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September 14th, 2011

Woonsocket coaching staff pulling together

September 14, 2011

Carnell Henderson is aware of the burden he’s placed on his Woonsocket assistant coaches. The head coach, who continues to come along after undergoing surgery in early August to repair a torn tendon in quadriceps muscle of his left leg, knows that just like the players have to step up their game whenever there’s an absence, so too does his staff.
The idea is to keep things as close to the status quo as possible until Henderson returns to the sidelines, which he is optimistic will happen this season.

Tenants displaced by fire on Gordon Street

September 14, 2011

PAWTUCKET — An electrical fire that started in an attic displaced about 13 tenants in a four-unit apartment house at 192 Garden St. early Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
The call for the three-alarm blaze came in at around 5 a.m. According to Fire Capt. Steven Parent, the fire burned through much of the roof and caused extensive smoke and water damage throughout the wood frame house.
All of the tenants were able to escape and no one was injured, although two firefighters had to be treated for heat exhaustion, he said.

Antique diner rolls into Pawtucket

September 14, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Many of its Pullman car windows are broken or missing and its stainless steel has lost its luster, but Jonathan Savage was still pleased as punch Tuesday afternoon when the antique diner he recently acquired was delivered to his mill complex at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue.

Christy N. Skodras

September 14, 2011

Christy N. Skodras
PAWTUCKET - Christy N. Skodras, 64 of Pawtucket died Wednesday at Kent Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Nicholas Skodras.
Christy graduated from West High School and then attended East Coast Aero Tech in Massachusetts. He worked at General Dynamics where he also obtained his MBA.
He is survived by his mother, Eviginia Skodras; a sister, Catherine Bio; four children, Michael, Robert, Matthew and Melissa Skodras; a niece, Alexandria Bio and a nephew, Philip Bio.

Laura M. Leclerc

September 14, 2011

Laura M. Leclerc
CENTRAL FALLS - Laura M. (Dube) Leclerc, 99, of Central Falls entered eternal life on September 11, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph Alfred Leclerc. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alphonsine (Tondreau) Dube. Laura was a loving and devoted mother, "Memere", sister, aunt and friend. She will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew her.

Antonio J. Daluz

September 14, 2011

Antonio J. Daluz
PROVIDENCE - Antonio J. Daluz, 84, passed September 14th.
Born in St. Antone, Cape Verde Island, he was a son of the late Antonio and Camila (Paris) Daluz.
Tony had worked at Ciba-Geigy Corp, of Cranston for 25 years before retiring in 1986. He was a WWII Army Veteran.
Tony enjoyed Golfing, loved the Red Sox and was a baseball card collector for many years.

Sean D. Martel

September 14, 2011

Sean D. Martel
ASHLAND, OREGON - Sean D. Martel, 48, passed away Friday September 9, 2011. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of Ruth A. (Johnston) Charron-Parkinson and her husband, Robin Parkinson of Hudson, FL and the late Richard A. Charron, and the biological son of Charles V. Martel, Sr. of Pawtucket. He resided in Rhode Island until moving to Oregon in 2005. Sean was an electrical engineer and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1981 until 1989.

September 13th

Hearing set on proposed zoning changes

September 13, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Changes to the city's zoning ordinances that are designed to make the downtown more business-friendly—including one that removes parking requirements-- have been proposed by the Planning Department.
A public hearing on the proposed amendments will be held by the City Council on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at Pawtucket City Hall. The City Council could give first passage to the changes that night, and a second vote will be required for adoption.

Ruling may put crimp in pension plan

September 13, 2011

PROVIDENCE — State employees and schoolteachers “possess implied unilateral contract rights” to their pension benefits, a Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday, keeping alive a lawsuit challenging previous changes made in state pension laws and further complicating ongoing efforts to make more changes that General Treasurer Gina Raimondo says are necessary to avert a fiscal calamity.

Edward J. Grygalonis

September 13, 2011

Edward J. Grygalonis
Second Generation Farmer
Retired Lathe Operator
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Edward John Grygalonis, 83, of Ellis Road, North Attleboro, a proud second generation farmer and retired lathe operator, died on Thursday evening, September 8, 2011 at the Boston Medical Center following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Lillian L. (Gemme) Grygalonis who died on December 11, 1991.

