Archive - May 2013
LINCOLN â€“ Local voters will get the chance to offer their say on a proposed $76,138,712 town budget for 2013-14 when the Financial Town Meeting gets under way in Lincoln High School tonight beginning at 7 oâ€™clock.
Michelle Decelles always knew Motherâ€™s Day to be a big day at the Coachmenâ€™s Lodge Restaurant she and her husband, Norman, run at 273 Wrentham Road in Bellingham.
It was a big day for the restaurant but Decelles never fully understood why people wanted to take their Momâ€™s out on that day until she became a Mom six years ago.
â€śI donâ€™t think I realized what motherhood really was until I became a mother myself,â€ť she said while working at the restaurant this week.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” A bomb threat involving Central Falls City Hall prompted an evacuation of employees and tied up traffic along Dexter Street and the surrounding area for more than two hours on Friday morning.
The threat proved to be unfounded and Police Chief James Mendonca gave the â€śall clearâ€ť at around 12:15 p.m. after the Rhode Island State Police Bomb Squad declared the building safe. Two police dogs, trained to detect explosive devices, were used to search the facility and no evidence of any bomb was found.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. â€“ The creed that Daniel Bard swears by nowadays is simple enough.
Jams on the mound are going to arise â€“ but how he reacts and responds to those situations is what matters most. Even the most successful professional pitcher can never be flawless, and therefore he must have an unflappable disposition when confronted with an inevitable first-and-second, no-out jam.
Elaine C. Baskins
CENTRAL FALLS - Elaine C. Baskins, 66, passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on May 9th.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the Alice (Banna) Hindy of North Providence and the late Joseph Hindy.
Elaine was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, and was known for her beautiful voice and generous ways.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tolman High head coach Neil Nachbar easily could have refused an interview on Monday night, especially given the fact his club had just suffered an unfathomable 3-2 Division II crossover loss to the South's marginal Warwick Vets contingent.
He nevertheless acquiesced, despite the fact his Tigers, at the time, fell to 10-2 overall and 9-2 in II-North and remained on the ceiling of the league standings.
FOSTER â€“ Anthony Manzo is seated in a vintage leather barber chair with his muscular right arm extended in front of him as tattoo artist Robert Young prepares to go in.
Clean-cut and bookish-looking in his thick-rimmed eyeglasses, Young gives off the demeanor of a doctor as he pauses for a moment, studying Manzoâ€™s arm with quiet intensity. Youngâ€™s hands are covered in black rubber gloves, one of which is holding aloft a metallic device that looks like some sort of oversized hypodermic.
PAWTUCKETâ€”The owner of a former nightclub at 242 Middle St. was denied a request for a liquor license to re-open based on the club's troubled past and objections from neighbors.
On Wednesday, the City Council's Board of License Commissioners voted 8 to 0 to deny a request by Robert L. Thibeault to obtain a liquor license for Club Macundo. At a public hearing, he told the council that he has had trouble keeping tenants in the commercial building, and he wants to re-open as a club to help pay his taxes.
Janice M. Feuti
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Janice M. (Banach) Feuti, 70, of North Providence passed away on May 6, surrounded by her beloved family.
She leaves her husband Ernest Feuti, daughter Nicole and son Jason. She is also survived by her beloved sisters, brothers and grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 10 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church, 1525 Cranston Street and burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery.
A little of this, a little of that â€¦
There are some sports writers and columnists who believe that one of the jobâ€™s requisites is to put themselves in the shoes of a professional athlete. Itâ€™s as if the power of the pen and computer grants these gatekeepers of the locker room the ability to read millionaireâ€™s minds or to step inside their bodies.
And thatâ€™s when the real trouble ensues.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ After dropping two straight, Shea High skipper Dino Campopiano has been trying to hammer home the honest truth: If his kids wanted to see any semblance of post-season action, they had to start winning â€“ and fast.
Thanks to senior righthander Bryan Quinlan, the Raiders took their first step toward that ultimate goal Wednesday afternoon.
