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August 29th, 2011

Maria N. Rodrigues

August 29, 2011

Maria N. Rodrigues
CUMBERLAND - Maria N. Rodrigues, 67, passed away August 26th peacefully at home with her family beside her.
Born in Terceira, Azores, and a longtime resident of Cumberland, Rhode Island, she was a dedicated wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband Manuel G. Rodrigues and her two children, Manuel A. Rodrigues and Sandra M. Rodrigues, and six grandchildren, Zachary, Emily, Amanda, Tara, Louise and Anthony.

Dr. Paul J. Coyle

August 29, 2011

Dr. Paul J. Coyle

Maria R. Neves

August 29, 2011

Maria R. Neves
CUMBERLAND - Maria R. Neves, 87, of Clark St. passed away Sunday in the Oak Hill Nursing Home, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of the late Joaquim A. Neves.
Born in Taunton she was the daughter of the late Abilio and Maria (dos Anjos) Pires. She resided in Cumberland most of her life.
She was a weaver employed by the Arbeka Webbing Co., Pawtucket for 18 years retiring in 1988. She was previously employed by the Hope Webbing Co., for 22 years.

Raymond W. Faulkner Jr.

August 29, 2011

Raymond W. Faulkner Jr.
LINCOLN - Raymond W. Faulkner Jr., 49, of Lincoln, died Saturday at home. Born in Providence, he was a son of Ellen (Conroy) Faulkner of Lincoln and the late Raymond W. Faulkner Sr.
Mr. Faulkner had been employed by Cross Insulation. He is also survived by his brothers John J. Faulkner of Plainville, MA, Kevin Faulkner of Plainville, MA and Brian Faulkner of Lincoln; his sister Sheila M. Costa of Cumberland; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

August 28th

Tropical Storm Warnings Remain; Flood Warning for Blackstone River

August 28, 2011

High winds and waves pummel the south coast of Rhode Island as Hurricane Irene makes its closest pass early Sunday morning.The National Weather Service in Taunton, Ma. issued a flood warning for the Blackstone River in Woonsocket from late Sunday night to Monday afternoon or until the warning is cancelled, after heavy rains due to the storm that fell Saturday night and Sunday. At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, the stage was 5.9 feet. Flood stage for the river is 9 feet, and minor flooding is forecast.

Hurricane Irene Floods Point Judith, R.I.

August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene hits the south coast of Rhode Island with hurricane force winds, heavy rains and a storm surge which inundated Salty Brian State Beach and the parking lot near George's of Galilee early Sunday morning. The breachway between Galilee and Jerusalem, behind, had 4-6 ft. waves during the incoming high tide and the water contributed to flooding on Great Island, and the docks in and around the state piers.

Hurricane pummels Narragansett Pier

August 28, 2011

STORM SURGE-Waves from Hurricane Irene crash into the seawall at Narragansett Pier at 6:58 a.m. Sunday, flooding nearby Beach St. which runs in the foreground of the photo. High winds, heavy, pelting rains and high waves pounded the south coast of Rhode Island, resulting in numerous power outages and many trees being blown down as the storm made it's closest pass before being downgraded to a Tropical Storm later in the morning.

August 27th

IRENE ON OUR DOORSTEP

August 27, 2011

MIAMI (AP) — Weaker but still menacing, Hurricane Irene knocked out power and piers in North Carolina, clobbered Virginia with wind and churned up the coast Saturday to confront cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms. New York City emptied its streets and subways and waited with an eerie quiet.

August 26th

Northern R.I. represented on state redistricting panel

August 26, 2011

PROVIDENCE – State Rep. William San Bento and Matthew Gunnip, both of Pawtucket, are the two northern Rhode Island representatives on the 18-member commission that will redraw the state’s 75 representative districts and 38 Senate districts in advance of the 2012 election.
Sen. Michael McCaffrey, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Stephen Ucci will be co-chairman of the panel, officially called the Special Commission on Reapportionment.

Dorothy Winstanley

August 26, 2011

Dorothy Winstanley

August 25th

Belichick, players enjoy 'The Fighter'

August 25, 2011

Contributing writer
FOXBORO, Mass. — Even Bill Belichick knows that training camp is a grind.
On Wednesday night, the Patriots coach treated his players to a viewing of “The Fighter,” the critically acclaimed 2010 film that tells the inspiring real-life story of boxer Micky Ward, a native of Lowell, Mass.
The Patriots were joined by Ward himself for the show, which was held at the theater inside Gillette Stadium typically utilized for film sessions.

