Archive - Jun 26, 2013
PROVIDENCE â€“ City and town ordinances to ban or otherwise restrict the possession of pit bulls, or any other specific breeds of dogs or cats would be nullified if legislation passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday becomes law.
Lawmakers voted 59-10 to pass the ordinance over the objection of representatives from Pawtucket and Woonsocket, among other places, who protested taking such decisions out of the hands of municipal leaders. Proponents argued that targeting specific breeds does not make sense.
CUMBERLAND â€” The names have changed, but the results have stayed the same.
A year after cruising through the District IV ranks, as well as the best teams the rest of Rhode Island had to offer, en route to its second straight Major Division state championship, Cumberlandâ€™s formidable â€˜Aâ€™ team picked up where it left off by earning its third mercy-rule victory in as many games before a large gathering at Diamond Hill Park.
PROVIDENCE -- Votes to establish a state budget are annually strange and unwieldy affairs, but the $8.2 billion document that squeaked through the House of Representatives Wednesday night with just two votes to spare was one for the books.
Seth Cohen is proud of the business-like fashion that his client conducted himself in during arguably the most important stretch of basketball in his young life.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Will Middlebrooks spoke so softly that it felt as if the PawSox clubhouse had been transformed into a church.
The struggling third baseman didnâ€™t attempt to mask his disappointment regarding a season that has hardly gone according to plan. For the moment, finding a silver lining in the fact that he was sent down is an impossible endeavor. It probably didnâ€™t ease Middlebrooksâ€™ frustration that Wednesdayâ€™s Red Sox-Rockiesâ€™ game was being featured on the clubhouseâ€™s main television.
Normand J. Fugere
LINCOLN- Normand J. Fugere, 86, of Knollwood Drive, died Tuesday, June 25, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Ellen "Gert" (Pontbriant) Fugere and the husband of the late Clara (Berube) Fugere.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Joseph and Ida (Gagnon) Fugere, he had lived in Lincoln since 1962.
Mr. Fugere was an automotive technician for many years, working for B. A. Dario Ford, Baker Ford, and Notarantonio Ford, retiring in 1981.
Hugh F. McKenna
PASCOAG - Hugh F. McKenna, 97, of Pascoag, formerly of Central Falls, died Monday.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Hugh F. and Ellen (Donahue) McKenna Kelly-Glancy.
He had been employed as a machine operator for Sayles Finishing Co. for over 30 years and retired in 1983. Mr. McKenna was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the former Eugene T. Lefebvre VFW Post #1271. He had been a communicant of the former Holy Trinity Parish.
He is survived by his sister in law Barbara Kelly of Lincoln and several nieces and nephews.
John F. Andrade
PAWTUCKET - John F. Andrade, 95, of West Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket died on Monday, June 24, 2013. He was the husband of Gloria (Pita) Andrade. They were married 65 years.
Mr. Andrade was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Mariano and Mary (Mederois) Andrade. He was a machine operator at American Insulated Wire for many years.
Besides his wife Gloria, Mr. Andrade is survived by his son Michael Andrade of Pawtucket, his brother Joseph Andrade and his sister Natalie Schiavino. He was the father of the late John Joseph Andrade.
Philip J. Teves
PAWTUCKET - Philip J. Teves, 30, of Cottage Street, Pawtucket, died Tuesday at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Kaitlin S. (Mooney) Teves.
Philip was born in Pawtucket, the son of Joseph and Zelia (Barbeiro) Teves. He worked as a loader for UPS and was a follower of all the New England sports teams except football where he was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by his daughter, Kenzie Teves, a brother Jeremy Teves and a sister Lisa Teves.
John P. Donais
PAWTUCKET - John P. Donais, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Born in Fall River, a son of the late John and Rose (Roppe) Donais, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life. John was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served in Europe with the 70th and 3rd Infantry Divisions. He was employed as a Quality Control Inspector at Corning Glass Works and later G.T.E for 45 years before retiring in 1988.
Jose Carlos Dias
PAWTUCKET - Jose Carlos Dias, 68, entered into eternal life on Monday after an illness. He was the husband of Maria F. (Machado) Dias. Jose was born in Terceira, the Azores, a son of the late Jose and Diolinda (deJesus) Dias.
He formerly was a house painter and later became the general maintenance man for the former St. Joseph's Church, now Holy Family Parish of Pawtucket. He and his wife Maria worked at St. Joseph's for several years. He had been a member of "Amigos de Terceira" before his illness.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) â€” New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the shooting death of a friend prosecutors say had angered the NFL player at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong people.
Hernandez, 23, was taken from his North Attleborough home in handcuffs just over a week after Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd's bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park a mile away.