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June 6th, 2014

Saints find bats, Sylvestre 5-for-5 in 22-6 domination of Prout

June 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – St. Raphael Academy found its missing offensive attack on Friday during a 22-6 rout of The Prout School that sent the Saints into the Division II losers’ bracket semifinals on Sunday afternoon.

SRA, which had scored just seven runs in its first three tournament games, netted 13 runs on 11 hits in the first inning alone on Friday.

George N. DeWolfe

June 6, 2014

George N. DeWolfe

EAST PROVIDENCE - George N. DeWolfe, 84, of Rumford, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Joan C. (Howe) DeWolfe for 62 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Robert and Harriet (Mason) DeWolfe.

Howard Campbell Newsome

June 6, 2014

Howard Campbell Newsome

MELBOURNE, FL - Howard Campbell Newsome, 84 years old, passed away on May 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Florida, where he had lived since 2007, after moving from Cumberland, Rhode Island. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Frederick Newsome and Elizabeth Campbell.

June 5th

House considers state budget

June 5, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Pressing against a self-imposed midnight deadline Thursday, the House Finance Committee worked to give its approval to an $8.7 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

About $3.4 billion of that will come from general revenues collected by the state and the rest from various federal sources. The $3.4 billion figure is about $10 million less than proposed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee in January, while the $8.7 figure is higher than the governor’s because of increases in federal funding, according to House Finance Chairman Raymond Gallison of Bristol.

Alberto S. Resendes

June 5, 2014

Alberto S. Resendes

CUMBERLAND - Alberto S. Resendes, 62 of Broad Street passed away Wednesday at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Lucia M. (Sousa) Resendes.
Born in Ponta Delgada, Feteiras do Sul S. Miguel Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel Costa and Luisa (Farias) Resendes. He has resided in Cumberland for the past 30 years, previously residing in Portugal.
Mr. Resendes was a machine operator for the Carol Cable, Lincoln for 20 years until his retirement.
Member of the Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente, Pawtucket.

Lillian D. Mantha

June 5, 2014

Lillian D. Mantha

PAWTUCKET - Lillian D. (Ledoux) Mantha, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George J. and Melina E. (Denoyelle) Ledoux. Lillian was an inspector at Royal Electric, Pawtucket and Woonsocket for many years until retiring.
She leaves her son, Richard W. Mantha with whom she resided; a brother, Edgar G. Ledoux of North Smithfield and a nephew, Brian Ledoux of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Arthur L. Ledoux.

Marylouise Martin

June 5, 2014

Marylouise Martin

CRYSTAL RIVER, FL - Marylouise Martin, 95, formerly of Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, joined her husband, sisters, mother and father in heaven on January 3, 2014. She was a resident at the Crystal River Nursing Home. She was the wife of Frederick Martin Jr. to whom she was married on February 5, 1944. Born in Providence on Sept. 15, 1919, she was the daughter of Robert Cronin and Angela (Golden) Cronin.

June 4th

Twice as nice: Tolman wraps up magical 21-0 season by repeating as Division II state volleyball champions

June 4, 2014

Sports editor emeritus
PROVIDENCE — Tolman High’s emerging volleyball dynasty showed off its teamwork on Wednesday night during a convincing 3-0 victory over East Greenwich in the Division II championship finals.
“We got contributions from everyone,” head coach Neil Nachbar said after the Tigers answered every challenge from the Avengers while prevailing by scores of 25-22, 25-19 and 25-19. “Our team is not carried by one or two players. We spread the ball out on offense and on defense everyone chips in.”

Gingras' New England light heavyweight title fight vs. Velazquez on Friday at Twin River tops to-do list

June 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Rich Gingras has a lot on his plate these days.
In addition to his everyday duties as the owner and head trainer of his Fight 2 Fitness gym on Blackstone Avenue, the Lincoln resident is hard at work packing on muscle for a fitness competition later this month in Medford, Mass., as well as handling a new project at his gym that offers workouts for people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Oh yeah, he’s also fighting for the New England light heavyweight championship on Friday night at the Twin River Event Center.

