PROVIDENCE â Thomas Coderre, former state senator from Pawtucket and now the chief of staff to Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, is leaving his Statehouse job to take a position with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Coderre overcame his own high-profile troubles with substance abuse nearly a dozen years ago and became active in substance abuse treatment advocacy. He served as the board chair for Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES), and was National Field Director of Faces & Voices of Recovery, based in Washington, D.C.
BURRILLVILLE -- For participants and fans alike, Monday night’s R.I. District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship game was something like a Six Flags water slide – jam-packed with thrilling twists and turns, while getting everyone soaked.
CENTRAL FALLS â A joint project by students from the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in BogotĂĄ, Colombia to transform an ugly vacant lot on Dexter Street into an attractively landscaped public plaza and park is finished.
To celebrate the completion of the six-week project, a finale party, or âParty at the Plaza,â is slated to be held tonight at 6 at 741 Dexter St. The event will include live music, food, screen printing, a photo booth and a plaza-naming contest.
Gail E. Quinn
Formerly of Pawtucket - Gail E. Quinn passed on January 7, 2014. A Celebratory Mass will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. from the Saint Maria Goretti Church, Power Rd, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited.
M. Joyce Noble
PAWTUCKET - M. Joyce Noble, age 89, a long-time resident of Pawtucket, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Atria Senior Living at Lincoln Place where she had been residing for the last 17 months.
Members of the Lincoln 9-10-Year-Old District IV All-Star team take a victory lap around Burrillville's Sherman Park after capturing the district title Monday night
CUMBERLAND â The townâs Diamond Hill Park off Diamond Hill Road has a new asphalt parking lot thanks to a $165,542 improvement project but Mayor Daniel J. McKee is asking the Town Council for an expansion of the work when it meets on Wednesday.
McKee said the Department of Environmental Management rules for use of the open space park allowed the initial paving project to cover just one acre of the available parking area at the one-time, state-operated ski area to be paved by the Cardi Corporation under the initial work.
BURRILLVILLE â If you have a penchant for the dramatic, and you attended the Cumberland American-Lincoln All-Star Game on Monday night, your appetite was whetted.
In the end, Jayden Struble walloped a three-run home run to left field with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to deliver to CALL a 9-6 walk-off victory over Lincoln at Sherman Park. With the triumph, Cumberland American not only captured the Rhode Island District IV Major Division crown, but also sealed a berth in next weekendâs state tournament in Bristol.
Arminda M. daLomba
PAWTUCKET - Arminda M. daLomba (Monteiro), 88, of Pawtucket, died July 13, 2014. She was the wife of the late Caledio daLomba. She was born in Brava, Cape Verde. She was a daughter of the late Antonio and Matilda (daCosta) Monteiro. She came to this country 46 years ago settling in Pawtucket. She was formerly employed by N.E. Paper Tube Co.
She is survived by her five children James and Tony daCosta, Carmen Rodrigues, Maria daGraca and John DosSantos. Twenty two grandchildren, thirty five great-grandchildren, two nephews and three nieces.
PAWTUCKET - June Dash, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, July 12, 2014. She was the wife of the late Henry J. Dash, Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Jane (Fox) Cartier.
Jeanne d'Arc Fournier
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Sister Jeanne d'Arc Fournier, SUSC of Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, died July 9, 2014 at the age of 93. She was born in Lawrence, MA July 20, 1920, daughter of the late Napoleon and Roseanna (Raymond) Fournier. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her brother Francis Fournier of North Attleboro, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive her. Her sister Annette Logan and brothers Joseph, Donald, Romeo and Raymond predeceased her.
Robert G. Ostiguy
LINCOLN - Robert G. Ostiguy, 85, of Lincoln, died July 11, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Tillier) Ostiguy. They had been married 55 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late George A. and Antoinette E. (Bouchard) Ostiguy.
Mr. Ostiguy was employed as a plumber for Local #51 for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of Rhody Oldies Hockey Club.
GREENVILLE, RI - Joseph Soares, 89, of Greenville, RI formerly of Attleboro passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2014 at Overlook Nursing & Rehab Center, Pascoag, RI. He was the husband of the late Edna N. (Surprenant) Soares.
Born December 20, 1924 in Fall River, MA he was a son of the late Jose and Mary (Martins) Soares.
PAWTUCKET â It was certainly warm enough for a dunk tank to be operating at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 306 Block Party Sunday afternoon, and Mayor Donald R. Grebien and City Councilman Albert J. Vitali Jr. didn't disappoint the kids and a few adults looking to see them take the plunge.
The dunk tank was part of the fundraising activities scheduled for the block party to help fund Post programs for veteran outreach and services and also bring a little attention to the 95 year-old organization and its 94-year-old Womenâs Auxiliary.
It looks like Theo Epstein may have the last laugh after all. All the former general manager of the Red Sox would have to do is point to last Wednesday when the starting lineup included five rookies. Surely such a development would have brought a smile to Epsteinâs face if he were still running the day-to-day baseball operations on Yawkey Way.
PAWTUCKET â Sarah Mirza-DiNardo still has plenty of acting blood in her.
Case in point: The happenings at the U.S. Figure Skating National Theatre on Ice Competition in Dearborn, Mich. the afternoon of Friday, June 27.
CENTRAL FALLS â As a surge of undocumented immigrant children spills into the United States from Mexico, itâs not unusual to hear calls to seal the border and speed up deportations.
âA nation without borders is a nation without sovereignty,â a woman says on the TV news.
But in the most Latino square mile of Rhode Island youâre likely to hear a kinder, gentler version of the ramped-up debate over immigration triggered by the crisis in the Rio Grande Valley.
âPutting up walls and other things are Band-Aids,â says Mario Bueno, the director of Progreso Latino.
SMITHFIELD – His teammates call him “Hien Machine.”
Gail E. Quinn - Formerly of Pawtucket - Gail E. Quinn passed on January 7, 2014. A Celebratory Mass will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. from the Saint Marie Goretti Church, Power Rd, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited.
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