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Archive - 2013

June 3rd

Buyback gets 17 guns off the street

June 3, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Thanks to Saturday's gun buyback program, there are now 17 fewer firearms on the city's streets.
According to Pawtucket Police Major Arthur Martins, the program, held at the police substation on Armistice Boulevard, netted eight handguns, six rifles and three other firearms that were deemed inoperable. He said the bulk of the firearms were of the “small caliber” variety, such as 22s, but there was a 12-gauge shotgun and a 32-caliber revolver among the inventory.

Training targets at-risk youths

June 3, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The Samaritans of Rhode Island is once again working to eliminate the stigma of seeking help, thanks to a new round of suicide prevention awareness training seminars for educators and healthcare professionals dealing with young people.

Jean Maynard-Dunbar

June 3, 2013

Jean Maynard-Dunbar

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PROVIDENCE - Maynard-Dunbar, Jean, age 91, formerly of Pawtucket, died May 30, 2013. For obituary please visit www.rebellofuneralhome.com.

James T. Gallella

June 3, 2013

James T. Gallella

CUMBERLAND - James T. Gallella, 77, of Angell Road, passed away Sunday at The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Frances (Malloy) Gallella.
Born in Stoneham, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne (Hastings) Gallella. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.
Mr. Gallella was a communicant of the Historic St. Joseph Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland.

Ricardo Rose

June 3, 2013

Ricardo Rose

PAWTUCKET - Ricardo Rose, 63, passed on May 31, 2013. He was the husband of Renee (Benoit) Rose.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of John Rose Sr. and Dorothy (Trudeau) Rose.
He had been employed by Handy and Harman for 27 years and then retired from EMS of Attleboro.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Christina Rose, three sons, Eric Rose, Colin Rose, and Marcus Rose, a brother, John Rose Jr. and a granddaughter, Justine Vota. He was the father of the late Veronica Rose.

Ann Harris

June 3, 2013

Ann Harris

LINCOLN - Ann Theresa "Terri" (Martin) Harris, 81, of Parker Street died Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Francis A. Martin, Jr., a former state representative from the City of Pawtucket, and the late Charles C. Harris.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Grennan) Cooney, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Lincoln in 1995.

Vincent P. McKinnon

June 3, 2013

Vincent P. McKinnon

RUMFORD - Vincent P. McKinnon, died peacefully at home in Rumford on Sunday, June 2, 2013. He was the beloved friend and companion of Dora Burch. He was the husband of the late Louise (Melucci) McKinnon. Mr. McKinnon was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Kiley) McKinnon.

Armenouhi Kanarian

June 3, 2013

Armenouhi Kanarian

REHOBOTH - Kanarian, Armenouhi (Pahigian), 90, a longtime resident of Rehoboth, MA, passed away peacefully January 14, 2013 at the Life Care Center, Attleboro, MA. Born in Lowell, MA to the late Verkin and Armenag Pahigian. She was raised in Boston, MA. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Norire Kanarian with whom she owned and operated the Avenue Superette in Pawtucket for many years.

June 2nd

Potter Burns set to reopen

June 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Potter Burns Elementary School, closed for repairs since a section of an unoccupied basement room gave way on May 22, will reopen for the start of the school day on Monday, June 3.

Nathanael Greene Elementary, closed last week for similar problems, will reopen Tuesday, June 4, according to an announcement by Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke.

C.F. planning director sees river as key to city’s success

June 2, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS – When people try to describe Central Falls, many terms may come to mind, but there is one description no one ever thinks of even though its accuracy and its appeal cannot be denied.

Riverfront.

Central Falls is a city along the Blackstone River, and Steve Larrick, the city’s newly named director of planning and economic development, wants to make sure you and everyone else realizes that fact.

Mayer, 'smallball' helps Lions vanquish Bengals in Div. I softball playoffs

June 2, 2013

LINCOLN – After watching Bay View’s Shannon McArthur bloop a shot that hugged the left-field foul line, Lincoln High head coach Dick Ryan got up from his dugout perch and asked the home plate umpire to grant him time.

