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September 3rd, 2011

Pawtucket's Got Talent!

September 3, 2011

The Leon Mathieu Senior Center in Pawtucket hosted a Talent Show last week for local seniors. Tony Pandolfo is pictured singing "You Belong to My Heart" by Bing Crosby.

Cops: Accused RI rep said he paid bills with funds

September 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE (AP) — A state legislator charged with misappropriating funds from a life insurance policy on his friend's dead daughter told investigators he used some of the money to pay his business' bills, according to court papers.
State Rep. Leo Medina, a freshman Democrat from Providence, is accused of pocketing $28,000 from a life insurance policy that he was helping his friend cash in. Medina told investigators he paid Alejandro Nico $6,200 to $6,400 but used some of the money to pay bills for his struggling business, according to an affidavit written by a state police detective.

Whiting out on bail; suspended without pay

September 3, 2011

NORTH PROVIDENCE — Col. John J. Whiting, the town's police chief and a former Pawtucket Police major, was released on bail but remains suspended without pay following his arraignment on Thursday on felony charges that he stole $714 out of a vehicle involved in a police chase and then asked Pawtucket Police to cover it up.

September 2nd

Reaction from PawSox clubhouse after Friday's 4-3 win against Scranton

September 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Some clubhouse reaction from Pawtucket’s 4-3 win against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday night, a win the leaves the locals a combination of one win and a Lehigh Valley loss away from clinching the I.L. North

Manager Arnie Beyeler on throw by centerfielder Che-Hsuan Lin in the eighth inning that cut down the potential tying run at third base:

PawSox can clinch divison title Saturday night

September 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox will have to wait just a little bit longer to call themselves Northern Division champions.
The PawSox kept up their end of the bargain after holding on for a 4-3 win against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday night at McCoy Stadium. Thanks to Lehigh Valley staging a 2-1 walk-off win over Buffalo, the magic number for the PawSox to officially clinch the division stands at a lone game.

Minor league clubs at mercy of parent team

September 2, 2011

Some things I think I think:
If the Gwinnett Braves earn the International League wild-card playoff berth this weekend, they probably won’t have ace pitcher Julio Teheran available for their first-round series against Pawtucket. The Atlanta Braves reportedly will use their top minor league prospect next Thursday in a doubleheader against the New York Mets.

Gathright joins PawSox

September 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Like a runner taking a short lead off of first base, Joey Gathright wishes to not look too far ahead.
The 30-year-old speedster understands why there’s a great deal of intrigue surrounding the Red Sox signing him out of the Independent ball ranks, and for a change the hubbub has nothing to do with him leaping over a car.

Clovis J. Gauthier

September 2, 2011

Clovis J. Gauthier
PAWTUCKET - Clovis J. "Brother" Gauthier, 83, of Pawtucket died at home on Friday. He was the husband of 62 years of Rita M. Gauthier. Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident of the city, he was the son of the late Rosario and Hilda (Boday) Gauthier.
He was a deacon of Our Lady of Consolation Church since 1977. He was a life member of LeFoyer and had been employed at the American Wire Corporation for 43 years. During World War II, he served in the Army and saw service overseas.

Evelyn Keough

September 2, 2011

Evelyn Keough
RUMFORD - Evelyn Keough of Rumford and formerly of Pawtucket died September 1, 2011. She was the wife of the late William J. Keough.
Mrs. Keough was born in East Providence, the daughter of the late George and Lena (Silva) Garcia. She was a bookkeeper for Narragansett Electric and at various other companies until her retirement.
Mrs. Keough was a life member of the Dusza-Almeida Ladies Auxilary VFW 2339 Pawtucket and the Rhode Island Lung Association Better Breathers.

Roland Henry Marcotte, Jr.

