Archive - Feb 2013
PAWTUCKET â With ears still ringing from angry constituentsâ phone calls, the City Council convened a meeting of its Snow Removal Committee on Tuesday night at City Hall.
Councilors Jean Philippe Barros, David Moran, Albert Vitali, Terry Mercer and Larry Tetreault attended. Most of the other key officials were there: Director of Administration/Public Safety Director Tony Pires, Public Works Director Lance Hill, Emergency Management Director Normand Menard, Highway Supervisor Norm Lamoureux, Police Chief Paul King and Fire Chief William Sisson.
PROVIDENCE â Thereâs no need for Lee Goldsbrough to conceal his true emotions. For the first time in his Providence College tenure, basketball is fun.
PROVIDENCE --- St. Raphael Academy picked a bad time to endure its worst offensive performance of the season.
Needing a victory over Moses Brown on Tuesday night in order to clinch sole possession of the Division II-Central crown, the Saints found themselves struggling with their shot from start to finish and left the Quakersâ Waughtel-Howe Field House with an ugly 47-40 defeat.
CENTRAL FALLS - Joseph Forcier, 86, passed February 19th. He was the husband of the late Joan (Donahue) Forcier.
Born in Rumford, a son of the late Camile and Carana (Dodgee) Forcier.
He had been employed as a maintenance mechanic for many years and was a Navy WWII Veteran.
He is survived by two sons, Mark C. Forcier of Tennessee and Philip J. Forcier of Cumberland, a sister, Carana Burch of California and five grandchildren.
Ross H. Jones
CUMBERLAND - Ross H. Jones, 65 of Will Croft, passed away Monday at home. He was the husband of Kathleen M. (Kwolek) Jones.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Elizabeth (Morse) Jones and the late Thomas Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
He was a parts driver for Advanced Auto and formerly employed by Pawtucket Auto and Selrex.
He was a US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam, and was also a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Mr. Jones enjoyed watching Family Guy and NASCAR. He loved his cats and doing crossword puzzles everyday.
PROVIDENCE â Cumberland High senior co-captain Andrew Bauer took a specific but incredibly-optimistic plan into these R.I. Boys Swimming Championships on Monday night.
It was his lofty goal to break his own school mark in the 200-yard freestyle, then set new CHS marks at the 500 distance, not to mention the 50 and 100 freestyles.
EXETER â It was a mighty difficult end to Tolman High's post-season hopes. The Tigers surrendered a game-high 26 points to Exeter/West Greenwich standout Jack Livsey, who notched 22 in the final and overtime stanzas, and the Scarlet Knights eked out an 87-84 win in a R.I. Division II preliminary playoff on Monday.
Claire T. Wade
WEST GREENWICH - Wade, Claire T, 81 of West Greenwich, passed away Thursday February 7, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, daughter of the late George J. and Estelle D. (Lussier) Fontaine. She was the wife of the late Christopher W. Wade Sr.
Survived by one son, Christopher W. Wade Jr, two daughters, Mary Ellen Bourque and Kathleen A Fallon, two sisters, Doris E Fournier and Sister Alice L. Fontaine, SSCH, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
She was the sister of the late Leo A. Fontaine.
Anne C Lewicki
CUMBERLAND - Anne C Lewicki, February 15, 2013. Wife of the late Frederick Lewicki. AT HER REQUEST, SERVICES WERE PRIVATE.
Hilda Marie Dumaine
CAPE COD, MA - Hilda Marie (Blais) Dumaine of Cape Cod, MA passed away Sunday February 17, 2013 after a brief illness at the age of 98. She was the wife of the late Alpha Dumaine, formerly of Pawtucket, RI.
Hilda was a Registered Nurse at the Miriam Hospital in Providence for many years until she retired. She and her family attended St. Cecilia Church of Pawtucket for many years while they resided in this area. She enjoyed baking, camping and spending time with her family. She moved to Florida and the Cape to be closer to her children.
Rita Sylvia Lavallee
CENTRAL FALLS - Rita Sylvia Lavallee, 94, died on Friday, February 15 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence after a short illness. She was the widow of Albert Beaudette. Born in Pawtucket, she lived most of her life in Central Falls. She was the daughter of Edward and Silvia (Lachance) Lavallee.
PAWTUCKET â In a Friday afternoon ceremony attended by city officials, friends and family members, attorney John T. âJackâ Gannon was sworn in as associate judge of the Pawtucket Municipal Court.
PAWTUCKET â Kim Mercer, the deputy superintendent of schools in Pawtucket, appears poised to be named the schools superintendent in neighboring East Providence.
East Providence School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro said that Mercer is the leading candidate chosen by a search committee to become the school district's permanent superintendent, replacing interim East Providence Supt. John DeGoes. He said about 25 educators had applied for the job, and Mercer was deemed the best qualified following interviews with about a half dozen finalists.
PROVIDENCE â Erik Mateo understands the tradition he upheld Saturday, his winning leap of 6 feet, 2 inches ensuring that the boysâ indoor high jump title will remain property of the Central Falls track program for another 12 months.
PROVIDENCE â Out with the âold,â in with the new.
For Cumberland High senior co-captain Courtney Kent, she couldn't have fathomed a better way to close her interscholastic career at the R.I. Girls Swimming Championships, held Saturday afternoon at the recently-finished Brown University natatorium.
Really, who would argue with two individual crowns, not to mention a relay title and a runner-up in another?
WASHINGTON â Demonstrat-ing his unwavering commitment to strengthening Rhode Islandâs middle class families, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) has introduced the Paying a Fair Share Act â legislation that would enact the Buffett Rule and require that Americans earning the highest incomes pay at least the same effective tax rate as middle class families.
PAWTUCKET â A 62-year-old city man remains in critical condition after being injured in an early morning fire Thursday in his apartment at Burns Manor.
Pawtucket Police identified the victim as Richard Rak, who lived in apartment D 102 in the housing complex located at 95 Park St. Rak suffered second- and third-degree burns to his upper torso and is in the intensive care unit at Rhode Island Hospital's Trauma Center.
PROVIDENCE â Two Woonsocket lawmakers â Rep. Robert Phillips and Sen. Marc Cote â want to offer a six-year tax break for businesses that come to or start up in Rhode Island and hire at least two people.
A new company, Phillips told The Call Thursday, would get a 50 percent reduction in its corporate tax for each of the first three years it is in business and a 25 percent reduction for the next three years.
Leon A. Peters
CUMBERLAND - Leon A. Peters 83, of Hunt Street passed away Wednesday February 13, 2013 at Harris Health Center in Central Falls.
Born in Brooklyn, NY he was a son of the late Benjamin and Stella (Chmielewski) Peters. He lived in Cumberland for most of his life.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator for Carol Cable Co. for many years.
He leaves 3 nieces Cheryl Tyler, Karen Kline and Kerri Reith all of Cumberland. He was the brother of the late Lucianna May, Cecelia Reith and Alfred Peters.
Raymond Dooley of Carolina Back Road, Charlestown died on Thursday, February 14, 2013. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Raymond Dooley and Helen (Plante) Dooley.
Mr. Dooley is survived by his brother Michael Dooley of Attleboro and his sister Diane Depoutot of New Hampshire.
Funeral and burial will be private. Please omit flowers. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com