June 21st, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” A new wrinkle has been added at the last minute to a bill that would allow Lincoln's Twin River to operate casino table games. The facility wants the authorization to conduct online gambling, if the federal government passes a law to allow it.
That is one of several changes to a bill introduced by Pawtucket Rep. William San Bento that the House Finance Committee held for further study on Tuesday but which committee Chairman Helio Melo of East Providence suggested could become part of the 2012 budget the House plans to pass on Friday.
PAWTUCKET â€” In a tough economic climate and with a deficit to cut down, city leaders are leaving no stones unturned in trying to find more cash. One of the line items that appeared to be flush with cash was a perpetual care fund for city cemeteries containing about $503,000.
Nicholas R. Magnuski
PAWTUCKET - Nicholas R. Magnuski, of Broad Street, Pawtucket died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at home.
Mr. Magnuski was born in Newport, the son of Raymond J. Magnuski Sr. and Josephine (Pasquale) Magnuski, both of Pawtucket. He was a self employed in the telephone marketing business for many years.
Besides his parents, Mr. Magnuski is survived by his brother, Raymond J. Magnuski Jr. of Pawtucket.
Catherine Hunt Dube
GLENMOORE, PA - Catherine Hunt Dube, 92, of Glenmoore, PA, formerly of Cumberland, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2011 at St. Martha Manor in Downingtown, PA.
She was the beloved wife of the late A. Maurice Dube, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 1986.
Born in Central Falls, Catherine was the daughter of the late Michael and Honora (nee Hunt) Hunt. She lived in Cumberland for 46 years before moving to PA to live with her daughter Cathy and her family.
BARRINGTON â€” Matt Kuchar admitted he felt a little beat up after finishing in a five-way tie for 14th at the U.S. Open this past weekend.
But the 33-year-old PGA veteran still had plenty left in the tank to team with playing partner Zach Johnson to manufacture enough good shots to take the first-round lead at CVS/Caremark Charity Classic on Monday.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” This weekâ€™s 50th Annual Northeast Amateur Invitational, which begins Wednesday morning at Wannamoisett Country Club, boasts one of its strongest fields in recent years, according to tournament director Dennis Glass.
Oklahoma Stateâ€™s Peter Uihlein, the No. 1 amateur in the world, heads the field. However, the tournament took a slight hit on Saturday afternoon when second-ranked amateur Russell Henley, a senior at the University of Georgia, made the cut at the U.S. Open.
CUMBERLAND â€” It was a class that endured bomb threats, evacuation drills, a school construction renovation project and the wrath of Hurricane Earl.
But through it all, the Class of 2011 stuck together through the good times and the bad. It was a class described by Senior Class President Ylva T. Duke as a group of graduates bound for certain success in their future endeavors.
FOXBORO â€“ Asked how the National Football League lockout might impact his restaurant, Jeff Senior had a simple response.
â€śIn todayâ€™s economy, I think any time sales are down itâ€™s significant â€“ whether itâ€™s small or large,â€ť said Senior, owner of Skipjackâ€™s Seafood Emporium at Patriot Place. â€śA lot of potential guests wonâ€™t be coming.â€ť
Anthony J. Peluso, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Anthony J. Peluso, Jr., 78, died Saturday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He is the husband of Joyce (Rasmussem) Peluso. Born in North Providence, Anthony is the son of the late Anthonio J. and Lillian (DiGuileo) Peluso. Prior to moving to Pawtucket 11 years ago, he was a resident of Seekonk, MA for 40 years.
Anthony is a Korean War Veteran and prior to his retirement he was a self-employed tile and marble setter.
Glenna Lorena Carr
Glenna Lorena (Wilkinson) Carr, 80, of Freight St. died Saturday at Memorial Hospital of RI. She was the wife of the late Joseph L. Carr.
Born in Londonderry, NH, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Eunice (Brown) Wilkinson and was a resident of Pawtucket since 1943. She was a Laundress for over 17 years retiring in 1996.
Jennie "Jean" Holmes
PAWTUCKET - Jennie "JEAN" Holmes 100, formerly of School Street passed away Sunday June 12, 2011 at the Pawtucket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Allan R. Holmes.
