May 10th, 2012
PROVIDENCE (AP) â A tug-of-war over an inmate in Rhode Island custody in a possible death penalty case escalated Wednesday as Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a federal court ruling allowing the inmate to stand trial in federal court
PAWTUCKET â For Justin Thomas, the near month he spent as member of Bostonâs bullpen was merely a case of guilt by association.
Even though the 28-year-old lefthander was relegated to afterthought status â while with the Red Sox, Thomas allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings prior to getting farmed out to Pawtucket on April 27 â he was still part of a unit that became known as the land of diminished returns. No matter which reliever BoSox manager Bobby Valentine summoned, disaster seemed to follow.
PAWTUCKET â Through all the early-season struggles he endured, Alex Hassan never once thought about reinventing the wheel, i.e. tweaking his batting stance or adjusting his hands on the bat, the kind of wholesale changes that no doubt creep into a playerâs mind whenever things arenât going well.
PROVIDENCE â Local lawmakers are rallying to the defense of Woonsocketâs Place Jolicoeur war memorial with legislation to protect it and similar monuments from state constitutional challenges and defend it against federal constitutional challenges.
Rep. James McLaughlin, a Democrat whose district covers parts of Cumberland and Central Falls, introduced a bill in the House yesterday that will allow any elected state or municipal official to designate any âstructure, sculpture, inscription or iconâ as a âcategory oneâ memorial.
CENTRAL FALLS - Mary Libucha 98, passed away Wednesday May 9, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Libucha.
Born in Poland she was a daughter of the late John and Ludwika (Uram) Szerlag. She lived in Coventry for the past 3 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed as a Seamstress for the former New England Industries for 10 years retiring in 1976.
Mary was a member of St. Josephs Church Holy Rosary Society and the former Senior group. She was also a member of the former Orchard Lake Schools Ladies Auxiliary.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Four staffers from the Woonsocket Call and Pawtucket Times took home a total of five Rhode Island Press Association awards during the groupâs annual banquet at the Quonset O in North Kingstown Friday.
The showing was especially strong for photographers, who dominated the general news category. Ernest Brown took home a first place plaque for âGood Night Irene,â his dramatic photo of a tsunami-like wave crashing against the sea wall in Narragansett during the height of Hurricane Irene.
PAWTUCKET â The Pawtucket Red Sox were able to dodge the raindrops Tuesday night. The same cannot be said of the Rochester Red Wings.
Buoyed by 5 2/3 innings of strong pitching by Liam Hendriks, the Red Wings grounded the PawSox, 3-1, before 3,325 rain-free fans at McCoy Stadium. The forecast called for a major weather disturbance to arrive at some point during the game, but the precipitation was able to hold off long enough that the teams were able to get this one in.
PAWTUCKET â Say this about the Boston Red Sox â the organization is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to commemorating the centennial anniversary of Fenway Park.
As part of the season-long celebration, the Sox have set aside this month as a prime chance to revisit some of the ballparkâs most spine-tingling moments and salute the players primarily responsible for creating them.
BURRILLVILLE -- The DâAntuono brother tandem of sophomore Mike and junior Matt wanted desperately for Burrillville High to post a spirited victory over St. Raphael Academy on Tuesday afternoon.
They did their part, as both assembled straight-set victories over the Saintsâ No. 1 and 2 representatives, seniors Sam Reinhardt and Juan Bedoya, respectively.
Perhaps a half hour after Mike had mustered a 6-1, 6-0 win over Reinhardt and Matt dispatched Bedoya, 6-1, 6-1, however, the rain became steadier, though the remaining players wanted to continue their assaults on winning.
PAWTUCKET. Timothy H. Karpinski, 59, formerly of Towers East, passed away, Saturday after an illness. He was the longtime companion of Debbie Huntington. Born in Bellows Falls, Vt. a son of the late Chester and Katherine S. (Fenessey) Karpinski. Tim lived in the Pawtucket area most of his life until moving to Johnston a short time ago.
