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October 18th

Grace Afonso

October 18, 2012

Grace Afonso

CUMBERLAND - Grace "Gracinda" Afonso (Lopes), 71, of Ralco Way passed away Wednesday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Alfredo Afonso.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Joao M. and Clementina (Albuquerque) Lopes. She was a lifelong Cumberland resident.
She was employed by the International Packing Co., Pawtucket for 42 years until her retirement.
Mrs. Afonso was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

Ruling means convicted officer can stay on force

October 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET — An Internal Affairs officer’s mistake of missing a procedural deadline by one day continues to be the undoing of the city’s attempts to fire convicted Police officer Nichalas Laprade.
On Wednesday, a Superior Court judge ruled against the city’s appeal of a police officers’ disciplinary committee’s decision that allowed Laprade to keep his job despite his indecent exposure conviction.

October 17th

RIIL, media seek to get on same page

October 17, 2012

PROVIDENCE – As one longtime newspaper scribe pointed out, “this is something that’s been a long time coming.”
In an effort to better coordinate with members of the working press – be their classification entail print, photo, television or the Internet – the Rhode Island Interscholastic League held a “Media Day” forum Wednesday afternoon at its headquarters, located on the Rhode Island College campus.

Woman flees home intruder in Lincoln

October 17, 2012

LINCOLN — A 57-year-old woman was surprised by a man breaking into her Tall Wood Drive home Wednesday morning and quickly fled the dwelling, according to police.
“We believe the suspect was not aware that the homeowner was at home,” Police Chief Brian Sullivan said later of the 9:30 a.m. incident.
The woman fled away from Tall Wood in the direction of nearby Route 295 south and called police regarding the break, Sullivan said.

AUTUMN SCENE

October 17, 2012

With fall foliage at peak color at Slater Park, the weather was perfect Tuesday morning for a brisk walk along Slater Pond. Even the geese seemed to enjoy the crisp fall morning.

City OKs inquiry into trash privatization

October 17, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The debate rages on over efforts by the Grebien Administration to privatize the city-run trash and recycling program while the City Council demands more information and the union readies a last-ditch plea to keep the services in-house.

October 16th

Shea boys' soccer team holds off Hope for 2-0 win

October 16, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Shea High head coach Pierre Ridore admitted afterward he was just glad to escape the Hope High pitch with a triumph.
For most of the final stanza, his Raiders guarded a 1-0 cushion with aplomb, but it seemed it all would go for naught after officials whistled a Shea defender for a foul against senior Brayan Sucuqui in his own penalty box with only five minutes to play in regulation.
For that infraction, they awarded Sucuqui a penalty kick.

Tremors from Maine quake felt throughout R.I.

October 16, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine — Patrons of a pizza parlor near the epicenter of an earthquake in southern Maine may not have known what was happening. But the shaking building was enough to send all 20 of them skedaddling outside.
"It was loudest bang you ever heard in your life. We actually thought it was an explosion of some type," said Jessica Hill, owner of Waterboro House of Pizza. "The back door and door to the basement blew open," she said.

Mary Lopes

October 16, 2012

Mary Lopes

PAWTUCKET - Mary Lopes, 96, of Pawtucket, went home to be with the Lord, October 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Mariano Lopes.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George and Ida (Zammat) Osso. Mary was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. She was a member of St. Basil's altar sodality.
She is survived by her twin daughters, Dolores Spencer and her husband Harold, and Marion Johnson and her husband Karl, two grandchildren, Scott and Randy Spencer, and four great grandchildren.

Seekonk Citizens Bank robbed

October 16, 2012

SEEKONK — Seekonk Police responded to a reported bank robbery at the Citizens Bank, 125 Highland Ave., on Friday at about 11:22 a.m. This bank is housed in the Stop & Shop grocery store.
Responding officers confirmed that a robbery had occurred. The suspect was described as being a white male in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5’7” tall, with a thin build and light beard. He was wearing a camouflage long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, thick-rimmed eye glasses, and a Virginia Tech “Hokies” baseball cap along with a brown wig.

