April 16th, 2012
BOSTON â€” Hilary Dionne, a former cross-country and track & field standout from Cumberland High School, finished 15th among women at the Boston Marathon Monday, crossing the finish line in 2:51.56. Her time was third-best among American winners. Dionne, who now works in Boston, graduated from Cumberland in 2003.
The 26-year-old Dionne averaged six minutes, 19 seconds during the first 6.2 miles of the race before shaving off five seconds over the next three-plus miles of the grueling 26.2-mile test of endurance and stamina. She ended up placing 256th overall and 11th in her age group (18-39).
PAWTUCKET â€” Minutes after Cumberland Highâ€™s respectable but not outstanding 5-3 triumph over St. Raphael Academy on Monday afternoon, Clippersâ€™ skipper Paul Murphy reacted to the pure facts â€“ that the last four hitters in his lineup had assembled a collective 4-for-11 outing, good for a .364 average, four RBI and a run scored.
WOONSOCKET â€” The former Supreme Court justice who has been presiding over Central Falls as receiver will be the guest speaker during a general membership meeting of the Woonsocket Taxpayer Coalition next week.
Lawyer Robert G. Flanders Jr. will speak on the subject of municipal receivership and bankruptcy, said Acting WTC President Sharon Geving. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held April 26 at the Elks Club, 380 Social St., at 6:30 p.m.
Paul E. Vary
PAWTUCKET- Paul E. Vary, 88, of Pawtucket, died Sunday, April 15th at the Philip Hulitar Center, Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, after a brief hospitalization. He was the husband of Yvette (Richard) Vary.
Mr. Vary was born in Central Falls, the son of the late Emanuel and Josephine (Chartier) Vary and he was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley. He was a builder/contractor and was the owner/operator of Darl Construction for many years, retiring in 1986.
AMESBURY, MA- Ronald Krzywonos, age 59, of Amesbury, died peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.
He was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, September 13, 1952, son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Pyzek) Krzywonos and was a graduate of St. Raphael's Academy in Pawtucket and Bryant College in Smithfield, RI, going on to do post graduate studies at Bentley College in Waltham.
Robin L. Lennon
PAWTUCKET- Robin L. Lennon, 49 passed away on April 8, 2012.
She was the beloved mother of Adam and Alec Lennon, daughter of Ann Lamoureux and Charles P. Lennon, sister of Donna Reynolds and Kristin Theroux.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the National MS Society of Rhode Island.
Services will be held on April 22nd at 2:00 PM at the Cremation Society of Rhode Island, 571 West Greenville Rd, North Scituate, RI.
EAST GREENWICH- Virginia M. (O' Gara) Monaghan, 93 of East Greenwich and formerly of Pawtucket passed away peacefully in the company of her family at South County Hospital in Wakefield, RI on April 14, 2012.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she had resided at the Seasons in East Greenwich for the past five years.
She was the widow of David B. Monaghan, Sr. to whom she had been married for nearly fifty years.
She was the daughter of the late William and Madeline (Reilly) O' Gara) and the sister of the late Madeline (O' Gara) Brandon.
PROVIDENCE â€” After months of hinting that he would reprise his 2010 Democratic primary challenge to David Cicilline, Lincoln businessman Anthony Gemma made it official Sunday evening: he is in the hunt for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District.
Seeking clarification as to which New York Yankeesâ€™ minor-league port of call Tim Norton would dock at this season, we revved up the search feature on MiLB.comâ€™s home page, fingers crossed that a simple mouse click would yield the desired answer.
Instead, we were left with more questions with a side order of curiosity.
LINCOLN â€” This was an unlucky Friday the 13th in more ways than one.
Only one of the half dozen local fighters on Classic Entertainment & Sportsâ€™ â€śNever Surrenderâ€ť card at the Twin River Event Center -- Keith Jeffrey from Tri-Force MMA in Pawtucket -- was able to produce a victory in a show that saw seven of the nightâ€™s 10 fights won by Massachusetts fighters.
Maria Chevalier loves to run. Sheâ€™s been doing it for nearly two-thirds of her life, starting with her years as a cross country and track standout in the early â€™90s at Clear Creek High School in Idaho Springs, Col., and sheâ€™s taken part in everything from a simple 5K to a grueling 50-mile trail run.
But when it comes to the one race she enjoys running the most, the nine-year Cumberland resident wonâ€™t hesitate to give you an answer.
PAWTUCKET â€” Of all the plays and performances that have graced the stage of Tolman High School, none have been so weighty as the session of the Rhode Island Supreme Court that took place on Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Gov. Lincoln Chafee made a rare appearance testifying before a Senate committee Thursday, pushing for passage of his package of municipal relief bills.
Joining him before the Senate Finance Committee were mayors of several communities supporting the legislation, including Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine and Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee.
Edward Dyson Jr.
PAWTUCKET- Edward Dyson Jr, "Eddy" 49, passed Thursday at home.
He was the son of Edward Dyson Sr, and the late Barbara (Handy) Dyson. He had been employed by the Wrentham State Developmental Center for many years.
He is survived by a daughter, Nichol Dyson Hill of Indiana, two sons, Branden and Tyler Dyson, a brother, Thomas Paquette, five sisters, Mary Dyson Burt, Deborah, Trish, Misty, and Georgia Dyson and two grandchildren. He was the former husband of Sheri Dyson. He was the brother of the late Frederick Paquette.
SEEKONK- Josephine (Vendentullo) Green, 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Clayton V. Green.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Antonio and Concetta (Primiano) Vendentullo, she resided in Seekonk over fifty years.
Josephine was a sales clerk at the Miriam Hospital Gift Shop for fifteen years until retiring in 1998, and was previously an inspector at the J. C. Hall Company, Pawtucket for many years. She enjoyed playing cards.
PAWTUCKET- Helen Lewandowski (Stryker) formerly of George St. passed away Sunday April 8, 2012 at Steere House in Providence after a prolonged illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Lewandowski Sr.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Strycharz) Stryker. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
LINCOLN â€” When fans last saw Todd Chattelle at the Twin River Event Center, it was last Nov. 18 and the Pawtucket native was being triumphantly carried from the octagon to the locker rooms on the shoulders of a few of his friends.
Chattelle has just recorded the biggest triumph of his 5Â˝-year career with his first-ever submission on an unexpected guillotine chokeout of Brett Oteri of Dedham, Mass. 3:18 into their fight for the inaugural CES Mixed Martial Arts middleweight championship.
WOONSOCKET â€” On Tuesday, host Cumberland High pounded out 17 hits, including nine for extra bases, en route to a 14-0 â€śmercy ruleâ€ť pasting of Smithfield High.
Skipper Paul Murphyâ€™s crew didnâ€™t supply him and assistant Dale Oâ€™Dell with the same kind of offensive barrage 48 hours later at Mount St. Charles, but it did register eight hits to post a second consecutive â€śmercy ruleâ€ť triumph over the Mounties, this time an 11-0 verdict on Thursday.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” In an effort to foster a â€śbusiness friendly climate,â€ť city officials are reaching out to local business owners to discuss ways they can make their companies more profitable, operate efficiently and grow their businesses strong in a challenging economy.
In what is believed to be the first session of its kind, the city is hosting a business outreach forum on Tuesday, April 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at City Hall. No advance registration is required.
WARWICK â€“ On his first full day as the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for president, Mitt Romney visited Rhode Island Wednesday, blasting President Barack Obama for the stagnating economy and lack of jobs in America.
Romney appeared at a Town Hall type meeting at the Crown Plaza hotel that lasted just over 45 minutes, taking questions on everything from the plight of the local fishing economy to who he will choose as a running mate.