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August 12th, 2012

High school football opens for business on Monday

August 12, 2012

Don’t tell area high school football coaches that these truly are the dog days of summer. They don’t want to hear about such talk.
Monday marks the commencement of preseason training camps across the state and to suggest that teams are seeking to hit the ground running would be a gross understatement. The importance of the coming week cannot be underscored – albeit for a myriad of reasons.

'Back to School' celebration offers free supplies

August 12, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Summer vacation is winding down for local students and that had Jacqueline Dowdy back before the School Committee this week talking about the annual Back to School Celebration in the city.
Dowdy is the Woonsocket coordinator for the statewide Back to School program that has put free school supplies in the hands of students for the past 13 years. Woonsocket has participated for the past eight years.

August 11th

2 historic residences receive tax exemptions

August 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Noting that the two houses had already passed muster with the Historic District Commission for a zoning historic overlay and the tax exemption that accompanies it, the City Council on Wednesday approved such requests for 39 Lafayette St. and 14 Perrin Ave.

PRIZED WEEKEND

August 11, 2012

Craig Moretto and Nora Martel, both of Fitchburg, Mass., hang prizes as they set up the Punk Rack game prior to the start of the 22nd Cumberlandfest at Diamond Hill Park Friday evening. Severe thunderstorms and even a brief tornado watch threatened to cancel the opening night, but skies cleared in time for festivities to get underway after 6 p.m. The festival continues today, tomorrow and Monday. Visit cumberlandfest.com for a complete schedule of events.

August 9th

Bailey records stellar inning of relief for PawSox, wants return to parent club

August 9, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Andrew Bailey doesn’t know when he may return to the Boston Red Sox, but he’s more than anxious to do so.
In Pawtucket’s 6-3 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs at McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon, Bailey relieved starter Billy Buckner in the sixth inning and allowed just one hit (without a walk and fanned a pair in his one-frame stint.
That, coupled with a solid outing the night before when he hurled one inning of flawless ball (with a strikeout), the 28-year-old from Cherry Hills, N.J. likes how he’s feeling.

PawSox drop second straight to Chiefs, 6-3

August 9, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Despite a 6-3 matinee loss to the Syracuse Chiefs on Thursday afternoon, Pawtucket Red Sox skipper Arnie Beyeler sat in his McCoy Stadium clubhouse office afterward explaining his pleasure with three relievers’ respective outings.
In a rehab assignment with Pawtucket, righty Andrew Bailey allowed just one hit and fanned two in a single-inning stint (20 pitches, 14 strikes), while Daniel Bard took over in the seventh and yielded a hit, run and two walks while whiffing one. (In the process, he hit 97 mph on the radar gun, and threw 22 pitches, 12 for strikes).

Town Hall mourns loss of Finance Director Woerner

August 9, 2012

CUMBERLAND – Town Hall employees are trying to cope with the loss of one of their own, following the death of Finance Director Steve Woerner on Wednesday.
Woerner, 61, died after being injured in a recent fall at his home, according to Mayor Daniel J. McKee.
“He was a good man that we loved down here at Town Hall,” McKee said. “He was very valuable to the town and a man who was close to a number of people here.”

C.F. police seek help in locating CVS armed robber

August 9, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS – Police responded to an armed robbery early Thursday morning at the CVS Pharmacy at 309 Broad St.
The suspect in this case displayed a firearm to the clerk, handing a note that demanded money from the cash register, police stated in a press release. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash. The last known direction was south through the parking lot and into Pawtucket. There were no injuries as a result of this incident, according to police.

Sen. Whitehouse rolls out his jobs plan during local visit

August 9, 2012

PROVIDENCE – With Rhode Island workers and small businesses still struggling in this tough economy, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Wednesday kicked off a month-long tour of small businesses in the state, and rolled out a series of initiatives to create jobs. Whitehouse’s jobs plan is a mix of policies and proposals that he has advocated for throughout his time in the Senate, and which, if passed, would provide a boost to small businesses throughout the state.

Eldana P. Moussally

August 9, 2012

PAWTUCKET- Eldana P. Moussally, 86, of Leominster, MA, and formerly of Pawtucket, RI passed away Wednesday afternoon at the UMASS Medical University Campus unexpectedly after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Bradley, ME she was the daughter of the late Frank and Celena (Morin) Guay.
She was the wife of the late George T. Moussally.
Mrs. Moussally moved into Sunrise Assisted Living Community in Leominster, MA and enjoyed her golden years filled with friends and many activities.

Genowefa Golenia Boron

August 9, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS - Genowefa Golenia Boron, 82, passed away Wednesday August 8, 2012 at Home and Hospice Care Of RI. She was the beloved wife of Franciszek Boron and the late Boleslaw Golenia.
Born in Grodzisko Gorne, Poland, she was a daughter of the late Jan and Salomea (Serafin) Matuszek. She lived in Central Falls for the past 43 years.
Before retiring Mrs. Golenia Boron was employed as a Weaver for the former Paulis Silk Co.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society.

