Archive - Apr 2012
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Rhode Island Department of Education awarded grants of nearly $700,000 to help improve the cityâ€™s two high schools yesterday.
Charles E. Shea Senior High School and William E. Tolman Senior High School will receive $349,297 each in federal School Improvement Grants, RIDE said.
PAWTUCKET â€” The damage consisted of a coin-sized hole in the bumper of an Audi, but the legal fallout from an accident between Jarred Lynch, the son of a prominent political family, and an off-duty Pawtucket Police sergeant returning from a nightclub detail, has turned into something much bigger.
WOONSOCKET â€” Late last week, St. Raphael Academy head coach Tom â€śSaarâ€ť Sorrentine explained to his senior ace, Nick Cesino, that he would draw the start when the Saints took on host Mount St. Charles on Wednesday morning.
He also told the righthander that the Mounties' infield contained a rather tall mound, and suggested he get to know it better over the weekend.
Cesino followed his mentor's order and threw some pitches from the foreign rubber on Sunday, and it became rather obvious as the innings passed he had become rather familiar with it.
CUMBERLAND â€” Nick Zammarelli spent all game looking for his pitch â€“ the one he could drive.
Robin L. Lennon
PAWTUCKET- Robin L. Lennon, 49 passed away on April 8, 2012.
She was the beloved mother of Adam and Alec Lennon, daughter of Ann Lamoureux and Charles P. Lennon, sister of Donna Reynolds and Kristin Theroux.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the National MS Society of Rhode Island.
Services will be held on April 22nd at 2:00 PM at the Cremation Society of Rhode Island, 571 West Greenville Rd, North Scituate, RI.
PAWTUCKET- Rudolf A. Jaworski MD, 93, passed away Wednesday April 18, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Gladys (Duda) Jaworski.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Alexander B. and Regina (Jaskiewicz) Jaworski and a stepson of the late Sophie Jaworski. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring he was a practicing Pediatrician for 56 years in Pawtucket. Dr. Jaworski served in WWII as a Captain in Guam with the Army Medical Corps.
PAWTUCKET- Yvette E. (Sinotte) Rivard-Riendeau, 76, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Albert E. Riendeau and the late Raymond J. Rivard.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Albert R. and Elina (Lariviere) Sinotte. Yvette was a mental health counselor at the Community Counseling Center, Pawtucket, for over ten years until retiring in 1997, and was a member of the Eugene T. Lefebvre VFW Post 1271 Auxiliary, Central Falls.
John E. Pyne
LINCOLN- Pyne, John E., 68, of Lincoln, passed away on April 16, 2012, he was a loving, dedicated husband to the recently departed Carol (Dunaway) Pyne and father to William Pyne and Lori Latham.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Thomas R. and Constance (Nadeau) Pyne.
May L. Wilkinson
PAWTUCKET- May L. (Moore) Wilkinson, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Mead B. Wilkinson.
Born in Bernice, Louisiana, a daughter of the late Palmer M. and Laura (Thurmon) Moore, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life. May was a member of the Darlington Congregational Church.
PROVIDENCE â€” Tolman High head coach Theo Murray wasnâ€™t thrilled with the result, but just had to praise his troops for their ability and want to battle back.
Trailing 6-0, the Tigers tallied two runs each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to knot it, but the Knights scored an unearned run in the back half of the eighth to clinch a wild 7-6 triumph at Joe Williams Field early Tuesday afternoon.
Dave Constantino has been competing in marathons for a decade, and when it came down to recalling the hottest ones he has run, the Cumberland resident didnâ€™t hesitate to bring up the 26.2-mile adventure he encountered on Monday at the Boston Marathon.
â€śThat was probably the hottest marathon I have ever done out of the 10 years I have been competing,â€ť Constantino said on Tuesday morning while he was â€śrecuperatingâ€ť at Scarborough Beach. â€śThat was unbelievable. It was a tough one. It was a tough one for everybody.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” The Rhode Island Department of Health has issued a consent order suspending the license of a city-based physician, Fredy P. Roland, Jr., MD, for one year. Under the conditions of the suspension, Roland can continue to practice medicine, but cannot prescribe certain controlled substances.
PAWTUCKET â€” Mayor Donald R. Grebien has announced that the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporationâ€™s Enterprise Zone Council has re-designated the Pawtucket/Lincoln Enterprise Zone for another five years. Firms located in the enterprise zone, one of 10 in Rhode Island, are eligible to receive a maximum credit of $5,000 per enterprise zone resident employee and $2,500 for other enterprise zone employees. The new hires must be Rhode Island residents and the jobs must be classified as full-time.
Stacia J. Choiniere
PAWTUCKET- Stacia "Mimi" J. (Gula) Choiniere, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2012. She was beloved wife of the late Emile E. Choiniere, together they celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Nemax) Gula.
Mimi worked as a print specialist and office clerk at Carol Cable for 25 years. She enjoyed cooking and sewing.
Irma F. Oliveira
PAWTUCKET- Irma F. Oliveira, 54, passed April 17th with her loving family by her side.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a daughter of the late Arnaldo and Irma (Gomes) Andrade.
She had been employed by Providence Metalizing for eight years than Cintas for the past two years.
She is survived by two sons, Edalio and Stephan Oliveira, a daughter Aisha Gamboa, and her longtime companion Joao Gamboa, three sisters, Rita Andrade, Zulmira Alves and Beatrice Andrade, five brothers, Paul, Carlos, Anildo, Amancio and Agui Andrade and many nieces and nephews.
George T. Allen Jr.
ATTLEBORO- George T. Allen Jr. of Attleboro, MA, died Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA.
Mr. Allen was born in Providence, the son of the late George T. Allen Sr. and Elizabeth H. Gifford.
He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Allen was a longtime member of the Captain Elwood J. Euart Post, Pawtucket, He was a foreman at American Insulated Wire for many years and a longtime bartender at the Latin Quarter Lounge, Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET- Walter Hoskins, 81, of Altoona, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth M. (Carver) Hoskins.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Walter R. and Emma (Foxall) Hoskins.
WOONSOCKET- Patricia Bombardier, 73, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John McKinley and Rita (Oldfield) McKinley-Duffy, and step-daughter of the late Eugene Duffy. She had lived most of her life in Woonsocket.
BOSTON â€” Hilary Dionne, a former cross-country and track & field standout from Cumberland High School, finished 15th among women at the Boston Marathon Monday, crossing the finish line in 2:51.56. Her time was third-best among American winners. Dionne, who now works in Boston, graduated from Cumberland in 2003.
The 26-year-old Dionne averaged six minutes, 19 seconds during the first 6.2 miles of the race before shaving off five seconds over the next three-plus miles of the grueling 26.2-mile test of endurance and stamina. She ended up placing 256th overall and 11th in her age group (18-39).
PAWTUCKET â€” Minutes after Cumberland Highâ€™s respectable but not outstanding 5-3 triumph over St. Raphael Academy on Monday afternoon, Clippersâ€™ skipper Paul Murphy reacted to the pure facts â€“ that the last four hitters in his lineup had assembled a collective 4-for-11 outing, good for a .364 average, four RBI and a run scored.