Aida L. Silveira
EAST PROVIDENCE - Aida L. Silveira, 86, of East Providence died peacefully on Dec. 5, 2010 at Chestnut Terrace nursing home. She was born in Brava, Cape Verde.
A daughter of the late Candido and Julia Lopes. She came to this country 23 years ago settling in Central Falls. She is survived by children: Julia L. Baptista of E. Prov, Domingos Lopes of Pawt and Maria Cecilia Martins of Pawt., 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Still pursuing his lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state receivership law at the Supreme Court, Mayor Charles Moreau is breaking his silence on the actions being taken by Receiver Mark Pfeiffer.
â€śThereâ€™s a dictator running the city of Central Falls and he has no clue what heâ€™s doing,â€ť Moreau declared in an interview with The Times Wednesday.
Moreau, who still holds the title of mayor and ostensibly serves in an advisory capacity to the receiver, says he can not even get his calls returned by Pfeiffer.
PAWTUCKET â€” Looks like American League has a new big bopper to lose sleep over. Yet as teams start assembling scouting reports on newly-minted Red Sox acquisition Adrian Gonzalez, perhaps they would be wise to consult pitchers Rich Hill and Chad Paronto, both of whom toiled for Pawtucket last season.
CRANSTON â€” Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson has been telling anyone who would listen that football season is a journey that often lasts from August until early December.
â€śOur kids came a long way from the first game we played Tolman back in September,â€ť Henderson said on Sunday afternoon following the Villa Novansâ€™ 28-14 victory over the Tigers in the Division II Super Bowl at Cranston Stadium. â€śWe didnâ€™t capitalize on some things in the first game (a 6-0 Tolman victory). But that was early in the season. We showed how far we have come today.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ If this was a boxing match, a good referee would have intervened and stopped the proceedings before things got too out of hand. It was a total mismatch right from the opening tap.
Providence College was much better than the University of Rhode Island yesterday. The Friars dominated in coasting to an impressive 87-74 triumph over the Rams before a sellout crowd of 12,410 at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center. PC led by a dozen in the first half before going up as many as 17 points late in the game.
â€śWinning isnâ€™t everything â€¦ itâ€™s the only thing.â€ť
Most people attribute this quote to legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Actually, Vince borrowed it from a former UCLA football coach named Red Sanders. Its true meaning is hard to miss. Winning is the only thing that matters.
PAWTUCKET â€” Fans and supporters of fresh and organic farm-to-table produce, seafood and other edible items now have two days a week to shop. The popular Farm Fresh RI Wintertime Farmers' Market is now open on Wednesday evenings as well as Saturday mornings in the Hope Artiste Village at 1005 Main St.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“Kent Crooks realizes that this yearâ€™s squad doesnâ€™t really have a superstar or a good-to guy.
What the Lincoln High coach does know is that he has multiple players that can get the job done.
And that was clearly on display during Friday nightâ€™s non-league Injury Fund contest versus North Smithfield.
Three players scored in double digits and half a dozen netted at least six points as the Lions breezed to a 76-38 win over a somewhat-shorthanded Northmen squad at the Lovett Gymnasium. Lincoln was led by a team-high 16 points from Mike Akanji.
TE -- Chris Baldwin, sophomore
LT -- Dion Rubio, junior
LG -- Zach Delmar, junior
C -- Devan Bullard, senior
RG -- Daniel Stubbs, freshman
RT -- Jared Battersby, senior
WR -- Shayne Taylor, senior
QB -- Joselito Knapp, junior
HB -- Ousmane Samb, senior
HB -- Elvis George, sophmore
HB -- Juan Wilson, senior
E -- Rodney Jean-Pierre, junior
T -- Jared Battersby, senior
T -- Aaron Stone, senior
E -- Seny Samb, junior
LB -- Joselito Knapp, junior
LB -- Mamour Samb, sophomore
LB -- Dion Rubio, junior
LB -- Andre Gilbert, junior
When push comes to shove during Sundayâ€™s Division II Super Bowl between Woonsocket and Tolman, expect both coaching staffs to put the game in the hands of their defensive units.
Each of these championship football teams depended on their defenses in tough games, perhaps never more so than during their Sept. 24 regular season meeting when the Tigers ground out a 6-0 victory over the Villa Novans.
By the end of the league season, Woonsocket had allowed just 20 points in 7 games. Tolman yielded 28.
It always used to be easy to have a finger on the pulse of fans and alumni associated with the Providence College-University of Rhode Island basketball rivalry.
PAWTUCKET - Margaret DiSanto, 100 of Pawtucket entered eternal life on Wednesday at the Evergreen Nursing Home in East Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Victor DiSanto. Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late Isadore and Antonetta (Guglielmo) DeMeo. Margaret was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will forever remain the hearts of those who knew her. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday in September, Margaret's life is one to be celebrated.
Stella H. Rutkowski
PAWTUCKET- Stella H. (Szaldak) Rutkowski 95, formerly of Hanover Avenue passed away Friday November 26, 2010 at Home And Hospice Care of RI. She was the beloved wife of the late Alexander J. Rutkowski.
Born in New Bedford a daughter of the late George and Apolonia (Sienkowski) Szaldak. She lived in Pawtucket for 75 years.
Before retiring she was employed as a Receptionist for the former Luckett Studios.
She was an Artist and taught Art to Senior Citizens in Attleboro and Pawtucket.
Howard W. Ballou
PAWTUCKET - Howard W. Ballou 68, died on November 25, 2010, at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Providence, he lived in Pawtucket most of his life. He leaves behind two sons, Jason H. Ballou and his wife, Karen of Providence, and Ryan F. Ballou of Pawtucket and two grandsons, Garrett and Brandon Ballou of Providence, a sister, Judy Clark of North Kingston and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Edwards Church in Pawtucket after the first of the year. For a full obituary please visit www.olsonparent.com
Eileen M. LeBlanc
PAWTUCKET - Eileen M. LeBlanc, of Pawtucket died Thursday, December 2, 2010. She was the wife of Donald J. LeBlanc Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, Eileen was the daughter of Madeline (Callahan) McConnon of Pawtucket and the late Michael F. McConnon. She was an Administrative Assistant for the Pawtucket School Department for many years.
Besides her husband and mother she leaves her sons, Brendon M. LeBlanc and his wife Leslie and J. Bradford LeBlanc and her granddaughter Jaiden LeBlanc, all of Pawtucket.
It appears the Red Sox are leaving no stone unturned as the search for the next PawSox manager remains ongoing. The position has been vacant for nearly a month, yet the organization remains mum on whom Torey Lovulloâ€™s successor will be.
As BoSox farm director Mike Hazen explained Thursday, finding the next Pawtucket manager is a decision best not entered into lightly and one that requires a great deal of homework.
When the Rhode Island Interscholastic League decided to dissolve the seven-team Division I-A circuit in boysâ€™ hockey during the offseason, that left Lincoln High with an interesting dilemma.
Do the Lions, who were 13-4-1 and state finalists a season ago, drop down to Division II and become the clear-cut favorites to win that championship? Or do the Lions take a bold step up the ladder and compete with the stateâ€™s premier teams in Division I?