Archive - Feb 2014
PAWTUCKET â€“ Based on his court-side demeanor late in his squadâ€™s intense Division II tussle with North stalwart Scituate High on Tuesday night, St. Raphael Academy head coach Fred Saunders seemed both miffed and anxious at his girlsâ€™ turnovers and lack of offense.
Once the Saints had clinched a solid 44-38 crossover victory over the Spartans, however, he slowly became more gregarious.
CENTRAL FALLS â€”Police and fire officials confirmed that a body was inside a rusted and delapidated Toyota Camry that was found submerged in the Blackstone River near the Blackstone Landing boat ramp on Tuesday morning.
A Central Falls Police spokesman would not say if the body was male or female, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation. Read the full story in Wednesday's Times.
Thomas J. Duffy
PAWTUCKET - Thomas J. Duffy, formerly of Pawtucket and Little Compton passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, February 2, 2014. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Molloy) Duffy. They were married for 59 years.
Mr. Duffy was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Thomas L. Duffy and Mary (Kennedy) Duffy. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII.
John L. Brierley
PAWTUCKET - John L. Brierley, of Manton Avenue, passed away Saturday at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehab. He was the husband of the late Velma G. (Shea) Brierley.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late John L. and Emily (McCaw) Brierley. He was a life-long resident of Pawtucket.
Mr. Brierley was a United States Army Air Corps, World War II Veteran, earning the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
John was employed by the Newman Crosby Company for over 40 years until his retirement.
He loved to spend time at the Lincoln Dog Track.
Antonio A. Forte
CUMBERLAND - Antonio A. Forte, 83, of Doire Road, passed away Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Sylvia (Champagne) Forte.
Born in Cumberland he was the son of the late Antonio and Mary (Mascio) Forte. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Forte was employed as an Operating Engineer for the former Forte Brothers Inc. for over 45 years, retiring in 1993.
Judith A. Sabatini
FORT PIERCE, FL - SABATINI, Judith A. (Parent), 71, of Fort Pierce, FL, passed away February 2, 2014. She was the wife of Reno R. Sabatini, Sr. for 54 years.
Matthew S. Lydon
PAWTUCKET - Matthew S. Lydon, 20, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was a beloved son of Joseph P. and Lisa A. (Fortin) Lydon of Pawtucket.
Russell N. Morrison
PAWTUCKET - Russell N. Morrison, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2014. He was the husband of the late Norma A. (Hadley) Morrison. Born in Seekonk, he was a son of the late William and Christina (Newton) Morrison.
Russell was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Gov. Lincoln Chafee has re-ignited the controversy over
issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens.
Legislation submitted on Chafeeâ€™s behalf by Sen. Frank Ciccone of North Providence and Providence in the Senate and by Providence Rep. Anastasia Williams in the House of Representatives would create a â€śdriverâ€™s privilege licenseâ€ť for people who meet all other requirements for a regular driverâ€™s license but â€ścannot establish that he or she is legally present in the United States or does not have a Social Security number.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€“ Terry Doyleâ€™s 2013 minor-league season featured as much shuffling as a blackjack dealer.
The 27-year-old Warwick resident spent the first three months with the Pawtucket Red Sox, where he started 11 times and made seven appearances in relief, before getting transferred to Portland on July 5.
CUMBERLAND â€” The Town Council Wednesday will consider resolutions authorizing Mayor Daniel J. McKee to enter into new three-year employment contracts for Police Chief John R. Desmarais, Director of Rescue Services Sean Thompson and Water Superintendent J. Christopher Champi.
The council's finance subcommittee voted to endorse the three contract agreements, which total $232,900, and forward them to the council as resolutions.
The council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 45 Broad St.
Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Times and Tuesday's Call.
PAWTUCKET â€” For the craft beer lover, nothing brews interest like a gathering of some 40 local vendors, all under one roof. According to event organizer Matt Gray, over 600 people attended the Rhode Island Brew Fest winter event at the Pawtucket Armory on Saturday, which was a record crowd for its second year.
PAWTUCKET - Priscilla Fraser, 87, passed away on Friday after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Dwinal "Bud" Fraser. She was born in Central falls, a daughter of the late Franklin and Doris (Jones) Snow and had lived in Pawtucket for the last 51 years. She had been employed by the city of Central Falls as a librarian at the Adams Library for many years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of many civic and church organizations.
WARWICK â€“ Jared Pedro has traveled a long, sometimes-satisfying, sometimes-stressful road as a â€śformerâ€ť hockey player for Tolman High.
He competed as a Tiger varsity team member for three years, but discovered as a junior that â€“ because of the lack of incoming freshmen with ice experience â€“ the decades-old program would fold.
PAWTUCKET â€” Pawtucket native Joseph McGowan has been on a long artistic journey since he began making decorative mirrors as a teenager back in the 1970s. That journey took him to the West Coast, where he is proud to be participating in a three-month art exhibit called â€śThrough the Looking Glassâ€ť at the Art Works Gallery in his hometown of Riverside, Calif.
McGowan will be one of three featured artists, along with Laura Ryan and Tracy Cantwell, who are taking part in the exhibit. The opening night is Thursday, Feb. 6, and McGowan will be reading some of his poetry during the evening.