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April 27th, 2012

Jeannette Savard

April 27, 2012

Jeannette Savard

PAWTUCKET- Jeannette Savard, 101, of Woonsocket and formerly of Pawtucket, entered into eternal peace, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. She was the wife of the late Amedee Savard.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie (LaFontaine) St. Jean.
Mrs. Savard lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Woonsocket in 1999. She was a woman of great faith, a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt to her many nieces and nephews and friend, she will be greatly missed by all.

Donald Sankey

April 27, 2012

Donald Sankey

CUMBERLAND- Donald Sankey, 75, of Broadview Avenue, passed away Wednesday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Priscilla (Butler) Sankey.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Albert and Helen (Dunford) Sankey. He resided in Cumberland for the past 49 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Before retirement, he was employed by the Cumberland School Department for 10 years, and previously worked as a carpenter. He was the former owner of Central Avenue Liquors of Pawtucket.

Vincent H. Cavanaugh

April 27, 2012

Vincent H.
Cavanaugh

PAWTUCKET- Vincent H. Cavanaugh, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Medora G. (Charland) Cavanaugh.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James L. and Ellen J. (Kenney) Cavanaugh.
He was a World War II, US Army veteran. Vincent worked as the superintendant of the Lebanon Knitting Mill, Pawtucket; he later worked at Carol Cable, Lincoln for 10 years, until his retirement.

April 26th

SRA staying positive despite latest loss

April 26, 2012

PAWTUCKET — St. Raphael Academy had just committed seven sloppy errors en route to a 6-2 loss to North Kingstown High at Vets Park on drizzly Thursday, but veteran mentor Tom Sorrentine remained remarkably upbeat afterward.
“Defensively, we just didn't make the plays, but – honestly – I think we're getting better as a team,” he confessed. “Yeah, we made a lot of errors, but we're improving. I think we're getting better as we move along in the season.

Lions fall to Titans in eight innings

April 26, 2012

LINCOLN — Euphoria quickly gave way to frustration Thursday afternoon at rainy Chet Nichols Field.
Lincoln, which rallied for three runs in the home portion of the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3 against visiting Toll Gate, watched as the Titans pushed across an unearned run in the top of the eighth to secure a 4-3 verdict.

Council gives nod to privatize transfer station

April 26, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Despite some ongoing protests from residents, city officials are moving forward with plans to privatize the city's waste transfer station on Grotto Avenue.
At a special meeting last week, the City Council voted unanimously to approve a five-year contract with Waste Haulers (WHM Holdings, LLC) to operate the Blackstone Valley Regional Transfer Station. Under the terms of the contract, the company will lease the city-owned facility for $10,000 a month and also make payments to the city based on tonnage.

Panel comes up with ideas for future of Wyatt

April 26, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Putting Central Falls’ Wyatt Detention Facility up for sale to a private owner is one of the recommendations in the final report of a Joint Legislative Commission headed by Sen. Elizabeth Crowley.
The commission was formed last year to address the federal jail’s financial woes, which because it stopped making scheduled payments of more than $500,000 annually to the host community, aggravated Central Falls’ already rickety financial condition and contributed to its slide into bankruptcy. It finished its work Wednesday when members endorsed the final report.

Irene Marie Battersby

April 26, 2012

Irene Marie Battersby

CUMBERLAND- Irene Marie (Laplante) Battersby, 88, of Kent Street, passed away Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Herbert J. Battersby.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George and Aurore (Richard) Laplante. She resided in Cumberland since 1960, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Battersby was employed by the Hasbro Inc., of Pawtucket for many years until her retirement.
She leaves her sister, Rachel McKnight of North Attleboro, as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Elaine Delaney

April 26, 2012

Elaine Delaney

PAWTUCKET- Elaine Delaney, 77, of Ellenton, Florida and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Senator William and Marion (Sullivan) McCaughey.

April 25th

May 1 is fast approaching for PawSox's Cook

April 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET – If recent history is any sort of indication regarding the Red Sox’s handling of minor league players with opt-out clauses written into their contracts, then expect pitcher Aaron Cook to head up to Boston next week.

PawSox's win streak is stopped at nine

April 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Leave it to the Yankees to spoil what would have been history-in-the-making for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Standing just three outs away from extending their winning streak to a franchise-best 10 consecutive games, the PawSox watched as reliever Garrett Mock melted down in an 8-6 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Wednesday afternoon at McCoy Stadium.

