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February 26th, 2011

Police: crime is up, but not as much as was reported

February 26, 2011

PAWTUCKET—With the state of the local economy and a spate of convenience store robberies making news, Pawtucket Police admit that crime is on the rise. However, they say it didn't increase in 2010 over the previous year as much as another local newspaper had indicated.

Covering bullying from 'every single angle'

February 26, 2011

LINCOLN – It was rather by accident how Lincoln Prevention Coalition Coordinator Pam Shayer discovered John Mattson, a Providence-based consultant who has served as a trainer, curriculum developer and evaluation advisor for numerous U.S. groups, including the National Crime Prevention Council, Center for Civic Education and Youth Crime Watch of America.
She doesn't care.

Tigers tie first-place Panthers

February 26, 2011

PAWTUCKET --- If Tolman High and the Johnston/North Providence co-op team end up meeting in two weekends in the Division III semifinals, it should make for a truly entertaining best-of-three series.
For the second time in seven days, the two teams battled tooth and nail in an exciting high school game, but unlike their meeting last Saturday, this contest didn’t end with a winner or a loser.

February 25th

Adrien R. Houle

February 25, 2011

Adrien R. Houle
PAWTUCKET - Adrien R. Houle, 85, a Professional Photographer, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Yvonne (Beauchemin) Houle.

Gensy V. Vanterpool

February 25, 2011

Gensy V. Vanterpool
PAWTUCKET - Gensy V. Vanterpool, 42, of Coyle Avenue, passed away on Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence after an illness. He was the husband of the late Ivette(Figueroa) Vanterpool.
He was born in the Dominican Republic, a son of the late Montero Vanterpool and Gladys Correa and has lived in Pawtucket for the last 4 years. He had been employed as a service manager at Quirk VW of Quincy, MA. before retiring due to illness.

Annette A. Goodwin

February 25, 2011

Annette A. Goodwin
PAWTUCKET. Annette A. Goodwin, 68, of Main Street, passed away on Sunday after an illness. She was the wife of William Johnson and was recently married.
Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Rocco and Rose (Melchione) DeMaria. She has lived in Pawtucket for the last 8 years.

Oscar G. Marchand

February 25, 2011

Oscar G. Marchand
PAWTUCKET - Oscar G. Marchand, 86, of Pawtucket passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011. He was the husband of Jeannette (Grenier) Marchand. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Theodore and Yvonne (Bricault) Marchand. Mr. Marchand was a Veteran of the Coast Guard serving during WWII and was Production Manager at the former Paulis Silk Co. in Pawtucket for many years retiring in 1986.

February 24th

George J. Steele

February 24, 2011

George J. Steele
CUMBERLAND: George J. "Phantom" Steele, 67, died February 21, 2011 at Pine Grove Health Center in Pascoag, RI.
George was born November 10, 1943 in Boston, MA, and grew up in San Antonio, Texas and Pawtucket, RI. He was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Salvas) Steele. He is predeceased by a baby sister, Helen Steele, his brother Walter Steele Jr., and sisters Mary Robitaille and Rose Robitaille all of Pawtucket, RI.

Marion G. Dineen

February 24, 2011

Marion G. Dineen
PAWTUCKET - Marion G. Dineen, died Thursday, February 24, 2011. She was the wife of the late Thomas Dineen and the mother of Thomas Dineen Jr.
There will be a Memorial Mass for Marion Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Martyr Church, Coyle Drive, Seekonk Ma. For full obituary please visit www.manningheffern.com

Jean R. Lambert

February 24, 2011

Jean R. Lambert
PAWTUCKET - Jean R. Lambert, 84, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of Mariette C. (Goulet) Lambert. Born in St. Edmond de Grantham Quebec Canada, he was a son of the late Donat and Bethe (Houle) Lambert. He worked as a dry wall finisher for Atlantic Contracting until his retirement.

Albert B. Cordeiro

February 24, 2011

Albert B. Cordeiro
NORTH PROVIDENCE: Albert "AL" B. Cordeiro, 71, passed February 23, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Margaret A. (Soper) Cordeiro. Born in So Miguel, Portugal, a son of the late Jose and Maria (Botelho) Cordeiro. AL was a member of the Allied Craftsman Union Local 1, Boston. He worked as a cement finisher at Hart Engineering for 25 years and retired from JL Marshall & Sons in 2001. In his retirement AL enjoyed fishing, boating, working in his garden, and spending time with friends and family.

