Archive - 2013
The chairman of the state Republican Party says recent jobless numbers that show Rhode Islandâ€™s already-high unemployment rate climbing in July puts the lie to the claims by General Assembly leaders that they took effective steps to boost the economy during the legislative session that ended last month.
PAWTUCKET â€” As the ambitious, multi-phase proposal to overhaul the district's school buildings is presented to the full School Committee tonight, both city and school leaders agree that a team effort is needed to bring the project to fruition.
Eric J. Fournier
ATTLEBORO - Eric J. Fournier, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine T. (Marot) Fournier for 24 years, and the late Louise (Delude) Fournier. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Raoul and Laura (Riendeau) Fournier.
John E. Small Sr.
FLORIDA - John E. Small Sr., of Florida and formerly of Pawtucket died on Sunday, August 18, 2013. He was the husband of the late live (Lavalle) Small.
Mr. Small was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late James Small and Anna (Gannon) Small. He was a WWII Veteran of the United States Air Force.
PAWTUCKET - Theodore Klepadlo, 84, passed away Sunday August 18, 2013 at East Gate Nursing Center in East Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Genevieve J. (Padykula) Klepadlo.
Born in Providence he was a son of the late Antoni and Stanislava (Kremski) Klepadlo. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring he was employed as an Engineer for the City of Pawtucket Water Department. He was an avid woodworker.
He leaves one brother Leonard Klepadlo of North Providence and several nieces and nephews.
Doreen G. Marshall
PAWTUCKET - Doreen G. (Brule) Marshall, 56, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2013 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Paul A. Marshall for 40 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy Y. (Patten) Shaw and the late James McCabe.
Doreen was a homemaker and enjoyed attending her pulmonary rehabilitation sessions, and meeting the many friends she had made over the years. Above all, Doreen was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, and loved spending time with her family and her late canine companion Winnie.
Joseph N. Tente
PAWTUCKET - Joseph N. Tente, 81 passed away Wednesday August 14, 2013 at home. Born in Pawtucket on Dec 21, 1931, he was the son of the late Antonio & Aurora (Bento) Tente. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 yrs, Joan (Angiolillo) Tente. He was the father of the late Robert Tente, & brother to the late Alice & Arnold Tente.
PAWTUCKET â€” Clayton Mortensenâ€™s 2013 season has featured a wide range of emotions.
From making Bostonâ€™s Opening Day roster to landing on the disabled list with a right groin strain to getting designated for assignment for the first time ever, the 28-year-old Mortensen is living baseball proof that what doesnâ€™t kill you makes you stronger. Moving past what seemingly must feel like a lifetimeâ€™s worth of transactions that were compartmentalized into a short period has perhaps been reconcilable thanks to the right-handed pitcherâ€™s new role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Everyone has to start somewhere.
Beginning Monday, high school football coaches and players around Rhode Island will officially take the first steps â€“ baby ones, mind you â€“ in a journey that both parties hope culminates with the following symbolic gesture: Dumping a large bucket of ice water on the Super Bowl-winning coach come the first weekend in December.
GLOCESTER â€” Dr. Michael Barnes, school superintendent of the Foster-Glocester Regional School system, is the 2014 Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year. His selection by the Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association (RISSA) was announced at its general membership meeting on Wednesday.
The award recognizes outstanding achievement in school district leadership, his dedication to the education of all children, his commitment to the community, and his service to RISSA.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ A Central Falls woman was arrested Friday and charged with selling crack cocaine from her home on Lincoln Avenue.
Andrea Diaz, of 119 Lincoln Ave., was arrested after members of the Central Falls Police Departmentâ€™s Special Investigative Unit executed a narcotics search of her first-floor apartment.
For Ryan Kalish, embarking on the comeback trail has featured an eerily similar narrative.
Thereâ€™s the surgery aspect, which Kalish has down pat by now. Since diving for a ball in center field at McCoy Stadium on April 21, 2011 â€“ a play the 25-year-old dubs â€śa stroke of bad luckâ€ť â€“ the onetime Red Sox outfield prospect has been subjected to one corrective procedure after another. Yearning to feel like his old self has proven a tough road to hoe, his left shoulder and neck never quite getting back in sync.
Alice C. Blake
PAWTUCKET- Alice C. (McLoughlin) Blake of Pawtucket passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013.
Mrs. Blake was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late James McLoughlin and Catherine H. (Collins) Mcloughlin. She was a Pediatric Nurse at the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket for over forty years.
Mrs. Blake was an avid New England sports fan. She dearly loved her Patriots, Red Sox and Providence College Friars.
Thelma R. Landry
PAWTUCKET- Thelma R. (Lantagne) Landry, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas E. Landry.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Henry E. and Christine (Henvey) Lantagne.
Thelma worked for the John Hancock Insurance Company for many years until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of the St. Leo's Seniors, Pawtucket and the Senior Saints of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Seekonk.
Frederick J. Soltys
CUMBERLAND- Frederick J. Soltys, 88, a long time resident of Cumberland, RI, passed away on Sunday, August 11th 2013 at the Woonsocket Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Alice M. (Jackson) Soltys.
Born on July 4, 1925 in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late John & Veronica (Walczak) Soltys and the youngest Brother of Rudolph and Alphonse Soltys, both now deceased.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thereâ€™s light at the end of the tunnel as far as David Ross and his minor-league rehab assignment is concerned.
The veteran catcher is scheduled to be behind the plate for back-to-back nine-inning games for the PawSox on Friday and Saturday before visiting concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins on Sunday.
If everything checks out accordingly, Ross would rejoin the Red Sox Monday night in San Francisco.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Authentic Spanikopita (spinach pie), fresh Baklava and traditional and modern Greek dance will highlight the 86th Annual Grecian Festival, a three-day Greek festival that kicks off today at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.
One of the biggest Greek festivals of its kind in Rhode Island, the festival grounds at the 97 Walcott St. church, will be teeming with activity with everything from Greek dancing groups to an indoor/outdoor Greek Agora (marketplace).
Clarence A. Mitchell
CENTRAL FALLS- Clarence A. "Bucky" Mitchell, 88, of Central Falls, died Monday at Pawtucket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Dorothy G. (Delisle) Mitchell.
Born in Linwood, MA, he was a son of the late William and Phoebe (Benoit) Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell was employed as a machinist for Pratt-Whitney Aircraft until his retirement. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus Sullivan Council and Wilfrid Manor Tenants Association.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Every two years, Smith & Streetâ€™s SportsBusiness Journal releases its annual rankings of the top minor-league markets in the country.
According to the publicationâ€™s 2013 findings that were unveiled earlier this week, the Providence/Pawtucket market weighed in at a solid 12th out of the 229 markets that were scrutinized and taken under advisement. Two cities that are home to International League clubs finished 1-2 in this yearâ€™s compellation with Toledo, Ohio grabbing top honors followed by Rochester, N.Y., which boasts four minor-league operations.
PAWTUCKET --- Itâ€™s been more than a month-and-a-half since the Pawtucket Red Sox strung together four wins in a row, but on Wednesday afternoon, they were able to extend their win streak at the expense of the Louisville Bats.
Three-run homers from Xander Bogaerts and Mark Hamilton and a strong start from Clayton Mortensen enabled the defending International League champions to hold off a seventh-inning rally by the Bats and come away with a 6-5 win at McCoy Stadium.