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Archive - Jul 2014

July 7th

Maria Leonor Lopes

July 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET - Maria Leonor Lopes, 87, passed on July 6th with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Miguel Lopes.
Maria is survived by two sons, Danglares Lopes of Central Falls and Carlos Lopes of Canada, four daughters, Olga Gaudencio of Somerset, MA, Isaura Andrade of North Providence, Dilia Mello of Pawtucket and Regina Araujo of Cumberland, two brothers, Ernesto Caetano and Luis Santo Cristo, two sisters, Dilia Botelho and Liliana Rogue, all of Portugal, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Valdemar Lopes.

Charlotte M. Ferland

July 7, 2014

Charlotte M. (Bowker) Ferland, RN, 88, of Hanover Avenue, Pawtucket passed away peacefully at home on July 4th, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice J. “Chief” Ferland. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Fallon) Bowker.

Charlotte graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1946, before working at both Memorial Hospital and Brown University for many years until her retirement. Charlotte’s greatest joys in her life were her family and her faith.

Robert E. Daigle

July 7, 2014

Robert E. Daigle, 71, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Bernard and Cecile (Rivard) Daigle. Robert was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a big NASCAR fan and was often called NASCAR Bob.

Virigina M. Szuluk

July 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Virginia M. Szuluk, 95, formerly of Primrose Street passed away Thursday June 26, 2014 at the Legend Oaks Health Care Center in Katy, TX. She was the beloved wife of the late William W. Szuluk.
Born in Boston, MA she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn (Dempsey) Conway.
Before retiring Mrs. Szuluk was employed as a Copy Writer for a Catalog Co.

Leonard J.H. Nadeau

July 7, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS - Leonard J. H. Nadeau, “Lenny”, 52, passed on July 2. He was the son of the late Leonard J. Nadeau and Madeleine C. (Bergeron) Nadeau. He is survived by his six sisters, Nancy O’Malley, Peggy Nadeau, Carolyn Nadeau, Connie Whalen, Julie Heineke, and Marie Johnson. He also is survived by 13 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews.

Police: C.F. dad busted for DUI with child in car

July 7, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS -- A 29-year-old local man was arrested by State Police Saturday night after he was alleged to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with his 4-year-old son in the vehicle and not properly seated with child safety restraints.

July 6th

Lincoln to celebrate 1904 World’s Fair exhibit Sunday

July 6, 2014

LINCOLN – It was a highlight of the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Mo., and like many things of the past, the Great Observation Wheel that towered 23 stories over the fairgrounds no longer exists.

But there are still physical reminders of the great exhibition that introduced hot dogs in buns, cotton candy, iced tea and ice cream in a waffle cone to the world. One of them, in fact, sits along Great Road — the town’s historic Hearthside House and Museum.

PawSox pitcher Barnes has perfect example to follow in Ranaudo

July 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – There was a time when the slightest mention of Anthony Ranaudo’s injury-marred 2012 campaign would prompt the same kind of reaction Brad Pitt had in the film “Fight Club.”

Paraphrasing the 1999 move – “We don’t talk about it.”

“Looking back it kind of stinks thinking that I lost a full year of development, but I’ve put it behind me,” said Raunado about his aforementioned trying season while sitting in the PawSox dugout recently.

July 4th

Tierney takes star-spangled Arnold Mills

July 4, 2014


Two years ago, Colin Tierney came in third place at the Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race. Last year, the recent Bishop Hendricken graduate and freshman-to-be at Columbia University crossed the finish line right behind the event’s winner, Brian Doyle, the son of former Ocean State marathon great Bobby Doyle. 

July 3rd

CALL bombs burst over Burrillville in 19-0 rout

July 3, 2014

BURRILLVILLE  –  The phenomenal offensive display Cumberland American Little League’s All-Stars assembled on Fourth of July eve wasn’t lost on the victims, Burrillville skipper Chris Toti included.

New 'fix-it' stations installed on bike path

July 3, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — Central Falls Mayor James Diossa announced the opening of two bicycle “fix-it” stations in the city Thursday afternoon. The fix-it stations, which include all of the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance, are located along the on-road cycling route connecting the East Bay Bikeway and Blackstone Bikeway, at the following locations: Chocolateville Overlook (Charles Street) and River Island Park (1425 High St.

Some fireworks shows rescheduled

July 3, 2014

Due to expected rain and wind associated with Hurricane Arthur, some local fireworks displays have been rescheduled.
Cumberland has cancelled its show for July 3 (tonight) and rescheduled it to Saturday, June 5 with the celebration beginning at 6 p.m.
Fireworks are still currently scheduled in Glocester for July 5, at 9 p.m., but there is a rain date of Sunday, July 6.
The Bristol fireworks scheduled for July 3 (tonight) at Bristol Harbor at 9:30 p.m. is still expected to proceed as planned.

July 2nd

PawSox newcomer Marrero to remain at SS ... for now

July 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Deven Marrero attended Arizona State, the same Pac-12 school that also produced Dustin Pedroia. Both players lined up at shortstop for the Sun Devils prior to getting drafted by the Boston Red Sox.

Threat of tropical storm not going to put a damper on Arnold Mills Road Race

July 2, 2014

CUMBERLAND – For those harriers who make the running of the annual Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race part of their Fourth of July morning, Race Director Tom Kenwood has a simple message.

In response to the concern over the ever-growing list of reports in reference to Tropical Storm Arthur and the potential it has to wreck havoc on the celebrations that are on the docket for Friday, Kenwood says that until otherwise, its still business as usual as far as the 46th running of Arnold Mills is concerned.

Cumberland wins fifth straight Major Division District IV Softball title

July 2, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Gloucester/Burrillville All-Stars manager Dave Peloquin admitted after his club had suffered a disgruntling 17-2 loss in a R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale on Monday night that he had a surprise in store for Cumberland I.

In the winner-take-all championship final, he would pitch Rebecca Arndt, a tall, strong hurler with an innate ability for baffling hitters – not to mention strikeouts.

Laprade case shipped back to Superior Court

July 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The state Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a majority ruling overturning a Superior Court decision denying the city’s appeal of a Policemen’s Bill of Rights Hearing decision on its disciplinary charges against Patrolman Nichalas Laprade.

The city’s appeal resulted from a decision by a Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights Act hearing on its list of 18 disciplinary charges brought over Laprade’s February 2011 conviction on charge of disorderly conduct by indecent exposure.

Ranaudo, Vazquez to represent PawSox at Triple-A All-Star Game

July 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce RH starter Anthony Ranaudo and catcher Christian Vazquez have both been selected to the International League All-Star Team for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game that will be played on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:05 pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

July 1st

Longtime hockey coach Ernst revels in honor from R.I. Reds Heritage Society

July 1, 2014

CRANSTON – Hanging from the kitchen wall in Dick and Rollie Ernst's cozy Philmont Avenue abode is a laurel he received after his North Smithfield High School icemen captured the R.I. Division III Boys' Hockey Tournament crown with a 6-4 triumph over East Providence at Schneider Arena.

The date: March 26, 2006.

Israel Galio

July 1, 2014

Israel Galio

PAWTUCKET - Israel Galio, 28, formerly of Pawtucket, died as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Pasadena, California on June 23.
Born in Pawtucket son of Marta Galio and Israel Sanchez. He moved to the west coast four and half years ago.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his partner Marc Cox of Pasadena, 2 sisters, Margarita Sanchez of Pawtucket and Stephanie Galio of Central Falls; 2 brothers, Rogelio Sanchez of Central Falls and Ivander Galio of Pawtucket.