January 9th, 2012
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 teamâ€™s 66-55 win over the Saints. Dunnâ€™s ability to penetrate proved to be too much for SRA to handle despite the myriad of different looks that veteran head coach Tom â€śSaarâ€ť 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 â€śself-made croonerâ€ť starred in his fourth annual â€śHome for Christmas Dinner Showâ€ť at the B. Pinelli's Restaurant ballroom in East Providence, and claimed he had â€śa blastâ€ť 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.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Thereâ€™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.
PAWTUCKET â€” 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.
PROVIDENCE â€“ 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 â€śuse of force,â€ť is an instructor for various law enforcement agencies around the region.
Bill Oâ€™Brien could be walking into a no-win situation as the next head football coach at Penn State. While the current Patriotsâ€™ 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 â€śoutsiderâ€ť would be the next head coach.
Raymond A. Allard
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
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
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 - 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
PROVIDENCE â€” After huddling behind closed doors for two hours with mayors, town administrators and other municipal officials, Gov. Lincoln Chafee declared that 2012 â€śshould be the year of the cities and towns.
â€śWe 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,â€ť the governor said. â€śWe've got to address it.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” If Tolman High ever fits the pieces together, the Tigers could be a tough out in the Division II playoffs.
It is coach Mike Kayataâ€™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 teamâ€™s ultimate outcome.
PAWTUCKET â€” 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 â€śMoby Dickâ€ť 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.