September 28th, 2011
PAWTUCKET â The Barton Street Tot Lot, a slice of land that was once a weed-choked eyesore and is now a cheery play area for youngsters, served as a fitting backdrop for Monday's ceremony honoring recipients of the 2011 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award.
The MetLife Foundation recognized the Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation (PCDC), the Pawtucket Police Department and the Central Falls Police Department for their creative efforts to improve quality of life and build a strong multi-city and multi-agency partnership to address crime in the Barton Street area.
PAWTUCKET â Ho-hum.
Another game, another one-sided victory for St. Raphael Academy, one made entirely possible by the dominating Ivey-Jones sisters.
Tuesday afternoon saw Shea High become the latest Division III team to be brought to its collective knees by SRAâs 1-2 scoring punch, senior captain Kytresa Ivey-Jones tallying two goals with little sister Kyanna recording a hat trick while also delivering an on-target assist that directly led to another goal. Blend the stats together and itâs clear why the Saints coasted to a 7-0 verdict at Max Read Field.
LINCOLN - Maryann Buben, a woman of style, grace and beauty, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Lucas) Buben.
PAWTUCKET- Tady "TED" Czyzewicz 86, entered into eternal peace on Monday September 26, 2011, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Frances V. (Czupryna) Czyzewicz.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Jan and Pauline (Szerlag) Czyzewicz. He was predeceased by his four older brothers, John, Adolph, Chester and Thomas.
Before retiring he was employed by Jordon Marsh/ Macy's in Warwick in the Men's Fine Clothing department for 20 years.
LINCOLN â Under the watchful eyes of instructors Deb Reddy and Paula Paluch, a group of perhaps a dozen Northern Elementary School students performed an assortment of body moves on a classroom floor early Monday afternoon.
âOK, we're doing the 'Down Dog,'â Paluch announced to the girls as the tune âTownship Krishna,â sung by Krishna Das, blared from a small CD player. âNow, swing to the 'Warrior 1.'â
A few seconds passed, and Paluch asked the kids to move to the âWarrior 2,â then to the âWindmillâ and âCobraâ before switching back to the âDown Dog.â
WOONSOCKET â The offense of Tolman High, spearheaded by high-scoring sophomore Manny Wongen, has been a major contributor to its undefeated record so far.
But you got to give credit to the Tigersâ defense, too.
Just like its previous seven tilts in Division II-North, the âDâ was at the top of its game on Monday afternoon as the Tigers held off upset-minded Woonsocket, 2-1, at Barry Field.
LINCOLN --- Lincoln controlled the clock, but Rogers ruled the scoreboard.
The Vikings only had the ball on offense for approximately 10Âœ of the first 31Âœ minutes of Monday nightâs Division III game at Ferguson Field, but that didnât prevent them from producing 35 points and 228 yards of real estate and cruising to a 41-6 victory.
Father Gerald A. Dorais
GARDNER, MA - Father Gerald A. Dorais, 83, was peacefully born into eternal life on Friday, September 23, 2011 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, on the Memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, and the eve of his fifty-sixth anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ. He was in the company of a brother priest, family and friends.
Fr. Dorais was born in Central Falls, RI on February 9, 2011, the son of the late Armand and Jeannette (LeClerc) Dorais.
Nancy A. Gagnon
CENTRAL FALLS - Nancy A. Gagnon, 69, passed September 26th. She was the wife of the late Roger Gagnon.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Emile and Nora (Daniels) Daunais.
She had previously been employed by the Pawtucket Times and Ann & Hope for many years before retiring. Nancy enjoyed crafts, her two dogs and spending time with family and friends.
She was the mother of the late Bruce A. Gagnon.
Nancy is survived by her daughter in law Sandy Gagnon and several cousins.
WOONSOCKET â Before officially closing the books on the 2010 football season for Tolman High, please, pass the lemons.
A half-healed wound is in need of one final squeeze.
Itâs about the lessons head coach Dave Caito and his Tigers learned from the way Woonsocket took over, and was allowed to take over, supremacy in last seasonâs Division II Super Bowl that was, by the end, not nearly as close as the 28-14 final score would have you believe.
CENTRAL FALLS --- Central Fallsâ âDâ earned an A-plus from its head coach on Friday night.
The Warriorsâ defense forced five turnovers, recorded six sacks, and limited Hope to just 12 yards of offense en route to an impressive 21-0 victory in their Division IV meeting at rain-drenched and mud-covered Macomber Stadium.
Offensively, senior quarterback Brandon Canuto tossed a pair of touchdown passes and senior running back Joshua Brandon had his first career 100-yard game on the ground by picking up 111 yards on 21 carries, but the night clearly belonged to the defense.
CRANSTON â Taking care of the ball on a rainy night proved to be too tall an order for East Providence High.
Five E.P. turnovers paved the way for three Cranston West High scores in a 19-10 triumph for the Falcons on Friday night. Trailing by three with just over two minutes remaining, East Providence quarterback Brandon Peters was picked off by Nicholas DeMarco in front of the Townie bench and ran 28 yards into the end zone for a score that iced game for the Falcons.
PAWTUCKET â Two City Councilors are raising questions about some expenditures made by the Grebien Administration for municipal jobs and even the spending philosophy behind the budget itself.
CUMBERLAND â The Town Council has enabled more residents to take part in the senior citizen tax deferment program by lowering the age requirement and increasing the income guidelines for eligible seniors.
Initiated in 2003, the senior citizen tax deferment program is a tax-relief aid that works like a loan. It allows qualified seniors to defer all or part of their taxes and special assessments on their primary home. The loan is paid when the property is sold, or upon the death of the participant.
Edmund J. McCann Jr.
SEEKONK - Edmund J. McCann Jr. "Bo" formerly of Seekonk Ma., died September 22, 2011.
He was the husband of the late Dolores (Rocco) McCann to whom he was married for 49 years.
Mr. McCann was born in Providence in the Holy Name Parish, the son of the late Edmund J. McCann Sr., and Irene (Finberg) McCann. He was a sales representative for the Okonite Wire and Cable Company for 38 years and then the Arthur J. Hurley Company.
M. Dorothy Kilmartin
PAWTUCKET - M. Dorothy "Dot" Kilmartin died Thursday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Kilmartin. Born in Millville, MA she was the daughter of the late Stephen Walter Hall and Alice T. (Affleck) Hall.
CENTRAL FALLS â Less than two months after Central Falls filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Gov. Lincoln Chafee and state-appointed Receiver Robert Flanders have put forward a five-year financial plan that, if approved by the Bankruptcy Court and creditors, would allow the city to continue to exist on its own, without being taken over by Pawtucket or carved up with the pieces parceled out among its neighbors.
LINCOLN â A record number of people came out to the Twin River Event Center on Thursday night to honor the author of a book on a record-setting baseball game, a Central Falls native who heads up the prestigious Wal-Mart Foundation and other special guests at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's 26th Annual Awards Dinner.
Despite the panic that currently grips Red Sox fans, odds remain in Bostonâs favor when it comes to securing a wild-card playoff berth. Two-game lead with six to play? Just win three of six and youâre in. The Angels and Rays arenât going to run the table. Whatâs the big deal?
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Staring at a scoreless tie after the first half of Thursdayâs Division II-North matchup with North Smithfield, Jillian DeSimone wasnât nervous. But the Lincoln senior knew something had to be done differently if the Lions were going to escape the Northmen Athletic Complex with a âWâ.
âI think in the first half we were just too relaxed,â she said. âI think thatâs one of our problems. At the beginning of the game we were just too relaxed. We just needed to pick up the intensity.â