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July 25th, 2011

Maria C. DaGraca

July 25, 2011

Maria C. DaGraca
PAWTUCKET - Maria C. DaCosta) DaGraca, 77, of Pawtucket died July 25, 2011. She was the wife of Antonio J. DaGraca. She was born in Brava, Cape Verde a daughter of the late Alfredo and Adelia (Barros) DaCosta. She came to this country 50 years ago settling in Central Falls.

Marie Batalon

July 25, 2011

Marie Batalon
WEST WARWICK - Marie Batalon, 82, of Main Street, W. Warwick, died peacefully and surrounded by loving grandchildren Scott, Amber, Elizabeth, and Sandra, on July 23, 2011 at West View Care Center in W. Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman F. Batalon who predeceased her.
She was born in Central Falls, RI on January 30, 1929 the loving daughter of Ovilda and Clara (Roy) Boyer. She had attended Central Falls Public Schools.
Until her retirement many years ago, Marie had been an assembler for the Hillsinger Corp. in Plainville.

Arthur Tattersall, Jr.

July 25, 2011

Arthur Tattersall, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Arthur Tattersall, Jr., 85 of Pawtucket died Monday at the Pawtucket Health Center. He was the husband of Jean (Drummond) Tattersall. Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Arthur, Sr. and Grace (Sidebottom) Tattersall, he had been a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
He was a US NAVY veteran of WWII and was employed for many years as the Regional Sales representative for Nissan Motors. He was a Sports Race Car driver.

Joseph Roland Longtin

July 25, 2011

Joseph Roland Longtin
CUMBERLAND - Joseph Roland Longtin, 82, of Mendon Rd, passed peacefully at home on July 22nd. He was the husband of Ada (Bardsley) Longtin.

Amelia C. DeBurgo

July 25, 2011

Amelia C. DeBurgo
PAWTUCKET - Amelia C. DeBurgo, 97, of Pawtucket died July 22, 2011. She was the wife of the late Albert DeBurgo.
She was born in Brava, Cape Verde a daughter of the late Joao and Maria (Galvao)Coelho. She came to this country 36 years ago settling in Pawtucket.
She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
She is survived by 3 sons Humberto DeBurgo of Cape Verde, Arthur and Eduard DeBurgo both of Pawtucket, 1 sister Maria Coelho of Pawtucket, 4 grandchildren, mother of the late Jose DeBurgo, sister of the late Eugenia DePina.

Joan L. Parent Gilroy

July 25, 2011

Joan L. Parent Gilroy
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Joan L.(Michaud) Parent Gilroy, 77, of North Providence and Naples, Florida, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 23, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Honorable William G. Gilroy.
Born in New Haven, CT, a daughter of the late Arthur and Helen (Robertson) Michaud, she resided in Pawtucket before moving to North Providence 27 years ago.

July 24th

Red-hot CALL moves one win away from state title

July 24, 2011

Contributing writer
WARWICK – Another day, another offensive explosion by Cumberland American.
Manager Dave Belisle’s club moved within one win of claiming the Major Division state championship Sunday, throttling Cranston Western 15-0 in a four-inning mercy-rule affair at Warwick West Side Little League’s Abe Klitzner Field.

Collette Vacations heads to double-elimination round

July 24, 2011

WARWICK – Collette Vacations Post 79 took care of business in the preliminary round of the R.I. American Legion Senior Division playoffs, sweeping Senerchia Post 74 in two games.
Post 79 got a near-flawless pitching performance from Andrew Veiga during Saturday’s 2-0 victory in Game 2. Veiga only faced 30 batters over nine innings as Collette’s defense once again played a key role in the team’s victory.

Seekonk's Firefly Golf Course is unique

July 24, 2011

SEEKONK – Firefly Golf Course certainly fits the definition of the word “unique.”
What other golf course in the area plays to a par of 60 and measures just 3,644 yards? Only Firefly, an executive golf course that was designed and built by women’s golf legend Joanne Carner and her husband Don Hoenig back in 1962.

Detour takes toll on bridge

July 24, 2011

PAWTUCKET — How much more wear and tear can the century-old Division Street Bridge take from the I-95 truck detours before costly repairs have to be made? That is the million dollar question that City Councilors were asking this week following a state inspection report that listed the bridge as being in “fair” condition.

Grand Judy indicts two Pawtucket residents

July 24, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The statewide Grand Jury reported the indictments of two Pawtucket residents Friday.
Anthony Berard, 27, was charged with one count of first degree sexual assault and one count of possession of cocaine. It is alleged that on or about Jan. 30, 2011, Berard sexually assaulted a woman, with that assault being in the first degree. The alleged sexual assault took place in Warwick. It is further alleged that on or about March 11, 2011, Berard possessed cocaine, an incident alleged to have taken place in Pawtucket.

