Archive - Dec 18, 2012
PAWTUCKETâ€” Unfortunately, 'tis the season for robberies of package deliveries.
On Tuesday, Pawtucket Police arrested a city man for committing such a crime â€”the second incident in five days.
According to Major Arthur Martins, on Tuesday at approximately 1:15 p.m., Pawtucket Police received a call from a resident who noticed a male removing a box from the porch of a house on Grand Avenue. The witness provided police with a description of the suspect and of the box he was carrying. Several officers arrived in the Grand Avenue area and a suspect was found on London Avenue.
PAWTUCKET â€” With both she and her husband being of Polish heritage, it was always natural for Jean Babiec to celebrate Christmas Eve with a â€śWigiliaâ€ť meatless menu. She made sure to purchase the â€śoplatekâ€ť and always set the dinner table with a pure white tablecloth and one extra place setting, with some pieces of hay placed under it.
PROVIDENCE â€” Call it a solid first step for Ed Cooley and his new-look Providence Friars.
On a night that saw freshman Kris Dunn make an immediate impact, Providence overwhelmed Colgate, 79-45, before 6,033 at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center. A point guard who on Tuesday night displayed an uncanny knack in finding his teammates, Dunn tossed 13 assists on his way to becoming the first PC player to reach double figures in said category in his first game with the program.
PAWTUCKET â€” Victims of two straight Division II-Central overtime losses, Shea High's players paid particularly close attention to head coach Matt Pita before facing league rival Tolman on Tuesday night.
â€śI just told the kids I wanted them to play hard â€¦ the basketball gods hadn't been really kind to us,â€ť Pita said. â€śOur goal was to take care of the basketball; we've been averaging over 25-plus turnovers a game, and we wanted to keep it under 20 while executing to our ability and controlling the tempo.â€ť
PAWTUCKET - Christo Gannites, 80,of Pawtucket, passed away on December 17, 2012. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Nicholas and Athena (Eledos) Gannites who were originally from Greece. He was the husband of the late Bertha (Ryan) Gannites who passed away in 1992.
After serving his country in the Army during the Korean War, he worked for 30 years for the Pawtucket Fire Department as a mechanic before retiring in 1994.
Manuel A.S. Pereira
PAWTUCKET - Manuel A.S. Pereira, 95 of Liverpool Avenue died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Waterview Villa Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Maria Ascencao (Gois) Pereira.
He was born in Vila das Velas, Sao Jorge, Azores a son of the late Manuel S. and Rosa Conceicao Pereira. Mr. Pereira was a machine operator for the Mono Die Cutting Company for 15 years before retiring.
He leaves one son, Filomeno A. Pereira and his wife Telma of Seekonk. He was the brother of the late Laura Freitas, Maria Alice Luis, Alberto S. and Antonio S. Pereira.
As a somber procession of funerals began in shell-shocked Newtown, Conn., local educators on Monday said the nationâ€™s deadliest massacre at an elementary school should trigger a broad discussion about how to make schools safer than they are already.
Pawtucket Schools Superintendent Deborah Cylke said she experienced some of what the Sandy Hook Elementary School parents had gone through herself several years ago while working as an assistant superintendent in her former school district in Nevada.