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June 2nd, 2014

Sylvia L. (Vecoli) Tupaj

June 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET - Silvia L. (Vecoli) Tupaj, 67, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, June 1, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Daniel G. Tupaj, Sr. for 47 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Silvio and Esther (Lafond) Vecoli. Silvia worked in the school lunch program at Cunningham School, Pawtucket, for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards on Friday evenings with her friends. Above all, Silvia enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and three beautiful great-grandchildren.

Zofia Wilinkiewicz

June 2, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS - Zofia Wilinkiewicz, 91, passed away Saturday May 31, 2014 at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was the beloved wife of the late Wladyslaw Wilinkiewicz.
Born in Poland she was a daughter of the late Jozef and Kamila (Lipinski) Dardzinski. She lived in Central Falls for 56 years.
Before retiring Zofia was employed as an Injection Molder for Hasbro working in the Central Falls plant. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Society of St. Joseph's Church.

June 1st

CF library turns to star power to help fund media center

June 1, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — While actor Alec Baldwin didn't want his famous name to distract from an event that's about promoting literacy, Adams Memorial Library officials are banking on just that Hollywood star power to boost some much-needed financial donations.

Tigers now one win away from back-to-back Division II boys' volleyball crowns

June 1, 2014

Sports editor emeritus

PROVIDENCE – Unbeaten Tolman High, which has won two of the last three Division II state volleyball championships, found itself in a heap of trouble on Sunday night in the 2014 tourney semifinals against West Warwick.

The Tigers were tied 2-2 after four games had been completed at the Providence Career and Technical Academy’s sports facility off Westminster Street, right next to Central High’s campus.

“We needed to win,” Tolman’s Eric Silveira admitted after the Tigers pulled out a 15-9 victory in the decisive fifth game. “There was a lot of pressure on us.”

Gonsalves once again rules PFC Kyle J. Coutu 5K

June 1, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- It was tough to guess who was more excited after the PFC Kyle Joseph Coutu Memorial 5K at Slater Park, the race’s winner, Anthony Gonsalves, or the race committee.

Gonsalves, a 2008 graduate of Tolman High and a middle distance standout for the Tigers’ indoor and outdoor track teams, won for the third time in the four-year history of the event by topping a field of more than 300 runners in a time of 16:42.

May 30th

Alves to run for mayor in Cumberland

May 30, 2014

CUMBERLAND – The field of candidates to replace departing Mayor Daniel McKee grew to three on Friday as former Town Councilman Daniel Alves announced his bid for the seat.

Alves, a Democrat like the two other prospective candidates, Manuel DaCosta and William Murray, pointed to both his council experience and his operation of small business for nearly 40 years as making him well qualified for the town’s executive post.

PawSox' Hill has options to consider

May 30, 2014

PAWTUCKET – As a 34-year-old with 181 games of pitching experience at the major-league level under his belt, Rich Hill is well aware there’s a whole other realm to keep in mind while recording outs on the mound.

Lions in do-or-die mode following playoff loss to baseball Hawks

May 30, 2014

WARWICK -- The way Lincoln had been swinging the bats during its eight-game win streak, it was going to take a remarkable pitching performance to cool off the Lions’ assault.

Anthony Graziano provided such an outing on Friday afternoon.

The Bishop Hendricken senior tossed a superb one-hitter that included eight strikeouts and two walks to lead the two-time defending state champs to a 5-0 shutout of the Lions in a Region I winners’ bracket game of the Division I playoffs at Ray Pepin Field.

Paul S. Barry

May 30, 2014

Paul S. Barry

LINCOLN - Paul S. Barry, 62, formerly of Lincoln, died May 26, 2014 in Western Australia. He was the husband of Alice Liang and the son of the late Ambrose G. Barry MD and Blanche I. Barry, RN. He was born on May 1, 1952 in Providence, and grew up with his family in Lincoln. He was the owner of Creative Office Systems before continuing his career as a Software Analyst in various areas in Australia and Africa. He also had the opportunity to teach at the University level in China. In addition, he was an active member of Mesa.

Gwendolyn Barber

May 30, 2014

Gwendolyn Barber

SMITHFIELD - Gwendolyn Barber of Putnam Pike, Smithfield passed away on May 22, 2014.
Miss Barber was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Peter and Francelina Aidu (Viera) Barber.
She is survived by several cousins.

