March 30th, 2012
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Last winter, Kevin Robinson, his wife, Robin, and numerous others came together to organize the first-ever Ride With KROB/Family Fun Festival. They did so to raise money for the pro BMX tricksterâ€™s KROB Foundation, one that strives to provide East Providence youths with the opportunity to take part in sports they covet.
The foundation collected approximately $20,000, and with that money helped needy children afford registration and equipment for a variety of athletics, including football, baseball, soccer, even karate.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Legendary BMX professional and multi-X Games medalist Kevin Robinson considers it a phenomenal gift from his sponsor, Target Inc.
Back in November, Robinson had flown to Minneapolis to take care of some business at Target headquarters, and thatâ€™s when officials approached him, requesting he find a group of 15 children, those who revel in the sports of BMX and skateboarding.
Florence Dora Young
LINCOLN- FLORENCE DORA (SEXTON) YOUNG, 93, went to be with her Savior, Lord and Friend, Jesus Christ from her home in Lincoln, R.I. on March 30, 2012. She was the wife of the late William Sexton Jr. and, later in life, the wife of Charles Young, also deceased.
Born in Niagra, Falls, New York, on October 12, 1918, a daughter of Robert and Mary (Beswick) Pope.
A little of this, a little of that as the spring season for high school sports draws near â€¦
Spring is a time devoted to rebirth, renewal and revitalization. At Lincoln High School, the ushering in of the season immediately on the heels of winterâ€™s wicked and sometimes disruptive nature has been greeted by winds of wholesale change.
PAWTUCKET â€” The city's arts high school was on the itinerary of a visiting group of students from Japan this week as part of an effort to give them a snapshot of American culture.
Thirty-two 16- and 17-year-olds from the Happy Science Academy in Tochigi, Japan spent a day â€śshadowingâ€ť students from the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Visual and Performing Arts. The boarding school, affiliated with the Happy Science religious organization, houses students in grades 7 through 12.
CUMBERLAND- Antonio Silvestre, 86, of Forest Avenue, passed away Thursday in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Isaura (Cristina) Silvestre.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Manuel and Rosalina (Amaral) Silvestre.
Mr. Silvestre was a self-employed carpenter for many years until retirement.
He loved to read, watch television, especially soccer.
Joseph D. Cardosi
MINDEN, NV- Joseph D. Cardosi, of Minden, NV, passed away on March 21 after a sudden illness.
A memorial service was held on March 29 at 10.00 am at Saint Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville, NV followed by burial at Eastside Cemetery in Minden.
Mr. Cardosi was born on February 13, 1943 in Pawtucket,
PAWTUCKET â€” When it comes to the Pawtucket Slaterettes Baseball League, Sarah Feeley's daughters never had a chance.
They were going to play â€“ no ifs, ands or buts.
â€śI don't mind at all; I think it's cool,â€ť said eight-year-old Sabrina Angulo, whose mom â€“ call her â€śPresident Feeleyâ€ť â€“ has already registered her to play in the Minor Division (for those ages 8-11) this season, incredibly the Slaterettes' 39th.
A new study released today by HousingWorks RI says Central Falls, Woonsocket and Pawtucket ranked among the top four communities with the highest foreclosure rates from 2009 through 2011, with multi-family homes bearing the brunt of the blow.
By DONNA KENNY KIRWAN
PAWTUCKET â€” Central Falls Police say it was â€śall in the familyâ€ť with a drug operation that was allegedly being operated out of an apartment on Darling Street.
According to Major James J. Mendonca, members of the Central Falls Police Department's Special Investigative Unit executed a search warrant late Tuesday morning at 97 Darling St., first floor.
The focus of the investigation was 32-year-old Glenda Alamo, who rents the apartment, and her 17-year-old son. Also present in the apartment was Alamo's boyfriend, Jose Diaz, 30.
Robert F. Masterson
PAWTUCKET- Robert F. Masterson, 64, passed away March 24, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Cambridge, MA a son of the late Robert and Patricia (Holston) Masterson. Robert had been employed as a fork-lift operator for NECCO candy company for several years. He had lived in Providence before moving to Pawtucket a few years ago.
He leaves a sister, Patricia Velez of East Boston and formerly of No. Smithfield. He was the brother of the late Janice Smith.
PAWTUCKET â€” In what has been a busy week for school administrators, the transformation plan for Shea and Tolman high schools has been finalized and was expected to be submitted to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today, while the process is underway to hire new principals at both troubled schools.
Itâ€™s hard to believe Kyllie Magill, the former St. Raphael Academy All-State softball catcher, is now in her final semester at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
It seems like only yesterday she had been drilling doubles and blocking the plate for the Saints, who always were in contention to win the Division I state title.
Pearl R. Dugas
PAWTUCKET- Pearl "Auntie Pearl" R. (Horton) Dugas, 88, formerly of Carter Ave., passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmund E. Dugas.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Herbert E. and Ruth M. (Newbury) Horton.
Leonard J. Clarke
PAWTUCKET- Clarke, Leonard J., 73, of Courtney Avenue, Pawtucket, passed away on Tuesday, March 27 2012. He was the husband of Claire A. (Domanski) Clarke.
Leonard was born in Warwick, the son of John M. and Marion I. (Allen) Clarke. He was employed as a zoo keeper for the City of Pawtucket for 40 years.
Besides his wife, Leonard leaves a daughter Tracy Gustafson of Seekonk, MA, two sisters, Linda Fusaro and M. Arlene Haddock, two nieces and two nephews.
Judith A. Gordon
LINCOLN- Judith A. Gordon, 69, of Lincoln, died Saturday. She was the wife of John A. Gordon.
Born in Hartford, CT, she was a daughter of the late Audrey (D' Angelo) Shaw.
Mrs. Gordon was a self employed housekeeper. She previously worked for the Maid Brigade.
She is also survived by her daughter Jaime Perry (Greg) of Harrisville, sisters Pamela Dubois of Bristol, CT; Norma Meiselman of Bristol, CT; Carol Mitchell of Meriden, CT and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert Shaw and Joan Wood.
WARWICK â€” Whenever a new administration takes the reins of power, the first few days can seem like a blur. In the case of Dan Hurley, the newly minted URI head coach has wasted little time in remaking the program and personnel heâ€™s inheriting into one befitting of his image.
Monday saw Hurley conduct an early morning workout session with the Rhody players brought specifically to campus by previous coach Jim Baron. He described the proceedings as a prime chance to gather more information while simultaneously laying his cards on the table in terms of expectations moving forward.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Jay Monteiro well remembers his days as an outstanding student-athlete at East Providence High back in the early 1980s. He also admits he recalls the simplicity in which his old gym classes were designed.
In the fall, boys would hustle to the locker room between classes, put on school logo-emblazoned workout clothes and play flag football or soccer, while â€“ during the winter months â€“ they'd pick makeshift teams and play basketball or volleyball, or even partake in sports such as gymnastics or floor hockey.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” The Central Falls firefighters' union has come to the rescue of some Central Falls High School students who were worried they could not afford to go to their senior prom.
On Tuesday, eight students who are taking part in the high school's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM ) Academy internship program in conjunction with the Central Falls Fire Department received a nice surprise: their prom dresses, tuxedo rentals, flowers, and limousine would be paid for, courtesy of I.A.F.F. Local 1485.