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Archive - Nov 2013

November 29th

DePina defense fundraiser cancelled

November 30, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS – It outraged them that someone would be putting on a fundraiser to support Jorge DePina’s legal defense of charges he caused the injuries leading to his daughter Aleida DePina’s death on July 3 at Miriam Hospital.

And so, a group of moms from the area banded together and called attention to the planned event at the Tropical Restaurant at 855 Broad St. on Black Friday, winning its cancellation by Tropical owner Eugenio Gibau.

Tolman stages amazing comeback, erases 18-0 halftime deficit to defeat Shea

November 29, 2013

Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET — Things were looking pretty bleak for Tolman High’s football squad at halftime of Friday morning’s holiday clash with Shea inside McCoy Stadium. The Tigers trailed 18-0 on the scoreboard. They were missing five starters due to injuries or academic issues, including quarterback/kicker Corey Hughes, one of the Tigers’ co-captains.

McGair: PC (7-1) continues winning ways without full complement of players

November 29, 2013

PROVIDENCE -- Ed Cooley and his Providence College Friars ended up playing eight games in November. It nevertheless seemed that all took a backseat to the reoccurring storylines and hot topics that remain just as fervent as the calendar flips to the second month of the college basketball season.

Bruce R. Bergeron

November 29, 2013

Bruce R. Bergeron

SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Bruce R. Bergeron, 58, of South Attleboro, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. A lifelong resident of Attleboro, he was the beloved son of Barbara A. (Pitas) Bergeron of South Attleboro and the late Rodolphe S. Bergeron.

Camalle F. Almeida

November 29, 2013

Camalle F. Almeida

CUMBERLAND - Camalle F. "Cammie" (Howell) Almeida, 37, of Stella Dr. passed away Thursday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Marco Almeida.
Born in Bartleville, OK she was the daughter of Bradley G. and Mildred (Brunn) Howell of Grand Prairie, TX. She had resided in Cumberland since 2008.
She was employed by the Merrill Lynch Corp., Lincoln office for the past nine years. She was also a U. S. Air Force veteran.

November 28th

Reed: Nutritional safety net insufficient

November 28, 2013

Pointing to a R.I. Community Food Bank report showing that 66,500 Rhode Island households do not have the money to purchase adequate food, Sen. Jack Reed is calling for increased funding to soup kitchens, food banks and emergency shelters nationwide.

Masse's big day helps Cumberland take 50th annual Thanksgiving Day showdown with Woonsocket

November 28, 2013

WOONSOCKET — With the Division II Super Bowl looming a week from Sunday, Cumberland High veteran mentor Chris Skurka took a somewhat conservative approach to the annual Thanksgiving morning clash with Woonsocket on chilly, gusty Thursday.
In an effort not to “break” any key spokes in his wheel, he chose not to start senior tailback Mike Stock; he wanted him to get some rest after he rushed for four touchdowns and 145 yards (with one catch for another paydirt) in his Clippers' 49-35 semifinal triumph over St. Raphael last Friday night.

Throw out the records when Tigers, Raiders meet on the gridiron

November 28, 2013

PAWTUCKET – It doesn't matter who you talk to – Tolman High head coach Dave Caito or Shea High mentor Dino Campopiano.

The dear friends and former backfield mates at Johnston High had hoped to muster solid campaigns in their respective leagues, for the Tigers the top tier and the Raiders Division II-B; both, however, suffered from different issues en route.

November 27th

Saints pay the price for slow start, drop holiday grid tilt to Quakers

November 27, 2013

PROVIDENCE -- St. Raphael Academy head coach Mike Sassi had stated on the evening before his squad’s rather new holiday rivalry game against Moses Brown that – despite the upcoming inclement weather forecast – the two foes would play.

Evidently, the Providence private school didn’t want to go to combat on Thanksgiving Day; perhaps a primary reason being it would have slightly less rest to prepare for a Division III semifinal tilt this coming Tuesday.

Council to apply for rec grant funding for artificial turf, State Pier, disc golf

November 27, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Thanks to a mix of state and federal grant funding, the city is hoping to usher in a new era of recreational facilities designed to please everyone from high school athletes and fishing enthusiasts to a new type of “golfer.”

