Archive - Sep 19, 2012
CUMBERLAND â€” Looks like this new Division II thing is suiting Cumberland just fine.
After years of struggling in the Division I ranks and winning no more than five games in each of the last eight seasons, the Clippers are thriving in the stateâ€™s second division and off to their best start in recent memory.
PROVIDENCE â€” The longtime mayor of struggling Central Falls resigned and has agreed to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge of accepting gifts in exchange for handing out a lucrative contract to board up city houses, according to papers filed Wednesday.
The plea agreements bring an end to a two-year investigation that hung over the state's smallest city, even as it struggled through a painful municipal bankruptcy and faced questions over whether it would have to merge with another city to survive.
Ruth E. Werner
PROVIDENCE - Werner, Ruth E. (Streeter), 87, died Monday September 17, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Peter R. Werner. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Henrietta (Bray) Streeter.
Ruth was a secretary bookkeeper at H. Carr & Son Inc. and Jolicueur and the Rasmini Marble and Tile Co. until she retired. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for 65 years, where she was past President, and an active member with the Captain Elwood J. Euart Post.
CUMBERLAND - Octavia Corey of Crestwood Court, Cumberland died on September 12, 2012.
She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph A. Corey and Mary G. (Murphy) Corey. She was the Office Manager and Nurse for Dr. Walter Dufresne in Pawtucket for many years.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Miss Corey on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00am in St. Aiden's Church, 1460 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland. Her burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours are omitted. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com.
CUMBERLAND - Manuel Bulhoes, 69, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012. He was the husband of Berta (Mota) Bulhoes. Born in Sao Miguel, Portugal, he was the son of the late Manuel and Cecilia (Maderos) Bulhoes.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Sandra Mello; three sisters, Maria Costa, Elisa Araujo, and Adelaede Gomes; and three grandchildren, Priscilla, Alexis, and Matthew Mello. He was the brother of the late Jacinto Bulhoes.