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November 4th

William L. Bourgault Jr.

November 4, 2013

William L. Bourgault Jr.

SMITHFIELD - William L. Bourgault Jr, "Bill" 66, passed on November 1st at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. He was the husband of Lucille (Tremblay) Bourgault.
He was the son of the late William L. Bourgault Sr. and Annette (Ouellette) Bourgault.
Bill was the proprietor of Rycourt Metal Fabricators for 20 years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War serving aboard the USS Intrepid.

Marion L. Pothier

November 4, 2013

Marion L. Pothier

PAWTUCKET - Marion L. Pothier, age 88, died Saturday November 2nd 2013 after a brief illness. She had been a resident of Pawtucket for 55 years.
Born in Providence to Joseph E. and Katherine A. (Duffy) Pothier.
She attended Hope High School, was a graduate of Bryant College and earned two Master Degrees from Bentley College and Boston University. She taught business at Natick, MA High School for most of her career. She later worked for Cyborg Systems, Inc. as a software programmer.

Mary E. Goodwin

November 4, 2013

Mary E. Goodwin

RUMFORD - Mary E. Goodwin of Rumford died on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Emerald Bay Manor in Cumberland, RI. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Peter Goodwin and Elizabeth (Curley) Goodwin. Mary was a graduate of Bryant University and taught in the Business Department of the William E. Tolman High School for nearly three decades. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Pawtucket Country Club for more than fifty years. Mary was also a member of the Pawtucket Teachers Alliance as well as the RIAFT Retired Teachers Association.

November 3rd

Mural to greet drivers entering state on I-95

November 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET—A row of mill windows...for someone looking in to glimpse bustling industry and for someone looking out to dream big dreams. This is the image that will soon greet motorists heading into Rhode Island on Interstate 95 near exits 29 and 30 in Pawtucket.

SRA impresses in wild 54-34 win over N.K., moves into four-way tie for second place in Division II-B

November 3, 2013

Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET — The wide-open Division II-B playoff race got a bit more interesting on Saturday afternoon when St. Raphael Academy beat high-scoring North Kingstown at its own game.
The Saints raced to a 54-34 victory over the Skippers, who came in averaging 30 points per league game with their hurry-up offense. This was a football game that turned into a track meet in the third quarter when the two teams combined for 48 points.

Cumberland squads finish fourth at state meet, earn return trips to New Englands

November 3, 2013

FOSTER – All season long, Amy Laverty carried Cumberland High on her slender shoulders. Sunday at the Rhode Island High School Cross Country Championships that took place at Ponaganset High, the sophomore was the recipient of a little help from her Clipper teammates.
The Cumberland girls ended up placing five runners inside the top 50, such a strong showing resulting in a fourth-place finish in the team standings and a coveted spot in next weekend’s New England Championships in Manchester, N.H. As usual, Laverty was the Clippers’ top point getter, finishing eighth with a time of 19:05.

Lincoln nets shootout win over East Greenwich, advances to Wednesday's Div. II semifinals

November 3, 2013

LINCOLN — Like most coaches, Lincoln High chief John D’Aloisio admitted being more relieved than thrilled after his club celebrated an incredibly well-played, physical but nonetheless thrilling 2-1 shootout victory over East Greenwich in a R.I. Division Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday night.
“You really can’t enjoy it until the whole thing is finished,” he confessed with a smile, referring to the fact his Lions still need to furnish two triumphs to capture the state title in which they’ve all been longing.

November 1st

Late TD helps Clippers take 14-7 thriller with Raiders

November 1, 2013

Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET – Cumberland High took advantage of a crucial pass interference call with three minutes left in Friday night’s game and scored the winning touchdown with 79 seconds left in what became a perilous 14-7 victory over a gallant Shea team that deserved a better fate.

RIC awaits challenge of facing PC in exhibition play

November 1, 2013

PROVIDENCE — Earlier this week, Bob Walsh took in a Providence College practice at Alumni Hall.

What did the Rhode Island College head coach glean in advance of Saturday’s 5:30 p.m. exhibition tilt between the Friars and the Anchormen at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center?

“They’re much deeper as far as talent goes, and they have a lot of offensive weapons,” said Walsh when reached Friday. “The guys that the Friars have added – Brandon Austin, Carson Desrosiers, Tyler Harris – they’re all long.

Manuel S. Gomes, Jr.

November 1, 2013

Manuel S. Gomes, Jr.

PAWTUCKET - Manuel S. Gomes, Jr., 39 of Pawtucket died unexpectedly Wednesday. He was the loving husband of Michelle Gomes they were high school sweethearts and had been married for 18 years. Born in Cape Verde he was the son of Manuel Gomes, Sr. and Justa Depina (Rodrigues) Gomes.
Prior to his death Manuel was working as the lead supervisor for food and beverage at Brown University.
Besides his wife and his parents, Manuel is survived by his brothers, Jack Gomes of Cape Verde, Calou Gomes of Providence, Nick Gomes of Cape Verde and Michael Gomes of Pawtucket.

