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May 20th, 2014

Nelson's clutch eighth-inning hit helps Cumberland walk off with softball victory over rival Lincoln

May 20, 2014

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland and Lincoln have hooked up in some interesting late-season matchups over the years, and on Tuesday afternoon, they continued this tradition with an extra-inning barnburner at Tucker Field.
After watching Lincoln score an unearned run in the top of the eighth inning, Cumberland came back to snag a dramatic 8-7 victory in its half of the frame on a clutch two-out, two-run single to right field by ace pitcher Juliet Nelson.

Judge orders Central Falls business owner to pay up

May 20, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – A Central Falls business owner was sentenced to three months probation and ordered to pay restitution to three former employees for unpaid wages in the amount of $2,614.45.
Milad Shabo, 50, with a last known address of 1325 Broad St., pleaded nolo contendere on May 16 in Providence District Court before Justice Elaine T. Bucci to one count of violating a final order of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training in violation of Rhode State law pertaining to payment on separation by employer.

John "Scottie" Allan

May 20, 2014

John "Scottie" Allan

PAWTUCKET - John "Scottie" Allan, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis C. (Dickens) Allan for fifty-six years. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, a son of the late James and Elizabeth (McGarril) Allan, he resided in Pawtucket since 1959.
John was employed by the Rich Paper Box Company, Providence for many years until retiring in 2001. He was an avid New England sports fan; enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the DIP Club for many years.

M. Louise Langlois

May 20, 2014

M. Louise Langlois

CUMBERLAND - M. Louise Langlois, 98 formerly of Cumberland, passed away Monday in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah (McCaffrey) Langlois. She was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Miss Langlois was a school teacher in the Cumberland School District for 44 years.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.
She was a member of the St. Patrick Seniors and a participant at the Hamilton House, Providence.

Leo T. Poirier

May 20, 2014

Leo T. Poirier

SMITHFIELD - Leo T. Poirier, 89, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 16, 2014 with family by his side. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Theodore and Yvonne (Forcier) Poirier. Leo was a United States Army veteran of both World War II and Korea. He worked as a cost estimator at the former Collyer Insulated Wire Co., Lincoln for many years until retiring in 1988. Leo was a member of the DIP Club; LeFoyer and the American Legion. He was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and dear friends.

Robert V. Gordon

May 20, 2014

Robert V. Gordon

PAWTUCKET - Robert V. Gordon, 58, a truck driver, passed away April 20, 2014. Born in Palmer, MA, he was a son of Lucy M. (Beaulieu) Frechette and the late Vernon Gordon. Bob resided in Pawtucket most of his life.
Besides his mother, he leaves four siblings, Linda S. Gordon-Noel, Rene L. Gordon, Roland H. Gordon and Nancy D. Sutton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mary V. Garzoli

May 20, 2014

Mary V. Garzoli

PAWTUCKET - Mary V. Garzoli, 99 of Pawtucket passed away after a short illness on may 18, 2014. She was the wife of the late Raymond P. Garzoli Sr.
A longtime resident of the city of Pawtucket she was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Wincenty and Michelina (Niechwiedowicz) Zukowski.
Mrs. Garzoli was a longtime member of St. Teresa's Church, active with the Mothers Club and the Senior Citizens. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed her many trips with the senior citizen's that she helped organize.

Cecelia Alves

May 20, 2014

Cecelia Alves

PAWTUCKET - Cecelia Alves, 75, passed on May 17, 2014. She was the wife of the late Luis R. Bolduc.
She had been employed by Royal Electric for many years.
Cecelia is survived by a daughter, Marie Johnson and her husband James, grandchildren Johnathan and Joshua Johnson, all of Pawtucket, a sister, Dorothy Degan and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Alice Beland, Delinda, Dolphin, Albert, Joseph and Peter Alves.
Services will be private. For online condolences visit
www.thekeefefuneralhome.com

Adele Walach

May 20, 2014

Adele Walach

CUMBERLAND - Adele Walach 96, of 1 Mendon Road passed away Friday May 16, 2014 at the Grandview Center. She was the beloved wife of the late John M. Walach.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late John and Agata (Gorlowska) Orzechowski. She lived in Cumberland for the past 63 years.
Before retiring in 1982 Adele was employed by the Ann & Hope Store of Cumberland for 12 years. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society.

May 19th

McGair: Time for Nava, Bradley to swap Sox

May 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- Monday night marked the 21st game of Daniel Nava’s penance with the PawSox.

