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October 9th, 2011

‘D’ spurs a ‘W’ for Saints

October 9, 2011

WEST WARWICK — If St. Raphael’s defensive players had a vote, they would like to see their offensive mates grind out one of those keep-the-chains-moving, wind-sapping, 80-yard drives that encompass 15 plays and takes six or seven minutes off the game clock.
Dreamers can keep on dreaming because SRA’s offense is defined by big plays and quick strikes that can happen from any spot on the field. Such firepower is akin to attaching a turbo-charged engine to a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Local couple conquering marathon before wedding

October 9, 2011

She’ll be wearing a white tennis skirt with a veil on her head and he’ll be wearing shorts and a Tuxedo T-shirt.
About 150 guests have been invited to attend their wedding next weekend, but Geralyn Hoffman and Larry Ducady aren’t planning on getting too dressed up for their big day.
After all, running a race wearing a full tuxedo or a wedding gown isn’t exactly comfortable. Neither is dress shoes or heels.

Attention thief: MS sufferer wants her van back

October 9, 2011

LINCOLN — Almost a month to the day after the van of her dreams had been stolen from her family home's driveway, Joan Malark hopes and prays that either Lincoln police officers find the vehicle, or the thieves return it.
Life hasn't been the same without it, stated Malark, a 61-year-old Saylesville resident who suffers a great deal of lower leg pain from her bout with multiple sclerosis.

October 8th

Korean War impacted Pawtucket East's Class of '51

October 8, 2011

PAWTUCKET – When the Pawtucket East Class of 1951 graduated from high school 60 years ago, many of the young men in the class were impacted by the Korea War that had begun at the end of their junior year.
It was a perilous time for the seniors that year. They had grown up during World War II and now their own war was looming in their lives.
As the principal of Pawtucket East, Mr. James P. McGeough, stated in the 1951 Redjacket:

Times invites area veterans to Nov. 4 photo shoot

October 8, 2011

The Times is planning a special salute to area veterans next month in the leadup to Veterans Day.
In order to obtain photos of area veterans, The Times will be holding a special photo session on noon on Friday, Nov. 4. The tentative location is the Cumberland Monastery facility on Route 114.
We will be taking group photos of veterans from the eras of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. You do not have to be a combat veteran to participate.
Veterans who plan to attend should email us with a RSVP at: veterans@pawtuckettimes.com

William Pacelt reflects on World War II stint

October 8, 2011

PAWTUCKET – In the picture, William Pacelt is seen as a 22-year-old serviceman standing outside of his living quarters at an Army Air Corps base in England. The year is 1944.

City man is victim of Providence shooting

October 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Providence police continue to search for suspects in the shooting death of Derek M. Taylor, 34, of Pawtucket.
Officers stated Taylor had been driving his van near Miriam Hospital when it suddenly crashed early Friday morning. He later died of a gunshot wound, and police are investigating the death as a homicide. A cousin of Taylor's, Rishaun Taylor, told a local media outlet that he had been shot in the head.

K-ROB Foundation plans two exciting fundraisers this fall

October 8, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE – Just seconds after he had concluded his after-school presentation regarding anti-bullying and making the right choices at the Weaver Public Library's Champlin Program Room on Wednesday afternoon, Kevin Robinson was inundated with city schoolchildren clamoring for his autograph.
And why not? Robinson is considered a local hero around these parts. Over the past 15 years, the father of three has captured multiple BMX High-Air medals at the X Games, and also acts as President of the K-ROB Foundation.

October 7th

Rose C. Asselin

October 7, 2011

Rose C. Asselin
SEATLE, WA - Rose C. Asselin died peacefully with family by her side on August 24, 2011 in Seattle WA.
Born the week before the big crash of 1929, Rose was a life time resident of Cumberland. The oldest of 4 children, to help her family she started working at 16 at Corning Glass in Central Falls, while she continued to go to high school during the day. She retired 46 years later, having only worked for one company.

Therese Dextradeur

October 7, 2011

Therese Dextradeur
CENTRAL FALLS - Therese Dextradeur, 92, of Hunt St, passed peacefully on October 7th. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Barthelemi and Albertine (Ratte)Dextradeur.
Therese was a Piano Teacher for 50 years and a former member of the International Piano Teacher's Association.

