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April 7th, 2014

LA Fitness eyes Pawtucket site

April 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET— An unsightly and long-neglected stretch of busy North Main Street, near an underground bowling alley and former Sears department store, will get a much-needed lift with a proposal to build a new LA Fitness Center.
The proposal by Nms Associates LLC, part of the Procaccanti Group real estate management and investment firms, will involve an expanse of property that stretches down North Main Street from Ann Mary Street in Pawtucket to the corner of the old Sears store at White Avenue in neighboring Providence.

April 6th

In Cumberland, a new school rises

April 6, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy’s elementary school building has begun to take shape at the former Currier Park on Broad Street near Town Hall, and is expected to open to students in the fall.

That was the forecast offered by Robert Bellafiore, a spokesman for Civic Builders, on Friday as workers from H.V. Collins, Civic’s contractor, continued to erect steel beams at the site.

Kelly sisters receive RIIL's Most Courageous Award

April 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – No high schooler wears the badge of courage better than the Kelly twins, former Davies Tech student-athlete Waleska and Tolman High’s Francheska.

It was back in July that Waleska, the elder by a few minutes, suffered a stroke following a summer league basketball game. Through several confusing, worrisome months for the sisters, their family members, friends, teammates and mentors, Waleska now is back on track and enjoying things most of her peers take for granted.

April 4th

Nelson fires one-hitter in Clippers' win over Titans

April 4, 2014

CUMBERLAND — Juliet Nelson supplied some heat on a chilly 41-degree afternoon.
The Cumberland ace pitcher also brought her ‘A’ game to her team’s home opener on Friday against visiting Toll Gate, as she struck out nine batters and allowed just two batted balls to reach the outfield grass in a masterful one-hit gem and a 2-0 victory that took just 80 minutes to complete.

PawSox post rain-shortened victory over IronPigs

April 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET — After a dismal previous 13 offensive frames to open this 2014 campaign, the Pawtucket Red Sox finally broke out of their collective offensive funk on drizzly Friday night..
Lehigh Valley had seemed destined to record another “crooked number” triumph after jumping out to a 4-0 cushion, but the PawSox manufactured eight runs in the back half of the fifth and cruised to a 9-4 victory before a sparse crowd of 2,652 at McCoy Stadium.
Umpires had halted the game after the top of the eighth due to rain, but the tilt was quickly called official after a 15-minute delay.

Jeannette J. Corneau

April 4, 2014

Jeannette J. Corneau

CENTRAL FALLS- Jeannette J. Corneau, 82, passed away on April 4th. She lived in Central Falls all her life before going to St. Antoine Residence.
She was the daughter of the late Omer and Rhea (Bouvier) Desrosiers.
Jeannette was a homemaker and a past member of the St. Anne Sodality. She was the beloved wife of Arthur J. Corneau for the past 61 years.

Jeannette J. Corneau

April 4, 2014

Jeannette J. Corneau

CENTRAL FALLS- Jeannette J. Corneau, 82, passed away on April 4th. She lived in Central Falls all her life before going to St. Antoine Residence.
She was the daughter of the late Omer and Rhea (Bouvier) Desrosiers.
Jeannette was a homemaker and a past member of the St. Anne Sodality. She was the beloved wife of Arthur J. Corneau for the past 61 years.

Maria Augusta Delgado

April 4, 2014

Maria Augusta Delgado

CUMBERLAND- Maria Augusta Delgado, 99, of Pollett Street, passed away Thursday April 3, 2014 at the Miriam Hospital, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfredo Delgado.
Born June 3, 1914 in Baraçal, Guarda, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Feliz (Cardoso) DeJesus.
She settled in Pawtucket with her husband and daughter in 1947, and moved to Cumberland in 1963. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

Bernard A. Raymond

April 4, 2014

Bernard A. Raymond

CENTRAL FALLS: Bernard A. Raymond, 84, formerly of Liberty St, passed April 4th with his loving family by his side.
He was a lifelong Central Falls resident and longtime Communicant of Holy Spirit Parish (St Matthew Church).
He had been employed as a tool maker for many years. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Dorothy H. Niebuhr

April 4, 2014

Dorothy H. Niebuhr

PAWTUCKET- Dorothy H. Niebuhr, 98, formerly of Harcourt Ave., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Henry H. and Flora I. (Hoenicke) Niebuhr.

