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March 13th

Edward J. Bialkowski

March 13, 2013

Edward J. Bialkowski

PAWTUCKET - Edward J. Bialkowski, 85 a resident of St. Jeanne Jugan Residence passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013. He was the husband of the late Hope (Taylor) Bialkowski. Born in South Attleboro, MA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Pauline (Bujek) Bialkowski.
Mr. Bialkowski was a finisher in the textile industry then was a clerk for Dairy Mart in Warwick until his retirement at age 61. He served in The United States Army during WW II.

Raymond E. Mello

March 13, 2013

Raymond E. Mello

PAWTUCKET - Raymond E. Mello, 82, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He was the husband of Marie (Campillo) Mello.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Tavares) Mello. Mr. Mello was a navy veteran of the Korean War. He was the manager of the Pawtucket Ice Rink before retiring.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Helen DiBiase and Barbara Mello, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Steve J. Choiniere

March 13, 2013

Steve J. Choiniere

CRANSTON - Steve J. Choiniere, 59, of Cranston passed away Monday at home. Born in Providence, he was a son of Martial F. and Clementine M. (Royer) Choiniere of Pawtucket.
Steve was a Mental Health Worker at the Eleanor Slater Hospital, for the State of Rhode Island. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and attended Roger Williams College and C.C.R.I. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature.

E.P. solar farm to be constructed this spring

March 13, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE — The first phase of the Forbes Street solar farm project has received preliminary plan approval from the East Providence Planning Board and is slated for construction this spring.
Final steps are in process for regulatory closure of the former landfill through approval of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Once these closure issues are finalized, construction of the first project, consisting of a three-megawatt solar array facility, will commence.

Luck, bold moves led to budget surplus

March 13, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The city administration's recent announcement that it ended fiscal year 2012 in the black is certainly good news, although a deeper look shows that this result came about because of some bold strategies as well as a little luck.
Last week, it was announced that an annual audit showed Pawtucket's municipal budget ended FY12 with a surplus of $2.7 million. A press release stated that the surplus was achieved by total revenues exceeding budgeted spending allocations, with positive revenues due to tight fiscal controls, tax receipts, interest on taxes and state aid.

Lawmakers look to fix tax code quirk

March 13, 2013

LINCOLN – Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David Cicilline are teaming up to reverse what they say is a perverse incentive in the U.S. Tax Code that provides a tax break to companies that move American jobs to other countries.

March 12th

Unbeaten Lincoln awaits tough challenge from Prout in Div. II hockey finals this week at Brown

March 12, 2013

LINCOLN – Head coach Jim Riel claimed back in November he was thrilled that his Lincoln High icemen had been “demoted” from the state's top tier to Division II.
The reason: He felt the overall talent level would give his Lions a more equal chance to compete against most teams.
Turns out, Riel was right. He always knew his squad had a chance to earn a berth in the championship series, but to do so with an unbeaten D-II record? That he didn't expect.

Cotton is PC's key to hanging around at Big East tournament

March 12, 2013

NEW YORK — The hallways, runways and escalators inside Madison Square Garden come alive with Big East basketball-related chatter every March. Naturally, many folks will take the occasion at this week’s conference tournament to reflect on the end of this wildly entertaining roundball ride.

Claire L. Melchert

March 12, 2013

Claire L. Melchert

PAWTUCKET - Melchert, Claire L., 84, of Burns Manor in Pawtucket died on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Mt. St. Ritas Health Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Adolph Melchert. Claire was born in Groton, CT, the daughter of the late Camille and Rosedelima (Lemay) Benoit.

Helen G. Toole

March 12, 2013

Helen G. Toole

PAWTUCKET - Helen G. (Gerry) Toole, 79, of Pawtucket died at home on March 11, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Austin and Mary (Horan) Toole.
Miss Toole was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy, class of 1951, and a communicant of Holy Family Parish, formerly St. Joseph's. She was a Service Representative for New England Telephone for over thirty years.
She is survived by her sister Ann K. Toole, her brother Rev. Lawrence E. Toole, sister in law Evelyn T. Toole, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the sister of the late Austin A. Toole Jr.

