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January 15th, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 15, 2015

1/18/15
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

January 14th

East Providence boys' basketball | Villa Novans rock Townies with 84-point explosion

January 14, 2015


EAST PROVIDENCE – As much fun as it is, watching Woonsocket run and gun its way past lower echelon Division I opponents, coach T.J. Ciolfi understands that offense alone will not get his team very far in the playoffs.

Police make arrest in hatchet attack

January 14, 2015

PAWTUCKET – One of the suspects in last Friday's alleged home invasion and subsequent hatchet attack on Cole Street has been charged, police said.
Jordan L. Wilcox, 18, of 46 John St., was arrested on a warrant Tuesday night, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Wilcox was arrested without incident at his John Street apartment, then transported to the Police
Department, where he was held overnight. Wilcox was charged with first-degree robbery, felony assault by use of devices similar in appearance to a firearm, felony assault, and conspiracy, according to police records.

Irene M. Rothwell

January 14, 2015

Irene M. Rothwell

PAWTUCKET - Irene M. (Burns) Rothwell, a devoted and loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Walter Rothwell for 55 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George E., Jr. and Mary (McNally) Burns.

January 13th

Boys' Basketball | Former Saints standouts Lynch and Holloway square off with new squads

January 13, 2015


PROVIDENCE – In an alternate world, Graham Lynch’s sweet stroke from beyond the arc and Alex Holloway’s nifty passing skills would be on display in St. Raphael Academy jerseys this winter.
 

Tolman Wrestling | Tigers show plenty of fight in 40-36 loss to Chieftains

January 13, 2015


PAWTUCKET – In their first year running Tolman High’s wrestling program, head coach Jason Rushton and assistant Matt Medina are instilling an aggressive approach that may bring dividends by tournament time, assuming the wrestlers keep working hard.

The Tigers showed flashes of skill during a 40-36 loss to Ponaganset on Tuesday evening at the Donaldson Gym. Ponaganset, now 4-1 on the season, jumped out to a 40-9 lead before the Tigers won the final five matches (two by forfeit).

Pup rescued from frozen E.P. cove

January 13, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – Last year it was a deer. This year it was a young female Lab mix named Gizmo who found herself in an icy situation at Bullocks Cove on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters rescued Gizmo from the frigid waters off Beach Point Road after she escaped from her home and ventured out too far onto ice, falling through about 60 yards from shore.

Jacqueline B. Pelletier

January 13, 2015

Jacqueline B. Pelletier

ATTLEBORO - Jacqueline B. Pelletier, 77, pass January 13th. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Pelletier.

Janet Barbara Schmitz-Riley

January 13, 2015

Janet Barbara Schmitz-Riley

PAWTUCKET - Janet Barbara Schmitz-Riley, 70, of Pawtucket, died January 12, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the loving wife of William L. Riley, Jr. for twenty two years. Janet was born September 2, 1944 in Boston MA, a daughter of the late James Howard and Frances (Komnatzky) Schmitz.
She grew up in Foxboro, MA and graduated from Foxboro High School in 1963. Janet began as a waitress at Hale's Diner in Foxboro and finished working at Giovanni Jewelry in Providence.

January 12th

Pawtucket high school sports | Tolman, Shea student-athletes honored with Key Player Spirit Award

January 12, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Student-athletes at Tolman and Shea high schools were recently recognized and awarded The Key Player Spirit Award.

This award sponsored by Key Group, Mortgage Division and Spirit Recognition. The award is presented to one athlete from each fall sports team who exemplify perseverance, effort, spirit, sportsmanship, teamwork, role model, determination and academics.

The following Shea athletes were selected:

Manufacturer picks EP over Woonsocket to set up shop

January 12, 2015

WOONSOCKET – This city’s loss is apparently East Providence’s gain, as a Connecticut-based manufacturing company backed out of its plan to take over the vacant Walmart on Diamond Hill Road.

Ardent Retail Displays & Packaging is now under contract to purchase a building located at 275 Ferris Ave. in East Providence, according to Michael Giutarri, a partner in the MG Commercial brokerage company. There is a closing date on the sale, and Ardent has a significant deposit tied up in the deal.

Marlene A. Makepeace

January 12, 2015

Marlene A. Makepeace

PAWTUCKET - Marlene A. (Amaral) Makepeace, 43, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 9, 2015. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Antonio and Maria (Lopes) Amaral of Pawtucket.
Marlene was a graduate of the University of Phoenix and worked at Daniele Foods, Inc, Pascoag, RI. She was a talented artist and enjoyed drawing and candle making. Marlene was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed kickboxing, fishing and board games. Above all, she was a devoted and loving mother. Marlene's three children were the center of her life.

Nicholas Pappas

January 12, 2015

Nicholas Pappas

PAWTUCKET - Pappas, Nicholas, 86, died Saturday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was the husband of the late Teresa (Lappin) Pappas.
A Pawtucket resident most of his life, he was a son of the late Andrew and Paraskevi (Verras) Pappadopoulos.
He was a facility supervisor for the city of Pawtucket for many years retiring in 1994
He was a World War II Veteran and a lifelong member of the Greek Social Club in Pawtucket.

Maria V. Medeiros

January 12, 2015

Maria V. Medeiros

PAWTUCKET - Maria V. Medeiros, 84, of Darlingdale Avenue, passed away Sunday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Manuel C. Medeiros. Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, a daughter of the late Joao and Maria Jesus (Rego) Carvalho Nunes.
Maria had lived in Pawtucket more than 43 years and had been employed as an assembler at the former American Insulated Wire Co. for many years before retiring.

Pro Football Playoff Recap

January 12, 2015

1/10/15
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)

Leo R. Laliberte

January 12, 2015

Leo R. Laliberte

PAWTUCKET - Leo R. Laliberte, 85, of Oriole Avenue, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and friend to many, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 after a brief hospitalization surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Arlene F. (Gately) Laliberte for 54 years. Born on July 31, 1929, a son of the late Armand and Ernestine (Carrier) Laliberte, he has been a life-long resident of Pawtucket.

Lillian Joseph

January 12, 2015

Lillian Joseph

PAWTUCKET - Lillian Joseph 87, one of 14 children born to Manuel and Janet (Howard) Joseph, passed away Friday at The Holiday Retirement Home after an illness. She had lived in Central Falls many years and moved to Pawtucket in 1983. Lillian had been employed at the former Moore Fabrics and also at Conrad Javis Mfg. many years before retiring in 1992. She was an avid bingo player.

Joseph R. Trudel

January 12, 2015

Joseph R. Trudel

PAWTUCKET - Joseph R. "Bob" Trudel, 78, passed on December 22nd in Florida. He was the husband of the late Elize Trudel.
Bob was a lifelong entrepreneur. He also served in the US Army, was former president of the Pawtucket Kiwanis Club, a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus as well as a member of the DAV.

VIDEO: Patriots advance to AFC Championship once again

January 12, 2015

January 11th

Meet your state reps

January 11, 2015

PROVIDENCE – As the new General Assembly session got under way last week with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday, a list of new area members joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.

The following is a listing of area House of Representatives members and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.