Archive - Oct 2013
LINCOLN â A fast moving six-alarm fire destroyed a significant portion of the historic Lonsdale Bleachery Mill complex Thursday night as scores of firefighters from Lincoln and surrounding northern Rhode Island communities did their best to contain it.
The fire came in as a box alarm from the mill complex at 5:12 p.m., according to Police Capt. Phillip Gould, and could be seen erupting from windows of a largely vacant mill building along the Blackstone River as fire companies arrived on scene.
PAWTUCKET -- St. Raphael Academy veteran chief Mike Sassi, his assistants and his gridders have spent hours in front of game films this week in preparation of what could be their most difficult foe thus far in North Kingstown.
When the Saints meet the Skippers in a critical Division II-B bash at 2 p.m., Saturday at Pariseau Field, Sassiâs defense will be trying to halt an uptempo, no-huddle offense that has registered 245 points while compiling a 6-1 overall record and 202 while going 4-1 mark in league action.
Sassiâs crew will enter at 3-3 overall and 3-2 in II-B.
LINCOLN - Firefighters from Woonsocket, Cumberland, Central Falls, Pawtucket and other communities assisted Lincoln Fire Department in battling a fast moving blaze at the vacant Lonsdale Bleachery that broke out about 5 p.m. on Halloween night. Fire crews doused the flames for several hours. The building partially collapsed. There was no word Thursday night on a cause. Read the full story, view additional photos in Friday's Call.
LINCOLN - A five-alarm fire ripped through the Lonsdale Mills early this evening.
Mutual aid was called from surrounding communities as flames were visible from well beyond the vacant mill, which early reports say has caused a partial collapse of the structure.
A reporter and photographer are at the scene, with more details coming as they are available.
BOSTON â Wherever Arnie Beyeler goes, championships seem to follow.
One year after piloting the Pawtucket Red Sox to their first Governorsâ Cup championship in 28 years, Beyeler received a promotion as the longtime minor-league manager joined the Boston Red Sox as the teamâs first-base coach.
Just like that memorable September night when the PawSox celebrated the night away in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Beyeler found himself smack dab in the middle of another champagne-drenched celebration, this one taking place on a much brighter stage.
BOSTON â A year ago, they were dead last. Before the season, not many people around baseball believed they had enough talent to escape the American League East basement.
The 2013 Boston Red Sox made the free world stand up and take notice Wednesday night, capping off an incredible worst-to-first turnaround with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series. The championship is the eighth in Boston franchise history and the third since 2004.
BOSTON â Whenever a season winds down, the inclination is to stare into a crystal ball, hoping that it will reveal answers regarding the future.
BOSTON â In the eyes of Frank Thomas, David Ortiz didnât become the top designated hitter on the planet purely by accident.
âTo have success at that position, youâve got to work on a lot of things during the game that people donât see,â explained Thomas while watching the Red Sox take batting practice prior to Game 6 of the World Series. âYouâve got to stay mentally focused and youâve got to stay loose to get up there and jump into a ballgame like youâre 100 percent ready to go.â
EAST GREENWICH â When one of her players asked Cumberland High head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello how her baby was surviving the early moments of a battle between the Clippers and Smithfield on Wednesday night, the elder replied, âPretty good, I think.â
Immediately after the second-ranked Sentinels had roared to an incredible 3-2 victory in this R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal at Nick Carcieri Field, Capone-Bello kept the same sense of humor, though looked sad doing so.
Maria A. Branco
CUMBERLAND - Maria Alice Branco, 75, of England St. passed away Tuesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Joaquim Branco.
Born in Pisao, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria A. (DaSilva) Rosa. She came to this country in 1967 settling in Cumberland.
Mrs. Branco was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland and a member of the Uniao Benificente Portuguese, Pawtucket.
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CENTRAL FALLS â The Tolman-Central Falls playoff game appeared headed to a shootout for the longest time on Tuesday night. The favored Warriors were having a hard time scoring against Tolman keeper Adam Ghazal, arguably the best goalie in the state.
Kathleen (Murphy) SanBento
SOUTH KINGSTON - Memorial Mass in honor of Kathleen (Murphy) SanBento Saturday, November 2nd, at 4:30pm at St. Edward's Church, 396 Weeden Street, Pawtucket, RI.
Robert P. Polion
EAST PROVIDENCE - Robert P. Polion, 74, died Monday at Eastgate Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Patrick R. and Sarah J. (Hines) Polion, he is survived by three sisters: Agnes Ulmann, Shirley Auclair and Jeanne Church and four children: Brenda, Lisa, Kimberly and Robert.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 31 at 11 AM at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 48 Highland Street, West Warwick. Interment will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.
CENTRAL FALLS - Albert Costa, 86, of 1485 High St., passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Mazzarella) Costa.
Born in Cumberland he was a son of the late Alfredo and Rosalena Costa. He resided in Central Falls for the past 17 years and had resided Cumberland most of his life.
He worked in jewelry industry for 35 years until his retirement. He was also a long time member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland.
Aimee M. Gannon
PAWTUCKET - Aimee M. Gannon of Naushon Road, Pawtucket passed away on October 29, 2013. She was the wife of Thomas Gannon. They had been married forty years.
Mrs. Gannon was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Thomas Melillo and Celia (Savoie) Melillo. She was an administrator for the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island for many years.
Jane D. Borden
PAWTUCKET - Jane D. Borden, 94, formerly of Bloomfield Street passed away Monday October 28, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Borden.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Emilia (Sienkiewicz) Grudzis.
Before retiring she was employed as a Senior Pre-Audit Clerk for the State of Rhode Island Controllers office.
Virginia M. Mandeville
CUMBERLAND - Virginia M. (Howard) Mandeville, 91, of Cumberland passed away Monday at the Oakland Grove Healthcare Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of Maurice M. Mandeville, and they had been married for 69 years.
Born in Hampton, VA, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Anna (Gilgannon) Howard. She resided in Cumberland for over 50 years.
Mrs. Mandeville was a School Lunch Attendant for the Cumberland and Coventry School Departments for many years.
Frances Marie Dalpe
LAKELAND - Frances Dalpe, 66, passed away on October 28, 2013, due to heart failure. She was born April 24, 1947 in Central Falls, R.I. to Al and Delia Bruce. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
Frances is survived by her long-time companion, Charles Suggs; Son, Ronald Dalpe, Jr.; daughter Christine Dalpe-Nebel; sons, David, Richard and William Dalpe. 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Jorge DePina, of Pawtucket, screams to relatives in District Court, Providence, after waiving his right to a bail hearing Tuesday. A dramatic scene ensued as his sister, Joisa Depina, screamed out "That's my brother, he did nothing wrong, he raised me,' before being escorted out of courtroom 4-E by distraught relatives and then collapsing in a nearby foyer. Depina is being held in the death of his 10-year-old daughter Aleida DePina this past summer.