January 10th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â With the game and an undefeated league record hanging in the balance, the Saints of St. Raphael Academy rose to the occasion, playing like the state champions they are.
Locked in a serious tussle with a determined and feisty bunch from Central High, St. Raphael made enough winning plays down the stretch to waltz out of the Wellness Center with a hard-fought and most satisfying 57-54 verdict. The Saints now own the distinction as the last remaining unbeaten team in Division I at 6-0 while the Knights suffer their first league loss at 5-1.
PROVIDENCE â On a day when Lincoln Patrolman Edward M. Krawetz took the stand and claimed his kick to the head of a sitting, handcuffed woman was made in self-defense, both his lawyer and the prosecutor told Superior Court Judge Edward C. Clifton they would be ready for closing arguments this morning.
Attorney John Harwood had made a motion after the defense rested Tuesday afternoon to dismiss the case, but Assistant Attorney General Stephen Regine explained to the judge he saw no reason why it should be. Those arguments will be included in their closing remarks.
PAWTUCKET â The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has required the contractors to rework a portion of the newly constructed Pawtucket River Bridge after an inspection late last month turned up a structural problem.
Felix A. Lima
CUMBERLAND - Felix A. Lima (87), of Cumberland, was born in Pawtucket, RI, the eldest of four children of Jose and Maria (Luiz) Lima. He was the loving husband of Delia (Rego) Lima for sixty-six years.
LINCOLN - Jeannette Beauchemin, (Paquette), 87, passed away January 10th peacefully at Grand View Center.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alseme and Rena (Caplette) Paquette. She had been the wife of the late Joseph Leo Beauchemin.
She was the beloved mother of Jeanine McNeill and husband Larry, Paulette Pino and husband Frank, Dennis L. Beauchemin, Michele Kocon and husband John and David A. Beauchemin and wife Karen; cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 4.
Mrs. Beauchemin retired from the State of RI School Lunch Program.
Norman J. Lemieux, Jr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Norman J. Lemieux, Jr. 57 of North Smithfield died on January 6, 2012 in Pawtucket. He was the son of Norman J. Lemieux, Sr. and Claire (Bonin) Lemieux and was born on January 3, 1955. He had been employed as a Business Development Coordinator at the Shamrock Financial Corporation in Rumford for the past three years.
CENTRAL FALLS â What started out as a merely raucous City Council meeting on the controversial winter parking rules imposed by the receiverâs office last month deteriorated into a free-for-all Monday.
Residents inside were frantic about where they are going to find places to park their cars, how safe the vehicles would be in remote lots blocks away from their homes as well as their own safety walking to and from the lots.
They were also resentful about the unilateral â and, many said, high-handed -- way the new parking rules were proscribed.
Thereâs a different aura surrounding Scott Atchison and fellow relief pitcher Michael Bowden â the kind that goes with the territory of having the baseball phrase âout of optionsâ stamped on their respective professional careers.
PROVIDENCE â A âuse of forceâ expert for the defense of suspended Lincoln patrol officer Edward Krawetz, who is on trial for felony assault with a deadly weapon after kicking a handcuffed woman at Twin River, took the stand in Superior Court for a second day of testimony on Monday.
PAWTUCKET - Veronica Garlick-Reinsant, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, January 08, 2012. She was the wife of the late George Reinsant and the late James Garlick. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Linus and Philomena (Walsh) Feeley. Veronica lived most of her life in Pawtucket. She is survived by two daughters, Veronica Herr and Kathryn Kaplan, four sons, James Jr., Thomas, Matthew, and Timothy Garlick, fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Feeley.
Rudolph J. Fuoco
LINCOLN - Rudolph J. "Rudy" Fuoco, 56, of Lincoln, died Jan. 2nd at home. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Yolanda M. (Bucci) Fuoco. Rudy had been employed as a truck driver for Yellow Freight for 28 years. He retired 2 years ago. He was a member of Teamsters Local 251. He is survived by his aunts, Anna Parks of Central Falls and Angelina Strycharz of Cumberland and several cousins. He was the nephew of the late Anthony Fuoco and Peter Bucci.
