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Archive - Aug 2012

August 22nd

Format for boys' hoops tournament just about set

August 22, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Monday saw the R.I. Interscholastic League Principals’ Committee on Athletics officially welcome St. Patrick’s School of Providence into the fold for boys’ and girls’ basketball, along with boys’ volleyball.

August 21st

Ex-SRA star Iannetta's back in the saddle with Angels

August 21, 2012

BOSTON — There’s bringing a player up to speed after he’s been out for a lengthy stretch due to injury. Then there’s the term that Angels manager Mike Scioscia used in describing the heightened state of urgency Chris Iannetta finds himself in after missing 2 1/2 months with a broken bone in his right hand.
“You can study and simulate stuff all you want, but when you get behind the plate, you’re like that jockey on a saddle,” Scioscia explained prior to Tuesday’s Red Sox-Angels game at Fenway Park. “That’s the feeling you need and that’s where Chris needs the time in order to come together.”

Commitment: C.F. gridders tidy up Calcutt courtyard

August 21, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — On the morning of Tuesday, July 16, Central Falls High head football coach Mo Jackson walked into his new classroom 107 at Calcutt Middle School and looked out a window bordering the courtyard.
His first thought: What courtyard?
“I was doing some summer programs, and I wanted to get the room ready for the kids,” admitted Jackson, who discovered since school year's end that he would be a new teacher's assistant and behavioral specialist at Calcutt. “I popped open the window, and I couldn't see anything. It looked like a jungle. I thought, 'My God, what happened to it?'

Robert Fay

August 21, 2012

Robert Fay

PAWTUCKET - Robert Fay, 77, of Lowell Avenue, Pawtucket, passed away on August 21, 2012 at his home. He was born in Pawtucket to the late John E. and Agnes (Boland) Fay.
Robert was a retiree from the US Naval Reserves and worked in Security for many years at Lincoln Downs Racing Association, Narragansett Park and Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Local 251 Teamsters Union and was a fan of the Yankees and Patriots as well as being a thoroughbred racing enthusiast and enjoyed walking on the beach admiring the sunsets.

William E. Chiaverini Sr

August 21, 2012

William E. Chiaverini Sr

PAWTUCKET: William E. Chiaverini Sr, 73, passed August 20th at home with his loving family by his side. He was husband of Margaret (Moffat) Chiaverini. They have been married for 47 years.
He was the son of the late William and Alice (Hamel) Chiaverini.
He had been employed as a driver by YCN Transportation for many years.

Stella Kalenkiewicz

August 21, 2012

Stella Kalenkiewicz

PAWTUCKET - Stella Kalenkiewicz, 96, passed away Monday August 20, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Kalenkiewicz.
Born in Fall River, MA she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Wybraniec) Sypek.
Before retiring in 1980 she was employed as a Box Maker for the Douglas Young Co.
She was a member of St. Leo's Church Seniors.
Stella leaves nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Alice Winiarski, Amelia Rodowicz, Stephen and Frederick Sypek.

Motorcyclist rushed to hospital after accident

August 21, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — The Police Department is investigating a motorcycle accident resulting in serious bodily injury that occurred Monday at 2:46pm, on Pine Street at Crossman Street.
The victim has been identified as Mario Erazo Vicente (29) of 28 Cleveland Street, Central Falls. He was operating a 2005 Honda CBR motorcycle that had been traveling north on Pine Street. Vicente was ejected from the motorcycle as he entered the intersection.

Arbitration a mixed bag of wins, losses

August 21, 2012

PAWTUCKET — So far, there has been a mixed bag of wins and losses in labor arbitration decisions between the city and municipal employees under the administration of Mayor Donald Grebien.

August 20th

Tourism Council to honor Mr. Potato Head

August 20, 2012

PAWTUCKET – He’s a city native famous the world over, and now he’s the honored guest at this year’s installment of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s annual awards dinner.
He’s none other than Mr. Potato Head, the Hasbro toy that’s celebrating its 60th birthday this year.
BVTC’s 27th annual awards dinner takes place at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln on Sept. 27.

Two-way traffic on East Ave. to smooth downtown access

August 20, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A change in the downtown traffic pattern to provide greater accessibility and ease of travel will take effect this morning when the portion of East Avenue from Main Street to Park Place will become a two-way thoroughfare for the first time in decades.

