July 11th, 2012
Two weeks after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Obamacare health reforms, a conservative think tank says Rhode Island should scrap the heath care exchange it is building to implement the new law and opt out of the Medicaid expansion program that the law calls for but that the high court ruled is voluntary for states.
PAWTUCKET (AP) â Pawtucket police have made one arrest and are looking for a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man outside a local elementary school.
Eighteen-year-old Givanni Lima was arraigned Monday on a conspiracy charge. Police say the Tolman High School senior drove 19-year-old Darrell Johnson away from the scene after Johnson shot Joshua Burgo in the chest Friday.
Burgo was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.
PAWTUCKET - Edward J. Nason, 54, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012.
Born in Providence, he was a son of Carolyn M. (Finnegan) Moul, Ronald "Pa" J. Moul and Paul R. Nason. Eddie worked for the Pawtucket Water Supply Board before retiring several years ago. He enjoyed fishing and cooking and he loved dogs.
WOONSOCKET - Marcel R. Hetu 80, of 547 Clinton St. died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Lambert) Hetu.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Alfred and Lila (Beaudoin) Hetu. Marcel was a Machinist for EG & G Sealol Co. for over fifteen years. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and served in the Third Infantry Division from 1952-1954. Marcel was an avid Yankees fan.
PAWTUCKET â Sunday marked the first time Bob Montgomery saw Ryan Lavarnway up close and in person. Studying the Pawtucket Red Sox catcher from the television booth in the press box located high above McCoy Stadium, Montgomery made good use of the monitor adjacent to him, particularly when tracking Lavarnwayâs mitt motion as he received the ball from the pitcher.
WOONSOCKET â Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has mailed 198,000 letters to customers in the Greater Woonsocket area notifying them that the insurance company may no longer do business with Landmark Medical Center and the Rehab Hospital of Rhode Island as of Aug. 1 and Sept. 1, respectively.
That means BCBSRIâs members could still receive treatment at those hospitals, but they would be responsible for dealing directly with Blue Cross for claims reimbursement and paying the hospital out of their own pocket.
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PAWTUCKET - Jeannette J. Rochford, of Lowell Avenue, Pawtucket died July 8, 2012.
Mrs. Rochford was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Gilbert and Robertine (Gauthier) Arundale.
Mrs. Rochford is survived by her sons, Thomas Rochford and Alfred Rochford and her daughters Karen Rochford, Barbara Clermont and Michelle Duncan. She also leaves a sister Theresa Marques and ten grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET - Mary Silva, 88, of Duncan Avenue, Providence and formerly of Florida and Pawtucket passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Silva was born in Fall River MA, the daughter of the late Marcelino Carvalho and Erminia Souza. She was employed at Joyal Van Dale for over seventeen years before she retired.
Mrs. Silva is survived by her daughter Doreen Laughlin of Providence, her grandsons, Richard and Preston Laughlin, her great grandsons Isaac, Daeshaun, Malik Laughlin and her great granddaughter Vinyah Laughlin.
LINCOLN - James L. Bullock, 53, of Lincoln, died Sunday at home. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Donald H. Bullock Sr. and Jean (Lussier) Bullock.
He is survived by his sister Lynn M. Iannelli and her husband Kenneth, brothers Donald H. Bullock Jr. and his wife Susanne, Bruce B. Bullock and his wife Diane, nieces Melissa Goding, Bethany Ellis and Jessica Bullock, nephews Eric Paul, and Andre Henault. He was the loving uncle of many great nieces and nephews.
Jimmy was the brother of the late Paul Rounds.
LINCOLN - Donald E. Batty, died Thursday, July 5, at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He was the husband of the late Alice(Scott) Batty and the late Harriet (Politt) Batty.
Born in Valley Falls, he was a son of the late William R. and Mary (Campbell) Batty,
Mr. Batty was a Vice-President of Manufacturing for Standard Nut & Bolt Co.
PAWTUCKET - Couto, Manuel M., 74, of Rhode Island Avenue, Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at Rhode Island Hospital on Friday, July 6, 2012. He was the loving husband of Maria P. Couto.
Mr. Couto was born in St. Miguel, Azores, the son of the late Antonio and Clementina (Medeiros) Couto. He retired after working more than 20 years at American Insulated Wire.
Beside his wife, Manuel leaves his son, Tony P. Couto of East Providence and his daughter, Sandra P. Couto of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury didnât gallop out of McCoy Stadium on white horses. Still, itâs hard not to get all âwild, wild west,â sensing that the cavalry is heading toward Fenway Park â and not a moment too soon.
PAWTUCKET â Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Darrell Johnson, 19, in connection with the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Joshua Burgo behind the Nathanael Greene Elementary School Friday morning.
Police said the victim was shot in the chest at around 2:58 a.m. He was taken by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
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Enjoying a front-row view of the Furthur concert at McCoy Stadium Thursday night featuring founding Grateful Dead band members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, are Dead fans (from left) Yoel Melles of Woonsocket, Tim Farnum of Glocester, Nikki Manto of Cumberland and Dalton Mankrus of Foster. Thousands filled the stadium for the show that reunited deadheads from all over the country.
PAWTUCKET â A Pawtucket man was fatally shot early Friday morning behind the Nathanael Greene Elementary School on Smithfield Avenue, police said.
Police said the victim, identified yesterday as 20-year-old Joshua Burgo of Pawtucket, was shot in the chest at around 2:58 a.m. He was taken by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to police reports, Burgo was found lying in the parking lot in back of the 285 Smithfield Avenue school with a gunshot wound to the chest.
WOONSOCKET â Cumberland American All-Stars skipper Bruce Stanford knew he had a decent-hitting club, but nothing like this.
His Nos. 4, 5 and 7 hitters finished 10-for-10 with nine RBI and eight runs scored as CALL rolled to a wildly-entertaining 12-6 victory over Bernonâs best in a R.I. District IV Major Division Tournament Pool B tilt at Ayotte Field on Friday night.
Rose M. Gould
LINCOLN: Rose M. Gould, 80, passed July 5th after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Everett Gould.
Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Peter E. and Margaret (Kerwin) Provost.
She had resided in Pawtucket for most of her life then in East Providence for 20 years. She resided the past five years with her daughter, Rosemary and her son in law Steven Tetreault.
She had been employed by American Textile and Seekonk Lace Inc. She also worked at the Miriam Hospital in Housekeeping for 10 years.
SEEKONK- June Elaine Marchand, 86, of Perrin Avenue, Seekonk, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the residence she had resided in her entire life.
Born in Seekonk, Massachusetts on January 31, 1926, she was a daughter of the late George Marchand, Sr. and Doris (Thornton) Marchand. She graduated from Seekonk High School.
Miss Marchand was employed as an assembler for Triangle Wire in Seekonk for many years prior to her retirement.
She was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Seekonk.
Susan L. Jencks
CUMBERLAND- Susan L. (Vose) Jencks, 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Herchal Jencks.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Fred I. and Marion S. (Spelman) Vose.
Susan was a waitress at the former Meadowcrest Restaurant on Mendon Rd., Cumberland for many years and also worked as a CNA at The Holiday, Manville. During her free time she enjoyed playing bingo.
PAWTUCKET- Claire (Schenick) Mulholland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late William B. Mulholland.
Born in Providence to Joseph and Edythe (Lukuskey) Schenick, Claire lived in Pawtucket most of her life, retiring after 25 years of working at Tolman High School as an Executive Assistant for the Pawtucket School Department. She was also a longtime Communicant at St. Teresa's Church and involved in the Dusza Almeida VFW Post 2339 Woman's Auxiliary.