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October 3rd

BREAKING NEWS: Woman hit by truck in Cumberland dies

October 3, 2013

CUMBERLAND – 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, who’s 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.

October 2nd

Pawtucket's Roussel making football waves at Sacred Heart

October 2, 2013

There’s 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 Pioneers’ 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.

A night of fright at Slater Park could be a Halloween delight

October 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Whether you like your Halloween fun to be scary or “illuminating,” there are activities in Slater Park this weekend that fits both bills.

Beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m., Slater Park will host “Fright Night in the Park.” Halloween events will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings only, through Oct. 26 (with the exception of inclement weather).

East Providence bond rating earns a major upgrade

October 2, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – In recognition of the city’s improving financial performance, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Tuesday raised East Providence’s general obligation bond rating five notches to “A” from “BB+”.

“The higher rating is based on our recently released local general obligation criteria, as well as the city’s improving financial performance and liquidity position and lower long-term pension liabilities,” said Standard & Poor’s credit analyst Victor Medeiros.

City granted second enterprise zone

October 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET — 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 “Enterprise Zone” offering tax incentives to new or expanding businesses.

Rufus C. Aldridge

October 2, 2013

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

October 2, 2013

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.

Thomas Duffin

October 2, 2013

Thomas Duffin

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.

October 1st

Pawtucket festival an artistic as well as audience success

October 1, 2013

PAWTUCKET — 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.

“For the third year in a row, we were blessed with extraordinary weather, and it contributed to record crowds,” Baxter stated. “The Arts Festival seems to grow incrementally every year.”

Suspect pleads guilty to 2012 Pawtucket murder; gets 60 years

October 1, 2013

PROVIDENCE — A 20-year-old man with the nickname of “Damage” 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.

Local residents are struggling to deal with shutdown of most federal government functions

October 1, 2013

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.

“I stayed up and watched the entire thing and, personally, I’m with the Republicans on this one because I believe Obamacare will hurt the country,” Morin says. “Of course I’m upset that we have the first government shutdown in nearly two decades, but I’m more upset the Democrats didn’t do more to negotiate with the Republicans to avert this.”

After injury-plagued freshman year, PC's Dunn enters basketball season fully healthy

October 1, 2013

PROVIDENCE — 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.

“A few things stood out to me. He was definitely stronger and his attitude was really upbeat about the upcoming season,” Parker expressed when reached Tuesday. “I think going into this season relatively injury-free as opposed to last year, he’s washed his hands of that so he can be the point guard up at Providence.”

Cumberland squads sweep Northern Division cross country tri-meet with Lincoln, Davies, Scituate

October 1, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The chief worry wasn’t 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.

Central Falls booters win Div. I showdown with Shea

October 1, 2013

Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET — When Central Falls and Shea square off on a soccer field, goals are usually hard to come by.
“We can score goals with anyone in the state,” C.F. coach Carl Africo was saying on Tuesday afternoon, minutes after his Warriors scored a 1-0 victory over the Raiders, “but when we play Shea, I know it’s going to be a low-scoring game. They fight for every inch of the field.”

Brian L. Ellsworth

October 1, 2013

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

October 1, 2013

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.

Gerard D. Lafond

October 1, 2013

Gerard D. Lafond

CUMBERLAND - Gerard D. Lafond, 62, of 480 Metacom Ave., Bristol and formerly of Cumberland passed away Monday in the R. I. Veterans Home, Bristol.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Bernadette (Lemoine) Lafond of Cumberland, and the late Donat Lafond.

Alice P. Champagne

October 1, 2013

Alice P. Champagne

PAWTUCKET - Alice P. Champagne, 83, passed peacefully September 30th with her loving family by her side. Born in Central Falls, she was the wife of the late Leo Champagne.
She dedicated her life to her children, family and friends. She also worked at the family business, Central Falls Glass.

September 30th

SRA spikers drop 3-0 verdict to Div. III foe Johnston

September 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET — St. Raphael Academy head coach Linley Pullem's post-game synopsis of her squad's overall performance was very simply put.
The Saints had just sustained a 3-0 Division III-North loss to Johnston High at the Alumni & Wellness Center late Monday afternoon, and she admitted she saw flashes of brilliance coupled with moments of complete disarray.
“We just need to be more consistent,” she stated.
On this day, SRA squandered three-point cushions in each of the three games, but watched them evaporate due to the Panthers' superior serving.

John R. McKinley

September 30, 2013

John R. McKinley

PAWTUCKET - John R. McKinley, 69, passed on September 30th with his son by his side.

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