Archive - Feb 14, 2013
WARWICK â€” It was supposed to be a wild free-for-all, unbeaten Cumberland High battling flawless Bishop Hendricken for bragging rights in the state's top division.
Instead, the Hawks strung together seven straight triumphs between 160 pounds and 106 to sail to a stellar 47-9 dual-meet beatdown of the Clippers at the hosts' gymnasium on Thursday night.
CUMBERLAND â€” Heidi Josephson is well aware her Cumberland High squads have little to no chance to compete for state crowns at the R.I. Interscholastic Swimming Championships, slated for the new Brown University natatorium on Saturday at 2 p.m. (for girls) and Sunday at 1 (boys).
That doesn't mean the veteran coach isn't truly excited about what could happen when the starter's gun sounds for the first event.
NORTH PROVIDENCE --- In a contest full of high energy and emotion, not to mention a chance to earn sole possession of the Division II-North regular-season championship, Cumberland did the unthinkable on Wednesday night and went a full six minutes without producing a point early in the second half of its showdown against North Providence.
The Clippersâ€™ cold spell enabled the host Cougars to erase a two-point deficit and rattle off 14 straight points, and that enabled them to keep Cumberland within an armâ€™s length of them the rest of the way and come away with a hard-fought 66-58 victory.
PAWTUCKET -- The arrival of R & D Manufacturing Company in Pawtucket is a homecoming, of sorts, in several meaningful ways.
For one thing, the jewelry maker, formerly of Attleboro and Seekonk, Mass., brings some 50 jobs to the area in industry segmentsâ€”jewelry and manufacturing--where both Pawtucket and Rhode Island as a whole have suffered major declines.
Allyn G. Jackson
CUMBERLAND - Allyn "Jigger" G. Jackson, 94, of Rosemont Avenue, passed away Tuesday at the Home and Hospice Care of RI, Providence. He was the husband of Edith M. (Angell) Jackson.
Born in Ashton, he was the son of the late Frederick and Sarah (Greene) Jackson. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Dorothy M. Madsen
REHOBOTH - Dorothy M. Madsen, of Winthrop Street, Rehoboth Massachusetts and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Mrs. Madsen was the wife of the late Ola Madsen.
Mrs. Madsen was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Watson Wild and Edith (Taylor) Wild.
She is survived by her daughter Donna Benoit of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and a son Dr. Ola Madsen of Southern California. She also leaves her sister Evelyn Matteo of Cumberland. She was the sister of the late William Wild and Edith Wild.
Michael Patrick Mahoney
BROOKLINE, MA - Michael Patrick Mahoney, 64 of Brookline, MA and formerly of
Providence and Seekonk, MA, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. He was the husband of Sandra Smith.
Mr. Mahoney was born in Pawtucket, RI, the son of the late William R. and Mary F. (Mullin) Mahoney.
He was a manager for the former Premier Thread Co. of Lincoln and Bristol, RI. for many years. He also was a mortgage broker in RI for several years until his retirement.
Mr. Mahoney graduated from St. Raphael Academy and Dean College. He attended Bentley College.
Thomas G. Michalopoulos
PAWTUCKET - Michalopoulos, Thomas G., "Arthur", of Pawtucket, RI, died February 13, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence.
Mr. Michalopoulos was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late George and Anna (Carpethos) Michalopoulos. After serving his country in the US Navy, he was a self-employed carpenter and painter. Arthur also was a member of the American Legion, AHEPA and a past Parish Council member for the Greek Orthodox Assumption Church.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A convicted sex offender from Wisconsin who is facing new sex charges in the state courts was slapped with a 46-month jail term in federal prison for failing to register when he moved here in 2011.
Gilberto Morales, 30, of Pawtucket appeared for sentencing Wednesday before U.S. District Judge John J. McConnell Jr., who also ordered Morales to serve 10 years supervised release upon the completion of his jail term.
CUMBERLAND â€” The Cumberland Land Trust holds title to 18 properties throughout the town and has helped protect 350 acres of land acquired through purchase, donation and conservation easements.
On Monday, the Trust announced its latest acquisition: 7.4 acres of land in northern Cumberland located within the watershed of the Diamond Hill drinking water supply reservoir operated by the Pawtucket Water Supply Board.