State to close career center in pawtucket

August 20, 2012

PAWTUCKET (AP) — Rhode Island is closing its career center in Pawtucket because of a decrease in federal funding.
The state Department of Labor and Training said Monday that the netWORKri career center on Main Street will close Sept. 6.
Agency director Charles Fogarty says the decision to close was difficult but reductions in federal funds means there's no longer enough money to operate the center.

Mary B. Teixeira

August 20, 2012

Mary B. Teixeira

CUMBERLAND - Mary Brilhantina Teixeira, 96, of High St. passed away Monday in the Crestwood Nursing Home, Warren. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Teixeira.
Born in Insua, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Vinagre) Rebelo. She resided in Cumberland for over 70 years.
She was employed by the former Elizabeth Webbing Co., Central Falls for many years until her retirement.
Mrs. Teixeira was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland, she was also a long time member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland.

Vincent L. Curry

August 20, 2012

Vincent L. Curry

PROVIDENCE - Curry,Vincent L., 85, passed away on August 20, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, surrounded by his loving family. Vincent was the husband of the late Jeannine B. (Brunelle) Curry. He was born in Providence to the late John J. and Helen (Garrity) Curry.
After serving his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Vincent settled in Pawtucket and worked for 42 years at the Premier Tread Company in Central Falls retiring as a Foreman.

Raymond F. Milos

August 20, 2012

Raymond F. Milos

SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Raymond F. Milos, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Marion (Hebert) Milos for 53 years.
Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Michael and Frances (Cebula) Milos. Ray was a self employed barber and proprietor of Hillside Barber Shop, Cumberland for many years. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed photography, bowling and playing tennis.

Local artist chosen for 'The Art of Autism'

August 20, 2012

SEEKONK — Andrew Randall was chosen from artists around the world to have two of his paintings included in the new book “The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions” By Debra Hosseini. The book is a compilation of work from 77 visual artists and poets who are on the Autism Spectrum.

August 19th

These pitchers weigh pros, cons of Strasburg’s innings limit

August 19, 2012

PAWTUCKET — If the Washington Nationals’ decision to pose an innings limit on ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg was debated and haggled over in a court of law, it’s quite possible the rendering would be a hung jury.
Such a case involving a high-profile player and a playoff-starved franchise that has October baseball in its sights poses a provoking conundrum that can be argued and debated from both sides of the equation.
On one hand, Washington can be viewed as looking to protect the investment they have in Strasburg, a star at age 24 who underwent Tommy John surgery nearly two years ago.

Still on Boston’s radar, Bard plans to use next two weeks with Pawtucket to his advantage

August 19, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Daniel Bard admits there’s somewhat of a weight of his shoulders, knowing that regardless of how he’s fared with the Pawtucket Red Sox – 7.45 ERA in 28 appearances – he remains very much on Boston’s radar.
Asked to respond to an item in Sunday’s Boston Herald in which an anonymous Red Sox source clarified that he will pitch again for the big-league team in 2012, Bard took the occasion to explain how he can use the remaining few weeks in Pawtucket’s season to his advantage.

August 17th

McDonald sets record straight on turbulence in Red Sox season

August 17, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Who better to clarify any myths regarding the perceived toxic environment that is the Red Sox clubhouse than a player who spent a hearty amount of time inside the ropes?
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Darnell McDonald, the former part-time Boston outfielder whose access to the team was short-circuited upon getting designated for assignment in late June. Fortunately for this particular exercise, McDonald is seen as the perfect go-to guy to set the record straight in a Red Sox season that has taken on the tenor of a soap opera in terms of firestorms and drama.

IN KEEPING WITH TRADITION

August 17, 2012

Taylor Soukas, Meagan St. Germain and Melina Panichas, from left, members of "Greek Pride," a dance troupe from Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Pawtucket, kick up their heels before a packed house Friday night at the 85th annual Greek Festival. The church is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The fun continues Saturday and Sunday with plenty of traditional Greek food, pastries, drink and more dancing.

Gomes enjoys the art of capturing love on film

August 17, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Brittany Leigh Gomes has had an affinity — and eye — for photography since she was just a young girl growing up in Pawtucket.
“I have loved photography for as long as I can remember,” said the 26-year-old Gomes. “My first camera was a Fisher-Price camera when I was a toddler and I have been upgrading ever since.
“It wasn't until I attended a wedding in 2007 that I fell in love with wedding photography.”
Gomes started a photography business in 2009 and has been slowly and steadily been building it ever since.

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