July 23rd

Judge rules that the Central Falls council may meet

July 23, 2011

PROVIDENCE (AP) — A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has ruled that the Central Falls City Council can convene to advise the state-appointed receiver overseeing the city's troubled finances but must pay expenses related to the monthslong legal battle.

Nor'Roaster: The entire Northeast bakes under 100-degree temperatures

July 23, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — The urban Northeast baked like a potato wrapped in foil Friday as record-breaking, 100-degree temperatures and steambath humidity combined with the heat-trapping effects of asphalt and concrete to make millions of people miserable.
The mercury in Newark, N.J., reached 108, the highest temperature ever recorded in the city. Philadelphia hit 104. Boston and Teterboro, N.J., reached 102 and Providence, R.I., 100. New York City hit 104 degrees, just 2 short of its all-time high, and with the oppressive humidity, it felt like 113.

July 22nd

Cumberland American begins quest for state title

July 22, 2011

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland American Little League All-Star coach Dave Belisle has been this route before.
When his team, the recent District IV champions, takes to the field Saturday night for its opening-round game in the state tournament, it will be the second time that Belisle has made the trip.
Four years ago when his son Brian was on the squad, he was the coach when CALL also competed at the states after copping the district title with an exciting win over a very-talent Smithfield team in the finals.

Dorothy M. Tondreau

July 22, 2011

Dorothy M. Tondreau
PAWTUCKET - Dorothy M. "Dot" Tondreau, 88, peacefully departed this world in her sleep Thursday, July 21, 2011.
A classically trained painter, Dorothy, known to family and friends as "Dot" or "Dottie," excelled in both watercolor and oil painting. In addition to her talent in painting, she was also a skilled and enthusiastic art teacher to family, several of her nieces and nephews having gone on to become successful artists themselves. With an amusing anecdote for nearly every situation, Dot leaves everyone she knew with an abundance of fond memories.

July 21st

PawSox edged by Lehigh Valley

July 21, 2011

PAWTUCKET – PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler gave everyone a scare after lifting shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias after seven innings Thursday night. After all, this is the same Iglesias that was hit in the head with a fastball on July 3, resulting in a concussion that sidelined him for two-plus weeks.
After a narrow 5-4 loss to Lehigh Valley, Beyeler clarified that the plan was to ease Iglesias back into the fray. “He felt good. We were thinking three at-bats or five innings, something in that range,” said the skipper. “He had a nice night.”

Governor Sundlun dead at 91

July 21, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Former Gov. Bruce Sundlun died Thursday at the age of 91, leaving what is likely to be viewed as a significant but controversial impact on the state he headed for two terms in the Governor’s office.
Sundlun, who ran three times to win his first term as Governor in 1991, put the wheels in motion for construction of the state’s modern T.F. Green Airport in Warwick by the time he left office.
But it was his decision to close the state’s credit unions and banks shortly after being sworn-in in January 1991 that drew the strongest emotions about him among city residents on Thursday.

Lavarnway worked hard to get where he is today

July 21, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Plate discipline and strike zone recognition can be found on the first page of the hitter’s manual. Knowing the pitches one can drive goes hand-in-hand with refusing to chase the ones that dance outside the strike zone, tempting as they may be.
One day Yale head baseball coach John Stuper passed along this nugget to Ryan Lavarnway, words of wisdom mentioned to him by Gene Tenace, a former teammate of Stuper’s with the St. Louis Cardinals in the early 80s.

Legion baseball playoffs begin today

July 21, 2011

The R.I. American Legion Senior Division tournament will get under way this weekend at fields across the state, but the format of this summer’s tournament will be vastly different from the one used in past seasons.
Instead of 16 teams trying to claim back-to-back, best-of-three series to reach the “Final Four” of the tournament, the goal this season will be to earn berths in the “Final Eight” double-elimination format that begins on Tuesday night at McCarthy Stadium in West Warwick and Pierce Field in East Providence.

Cumberland all-stars in softball regionals Friday

July 21, 2011

CUMBERLAND --- The Cumberland Major Division all-star team’s roads to the District IV and state championships were tough. The squad’s next venture only promises to be a whole lot tougher.
Cumberland joined nine other ballclubs from the northern part of the country this weekend to take part in the Eastern Regional Tournament at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex in Bristol, Conn.

 

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