June 25th, 2012
NO. PROVIDENCE Amada R. Espinal, 85, formerly of No. Providence and Central Falls, entered into eternal rest Saturday, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Carlos E. Espinal.
She was born in Medellin, Colombia, a daughter of the late Jesus Giraldo and Julia Sabala and had migrated to the United States in 1979 and had lived in Central Falls, Pawtucket and No. Providence. She had been employed at the former Healthtex Mfg. and also was a childcare provider.
PAWTUCKET: Theresa "Terry" Allard, 84, passed June 24th at home with her loving daughter by her side. She was the wife of the late Maurice Allard. She was a longtime Pawtucket resident before moving to Blackstone Falls 12 years ago
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Aurore (Chartier) Desorcy.
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Seekonk Fire Chief Alan Jack, left, and Captain Mike Healy survey the remains of the landmark Old Grist Mill Tavern, which was gutted by fire in Seekonk early Sunday morning. Built in 1745, the historic building is considered a total loss.
PAWTUCKET â€” A zoning change that will allow for the re-use of the American Insulated Wire complex for residential apartments and commercial enterprises was given first passage by the City Council at Wednesday night's meeting.
The amendment to the city's zoning map will be done by an overlay pertaining only to the 6-acre parcel of land at 413 Central Ave. that is the site of the former American Insulated Wire company. A developer wants to turn the mill buildings on the property into one- and two-bedroom rental units, while the ground floor will be leased to commercial tenants.
Madeleine Mondor, far left, wife of the late PawSox owner Ben Mondor, stands with PawSox president Mike Tamburro and sculptor Tayo Heuser after a 6-foot bronze statue of late PawSox owner and patriarch was unveiled during a ceremony in Mondor Gardens at McCoy Stadium Friday.
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) â€” Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that shattered the Happy Valley image of Penn State football and led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.
Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno's heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts.
PAWTUCKET â€” As tranquil and serene Mondor Gardens is, something was missing. That â€śsomethingâ€ť was a remembrance designed specifically to preserve the memory of late Pawtucket Red Sox owner Ben Mondor.
Upon agreeing that a statue would prove fitting, PawSox President Mike Tamburro and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer reached out to the only person they felt would capture Mondor in the light that would display his affinity for PawSox baseball.
Turns out that someone was a familiar face â€“ Carol â€śTayoâ€ť Heuser, a lady whose artistic talents are on display throughout McCoy Stadium.
PAWTUCKET â€” The art of running a minor-league franchise isnâ€™t solely based on ticket and merchandise sales or making sure the paying customer enjoys the utmost experience. The success and vitality of the on-field product is just as important to the cause, the belief that if thereâ€™s quality in place, the rest will take of itself.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Recent Texas A&M University graduate Jordan Russell had just finished what he deemed an inconsistent round of two-over-par 71 at Wannamoisett Country Club on Friday afternoon, and was less than thrilled with the outing.
He nevertheless remained two strokes ahead of his closest competitors at the 51st annual Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament.
TRENTON, MI - Tierney, James P., age 82 of Trenton, MI, left us June 5, 2012.
Born and raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Beloved husband of 53 years to Patricia. Loving dad of Pamela, Jamei, Mary and Peter (Aliza). Proud grandpa of Sophia and Max. Dearest brother of Helen Golden, Melbourne, FL and William (Gerry) Tierney, Hartford, CT.
Preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Margaret, and sister, Elizabeth Carpenter, Pawtucket, RI; survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a Korean War Army Veteran.
PAWTUCKET- Phyllis H. Braga, 74, passed away Friday June 22, 2012 at her residence with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Joseph C. Braga.
Born in Seekonk she was a daughter of the late Joseph S. and Helen (Kalinowski) Matonis. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 10 years and was formerly of North Attleboro.
CUMBERLAND - Dr. Georgios Triantafilos Eystathiades, 84, formerly of Barrows Street, Cumberland, died Wednesday at the Berkshire Place Health and Rehabilitation Center, Providence. He is the husband of Rose (Marchi) Stathe aka Stathes.
Born in Nigrita Thessaloniki Greece, he was the son of the late Triantafilos and Polixeni (Sotiras) Eystathiades. He came to the US in 1955 and settled in Providence. He moved to Pawtucket in 2003.
PAWTUCKET â€” Despite a couple of last-minute pleas from residents to do otherwise, the City Council voted Wednesday night to give final passage to a new operating budget of about $178 million that will necessitate a property tax increase for homeowners of 80 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
The 7-1 vote followed the same pattern as it did at a session on June 7, when 8 of 9 council members gave the spending plan proposed by Mayor Donald Grebien their reluctant approval. Councilor James Chadwick, who had voted to support the budget at the last meeting, was absent on Wednesday.
Mayor Donald R. Grebien, right, gets some help from City Councilor Christopher O'Neill, who represents District 3 where Slater Park is located, in christening one of several new paddleboats on Thursday. The boats will return to the park's Slater Pond on Saturday after a lapse of nearly a half-century. In lieu of champagne, a pink-ribboned bottle of spring water did the honors. The paddleboats, three of which are designed as swans, will be available at the boathouse from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through September. After Labor Day, the paddleboats will be available on weekends.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. --- Three straight singles with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning helped the Syracuse Chiefs score the run that produced a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox on Wednesday night at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Down by a 5-3 score heading into the home half of the ninth, the Chiefs tied the score by scoring twice off reliever Daniel Bard, who gave up a single and a double and only threw half of his 22 pitches for strikes. He did not walk or strike out anyone.
WARWICK â€“ In Rhode Island, the fiscal year begins on the first day of July. To Ed Cooley, the date also signifies the first step the head coach, along with his assistants, will take in laying the foundation for the 2012-13 Providence College Friars.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” On a day when Texas A&M University graduate Jordan Russell owned Wannamoisett Country Club, firing a phenomenal six-under 63 to lead the first round of the 51st Northeast Amateur Golf Tournament, the University of Central Florida's Brad Schneider proved to be the model of consistency.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Although he acknowledges that serving on the City Council will be â€śa little bit different this time,â€ť Bob Ferri says he is pleased and honored to be once again representing the residents of Ward 2 from a position in city government.
Ferri, 65, of Cottage Street, was the winner of Tuesday's special election to fill the Ward 2 council seat that had been held by Richard Aubin. He will return to the five-member City Council for the remainder of Aubin's four-year-term, which runs until November of 2013.
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PAWTUCKET â€” Three local men will be honored (two of them posthumously) on Saturday, June 23 for their efforts in founding Turning Point, formerly the Pawtucket Boys Club Group Home, in 1973.
A ceremony to unveil a plaque dedicating the Turning Point group home to Nicolas Retsinas, along with the late Michael Pappas and Gary P. Paparo, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Turning Point facility at 5 Kids Way in Pawtucket. Members of the public are invited to attend.
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