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April 2nd, 2011

Afghan crash claims life of Cumberland soldier

April 2, 2011

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — A vehicle designed to protect soldiers from armor-piercing roadside bombs has rolled over in Afghanistan, fatally wounding a member of the Massachusetts National Guard from Cumberland.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Carter, the officer in charge of the Massachusetts National Guard, says Spc. Dennis Poulin died Thursday in Germany, where he was evacuated for treatment.
Poulin's "mine resistant, ambush-protected" vehicle rolled over on Monday in Afghanistan's Konar Province.

Heritage Park Early Learning Center coworkers share memories of Irene Gagne

April 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Every weekday at about noontime, as her shift came to a close, Irene Gagne would walk toward the front doors of the Heritage Park YMCA Early Learning Center, turn around, look at nearby co-workers and offer them this bit of advice: “Behave, ladies.”
Those colleagues are still coming to grips with the fact they won't hear that anymore.
The news of Gagne's death reached Heritage Park during the late-morning hours of Wednesday, March 9, and her colleagues admitted they walked around the massive building's halls dumbfounded.

PawSox staff miss Ben Mondor as season nears

April 2, 2011

The sights and smells that remind us a new baseball season is dawning are everywhere at McCoy Stadium.

Lou Gorman never forgot his R.I. roots

April 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET -– Pawtucket Red Sox President Mike Tamburro remembers former Boston Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman, who died Friday at the age of 82, as a personable man who grew up in Rhode Island and never lost contact with old friends.
“It was like having your best friend as general manager of the Red Sox when Lou held that job,” Tamburro said on Friday afternoon while discussing the life of the long-time baseball development official who helped build successful teams in Baltimore, Kansas City and New York.

Cumberland softballers have high hopes

April 2, 2011

The toughest division in high school softball just got a whole lot tougher.
Yes, the heavyweights are back in Division I-North -- state finalist Mount St. Charles, Cumberland, and Lincoln -- and with each team only losing a couple of key players to graduation, they should again be forces to be reckoned with this spring.

April 1st

Lucille Ann Morawiec

April 1, 2011

Lucille Ann Morawiec
May 21, 1915 - February 24, 2011
PAWTUCKET - Born in Chicago on Lake Michigan to the late Estelle Zeiss Yagle and Frank Plansky, enjoying vacations in Wisconsin at her grandparent’s dairy farm. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Morawiec.

Alice M. Foley

April 1, 2011

Alice M. Foley
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. Foley (nee Lombard), 87, died peacefully Thursday at Summit Commons Nursing Home. Loving mother of Allyson Costa (husband Tony), Bryan Foley (wife Karen) and cherished grandmother of Jonathon, Danielle, Michelle, Brendan, Lauren and Sean. Beloved sister of Maria Murray of Pawtucket and Abel Mingola of Florida; predeceased by sisters Jeannie DeMarco, Ruth Lombard and mother Mary (Barros) Lombard.

Town's annual elections are Monday

April 1, 2011

SEEKONK — Town residents will head to the polls on Monday, April 4 to choose their local elected officials. All voting will be conducted at a single polling place -- Seekonk High School, on Arcade Avenue -- from noon to 8 p.m.
For Board of Selectmen, voters will choose two candidates from among a field of four to fill two vacancies on the five-member panel. Longtime selectman Michael Brady has opted to not seek re-election, opening up one seat, while a second veteran selectman, Robert Richardson, has decided to run for a seat on the School Committee.

Judge in ball fields suit needs more information

April 1, 2011

PROVIDENCE—In a case that delves into the area of separation of church and state, a federal court judge on Thursday said she needs more information before she can render a decision in the lawsuit involving allegations of favoritism by Pawtucket city officials in granting the use of city athletic fields to a local parochial school over the city's public schools.

Union Wadding and N.E. Machine make National Historic Register

April 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET – A cluster of mill buildings in Pawtucket’s Church Hill neighborhood has received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of the city’s industry and architecture.
Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, announced that the National Park Service has increased the boundaries of the Church Hill Industrial Historic District that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places to include the Union Wadding Company complex and the New England Machine and Electric Company.

