September 13th, 2011
PAWTUCKET â The owner of a local rug manufacturer said he has grown frustrated with National Grid's slow response to a loss of electrical power at his company â and it occurred long before Tropical Storm Irene.
On June 6 at around 11:30 a.m., a transformer located outside a mill complex at 560 Mineral Spring Ave. exploded while in the midst of being repaired by National Grid workers. The blaze that erupted caused damage to a stair tower, windows and a portion of the roof of the 325,000-square foot historic mill complex and disrupted power to 125 tenants.
PAWTUCKET â Seems like everyone is in agreement. Shea High once again has an extremely talented soccer team.
âShea is the best team in the state in terms of skills,â Providence Country Day coach Stacey DeCastro admitted on Monday after his shorthanded team dropped a one-sided 6-1 verdict to the Raiders.
âThere is one thing about Shea,â DeCastro added. âThe only one that can beat them is themselves. Sometimes they forget what they do best. I thought they were too casual today on our one goal.â
Eleanor F. Read
LINCOLN - Eleanor F. Read, 92, of Lincoln, died August 28th at The Holiday. She was the wife of the late Squire Read.
Born in Bridgeport CT, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Fearn ( Parker)Milligan. Her son Alfred Read of Central Falls, her daughter Meredyth F. Collemer of Barrington, 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren survive her. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Madden. Her funeral and burial are private. Guestbook at
Joseph D. Durand
PAWTUCKET - Joseph "Doug" D. Durand, 63, of 156 Bear Hill Road, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Friday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Doris (Gosselin) Durand.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Brown) Durand. He resided in Cumberland for the past 11 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Michael Joseph Patrick Kenny
PAWTUCKET - Michael Joseph Patrick Kenny, of Pawtucket died September 10, 2011.
Mr. Kenny was the husband of Helen (Motyl) Cusick-Kenny and the late Catherine (Gunning) Kenny.
Mr. Kenny was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Michael J. Kenny and Mary (Brennan) Kenny. He was a teacher and principal in the Pawtucket School system for many years.
Ameila M. Lopes
CUMBERLAND - Ameila M. Lopes, 86 of Roosevelt Road, passed Friday in Women & Infants Hopsital, Providence.
Born in Celorico Beira, Portugal. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Albertina M. (Delgado) Lopes. She resided in Cumberland for many years, previously residing in Pawtucket after moving to this country in 1967.
Harry J. Gaumond
CUMBERLAND - Harry J. Gaumond, 92, of Philip Avenue, Cumberland passed away Saturday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Blanche H. (Cribari) Gaumond.
Born in Shrewsbury, MA, he was the son of the late John and Eva (Wentworth) Gaumond.
Mr. Gaumond was employed as a truck driver, and was a member of the Teamsters Local 653.
He was a World War II, United States Army Air Corps veteran, serving our country from 1942 to 1946.
Rita Rae Taylor
PAWTUCKET - Taylor, Rita Rae (Venturini) Brodeur, 67, of Magill St., Pawtucket died Saturday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of Gilbert G. Taylor and former spouse of Richard J. Brodeur, Sr. of Pawtucket.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Victor J and Shirley M. (Dugas) Venturini. Rita was a lifelong resident of the city, and was employed by the City of Pawtucket for 15 years as a Crossing Guard.
If you blinked, chances are you missed out seeing the Pawtucket Red Sox in the 2011 Governorsâ Cup playoffs. The three-game sweep administered by Lehigh Valley was that fleeting.
In a weekâs time the PawSox went from mighty division champs to postseason wallflowers. One Saturday night, theyâre basking in the glow of winning the I.L. North. The next Saturday sees the clubhouse resemble that of a funeral parlor, with players quietly exchanging farewell handshakes and hugs while gathering up their personal belongings for the trip back home.
PAWTUCKET â With the season now over for the Pawtucket Red Sox, several players and coaches now set their sights on the winter ball addresses theyâll hold from October through New Yearâs.
After spending a few weeks catching up on rest and letting the body recover from the grind of a long season, many of the PawSoxâ players will depart for warmer climates, utilizing the opportunity to further augment oneâs skills or put extra cash in oneâs pocket.
