Archive - Jan 8, 2014
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â€” Tolman High coach Mike Kayata has been juggling a bunch of individual talents over the first month of the season while looking for the one piece that will turn his team into a cohesive machine on offense.
â€śIâ€™ve been looking for a point guard,â€ť the coach said after the Tigers rolled to a 70-56 victory over Shea High in the annual James W. Donaldson Memorial Scholarship game before a full house of vocal fans from both schools.
Examining the stat sheet and learning that newcomer Prince Johnson Jr. collected 10 assists on the night, Kayata smiled.
PAWTUCKET â€” In a situation that has become as muddled as the mint in a Mojito, the City Councilâ€™s Board of License Commissioners once again delayed a decision on the transfer of a liquor license to the new owner of a Mineral Spring Avenue bar.
Donald J. LeBlanc Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Donald J. LeBlanc Jr., of Byron avenue, Pawtucket died on January 5, 2014.
Mr. LeBlanc was the husband of the late Eileen (McConnon) LeBlanc.
He was born in Bristol, the son of the late Donald J. LeBlanc Sr. and Victoria (Santo) LeBlanc.
Mr. LeBlanc served his Country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He earned numerous commendations during his time there including the Bronze Star Medal.
Ruth H. Travers
CUMBERLAND - Ruth H. Travers, 79, of Highland Avenue passed away Tuesday in R.I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Travers.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Chaput) Davis. She was a lifelong Cumberland resident.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church, Cumberland.
Mary A. Rodrigues
CUMBERLAND - Mary A. (Calista) Rodrigues, 83, of Lincoln Manor, passed away Tuesday at the Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the cherished wife of Joseph M. Rodrigues.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late John Q. and Carolina (Nobrega) Calista. She resided in Lincoln for the past 37 years, previously residing in Central Falls.
Alice was employed as an Administrative Assistant for the Central Beverage Company for over 35 years until her retirement.
PROVIDENCE - Angela Morales, 88, of Hillside Avenue and formerly of Pawtucket, died Friday, January 3, 2014 at Miriam Hospital, Providence.
Born in Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Nicolas and Modesta (Salenas) Morales, she had lived in Pawtucket for over 20 years before moving to Providence.
Angela was an assembler of jewelry boxes at International Packaging Company, Pawtucket for many years before retiring.
Beatrice Carter Minkins
PAWTUCKET - Beatrice Carter Minkins, 100, of Glenwood Avenue passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the 8th daughter of the late John Carter and Rosa L. (Jessup) Minkins.