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May 29th, 2012

Derick Lee Rua

May 29, 2012

PROVIDENCE: Derick Lee Rua, "Chach" 26, passed on May 25th.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of James A. and Yemi Rua.
He was the proprietor of Area 4zero1 and had also been employed by Footlocker for many years. Chach was an avid soccer player. He and his store was well known as the provider of the most stylish fashions in his community.

Maria A. Bento

May 29, 2012

CUMBERLAND - Maria A. (Ferreira) Bento, 89, formerly of Vineyard Avenue, passed away Monday in the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Fernando Bento.
Born in Figueiro da Serra, Gouveia, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Abel and Maria (Ferreira) Cardoso She moved to this country in 1967, settling in Pawtucket, and later residing in Cumberland for 32 years.
Mrs. Bento was employed as a Machine Operator for the Rhode Island Textile Company for many years until her retirement.

Margaret E. Harrison

May 29, 2012

LINCOLN - HARRISON, Margaret E. (Gormley), 94, of Lower River Road, passed away Sunday in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late John E. Harrison.
Born in Norwich, CT, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Quinn) Gormley. She resided in Lincoln for many years, previously residing in North Providence and Burrillville.
Margaret was a graduate of the Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, CT, and a graduate of the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Providence.

Barbara Ethier

May 29, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Barbara Ethier, 78, of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012. She was the wife of Robert Ethier.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Kianka) Rogers. She had lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lori Moreau, and Holly Walker, five sons, Kim, Marc, Scott, Robert, and Jason Ethier, a step-daughter, Roberta Berry, two step brothers, Sonny and Robert Decesare, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Jose do Albuqueque Amaral

May 29, 2012

Jose do Albuqueque Amaral

CUMBERLAND - Jose do Albuqueque Amaral, 97 of Promontory Knoll, passed away peacefully Friday May 25, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Rosa C. (Ferreira) Amaral for 65 years.
Born in Esmolfe, Portugal, he immigrated to this country in 1950, settling in Cumberland. He was responsible for bringing his two brothers, sister and their families to the United States.
Mr. Amaral was employed as Carpenter for the Standard Nut and Bolt, for 35 years retiring in 1990.
He was a communicant of the Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

Pawtucket remembers its heroes

May 29, 2012

Antero ‘Ted’ Martins, commander of Korean War Veterans Association, Ocean State #1, center, lays a wreath as Ken LaFountaine, chaplain, left, and James Hollis, of the Fleet Reserve Association, Blackstone Valley, salute during a ceremony at the Pawtucket Veterans Memorial at Slater Park in Pawtucket Monday morning. Several veterans and their families attended as well as Pawtucket City Councilman Albert J. Vitali Jr.

May 28th

Lincoln softball team wraps up 18-0 regular season

May 28, 2012

LINCOLN — There had been a fair share of dominant Division I teams during the past decade that ruled their regular seasons and captured state championships, but none of them were able to accomplish what Lincoln wrapped up on Monday afternoon.

It's a very big week for high school sports!

May 28, 2012

For some high school sports like baseball and softball, the road to postseason glory begins this week. For other sports such as lacrosse, the action continues with teams setting their sights on reaching the finals, set for next weekend at Rhode Island College.
With the exception of softball, all of the brackets have been released. In an exercise geared toward setting the record straight, we present a brief overview of what’s in store for the local teams fortunate enough to still be competing in meaningful games at this time of year.

Baseball

Johnson returns to Pawtucket -- as Tides' manager

May 28, 2012

PAWTUCKET — If Ron Johnson had any doubts or reservations about his status among the baseball cognoscenti, a phone call from Dan Duquette quickly erased them.
It was a phone call that was straight to the point with Duquette taking a run at Johnson to gauge his level of interest in the managerial job with the Norfolk Tides. Sure, the two share a past, but what heightens the importance of this particular phone call is the timing of when it occured.

May 27th

Lincoln's Rhault setting out to provide exposure, recruiting opportunities for area baseball players

May 27, 2012

WARWICK — Dan Rhault knows that in order for a high school baseball talent to get noticed, one has to venture to where college coaches and recruiters gather.
The belief that if you’re good, “they” will seek you out no longer applies. Recruiting has become such a cutthroat business that if you snooze, you lose, and if you snooze some more, you just might see your baseball career end at the high school level.
“We’re going to them,” Rhault, a Lincoln native, said matter-of-factly.

