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April 20th, 2012

Homeless making the best of their bad situations

April 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Plastic bags of litter dangle neatly from the branches of trees. Scavenged bits of furniture are arranged into makeshift outdoor dining nooks, beside the tents. Nearby, a green-necked duck splashes down in the Blackstone River, looking for the expected handout.
“We have our animal friends,” says Ray Greeno. “We’re happy here.”
A Vietnam veteran who’s been homeless for months, Greeno, 57, has been living in a tent on the banks of the Blackstone River since the beginning of the month, when the overnight shelter at Harvest Church closed for the season.

April 19th

Tigers top Patriots, remain perfect

April 19, 2012

PAWTUCKET — This game went from a pitchers’ duel to another lopsided Tolman victory in a hurry.
Deadlocked at 1-1 after 4½ innings of a tough Division II crossover duel with Pilgrim, the Tigers scratched out three runs in the home half of the fifth inning before erupting for six more in the sixth and ending up with a 10-3 triumph at Slater Park that kept them unbeaten.

Wanda V. Villeneuve

April 19, 2012

Wanda V. Villeneuve

PAWTUCKET- Wanda V. Villeneuve (Strybuc) of Kenyon Avenue, Pawtucket died April 18, 2012.
Mrs. Villeneuve was the loving wife of Alfred Villeneuve. They had been married 58 years.
Mrs. Villeneuve was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late John Bobola and Jennie Strybuc-Bobola. She was a chef at Texas Instrument in Attleboro MA. For many years.

William T. Nahas

April 19, 2012

William T. Nahas

NAHAS, William T., age 83, died peacefully on Friday, February 24th, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Care Center. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy Page Nahas for 60 years.
He was the cherished father of Chrystine Nahas Caffrey & Billy Nahas and the dear grandfather of Elizabeth and Alexandra Caffrey, Hannah and Noah Nahas.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Toofik Nahas and Nora Gosen Nahas. He was the brother of George, Frederick, and Richard Nahas and the late Leo Nahas.

April 18th

RIDE awards $700K to city high schools

April 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Education awarded grants of nearly $700,000 to help improve the city’s two high schools yesterday.
Charles E. Shea Senior High School and William E. Tolman Senior High School will receive $349,297 each in federal School Improvement Grants, RIDE said.

Testimony given in Lynch refusal case

April 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The damage consisted of a coin-sized hole in the bumper of an Audi, but the legal fallout from an accident between Jarred Lynch, the son of a prominent political family, and an off-duty Pawtucket Police sergeant returning from a nightclub detail, has turned into something much bigger.

Cesino's four-hitter helps Saints down Mounties

April 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Late last week, St. Raphael Academy head coach Tom “Saar” Sorrentine explained to his senior ace, Nick Cesino, that he would draw the start when the Saints took on host Mount St. Charles on Wednesday morning.
He also told the righthander that the Mounties' infield contained a rather tall mound, and suggested he get to know it better over the weekend.
Cesino followed his mentor's order and threw some pitches from the foreign rubber on Sunday, and it became rather obvious as the innings passed he had become rather familiar with it.

Zammarelli's double lifts Lions past Clippers

April 18, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Nick Zammarelli spent all game looking for his pitch – the one he could drive.

Robin L. Lennon

April 18, 2012

Robin L. Lennon

PAWTUCKET- Robin L. Lennon, 49 passed away on April 8, 2012.
She was the beloved mother of Adam and Alec Lennon, daughter of Ann Lamoureux and Charles P. Lennon, sister of Donna Reynolds and Kristin Theroux.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the National MS Society of Rhode Island.
Services will be held on April 22nd at 2:00 PM at the Cremation Society of Rhode Island, 571 West Greenville Rd, North Scituate, RI.

Rudolf A. Jaworski MD

April 18, 2012

Rudolf A.
Jaworski MD

PAWTUCKET- Rudolf A. Jaworski MD, 93, passed away Wednesday April 18, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Gladys (Duda) Jaworski.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Alexander B. and Regina (Jaskiewicz) Jaworski and a stepson of the late Sophie Jaworski. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring he was a practicing Pediatrician for 56 years in Pawtucket. Dr. Jaworski served in WWII as a Captain in Guam with the Army Medical Corps.

