PAWTUCKET â€” As program director Jim Gillen knows firsthand, it can be very difficult for someone trying to recover from drug or alcohol abuse to find new ways to live, work and socialize. The new Anchor Recovery Community Center in downtown Pawtucket aims to provide some much-needed ballast to those who feel like they are struggling with sobriety.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Jim Hoyt, the CEO of the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club, has a vision of taking the two existing preseason boysâ€™ basketball tournaments in the city â€“ the James W. Donaldson Memorial Tournament and the Dennis M. Lynch Memorial Tournament â€“ and combining the tradition each one represents. The end result would be an all-inclusive tournament that would serve as the perfect wet-your-whistle appetizer for league play.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Since the Big East expanded to 16 teams in 2005, taking home Player of the Week kudos has been an honor normally doled out to All-American candidates/NBA prospects. With that in mind, itâ€™s not every day a Providence College player is bestowed with the conferenceâ€™s top weekly award.
Monday saw the Big East lavish Player of the Week praise upon PC senior Marshon Brooks. The swingman averaged 31.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games last week, leading the Friars to a 2-1 mark.
Denise R. King
CENTRAL FALLS- Denise R. King 57, of Dexter Street passed away Tuesday December 7, 2010 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Rita (Fontaine) Szwed. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Denise was employed as a Receptionist for Lincoln Urgent Care.
She was the loving mother of Glenna King of Central Falls and Dennis G. King and his wife Dawn of Fall River, MA. She also leaves 3 cherished granddaughters. She was the beloved companion of Patrick J. Szlashta Jr. of Central Falls.
Mary A. Devaney
CENTRAL FALLS- Mary A. Devaney 100, formerly of Perry Street passed away Saturday December 11, 2010 at Eastgate Nursing and Recovery Center in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Devaney.
Born in Oxford, MA she was a daughter of the late Walenty and Anna (Szymanski) Kaczynski. She lived in Central Falls most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed by the former J.P. Coats Inc. for 8 years and later for the former Central Braid as a Supervisor for 40 years. She was a communicant of Holy Spirit Catholic Community of Central Falls.
CENTRAL FALLS. Gladys Sartini 90, of Fletcher Street, passed into eternal rest on Sunday after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Edward Sartini Sr.
She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late William B. and Carrie (Taylor) Hotchkiss. She lived all of her life in Central Falls.
Charles E. Calverley
PAWTUCKET - Charles E. Calverley, 80, of Gill Avenue in Pawtucket, formerly of Park Street and Young Street in Pawtucket, died on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket. He was the longtime loving husband of Margaret A. (Burchard)Calverley, to whom he was married on April 27, 1957 at the Sacred Heart Church in East Providence.
Born in Providence on March 30, 1930, he was the son of the late Frederick Calverley and Nellie (Kilburn) Calverley. He was a 1948 graduate of Hope High School in Providence.
Arline M. Ferland
PROVIDENCE - Our beloved Arline M. Ferland, 80 of Punta Gorda FL and Providence, RI passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Epoch Assisted Living Center on Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI. She will be dearly missed.
High school football and basketball seasons tend to blend together these days. Super Bowl games are contested in early December while basketball teams practice without a few key players, waiting for point guards and forwards to put down the pigskin and pick up the roundball.
When Woonsocket and St. Raphael Academy met in the Dennis M. Lynch Memorial Tournament championship game on Saturday night, several football players from each school were trying to shake off the rust and get into the flow of their winter sport.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Minutes before the Central Falls Fire Department's Engine 2 arrived in front of the Holy Spirit Parish at approximately 9:30 a.m., Saturday â€” with Fire Chief Rene R. Coutu's American flag-draped casket laying on the hose bed â€” State Rep. Elizabeth â€śBettyâ€ť Crowley stood on the church steps, explaining exactly what he meant to her.
Seven-month-old Jack Crossley, of Cumberland, doesn't quite know what to make of his very first visit with Santa during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, hosted by Cumberland Mayor Daniel J. McKee at Cumberland Town Hall Friday evening. Family and friends gathered around to take pictures. Little Jack didn't seem to mind all the attention.
PROVIDENCE â€” Itâ€™s very good to be Marshon Brooks these days.
To the Providence College senior, the basket must seem as large and as inviting as Narragansett Bay on a summerâ€™s day. The prodigious scoring outputs are quickly becoming a regular feature, as Saturday saw Brooks once again torch the strings with great frequency.
PAWTUCKET â€” A Providence County grand jury on Thursday handed up several indictments involving local residents, including one for a Pawtucket man accused in the beating death of his girlfriend last summer.
Armando Garcia, 31, of 468 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, is accused of killing 30-year-old Brooke Lee Verdoia last June in a violent domestic disturbance at her house at 17 Rufus St. in Pawtucket. Verdoia's two-year-old child was asleep in the house at the time of the incident.
PAWTUCKET â€” Tolman and Shea put on quite a show for the fans on Friday night during the championship game of the James W. Donaldson Memorial Tournament.
The Tigers and Raiders went toe-to-toe in the second half as Shea rallied to take a 44-43 lead with 1:42 left in the game. Tolman responded with a pair of steals that iced a 48-45 victory.
SMITHFIELD - Francisco Lopes, 83, of Smithfield and beloved husband of Maria de Lourdes Almeida Lopes for 58 years, passed away peacefully Thursday morning surrounded by his loving family.
Born on February 8, 1927 in Esmolfe, Penalva do Castelo, Portugal, he was the son of the late Jose Lopes and Miquelina de Campos.
Elsie E. Evans
LINCOLN - Elsie E. Evans 95 died Wednesday at the Hallworth House, Providence. She was the wife of the late Irving E. Evans. They were married for seventy years.
Born in Cumberland a daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Jane (Peters) Partington. She resided in Cumberland most of her life moving to Lincoln in 1978.
Lillian C. Emery
CUMBERLAND - Lillian C. Emery, 91, of Cumberland, formerly of Central Falls and Florida passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010. She was the wife of the late Maurice Emery. Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late George and Alice (Turcotte) Caouette.
Shirley L. Driscoll
PAWTUCKET - Shirley L. Driscoll, 90, passed away Friday, December 10, 2010. She was the wife of the late Daniel Driscoll. Born in Attleboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Veronica (Lamb) Cobb. Mrs. Driscoll was a Certified Nursing Assistant for Paquette Nursing Home of Central Falls before retiring. She is survived by seven children, Robert and Gary Bears, Daniel, Sharon, and Paul Driscoll, Angela Gasbarre, and Robin Hulme, eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Susan Kennedy.
Lois F. Jackson
CUMBERLAND - Lois F. (Rainey) Jackson, 75, of Mendon Road died Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Albert A. Jackson.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Charles and Isabelle (Pollock) Rainey, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Cumberland 12 years ago.
Mrs. Jackson was a bookkeeper at the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket for 12 years, retiring in 2005.
She was a graduate of Pawtucket West High School.
PAWTUCKET â€“ It will be two former division rivals squaring off for Lynch Memorial Tournament supremacy come Saturday night.
Woonsocket fought back from a 48-42 deficit with less than three minutes remaining to post a 53-48 triumph over defending champion Central Falls Thursday night in opening round action at the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club. Woonsocket will now take on St. Raphael, which ran past Providence Country Day, 71-45.