Archive - 2013
Maria D. Anastacio
PAWTUCKET - Maria D. Anastacio, 79 of Pawtucket died Wednesday at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She is the wife of Isidro Anastacio and they were married for 57 years. Born in Terceira, Azores, she was the daughter of Gregoreo and Isabel (Costa) DaSilva.
Maria came to the United States and settled in Providence before moving to Pawtucket where she has resided for the last 40 years. She is a member of the Holy Ghost Society of St. Anthony and a member of Amigos da Terceira.
PAWTUCKET â Xander Bogaerts took groundballs at McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon, a pregame ritual that the promising shortstop has down to a science.
This particular day was different. Not only was Bogaerts taking grounders at third base, but â as an added bonus â he was the under the tutelage of someone who knows a thing or two about manning the hot corner.
CENTRAL FALLS â Central Falls Police are investigating the shooting of four people that occurred outside a multi-family house at 36 Hadwin St. late Wednesday night.
Police and rescue personnel responded to the location, near the corner of Hadwin and Tremont streets, shortly after 10 p.m. for a report that multiple people had been shot. It has been reported that at least three people were transported to local hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were reported to have been taken to Rhode Island Hospital and one to Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â A statewide grand jury Wednesday indicted a Pawtucket man on a charge of domestic murder stemming from an alleged assault on his ex-wife as she rode a RIPTA bus in Portsmouth in February.
Christopher James, 46, whose last known address was listed as 8 Randall St., Pawtucket, was charged with one count of domestic murder by the grand jury over the death of Terry Chiodo, 46. He was scheduled for arraignment on the charge on July 22 in Washington County Superior Court in Wakefield, according to Amy Kempe, spokesperson for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
PAWTUCKET âThe bill was championed by animal rights groups and boosters of that most controversial of canines, the pit bull.
But Animal Control Officer John Holmes says state lawmakers wonât be doing the dogs any favors if they prohibit cities and towns from enforcing local bans on pit bulls.
The city banned âpitsâ in 2004 after a series of attacks on pets and humans that caused serious injuries. Authorities also suspected illegal dog fights were being staged in Pawtucket after finding the mangled remains of deceased animals abandoned like trash.
PROVIDENCE â City and town ordinances to ban or otherwise restrict the possession of pit bulls, or any other specific breeds of dogs or cats would be nullified if legislation passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday becomes law.
Lawmakers voted 59-10 to pass the ordinance over the objection of representatives from Pawtucket and Woonsocket, among other places, who protested taking such decisions out of the hands of municipal leaders. Proponents argued that targeting specific breeds does not make sense.
CUMBERLAND â The names have changed, but the results have stayed the same.
A year after cruising through the District IV ranks, as well as the best teams the rest of Rhode Island had to offer, en route to its second straight Major Division state championship, Cumberlandâs formidable âAâ team picked up where it left off by earning its third mercy-rule victory in as many games before a large gathering at Diamond Hill Park.
PROVIDENCE -- Votes to establish a state budget are annually strange and unwieldy affairs, but the $8.2 billion document that squeaked through the House of Representatives Wednesday night with just two votes to spare was one for the books.
Seth Cohen is proud of the business-like fashion that his client conducted himself in during arguably the most important stretch of basketball in his young life.
PAWTUCKET â Will Middlebrooks spoke so softly that it felt as if the PawSox clubhouse had been transformed into a church.
The struggling third baseman didnât attempt to mask his disappointment regarding a season that has hardly gone according to plan. For the moment, finding a silver lining in the fact that he was sent down is an impossible endeavor. It probably didnât ease Middlebrooksâ frustration that Wednesdayâs Red Sox-Rockiesâ game was being featured on the clubhouseâs main television.
Normand J. Fugere
LINCOLN- Normand J. Fugere, 86, of Knollwood Drive, died Tuesday, June 25, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Ellen "Gert" (Pontbriant) Fugere and the husband of the late Clara (Berube) Fugere.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Joseph and Ida (Gagnon) Fugere, he had lived in Lincoln since 1962.
