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April 4th, 2011

Edward R. Fournier

April 4, 2011

Edward R. Fournier
ATTLEBORO - Edward R. Fournier, 76, of Steeple Chase Circle, Attleboro and formerly of Cumberland, died Saturday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was the husband of Everilda Fournier to whom he was married for fifteen years.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Aime and Maria (Collins) Fournier and had lived in Attleboro for fifteen years.
He was a US Navy veteran and had been employed as a Shipper at Lenarts of Attlebro for over ten years before retiring in 2008.

Three Domingos brothers went off to war; two came home

April 4, 2011

PAWTUCKET -- It seems like every person who lived through World War II has a story to tell. The war impacted everyone in the country back in the 1940s. Young men were drafted or enlisted in the military. Some able-bodied men worked in essential jobs and were required to continue in those jobs to help produce war materials for use by our armed services.
Women moved into the work force, too, gaining a foothold in the working world that they would never lose.

Send your veterans photos to The Times

April 4, 2011

The Times is running low on its photos of veterans for the April 11 Military Page. That means this is a good week to send in a photo of your favorite military hero, whether active, deceased or just an aging veteran.

Please send photos to our email box: veterans@pawtuckettimes.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The Times' office, 23 Exchange St., Pawtucket.

Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Hometown:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
Years served:
Location of tours:

Baseball Prospectus writer evaluates Boston's prospects

April 4, 2011

Baseball Prospectus is in the business of projecting big-picture truths. Through a series of trained eyes and statistical inputs, the publication dishes out bold predictions designed to shed serious light on the performance players and teams can expect.

Here's why athletes are wary of fans, media

April 4, 2011

Let’s start with a simple premise: Realistic baseball fans don’t get upset over what their team looks like in the first week, or month, of the season. They know that playoff berths are achieved over a 162-game season, and that 11 postseason victories are required to rule the world.
Baseball season is a long haul, lasting from March 31 (this year’s Opening Day) through late October. Smart baseball fans just sit back and relax, knowing that players and teams will eventually achieve their normal production goals as the games pile up.

April 3rd

Coral Santos named Youth of the Year

April 4, 2011

PAWTUCKET — A split second after Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket Board of Trustees member John Hoffman had announced the victor, club staff member Shirley Rodriguez immediately began weeping tears of elation.
“I wanted to jump for joy, but I couldn't; it wouldn't have been very professional, not in my job,” Rodriguez explained after her friend, St. Raphael Academy freshman Coral Santos, had been selected the club's 2011 “Youth of the Year” on Thursday night.

Kids in the Canyon program trades streetlights for starlight

April 3, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — Growing up in an urban area like Central Falls demands that kids develop a certain amount of “street smarts,” but the experience of hiking out west, cooking meals on a campfire and sleeping under the stars offers a whole different set of survival skills.
This April vacation, 15 students from Central Falls High School will be taking part in a 50-mile hike and camping experience in the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This is the fifth year for the “Kids in the Canyon” trip, founded by Central Falls High School teacher Don Blais.

April 2nd

Afghan crash claims life of Cumberland soldier

April 2, 2011

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — A vehicle designed to protect soldiers from armor-piercing roadside bombs has rolled over in Afghanistan, fatally wounding a member of the Massachusetts National Guard from Cumberland.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Carter, the officer in charge of the Massachusetts National Guard, says Spc. Dennis Poulin died Thursday in Germany, where he was evacuated for treatment.
Poulin's "mine resistant, ambush-protected" vehicle rolled over on Monday in Afghanistan's Konar Province.

Heritage Park Early Learning Center coworkers share memories of Irene Gagne

April 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Every weekday at about noontime, as her shift came to a close, Irene Gagne would walk toward the front doors of the Heritage Park YMCA Early Learning Center, turn around, look at nearby co-workers and offer them this bit of advice: “Behave, ladies.”
Those colleagues are still coming to grips with the fact they won't hear that anymore.
The news of Gagne's death reached Heritage Park during the late-morning hours of Wednesday, March 9, and her colleagues admitted they walked around the massive building's halls dumbfounded.

