Archive - 2014
PAWTUCKET â€” The right shoulder tenderness that grounded Matt Barnes for the majority of spring training has subsided to the point where the Red Sox pitching prospect believes itâ€™s only a matter of time before he departs Fort Myers.
When Barnes will be officially granted exile so that he can take the mound for the PawSox â€¦ letâ€™s just say thereâ€™s a cloak and dagger element in play.
â€śI donâ€™t know when Iâ€™m leaving, but all I know is that I feel real good right now,â€ť said Barnes from Florida earlier this week. â€śIâ€™ll let the people who are in charge make the important decisions.â€ť
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s still April and high school baseball teams continue to search for their identity while Mother Nature struggles to find her own winning form.
On a blustery Wednesday afternoon at Vets Park field, a flock of geese looked for food in the barren outfield as Cumberland and St. Raphael Academy squared off, each seeking a badly-needed victory.
PAWTUCKETâ€”While acknowledging it will undergo changes in the coming months, the School Committee unanimously approved a new School Department budget of approximately $107 million for the upcoming fiscal year at its committee meeting on Tuesday.
LINCOLN â€“ Avid readers of this newspaper may remember the graphic photo tucked into the upper left corner of the front page back on Nov. 10, 2013.
Photographer Ernest A. Brown captured the shot of Lincoln High goalie Jack Bacon laying in front of his own net, obviously pained at the devastating occurrence seconds before.
There on the Rhode Island College soccer field in the championship tilt of the R.I. Division II Tournament, the Lions and Toll Gate High were involved in a dramatic shootout, and â€“ with it knotted at 3-3 â€“ it was up to Bacon to stop Zach Bromage's final attempt.
PAWTUCKETâ€”Now that he's done watching the weather forecasts for snowstorms, it's heavy rain that DPW Director Lance Hill is keeping an uneasy eye on.
As has happened in recent weeks, rain water leaked into the City Hall tower and caused the main elevator to malfunction. The elevator is once again operational, but the years-old leakage problem in the Art Deco-style tower that contains it is a recurring one with no easy (or cheap) solution in sight.
PAWTUCKETâ€”Four men from the Boston area, two of whom are brothers, were arrested for fighting after a brawl erupted outside of Di Nos Restaurant, 908 Main St., on Sunday night.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The keys to the Clippersâ€™ football program have been handed to a 27-year-old first-time varsity head coach.
The lack of experience when it comes to leading young men, or his age, should not yield shrugs of disbelief. Thereâ€™s plenty of pigskin knowledge tucked inside the mind of Josh Lima, the choice to replace departed Cumberland mentor Chris Skurka, who in January accepted a coaching position that specifically entails overseeing the linebackers and special teams at Dean College.
Ana T. Brasileiro
CUMBERLAND - Ana T. Brasileiro, 89, of Broad Street, passed away Friday at home. She was the wife of the late Antonio G. Brasileiro.
Born in Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose E. Rosa (Esteves) Tibeiro. She came to the United States in February 7, 1971 and settle in Cumberland.
She was employed as an assembler for Hasbro Industries for 12 years until her retirement in 1982.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
David R. Robitaille
ATTLEBORO - David R. Robitaille, 61, of Union Street, passed away Friday at home. He was the loving husband of Barbara A. (Clavin) Robitaille. They were married for 34 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Reynolds Robitaille and Jane (McKenna) Robitaille-Torres. David resided in Attleboro for the past 21 years previously residing in Pawtucket.
He was employed as a laborer for the Teknor Apex, Pawtucket for over 20 years.
Leo H. Lennon
CUMBERLAND - LTC Leo H. Lennon, retired U.S. Army, of Cumberland passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was the husband of the late Claire (Rankowitz) Lennon.
Ann L. Bejma
PAWTUCKET - Ann L. (Pelen) Bejma, 90, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Charles J. Bejma and the late Albert W. Johnson.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Paul W. and Mary I. (Davis) Pelen, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life.
Mrs. Bejma was the International Traffic Manager for Teknor-Apex, Pawtucket for many years before retiring.
Claire G. Fournier
LAS VEGAS, NV - Claire G. Fournier, 94, passed in Las Vegas, she was the wife of the late Henry G. Fournier.
Born in New Market, NH, a daughter of the late Arthur and Eva (Goupille) Gadbois.
Claire was employed by Hasbro for many years and lived most of her life in Central Falls.
Dominga Da Lomba
PAWTUCKET - Dominga (Nunes) Da Lomba, 70, passed on April 13th. She was the wife of Samuel DaLomba.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a daughter of the late Domingos Nunes and Laura Silva Costa.
She had been employed by Vitrus for over 20 years.
PAWTUCKET â€” Just as a gently used item can be â€śnewâ€ť to someone else, taking a fresh look at familiar places â€” especially those steeped in history â€” can yield pleasant surprises. Along those lines, this yearâ€™s kickoff event celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week on Saturday, May 3, features the Blackstone Valley, and Pawtucket in particular, in two of nine tours.
PAWTUCKET -- A bright new era has begun for Tolman Highâ€™s fast-pitch softball program. The Tigers, who finished 3-13 in Division I last year, have advanced to contender status this season, thanks to an infusion of freshman players who honed their skills in the Darlington Girls League and on travel teams.
PAWTUCKETâ€”A third suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the Dec. 24 shooting death of 21-year-old Ryan Almeida at Galego Court, Pawtucket Police announced Friday.
On Thursday, April 10, Pawtucket Police arrested Tyron M. Wilcox, 21, of 6 Ware Court in Providence. He was taken into custody in Providence with assistance from the Rhode Island State Police Fugitives Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Service, said Major Arthur Martins.
CONVERSE, TX - Mrs. Jeanne Helene Holcomb was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on October 23rd, 1946 to Charles and Marie Doyon. She departed this life on March 27th, 2014 in Converse, Texas.
She is survived by her husband Robert Holcomb, one son, Robert Holcomb, her only daughter, Regina Meader, two brothers, Paul Doyon and Rene Doyon, and her grandchildren Troy Meader and Holley Holcomb.
Memorial Services will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, Lincoln on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30am.
Alfred H. Hauser, Jr.
JOHNSTON - Alfred H. Hauser, Jr., 87, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris Mae (Crompton) Hauser. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Alfred H., Sr. and M. Edith (Blezard) Hauser. Alfred was a disabled veteran, having served in the United States Navy, Seabees Battalion during World War II. He was the proprietor of Elegant Lady Beauty Salon, Providence for over 20 years and enjoyed gardening; tending to his roses and traveling.
William J. Crisp
PAWTUCKET - Crisp, William J. 62, of Pawtucket, formerly of North Providence, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was a son of the late Howard and Ella (Strobridge) Crisp.
William had worked for the State of Rhode Island before retiring in 1994. He was an avid Nascar, Patriots and Red Sox fan.
He is survived by two sisters, Joyce Magliette of Pawtucket and Elaine Clark of Missouri, a brother, Matthew Crisp of Ohio, and several generations of nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Beth Lynn Crisp.
Pauline C. Tremblay
LINCOLN - Pauline C. Tremblay, 92, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Mt. St. Rita Health Center, surrounded by her devoted family. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred Tremblay for 63 years prior to his death in 2010.