May 7th, 2013
PROVIDENCE â The cost of getting married in Rhode Island could triple soon.
Pawtucket Rep. Elaine Coderre has introduced legislation that would add a $46 surcharge to the fee for a marriage license to pay for domestic violence prevention.
That would hike the cost of a license â which is currently $24 â to $70.
Of the additional $46, $44 would go to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) to operate the prevention programs and $2 would be kept by the city or town issuing the license.
PAWTUCKET â The Slater Mill Museum historic site on the Blackstone River can teach visitors plenty about how cotton is spun into thread and eventually clothing.
But the museum also tells the story of life in the Blackstone Valley before Samuel Slater opened his mill, sparking the American Industrial Revolution; the details can be found in the heritage plants and flowers growing in the garden.
Rita R. Roberts
PAWTUCKET - Rita R. (Butler) Roberts, 93, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Roberts. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Elizabeth (Bouthier) Butler, she resided in Pawtucket and Attleboro for many years.
Rita leaves a daughter, Beverly A. McCabe and her late husband, Jake of Narragansett; three grandchildren, Joan Ricci and her husband, Victor of Narragansett, Patricia Arcieri of Glocester and John T. McCabe of Warwick and three great-grandchildren, Brittany Ricci, Victor Ricci and Oliver Arcieri.
Marie Rita Klucznik
MANCHESTER, CT & ATTLEBORO, MA - Marie Rita (Laplume) Klucznik, 76, of Manchester, CT formerly of Attleboro, MA and Salt Lake City, UT beloved wife of the late Blais M. Klucznik passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Connecticut. Rita was born on July 9, 1936 in Central Falls, RI daughter of the late Herve and Alice (Perreault) Laplume. She was a sweet and gentle woman who enjoyed reading mysteries, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and playing board games with her grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET - Pauline (Lacoursiere) Beliveau, 86, of Pawtucket passed away on April 22, 2013, daughter of the late Ernest and Yvonne Lacoursiere and the late Fernand Lacoursiere of Chicago.
She leaves one daughter, Karen Proulx, one grandson Christopher Proulx, one great grandon Corbin Proulx, one sister Jeannette Amaral, all of Pawtucket, and one brother Robert Lacoursiere of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was private.
PAWTUCKET --- If Mount St. Charles learned anything about Tolman over the past six days, itâs that the Tigers have plenty of pitching to go around.
Less than a week after Carlos Sanabria blanked Mount on four hits, the Tigers topped the Mounties with another four-hitter on Monday afternoon â this time coming from starter Richie Marshall and reliever Joey Fernandes â and parlayed that with a 14-hit assault to beat their Division II-North opponent, 8-3, at Slater Park.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. --- The Pawtucket Red Sox bounced back nicely from their no-hit loss at home on Sunday by kicking off their eight-day road trip on Monday night with a 5-1 victory over the Gwinnett Braves.
The PawSox, who collected 10 hits to hand their hosts their ninth straight loss, used two of them to break out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, as Ryan Lavarnway collected a two-out single and Mark Hamilton followed with an opposite-field home run to left field.
EAST PROVIDENCE â The City Council will hold a public hearing tonight to give residents and local profit and non-profit agencies the chance to offer input on the funding requests proposed in city's 2013-2014 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application.
This year, the city is applying for $620,675 in grant funding for local community development and housing needs, which will be available for programming during the fiscal year that begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2014.
The council's meeting begins at 7:30 at City Hall, 145 Taunton Ave.
LINCOLN â It could be upwards of a month before residents are able to move back into a Front Street triple-decker that was heavily damaged by fire Sunday night, fire officials said yesterday.
Lonsdale Fire Chief Timothy Griffin said the 263 Front St. building sustained $75,000 to $100,000 in damages and that extensive repairs will be required before the seven tenants left homeless by the blaze are allowed back in.
All of the tenants are reportedly staying with family members, he said.
