers when it does?
That was a question debated at Wednesday eveningâs public hearing at the high school on the state receiverâs 5-year budget plan for city finances in thewake of its 13-month long bankruptcy. About 18 people attended the hearing, many representing groups affected by the receivership.
LINCOLN â Free food for blood was the deal during a blood drive at Lincoln Mall that day, but Maxine Renning wasnât allowed to donate â she was running a slight temperature.
Renning, then 18, had such a hankering for a slice of pizza she did the next best thing. She offered up a cheek swab, providing a sample of her DNA to a bone marrow registry.
And today a woman in Chicago is alive because of it.
PAWTUCKET â Under normal circumstances, Tolman High veteran head coach Bel Pereira would be both irked and disappointed after his girls suffered a defeat, but that was hardly the case after the Tigers fell to Middletown, 4-3, in a Division III-A tilt on Wednesday night.
âIf we had tied them, that certainly would've been a moral victory,â Pereira stated later. âWe played probably the best team in all of Division III, and it was a great effort â actually, an outstanding effort â by the girls.
CUMBERLAND - Mary Wudyka, 94 of Pleasant Street passed away Monday in Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Wudyka Sr.
Born in Warren, MA., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Bertha (Masto) Polak. She was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
She was employed as a spinner for the former Lebanon Knitting Mill of Pawtucket for 16 years until her retirement. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.