With the infielders and star pitcher Lindsay Mayer gathered around him on the mound, Ryan conveyed the following decree – don’t let the Bengals bring the potential tying run to the plate. If the hitter that was next in line to face Mayer was fortunate enough to blast one out of Sullivan Field, the Lions would remain ahead by one run.

May 31st

WEB ONLY: Diaz' hit enables PawSox to top Chiefs in 12 innings

May 31, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Fresh off a 5-3 road trip that saw them take over first place in the North Division, the Pawtucket Red Sox kept the good times rolling Friday night.
It may have taken some time, yet Pawtucket was able to outlast Syracuse courtesy of a 9-8 contest that took 12 innings and lasted four hours, 20 minutes. The hero was Jonathan Diaz, who blooped a ball into shallow right-center to score Justin Henry with one down in the 12th.
Diaz’ third base hit of the game went in the books as a double. Ryan Rowland-Smith picked up his third victory after tossing a scoreless top-of-the 12th.

Spread-out playoff schedule pleases local baseball playoff teams

May 31, 2013

For a change of pace, the R.I. high school baseball playoffs are neither rushed nor condensed.
The 16-team field in Division I and II takes center stage Saturday, with the first game of the double-elimination regional qualifying round. In years past, a loss on Day 1 placed players and coaches squarely behind the eight ball. Teams were forced to start their battle for survival in the losers’ bracket the very next day, a predicament that wreaked havoc with pitching plans and left no opportunity for coaches to address any other issues.

Wilson savors seven weeks in Boston's bullpen

May 31, 2013

PAWTUCKET – As his stay in the major leagues expanded from days to weeks to months, Alex Wilson resisted the temptation to feel comfortable.

Area AAU girls' hoop team qualifies for nationals

May 31, 2013

PAWTUCKET – At about this time last season, Team Providence Athletics – then an Under-14 girls' basketball travel squad under the direction of Pawtucket hoop legend Walter “Bunky” Gonzalez – bused into the Bay State to qualify for the AAU National Girls' Under-14 Division II Tournament, always held at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
Unfortunately, it dropped a heartbreaking four-point loss to the North Central Blaze of Gardner, Mass. in the championship final.

Gist addresses testing, teachers' criticism

May 31, 2013

LINCOLN – Despite all the hubbub about “high stakes” standardized testing as a graduation requirement, Education Commissioner Deborah Gist told the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Friday, “no student in the state will be prevented from graduating if they are truly ready to graduate.

May 30th

Softball Clippers upset by Mounties

May 30, 2013

CUMBERLAND — Next year is supposed to be the season Mount St. Charles storms through the first round of the Division I playoffs and gets ready to make some noise in the double-elimination portion of the state tournament.
But somebody forgot to fax that memo to this year’s Mounties.
Armed by a 15-hit attack, solid defense, and a rare complete game from junior Kylie Finnerty, the 13th-seeded, senior-less Mounties sprung arguably the upset of the postseason on Thursday afternoon with a stunning 7-2 triumph over fourth-seeded Cumberland at Tucker Field.

Softball Lions able to fend off Eagles, 3-0

May 30, 2013

LINCOLN – The more things change for the Lincoln High softball team, the more they stay the same.
Gone are the days when head coach Dick Ryan can sit back and watch his squad pile up the runs and achieve mercy-rule status in the blink of an eye. This year’s Lincoln edition is conditioned to win low-scoring, fist-clenching affairs that largely hinge on the effectiveness of Lindsay Mayer and her powerful right arm.

Table games coming to Twin River June 19

May 30, 2013

LINCOLN – Table games will be opening at the Twin River Casino sooner than expected, thanks to a smooth effort to complete preparations for the new operation.
The ribbon on the new live gaming tables will be cut following a ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, according to Patti Doyle, Twin River spokesman.
“July 1 was our original target and we were able to pull that forward to June 19,” Doyle said.

School committee approves repair contracts

May 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The School Committee held a 6 a.m. emergency meeting on Thursday to handle details involved in ceiling repairs as well as receive an update from an architectural firm on the condition of other older schools in the district.
According to School Committee Chairman Alan Tenreiro, the committee voted to officially approve a contract with Ahlborg Construction to make temporary repairs or adjustments to the ceilings at the Potter-Burns and Nathanael Greene elementary schools.

 

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