August 2nd, 2012
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Calling it a â€śvery sad situation,â€ť state Sen. Elizabeth Crowley said Wednesday that election officials are making it more difficult for residents of Forand and Wilfrid manors â€” the cityâ€™s two largest elderly high rises â€” to vote.
While even Crowley acknowledges that the polling places are being moved only a short distance away from those spots, the senator nonetheless likens the action to â€śdisenfranchisingâ€ť the elderly residents who live in those two buildings.
Read more in our print edition.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” While much may have changed about Central Falls in the past 80 years, a Dexter Street restaurant and its most famous menu item remain, blessedly, as fixtures in the bustling city. The â€śStanleyburger,â€ť a classic hamburger with trademark grilled onions and pickles on a soft bun, is still satisfying longtime fans and winning over new ones in the small eatery by the same name.
Itâ€™s easy to get swept up with the sentiment that for Lars Anderson, Tuesday was Liberation Day.
The moment the Red Sox brought Adrian Gonzalez into the fold in December 2010, Andersonâ€™s path to reach the big leagues with the club that drafted and developed him became infinitely harder. The deal with the Padres made Gonzalez a rich man while simultaneously poured cold water on the notion that Anderson was Bostonâ€™s first baseman of the future.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Itâ€™s Sunday morning in the PawSox clubhouse, a time of day when players and coaches alike seek to shake the sleep out of their eyes in preparation for that dayâ€™s 1:05 first pitch.
Everyone has their own routine. For some, the crossword puzzle beckons. Others, a trip to the indoor hitting cage is imperative. Then thereâ€™s kicking back on the plush leather sofa to watch what the majority deems is acceptable on television. Sometimes itâ€™s a movie; other times, like this past Sunday morn, the viewing is the Summer Olympics.
PAWTUCKET â€” From Garrett Mockâ€™s vantage point, his capacity â€“ relief pitcher for the Pawtucket Red Sox â€“ represents only the tip of iceberg regarding exactly who he is.
Mind you, Mock wasnâ€™t always a devout Christian. The 29-year-old experienced a pair of self-described awakenings â€“ one in 1998 and again in 2006 â€“ that placed everything in proper context.
Nowadays when he takes the mound, Mock isnâ€™t just seeking to get the opposition out; he aims to continue to stay true to his spiritual side that he first tapped as a teenager growing up in Houston, Texas.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” It always help to tackle a big project by breaking it into smaller pieces. And that's just what the 2012 class of Leadership Rhode Island has done with its ambitious plan to effect positive change in the financially troubled city of Central Falls.
NAPLES, FL. - Joyce Ann Shunney (Totero) of Naples, FL, formerly of Lincoln, RI. God peacefully welcomed her home on July 13, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Michael and loving mother of Lori, Lisa and Lynn, Mother-in-law to Gary Christy and Jim Thomson, loving grandmother of Cyrus and Freddie Thomson. She also leaves behind her loving sister Dolores Carney and her husband Jack and the many loving members of the extended Shunney, Totero, and Carney families.
PAWTUCKET - Mary V. (Kelley) Glaude, 84, of Benefit St., passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo A. Glaude, Sr.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Edward J. and Lillian T. (McNally) Kelley, she resided in Pawtucket since1957. Mary was employed by the American Insulated Wire Company for thirty-eight years, spending the last twenty-five years of her career as an administrative assistant. She was a communicant of the Church of St. Leo the Great for the past sixty years.
LINCOLN - Russell A. Allard, 94, passed on July 30, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Anna (Chaston) Allard.
Russell was a son of the late Joseph and Corrine (Cussion) Allard. He had been employed by M.A. Gammino as a truck driver for many years.
NORTON, MA - Alice M. (Preston) Sabatini (O'Reilly) 86, died Friday July 27 at Epoch Sr. Health Center, Norton, MA. Born in Cumberland to the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Mellor) Preston, she resided there most of her life though she lived more recently in Mashpee, MA and Bradenton, FL before moving to Epoch in 2006.
The Mapleville woman for whom we launched a silver alert has been found in the woods behind her house. RI State Police K9â€™s assisted the Burrillville Police and local fire departments in the search.
PAWTUCKET â€” Pawtucket Police are searching for three male suspects who took part in a home invasion at a Pawtucket Avenue apartment complex late Saturday night.
According to Major Arthur Martins, at around 11:30 p.m., three men burst into the apartment where a woman was home with her two children, ages 11 and 9. The suspects all wore hooded sweatshirts tied to conceal their faces, and two were armed with handguns.
The suspects stole a small amount of cash and 14 pairs of menâ€™s sneakers, all size 11, from the apartment. No injuries were reported.
PAWTUCKET - Antonio Almeida, 89, of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012. He was the husband of the late Maria (Pereira) Almeida.
Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Julio and Anna (Rodrigues) Almeida. Mr. Almeida was a former in the concrete industry for many years before retiring. He lived most of his life in Pawtucket.
He is survived by his daughter, Maria Moitoso, his sons, Antonio and John Almeida, eight grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
The funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET- STELLA ELLIOTT, 89, passed away Sunday July 29, 2012 at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was the beloved wife of the late John Elliott.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Jan and Zofia (Wojcik) Dziedzic. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
She was the loving mother of Frances Adamski of Lincoln, Christina Rossi of Cumberland, Rosemary Mercier of Canterbury, CT, Steven Elliott of San Diego, CA, John Elliott of Warren and James Elliott of Easton, MA. She also leaves 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Daniel W. Haynes Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Daniel W. Haynes Sr., 68, a retired Pawtucket Police Sergeant passed away Tuesday July 24, 2012 at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. after a courageous battle while waiting for a liver transplant. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia A. "Cindy" (Zuba) Haynes.
Born in Framingham, MA he was a son of the late Gardner and Aleta (Hershey) Haynes. Dan retired to North Carolina in 2009.
Dan was a 27 year Veteran of the Pawtucket Police Department retiring as a Sergeant.
JULY 29 â€“ AUGUST 4
Anticipated traffic impacts / roadwork:
â€˘ Temporary highway closures of I-95 NB will continue during the early morning hours Monday through Saturday. These closures are necessary for the completion of steel and concrete deck panel erection for the new Bridge 550 NB structure.
â€˘ Additional highway lane closures are possible NB and SB Sunday through Thursday. Right or left lane taken at 9 p.m., second lane taken at 11 p.m. All lanes reopened by 5 a.m.
PAWTUCKET â€” Frustrated by delays he experienced in getting the city to pick up bulky waste items on his street, Mark Poirier tried a new way to get someone's attention in City Hall: he created a website titled â€śShame on you, Mayor Grebien.â€ť
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.