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July 5th, 2011

Cecile Gengo

July 5, 2011

Cecile Gengo
ATTLEBORO - Gengo, Cecile, 70, of Hillside Ave, passed July 3rd with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of Gerald Gengo. They have been married for 51 years.
She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Irene (Lambert) Marchand.
She had been employed by Machine Specialties and Ocean State Job Lot for many years. Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Robert Gengo of Providence, two daughters, Diane Gengo and Patricia Seiber, two grandchildren, Joshua Gengo and Cody Seiber, a brother, Al Marchand and his wife Linda-Lee and several nieces and nephews.

Germaine M. Boucher

July 5, 2011

Germaine M. Boucher
PAWTUCKET - Germaine M. (Glancy) Boucher, 81, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest J. Boucher.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Yvonne T. (Taupier) Glancy.
Germaine was employed by the Carlton Manufacturing Company, Central Falls for over 25 years before retiring in 1989.

Edward P. Conroy

July 5, 2011

Marjorie I. Whalen
PAWTUCKET - Whalen, Marjorie I., 80, of Pawtucket died July 3, 2011 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Whalen, born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late James and Elsie (Long) Leary.
Marjorie leaves her son, Kenneth and his wife Lisa of Smithfield, her daughter, Katherine Carroll-Young and husband Ricky of Pawtucket, a sister, Beverly Smallwood of Pawtucket, three grand children, two step-grandchildren and two great-grand children. She was predeceased by her brother Lawrence R. Leary.

Marjorie I. Whalen

July 5, 2011

Marjorie I. Whalen
PAWTUCKET - Whalen, Marjorie I., 80, of Pawtucket died July 3, 2011 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Whalen, born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late James and Elsie (Long) Leary.
Marjorie leaves her son, Kenneth and his wife Lisa of Smithfield, her daughter, Katherine Carroll-Young and husband Ricky of Pawtucket, a sister, Beverly Smallwood of Pawtucket, three grand children, two step-grandchildren and two great-grand children. She was predeceased by her brother Lawrence R. Leary.

July 4th

Hartnett captures Arnold Mills

July 4, 2011

CUMBERLAND — Chris Magill has had a history of top-three finishes at the Arnold Mills Road Race, an event he’s won a record five times.
The 38-year-old former St. Raphael Academy standout had every intention to make an attempt at a sixth crown in the 43rd edition of the Cumberland race Monday morning.
Those thoughts, however, were quickly erased after the first mile.

Cumberland 'tyke' leaves mark at Arnold Mills

July 4, 2011

CUMBERLAND — He only weighs 39 pounds and stands about 47 inches tall.
When he was lined up at the start of the Arnold Mills Road Race on Monday, it was easy to overlook the fact that Jack Casey was among the field of more than 500 runners.
Once the race opened up near the mile mark on Abbott Run Valley Road, the eight-year-old Cumberland tyke certainly became noticeable, making more than a few heads turn in the four-mile event.
Casey, an elementary student at Community School, finished the race with an eye-popping time of 29 minutes, 29 seconds – a 7:22 per-mile pace!

Was Rocco Baldelli a lock to be selected by Tampa Bay?

July 4, 2011

With various opinions coming from scouts and management alike, plenty of discussion and debate occurs when narrowing down potential choices leading up to draft day.
Sherard Clinkscales recalls such an instance in 2000. As the Assistant Director of Scouting for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Clinkscales had an important voice regarding what the organization should do with the sixth overall pick. In the end Tampa wound up selecting Rocco Baldelli, but as Clinkscales recalled late last week, it took a while before everyone was in agreement regarding the Woonsocket native/Cumberland native .

Valley celebrates the Fourth

July 4, 2011

GLOCESTER — The sizzling heat that seared spectators lined up along the sidewalks in downtown Chapachet during last year's Ancients and Horribles Parade was replaced this year by more tolerable temperatures and a cool late afternoon summer breeze.
Unfortunately, a lot of the sizzle was also missing from the parade itself, which had far less floats than previous years and even less zaniness and political lampooning.

July 3rd

Golfers feel right at home at Stone-E-Lea

July 3, 2011

SOUTH ATTLEBORO — Stone-E-Lea Golf Course superintendent Dave Lapierre makes no bones about the mission of his family-owned and operated business.
“We want to make people feel at home here,” Lapierre was saying last week during a brief break from his job. “We’re not trying to trick the course up and make it a difficult place to play. We want golfers of all ages and skills to play our course and have a chance to play well and enjoy themselves.”
Stone-E-Lea is a public course that does not book tee times.

