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Ex-RI Gov. Garrahy eulogized at funeral Mass

January 31, 2012

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Joseph Garrahy has been remembered as a man who lived humbly and set an example for others.
The Rev. Marcel Taillon remembered Garrahy at a funeral Mass on Tuesday morning as a man of faith who rose from humble beginnings.
Taillon, the pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Narragansett, delivered the homily at a service at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence.
Garrahy died last week at a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 81.

January 30th

Tigers embark on 'must win' stage of season

January 30, 2012

Two high school hoops games stand out above the rest tonight. And they’re both Division II crossover contests.
Tolman, 4-7 with seven games left in the regular season, visits Central Falls (6-5) in the first meaningful game. The Tigers seek to end a four-game losing streak that has jeopardized their playoff hopes. Those hopes were not helped on Monday when leading scorer Juan Velez (20.8 points per game) and starting forward Seny Samb, a solid defensive player, were suspended for violating school disciplinary rules.

Clippers return to mat after staph infection scare

January 30, 2012

CUMBERLAND — After surviving a staph infection scare that shut down the Cumberland High wrestling program for a week, the Clippers return to the mat this week for a pair of tough matches with La Salle Academy and Cranston West.
“Every match we have from here on out is going to be tough,” Cumberland coach Steve Gordon admitted on Monday. “Next week, we host unbeaten Hendricken and the week after that we visit Warwick Veterans. Both of those teams are state title contenders.”
Gordon is just happy to have his team wrestling again.

City man hears State of the Union in person

January 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET — At about 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, Adam Tumlinson had been making his way home to his Darlington neighborhood when he heard his cell phone jingle.
“It said, ‘Restricted,’ so I was very hesitant to answer it,” Tumlinson stated recently between sips on a coffee at an Armistice Boulevard doughnut shop. “I usually don’t answer numbers I don’t recognize, but for some reason I picked it up anyway.”

Annis I. Prevost

January 30, 2012

Annis I. Prevost
PAWTUCKET - Annis "Maud" I. (Senior) Prevost, 91, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, January 28, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert J. Prevost. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Ethel M. (Carter) Senior. Annis was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church.

Willis J. Leonard

January 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Willis J. Leonard, 67, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 29, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Mary R. (Beausoleil) Leonard for twenty-seven years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Edward A. and Loretta (McNally) Leonard.

Mary T. Horan

January 30, 2012

Mary T. Horan
LINCOLN - Mary T. Horan, 94, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2012 at Epoch Assisted Living, Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI where she has resided for the past 6 years. She was the devoted wife of 48 years of the late Willard V. Horan.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, the daughter of the late Mary (Conlon) Campbell and William F. "Leo" Campbell, she resided in Pawtucket util 1979 when she moved to Lincoln, RI where she lived for 27 years.

Jeannette Rose Marie Royer

January 30, 2012

Jeannette Rose Marie Royer
EAST GREENWICH - Jeannette Rose Marie Royer, 90, of Royal Court, entered into eternal life Wednesday. She was the wife of the late Russell Leigh.
Jeannette was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Edmond and Maria (Dargie) Houle. She lived in Pawtucket several years before moving to East Greenwich, She had been employed at the former Balfour Co. as an inspector. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Parish and formerly of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (St. Mary's) Seekonk.

Judge Robert J. Rahil

January 30, 2012

Judge Robert J. Rahil
NORTH PROVIDENCE - District Court Judge Robert J. Rahill, of North Providence and formerly of South Kingstown passed on January 27, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Mary Elaine (Leonard) Rahill for 56 years.

Cynthia Duval

January 30, 2012

Cynthia Duval
CENTRAL FALLS - Cynthia Duval, 52, passed January 27th.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Everett Wilkinson and the late Cecilia (Dougdale) Adams.
She had been employed as a CNA for over 20 years at the former Jewish Home of the Age. She was a member of the American Legion Post 25, Pawtucket.
She is survived by a daughter, Candace Wilkinson, and a son Shawne Duval, 2 sisters, Michaela and Angela Wilkinson, a brother, Kenneth Wilkinson and 4 grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John Wilkinson.

January 29th

Elks are a force for good in the community

January 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity.
Maurice E. Berube has spent the better part of 11 years trying to promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. But it wasn't until last month, when he found himself the recipient of a simple act of kindness by an 11-year-old city girl, that he really understood what it meant to be an Elk.
Berube, Grand Exalted Ruler of Woonsocket Elks Lodge #850, says it happened in December when he was helping deliver 227 food baskets to needy families during the holiday season.

