March 19th, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€“ The Lincoln police officer convicted of kicking a handcuffed woman in the head during a security detail at Twin River has escaped jail time for the offense.
PAWTUCKET- Anne Choiniere, 84, of Pawtucket died on Thursday at Home & Hospice Care of R.I. In Providence. She was the wife of the late Leo Choiniere.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Irene (Yattaw) Choiniere.
She loved to cook, crochet and knit and was very fond of pets.
Survivors are two sisters: Mary Wagner and Elsie Arsenault; two brothers: Clarence and Lawrence LaBree, all of Pawtucket and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Victoria LaBree, Irene Petit, Francis LaBree, Jr., Joseph, Robert and William LaBree.
Dr. George J.
PAWTUCKET- Dr. George J. Grinsell DC, Died March 16th at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
He is Survived by his wife Donna (Lanzi) Grinsell and first wife Mary Joyce Grinsell.
Daun Alan White
MANNING, SC- Daun Alan White, 62, former resident of Whitman, MA, husband of 42 years to Karen Rose Orcutt White, died Friday, February 24, 2012, at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Born December 21, 1949, in Brockton, MA, he was the son of the late Lester Leroy White and the late Gladys Elizabeth Thompson White.
PROVIDENCE -- Immediately after East Providence High had secured a 2-1 triumph over gritty Mount Hope High in the rubber tilt of the R.I. Division III Hockey Tournament finals Sunday afternoon, the Townies threw their gloves and sticks high into the air.
They then mobbed freshman netminder Marc LaValley behind his Schneider Arena goal line.
Given the length of time he spent under the pile of humanity, it was amazing LaValley could breathe to deliver his comments regarding EPâ€™s capture of its first state title since 2005.
PAWTUCKET- Maria (George) Silva, 67, passed March 16th. She was the wife of the late Frank Silva.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Henry S. and Deolinda (Pacheco) George.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Zammarelli of Pawtucket and Joey Ann Pereira of Florida, a brother, Henry George Jr. of Florida, two sisters, Diane Tierney of Florida and Susan Pimentel of Jamestown, RI, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Rosalina Dias and Josephine Camara.
PAWTUCKET- Olga Nikodem 92, of Atria Senior Living in Lincoln passed Away
Saturday March 17, 2012 at Grandview Center in Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry E. Nikodem.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Simon and Mary (Karas) Namaka.
She lived at Atria for the past 8 months formerly living in Pawtucket and Cumberland.
Mrs. Nikodem was a member of the Ladies Adoration Society Of Holy Cross Church Central Falls.
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, center, leads a women's forum hosted by Congressman David Cicilline, left, and Congressman Jim Langevin, at the Rhode Island Foundation in Providence Monday morning. Taking part in the forum before a packed room of 100 were Laurie White, Executive Director, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce; Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director, R.I. Kids Count; Constance Howes, president andCeo, Woman and Infants Hospital; Linda Newton, Director, Black Philanthropy Initiative; Deborah Gist, R.I.
WARWICK â€“ If nothing else, Sunday offered Rocco Baldelli a rare chance to partake in some deep-seeded reflection.
An intensely private sort, Baldelli more often than not comes across as a man of mystery rather than someone whoâ€™s willing to lay all his cards on the table. Such an introverted/reclusive approach helped the Woonsocket native get through the turbulent times that arose during his career of seven major-league seasons, the belief at the time that the less the general public knew, the better.
As its highest ranking official and ambassador last year, George L. Glover III of Coventry, immediate past sovereign grand master of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, unexpectedly found himself wearing another hat: Globe trotter.
Since his installation as sovereign grand master in August 2010, he's traveled to five continents, logging more than 75,000 miles of flight time winging off to far flung places like New Zealand and Australia.
PROVIDENCE â€“ In three previous tilts this season, East Providence High had outscored league rival Mount Hope High by a 13-5 count, including a 4-3 triumph in the initial game of this R.I. Division III Tournament best-of-three finals set.