Francis E. McCarron
PAWTUCKET - Francis E. McCarron, 79, of Harris Street, Pawtucket died Monday,January 9, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Mary A. (Goff) McCarron. They had been married fifty one years.
Mr. McCarron was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Eugene and Sarah (Green)McCarron. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Army. Mr. McCarron was employed by the City of Pawtucket in the Highway Department for over thirty years.
Sandra J. Aldrich
PAWTUCKET - Sandra J. (Paquette) Aldrich, 58, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, January 9, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Earl "Duke" F. Aldrich.
A lifelong Pawtucket resident, she was a daughter of the late Carol Paquette and Clotilde "Tilly" (Andrade) Godfrey. Sandra worked as a school bus monitor and was a music enthusiast, she especially enjoyed listening to live local bands and loved to dance.
Karen A. Ware
ATTLEBORO, MA - Karen A. Ware, 52 of Green Drive, Attleboro died on Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Michael T. Ware. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of Claire (Carney) Carr and of the late John M. Carr, Jr.
Mrs. Ware was employed in the Grievance and Appeals division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI for twenty years. She was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Bryan M. Ware of Attleboro and one brother, John M. Carr of Lincoln and several nieces and nephews.
WARWICK â As St. Raphael Academy found out on Saturday night, Kris Dunn is not an easy cover.
The New London (Ct.) High senior and Providence College-bound product put on quite the show at a jam-packed CCRI-Warwick field house, tossing in a game-high 32 points in his teamâs 66-55 win over the Saints. Dunnâs ability to penetrate proved to be too much for SRA to handle despite the myriad of different looks that veteran head coach Tom âSaarâ Sorrentine attempted to throw at the multi-talented point guard.
SANFORD, Me. â Cumberland took home two individual champions and a fourth-place team finish from the highly competitive Redskins Invitational tournament on Saturday.
Erik Travers was named Outstanding Wrestler in the event after pinning all four of his opponents en route to the 145-pound championship.
CUMBERLAND â It was standing room only as a large gathering of Cumberland police officers, as well as their families, crowded the Town Council's chambers Wednesday to witness the swearing-in of Cumberland's two newest police recruits.
Officers Josh Vaughn and Gregory J. Pomfret were officially sworn in at a 20-minute ceremony presided over by Police Chief John R. Desmarais. Mayor Daniel J. McKee swore-in the two officers.
In his remarks, McKee said the town is proud to have two officers with local roots serving in the Cumberland Police Department, a nationally accredited police department.
PROVIDENCE â Call Tony Cerbo the very definition of enigma.
As a painfully shy teen, he abhorred being in the limelight and wasn't attracted to music, especially singing.
Nowadays, he revels in belting out tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble before sizable crowds at restaurants, clubs, weddings and receptions throughout southeastern New England.
In fact, back on Dec. 15, this self-described âself-made croonerâ starred in his fourth annual âHome for Christmas Dinner Showâ at the B. Pinelli's Restaurant ballroom in East Providence, and claimed he had âa blastâ doing it.
LINCOLN â As always, Ron Truppa came home from Los Angeles a few days before Christmas to spend the holidays with his parents, Ron Sr. and Lori, and other family members.
This time, though, the 36-year-old Lincoln native and Hollywood film writer, producer and director returned to his old Bridle Drive abode with some thrilling news.
PAWTUCKET --- Mount Hope, thanks to a pair of second-period goals by Nick Salzano, leapfrogged over Tolman and into second place in the Division III standings on Friday night by posting a 4-2 victory at Lynch Arena.
The Tigers, who only dressed 11 players, two of them goaltenders, fell to 5-3. The Huskies are 6-1 and trail the unbeaten Johnston/North Providence co-op team in the standings.
Jared Pedro and Kevin Tracey scored goals for the Tigers, both assisted by Kody Casavant. The Tigers were tied at 1-1 with the Huskies at the end of a period of play, but trailed 3-2 after two periods.