Chester S. Kwiatkowski

April 4, 2014

Chester S. Kwiatkowski

CENTRAL FALLS- Chester S. Kwiatkowski, 94, passed away Friday March 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen F. (Wojcik) Kwiatkowski.
Born in Strabane, PA he was a son of the late Stanley and Veronica (Safranowski) Kwiatkowski.
Before retiring he was employed as a Welder at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Co. of East Hartford, CT.
Chet was a WWII Navy Veteran serving as a Chief Torpedoman and a member of the Fierlit-Korzen A.L. Post #79 of Central Falls.

April 3rd

IronPigs blank PawSox in season opener, 4-0

April 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET — It had all the pageantry of Opening Day, from the introduction to the teams to Boston bullpen cop Steve Horgan tossing out the ceremonial pitch to the unfurling of an American flag in center field and a cannon salute that sounded off at the conclusion of the national anthem.

Eight PawSox players will venture to Fenway Park this afternoon for Boston's ring ceremony

April 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET — If eight PawSox players show up late to McCoy Stadium this afternoon, don’t fret. Their potential tardiness has already been taken under advisement.
“It will be okay,” smiled manager Kevin Boles. “Opportunities like this don’t come around too often, so you’ve got to take advantage of them.”

Former city councilor dies

April 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET—She was the city's own version of Geraldine Ferraro. Kathleen A. Magill, the first woman to hold a City Council seat and the first to run for mayor, passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness. She was 69.
Magill, a married mother of three, made history in 1979 when she became the first woman elected to the Pawtucket City Council. She won a city-wide, at-large council seat and served for eight years.

POLITICS AS USUAL: Speaker fight offered plenty of noise, precious little change

April 3, 2014

Editor's note: This column was first published in The Times on March 31.
The events between March 21, when the FBI raided then-House Speaker Gordon Fox’s third-floor Statehouse office, and Tuesday, March 25, when Cranston Rep. Nicholas Mattiello put his hand on a Bible and was sworn in as the new Speaker, were seismic, a lightning-fast blitzkrieg of political maneuvering, a fundamental shakeup in the House of Representatives and a change in the most powerful political office in the state.

Pet food company buys building in Pawtucket

April 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET—In a move that is being hailed as a major win by city officials, a growing pet food and supply company has purchased the Benjamin F. Chester Building at 175 Main St. as its corporate headquarters.

Victor R. Ferreira

April 3, 2014

Victor R. Ferreira

GREENVILLE - Victor R. Ferreira, 69 of Pleasant View Circle passed away Wednesday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Laurie A. (Fox) Ferreira.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of Mary C. (Rodrigues) Ferreira and the late Joseph B. Ferreira. Mr. Ferreira resided in Greenville 42 years.
He was employed by the US Postal Service until his retirement last year.
He was a US Air Force veteran serving in Vietnam.

Doris M. Zwolenski

April 3, 2014

Doris M. Zwolenski

CUMBERLAND - Doris M. "Maggie" Zwolenski, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Raymond A. Zwolenski.
She was born in Michigan a daughter of the late Eugene H. and Doris M. (MacDonald) Packard. She had lived in Cumberland since 1962 and had been employed as a sales clerk at the former Woolco and W.T. Grants Companies for many years.

April 2nd

BASEBALL PREVIEW: Tolman looks to repeat as division champs

April 2, 2014

At this point of the high school baseball season, the main topic of discussion doesn’t pertain to the depth of the pitching staff or whether there’s enough offense to carry the day.

After the brutal winter and wet early spring Rhode Islanders have endured, the burning question pertains to the status of the local diamonds. Are they ready to come to life following a deep slumber?

Five items to watch as PawSox begin 2014 campaign

April 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The 2014 season for the PawSox is upon us, and with it brings the promise of intrigue and discovery. Who will produce enough to get summoned to Boston? The answers will start to reveal themselves beginning with Thursday’s season and home opener against Lehigh Valley.

Until the answers begin to trickle in, here are five items one scribe plans to closely monitor in the early going:

1). A spin-off of Three’s Company

 

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