Archive - Oct 2012
LINCOLN â Davies Tech head coach Victor Oliveira usually has an inkling as to how his squad will execute prior to a contest. Itâs based on collective attitude, and how theyâre conducting themselves.
On Wednesday afternoon, he had no doubt.
Senior tri-captain Paulo Chavez and classmate Daniel Munoz each netted a pair of goals and junior Mauricio Agudelo chipped in a tally and two assists as the sixth-seeded Patriots walloped No. 11-ranked Johnston High, 7-0, in a R.I. Division III Tournament preliminary tilt.
PAWTUCKET â In light of the vexing matter it is for many, the city has decided to ask the state's highest court to review a lower court ruling that prevented it from firing Pawtucket Police Officer Nichalas Laprade, convicted of indecent exposure in an off-duty incident in 2010.
Mayor Donald R. Grebien has instructed the city's legal counsel in the case, Vincent Ragosta, to prepare a petition for a âwrit of certiorariâ to the Rhode Island Supreme Court, asking that the appeal be heard.
LINCOLN â A confident John Taylor told the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Twin River will âabsolutelyâ be able to compete with the planned Massachusetts casinos if the ballot questions to allow table games at the casino are approved by voters next week.
Hilda R. Nilan
PAWTUCKET - Hilda R. Nilan of Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Owen J. Nilan.
Mrs. Nilan was born in Milnesville, PA, the daughter of the late Charles R. Swinesburg and Florence (Gross) Swinesburg. She was a homemaker and loved time spent with her family..
Hilda B. Bernardo
CUMBERLAND - Hilda B. Bernardo (Brito), 81, of Rhode Island Ave. passed away Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Bernardo.
Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Jose M. and Gloria (Cabral) Brito. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
PAWTUCKET â Moving closer to a formal partnership, the Care New England hospital group and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island have asked state regulators for an expedited review of their contemplated affiliation under the Hospital Conversions Act.
Theirs is the second request for expedited review since the HCA was amended earlier this year under a measure championed by Woonsocket State Senator Roger Picard to allow the state Department of Health and the Attorney Generalâs Division to fast-track hospital mergers.
PAWTUCKET âPawtucket Police are seeking information about an armed robbery and shooting that occurred Monday at around 10:45 a.m. at the Barbosa Furniture store at 599 Main St.
According to Major Arthur Martins, police received a report of a shooting at the store. When they arrived, they found two men who had appeared to have been shot. Both victims were alert and did not seem to have life-threatening injuries.
As the 2012 election campaign enters its final week, a new poll shows the 1st District congressional campaign virtually deadlocked, with incumbent Democrat David Cicilline holding on to a slender one-point lead over Republican challenger Brendan Doherty.
The poll, taken for WPRI Channel 12 by Fleming & Associates, shows Cicilline with 42.6 percent of the vote to Dohertyâs 41.6, with Independent David Vogel picking up 6.3 percent and 8.3 percent undecided.
On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18, Glenn Ginish, Jr., a performance analyst for a renowned bank in Boston, was taking the âTâ home to Jamaica Plains when he figured he'd call his kid sister, Laura, back at her mom's apartment on Mendon Road.
He did so just so the two could catch up with each other's lives.
Mary Elizabeth Martin
CUMBERLAND - Mary Elizabeth (Lobo) Martin, 84, of Cumberland, died suddenly on Friday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Jerome Martin. Born in Attleboro, MA, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Furtado) Lobo.
Mary was employed as a textile worker for Pontiac Weaving until her retirement. She was a very talented sewer and knitter who made all of her family's clothing including her daughter's wedding gown and many suits for her husband.
Regina M. Hutton
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Regina "Reggie" M. (Hilliard) Hutton, 81, of South Kingstown, formerly of Evergreen St., Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, October 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward "Teddy" W. Hutton.
Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Harry H. and Irene S. (Simmons) Hilliard, she resided in Pawtucket for many years before moving to South Kingstown in 2007.
CUMERLAND - Helen (Donaghey) Egan, 94, of Old Angell Road died Friday, October 26, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late James R. Egan, Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late James J. and Agnes (Parks) Donaghey, she had lived in Cumberland for the past 62 years.
Mrs. Egan was a timekeeper for Fram Corporation for many years before retiring in 1978.
She was a communicant of Historic St. Joseph's Church, Cumberland.
CUMBERLAND - Mary (Matteo) Cyr, 91, of Scott Road, passed away Monday, October 29, in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Rosario (Leo) Cyr.
Born in Ashton, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Mariangela (Sylvestre) Matteo. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Cyr was employed by the HASBRO, Inc. of Pawtucket for many years until her retirement.
Milton E. Noble
PAWTUCKET - Milton E. Noble, age 90, Registrar Emeritus of Brown University and a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, died Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, East Providence.
Edward M. Gorman
LINCOLN - Edward M. "Eddie" Gorman, 77, of Lincoln, died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Marie T. (Burns) Gorman. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was the son of the late Edward M. and Mary (Nield) Gorman.
Mr. Gorman was a retired Detective Commander for the Lincoln Police Department. Following his retirement from the police force he worked as a court officer for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He was a Korean Army veteran, a member of the Lincoln FOPA and the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick.
Waves crash over the seawall at Narragansett Pier at the time of high tide Monday morning as Hurricane Sandy's effects begin to be felt in the Ocean State. A crowd of curious onlookers gather near Ocean Road and Beach Street to witness the awesome display by Mother Nature.
President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Rhode Island early Monday morning as Gov. Lincoln Chafee requested on Sunday.
The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all five Rhode Island counties.
Itâs less than an hourâs drive to Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island, and Roger Williams University, but starting tomorrow and continuing for the next two weeks, several local high school soccer, girlsâ volleyball, and field hockey teams will begin their long roads towards state championship glory.
PAWTUCKET â The past week has featured plenty of heavy lifting at McCoy Stadium. No, this particular exercise has nothing to do with removing the Governorsâ Cup trophy from its on-display perch in the team store and whisking the hardware away to the latest destination on the touring caravan.
Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Paul Audette, Jean A. Stizpeck, Norah Pollard (on behalf of her late father, John âRedâ Pollard), and Janice C. McHale, pose for a photo during an induction ceremony/dinner at the LeFoyer Club in Pawtucket Friday night. Audette is a semi-retired businessman and philanthropist who served as a volunteer ombudsman for the Alliance for Better Long-Term Care, chaired the city's Affirmative Action Committee, and worked for decades assisting the needy. McHale and Stizpek organized Pawtucket's annual Winter Wonderland at Slater Park.