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July 1st, 2011

Claire L. Garceau

July 1, 2011

Claire L. Garceau

Maria Albuquerque

July 1, 2011

Maria Albuquerque
CUMBERLAND - Maria (Loureiro) Albuquerque, 92 of Heroux Blvd., died Friday at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Antero Albuquerque.
Born in Esmolfe, Portugal she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Barbosa) Loureiro. She came to this country in 1948 settling in Cumberland and moving to Central Falls in 1954 and returning to Cumberland in 2004.
She was employed at various area textile mills for many years until her retirement.

Schools Supt. Cirillo to remain on paid leave

July 1, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a 3-2 decision at its last meeting, the East Providence School Committee voted to continue the paid administrative leave of Schools Supt. Mario Cirillo. The committee then voted unanimously to send a “notice of non-renewal” to Cirillo for the fourth year of his contract.
While parents, teachers and peers expressed support for Cirillo and asked the school committee to rescind its decision, School Committee Chairman Charles Tsonos and committee members Stephen Furtado and Ryan Tellier remained steadfast in their decision.

Pawtucket native flying high as part of the Blue Angels

July 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET — When he was a young boy, Joshua Bryant would always be excited to go to the Rhode Island National Guard air shows at Quonset Point to see the Thunderbirds, and on one rare occasion, the Blue Angels. Now, the 35-year-old Pawtucket native and U.S. Marines Staff Sergeant gets to relive that excitement regularly—and from a different vantage point--as part of the elite Blue Angels Team.

Central Falls councilman charged with embezzlement

July 1, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — Central Falls City Councilor Richard G. Aubin, Jr. was arrested Wednesday for allegedly selling vehicles belonging to the police department and keeping the proceeds.

June 30th

PawSox edge Rochester

June 30, 2011

PAWTUCKET – The feet of Jose Iglesias proved to be the difference in Pawtucket’s 6-5 win over Rochester Thursday. The shortstop prospect, known more for his defense than causing havoc on the basepaths, swiped two bases in the bottom of the eighth with the score knotted at 5-5. A wild pitch by Rochester’s Anthony Slama proved fortuitous as Iglesias scampered home, sliding feet-first.

Millwood enjoying time in Pawtucket

June 30, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Sometimes staying put may well prove the best option. Kevin Millwood agrees, hence why he’s not looking to leave the Red Sox organization anytime soon.
“I enjoy it here and feel that there could be some opportunity in the future [to once more pitch in the big leagues],” said Millwood, addressing the thought process behind not exercising a recent opt-out date in his contract. “It just seemed like a good situation to stay here and keep pitching. “My biggest thing is this is a place I’ve enjoyed. I like the organization and hopefully it works out.”

DALL shows no mercy on Riverside

June 30, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Darlington American’s 2011 Major Division All-Stars revived some memories of league’s illustrious District II history on Thursday with a 10-0 mercy rule romp over Riverside in the playoff opener for both teams.
DALL broke open a 0-0 game in the bottom of the third inning with a seven-run explosion that featured three home runs. Leadoff hitter Elliot Vadnais, cleanup batter Sean Dunphy and No. 9 batter Nick Crawley all homered as the home team sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning.

Doris T. Pacheco

June 30, 2011

Doris T. Pacheco
LINCOLN - Doris T. Pacheco, 83 of Lincoln and formerly of Pawtucket died on Wednesday (June 29). Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Joseph and Olivine (Lachance) Fournier, she had been an employee of the former ITT Electric Company. She was a former communicant of St. Cecilia Church.

John W. Motyka

June 30, 2011

John W. Motyka
CENTRAL FALLS - John W. Motyka 80, of George Street passed away Tuesday June 28, 2011 at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucille G. (Hardy) Motyka who passed away Saturday May 28, 2011.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Walter and Anna (Sokoloski) Motyka. He was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring he was employed as a Truck Driver for the Olin Hunt Chemical Co. Prior to that he worked for the Pawtucket Screw Co.

June 29th

Chafee pardons man executed in 1845

June 29, 2011

PROVIDENCE — With the state embroiled in a modern-day struggle with the federal government over the death penalty, Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a pardon Wednesday for the last man executed in Rhode Island, John Gordon, who was hanged in 1845 after a trial marked by witness mis-identifications and anti-Irish Catholic bigotry among the Yankee ruling class of the time.
Chafee signed the pardon at the historic Old State House on Benefit Street, in the room where Gordon's trial was conducted.

