August 9th, 2011
PAWTUCKET â Sometimes it pays to take a complaint to the top. Twelve-year-old Sara Arno was becoming dismayed by what she was finding at the Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary School playground when she would bring her younger brother and sister. Litter, broken glass, and beer bottles were bad enough, but there were also kids her own age and older teenagers who were hanging around, smoking, drinking and sometimes harassing the younger children.
Louise V.A. Giuntini
PAWTUCKET - Louise V.A. (Perry) Giuntini, 93, of Pawtucket, died peacefully on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the St. Jeanne Jugan Residence. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Harold J. Perry and Anna L. (Flanagan) Perry, she was the wife of the late Ivano C. Giuntini.
Ronald E. Sabatini
PAWTUCKET - Ronald E. Sabatini, of Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket died August 8, 2011. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Demazeux) Sabatini.
Mr. Sabatini was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Reno and Mildred (Oldrid) Sabatini. He was an assembler for International Display for many years.
Sue McConaughey, 83, of Rumford, RI died Monday, August 1, 2011, at home with her family.
Margaret A. Rivard
PAWTUCKET - Margaret "Peggy" A. (Steakem) Rivard, 81, passed away Saturday,August 6, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert J. Rivard for 56 years. Born in Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late James and Margaret (O'Rourke) Steakem, she moved to Pawtucket in 1940.
Dorothy Mitson, 73, passed away on August 3, 2011 surrounded by Family. She was the Daughter of the late Lida Howard Olson and Frederick Howard of Providence. She is survived by 4 Daughters: Julie Wilcox, Linda Gomes, Nancy Theroux, and Patricia Robinson. 10 Grandchildren: Lynn Gomes, Jessica Diaz, Paul Gomes, Kenneth Wilcox, Stephanie Wilcox-Danna, Robert Diaz, Kerstin Robinson, David Robinson, Nathan Wilcox, Rebecca Wilcox, and 4 Great Grandchildren.
CENTRAL FALLS - Josephine Jamro 91 formerly of Cross Street passed away Saturday August 6, 2011 Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Waldemore J. "PEE WEE" Jamro.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Walter and Rozalia Jagielo.
Before retiring she was a co-owner with her late husband of the former Joe's Caf of Central Falls. Mrs. Jamro enjoyed gardening and sewing.
Raymond E. Clement, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Raymond E. Clement, Sr., 79, of Greeley Street died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of June A. (Scullin) Clement.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Harry M. and Serena H. (Meikle) Clement.
BRISTOL, Conn. --- After roughing up its opponents in more than half of its games in tournament play, Cumberland American got a bitter taste of its own medicine on Monday night.
Goffstown (N.H.) Junior went around its lineup and banged out six of its eight hits during a five-run rally in the bottom of the second inning that helped lead to an 8-0 triumph over CALL in their New England Regional pool play affair at Breen Field.
PAWTUCKET â Bruce Guindon would like to set the record straight regarding his role as the Pawtucket Red Sox official scorer.
First off, the International League, not the PawSox, employs Guindon. Translation: He is not in the home teamâs back pocket. The Pawtucket native and registered Interscholastic League football and hockey official is empowered and instructed to make the correct call, the right one.
PAWTUCKET â It is sometimes said that being the only state in the nation that marks Victory Day with an official holiday gives Rhode Island a distinction of a dubious sort, but for John Leclair it is anything but.
As the city man attended a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the occasion at Veterans Park Monday, he brought with him two type-written pages detailing the horrors his father endured after the World War II Army medic was captured on the Philippine island of Battan in 1942.
PAWTUCKET â Kevin Millwoodâs tenure with the Pawtucket Red Sox has come to an end. Now the 36-year-old will have to weigh whether to seek out another opportunity or bow out gracefully, a decision that could be complicated based on the right-handed pitcherâs belief that he still has something to give.
For now, though, Millwood plans on visiting family he has based up and down the East Coast and squeeze in as many rounds of golf as possible. That sounds like someone who isnât optimistic heâll be on a mound again this season.
HARMONY â Glocester Country Club is more than just a golf course. Situated on Waterman Lake, this private club also offers tennis, swimming and boating for its members. A sandy beach and tree-lined picnic grove border the lake. Clay tennis courts are located near the main clubhouse, adjacent to a putting green.
The club is situated on Route 44, just west of Greenville.
PROVIDENCE â His hair soaking wet and his feet inside some soggy pair of racing flats that just endured more than an hourâs worth of rainfall, Patrick Moulton sized up the weather for the inaugural Rock ânâ Roll Providence Half Marathon on Sunday morning with a glass-half-full approach.
âIt got tough, but at least it wasnât hot,â he said. âIt got gusty a few times, but for August you canât complain. It could have been 100 degrees out there.â
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) â Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as seven Afghan commandos, U.S. officials said Saturday. It was the deadliest single loss for American forces in the decade-old war.
Bobby Miller, 12, Michelle Houle, 14, and Eric Dench, 13, all of Cumberland, enjoy a ride on the Cliffhanger on the opening night of Cumberlandfest at Diamond Hill Park Friday night. The fun continues all
weekend with gates opening at noon on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
PROVIDENCE (AP) â Rhode Island's smallest and poorest city cannot stand on its own and should be merged with a neighboring city, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said.
Chafee, an independent, made the comments during an interview Thursday on MSNBC. He said the "best solution" for Central Falls would be to merge with Pawtucket.
"I think Central Falls just cannot survive as a 1-square-mile city," Chafee told MSNBC.
WOONSOCKET â It was a long and painful struggle for Suzanne Potter, but in the end it was a battle she could not win.
With her husband and two sons at her side, the 46-year-old Bernon Heights woman died in Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday, 34 days after being struck by a hit-and-run driver from Pawtucket who, police say, was drunk.
Detective Cmdr. Edward J. Lee Jr. says the police will now lodge more serious charges against the driver, Peter Major.