Jim Doyle was among the several hundred runners, walkers and family members at the Bryant University campus on Saturday at the Shawn M. Nassaney Memorial Cross Country Race/Walk. He was there to remember his former runner, who died tragically in the 9/11 terrorist attacks along with his girlfriend Lynn Goodchild.
PROVIDENCE â A huge U.S. flag, held aloft at the entrance to the Statehouse lawn by the extension ladders of a pair of Providence fire trucks, greeted the approximately 100 people who attended the 10th anniversary observance of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on Sunday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â The passage of 10 years hasn't soothed the pain for Aram P. Jarret Jr. and his family but remembering his daughter Amy N. Jarret's caring ways does help them cope to a degree.
Amy was a flight attendant on United Flight 175 out of Boston and died at the age of 28 when terrorists seized the aircraft and flew it into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
PAWTUCKET â Thatâs all she wrote for the 2011 edition of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Pawtucket concluded its meek showing in the Governorsâ Cup playoffs with a lackluster 3-1 loss to Lehigh Valley Saturday night at McCoy Stadium. The three-game sweep pushes the IronPigs into the finals where they will face defending champion Columbus.
Pawtucket led just once in the entire series â1-0 after the first inning of the second game â and wound up hitting 3-for-26 with runners in scoring position, including a hitless showing in six opportunities in Game 3. Collectively the PawSox hit .180.
LINCOLN â Lincoln and Shea opened their respective 2011 seasons with a non-league tilt at Ferguson Field on Friday night, a game that validated why these team were once Thanksgiving Day rivals.
The Raiders erased a 14-point halftime deficit with a pair of rushing touchdowns and two-point conversions to edge the Lions, 22-20.
The teams played on Thanksgiving from 1968-2001, with the Lions holding a 17-16-1 advantage in those games. Shea rolled to a 29-14 victory over Lincoln in last yearâs season opener, but this one was much more competitive.
PAWTUCKET â In a contest that went down the final snap, Barrington High held on for a 19-13 non-league win against Tolman High Friday night at Max Read Field.
It was a game in which no lead was completely safe. The Tigers pulled ahead 13-12 with 1:03 left after Rodney Jean-Pierre plunged in from a yard out.
All the good vibrations running up and down the Tolman sideline quickly went out the window, as Barringtonâs Adam Hadley took the ensuing kickoff 93 yards.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. --- For the second night in a row, the Pawtucket Red Sox struggled with runners in scoring position and it proved to be their undoing as they fell to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 3-2 in 10 innings.
The loss puts the PawSox down two games to none as the International League Semifinal Series shifts back to McCoy Stadium.
Ex-PawSox prospect Brandon Moss had a big night, knocking in all three runs with a homer, double and single in the 10th inning that brought home the game-winner off reliever Randy Williams.
Veterans groups, first responders and civic officials from around the Valley will mark 9/11 with special Masses, prayer services and tributes on Sunday. Here is a roundup of the planned observances, arranged by the community.
â The Major Walter Gatchell VFW Post 306 will conduct a ceremony at the post home, 171 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, Sunday at 11 a.m. Coffee and pastry will be served.
PAWTUCKET â Under a bright moon and with the Blackstone River gushing mightily over the dam by Slater Mill, hundreds of people ate, drank and danced at the kick-off Gala for the 2011 Pawtucket Arts Festival.
âThe weather today has been great, and with so many nights of rain, I think it really energized people,â commented John Baxter, chairman of this year's Pawtucket Arts Festival. âThe turn-out has been amazing, and I think the entire event is well put-together to offer a mix of not only food and music but culture as well.â
EAST PROVIDENCE --- Jalin Braxton and East Providence High ran away with this season opener.
The Second-Team All-State fullback picked up 153 yards and a pair of long touchdowns on 11 first-half carries on Friday night to guide the Townies to a convincing 42-0 non-league victory over Woonsocket High at Pierce Field.
The Townies scored on each of their first four possessions of the contest and ended the opening half with 255 yards on the ground and a 28-0 command.