July 13th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€” Starting on Monday, television commercials for new cars, fast food restaurants and Schtickies will be joined by spots urging you to approve table games such as blackjack, craps and roulette at Lincolnâ€™s Twin River gambling emporium.
Boasting that Twin River is â€śdoing extremely wellâ€ť and growing revenue while much larger casinos in the region are struggling, CEO John Taylor shared the companyâ€™s strategy to expand to table games with the Pawtucket Rotary Club Thursday.
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PAWTUCKET â€” Carl Crawford has 142 million reasons to play for the Boston Red Sox in 2012.
The injured outfielder also has 142 millions reasons why he should shut himself down, undergo Tommy John surgery like he hinted at last weekend, and start planning for the future.
When Crawford does return to the BoSox, he will not be 100 percent. That hasnâ€™t stopped him from looking ahead to Monday, which is when the 30-year-old hopes to play in his first major-league game of what to date has been an empty vessel of a season.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Just because Ryan Kalish spent some time with the Boston Red Sox recently doesnâ€™t mean the outfielder is completely in the clear of the shoulder and neck injuries that whitewashed his 2011 season.
PAWTUCKET --- For Pineview manager Joe Clark, traveling with his Big League ballclub to Dover, Del. on the second weekend of each July has become almost an annual tradition.
That weekend is when the Eastern Regional Tournament gets under way, and in six of the last eight seasons, Pineview has ventured down Route 95 to represent Rhode Island.
Pineviewâ€™s best finish during those six trips has been a pair of third-place finishes, the last one coming in 2010.
Aida Nunes Henao
CUMBERLAND- Aida Nunes Henao, 74, of Cumberland, died Sunday at Greenville Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Manuel Nunes.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Tomas and Alice Silva.
Her sons, Manuel "Manny" Nunes and his wife Eileen of Cumberland and David J. Nunes of Arizona, her brothers Tony, Fred and Fausto Silva, her sisters Clotilde Almeida Batista DaSilva, Amelia Costa and Dolly Packard, and her grandchildren Nicholas and Cassidy Nunes survive her.
PAWTUCKET- Sophia (Carlson) Stewart, age 96, passed away on July 11, 2012 at the Genesis Healthcare Pawtucket Center with her loving family by her side. She was married for sixty years to her beloved husband, the late Robert Stewart.
A long time resident of Pawtucket, Sophia was the daughter of the late Roy and Annie (Whyte) Carlson and was the sister of the late Dorothy Read, the late Edwin Carlson and the late Thomas Carlson.
Doris I. Flynn-Gomes
PAWTUCKET- Doris I. Flynn-Gomes, 62, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Anthony Gomes.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George and Irene (Boissonneault) Pommenville.
Doris was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Sister Mary Gibson
LEOMINSTER- Sister Mary Gibson, 84 formerly known as Sister Mary Rose, of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died Thursday July 12, 2012 at St. Mary's Heath Care Center in Worcester, MA.
Sister Mary was born in Pawtucket, RI on May 11, 1928, a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (McCarrion) Gibson.
She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Pawtucket, RI, and entered the Sisters of the Presentation in 1947, professing her final vows in 1952.
LINCOLN â€” Police arrested a 17-year-old Pawtucket youth on a charge of possession of crack cocaine after locating contraband in a stolen vehicle following a seatbelt law violation.
Patrolman Kevin J. Murphy had been maintaining a traffic post on Higginson Avenue when a black Nissan pick-up truck passed the location at about 12:45 p.m. on Friday, according to police.
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PAWTUCKET â€“ The Boston Red Sox will send OF Carl Crawford to Pawtucket for an injury rehab assignment beginning Thursday night when the PawSox host the Buffalo Bisons at 7:05 pm at McCoy Stadium.
CRANSTON - George A. Bishop, Jr., 63, of Lillian Lane died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Rosemary (Antico) Bishop.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of Ann M. (Goyette) Bishop of Pawtucket and the late George A. Bishop, Sr, who died on July 2nd. Mr. Bishop had lived in Merrimack, NH for 15 years and Apex, NC for 3 years before moving to Cranston this past February.
Mr. Bishop was a senior software engineer for Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, NH for 10 years and Durham, NC for 4 years. He was a graduate of Tolman High School and Blake Computer Institute.
PAWTUCKET - Bernard M. Milone, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The son of the late Emanuele M. and Bernadette (Lantagne) Milone, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life.
Mr. Milone was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the DAV. He served in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns and was awarded the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with two Bronze Stars.
PAWTUCKET - Moreau, Catherine ("Kay") M. a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, Rhode Island died July 10, 2012 at The Philip Hulitar Center, Providence, RI. She was the widow of Leonard J. Moreau.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Catherine (Lynsky) O' Donnnell.
Two weeks after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Obamacare health reforms, a conservative think tank says Rhode Island should scrap the heath care exchange it is building to implement the new law and opt out of the Medicaid expansion program that the law calls for but that the high court ruled is voluntary for states.
PAWTUCKET (AP) â€” Pawtucket police have made one arrest and are looking for a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man outside a local elementary school.
Eighteen-year-old Givanni Lima was arraigned Monday on a conspiracy charge. Police say the Tolman High School senior drove 19-year-old Darrell Johnson away from the scene after Johnson shot Joshua Burgo in the chest Friday.
Burgo was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.
PAWTUCKET - Edward J. Nason, 54, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012.
Born in Providence, he was a son of Carolyn M. (Finnegan) Moul, Ronald "Pa" J. Moul and Paul R. Nason. Eddie worked for the Pawtucket Water Supply Board before retiring several years ago. He enjoyed fishing and cooking and he loved dogs.
WOONSOCKET - Marcel R. Hetu 80, of 547 Clinton St. died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Lambert) Hetu.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Alfred and Lila (Beaudoin) Hetu. Marcel was a Machinist for EG & G Sealol Co. for over fifteen years. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and served in the Third Infantry Division from 1952-1954. Marcel was an avid Yankees fan.
PAWTUCKET â€” Sunday marked the first time Bob Montgomery saw Ryan Lavarnway up close and in person. Studying the Pawtucket Red Sox catcher from the television booth in the press box located high above McCoy Stadium, Montgomery made good use of the monitor adjacent to him, particularly when tracking Lavarnwayâ€™s mitt motion as he received the ball from the pitcher.
WOONSOCKET â€” Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has mailed 198,000 letters to customers in the Greater Woonsocket area notifying them that the insurance company may no longer do business with Landmark Medical Center and the Rehab Hospital of Rhode Island as of Aug. 1 and Sept. 1, respectively.
That means BCBSRIâ€™s members could still receive treatment at those hospitals, but they would be responsible for dealing directly with Blue Cross for claims reimbursement and paying the hospital out of their own pocket.
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PAWTUCKET - Jeannette J. Rochford, of Lowell Avenue, Pawtucket died July 8, 2012.
Mrs. Rochford was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Gilbert and Robertine (Gauthier) Arundale.
Mrs. Rochford is survived by her sons, Thomas Rochford and Alfred Rochford and her daughters Karen Rochford, Barbara Clermont and Michelle Duncan. She also leaves a sister Theresa Marques and ten grandchildren.