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November 7th, 2010

Saints ride 3-game winning streak into playoffs

November 8, 2010

PAWTUCKET – Mike Sassi knew his St. Raphael squad could not improve or hinder its playoff position heading into Saturday’s regular season finale against Ponaganset. Though the Saints were locked in as the third seed in Division II-B, that didn’t stop the head coach from digging deep into his bag of motivational tricks.

Johnston snuffs out Shea's playoff hopes

November 7, 2010

PAWTUCKET – Friday night’s key Division II-A matchup with Johnston High pretty much mirrored the way the season has gone for the Shea High football team. The Raiders were once again their own worst enemies, fumbling the ball seven times, three of which were recovered by the visiting Panthers.
Even as something as simple as recovering an onside kick eluded Shea in the third quarter. So when Johnston smothered the live ball at the 6:58 mark, you had the feeling that whatever slim chance the Raiders had at qualifying for the postseason went up in smoke.

Lincoln takes 'must-win' duel from Middletown

November 7, 2010

LINCOLN --- Lincoln High handled the must-win pressure quite well.
Needing to claim its Division III regular-season finale with mighty Middletown High in order to keep their postseason hopes alive, the Lions rose to the challenge and put forth one of their best performances of the year in front of a large Homecoming Night crowd by posting a 29-16 triumph at Ferguson Field.
The victory gives the Lions a 5-3 mark and tiebreakers over two of the other three teams fighting for the last three playoff spots in the division – Moses Brown and the Islanders.

November 6th

Groundbreaking for new Pawtucket River Bridge

November 6, 2010

PAWTUCKET — Although RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis joked that it was more of a “mud-breaking” due to the rain, state and local officials lined up on George Street with ceremonial shovels on Thursday afternoon to break ground on the new I-95 Pawtucket River Bridge.

Lewis and Governor Donald L. Carcieri joined with Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Pawtucket Major James E. Doyle and others at the closed on-ramp from George Street to I-95 for a ceremony to kick-off the Pawtucket River Bridge replacement project.

November 5th

City throws retirement party for Police Chief Kelley

November 6, 2010

PAWTUCKET — Praise, proclamations, a retirement badge and a special “checkerboard” cake to call his own marked Friday's send-off party for outgoing Police Chief George L. Kelley III.

Kelley, who has been the city's police chief since 1999, is retiring after 35 years of service with the Pawtucket Police Department. He was the guest of honor at an afternoon ceremony at the Municipal Court chambers that was attended by a large gathering of city officials, past and present members of the Pawtucket Police Department, friends and family.

Blanche Sloan

November 5, 2010

Blanche Sloan
PAWTUCKET - Blanche (Lefebvre) Sloan, 98, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Irving H. Sloan.
Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Cora Lacasse) Lefebvre. Blanche resided in Pawtucket before moving to Hacienda Heights,California in 1948, she returned to Pawtucket in 2004. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Ambassador Nursing Home, West Covina, California for fourteen years until retiring in 1988. Blanche was a member of the Emblem Club No. 299, West Covina Lodge.

Joseph Newsham

November 5, 2010

Joseph Newsham
PAWTUCKET:Joseph Newsham, 88, of Norris Ave died Friday. He was the husband of the late Jeannette (Bouley) Newsham. He was the son of the late Wilfred and Cora (Sawyer) Newsham.
He is survived by three daughters: Mary Vallee of New Hampshire, Louise Leonard of Cumberland, Catherine Scotto of North Providence and two sons, Gerard Newsham of Warwick and Timothy Newsham of Glocester, three sisters, Constance O'Hara,Sandra Gorman, Veronica Ingham and one brother Harry Newsham.

Barbara F. Trombley

November 5, 2010

Barbara F. Trombley
PAWTUCKET - Barbara F. "Bobby" Trombley, 78, of Annie Street died Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Eugene A. and Eva M. (McCaughey) Trombley.
Miss Trombley was a secretary at Fram Corporation, East Providence before retiring.
She was a good sister, aunt, nana and friend.

Tolman takes five-set thriller from Narragansett

November 5, 2010

PAWTUCKET – Tolman High had to dig deep on Thursday night to outlast Narragansett in a preliminary round playoff matchup.
The Tigers rallied from a 2-1 deficit to edge the Mariners in five games, 3-2.

Townies suffer upset loss in volleyball quarterfinals

November 5, 2010

EAST PROVIDENCE – North Kingstown outside hitter Annie Ragan was prepared for a long night against the East Providence girls volleyball team in Thursday night’s Division I quarterfinals.
Instead, it turned out to be the shortest postseason appearance the Townies have had in over 20 years.
Plagued by a slew of errors all over the court, East Providence struggled to find a way to win key points, and North, on the back of their all-state outside hitter, gladly took advantage, beating the Townies 25-23, 27-25, 25-20, a surprising end to the season for EP.

