April 10th, 2013
Cecelia H. Sharkey
CENTRAL FALLS - Cecelia H. Sharkey, 84 of Central Falls, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Sharkey. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Lacki) Stegnicki. Cecelia was a member of the Cumberland Polish White Eagles, and the Saint Basil Seniors.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, James and Allen Sharkey, two daughters, Barbara Roberts and Jo-Ann Sharkey, one sister, Mildred Plante, and seven grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John Stegnicki.
Casey R. Conover
PAWTUCKET - Casey R. Conover, 38, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Sandra R. (Rosa) Conover for thirteen years. Born in Ithaca, NY, he was the son of Douglas E. Conover of Newfield, NY and Cheryl A. (Gillmer) Conover of Spencer, NY.
Casey had resided in Pawtucket since 1998. He was the former Chief Dialysis Technician at DCI Faulkner Hospital, Boston. Casey was a member of the Newfield Volunteer Fire Department, Newfield, NY.
PAWTUCKET â€” Fresh eggs and honey from Pawtucket? One local nutrition group would like to see changes in the city's zoning and animal ordinances to allow urban farming activities like these to take root.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Students in the city could soon be wearing the school colors of red and blue on their sleeves â€” and on their slacks and skirts as well.
Central Falls Rep. Agostinho Silva has introduced legislation to allow Central Falls schools to adopt a dress code requiring school uniforms. Silva said parents approached him several months ago wanting to establish a school uniform policy.
â€śI told them, Iâ€™ll put it in,â€ť Silva said, adding that the parents â€śare looking to put everybody at the same level, dress-wise, when they go to school.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Through all the twists and turns on his basketball journey, Ricky Ledo never once lost sight of what he interpreted to be the brass ring.
Mentioning Ledo and the NBA in the same sentence is a parlor game thatâ€™s been en vogue for quite some time. The Providence native always seemed to have a twinkle in his eye when it came to pro hoops â€“ his tunnel vision so clairvoyant that the only matter left to itemize was to wait for Declaration Day.
Raymond J. Canning
PAWTUCKET - Raymond J. Canning passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary M. (Kearns) Canning. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Leo E. and Madeline V. (ONeill) Canning.
Ray was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a steelworker at Congdon & Carpenter, Seekonk before retiring in 1988, and was previously employed by the Washburn Wire Company, Rumford.
He leaves a son, Earl "Duke" F. Aldrich Jr.; a granddaughter, Shelly L. Vieira and a great-granddaughter, Emma May Vieira all of Pawtucket.
Arthur J. Battersby Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Arthur J. Battersby Jr., "Sonny" 77, passed peacefully with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Shirley A. (Smith) Battersby. They were married for 56 years.
He was the son of Arthur and Jeannette (Bechard) Battersby.
Arthur had been employed as a tool maker and machinist for many years.
Arthur was a Korean War Veteran, and served in the Army reserve for 24 years.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Police Tuesday were investigating a reported bank robbery involving two armed suspects at the Navigant Credit Union on Broad Street.
According to reports, two males dressed in black and wearing black masks walked into the 693 Broad St. bank where they showed a firearm and demanded cash from a teller. The suspects were reported to have fled the scene in a green Chevy Impala with red dealer plates, and they were last seen heading toward Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â€” Though hailed as a centerpiece of the future Slater Mill National Park that local and state tourism officials are hoping becomes a reality, the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center at 175 Main St. has been struggling to pay its bills and its quasi-public owners are planning to put it up for sale.
PAWTUCKET â€” Graciette Nobre sat next to her tearful mother and other family members on the curb across from 191 Harrison Street on Monday as officials walked in and around the burned-out multi-family that was their home until yesterday afternoon. â€śI just want to get in there and see if I can get my car keys, and find any of my stuff,â€ť she said. â€śAll of my things, my documents, are in there.â€ť
NORTH PROVIDENCE â€” North Providence made quick work of St. Raphael in their showdown for first place in the Division II-West standings on Monday afternoon at Governor Notte Park.