Virginia Echevarria

October 7, 2011

Virginia Echevarria
WOONSOCKET - Virginia Echevarria, 48, of Social Street, passed away October 5 at Landmark Medical Center after being stricken. She was born in New York, NY, a daughter of the late Elia Rivera and Juan Echevarria. Virginia was employed at Portola Packaging of Cumberland for several years.
She leaves 3 daughters, Catherine Suarez with whom she made her home, Nora Echevarria and Jennifer Florian both of New York; 2 sisters, Betty Rivera of N.Y. and Eulalia Echevarria of PA, and a brother, Daniel Flores of Central Falls.

Pauline L. Ruggiero

October 7, 2011

Pauline L. Ruggiero
PAWTUCKET - Pauline Lucille Ruggiero, {Blanchard} of Pawtucket. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 5, 2011.
Born in New Bedford, MA she was the daughter of the late Bertha {Bouvier} and Hector and Lucienne Blanchard of Granby, Canada.
Besides James McCaffrey her lifelong companion of 50 years, she is survived by her devoted children Patricia Bell of Providence and David Ruggiero and his wife Rondelle of North Scituate RI.

G. Eileen Dickie

October 7, 2011

G. Eileen Dickie
CUMBERLAND - G. Eileen Dickie, 90, of Cumberland, died Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Sarah (Morgan) Dickie.
Miss Dickie was employed as a machine operator for Hindley Manufacturing for many years prior to her retirement in 1986. She was an avid sports person and animal lover.

Charles W. Therrien

October 7, 2011

Charles W. Therrien
LINCOLN - Charles W. Therrien, Sr., 91, of Albion Road died Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Cherry Hill Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Johnston. He was the husband of the late Barbara L. (Woolf) Therrien.
Born in Boston, MA, a son of the late Louis G. and Marie A. (Greene) Therrien, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 50 years.
Mr. Therrien was a Train Master for Amtrak for many years before retiring. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran.

Evelyn L. Rummery

October 7, 2011

Evelyn L. Rummery
Evelyn L. Rummery, 81 of Pawtucket died Thursday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in East Providence she was the daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Givens) Sinnett. She has been a resident of Pawtucket since 1952.
Prior to her retirement in 1992 Evelyn worked at Beatrix Jewelry Company in Pawtucket.

Luis A. Lopes

October 7, 2011

Luis A. Lopes
PAWTUCKET - Luis A. Lopes, 73, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Summit Commons surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Zulmira H. (da Rosa) Lopes.
The son of Antonio and Celestina Lopes, he was born in Penalva do Castelo, Portugal. Mr. Lopes resided in Pawtucket with his wife for 47 years.
Besides his wife, he leaves three siblings, Genésio Lopes (Cumberland), Berta Costa (Cumberland), and Clotilde Lopes (Portugal) as well as several nieces and nephews.

October 6th

Born autistic, J.J. is still ‘just an ordinary little boy’

October 6, 2011

PAWTUCKET – As dusk settled over Slater Park early Monday evening, Cub Scout Pack 3 leader Caroline Strange asked her boys to “place your seats” on the grass outside the playground and beging stretching out their arms and legs.
After all, she told the contingent, you can't sprint a few 25-yard jaunts without a proper warm-up.
“Is this a race?” asked one cub, to which Strange responded, “Yes, it is.”
“What's the prize?” queried the same boy.
“You can stay in the troop,” replied Strange, obviously holding in a chuckle.

Council OKs downtown zoning changes

October 6, 2011

PAWTUCKET — With no discussion or debate, the City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to proposed changes in the city’s zoning ordinances that have to do with parking, dimensional requirements and permitting in the downtown.
The zoning amendments, drafted by the Planning Department and based on recommendations from a consultant’s study, are designed to provide more flexibility for developers and business owners who have projects in the commercial downtown district.

Wayne Freeman

October 6, 2011

Wayne Freeman
PAWTUCKET - Wayne Freeman, 70, passed October 4th at the Memorial Hospital.
Wayne was the son of the late Valentino and Dorothy (Santos) Freeman.
He had been employed by the Peter Karen Company, School House Candy and Providence Metalizing for many years.

October 5th

Raiders belt Clippers

October 5, 2011

PAWTUCKET –— Shea High has slipped its sports car engine into high gear as the soccer season heads into its final three weeks of league play.
The Raiders cruised to a 5-2 victory over Cumberland on Wednesday in a match that featured some controversy and a surprising push by the Clippers that created a 2-2 stalemate early in the second half.

 

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