PawSox staff miss Ben Mondor as season nears

April 2, 2011

The sights and smells that remind us a new baseball season is dawning are everywhere at McCoy Stadium.

Lou Gorman never forgot his R.I. roots

April 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET -– Pawtucket Red Sox President Mike Tamburro remembers former Boston Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman, who died Friday at the age of 82, as a personable man who grew up in Rhode Island and never lost contact with old friends.
“It was like having your best friend as general manager of the Red Sox when Lou held that job,” Tamburro said on Friday afternoon while discussing the life of the long-time baseball development official who helped build successful teams in Baltimore, Kansas City and New York.

Cumberland softballers have high hopes

April 2, 2011

The toughest division in high school softball just got a whole lot tougher.
Yes, the heavyweights are back in Division I-North -- state finalist Mount St. Charles, Cumberland, and Lincoln -- and with each team only losing a couple of key players to graduation, they should again be forces to be reckoned with this spring.

April 1st

Lucille Ann Morawiec

April 1, 2011

Lucille Ann Morawiec
May 21, 1915 - February 24, 2011
PAWTUCKET - Born in Chicago on Lake Michigan to the late Estelle Zeiss Yagle and Frank Plansky, enjoying vacations in Wisconsin at her grandparent’s dairy farm. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Morawiec.

Alice M. Foley

April 1, 2011

Alice M. Foley
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. Foley (nee Lombard), 87, died peacefully Thursday at Summit Commons Nursing Home. Loving mother of Allyson Costa (husband Tony), Bryan Foley (wife Karen) and cherished grandmother of Jonathon, Danielle, Michelle, Brendan, Lauren and Sean. Beloved sister of Maria Murray of Pawtucket and Abel Mingola of Florida; predeceased by sisters Jeannie DeMarco, Ruth Lombard and mother Mary (Barros) Lombard.

Town's annual elections are Monday

April 1, 2011

SEEKONK — Town residents will head to the polls on Monday, April 4 to choose their local elected officials. All voting will be conducted at a single polling place -- Seekonk High School, on Arcade Avenue -- from noon to 8 p.m.
For Board of Selectmen, voters will choose two candidates from among a field of four to fill two vacancies on the five-member panel. Longtime selectman Michael Brady has opted to not seek re-election, opening up one seat, while a second veteran selectman, Robert Richardson, has decided to run for a seat on the School Committee.

Judge in ball fields suit needs more information

April 1, 2011

PROVIDENCE—In a case that delves into the area of separation of church and state, a federal court judge on Thursday said she needs more information before she can render a decision in the lawsuit involving allegations of favoritism by Pawtucket city officials in granting the use of city athletic fields to a local parochial school over the city's public schools.

Union Wadding and N.E. Machine make National Historic Register

April 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET – A cluster of mill buildings in Pawtucket’s Church Hill neighborhood has received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of the city’s industry and architecture.
Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, announced that the National Park Service has increased the boundaries of the Church Hill Industrial Historic District that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places to include the Union Wadding Company complex and the New England Machine and Electric Company.

Iglesias will be PawSox's shortstop this season

April 1, 2011

There is no need to start a countdown. Slick-fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias is ticketed to be a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox on the first day of the 2011 season.

Jamie Silva deals with stressful time in career

April 1, 2011

Jamie Silva isn’t immune to the uncertainty that’s hanging over the NFL like an ominous cloud. In fact, Silva may just find himself caught in the eye of the labor storm that has threatened to tear at the very fabric of the sport’s once-perceived mighty empire.

March 31st

Iracema A. Silva

March 31, 2011

Iracema A. Silva
CUMBERLAND - Iracema A. Silva, 81, of Vineyard Ave. died Wednesday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Belmiro da Silva.
Born in Feteira, Fial, Azores she was the daugther of the late Alvaro and Ameilia da Rosa. She came to this country two months after the death of her husband and had previously resided here from 1971 to 1978.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

 

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