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May 20th

Audrey Quinlan

May 20, 2013

Audrey Quinlan

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Audrey Carolyn (Wulff) Quinlan of Swan Court, North Providence and formerly of Pawtucket died on Sunday May, 19, 2013. She was the wife of the late Francis B. "Lefty" Quinlan.
Mrs. Quinlan was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Scott) Wulff.

Thomas F. O'Brien

May 20, 2013

Thomas F. O'Brien

PAWTUCKET - Thomas F. O'Brien, 96, of East Ave., died at Landmark Medical Center on Friday. Born in Pawtucket a son of the late John J. and Delia A. (Flaherty) O'Brien.
Mr. O'Brien lived most of his life in the city. He was a letter carrier for US Postal Service for 31 years, retiring in 1977. He was a veteran of the US Army Signal Corps during WWII.
His only survivor was a friend, Noreen Sherys of Cumberland. He was the brother of the late John J. O'Brien and Winifred Gill.

Rose Sweeting

May 20, 2013

Rose Sweeting

CENTRAL FALLS - Rose (Abraham) Sweeting, 94, of Eben Brown Lane died Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late George Sweeting.
A lifelong resident of Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Moses and Annie (Shabo) Abraham.
Mrs. Sweeting was a jewelry worker for Monet Jewelers, Pawtucket before retiring.
She was a member of St. Ephraim's Syrian Orthodox Church, Central Falls, where she was also a member of the Ladies Society of the Church.

Dr. Nora M. Walker

May 20, 2013

Dr. Nora M. Walker

PAWTUCKET - Dr. Nora M. Walker, 87, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Parfenchuck for twenty-seven years. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Dada) Walker.

May 19th

History was in Larue's sights

May 19, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The diary of a young soldier from Woonsocket detailing his experiences during World War II has brought a first-person flavor to a Shea High School history class
No one remembers exactly how Emilian Larue's leather-bound diary ended up at Shea. By chance one day, history teacher James Matuszek was perusing a shelf in the history department office that held books and videos on WWII. “I pulled out some books and the diary fell out,” said Matuszek. “I started to read and realized, 'Wow, this is incredible stuff.'”

Ethics, investment top Diossa’s to-do list

May 19, 2013

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of the new leaders of Central Falls, a community emerging from the turmoil of bankruptcy to become a virtual New City, with new officials in place and new goals for the future.

CENTRAL FALLS — Remember all that talk months ago about Central Falls merging with other communities, with Pawtucket taking a chunk of the little city and Cumberland picking up the rest?
Well, you can forget about it, now that Mayor James A. Diossa is in charge.

Pawtucket boxer Falowo the talk of Twin River

May 19, 2013

LINCOLN —“No offense to anyone on the card, but I'm here to steal the show!”
That was the sentence Thomas Falowo typed on his Facebook account on Wednesday morning, two days before the Pawtucket middleweight and Manfredo’s Gym product’s six-round fight on Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “New Era” card at the Twin River Event Center.
Those were bold words, considering Falowo was taking on one of the top middleweight prospects in New England in Hartford, Conn. power puncher Tylon Burris, but Falowo strongly backed up his words with arguably his most impressive performance to date.

Results from R.I. Outdoor Track Class Meets

May 19, 2013

This past Saturday was a busy day for the Rhode Island high school outdoor track & field circuit. Below is a list of how area participants fared.

BOYS
CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday – At Cumberland HS
Team standings
1. Bishop Hendricken 115; 2. East Providence 93; 3. LaSalle 64; 4). Central 57; 5. Coventry 54; 6. South Kingstown 43; 7. Chariho 41; 8. Cumberland 38; 9. North Kingstown 37; 10. Cranston West 30; 11. Woonsocket 15; 12. Hope 2.
Local placements
100: 1. Ryan Williams (East Providence) 10.90.
200: 1. Williams 22.20.
400: 3. Justin Andrade (East Providence) 52.80.

Webster, PawSox stomp on Indians

May 19, 2013

PAWTUCKET — It was deemed a terrific Sunday afternoon showdown between two of the premier pitching prospects in the minors today: Pawtucket Red Sox righty Allen Webster, called by Baseball America Boston’s No. 2 hill prize, and Indianapolis’ righthander Gerrit Cole, the Pirates’ top overall prospect.
The pairing didn’t disappoint, at least not early on. Through the first three frames, Webster had retired nine straight, the final four via whiff, while Cole had yielded a harmless, leadoff double to Brandon Snyder in the second.

May 18th

City to smokers: Don’t park your butts (C.F. OKs similar outdoor ban)

May 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The city could become the fourth community in the state to ban smoking in public parks and recreation areas under an ordinance up for consideration by the City Council on Monday.
If passed, it would follow Central Falls, Warren and West Warwick in prohibiting smokers from lighting up outdoors.
Cumberland passed a non-binding ordinance to ban smoking in parks in 2009 but it’s not illegal for people to smoke outdoors.