The Cougars used a four-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning and the steady five-hit pitching of senior Lindsay Cabral to help produce their third shutout victory in as many games, a 5-0 win that took just 70 minutes to complete.
ALLENTOWN, PA -- The Lehigh Valley IronPigs scored 13 unanswered runs to rally from an early deficit and hand the Pawtucket Red Sox their first loss of the season, 14-5, on Monday night at Coca-Cola Park.
Jeremy Hazelbaker led off the game by belting the third pitch he saw for his third home run of the season, and a few batters later, Bryce Brentz launched a two-run homer to give the PawSox a quick 3-0 lead.
The PawSox then upped their lead to 5-1 in the second on an RBI single by Jonathan Diaz and a sacrifice fly by Justin Henry, but things went downhill for them after that.
Frank M. Swistak
ATTLEBORO - Frank M. Swistak, 89 of Read St. Attleboro, died Sunday March 31, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Yvonne M. (Ouellette) Swistak.
Frank was born in Attleboro, a son of the late Frank & Antonina (Kogan) Swistak.
Mr. Swistak, was a jewelry polisher for Foster's Jewelry Company.
A lifelong Attleboro resident, he was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII, as a Private First Class, as a Heavy Mortar Crewman, where he received the combat badge, and the Bronze Star. Mr. Swistak, was very proud of his military service.
Janusz E. Starakiewicz, MD
WARWICK - Dr. Janusz E. Starakiewicz, 50, passed away at his residence Saturday April 6, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Maria Z. (Nawrocka) Starakiewicz, MD.
Born in Poland he was a son of the late Edward and Stanislawa (Chudzo) Starakiewicz. He lived in Warwick for the past 15 years.
Dr. Starakiewicz was a Pathologist and Director of the Blood Bank at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
He received his Medical Degree from Jagielonian University in Krakow, Poland and served his Medical Residency at Brown University.
Arthur A. Boudreau
PAWTUCKET - Arthur A. Boudreau, 99, died peacefully on Saturday, April 6th at the Jeanne Jugan Residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice (Cadieux) Boudreau to whom he was married for 60 years until her passing.
Michelle C. Regan
ATTLEBORO - Michelle C. Regan of Attleboro died on April 4, 2013. She was the longtime loving companion of Alan Krawiec.
Michelle was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Gerard Bouley and Elmira (Gaudreau) Bouley. She was employed at the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket in information services.
Besides her companion Alan Michelle is survived by her sister Theresa Mewshan of California.
MOOSIC, Penn. â€” Terry Doyle admits that the Pawtucket Red Sox were playing with house money.
With the PawSox having won the first three games against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the main question heading into Sundayâ€™s series finale was whether the RailRiders could save face and avoid falling victim to a season-opening four-game sweep at PNC Field.
MOOSIC, Pa. â€“ It appears the Red Sox are electing to take a cautious approach with pitcher Rubby De La Rosa.
The fifth member of Pawtucketâ€™s starting rotation will make his first start of the season at Lehigh Valley on Monday night. Unlike the teamâ€™s other four starters, all of whom have thrown around 85 pitches, De La Rosa will be limited to about 50 pitches. Graham Godfrey, who tossed two innings in Thursdayâ€™s season opener, is expected to serve as backup.
â€śJust taking it easy on him,â€ť said PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur about De La Rosa. â€śNo rush.â€ť
MOOSIC, Pa. â€“ The book on Jackie Bradley Jr. is that he possesses a keen eye at the plate and is a very disciplined hitter. In his first week with the Boston Red Sox, the highly-touted outfielder did little to sway how heâ€™s perceived.
Entering Sundayâ€™s road-trip finale in Toronto, Bradley had seen 92 total pitches in five games. The 18.4 pitches-per-game average furthers the belief that despite beginning just his second full pro season, the 22-year-old already has a thorough understanding of what is a strike and what isnâ€™t.