Archive - Mar 2013
PROVIDENCE â A small, sly grin quickly formed on Ed Cooleyâs face upon being asked about reaching out to members of the coaching fraternity with firsthand knowledge of Robert Morris University.
Venturing a guess based on his facial expression, the Providence head coach set some time aside over the weekend to put feelers out. If undertaking the quest of learning more about the Colonials is Cooleyâs pleasure, a valuable resource is located just up the road.
Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien took part in the "Mayors for Wheels" meals delivery event on March 20 for Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island. Founded in 1969, Meals on Wheels delivers roughly 2,000 meals daily throughout the state to provide a reliable source of good nutrition and to help the elderly maintain a sense of independence. Pictured, from left, are Meals on Wheels volunteer Jeff Hartley, Fogarty Manor resident Roland Duffany, City Council President David Moran, and Mayor Grebien.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Get ready to celebrate the return of the herring to the Turner Reservoir.
The annual herring run at Hunts Mills Dam is expected to take place during the weekend of April 13-14 â at least that's the educated guess of expert Keith Gonsalves of the Ten Mile River Watershed Council, who has been invited to speak at the East Providence Historical Society's general meeting tonight at 7 in the Newman Church hall, Rumford.
PAWTUCKET â As Mayor Grebien is dealing with a pension funding crisis, contract negotiations, potholes, the budget and the numerous other pressing issues involved in operating a city, another well-known politician is watching, waiting, and all but confirming his desire to take on the top job.
CUMBERLAND â One day in 2002, Tonya Hurteau was working at her computer when she suddenly realized she couldnât see.
âMy eyes just kind of went black,â she recalls. âI was thinking somebody turned the lights out.â
No one did. She was blind â at least temporarily.
Doctors were able to restore her vision with powerful medication that left a taste in her mouth that reminded her of aluminum foil. But they also figured out the problem was merely a symptom of a much more serious malady. She was suffering from multiple sclerosis.
Earl J. Taylor
CUMBERLAND - Earl J. Taylor, 73, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, March 21, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice (Goulart) Taylor.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Frank E., Sr. and Victoria R. (Freeman) Taylor. Earl worked in maintenance at Washburn Wire, East Providence, until moving to California forty years ago. After retiring, he resided in Connecticut for ten years until moving to Cumberland five years ago. While in Connecticut, Earl was a coach for the Colchester Little League. His favorite pastime was fishing.
Diana D. Preston
PAWTUCKET Diana D. Preston, 46, passed away Thursday March 21, 2013 at the Home & Hospice Care Center of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of David H. Preston.
Born in Providence she was a loving daughter of Thomas A. and Shirley (Plaisted) Davis Sr. of Pawtucket. Diana was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring due to illness she was employed by the Law Offices of Hardy, Tabor and Chudacoff of Pawtucket as a Legal Assistant.
PROVIDENCE â The wounds from Providence Collegeâs 17-point loss to Cincinnati were still in need of suturing when Ed Cooley sat down at a podium inside Madison Square Garden. Clearly determined to not wallow in self-pity following the Friarsâ latest one-and-done result in the Big East Tournament, the head coach elected to use the forum to look down the road.
PROVIDENCE â After months of silence on the comings and goings of the re-configured Big East, Providence College officials had plenty to say Wednesday.
Staging a press conference that served as the lead-in for the PC-Charlotte NIT battle, School President the Rev. Brian J. Shanley and Athletic Director Bob Driscoll spoke for roughly 30 minutes about a wide range of Big East-related topics. The PC power pair not only broke down the leagueâs new structure, they also revealed why they have been so close-mouthed in public over recent weeks.
Members of the Woonsocket Fire Department HazMat team are briefed by Central Falls Fire Chief Robert Bradley and members of the Central Falls Fire Department as an emergency situation unfolds in front of 428 Dexter St. in Central Falls Thursday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE â With the Senate the acknowledged battleground in the same-sex marriage debate this year, proponents and opponents started lining up at 9 a.m. Thursday for a Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled to start at about 5 p.m. By noon people were sitting on the floor along the wall in one long corridor in the Statehouse and the line already snaked around the corner.
CENTRAL FALLS â The past five months or so have been hectic for Jim Bourgault, though he wouldn't have it any other way.
When he's not working as an assistant supervisor in Teknor Apex's Plastics Division, or tending to his wife, Jean, and their three children and two grandchildren, Bourgault is busy weight training in his garage behind his Hunt Street home.
Naturally, he's nicknamed it the âPowerasylum.â
Helen M. Gula
CENTRAL FALLS - Helen M. Gula 85, passed away Wednesday March 20, 2013 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank G. Gula.
Born in Cumberland she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Szlachta) Galuska. She lived in Central Falls for the past 72 years.
Before retiring she was employed as a Payroll Clerk for Apex in the Pawtucket store for 25 years. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella Santa Maria Circle # 58.
Brother Normand R. Goudreau, S.C.
October 11, 1944 - March 21, 2013
PASCOAG - Brother Normand R. Goudreau, S.C., 68, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died after a courageous battle with cancer on March 21, 2013 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, RI. Born in Central Falls, RI, he was the son of the late William and Cora (Chagnon) Goudreau.
PAWTUCKET â He's tackled such subjects as street people in New York City and three generations of Welfare recipients, and has done photo shoots with the likes of Henry Kissinger, Hilary Clinton, Norman Mailer and Bianca Jagger. Now, photojournalist Jesse Nemerofsky is focusing his lens on the city of Pawtucket.
WARWICK - Salhany, Russell, 75, a retired manager for Stop & Shop passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marie T. (Gomes) Salhany. Mr. Salhany served in RI National Guard and was an avid Red Sox fan.
He was the loving father of Steven R. Salhany and his wife, Lisa; Michael R. Salhany and his wife, Elizabeth; and Scott Salhany and his wife, Rhonda; devoted grandfather of Matthew, Christian, Claudia, Savanna, Joseph and Domenic. He was the brother of Richard L. Salhany.
Elaine G. Mallon
PAWTUCKET - Elaine G. Mallon, 81 of Bellmore Drive, Pawtucket, passed away on Wednesday, March 20th at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late James E. Mallon, Jr.
She was born in Seekonk, MA the daughter of the late Charles and Olive (Herbert) LeDuc.
Robert J. and Bella T. Gardner
LINCOLN - Robert J. Gardner, 78, and his wife, Bella T. (Begin) Gardner, 75, both died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by their loving family. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner were married 56 years.
Mrs. Gardner was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Albert and Bella (Bolduc) Begin and had lived in Lincoln for most of her life.
A lone horse grazes in the snow at Ballard's Farm in Lincoln after an overnight storm left a few inches.
Witnessing the investiture of Pope Francis at the Vatican was âone of the most exciting, moving, meaningful experiences Iâve ever had,â Congressman James Langevin said shortly after the rite ended on Tuesday.