Archive - Feb 21, 2014
CUMBERLAND â When Paul H. Rose was a young boy growing up in East Providence, his mother was always leery about what little woodland critter she might find hiding underneath his bed.
Snakes, frogs, grasshoppers, it didnât matter. If he could catch it, he brought it home.
âIâve loved animals ever since I was a little boy,â he says, âMy mother was always afraid of what she might find in the basement on any given day.â
Nearly 60 years later, Rose is still fascinated by the animal kingdom, and has devoted most of his life to looking after the welfare of creatures great and small.
PAWTUCKET â With more snow, such as has been the case this winter, comes more requests for shoveling assistance for the cityâs elderly residents. Hoping to boost volunteer participation in a program that works to shovel sidewalks for seniors, Mayor Donald Grebien held a press conference on Friday to enlist more volunteers.
Thomas J. McCarthy Sr
LINCOLN - Thomas J. McCarthy Sr., 65, of Betty St. passed away Thursday at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Deborah A. (Palin) McCarthy.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Charles and Marion (Gallager) McCarthy Sr. He resided in Lincoln for the past 38 years.
Thomas was employed by the R.I. State Police and had worked out of the Wickford Barracks for 18 1/2 years until his retirement in 2012.
He was a communicant of St. Jude Church, Lincoln and was a member of the Laborers International Local 808.
Joseph F. Palana
SEEKONK - Joseph F. Palana, 92, of Newman Ave., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Taipe) Palana for 32 years. Born in Central Falls, a son of the late John and Mary (Donato) Palana, he resided in Seekonk since 1954.
Joe was a World War II U.S. Coast Guard veteran; member of the Armistice Post American Legion and the Attleboro Lodge of Elks. He was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Seekonk, (formerly St. Mary Parish) and a member of the OLQM Senior Saints.
Stephanie C. Snee
PAWTUCKET - Stephanie C. (Marek) Snee, 89, of Pawtucket, died Thursday. She was the wife of the late
Francis X. Snee and the mother of Gerald P. Snee CRNA of Rehoboth, Joseph F. Snee of Seekonk and Robert M. Snee Esq. of Portland, OR.
For complete obituary and guest book, please visit www.LincolnFuneralHome.org
Theresa M. Brunelle
CUMBERLAND - Theresa M. Brunelle, 89, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014. She was the wife of the late Alfred J. Brunelle, Sr. Born in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Telesphore and Emma (Fortin) Landry.
PAWTUCKET â While saying they donât agree with all of the school renovation plans as outlined, the City Council on Wednesday approved the first phase of the School Departmentâs Facilities Master Plan that will upgrade Potter-Burns and Nathanael Greene Elementary Schools.
The council gave its approval to Phase 1 of the proposed master plan, with a price tag not to exceed $32 million. Phase 1 calls for a system-wide upgrade of the districtâs technology infrastructure and renovations to the Potter-Burns and Nathanael Greene elementary schools.
PAWTUCKET â Pawtucket Police are trying a new tactic, the âRhode Island Most Wantedâ network, to track down a man accused of committing fraud against a local funeral home.
Pawtucket Police have posted on the online website that they are looking for Martin âMartyâ Szuch, 72, who has addresses in Providence, North Providence and Cranston. Szuch is wanted on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses in a case that dates back to 2010. He has also allegedly committed similar crimes in the past, police said.
CUMBERLAND â Perhaps two minutes after Cumberland High had sustained a 49-12 dual-meet loss to rival Hendricken in a match to clinch the Division I title, veteran mentor Steve Gordon managed to keep his sense of humor.
When a reporter approached him for a few thoughts Thursday night, he immediately said, âNot right now. Wait a second!â
He approached his wife, Judy, gave her a kiss, handled a couple of other minor details, then relented to an interview.
His first response, with a wide grin: âSorry. Youâve gotta know whatâs truly important!â
LINCOLN â Itâs a 45-minute drive from Pawtucket to Manfredoâs Boxing & Fitness in Narragansett for Toka Kahn-Clary and Thomas Falowo, and because of the 72 miles they have to travel roundtrip to work out with their trainer, Peter Manfredo Sr., the two often carpool back and forth each night.
But tonight, they wonât have to share a ride. Instead, they will make a short trip to the Twin River Event Center and appear in separate six-round bouts on Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.âs âHome Sweet Homeâ card.