Shea’s talented, experienced, and hungry for a return to Div. I title game

August 25, 2011

PAWTUCKET --- The last memory Shea High soccer fans have of last year’s magnificent season was a cruel, unpleasant one.
It was on a cold November night at Rhode Island College, and Shea had just suffered a 2-1 loss to Barrington High in the Division I championship game. It was a duel that saw Shea allow a couple of easy goals in the opening half and come very close to tying the score on a few occasions during the second half.

Ex-deli owner returns to help new deli owner

August 25, 2011

NORTH PROVIDENCE — Call this a tale that will tug at your heart strings. If not, your mouth, for sure, will water.
Chris Gomes has such love for his daughter, 24-year-old Crystal Gomes, he not only helped her buy the Original Tom's Deli & Catering, LLC, located at 1137 Charles St., but also found someone to help teach her about the business.
That expert just happens to be Tom Procaccini, the same man who turned his small variety store into this “Home of Italian Specialties.”

Gala to kick off arts festival

August 25, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Anyone looking to “eat, drink, and be merry” should head to the Slater Mill site in downtown Pawtucket on Friday, Sept. 9, when the 2011 Pawtucket Arts Festival officially gets underway with the opening night Gala. The event, held rain or shine, will run from 6 to 11 p.m.
The main event will be the annual “Taste of Pawtucket,” where, for a $10 entry fee, participants can sample food specialties from over 50 local restaurants, markets and vendors. Beverages are also available for purchase a la carte and include various soft drinks, beer and wine.

Rachel J. Botelho

August 25, 2011

Rachel J. Botelho
LINCOLN - Rachel J. Botelho, 92, of Sales Hill Road and formerly of One Mendon Road, Cumberland died Tuesday in The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Herman Botelho.
Born in Switzbeurg, Canada she was the daughter of the late Homer and Mariana (Bonneau) Menoche. She resided in Manville for the past 11 years previously living in Cumberland and Pawtucket.

August 24th

Mason Williams hitting .353 for Staten Island Yankees

August 24, 2011

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Former Pawtucket resident Mason Williams is finishing up an excellent first season in the New York Yankees’ farm system.
Mason, son of ex-Patriots wide receiver Derwin Williams, is batting a league-leading .353 for the Staten Island Yankees team that plays in the Class A New York/Penn League. A fourth-round draft pick in 2010, Williams just turned 20 years old on Sunday. He has been ranked the No. 6 prospect in New York’s farm system by the River Avenue Blues website.
The Williams family lived in Pawtucket for around 10 years until moving to Florida in 2004.

NAU: Blame ESPN for sports hype

August 24, 2011

PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler got me thinking the other day when he was asked about the “hype” surrounding new third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who at the time had gone 0-for-11 in his first three games for Pawtucket after hitting .302 for Class AA Portland with 18 home runs.

Crawley leads Cumberland harriers in 2011

August 24, 2011

Cumberland High coach Tom Kenwood consistently has had top-level squads over his nearly two-decade career heading the boys’ cross-country program.
With several key runners back this fall, including outstanding junior Trevor Crawley, this fall’s team may be among his best.
Kenwood lists Chariho Regional, Bishop Hendricken and La Salle Academy as the schools that will more than likely be battling it out for team supremacy, but he ranks his Clippers right there in the upper-echelon of finishers at the state championships in early November.

Stephen R. Girouard

August 24, 2011

Stephen R. Girouard
LAWRENCE. MA - Stephen R. Girouard, 58, formerly of Pawtucket, died August 24, 2011 in Lawrence, MA. Born in Providence, he was a son of Robert Girouard of Ledyard, CT and the late Elizabeth (Creighton) Girouard. Stephen was an Electrical CAD Draftsman and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Besides his father, he leaves a brother, Michael Girouard of Franconia, NH, a sister, Kathleen Del Sesto of Smithfield, a niece, Heather Girouard and two nephews, Christopher and Jonathan Del Sesto.

Mary Cordoni

August 24, 2011

Mary F. Cordoni
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. Cordoni, of Pawtucket died Wednesday, August 24, 2011. She was the wife of the late John Cordoni.
Mrs. Cordoni was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph and Vincenzina (Giordano) Deluciano. She was a jewelry worker for many years.
Mrs. Cordoni is survived by her daughter Maureen Cordoni and her fiancé Robert Masse of Pawtucket and her son Charles Cordoni of Rumford. She was the brother of the late Frank Leone and Samuel DeLuciano.

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