Elaine Castle

September 13, 2011

Elaine Castle
EL PASO, TEXAS - Elaine (Messer) Castle, 92, formerly of Pawtucket, died September 1, 2011 while a patient at Sierra Medical Center, El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert Castle in January 2000.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pawtucket.
She is survived by her three children, Patricia Riley of El Paso, Texas, Robert W. Castle of Pawtucket and Diane Richardson of Bancroft, Idaho; ten grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren.

Kathryn E. Fee

September 13, 2011

Kathryn E. Fee
LINCOLN - Kathryn E. "Kitty" Fee, 95, of Sayles Hill Road died Sunday, August 20, 2011 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville.
Born in Tarentum, PA, a daughter of the late Jerome and Eola (McAlpin) Fee, she had lived in Lincoln for the past 91 years.

Flavia A. DaCosta

September 13, 2011

Flavia A. DaCosta
PAWTUCKET - Flavia A. (Barros) DaCosta, 79, of John Street, passed away Tuesday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Antonio DaCosta.
Born in Valley Falls, she was the daughter of the late Leonel and Margarida (Campos)Barros. She resided in Pawtucket for many years.
She was employed as a Sample Supervisor for Hasbro Inc. of Pawtucket for 15 years.
She was a communicant of St. Mary Church, Pawtucket.

Flavia A. DaCosta

September 13, 2011

Flavia A. DaCosta
PAWTUCKET - Flavia A. (Barros) DaCosta, 79, of John Street, passed away Tuesday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Antonio DaCosta.
Born in Valley Falls, she was the daughter of the late Leonel and Margarida (Campos)Barros. She resided in Pawtucket for many years.
She was employed as a Sample Supervisor for Hasbro Inc. of Pawtucket for 15 years.
She was a communicant of St. Mary Church, Pawtucket.

Florence R. DeLauder

September 13, 2011

Florence R. DeLauder
CUMBERLAND - Florence R. DeLauder, 84, of 300 Broadway, passed away Monday at home.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Philias and Rose (Mercier) Girouard. She was a life-long Pawtucket resident.
Mrs. DeLauder was a Assistant Special Education Teacher, for the Fallon School of Pawtucket for 20 years, retiring in 1990.
She was a communicant of Blessed Pope John Paul II Parish of Pawtucket.

Helen Fidrych

September 13, 2011

Helen Fidrych
(October 19, 1915 - September 12, 2011)
SOUTH CAROLINA - Helen Therese Fidrych, 95, wife of Anthony Walter Fidrych(Deceased), died in Beaufort, South Carolina on September 12, 2011.

Jane M. Joachim

September 13, 2011

Jane M. Joachim
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Jane M. (Yarbrough) Joachim, 90, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Joachim. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Walter and Yvonne (Lareau) Yarbrough, she resided in North Stonington, Connecticut before moving to South Attleboro over thirty-five years ago. Jane enjoyed dancing and bowling.
She leaves a son, Gary Joachim and his wife Gloria in Colorado; a granddaughter, Emily Joachim in Colorado; a sister, Doris Soucy of Cumberland, RI and nieces and nephews.

Normand J. Fortier

September 13, 2011

Normand J. Fortier
PAWTUCKET - Normand J. Fortier, 90, passed away Monday, September 12, 2011. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Fournier), Alice (Gagnon) and Edna(Butler) Fortier. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Odais and Virginia Fortier.
Mr. Fortier was an Army Veteran serving during WWII and was a Master Plumber for many years before retiring. He was a member of the Central Falls V.F.W. and an avid golf and card player. He was also a member of pool and bowling leagues.

Paul J. M. Healey

September 13, 2011

Paul J.M. Healey
WARREN - Paul J.M. Healey, 79, of Emery Road in Warren, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Miriam Hospital surrounded by his family. For 50 years, he was the beloved husband of the late Nancy Jane (Ogg) Healey. Paul now joins his eternal sweetheart in Heaven.

Raimondo gives state senators a pension lesson

September 13, 2011

By JIM BARON

PROVIDENCE — General Treasurer Gina Raimondo told state senators Monday that she would like to fashion a pension reform plan that would not take benefits away from state employees who have already retired, and thinks she can do it. But she isn’t making any promises.
“We would love to be able get this done without touching accrued benefits,” she said at an informational caucus for the full senate, “so if you’ve earned it, it’s yours, and I think that is possible, that is why we are taking so long to carefully go through the numbers.”

 

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