Firefighters, police, students take part in drill

May 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET—Despite the sight of flashing lights, firetrucks, and American Red Cross volunteers at Fogarty Manor on Friday morning, there was no cause for alarm. The city-owned high-rise was the scene of a “mock disaster” drill designed to provide training in evacuation protocol for a multi-unit building of this type.

May 17th

McGair: BoSox season could hinge on McCoy dominos

May 17, 2013

PAWTUCKET – A Red Sox-themed game of dominos broke out at McCoy Stadium on Friday afternoon, with the playing surface stretching from the plush green grass in left field to the PawSox clubhouse.

As the Pawtucket hitters took their batting practice cuts, pitchers Franklin Morales and Andrew Bailey were positioned in front of the home team’s bullpen. The two injured arms were occupied with their long-toss program, though they made sure to stop every now again to check out the action in the batter’s box.

Rachel Monty

May 17, 2013

Rachel Monty

SEEKONK - Rachel Elinor (Cowles) Monty, 92, formerly of Ellis St., passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the former wife of the late Leo T. Monty, Sr. Born in Northampton, MA, she was a daughter of the late Winfred P. and Jennie (Kentfield) Cowles.

Jose F. Furtado

May 17, 2013

Jose F. Furtado

PAWTUCKET - Jose F. Furtado, 77 died Friday at his home in Pawtucket. He was the husband of Maria L. (Botelho Medeiros) Furtado. Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria Furtado. Jose came to the United States in 1980 and settled in Pawtucket.
Prior to his retirement in 2000 he worked as a machine operator for Elizabeth Webbing in Central Falls. He volunteered and was a member of the Amigos das Terceira and he played for the Holy Spirit Committee and Rancho of St. Anthony's.

May 16th

PawSox unable to complete comeback, fall to Braves

May 16, 2013

PAWTUCKET — This comeback ran out of steam.
After falling behind by a 4-0 score and getting blanked for 7 2/3 innings by Gwinnett Braves righthander Omar Poveda, the Pawtucket Red Sox found a way to battle back in the last two innings off him and reliever Wirfin Obispo and nearly pull off an amazing victory.
But it wasn’t meant to be for the PawSox, who soon found themselves trying to battle back from a 6-1 deficit in their final swings and ended up with a 6-4 loss – their fourth defeat in their last five games – on Thursday night before a small gathering at McCoy Stadium.

Budget picture looking less rosy

May 16, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Last month, school administrators expressed optimism about the proposed school budget for fiscal year 2014, citing an anticipated increase in state aid and expected funding from the city. However, due to the city administration's apparent decision to not provide $511,463 as part of “maintenance of effort” and other adjustments requested by the School Committee, the latest draft is looking decidedly less rosy.

Another milestone for Meals on Wheels

May 16, 2013

The Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island assistance program for the state’s elderly residents hit another milestone Wednesday — serving its 17 millionth meal to Clara Ramos, 80, of Providence.
The highlight meal, this year served by Gov. Lincoln Chafee, is one of a long list of such events marking the work put in by the organization’s volunteers since the 1970s. That work has not only helped elderly residents maintain their nutritional health but also their independence and ability to remain at home.

Eunice M. Simmons

May 16, 2013

Eunice M. Simmons

PAWTUCKET - Eunice M. (Oakland) Simmons, 96, of Salem, NY and formerly of Pawtucket died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Queensbury, NY. She was the wife of the late George F. Simmons.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Millichamp) Oakland, she had lived in Pawtucket all of her life before moving to New York 9 years ago.
Mrs. Simmons was a bookkeeper for the Pelletier Trucking Company, Pawtucket before retiring. She was a 1933 graduate of Pawtucket High School.

May 15th

PawSox' Hamilton deals with injured wrist; Chris Martin's scoreless streak up to 24 innings

May 16, 2013

PAWTUCKET – When the manager mentions “small crack in his bone” in the same sentence as the player’s wrist, it’s easy to dwell on the worst-case scenario.
Gary DiSarcina, however, stated that the Pawtucket Red Sox are in no rush to place first baseman/outfielder Mark Hamilton on the disabled list. On the same day that saw Hamilton honored as International League Hitter of the Week, the 29-year-old jammed his wrist while attempting to make a play in left field.

'Pay-day' loans debated at Statehouse

May 15, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Depending on who you listened to at the House Finance Committee hearing Wednesday, payday lenders are either providers of quick and convenient cash loans for regular folks in temporary financial straits or they are “predators,” “vampires,” “monsters” and “leeches” conniving to trap poor people in an inescapable cycle of debt at “usurious” interest rates.

 

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