Archive - Sep 2012
PAWTUCKET â On a night that saw his team score at will against previously undefeated West Warwick, Shea head coach Dino Campopiano decided to throw a little love in the direction of the group that paved the way for the Raider skill players to glide up and down Max Read Field.
PAWTUCKET â In the eyes of team president Mike Tamburro, the PawSoxâ championship season is a feat that should be shared and celebrated with the public.
Though plans are still being finalized, Tamburro, gave the green light to announce that the Governorsâ Cup trophy will be making the rounds this offseason. Right now the target is to bring the silver hardware to each and every Rhode Island city and town along with neighboring Massachusetts communities.
CENTRAL FALLS â Six people--three familiar names in local politics and and three political newcomersâhave declared their intent to run for mayor of Central Falls in a special election to replace embattled former Mayor Charles Moreau.
The Rhode Island Board of Elections has set the date for a primary on November 6, the same day as the general election. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will then face off in a special election scheduled for December 11.
Louis Yip, left, pictured with his wife, and Sonny Ng and his wife, owners of Tai-O Corporation of Pawtucket, are honored during the 27th annual Blackstone Valley Tourism Council awards held at Twin River Casino Thursday night in Lincoln. The dinner also celebrated the 60th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, created by Pawtucket's own Hasbro Inc., which was honored with the Blackstone Valley Excellence in Arts, Business and Design Award. Yip and Ng, inducted into the Rev.
Olivia S. Medeiros
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Olivia S. Medeiros of the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield died Thursday at the residence. She was the wife of the late James Medeiros.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, a daughter of the late Antonio and Virginia (Sousa) Moniz. She came to the US in 1944 and settled in Bristol and Central Falls, RI and has been a Pawtucket resident since 1960.
Mrs. Medeiros was a Communicant of St. Anthony Church, Pawtucket and was a member of its Holy Ghost Society.
James F. Griffin, Jr.
EAST PROVIDENCE - James "Jimmy" F. Griffin, Jr., 88, of Elmwood Ave., Rumford, formerly of East Ave., Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late James F., Sr. and Mary E. (Kelley) Griffin.
Gilbert R. Ponton Sr.
CENTRAL FALLS - Gilbert R. Ponton Sr, "Pepere" 78, passed September 26th. He was the husband of the late Beatrice M. (Stay) Ponton.
He was the son of the late Gilbert R. and Bernadette C. (Larocque) Ponton.
He had been employed by Metalor Refining of North Attleboro and Alumaline Anodizing for many years.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia can look at Ryan Lavarnwayâs quest to become a fulltime catcher and say that not much time has elapsed since the former was in the latterâs shoes.
A coordinatorâs duties seem to be the attention grabber on a rĂ©sumĂ©, the kind that allows a deserving candidate to push to the top of the list whenever head coaching opportunities surface.
PAWTUCKET â With questions still lingering about some election procedures in the House District 58 race, the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union has picked up the fight on behalf of candidate Carlos Tobon, who lost to incumbent Representative William San Bento by one vote.
PAWTUCKET â Pawtucket Police are investigating a shooting of a city man that occurred during a robbery attempt early Thursday morning on Baldwin Street.
According to Major Arthur Martins, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Pawtucket Police were called to the area of 43 Baldwin St. in response to a shooting. Police discovered that the victim had driven himself to the Memorial Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his hip. His injury is not considered to be life-threatening.
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Marjorie A. Nashawaty
PAWTUCKET - Marjorie A. Nashawaty, a retired educator, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
Linda L. Perron
CENTRAL FALLS - Linda L. (Duphily) Perron, 51, passed September 27th.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Marcel and Ella (Parker) Duphily.
After graduating Shea High School in 1979 she then was employed by the corporate office of CVS as an auditor for many years and had also tended bar.
She is survived by two sons, Michael R. Perron and his wife Amy and Daniel R. Perron, two brothers, Ronald and Thomas Duphily, two sisters, Roxanne Bertrand and Debra Archetto, two grandchildren, Brayden and Aidan and many nieces and nephews.
CUMBERLAND â Central Falls High head coach Carl Africo doesn't ask former mentor Bobby Marchand to help him out with scouting, but â if he's going to offer â the former isn't about to argue.
Prior to the Warriors' Division I tilt against Cumberland on Wednesday night, Marchand told Africo he had seen the Clippers play at Barrington earlier in the week, and told him that junior striker Kyle Courtney had the speed and ball skills to be a thorn in CF's defensive side.
WOONSOCKET â In a game featuring two of the Division III-Aâs youngest teams, it was a group of veteran players that helped St. Raphael pick up its first league victory of the season on Wednesday afternoon.
Junior striker Kyanna Ivey-Jones netted a pair of goals, her fifth and sixth of the season, and senior co-captain Lauren Gaj added a goal and an assist to help the Saints post a 3-1 victory over Woonsocket at Barry Field.
SEEKONK â Guitar teacher Greg Hodde was amused when the mother of one of his teenage male students told him she didn't mind paying for lessons because it was âcheaper than counseling.â Yet, the self-taught musician and teacher can relate to that sentiment, as he is a true believer in the power of music and its role in one's journey toward self-discovery.
PAWTUCKET â With the next year's budget process underway as well as contract negotiations, two recent moves in the Pawtucket Police Department that the chief and city officials say are necessary have caused grumbling among the rank and file.
Last week, a low-key promotion ceremony was held at City Hall for two Pawtucket Police officers. Detective Capt. Paul Catarina was elevated to major of administration, a position that had been vacant, and Lt. Tina Goncalves was promoted to captain.
PAWTUCKET - Stanley Loniak, 82, of Fogarty Manor, Roosevelt Avenue passed away Sunday September 16, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI.
Born in Newark, NJ, he was a son of the late Steven and Pauline (Chicoracki) Loniak. He lived in Pawtucket for the past 13 years and was formerly of Warwick, RI and New Jersey.
Before retiring he was employed as a Manager in a Jewelry Manufacturing Co. He was an Art Exhibitor for 59 years and was a past member of the Pawtucket Art Collaborative Board Of Directors and a member of the Leon Mathieu Senior Center of Pawtucket.
Jeone M. LaRose
PAWTUCKET - Jeone M. (Meadow) LaRose, 103, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Lionel LaRose.
Born in Millbury, MA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Delima Meadow. Mrs. LaRose was a seamstress at the Lincoln Dress Company for many years. She was a member of the Notre Dame and St. Matthew Seniors Club, and enjoyed reading, crocheting and Bingo.
Mary B. Dolan
PAWTUCKET - Mary B. Dolan, 83,died peacefully on Monday surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Mansour and Wadiyah Berouty.
She is survived by her loving husband Irving of 63 years. She was the loving mother of Nancy Buss and husband Joseph
of Lincoln, and William Dolan and wife Grace of Oakland Maine. She was a devoted grandmother to Jenny and Katie Buss,
and Emily and Jamie Dolan. She is also survived by her sister Sally Wyllie of Lincoln. She was predeceased by her brother
Samuel Berouty of Long Beach California.