Cumberland volleyball team grabs playoff opener

November 5, 2010

CUMBERLAND --- It’s been seven years since Cumberland High last captured a playoff game, but on Thursday night, the Clippers ended that drought in a big way in its Division II preliminary-round match with Warwick Vets High.
Michaela Leblanc and Michelle Malboeuf had solid games at the net and Robyn Andrade and Jessica Larivee keyed a strong showing from the service line for the Clippers in their easy 3-0 triumph at the Clippers' Wellness Center.

E.P., Shea, Lincoln football teams play for survival

November 5, 2010

While the fates of politicians were decided on Election Day, the fates of five playoff-hopeful Blackstone Valley clubs could be determined as early as this weekend or as late as Thanksgiving morning.
When October ended, so did much of the drama in the Division II-B playoff race. Last weekend’s play saw the top three seeds etched in stone in Tolman (6-0), Woonsocket (5-1), and St. Raphael (4-2) and the final spot still up for grabs between Mount Hope and Toll Gate.

Jacinto Alicea Jr.

November 5, 2010

Jacinto Alicea Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Jacinto "Jesse" Alicea Jr., 28, of Hazel St. died Sunday in the Roger William Hospital, Providence.
Born in Detroit, MI, he was the beloved son of Margaret (Hevey) Alicea of Pawtucket and the late Jacinto Alicea Sr. He resided in Pawtucket most of his life.
He was employed at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro.

Joseph M. Richard

November 5, 2010

Joseph M. Richard
CUMBERLAND: Joseph M. Richard, 85, of Diamond Hill Rd, passed away November 3, 2010. He was the husband of Theresa (Robideau) Richard, they would have celebrated their 63rd anniversary on November 27th.
Born in Central Falls,he was a son of the late Raoul and Lillian (Berger) Richard.
He had been employed as an electrician at the Newport Navy Base, and previously Natick Labs and at the Navy base at Quonset Point. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII service as a Chief Petty officer first class from 1942 to 1946

Allan V. McCrorie

November 5, 2010

Allan V. McCrorie
PROVIDENCE: Allan V. McCrorie 72, of Luna St, passed on November 3, 2010. He was the husband of Sandra J. McCrorie.
Allan had been employed as a computer programming analyst for many years and was an Army Veteran.
Besides his wife he is survived by 7 children, Valerie, Allan, Rebecca, Jarrod, Erica, Tonia and John, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, two brothers, Charles McCrorie and Dr. Edward McCrorie and several nieces and nephews.

Helen C. Luther

November 5, 2010

Helen C. Luther
September 27, 1922 - October 9, 2010
HARWICH PORT, MA - Surrounded by her loving family in her Harwich Port, Massachusetts summer home, Helen Christine (Ladd) Luther passed into the hands of her Lord.

November 4th

Shea tops Portsmouth in soccer playoff opener

November 4, 2010

PAWTUCKET --- When Portsmouth High took a 1-0 lead just 54 seconds into Wednesday afternoon’s Division I quarterfinal-round contest with Shea High and held it into the final moments of the first half, the Raiders and their fans were quietly fearing the worst.
That’s because in last year’s Division II quarterfinals, the Raiders suffered a stunning 2-1 loss to Lincoln High that saw the Lions draw first blood, and despite being dominated for most of the game, escape Pawtucket with the upset victory.

PawSox manager has fond memories of Sparky Anderson

November 4, 2010

You never forget your first big league manager – no matter where the game of baseball takes you. That’s how Torey Lovullo is choosing to remember the wisdom and guidance former Detroit and Cincinnati manger Sparky Anderson imparted on his pro career. Anderson passed away on Thursday from complications of dementia in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 76.
“I’m saddened because he was an influential man in so many areas,” said Lovullo, Pawtucket’s manager, when reached early Thursday night.

Helen C. Luther

November 4, 2010

Helen C. Luther
September 27, 1922 - October 9, 2010
HARWICH PORT, MA - Surrounded by her loving family in her Harwich Port, Massachusetts summer home, Helen Christine (Ladd) Luther passed into the hands of her Lord.

November 2nd

Chafee wins governorship

November 3, 2010

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has another Governor Chafee.
Independent Lincoln Chafee outpolled a seven-man field Tuesday to win the office his father, the late Sen. John H. Chafee, held more than 40 years ago. He is the first candidate to win the governorship as an Independent.
“Roger Williams would be proud,” Chafee said in his acceptance speech, referring to man who founded of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1663.

 

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