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January 23rd

Jeanne A. Bizier

January 23, 2013

Jeanne A. Bizier

SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA - Jeanne A.(Paquette) Bizier, 83, of S. Attleboro, MA, passed on Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Simeon C. Bizier.
Jeanne was born on March 22, 1929 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts and lived most of her life in South Attleboro.

January 22nd

Beauchemin rescues Lions in win over Hurricanes

January 23, 2013

WARWICK — Lincoln junior Casie Beauchemin must have ice water in her veins. With 2.3 seconds left on the clock, Beauchemin swished two free throws to give the Lions a remarkable 34-33 victory over Warwick Vets on Tuesday afternoon.
Down one point late, the Lions (4-2, Division II-North) were scrambling to make something happen when Beauchemin collided with the Hurricanes’ Casey Bennett. Faced with a 1-and-1, the heroine took her time and found nothing but net on her first attempt to tie the score.

Keough overcomes cold spell to defeat Hope

January 23, 2013

PROVIDENCE — In most of the games it’s played this season, Bishop Keough High starts slowly, suffers from early foul issues, but then surges over the final 10-12 minutes to claim a win.
When facing Hope High in a Division III tilt on Tuesday afternoon, the opposite occurred.
The Koalas went exactly nine minutes and 13 seconds of the second half without scoring a single point, though they had built enough of a cushion to eventually snatch a 33-26 victory over the Blue Wave at its own gymnasium.

Police arrest 13 in major drug sweep

January 22, 2013

PAWTUCKET -- On January 18, the Pawtucket Police Special Squad culminated a long-term investigation into complaints about local drug activity with the arrests of 12 adults and one 16-year-old juvenile female.
The investigation concerned the illegal sale of marijuana, cocaine and heroin in the Pawtucket and Central Falls area. The Special Squad received assistance from members of the Central Falls Police as well as the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

House fire claims life of 91-year-old woman

January 22, 2013

LINCOLN — A 91-year-old Lincoln woman died in her bed in a smokey house fire early Tuesday morning despite the reported attempts of her 90-year-old husband to alert her.
Fire officials identified the victim as Jeannette Barry. Her husband, Henry Barry, made it out of the house safely and is believed to be staying with the couple's son.

It will get a little darker in East Providence

January 22, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city's streets will be getting a little darker.
In an attempt to rein in spending, more than 1,000 excess street lights are being shut off beginning this month as part of the first phase of the city's streetlight management program adopted by the East Providence Budget Commission.
As a result of a field audit commissioned by the panel last year, 1,225 excess streetlights were identified for shut off with special consideration given to keeping streetlights on at intersections, pedestrian crossings and school and park areas.

City hires assistant planner

January 22, 2013

PAWTUCKET — A man who was planning director in the City of Newport has been hired to assist Pawtucket in its future planning and redevelopment efforts.
Mayor Donald Grebien has announced that Paige Bronk, who worked for more than a decade in a management capacity for Newport in the areas of planning, development, zoning, grants and historic preservation, has been named Pawtucket's assistant director of planning and redevelopment.
He is scheduled to begin work on Jan. 28.

January 21st

Being a college basketball captain means a ton of responsibilities

January 21, 2013

WARWICK — On a day that saw this country honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and watch as President Obama mapped out his second-term desires, it seemed appropriate to talk leadership.
Specifically, leadership and the set of guidelines college basketball teams employ when selecting captains, along with what this honor means to those bestowed with said responsibility.

Lincoln Lions taking a bite out of Division II hockey field

January 21, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Should we stay or should we go? That was the question facing Lincoln head coach Jim Riel during the offseason when the RIIL was getting ready to realign its teams for the 2012-13 campaign.
Stay in the Division I-Eccleston and the Lions would have been competitive night in and night out against the other five public schools in the division. Drop down to Division II and also face a drop in competition, but the Lions would have been one of the clear favorites in the running for a lower state championship.

