Archive - Oct 2013
PROVIDENCE â Right from the onset, Bob Driscoll expressed a strong desire to inject new life into the athletic facilities utilized by Providence College coaches and student-athletes.
âI remember speaking with a reporter in one of my first interviews for an article about what was possible,â said Driscoll, now less than a month away from the 12th anniversary of his hiring date as the schoolâs athletic director. âIâm a pretty big dreamer, but even for my dreams, itâs exceeded that.â
LINCOLN â First the simple facts:
So far this season, the Lincoln High girls' soccer squad has racked up a stellar 8-0-2 record (9-0-2 overall) against its Division II counterparts, and remains the only unbeaten team in that league, even though Burrillville â with its 9-2-0 mark â sits atop D-II with 27 points.
Still, the Lions (as of Monday) have played one less tilt and are a mere point back in second.
LINCOLN â Massachusetts may be moving forward on adding three casinos and a separate slot parlor as new gambling competition in New England, but that doesnât have the Twin River casino, off Twin River Road, feeling the pinch of that competition just yet.
In fact, Twin River is well into the process of adding another 14 live game tables to its 66-table-game operation on the first floor of the redesigned former greyhound racing park.
CENTRAL FALLS -- Despite all the things that went wrong for Central Falls on Friday night â from its high number of penalties to its turnovers and poor tackling â the Warriors still had their share of opportunities to defeat a vastly-improved Scituate team.
And while the Spartans endured their share of struggles as well, they were able to pull out of Perez Field with a 20-18 victory and raise their young Division IV record to 2-0.
PROVIDENCE â St. Raphael Academy had trouble protecting leads and finishing games in its two league losses this season.
On Friday night at City Stadium, the Saints corrected those problems, grabbing a 6-0 lead in the first quarter and rolling to a 33-0 victory over Central that evened SRAâs Division II-B record at 2-2.
PAWTUCKET â It hasnât been a happy time at Halloweenland. Last weekendâs debut of the carved pumpkin- and Halloween-themed exhibit at Slater Park was delayed due to rain, and this week, it was spoiled by something truly sinister: vandals who snipped electrical wires, broke displays and pumpkins, and apparently tried to start some fires.
Dennis T. Golda
PAWTUCKET - Dennis T. Golda, 90, of Columbine Avenue passed away Friday October 11, 2013 at the Oakhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of the late Sophie M. (Szumilo) Golda.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Stanley and Wanda (Ciolkosz) Golda. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Dennis was a Television Repairman for Lutz Television of Pawtucket for 40 years.
CENTRAL FALLS - Erminalda Fonseca, "Minai", 62, passed on October 9th. She was the wife of the late Emanuel Baptista Fonseca.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, she was the daughter of the late Hipolito V. Fontes and Lucilia (DaLomba) Fontes of Pawtucket. She had been employed by Hasbro Industries for over 20 years.
PAWTUCKET â Theyâre usually next to the cash register. Packages that look like they contain incense or potpourri and are labeled âBliss,â âFake Weed,â âLunar Wave,â âWhite Lightningâ or other colorful names. Yet, police say these are synthetic stimulants that are not only harmful, but are now illegal to sell in Rhode Island.
Pawtucket Police have just sent out a letter to all local retailers notifying them of a new state law that makes it illegal to manufacture, sell or use certain synthetic narcotics. Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the law (RIGL, Statute 21-28-2.08) into effect on July 17.
PAWTUCKET â The audience was small â about a dozen residents, but they kept the questions coming for Mayor Donald Grebien and his key department heads at Fallon Memorial Elementary School Thursday night.
The meeting was one of a series of community meetings that began this month, and which Grebien has held regularly throughout the three years since he was elected. âI get to give you some of the highlights as well as the downside of government. Iâll talk about where we are and where we came from, and then Iâll take your questions,â the mayor said.
PAWTUCKET â A city woman is suing the city for $1 million in damages that she maintains were incurred as the result of a fall on Prospect Street during the summer.
A representative of the Orabona Law Offices in Providence notified the city clerk last August that Sherry Ambers, of 560 Prospect St., Pawtucket, was injured in an accident on Aug. 14. Ambers was reportedly injured when she was walking down Prospect Street and stepped on a large piece of metal.
In analyzing this weekâs slate of high school football games, we thought it would be appropriate to categorize them via the following tiers:
-- Let the good times continue to roll.
-- Time to circle the wagons and bounce back.
-- Borrowing from The Doors, itâs time to break on through.
Alice M. Kutniewski
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. Kutniewski, 93, of Japonica Street passed away Tuesday October 8, 2013 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Kutniewski.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Fryc) Grygiel. She lived in Central Falls for most of her life.
CUMBERLAND - Antonio Chavier, 81, went to be with the Lord on October 9th with his loving wife by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia (Oliveira) Chavier and his four children, daughter, Tesha, son, Eric Chavier and his wife Cindy, daughter, Monique Chavier and son, Kenneth Chavier and four grandchildren.
He was a member of Local 251 Teamsters and worked as a Truck Driver for 42 years before retiring in 1989.
CENTRAL FALLS â Itâs a new concept: using social media to reach out to investors to fund private and government projects. Recently, the city of Central Falls decided to try the method, known as âcrowdfunding,â to pay for five new steel trash/recycling bins for Jenks Park. To date, the city is about a tenth of the way there, but those involved are voicing optimism about the potential to reach the goal.
PAWTUCKET â While the City Council is typically granted the information it asks for, the need to protect the anonymity of undercover police officers trumped a request for details about the purchases of vehicles made by the city administration outside of normal purchasing procedures.
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PAWTUCKET â Tolman High enhanced its playoff hopes on Wednesday with a solid 2-0 upset victory over Hope High on Wednesday evening at McKinnon-Alves Field.
Ibrahima Male and Sebastian Estrada netted first-half goals for the Tigers and goalie Adam Ghazal took care of the rest, making 16 saves, several of the spectacular variety, to keep Hope (now 5-3-1) off the scoreboard.
âAdam is the best goalie Iâve seen so far this season,â Tolman coach Jack Couto admitted after the match ended. âIf not for Adam, Hope probably would have had four goals.â
Thomas F.P. Kerr
PAWTUCKET - Thomas F.P. Kerr, 78, passed on October 8th, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Susan J. (Putnam) Kerr.
Thomas was the manager of Walpole Recycling/Stop & Shop for 15 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by many loving children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET - Zona, Patricia, 69, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Paul Zona. They were happily married for 32 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Helen (Morrone) Falso.
Patricia was the service director for various car dealerships in Rhode Island. She enjoyed spending time playing golf and gardening.
PROVIDENCE â Citing changed circumstances, the state Ethics Commission says Cumberland Town Councilman Scott Schmitt may participate and vote after all in matters where attorney Scott Partington, a former council president, represents clients.
Last February, the commission issued the opposite opinion, saying Schmitt must recuse himself in matters involving Partington because Partingtonâs law office rents space in a building that was owned at the time by ARS Holdings, a company owned by Schmitt and his wife.