August 14th, 2012
EAST PROVIDENCEâEast Providence Police have identified the victims in an apparent attempted murder case involving a husband and wife that occurred at a Rumford home.
Lucy Ponte, 54, was found by a family member severely beaten in her Larchwood Drive home at around 7 a.m. on Monday morning, police said.
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PAWTUCKET â Over 80 tenants of Slater House at 10 Goff Ave. had to find temporary lodging after an early morning electrical fire on Monday forced the complete evacuation of the downtown high-rise.
According to Fire Capt. Steven Parent, who is also the city's fire marshal, the incident was reported at around 2:30 a.m. The electrical fire appeared to start in an adjoining, street-level office on Broad Street that used to house an architectural design firm.
PAWTUCKET â Pawtucket Red Sox Team President Mike Tamburro will never forget the phone call he received from then-Red Sox General Manager Lou Gorman in June 1990.
âHow would you like Johnny Pesky to be your new manager?â was the message Gorman relayed to Tamburro. âI said, âWe would love to have Johnny (pilot the PawSox).ââ
ATTLEBORO, MA - Laurene Mary Wolters, 56, of Locust Street, Attleboro Ma, died from cancer at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence on Friday, August 10, 2012.
Laurene was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Stanley and Ida Wolters. She was a 1973 graduate of Tolman High School in Pawtucket and an accomplished accordion player. Laurene was employed as a graphic artist for Paramount Lines before she became a pharmacy technician for Pharmerica, and then Rite Aid in South Attleboro, Ma.
PAWTUCKET- Barbara A. Malloy, 73, passed away Monday August 13, 2012 at Evergreen House in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Malloy.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Dziedzic) Courtemanche. She lived in Pawtucket for most of her life.
Before retiring Barbara was employed by the former Health-Tex Mfg. Co. as a Seamstress for 7 years and later worked as a Home Health Aid in the Blackstone Valley Area.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Lorraine M. (Cloutier) Valentine, 76, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon J. Valentine.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Wilfrid and Anita (Letourneau) Cloutier, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life before moving to East Providence over nine years ago. Lorraine was employed at Texas Instruments for over 30 years until retiring as a supervisor. She was most recently employed in the Bingo Hall at Foxwoods for several years, retiring to help take care of her grandchildren.
LINCOLN - Winifred T. (Roe) Bushy, 88, of Cobble Hill Road, Lincoln passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Hardeen A. Bushy. She was born in Barrington, a daughter of the late Ellery T. and Mary (Sharples) Roe.
PAWTUCKET - Ester B. DeSousa, 75, died August 11, 2012. She was the wife of the late Adriano T. DeSousa. She was born in Vila Ruiva, Portugal. Daughter of the late Jose Pereira Laginhas and Emilia Mendes (Barata) Laginhas.
She came to this country 53 years ago settling in New Bedford, MA and had lived in Danbury, CT. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Pawtucket.
She is survived by 2 daughters Theresa Gormley of N. Attleboro and Elizabeth Dwyer of Warwick, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET â Just walking into the 7 Stones Emporium in downtown Pawtucket makes one feel like saying, âAhhhh.â From its lightly fragranced air to soothing earth-tone dĂ©cor, the new shop located at the triangular end of the historic McDevitt Building offers vibes of tranquility, positive energy and mental and physical well being.
Donât tell area high school football coaches that these truly are the dog days of summer. They donât 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 â albeit for a myriad of reasons.
WOONSOCKET â 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.
PAWTUCKET â 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.
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.
PAWTUCKET â Andrew Bailey doesnât know when he may return to the Boston Red Sox, but heâs more than anxious to do so.
In Pawtucketâs 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 heâs feeling.
PAWTUCKET â 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 relieversâ 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).
CUMBERLAND â 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.
âHe was a good man that we loved down here at Town Hall,â McKee said. âHe was very valuable to the town and a man who was close to a number of people here.â
CENTRAL FALLS â 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 suspectâs 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.
PROVIDENCE â 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. Whitehouseâs 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.
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.
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.