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Archive - Oct 2012

October 22nd

Falowo impresses in fifth-round TKO at Twin River

October 22, 2012

LINCOLN – Pawtucket’s Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo and Woonsocket’s Joe Gardner did their respective hometowns proud on Thursday night and were among the big winners on Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “Closing Statement” 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 Manfredo’s Gym middleweight dominate his opponent from start to finish and deliver one of the best efforts of his young two-year career.

$6.7 million medical complex opens

October 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Dr. Jerry Fingerut quoted Walt Disney: “All your dreams come true if you have the courage to pursue them,” and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse called it a day where a lot of people were “shiny with smiles.” 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.

Six arrested in prostitution sting

October 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — 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

October 22, 2012

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

October 22, 2012

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.

Tickets on sale for hall of fame dinner

October 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Some local people who have left a positive mark on the city — in recent years as well as the past — will be honored Friday with their induction into the 2012 Pawtucket Hall of Fame.
Three “living legends,” Paul Audette, Janice McHale and Jean Stizpeck, will be entered into the Hall, as well as the late John “Red” Pollard, and the late Lt. Colonel Henry Harrison Young, as the historical inductee.

For them, hunting is a time-honored tradition

October 22, 2012

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's Spurwink School marks 30 years

October 22, 2012

LINCOLN — 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 school’s parent non-profit corporation SpurwinkRI.

October 21st

Tolman overwhelms East Providence

October 21, 2012

PAWTUCKET – It's rare that Tolman High head coach Dave Caito seeks to heap laurels on his squad, and his rationale is understandable: No one makes the proper move or read on every play, and he wants them to learn from their mistakes and correct them – but fast.
Twice in the opening quarter of a Division I tilt against dilapidated East Providence on Saturday night, the Townies delivered gifts to the Tigers' doorstep, fumbling twice in the span of their initial three snaps, with both occurring deep in their own territory.

Second-half surge carries St. Raphael past Shea

October 21, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Shea High head coach Dino Campopiano had insisted earlier in the week that – when his kids took Pariseau Field on Saturday afternoon – they'd have to worry about Division II-B foe St. Raphael Academy having a distinct advantage.
The reason: The Saints didn't play last weekend due to a bye, so had an extra seven-plus days to prepare for what Campopiano's crew would throw at them.

October 19th

6 busted in prostitution sting

October 19, 2012

PAWTUCKET — 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.

Charm Medical Supply opens retail store

October 19, 2012

PAWTUCKET — It can happen suddenly...a spouse, parent, child or other loved one has an injury, health issue or medical condition requiring specialized equipment or supplies. Now, customers in the Blackstone Valley have a place to find what they need with the arrival of Charm Medical Supply in downtown Pawtucket.

Joseph D. Azar

October 19, 2012

Joseph D. Azar

LINCOLN - Joseph D. Azar, 84, passed away peacefully on October 16th surrounded by his loving family. Joe, the devoted husband of Alice (Hallal) Azar for 55 years. Born in Central Falls, the son of the late John and Nasema (Alam) Azar. Joe, the loving father to Joseph Azar, Jr. of Lincoln and to Valerie Dunn and her husband Thomas of Saunderstown. Granddaughters Brittany Dunn and Victoria Azar will forever cherish their Giddo.

Russell J. Sweeney

October 19, 2012

Russell J. Sweeney

PAWTUCKET - Russell J. Sweeney, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 18, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Albert T., Sr. and Edith M. (Noones) Sweeney. Russell was a US Army Korean War Veteran, having served with the 21st Field Artillery Battalion. He worked for Pawtucket Dye & Bleach and Microfibers, Inc. as a dye chemist until his retirement.

Roland Riendeau

October 19, 2012

Roland Riendeau

PAWTUCKET - Roland Riendeau, 69, passed unexpectedly October 17th. He was the husband of Micheline (Berger) Riendeau; they celebrated their 50th anniversary in May.
He was a son of the late Arthur and Aurore (Lauzon) Riendeau. He lived most of his life in Pawtucket. He had been employed as a foreman by Nissen Bakery of Central Falls for 32 years, retiring upon their closure. Roland was a dedicated volunteer at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket for the past ten years. He loved spending time with his family.

October 18th

McGair: Shea High athletic director has all the bases covered

October 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET — In Ray McGee, we have a lifelong and proud city native whose residence is located off Newport Avenue – more specifically, a mere stone’s throw away from McConnon Field in Slater Park.
“I’m still a city kid,” McGee proudly stated with a smile earlier this week.

Shea, SRA to meet in important gridiron clash

October 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET — When Shea High and St. Raphael Academy line up for the opening kickoff in a key Division II-B clash at Pariseau Field on Saturday afternoon, it won't be just for bragging rights in this mill city.
It most probably will give the victor the upper hand in earning a post-season bid.
So say the Raiders' Dino Campopiano and the Saints' Mike Sassi, who not only have spent years at the helm of their respective squads but also share nearly two decades of friendship and plenty of gridiron stories.

5 candidates seek mayor’s post in Central Falls

October 18, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — The city’s Board of Canvassers has certified five candidates for next month's special primary to replace ex-Mayor Charles Moreau.
Moreau officially resigned last month and subsequently agreed to plead guilty to a federal fraud charge. Mayor since 2003, Moreau had been re-elected in 2009 to a four-year term that ended in 2013, but was stripped of his duties in 2010 by the state-appointed receiver following the city's bankruptcy.

Man convicted of peddling drugs

October 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET – A U.S. District Court jury Wednesday convicted a local man on charges of peddling pharmaceutical painkillers similar to heroin.
Audi Pineda, 38, of Pawtucket, was convicted of possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy, federal prosecutors said.
A barber, Pineda was arrested in August 2011 following an undercover investigation by Pawtucket Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force. Court-authorized searches of Pineda’s place of employment and his residence resulted in the seizure of cash, oxycodone pills and other narcotics.

Making strides against breast cancer

October 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Losing a family member to illness can leave a person feeling helpless, which hinders the process of coming to terms with that life-changing loss.
But there are ways to take proactive steps toward moving on, which also bring a sense of fighting back.
Noneajean McFarlane found that to be true this fall as she worked to organize a team in Sunday’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Roger Williams Park in Providence.
McFarlane, a Times graphic designer, decided to put together a team for the American Cancer Society fundraiser in light of her own losses last spring.

 

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