Archive - 2013
Marilyn E. Lefaivre
SEEKONK - Marilyn Edith (Chestnut) Lefaivre, 73, of Seekonk, died unexpectedly at Sturdy Memorial Hospital on September 17, 2013. Born in Attleboro on February 24, 1940, she was the daughter of the late George Edmund Chestnut and Edith Virginia (Claflin) Chestnut and lived almost her entire life in Seekonk. She was the former wife of Allen D. Lefaivre of Pawtucket, RI.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Police have made two arrests in connection with Sundayâs
shooting at Onna Moniz John Park, but are not releasing the names of the
suspects until later this afternoon pending further investigation,
according to police Lt. Michael David.
âWe have two individuals in custody,â David said. "The quick arrests in
this are a direct result of police officers being familiar with the
community in which they work and inter agency cooperation."
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old victim in the shooting was being listed today
Hendricken Field, the official name of the onetime campus venue for Providence College baseball, no longer has a spacious, perfectly trimmed lawn. In its stead is an outdoor track and field complex that stands on the threshold of completion.
CUMBERLAND --- Ever since organizations such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash burst onto the scene in 2010, obstacle racing has become the rage and the âto-doâ activity for runners and non-athletes alike in this country and overseas.
Runners would try to complete a race â from your average 5K to a marathon â on a trail course that has its share of mud, ponds, and rocks and is littered with obstacles, ranging from climbing over walls to crossing balance beams, crawling under barbed wire, and jumping over fire pits.
PAWTUCKETâPawtucket Police have recently come upon a phenomenon involving older model stolen vehicles and apparent cases of ownership fraud somehow slipping through the state's Department of Motor Vehicles registration system.
According to Police Chief Paul King, within the past six months or so, about a dozen cars that city residents have purchased off of private owners have turned out to be stolen, unbeknownst to the new owner. The issue, it seems, is that for cars older than 2000 models, no title is required to register the vehicle in Rhode Island.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Friday marked the four-year anniversary of an unsolved arson and hate crime in the city, and even though the case remains cold, East Providence police say they are still reviewing all aspects of the investigation in hopes of developing further leads.
On Sept. 27, 2009, anti-Semitic graffiti, including swatiskas and a racial slur, were spray-painted on a Ferris Avenue home in Rumford before the back of it was set on fire with an accelerant. A family sleeping in the home was able to get out safely, but the suspect responsible for setting the fire was never caught.
LINCOLN â Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academyâs Drew Madden, 27, admits skydiving was never really on his list of things to do someday.
But that wonât keep Madden from bailing out of a plane over Middletown this afternoon with Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist.
Madden, a noted math instructor for the Blackstone Valley Prep charter school network serving Lincoln, Cumberland, Central Falls and Pawtucket, made a commitment over the summer to support the middle schoolâs reading program, and his skydiving excursion is the payoff of that endeavor.
PAWTUCKET â It seems a lot of photographers have an idea about what represents a slice of life in Pawtucket. Over 300 submissions were received for the cityâs 15th annual Photo Contest under the theme âA Piece of Pawtucket.â
By TERRY NAU
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â Earning and maintaining good field position proved crucial for Shea High on Friday night during a 19-0 victory over Central High in a Division II-B matchup at Max Read Field before approximately 200 fans.
John C. McGinnes
PAWTUCKET - John C. McGinnes, 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Nina M. (Batchelder) McGinnes for 54 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Francis and Julia (Nichols) McGinnes.
Ruth J. Microulis
PAWTUCKET - Ruth J. (Pinsoneault) Microulis, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Microulis. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Garland) Pinsoneault.
Ruth was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary's of both St. Leo the Great Parish and St. Raphael Academy.
Richard W. Robbins
PROVIDENCE - Richard W. Robbins died Monday, September 23, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was the husband of Nancy Martin Robbins.
He was born in May 21, 1927 in Riverton, NJ. Recently living in the Elmwood section of Providence, but for many years he made his home across from the historic Dexter Training Grounds in Providence. He found a great sense of community in this area of the city which he fondly referred to as Armory Village.
LINCOLN â YWCA Rhode Island Thursday honored 12 âWomen of Achievement,â including Woonsocketâs Jacqueline L. Dowdy, Sally Ann Hay of Lincoln, and Central Falls native Anna Cano-Morales at its ninth annual awards luncheon at Kirkbrae Country Club.
Among the honorees was Quota International in Woonsocket and Pawtucket/Central Falls, which was recognized as Organization of the Year.
PAWTUCKET â Enjoy a feast for the senses, as the 14th annual Pawtucket Arts Festival continues through Sunday with its lineup of creative films, live music, refreshments and food.
All of the films are shown at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket. The standard admission fee is $10 per day, and that price includes a free T-shirt from Mirror Image, music, food, drinks, short films and features.
PAWTUCKET â The Ten Mile River Greenway, a paved two-mile bike path that connects Slater Park in Pawtucket to the Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence, is a boon to local walkers, bicyclists and inline skaters. But one City Council member is expressing concerns about the safety of a new crosswalk on Armistice Boulevard that utilizes a solar-powered traffic signal.
CUMBERLAND â Ed McVeigh served 18 years as a business teacher and coach at Central Falls High School, and â in that latter category â mentored his Warriorsâ boysâ basketball teams to six divisional titles and one state title, that during the 1986-87 campaign, his first.
As a result, and because of his ability to teach the game and train not just athletes but young men, he unanimously became the only coach enshrined in the CFHSâ Athletic Hall of Fame last Oct. 11.
CUMBERLAND â A summer-long project to replace the natural grass football field at Tucker Field with state-of-the-art synthetic turf is nearly complete, but whether or not it will be ready in time for the first home game of the season on Oct. 4 is still up in the air.
PAWTUCKET â The Samuel Slater Junior High School will be closed for two days on Monday and Tuesday while workers remove a section of ceiling containing asbestos from the Mineral Spring Avenue facility.
According to school officials, workers demolishing a ceiling in the boysâ locker room found a second ceiling underneath that tested positive for asbestos.
âWhen they ripped the ceiling down there was an older ceiling underneath that had some asbestos,â said Pawtucket School Committee Chairman Alan Tenreiro.
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â Shea High often takes its sweet old time getting into gear on offense, an early-season trait coach Danielle Bishop hopes to correct in a hurry.
âIt will hurt us against the better teams,â Bishop admitted on Wednesday after her Raiders rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to dump Davies 3-1 in a Division III-B matchup.
Albert A. Shakan Sr.
CUMBERLAND - Albert A. Shakan Sr., 86, of Mendon Rd. passed away Tuesday at home peacefully surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Florence M. (Breault) Shakan.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late George and Samia Shakan. He resided in Cumberland for the past 54 years previously living in Central Falls.