Rita B. Audette

January 21, 2013

Rita B. Audette

PAWTUCKET- Rita B. Audette, 88, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ida (Gagnon) Audette.
Rita was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
She is survived by her sister, Yvette Lefebvre. She also leaves her nieces, Alice Dabney, Pauline Coutu, Denise Lefebvre, and Susan Boyd; her nephews, Robert and Ronald Lefebvre. She was the sister of the late Emile and Eugene Audette. She was the aunt of the late Jeannine Audette.

Antonio O. Tenreiro

January 21, 2013

Antonio O. Tenreiro

PAWTUCKET- Tenreiro, Antonio O.,"Tony", age 72, of Pawtucket Ave., died January 19, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Ester (Felix) Tenreiro of 47 years.
Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Albano and Maria Celeste (Morais) Tenreiro.
Tony was owner and operator of Tony's Shoe Service in Central Falls for 35 years.

Wanda H. Lemaire

January 21, 2013

Wanda H. Lemaire

SEEKONK- Wanda H. (Olearczyk) Lemaire, 87, of Seekonk, formerly of Woodhaven Rd., Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of retired Pawtucket Police Detective Lt. Francis G. Lemaire for 51 years.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Woytas) Olearczyk.
Wanda worked as the Display Ad Supervisor at the Pawtucket Times for many years before retiring in 1993. She enjoyed shopping; watching movies and reading.

January 20th

RI Music Hall of Fame announces inductees

January 20, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) held a press conference on Friday announcing its 2013 inductees. The press conference took place in the RIMHOF Museum space located at Hope Artiste Village.

Fire panel sets trustee workshop

January 20, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The three-member Fire Consolidation Subcommittee will hold a workshop meeting with trustees from the town's four fire districts to discuss concerns and ideas relative to a plan to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts.
The workshop is scheduled to be held on Monday, Feb. 4. Attending the session will be Fire Consolidation Subcommittee members Scott R. Schmitt, Arthur Lambi Jr. and William Murray, along with eight trustees — two from each of the four fire districts.

January 19th

McGair: Regarding Francona’s book, let’s not spoil everything

January 20, 2013

A little of this, a little of that …

Wake me when it’s Tuesday – the day Terry Francona’s juicy and highly anticipated book is scheduled to hit the shelves.
Not a moment too soon.
Look, I understand the importance of publicizing and spreading the word to the masses that there’s something on the immediate horizon that you may want to check out. The particular PR campaign for Francona’s 368-page opus has me a tad confused, however.

January 18th

Pawtucket's Goucher marks 20th season calling hockey games

January 19, 2013

Dave Goucher has been calling hockey games on the radio for much of his adult life – 20 years to be exact. Naturally, the Pawtucket native and graduate of Tolman High monitored the NHL’s labor saga, but as he expressed when contacted earlier this week, he reached a point where countless impasses between the owners and players became too much to digest.

Saints' 'D' highlights easy victory over Mount

January 19, 2013

WOONSOCKET --- Defense has been the name of the game for St. Raphael this year, and on Thursday night, it was the Saints’ tenacious ‘D’ that helped fetch them their sixth Division II victory against no defeats.
Junior forwards Rybecca Gonzalez and Kelsy Lynch shared contest-high scoring honors with 18 points each and had stellar games defensively to help the Saints create the bulk of Mount St. Charles’ 32 turnovers and pave the way to a 77-36 crossover rout on the Mounties’ court.

Vacant house destroyed by blaze was scene of two suspicious fires

January 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET — A vacant house at 171 North Bend Street has been the scene of two suspicious fires in the last six months, and Friday's blaze brought firefighters back a second time in the pre-dawn hours.
Firefighters first responded to a report of a fire in the two-story, woodframe house at around 4 p.m. According to the Pawtucket Police log, three juvenile males, two black and one white, and all approximately 15-years-old, were seen running from the scene.

Armory to host photo exhibit to benefit Station Club Memorial Fund

January 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET — While family and friends of the 100 victims along with survivors of The Station nightclub fire are still waiting for a proper memorial to be erected at the West Warwick site, many went out and got their own personal memorial in the form of a tattoo.

William T. Brunelle

January 18, 2013

William T. Brunelle

PAWTUCKET - William T. "Bill" Brunelle, 85, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Alice S. (Baker) Brunelle for 60 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late William H. and Catherine (Hastings) Brunelle.

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