August 15th, 2012
ATTLEBORO â There are plenty of recent high school graduates out there who don't have a clue as to what their immediate future may hold.
Connor Harrington, who in mid-June received his diploma from St. Raphael Academy, definitely isn't one of them.
On Tuesday morning, the unassuming, modest 18-year-old loaded his belongings into his car and trekked by his lonesome to New Jersey. His wants: Not only to begin his odyssey at Bergen Community College (he plans on becoming a veterinary technician), but also follow his dream of playing junior hockey for the New Jersey Renegades.
PAWTUCKET â With its stately columns, arched doorways, high ceilings and centralized downtown location, the Pawtucket Post Office on Montgomery Street was built during the golden age of mail delivery.
Now, that same grand building that was so proudly constructed in 1900 has become something of a âwhite elephantâ as mail volume drops and operating costs increase. As such, the U.S. Postal service has put the downtown landmark up for sale.
Read more in our print edition.
LINCOLN â A Lincoln police officer who was found guilty in January of felony battery with a dangerous weapon for kicking a handcuffed woman in the head outside a slot parlor in 2009, has resigned, Lincoln Town Administrator Joseph Almond announced Wednesday.
âEffective Aug. 10, 2012, the Town of Lincoln has accepted an unconditional and irrevocable resignation from Officer Edward Krawetz,â Almond said. âThis action has allowed the town to avoid the inherent uncertainty of costly and time-consuming litigation and appeals which would inevitably ensue if this matter remained unresolved.â
PAWTUCKET - Marcelle A. Beauregard, 89, died peacefully at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Tuesday August 14, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert J. Beauregard, Sr. She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Alfred and Blanche (Robinson) Tondreau; she was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley.
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. Selilo, 83, passed away Saturday August 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph B. Selilo.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late John A. and Christina E. (Rock) O'Brien. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Alice was employed as a Weaver for the Moore Fabric Co.
She was a past Vice President of the Fogarty Manor Tenants Association and was also a Eucharistic Minister for the former Sacred Heart Parish of Pawtucket and was also a Volunteer at the Parish Food Locker.
ROCHESTER, NY - Colleen Cleary Bavosa MD. Age 53.
Born in Rochester, NY, Colleen is predeceased by parents E. Garrett Cleary and Patricia Cleary.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Anthony Bavosa of Cumberland, Rhode Island. Colleen will be greatly missed by her siblings, Mark (Kathryn) Cleary of Rochester, NY, Mary Patricia (Pete) Bianco from St. Paul, MN, Peter Cleary, Amy (John) Mealey, James (Pam) Cleary, of Pittsford, N.Y., and Kathleen (Tom) Bannan, Jr. of Chicago, IL. She was the favorite aunt to all of her 17 nieces and nephews.
EAST PROVIDENCEâEast Providence Police have identified the victims in an apparent attempted murder case involving a husband and wife that occurred at a Rumford home.
Lucy Ponte, 54, was found by a family member severely beaten in her Larchwood Drive home at around 7 a.m. on Monday morning, police said.
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PAWTUCKET â Over 80 tenants of Slater House at 10 Goff Ave. had to find temporary lodging after an early morning electrical fire on Monday forced the complete evacuation of the downtown high-rise.
According to Fire Capt. Steven Parent, who is also the city's fire marshal, the incident was reported at around 2:30 a.m. The electrical fire appeared to start in an adjoining, street-level office on Broad Street that used to house an architectural design firm.
PAWTUCKET â Pawtucket Red Sox Team President Mike Tamburro will never forget the phone call he received from then-Red Sox General Manager Lou Gorman in June 1990.
âHow would you like Johnny Pesky to be your new manager?â was the message Gorman relayed to Tamburro. âI said, âWe would love to have Johnny (pilot the PawSox).ââ
ATTLEBORO, MA - Laurene Mary Wolters, 56, of Locust Street, Attleboro Ma, died from cancer at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence on Friday, August 10, 2012.