Police: Shooting in Cumberland not random (UPDATED)

February 24, 2011

CUMBERLAND – The three masked bandits who broke into an Overhill Road home Wednesday night and left the owner with an alleged gunshot wound to the head after a violent struggle had targeted the residence, police said.
"In order to ease concerns of neighboring residents, the residence at Overhill Road appears to have been the target of the intruders, and the burglary was not a random act," Police Chief John R. Desmarais said in a statement released Thursday morning. "I want to assure the neighboring residents that the neighborhood, as well as the rest of the town, is safe."

Lincoln iced in season finale

February 24, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD --- A very difficult season for Lincoln High came to a rough end on Wednesday afternoon at the hands of a tough non-tough team -- St. John’s High of Shrewsbury, Mass.
The 12th-ranked team in the Eastern Mass. polls showed the small gathering at the Rhode Island Sports Center why they are among the teams vying for a berth in their state’s Division IA ‘Super Eight’ tournament by skating to a 6-1 victory over the Lions.

Hockey playoff season looms on horizon

February 24, 2011

Over the years, the final weekend of the high school hockey regular season had always featured plenty of drama and storylines. Regular-season titles on the line. Teams pursuing higher seeds. Others fighting for late playoff berths.
Unfortunately for local fans, there won’t be much suspense this weekend.
A big reason is because only five boys’ teams from the area qualified for their respective tournaments. Four of the five teams that didn’t make it were long eliminated from postseason consideration, while a fifth, Lincoln, saw its run at a playoff berth come to an end last weekend.

Brooks scores 52 in PC's loss to Irish

February 24, 2011

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Notre Dame appeared to be in total control, then all of a sudden the Fighting Irish were lucky time ran out on Marshon Brooks.
Ben Hansbrough scored a career-high 32 points and Tim Abromaitis had a season-high 28 as No. 9 Notre Dame hung on for a 94-93 win over struggling Providence on Wednesday night despite a Big East-record 52 points by Brooks.
The Irish (22-5, 11-4 Big East) are off to their best start ever in 11 seasons under coach Mike Brey. Notre Dame, in second place in the conference, has won eight of nine.

February 24th

E.P. readies for Citizens Police Academy

February 24, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — In an attempt to dispel common myths and mysteries about law enforcement, the city's police department has decided once again to offer residents the opportunity to register for the Citizens Police Academy, a 13-week program slated for Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 16.

Maria G. Docouto

February 23, 2011

Maria G. Docouto
PAWTUCKET - Maria G. Docouto, 70, of Pawtucket died February 23, 2011. She was born in Brava, Cape Verde Island a daughter of the late Jose and Ercilia (Galvao)Docouto. She came to this country 35 years ago settling in Pawtucket. She was employed by International Packaging. She is survived by 1 son Jose Vasconcelos of Webster, MA, 2 sisters Elisa Docouto, Armanda Andrade, 3 brothers John, Ideal and Adelino Docouto all of Pawtucket. 3 grandchildren.

Philippe W. LeBlanc

February 23, 2011

Philippe W. LeBlanc, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Philippe W. "Phil" LeBlanc Sr., 87 of Pawtucket died on Saturday, (Feb. 19, 2011) while on a visit in Florida. He was the husband of Esther (Gervais) LeBlanc. Born in Southbridge, MA, a son of the late Philippe N. and Albina (Joyal) LeBlanc, he had been a resident of Pawtucket since 1955. He had a great affection for the city of Central Falls, especially Notre Dame Parish, where he was raised from early childhood and was educated by the Sisters of St. Anne and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

February 23rd

Cumberland wrestlers primed for state meet

February 23, 2011

CUMBERLAND – The elite seedings for this weekend’s state wrestling championships bear out the dual-meet rankings for the regular season.
Unbeaten Cumberland, the defending state team champion, collected four No. 1 seeds. Cranston West earned three, as did Warwick Veterans. East Providence was honored with two top seeds – sophomore heavyweight Jonah Aurelio and senior 160-pounder Jared Burrows. Bishop Hendricken, also expected to contend for the team title, got one.

Helen Marie LeBlanc

February 23, 2011

Helen Marie LeBlanc
PAWTUCKET - Helen Marie LeBlanc, 92 of Pawtucket died Friday at Epoch of Blackstone Boulevard. A private funeral service was held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.

 

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