Iglesias will be PawSox's shortstop this season

April 1, 2011

There is no need to start a countdown. Slick-fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias is ticketed to be a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox on the first day of the 2011 season.

Jamie Silva deals with stressful time in career

April 1, 2011

Jamie Silva isn’t immune to the uncertainty that’s hanging over the NFL like an ominous cloud. In fact, Silva may just find himself caught in the eye of the labor storm that has threatened to tear at the very fabric of the sport’s once-perceived mighty empire.

March 31st

Iracema A. Silva

March 31, 2011

Iracema A. Silva
CUMBERLAND - Iracema A. Silva, 81, of Vineyard Ave. died Wednesday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Belmiro da Silva.
Born in Feteira, Fial, Azores she was the daugther of the late Alvaro and Ameilia da Rosa. She came to this country two months after the death of her husband and had previously resided here from 1971 to 1978.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

Maria Almeida

March 31, 2011

Maria Almeida

Clippers making do while Tucker Field tennis courts are repaired

March 31, 2011

CUMBERLAND — For the first few weeks of the spring season, the courts have been empty at Tucker Field, the home of the Cumberland High boys’ tennis team.
That’s doesn’t mean the Clippers haven’t been practicing for their upcoming (and very challenging) campaign in Division I after a four-year absence. While work is in the process of being done to reconstruct the courts, longtime CHS head coach John Jasionowski has managed to prepare his squad by first utilizing the courts at the Abbott Run Valley Club and then over at the nearby Sher-Le-Mon Swim Club.

March 30th

Richard L. Denis

March 30, 2011

Richard L. Denis
WARWICK. Richard L. Denis, 56, of Post Road, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday at Philip Hulitar Center in Providence after an illness. He was the husband of Frances (LaFazia) Denis.
He was born in Pawtucket, a son of Dorothy (David) Denis-Elie of Central Falls, and the late Donat Denis.
Richard had been employed in the warehouse of the former Adams Drugs in Pawtucket for several years. He had served in the US Army for 4 years.

Ogden G. Avery

March 30, 2011

Ogden G. Avery
PAWTUCKET - Ogden G. Avery, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
Mr. Avery was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of the late Walter S. Avery and Ruth (Ogden) Avery. He was employed by the State of Rhode Island in the Social Security division for many years. Mr. Avery was a local talk show host and sports broadcaster at WARL, 1320 am in Providence.
He is survived by his former wife, Evelyn Tavares and many friends and acquaintances.

Ann Bryce

March 30, 2011

Ann Bryce
PAWTUCKET - Ann (Twardeck) Bryce, of Broadway, died Wednesday, March 30 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late David Bryce.
Born in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Zemba) Twardeck. She had lived in Cumberland for fifty-five years before moving to Pawtucket over a year ago.
Mrs. Bryce was a School Librarian Aide in the Woonsocket School District. She was a member of the South Attleboro Assembly of God, and a member of its Women's Group.

One last indoor win for Fernandes

March 30, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The indoor track season officially concluded with a “Classical Winter finale’’ weight throw competition at the PCTA facility Monday night.
Central Falls senior Aleide Fernandes, the state indoor champion in the 20-pound weight, won the girls’ event with a throw of 52 feet, 3 1/4 inches.
The Warriors had three other throwers place among the top 10. Kadi Johnson was second at 48-6 1/4, Nicole Johnson finished fourth at 42-3 1/4 and Jenn Cabral was eighth overall at 37-1.

PawSox to honor Mondor

March 30, 2011

PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Red Sox have announced that every PawSox player will wear a patch with the name BEN on their right uniform sleeve this season in honor of late PawSox owner Ben Mondor who passed away last Oct. 3.
The patch will be worn on each home uniform and will measure 5.5 inches long by 3.25 inches high.
“Ben always wore his love of the PawSox on his sleeve so it’s only fitting that we carry Ben on our sleeve for the 2011 season,” said PawSox president Mike Tamburro.

 

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