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August 25th

McGair: Bogaerts could be this year's version of Orioles' Machado

August 26, 2013

On the surface, Xander Bogaerts is this year’s answer to Baltimore’s Manny Machado. Both are talented 20-year-olds with left-side-of-the-infield pedigree who have skyrocketed up the organizational ladder, each making their respective debut on an American League East squad during the height of a playoff race.

CF woman has designs on high fashion's big time

August 25, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS — It’s the Super Bowl of fashion design, and Josamir Torres of Central Falls will be there taking her fashion design skills from the classroom to the runway.

Torres, a 2008 graduate of Central Falls High School, is one of 10 student designers at The Art Institute of New York City who have been selected to bring their fashions to the industry’s largest stage – the semiannual New York Fashion Week, one of four major fashion weeks held around the world.

Lincoln High’s newest Lions ‘Roar’

August 25, 2013

LINCOLN – Starting out as a freshman student in high school can be much easier if there are a few familiar faces at the school when the first day of school arrives.

That’s why Lincoln High School Principal Kevin McNamara, staff members of the school and upperclassmen were out in the school’s parking lot on Wednesday for the annual Freshmen Roar night.

Freshmen and their parents could meet the students’ teachers, take a tour of the high school, and also sign up for extracurricular activities such as sports or afterschool clubs.

Some foot lost, but plenty of life regained for Pawtucket man

August 25, 2013

PROVIDENCE — With his brick-solid, 6-foot-6-inch frame and fiery spirit, one could liken Roger Bacon to a big industrial furnace. However, due to a series of medical and personal setbacks suffered in recent years, including losing part of a foot due to infection, the blaze in that furnace had all but gone out.

Now, thanks primarily to the work of two caring physical therapists at Summit Commons Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the 50-year-old Bacon is all fired up again and ready to embrace the next phase of his adult life with gusto.

August 24th

WEB ONLY: Magill, Anspach capture individual titles at seventh annual "Yo" Raymond 5K in Cumberland

August 24, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The last time Chris Magill ran in the “Yo” Raymond Memorial 5K, he was on the losing end of the closest finish in the race’s seven-year history.
In the 2011 event, Louis Raffetto of South Boston, Mass. edged the Cumberland native by a mere second, storming past Magill with less than a tenth of a mile to go to claim the thriller in a 16:39 time.

August 23rd

Lincoln PD: Pit bull mauls pet to death

August 23, 2013

LINCOLN – A Manville man’s pit bull was listed as having killed one small dog owned by a local woman and severely injured another during an attack on the two pets at the Enrico Caruso Club parking lot Thursday.

Opportunity coughs: Local woman’s idea trains kids to stop spread of infections

August 23, 2013

By RUSS OLIVO

WOONSOCKET – During the height of flu season in 2011, Denneese Seale was a weary, sleep-deprived woman.

The mother of four from Dawn Boulevard was doing her best to tend to a wave of upper respiratory illness sweeping through her family. She was staying up late and repeatedly invoking the germ-control mantra: “Cough into your elbow! Cough into your elbow!”

There had to be a better way.

August 22nd

Cops step up for kids

August 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Police, and other law enforcement agencies across the state are cooperating to provide backpacks and school supplies to disadvantaged students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. State Police Col. Stephen O’Donnell said this year, the fifth year the program has been in operation, they will be handing out 1,200 backpacks filled with pencils, crayons, rulers and other basic school supplies, as well as items such as tissues, paper towels, and hand sanitizer for use by the entire class. That is 450 more backpacks than were given out last year.

Sandra E. Caraman Azadim

August 22, 2013

Sandra E. Caraman Azadim

PAWTUCKET - Sandra E. Caraman Azadim, 68, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. She was the wife of Lachen Azadim. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Pauline (Richard) Griffin.
She is survived by three children, Lana Mulrath, David Caraman, and his wife Lisa, and Daniel Azadim, four grandchildren, Ben Amanda, and Rebecca Mulrath, and David Caraman Jr., three sisters, Nancy O'Neill and her husband J. Edward, Celia Kemp and her husband John, and Susan Rayball, and one brother, Edward Griffin.

