July 28th, 2012
CUMBERLAND â€” The organizers of the upcoming CumberlandFest promise that this year's four-day family festival will have lots of old favorites as well as some new surprises. The 22nd annual event kicks off Friday, Aug. 10.
As was the case the last two years, there will be an expanded fireworks show.
LINCOLN - Charles H. "Chick" Willett, 97, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Epoch Senior Health Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Stella (Ben) Willett and the devoted father of the late Robert D. Willett.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Lazarus H. "Pete" and Christina B. (Kinniburgh) Willett, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 57 years. He attended Pawtucket schools and was a 1932 graduate of Pawtucket High School.
PAWTUCKET - Jules "Chuck" G. Caron, in celebration of his life, lead a full life to the age of 78. He was the son of the late Jules Augustus and Bertha Marie (Duquenoy) Caron, both formerly of Calais, France. He was the devoted and loving husband to Joann S. (Duhamel) Caron for 57 years.
DORCHESTER, MA - Maria A. Correia, 91, of Dorchester, MA, passed on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Born in the Cape Verde Islands (Praia) Mrs. Correia was a resident of the Boston area for more than 30 years.
Mrs. Correia is survived by her two daughters, Ana Gomes of Brockton and Maria Feriera of New Bedford; sons Anthony Correia of Boston and Joseph B. Correia also of Boston, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Understand that veteran minor-league ballplayers have provisions written into their contracts that grant them the freedom to explore and seek opportunities elsewhere. These clauses â€“ no doubt put in at the suggestion of oneâ€™s agent â€“ are designed with the playerâ€™s protection in mind and can be triggered at different points throughout the season.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€“ The Cumberland Major Division (ages 11 and 12) All-Star softball team arrived at the end of the line on Thursday afternoon, the teamâ€™s magical run culminating in a 4-2 defeat to Robbinsville, N.J. in semifinal-round action of the Eastern Regionals at Breen Field.
The defeat closes Cumberlandâ€™s stay at the 10-team tournament, which featured teams from New England and the Mid-Atlantic, at 4-2. In its six games, Cumberland outscored its opponents by a 42-19 margin and outhit them, 49-24.
PAWTUCKET â€” After a lengthy and sometimes contentious process, the City Council gave first passage on Wednesday to a revised zoning plan for the Apex property that is being hailed as a compromise.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” One down, two to go.
The Cumberland Major Division (ages 11 and 12) all-star team took its first step towards what it hopes will be the programâ€™s first-ever Eastern Regional championship and a spot in the Little League World Series on Wednesday afternoon by capturing its quarterfinal-round game with ease.
CUMBERLAND â€” Residents will get the opportunity on Aug. 7 to offer input on a proposed plan to consolidate the town's fire services as a single municipal public safety department that would not only include the town's four independent fire districts, but emergency medical service and police as well.
PAWTUCKET â€” A 23-year-old city man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested following the stabbing of a Cumberland man on Warwick Road early Wednesday morning.
According to Pawtucket Police Detective Capt. John Seebeck, police received a report that a stabbing had occurred in the vicinity of 28-30 Warwick Road at around 2 a.m. When police arrived, they found a male lying on the sidewalk with multiple knife wounds to his abdomen.
PAWTUCKET - Gregory Scott Sankey, Sr., 47 died Thursday, July 19 that the Miriam Hospital in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Elizabeth "Becky" Sankey.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Gary Sankey, Diane & Allan Cooper.
Beside his wife and parents, Gregory is survived by his son, Gregory Sankey, Jr., of Pawtucket; three brothers, Todd and Sean both of Pawtucket and Troy of Warwick; a sister, Ronda Sankey of Narragansett and several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET - Manuel A. Sequeira, 63, of Norfolk Avenue, Pawtucket died July 24, 2012.
Mr. Sequeira was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Manuel A. Sequeira and Irene (Fredette) Sequeira.
He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Sequeira was employed at the Veteran Administration Hospital, Providence in the Printing and Reproduction Department for many years.
He is survived by his sister, Dianne Sequeira and, his brother Donald P. Sequeira and his wife Denise,all of Pawtucket.
BRISTOL, Conn. --- Cumberland certainly did its part in pool play. Now the local Major Division (ages 11 and 12) all-star team will try to produce the three victories it needs to capture its first-ever Eastern Regional softball championship and advance to the Little League World Series.
Cumberland wrapped up its New England portion of the regional tournament with its third victory in four games on Tuesday afternoon by producing an 8-1 victory over winless Swanton, Vt. at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex.
CUMBERLAND â€” A local man was found guilty Tuesday of threatening to bomb the facilities of a company based in Wallingford, Conn.
A federal jury in Hartford found Shaneel Jain, 56, of Cumberland, guilty of threatening to bomb Z-Medica Corporation, a company that produces QuickClot, a medical agent that rapidly stops bleeding outside the surgical setting. QuickClot is used by the United States military and the militaries of some allied countries.
PAWTUCKET â€” Frustrated that no action has been taken to address longstanding complaints from neighbors about emissions from the Key Container Corporation on Campbell Street, the City Council wants to see if state and federal authorities can be brought in to investigate the air quality.
CUMBERLAND - Zara A. (Bressan) Brown, 79, of England Street, passed away Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Charles L. Brown.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late William and Bruna (Monti) Bressan. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She loved the beach, crafts, crossword puzzles, and her soap operas.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Attorney General's office has upheld one of two Access to Public Records Act complaints filed against the city of Pawtucket by attorney Mark McBurney as it related to Ethics Commission complaints involving the Lime Rock Fire Department and Lime Rock Fire Chief Frank Sylvester's car tax payments.
McBurney is representing John Cullen in the ethics complaint against Sylvester and has also filed two related Superior Court complaints against the Lime Rock Fire Department alleging violations of the Access to Public Records Act (APRA).
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PAWTUCKET --- The running bug has bitten Augusto â€śCookieâ€ť Rojas. And on Saturday, Sept. 1, that bug is going to take a bite out of the Pawtucket Red Sox family and the Pawtucket area in the form of the inaugural PawSox 5K Race/Walk.
McCoy Stadium will open its gates and warning track to runners and walkers of all abilities and ages to its first-ever 3.1-mile race, which will get under way at 9:30 a.m. and use its proceeds to benefit the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Foundation.
DRACUT, MA- Elaine F. (Welsh) Maillet, 77, formerly of Chelsea, MA and Pawtucket, RI, died peacefully, Friday, July 20th, at the Lowell General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clifford J. Maillet who died September 1994.
PAWTUCKET - Santiago, Rosa Manuel, 95 of Pawtucket. Rosa died at home on July 23, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving Matriach of her family. She was born in Brava, Cabo Verde, a daughter of the late Manuel Jose and Isabel (Cosme) Santiago.