Archive - 2013
CUMBERLAND ‚Äď Steaming plates of tripe stew and barbecue chicken and the traditional Marchas de S√£o Jo√£o will highlight Clube Juventude Lusitana‚Äôs annual Saint John‚Äôs Feast, a three-day Portuguese festival that kicks off tonight.
One of the biggest Portuguese feasts of its kind in Rhode Island, the festival grounds at the club‚Äôs headquarters on Chase Street, including its three function halls, will be teeming with activity with everything from Portuguese folkloric dancing groups to the club‚Äôs traditional S√£o Jo√£o parade in honor of St. John‚Äôs Day.
Francis A. Deneault
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Deneault, Francis A. "Frank", 54, of North Providence, died June 14, 2013 in Orlando, FL. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne (Bessette) Deneault. He was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Oscar F. and Jeanne T. (Doyon) Deneault. He was employed by the State of RI in the Treasurers Dept. for 28 years until his retirement in January. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
David E. Frazier
CUMBERLAND - David E. Frazier, 90, of Cumberland, died June 19, 2013. He was the husband of Claire (Marchand) Frazier.
Mr. Frazier was a World War II Navy Veteran.
Besides his wife Claire he leaves his sons Daniel E. and his late wife Janet Frazier of Cumberland and David M. and his wife Arlene Frazier of Lincoln, his sister Doris Gauvin of Cumberland, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
EAST PROVIDENCE ‚Äď Regrets? Every golfer has some upon the round‚Äôs conclusion.
The ones that Jamison Randall expressed followed his one-over 70 performance on Day 1 of the Northeast Amateur Invitational didn‚Äôt equate to the Cumberland lad singing the blues. Had the golf gods been kinder, perhaps Randall‚Äôs Wednesday score would have been closer to the low number Brazil‚Äôs Rafael Becker posted ‚Äď a minus-seven 62 that featured an eye-popping eight birdies.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ Never has a trip to the principal‚Äôs office been more soothing and reassuring.
Score one for PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina for putting out the fire before it engulfed the clubhouse he oversees. There was a delicate situation that needed to be addressed with several Pawtucket players, and DiSarcina handled every last conversation with aplomb.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs what the job of a manager is. You have to manage those people,‚ÄĚ stated DiSarcina matter-of-factly.
LINCOLN ‚Äď Casie Beauchemin, Lincoln High's heralded junior right fielder, sat back on a bench in front of the school early Wednesday afternoon trying to convey how incredible it felt to be a part of a team that not only captured two consecutive state Division I titles, but did so with an unblemished 43-0 mark.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď Northern Rhode Island‚Äôs foreclosure problem appears to be on the mend, but it‚Äôs improving at a significantly slower pace than other regions of the state, a report released today says.
LINCOLN ‚Äď Wielding gold-painted hedge clippers, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond, CEO John Taylor and other dignitaries cut a ceremonial red ribbon Wednesday to officially initiate Las Vegas style-table games at Twin River, ushering in yet another new era at a facility that has morphed over the decades from a horse racing track, to a dog track to a slot parlor and now to a full-fledged casino.
Elizabeth A. Green
EAST PROVIDENCE - Elizabeth A. (Partridge) Green, 99, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and L. Alma (Blackburn) Partridge and the wife of the late Wesley C Green. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Partridge and her brother, Rev. Daniel Partridge, Jr. She is survived by her son, Wesley C. Green, Jr. of Green Valley, AZ and one grandson.
J. Raymond Vadnais
PAWTUCKET - J. Raymond Vadnais, 80, passed away peacefully in Providence on Monday, June 17, 2013. Born in Central Falls, the son of the late Raymond and Angelique (Genereux) Vadnais, he resided in Pawtucket for the past 34 years.
Paul R. Durocher
ATTLEBORO - Paul R. Durocher, 62, of Locust Street, Attleboro, MA passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA.
He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Raymond and Janice (Pride) Durocher. Mr. Durocher was a Systems Analyst for the Robert Allen Group in Foxboro, MA.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Emma L. W. Durocher of Attleboro, MA, and his sisters, Joyce Applegarth of California, Carol Masterson of Seekonk, MA and Nancy Pepin of Pawtucket, RI.
EAST PROVIDENCE ‚Äď How Jamison Randall landed a coveted spot in this week‚Äôs Northeast Amateur Invitational can be traced back to last summer‚Äôs noteworthy accomplishment on the links.
For the Cumberland High alumnus and junior-to-be at Virginia‚Äôs Old Dominion University, winning the R.I. Stroke Play Championship was akin to feasting one‚Äôs eyes on a golden ticket after opening a Wonka bar.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď The brother of a man charged in a local murder last summer was sent to the ACI to be held without bail on Tuesday after he allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl Monday night.
Major Arthur Martins, Pawtucket Police spokesman, said Napoleon Johnson, 19, was ordered held without bail on the charge of 1st degree sexual assault after turning himself in at police headquarters early Tuesday.
The victim, who was an acquaintance of Napoleon Johnson, was reported to have been taken to his 69 John St. residence and raped in his bedroom.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ Elizabeth ‚ÄúBetty‚ÄĚ Johnson's rich legacy, from her vast collection of historical documents to her 19th century homestead and its contents, are in good hands, according to local preservationists. As such, the non-profit organization that she created to oversee her property is planning to disband.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď Bernie Carbo assumed custody of his grandson when he was two. This same lad has matured into a 14-year-old with big-league hopes, no doubt fueled by a grandfather who authored one of the most memorable home runs in Red Sox lore.
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď While far from finalized, several realignment proposals were shared and discussed amongst the Rhode Island Interscholastic League‚Äôs Principals‚Äô Committee on Athletics Monday afternoon.
Speaking on behalf of the realignment committee, Prout Athletic Director Mike Traficante presented modifications to the formula that has been the determining factor in placing teams in corresponding divisions. The earliest these changes would take effect is the 2014-15 academic year, the first year following the expiration of the current two-year realignment agreement.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ An investigation is going on into the possible misuse of the city's gasoline pumps by someone who allegedly used them to fill up a personal vehicle.
However, while city officials have confirmed the investigation, they are being tight-lipped about the scope of it and any other details surrounding the matter.
CUMBERLAND ‚Äď Test drilling will begin later this summer at Franklin Farm‚Äôs east field, one of five sites and the primary parcel identified in an evaluation of town-owned properties that have the potential to provide a new source of municipal groundwater.
The Cumberland Water Department has contracted with Layne Christensen Company of Dracut, Mass. to drill test wells and conduct short term pumping tests in late August or early September when groundwater levels are expected to be at their lowest.
PAWTUCKET‚ÄĒEvery woman dreams of finding the perfect dress for her wedding day. For bride-to-be Beth Coakley, that means taking her turn in the same satin and lace gown that has been worn by seven other family members before her.
When Coakley, a school teacher in Beverly, Mass., marries Pawtucket native Bob Bedard this fall, she will be proudly outfitted in a family heirloom known as ‚Äúthe corn crop dress.‚ÄĚ The gown was first worn by Coakley's great-aunt when she wed in 1949, and was passed down to a bride in every generation after that, from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Aline G. LeClair
PAWTUCKET - Aline G. (Marot) LeClair, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter C. LeClair. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Armand and Alice (Cote) Marot. Mrs. LeClair was a seamstress and homemaker, but most of all a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.