Merilda L. Roy

August 22, 2013

Merilda L. Roy

PAWTUCKET - Merilda L. (Baron) Roy, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Robert H. Roy for fifty-five years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Adalbert and Annette (Tanguay) Baron. Merilda had been employed by the Paramount Card Company.

Henry T. Fugere

August 22, 2013

Henry T. Fugere

PAWTUCKET - Henry T. Fugere, 89, passed on August 22nd. He was the husband of Yvonne A. (Perron) Fugere. They had been married for 65 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Philias T. and Beatrice H. (Picard) Fugere.
He had been employed at RI Hospital for over 20 years retiring in 1988. He was an Army veteran of WWII, a former post commander of Amvets Post 33, American Legion Post 45 and former president of the Pawtucket Veterans Council. Henry enjoyed working on model airplanes.

August 21st

Former Patriots running back Collins speaks to Central Falls student-athletes

August 21, 2013

Tony Collins, a former running back with the New England Patriots, talks to the student-athletes at Central Falls High School about his life in the NFL, dealing with substance abuse and its life-changing repercussions, along with what it truly takes to be successful during a visit to the school’s auditorium on Wednesday.

Worker thrown 20 feet in blast

August 21, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – The injured worker hospitalized after an explosion and fire at a wood pellet factory on Ferris Avenue Tuesday was one of a dozen employees working at the plant when the fire, now believed to have been sparked by an explosion triggered by combustible dust, broke out.

Agnes S. Piasecki

August 21, 2013

Agnes S. Piasecki

PAWTUCKET - Agnes S. Piasecki, 91, passed away Wednesday August 21, 2013 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Piasecki.
Born in Worcester, MA she was a daughter of the late Kostanty and Agnes ( Drapala ) Grala. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Mrs. Piasecki leaves her loving family, one daughter Claudia J. Zajchowski and her husband John of Florida and James Piasecki and his wife Patricia of Lincoln, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one sister Genevieve Kay of Pawtucket, nieces and nephews.

August 20th

Fielding position, holding runners top areas that require PawSox' Ranaudo's attention

August 20, 2013

PAWTUCKET — As PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina and pitching coach Rich Sauveur deftly explained, there are certain and significant areas that require Anthony Ranaudo’s attention.

Mind you this particular topic has nothing to do with Ranaudo’s ability to throw a baseball. In the promising righthander’s case, what DiSarcina and Sauveur are implying is that Ranaudo comprehends the importance of his “other” duties, such as fielding the position and holding runners.

New RIIL realignment guidelines to take effect in 2014-15

August 20, 2013

PROVIDENCE — Perhaps there’s no way getting around it. Coming up with a realignment proposal that soothes the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s masses is not as simple or straightforward as snapping one’s fingers.

That said, a few ruffled feathers has not impeded the realignment committee branch of the Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (RIIAAA) from coming up with a solution that on the surface could help foster the kind of harmony that has been elusive whenever this particular topic is mentioned.

Crews make repairs to railroad bridge

August 20, 2013

PAWTUCKET – The $4.3 million project by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to replace the crumbling Conant Street Railroad Bridge, which carries Conant Street over Amtrak and the Providence and Worcester Railroads between Mineral Spring Avenue and Barton and Weeden streets, is moving forward.
As of this week, the new concrete bridge deck has been cured and installation of granite curbing and sidewalks has begun. Preparations are also under way for the installation of new water and gas mains.

Frederick T. Borek

August 20, 2013

Frederick T. Borek

PAWTUCKET - Frederick T. Borek, 87, formerly of Carter Avenue passed away Sunday August 18, 2013 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Walter and Bertha A. (Gontaski) Borek.
Before retiring Fred was employed as a Industrial and Commercial Building Appraisal Engineer for Factory Mutual Inc. of Norwood, MA.
He was a WWII Navy Veteran serving as a Seaman First Class.
Mr. Borek leaves several cousins.

Violet Marcotte

August 20, 2013

Violet Marcotte

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Marcotte, Violet, 84, of North Providence, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. She was the wife of Charles Marcotte. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Samia (Kishfy) Raheb.
Violet was a secretary for the Pawtucket School Department for 13 years, retiring in 1986.

August 19th

Boagerts leaves PawSox as totally different player

August 19, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Is Xander Bogaerts really and truly ready for the big leagues – this after spending a little more than 10 weeks at Triple-A Pawtucket?

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