Born in Kingston, PA she was a daughter of the late John and Josephine (Osmulska) Krevosky. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 75 years.
Before retiring she was employed at the former H & B Machine Shop for 30 years and prior to that she was employed as a Textile Worker and Cook.
PAWTUCKET â€” Protecting pitchers from injury is a major part of Pawtucket Red Sox manager Arnie Beyelerâ€™s job. It isnâ€™t something he can control. Competition and the need to succeed push some pitchers to keep throwing, even when their body sends them hints that something is wrong.
On Sunday, PawSox starter Kyle Weiland â€śfelt a twingeâ€ť while warming up for the sixth inning. He quickly motioned to the dugout and Beyeler went to his bullpen.
LINCOLN â€” Troop 711 Albion Scouts Timothy W. Oâ€™Reilly and Nickolai K. Morin were elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout at a High Court of Honor on May 28 at St. Ambrose Church, Albion.
Oâ€™Reilly is the son of John and Mary Oâ€™Reilly of Lord Fox Run. He is a senior at LaSalle Academy. Timâ€™s scouting career started as a Bear Scout in 2001. He earned his Arrow of Light and became a Scout in 2004. He earned the rank of Life Scout in 2009.
REHOBOTH â€“ If you talk to golfers who play Rehoboth Country Club on a regular basis, one thing becomes clear.
â€śYou canâ€™t spray the ball on this course,â€ť East Providence native Luke Ring admitted. â€śI try to hit the ball in the middle of fairway and then get the ball on the green as quickly as possible. And that isnâ€™t easy. Rehoboth has distance and itâ€™s very narrow on most holes.â€ť
Pawtucketâ€™s Al Deroche, a retired firefighter, strikes a similar note.
PROVIDENCE â€” Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s much-ballyhooed and extensively reviled sales tax proposal was largely discarded by legislative leaders in their $7.7 billion state budget plan for next year, which passed the House Finance Committee on a voice vote Friday evening.
PAWTUCKET â€“ As a safeguard, veteran players signing minor-league contracts often include opt-out clauses. Call it a creative response by agents in making sure their clients have the best chance of making it to the parent club.
Andrew Miller received a crash course in this cut-and-dry process earlier in the week. For those unfamiliar, Miller had a clause in his contract that would have granted him free agency Wednesday. The rangy lefthander let the deadline pass after being told by the Red Sox that he would soon be promoted to the major-league roster.
CUMBERLAND â€“ A local woman died Friday morning after she and another woman were struck by a car while walking on the sidewalk along Mendon Road.
Kathleen Carpenter, 54, a married mother of two children, sustained fatal injuries in the accident and Judy Waterman, 53, also of Cumberland, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Cumberland Police Chief John R. Desmarais said the two women were out walking together at 6:30 a.m. as part of their regular morning routine when they were struck by a 1995 Buick sedan operated by Casey Rondeau, 26, of Woonsocket.
Alberta E. Bourassa
PAWTUCKET - Alberta E. Bourassa, 90 of Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Hopkins Manor Nursing Home in North Providence. Born in Pawtucket Alberta was the daughter of the late Herbert and Anna (Monty) Bourassa. She was a Pawtucket resident her entire life.
Prior to her retirement in 1969, Alberta worked at Adams Jewelry in Pawtucket.
She leaves one sister, Lillian Begin of North Providence; and a niece, Ann Marie Wallich of North Providence.
She was the sister of the late Armandine Bourassa, Lauretta Bourassa and Marion Flynn.
Just shy of his teenage years, Brendan Doyle remembers being at a few of the water stops along the course of the 1990 Ocean State Marathon.
His older brother Patrick was there, too.
Earlier in their lives they were two young to really witness the impact that their father had at the 26.2-mile race that traversed over the Newport streets. On this day, though, it was different.
First-hand, the oldest sons of the late Bobby Doyle, got to see their dad in action.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Andrew Miller is proof that itâ€™s never too late to turn things around. At the seasonâ€™s onset the lanky lefty was viewed as the ultimate redemption project, a pitcher who had spent the better portion of his career mixing promise with underwhelming results.