Coutu's memory honored by Memorial 5K Run/Walk

May 27, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The location has changed and so has the weekend, but the Memorial 5K Run/Walk for PFC Kyle Joseph Coutu is returning to the area and eager to bring the community back together for a fun-filled day at Slater Park.
The event, which will take place on Sunday, June 3, at 9 a.m., will again pay tribute to Coutu, a 2009 graduate of Tolman High and football and wrestling captain and a U.S. Marine who was killed on Feb. 18, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

Lincoln's Prachniak has West Chester University "9" dreaming

May 27, 2012

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — It’s been quite the debut for Jad Prachniak, West Chester University’s new baseball skipper.
Thanks to the tutelage of the former Lincoln resident, the Golden Rams closed their regular season with a stellar 42-10 slate, captured the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship and qualified for the NCAA Division II World Series after winning four straight games in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament.

Teen mother overcomes adversity to graduate high school

May 27, 2012

PAWTUCKET — When 18-year-old Amanda Ambers walks across the Tolman High School stage on June 6 to get her diploma, she will have a full cheering section consisting of her mother, sister, brother and three-year-old son.

May 26th

38 Studios violates trust/agreement with state

May 26, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios is back in default with the state, Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced at a late Friday afternoon press conference.
Laying off its employees without giving the state 30 days notice is an apparent violation of the company’s loan and trust agreement with the state, Chafee and other state officials said, although the company could once again get back in good graces if it makes certain disclosures to the state in the next 30 days.

Crime drops in Pawtucket; sharp decline among juveniles

May 26, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The latest city crime statistics show an overall decline of 8.6 percent in crime from 2010 to 2011, including a sharp drop in juvenile incidents of almost 25 percent, which police officials are attributing to a number of homegrown factors.
“We are very pleased to announce that our overall crime rate has gone down significantly,” Police Chief Paul King said. “That’s also a positive sign that the many educational programs and partnerships we have developed with the community are having the desired effect.”

May 25th

Why OF J.C. Linares is still in Double-A Portland and not with the PawSox

May 26, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox received some much-needed outfield help Thursday. Despite putting up impressive numbers with Double-A Portland, J.C. Linares was not the player the Red Sox organization chose to promote.
Instead, Ronald Bermudez was the one summoned to Triple A. Selecting Bermudez over Linares may be viewed in some corners as a curious decision, especially when taking into account that the 27-year-old Linares is leading the Sea Dogs in hitting (.311), RBI (25), on-base percentage (.406) while ranking second among regulars in home runs (six) heading into Thursday’s action.

Falowo suffers stunning split-decision defeat

May 25, 2012

LINCOLN --- For Thomas Falowo, the drive from his front door in Pawtucket to the Twin River Event Center is less than 10 minutes.
But on Thursday night, the Manfredo’s Gym middleweight felt like he took a long flight to Texas to battle the Lone Star State’s Samuel Clarkson in a marquee six-round showdown of unbeaten prospects.

Lincoln nips SRA for Div. I playoff berth

May 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Win and you’re in the playoffs. Lose and feel the pain that goes with realizing that your season is kaput before Memorial Day.
With so much riding on Friday’s outcome, there was no time for either Lincoln or St. Raphael to get caught up with what potentially lies ahead. There would be no tomorrow for one team, nor would any partial credit be awarded as the Lions and Saints entered this pivotal final game of the regular season sporting identical 7-10 league records.

McDonald hopes rehab stint with PawSox is short

May 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Darnell McDonald knows that the Red Sox need outfield help in the worst way possible. That’s why the 33-year-old is holding out hope that his rehab assignment with the Pawtucket Red Sox is of the short and sweet variety.
“Hopefully it won’t be more than a few days; a lot of guys up there are out,” noted McDonald Friday prior to going 0-for-1 with a sacrifice fly while playing five innings in left field for the PawSox.

Rhea E. Benoit

May 25, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS - Rhea E. (Lizotte) Benoit, aged 100, passed into eternal life on May 24. She was the beloved wife of the late Emile Benoit.
Born in Central Falls on July 12, 1911, she was the daughter of the John and Reina (Dupuis) Lizotte. She was pre-deceased by her three siblings, Germaine Dube, Roland A. Lizotte, and Jeannette Lizotte.

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