Archive - 2012
PAWTUCKET âPawtucket Police are seeking information about an armed robbery and shooting that occurred Monday at around 10:45 a.m. at the Barbosa Furniture store at 599 Main St.
According to Major Arthur Martins, police received a report of a shooting at the store. When they arrived, they found two men who had appeared to have been shot. Both victims were alert and did not seem to have life-threatening injuries.
As the 2012 election campaign enters its final week, a new poll shows the 1st District congressional campaign virtually deadlocked, with incumbent Democrat David Cicilline holding on to a slender one-point lead over Republican challenger Brendan Doherty.
The poll, taken for WPRI Channel 12 by Fleming & Associates, shows Cicilline with 42.6 percent of the vote to Dohertyâs 41.6, with Independent David Vogel picking up 6.3 percent and 8.3 percent undecided.
On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18, Glenn Ginish, Jr., a performance analyst for a renowned bank in Boston, was taking the âTâ home to Jamaica Plains when he figured he'd call his kid sister, Laura, back at her mom's apartment on Mendon Road.
He did so just so the two could catch up with each other's lives.
Mary Elizabeth Martin
CUMBERLAND - Mary Elizabeth (Lobo) Martin, 84, of Cumberland, died suddenly on Friday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Jerome Martin. Born in Attleboro, MA, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Furtado) Lobo.
Mary was employed as a textile worker for Pontiac Weaving until her retirement. She was a very talented sewer and knitter who made all of her family's clothing including her daughter's wedding gown and many suits for her husband.
Regina M. Hutton
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Regina "Reggie" M. (Hilliard) Hutton, 81, of South Kingstown, formerly of Evergreen St., Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, October 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward "Teddy" W. Hutton.
Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Harry H. and Irene S. (Simmons) Hilliard, she resided in Pawtucket for many years before moving to South Kingstown in 2007.
CUMERLAND - Helen (Donaghey) Egan, 94, of Old Angell Road died Friday, October 26, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late James R. Egan, Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late James J. and Agnes (Parks) Donaghey, she had lived in Cumberland for the past 62 years.
Mrs. Egan was a timekeeper for Fram Corporation for many years before retiring in 1978.
She was a communicant of Historic St. Joseph's Church, Cumberland.
CUMBERLAND - Mary (Matteo) Cyr, 91, of Scott Road, passed away Monday, October 29, in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Rosario (Leo) Cyr.
Born in Ashton, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Mariangela (Sylvestre) Matteo. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Cyr was employed by the HASBRO, Inc. of Pawtucket for many years until her retirement.
Milton E. Noble
PAWTUCKET - Milton E. Noble, age 90, Registrar Emeritus of Brown University and a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, died Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, East Providence.
Edward M. Gorman
LINCOLN - Edward M. "Eddie" Gorman, 77, of Lincoln, died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Marie T. (Burns) Gorman. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was the son of the late Edward M. and Mary (Nield) Gorman.
Mr. Gorman was a retired Detective Commander for the Lincoln Police Department. Following his retirement from the police force he worked as a court officer for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He was a Korean Army veteran, a member of the Lincoln FOPA and the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick.
Waves crash over the seawall at Narragansett Pier at the time of high tide Monday morning as Hurricane Sandy's effects begin to be felt in the Ocean State. A crowd of curious onlookers gather near Ocean Road and Beach Street to witness the awesome display by Mother Nature.
President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Rhode Island early Monday morning as Gov. Lincoln Chafee requested on Sunday.
The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all five Rhode Island counties.
Itâs less than an hourâs drive to Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island, and Roger Williams University, but starting tomorrow and continuing for the next two weeks, several local high school soccer, girlsâ volleyball, and field hockey teams will begin their long roads towards state championship glory.
PAWTUCKET â The past week has featured plenty of heavy lifting at McCoy Stadium. No, this particular exercise has nothing to do with removing the Governorsâ Cup trophy from its on-display perch in the team store and whisking the hardware away to the latest destination on the touring caravan.
Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Paul Audette, Jean A. Stizpeck, Norah Pollard (on behalf of her late father, John âRedâ Pollard), and Janice C. McHale, pose for a photo during an induction ceremony/dinner at the LeFoyer Club in Pawtucket Friday night. Audette is a semi-retired businessman and philanthropist who served as a volunteer ombudsman for the Alliance for Better Long-Term Care, chaired the city's Affirmative Action Committee, and worked for decades assisting the needy. McHale and Stizpek organized Pawtucket's annual Winter Wonderland at Slater Park.
HARTFORD, Conn. â Residents in many towns along the southern New England shoreline were forced to leave their homes under mandatory evacuation orders Sunday while officials warned of damaging flooding, high winds and lengthy power outages from a potential superstorm striking the eastern U.S.
BURRILLVILLE â As he stood before a jubilant group of Burrillville players, head coach Gennaro Ferraro raised his right index finger and emphatically pointed in the direction of the Alumni Field scoreboard.
All eyes remained dead set on Ferraro as he rattled off the words the Broncos have longed to hear: âItâs a win.â
CRANSTON â In a game that featured two squads that dug in defensively and refused to give any ground, Cranston West walked off with a 10-7 overtime victory against Tolman Friday night at Cranston Stadium.
The Falconsâ Stefano Marziale played the role of hero with a chip shot 20-yard field goal that proved to settle this Division I tussle. Cranston West opted to settle for three points on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line after Tolman held its opponent to three yards spanning three snaps (the Falcons started out at the 5 after the Tigers were penalized for too many men on the field).
CUMBERLAND --- For the past four years, Cumberland and Shea have thrown their records out the window and hooked up in some thrilling battles that were decided by a handful of points.
For three-plus quarters of their Division II-B game on Friday night, the undefeated Clippers and the struggling Raiders were locked in another close contest, but the Clippers, thanks to a pair of touchdowns in the final 8:46 of play, were able to create some distance between themselves and their visitors and come away with a 28-9 victory.
PAWTUCKET â Raymond T. âChipâ Hoyas, a former top Senate aide and former Pawtucket City Councilman, pleaded no contest to 52 counts of fraud and two related charges on Thursday in Superior Court.
CUMBERLAND â Over the past 44 years, Jessyca Katz Perlman has made an impact on countless lives in both her personal and professional life.
Friends say everyone who meets Jess is impressed by her smile, her warmth, and her positive attitude, all of which have become even more remarkable given her diagnosis of Stage 4 brain cancer in July 2011.