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January 5th, 2015

Grebien renews mayoral oath

January 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET – While many took time to look back on all the city has accomplished over the past few years, the theme of Monday night’s inauguration was looking forward to a bright and hopeful future.

Mayor Donald R. Grebien, along with the nine members of the City Council and the seven members of the Pawtucket School Committee, were given the oath of office during the ceremony at Tolman High School Monday night.

Tolman boys' basketball | OTIS THE TIGERS' MAN!: Senior guard comes to life in second half in leading Tolman past Central Falls

January 5, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – Steve Otis, averaging around 24 points per game for Tolman this season, had just two points during the first half of Monday night’s Division II game against Central Falls. No big deal. The Tigers led 33-26 at halftime, thanks to 10 points off the bench from Derek Ashley.

When Central Falls roared back in the second half to take a 54-53 lead with 3:30 left on the scoreboard clock, Otis stepped up to hit a big three-pointer and the Tigers hung on for a 62-60 victory that puts them at 3-0 in league play and 8-1 on the season.

Jose J. Rojao

January 5, 2015

Jose J. Rojao

PAWTUCKET - ROJAO, Jose J., 90, of Englewood Ave., Pawtucket, died Monday morning, January 5, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Amelia (Monteiro) Rojao who passed away October 6, 2014.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and was a member of Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente and of the Pawtucket Portuguese American Citizens Club.

Robert A. Bensson

January 5, 2015

Robert A. Bensson

ATTLEBORO - Robert "Bob" Arthur Bensson peacefully passed away after a 9 month battle with bladder cancer on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Pauline Elizabeth (Anderson) Bensson.
He was the son of the late Edith and Arthur Bensson; born on June 2, 1930 in Attleboro.

Thomas Case

January 5, 2015

Thomas Case

PAWTUCKET - Thomas Case, 63, of Pawtucket, died January 4, 2015. He was the husband of Rosa (Medeiros) Case. Mr. Case was born in Pawtucket to the late Edward and Gladys (Clarkson) Case. He was a U.S. Army
Veteran.
Besides his wife he is survived by his son Timothy Case, two step-children Daniel Leite and Darlene Phelps, one sister Patricia Mercier, four brothers Raymond, David, George and Wesley Case and six grandchildren. Brother of the late Edward and Joseph Case.

Muriel C. Stevenson

January 5, 2015

Muriel C. Stevenson

SUN CITY CENTER, FL - Muriel C. Stevenson of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on November 23, 2014.

Derrith M. Woloshyn

January 5, 2015

Derrith M. Woloshyn

CUMBERLAND - Derrith M. Woloshyn, 63, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday at Home and Hospice Care of RI, Philip Hulitar Inpatient Unit, Providence.
Born in Attleboro, she was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Otterson) Woloshyn. She resided in Cumberland for many years previously residing in Attleboro. She received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Roger William University in Bristol, RI.

Alice R. Carlson

January 5, 2015

Alice R. Carlson

PAWTUCKET - Alice R. (Lapierre) Carlson, 89, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis M. Carlson. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Edward C., Sr. and Lea (Fortier) Lapierre.
Alice was a clerk at Stone-E-Lea Golf Course, Attleboro for many years until retiring. She was a member of St. Leo's Senior's group and enjoyed walking, Bingo and playing cards.

Pro Football Playoff Round Up

January 5, 2015

Saturday 1/3/15
Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs
Arizona (11-6) 16

Pro Football Playoff Previews and Predictions

January 5, 2015

Next Week’s Matchups:

Dallas @ Green Bay

What to watch for:

Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bay’s hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bay’s offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.

Pick: Green Bay 31-24

Carolina @ Seattle

What to watch for:

Alfonsina A. Bacchiocchi

January 5, 2015

Alfonsina A. Bacchiocchi

LINCOLN - Alfonsina A. Bacchiocchi, 99, of Lincoln, died Sat. December 37, 2014. Born in Springfield, MA, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Minardi) Bacchiocchi.
Miss Bacchiocchi was employed as the head payroll clerk for McKenzie Walton Co. which was later called Lincoln Dimensional Tube, until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of Lincoln Manor Tenants Assn., Lincoln Senior Center and a communicant of St. Jude Parish.

January 4th

St. Raphael hockey | PSW Co-op team takes home tourney title and donates 500 lbs of canned goods to the R.I. Community Food Bank

January 4, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Providence Country Day/St. Raphael/Wheeler Co-op head coach Gary Leonard set a few lofty goals for himself and his icemen prior to the first-ever Hockey Scores for Hunger Holiday Tournament last week.
 
First, and most obvious, he wanted to win the event’s championship. Second, he hoped to raise at least 300 pounds of canned goods for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
 

CF woman’s wild ride ends in arrest

January 4, 2015

CRANSTON – R.I. State Police are assisting Cranston Police with the investigation of a Saturday afternoon incident in which a police officer fired his service weapon in self-defense after being struck by a motor vehicle operated by a suspect attempting to avoid arrest on drug possession charges.

January 2nd

Police charge second brawl suspect

January 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A city man has been charged with simple assault on a police officer, among other charges, for his role in a Dec. 26 melee in a parking lot outside of The Met, authorities said.

The charges come a week after the man’s brother was arrested for his own involvement in the fracas.

Nau: Wins, titles, legacy are all small stuff next to the community bond built by Steve Gordon's Cumberland wrestling program

January 2, 2015


CUMBERLAND -- Steve Gordon doesn’t like to talk about coaching milestones, such as the 500th career dual-meet victory that came to his Cumberland High wrestling program on Tuesday night.

Daniel F. Kelley

January 2, 2015

Daniel F. Kelley

CENTRAL FALLS - Daniel F. Kelley, 83, of Central Falls, died Dec. 31, 2014. He was the husband of the late Margaret M. (Conroy) Kelley. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Francis J. and Claudia (Fontaine) Kelley.
Mr. Kelley was a Retired Deputy Chief of the Central Falls Fire Dept. He was a member of the Retired Firefighters Assn., the Knights of Columbus Sullivan Council and Forand Manor Tenants Assn. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Edith Karneeb

January 2, 2015

Edith Karneeb

PAWTUCKET - Edith "Edie" (Farrington) Karneeb, 96, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James G. Karneeb. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late John and Irene (Smith) Farrington.
Edie was a floor supervisor at Health-Tex for 37 years until her retirement and was a member of the Queen Esther Chapter #2, Order of the Eastern Star, Pawtucket.

December 31st, 2014

McGair: Plenty of memorable moments defined 2014

December 31, 2014

 

Things have a tendency to move pretty quickly around here – almost too quickly to catch up and fully appreciate what has transpired. On a day-to-day basis, we concern ourselves with concrete items such as wins or losses, how many points a team puts up, or whether the season culminates in championship glory.

Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the small, but significant individual moments. Rest assured that it’s not our intent to paint with broad strokes.

Theresa I. LaPalme

December 31, 2014

Theresa I. LaPalme

PAWTUCKET - Theresa I. (Dupuis) LaPalme, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland G. LaPalme for 65 years before he passed away on March 13, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph T. C. and Eva R. (Doullard) Dupuis.

December 30th

Cumberland Wrestling | Clipper coach Steve Gordon hits massive milestone with 500th win

December 30, 2014


CUMBERLAND – For a sport like wrestling that prides itself on physicality and toughness, there sure were a lot of softer emotions like love, honor and respect on display Tuesday night at The Wellness Center when Cumberland High recorded the 500th dual-meet victory in program history, all under one man, head coach Steve Gordon.

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