Archive - Jul 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” The city of Pawtucket recently lost a costly lawsuit involving a 53-year-old female kidney patient who bled to death waiting for a Fire Department ambulance to arrive.
Kenneth G. Audette
PAWTUCKET - Audette, Kenneth G. "Kenny", 58 passed away Saturday at Oakhill Nursing and Rehabilitation in Pawtucket. He was the beloved son of the late George J. and June (Voyer) Audette.
Kenneth was a very special person whose wonderful personality and winning smile brought out the best in everyone he met. He enjoyed going camping with his mother and father in their motor home, visiting construction sites with his dad and listening to country music. He was a loyal fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.
Ellis J. Newton
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ellis J. Newton, 88, formerly of Rumford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Arline (Trahan) Newton.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Jay C. and Pearl (Pennington) Newton. Ellis resided in Rumford over forty years and was a parishioner at Saint Margaret Church.
Lloyd G. Rhodes, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Lloyd "Rusty" G. Rhodes, Sr., 75, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Frances E. (Downey) Rhodes for fifty-one years. Born in Greenville, Ohio, he was a son of the late George F. and Accle Lottie (Wicker) Rhodes.
Vincent E. Moretti
PAWTUCKET - Vincent E. Moretti, formerly of Pawtucket died on July 13, 2013.
Mr. Moretti was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Eugene and Mary (Nicoletti) Moretti.
He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War.
After the war, Mr. Moretti worked at the Fram Corporation for many years.
He is survived by his loving cousins, Alice Marques, Patricia DiLucido, Susan Magill and Mary Lou Altman.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Moretti on Wednesday, July 17th at 10:00 am in St. Teresa's Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket.
Katherine E. McCaughey
PAWTUCKET - Katherine E. McCaughey, 66, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2013. She was the beloved daughter of the late Hugh J. and Ella M. (Turner) McCaughey.
Katherine was a Class of 1975 graduate of Roger Williams University and worked in retail as a buyer, at Ann & Hope, Cumberland for 31 years and for the TJX, Corporation for 10 years.
Katherine leaves many cousins and dear friends.
By JON BAKER
LINCOLN -- Southpaw Kyle Marrapese hurled four-plus innings of superb relief and teammate Dominic Cunha went 2-for-2 with a double, walk, three RBI and two runs scored on Sunday night.
With that and more, the Lincoln All-Stars snatched an easier-than-expected 13-2 victory over Cumberland National in the R.I. Little League District IV Tournamentâ€™s title tilt at Randy Hien Field late Sunday night.
In the process, Lincoln inked its return to the state tourney, and will begin play on Saturday at Cranston Westernâ€™s home.
(Editorâ€™s note: This is the latest in a series of weekly reports about the new city of Central Falls, now clear of bankruptcy and proceeding anew to provide for its residents.)
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ People come from all over the country â€“ indeed, from all over the world â€” to visit Federal Hill in Providence and they come largely for the fine Italian restaurants that line Atwells Avenue.
LINCOLN â€“ In the pantheon of table games, they say craps offers the well-schooled gambler with a head for numbers the best chance of beating the odds.
But on a busy night when chips are flying around an exotic mix of mind-boggling games with names like Spanish 21 and Pai Gow Poker, this may be the safest bet in the house: somebodyâ€™s trying to rig the system.
Thatâ€™s where Detective Lt. John Flaherty comes in. The 23-year veteran of the state police is in charge of the new Gaming Enforcement Unit, created to squeeze cheating and corruption out of the table game business at Twin River.
WOONSOCKET â€” Perhaps 10 minutes after the Lincoln All-Stars had clinched its second straight appearance in the championship final of the R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament â€“ courtesy of a 10-3 victory over Cumberland National at Bernonâ€™s Ayotte Field on Friday night â€“ manager Matt Netto expressed some dissatisfaction.