The gone-but-certainly-not-forgotten Red Sox outfielder/first baseman carried a .275 batting average, .370 on-base percentage and a .435 slugging mark out to his right-field post while looking to extend a nine-game hitting streak.

Mayor: Central Falls is the 'Welcoming City'

May 19, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Rhode Island’s smallest city already has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents and Mayor James Diossa has now officially proclaimed it a “Welcoming City” for newcomers to America.
He says it will send out the message that Central Falls is a good place to come to raise a family and start a business.

Trucking company hits roadblock

May 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET—It's a densely populated city that has long mixed industry with residential. Yet, with a renewed effort at trying to beautify the riverfront, a plan by the owner of M&G Trucking and Transportation to build a new trucking facility in an area known as Bishops Bend has caused controversy with nearby property owners and has city officials trying to find a balanced solution.
Read the complete story in Tuesday's newspaper.

Antonio C. Bucci

May 19, 2014

Antonio C. Bucci

CUMBERLAND: Antonio C. Bucci, “Tony” 91, passed peacefully on May 18th. He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Lambert) Bucci.
Born in Berkley Village, Cumberland, he was a son of the late Antonio and Louise Marie
(Archiolli) Bucci.

Rita M. Guilbeault

May 19, 2014

Rita M. Guilbeault

PAWTUCKET - Rita M. Guilbeault of Pine Street Pawtucket died on May 16, 2014. She was the wife of the late Henry Guilbeault.
Mrs. Guilbeault was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Felix and Marion (Bertrand) Galimberti.
She was the mother of the late Gary Guilbeault.

May 18th

Pawtucket's Carney mixes family with mentoring prospects following NHL career

May 18, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The Keith Carney who was enshrined into Mount St. Charles’ Athletic Hall of Fame last Friday night was the picture of serenity – suggesting that after 17 years in the NHL, retirement agrees with him.

Partners in advanced learning: RIC and Central Falls schools team up

May 18, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — In the best-case scenarios, teaching is a two-way street. A unique new collaboration between Rhode Island College and the Central Falls School District capitalizes on this, and then some.
Rhode Island College recently hosted a celebration of the first anniversary of its partnership with Central Falls schools through the Innovation Lab. Reportedly the first of its kind in the nation, this joint effort is designed to function as a “shared community,” where new models of learning, teaching and services are developed, piloted and researched.

May 16th

F.I.T. Challenge OCR (Outdoor Course Race) Training Center set to debut in Cumberland

May 16, 2014

CUMBERLAND --- For the past few years, the sand volleyball courts in the back of Fore Court Racquet & Fitness Club on Cray Street had been vacant and pretty much forgotten.

But when a club member approached Dave Morin, the president and general manager of Fore Court, about the possibility of transforming the big outdoor space into a training center for obstacle racing, the wheels went into motion.

Mary L. Lopes

May 16, 2014

Mary L. Lopes

ARIZONA - Mary L. Lopes, 92, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2014. Born in Portugal, Mary came to America as a baby and resided most of her life in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Mary spent her later years in Arizona with her daughter and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary L. Wareham, grandchildren; Amy Wareham, David L. Wareham and Jeremy Conrad Wareham; four great-grandchildren and brother, Abel Lopes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lopes.

Clementina R. Desrosiers

May 16, 2014

Clementina R. Desrosiers

CUMBERLAND - Clementina R. (Lopes) Desrosiers, 87, of North Carolina and previously of Murphy Drive in Cumberland passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2014 at the Gordon Hospice House, Statesville, NC. She was the beloved wife of Pete Desrosiers, and they had been happily married for 36 years. She was previously married to Norberto Coutinho who passed away in 1974.
Born in Guarda, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Rosa (Raposo) Lopes. She resided in Statesville, NC for the past 30 years, previously residing in Cumberland.

Edward Wilks Jr.

May 16, 2014

Edward Wilks Jr.

PAWTUCKET- Edward Wilks Jr. 74, passed away Thursday May 15, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Bator) Wilks.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Edward and Tessie ( Wojcik ) Wilks Sr. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Mr. Wilks was employed as a Supervisor for Hasbro Industries for 40 years.
Besides his wife he leaves one loving son Edward R. Wilks and his wife Elaine of Pawtucket, one devoted grandson Kyle Wilks, one sister Carol A. Ouellette and one brother Robert Townsend both of Florida.

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