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Archive - Aug 2013

August 27th

Pawtucket's new I-95 bridge to be lit at Sept. 7 ceremony

August 27, 2013

PAWTUCKET — How often do you get to go to an Interstate 95 bridge lighting party?

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and the City of Pawtucket, along with support from the Pawtucket Times and Woonsocket Call newspapers, invite the public to join in a celebration of the first lighting of the new Pawtucket River Bridge.

Cumberland officials make peace with Diamond Hill beavers

August 27, 2013

CUMBERLAND – A family of beavers who faced being trapped and killed for causing tree damage and flooding at Diamond Hill Park last spring have gone from condemned prisoners on death row to the new star attractions of what town officials are hoping will be a natural outdoor exhibit to showcase the park’s diverse flora and fauna.

Unearned runs help RailRiders edge PawSox, 2-1

August 27, 2013

PAWTUCKET — After the Pawtucket Red Sox had eked out a pair of stunning – and thrilling – come-from-behind, one-run victories the previous two nights, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre returned the favor on Tuesday evening.
The RailRiders notched two unearned runs, one each in the sixth and seventh frames, to thump the PawSox, 2-1, before a sparse crowd of 4,430 fans at McCoy Stadium.
Manager Dave Miley’s crew rode a superb mound outing from starter Graham Stoneburner, not to mention fellow righty Dellin Betances, to end Pawtucket’s win streak at three.

PawSox's Webster thriving thanks to new mound demeanor

August 27, 2013

PAWTUCKET — From Gary DiSarcina’s perch in the PawSox dugout, the manager is able to hone in and get a proper read on the placid look on Allen Webster’s face, one that until recently had singularly defined the right-hander’s facial expression on the mound.

“He’s got a demeanor that’s really laid back, which is useful at times,” noted DiSarcina.

Robert L. Arnold

August 27, 2013

Robert L. Arnold

LINCOLN - Robert L. Arnold, 78, formerly of Sir Charles Road, died Monday, August 26, 2013 at Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. He was the beloved husband of the late Letitia P. (Wallace) Arnold.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Kenneth H. and Isabelle (Taylor) Arnold, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving to Lincoln in 1989.
Mr. Arnold was an office worker for the former Blackstone Valley Electric Company, now National Grid, for 41 years retiring in 1996.
He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, Pawtucket for over 50 years.

Idalina S. Alves

August 27, 2013

Idalina S. Alves

PROVIDENCE - Idalina "Nonnie" S. (Soares Avellar) Alves, 45 died Friday in Providence.
Calling hours Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Friday 9:00 a.m. LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket, 10:00 a.m. St. Anthony Church, Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefuneralhome.com.

August 26th

East Providence boasts $8.7M in surplus

August 26, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – City Manager Peter Graczykowski has announced that the city ended fiscal 2012 with a general fund surplus of $8.7 million, which will go into the city’s rainy-day reserve fund recommended by the Budget Commission and approved by the voters at the ballot box in November 2012.

The surplus number was reported as part of the annual audit by Parmelee Poirier & Associates, which completed its review of the city’s finances on July 31.

PawSox walk off with 2-1 victory over RailRiders

August 26, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Follow the trail of pixie dust and it will lead you directly to the home clubhouse at McCoy Stadium.
The good times continued at the ballpark Monday night as the PawSox staged a 2-1 walk-off win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Pawtucket trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth before receiving a game-tying sacrifice fly from catcher Ryan Lavarnway and a game-ending RBI single by Mark Hamilton that came on a 3-2 pitch.

PawSox's DiSarcina: Jeter's 'a classy individual'

August 26, 2013

PAWTUCKET — For PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina, seeing Derek Jeter propel himself through the rehab process this past weekend helped conjure up one pleasant memory after another.

“I hadn’t seen him in a while, but the first thing I thought of when I saw him was ‘Man, he’s a classy individual,’” DiSarcina expressed. “In my mind, he and Cal Ripken Jr. were the torchbearers. Cal handed it over to him, and not because Derek won, but it’s the way he won.

Leonard J. Nadeau

August 26, 2013

Leonard J. Nadeau

CENTRAL FALLS - Leonard J. Nadeau, "Lenny" 93, passed on August 25th. He was the husband of Madeleine (Bergeron) Nadeau. They have been married for 63 years.
He was the son of the late Hylas J. and Emiliana (Doherty) Nadeau.
He was a self-employed Audio Video Communications specialist.
Lenny was an Army-Air Corp Veteran of WWII serving as a communications officer and pilot stationed in North Africa, Egypt, Jerusalem and France. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Civil Defense and the Q B's.