William R. Lomax

March 12, 2013

William R. Lomax

PAWTUCKET - William R. Lomax, 76, lifelong resident of Pawtucket, died March 11, 2013. He was born in Pawtucket to the late Norma E. (Simmons) and Charles R. Lomax. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served for four years. He was employed by the Office Appliance Co. for thirty five years and Current Carrier for three years, retiring due to illness. He was a former member of the Saylesville Fire Department, member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where he was a former member of the United Methodist Men and a trustee.

Donald A. Lariviere

March 12, 2013

Donald A. Lariviere

PAWTUCKET - Donald "Pop" A. Lariviere, 73, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 11, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Delores (Gomes) Lariviere for fifty-four years.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Arthur and Marie (Breton) Lariviere, he resided in Pawtucket since 1959. Don was a Master Electrician at Brown University for twenty years until retiring in 1996, and previously worked in electrical construction.

Marjorie Reardon Hartnett

March 12, 2013

Marjorie Reardon Hartnett

SEEKONK, MA - Marjorie Reardon Hartnett, 79, of Seekonk, MA died March 11, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice in Providence. She was the wife of Robert A. Hartnett of Stoughton, MA.
She was born the daughter of the late Edward W. Reardon and Doris Smiley Reardon. She resided in the Saylesville section of Lincoln, RI during her youth. She then moved to Pawtucket, RI and finally to Seekonk, MA. She immensely enjoyed her summer retreat at her beach in Westport, MA.

Grebien letter defends economic record, doesn’t address ‘community liason’ job

March 12, 2013

PAWTUCKET — After the City Council questioned a new $53,200-$58,800 “community/business communications liaison” that the Grebien Administration is seeking to create, the mayor’s response last week was a letter talking about his economic development efforts.
In a letter to Council President David Moran, Grebien said his administration has made progress in economic development during the past two years.

March 11th

Grass be gone: Cumberland to install turf at Tucker Field

March 11, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The Town Council last week approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Daniel J. McKee to enter into a contract agreement with Birchwood Design Group, a Providence-based landscape architecture planning and design firm chosen by the town to replace the natural grass football field at Tucker Field with synthetic turf as part of the Tucker Field Athletic Complex renovation project.

McGair: Putting a bow on the high school boys' basketball playoffs

March 11, 2013

Looking back at the recently completed boys’ basketball playoffs with an emphasis on what the young men and coaches from North Smithfield accomplished …

Heartache and disappointment always seem to boil to the surface whenever extenuating circumstances arise. Yet as he paced around a somber locker room to console a hazed and dazed group of downtrodden teenage boys, North Smithfield head coach T.J. Ciolfi kept thinking about a bonding/healing session to be conducted on a yellow school bus.

Hockey Tigers know they have their hands full against mighty Wizards

March 11, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Minutes after Tolman High had finished its practice Monday afternoon at Lynch Arena, head coach Steve Reynolds and volunteer assistant Tom Vecoli followed their players to the locker room for a team meeting.
There, they discussed how they must approach their tune-up workouts before battling unbeaten and top-seeded West Warwick-Exeter/West Greenwich Co-op in the first game of their best-of-three R.I. Division III Tournament championship series; that's slated for noon Saturday at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium.

George A. Charpentier

March 11, 2013

George A.
Charpentier

LINCOLN- George "Pete" A. Charpentier, of Cambria Drive, passed away Sunday, March 10 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Marjorie I. (Sabourin) Charpentier, and they had been married for 25 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Rose (Gravel) Charpentier. He resided in Lincoln for the past 15 years, previously residing in Central Falls.
He was a United States Army, World War II Veteran.

Maria L. Minicozzi

March 11, 2013

Maria L. Minicozzi

CENTRAL FALLS- Maria L. (Sousa) Minicozzi, 90, of High Street, passed away Monday at home. She was the wife of the late Daniel J. Minicozzi and the late Lionel R. Sousa.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Drummond) Vasconcellos. She was a life-long resident of Central Falls.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. She was an avid bowler.

Irene Godin

March 11, 2013

Irene Godin

ALBION- Irene Godin, 97, of Albion, died Sunday morning at Oakland Grove surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Adrien Godin, Sr.
Born in St. Eugene, P.Q., Canada, she was a daughter of the late Onesime Gendron Sr. and Anna (Norman) Gendron. She was raised in Canada and came to the United States as a child and settled in Albion.
Mrs. Godin was employed at American Tourister, Berkshire Hathaway and AT Cross in Lincoln during her working years before retiring in 1980.

 

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