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September 9th, 2014

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?
 

Joseph A. Olivier

September 8, 2014

Joseph A. Olivier

SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Joseph A. Olivier, 85, a retired proofreader, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Dunn) Olivier. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Bruno and Marie Blanche (Lessard) Olivier.
Joe resided in Central Falls until moving to South Attleboro in 1995. He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran, and a member and former Trustee of the VFW Post 1271, Central Falls. He was also a member of the Elks and was an avid Red Sox fan.

Noella L. Aunchman

September 8, 2014

Noella L. Aunchman

N. KINGSTOWN - Noella L. Aunchman, 94, formerly of Central Falls, died peacefully at South County Hospital on Friday, September 5, 2014 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Aunchman until his death in 1984. She was born in New Bedford, MA, the daughter of the late Philippe and Blanche (Chartier) St. Pierre. Noella worked at the former Deb Shoppe as a presser before her retirement in 1981. She was a long-time member of the choir of St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland.

Violet L. Marceau

September 8, 2014

Violet L. Marceau

PAWTUCKET - Violet L. Marceau, 85, passed peacefully on August 17th surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph D. Marceau.
She had been employed by Apex for many years before retiring.

Marion A. Glasheen

September 8, 2014

Marion A. Glasheen

PAWTUCKET - Marion A. Glasheen, formerly of Pawtucket passed into eternal life on Sunday, September 7, 2014. She was the wife of the late William H. Glasheen.
Mrs. Glasheen was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Francis McGovern and the late Lillian (Mack) McGovern. She was a telephone operator for the former New England Telephone, now Verizon, for over 40 years.

September 7th

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Tolman ready to wreak havoc in new division

September 7, 2014


PAWTUCKET — After two years of battling Division I stalwarts like Hendricken, La Salle, Portsmouth and Barrington, Tolman High coach Dave Caito believes his Tigers, now back at Division II-A, could have a special season in front of them.
 

Council race tops Pawtucket ballot

September 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The four candidates for three at-large council seats say that issues ranging from improving the city’s business climate to keeping a keen eye to the city’s finances are focal points in the lead-up to Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

Incumbent councilmen Thomas E. Hodge, Lorenzo C. Tetreault, and Albert J. Vitali Jr. will look to receive another term on the council when voters take to the polls during the Sept. 9 primary. However, a challenge has come from School Committee member Sandra Cano.

September 6th

Cumberland American LL honored at Fenway Park

September 6, 2014

Cumberland American Little League coaches and players acknowledge the applause from the Fenway Park crowd prior to Friday night's Blue Jays-Red Sox game. Joining the New England champs is Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.

September 5th

PawSox return to Governors’ Cup finals Tuesday at McCoy

September 5, 2014

SYRACUSE — Pawtucket clinched a trip to the Governors’ Cup finals with a three-game sweep of the Syracuse Chiefs, capped off by a roller-coaster 7-6 win on Friday night on the road.
 
After playing from behind the entire night, PawSox DH Ryan Lavarnway delivered a two-run, game-tying single in the seventh, his first hit of the series. Blake Swihart followed with a base hit to score Lavarnway for what proved to be the winning run.

Tolman impresses with 25-7 scrimmage win over Cumberland

September 5, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Taking center stage following two rather quiet Injury Fund scrimmages, Tolman High all but set Max Read Field’s gridiron on fire Friday night during a 25-7 romp over Cumberland.
 

Charles D. Lagor

September 5, 2014

Charles D. Lagor

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Charles D. Lagor, 87, of North Smithfield, RI, passed away on September 4, 2014.
Charles was married to his loving wife Lois (Jacques) Lagor for 64 years.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late William and Philemena (Pyne) Lagor.

Barbara M. Fontaine-Blanset

September 5, 2014

Barbara M. Fontaine-Blanset

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Barbara M. (Gauthier) Fontaine-Blanset, 82, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter G. Fontaine, Sr., and the late Jack Blanset. Born in Pawtucket, she was one of six children of the late Philip J. and Marie B. (Doucette) Gauthier.
Barbara worked as a CNA until retiring, she then worked as a school lunch aide in the East Greenwich School Department for several years. Barbara was an avid card player and especially enjoyed playing Bridge.

Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D.

September 5, 2014

Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D.

PAWTUCKET - Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D., 93, passed away Wednesday September 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Irene M. (Wojnilowicz) Czekanski.
Born in Warren, RI he was a son of the late Andrew L. and Frances (Krawczyk) Czekanski.
Dr. Czekanski was a member of both the RI Medical Society and the Pawtucket Medical Society. He was a Past President of the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
During WW II he served as a Captain with the 363rd Station Medical Group in the U.S. Army Air Corp.

September 4th

C.F. tenement burns, again

September 4, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Arson is considered a “real possibility” in an early-morning fire that gutted an unoccupied three-story building on Foundry Street Thursday, fire officials said.

The fire broke out at 63 Foundry St. at about 3 a.m. Thursday and required nearly 50 firefighters from Central Falls and neighboring communities to fight the blaze before it was fully under control nearly three hours later, Fire Chief Robert Bradley Jr. told The Times.

The fire is the third in six months at the property, Bradley said, with the intensity of each inferno worsening with each incident.

Barnes’ arm, Cecchini’s bat power PawSox past Chiefs, 8-2 in Governor's Cup semi

September 4, 2014


PAWTUCKET — During the regular season, Pawtucket Red Sox righty Matt Barnes was 2-1 in three starts with a bloated 7.18 ERA.
 
But any resemblance between the regular-season Barnes and the post-season Barnes was pure coincidence.
 

Pawtucket Arts Festival kicks off Friday

September 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Rooted in humble beginnings – with a few dozen attendees attracted to the Pawtucket Public Library to celebrate the first annual festival in 1999 – the Pawtucket Arts Festival has witnessed continued growth and expansion over the past 15 years Arts Festival Chairman John Baxter is hopeful that this year's upcoming celebration, the 16th annual such festival, will only serve to further grow the size, spectacle, and overall reach of the event.

September 3rd

Cecchini's base hit helps PawSox draw first blood in I.L. playoff series

September 3, 2014

For The Times

PAWTUCKET -- Garin Cecchini didn’t exactly crush the ball in the 10th inning Wednesday night. But his three-hop single over a drawn-in infield gave the Pawtucket Red Sox a 2-1 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs in  Game 1 of a best-of-five Governors’ Cup semifinal series.

Game 2 is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday with a pair of right-handers on the mound – Syracuse’s Scott McGregor (1-2, 3.91 ERA) and Pawtucket’s Matt Barnes (8-9, 3.95 ERA).