May 12th, 2011
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď Nobody wants to play extra innings on a chilly afternoon at McCoy Stadium, not when the wind is blowing hard across the outfield and runs are hard to come by.
Thursday was getaway day for the Gwinnett Braves and they certainly wanted to get on a plane and fly back home to balmy Georgia, where the temperature is 30 degrees warmer. The PawSox players wanted to finish the game, too, and enjoy a rare night off.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ According to the City Solicitor‚Äôs review of the property disposition agreement for the Pawtucket Armory building, it appears that the city does not have a basis for taking back ownership of the historic building.
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď Supporters of same sex marriage called Rep. Peter Petrarca‚Äôs civil unions bill a separate but unequal half measure that renders gay couples as second-class citizens that is an unsatisfactory compromise to marriage equality.
Opponents of same-sex marriage painted it as a Trojan horse that will turn over decisions on the sanctity of wedlock to unelected judges and will compromise the very institution of marriage.
Irene P. Calhoun
PAWTUCKET - Irene P. Calhoun, 87 formerly of Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Steere House in Providence. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Laura (Bizier) Jubainville.
Prior to her retirement Irene worked as a Switch Board Operator at the American Heart Association.
Irene is survived by two sons; James Calhoun of California and Rory Calhoun of Pawtucket; a daughter, Tammy Calhoun of Pawtucket; a brother, Ernest Jubainville of Pawtucket and 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Mildred M. Aveno
PAWTUCKET - Mildred M. Aveno of Pawtucket died Wednesday, May 11, 2011. She was the wife of the late Frank E. Aveno.
Mrs. Aveno was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Valenty and Josephine(Michonsky) Gnys. She was a nurse's aid at the Memorial Hospital of RI in Pawtucket for many years.
Mrs. Aveno is survived by her children, Francis J. Aveno of Cumberland, Dr. Arlene Aveno of Charlottsville, Virginia and John M. Aveno of Pawtucket. She is also survived by her five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Rene A. Poirier
FLORIDA - Rene A. Poirier, M/SGT-USAF-Retired, 83, of Auburndale, FL died on May 10, 2011. Funeral services are 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Lakeland Memorial Gardens, 2125 South Bartow Highway, Lakeland, FL 33801. Friends will be received from 3:00 PM until service time. Visit www.veteransfuneralcare.com to read the life story and to sign the guestbook. Veterans Funeral Care 1-800-467-7850
Eduardo P. Pinhancos
CUMBERLAND - Eduardo P. Pinhancos, 92, of Prospect St. died Thursday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria C. (Marmelo) Pinhancos.
Born in Linhares da Beira, Portugal he was the son of the late Francisco and Maria (Pires) Pinhancos. He came to this country in 1966 settling in Cumberland.
He was employed by the R. A. Burgeson Construction Co., Woonsocket for many years until his retirement. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland and a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana., Cumberland.
PAWTUCKET - Theresa Dawson, 86, formerly of Pawtucket died May 11, 2011. She was the wife of the late Harmon G. Dawson.
Mrs. Dawson was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Dominick and Assunta (Bonini) Garzoli. She was a weaver in the textile industry in Pawtucket for many years.
Mrs. Dawson enjoyed her time with the St. Teresa's Seniors and her Weight Watchers friends.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď St. Raphael broke out the bats in a 17-7 mercy-rule triumph against Smithfield Wednesday afternoon at Vets Park. The Saints, now 8-8 in Division I-North, scored nine runs in the third inning, sending up 13 to the plate.
Andrew Veiga enjoyed a productive day for SRA, the sophomore finishing with three hits and five RBI. Veiga collected two of the five extra base hits the Saints recorded.
Ty Karalis and Julian Diaz each collected two his for the Saints, who return to Vets Park this afternoon against North Providence.
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PAWTUCKET ‚Äď There‚Äôs always been a soft spot in Tommy Harper‚Äôs heart for Jacoby Ellsbury. That‚Äôs why it pained Harper, a 15-year big league veteran, to see the Red Sox speedster get abused and mistreated ‚Äď both from media members and teammates alike ‚Äď the way he did in 2010.