Linda J. Hicks

May 30, 2014

Linda J. Hicks

CUMBERLAND - Linda J. (Williams) Hicks, 65, of Dexter Street died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Harry Hicks
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Larue and Cora L. (Shelton) Williams.
Mrs. Hicks was a textile worker and had worked for Sanford-White in Pawtucket and Health-Tex in Cumberland. She later worked as a bus monitor for the Cumberland School Department before retiring.

Ana F. DePina

May 30, 2014

Ana F. DePina

CENTRAL FALLS - Ana F. DePina, 83, passed on May 29, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
She was the daughter of the late Napoleao and Elzira DePina.

May 29th

WEB ONLY: De La Rosa will replace Buchholz in Boston's rotation on Saturday

May 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET – For much of Thursday, the Red Sox were tight-lipped as far as naming a starting pitcher for Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay.
To borrow from the well-known fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, a trail of breadcrumbs was left around McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon prior to Pawtucket wrapping up its four-game series with Gwinnett. The breadcrumbs may have not formed a path that led directly to the locker room of the intended PawSox pitcher who will take Clay Buchholz’ spot, though their mere metaphorical presence did help to shed some light on the matter.

Cumberland softball team shuts down Westerly again for first Division I playoff victory in three seasons

May 29, 2014

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland didn’t need to seek the services of a witch doctor or a sorcerer to eradicate the single-elimination playoff round curse that had plagued the team in recent years.
Instead, the Clippers parlayed the strong three-hit pitching of Juliet Nelson with some errorless defense and clutch hitting into a 7-0 triumph over Westerly at Tucker Field that not only exorcised their demons, but also vaulted them into the double-elimination portion of the Division I state tournament.

SRA softball team blanks Burrillville in playoff opener

May 29, 2014

Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET — Hayley Microulis, the lone senior on St. Raphael Academy’s roster, took charge on Thursday when the Saints opened the Division II playoffs against Burrillville in the single-elimination portion of the tournament.
“I wanted to make a statement about how much I love playing softball for St. Raphael Academy,” Microulis said after knocking in three runs and scoring another in a 4-0 victory that sent the Saints into the double-elimination phase of the playoffs, probably on Saturday against the Moses Brown-Cranston East survivor.

THIS JUST IN: Three-story house burns

May 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- A fire that broke out about 9:45 p.m. Thursday night at 24-26 Garden St., was brought under control in about 30 minutes, but left 12 people without a place to live. The cause of the fire was not immediately available. No injuries were reported.

E.P. police make large heroin bust

May 29, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – Two Fall River men were detained on drug charges Thursday after the state police seized a sizable quantity of heroin during a motor vehicle stop on I-195 the day before.
State police said they seized more than 20 “bricks” of heroin – 1,050 individually wrapped packets in all – after they pulled the car over. A single brick has a street value of about $300.

Colleen Diane Carden

May 29, 2014

NAPLES, FL - Carden, Colleen Diane, 53, beloved daughter of William S. and Elaine J. (Drolet) Carden, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Seekonk, Massachusetts passed away on May 19. Born in Pawtucket she was the granddaughter of the late William G. and Jeanne G. (Barre) Carden and Ulrick and Rolande (Lambert) Drolet.

Gerard Frappier

May 29, 2014

WOONSOCKET - Gerard Frappier, 79, Retired Vice Principal of Bellingham Memorial Junior-Senior High School, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. He is survived by his brother, Omer Frappier, and his sister, Jeanne Pepin, both of Woonsocket, and was the brother of the late Joseph Frappier of Bellingham.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 4th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at All Saints Church, 323 Rathbun St., Woosocket, RI. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private.

Scott A. Bootland

May 29, 2014

WOONSOCKET _ Scott A. Bootland, 58, of Grove Street, died May 28, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Stella (Czarny) Bootland of Woonsocket, and the late George Bootland. He was a lifelong city resident.
Mr. Bootland worked the past fifteen years as a registered nurse for Zambarano Hospital, Pascoag and was previously employed by Landmark Medical Center for over ten years. Scott enjoyed bowling, playing pitch and trips to the casino with his mother.

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