Townies' mentor Kevin Croke had hoped for a similar, hefty offensive output during Game 2 at Schneider Arena; with it, EP would clinch a much-desired state championship.
PAWTUCKET â€” While schoolyard scuffles are nothing new, some parents of elementary-age students have complained that more supervision is needed outside the buildings prior to the start of the school day and at dismissal time. On Wednesday night, a majority of the School Committee agreed, and approved the quick implementation of a plan that will add 20 minutes of outdoor staff supervision in the morning and 20 minutes after school lets out.
Kathy DeWolfe, of Pawtucket, buys bouquets of flowers for family members for St. Patrick's Day at Uncle Ronnieâ€™s Florist on Mendon Road in Cumberland Friday. Proprietor Ronnie Heffernan, pictured at right, who has been in business for the past 40 years, said sales were brisk all day in honor of the Irish holiday. He also stated that "we're Irish here all year round."
LINCOLN â€” Fielding phone calls, requests and inquiries from collegiate softball coaches are nothing new to Mark and Marie Mayer, the parents of Lindsay Mayer, Lincoln High's magnificent junior shortstop.
They actually started during her eighth-grade year; that's when University of South Florida head coach Ken Erikson asked Mark and Marie if they would bring their daughter to the Tampa campus so they could meet.
CUMBERLAND- Thelma (Sidebotham) Chadwick, 89, of Boardman Avenue died Friday, March 16, 2012 at Greenwood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick L. Chadwick to whom she was married for 49 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Herbert and Ethel (Worthington) Sidebotham, she had lived in Pawtucket before moving to Cumberland 54 years ago. She was the sister of the late Calvin Sidebotham.
PAWTUCKET- Mary Kania 95, formerly of Capital Street passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Grandview Center in Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Kania.
Born in Suffield, Ct she was a daughter of the late Albert and Bertha (Godek) Wolowicz. She lived in Pawtucket for 60 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring Mrs. Kania was employed as a Winder at the former Sidney Blumenthal Textile Co. for many years and later worked for Owens-Corning Fiberglass and Fram Corp. as an Assembler.
PROVIDENCE --- Kevin Hallâ€™s second goal of the game, a shorthanded tally with 5:54 to play, lifted East Providence to a 4-3 victory over Mount Hope on Thursday night in the opening game of their best-of-three Division III championship series at Providence Collegeâ€™s Schneider Arena.
The Townies (17-4) will seek their first state title since 2005 tonight at 8:30 p.m. when the series resumes at Schneider. A third and deciding game will be held on Sunday at a time to be announced if the Huskies win this game.
CRANSTON --- After losing his last three fights over the past 24 months as a lightweight fighter, can a change in weight class result in a change of fortunes for Eddie Soto?
The Pawtucket fighter and his camp at 401 Boxing in Cranston certainly think so.
Soto, who spent the first seven years of his pro career fighting at 135 pounds, is moving up two classes to the 145-pound welterweight circuit and making his debut in this division next Thursday night on the â€śHome Invasionâ€ť show, presented by Jimmy Burchfieldâ€™s Classic Entertainment & Sports, at the Twin River Event Center.
PAWTUCKET â€” Standing in the City Hall of one of the â€śhighly distressed communitiesâ€ť that he is hoping to aid, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee unveiled his proposal of a legislative package aimed at reforming municipal pension plans run by the State and by cities and towns and providing other types of financial relief from state mandates.
BILLERICA, MA- Maureen (Bonaventure) Rahill. A Loving Wife, Mother, Daughter and Sister passed away at home on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, surrounded by her loving family after her courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Paul Rahill.
Maureen was a daughter of John and Rose (Rafferty) Bonaventure and lived in Pawtucket before moving to Billerica, MA in 1994. She was a graduate of Tolman High School Class of 1981 and a graduate of Rhode Island College.