East Greenwich sends SRA softball team to Div. II losers' bracket with 3-0 victory

June 4, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Even standout pitchers like St. Raphael junior Kaylee Sylvestre are entitled to a bad inning every now and again.
That’s what head coach Ron LaBree chalked it up to after watching Sylvestre get called for back-to-back illegal pitches in the third inning of Wednesday’s Division II winners’ bracket contest against East Greenwich. The two mistakes enabled the Avengers to score runs in a game that saw them go on to win by a 3-0 count at Rhode Island College.

Cumberland softball team drops Div. I winners' bracket semifinal to undefeated North Kingstown

June 4, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Cumberland’s return to Rhode Island College for the first time since the Clippers won the 2011 state championship was spoiled by the team that handed them their worst defeat of the season.
Undefeated North Kingstown snapped a scoreless tie with two unearned runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and a three-run uprising in the fifth before winding up with a 6-2 win on Tuesday night in a Division I winners’ bracket semifinal.

Friday is Pawtucket Proud Day

June 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET—With wet weather being forecast for Thursday, Pawtucket Proud Day will now be held on Friday, June 6, rain or shine. Organizers say that other details remain unchanged.

Frances M. Fruzenski

June 4, 2014

Frances M. Fruzenski

CUMBERLAND - Frances M. (Gallo) Fruzenski, 88, of Bear Hill Road died Monday, June 2, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Karl Fruzenski.
Born in Worcester, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Butera) Gallo, she had lived in Central Falls before moving to Cumberland in 1971.
Mrs. Fruzenski was a jewelry worker at A.T. Cross Company, Lincoln before retiring.

Beatrice Cruz

June 4, 2014

Beatrice Cruz

PAWTUCKET - Beatrice Cruz, 94, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 one day before her 95th birthday at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Cesar Cruz, Sr. She was born in Danielson, CT, the daughter of the late Amedie and Josephine (Chaput) Pelletier; she lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Beatrice was a housekeeper for St. Jude's Church for many years.

June 3rd

Special Squad stages successful prostitution sting in Pawtucket neighborhood

June 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Despite a major cleanup, the Dexter and Barton Street neighborhood still has a devil of a time changing its reputation. Yet, the Pawtucket Police Department's Special Squad is committed to remaining vigilant and, when necessary, springing into action to combat the prostitution activity the once-seedy neighborhood has long been known for.

This Mookie is sure to be a hit: Top-prospect Betts joins PawSox

June 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET – It used to be that any mention of the first name “Mookie” would send a collective shiver down the backs of Red Sox fans. Mention this particular Mookie, however, and you’re bound to receive a completely different reaction, one that doesn’t center on key words or phrases such as “groundball,” “through the legs” or “Buckner.”

June 2nd

Gutsy pitching can’t save Tigers’ season in 3-2 loss

June 2, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The final game of Tolman High’s season featured an all too familiar pattern: Plenty of good pitching to go around, but not nearly enough hitting to carry the day.

“Especially over the last third of the season, our pitchers have been holding teams to three or four runs. In Rhode Island Division II baseball, you’re doing all right,” stated Tigers coach Theo Murray.

Film crew scouts locations in Pawtucket

June 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – “The Purple Rose of Darlington”? “Everything You Wanted to Know About One-Way Streets but Were Afraid to Ask”? “Bullets over Broadway II”?
No title has been picked for Woody Allen’s next movie, but location scouts have looked at several spots around Pawtucket as possible settings for the film scheduled to go into production this summer.
Allen is notoriously secretive about upcoming film projects and discloses few details about them until a picture is ready to release.

Charles H. Kittredge

June 2, 2014

Charles H. Kittredge

Lillian G. Neumann

June 2, 2014

Pawtucket – Lillian G. (Dupras) Neumann, 94, passed peacefully on Friday, May 30, 2014. Beloved wife of the late George Otto Neumann. Born in No. Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Felix J. and Edith G. (Goyette) Dupras. Lillian was a member of St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church; it’s seniors group and the foundress of “Stitch and Rip” Knitting Club. She leaves a daughter, Cheryl L. Brooks and her husband, Russell R. of Warwick; two grandsons, Ryan R. and Kyle N. Brooks; nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Anna M. Hebert, Alice Estrella and Ernest “Bud” Dupras.

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