Archive - 2013
EAST PROVIDENCE - Gilberto DaSilva, 90 died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Evergreen House Health Center. He was the husband of the late Alice D. (Oliveira) DaSilva.
He was born in Feteira, Faial, Azores a son of the late Manuel and Lucrecia (DaGloria) DaCosta.
Mr. DaSilva worked at the Pawtucket Elks Lodge, where he was also a member, before retiring. He was inducted into the New Bedford Whaling Museum Wall of Fame on June 13, 2013.
CUMBERLAND â One more day â at least thatâs the hope that the Cumberland High football team will be allowed to hit its home turf for an intriguing Division II-B contest against St. Raphael Academy.
With the track portion of Tucker Field still in the final phase of completion, school officials decided to push the Cumberland-SRA matchup ahead a day, moving it from Friday night to Saturday night. Kickoff remains at 7 p.m.
LINCOLN â Raise your hand if you can name the two winningest fighters in the three-year history of Classic Entertainment & Sportsâ mixed martial arts division.
If you can name Pawtucket middleweight Todd Chattelle and Woonsocket bantamweight Andre Soukhamthath, you can go to the head to the class.
Both fighters, who train out of Tri-Force MMA in Pawtucket, have won a record five times under the CES colors, and they will look to continue their winning ways tonight at the Twin River Event Center.
PAWTUCKET â A state Health Department disciplinary board has suspended a local dentistâs authority to prescribe controlled substances after providing himself and others with drugs that have nothing to do with pulling teeth.
In one incident, Demetrius James Photopoulos, D.D.S., prescribed the growth hormone omnitrope to a three-year-old in 2012, said the Board of Examiners in Dentistry. The child was given the drug for five months.
CUMBERLAND â An elderly woman was killed Thursday morning after she was
struck by a dairy truck while crossing Dexter Street at the intersection
of Dexter and High Street, police said.
According to police, the woman, whoâs name and age were not being released pending notification of next of kin, was struck around 6 a.m. while she was attempting to cross Dexter Street and was struck by the truck, which was traveling west on High Street, according to police.
Thereâs no doubt that the college football gods were smiling down on Jean-Daniel Roussel this past Saturday when the Pawtucket native and St. Raphael Academy alumnus tied a Sacred Heart record with three interceptions in one game.
The feat, coming in the Pioneersâ 16-0 non-league victory over Bucknell, helped Roussel garner plenty of recognition. He was named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week, with College Football Performance Awards bestowing their National Defensive Back Performer of the Week honor upon him.
PAWTUCKET â Whether you like your Halloween fun to be scary or âilluminating,â there are activities in Slater Park this weekend that fits both bills.
Beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m., Slater Park will host âFright Night in the Park.â Halloween events will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings only, through Oct. 26 (with the exception of inclement weather).
EAST PROVIDENCE â In recognition of the cityâs improving financial performance, Standard & Poorâs Ratings Services Tuesday raised East Providenceâs general obligation bond rating five notches to âAâ from âBB+â.
âThe higher rating is based on our recently released local general obligation criteria, as well as the cityâs improving financial performance and liquidity position and lower long-term pension liabilities,â said Standard & Poorâs credit analyst Victor Medeiros.
PAWTUCKET â Thanks to some tireless lobbying on the part of city officials and local legislators, Pawtucket won approval to have a second neighborhood designated as a state-designated âEnterprise Zoneâ offering tax incentives to new or expanding businesses.
Rufus C. Aldridge
PAWUCKET- Rufus C. Aldridge, 82, died peacefully Monday, September 30, 2013 surrounded by his loved ones. He was the beloved husband of Laurel A. (Kenney) Aldridge for 36 years.
He was born in Gainesville, Texas. He was the son of the late
Stanley J. Remiesiewicz
PAWTUCKET - Stanley J. Remiesiewicz, 91, died Monday, September 30, 2013 at Orchard View Manor, East Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Marie-Therese (Reinartz) Remiesiewicz and the late Lydia (Beben) Remiesiewicz.
SNOWMASS, COLORADO - Thomas Duffin, 44, formerly of Pawtucket passed away at his residence in Colorado on Saturday September 28, 2013.
Born in Pawtucket he was a beloved son of Janice G. (Pellegrini) Duffin of Pawtucket and the late John P. Duffin Jr. He lived in Colorado for the past 25 years where he was employed as a Waiter.
Besides his mother he leaves two devoted brothers, John P. Duffin III and his wife Marie and Craig Duffin and his wife Belinda all of Pawtucket. He also leaves two loving nieces and one nephew.
PAWTUCKET â With the winners of its annual Photo Contest announced on Sunday, the 2013 Pawtucket Arts Festival wrapped up another successful year, said event chairman John Baxter.
âFor the third year in a row, we were blessed with extraordinary weather, and it contributed to record crowds,â Baxter stated. âThe Arts Festival seems to grow incrementally every year.â
PROVIDENCE â A 20-year-old man with the nickname of âDamageâ pleaded guilty Tuesday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to second-degree murder for the July 6, 2012, murder of Joshua Burgo of Pawtucket.
A stalemate in Congress that caused a government shutdown Tuesday for the first time in 17 years came as no surprise for Woonsocket auto mechanic Paul Morin.
âI stayed up and watched the entire thing and, personally, Iâm with the Republicans on this one because I believe Obamacare will hurt the country,â Morin says. âOf course Iâm upset that we have the first government shutdown in nearly two decades, but Iâm more upset the Democrats didnât do more to negotiate with the Republicans to avert this.â
PROVIDENCE â Ask New London High head basketball coach Craig Parker about the summertime impression made by former player Kris Dunn and you will elicit a response that figures to warm the hearts of Providence College followers.
âA few things stood out to me. He was definitely stronger and his attitude was really upbeat about the upcoming season,â Parker expressed when reached Tuesday. âI think going into this season relatively injury-free as opposed to last year, heâs washed his hands of that so he can be the point guard up at Providence.â
CUMBERLAND â The chief worry wasnât the 3.1-mile Monastery course, nor was it the competitors who lined up at the starting line.
Given the Indian Summer-like conditions that blanketed the region Tuesday, there was no question that the weather stood to register the greatest impact during this Northern Division tri-meet for both area males and females.
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â When Central Falls and Shea square off on a soccer field, goals are usually hard to come by.
âWe can score goals with anyone in the state,â C.F. coach Carl Africo was saying on Tuesday afternoon, minutes after his Warriors scored a 1-0 victory over the Raiders, âbut when we play Shea, I know itâs going to be a low-scoring game. They fight for every inch of the field.â
Brian L. Ellsworth
PAWTUCKET - Brian L. Ellsworth, 60, of Pinecrest Drive died unexpectedly Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. He was the husband of the late Elaine F. (Morrison) Ellsworth.
Born in Attleboro, MA., a son of the late Edgar and Helen (Lewis) Ellsworth, he had lived in Pawtucket for over 40 years.
Mr. Ellsworth worked in the Boston Shipyard before retiring.
He coached baseball in the Pineview Little League, and coached for Mayor's Cup in basketball.
Jennie M. Barry
CUMBERLAND - Jennie M. Barry, 93, formerly of Abbott Run Valley Road, passed away Sunday in Cape Cod at home, where she resided with her daughter Cynthia. She was the wife of the late Anthony D. Barry.
Born in Massachusetts, she resided in Massachusetts for a short time, previously residing for 12 years in Old Saybrook, CT, and most of her life in Cumberland.
She was a Communicant of the St. Joan of Arc Church, a former communicant of the St. John Church, Old Saybrook, CT, and was also an active member in the various senior centers in which she lived.