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Archive - Jan 2013

January 20th

Fire panel sets trustee workshop

January 20, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The three-member Fire Consolidation Subcommittee will hold a workshop meeting with trustees from the town's four fire districts to discuss concerns and ideas relative to a plan to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts.
The workshop is scheduled to be held on Monday, Feb. 4. Attending the session will be Fire Consolidation Subcommittee members Scott R. Schmitt, Arthur Lambi Jr. and William Murray, along with eight trustees — two from each of the four fire districts.

January 19th

McGair: Regarding Francona’s book, let’s not spoil everything

January 20, 2013

A little of this, a little of that …

Wake me when it’s Tuesday – the day Terry Francona’s juicy and highly anticipated book is scheduled to hit the shelves.
Not a moment too soon.
Look, I understand the importance of publicizing and spreading the word to the masses that there’s something on the immediate horizon that you may want to check out. The particular PR campaign for Francona’s 368-page opus has me a tad confused, however.

January 18th

Pawtucket's Goucher marks 20th season calling hockey games

January 19, 2013

Dave Goucher has been calling hockey games on the radio for much of his adult life – 20 years to be exact. Naturally, the Pawtucket native and graduate of Tolman High monitored the NHL’s labor saga, but as he expressed when contacted earlier this week, he reached a point where countless impasses between the owners and players became too much to digest.

Saints' 'D' highlights easy victory over Mount

January 19, 2013

WOONSOCKET --- Defense has been the name of the game for St. Raphael this year, and on Thursday night, it was the Saints’ tenacious ‘D’ that helped fetch them their sixth Division II victory against no defeats.
Junior forwards Rybecca Gonzalez and Kelsy Lynch shared contest-high scoring honors with 18 points each and had stellar games defensively to help the Saints create the bulk of Mount St. Charles’ 32 turnovers and pave the way to a 77-36 crossover rout on the Mounties’ court.

Vacant house destroyed by blaze was scene of two suspicious fires

January 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET — A vacant house at 171 North Bend Street has been the scene of two suspicious fires in the last six months, and Friday's blaze brought firefighters back a second time in the pre-dawn hours.
Firefighters first responded to a report of a fire in the two-story, woodframe house at around 4 p.m. According to the Pawtucket Police log, three juvenile males, two black and one white, and all approximately 15-years-old, were seen running from the scene.

Armory to host photo exhibit to benefit Station Club Memorial Fund

January 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET — While family and friends of the 100 victims along with survivors of The Station nightclub fire are still waiting for a proper memorial to be erected at the West Warwick site, many went out and got their own personal memorial in the form of a tattoo.

William T. Brunelle

January 18, 2013

William T. Brunelle

PAWTUCKET - William T. "Bill" Brunelle, 85, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Alice S. (Baker) Brunelle for 60 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late William H. and Catherine (Hastings) Brunelle.

Natividade Lopes

January 18, 2013

Natividade Lopes

CUMBERLAND - Natividade Lopes, 100, of Broad St., passed away Wednesday in the Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Joao Lopes.
Born in Insua, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria deJesus (Vinagre) Rebelo. She came to this country at the age of 15 first living in Fall River then Central Falls and settling in Cumberland for the past 70 years.

Therese M. Landry

January 18, 2013

Therese M. Landry

CUMBERLAND - Therese M. Landry, 91, died peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert E. Landry for 59 years until his death in 2000.

January 17th

Red Sox manager to pay a visit to Daniel Bard

January 18, 2013

PROVIDENCE – When it comes to flying the friendly skies, Red Sox manager John Farrell has mapped out a travel schedule that will certainly make the time pass by a little quicker – not mention rack up frequent flyer miles.
Following his appearance at Thursday’s Red Sox-themed “Town Hall Meeting” at La Salle Academy, Farrell will hop on a plane Friday morning and head to Dallas for some face-to-face time with pitcher John Lackey. Farrell then plans to shoot over to Fort Myers on Saturday to see pitchers Felix Doubront and Franklin Morales, both of who have already reported to JetBlue Park.

Pawtucket names new fire marshal

January 17, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Capt. Robert F. Thurber, Jr., a 25-year veteran of the Pawtucket Fire Department, has been named the city's fire marshal, announced Fire Chief William Sisson.
Thurber, who was formerly captain of Engine 2 at the downtown fire station, began his new position on Monday. He replaces the city's former fire marshal, Capt. Steven Parent, who recently retired.
Thurber is the Pawtucket Fire Department's training officer and has coordinated the last five fire schools for the department.
He is also an education instructor/coordinator for the Rhode Island Fire Academy.

