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September 25th, 2014

Driver wields machete against woman, son

September 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET – After growing impatient with the amount of time a woman was taking to park her car at a grocery store on Mineral Spring Avenue Wednesday, a local man brandished a machete, threatening the woman and her teenage son, police said.

Adam D. Picard, 41, was involved in a dispute over the parking space at the Pawtucket Food Mart around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. The man was impatient that “she wasn't moving as quickly enough into a spot,” and was beeping his horn before exiting his truck to confront her, Martins said.

Sauveur reflects on successful tenure as PawSox pitching coach

September 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Despite being twice their age, Rich Sauveur has a lot in common with the numerous Triple-A pitchers who were entrusted to his care during his successful seven-year run as pitching coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The 50-year-old hoped – make that yearned – for a job at the big-league level.

Louise H. Delano

September 25, 2014

Louise H. Delano

PAWTUCKET - Louise H. (Doane) Delano, 72, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Merton "Woody" Atwood Delano for thirty-eight years. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Walter H. and Helen M. (Flynn) Doane, she resided in Attleboro before moving to Pawtucket over twenty-five years ago. Louise was an avid reader and enjoyed crafts.

Charles A. Tweedly, Sr.

September 25, 2014

Charles A. Tweedly, Sr.

SMITHFIELD - Tweedly, Charles Andrew, Sr., age 89, of Greenville, husband of Elma (Truppa) Tweedly, son of the late Charles and May Lee (Denton) Tweedly.

Constance C. Chicoine

September 25, 2014

Constance C. Chicoine

MANVILLE - Constance C. Chicoine, 78, passed away peacefully at The Holiday in Manville, RI on Friday, September 19, 2014.
Constance was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Rene Chicoine and Elizabeth (Najarian) Froment. She was employed as a secretary at Apex Corporation, worked at various positions at Sears and was a valued employee at Rehoboth Country Club as manger.

James M. McCaffrey

September 25, 2014

James M. McCaffrey

PAWTUCKET - James M. McCaffrey, 74, of, Pawtucket, died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at The Miriam Hospital in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the longtime companion of the late Pauline Ruggiero. James was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Henry and Annette (Larocque) McCaffrey.
Mr. McCaffrey was a bus driver for the Pawtucket School Department and a self-employed roofing contractor.

Raymond C. Bolduc

September 25, 2014

Raymond C. Bolduc

PAWTUCKET - Raymond C. Bolduc, 65 of Pawtucket died Saturday.
Committal service with Military Honors on Monday, September 29th at the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter at 11:15. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefuneralhome.com.

Eric R. Houston

September 25, 2014

Eric R. Houston

COVENTRY - Houston, Eric R., 89, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. Married 67 years, he was the husband of Doris E. (Leblanc) Houston of Coventry. He was the former owner of Stadium Fish & Chips and Pond Street Florist in Pawtucket.

September 24th

Hugh B. Harrold

September 24, 2014

Hugh B. Harrold

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hugh B. Harrold died Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Lyons VA Medical Center, Bernards Township. He was 88.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, to Hugh and Anna Mitchell Harrold, he resided in East Brunswick for the past 48 years.
Prior to his retirement 18 years ago, he was a systems analyst with Republic National Bank in New York City for nine years.

Florence May Spoerer

September 24, 2014

Florence May Spoerer

CUMBERLAND - Florence May (Mennie) Spoerer, 96, of Cumberland died on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Henry G. Spoerer who passed away in 2006. They were married sixty-four years.

Leslie A. Frey

September 24, 2014

Leslie A. Frey

PAWTUCKET - Leslie A. (Hallmann) Frey, 61, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Michael Frey for 39 years. Born in Stoneham, MA, she was a daughter of Dr. David R. Hallmann of Warren and the late Patricia (Gately) Hallmann. Leslie was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.

John A. Sojka

September 24, 2014

John A. Sojka

REHOBOTH - John A. "Jan" Sojka, 94, passed away Monday September 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Frances (Trela) Sojka.
Born in Poughkeepsie, NY he was a son of the late Jozef and Magdalena (Lezon) Sojka. He lived in Rehoboth for the past 65 years.
Before retiring Jan was employed as a Polisher for Leavens Mfg. Co. of Attleboro and later worked for the Town of Rehoboth Transfer Station

Roommates fight, shot fired

September 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Three roommates were arrested after they were engaged in a melee Monday night that culminated in one of the trio firing a rifle into the ceiling of their third-floor apartment on Meadow Street, police said.

September 23rd

Annabelle Glynn

September 23, 2014

Annabelle Glynn

SMITHFIELD - Glynn, Annabelle (Lee) 85, of Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Cortland Place Nursing Home, in Greenville. She was the wife of the late Francis X. Glynn.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Francis P. and Thyra H. (Anderson) Lee.
Annabelle was a communicant of St. Michael Church. She was a member of the Ireland 32 Society, R.I. Police Officers Emerald Society, and the Smithfield YMCA. Mrs. Glynn had resided in North Attleboro prior to moving to Smithfield in 1985.

Raymond A. Noreau

September 23, 2014

Raymond A. Noreau

PAWTUCKET - Raymond A. Noreau, 60, of Power Road died Tuesday, September 23, 2104 at Miriam Hospital, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Louann (Konicki) Noreau, the Lincoln Animal Control Officer. Mr. and Mrs. Noreau were married 38 years on March 20.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Joseph Charles and Blanche J. (Malo) Noreau, he had lived in Lincoln for most of his life before moving to Pawtucket 10 years ago.

September 22nd

Valley sites closer to National Park status

September 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A new national park in the Blackstone River Valley moved a bit closer to reality late last week when the House Committee on Natural Resources approved the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) announced Monday.

Cicilline, who introduced the legislation in the House, says the bill will preserve and protect nationally significant resources throughout the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, promote economic development, and improve historic and natural resources in the Blackstone Valley.

Regina M. Pimental

September 22, 2014

Regina M. Pimental

CENTRAL FALLS - Regina M. Pimental, 81, of Notre Dame St., passed away Friday in the R.I. Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Pimental.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Larosee) Wright.
Mrs. Pimental was employed by the Hindley Manufacturing Co., Cumberland for over 20 years until her retirement in 1996.

September 21st

DePina murder case heads to pre-trial conference today

September 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE – A Pawtucket man indicted by a grand jury in the murder of his 10-year-old daughter is scheduled for a pre-trial conference at Providence County Superior Court today.

Jorge DePina, who is facing murder charges after the July 2013 death of his daughter, Aleida DePina, is slated for the conference before Judge Jeffrey Lanphear.

September 20th

Tolman coach facing child porn charges fired

September 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A former Tolman High School wrestling coach is facing five
counts of possession of child pornography after police said they found
“several videos and images that featured what appeared to be males under the age of 18 performing sexual acts,” after receiving a search warrant for his phone.

David Veccharino, 32, was formerly the head wrestling coach and assistant football coach at Tolman High School prior to his firing earlier this week, School Superintendent Patricia DiCenso confirmed.

“The Pawtucket School Department learned this week of possible

September 19th

Whitaker a whirlwind as Tolman takes down Johnston, 35-12

September 19, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Tyreal Whitaker and his Tolman High teammates had plenty of speed to burn on Friday night.
 
The definition of a one-person wrecking crew, Whitaker piled up four touchdowns as Tolman blew past Johnston, 35-12, in the Division II-B opener for both schools at Max Read Field. Whitaker rushed for three scores and also passed for one.