Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET‚ÄĒ It‚Äôs official. The city has a five-year contract with MTG Disposal LLC to handle its sanitation and recycling services.
CUMBERLAND ‚Äď Maria Rosa Takuma opened her contracting firm, Harmony Design and Construction, in Cumberland but has since relocated to Providence because there weren‚Äôt as many programs for minority businesses in town than there were in the capital city.
CUMBERLAND ‚ÄĒ During the early afternoon hours Sunday, approximately 16 hours after what was most certainly the most impactful and thrilling triumph in the two-year history of the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op girls' hockey program, senior captain Jean Bray and her teammates congregated at freshman phenom Cassidy Simanski's home.
They did so for what Bray called a ‚ÄúHair-Dyeing Party.
Looking for a good semifinal-round series to follow this weekend?
It‚Äôs going to be awfully tough to pick just one.
Two series contain neighboring teams battling each other. Another features the region‚Äôs best parochial school team taking on the state‚Äôs top public school squad, and the fourth is a battle between two teams that saw two of their three regular-season games end in ties.
The best-of-three action begins on Friday, and the Division I series featuring Burrillville and Cranston West kicks off the schedule with an early 7 p.m. game at Levy Arena.
Maria J. Pires
CUMBERLAND - Maria J. Pires, 89, of Elizabeth St., passed away Monday in the Grandview Nursing Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Antonio Pires.
Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Miguel and Maria (Guerra) Salustio.
Mrs. Pires was a textile worker for many years until her retirement. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.
PAWTUCKET - Alphonse Orlowski, 86, of Broadway, Pawtucket died on Sunday, March 3, 2013. He was the husband of Irene Orlowski.
Mr. Orlowski was born in Central Falls, the son of the late Joseph and Regina Orlowski. He was employed by Conlon Movers for many years. Al was a United States Army Veteran of WWII. He was an avid bowler at the East Providence Lanes.
Theresa C. Chartier
PAWTUCKET - Theresa C. Chartier, 83, passed away peacefully at home on March 3, 2013. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Chartier, who she lovingly referred to as "Mr. Wonderful" throughout their 65 years together.
Madelyn T. Shaw
PAWTUCKET - Madelyn T. Shaw, 90, formerly of Pullen Ave, passed peacefully on March 5th. She was the wife of the late Warren J. Shaw Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, Madelyn was a daughter of the late Peter A. and Ella (Cormier) Sherry.
She had been employed by the former Swank Jewelry and Fuller Box Company for many years. She was a former president of the Ladies Auxiliary Pawtucket FOP.
PROVIDENCE ‚ÄĒ As most people expected, No. 1 seeded Middletown and defending champion Juanita Sanchez won their Division III semifinal-round games on Monday night at Rhode Island College.
But they didn‚Äôt leave the Tripp Athletic Center without getting tough battles from Davies and North Smithfield, which despite coming up short in their respective bids to reach Sunday‚Äôs title game at URI‚Äôs Ryan Center, turned in admirable performances.
Nancy Kathleen Smith
GERMANY - Nancy Kathleen Smith, 72, of Germany and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away February 24, 2013 in Germany.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late William Collins and Katherine (Leonard) O'Neill. Nancy was an educator of elementary school children for the Department of Defense for the last twenty years in Germany. Prior to that she was a school teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bristol.
Gail M. DeCarlo
PAWTUCKET - Gail M. (Lemieux) DeCarlo, 57, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
She was the beloved daughter of Ida B. (Costa) and Albert E. Cartwright of Pawtucket and the beloved daughter of the late Donald Lemieux. Gail was an avid reader and enjoyed completing puzzles; going to the beach and eating Chinese Food.
PAWTUCKET - Regan, Helen, 92, of Pawtucket passed away Monday, March 04, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Maurice Regan. Born in Rockford, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (O'Malley) Phillip. She had lived in Pawtucket over sixty years.
CENTRAL FALLS - Norbey "Johnny" Gonzalez, 33, passed unexpectedly on March 2nd.
He was the husband of Kelly Greene.
Born in Cali, Colombia, he was a son of Elizabeth Ortega and the late Humberto DeJesus Gonzalez.
Norbey had been employed as a truck driver by Management Services.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Johnny Gonzalez, two daughters, Justina Gonzalez and Kathleen Joanna Rivera, a sister, Duffay Salazar and other sibling in Colombia.
Lillian A. Medeiros
CUMBERLAND - Lillian A. Medeiros (Trudeau), 89, a lifelong Cumberland resident passed away Sunday in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late George and Bella A. (Dube) Trudeau.
She was employed by the Hindley Mfg. Co., Cumberland for 30 years until her retirement.
EAST PROVIDENCE ‚ÄĒ The city is soliciting proposals for 2013 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for community development and housing needs and will hold a public hearing on the application Thursday evening.
The hearing will give residents the chance to offer input on which projects should be prioritized in the city's grant application, due in May. This year, the city is applying for $620,175 in grant funding, which will be available for programming during the fiscal year that begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2014.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď A first-ever ‚ÄúParents for Peaceful Communities‚ÄĚ conference will be held at Jenks Junior High School, 350 Division St. (across from McCoy Stadium), on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The conference is intended to afford parents the opportunity to receive important information through workshops related to their children‚Äôs educational achievement and interact with other parents to help build a safer, more informed and more peaceful community.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď The city‚Äôs General Fund ended Fiscal 2012 with a surplus of $2.7 million before allocations to rebuild the city‚Äôs reserve fund, according to the annual report of the city‚Äôs outside auditor.
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.
The surplus allowed increases to the city reserves fund, which over a period of several years was tapped almost to depletion to help balance annual budgets.
James W. Trudell
PAWTUCKET - James W. Trudell of Manton Street, Pawtucket passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013. He was the husband of Mona (Viens) Trudell.
Mr. Trudell was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Harold and Ellen Trudell. He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Trudell was a supervisor for the Copper and Brass Company in North Attleboro, Massachusetts for many years.
Dorothy H. Fitzpatrick
PAWTUCKET - Dorothy H. Fitzpatrick (Earnshaw), 95, of Pawtucket died March 3, 2013 at Home and Hospice Care of RI. She was the wife of the late Fred R. Fitzpatrick. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born in Fall River, MA, daughter of the late Robert and Eva (Hall) Earnshaw. She was a homemaker and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ Once the final horn had sounded, Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op head coach Dick Ernst spoke to his enthused pride of Lions in its second-floor locker room above the Lynch Arena ice on Saturday night before he strolled into the nearby press box.
There, he took a seat in a cushy leather chair and grinned, ‚ÄúThat was something. That was something! Did you see that passing? Unbelievable!‚ÄĚ
Ernst had been referring to his squad's 5-1 beatdown of the Narragansett/North Kingstown/South Kingstown in the second game of this best-of-three R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal set.