Richard L. Boutin

November 27, 2013

Richard L. Boutin

November 26th

Lincoln’s Thaddeus Moss not after stardom; just fitting in and playing football

November 27, 2013

LINCOLN – The hope was to blend in as the new kid in a new high school.

But that wasn’t a luxury afforded to Thaddeus Moss, and it didn’t take this precocious young football player long to realize that he wasn’t in Kentucky or West Virginia any more.

Moss arrived at Lincoln High School in March, and the school’s lights seemingly became more luminous the moment he was spotted in the hallways. He was commanding nonstop attention, though in an entirely different fashion as what he was accustomed to on the gridiron.

Twin River cocaine deal foiled by police

November 27, 2013

LINCOLN – A 48-year-old Cumberland woman was charged with felony possession of cocaine after she allegedly purchased a quantity of the drug from a male subject at the Twin River casino on Thursday.

Michael P. Andrews

November 26, 2013

Michael P. Andrews

PAWTUCKET - Michael P. Andrews, 60, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Providence VA Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Bruzzi) Andrews. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Anthony A. Andrews and the late Gloria (Pepin) Andrews Grimley.

November 25th

THIS JUST IN: Gym owner sentenced for arson

November 25, 2013

PAWTUCKET—Gary Gaudreau, found guilty in September of burning down the Physique Company, the gym that he owned on York Avenue, was sentenced Monday before Judge Nettie Vogel.
Gaudreau, 76, of Hutchinson Street, Pawtucket, received a sentence of 25 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions, with nine years to serve, and the balance suspended with probation, according to Amy Kempe, public information officer for Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. He was also ordered to have no contact with the owner of the property. READ THE FULL STORY IN TUESDAY'S TIMES.

Clippers, Wizards to face off for Division II Super Bowl at Cranston Stadium

November 25, 2013

The mystery surrounding where the Division II Super Bowl will take place is no more.

Monday saw the Rhode Island Interscholastic League confirm the bowl sites and times for all four divisions. To date, the only division with a confirmed matchup is Division II, with defending champion Cumberland squaring off against West Warwick.

The Clippers and Wizards will meet Sunday, Dec. 8 at Cranston Stadium. The kickoff is 3 p.m. and will be preceded by the Division I contest, which gets underway at high noon.

Jesuina Barbosa Gomes

November 25, 2013

Jesuina Barbosa Gomes

CENTRAL FALLS - Jesuina Barbosa Gomes, 74, entered into eternal peace on Friday, November 22, 2013. Mrs. Gomes was born in Ribeira Ilheu, Mosteiros, Fogo, Cabo Verde. She was the wife of the late Tito Pires Gomes. She was the daughter of the late Casimiro Barbosa Amado and Maria Barbosa Amado. She immigrated to the United States in 1983 and resided Pawtucket, RI.

Lucien V. Plamondon

November 25, 2013

Lucien V. Plamondon

CENTRAL FALLS - Lucien V. Plamondon, 80, passed on November 23rd with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Margaret (Tougas) Plamondon. They have been married for 53 years.
Born in Vermont, he was a son of the late Emile and Exilia (Lambert) Plamondon.
Lucien had been employed by Starline Structures for 28 years and then for The Fair in Cumberland retiring in 2002. He served in the US Army.

Ethel M. Capineri

November 25, 2013

Ethel M. Capineri

Ethel Margaret (Pierce) Capineri, born on September 30, 1928, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Nov. 23, 2013. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Joseph A. Capineri, Esq. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Isa (Hadfield) Pierce of Coventry, RI. She was a registered nurse and a graduate of the Pawtucket Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

November 24th

La Salette’s Festival of Lights set to open Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2013

ATTLEBORO — A Christmas tradition for thousands of families for well over half a century, the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro will flip the switch on its Christmas Festival of Lights Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 28.
But this year’s 60th annual festival, which features more than 350,000 lights illuminating over 10 acres, will incorporate a whopping 800,000 LED lights — twice as many as last year – making the shrine a leader in energy efficiency.
A third of the lights were made possible thanks to donations.

 

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