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Archive - Jul 2012

July 26th

N.J. team ousts Cumberland from Eastern Regionals

July 26, 2012

BRISTOL, Conn. – The Cumberland Major Division (ages 11 and 12) All-Star softball team arrived at the end of the line on Thursday afternoon, the team’s magical run culminating in a 4-2 defeat to Robbinsville, N.J. in semifinal-round action of the Eastern Regionals at Breen Field.
The defeat closes Cumberland’s stay at the 10-team tournament, which featured teams from New England and the Mid-Atlantic, at 4-2. In its six games, Cumberland outscored its opponents by a 42-19 margin and outhit them, 49-24.

Council gives first nod to Apex plan

July 26, 2012

PAWTUCKET — After a lengthy and sometimes contentious process, the City Council gave first passage on Wednesday to a revised zoning plan for the Apex property that is being hailed as a compromise.

July 25th

Cumberland cruises into semis of Eastern Regionals

July 25, 2012

BRISTOL, Conn. — One down, two to go.
The Cumberland Major Division (ages 11 and 12) all-star team took its first step towards what it hopes will be the program’s first-ever Eastern Regional championship and a spot in the Little League World Series on Wednesday afternoon by capturing its quarterfinal-round game with ease.

Residents to weigh in on fire merger

July 25, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Residents will get the opportunity on Aug. 7 to offer input on a proposed plan to consolidate the town's fire services as a single municipal public safety department that would not only include the town's four independent fire districts, but emergency medical service and police as well.

City man arrested for stabbing man

July 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A 23-year-old city man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested following the stabbing of a Cumberland man on Warwick Road early Wednesday morning.
According to Pawtucket Police Detective Capt. John Seebeck, police received a report that a stabbing had occurred in the vicinity of 28-30 Warwick Road at around 2 a.m. When police arrived, they found a male lying on the sidewalk with multiple knife wounds to his abdomen.

Gregory Scott Sankey, Sr.

July 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Gregory Scott Sankey, Sr., 47 died Thursday, July 19 that the Miriam Hospital in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Elizabeth "Becky" Sankey.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Gary Sankey, Diane & Allan Cooper.
Beside his wife and parents, Gregory is survived by his son, Gregory Sankey, Jr., of Pawtucket; three brothers, Todd and Sean both of Pawtucket and Troy of Warwick; a sister, Ronda Sankey of Narragansett and several nieces and nephews.

Manuel A. Sequeira

July 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Manuel A. Sequeira, 63, of Norfolk Avenue, Pawtucket died July 24, 2012.
Mr. Sequeira was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Manuel A. Sequeira and Irene (Fredette) Sequeira.
He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Sequeira was employed at the Veteran Administration Hospital, Providence in the Printing and Reproduction Department for many years.
He is survived by his sister, Dianne Sequeira and, his brother Donald P. Sequeira and his wife Denise,all of Pawtucket.

July 24th

Cumberland caps pool play with 8-1 win over Vt. team

July 24, 2012

BRISTOL, Conn. --- Cumberland certainly did its part in pool play. Now the local Major Division (ages 11 and 12) all-star team will try to produce the three victories it needs to capture its first-ever Eastern Regional softball championship and advance to the Little League World Series.
Cumberland wrapped up its New England portion of the regional tournament with its third victory in four games on Tuesday afternoon by producing an 8-1 victory over winless Swanton, Vt. at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex.

Local man guilty in bomb threat

July 24, 2012

CUMBERLAND — A local man was found guilty Tuesday of threatening to bomb the facilities of a company based in Wallingford, Conn.
A federal jury in Hartford found Shaneel Jain, 56, of Cumberland, guilty of threatening to bomb Z-Medica Corporation, a company that produces QuickClot, a medical agent that rapidly stops bleeding outside the surgical setting. QuickClot is used by the United States military and the militaries of some allied countries.

City officials want action for neighbors of Key Container

July 24, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Frustrated that no action has been taken to address longstanding complaints from neighbors about emissions from the Key Container Corporation on Campbell Street, the City Council wants to see if state and federal authorities can be brought in to investigate the air quality.