September 2, 2011

Roland Henry Marcotte, Jr.,
Owner of Countryside Upholstery, Pawtucket
PAWTUCKET - Roland Henry Marcotte, Jr., 54, of Daggett Avenue, Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. He was the husband of Dale A. (Houle) Marcotte to whom he was married on August 22, 1980.
Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on June 9, 1957, he was a son of Roland H. Marcotte, Sr. and Barbara May (Titus) Marcotte. He was raised and educated in Pawtucket having attended Tolman High School and he remained a lifelong resident of the city.

Arthur R. Brown

September 2, 2011

Arthur R. Brown

Elaise R. Mullen

September 2, 2011

Elaise R. Mullen
PAWTUCKET - Elaise R. "Twin" (Marceau) Mullen, 75, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen J. Mullen. Born in North Providence, she was a daughter of the late Alvarez, Sr. and Felixina (Lemonie) Marceau. Twin enjoyed playing cards and bingo, she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Joseph E. Fitton, Jr.

September 2, 2011

Joseph E. Fitton Jr.

Whiting faces larceny charge

September 2, 2011

SCITUATE (AP) — The police chief of North Providence was arrested Thursday by state police on felony charges he stole more than $700 out a vehicle involved in a police chase and then asked police to cover it up.
Col. John J. Whiting was charged with larceny over $500 and two counts of solicitation of obstruction of justice after being questioned by investigators, said state police Col. Steven G. O'Donnell.

Lachapelle Funeral Home hosts post-Irene cookouts

September 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET — It might seem like an unlikely place for a party, but the Lachapelle Funeral Home has been the scene of several lively and enjoyable post-Irene gatherings.
For three consecutive nights since the storm knocked out the neighborhood's power, Christine Lachapelle-Miller and her husband, Bill Miller, have hosted a large-scale cookout at the funeral home at 643 Main St. in Woodlawn. The couple and their four children also make their home above the family business, which was started by Christine's father, Robert Lachapelle, over 50 years ago.

September 1st

PawSox eye clincher Friday at home

September 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox can clinch first place in the I.L. North tonight with a victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and a Lehigh Valley loss.
The PawSox own a two-game lead plus a tiebreaker advantage over Lehigh Valley, which has lost its last four games. Pawtucket has dropped its last two to Rochester. There are four games left in the regular season.
The PawSox will send Matt Fox (9-4, 4.04 ERA) to the mound tonight against Scranton’s Adam Warren (6-7, 3.57).

Shea, CF gridders look to end playoff droughts

September 1, 2011

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true -- Shea and Central Falls, two teams who had traditionally appeared in the playoffs during the late ’90s and 2000s, have not been in the playoffs in the last three seasons.
From 1998-2007, the Raiders qualified for the playoff nine times, making it as far as the Super Bowl on five of those occasions and winning it twice.
The Warriors also made five postseason appearances during that 10-year span time and won a championship in 2005.

Robert L. Macon

September 1, 2011

Robert L. Macon
PAWTUCKET - Robert L. "Reb" Macon, Sr. 76 of Denver Street, Pawtucket died Sunday August 28, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of the late Gladys D. (St. Jean) Macon.

Arthur R. Brown

September 1, 2011

Arthur R. Brown
PAWTUCKET - Arthur R. "Artie" Brown, 62 of Pawtucket, died Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the fiancé of Robbin Mackinnon.
Born in Providence he was a son of Arthur Brown of Cumberland and the late Eileen (Walsh) Brown. He had been employed as a truck driver for Jet Electric Motor Co. Mr. Brown was an Air Force veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #14 of Cumberland. He was an avid Yankees and Giants fan. He enjoyed fishing.

August 31st

Cumberland football team prepares for season

August 31, 2011

CUMBERLAND — The Blackstone Valley area will be well represented on Friday night at Tucker Field with four local squads participating in a trio of Injury Fund tilts.
The two-quarter, non-league games, which begin at 6 p.m., kicks off with Central Falls battling Shea, followed by last year’s Division II state runner-up Tolman facing Cumberland at 7 p.m.
While tomorrow night’s game means nothing in the standings, Cumberland coach Chris Skurka will be eager to see how his club fares against the Tigers.

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