Mr. Fugere was an automotive technician for many years, working for B. A. Dario Ford, Baker Ford, and Notarantonio Ford, retiring in 1981.
Hugh F. McKenna
PASCOAG - Hugh F. McKenna, 97, of Pascoag, formerly of Central Falls, died Monday.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Hugh F. and Ellen (Donahue) McKenna Kelly-Glancy.
He had been employed as a machine operator for Sayles Finishing Co. for over 30 years and retired in 1983. Mr. McKenna was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the former Eugene T. Lefebvre VFW Post #1271. He had been a communicant of the former Holy Trinity Parish.
He is survived by his sister in law Barbara Kelly of Lincoln and several nieces and nephews.
John F. Andrade
PAWTUCKET - John F. Andrade, 95, of West Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket died on Monday, June 24, 2013. He was the husband of Gloria (Pita) Andrade. They were married 65 years.
Mr. Andrade was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Mariano and Mary (Mederois) Andrade. He was a machine operator at American Insulated Wire for many years.
Besides his wife Gloria, Mr. Andrade is survived by his son Michael Andrade of Pawtucket, his brother Joseph Andrade and his sister Natalie Schiavino. He was the father of the late John Joseph Andrade.
Philip J. Teves
PAWTUCKET - Philip J. Teves, 30, of Cottage Street, Pawtucket, died Tuesday at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Kaitlin S. (Mooney) Teves.
Philip was born in Pawtucket, the son of Joseph and Zelia (Barbeiro) Teves. He worked as a loader for UPS and was a follower of all the New England sports teams except football where he was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by his daughter, Kenzie Teves, a brother Jeremy Teves and a sister Lisa Teves.
John P. Donais
PAWTUCKET - John P. Donais, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Born in Fall River, a son of the late John and Rose (Roppe) Donais, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life. John was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served in Europe with the 70th and 3rd Infantry Divisions. He was employed as a Quality Control Inspector at Corning Glass Works and later G.T.E for 45 years before retiring in 1988.
Jose Carlos Dias
PAWTUCKET - Jose Carlos Dias, 68, entered into eternal life on Monday after an illness. He was the husband of Maria F. (Machado) Dias. Jose was born in Terceira, the Azores, a son of the late Jose and Diolinda (deJesus) Dias.
He formerly was a house painter and later became the general maintenance man for the former St. Joseph's Church, now Holy Family Parish of Pawtucket. He and his wife Maria worked at St. Joseph's for several years. He had been a member of "Amigos de Terceira" before his illness.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) â New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the shooting death of a friend prosecutors say had angered the NFL player at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong people.
Hernandez, 23, was taken from his North Attleborough home in handcuffs just over a week after Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd's bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park a mile away.
BARRINGTON â Local legend Billy Andrade knew he and playing partner Bill Haas slowly had been creeping up the leaderboard at this 15th annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic on humid Tuesday, but never knew just how close they were to the front-runners, the duo of Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt.
When Haas knocked down a 10-foot birdie putt on the 452-yard, par-four 13th to move he and Andrade to 19-under, the board just behind the green indicated they had sliced the gap to a mere shot.
BARRINGTON â Thereâs always something so reassuring when an event such as the CVS Caremark Charity Classic concludes on this note, âSee you next year.â
The words â echoed by Bristol native and co-host Billy Andrade shortly after the winning tandem of Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt took their bows on the 18th green at Rhode Island Country Club â helped in providing reassurance that the CVS event will feature a 16th installment.
PAWTUCKET â Will Middlebrooks does not need Pawtucket manager Gary DiSarcina or hitting coach Dave Joppie â two names who have previous player-coach relationships with the scuffling third baseman â to get in his face and flat-out tell the owner of a .192 big-league batting average this season where the areas of improvement lie.
âHe knows what he needs to do,â said DiSarcina in anticipation of Middlebrooksâ arrival at McCoy Stadium on Wednesday, one day after getting informed by Boston skipper John Farrell that his season-long offensive funk had earned him a demotion to the Triple-A ranks.