September 2nd, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€“ Like a runner taking a short lead off of first base, Joey Gathright wishes to not look too far ahead.
The 30-year-old speedster understands why thereâ€™s a great deal of intrigue surrounding the Red Sox signing him out of the Independent ball ranks, and for a change the hubbub has nothing to do with him leaping over a car.
Clovis J. Gauthier
PAWTUCKET - Clovis J. "Brother" Gauthier, 83, of Pawtucket died at home on Friday. He was the husband of 62 years of Rita M. Gauthier. Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident of the city, he was the son of the late Rosario and Hilda (Boday) Gauthier.
He was a deacon of Our Lady of Consolation Church since 1977. He was a life member of LeFoyer and had been employed at the American Wire Corporation for 43 years. During World War II, he served in the Army and saw service overseas.
RUMFORD - Evelyn Keough of Rumford and formerly of Pawtucket died September 1, 2011. She was the wife of the late William J. Keough.
Mrs. Keough was born in East Providence, the daughter of the late George and Lena (Silva) Garcia. She was a bookkeeper for Narragansett Electric and at various other companies until her retirement.
Mrs. Keough was a life member of the Dusza-Almeida Ladies Auxilary VFW 2339 Pawtucket and the Rhode Island Lung Association Better Breathers.
Roland Henry Marcotte, Jr.,
Owner of Countryside Upholstery, Pawtucket
PAWTUCKET - Roland Henry Marcotte, Jr., 54, of Daggett Avenue, Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. He was the husband of Dale A. (Houle) Marcotte to whom he was married on August 22, 1980.
Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on June 9, 1957, he was a son of Roland H. Marcotte, Sr. and Barbara May (Titus) Marcotte. He was raised and educated in Pawtucket having attended Tolman High School and he remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Elaise R. Mullen
PAWTUCKET - Elaise R. "Twin" (Marceau) Mullen, 75, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen J. Mullen. Born in North Providence, she was a daughter of the late Alvarez, Sr. and Felixina (Lemonie) Marceau. Twin enjoyed playing cards and bingo, she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
SCITUATE (AP) â€” The police chief of North Providence was arrested Thursday by state police on felony charges he stole more than $700 out a vehicle involved in a police chase and then asked police to cover it up.
Col. John J. Whiting was charged with larceny over $500 and two counts of solicitation of obstruction of justice after being questioned by investigators, said state police Col. Steven G. O'Donnell.
PAWTUCKET â€” It might seem like an unlikely place for a party, but the Lachapelle Funeral Home has been the scene of several lively and enjoyable post-Irene gatherings.
For three consecutive nights since the storm knocked out the neighborhood's power, Christine Lachapelle-Miller and her husband, Bill Miller, have hosted a large-scale cookout at the funeral home at 643 Main St. in Woodlawn. The couple and their four children also make their home above the family business, which was started by Christine's father, Robert Lachapelle, over 50 years ago.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Pawtucket Red Sox can clinch first place in the I.L. North tonight with a victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and a Lehigh Valley loss.
The PawSox own a two-game lead plus a tiebreaker advantage over Lehigh Valley, which has lost its last four games. Pawtucket has dropped its last two to Rochester. There are four games left in the regular season.
The PawSox will send Matt Fox (9-4, 4.04 ERA) to the mound tonight against Scrantonâ€™s Adam Warren (6-7, 3.57).
Itâ€™s hard to believe, but itâ€™s true -- Shea and Central Falls, two teams who had traditionally appeared in the playoffs during the late â€™90s and 2000s, have not been in the playoffs in the last three seasons.
From 1998-2007, the Raiders qualified for the playoff nine times, making it as far as the Super Bowl on five of those occasions and winning it twice.
The Warriors also made five postseason appearances during that 10-year span time and won a championship in 2005.
Robert L. Macon
PAWTUCKET - Robert L. "Reb" Macon, Sr. 76 of Denver Street, Pawtucket died Sunday August 28, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of the late Gladys D. (St. Jean) Macon.
Arthur R. Brown
PAWTUCKET - Arthur R. "Artie" Brown, 62 of Pawtucket, died Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the fiancĂ© of Robbin Mackinnon.
Born in Providence he was a son of Arthur Brown of Cumberland and the late Eileen (Walsh) Brown. He had been employed as a truck driver for Jet Electric Motor Co. Mr. Brown was an Air Force veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #14 of Cumberland. He was an avid Yankees and Giants fan. He enjoyed fishing.
CUMBERLAND â€” The Blackstone Valley area will be well represented on Friday night at Tucker Field with four local squads participating in a trio of Injury Fund tilts.
The two-quarter, non-league games, which begin at 6 p.m., kicks off with Central Falls battling Shea, followed by last yearâ€™s Division II state runner-up Tolman facing Cumberland at 7 p.m.
While tomorrow nightâ€™s game means nothing in the standings, Cumberland coach Chris Skurka will be eager to see how his club fares against the Tigers.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Fire Chief Joe Klucznik said Wednesday evening that Rhode Island Department of Transportation officials had taken control of a clean-up operation after approximately 24,000 gallons of home heating fuel spilled onto Valley Street and covered two nearby buildings earlier in the day.
The cause of the accident: A backhoe operated by a Cardi Corp. construction crew member punctured a 16-inch, high pressure pipeline, propelling the fuel 30-40 feet into the air.
STERLING, CT - Richard Dickinson, 97, of Sterling CT, formerly of Lincoln, died Monday at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam. Born in Durham ME, he was a son of the late Henry and Ester (Nielson) Dickinson. He was employed in the shipping department of Harvest Bread Co. until his retirement. Mr. Dickinson was an Army veteran of World War II.
PAWTUCKET - John Baptista, 77, of Newport Ave, passed August 31, 2011.
He was the husband of Irene (Read) Baptista and of the late Mary Baptista
Born in Brava, Cape Verde Island, a son of the late Pedro and Silvana (Serena) Baptista.
He had been employed by Texas Instruments as a tool maker for 30 years before retiring.
Besides his wife he is survived by two brothers, Manuel Baptista and Carlos Baptista, five sisters, Domingas Baptista, Maria Pires, Maria Baptista, Dinora Fontes and Telma Correia and many nieces and nephews.
Patricia A. Robinson
CUMBERLAND - Patricia A. (Heinsohn) Robinson, 63 of Cumberland, was the loving and devoted wife of Architect and Engineer, John M. Robinson. Patricia passed away August 29th at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was a mentor and caring friend to many, including her husband, former classmates, students, home care aides, and nurses throughout her lifetime.
CUMBERLAND - Lillian O'Hearn-McMahon (Wilding), 99, of Cray St. died Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital,Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. McMahon and the late Walter J. O'Hearn.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late William G and Elley (Yates) Wilding. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
She was employed by the former Ann & Hope, Cumberland for many years until her retirement.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” The exact cause has yet to be determined, but Fire Department officials believe that a candle was likely to blame for a Monday night tenement fire that displaced 12.
According to acting Fire Chief John Garvey, the fire was reported at around 8:37 p.m. in a three-story house at 138 Railroad St. The entire house, like much of the surrounding neighborhood, was without power.