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Has a nice ring to it: How Pawtucket's Governors' Cup keepsake came to be

February 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The finished product had to be something that embodied the 2012 Governors’ Cup title the Pawtucket Red Sox won.
After discussing the anatomy of a championship ring – a glittery reminder of what was achieved – with PawSox general manager Lou Schwechheimer, it became clear why so much time and energy was put into coming up with the perfect keepsake. For the purpose of this exercise, we thought it would be appropriate to touch upon several key subject plots that were taken into consideration during the “has a nice ring to it” process.

Finding the right designer

Johnston hands SRA girls hoop team first Div. II loss

February 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — After watching his team handily win its first nine Division II games of the season by double figures, seven by more than 17 points, St. Raphael Academy head coach Fred Saunders got what he longed to see on Monday night – a competitive, down-to-the-wire duel against a formidable opponent.
But while he got a tight battle in his team’s crossover game against Johnston, he and his players didn’t get the final result they wanted.

Ratha Dasi Heyda

February 4, 2013

Ratha Dasi Heyda

NORTH CAROLINA - Ratha Dasi Heyda, also known as Rasa, 41, died peacefully at her family's home in North Carolina surrounded by loved ones on 24 Dec 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She had most recently worked as a triple board resident (pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry) at Brown University while living in Pawtucket.

Pauline Mary Hanley

February 4, 2013

Pauline Mary Hanley

JUPITER, FL. - Pauline Mary Hanley, age 93, of Jupiter, FL passed away on January 30, 2013. She was born in Cumberland, RI and lived in Pawtucket and Little Compton, RI until moving to Jupiter over 20 years ago. Pauline was a social worker for the State of Rhode Island.

Anita Gaudreau

February 4, 2013

Anita Gaudreau

CENTRAL FALLS - Anita (Levasseur) Gaudreau, 97, passed February 3rd. She was the wife of the late Maurice H. Gaudreau.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Hermilina (Bedard) Levasseur. She had been employed as a seamstress for many years.

Charles A. Vaslet

February 4, 2013

Charles A. Vaslet

CUMBERLAND - Charles A. Vaslet, 93, of Chambers Street and formerly of Reservoir Avenue, Lincoln died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Grandview Center, Cumberland. He was the husband of the late Corinne M. (Goyette) Vaslet.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late George J. and Carrie M. (Corrigan) Vaslet, he had lived in Lincoln for 59 years before moving to Cumberland 4 years ago.
Mr. Vaslet was a machinist at Hope Webbing and Pawtucket Fastener for many years before retiring in 1984.
He was a graduate of Attleboro High School and was a World War II Army veteran.

Kettle Point multi-family project on docket Tuesday night

February 4, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE — Planning Director Jeanne M. Boyle is slated to deliver some positive economic development news to the Town Council tonight, including reports that the developer of the Metacomet Office Park in East Providence is moving ahead with a proposal to construct a 430-unit multi-family development at Kettle Point.
A formal application has been submitted to the Waterfront Commission by real estate developer Churchill and Banks, which is proposing to begin construction on the new project later this year.
The council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 145 Taunton Ave.

$4M in federal funds means 21 new firefighters

February 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Thanks to some convincing grant writing and aided by congressional support, Pawtucket will be receiving over $4 million in federal funds to hire 21 new firefighters.

Tolman baseball team to play Newtown High at McCoy Stadium

February 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The heartfelt initiative of Tolman High baseball coach Theo Murray coupled with the open-arms approach of PawSox president Mike Tamburro has helped lay the groundwork for a special event scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at McCoy Stadium.
A high school baseball game will take place that day with first pitch set for 11:30 a.m. This non-league, seven-inning affair will produce a winner and a defeated party, but the outcome will be a footnote in a symphony composed in fellowship, compassion and healing.

SRA's basketball playoff fate hanging by a thread after loss to Hendricken at the buzzer

February 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET – St. Raphael was confronted with a harsh reality following Saturday’s 55-52 buzzer-beating loss to Bishop Hendricken.
Not only do the Saints have to win out, but they also find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to rely on other teams in hopes of cracking the Division I tournament. Bids are extended to the top 10 finishers. At the moment, SRA’s 5-10 mark is good for 11th best, meaning hope was not completely lost when Hendricken’s Kazre Cummings came down and nailed a 3-pointer on the left wing as time expired.

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