Archive - Sep 2013
PROVIDENCE â€“ A 15-count superseding federal indictment returned by a Providence grand jury on Wednesday names eight individuals, including three from Central Falls and three from Pawtucket in a contraband cigarette trafficking scheme.
Tolman High head coach Dave Caito calls it the start of a new season. In many ways, this weekendâ€™s Rhode Island high school football schedule is just that for the local teams.
The time has come to put what has amounted to nearly five weeks of preseason camp in the rearview mirror. The 2013 campaign begins in earnest Friday night with the opening of league play, a time where teams battle it out for division championships and jockey for position in league standings, all fighting toward a common goal: to make it to that next â€“ and final â€“ â€śnewâ€ť â€“ season, a.k.a. the playoffs.
William E. Martin
CUMBERLAND - William E. Martin, 72, of Clark Street. passed away Wednesday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Lora G. (Parker) Martin.
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Joseph D. Reynolds III
PROVIDENCE - Joseph D. Reynolds III, 44, passed unexpectedly on September 17th.
He was the son of Joseph D. Reynolds Jr. and Rosemary (Horton) Guindon.
He had been employed as a Machinist for Invensys of Foxboro for 25 years.
Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Timothy M. Reynolds and his wife Marissa of Coventry, Douglas M. Reynolds and his wife Shaira of Barrington, Raymond P. Gagnon, a sister, Melissa Gagnon of Pawtucket, and seven nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tolman High head coach Bel Pereira had hoped his squad would sew up what would've been a stellar 2-1 triumph over Division III-A rival St. Raphael Academy on Wednesday evening, but that wish fell by the wayside with one simple boot.
With 10 minutes left in regulation, and after a Tiger defender had been whistled for an infraction just outside her own zone's penalty box, officials awarded talented senior co-captain Kyanna Ivey-Jones an indirect kick from about 22 yards out.
PAWTUCKETâ€”A 20-ton recycling truck driving the wrong way down a one-way street is a liability waiting to happen, says City Councilor Terry Mercer. As such, he and others on the City Council want to see changes made by the city's trash disposal vendor so this action does keep recurring.
CENTRAL FALLS - Rollande Michaud, 82, formerly a longtime Seekonk resident, passed on September 17th with her son by her side. She was the wife of the late Lawrence A. Michaud.
Born in Central Falls, Rollande was a daughter of the late Dorilas and Albertine (Berard) Bergeron.
She had been employed by Apex of Pawtucket for over 30 years and was a former member of the Wilfred Manor Association.
Bernard P. Devlin
PAWTUCKET - Devlin, Bernard P., 82, of Burgess Avenue, Pawtucket passed away on September 17, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Patricia (Regan) Devlin. Bernard was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Patrick and Lydia (Masse) Devlin.
Mr. Devlin graduated from St. Raphael Academy in 1949 and went on to the Rhode Island School of Design for drafting. He worked as a draftsman in the Fram Corporation Engineering Department. Bernard also served his country in the Army during the Korean War.
Gertraud "Traudie" Campbell
LINCOLN - Campbell, Gertraud "Traudie" (Machalett) died September 15, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. Traudie was the wife of James Campbell. She was born September 24, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Walter & Elsa Machalett.
William J. Vaudrain
PAWTUCKET - William J. Vaudrain, 81, died unexpectedly at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford on Monday, September 16, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Jean (Auger) Vaudrain for 58 years. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Noel and Leda (Ouellette) Vaudrain and was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” A 27-year-old Central Falls man received two yearsâ€™ probation after admitting he practiced dentistry illegally from his Clay Street apartment.
Ray Guillen, of 77 Clay St., Apt. 2, pleaded no contest Monday before Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Lanphear to practicing without a license. As part of the plea agreement, a drug possession count was amended to one of maintaining a public nuisance, and two remaining charges were dismissed, according to the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office.
PAWTUCKET â€” A suspicious fire that heavily damaged a vacant two-family house at 6 Bloomingdale Ave., near the intersection with Dix Avenue, late Monday night is under investigation by city and state fire officials.
