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September 14th, 2014

Vitali seeks council vote recount

September 14, 2014

PAWTUCKET – City Councilman Albert J. Vitali Jr. has filed for a recount of Tuesday’s at-large council primary after the most recent figures from the state Board of Elections have him trailing third-place finisher and fellow City Councilman Thomas E. Hodge by only 35 votes.

Vitali said he filed for the recount on Wednesday, the day after the primary, “because the percentage points were so narrow.”

September 13th

PawSox are Governors' Cup champs!

September 13, 2014


DURHAM, N.C. -- For the second time in three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox are Governors’ Cup champions.
 
The Sox earned a 4-1 victory Saturday night to take the deciding Game 5 of a razor-close championship series against Durham, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It marked the Pawtucket's fourth International League championship in franchise history.
 

September 12th

Member of Northern Ireland’s parliament attends ceremony in Pawtucket

September 12, 2014

PAWTUCKET – With the cities' connection through James McNally Wilson, one of seven Irish rebels rescued from an Australian prison in the 1870s, Pawtucket officials on Friday announced the formation of a sister city relationship with Newry County Down in Northern Ireland.

Shea’s speed burns Lincoln in 41-21 Friday night romp

September 12, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Shea High still owns the kind of speed that can turn a game around in a heartbeat.
 
The Raiders got an 80-yard kickoff return from Momodou Mbye to start the second half on Friday night. Mbye's burst broke open a close game against Lincoln, which trailed by just eight points at intermission. The Raiders then piled it on, rolling to a 41-21 in the Division II opener for both sides.
 

Pearl M. Malone

September 12, 2014

Pearl M. Malone

PAWTUCKET - Pearl M. Malone, 89, formerly of Pawtucket died on September 11, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Daniel T. Malone.
Mrs. Malone was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late James Wood and Susan (Wynn) Wood. She was an inspector at Allied Chemical for many years.
Pearl is survived by her daughters; Susan Boyce and Pearl Cartier. She also leaves her stepchildren; Daniel T. Malone Jr., and his wife Dana and Carol Dufresne.
Mrs. Malone had eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings

September 12, 2014

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings
The Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young takes a look at the Patriots' Week 2 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

September 11th

PawSox' rally falls short in Game 3 loss of Governors' Cup finals

September 11, 2014

DURHAM, N.C.  –  After dropping a heartbreaking, 4-3, 11-inning loss at McCoy Stadium late Wednesday night, the Pawtucket Red Sox were hell-bent on evening the score against the Durham Bulls in the third game of the best-of-five Governors' Cup finals set 24 hours later.

Man says he was solicited for sex at polling site

September 11, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A city man who was a volunteer at the Kennedy Manor polls for Tuesday's primary was arrested for loitering for prostitution after he offered to perform a sex act on a fellow volunteer, police said.
William Seiler, 38, offered to perform a sex act on a man in his 20s who also was volunteering at the Broad Street housing complex for the primary, police Maj. Arthur Martins said.

Thomas Collins

September 11, 2014

Thomas Collins

LINCOLN - Thomas Collins, "Tom" 89, passed on September 11th peacefully at home with his family. He was the son of the late James and Marcella Collins. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rita (LaFountaine) Collins. Tom was a member of Army Air Corp and served in the Pacific during World War II. He had been employed by Harvest Bread for many years and retired from Wonder Bread in Providence. Both Tom and Rita were co-founders of the ARC of Blackstone Valley.

September 10th

William Lussier

September 10, 2014

William Lussier

PAWTUCKET - William Lussier, "Bill" 70, passed on September 4th.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Oreme and Delia (Pelletier) Lussier. He resided most of his life in Pawtucket and Central Falls and recently resided at Kennedy Manor. He loved listening to music, especially Elvis.
Bill is survived by a sister, Beatrice Emery, of Lincoln, a brother, Richard Lussier and his wife Lillian of Pawtucket and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Doris Beaulier Alexion and Leo Lussier.

