April 28th, 2011
LINCOLN â€” When Brian McKinnon received a letter from North Kingstown Postmaster Phil Picott back on Friday, April 1, he first wondered if the contents were some kind of April Fool's Day joke.
After all, McKinnon had known Picott for a couple of decades anyway, so why not?
He re-read the letter, addressed to his 10-year-old daughter, renowned soprano Alexis Clare McKinnon, and still had his doubts.
Ernest B. Marot
PAWTUCKET - Ernest B. Marot, 82, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Rita F. (Sevigny) Marot for 62 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Armand J. and Alice (Cote) Marot.
Russell C. Newsham
PAWTUCKET - Russell C. Newsham, 86 died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. He was the husband of the late Theresa F. (La Bare) Newsham. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (St. Jean) Newsham. He was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Prior to his retirement in 1999, Russell was a Jewelry Foreman for McConnell & Carpenter, Inc. in Pawtucket. He was a WWII Army Veteran and a lifelong member of the J.K. Club and the Jacques Cartier Club in Pawtucket.
Allan N. Young Sr.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Allan N. Young Sr., 68, of North Providence died April 26, 2011. He was the husband of Carol A. (Jarvis) Young. He was born in Littleton, NH a son of the late Paul G. and Lela (Blodgett) Young. He was employed by General Cable Co. of Pawtucket for 22 years until his retirement. He was a 30 year member of Smithfield Ave. Congregational Church, U.S. Navy Veteran and enjoyed woodworking.
Roger A. Bourgery
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VT - Roger A. Bourgery, of White River Junction, Vermont and Pawtucket died April 25, 2011. He was the husband of Barbara (Gentili) Bourgery. For full obituary please visit www.manningheffern.com
Zygmunta T. Jadach-Iwanycky
PAWTUCKET- Zygmunta T. Jadach-Iwanycky 84, of Ellis Avenue Warren and formerly of Pawtucket passed away Monday April 25, 2011 at the Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frederick J. Jadach and the late Michael S. Iwanycky.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Wawrzyniec and Bronislawa (Herchel) Herchel. She lived in Warren for the past 4 years and was formerly of Burns Manor in Pawtucket.
Before retiring she was employed as a Secretary at the main office of Citizens Bank for many years.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” This was a case of dĂ©jĂ vu that East Providence High liked and Mount St. Charles Academy didnâ€™t.
Courtney DeCastroâ€™s second walkoff hit of the season, a run-scoring single with two outs in the home half of the eighth inning, drove in younger sister Amy DeCastro with the run that helped the Townies grab a 2-1 victory over the Mounties in their Division I crossover affair at Pierce Field.
PAWTUCKET â€” While police and fire officials continue to investigate the cause of Tuesday's deadly blaze at 681 Broadway, Pawtucket Police have identified the victim as Derrek Ellerbe, age 57.
Just after 5 p.m., members of the Pawtucket Police and Fire Departments responded to the three-story apartment house for a report of a structure fire.
When they arrived, there was heavy smoke coming from the third floor.
According to Police Maj. Arthur Martins, one man, later identified as Ellerbe, was found unresponsive in a third-floor apartment.
PROVIDENCE â€” Just two weeks after businesspeople from across the state flocked to the Statehouse to fight Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s sales tax plan, Chafee marched into his opponentsâ€™ camp, a Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce breakfast, to defend his proposal.
â€śThere is no doubt that taxes are harmful, thereâ€™s no argument about that,â€ť Chafee said in response to a question from Times Publisher Barry Mechanic. â€śItâ€™s a cost we donâ€™t want to pay.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Once again, while a majority of school officials are touting the money savings benefits of the newly approved teachers' contract, City Councilors are vowing to keep pushing for their right to review and give final ratification of the agreement.
CRANSTON â€” The never-say-die attitude was there. So too were the late-game heroics that some have come to associate Lincoln High baseball with.
On a sun-splashed Tuesday afternoon, the end result went astray from the now one-beaten Lions. A valiant comeback bid was nullified thanks to Cranston Westâ€™s Alex Morettiâ€™s two-out double with one on in the bottom of the seventh, lifting the Falcons to the 8-7 walk-off triumph. Morettiâ€™s clutch knock touched down in the right-centerfield gap, chasing home catcher Jeff Diehl with the winning run.
CUMBERLAND â€” Ask any of the girlsâ€™ coaches about who would win Tuesdayâ€™s Northern Division showdown between host Cumberland High and unbeaten squads Woonsocket and Central Falls and the response was the same.
They simply didnâ€™t have a clue.
â€śThis is going to be a close meet,â€ť said Woonsocket coach Dan Richard midway into the competition. â€śI thought before the meet, plus or minus five points between all three schools.â€ť
While battling a fire that killed a man and injured another at 681 Broadway in Pawtucket Tuesday night, a Pawtucket firefighter on Ladder 2 uses a Pikeâ€™s Pole as smoke and flames pour from the third floor of the six-family residence. The fire appears to have started in the rear of the third floor. One man was severely injured in the fire. He was taken to Memorial Hospital, according to Battalion Chief Timothy Mercer. The man later died. The second victim was reportedly recovering at Memorial Hospital.
CENTRAL FALLS - Josefa Gutierrez, 73, of Foundry St. Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday. She was the wife of the late Jose Gutierrez.
She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, a daughter of the late Lucas and Angela Galan and migrated to the US in 1962. She had been employed as an assembler at Hasbro for several years.
She leaves 3 daughters, Judy Morin, Esther Gutierrez and Ruth Brown and a son German Gutierrez. She also leaves 5 Granddaughters and several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews in Colombia.
WOONSOCKET - His funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:45 am from the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Edward Church, Weeden St., Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours are Wednesday from 5-8 pm.
Attention Pawtucket Jr. High and High School Parents and Educators: The District will hold a free workshop called "Passport 2 Social Media."
The subject is cyber-bullying and digital abuse; how to spot it, how to stop it. This workshop is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in the Jenks/JMW library and will last about 90 minutes. Childcare will be available as well as interpreters.For more information, contact Laurie Dufault 475-2398 or Alba Steiner 729-7717 (Spanish).
LINCOLN â€” Golf couldnâ€™t have gone any better for Jamison Randall last summer.
During a magnificent, two-month stretch on the links, the Cumberland High senior captured three tournaments, winning the World Series of Junior Golf at Triggs G.C., the Rhode Island Golfers Association (RIGA) Junior Championships and the New England Junior Championships, taking that prestigious tourney in sudden death.