Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” A city woman is suing the city for $1 million in damages that she maintains were incurred as the result of a fall on Prospect Street during the summer.
A representative of the Orabona Law Offices in Providence notified the city clerk last August that Sherry Ambers, of 560 Prospect St., Pawtucket, was injured in an accident on Aug. 14. Ambers was reportedly injured when she was walking down Prospect Street and stepped on a large piece of metal.
In analyzing this weekâ€™s slate of high school football games, we thought it would be appropriate to categorize them via the following tiers:
-- Let the good times continue to roll.
-- Time to circle the wagons and bounce back.
-- Borrowing from The Doors, itâ€™s time to break on through.
Alice M. Kutniewski
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. Kutniewski, 93, of Japonica Street passed away Tuesday October 8, 2013 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Kutniewski.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Fryc) Grygiel. She lived in Central Falls for most of her life.
CUMBERLAND - Antonio Chavier, 81, went to be with the Lord on October 9th with his loving wife by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia (Oliveira) Chavier and his four children, daughter, Tesha, son, Eric Chavier and his wife Cindy, daughter, Monique Chavier and son, Kenneth Chavier and four grandchildren.
He was a member of Local 251 Teamsters and worked as a Truck Driver for 42 years before retiring in 1989.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Itâ€™s a new concept: using social media to reach out to investors to fund private and government projects. Recently, the city of Central Falls decided to try the method, known as â€ścrowdfunding,â€ť to pay for five new steel trash/recycling bins for Jenks Park. To date, the city is about a tenth of the way there, but those involved are voicing optimism about the potential to reach the goal.
PAWTUCKET â€” While the City Council is typically granted the information it asks for, the need to protect the anonymity of undercover police officers trumped a request for details about the purchases of vehicles made by the city administration outside of normal purchasing procedures.
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PAWTUCKET â€“ Tolman High enhanced its playoff hopes on Wednesday with a solid 2-0 upset victory over Hope High on Wednesday evening at McKinnon-Alves Field.
Ibrahima Male and Sebastian Estrada netted first-half goals for the Tigers and goalie Adam Ghazal took care of the rest, making 16 saves, several of the spectacular variety, to keep Hope (now 5-3-1) off the scoreboard.
â€śAdam is the best goalie Iâ€™ve seen so far this season,â€ť Tolman coach Jack Couto admitted after the match ended. â€śIf not for Adam, Hope probably would have had four goals.â€ť
Thomas F.P. Kerr
PAWTUCKET - Thomas F.P. Kerr, 78, passed on October 8th, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Susan J. (Putnam) Kerr.
Thomas was the manager of Walpole Recycling/Stop & Shop for 15 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by many loving children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET - Zona, Patricia, 69, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Paul Zona. They were happily married for 32 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Helen (Morrone) Falso.
Patricia was the service director for various car dealerships in Rhode Island. She enjoyed spending time playing golf and gardening.
PROVIDENCE â€” Citing changed circumstances, the state Ethics Commission says Cumberland Town Councilman Scott Schmitt may participate and vote after all in matters where attorney Scott Partington, a former council president, represents clients.
Last February, the commission issued the opposite opinion, saying Schmitt must recuse himself in matters involving Partington because Partingtonâ€™s law office rents space in a building that was owned at the time by ARS Holdings, a company owned by Schmitt and his wife.
PAWTUCKET â€” Maybe itâ€™s the concerns about global warming. Or just nostalgia for shady lanes. Whatever the reason, residents have responded positively to an offer from the city to have trees planted along sidewalks, free of charge.
SMITHFIELD â€“ More than anything, Cumberland High sophomore Amy Laverty wanted to team with her harrier friends and upset fellow powerhouse Smithfield to claim a most elusive Northern Division championship.
The Sentinels, however, provided too much depth in this â€śBattle of Unbeatens,â€ť and closed the season with a perfect 11-0 mark after edging the gutsy Clippers, 24-34, at Deerfield Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Jane S. Barlow
PAWTUCKET - Jane S. Barlow, 78, died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island surrounded by her loved ones. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard G. Barlow. Jane was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Brown) Durand and lived her entire life in Pawtucket. She was a proud homemaker and was devoted to her children and her grandchildren. She enjoyed doing crafts and loved fishing.
Leona A. Berard
SARASOTA - Leona A. Berard, 98, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Tidewell Hospice House of Sarasota with her daughter Denise at her side. She was the devoted wife for 55 years to the late Eugene H. Berard.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Dolor and Leonile (Baris) Dery.
Marie A. Lagesse
PROVIDENCE - Marie A. (Sangiovanni) Lagesse, 64 died Friday, October 4th at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Steven Lagesse and they were married for 40 years. Born in Providence she was the daughter of Anna (Pesce) Sangiovanni and the late Peter Sangiovanni.
Prior to her retirement in 2005, Marie worked as a school teacher for the North Providence School Department.
Kathleen M. SanBento
SOUTH KINGSTON - Kathleen Mary SanBento, 59, of Kingston, died Monday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Thomas J. SanBento for 33 years.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Mary (Barry) Pearson of Lincoln and the late William Murphy, and stepdaughter of Ronald Pearson of Lincoln.
Most recently, Mrs. SanBento had been working with autistic children at the Olean Center, in particular, Kale. She loved music, dancing, swimming in the ocean, cooking, and doing yoga with her friends.
PAWTUCKET â€” A man and woman who police say maintained two residences in the city where drugs and related paraphernalia were found were arrested Friday following an investigation by the Police Department's Special Squad.
According to Police Major Arthur Martins, on Oct. 4, members of the Special Squad executed two search warrants for two addresses, 10 George St., apartment 24 and 18 Dudley St., apartment 3. He said that evidence police recovered indicated that the couple had maintained tenancy at both apartments.
PAWTUCKET â€” A little over a month after the much-talked-about merger with the Care New England Health System, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island on Thursday laid off seven employees in a cost-cutting move.
Susan McDonald, a spokesperson for the hospital, confirmed the seven job reductions, but said that one of the individuals, a senior vice president, had retired. She said the layoffs had included another senior vice president, two employees who had worked in Memorial Hospital's print shop, and three in facilities management.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Thereâ€™s cause for optimism regarding the boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ cross-country programs at Tolman High.
With both squads fielding extremely young squads this fall, meets like the one on Monday afternoon at Slater Park will serve as stepping stones for future seasons. The Tolman boys posted a 22-32 victory over Moses Brown, though dropped a 22-33 decision to East Providence.