Whooping cough in Pawtucket school

October 16, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Two cases of whooping cough have been confirmed at the Henry J. Winters Elementary School, and state health officials and Pawtucket School officials say they have been actively managing the situation.

October 15th

Catherine R. Athaide

October 15, 2012

Catherine R. Athaide

PROVIDENCE - Athaide, Catherine R. (Chevalier), "Kitty" 87, died October 15, 2012.
She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Paquette and the late Gerald Athaide; mother of Catherine M. (Philip) Kaminski and Raymond F. (Gail) Paquette; stepmother of Janice M. Gray, Gary G. (Christine) Athaide and Glenn A. (Kristina) Athaide; sister of Mary Jane M. Kapinos, the late Frank Chevalier and Ruth Letender. Also survived by nine grandchildren.

Charlotte A. Hull

October 15, 2012

Charlotte A. Hull

PAWTUCKET - Charlotte A. Hull, 87, of Central Avenue passed away Sunday October 14, 2012 at Chestnut Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Aloysius S. Hull Sr.
Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mary F. (Cronan) McCall. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 52 years.
Before retiring she and her husband owned and operated the former Merry Go Round Caf and the former General Von Stubens Lounge both of Providence.

Anita E. Wims

October 15, 2012

Anita E. Wims

PAWTUCKET - Anita E. (Kelly) Wims, 90, a loving wife and devoted mother, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 12, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis Mickey J. Wims.

Elaine A. Basque

October 15, 2012

Elaine A. Basque

ATTLEBORO - Elaine A. Basque, 64, died October 12, 2012 in Boston. She was the wife of James "Jimmy" Basque for over 31 years.
Born February 18, 1948 in Attleboro, she lived in Attleboro & North Attleboro all her life.
Elaine worked as an assistant buyer and administrative assistant at Englehard in Plainville which became Wolverine Joining Technology in Warwick where she celebrated 46 years with the company in June.
She is also survived by many devoted family & friends.

Lincoln library offers e-book service

October 15, 2012

LINCOLN — You bought an E-Book reader, a Kindle or an iPad, and now you’re wondering where to find something to read.
Yes, there are plenty of e-book websites to visit and buy the latest hot read for your device, but did you know there are also ways to download a book similar to checking one out from your local library?
Nancy Ross, assistant director of the Lincoln Public Library, says an increasing number of library patrons are taking advantage of the library's e-book lending program and she sees that interest as only increasing in the future as more people learn how to use the service.

October 14th

Falowo, Kahn-Clary fight Thursday at Twin River

October 14, 2012

LINCOLN – The final installment of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.’s ‘Thursday Night Fights’ series at the Twin River Event Center is this week, and for local fight fans, this will be an excellent chance to see a good group of Blackstone Valley fighters in action before 2012 comes to a close.

October 12th

TRAIL BLAZERS

October 12, 2012

From left: Blackstone Selectman Vice-Chair Margo Bik, Ranger Barbara Dixson, Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation's Ed Lambert, Mass. State Sen. Richard Moore, Mass. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan Jr., U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Mass. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Mass. State Rep. George Peterson, and Donna Williams, chairwoman of the John Chafee Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor Coalition, break ground Thursday on Segment 1 of the Blackstone River Greenway Project in Blackstone.

Jury serves up split decision on Silver Top Diner

October 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET — In a legal case that has dragged on for years, a Superior Court jury on Wednesday finally dished up portions of a financial pie to the owner of the legendary Silver Top Diner and the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency.
Yet, a decision on who gets to keep the historic diner, built in 1937 by the Kullman Diner Company of New Jersey, awaits a ruling. Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers is scheduled to take this matter up on Oct. 26.

Henry T. Pado

October 12, 2012

Henry T. Pado

CUMBERLAND - Henry T. Pado, 81, formerly of 1 Mendon Road passed away Thursday October 4, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Theodore A. and Mary (Jamros) Pado. He lived in Cumberland for most of his life.
Before retiring he was employed as a Traffic Manager for Watt Brothers Terminal of Lincoln for 20 years.
Mr. Pado was a Army Veteran of the Korean War serving as a Tech Sergeant with the 32nd Engineering Construction Co. He was a member of American Legion Post #14 of Cumberland.

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