Archive - Aug 2012
PROVIDENCE â€“ Monday saw the R.I. Interscholastic League Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics officially welcome St. Patrickâ€™s School of Providence into the fold for boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ basketball, along with boysâ€™ volleyball.
BOSTON â€” Thereâ€™s bringing a player up to speed after heâ€™s been out for a lengthy stretch due to injury. Then thereâ€™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.
â€śYou can study and simulate stuff all you want, but when you get behind the plate, youâ€™re like that jockey on a saddle,â€ť Scioscia explained prior to Tuesdayâ€™s Red Sox-Angels game at Fenway Park. â€śThatâ€™s the feeling you need and thatâ€™s where Chris needs the time in order to come together.â€ť
CENTRAL FALLS â€” 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?
â€śI was doing some summer programs, and I wanted to get the room ready for the kids,â€ť admitted Jackson, who discovered since school year's end that he would be a new teacher's assistant and behavioral specialist at Calcutt. â€śI popped open the window, and I couldn't see anything. It looked like a jungle. I thought, 'My God, what happened to it?'
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
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.
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.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” 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.
PAWTUCKET â€” 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.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Heâ€™s a city native famous the world over, and now heâ€™s the honored guest at this yearâ€™s installment of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Councilâ€™s annual awards dinner.
Heâ€™s none other than Mr. Potato Head, the Hasbro toy thatâ€™s celebrating its 60th birthday this year.
BVTCâ€™s 27th annual awards dinner takes place at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln on Sept. 27.
PAWTUCKET â€” 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.
PAWTUCKET (AP) â€” 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
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
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
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.
SEEKONK â€” Andrew Randall was chosen from artists around the world to have two of his paintings included in the new book â€śThe Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptionsâ€ť By Debra Hosseini. The book is a compilation of work from 77 visual artists and poets who are on the Autism Spectrum.
PAWTUCKET â€” If the Washington Nationalsâ€™ decision to pose an innings limit on ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg was debated and haggled over in a court of law, itâ€™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.
PAWTUCKET â€” Daniel Bard admits thereâ€™s somewhat of a weight of his shoulders, knowing that regardless of how heâ€™s fared with the Pawtucket Red Sox â€“ 7.45 ERA in 28 appearances â€“ he remains very much on Bostonâ€™s radar.
Asked to respond to an item in Sundayâ€™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 Pawtucketâ€™s season to his advantage.
PAWTUCKET â€“ 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.
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.
PAWTUCKET â€” Brittany Leigh Gomes has had an affinity â€” and eye â€” for photography since she was just a young girl growing up in Pawtucket.
â€śI have loved photography for as long as I can remember,â€ť said the 26-year-old Gomes. â€śMy first camera was a Fisher-Price camera when I was a toddler and I have been upgrading ever since.
â€śIt wasn't until I attended a wedding in 2007 that I fell in love with wedding photography.â€ť
Gomes started a photography business in 2009 and has been slowly and steadily been building it ever since.