Archive - 2013
LINCOLN â The Community Against Bullying in Schools will hold its Let Kindness Bloom fundraising gala on Thursday, March 14 at Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, Lincoln, from 6 to 10 p.m.
The event will feature a dinner prepared by Kirkbrae chefs, a silent auction, a display of student anti-bullying artwork, guest speakers, and music by entertainer Matty B.
BURRILLVILLE â At 89, former World War II POW Raymond A. Nouryâs health isnât what it used to be and these days he spends more time sitting in his wheelchair than he does using the walker that carries his portable telephone and plastic bin of personal items.
Noury, the sole survivor of an 11-member B-24 bomber crew, also has to contend with arthritis that makes it difficult to use his hands or straighten out his back.
PROVIDENCE â Winning has become contagious for Cumberland Highâs athletic department, spreading from one season to the next.
With the fall producing a Super Bowl champion along with the stateâs top male cross-country runner (Trevor Crawley), the pressure fell squarely on the Clippersâ winter sportsâ entries to keep the good times flowing. Crawley kept up his end of the bargain when the swift 12th grader captured the 3,000-meter run at the R.I. Indoor Track & Field Championships two weekends ago.
PROVIDENCE â Immediately after Lincoln High senior quad-captain Nik Zicuis had posted a 10-5 triumph over La Salle Academy senior John Georges in the 220-pound weight class, he hustled to the opposing coaches' corner and accepted congratulatory handshakes.
He then sprinted to the opposite side and leaped into head coach Mike Tuorto's arms; while hugging him and grinning at able assistant Anthony Turchetta, Zicuis threw his fist into the air, index finger pointing skyward.
PAWTUCKET â âWhat we've got here is failure to communicate.â That movie line from âCool Hand Lukeâ would seem to apply to an increased effort on the part of the city administration to promote Pawtucket and a new job it wants to create that would handle this in a more tech-savvy way.
CENTRAL FALLS â Just a week after his predecessor was sentenced to two years in prison on a federal corruption charge, new Mayor James Diossa signed a comprehensive set of new rules for city officials and employees into law that he promises will âset a new standard for ethics and transparency in Central Fallsâ government.â
PROVIDENCE â While this may appear to fall under the category of âmuch ado about nothing,â the idea of late night college basketball excursions and the effect they have on the participants seems a subject worthy of exploration.
CENTRAL FALLS - Deolinda Neves, 89, formerly of Summit Street, passed away Friday in the Oak Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Antonio A. and Palmira (De Jesus) Neves. She resided in Pawtucket for the past 12 years, previously residing in Central Falls.
Miss Neves was employed as Tape Weaver for the Hope Webbing Company for many years.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
PAWTUCKET - Fernanda (Gomes) DeAndrade, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. She was the wife for sixty-eight years of the late Alvaro DeAndrade, Sr.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Gabriella (Andre) Gomes. Fern came to the United States at the age of 18 months, spending her life in Rhode Island.
Daniel M. Campos
PAWTUCKET - Daniel M. Campos, 77 of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013. Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Francisco and Anduzenda (Midas-Mendes) Campos. Daniel was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Daniel is survived by a brother, Francis Campos, a nephew, Louis Campos, a niece Paula Campos, and several other nieces and nephews.
Agnes R. Lawrence
PAWTUCKET - Agnes R. (Rock) Lawrence, RN, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of John H. Lawrence for 65 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Catherine (Carr) Rock. Agnes served in the U.S. Navy Nursing Cadet Corps during World War II. She was a member of the graduating Class of 1947 at Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Agnes worked as a maternity ward nurse at Memorial Hospital of RI until retiring in 1991. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
PROVIDENCE â The Providence County Grand Jury has indicted Pawtucket resident Justin Thomas, 26, with seven counts of first degree robbery, use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, carrying a pistol without a license, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny over $1,500, resisting arrest and reckless driving, according to the Attorney Generalâs Office.
PAWTUCKET â The company that operates the trash transfer station on Grotto Avenue has a remedy for getting rid of the seagulls that have been accumulating nearby: a sonic bird repeller.
BURRILLVILLE â With the Division III playoffs a weekend away and teams across the division trying to play their best hockey down the stretch, Tolman could ill afford to put forth the performance it did against Ponaganset on Thursday afternoon.
The Tigers struggled with penalties throughout the first period and took just 17 shots on the Chieftains en route to a 3-1 loss at Levy Arena that finalized the leagueâs postseason picture.
JOHNSTON â Its star player might have been lost to a head injury in the early stages of the game, but that didnât prevent Lincoln from giving one of the Division IIâs best teams a hard-fought battle to the end on Thursday night.
Host Johnston celebrated its Senior Night with a victory over the Lions in the Division II-North regular-season finale for both playoff teams, but the Lions turned in strong games defensively and on the glass and gave the Panthers a run for their money before winding up with a 36-34 loss.
CUMBERLAND â As far as Cumberland High head coach Steve Gordon is concerned, the beauty of the Rhode Island Interscholastic Wrestling Championships is that anything can happen at any given moment; that you can toss all conventional wisdom aside due to the glory at stake.
Mary Dolores Cormier
LAS VEGAS - Mary Dolores "Dolly" Cormier, 76, living the past 13 years in Las Vegas, Nevada and formerly of 650 River Road in Lincoln, passed into eternal rest on Thursday February 7, 2013 after a long battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She was the beloved wife of the late Richard S. Cormier. She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Alves) Garcia
PAWTUCKET â When Sister Gertrude of the Little Sisters of the Poor first suggested the idea of using a St. Patrick's Day dinner as a fundraiser for the Jeanne Jugan Residence, her mother superior was skeptical. The head nun didn't think enough people would want to eat a âboiled dinnerâ of corned beef and cabbage and told Sister Gertrude she'd be lucky to make $5,000.
PAWTUCKET â Conducting a job interview via Skype didnât impede Jeff Levering in the slightest.
Staring into a screen that contained the faces of Pawtucket Red Sox President Mike Tamburro, General Manager Lou Schwechheimer and Vice President of Public Relations Bill Wanless, Levering regaled the panel with tales of a teenage Dustin Pedroia. Picture two 16-year-olds playing on the same summertime baseball team and the lifelong memories that were forged.
WAKEFIELD â They're called âbunniesâ for a reason.
Shea High had a lot of elementary looks at the bucket in the initial half of this R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal tilt against North Providence on Wednesday night, but not many tickled the twine.
And, while the Raiders' frustration was obvious, head coach Matt Pita gave them a more-than-positive outlook after heading into their locker room behind, 28-24, at the break.