Archive - Nov 5, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” A man was severely burned and a baby injured in a house explosion in a triple-decker at 422 Mineral Spring Ave. on Tuesday morning.
Police and fire officials are looking at natural gas as the cause, although the incident remains under investigation. A large crew of National Grid officials, along with investigators from the state Fire Marshalâ€™s Office, were in and around the scene by the afternoon.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ â€śThe darkest days of Central Falls are over,â€ť Mayor James Diossa declared as he coasted in to a full term at City Hall without opposition on Tuesday.
Not only did Diossa win handily, capturing 96 percent of the vote with 23 voters casting write-in ballots, the entire slate of candidates he endorsed for City Council seats also won, although only one of them had an opponent.
In Ward 3, the only contested race, Hugo Figueroa bested Douglas Pendergrass by a margin of 92-61.
PAWTUCKET â€” In the eyes of Gary DiSarcinaâ€™s now-former baseball employer, thereâ€™s no question that his deft and guiding hand that was omnipresent during his first and what turned out his only season managing the Pawtucket Red Sox played a crucial role in the parent clubâ€™s march to a World Series championship.
WEST GREENWICH â€” A little bit more of this, a little bit less of that, and the situation could've been vastly different inside the Exeter/West Greenwich High gymnasium on Tuesday night.
So said Cumberland High head coach Ruth Plante after she watched the Scarlet Knights capture a not-as-easy-as-it-seemed 3-0 triumph over her Clippers in a R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal.
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PAWTUCKET â€” Tolman High coach Roger Tow didnâ€™t want to hear about how poorly his team played Tuesday night during a 3-0 loss to East Greenwich in the Division II quarterfinals.
â€śEast Greenwich made us play poorly,â€ť he told his athletic director, John Scanlan, following the 69-minute contest. â€śThey had a good game plan coming in and they executed it. Our offense was missing. I think our team lost some confidence, too, as the match went along.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Less than 72 hours removed from Shea High's most impressive win of the season, head coach Pierre Ridore and his boys were back at work at Max Read Field on Tuesday afternoon, re-polishing their skills.
The seventh-seeded Raiders had manufactured perhaps the upset of the R.I. Interscholastic League's Division I tourney on Saturday night, outlasting No. 2 Barrington, 1-0, in a quarterfinal shootout at Victory Field.
Henry A. Bourgette
ATTLEBORO - Henry A. Bourgette, 89, of Adamsdale Ave, passed away on November 4, 2013 in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on Oct. 4, 1924, he was a son of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Bourgette.
Henry was raised and educated in Central Falls, RI and South Attleboro. He entered the United States Navy and was a WWII Veteran who participated in the D-Day landing at Normandy.
Robert A. Messier
PAWTUCKET - Robert A. Messier of Pawtucket passed away at home on Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was the husband of Lisa A. (Flanagan) Messier.
Mr. Messier was born in Pawtucket the son of Ernest A. Messier and Esther (Malloy) Delaney.
He was employed by Henderson Electric for many years.
Besides his wife and parents Mr. Messier is survived by his sister Patricia Messier, his stepson Paul Flynn Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral and burial will be private. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com
Loretta M. Vingel
CUMBERLAND - Loretta M. (Clement) Vingel, 96, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Vingel. Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Clara M. (Payeur) Clement, she resided in Cumberland since 1950. Loretta leaves several cousins.