LINCOLNâ€”A lunch of Del's Lemonade, chowder and clamcakes, hot wieners and Autocrat coffee milk already had guests smiling, and when Viola Davis took to the stage, it was a celebration of yet another classic product of Rhode Island.
The award-winning actress was in her home state on Wednesday to attend the 28th annual Rhode Island Tourism Unity Luncheon at the Twin River Event Center. Davis spoke at the event, and received the Rhode Island â€śMaking a Differenceâ€ť Award for her contribution to art and culture tourism in the state.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Gary DiSarcina learned a valuable lesson during his first month managing the Pawtucket Red Sox â€“ the importance of individualism.
Naturally, players who are on Bostonâ€™s 40-man roster tend to warrant more attention, yet itâ€™s important to remember the rest of the clubhouse inhabitants, too. To DiSarcina, itâ€™s paramount to establish a set of guidelines with each player rather than have everyone fall under the same umbrella.
Alex E. Krueger
CUMBERLAND - Alex "Red" E. Krueger, 85 of Arnolds Mills Road, Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Elaine F. (Parmeter) Krueger.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Alexander Krueger and Jeannette (Turner) Hardman. He resided in Cumberland for the past 60 years. previously residing in Pawtucket.
CUMBERLAND â€” Cumberlandâ€™s inability to get the big hit on Tuesday afternoon cost the Clippers an opportunity to pick up a big win.
The Clippers stranded 10 runners on base â€“ five of them in scoring position â€“ and saw La Salle use a three-run uprising in the top of the third inning and some strong pitching from Caleb Gardner to produce a 4-1 victory at Tucker Field.
The Rams, who are 10-1 in Division I-North play (and in second place behind unbeaten Bishop Hendricken) and have now won eight in a row, didnâ€™t need a big hit to take their 3-0 lead off Cumberland starter Rob Reedy.
CUMBERLAND â€” A year ago at these Northern Division Championships, then-Central Falls High junior Tiffany Jenkins finished third overall in the high jump â€“ courtesy of a leap of five feet, one inch â€“ but truly wanted to improve that placement this time around.
Now a senior captain, she accomplished the same 5-1 on Tuesday afternoon, but found herself in a different situation. With the height, she earned the title, so is looking forward to bigger and better things with the premier meets just around the corner.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The cost of getting married in Rhode Island could triple soon.
Pawtucket Rep. Elaine Coderre has introduced legislation that would add a $46 surcharge to the fee for a marriage license to pay for domestic violence prevention.
That would hike the cost of a license â€“ which is currently $24 â€“ to $70.
Of the additional $46, $44 would go to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) to operate the prevention programs and $2 would be kept by the city or town issuing the license.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Slater Mill Museum historic site on the Blackstone River can teach visitors plenty about how cotton is spun into thread and eventually clothing.
But the museum also tells the story of life in the Blackstone Valley before Samuel Slater opened his mill, sparking the American Industrial Revolution; the details can be found in the heritage plants and flowers growing in the garden.
Rita R. Roberts
PAWTUCKET - Rita R. (Butler) Roberts, 93, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Roberts. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Elizabeth (Bouthier) Butler, she resided in Pawtucket and Attleboro for many years.
Rita leaves a daughter, Beverly A. McCabe and her late husband, Jake of Narragansett; three grandchildren, Joan Ricci and her husband, Victor of Narragansett, Patricia Arcieri of Glocester and John T. McCabe of Warwick and three great-grandchildren, Brittany Ricci, Victor Ricci and Oliver Arcieri.
Marie Rita Klucznik
MANCHESTER, CT & ATTLEBORO, MA - Marie Rita (Laplume) Klucznik, 76, of Manchester, CT formerly of Attleboro, MA and Salt Lake City, UT beloved wife of the late Blais M. Klucznik passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Connecticut. Rita was born on July 9, 1936 in Central Falls, RI daughter of the late Herve and Alice (Perreault) Laplume. She was a sweet and gentle woman who enjoyed reading mysteries, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and playing board games with her grandchildren.