McGair: Red Sox shortstop? Why not Jose Iglesias?

January 29, 2012

Why not Jose Iglesias?
More than a week has gone by since the Red Sox traded shortstop Marco Scutaro. The exchange with Colorado marked the second time this offseason that general manager/budget balancer Ben Cherington has shipped away a potential starting shortstop, last month’s Jed Lowrie-to-Houston swap officially re-catalogued as the first domino to fall.

Tolman falls to E.P., but comes back to top Scituate

January 29, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Brandon Speight popped in a pair of first-period goals on Sunday afternoon to lead Tolman past Scituate 4-0 in a makeup game played at Lynch Arena and the third contest in a 48-hour span for the Tigers.
Kody Casavant and Jared Pedro finished the scoring for Tolman with second-period goals, and goaltender Stephane Meunier stopped 19 shots for his fourth shutout of the season.
Tolman improved to 7-4 in Division III with an overtime loss to unbeaten Johnston/North Providence on its ledger. Those 15 points place the Tigers second in the division behind JNP (10-0-0).

January 28th

WEB ONLY: Tigers shake off rust, ice Villa Novans

January 28, 2012

WOONSOCKET --- Tolman sure didn’t look like a team that hadn’t played a game in 21 days on Friday night.
The Tigers, who received three-goal games from Kody Casavant and Jared Pedro, scored five goals in the first 10 minutes of play and cruised to a 10-1 win over winless Woonsocket in their Division III matchup at Adelard Arena.
The Tigers, who improved to 6-3, also received a pair of assists from Kevin Tracey and Casavant, who currently leads the league in scoring with 19 goals and 10 assists.

January 27th

Shea hangs on for key victory

January 27, 2012

PAWTUCKET --- At halftime, this has all the makings of an impressive blowout victory by Shea over a quality Division II-South opponent.
But when the Raiders’ win over Westerly on Friday night was in the books, they found themselves holding on for a too-close-for-comfort triumph.
Ahead by a cool 20 points at the break, the visiting Bulldogs found a way to battle back and slice their deficit to five points with 5:06 to play and four on three occasions before busing home on the wrong end on a 77-74 verdict before a packed gym.

La Salle hands Saints first league loss

January 27, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Living on the edge finally caught up with St. Raphael Academy on Friday night.
A deep and determined La Salle squad became the first Rhode Island-based squad to knock off SRA this season as the Rams grinded out a 74-69 double-overtime triumph before an enthusiastic throng of followers at Alumni Hall. Two of La Salle’s primary catalysts were reserves Michael Clark and Dexter Thompson, the pair combining to score all but three of the 15 points the visitors managed between the two extra sessions.

Lady Saints edged by Woonsocket, 41-36

January 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET – On a night in which she was honored for scoring her 1,000 career point earlier this season, senior Kailey Fugere and the rest of her Woonsocket High teammates cooled off a resurging St. Raphael Academy program Friday night with a 41-36 decision at Savaria Gymnasium.
Fugere, who was recognized for her milestone during a halftime ceremony, finished with 17 points. The game was hardly the Villa Novans best effort, however, as St. Ray’s overcame a 14-point deficit before the break and made their host sweat it out until the final buzzer.

Law allows city to borrow for tax anticipation notes

January 27, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Friday signed into law legislation that allows Pawtucket to borrow $12.6 million in tax anticipation notes (TANS) and pay them back from next year’s budget.
The House passed its bill on Wednesday and the Senate voted its version Thursday, when each chamber also passed the other’s bill. All the votes were unanimous.
The measure allows Pawtucket to avoid a payless payday that had been looming for employees on the second week in February.
Last year Pawtucket borrowed $11.5 million in TANS and paid them back this year.

National mental illness research organization opens in Pawtucket

January 27, 2012

PAWTUCKET — From an unassuming, fourth-floor office in downtown Pawtucket, plans are underway to begin a national campaign to promote research on mental illness.

John F. Boyle

January 27, 2012

John F. Boyle
PAWTUCKET - John F. Boyle, 69 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Born in Boston, he was a son of the late John P. and Barbara E. (Collins) Boyle. John worked many years at Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan, and more recently as a Manager for Cumberland Farms. In his free time John was an avid fly fisherman, spending many hours fly fishing in various local streams and rivers.

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