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October 14th, 2014

Joan B. Roskowski

October 14, 2014

Joan B. Roskowski

CUMBERLAND - Joan B. Roskowski, 81, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (McCaffrey) Demers. Joan lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
She is survived by two children, Tom Roskowski, and Cathy Calcagni, two sisters, Dorothy Demers, and CarolAnne Dragon, and six grandchildren, Alexander, Erica, Stasha, and Brandon Roskowski, and Chelsea and Mikaela Calcagni. She was the mother of the late David Roskowski and sister of the late Cornelius "Neil" Demers.

October 13th

Feldman Furniture building to be converted by Nexus into luxury apartments

October 13, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Standing at the corner of Broad and North Union streets, the old Feldman Furniture warehouse is undergoing some serious renovations, and the prodigious three-story red brick building could house upwards of 25 luxury apartments in the future.

The 66,000-square-foot three-story mill building was sold to Nexus Property Management LLC on July 3 for $175,000, according to records with the city Tax Assessor’s office.

October 12th

Tolman High Football | Tigers take down defending D-II champs West Warwick, 15-13

October 12, 2014

WEST WARWICK — Tolman ended West Warwick’s 13-month unbeaten at Maznicki Field thanks to two long runs, some solid defense and an unplanned two-point conversion.
The Tigers and Wizards were knotted at 13 following a seven-yard touchdown run from junior Jacob Vargulish with 5 minutes, 47 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Tigers lined up for the extra point, but the snap was poor and Vargulish had to improvise.

October 11th

St. Raphael Football | Saints stay unbeaten with 35-7 thrashing of Mt. Hope

October 11, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Unbeaten St. Raphael Academy turned a solid Mount Hope team every which way but loose during a 35-7 romp over the Huskies on Friday night at Pariseau Field.

Shea High Football | Central Falls High Football | North Smithfield High Football

October 11, 2014

Raiders start strong before holding on to top Vikings

PAWTUCKET -- Shea jumped out to a 10-0 lead after one quarter before holding on to defeat Division II-A rival Rogers, 23-21, Friday night at Max Read Field.

Anthony Almeida scored on a 12-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to provide the Raiders with the deciding. Yanique Duarte caught a 45-yard touchdown for Shea and also ran for a 3-yard score. Shea, which led 17-14 at halftime, improves to 2-1 in league play.

October 10th

Jospephine (Lopes) Nickerson

October 10, 2014


CHEPACHET - Josephine (Lopes) Nickerson, 60, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 in RI Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of William Nickerson, whom she married Aug. 7, 1976. They resided on Putnam Pike in Chepachet. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Silva) Lopes.
Josephine was a self employed bookkeeper and homemaker. She was a very active member of St. Joseph's Church, serving as a former CCD Teacher and Choir member.

Mary K. Cournoyer

October 10, 2014


Joseph Houston

October 10, 2014


Stephen John Durand

October 10, 2014


PAWTUCKET - Stephen John Durand, 57, of Trinity, FL (formerly of Pawtucket,RI) died Tuesday October 8 in New Port Richey, FL after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Loretta (Buckley) Durand. They were married 35 years.

October 9th

'Big Brother' to host meet-and-greet at C.F. school

October 9, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Fresh off his recent victory in the hit reality television series “Big Brother”, a city police sergeant will participate in a meet-and-greet and question-and-answer session with the public at Central Falls High School Friday.
Sgt. Derrick V. Levasseur, 30, of Providence, was named victorious at the conclusion of the show's Sept. 24 season finale, outlasting 15 other house guests over the course of the show's 16th season to win the $500,000 grand prize. “Big Brother” airs nationally on CBS.

October 7th

Shea High Soccer | Tolman High soccer | Raiders topple Tigers despite injury scare

October 8, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Virtually every athletics confrontation between archrivals Tolman and Shea is gritty, even chippy. And while “American rules” football may be where the rivalry burns hottest, the other foot ball isn’t far behind.

Pawtucket man tries to flee from police

October 7, 2014

BOSTON — A Pawtucket man who pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to traffic contraband cigarettes, among other charges, was captured aboard an airplane at Logan Airport in Boston that was about to depart for Paris, authorities said.

Edward J. Bourgault, Jr.

October 7, 2014


PAWTUCKET - Edward J. Bourgault Jr., "Teddy" 75, passed on October 6th at his home with family by his side. He was the longtime companion of Elaine Sencar.
Teddy was the son of the late Edward J. and Pearl (Moon) Bourgault Sr. He was a self-employed painter for many years and was an Army Veteran.

Amelia (Monteiro) Rojao

October 7, 2014

Amelia (Monteiro) Rojao

PAWTUCKET - Amelia (Monteiro) Rojao, 91, of Englewood Ave., Pawtucket, died surrounded by her family Monday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of Jose J. Rojao.
Born May 2, 1923, in Valley Falls, RI, she was a daughter of Jose Monteiro and Maria do Carmo (Videira) Monteiro. She was a dress maker for many years at Pawtucket Dress before retiring.
She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and was a member of Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente for 65 years.

Richard G. Carpenter

October 7, 2014


NORTH PROVIDENCE - Richard G. Carpenter, 97, of North Providence, died October 6, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Christina (De Luca) Carpenter. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late George and Rose (Roy) Carpenter.

October 6th

Loss of daughter to domestic violence inspires Nov. 1 march to ‘heel’

October 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – All through that day in the early summer of 2010, a feeling of dread had been growing in the pit of Michelle Lavallee’s stomach. But nothing could have prepared her for what she found in her daughter’s Rufus Street apartment.

Rita C. Bedard

October 6, 2014


VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals

October 6, 2014

VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals
Ephraim Salaam breaks down the Patriots' strong performance.

Andre E. Laferriere

October 6, 2014


October 5th

Adventure race takes to Central Falls streets

October 5, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Covered in mud and sweat, and after an exhausting morning of dragging tires, flipping logs, pushing weighted wheelbarrows, and scaling ropes, you would expect most participants in Saturday’s Lions Club Warpath Challenge to be physically drained at its conclusion.

And you would be mistaken.

Of the 100-plus people who participated in Saturday’s first-ever challenge on High Street, many of them had smiles on their faces and were excitedly talking about completing the course again, albeit their words were coming through panted breaths.