PAWTUCKET – Brendan W. McGair, a veteran sportswriter and columnist who covers the Pawtucket Red Sox, college and high school sports for the Call/Times, has been named Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). This is his third NSSA honor in the past five years.
Scott Anderson has taken the concept of wearing your favorite team colors to a whole new level.
Forget the jerseys and hats. Anderson, 38, of Woonsocket, is showing off his team spirit by getting the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his head. And as Sundayâ€™s AFC Championship between the Patriots and Colts approaches in Foxboro, Anderson says heâ€™s getting lots of smiles and thumbs-ups as Patriots fever grips the Blackstone Valley.
â€śItâ€™s my team and I have to support my time,â€ť says the lifelong Pats fan.
PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy basketball team appeared lost in December and now the Saints seem to have found a way to compete in January.
SRA got 21 points and 21 rebounds from talented sophomore Trevante Jones and a game-saving block from senior Kyle McParlin in the closing seconds on Friday night to edge Cranston East, 62-60.
Norman R. Richardson
CUMBERLAND - Norman R. Richardson, 85, husband of Irene (Brulotte) Richardson, father of Carl Richardson of Warwick and Linda Straight of East Greenwich, passed away Thursday in Providence.
CENTRAL FALLS - Rita Lanoue, 78, died January 15th. She was the wife of the late Normand Lanoue.
She had been employed by the former Star Market, Almacs and Paramount Cards.
Rita was an active lifelong parishioner and Eucharistic Minister for Notre Dame Church, St. Matthew Church and then Holy Spirit Parish.
PAWTUCKET – The usual post-game handshakes had just ended, and it took Shea High head coach John Lickert mere milliseconds to track down sophomore guard Yesenia Alvarado and attempt to hoist her on one of his shoulders.
She immediately grinned and began waving to anyone who would notice, and there were quite a few – her teammates, family members, friends, etc.
Katherine N. Hampson
CUMBERLAND - Katherine N. Hampson, 93 formerly Park Street, passed away Friday January 9, in the Mt. St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland.
She was the wife of the late George T. Hampson.
Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Honora (McGovern) McHugh. She resided in Cumberland for the past 69 years previously residing in Cranston.
She was a member of the St. Patrick Seniors where she was the former President and Secretary. She was also a secretary for the Cumberland Democratic Town Committee for many years.
Eva E. Poirier
PROVIDENCE - Eva E. (Gauthier) Poirier, 93, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late George Normand Poirier. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Eva M. (Wright) Gauthier, she resided in Pawtucket until moving to Providence in 1990.
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EAST PROVIDENCE – As much fun as it is, watching Woonsocket run and gun its way past lower echelon Division I opponents, coach T.J. Ciolfi understands that offense alone will not get his team very far in the playoffs.
PAWTUCKET â€“ One of the suspects in last Friday's alleged home invasion and subsequent hatchet attack on Cole Street has been charged, police said.
Jordan L. Wilcox, 18, of 46 John St., was arrested on a warrant Tuesday night, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Wilcox was arrested without incident at his John Street apartment, then transported to the Police
Department, where he was held overnight. Wilcox was charged with first-degree robbery, felony assault by use of devices similar in appearance to a firearm, felony assault, and conspiracy, according to police records.
Irene M. Rothwell
PAWTUCKET - Irene M. (Burns) Rothwell, a devoted and loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Walter Rothwell for 55 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George E., Jr. and Mary (McNally) Burns.
PROVIDENCE – In an alternate world, Graham Lynch’s sweet stroke from beyond the arc and Alex Holloway’s nifty passing skills would be on display in St. Raphael Academy jerseys this winter.
PAWTUCKET – In their first year running Tolman High’s wrestling program, head coach Jason Rushton and assistant Matt Medina are instilling an aggressive approach that may bring dividends by tournament time, assuming the wrestlers keep working hard.
The Tigers showed flashes of skill during a 40-36 loss to Ponaganset on Tuesday evening at the Donaldson Gym. Ponaganset, now 4-1 on the season, jumped out to a 40-9 lead before the Tigers won the final five matches (two by forfeit).
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ Last year it was a deer. This year it was a young female Lab mix named Gizmo who found herself in an icy situation at Bullocks Cove on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters rescued Gizmo from the frigid waters off Beach Point Road after she escaped from her home and ventured out too far onto ice, falling through about 60 yards from shore.
Jacqueline B. Pelletier
ATTLEBORO - Jacqueline B. Pelletier, 77, pass January 13th. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Pelletier.
Janet Barbara Schmitz-Riley
PAWTUCKET - Janet Barbara Schmitz-Riley, 70, of Pawtucket, died January 12, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the loving wife of William L. Riley, Jr. for twenty two years. Janet was born September 2, 1944 in Boston MA, a daughter of the late James Howard and Frances (Komnatzky) Schmitz.
She grew up in Foxboro, MA and graduated from Foxboro High School in 1963. Janet began as a waitress at Hale's Diner in Foxboro and finished working at Giovanni Jewelry in Providence.
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