Ryan J. Fernandes

September 10, 2014

Ryan J. Fernandes

CUMBERLAND - Ryan J. Fernandes, 26, passed away Tuesday in the R.I. Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved son of Carleen (Ribeiro) Correia of Cumberland and Joseph Fernandes of South Attleboro.
Ryan was a self employed Computer Technician for a number of years. He enjoyed the Art's, Music and Tattoos, however his greatest love was time spent with his daughter and family.

Manuel Silva

September 10, 2014

Manuel Silva

CUMBERLAND - Manuel Silva, 89, of High St., passed away Monday at the home of his daughter, Patucinia "Pat" Martell. He was the beloved husband of the late Aurora (Lourenco) Silva.
Born in Fall River he was the son of the late Jaime and Marie (Campos) Silva. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.
He was a steel worker, employed by Lincoln Dementional Tube, Lincoln for 35 years until his retirement in 1987.

Ralph J. Skurka Sr.

September 10, 2014

Ralph J. Skurka Sr.

CUMBERLAND - Ralph J. Skurka Sr., 63 of Main St. passed away Monday, September 8th at home. He was the beloved husband of Karen R. (Tolman) Skurka. They had been married for the past 41 years.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Amy (Buckley) Skurka Sr. He was a life long Cumberland resident.

September 9th

Cano top vote-getter in Pawtucket council race

September 9, 2014

PAWTUCKET – School Committee member Sandra Cano ran away from the pack as the top vote-getter in Tuesday night's City Council primary, garnering
well over 400 more votes than the next closest candidate.

Cano, who has served on the School Committee since 2012, received 4,068 votes, according to unofficial results from the state Board of Elections.
Trailing behind Cano, but still chosen by voters to be on November's
ballot, was three-term council member Lorenzo C. Tetreault, who garnered

PawSox take Game 1 of Governors' Cup championship, 3-2 over Durham

September 9, 2014


PAWTUCKET – One down, two to go. 
 

Aguinaldo Dolivramento

September 9, 2014

Aguinaldo Dolivramento

PAWTUCKET - Aguinaldo Dolivramento, "Gui" 76, passed on September 3rd at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Francelina (Gomes) Dolivramento. Born in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, a son of the late Emanuel D. and Emilia (Lopes) Dolivramento.
He had been employed by the City of Pawtucket and Providence School Departments. He was also employed by BB Greenburger.

Henry V. Genest

September 9, 2014

Henry V. Genest

ATTLEBORO - Henry "Hank" V. Genest, 68, formerly of Greenfield St., Seekonk, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Born in Quebec, Canada, he was a son of the late Henry J. and Nellie M. (Penney) Genest. Hank was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was the proprietor of Hank's Garage on Case St., Seekonk for many years. He enjoyed spoiling his nieces and nephews, taking them out to dinner often and teaching them how to fish and boat.

McGair: Just call this Governors' Cup finals a rematch, not the renewal of a rivalry

September 9, 2014

 

PAWTUCKET – A disclaimer right off the bat: Rivalries in minor-league baseball do not exist, no matter how hard some in the business wish they did.

New St. Raphael athletic director Tanguay eager to get going

September 9, 2014

 

PAWTUCKET – Inside Ray Tanguay’s office – located a jump shot away from the basketball court inside St. Raphael’s Alumni Hall – is a textbook example of an athletic director who emphasizes staying ahead of the curve.

Hanging on one of the walls are several dry erase boards that contain the schedules for all SRA fall sports teams at the varsity and junior varsity level. If there’s a postponement, all Tanguay needs to do is wipe and write the rescheduled date in its new slot.

September 8th

Primary day arrives in RI

September 8, 2014


It’s going to be a long day for statewide candidates locked in tight primaries, but voters should need no more than a few minute to do their duty. All they have to do is choose the candidates they think will lead Rhode Island toward a brighter future.
 
Sounds easy, right?