Archive - Sep 28, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€“ In the eyes of team president Mike Tamburro, the PawSoxâ€™ championship season is a feat that should be shared and celebrated with the public.
Though plans are still being finalized, Tamburro, gave the green light to announce that the Governorsâ€™ Cup trophy will be making the rounds this offseason. Right now the target is to bring the silver hardware to each and every Rhode Island city and town along with neighboring Massachusetts communities.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Six people--three familiar names in local politics and and three political newcomersâ€”have declared their intent to run for mayor of Central Falls in a special election to replace embattled former Mayor Charles Moreau.
The Rhode Island Board of Elections has set the date for a primary on November 6, the same day as the general election. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will then face off in a special election scheduled for December 11.
Louis Yip, left, pictured with his wife, and Sonny Ng and his wife, owners of Tai-O Corporation of Pawtucket, are honored during the 27th annual Blackstone Valley Tourism Council awards held at Twin River Casino Thursday night in Lincoln. The dinner also celebrated the 60th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, created by Pawtucket's own Hasbro Inc., which was honored with the Blackstone Valley Excellence in Arts, Business and Design Award. Yip and Ng, inducted into the Rev.
Olivia S. Medeiros
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Olivia S. Medeiros of the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield died Thursday at the residence. She was the wife of the late James Medeiros.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, a daughter of the late Antonio and Virginia (Sousa) Moniz. She came to the US in 1944 and settled in Bristol and Central Falls, RI and has been a Pawtucket resident since 1960.
Mrs. Medeiros was a Communicant of St. Anthony Church, Pawtucket and was a member of its Holy Ghost Society.
James F. Griffin, Jr.
EAST PROVIDENCE - James "Jimmy" F. Griffin, Jr., 88, of Elmwood Ave., Rumford, formerly of East Ave., Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late James F., Sr. and Mary E. (Kelley) Griffin.
Gilbert R. Ponton Sr.
CENTRAL FALLS - Gilbert R. Ponton Sr, "Pepere" 78, passed September 26th. He was the husband of the late Beatrice M. (Stay) Ponton.
He was the son of the late Gilbert R. and Bernadette C. (Larocque) Ponton.
He had been employed by Metalor Refining of North Attleboro and Alumaline Anodizing for many years.