Archive - Sep 2012
PAWTUCKET â At Tolman High's first team practice a few weeks ago, third-year head coach Carminda Rocha sat down her players and offered them a simple philosophy as to how they should attack each match.
That is, keep the ball in play, or continue to be cautious during rallies.
âI told them to try to extend the point; that, if they didn't make an error, eventually their opponent would,â Rocha said.
Her Tigers pretty much followed that advice at Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts on Monday afternoon, cruising to a 6-1 Division III-East triumph over archrival Shea High.
WOONSOCKET â Ever since Mount St. Charles made the move to Division I two seasons ago, the Mounties have hooked up with Division I-North foe East Providence to play in some competitive matches, with both sides bringing out their very best brand of volleyball.
On Monday night, the Mounties and Townies renewed acquaintances, but to the dismay of the fans that packed the Mountiesâ gymnasium, they saw two teams trying to shake off their early season cobwebs and overcome more than their share of errors.
A dance troupe performs during the annual Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival at Festival Pier in Pawtucket on Saturday.
PAWTUCKET â Carlos Tobon is trying hard to break into politics, and the 30-year-old Pawtucket native thinks he could bring a youthful vision and committed effort to the House 58 state representative seat. By contrast, his incumbent opponent, William San Bento, is running on his achievements over the past 10 terms, and believes that his focus on more statewide issues will ultimately help the local district the most.
PAWTUCKET â The Grebien Administration appears poised to outsource the city's trash collection and recycling services in a move that could potentially mean the loss of 20 to 24 jobs.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph Medeiros, 84, formerly of Doyle Manor in Pawtucket, passed away Friday at the Grandview Center in Cumberland after an illness.
He was born in new Bedford, a son of the late Anthony and Juanna (Amaral) Medeiros. He had lived in Pawtucket since 1958 and had been employed at Teknor Apex, retiring in 1990. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He leaves 3 sisters, Alzira DeMattos, Joana Gracia and Hilda Medeiros all of Swansea.
At his request Services were Private. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Swansea.
Irene L. Laberge
ATTLEBORO, MA - Irene L. Laberge, 93, of Phillips Street, Attleboro, passed on September 9, 2012 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late David Laberge who passed in 2010.
Raymond E. Elkas
KNOXVILLE, TN - ELKAS, RAYMOND E. "BUZZ" - age 84, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 6, 2012, after an extended illness.
Born on July 16, 1928, in Central Falls, RI. Retired owner of Players International of Knoxville. 1947 graduate of Saint Raphael Academy, Graduate of University of Tennessee, Member of the UT Lettermen's Club, having in 1948 and 1949 under General Neyland.
Jeanne R. Vigeant
CENTRAL FALLS - Jeanne R. Vigeant, 95, passed peacefully at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Albertine (Labrie) Vigeant.
She had been employed as the Office Manager for Dr. Ronchese for over 40 years.
She was a former member of the Golden Agers, the former Central Falls Community Center, the Alumni Association of St. Xavier Academy and was also a lifelong Communicant of Saint Matthew Church.
EAST PROVIDENCE - June Harriet Reardon of Riverside, R.I. and her Westport MA retreat, passed away at home, Saturday, September 8, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
June was the daughter of the late Edward W. Reardon and Doris (Smiley) Reardon. She grew up in Saylesville and Pawtucket. June graduated Jr. High School from St. Mary Academy Bay View and graduated with honors from Pawtucket West High School. She later earned her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Johnson and Wales University.
Albina M. Lakomski
PAWTUCKET - Albina M. Lakomski, passed away Friday September 7, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter P. Lakomski.
Born in Attleboro, MA she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Polak) Hull. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 63 years.
Marie Ange Michaud
PAWTUCKET - Marie Ange Michaud, 83, passed peacefully at the Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston on September 8, 2012. Born in Quebec, Canada on August 2, 1929 Marie was the wife of the late Leon J. Michaud. She relocated to RI five years ago from Florida.
She is survived by three daughters, Rita Michaud, Theresa Holley and Suzanne Anastacio her husband Luis and their son Gabriel.
Marie was one of 15 children and is also survived by a sister, Jackie Lebeau of Wilfred Manor and six other siblings in Canada. Marie was a joy and a blessing to all that knew her.
Chelsie Santos of Pawtucket, this year's Grupo Amigos da Terceira Festival Queen, waves to the crowd Saturday during the annual parade in honor of St. Vincent de Paul, in Pawtucket. Hundreds turned out for the parade, which wound its way from McCoy Stadium down Columbus Avenue to the club's hall on Memorial Drive.
CUMBERLAND â The town will receive more than $64,000 from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) as part of the statewide Recycling Revenue Share Program.
Cumberland delivered 3,023.77 tons of recycled material for a total profit share of $64,838. The money will help support local recycling programs.
RIRRC is providing cities and towns with the cash rebates based on how much each municipality has increased its recycling rate. The corporation has made $1.94 million in profits from the sale of household recyclables this year, which will be disbursed to 36 communities.
PAWTUCKET â With tomorrowâs Democratic primary looming, the race for the House of Representatives District 59 seat between incumbent J. Patrick O'Neill and his challenger, fellow Democrat John Arcaro has taken a heated turn.
O'Neill's camp has put out a bright orange flier showing a head shot of Arcaro under bold lettering that reads: âCommunity Warningâ and âThis politician has been seen peddling extreme positions that are out of touch with Pawtucket's working families. Approach with caution.â Underneath reads, âHave you seen this man?â
ROCHESTER, N.Y. â For the first time since 2003, the Pawtucket Red Sox will play for the right to be called Governorsâ Cup champions. The PawSox clinched a spot in this weekâs championship series after disposing of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7-1, in Game Four of the best-of-five opening-round series on Saturday night at Frontier Field. Pawtucket wins the series, three games to one. The finals get underway Tuesday night with the first two games on tap at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox will play Charlotte after the Knights eliminated first-round foe Indianapolis in four games.
WOONSOCKET â Inside the Barry Field meeting/locker room hangs a sign reading simply, âDiscipline: Do what has to be done; when it has to be done; as well as it can be done; do it that way all the time.â
Excepting a couple of fumbles (one lost) and five penalties for a minus-32 yards, Woonsocket High pretty much followed those instructions to a âTâ in its Challenge Cup non-league tilt against East Providence High on what became a soggy Saturday afternoon.
PAWTUCKET â Catherine Cabral, who just moved to Pawtucket last year, was happily enjoying a shrimp kabob, listening to the music and surveying the crowd along Roosevelt Avenue. âThis is fun. And itâs a great way to get you to try food from different places. I thought Iâd come and get to know Pawtucket.â
PAWTUCKET â With all 11 Pawtucket School Committee candidates running as Democrats, Tuesday's Democratic primary will be an important decider in the make-up of the school board for the next two years.
All seven incumbent School committee candidates are seeking re-election: Michael Araujo, Joanne Bonollo, David Coughlin, Raymond Noonan, Nicole Nordquist, Raymond Spooner, and Alan Tenreiro. They are facing a challenge from Sandra Cano, Gerard Charbonneau, Joseph Knight, and John Tellini.
PAWTUCKET â There was Paul Labossiere, as usual focused on the task at hand inside the McCoy Stadium ticket office. To this Central Falls native and current Lincoln resident, Labor Day Monday was typical â no deviation in the slightest from the previous 71 PawSox home dates in the 2012 season, or the 39 years of loyal service that preceded this one.