Mayor puts house up for sale

June 29, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — Amidst the gloomy financial market and recent cutbacks in library and social services in Central Falls, the city's mayor has put his house on the market.
The house at 141 Jenks Ave., owned by Mayor Charles Moreau and his wife, Kristen, is up for sale. According to the on-line statewide Multiple Listing Service, the three-bedroom ranch-style house is currently being offered at a “short sale” for $119,900—a scenario where a lending institution agrees to consider offers less than the balance owned on the property's loan for a limited period.

PawSox unveil Mondor Gardens

June 29, 2011

PAWTUCKET -- The Pawtucket Red Sox proudly unveiled the latest addition to McCoy Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, as Mondor Gardens was open to the public behind the left-field fence near the McCoy Stadium ticket office.
The handicap-accessible area, which is a tribute to late PawSox owner Ben Mondor, who passed away last October, is landscaped with paved walkways, granite steps, six park benches, and a collection of trees, plants, and flowers.
The area also contains six miniature bronze statues of young children playing baseball that Mondor purchased two years ago in Florida.

Weiland fans 12 in PawSox triumph

June 29, 2011

PAWTUCKET -- Kyle Weiland brought out his best on Wednesday night, and the Rochester Red Wings had no answers for the rookie righthander.
Weiland struck out 12 batters and threw spectacular one-hit ball through eight innings, and the Pawtucket Red Sox rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to help produce a 4-1 victory over their I.L. North foes at McCoy Stadium.
Weiland, who was picked by the Boston Red Sox in the third round of the ’08 MLB Draft, improved his record to 7-6 and the PawSox’s mark to 42-36 with unquestionably his finest outing of the year.

Collette Vacations cooled off by Navigant Credit Union

June 29, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Navigant Credit Union Post 85 found a way to cool off red-hot Collette Vacations Post 79.
The Woonsocket-based club seems to have caught a little fire, too.
Navigant went to work early against its Pawtucket foe on Wednesday night, scoring three runs in the top of the first. The bats kept going from there as Post 85 left Max Read Field with an 8-1 victory over Collette in Senior American Legion action.

Lucia Tamanian

June 29, 2011

Lucia Tamamian
PROVIDENCE - Lucia (Hoogasian) Tamamian 104, of Providence and formally of Pawtucket died Tuesday at Roger Williams Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harry Tamamian. Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Elia and Akabe (Hekimian) Hoogasian and Mother of the late Armen Tamamian.

Margaret M. Olbrych

June 29, 2011

Margaret M. Olbrych
PAWTUCKET - Margaret M. (Crowley) Olbrych, R.N., 85, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry J. Olbrych.
Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Margaret A. (Greenwood) Crowley, she resided in Pawtucket since 1931. Mrs. Olbrych was a 1947 graduate of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse at Notre Dame Hospital, Central Falls for six years until retiring in 1987, and was previously a Registered Nurse at Memorial Hospital for many years.

Wanda F. MacTavish

June 29, 2011

Wanda F. MacTavish
PAWTUCKET - Wanda F.(Korsak) MacTavish, 88, formerly of Rosemont Ave., Pawtucket, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at the Orchard View Manor, East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred MacTavish. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late John and Michalina (Stecewicz) Korsak. Wanda was a hostess at the Turks Head Club, Providence for twenty-two years before retiring in 1991, and was previously a hostess at the Colstone Pancake House, North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Richard Dorion, Sr.

June 29, 2011

Richard W. Doiron, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Richard W. Doiron, Sr., 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Glender C. (Burdick) Doiron. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Roger Doiron and Palma (Caro) DeStefanis. Richard was a US Army, Vietnam War veteran. He had worked for the City of Pawtucket prior to working as a mosquito control specialist for the State of Florida.

June 28th

Governor tours downtown Pawtucket

June 28, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Where better to gather information for one's “Main Street Initiative” than on Main Street itself? Governor Lincoln Chafee joined Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and a group of state and local economic development and planning officials on Tuesday for a walking tour of the city's downtown.

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