Zara A. Brown

July 24, 2012

CUMBERLAND - Zara A. (Bressan) Brown, 79, of England Street, passed away Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Charles L. Brown.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late William and Bruna (Monti) Bressan. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She loved the beach, crafts, crossword puzzles, and her soap operas.

AG upholds complaint in ethics case

July 24, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The Attorney General's office has upheld one of two Access to Public Records Act complaints filed against the city of Pawtucket by attorney Mark McBurney as it related to Ethics Commission complaints involving the Lime Rock Fire Department and Lime Rock Fire Chief Frank Sylvester's car tax payments.
McBurney is representing John Cullen in the ethics complaint against Sylvester and has also filed two related Superior Court complaints against the Lime Rock Fire Department alleging violations of the Access to Public Records Act (APRA).

Read more in our print edition.

July 23rd

Inaugural PawSox 5K Race/Walk is Sept. 1 at McCoy

July 23, 2012

PAWTUCKET --- The running bug has bitten Augusto “Cookie” Rojas. And on Saturday, Sept. 1, that bug is going to take a bite out of the Pawtucket Red Sox family and the Pawtucket area in the form of the inaugural PawSox 5K Race/Walk.
McCoy Stadium will open its gates and warning track to runners and walkers of all abilities and ages to its first-ever 3.1-mile race, which will get under way at 9:30 a.m. and use its proceeds to benefit the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Foundation.

Elaine F. Maillet

July 23, 2012

DRACUT, MA- Elaine F. (Welsh) Maillet, 77, formerly of Chelsea, MA and Pawtucket, RI, died peacefully, Friday, July 20th, at the Lowell General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clifford J. Maillet who died September 1994.

Rosa M. Santiago

July 23, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Santiago, Rosa Manuel, 95 of Pawtucket. Rosa died at home on July 23, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving Matriach of her family. She was born in Brava, Cabo Verde, a daughter of the late Manuel Jose and Isabel (Cosme) Santiago.

Brenda L. Lucas

July 23, 2012

CUMBERLAND - Brenda L. (Norton) Lucas, 75, of Old Hickory Drive died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Lucas and the former wife of Arthur Grant of Newport.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Vernon and Elizabeth (McIntyre) Norton, she had lived in Cumberland for the past 49 years.

Ruth Salisbury

July 23, 2012

EUHARLEE, GA. - Ruth Salisbury, 80, of Fox Meadow Court, Euharlee, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

July 22nd

McGair: Pawtucket native Williams treasures time with new Hall of Fame member Barry Larkin; what Daniel Bard needs to do in order to return to Boston

July 22, 2012

Baseball, the romantics cite, is steeped in so much tradition that it’s simple to draw a line in the sand and connect generations – whether we’re referencing fathers and sons or ballplayers from different eras.
Sometimes, though, the art of bridging venerable types with youth whose chapters are waiting to be written requires assistance. In that regard, Mason Williams, the Pawtucket native and high-ceiling outfield prospect in the New York Yankees' farm system owes Joe Logan much thanks.

Owner of Fuller & Son looks back at the longtime business

July 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — It was a rather cut-and-dry business story that ran last month about the Geo. H. Fuller & Son Co. being acquired by an Attleboro manufacturer and closing its Pawtucket facility. Yet, longtime employee and second-generation owner Paul Mooney says there is much more history, warmth and sense of community behind the 150-year-old jewelry manufacturer than was conveyed in the news article.

Weeden no longer option as an academy

July 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The historic Weeden Manor property at 11 Walnut St. is no longer being considered as an academy for foreign exchange students and is back on the market.
The 9,390-square-foot Darius Goff House was close to being purchased by two business partners for use as a boarding school and educational facility. Benjamin Ben Tre and Basil Lee are founders of the Roosevelt International Academy, a program that offers students from China and other foreign countries a place to live and be mentored while attending local private and public high schools.

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