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December 7th

Julia J. McKnight

December 7, 2012

Julia J. McKnight

PAWTUCKET- Julia J. "Judy" McKnight, 96, formerly of Melrose Avenue, Pawtucket passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012. She was the wife of the late Charles "Chic" McKnight.
Mrs. McKnight was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late John Akstin and Louise (Elkavich) McKnight. She was employed by the Dennison Company for many years.

Clarisse Gomes

December 7, 2012

Clarisse Gomes

PAWTUCKET- Gomes, Clarisse (Silva), 55, of Thornley St. died suddenly December 6, 2012 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Alvaro Gomes.
Born in Praia, Cape Verde, a daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Balla) Silva.
Besides her husband she leaves three children Maria J. Bouchard, John M. Gomes and Alvaro Gomes Junior all of Pawtucket. Two sisters Maria Bouchard of Pawtucket and Belinda Pina of Georgia. Four brothers Jose, John, Paul and Reinaldo Silva all of Pawtucket. Sixteen nieces and nephews and two grandchildren Samantha and Noah Gomes.

Antonio F. DaRosa

December 7, 2012

Antonio F. DaRosa

CUMBERLAND- DaRosa, Antonio F., 87, of Cumberland died December 6, 2012 at Fatima Hospital. He was the husband of the late Irma (Correia) DaRosa.
He was born in S. Lorenco, Fogo, Cape Verde. He was son of the late Francisco and Rosa Faria (Fonseca) DaRosa.
He came to this country 27 years ago settling in Pawtucket. Antonio was a self-employed photographer for all of his life until his retirement in 13 years ago. He was a member of Mount Hope Community Baptist Church.

December 6th

Friars pull away from Rams, 72-57

December 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The game changed on an alley-oop.
Rhode Island freshman Jordan Hare rose above the Providence College defense to emphatically finish a perfectly executed play with 15 minutes, 22 seconds left in the second half to cut the Friars' lead to five.
As it turned out, the alley-oop was the best thing that happen to PC because Friar coach Ed Cooley opted to eschew his zone defense against the athletic Rams and play man-to-man. Over the next 8 minutes, 21 seconds the Rams didn't make a basket, went 0-for-8 from the field and committed six turnovers in a 72-57 defeat.

Friars' Cotton plays helping hand

December 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE – In the end, Bryce Cotton suited up for the Providence Friars. The real surprise came in the role he played Thursday night against intrastate rival Rhode Island.

URI's Hurley opens up about Friars' Johnson

December 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Dan Hurley spent time under the same roof as one of his former high school players Thursday night. In his private moments, the URI head coach was probably thrilled that Sidiki Johnson was sitting on Providence’s bench wearing a sharp black suit rather than basketball attire.

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION

December 6, 2012

Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Pawtucket recognized its employees with 20-plus years of service during a reception there Thursday.

Police confirm murder-suicide

December 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Based on autopsy results and other evidence, the Pawtucket Police confirmed Thursday that the cause of death of a young couple found inside their apartment at 125 Goff Avenue on Wednesday was a murder/suicide.
The deceased were identified as Frederico Rico, 21, and Natasha Marshall, 23. According to Major Arthur Martins, the state Medical Examiner's Office has ruled Marshall's death as homicide. The manner of death was found to be asphyxiation due to strangulation. The manner of death of Rico is being preliminarily determined as asphyxiation by hanging.

Kai Fee Gong

December 6, 2012

Kai Fee Gong

PAWTUCKET - Kai Fee Gong, age 68, of Pawtucket RI, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Moy) Gong for forty-four years. He was born on August 3, 1944 in Tai Shan, Guangdong China, the son of the late Kwong Tun and Shui Kam (Mui) Gong. He emigrated to the United States at age 14 and settled with his family in Providence. He graduated from Hope High School and received his B. Sc., in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rhode and his M. S. in Electrical Engineering from the university later on during his career.