Fire Capt. Robert Thurber, the cityâ€™s fire marshal, said firefighters were called to the wood-frame dwelling at around 10:30 p.m. They extinguished the fire, but had to return several hours later, at around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, when a â€śhot spotâ€ť ignited a second blaze underneath the ceiling on the first floor.
CUMBERLAND â€” The same olâ€™ affliction keeps raring itâ€™s ugly head for Cumberland High.
Thatâ€™s why head coach Anthony Silva promised moments after a 0-0 Division I stalemate with Barrington on the Tucker Field Annex turf on Tuesday afternoon that his primary focus at todayâ€™s practice session would be creating more offense.
â€śI thought we played well overall,â€ť he sighed following the bittersweet tie, one that left the Clippers at 1-2-1 overall and in league action. â€śWeâ€™ve been lacking offense, and â€“ sometimes â€“ thatâ€™s just the way the game of soccer goes.
Exilda M. Doucette
PAWTUCKET - Exilda M. Doucette, 91, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Facility. She was the beloved wife of Roland G. Doucette to whom she was married for 73 years.
She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Louis and Dorina (Paquette) Morin and was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. Mrs. Doucette was a sales associate in the former Apex Department store retiring after 32 years of exceptional customer service.
She was a former member of the Central Falls Community Center.
Jose Figueroa Jr.
CHELSEA, MA. - Jose Figueroa Jr., formerly of Central Falls, passed away September 13, 2013.
He was the husband of Ashanti (Fernandes) Figueroa. Born in New Bedford, a son of Jose Figueroa of Boston and the late Awilda Cuba. He was also the step-son of Enrique Porto of Central Falls. He had lived in Central Falls several years before moving to Chelsea.
James L. Campbell
PAWTUCKET - James L. Campbell, 80, of Pawtucket, died September 15, 2013. He was the husband of Barbara (Ventruska) Campbell. He was born in Pawtucket. Son of the late Leo and Loretta (Kelly) Campbell. He was employed by American Insulated Wire Co. for fifty years until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
Besides his wife he is survived by two children James Campbell of San Diego, CA and Diane Fuller of Pawtucket. Six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
BOSTON â€“ The Boston Red Soxâ€™ â€śHats off to Heroes Programâ€ť honored Technical Sergeant Joshua Lemois during Sunday nightâ€™s contest at Fenway Park against the New York Yankees. The ceremony took place at the end of the fourth inning.
TSgt Lemois is a member of the United States Air Force where he has served for the last 13 years. A Cumberland native, TSgt Lemois served in Saudi Arabia and volunteered for deployment in Afghanistan during his second tour of duty.
LINCOLN â€“ A 19-year Burrillville man faces a felony breaking and entering charge after he allegedly attempted to enter a womanâ€™s 6 Railroad St. home, where his girlfriend was being sheltered over a domestic incident early Thursday morning.
Joel A. Rouillard, of 1000 Douglas Pike, Burrillville, allegedly attempted to enter the womanâ€™s home by pulling an air conditioning unit out of a window where it had been installed and running, according to Patrolman Alvaro E. Herrera.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ The future is still uncertain for a rescue greyhound named Lady who underwent a third round of surgery Monday after she â€“ and the 82-year-old woman who owns her â€“ were both attacked by a neighborâ€™s pit bull mix.
Wanda Misiaszek, of 175 St. Paul St., fell to the ground, striking her head, and she was bitten on the arm and fingers as she tried to protect Lady. The dog, meanwhile, suffered multiple deep puncture wounds, according to her nephew, Michael Calo.
Norman B. Grenier
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Norman B. Grenier, 83, of Douglas Avenue died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. He was the husband of Luella G. (Rainey) Grenier.
Mr. Grenier had lived in Florida before moving to North Providence 5 years ago.
He was a truck driver for many years and had worked at Scott Brass, Cranston for 8 years. He was also a bus driver for Conway Bus, Cumberland for several years.