October 31st

Firefighters battle 6-alarm blaze in Lincoln

October 31, 2013

LINCOLN – A fast moving six-alarm fire destroyed a significant portion of the historic Lonsdale Bleachery Mill complex Thursday night as scores of firefighters from Lincoln and surrounding northern Rhode Island communities did their best to contain it.

The fire came in as a box alarm from the mill complex at 5:12 p.m., according to Police Capt. Phillip Gould, and could be seen erupting from windows of a largely vacant mill building along the Blackstone River as fire companies arrived on scene.

Another week, another big test for St. Raphael football team

October 31, 2013

PAWTUCKET -- St. Raphael Academy veteran chief Mike Sassi, his assistants and his gridders have spent hours in front of game films this week in preparation of what could be their most difficult foe thus far in North Kingstown.

When the Saints meet the Skippers in a critical Division II-B bash at 2 p.m., Saturday at Pariseau Field, Sassi’s defense will be trying to halt an uptempo, no-huddle offense that has registered 245 points while compiling a 6-1 overall record and 202 while going 4-1 mark in league action.

Sassi’s crew will enter at 3-3 overall and 3-2 in II-B.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Lincoln mill fire goes to 6 alarms

October 31, 2013

LINCOLN - Firefighters from Woonsocket, Cumberland, Central Falls, Pawtucket and other communities assisted Lincoln Fire Department in battling a fast moving blaze at the vacant Lonsdale Bleachery that broke out about 5 p.m. on Halloween night. Fire crews doused the flames for several hours. The building partially collapsed. There was no word Thursday night on a cause. Read the full story, view additional photos in Friday's Call.

Fire at Lonsdale Mills

October 31, 2013

LINCOLN - A five-alarm fire ripped through the Lonsdale Mills early this evening.
Mutual aid was called from surrounding communities as flames were visible from well beyond the vacant mill, which early reports say has caused a partial collapse of the structure.
A reporter and photographer are at the scene, with more details coming as they are available.

October 30th

Ex-PawSox skipper Beyeler is a repeat champ

October 31, 2013

BOSTON – Wherever Arnie Beyeler goes, championships seem to follow.

One year after piloting the Pawtucket Red Sox to their first Governors’ Cup championship in 28 years, Beyeler received a promotion as the longtime minor-league manager joined the Boston Red Sox as the team’s first-base coach.

Just like that memorable September night when the PawSox celebrated the night away in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Beyeler found himself smack dab in the middle of another champagne-drenched celebration, this one taking place on a much brighter stage.

RED SOX WIN WORLD SERIES!

October 31, 2013

BOSTON – A year ago, they were dead last. Before the season, not many people around baseball believed they had enough talent to escape the American League East basement.
The 2013 Boston Red Sox made the free world stand up and take notice Wednesday night, capping off an incredible worst-to-first turnaround with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series. The championship is the eighth in Boston franchise history and the third since 2004.

New champs are ‘in good shape’ moving forward

October 30, 2013

BOSTON – Whenever a season winds down, the inclination is to stare into a crystal ball, hoping that it will reveal answers regarding the future.

‘Big Hurt’ impressed by Big Papi’s success

October 30, 2013

BOSTON – In the eyes of Frank Thomas, David Ortiz didn’t become the top designated hitter on the planet purely by accident.

“To have success at that position, you’ve got to work on a lot of things during the game that people don’t see,” explained Thomas while watching the Red Sox take batting practice prior to Game 6 of the World Series. “You’ve got to stay mentally focused and you’ve got to stay loose to get up there and jump into a ballgame like you’re 100 percent ready to go.”

Sentinels’ late strike ousts Clippers from Div. II semis

October 30, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — When one of her players asked Cumberland High head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello how her baby was surviving the early moments of a battle between the Clippers and Smithfield on Wednesday night, the elder replied, “Pretty good, I think.”
Immediately after the second-ranked Sentinels had roared to an incredible 3-2 victory in this R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal at Nick Carcieri Field, Capone-Bello kept the same sense of humor, though looked sad doing so.

Maria A. Branco

October 30, 2013

Maria A. Branco

CUMBERLAND - Maria Alice Branco, 75, of England St. passed away Tuesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Joaquim Branco.
Born in Pisao, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria A. (DaSilva) Rosa. She came to this country in 1967 settling in Cumberland.
Mrs. Branco was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland and a member of the Uniao Benificente Portuguese, Pawtucket.

 

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