Richard P. Buser
PAWTUCKET - On Friday May 3, 2013, at the age of 77, and in the presence of his children and grandchildren, Richard Paul Buser left this life in the arms of his loving wife, Carol at home. He was the son of the late Dorothy Buser of Newport, RI and the late Paul Buser of San Diego, CA. He was a fifth ward graduate of St. Mary's grammar School, De LaSalle Academy Valedictorian, and a URI engineering alumnus, all leading to the knowledge for a productive life and the partner for a happy life.
PAWTUCKET - Raymond, Patricia (O'Neill) 59 of Pawtucket, RI passed away May 3, 2013 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Edward and Margret (Mulcahey) O'Neill.
She is survived by her brother Edward J. O'Neill of Lincoln and three daughters, Heather Hooven of Richboro, PA, Amanda Raymond and Elizabeth Raymond of Pawtucket. She is also survived by two sons, John Raymond and Andrew Tatro of Pawtucket and many nieces, nephews and five grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Edward's Church, Pawtucket.
Raymond F. Hart
PAWTUCKET - Raymond F. Hart, 93, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Roderick and Ora (Major) Hart. Raymond was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a school teacher for the city of Pawtucket, working for Jenks Junior High and Tolman High School. He summered in Touisset. His family was one of the founding families of Saint Leo's Church.
CENTRAL FALLS â With the recent Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, much attention has been paid to the âfirst respondersâ who sprang into action to aid the injured. However, since last March and long before all the media attention, 18 Central Falls High School students were quietly meeting after school to learn how to be emergency responders, and their hard work and dedication has paid off.
PAWTUCKET â Rubby De La Rosa has turned the corner with his pitching lately. As a result, the teamâs harness on the young prospect is getting loosened.
After being subjected to a stringent pitch count during the first month of the season, the hard-throwing phenom is expected to throw in the neighborhood of 70-75 when he takes the mound for Pawtucket Monday night in Gwinnett. De La Rosa has been limited to around 50 pitches in his previous five starts, none of which have seen him toss more than three innings.
PAWTUCKET â Leave it to a Rhode Island native to earn a slice of immortality at McCoy Stadium.
By zipping a 92 miles-per-hour fastball that produced a swing-and-miss by Pawtucket outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker, Durham reliever and Johnston native Jeff Beliveau etched his name into the teamâs annals. Brought on to nail down the final out, Beliveau preserved the Bullsâ combined no-hitter and secure a 2-1 victory over the PawSox on Sunday.
PAWTUCKET â Itâs a treat and a dessert and you can really have ice cream anytime. But there is something special about going to get ice cream at an ice cream stand or from a truck, even on a cool May evening.
Rod Florez, the General Manager of Palagi Brothers Ice Cream and Frozen Lemonade in Pawtucket, actually anticipates sales in late April and early May as some of the best for his business all season.
Palagi Brothersâ 25 trucks usually hit the streets on April 1 but were delayed this year by late winter weather and sales were still slower than usual this week, according to Florez.
PAWTUCKET â Norman Menard says you donât have to be a policeman, fireman or emergency management professional to help your community when there are threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and natural disasters.
What you do need, he says, is a willingness to learn and help support first responders any way you can when disaster does strike.
CUMBERLAND â Prior to Cumberland Highâs Division I showdown with Tolman on Friday afternoon, head coach Marty Crowley issued a message to his players.
âI just told them that Tolmanâs a great team, and â like every game â they need to be ready to play, and play hard,â he stated. âI also said that theyâre brand new to the league (division), and we havenât seen them, but we needed to take them like any other (force). The good news is we heeded that warning.â
PAWTUCKET â Allen Webster brought out his best to nab his first Triple-A victory on a cold Friday night.
The 23-year-old prospect delivered six innings of two-hit ball, striking out nine batters and walking none, to help the Pawtucket Red Sox produce a 4-1 victory over the Durham Bulls at McCoy Stadium.
Aside from a shaky third inning that saw Webster hit the first batter he faced and the Bulls collect both their hits and score their run, Webster was simply on top of his game.
PAWTUCKET â Gary DiSarcina wasted little time in explaining why the PawSox are refraining from employing a six-man starting rotation.
âChris Hernandez will be in the bullpen,â the Pawtucket skipper stated prior to Thursdayâs game, which was started by Alfredo Aceves.