R.I. pitcher battles shoulder woes in Yanks' system

July 3, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Tim Norton has spent the better part of his professional career battling back from countless injuries. His latest setback is akin to the baseball gods kicking a man when he’s down.
The homecoming originally planned for this weekend never happened. Norton did not pitch at McCoy Stadium for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before friends and family hailing from Burrillville. Instead, the 28-year-old is toiling under the hot sun in Tampa, Fla., the Yankees’ spring-training facility – Steinbrenner Field – the scene of Norton’s latest attempt to rehab from shoulder woes.

Best of the duckpin bowlers

July 3, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — Mike Kirby knows all about rivalries, and how opponents may try to gain a psychological advantage. But this 20-year-old Townie also knows how to nip it in the bud.
The issue began while he and his four teammates, those making up “The Bowling Academy All-Stars,” warmed up during a practice round last Friday night, just 12 hours before the start of the 38th annual National Duckpin Youth Championships at the AMF Southwest Lanes in Linthicum, Md.

July 2nd

Central Falls teen apparently drowns in Lincoln quarry

July 2, 2011

LINCOLN — At 8:20 a.m. Saturday, the State Police Dive Team recovered the body of a missing teenager in the Old Jointa Lock Quarry off Rte 246, the Old Louisquisset Pike, according to a press release from the Lincoln Police Department.
The body was located in 75 feet of water and is that of an 18-year-old male from Central Falls, police said.
At the request of the victim’s family, the teen’s name is being withheld until out-of-state relatives are notified. The body has been turned over to the state Medical Examiner’s officer, according to police.

Plenty of highlights as 2011 legislative session ends

July 2, 2011

PROVIDENCE – You will have to carry identification when you go to vote from now on and police will be authorized to pull your car over on the road if you or your passengers are not wearing seatbelts.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the 2012 state budget into law just hours before it was scheduled to take effect and he signed the seatbelt bill just hours before the state would have lost $4 million in federal highway funds if the law didn't take effect before July 1.

Woman slightly injured after crashing SUV into gas station

July 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET — A 62-year-old North Providence woman sustained minor injuries after she lost control of her sport utility vehicle and crashed it into the side of the BP Gas Station at 577 Smithfield Ave. on Thursday afternoon.
According to Pawtucket Police, the driver, Diane B. Cain, said she was traveling east on Weeden Street and as she attempted to slow down to react to traffic, her foot slipped and accidentally hit the gas pedal, propelling the vehicle into the building. Her vehicle also struck a car belonging to a Providence woman that was parked in the gas station lot.

July 1st

Notre Dame coach lends hand to PawSox's Weiland

July 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Kyle Weiland did more than raise a curious eyebrow. The right-handed pitcher began besieging Notre Dame pitching coach Sherard Clinkscales with a series of self-doubting questions stemming from his mound troubles surfacing during his 2007 sophomore season.

Eugene J. "Gene" Bedard

July 1, 2011

Eugene J. Bedard
LINCOLN - Eugene J. "Gene" Bedard, 87, of Lincoln, died Wednesday at Home & Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Therese M. (Berard) Bedard. They had been married 65 years. Together Gene and Terry founded Lincoln Funeral Home in 1959.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary May (Walker) Bedard and the stepson of Claudine (Sublon) Tellier Bedard.

Claire L. Garceau

July 1, 2011

Claire L. Garceau

Maria Albuquerque

July 1, 2011

Maria Albuquerque
CUMBERLAND - Maria (Loureiro) Albuquerque, 92 of Heroux Blvd., died Friday at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Antero Albuquerque.
Born in Esmolfe, Portugal she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Barbosa) Loureiro. She came to this country in 1948 settling in Cumberland and moving to Central Falls in 1954 and returning to Cumberland in 2004.
She was employed at various area textile mills for many years until her retirement.

Schools Supt. Cirillo to remain on paid leave

July 1, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a 3-2 decision at its last meeting, the East Providence School Committee voted to continue the paid administrative leave of Schools Supt. Mario Cirillo. The committee then voted unanimously to send a “notice of non-renewal” to Cirillo for the fourth year of his contract.
While parents, teachers and peers expressed support for Cirillo and asked the school committee to rescind its decision, School Committee Chairman Charles Tsonos and committee members Stephen Furtado and Ryan Tellier remained steadfast in their decision.

Pawtucket native flying high as part of the Blue Angels

July 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET — When he was a young boy, Joshua Bryant would always be excited to go to the Rhode Island National Guard air shows at Quonset Point to see the Thunderbirds, and on one rare occasion, the Blue Angels. Now, the 35-year-old Pawtucket native and U.S. Marines Staff Sergeant gets to relive that excitement regularly—and from a different vantage point--as part of the elite Blue Angels Team.

 

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