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February 8th, 2011

Tolman takes thriller from Shea

February 8, 2011

PAWTUCKET — By definition a turning point is a critical juncture marked by a very significant change.

February 7th

Cumberland relay kicks off Wednesday

February 8, 2011

CUMBERLAND — The Relay for Life of Cumberland Wednesday will hold its kick-off celebration to what event co-chairwoman Amy Moor likes to describe as “an 18-hour carnival.”
Relay for Life is a nationwide effort in which teams of people spend an evening walking around a track to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Wednesday's kick-off celebration, to be held at 6 p.m. at the Diamond Hill Ski Lodge, 4097 Diamond Hill Road, is the official start of Relay for Life 2011, which will culminate with the 3rd Annual Relay for Life of Cumberland event to be held June 10-11 at Tucker Field.

Charles A. Kazarian

February 7, 2011

Charles A. Kazarian
PAWTUCKET - Charles A. Kazarian, 76, Korean War Veteran, of Pawtucket, died on Monday, February 07, 2011. He leaves his loyal companion, Margaret Almeida; his son, Alan Kazarian; his daughter, Sharon Morris and two grandsons, Tyler and Justin Morris. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, Pawtucket. For online condolences www.rifuneral.com

Judith M. Lanni

February 7, 2011

Judith M. Lanni

Frank A. Clemente

February 7, 2011

Frank A. Clemente
PAWTUCKET - Frank A. Clemente, 90, of 214 Roosevelt Avenue, Fogarty Housing, Pawtucket died Tuesday, February 7, 2011. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Grimes) Clemente.
Mr. Clemente was born in North Providence the son of the late Gennara and Madeline(DePiro) Clemente. He was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII serving on the USS Cook Destroyer. He was a supervisor at the Ward Baking Company in Providence for many years.

George L. Fontaine

February 7, 2011

George L. Fontaine
NORTH SMITHFIELD - George L. Fontaine, 81, of Smithfield Rd., died Monday, February 7, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Claudette M. (Methot) Fontaine whom were married April 11, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late George J. and Blanche (Bilodeau) Fontaine.
Mr. Fontaine worked as a General Contractor for E.R. Roy General Contractors, retiring in 1998. A WWII Navy Veteran, he was an avid woodworker and reader.

John S. Reid

February 7, 2011

John S. Reid
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - John S. Reid, 90, of Colvin Street, South Attleboro, died on Monday, January 31, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice Center in Providence. He was the devoted husband of the late Evelyn Jessie (Richmond) Reid to whom he was married for 58 cherished years prior to her passing.
Born in Scotland on December 7, 1920, Mr. Reid was a son of the late Joseph and Martha (Stewart) Reid. He was a resident of Pawtucket prior to moving to South Attleboro in 1980.

JoAnn M. Lamontagne

February 7, 2011

JoAnn M. Lamontagne (NO PHOTO)
PAWTUCKET - JoAnn M. Lamontagne,of Cove Street, Pawtucket died February 5, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Roger H. Lamontagne. They had been married 49 years.
Mrs. Lamontagne was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Salvatore and Concetta(Vicari) Cappello.
She was a clerk for the former Rojacks Supermarket and then Stop and Shop.
Besides her husband JoAnne leaves her son Alan Lamontagne and his wife Kimberly Lamontagne. She is also survived by her granddaughter Rebecca Lynn.

Clarence R. Ouellette

February 7, 2011

Clarence R. Ouellette
CENTRAL FALLS - Clarence R. "Larry" Ouellette. 84, passed February 5, 2011. He was the husband of Bertha T. (Pakuc) Ouellette. They have been married for 56 years.
Born in Pawtucket, RI the son of the late Francis A. and Arline (Charron) Ouellette.
He was a printer for Universal Press, The Sun Chronicle, and The Providence Visitor. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Pawtucket, and was an avid fan of his children's sports programs. He served in the US Navy during WWII.

Lincoln Police use grant to buy UTV

February 7, 2011

LINCOLN — The Police Department has a new friend to aid in their pursuit of service, integrity and justice, the qualities named on every officer's badge.
It's called a UTV, or utility terrain vehicle, and the department purchased it recently courtesy of a federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant — one available through the U.S. Department of Justice — worth $13,784. Chief Brian Sullivan indicated the all-electric side-by-side Transport Pro Police UTV would be used to trek to areas ordinary cruisers can't.

