Archive - Jan 27, 2014
Announcing his arrival on the political scene with a video on his website, Clay Pell is now the fourth Democrat hoping to be elected governor in November.
Pell will formally kick off his campaign later today at the R.I. Convention Center, but said in the two-minute, 30-second video released Monday that â€śI believe I can restore hope and economic growth in our state.â€ť
Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Times and A2 of Tuesday's Call.
LINCOLN â€” Cumberland High couldnâ€™t continue to allow two of Lincoln Highâ€™s better players to feel comfortable on the offensive end.
That much was clear to Clippers assistant coach Collin Geiselman through the first half of Mondayâ€™s Division II-North clash at The Lionsâ€™ Den. One look at the stat sheet was enough to send a strong message to his troops: stop giving Lincolnâ€™s Alec Cronan and Luke Kelly the freedom to either shoot from the outside or drive to the rim.
PAWTUCKET â€” A blaze sparked by a carelessly discarded cigarette caused damage to a porch and some walls at a residential substance abuse treatment center on Summit Street Saturday afternoon.
The fire was reported at the Robert J. Wilson House at 80 Summit Street at around 1:11 p.m. Fire Capt. Robert Thurber, the cityâ€™s fire marshal, said that someone dropped a lit cigarette on an exterior porch and the porch floor caught fire and spread up and into a first floor wall. He said the cause was considered accidental.
PROVIDENCE â€” The issue of cooperative teams in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League has long been a source of concern. Itâ€™s also a topic that features far too much gray area, from schools finding creative ways and/or loopholes to save existing co-op programs, to establishing new ones under the guise of promoting interscholastic athletics.
LINCOLN â€” Barbara Crosby has dedicated a great deal of her adult life coaching intellectually-challenged youngsters and adults, helping them become the best Special Olympians they possibly can.
The bad news is, after nearly a quarter century at the helm, she has stepped down as Rhode Islandâ€™s Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing coach for the Special Olympics Rhode Islandâ€™s Winter Games, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Yawgoo Valley Ski Resort in Exeter.
CUMBERLAND - Joao Delgado, 80 of Mill Street passed away Friday at the home of his son. He was the husband of the late Aida (Antonio) Delgado.
Born in Villa de Rei, Portugal, he was the son of the late Maria Augusta. He came to this country in 1960, settling in Cumberland.
Mr. Delgado was a laborer employed by Universal Construction, Cranston for more than 18 years.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. He was also a member of the Laborer's International Union Local 271 and a member of the Uniao Portuguesa Benificente, Pawtucket.
Sheila A. McHale
CUMBERLAND - Sheila A. McHale, 73, of Hilton Head Island, formerly of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly while vacationing on the Cayman Islands on January 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Thomas McHale for 52 wonderful years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Evelyn (Ferrari) Sartini.
Stella G. Richardson
CENTRAL FALLS - Stella G. Richardson, 89, passed away Thursday January 23, 2014 at Oakhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Henry Richardson.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Maciej and Victoria (Bomba) Majka.
Before retiring Stella was employed as a Homemaker in the Pawtucket area.
Thelma M. Wainwright
LINCOLN - WAINWRIGHT, Thelma M. (Barr) 96, of Lincoln, died January 26, 2014. She was the wife of the late James T. Wainwright. Mrs. Wainwright was born in Lincoln. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Caroline (Feather) Barr. She was employed by Shawmut Bank of RI, formerly People's Bank as a bookkeeper for 25 years until her retirement in 1982. Mrs. Wainwright was a communicant of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Pawtucket where she was a member of the choir and soloist for 60 years, former Sunday school teacher, AARP and a volunteer at Hallworth House.
Estelle I. Bedard
PAWTUCKET - Estelle I. (Grenier) Bedard, 93, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred H. Bedard. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Eva (Bessette) Grenier. Estelle was employed in the Admitting Department of the Memorial Hospital of RI until retiring in 1978.