Archive - Oct 2012
Raymond H. McGill
PAWTUCKET - Raymond H. McGill, 76, of 214 Roosevelt Ave., passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Gail M. (Russell) McGill for fifty-six years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Doris T. (Tougas) McGill. Ray was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He was employed by Teknor-Apex for forty years before rfletiring as a Lab Technician.
CUMBERLAND -- Cumberland High head coach John Jasionowski admitted being both surprised and impressed when a representative of the American Cancer Society attended a state interscholastic tennis meeting last spring.
â€śShe asked us if we wanted to have some kind of event for cancer awareness, and I thought it was a good idea,â€ť Jasionowski stated while his Clippers warmed up for a Division II crossover match against Classical on Tuesday afternoon.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” It may be the smallest city in the smallest state, but Central Falls is home to more than 30 unique restaurants, many serving authentic ethnic cuisine from eight different nations.
The first-ever Dine Central Falls will celebrate the cityâ€™s dining scene this month, showcasing a variety of fare, from Colombian to Mexican and Chinese to classic comfort food. On Oct. 18-20 , 10 restaurants will offer special deals.
Lorraine E. Mulligan
CUMBERLAND - Lorraine E. Mulligan, 89, formerly of Central Falls, died peacefully at the Grandview Center, Cumberland on Friday, October 5, 2012.
She was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Paul and Leah (Gingras) Lee and lived most of her life in the Blackstone Valley area. Mrs. Mulligan was employed as a nursing assistant in many local facilities and in private homes. She was an active member of the former Notre Dame Church where she sang in the choir and served as a Eucharistic Minister and lay reader.
Anna Magdalene Newton
PAWTUCKET - Anna Magdalene Newton, 96, originally from Pawtucket and Smithfield, RI, passed away on August 30, 2012, at her residence in Forest, VA, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Pawtucket, RI on August 15, 1916, the daughter of the late George P. and Mary Ann (Brennan) Arsenault.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 66 years, Arthur Newton of Smithfield, RI; her son, Albert W. Newton of Wickford, RI; two sisters: Dorothy M. Coderre, of North Attleboro, MA and Helen V. St. Martin of Lutz, Florida.
Irene R. Godek
PAWTUCKET - Irene R. (Brin) Godek, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 7, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Murphy Godek, Sr. for 54 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was one of five children of the late Romeo and Ester (Hamil) Brin. Irene enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved nature, but most of all she was a devoted mother to the end.
CUMBERLAND â€” The dual meet portion of the cross-country season is safely in the books. The early-in-the-week gatherings involving schools squaring off against their regional rivals has given way to a postseason gamut that is far more demanding and extensive due to the field expanding.
To Trevor Crawley, shifting from the sportâ€™s unofficial â€śwarm-up actâ€ť to a series of defined gatherings of harriers is not akin to a mystery wrapped in an enigma. To date, everything the Cumberland High senior has done on the trails has been geared toward what lies ahead, albeit with a slight twist.
LINCOLN -â€” Not long after Marine Cpl. Kevin Dubois was seriously wounded by an IED in Afghanistan last year, his family, local residents and his friends from Lincoln High School mobilized under Kevin's Cause to raise funding for his recovery.
His mother, Patricia Dubois, still thinks of that outpouring of support now that Kevin, a 2005 graduate of Lincoln High School, is well along in his recovery and beginning to move on with his life.
CUMBERLAND â€” After more than a year of study, the Town Council later this month will be presented with a final report on the plan being proposed to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts.
The final report by Donald I. Jacobs of Holden, Mass.-based D.I. Jacobs Management Consulting Services will be submitted to the council once it is reviewed by Mayor Daniel McKee and his staff, McKee told council members this week. After that, the report will be formally presented to the council, which will hold a public hearing some time before the end of the month.
PAWTUCKET â€” The mighty Blackstone River helped put Pawtucket on the map over 200 years ago as a center of industry and commerce, and a new study suggests how the waterway can do this again.
PROVIDENCE â€” The Rhode Island Supreme Court has denied a request for a manual recount in a House race that had a one-vote margin after four machine counts.
The high court on Friday refused to order a hand count of the ballots in the District 58 Democratic primary between Rep. William San Bento and challenger Carlos Tobon.
PAWTUCKET â€” Befitting its longstanding social tradition, there were smiles all around at Tuesday night's debut of the newly refurbished To Kalon Club.
Officials and employees of the Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., the non-profit company which owns the landmark building, mingled and chatted over hors d'oeuvres and cocktails with former members and past presidents of the legendary â€śTK Club,â€ť as it is commonly known. The consensus on the completed $2 million project? Beautiful!
LINCOLN â€” A Town Council forum on the expansion of Twin River into table gaming drew some concerns over the proposal Thursday evening but overall proved a favorable showcase of the casino's revenue contributions to state and local budgets.
The plus side included projections that 100 of Twin River's 900 jobs are held by local residents and another 800 by Rhode Islanders overall, and also a forecast that the expansion will create 350 new in-house jobs along with 300 others in supporting businesses.
Nicole S. Johnson
LINCOLN- Nicole S. Johnson, 15, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Jaclyn Vaccaro and Charles Johnson.
Nicole loved to paint; spending time with her younger siblings and helping other children.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR Joan (Shearing) Faria
Will be held on Monday, October 8th at 10 A.M. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Seekonk, MA to be followed by a gathering at the Elks. Family and friends are invited to attend.
John P. Wiencis
PAWTUCKET- John P. Wiencis, 87, of Appleton Avenue passed away Friday October 5, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary L. (Nyzio) Wiencis.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late William and Monica "Rose" (Tocko) Wiencis. He lived in Pawtucket for 52 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring in 1983 he was employed as a Glass Worker for the former Corning Glass Works now (Osram-Sylvania) of Central Falls for 37 years.
Helen L. Bartlett
JOHNSTON- Helen L. Bartlett, 77, of Johnston and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, October 04, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Aldea (Gobeil) Plante.
Helen was a telephone operator for New England Telephone, now Verizon for many years, retiring in 2000.
She is survived by her children, Lisa Humphrey and David Bartlett, her sister, Janet DePetrillo, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was the sister of the late Jacqueline Cunningham and Pauline Mulligan.
The Times is launching a new weekly magazine entitled â€śBurbs,â€ť which replaces our weekly â€śNeighbors.â€ť The free publication will be mailed/delivered to non-subscribers of The Times and contain stories and sports from our communities.
â€śBurbsâ€ť will also include entertainment, whatâ€™s hot in the world of apps, games, songs and books, as well as a list of things to do in Providence and surrounding communities, traffic advisories, a kidsâ€™ page and the best places to dine.
PAWTUCKET â€” Angry sanitation workers and other union employees lashed out at Mayor Donald Grebien at a community meeting at the Curtis Elementary School Thursday night over his apparent decision to privatize the city-run trash services.
Grebien said he has decided to move ahead with the process of entering into a five-year contract with MTG Disposal, of Seekonk, Mass., to handle the cityâ€™s trash pick up and recycling.
He said that MTG was the lowest bidder of the waste hauling firms that had responded to a request for proposals that the city had put out in the spring.
Often times the importance of the kicking game at the high school level can go undervalued or overlooked. Blame such shortsightedness on the premium coaches and players place on strategizing offensively and defensively throughout the week, the attention paid to more crucial matters, in turn rendering the very idea of place-kicking and punting duties influencing the final outcome to mundane qualities.