Archive - Nov 16, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€” In a perfect world, Peter Manfredo Jr.â€™s No. 1 reasons for returning to boxing after a full yearâ€™s retirement would be to satisfy his longing to win another world championship or to simply rekindle his love for the sport, which he has spent roughly four-fifths of his life competing on the amateur and professional levels.
Instead, Manfredoâ€™s No. 1 reason for returning to boxing is simple and to the point. Itâ€™s the reason why he wants to keep putting food on the table and providing a roof over his familyâ€™s heads.
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In the eyes of George Nasuti and Carnell Henderson, the Woonsocket High football team has earned the right to compete under the lights at Barry Field.
The Novansâ€™ designation as prime-time players is twofold. By virtue of last weekendâ€™s heart stopping 29-28 overtime quarterfinal triumph against St. Raphael coupled with Central upsetting Johnston, Woonsocket qualified to host a Division II semifinal-round contest on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” In his wildest dreams, Mo Jackson couldn't have scripted a better, more fitting end to his career as the Central Falls High grid mentor.
OK, so his 13-year tenure isn't quite over, as his Warriors still have a Thanksgiving Eve battle against host Lincoln. But what happened Tuesday night, in his final home tilt ever, left the retiring Jackson fighting back his emotions with every fiber of his being.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ As an endorsement of the steps toward fiscal solvency taken by state receivers and the cityâ€™s plan to emerge from bankruptcy, the Standard & Poorâ€™s rating agency has upgrade Central Fallsâ€™ bond rating to BB with a â€śstableâ€ť outlook.
The city had previously had a C rating with a â€śdevelopingâ€ť outlook. On the day after the city officially emerged from bankruptcy last month, Moodyâ€™s Investors Service upgraded the cityâ€™s bond ratings from Caa1 to B2 and changed its outlook to â€śpositive.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” A city man has been arrested on 12 counts of second-degree child molestation based on a complaint from a 7-year-old and two other individuals, now adults, who came forward to say he had abused them in the same manner, police said.
The suspect, Samuel Cooper, 41, of Boyce Avenue, was arrested on Wednesday after turning himself in to police. A warrant had been issued for his arrest following an investigation.
PAWTUCKET â€” Despite the recent closing of one downtown restaurant and some less-than-rosy assessments by other Main Street business owners, the proprietor of Plouffe's Cup N' Saucer says he has been open for three years now at his location and is optimistic about the future.
STERLING, MA- Pauline I. LaMountain, 75, formerly of Pawtucket, died unexpectedly on November 15th at Clinton Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Robert H. LaMountain for 56 years.
She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Herve and Dora (Boie) Heroux and lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Sterling, MA four years ago.
REHOBOTH- Genevieve (Lewandowski) Alexion, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry Alexion for 62 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late John and Antonina Lewandowski.
Mrs. Alexion and her late husband, Harry were the proprietors of the former Alexion's Restaurant, Newport Ave., Pawtucket for 30 years until their retirement. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed attending craft shows and relaxing by the ocean.
Marilyn S. Cartwright
PAWTUCKET- Marilyn S. (Salisbury) Cartwright, 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Edward Cartwright.
Born in Bath, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Elden, Sr. and Delia (Whitney) Salisbury.
Marilyn worked as a CNA at the Oak Hill Nursing Home, Pawtucket and Epoch Senior Living, Providence for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, but most of all she was a loving mother and grandmother, devoted to her family.
PAWTUCKET- David E. Charbonneau of Camac Street, Pawtucket passed away at home surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, November 15, 2012. He was the husband of Linda C. (Refino) Charbonneau.
Mr. Charbonneau was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Kenney) Charbonneau.
He was a United States Navy Veteran, so proud to have had the opportunity to serve his country.
Alice R. Papineau
LINCOLN- Alice R. Papineau, 91, died peacefully surrounded by her family November 15, 2012 at Heritage Hills Nursing Centre, Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Omer R. Papineau.
Born in Collegebridge, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of the late Patrick and Marie Anne (Braconnier) LeBlanc.
PAWTUCKET â€” He's already rubbed his red suited elbows with the likes of Cher, John Travolta, Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Bronson, Paris Hilton, and the entire Kardashian clan. Yet, â€śSanta to the Starsâ€ť Brady White has had an even more star-studded year than usual thanks to a new Macy's TV commercial he is featured in and an induction into the â€śInternational Santa Claus Hall of Fame.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Despite their attempts to hide, two city men were arrested after breaking into the International Charter School on Monday night.
Pawtucket Police said they received a call that an alarm was sounding at the school, located at 334 Pleasant St., at around 9 p.m. When officers arrived, they observed a broken window on the side of the building and could also see a man running inside.