October 20th, 2010
PAWTUCKET â€” Since it opened on September 11, 2008, the Sean Nassaney Emergency Operations Center has proved useful for coordinating city workers during major snowstorms and last March's flooding. However, EMA Director Robert Howe said he never imagined it would one day serve as a command center for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
LINCOLN â€” As she readied herself for school Tuesday morning, Lincoln High junior Taylor Jutras argued vehemently with her mother, Tammy, about a mere two dollars. When â€śMaâ€ť wouldn't budge on the request, she stormed out of the house â€śin a huff.â€ť
About five hours later, Taylor admitted she had texted her mom several times, promising she was sorry for her behavior and understood Tammy's stance on the matter.
Must-win games? It seems like fans will have their pick of the litter when it comes to teams in the Blackstone Valley this weekend!
Fridayâ€™s action features four schools -- East Providence, Cumberland, Shea, and St. Raphael -- who sorely need to win their games over tough opponents in order to keep their respective playoff hopes alive.
PROVIDENCE -- Itâ€™s been two years since Peter Manfredo Jr. last fought in Rhode Island, but for the Manfredoâ€™s Gym world middleweight champion, it seems like a lifetime ago.
The last time Manfredo stepped into the ring in this state, he endured one of the worst defeats of his pro career -- a third-round TKO loss to Sakio Bika for the IBO (International Boxing Organization) super middleweight title at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center.
PROVIDENCE -- The good news for Joe Gardner is that heâ€™s going to fight for the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight championship on Nov. 12 at the Twin River Event Center.
The bad news is that the Woonsocket fighter is going to have to battle a very familiar boxer to him, his trainer, Bob Moreau, and his corner -- his favorite sparring partner, Keith Kozlin of West Warwick.
Tintra Mary Cochran
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA - Tintra Mary (Alessandro) Cochran, 93, of West Carpenter St., South Attleboro, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Francis Cochran.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Domenico and Josephina (Costa) Alessandro and had lived in South Attleboro for over 55 years.
She was retired and had worked as a seamstress for Pawtucket Dress Company. She was a member of the Royal Travelers for over 30 years.
Ethel L. Martel
Pawtucket - Ethel L. (Oldrid) Martel, 94, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Roy E. "Jake" Martel. They were married for 51 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Samuel and Estelle (Esser) Oldrid, she had lived in Pawtucket and Central Falls all her life.
PROVIDENCE â€” In a televised slugfest that remained competitive and contentious until the final bell, Democrat David Cicilline and Republican John Loughlin fought toe-to-toe over Social Security, taxes, jobs, health care and a raft of other issues Tuesday.
The two main candidates vying to succeed Democrat Patrick Kennedy as the congressman in the 1st District argued almost every issue vehemently, frequently trying to talk over each other and occasionally they had to be reined in by moderator Tim White of WPRI.
PAWTUCKET â€” As he held 10-month-old son Leland in his arms, Ken Hoffa explained why he volunteered to help the New Urban Farmers organization â€” not to mention members of KeepSpace, the Pawtucket Foundation and the city's Housing Authority â€” construct and care for the â€śGarden of Lifeâ€ť at Galego Court on Monday afternoon.
PAWTUCKET â€” One of Pawtucketâ€™s native sons and an â€śadoptedâ€ť one from across the state line were honored Monday night by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
In a ceremony at the Hope Artiste Village, city resident Richard Kazarian, a noted historian, antiques dealer and civic leader, was the recipient of the 2010 Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities. In addition, nationally recognized, award-winning singer, songwriter and storyteller Bill Harley, of Seekonk, Mass., was given the 2010 Honorary Chairsâ€™ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities.
George L. Bailey
PAWTUCKET - George L. Bailey, 82 of Meadow St. passed away on Monday at RI Hospital after an illness. He was the husband of Rosa (Oliva) Bailey. He was also the husband of the late Doris Bailey. He was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Lester F. and Margaret (Duhaine) Bailey and was a lifelong resident of the city. He had been employed as a truck driver for the former Fuller Packaging Co. for several years before retiring. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 602.
Sharon J.Soboda CENTRAL FALLS- Sharon J. Soboda, 53, of High Street passed away Monday October 18, 2010 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Florence A. (Aubin) Soboda Sr. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Sharon was a Customer Service Representative for MetLife Insurance Co. and prior to that she was employed by Hasbro Industries for 18 years in the Information Systems and the Engineering Departments.
John E. Henshaw
ATTLEBORO - John E. Henshaw, of Liberty Drive, passed away on Friday at Home & Hospice Care of RI in Providence after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Shirley A. (Durand) Henshaw and had been married for 32 years.
He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late John and Gladys (Jamison) Henshaw.
Paul J. Eklund
PAWTUCKET: Paul J. Eklund, 52, of Vine St, passed October 18th 2010 after a brief illness.
Born in Pawtucket, the son of the late John and Florence (Fontaine) Eklund.
Paul had been employed by Texas Instruments of Attleboro and GTECH of West Greenwich for many years.
He is survived by a sister, Elaine E. Eklund and a dear friend Anita Van Leeuwen, both with whom he resided.
Lucy Catherine Bowen
ATTLEBORO - Lucy Catherine Bowen joined the angels in heaven on October 18, 2010. She was the loving wife of James M. Bowen. They had been married 65 years.
Mrs. Bowen was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late John and Sophie (Vensky) Geraghty. She was employed in the jewelry industry for many years.
Besides her husband Mrs. Bowen is survived by her two sons, John Bowen of Jamestown, IN and Daryl Bowen of Los Angeles CA, her five grandchildren and eight grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Cheryl Bingham.
Irving W. Knight
CUMBERLAND - Irving W. Knight, 87, formerly of Avalon Healthcare Center of Mystic, CT passed away on October 7, 2010 at Westerly Hospital. He was the son of the late Irving and Helen (Waterman) Knight.
He leaves two sisters, Marjorie Sweetman of Florida and Lucy Almeida of RI; several nieces, nephew and many caring relatives and friends.
Virginia E. Temple
ATTLEBORO - Virginia E. (Bishop) Temple, 78 of Rita Drive Attleboro, died Thursday at home.
She was born in Attleboro a daughter of the late Arthur & Florence (Ganci) Bishop.
Virginia was a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 10 years for Mt. St. Francis Health Center in Woonsocket before she retired 7 years ago.
She has lived in Attleboro for over 15 years coming from, Rehoboth,and Pawtucket RI.
Virginia liked Knitting, Crocheting, and was an avid reader, she especially enjoyed spending time with her great granddaughter.
PAWTUCKET Jean-Marie Jutras, 87, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010.
Born in Ste. Brigitte des Saults, PQ, Canada, he was a son of the late Elzear and Alpaide (Charpentier) Jutras. He came to the United States in 1968 and settled in Pawtucket. Jean-Marie was a battery hand at the Pansey Weaving Company, Pawtucket until retiring in 1978.