PROVIDENCE â€“ Dozens of dogs, from the smallest shih tzu to the most massive mastiff, came together at the Rhode Island Convention Center Saturday and Sunday for the 21st annual Rhode Island Pet Show.
Among the myriad options for animal lovers during the weekend-long festivities included obedience and distraction training demonstrations, agility demonstrations, live judging and competition by breed, the Pet Dog Parade of Breeds Dog Show, and more.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Two Central Falls men were charged with possession of cocaine â€“ among other charges â€“ after police found more than 158 grams of the drug in a safe in their car Thursday, authorities said.
Around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, two officers were on patrol in the city when they observed a vehicle travel through a stop sign at the intersection of Lonsdale Avenue and Hayward Street, police said.
Marsha L. Kirkconnell
PAWTUCKET - Marsha Lois (Henry) Kirkconnell, 76 years old, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her home in Pawtucket, Rhode
enjoyed her early career as a cosmetologist and stylist before joining Raytheon as a sub-assembler working on the Patriot missile defense system. She was actively involved in her community. She started the "Adopt-A-Kid" program, providing Christmas and Easter gifts for underprivileged children, and was recognized as an Anti-Hunger Hero by the Emergency Food Center in 1994.
Shea relishes first playoff spot since '07
PAWTUCKET – The drought is over, and veteran Shea High coach Dino Campopiano is hoping his club will choose to make the most of the opportunity.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A local man is facing a felony charge of second-degree child abuse after he struck a 15-year-old female relative with a belt several times, police said.
Joaquim L. Fontes, 47, was arrested Wednesday around 11:30 a.m., police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Fontes was having a discipline issue with a 15-year-old female relative at his Darrow Street residence, and he ended up striking her several times with a leather belt, which caused bruising, red marks, and scratches to her arms and back, Martins said.
Martins did not specify the relationship between the girl and Fontes.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Armistice Boulevard Monday night.
A 22-year-old man was walking on Armistice Boulevard near Littlefield Street around 8:20 p.m. Monday when he was approached by four men, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. The victim said three of the males were dark-skinned and one was light-skinned. One of the dark-skinned men had a handgun and pointed it at the victim, demanding he turn over his property, Martins said.
Tolman senior Leiandra Wilson is all smiles as she gets ready to take part in a signing ceremony at the high school Wednesday afternoon. Wilson signed her letter of intent to attend Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire on a softball scholarship.
Kathrin R. Keough
PAWTUCKET - Kathrin R. "Kitty" Keough of Pawtucket died on November 10, 2014.
Kitty was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late James F. Keough and Frances J. (Bodell) Keough. She was employed at the Clients Choice Answering Service.
Miss Keough is survived by her Brothers; Daniel Keough and his wife Debra, James Keough, and William Keough. She also leaves her sisters; Jane Bartley, Elizabeth Bubier and her husband Dan, and Mary Rose Peloquin and her husband David.
Kitty was a loving Aunt to several nieces and nephews.
Linda M. DeSanto
PAWTUCKET: Linda M. DeSanto, 50, passed on November 7th. She was the daughter of James DeSanto Sr. and Eileen (Davy) DeSanto.
She is survived by two sons, Anthony and Richard DeSanto, four brothers, James, William, Scott and Richard DeSanto, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, November 15th from 11am to 1pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit
Claire R. Beaudette
PAWTUCKET - Claire R. (Blanchette) Beaudette, 96, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Herve Beaudette. Born in Attleboro, a daughter of the late Lionel and Mary (Lemieux) Blanchette, she resided in Central Falls before moving to Pawtucket over thirty-five years ago.
Claire had been a housekeeper at the Wannamoisett Country Club, and was previously a winder at American Insulated Wire Company for twenty-five years and at the Joyal VanDale Company for twelve years.
David A. Wildenhain
PAWTUCKET - David A. Wildenhain, 87, of Pawtucket passed away on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2014. He was the loving husband of Marceline (Brook) Wildenhain.
Mr. Wildenhain was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Bartholomew Wildenhain and Magdelyn (McGuirk) Wildenhain. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in WWII.
David was a Union Carpenter for many years serving in the Local 342 Union.
Mary T. Handrigan
REHOBOTH - Mary T. (Reilly) Handrigan, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 7, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward "Ted" L. Handrigan and the daughter of the late Philip J. and Mary (Callaghan) Reilly. Mary was a lifelong Pawtucket resident, until moving to her daughter's home in Rehoboth
in 2006. She worked in the Advertising Department of both the Pawtucket Times and Sun Chronicle for many years until her retirement. Mary was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother; she also loved caring for her dogs, Raven and Reilly.
Another national letter-of-intent signing day is upon us and several Blackstone Valley high schools have student-athletes set to perform their best signatures. For this noteworthy group, everything at last becomes official after months, if not more than a year, of honoring their verbal commitment.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Cumberland Town Council veteran E. Craig Dwyer was named president of the panel following a reorganization meeting in Town Hall that saw all of the panelâ€™s leadership roles filled under the same 4-3 vote.
The council action came after U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse swore in the panel and congratulated the membership on stepping forward to take a role in public service.
CUMBERLAND - Veronika Dobosz, 91, passed away Sunday November 9, 2014 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Dobosz.
Born in Poland she was a daughter of the late Jozef and Regina (Marszalek) Wardzala. She lived in Cumberland for the past 4 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring Mrs. Dobosz was employed as a Weaver for the Murdock Webbing Co. for 25 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society and was an avid reader and loved sewing and gardening.
Eva P. Valentine
CUMBERLAND - Eva P. (Pereira) Valentine, 92, formerly of Dunnell Avenue, Pawtucket passed away Saturday at the Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Earl J. Valentine.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Pereira. She was resided in Pawtucket for 30 years.
Mrs. Valentine was employed as an Operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph Company for over 40 years until her retirement.
Eva loved to volunteer at the Pawtucket Animal Shelter, and also volunteered at St. Mary Church CCD Program.
Michael J. Marszalkowski
PAWTUCKET - Michael J. Marszalkowski, 83, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was the husband of Anna (Petas) Marszalkowski. Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Adam and Agnes (Kulik) Marszalkowski. Michael was a self-employed Mason for 50 years, retiring in 2003. An avid Country Music fan, he liked to watch, listen to, and play it on the guitar. He loved nature, and he loved his dogs.
Zachary G. Delmar, Sr.
W. WARWICK - Zachary G. Delmar, Sr. 21, died unexpectedly Friday, November 7, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted fiancĂ© of Kayla Bolarinho, of West Warwick. He was born in Attleboro, MA the son of Loretta Delmar of Liberty, NC and the late Gary Urquhart of Walpole, MA. He worked in food service at BJ's in Coventry.
In addition to his fiancĂ© and mother he leaves a son, Zachary G. Delmar, Jr., a sister Amelia Delmar of Staley, NC, and nieces and nephews Kayleigh Baker, Lannie Baker, Brianna King, and Michael King.