Archive - Oct 4, 2013
CUMBERLAND â€” For those who love coffee, sometimes there just isnâ€™t time to go out to a coffee house for that beloved cup of joe.
Michael Houle and his wife, Linda, have a solution to that quandary with their Coffee Breaks single-serving coffee and accessories store at 2275 Diamond Hill Road, near the Route 295 interchange.
The Houles stock over 200 flavors of one-cup coffee, tea and juice packets for Keurig-style coffee makers, as well as a line of whole bean coffee from the Mills Coffee Roasters Co., on Broad Street in Providence.
PAWTUCKET â€” Recently retired Pawtucket Police Officer Kenneth Provost, accused of stealing gasoline from the city for his own use, pleaded no contest to the charges in 6th District Court on Friday.
Provost, 56, of 303 Woodward Ave., Seekonk, was charged with misdemeanor larceny in August for allegedly stealing more than 200 gallons of gasoline from the cityâ€™s Department of Public Works garage. He had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge at his arraignment.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Saturday nightâ€™s Division II-B football contest between Cumberland and St. Raphael is still scheduled to kick off at 7 oâ€™clock.
The location, however, has changed.
Thanks to Fridayâ€™s rainstorm shutting down operations on the track surface at Tucker Field, Cumberland officials found themselves in a precarious position, that of scrambling to find a last-minute venue that would still allow the game to take place on its rescheduled night. Their wishes didnâ€™t go unanswered for long, as Pawtucketâ€™s Max Read Field will now serve as the Clippersâ€™ â€śhome fieldâ€ť against the Saints.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Shea High veteran mentor Pierre Ridore explained how irritated he had been back on Tuesday afternoon after his squad, playing with little emotion or care, had surrendered a 1-0 defeat to struggling Central Falls.
â€śIt was our first loss to Central Falls dating back to 2003; it was our Blackstone Valley Invitational (Tournament) game,â€ť he stated. â€śWe hadn't lost to them in over a decade, and I told the kids that it shouldn't have happened, that they were playing too lazy.â€ť
CUMBERLAND - Aida Delgado, 78 of Mill Street, passed away Thursday in R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Joao Delgado.
Born in Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Sebastio and Maria (de Jesus) Antonio. Mrs. Delgado moved to the United States in 1960 settling in Cumberland.
She worked as a machine operator for Hindley Manufacturing, Cumberland for many years until her retirement in 1997 and previously worked for the former Atlas Braid Co., of Cumberland.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Gilberto DaSilva, 90 died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Evergreen House Health Center. He was the husband of the late Alice D. (Oliveira) DaSilva.
He was born in Feteira, Faial, Azores a son of the late Manuel and Lucrecia (DaGloria) DaCosta.
Mr. DaSilva worked at the Pawtucket Elks Lodge, where he was also a member, before retiring. He was inducted into the New Bedford Whaling Museum Wall of Fame on June 13, 2013.