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Archive - Aug 6, 2012

Schools must take deficit responsibility, says Grebien

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET — While saying that he intends to be open minded about hearing options at an upcoming meeting, Mayor Donald Grebien has made it clear that he thinks the School Department must take responsibility in addressing an unexpected deficit of $1.5 or more that has arisen as the 2012 school budget is being closed out.

Man arrested for violating new body armor law

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A Pawtucket man with convictions for attempted murder and narcotics charges in Puerto Rico was arrested by State Police Monday under a new law that makes it a crime to possess body armor after a crime of violence.
Antonio E. Limardo, 34, of 42 Webster St., was also in possession of a 9mm handgun, a knife and pepper spray, state police said.

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Kenneth J. Lawrence

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Kenneth J. Lawrence, 51, of Pawtucket, RI and West Yarmouth, MA passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 4, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Karen A. (Kut) Lawrence, they would have celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary in September.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Donald R. and Patricia A. (Perry) Lawrence of Pawtucket.

Myrtle M. Balcom

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET - BALCOM, Myrtle M., 84, of Pawtucket passed away on August 3, 2012at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center.
The funeral for Myrtle will be Thursday, August 9, 2012 in the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket at 10:00 AM. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5:00 to8:00 PM. Full obituary can be found at

Martha F. Boucher

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Martha F. (DeRoche) Bibby-Boucher, 83, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 5, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Conrad "Butch" O. Boucher.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Annie (Tally) DeRoche. She leaves three children, Sandra Mellen, Walter Bibby and Michael R. Bibby, Sr. all of Pawtucket; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Annette Lust

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Annette Lust passed away at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center on August 3, 2012 at the age of 70.
She is survived by her husband Paul Mowrey, brothers George and Dirk, sisters Hannelore and Angelika and children Paco, Gustavo, Friedrika and Stephanie, together with 6 grandchildren and 16 nieces and nephews.

Manuel Ferreira

August 6, 2012

CUMBERLAND - Manuel Ferreira, 74, of Broad Street passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Adozinda (Saraiva) Ferreira
Born in Pinhancos, Portugal he was the son of he late Antonio and Maximina (Santos) Ferreira. He resided in Cumberland for the past 10 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
He was employed at the former Central Braid, Central Falls until his retirement.

Clarisse Doyon

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET: Clarisse Doyon, 84, passed away at Grandview Nursing Home on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Born in Central Falls, RI, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Marguerite (Dion) Doyon.

George J. Audette

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET - George J. Audette, 91 of Pawtucket died Friday at the Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of the late June (Voyer) Audette. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Joseph D. and Diana (Bourgeault) Audette. He was a Pawtucket resident his entire life.

Jean Martin

August 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Martin, Jean, 67, of Pawtucket, and formerly of Central Falls, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012. She was the wife of Joseph W. Martin Jr.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Searles) Burns. She was a school bus monitor in Central Falls School Department for eighteen years, retiring in 2004.

Boggs reflects on time with PawSox, aka 'Minor League University'

August 6, 2012

Nights like the one that transpired at McCoy Stadium Saturday night don’t come around too often …

PAWTUCKET — As much as he enjoyed his two-year stint with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Wade Boggs wanted no part of the Triple-A ball club upon reaching the parent team in 1982.
Any ballplayer will tell you that his goal is not just to make the majors, but to make it and stay there, leaving the minor leagues in their rear-view mirror for good. When Boggs’ promotion came after almost six years in the minors, he felt he had learned everything he needed to begin his big-league career.


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