Archive - Feb 14, 2013
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.
PAWTUCKET â€” Over 300 of the city's 11th graders are in big trouble. These are the students enrolled at the city's three high schools who face the prospect of not being able to graduate in June, 2014 due to their low performance on last October's New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) tests.
Nevertheless school officials say they are optimistic about several plans to reach these at-risk juniors and help them to improve their NECAP scores on next year's tests.
WARWICK â€” Six days away from basketball did very little to slow down St. Raphael on Wednesday afternoon.
The Saints maintained its hold on the top spot in the Division II-Central standings with an easy victory on the road over two-win Pilgrim. Senior Lauren Gaj and sophomore Kaylee Oliver led the way offensively in a 60-31 triumph that was said and done by halftime.