March 11th, 2014
William J. McCoy
E. PROVIDENCE - William J. McCoy, 92, of Waterfront Drive, East Providence and formerly of Pawtucket died on March 10, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Ruth (Barry) McCoy. They had been married 65 years.
Mr. McCoy owned and operated the McCoy Oil Company for over forty years. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. McCoy served in both the Pacific and Atlantic Theatres. He served on the USS Wilhoite which was an destroyer escort, and his unit earned a Presidential Citation for bravery and sinking a German Vessel.
CENTRAL FALLS â The state Fire Marshalâs Office and the Massachusetts State Police Arson Squad have been called in to investigate the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a large apartment house at 5 Darling St. on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Central Falls Fire Department, a blaze broke out around 1 p.m. Saturday at a four-story, wood-frame residence that contained nine apartment units. The building, at the corner of Darling and Illinois streets, is located across from the Central Falls public safety complex.
CENTRAL FALLS â Both sides have agreed to dismiss a Superior Court lawsuit that had been filed by Certified Disaster Restoration Corp., owned by convicted contractor Michael Bouthillette, over $30,000 that Bouthillette had been trying to collect from the city for work done in late 2006 and early 2007 at the Adams Memorial Library.
PAWTUCKET â Mike Kayata professes to know the mere basics regarding Coventry High, the squad Tolman High drew in the opening round of the 16-team Rhode Island State Open Boys' Basketball Tournament.
Based exclusively on the Power Point standings that were kept during the regular season and the divisional playoffs, the Division II Tigers are the No. 11 seed while the Division I Knotty Oakers are seeded sixth. Theyâll meet Wednesday night at Rhode Island Collegeâs Murray Center, with the tip at 6.
PAWTUCKET --- You would think that a team that captured its league title with a 16-0 record and won 13 of those games by 19 or more points would be an overwhelming favorite to win a state championship.
Instead, St. Raphael is merely one of the schools in a âteams to beatâ group that has its eyes set on achieving Division II glory a week from Saturday at URIâs Ryan Center.
Boris I. Nosovskiy
PAWTUCKET - Boris I. Nosovskiy, 75, passed away Sunday at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. Born in Vitebsk, Belarus, SU. A son of the late Isaak Nosovskiy and Reva (Koldobskaya) Nosovskiy. He migrated to the Us in 1996, settling in RI. He was an extreme talented and well known musician and was a director, conductor, composer and actor in the Theatre in the Soviet Union. He was also an author and he had a tremendous sense of humor.
Jeane L. Underwood
PAWTUCKET - Underwood, Jeane L. (Westervelt), 57 peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was beloved wife of Allan J. Underwood. Born in North Kingstown, she was the daughter of the late Lucille (Couture) Westervelt of Exeter, RI and the late Henry "Hank" Westervelt of Sparks, NV.
Alfred E. Lavallee
CUMBERLAND - Alfred "Fred" E. Lavallee, 67, of Main St, died Friday, March 7 at home. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Eugene and Doris (Vermette) Lavallee.
He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a sheet metal mechanic for Electric Boat in Quonset for many years until retiring in 1985. He was a bus monitor for the Cumberland School Dept for the last several years. Fred was an avid golfer, and enjoyed cooking.
John B. Lawler
CUMBERLAND - John B. Lawler, 77, of Cumberland, passed away Friday at the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Garrity) Lawler.
Born in Bermuda, he was the son of the late Maurice and Clara (Smith) Lawler. He was raised in the Worcester, MA area and resided in Cumberland, RI for over 48 years.
PAWTUCKET â Six years ago, as a freshman at Tolman High, Ethan Etheridge decided to join the swim team more or less for the fun of it.
He admitted to being a decent swimmer, but nothing premier.
Slowly but surely, his times in his specialties â the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke â began to drop, and that naturally caused him to strive for more speed.
Etheridge claims he never would've dreamed way back when that he'd be in the position he is now, as one of the most decorated swimmers in the history of Elms College, stationed in Chicopee in western Massachusetts.
CENTRAL FALLS â In an era of fast-action video entertainment such as âGrand Theft Autoâ and âMadden 25,â the centuries-old game of chess would not seem to offer much appeal to todayâs youth. Yet, from elementary to high school age, students in Central Falls are not only interested in learning the game, but in mastering it.
PROVIDENCE â The trust factor between the Providence College basketball players and the training staff is quite evident.
In separate interviews, Bryce Cotton and LaDontae Henton didnât refer to athletic trainer Bryn VanPatten by his first name or his last. Truncated in such a fashion that you can just feel the cool factor, VanPatten simply goes by âVP.â
PROVIDENCE â Cumberland Rep. James McLaughlin is not flagging in his opposition to using the former Currier Park playground across the street from Cumberland Town Hall as the site of a Blackstone Valley Prep mayoral academy.
McLaughlin told The Times Thursday he is still concerned about the presence of abandoned underground coal mines beneath the site, and said petroleum contaminants found in the soil is yet another reason why the town should reconsider approving the school construction.
PAWTUCKET â Although it doesnât have its own âden,â the Pawtucket Lions Club has been an integral member of the community for 90 years. This decade sees the civic organization continuing to redefine itself within the city, under the motto, âWe Serve,â to provide help where it is needed.
Robert J. Rooney
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Robert J. Rooney of North Providence died on February 28, 2014.
Mr. Rooney was born in Providence, the son of Veronica Albury of Leehigh Acres, Florida and the late Francis N. Rooney. He was the stepson of Robert R. Albury.
He was previously employed by Cumberland Farms.
CUMBERLAND- Helen (Staba) Luiz, 92 formerly of Tyler Street, passed away Friday at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late James Luiz.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Koziol) Staba. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, and a member of the Cumberland Senior Center.
PAWTUCKET- Christine Sherlock, 64, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (McNamara) Sherlock.
Christine enjoyed spending time at home and painting. She leaves a sister, Mary Sherlock of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Karen Sherlock.
PAWTUCKET â Keeping the Paw in PawSox is a number one priority for city officials, and on Wednesday, the City Council approved a lease agreement to have the team remain at McCoy Stadium until 2021 and beyond.
PAWTUCKET â Tolman High head coach Mike Kayata is fully aware that in hoops parlance, Barrington is considered a matchup nightmare.
For Mount St. Charles and Burrillville, only two victories separate them from a return trip to Brown Universityâs Meehan Auditorium and a chance to claim championship glory.
For Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, and the St. Raphael/Providence Country Day/Wheeler co-op team, itâs going to take twice as many wins for a cherished spot in the Division II finals.
For these six teams, the march to Brown begins tonight as the puck drops on the state playoffs in the form of best-of-three series around the state.