PAWTUCKETâ€”As her classmates spun Hula Hoops and danced to a deejay, 11-year-old friends Nychelle Torres and Bobbie Walls sampled blueberries and pomegranates. â€śBlueberries are good with honey on them,â€ť Torres stated. The two said they had also enjoyed making their own salsa out of a buffet table of different ingredients provided by Farm Fresh Rhode Island. â€śThe salsa was good, except for some of the spicy tastes,â€ť Torres added.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Eight-year-old Estuardo Estrada of Providence stares up into the beady eyes of a Triceratops, a three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that roamed the earth 65 million years ago.
Illuminated by overhead multi-colored lights, the beastâ€™s head â€“ boasting the largest skull of all land mammals â€” suddenly moves from side to side, itâ€™s short, pointed tail wagging in unison.
The creature suddenly lets out a roar, startling Estrada and the crowd of other junior paleontologists standing nearby.
Wide-eyed and breathless, Estrada grips the hand of his stepfather Gabriel Vargas.
Pauline A. Landry
WOONSOCKET - Pauline A. Landry, 77, died peacefully surrounded by her extended families at the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket on Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Pauline was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Herve and Annette (Morrissette) Landry and lived her life in the Blackstone Valley.
She leaves a cousin and devoted caregiver Jacqueline Tondreau and her family of Cumberland and the dedicated and loving staff on the third floor of Trinity Center, especially Kathy, Josette, Christina (Sweetie Pie), and Eric (Tattoo).
Glenn C. Postle
PAWTUCKET - Glenn C. Postle, 59, of East Ave. passed away Friday at home. He was the beloved son of the late Wilfred and Margaret (Wilkinson) Postle Jr.
Born in Providence he resided in Lincoln for the past twenty years. He was a Lincoln High School and CCRI graduate.
He was a member of the Cumberland Community Chorus, and the group, "Encore - For Your Pleasure."
He leaves a brother Wilfred Postle III and his wife Kara and was the brother of the late Wayne Postle. He also leave aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€” Pineview All-Starsâ€™ skipper Joe Clark received the good news on Tuesday night.
That is, his state champion Big League squad would, in fact, make the trip to the Eastern Regional Big League Tournament in Dover, Del.
After Pineview recorded an easy 10-1 victory over East Greenwich in the state title tilt at its own Presidentâ€™s Field on Sunday night, it qualified for its second straight and seventh berth in the regional affair in the past 10 years.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” After steamrolling its opposition in its first eight games by a combined score of 107-17, Chris Bodington knew that his Cumberland All-Star team needed to sweat out a close contest somewhere down the line if it planned to take on the finest teams in New England in the extra-competitive Eastern Regionals.
LINCOLN â€“ Nick Zammarelli boarded a plane Thursday night fully confident that he made the correct decision â€“ one that figures to benefit him in the long run.
As tempting as it was to turn pro, the recent Lincoln High School graduate believes in his heart of hearts that the pursuit can wait a few years. College life featuring side orders of education and baseball at North Carolinaâ€™s Elon University beckons for the 18-year-old Zammarelli following a spring and summer that can be best summed up as a whirlwind.
PAWTUCKET â€” After having suffered eight straight defeats at Rochester and Lehigh Valley over the past eight days, the Pawtucket Red Sox desperately wanted to break that horrendous string against these same Red Wings on Thursday night.
The PawSox not only were swept in two consecutive four-game sets for the first time since last June 18-25, but went victory-less on a road trip of eight games or more dating back to 1988.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ A Rhode Island State Police investigation has found no sufficient facts or probable cause to back up allegations that two members of the City Council unlawfully influenced City Manager Peter Graczykowski to place Police Chief Joseph Tavares on paid administrative leave in return for a new employment contract for Graczkowski.
PAWTUCKET â€” Freeze frame. The School Department currently has a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014. However, while the School Committee approved the $102 million spending plan on Wednesday night, there are several big expenses looming that could change this picture considerably.
Schools Superintendent Deborah Cylke noted that, by Charter rule, the School Department is required to send the city a budget by April 30 of each year. On April 23, a fiscal 2014 budget was presented to school officials reflecting known revenue and expenditures.