CUMBERLAND - Margarida Carvalho (Carreiro), 97, of Broad St. passed away Tuesday in the Pawtucket Health and Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of the late Jacinto Carvalho.
Born in Jamestown, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Augusta) Carreiro. She resided in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland for most of her life.
She was employed by the International Packaging Co., Pawtucket for many years until her retirement and had previously been employed by the Central Braid Co., Central Falls.
ATTLEBORO - Anita (Bandieri) Oliver, 85, formerly of Timothy Drive, Attleboro, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. Oliver, Sr.
Anita was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Cesare and Celia (Giambastiani) Bandieri.
Mrs. Oliver is survived by her children, Anthony J. Oliver Jr., Kathleen Laurence, Carolyn Oliver-Lawson all of Pawtucket and Susan Oliver of Attleboro, MA, four grandchildren, one great-grandson and a brother Paul Bandieri.
CENTRAL FALLS - Homer L. Lafond Jr., 73, died Saturday in N. Conway, NH. He was the husband of Claudette (Tellier) Lafond.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Homer L. Lafond Sr. and Lucille M. (Dery) Lafond.
LINCOLN - Madelyn Collins, 91, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arnold B. Collins and the daughter of the late James J. and Helen (Rush) Gorman.
She is survived by several cousins. Mrs. Collins was employed as a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital for over 37 year.
A Mass of Christian Burial to which relatives and friends are invited will be celebrated today at 10:00 am in St. Ambrose Church, School St., Albion.
PAWTUCKET - Ruth E. (Neunes) Stockman, 87, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Karl E. Stockman for 56 years.
Born in Thuringia, Germany on February 2, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Paul E. and Minna (Graness) Neunes. Ruth was a World War II US Army Air Force veteran, serving the Strategic Air Command at Bolling Field, D.C. Ruth attended Ohio State University studying Horticulture.
SEEKONK - Frank S. Padykula, Sr., 82, entered into eternal peace on Monday, April 30, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Mildred F. (Manion) Padykula.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Francis S. and Alice (Wszkiewicz) Padykula. Frank was a World War II, US Army veteran and Proprietor and President of Surplus Machinery Co., Seekonk. He was a past-member of the Pawtucket Country Club for over 20 years and was an avid boater and fisherman.
SEEKONK - Donald Burgess Leggat, 82, passed away on May 6, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of RI.
He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 62 years, Nancy, as well as his three children and their spouses; Robin and her husband Raymond Grant of Seekonk, MA, David and his wife Judy Leggat of Lebanon, PA and Carol and her husband Joe Robitaille of Seekonk, MA.
PAWTUCKET - Pauline M. (St. Germain) Black, 68, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Charles E. Black for 26 years.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Leon St. Germain, Sr. and Annette (Larue) Peloquin, she resided in Providence before moving to Pawtucket six years ago. She loved country music and bingo.
PAWTUCKET - Rui Freitas, age 41, of Bellmore Dr., died Monday, May 7, 2012. Born Oct. 30, 1970, in Pawtucket, he was the son of Jose and Albertina (DaRosa) Freitas of Pawtucket and grandson of the late Manuel and Josefina DaRosa and Custodio and Adelina Freitas.
A 1989 graduate of Tolman High School, Rui attended CCRI and worked in the operations department of Citizens Bank and had been a United Way volunteer. He was a communicant of St. Leo the Great Church. He enjoyed traveling to visit his family in Faial, Azores and in California, where he took his cousins skydiving.
CUMBERLAND - Jamie Robert Coyle, 37,passed away on Wednesday, May 2nd 2012. He was the loving son of the late Karen Coyle and Robert Hanley.
He is survived by Yvonne Coyle, his wife of twenty years, as well as his four children Alyssa, Kayla, and Jordan Coyle, and Brianna McGuy. He was the devoted brother of Karrie, Joey, and Tabitha Coyle. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Services will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com