Henry D. Theroux

December 6, 2012

Henry D. Theroux

PAWTUCKET - Henry D. Theroux, 77, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, December 2nd. He was the devoted husband of the late Patricia (Grimes) Theroux. Mr. Theroux was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Henry J. and Mary 'Mazie' (Welch) Theroux. He lived most of his life in Cumberland until moving to Pawtucket twenty-five years ago.
Mr. Theroux was a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Cumberland for 37 years prior to retiring several years ago. He was a former member of AFL-CIO Council #94 and the former American Legion Post #14. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Arnold R. Fontaine

December 6, 2012

Arnold R. Fontaine

RUMFORD - Arnold R. 'Arnie' Fontaine, 71, died unexpectedly on November 29th at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Kathleen (Pailthorpe) Fontaine. Arnie was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Ovila and Juliette (Raymond) Fontaine and lived most of his life the Pawtucket/Rumford area.
He worked in management for Georgia Pacific, Newell Lumber and Kamco Supply Company for several years prior to retirement.

Anna M. Scullin

December 6, 2012

Anna M. Scullin

CUMBERLAND - Anna M. (McCourt) Scullin of High St. passed away Monday surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred L. Scullin.
A lifelong Cumberland resident she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Sarah (Crozier) McCourt.

December 5th

Dan Hurley to get up close with PC-URI rivalry

December 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Whenever a new face enters into the Providence College vs. URI discussion, it seems appropriate to inquire as to whether said participant understands the hubbub surrounding this annual intrastate hoops encounter.

Boys' basketball preview: SRA's Correa has a target on his back heading into senior year

December 5, 2012

On the hardwood, Charles Correa is a two-time, first-team All-State selection.
Should the St. Raphael Academy senior repeat the honor this season, he would become just the second three-time recipient in program history (1990s standout Robert Griffin owns the distinction as the Saint to earn three consecutive “top five players in the state” laurels).

Girls' basketball preview: Plenty of local flavor in Division II

December 5, 2012

To undertake a rebuilding job, one must have a firm understanding that change does not take place over night. The challenge of planting the seeds of encouragement and belief that things will get better with time is the main subplot at Woonsocket High, where a new head coach inherits practically a new team.

Putting smiles on kids' faces

December 5, 2012

Four-year-old Carolina Santos of Pawtucket chooses a My Little Pony toy during the annual toy distribution by volunteers from the Blackstone Valley Community Action Program in association with Hasbro Inc. at the Woodlawn Community Development Center on Wednesday. Mayor Donald Grebien donned a Santa hat and helped distribute the Hasbro-donated toys to needy children in the community. Distribution to children in the community from ages 1-12 will also take place today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Woodlawn Center.

Grisly crime scene in Pawtucket

December 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Police are investigating what has been described as a grisly scene involving two bodies found in an apartment at 125 Goff Ave. Wednesday.
According to police, officers responded to The Lofts 125 complex at around noon to investigate an incident that occurred inside one of the apartments. It has been confirmed that the dead bodies of two adults, one male and one female, were found inside one of the apartments.

Twin River exec faces child porn charge

December 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE (AP) — An executive at a Rhode Island slot parlor has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography after police say someone discovered the images on his work computer.
WPRI-TV reports that Twin River's vice president of finance, Suneet Talpade, was arrested Monday.
Lt. Brian Casilli tells the station the photos were discovered at the slot parlor in Lincoln.
The 51-year-old Talpade lives in Wallingford, Conn. A telephone message left by The Associated Press at a listing in his name was not immediately returned.

December 4th

Boys' hockey preview: Keep an eye on Tolman, Cumberland, Lincoln

December 4, 2012

The Rhode Island interscholastic hockey season is right around the corner, and Blackstone Valley coaches are excited about moving from pre-season training to playing actual games.
As always, Mount St. Charles, La Salle and Hendricken are early favorites to fight for the Division I/Cimini title, while defending D-I/Eccleston champion Burrillville is hell-bent on defending its crown.

Benefit Holiday Concert

December 4, 2012

The Wakefield Concert Band (a 75-piece orchestra) will be performing its Holiday Season Concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the sanctuary of the Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island, located at 333 Roosevelt Ave. in Pawtucket. This will be a benefit concert for the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls. Tickets at the door are $5 each. The Chinese Christian Church will match ticket sales and donate all proceeds to the library. Call 401-722-8877 or email Pastor Nelson at nelestrada@cccri.org for more information.

 

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