Laurene was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Stanley and Ida Wolters. She was a 1973 graduate of Tolman High School in Pawtucket and an accomplished accordion player. Laurene was employed as a graphic artist for Paramount Lines before she became a pharmacy technician for Pharmerica, and then Rite Aid in South Attleboro, Ma.
PAWTUCKET- Barbara A. Malloy, 73, passed away Monday August 13, 2012 at Evergreen House in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Malloy.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Dziedzic) Courtemanche. She lived in Pawtucket for most of her life.
Before retiring Barbara was employed by the former Health-Tex Mfg. Co. as a Seamstress for 7 years and later worked as a Home Health Aid in the Blackstone Valley Area.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Lorraine M. (Cloutier) Valentine, 76, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon J. Valentine.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Wilfrid and Anita (Letourneau) Cloutier, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life before moving to East Providence over nine years ago. Lorraine was employed at Texas Instruments for over 30 years until retiring as a supervisor. She was most recently employed in the Bingo Hall at Foxwoods for several years, retiring to help take care of her grandchildren.
LINCOLN - Winifred T. (Roe) Bushy, 88, of Cobble Hill Road, Lincoln passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Hardeen A. Bushy. She was born in Barrington, a daughter of the late Ellery T. and Mary (Sharples) Roe.
PAWTUCKET - Ester B. DeSousa, 75, died August 11, 2012. She was the wife of the late Adriano T. DeSousa. She was born in Vila Ruiva, Portugal. Daughter of the late Jose Pereira Laginhas and Emilia Mendes (Barata) Laginhas.
She came to this country 53 years ago settling in New Bedford, MA and had lived in Danbury, CT. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Pawtucket.
She is survived by 2 daughters Theresa Gormley of N. Attleboro and Elizabeth Dwyer of Warwick, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET â Just walking into the 7 Stones Emporium in downtown Pawtucket makes one feel like saying, âAhhhh.â From its lightly fragranced air to soothing earth-tone dĂ©cor, the new shop located at the triangular end of the historic McDevitt Building offers vibes of tranquility, positive energy and mental and physical well being.
Donât tell area high school football coaches that these truly are the dog days of summer. They donât want to hear about such talk.
Monday marks the commencement of preseason training camps across the state and to suggest that teams are seeking to hit the ground running would be a gross understatement. The importance of the coming week cannot be underscored â albeit for a myriad of reasons.
WOONSOCKET â Summer vacation is winding down for local students and that had Jacqueline Dowdy back before the School Committee this week talking about the annual Back to School Celebration in the city.
Dowdy is the Woonsocket coordinator for the statewide Back to School program that has put free school supplies in the hands of students for the past 13 years. Woonsocket has participated for the past eight years.
PAWTUCKET â Noting that the two houses had already passed muster with the Historic District Commission for a zoning historic overlay and the tax exemption that accompanies it, the City Council on Wednesday approved such requests for 39 Lafayette St. and 14 Perrin Ave.
Craig Moretto and Nora Martel, both of Fitchburg, Mass., hang prizes as they set up the Punk Rack game prior to the start of the 22nd Cumberlandfest at Diamond Hill Park Friday evening. Severe thunderstorms and even a brief tornado watch threatened to cancel the opening night, but skies cleared in time for festivities to get underway after 6 p.m. The festival continues today, tomorrow and Monday. Visit cumberlandfest.com for a complete schedule of events.
PAWTUCKET â Andrew Bailey doesnât know when he may return to the Boston Red Sox, but heâs more than anxious to do so.
In Pawtucketâs 6-3 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs at McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon, Bailey relieved starter Billy Buckner in the sixth inning and allowed just one hit (without a walk and fanned a pair in his one-frame stint.
That, coupled with a solid outing the night before when he hurled one inning of flawless ball (with a strikeout), the 28-year-old from Cherry Hills, N.J. likes how heâs feeling.