Archive - Jan 2013
EAST PROVIDENCE â After a game of twists and turns galore, head coach Alex Butler wouldn't say he was thrilled after his East Providence High squad had registered a 74-64 Division I-Central victory over gamey Central High on Wednesday night.
He also didn't downplay it.
âThe key thing for us is we've been working so hard on our zone defense in practice, we wanted to see it work,â he noted as the triumph pushed the Townies back to .500 overall (7-7), and left them at 5-6 in league play. âWe wanted to be in attack mode from the wing to the baseline to the block, and we did that well here.
State and local officials urged residents to take precautions as dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills were forecast for the region through the weekend.
They also advised those at risk of exposure to take shelter at warming centers, including Mathieu Senior Center; 420 Main St., Pawtucket. The site is open from 8:30-4 p.m. daily through Friday.
âDress warmly, in layers, even if you are making a short trip to the mailbox,â advised Woonsocket Emergency Management Director Gary Lataille.
Other tips for dealing with the cold include:
Jeannette M. Barry
LINCOLN- Jeannette M. Barry, 91, of Boulevard Avenue, Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at home. She was the wife of Henry Barry.
Mrs. Barry was born in Laconia, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Joseph A. Baron and Rosa A (Derois) Baron. She was a loving homemaker for her children and husband for over 67 years.
PAWTUCKET- DeGUILIO-WHITE, Elizabeth F. (McBride), 79, passed away January 17th.
Daughter of the late Francis and Urania (Evans) McBride; wife of the late David A. White and Normand A. DeGuilio.
Mother of Peggy Boyle, Beverly Milhomme and Jo-Ann Marzilli; sister of James and Leo McBride, Peggy Lima and the late Francis McBride; grandmother of 4; great-grandmother of 7.
Ester Joyce Dennis
PAWTUCKET- Ester Joyce (Suckiel) Dennis, 77, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, January 21, 2013.
Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Michael and Antonina (Goszczynski) Suckiel, she resided in Attleboro before moving to Pawtucket over ten years ago.
LINCOLN- George Gannites, 84, formerly of Lincoln, died January 1, 2013. He was the husband of the late Ruth ((Noelte) Gannites.
Born in Newark, NJ, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Athena (Evdu) Gannites.
Mr. Gannites was employed with the Limerock Fired Dept. for many years. He retired as the Chief in 1986. He also served with the Lincoln Police in its special police program. He was also a member of the FOPA.
PAWTUCKET - Claudia Read Champoux died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Marcel Andry-Bourgeois.
Jeanne A. Bizier
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA - Jeanne A.(Paquette) Bizier, 83, of S. Attleboro, MA, passed on Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Simeon C. Bizier.
Jeanne was born on March 22, 1929 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts and lived most of her life in South Attleboro.
WARWICK â Lincoln junior Casie Beauchemin must have ice water in her veins. With 2.3 seconds left on the clock, Beauchemin swished two free throws to give the Lions a remarkable 34-33 victory over Warwick Vets on Tuesday afternoon.
Down one point late, the Lions (4-2, Division II-North) were scrambling to make something happen when Beauchemin collided with the Hurricanesâ Casey Bennett. Faced with a 1-and-1, the heroine took her time and found nothing but net on her first attempt to tie the score.
PROVIDENCE â In most of the games itâs played this season, Bishop Keough High starts slowly, suffers from early foul issues, but then surges over the final 10-12 minutes to claim a win.
When facing Hope High in a Division III tilt on Tuesday afternoon, the opposite occurred.
The Koalas went exactly nine minutes and 13 seconds of the second half without scoring a single point, though they had built enough of a cushion to eventually snatch a 33-26 victory over the Blue Wave at its own gymnasium.
PAWTUCKET -- On January 18, the Pawtucket Police Special Squad culminated a long-term investigation into complaints about local drug activity with the arrests of 12 adults and one 16-year-old juvenile female.
The investigation concerned the illegal sale of marijuana, cocaine and heroin in the Pawtucket and Central Falls area. The Special Squad received assistance from members of the Central Falls Police as well as the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
LINCOLN â A 91-year-old Lincoln woman died in her bed in a smokey house fire early Tuesday morning despite the reported attempts of her 90-year-old husband to alert her.
Fire officials identified the victim as Jeannette Barry. Her husband, Henry Barry, made it out of the house safely and is believed to be staying with the couple's son.
EAST PROVIDENCE â The city's streets will be getting a little darker.
In an attempt to rein in spending, more than 1,000 excess street lights are being shut off beginning this month as part of the first phase of the city's streetlight management program adopted by the East Providence Budget Commission.
As a result of a field audit commissioned by the panel last year, 1,225 excess streetlights were identified for shut off with special consideration given to keeping streetlights on at intersections, pedestrian crossings and school and park areas.
PAWTUCKET â A man who was planning director in the City of Newport has been hired to assist Pawtucket in its future planning and redevelopment efforts.
Mayor Donald Grebien has announced that Paige Bronk, who worked for more than a decade in a management capacity for Newport in the areas of planning, development, zoning, grants and historic preservation, has been named Pawtucket's assistant director of planning and redevelopment.
He is scheduled to begin work on Jan. 28.
WARWICK â On a day that saw this country honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and watch as President Obama mapped out his second-term desires, it seemed appropriate to talk leadership.
Specifically, leadership and the set of guidelines college basketball teams employ when selecting captains, along with what this honor means to those bestowed with said responsibility.
PAWTUCKET â Should we stay or should we go? That was the question facing Lincoln head coach Jim Riel during the offseason when the RIIL was getting ready to realign its teams for the 2012-13 campaign.
Stay in the Division I-Eccleston and the Lions would have been competitive night in and night out against the other five public schools in the division. Drop down to Division II and also face a drop in competition, but the Lions would have been one of the clear favorites in the running for a lower state championship.
Rita B. Audette
PAWTUCKET- Rita B. Audette, 88, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ida (Gagnon) Audette.
Rita was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
She is survived by her sister, Yvette Lefebvre. She also leaves her nieces, Alice Dabney, Pauline Coutu, Denise Lefebvre, and Susan Boyd; her nephews, Robert and Ronald Lefebvre. She was the sister of the late Emile and Eugene Audette. She was the aunt of the late Jeannine Audette.
Antonio O. Tenreiro
PAWTUCKET- Tenreiro, Antonio O.,"Tony", age 72, of Pawtucket Ave., died January 19, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Ester (Felix) Tenreiro of 47 years.
Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Albano and Maria Celeste (Morais) Tenreiro.
Tony was owner and operator of Tony's Shoe Service in Central Falls for 35 years.
Wanda H. Lemaire
SEEKONK- Wanda H. (Olearczyk) Lemaire, 87, of Seekonk, formerly of Woodhaven Rd., Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of retired Pawtucket Police Detective Lt. Francis G. Lemaire for 51 years.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Woytas) Olearczyk.
Wanda worked as the Display Ad Supervisor at the Pawtucket Times for many years before retiring in 1993. She enjoyed shopping; watching movies and reading.
PAWTUCKET â The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) held a press conference on Friday announcing its 2013 inductees. The press conference took place in the RIMHOF Museum space located at Hope Artiste Village.