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January 16th, 2015

St. Raphael Basketball | Jones, McParlin power Saints past Cranston East, 62-60

January 17, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy basketball team appeared lost in December and now the Saints seem to have found a way to compete in January.
 
SRA got 21 points and 21 rebounds from talented sophomore Trevante Jones and a game-saving block from senior Kyle McParlin in the closing seconds on Friday night to edge Cranston East, 62-60. 
 

Norman R. Richardson

January 16, 2015

Norman R. Richardson

CUMBERLAND - Norman R. Richardson, 85, husband of Irene (Brulotte) Richardson, father of Carl Richardson of Warwick and Linda Straight of East Greenwich, passed away Thursday in Providence.

Rita Lanoue

January 16, 2015

Rita Lanoue

CENTRAL FALLS - Rita Lanoue, 78, died January 15th. She was the wife of the late Normand Lanoue.
She had been employed by the former Star Market, Almacs and Paramount Cards.
Rita was an active lifelong parishioner and Eucharistic Minister for Notre Dame Church, St. Matthew Church and then Holy Spirit Parish.

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January 16, 2015

January 15th

Shea – Tolman Girls Basketball | Raiders edge out Tigers, 56-54, in overtime thriller

January 16, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  The usual post-game handshakes had just ended, and it took Shea High head coach John Lickert mere milliseconds to track down sophomore guard Yesenia Alvarado and attempt to hoist her on one of his shoulders.

She immediately grinned and began waving to anyone who would notice, and there were quite a few – her teammates, family members, friends, etc.

Katherine N. Hampson

January 15, 2015

Katherine N. Hampson

CUMBERLAND - Katherine N. Hampson, 93 formerly Park Street, passed away Friday January 9, in the Mt. St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland.
She was the wife of the late George T. Hampson.
Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Honora (McGovern) McHugh. She resided in Cumberland for the past 69 years previously residing in Cranston.
She was a member of the St. Patrick Seniors where she was the former President and Secretary. She was also a secretary for the Cumberland Democratic Town Committee for many years.

Eva E. Poirier

January 15, 2015

Eva E. Poirier

PROVIDENCE - Eva E. (Gauthier) Poirier, 93, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late George Normand Poirier. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Eva M. (Wright) Gauthier, she resided in Pawtucket until moving to Providence in 1990.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 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 15, 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 14, 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 14, 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 13, 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 13, 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.