LeRoy T. Mooney

August 9, 2012

CUMBERLAND - LeRoy T. Mooney, 77, of East Barrows St., passed away on Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of Joan F. (Faunce) Mooney.
Born in Cumberland he was the son of the late Alfred E. and Evelyn M. (Follows) Mooney, he was a life long Cumberland resident.
He was employed by Shea's Auto Body, Cumberland for 45 years until his retirement.

Yvette M. Roy

August 9, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Yvette M. (Letourneau) Roy, 73, of Martin Ct. passed away Tuesday in the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Roland L. Roy.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Albert and Yvonne (Levasseur) Letourneau. She was a life long Pawtucket resident.
Besides her husband Mrs. Roy leaves two sons, Michael Roy of Lincoln and Steven Roy of Central Falls. She also leaves two brothers, Richard Letourneau in Florida and Maurice Letourneau of Manville and a step sister Jeanette Langlois of Cumberland.

Dr. Melvin J. King

August 9, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Dr. Melvin J. King died on August 6, 2012 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Caroline (Tefft) King.
Dr. King was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on October 8, 1922, the son of James and Edith (Hirst) King. He was the brother of the late Clifford King. In addition to his wife Caroline, Dr. King is survived by two daughters; Deborah J. King and her partner Mr. Lee Weissman of Fairfield, Connecticut, and Sara K. Papa and her husband John Papa of Avon, Connecticut, and two grandchildren; Alexandra K. Papa of Washington, DC and John Tyler Papa of Avon.

Eldana P. Moussally

August 9, 2012

PAWTUCKET- Eldana P. Moussally, 86, of Leominster, MA, and formerly of Pawtucket, RI passed away Wednesday afternoon at the UMASS Medical University Campus unexpectedly after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Bradley, ME she was the daughter of the late Frank and Celena (Morin) Guay.
She was the wife of the late George T. Moussally.
Mrs. Moussally moved into Sunrise Assisted Living Community in Leominster, MA and enjoyed her golden years filled with friends and many activities.

August 8th

Add Valencia to PawSox's logjam at third base

August 8, 2012

PAWTUCKET – On his first official day as a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox, Danny Valencia found himself out of Wednesday’s starting lineup. His placement under the “extra hitters” portion of the lineup card only furthers the argument that it’s going to be tough for the 27-year-old to carve out regular playing time.
Valencia is a third baseman by trade, a position where he’s logged 2,281 innings in 262 big-league games. Coming over from the Minnesota Twins via trade on Sunday, Valencia joins a PawSox ballclub that's pretty well stocked at the hot corner.

Edd Pedro's Wiffleball Tournament takes flight Sunday

August 8, 2012

PAWTUCKET -- Edd Pedro has only a few wants for his ninth annual “Fight for a Cure Mega-Raffle and Wiffleball Tournament,” slated to begin at 9 a.m., Sunday at Slater Park.
First and foremost, he’d love the day to be graced by good weather; second, he hopes to raise $20,000 to give to the Arthritis Foundation, with the New England regional headquarters stationed in Warwick; and, finally, he’d like for a few more teams to register for the tourney’s divisions, including Adult Competitive, “Just for Fun” and Youth (12-and-under).

FIREFIGHTER PROMOTIONS

August 8, 2012

On July 31 at Pawtucket City Hall, Director of Administration Antonio Pires, who also serves as the city's Public Safety Director, conducted a ceremony to swear-in a new firefighter and to promote two others on the Pawtucket Fire Department. Pictured (L-R): newly appointed firefighter Nick Partridge; Norman ‘Joseph’ Pike, promoted to the rank of lieutenant; and Richard A. Slater, promoted to the rank of captain.

2 more medals for decorated vet

August 8, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Decorated veteran Maurice “Moe” Trottier has received two more service medals to add to his collection, thanks to a little help from Congressman David Cicilline.
On Tuesday, Cicilline presented the longtime Pawtucket resident with a Naval Reserve Medal and National Defense Service Medal during a short ceremony in his Main Street office. Trottier, who holds the rank of Private First Class, had earned the medals but never received them until now, 21 years after his retirement.

Eldana P. Moussally

August 8, 2012

Eldana P. Moussally

PAWTUCKET- Eldana P. Moussally, 86, of Leominster, MA, and formerly of Pawtucket, RI passed away Wednesday afternoon at the UMASS Medical University Campus unexpectedly after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Bradley, ME she was the daughter of the late Frank and Celena (Morin) Guay.
She was the wife of the late George T. Moussally.
Mrs. Moussally moved into Sunrise Assisted Living Community in Leominster, MA and enjoyed her golden years filled with friends and many activities.

 

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