March 13th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â Ask Jessica McLaughlin her highlight as a Tolman High cheerleader in the early 2000s, and she answers immediately.
âWe went to the AmeriCheer National Championships at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. my senior year (2003), and we actually made it to the finals,â the still-perky McLaughlin explained. âWe ended up fifth in the country out of 18 teams, and I still think about it. I remember the pressure of making it to the final round, and the feeling of accomplishment that came with it.
Margot E. Lavender
PAWTUCKET- Lavender, Margot E. 68 died Monday March 12, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late John Lavender.
Born in Providence a daughter of the late John and Blanche (Pechie) Mistowski. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 10years and prior to that lived most of her life in Smithfield.
Mrs. Lavender was a C.N.A. for many years.
She leaves three sons Seann L. Jackson of West Warwick, Ryan L. Jackson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Cory L. Jackson of Cranston, two grandchildren.
Charles O. Black
THE VILLAGES, FL - Charles O. Black, 78, of English Ivy Circle and formerly of Cumberland, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at home. He was the beloved husband of Dorothea "Dot" (Hodgkinson) Black. Mr. and Mrs. Black were married for 55 years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Stanley T. and Marion (Richardson) Black, he had lived in Cumberland for 30 years, Lincoln for 3 years, Sandwich, MA for 3 years before moving to Ft. Myers, FL in April, 1995. He has lived at The Villages, FL for the past 5 years.
PAWTUCKET- Barbara (Ogilvie) Milloy, 86, March 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Milloy, Jr.
Mother of Adrina B. Barlog.
Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Services at 10 a.m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, Angell Rd., Cumberland. Interment, Highland Memorial Park. VISITATION Friday 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the church. Full obituary:
Sandra J. Lutynski
LINCOLN- Sandra J. Lutynski (Dawson) 69, of Nottingham Drive passed away peacefully Thursday March 8, 2012 with her loving family by her side at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
Born in Pawtucket she was a beloved daughter of the late Robert W. and Stephania A. (Sroka) Dawson. She lived in Lincoln for the past 20 years and was formerly of Cranston.
Gerald L. Moniz
PAWTUCKET- Gerald "Jerry" L. Moniz, 41, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 9, 2012 after a heroic battle with leukemia. Jerry is survived by his wife, Missy, the love of his life.
He is also survived by his best friend and only son Jerry Moniz Jr, and three amazing daughters, Kelsey Davenport, Jalen and Rowan Moniz.
The son of the late Dolores and Henrique Moniz Sr, Jerry will be greatly missed by his devoted sisters Elaine Marrero and Diane Moniz Reed, and his loving brother, Henry Moniz Jr.
Erbano "Al" Cabral
Pawtucket - Erbano "Al" Cabral, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Teresa (Lopes)Cabral. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Manuel and Antonia (Francisco) Cabral. Mr. Cabral worked over 30 years as a foreman and crane
PAWTUCKET. Elizabeth Barney-Robidou, 78, formerly of Maynard St. Passed away Friday after an illness. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Bedard) Goyette. She was a lifelong resident of the city and had been employed at the former Clover Bead for several years.
S. Kingstown - Thomas S. Poniatowski, 54, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 8, 2012. Son of Marion E. (Dyer) Poniatowski and the late Stanley F. Poniatowski. He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy and attended CCRI. Besides his loving mother, he is survived by one sister Katherine P. Jacques and her husband Steven and family of Needham, Ma., two brothers Stephen F. Poniatowski and his wife Nancy and family of Rockville, RI and James J. Poniatowski of Charlestown,RI.
PROVIDENCE â The drive for five ran out of gas.
Mount St. Charlesâs bid for a fifth straight state crown and 43rd in its storied history came up short on Monday night in Game 3 of its best-of-three State Championship series with Bishop Hendricken.
The Hawks, who had lost to the Mounties in three of the last four title series, were finally able to take home a championship at their rivalâs expense before a full house at Providence Collegeâs Schneider Arena by grabbing a 5-2 win.
PAWTUCKET â With the dramatic way the front end of the van was embedded into the cement wall of a North Bend Street building, it was hard to believe that someone could have fled the scene. But flee they did, and Pawtucket Police are searching for the mystery driver who was involved in the two-car crash that took place at the intersection of Cottage Street and Central Avenue on Sunday at around 10:30 p.m.
Joe Gardnerâs return to the super middleweight ranks was a triumphant one.
The Woonsocket Boxing Club veteran, who went 0-3 as a light heavyweight a year ago, returned to the win column in his old weight class this past weekend on Big Six Entertainmentâs âWhoâs Next?â card at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence.
Gardner seized an all-Blackstone Valley showdown with Pawtucketâs Rameil Shelton by claiming a four-round unanimous-decision victory by scores of 40-36, 39-37, and 39-37.
You read and hear the names of highly visible, sought-after recruits only to see later in the same sentence that Ed Cooley is right there in the trenches, making inroads with the Jakarr Sampsons of the world.
WARWICK â Central Falls Receiver Robert Flanders extolled the virtues of municipal bankruptcy Saturday, telling the RI Statewide Coalition that it âis not a horrible thing; it is a thing we ought to be doing.â
On a Friday evening these days, just a handful of members belonging to the Alphonse Yelle Post No. 9 of the American Legion get together at the Post Home at 20 Railroad St.
The reasons they gather together haven't really changed since the post was founded by Manville soldiers returning home from World War I, but it does seem fewer of today's returning warriors have the time or willingness to maintain lasting friendships at a post.
CUMBERLAND â Now that he's decided where he will attend college, Cumberland High senior pitcher Justin Patrick â a 6-5, 205-pound righty â just wants to focus on the next task at hand: Helping the Clippers to an outstanding Division I-North campaign and securing a playoff berth later this spring.
âI personally think we can get to states this year,â Patrick stated Thursday afternoon as he relaxed inside the school's Wellness Center. âThe last couple of years, we played OK as a team, but I don't feel we reached our potential.
CUMBERLAND â The firm hired by the town last year to consult on a fire department merger study revealed some of its findings to the Town Council Wednesday as well as a glimpse of what it plans to eventually recommend when it submits its final report to the council in the fall.
Donald I. Jacobs, of Holden-based D.I. Jacobs Management Consulting Services, gave the council a 30-minute update on the progress of a comprehensive feasibility planning assessment for the purpose of consolidating the town's fire services as either an independent, municipal or regional department.
WOONSOCKET â Last week, when Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials asked East Providence High head coach Kevin Croke where he wanted to play his home games in the Division III playoffs, he selected Adelard Arena, the home of Mount St. Charles Academy.
âWe donât practice at Lynch Arena (in Pawtucket), and we only had five games there this season,â Croke reasoned. âTolman practices there, so we figured, âWhy give them home ice (for all three semifinal tilts)? Thatâs why we wanted it up here.â
PAWTUCKET â A Broad Street liquor store owner has been fined and his business temporarily closed for selling alcohol to a minor in what is his fifth such violation in 11 years.
Following a hearing on Wednesday at the City Council's Board of License Commissioners, the board voted to order Gee's Liquors at 400 Broadway to remain closed effective March 11 through March 30. The store is allowed to re-open on March 31.
PROVIDENCE â In California, a sure harbinger of spring is the return of swallows to Capistrano. In Rhode Island it is unions and school and municipal officials returning to the House Labor Committee to fight about binding arbitration.