Archive - Dec 28, 2012
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ The Bank of America branch at 375 Broad St. was robbed on Friday morning for the second time since early November.
Two masked men drew handguns and demanded money from a teller shortly after the banked opened, police said.
No shots were fired, but the gunmen fled with cash.
The same bank was robbed on Nov. 2 by a man who passed a note to a teller, but yesterdayâ€™s holdup was also the second bank robbery in the Greater Woonsocket area in the last three days and the third in Greater Providence in the last eight.
PAWTUCKET â€” The following schedule has been set for the Inauguration Day events and ceremonies to be held on Monday, Jan. 7, during which the newly-elected office holders for mayor, city council and school committee will be sworn into office.
At 4 p.m., an Inaugural Liturgy open to the public will be celebrated at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church, 358 Newport Ave., officiated by Fr. Joseph Paquette, pastor.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Mayor Daniel McKee is mulling a bid for lieutenant governor in 2014.
â€śItâ€™s something Iâ€™m giving serious consideration to,â€ť McKee, a Democrat, told The Times Thursday. â€śI have interest in exploring that as an option. Itâ€™s a few years away, but itâ€™s not too early to start thinking about that if you actually want to make an effort toward it. Itâ€™s something that is worth looking at so I am taking a look at it.â€ť
Eugene David Bottai
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. - Eugene David Bottai, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Pawtucket, RI passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rita Bottai Mr. Bottai is survived by his children - Charleen Lidsey, of Winder, GA; Gail and Jack Soule, of Post Falls, Idaho; brother - Donald Bottai, of Pawtucket, RI; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
The family will be holding a service at a later date. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. 770-962-3100
James W. Kenny, Jr.
EAST PROVIDENCE - James W. Kenny, Jr., 91, of Rumford, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Marie E. (Gallagher) Kenny, to whom he had been married for 60 years.
Norman G. Larivee
CENTRAL FALLS - Norman G. Larivee, 80, passed peacefully on December 26th with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Doris (Laplume) Larivee. They have been married for 60 years.
He was a son of the late Joseph and Aurore (Massey) Larivee. He was a lifelong resident of Central Falls. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Raymond P. Barthe
CUMBERLAND - Raymond P. Barthe, 80, of Jackson St., passed away Wednesday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline N. (Bertini) Barthe.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Paul and Alma (Gouin) Barthe. He resided in Cumberland for the past 50 years.
Mr. Barthe was employed by the former ITT Royal Electric Co., Pawtucket for many years until his retirement and was also a member of the IBEW.
He was a U. S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
PROVIDENCE â€“ When this possibility â€“ Providence College playing at Brown â€“ was first rumored last spring, more than a few eyebrows were raised.
A school hailing from the Big East thatâ€™s willing to serve as the away team in a venue that houses an Ivy League participant? Surely you jest?
What was once thought a mere pipedream becomes reality Friday night when the Friars take the steep climb up Waterman Street before hanging a left onto Hope Street. A few blocks down sits the Pizzitola Center, home to the Bears and site for what is truly a rare occasion.