February 6th

Discussing the merits of divisional tournaments

February 7, 2011

Some high school hoop-related tidbits to pass along …

You could say the three divisional tournaments in boys’ basketball are suffering from the same symptoms normally associated with middle child syndrome. Blame such thinking on our minds being somewhere else, the focus instead on the chaos and suspense hovering over the squeeze-everything-in gauntlet needed to complete the regular season. There’s also a great deal of buzz in the air surrounding the open state tournament, the new frontier that will lead to the crowning of one champion.

Send your veterans photos to The Times

February 6, 2011

The Times is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: veterans@pawtuckettimes.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The Times' office, 23 Exchange St., Pawtucket.

Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Hometown:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
Years served:
Location of tours:
Highlights:

Jimmy Brennan tells his World War Two story

February 6, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Jimmy Brennan graduated from St. Raphael Academy in 1936 at the height of the Depression. Four years later, as Hitler’s army overran much of Europe, the United States revived its military draft.
“I was going to beat the draft,” Brennan, now 91 years old, said last week. “I enlisted in December of 1940. The way the draft worked in those days, if they drafted you, you could end up in the army for 10 years, either active or in the reserves. So I enlisted in the army for three years.

State rep wants gay marriage to be decided at the polls

February 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Voters would get to decide whether homosexuals should be allowed to marry in Rhode Island if legislation that Woonsocket Rep. Jon Brien filed this past Thursday passes.
Brien wants a referendum question on the 2012 ballot asking voters to approve or reject a constitutional amendment specifying that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in the State of Rhode Island."
A self-proclaimed conservative Democrat, Brien says he believes the issue of what constitutes a marriage is very important because marriage "serves as a societal cornerstone."

February 5th

ACLU turns to the judge in ballfield access lawsuit

February 5, 2011

PAWTUCKET — The Rhode Island ACLU has asked a federal judge to rule as unconstitutional —and therefore without need for a trial -- the city's alleged longstanding practice of giving preferential treatment to parochial schools over public schools when granting permits for the use of city athletic fields, as a lawsuit contends.

Vitali responds to allegations over his family's Daily Spa

February 5, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Councilor-at-large Albert Vitali Jr. responded on Friday to questions that were raised by a local TV station about his involvement in an Armistice Boulevard spa that is alleged to have been offering illicit sexual acts to customers along with massages.

Silva lifts Shea over Lincoln, 51-50

February 5, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Austin Silva scored two baskets in the closing 20 seconds as Shea High rallied for a dramatic 51-50 victory over Lincoln on Friday night.
“We were down three points with 20 seconds left,” Shea coach Matt Pita said. “Austin hit a two-point basket and we put a full-court press on. Lincoln turned the ball over with 13 seconds left. With 1.1 seconds left, Austin drove the lane and hit a layup for the winning basket.”
Silva finished the game with 21 points. Guard Malik Moody added 14 for the Raiders, who are now 10-5 in Division II action.

North Providence leaves Tolman in the dust

February 5, 2011

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Avalanches are known for their fast-moving nature. They are also quite destructive, which Tolman High can attest to.
The rumbles of eventual ruin transpired in the opening five minutes of the second half, host North Providence High going on a game-changing run that made all the good work Tolman had put forth in the opening half a distant memory. By the time the last bit of debris fell onto the hardwood on Friday night, the Tigers found themselves tunneling out from an 80-66 defeat.

February 4th

Julie Laliberte

February 4, 2011

Julie Laliberte
FLORIDA - Julie Laliberte, 25, formerly of Fairlawn, passed away in Tampa, Florida. Survivors include her mother Annette; sister Michelle both of Florida; brother Robert of New Orleans; grandmother, Beatrice and uncle David Giammatteo both of Rhode Island. Julie was preceded in death by her father Judge Gerard Laliberte, and grandfather Henry Giammatteo.

Wanda H. Rollo

February 4, 2011

Wanda H. Rollo
WARWICK - Wanda H. Rollo 85, of Arlington Avenue passed away Wednesday February 2, 2011 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Fred Rollo.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Frank and Stefania (Kozel) Shottek. She lived in Warwick for the past 31 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed as a Receptionist for the former Jack & Harry's Home and Auto Stores.

 

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