Pawtucket Foundation names executive director

January 17, 2013

PAWTUCKET — With a theme of economic optimism for the year ahead, The Pawtucket Foundation hosted over 100 business and elected leaders at its 12th Annual Meeting at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Tuesday evening.
Additionally, the Foundation announced that its new executive director would be Aaron M. Hertzberg, who has served in the position for the past three months in an interim capacity. Hired in 2008, Hertzberg previously worked as the organization's program director. He succeeds Thomas Mann, who resigned to take a new job opportunity.

Cumberland's Crawley named R.I. Gatorade Boys' Cross Country Runner of the Year

January 17, 2013

CHICAGO --- Cumberland High cross country star Trevor Crawley added another accolade to his accomplishments on Thursday with his selection as the 2012-13 Gatorade Rhode Island Boys’ Cross Country Runner of the Year.
The award not only recognizes outstanding athletic excellent, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the race course.

Goldsmith to join Seattle Mariners' radio broadcast team after just one year with PawSox

January 17, 2013

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to report that their radio broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith has earned a job in the Major Leagues. The Seattle Mariners announced today that Goldsmith, the lead radio voice for the PawSox in 2012, has been hired to join their radio team for the 2013 season. Aaron will work with veteran Mariners voice Rick Rizzs to broadcast all Seattle games during the upcoming season.

January 16th

Strong finish carries Townies past Oakers

January 16, 2013

COVENTRY — In East Providence High’s disappointing 50-47 loss to Rogers last Thursday, senior Mary Monagle proved to be one of the bright spots, knocking down six three-pointers to close with a season-high 20 points.
During another key Division II crossover battle against host Coventry on Wednesday night, head coach Mike Solitro drew upon that previous knowledge to help inspire his troops to a 45-38 triumph at the C. Arthur Flori Gymnasium.

Shea blasted by Westerly, 80-61

January 16, 2013

PAWTUCKET — It was one of those nights where you simply tip your cap and commend your opponent for a job well done.
Westerly High left no doubt who the better team was Tuesday at “The Cage,” the Bulldogs fashioning an impressive 80-61 triumph against Shea High. No matter what defensive alignment or lineup combination Shea head coach Matt Pita utilized in desperate hope of knocking Westerly off kilter, nothing seemed to work against a Bulldogs’ outfit that owned both sides of the court.

Chafee budget has no tax increases

January 16, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Boasting a “Back to Basics” budget that contains no increase in taxes – and even a 2 percent reduction in the corporate tax rate over three years – Gov. Lincoln Chafee submitted an $8.1 billion tax and spending plan for 2014 to the General Assembly on Wednesday.
Of the budget total, $3.4 billion will come from state taxes and other revenues, with the rest provided by the federal government.

Juan J. Otero

January 16, 2013

Juan J. Otero

PAWTUCKET- Juan J. Otero, 37, passed unexpectedly on January 13th.
Born in Puerto Rico, a son of the late Juan A. and Ramona (Lopez) Otero.
He had been employed as a bus driver by RIPTA for many years.

Robert E. Fontaine

January 16, 2013

Robert E. Fontaine

ATTLEBORO- Robert E. Fontaine, 77 of South Attleboro, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 after a long battle with ALS. He spent his final days surrounded by his loving family; a testament to the love he shared his entire life. He was the beloved husband of Lucille J. (Major) Fontaine for 55 years.
Born in Pawtucket, RI and a longtime resident of Seekonk, MA, he was a son of the late Leo and Ida (Dorais) Fontaine.

Mary Morra

January 16, 2013

Mary Morra

PAWTUCKET- Mary (Martin) Morra, of Spring Street, Pawtucket Passed away on January 13, 2013.
Mary was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of Florence J. (Jadach) Martin of Pawtucket and the late Horace F. Martin.
Besides her mother Mary is survived by her daughter Amanda Leigh Morra of Pawtucket, her brothers, Michael Martin, and Paul Martin of Pawtucket, Peter Martin of Framingham MA and John Martin of North Kingston. She also leave her sisters Kathleen Marsella of Lincoln and Susan Bourque of Plainville Ma. and 15 nieces and nephews.

 

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