July 17th, 2012
CNBC, the business news cable channel, doesnâ€™t think much of Rhode Island.
For the second year in a row, CNBC has ranked the Ocean State dead last â€” 50th out of the 50 states â€” as a good place to operate a business.
In his report on the 2012 version of the annual study, CNBC senior correspondent Scott Cohn said Rhode Island has â€śthe worst infrastructure, one of the worst economies, and the least-friendly regulatory climate.â€ť He added: â€śThey did catch a 12-pound lobster there a while back, but that doesnâ€™t help.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” A 1991 city double murder will be recalled in an upcoming Discovery Channel networks crime program after a production crew wrapped up work on the project at The Call on Monday.
Call reporter Russ Olivo was interviewed by the Sirens Media crew for an upcoming segment of â€śNightmare Next Door,â€ť an investigative true crime documentary program on the Investigation Discovery Channel.
PAWTUCKET â€“ All Jason Repko can do is sit tight, hoping that his chance at parole from baseballâ€™s version of no-manâ€™s-land comes sooner rather than later.
Repkoâ€™s placement on the disabled list on July 7 has absolutely nothing do with the hamstring strain that has hamstrung the 31-year-old outfielder to the point that even the player doesnâ€™t know when heâ€™ll be activated. For someone who is completely healthy, Repko finds himself the victim of a numbers game due to the Red Sox being presently flush with outfielders at the major-league and Triple-A levels.
PAWTUCKET --- At no point in its 13-5 defeat to Barrington on Monday night at Slater Park did Darlington American ever think the game was over, or even out of reach.
Barrington scored three runs on seven hits in the first inning, but DALL responded the very next frame with two of their own to make it a one-run game.
In the bottom of the second, Barrington added three more, but again, Darlington American responded with a run of its own in the top of the third to make it a 6-3 contest.
PAWTUCKET - Luisa T. Neves, 91, passed with her loving family by her side on July 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Geraldo D. Neves.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Maria Teixeira.
She had been employed by Standard Romper (Healthtex) of Pawtucket for many years before retiring.
HARRISVILLE - LaMontagne, Lucien R., 70, of Harrisville, died Sunday, July 15, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Gail W. (Aldrich) LaMontagne and son of the late Raymond and Jeanne (Ferland) LaMontagne.
Lucien was a member of the Carpenters Union, AFL-CIO for over 30 years and served as a construction superintendent. He had served in the US Navy, was a member of the Hopedale Pistol and Rifle Club, held his private pilots license and was an amateur Radio Extra.
PAWTUCKET - Frank C. Calabro, of Pawtucket died July 16, 2012. He was the husband of Jeannette T. ( Cusson) Calabro. They had been married twenty five years.
Mr. Calabro was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Lawrence and Ermina (Lamacchia) Calabro. He was an office manager for Royal Electric in Pawtucket for many years.
Frank was an avid golfer, truly enjoyed traveling and was a longtime member of the Royal travelers.
CENTRAL FALLS - Maria F. (Teixeira) Calisto, 76, of Washington St. passed away Monday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Jose Calisto.
Born in Madeira, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Alvaro and Clara Teixeira. She resided in Central Falls for the past 8 years previously living in Pawtucket.
She was employed at various area textile mills for many years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of Our lady of Fatima sChurch, Cumberland.
CUMBERLAND - Sadie V. (Pora) Dzialo, 93, of Mendon Rd. passed away Sunday in the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Stanley F. Dzialo.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late John and Victoria (Kedzierski) Pora. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, and a member of the Cumberland Senior Center.
PAWTUCKET - James H. Holden, 92, Pawtucket, died surrounded by family on July 15, 2012. Husband of the late Lucille (Whiteside) Holden to whom he was married for 49 years. Born in Providence, son of the late John and Jenny (Maher) Holden. He lived in Harmony and Harrisville before moving to Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Arruda, John W., 60, of Armington Street died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Donna M. (Proctor) Arruda.
Born in North Attleboro, a son of the late Arthur F. and Marilyn E. (Brown) Arruda, he had been a Cranston resident for the past 15 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Mr. Arruda was a driver for the Royal Cab Company for the past 15 years. He served in the U.S. Army.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Mariette S. (Joyal) Bruneau, 80 formerly of 500 Mendon Road, South Attleboro died Saturday July 14, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Rodolphe P. Bruneau to whom she was married 54 years.
She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Armand A. and Ernestine R. (Brouillard) Joyal.
Mrs. Bruneau volunteered for numerous organizations throughout her lifetime and spent the last 25 years dedicated to Amos House in Providence.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Dolores R. Guatieri (Welsh), 85, died peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Orchard View Manor in East Providence.
She was predeceased by her late husband, Marius and her beloved daughter Loren. Until her retirement, Mrs. Guatieri was a principal in Hammart, Inc. a former Central Falls Aluminum Manufacturing business.
Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Helene V. (Clark) and Charles Welsh and the sister of Charles G. Welsh, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. and the late H. Sheila Margraff of Clearwater, FL. and Eloise M. Cook, Farmer's Branch, TX.
PAWTUCKET - Sister Jacqueline Lemieux (Sr. Anne Melanie), SUSC of St. Cecilia Residence, Pawtucket, died suddenly on July 13, 2012 at the age of 74.
She was born in Taunton, MA on August 13, 1937, the daughter of the late Oscar and Helen (Nolin) Lemieux. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her sister Marguerite Steeves and brother Paul Lemieux, nieces and nephews, and a grandniece survive her. Her brother Raymond and sister Gertrude predeceased her.
CUMBERLAND - Diane A. (Descoteaux) Pepin, 68, of 156 Bear Hill Rd. passed away on Saturday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Vivian (Chaston) Descoteaux of Woonsocket and the late Gerald Descoteaux. She resided in Cumberland most of her life.
She was employed by the Dynisco Corp., Franklin, MA for 8 years until her retirement. Previously, she had been employed for over 15 years by the Motorola Mfg., Co., Mansfield, MA.
PAWTUCKET - Susan M. Kelley, 59, of Glen Meadows Drive, Pawtucket passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of retired Pawtucket Police Chief, George L. Kelley III. They had been married 37 years.
Mrs. Kelley was born in Providence, the daughter of the late John V. Fargnoli and Mary (Gebhardt) Fargnoli. She was a Court Clerk for the State of Rhode Island in RITT where she leaves many friends.
Rhode Island public schools have begun to work with a revised system of school accountability and intervention after the release of the state Department of Education's 2012 School Classifications on Friday.
The revised accountability system is based on the federally-approved waiver the state won in May for the federal No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) standardized approach to accountability and intervention requirements.
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BARRINGTON â€” Thanks to some bottom-of-the-sixth-inning heroics courtesy of Sean Dunphy, Darlington American is now one victory away from capturing the programâ€™s first R.I. Little League District II Major Division banner since 2000.
Dunphy broke a 9-all tie with a home run on a 2-1 count, propelling Darlington to a dramatic 10-9 walk-off triumph against Barrington Sunday night at Sherwood Field. Barrington scored four runs in the top of the sixth to tie this District II final game, but DALL and Dunphy responded with two down in the frame.
SEEKONK â€” As often is the case during the summer, Sandy Gorham could be found standing on a local pool deck exhorting his Kendbrin Swim and Tennis Club competitors to be the best they can be.
On Thursday, the site just happened to be the six-lane, 25-meter Grist Mill club facility; that's where Kendbrin was competing in an cabana club league dual meet.
Weâ€™ll guess that Kevin Youkilis steps into the batterâ€™s box at Fenway Park around 7:13 Monday night â€” three minutes after Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook rocks back and issues the first offering of the game.