Mary V. Quinn

August 26, 2013

Mary V. Quinn

LINCOLN - Mary V. Quinn, 93, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Quinn. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Anna (Connolly) DeGuilio.
Mrs. Quinn had been employed as a clerk in the Handbag Dept. of Apex Stores and later as a textile lab worker for Premier Thread Co. until her retirement in 1985. She was a communicant of St. Jude Church and a member of its Friendly Visitor Program and Women of Spirit. She was also a Girl Scout leader for many years.

Kenneth P. Vary

August 26, 2013

Kenneth P. Vary

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Kenneth P. Vary, 60, of North Attleboro, MA died suddenly on August 20, 2013 in Attleboro, MA
He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Paul E. and Dorice Vary.
Step-son of Yvette Vary of Johnston. Step-brother of Alan and his wife Diane Vary of Florida. Uncle of David and his wife, Lori Vary of Florida. Devoted friend and loving companion of James S. Warren.

Elizabeth H. Crowe

August 26, 2013

Elizabeth H. Crowe

CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth H. Crowe, 86, passed away Saturday at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the widow of Russell Crowe.
Born in North Scituate, she was a daughter of the late Cornelius and Eva (St. Onge) Crowley. She moved to and settled in Cumberland in 1939.

Gertrude Bechard

August 26, 2013

Gertrude Bechard

PAWTUCKET - Gertrude Bechard, 94, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013. She was the wife of the late Joseph Bechard. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Louisina (Desaillier) Lamarre.
Getrude is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Foehr, and her granddaughter, Lisa Foehr. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Her funeral will be private. For online condolences,
www.rifuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Prata Funeral Home.

Armand O. Janelle

August 26, 2013

Armand O. Janelle

PAWTUCKET - Armand "Chipo" O. Janelle, 92, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice L. (Tetreault) Janelle. Born in the Hebronville section of Attleboro, a son of the late Domino and Felicite (Brousseau) Janelle, he resided in Pawtucket since 1947.

Sophie Dzija

August 26, 2013

Sophie Dzija

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, SOPHIE "SALLY" DZIJA, (nee KANACZET), 95; beloved wife of the late Theodore Dzija, devoted mother of Sandra Dzija and her husband Andrew Miller of Baltimore, and Alan Dzija and his wife Marcia Dzija of New York City; loving grandmother of Amy (Timothy) Driscoll, Emily (Matthew) Flowers, Andrew (Genevieve) Dzija, Ben Miller and Ezra Miller; cherished great-grandmother of Madeleine Driscoll, Timothy Driscoll, Grace Flowers, Melody Flowers, Eliott Dzija, and Charles Dzija. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

William A. Cheek

August 26, 2013

William A. Cheek

PAWTUCKET - William A. Cheek, "Bill" 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 23rd. He was the husband of Lillian (Donato) Cheek. They had been married for 53 years.
Bill was an oil truck driver for many years and then worked for Peterson Puritan before retiring. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Maryann Bray, Deborah Britt and Brenda Veverios, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

August 25th

McGair: Bogaerts could be this year's version of Orioles' Machado

August 25, 2013

On the surface, Xander Bogaerts is this year’s answer to Baltimore’s Manny Machado. Both are talented 20-year-olds with left-side-of-the-infield pedigree who have skyrocketed up the organizational ladder, each making their respective debut on an American League East squad during the height of a playoff race.

CF woman has designs on high fashion's big time

August 25, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS — It’s the Super Bowl of fashion design, and Josamir Torres of Central Falls will be there taking her fashion design skills from the classroom to the runway.

Torres, a 2008 graduate of Central Falls High School, is one of 10 student designers at The Art Institute of New York City who have been selected to bring their fashions to the industry’s largest stage – the semiannual New York Fashion Week, one of four major fashion weeks held around the world.

Lincoln High’s newest Lions ‘Roar’

August 25, 2013

LINCOLN – Starting out as a freshman student in high school can be much easier if there are a few familiar faces at the school when the first day of school arrives.

That’s why Lincoln High School Principal Kevin McNamara, staff members of the school and upperclassmen were out in the school’s parking lot on Wednesday for the annual Freshmen Roar night.

Freshmen and their parents could meet the students’ teachers, take a tour of the high school, and also sign up for extracurricular activities such as sports or afterschool clubs.

 

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