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January 6th, 2012

Shea hands Rogers first loss of season

January 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET – There’s a reason why Jordy Brito is the undisputed leader of Shea High. The senior is cool under pressure. More importantly, the fast-as-lightning guard is not one to run for cover with the game on the line.

Fire displaces 15, injures 4 firefighters

January 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A fire in a multi-family apartment house at 111 Randall St. on Friday injured four Pawtucket firefighters and left 15 people homeless.
According to Fire Chief William Sisson, the blaze was reported around 11:30 a.m. in the large, three-story woodframe house. It began in the attic and quickly burned through the roof, causing extensive damage to the entire house, he said.

Trial of accused officer continued to Monday

January 6, 2012

PROVIDENCE – John Harwood, the attorney for the Lincoln police officer accused of kicking a seated, handcuffed woman in the head outside the Twin River casino on May 31, 2009, indicated in Superior Court on Friday he wanted to enlist the expertise of Dr. Frank Gallo as part of his client's defense.
Gallo, renowned statewide for his expertise on “use of force,” is an instructor for various law enforcement agencies around the region.

Patriots' O'Brien heading into angry Lions' Den

January 6, 2012

Bill O’Brien could be walking into a no-win situation as the next head football coach at Penn State. While the current Patriots’ offensive coordinator may seem like a solid choice on the surface, the news of his selection hit hard with Penn State alumni on Friday.
Former Penn State linebacker LaVar Arrington represented the thoughts of many ex-players upon hearing the news that an “outsider” would be the next head coach.

Raymond A. Allard

January 6, 2012

Raymond A. Allard
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James E. Halliday

January 6, 2012

James E. Halliday
PAWTUCKET - James "Bud" E. Halliday, Jr., 89, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Pauline R. (Lussier) Halliday, they were married for sixty-four years. Born in Providence, a son of the late James E. and Ruth (Gray) Halliday, he resided in Pawtucket since 1947.

Annette M. Fecteau

January 6, 2012

Annette M. Fecteau
PAWTUCKET - Annette M. Fecteau, 69, of Trenton Street, Pawtucket died Friday, January 6, 2012.
She was born in Central Falls the daughter of the late Leonard E. Fecteau and Marie Yvonne (Maillet) Fecteau. Annette was a homemaker.
Annette was a longtime member of the ARC of Blackstone Valley and the Citizens of Power.
She was the sister of the late Lucille LaPlume.

Alice A. Heroux

January 6, 2012

Alice A. Heroux
CENTRAL FALLS - Alice A. (Benoit) Heroux, 96 of Henry Street, Central Falls, died Friday, January 6, 2012 at Saint Antoine Residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Laurier P. Heroux. They were married 29 years.

Robert R. Gilkenson

January 6, 2012

Robert R. Gilkenson - Revised Notice
PAWTUCKET - Robert R. Gilkenson, 91, passed away on January 4, 2012. Beloved husband of Rita (Rousseau) Gilkenson. Father of Robert K. Gilkenson. Brother of the late William Gilkenson and Marjorie Douglas. VISITATION will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by Services with Military Honors at 11:30 A.M. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Memorials to the American Cancer Society. www.TrippFuneralHome.com

January 5th

Mayors to Governor: Help us!

January 6, 2012

PROVIDENCE — After huddling behind closed doors for two hours with mayors, town administrators and other municipal officials, Gov. Lincoln Chafee declared that 2012 “should be the year of the cities and towns.
“We can not have East Providences and Woonsockets and Coventrys and other towns being read about across the country in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and other national publications that are going to be a detriment to the economy of Rhode Island,” the governor said. “We've got to address it.”

Velez, Tolman hoopsters shake off Lincoln, 58-45

January 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — If Tolman High ever fits the pieces together, the Tigers could be a tough out in the Division II playoffs.
It is coach Mike Kayata’s job to develop his players into a cohesive unit over the next seven weeks, trying to get the most out of a roster that contains an explosive scoring guard in Juan Velez, a 6-foot-7 junior center named Jon Percy who is a sleeping giant, and several role players who might hold the key to this team’s ultimate outcome.

Mixed Magic gets legislative grant for 'Moby Dick'

January 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Thanks to a $2,500 legislative grant, Mixed Magic Theatre will be able to embark on one of its favorite journeys: bringing the timeless tale of “Moby Dick” to new audiences in a unique and modern way.
On Thursday, state Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush (D-Dist. 15) presented a check to Mixed Magic Theatre, a non-profit arts organization based in the historic mill complex at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket.

January 4th

Web only: Cooley says thanks but no thanks to Boeheim's praise

January 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Count Jim Boeheim as a fan of the turnaround act Ed Cooley is trying to perform at Providence College.
While receiving praise from the dean of Big East coaches is a sign that Cooley’s work is not going unnoticed around the league, the PC head coach was in no mood to talk about moral victories following his team’s third straight loss, the latest a 87-73 setback to top-ranked Syracuse Wednesday night at The Dunk.

SRA hoopsters eye showdown vs. New London

January 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Charles Correa admits that Saturday, Jan. 7 has been in his sights the moment he first laid eyes on St. Raphael’s schedule.
As the date that’s been circled in red and ingrained in his mind draws near, Correa’s competitive fire only intensifies. Come Saturday night at CCRI-Warwick, the 5-foot-8 junior will draw the assignment of shadowing New London (Conn.) High School senior and Providence College-bound Kris Dunn.

Bill would change car tax values

January 4, 2012

PROVIDENCE — When the General Assembly abruptly dropped the exemption of car values for local tax purposes from $6,000 to $500 last year, drivers suddenly hit with tax bills several times higher than they were before started paying attention to the way values are placed on their automobiles, and they didn't like what they saw.

CF Council to hear input on parking ban

January 4, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — On Monday, Jan. 9, city residents will have a chance to speak about the controversial new overnight parking ban that state-appointed officials want to start enforcing next week. The appointed City Council will be holding a public hearing on the parking ban as part of its regular meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at Central Falls City Hall.

Eva M. Hebert

January 4, 2012

Eva M. Hebert
PAWTUCKET - Eva M. (Houle) Hebert, 102, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday January 1, 2012. She was the wife of the late Henry Hebert. Born in Canada, she was a daughter of the late Godfrey and Celendee (Beaudry) Houle. She had been a line worker with American. She is survived by two sons, Normand Hebert of Pawtucket and Rene Hebert of Newport, NC; six grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was a sister of the late Amanda Genest, Alice Forget, Oliver Houle, George Houle, John Houle, Ellen Vaillencourt and Armand Houle.

Pauline Crawley

January 4, 2012

Pauline Crawley
BRUNSWICK, OH - Pauline Crawley, 64 of Brunswick, passed away on January 3, 2012 with her loving family by her side.
She was born July 31, 1947 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Arthur and Rose (nee Bolduc)Bissonnette.

Robert R. Gilkenson

January 4, 2012

Robert R. Gilkenson
PAWTUCKET - Robert R. Gilkenson, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Rita (Rousseau) Gilkenson for sixty-five years.

Romney ekes out 8-vote win over Santorum in Iowa

January 4, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, the state party chairman said early Wednesday, ringing down the curtain on an improbable first act in the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall.
Appearing hours after the caucuses had ended, Matt Strawn said Romney had 30,015 votes, to 30,007 for Santorum, whose late surge carried him to a near win.

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