Clippers top Lions in battle of lacrosse unbeatens

April 25, 2012

LINCOLN -- Cumberland High head coach Scott Carpenter couldn’t believe his good fortune when, back on March 19, two new girls claiming to be goalies showed up at to his first practice at Tucker Field.
“I was grinning ear-to-ear, and I know the girls were wondering why,” Carpenter chuckled. “We had two kids who had never played lacrosse before; they were (senior Kara Gorman and (freshman) Julia Eaton. From Day One, you could definitely see both had huge potential.”

Charges sustained in Lynch case

April 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET — While saying that he didn’t believe the accounts from either party were “100-percent accurate” and that the incident itself might have been sparked by “road rage,” a Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal magistrate on Wednesday ruled in favor of the Pawtucket Police Department and sustained charges of refusal to submit to a chemical test and a roadway violation that had been brought against Jarred Lynch stemming from his 2011 collision with a Pawtucket Police sergeant.

Diocese defrocks Woonsocket priest

April 25, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Citing allegations of sexual misconduct that happened nearly 30 years ago, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has defrocked a priest assigned to Precious Blood parish and ordered him to move out of the rectory.

Melissa J. Morrison

April 25, 2012

Melissa J. Morrison

WARWICK- Melissa J. Morrison, 51, of Vancouver Ave. passed away Sunday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of Paul Morrison of Burrillville and Joan (Cooney) Brown of Cumberland. She resided in Warwick for the past eight years previously residing in Cumberland.
Besides her mother she leaves a companion, George Hopkins and a daughter Stasia Davis of Cumberland. Melissa also leaves two brothers, Paul Morrison Jr. of Seekonk; Frank Morrison of Woodstock, CT and a sister Kathleen Bonner of Cumberland.

Teresa H. Greene

April 25, 2012

Teresa H. Greene

INDIALANTIC, FL- Teresa H. (Adamonis) Greene, 75, of Pawtucket and Indialantic, Florida, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Melbourne, FL. She was the beloved wife of Donald F. Greene for 54 years.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Wrona) Adamonis.

Dennis J. Brooks

April 25, 2012

Dennis J. Brooks

CENTRAL FALLS- Dennis J. Brooks, 57, passed unexpectedly at home on April 21st.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Herbert E. and Mary R. (Donovan) Brooks.
He had been employed by Martin Painting and Restoration for 25 years. He was a member of the Mathewson St. Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Melissa Brooks of Central Falls, a sister, Patricia E. Brooks Carrier of Fall River, two nieces and three nephews. He was the brother of the late Robert E. Brooks and Carol A. Randall. Dennis was the longtime companion of the late Paula Tierney.

Council almost unanimous in support of Chafee’s municipal rescue package

April 25, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Despite Cumberland Town Council President James T. Higgins' best efforts to drum up unanimous support, the council last week ended up voting 6 to 1 to adopt a resolution in support of Governor Lincoln Chafee's municipal reform and relief legislative package.
The vote came one week after Chafee personally urged the council to support his municipal rescue package, saying support of the proposals will ease the financial burden on cities and towns and help stave off more local bankruptcies.

April 24th

Carolyn L. MacLure

April 24, 2012

Carolyn L. MacLure

NORTH PROVIDENCE- Carolyn L. (Sherman) MacLure, 51, of North Providence passed away at home on Saturday, April 21, 2012. She was the wife of Norman MacLure of North Providence.
Born in Cranston she was the daughter of the late Louis G. and Helen M. (Fountaine) Sherman, Jr.
She was self-employed as a graphic designer, as well as being a talented painter and writer. She was also a dedicated wife and mother always fighting for what was best for her family.

April 23rd

PawSox sweep doubleheader from Bulls

April 23, 2012

PAWTUCKET --- A few pitchers who could find themselves with the Boston Red Sox in the very near future stated their cases for a promotion on Monday night in the Pawtucket Red Sox’s doubleheader with the Durham Bulls.
In the opener, starting pitcher Justin Germano and rehabbing Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller teamed up to blank Durham on three singles, and run-scoring singles by Mike Rivera and Tony Thomas provided all the offense in a 2-0 victory.

 

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