‚ÄúA lot of people turned on him,‚ÄĚ noted Harper on a visit to McCoy Stadium Wednesday night. ‚ÄúSometimes in team meetings, you would give an opinion, but it stays right there. But if a media person says it, it‚Äôs all over because it‚Äôs out in the public.‚ÄĚ
PROVIDENCE ‚ÄĒ If the state is going to talk about ‚Äúshared sacrifice‚ÄĚ to help eliminate a $300 million budget deficit, then those at the very highest income levels should be asked to sacrifice as well, a freshman state representative said Tuesday.
LINCOLN ‚ÄĒ Good news abounds for female town residents, those who often have worried about how they'd respond during an attack.
The Lincoln Police Department, in partnership with neighbor Amica Mutual Insurance Co., will offer a four-day Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems training course at The Lincoln Center (for seniors) on Monday-Thursday, May 23-26.
The free seminar will take place each night between 6-9 o'clock at the new center, located on Jenckes Hill Road, and is open to the first 24 registrants who apply.
J. Thomas Coughlin
PAWTUCKET - J. Thomas Coughlin, 72, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011. He was the husband of Joan (Melia) Coughlin. They were happily married for fifty one years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Gregory and Alice (Burek) Coughlin.
Ruth E. Sweetland
LINCOLN - Ruth E. (MacDonald) Sweetland 90, of Lincoln, died May 10, 2011. She was the wife of the late William E. Sweetland. She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late William E. and Esther M. (Werner) MacDonald. She was a member of Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, Pawtucket A.A.R.P., Lincoln Manor Association, bowling league and she enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by 1 sister Dorothy Wheaton of Corning, NY and several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late William E. MacDonald Jr.
Donald R. Carlos
LINCOLN - Donald R. Carlos, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Ida (Matook) Carlos for 55 years.
Attention, area veterans:
The Times will be taking a group photo of area veterans on Saturday, May 21, at the Clam Shell Monument located at the Armistice Boulevard entrance to Slater Park. We will take the photo at 10 a.m. sharp so please show up 15 minutes early.
The photo will appear on the cover of our May 30 Memorial Day special section.
CUMBERLAND --- An undefeated team, one of the state‚Äôs best pitchers, and some chilly weather were unable to cool off red-hot Cumberland High on Tuesday afternoon.
The Clippers used a four-run rally in the bottom of the second inning and a strong outing from ace pitcher Bethany Paul to knock Chariho High from the unbeaten ranks and grab a 7-2 triumph in their Division I crossover showdown at Tucker Field.
The Chargers came into the game with a 9-0 mark that saw them outscore their opponents by a 71-22 margin, but bused out of Cumberland with a one-sided loss.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ On a cold and damp night, the Pawtucket Red Sox found themselves undone by a pair of defensive shortcomings in a 5-1 loss to Gwinnett.
One was not ruled an error, as centerfielder Josh Reddick dove but could not come up with a sinking line drive off the bat of Gwinnett‚Äôs Wilkin Ramirez, who scooted into third base with a triple. The play loomed even larger as the next Braves hitter, Shawn Bowman, sent a chopper to shortstop that Jose Iglesias would have cleanly fielded for the third out in the seventh inning.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ A 20-year-old city man suspected of firing shots outside Tommy's Lounge early Friday morning was apprehended by police after being found with an allegedly stolen gun in his pants pocket about a half hour later.
According to Police Maj. Arthur Martins, police received a report that a man had fired shots near the bar on India Street at around 12:30 a.m. and then fled from the area. Police found several shell casings at the scene.
LINCOLN ‚ÄĒ Town Council member John Flynn, who represents Lonsdale, forecast a rather tame Financial Town Meeting as he sat in the Lincoln High School auditorium on Monday night.
Turned out, he was right.
Taxpayers unanimously passed the Fiscal Year 2011-12 combined operating budget of approximately $70.1 million to allow for the continuation of programs and services already provided. As for the breakdown supplied by the Budget Board, about $17.4 million will be allotted to the municipal side, and $47.8 million to education.