Archive - May 2014
PAWTUCKET â Tolman Highâs options to overturn the one-year playoff ban saddled to its football program have been completely exhausted.
CENTRAL FALLS â Four tenants at 149 Valley St. were sitting outside in Monday's sunshine, but they had heavy hearts knowing that their neighbor, Shelina Moreino, was not among them. The 41-year-old mother was found stabbed to death inside her apartment early Sunday morning, allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband, Robert Bethea.
Kim A. Culpan
Portsmouth - Kim A. Culpan, (Nassaney), passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Jeffrey Culpan. They were happily married for 12 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Zaky and Lillian (Kahla) Nassaney of Lincoln.
Kim graduated from RI School of Design in 1990. She was a self employed interior designer primarily working with clients residences. She enjoyed boating, skiing, and most of all was her career as a designer.
CENTRAL FALLS â A suspect at a Central Falls apartment where a womanâs body was found has been charged with her murder.
Police say Robert Bethea was at the second-floor apartment at 149 Valley St. when he was arrested early Sunday morning.
He was arraigned Sunday morning on charges of domestic murder and violation of a no-contact order. The 45-year-old Bethea was held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court this morning.
An autopsy has yet to be done to determine the cause of death of 41-year-old Shelina Moreino.
CENTRAL FALLS â Pawtucket resident Joe Handy recalls with fondness â not to mention an edge in his voice â his years as a student-athlete at Central Falls High School.
But no particular moment meant more to him than the happenings of March 15, 1987. It was on that Saturday at the then-Providence Civic Center that Handy, the Warriorsâ senior co-captain, helped deliver to his school its first-ever state basketball championship.
LINCOLN â As Lincoln High senior first baseman McKenzie Cavanaugh walked to her family car late Friday afternoon, she heaved one last grunt â âAaarggh!â â at what had occurred just minutes before.
She then shook her head in dismay.
Cavanaugh had every reason for the sentiment, and â actually â had to be relating her teammatesâ feelings after the Lions sustained a disgruntling 3-0 Division I loss to still-unbeaten North Kingstown at the Saylesville Elementary School diamond.
PAWTUCKET â There are nine craft breweries in Rhode Island, and three of them are in Pawtucket, which just might make the city the craft brewery capital of Rhode Island, says Jason Lourenco, co-owner of the cityâs third micro brewery â Brewery 401 â which opened on May 1.
âItâs purely coincidental that we landed here in Pawtucket, and we only realized later that it was where Bucket Brewery Co. used to be before they expanded,â says Lourenco, who along with co-owner and Brewmaster Nicole Pelletier opened Brewery 401 in the Lorraine Mills building on Mineral Spring Avenue.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Pires, 76, passed on May 9th. She was the former wife of Fortunato Pires.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, she was a daughter of late Pedro and Silvana (Serena) Baptista.
She had been employed in the Textile Industry for many years in the Pawtucket area. She dedicated her life to help others via numerous charity and church involvements. She was an active choir member at Immaculant Heart of Mary Church, St. John the Baptiste and St. Anthony Church.
Rose Marie Giannini
PAWTUCKET - Rose Marie Giannini, 91, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence. Rose was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late William and Carmina (Morelli) Giannini and was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley. Rose was a graduate of Pawtucket East (Tolman) High School and a congregant at St. Joseph's Church. She was employed by Conrad Jarvis for more than 20 years prior to her retirement.
E. Warren Newell
LINCOLN - E. Warren Newell, a life-long resident of the Prospect Hill neighborhood of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, May 6 at the age of 84. He was the husband of 60 years to his beloved wife Shirley Newell. Warren was the son of the late Elisha A. Newell and L. Irma King Newell of Lincoln and, the brother of Irma H. Newell Remington of Dunnellon, FL and the late Kenneth Newell of Tampa, FL.
PAWTUCKET â There was a time Thursday afternoon when Rubby De La Rosa didnât appear as if he would make it out of the second inning.
Toledoâs three runs in the frame came as a result of five consecutive batters reaching with two outs. De La Rosa allowed RBI singles to Ben Guez and Daniel Fields, while the pitcherâs own throwing error enabled the Mud Hens to plate another run.
PAWTUCKET â As a knuckleball pitcher, Steven Wright can get loose in a hurry.
As a 29-year-old man who is three months removed from undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia, the importance of taking things slow and steady cannot be understated.
From his vantage point, Wright earnestly believes that heâs thriving on this unconventional and demanding comeback trail. The Red Sox right-hander is not rehabbing a bum shoulder or a tender elbow. In effect, he had to re-train the muscles in the lower half of his body following a lengthy stretch of inactivity.
WOONSOCKET â Declaring that âdiscrimination is real in Rhode Island today,â Democratic candidate for governor Clay Pell laid out what he called an âOpportunity for Allâ policy that would benefit women, minorities, gays and even illegal immigrants.
âI believe we need to make this a place where all people can succeed,â Pell told reporters at a press conference at the Museum of Work and Culture Thursday. âI believe we have to include people regardless of their immigration status in our economy. We have to make sure that
CENTRAL FALLS â Fire investigators say the cause of a two-alarm fire that destroyed an eight-unit apartment building on Pine Street Wednesday afternoon has been officially listed as "undeterminedâ due to the extensive damage.
A cause is classified "undetermined" when multiple causes can not be eliminated, or there is insufficient proof of a particular cause.
Brian D. Correia
NARRAGANSETT - Brian D. Correia, 44 of Birch Road passed away Tuesday at home. A funeral service with military honors will be held on Saturday at 10 AM in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road Cumberland. Burial will be private.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Monday 9 to 10 AM. Directions/guestbook; jjduffyfuneralhome.com.
Arthur J. Mondor Jr.
ATTLEBORO - Arthur J. Mondor Jr., 84 of Attleboro passed away on May 5, 2014 at Life Care Center of Attleboro. He was the husband of Theresa (Joubert) Mondor of Attleboro.
Born September 9, 1929 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Arthur J. Sr. and Mary (Waldron) Mondor.
Arthur was raised and educated in Attleboro and was a graduate of Attleboro High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a staff sergeant during the Korean War.
Frank J. Conlon
CENTRAL FALLS - Frank J. Conlon, 66, passed unexpectedly at home on May 4th. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sophie (Motyka) Conlon.
He had been employed as group home counselor and by the Wrentham State School.
Frank was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of American Legion Post 79.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Conlon of Pawtucket and Susan Souza of Cumberland, a brother, Thomas Conlon of Smithfield and several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET --- As good as Brandon Workman was on Wednesday night â and he was very good â his counterpart was just a tad bit better.
Toledo Mud Hens starter Kyle Lobstein delivered his best outing of the year, limiting the Pawtucket Red Sox to four hits and a free pass in 6 1/3 scoreless innings, and the Hensâ bullpen kept the PawSox off the board the rest of the way in securing a 4-0 victory at McCoy Stadium.
PAWTUCKET --- Limited to five hits in each of its last two games, Cumberland broke out of its offensive slumber in a big way in the top of the first inning of its Division I contest against Tolman on Wednesday afternoon.
The Clippers scored six times on seven hits in that inning, and then watched ace pitcher Juliet Nelson and their defense contain the hard-hitting Tigers the rest of the way before busing out of Slater Park with a 10-1 triumph.
PAWTUCKET â A Pawtucket man was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with the unprovoked stabbing of a barber at the Major League Kuts barber shop on Pleasant Street, police said.
The suspect, identified as Abraham R. Silva, 25, of 52 Larch St., Pawtucket.
Read the full story in Thursday's newspaper.