Yvette E. Rivard-Riendeau

April 18, 2012

Yvette E.
Rivard-Riendeau

PAWTUCKET- Yvette E. (Sinotte) Rivard-Riendeau, 76, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Albert E. Riendeau and the late Raymond J. Rivard.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Albert R. and Elina (Lariviere) Sinotte. Yvette was a mental health counselor at the Community Counseling Center, Pawtucket, for over ten years until retiring in 1997, and was a member of the Eugene T. Lefebvre VFW Post 1271 Auxiliary, Central Falls.

John E. Pyne

April 18, 2012

John E. Pyne

LINCOLN- Pyne, John E., 68, of Lincoln, passed away on April 16, 2012, he was a loving, dedicated husband to the recently departed Carol (Dunaway) Pyne and father to William Pyne and Lori Latham.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Thomas R. and Constance (Nadeau) Pyne.

May L. Wilkinson

April 18, 2012

May L. Wilkinson

PAWTUCKET- May L. (Moore) Wilkinson, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Mead B. Wilkinson.
Born in Bernice, Louisiana, a daughter of the late Palmer M. and Laura (Thurmon) Moore, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life. May was a member of the Darlington Congregational Church.

April 17th

Tolman falls to Central in extra innings

April 17, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Tolman High head coach Theo Murray wasn’t thrilled with the result, but just had to praise his troops for their ability and want to battle back.
Trailing 6-0, the Tigers tallied two runs each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to knot it, but the Knights scored an unearned run in the back half of the eighth to clinch a wild 7-6 triumph at Joe Williams Field early Tuesday afternoon.

Constantino recalls hot day at Boston Marathon

April 17, 2012

Dave Constantino has been competing in marathons for a decade, and when it came down to recalling the hottest ones he has run, the Cumberland resident didn’t hesitate to bring up the 26.2-mile adventure he encountered on Monday at the Boston Marathon.
“That was probably the hottest marathon I have ever done out of the 10 years I have been competing,” Constantino said on Tuesday morning while he was “recuperating” at Scarborough Beach. “That was unbelievable. It was a tough one. It was a tough one for everybody.”

License of Pawtucket doctor suspended

April 17, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The Rhode Island Department of Health has issued a consent order suspending the license of a city-based physician, Fredy P. Roland, Jr., MD, for one year. Under the conditions of the suspension, Roland can continue to practice medicine, but cannot prescribe certain controlled substances.

RI EDC redesignates enterprise zone

April 17, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Mayor Donald R. Grebien has announced that the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation’s Enterprise Zone Council has re-designated the Pawtucket/Lincoln Enterprise Zone for another five years. Firms located in the enterprise zone, one of 10 in Rhode Island, are eligible to receive a maximum credit of $5,000 per enterprise zone resident employee and $2,500 for other enterprise zone employees. The new hires must be Rhode Island residents and the jobs must be classified as full-time.

Stacia J. Choiniere

April 17, 2012

Stacia J. Choiniere

PAWTUCKET- Stacia "Mimi" J. (Gula) Choiniere, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2012. She was beloved wife of the late Emile E. Choiniere, together they celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Nemax) Gula.
Mimi worked as a print specialist and office clerk at Carol Cable for 25 years. She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

Irma F. Oliveira

April 17, 2012

Irma F. Oliveira

PAWTUCKET- Irma F. Oliveira, 54, passed April 17th with her loving family by her side.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a daughter of the late Arnaldo and Irma (Gomes) Andrade.
She had been employed by Providence Metalizing for eight years than Cintas for the past two years.
She is survived by two sons, Edalio and Stephan Oliveira, a daughter Aisha Gamboa, and her longtime companion Joao Gamboa, three sisters, Rita Andrade, Zulmira Alves and Beatrice Andrade, five brothers, Paul, Carlos, Anildo, Amancio and Agui Andrade and many nieces and nephews.

George T. Allen Jr.

April 17, 2012

George T. Allen Jr.

ATTLEBORO- George T. Allen Jr. of Attleboro, MA, died Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA.
Mr. Allen was born in Providence, the son of the late George T. Allen Sr. and Elizabeth H. Gifford.
He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Allen was a longtime member of the Captain Elwood J. Euart Post, Pawtucket, He was a foreman at American Insulated Wire for many years and a longtime bartender at the Latin Quarter Lounge, Pawtucket.

 

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