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September 7th, 2014

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Tolman ready to wreak havoc in new division

September 7, 2014


PAWTUCKET — After two years of battling Division I stalwarts like Hendricken, La Salle, Portsmouth and Barrington, Tolman High coach Dave Caito believes his Tigers, now back at Division II-A, could have a special season in front of them.
 

Council race tops Pawtucket ballot

September 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The four candidates for three at-large council seats say that issues ranging from improving the city’s business climate to keeping a keen eye to the city’s finances are focal points in the lead-up to Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

Incumbent councilmen Thomas E. Hodge, Lorenzo C. Tetreault, and Albert J. Vitali Jr. will look to receive another term on the council when voters take to the polls during the Sept. 9 primary. However, a challenge has come from School Committee member Sandra Cano.

September 6th

Cumberland American LL honored at Fenway Park

September 6, 2014

Cumberland American Little League coaches and players acknowledge the applause from the Fenway Park crowd prior to Friday night's Blue Jays-Red Sox game. Joining the New England champs is Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.

September 5th

PawSox return to Governors’ Cup finals Tuesday at McCoy

September 5, 2014

SYRACUSE — Pawtucket clinched a trip to the Governors’ Cup finals with a three-game sweep of the Syracuse Chiefs, capped off by a roller-coaster 7-6 win on Friday night on the road.
 
After playing from behind the entire night, PawSox DH Ryan Lavarnway delivered a two-run, game-tying single in the seventh, his first hit of the series. Blake Swihart followed with a base hit to score Lavarnway for what proved to be the winning run.

Tolman impresses with 25-7 scrimmage win over Cumberland

September 5, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Taking center stage following two rather quiet Injury Fund scrimmages, Tolman High all but set Max Read Field’s gridiron on fire Friday night during a 25-7 romp over Cumberland.
 

Charles D. Lagor

September 5, 2014

Charles D. Lagor

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Charles D. Lagor, 87, of North Smithfield, RI, passed away on September 4, 2014.
Charles was married to his loving wife Lois (Jacques) Lagor for 64 years.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late William and Philemena (Pyne) Lagor.

Barbara M. Fontaine-Blanset

September 5, 2014

Barbara M. Fontaine-Blanset

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Barbara M. (Gauthier) Fontaine-Blanset, 82, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter G. Fontaine, Sr., and the late Jack Blanset. Born in Pawtucket, she was one of six children of the late Philip J. and Marie B. (Doucette) Gauthier.
Barbara worked as a CNA until retiring, she then worked as a school lunch aide in the East Greenwich School Department for several years. Barbara was an avid card player and especially enjoyed playing Bridge.

Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D.

September 5, 2014

Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D.

PAWTUCKET - Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D., 93, passed away Wednesday September 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Irene M. (Wojnilowicz) Czekanski.
Born in Warren, RI he was a son of the late Andrew L. and Frances (Krawczyk) Czekanski.
Dr. Czekanski was a member of both the RI Medical Society and the Pawtucket Medical Society. He was a Past President of the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
During WW II he served as a Captain with the 363rd Station Medical Group in the U.S. Army Air Corp.

September 4th

C.F. tenement burns, again

September 4, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Arson is considered a “real possibility” in an early-morning fire that gutted an unoccupied three-story building on Foundry Street Thursday, fire officials said.

The fire broke out at 63 Foundry St. at about 3 a.m. Thursday and required nearly 50 firefighters from Central Falls and neighboring communities to fight the blaze before it was fully under control nearly three hours later, Fire Chief Robert Bradley Jr. told The Times.

The fire is the third in six months at the property, Bradley said, with the intensity of each inferno worsening with each incident.

Barnes’ arm, Cecchini’s bat power PawSox past Chiefs, 8-2 in Governor's Cup semi

September 4, 2014


PAWTUCKET — During the regular season, Pawtucket Red Sox righty Matt Barnes was 2-1 in three starts with a bloated 7.18 ERA.
 
But any resemblance between the regular-season Barnes and the post-season Barnes was pure coincidence.
 

Pawtucket Arts Festival kicks off Friday

September 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Rooted in humble beginnings – with a few dozen attendees attracted to the Pawtucket Public Library to celebrate the first annual festival in 1999 – the Pawtucket Arts Festival has witnessed continued growth and expansion over the past 15 years Arts Festival Chairman John Baxter is hopeful that this year's upcoming celebration, the 16th annual such festival, will only serve to further grow the size, spectacle, and overall reach of the event.

September 3rd

Cecchini's base hit helps PawSox draw first blood in I.L. playoff series

September 3, 2014

For The Times

PAWTUCKET -- Garin Cecchini didn’t exactly crush the ball in the 10th inning Wednesday night. But his three-hop single over a drawn-in infield gave the Pawtucket Red Sox a 2-1 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs in  Game 1 of a best-of-five Governors’ Cup semifinal series.

Game 2 is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday with a pair of right-handers on the mound – Syracuse’s Scott McGregor (1-2, 3.91 ERA) and Pawtucket’s Matt Barnes (8-9, 3.95 ERA).

Leslie Thompson

September 3, 2014

Leslie Thompson

DANDRIDGE, TN - Leslie Thompson, 68, died at her home in Dandridge, TN on Friday, August 15, 2014.
Leslie, who grew up in Rhode Island, graduated from Cumberland, Rhode Island High School in 1963 and from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Microbiology in 1967. She earned a Master's Degree in Biomedical Research from Brown University in 1970.

Margaret C. Olson

September 3, 2014

Margaret C. Olson

PAWTUCKET - Margaret "Peg" C. Olson, 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was the loving wife of Michael R. Dunbar. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. Olson and Virginia T. (Bergeron) Andrew.
Peg was a CNA at Madonna Manor, North Attleboro for many years. She loved listening to music, caring for animals and camping. Peg lived life to the fullest and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Richard Bertrand

September 3, 2014

Richard Bertrand

CUMBERLAND - Richard Bertrand, 67, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was the husband of Joyce (Marland) Bertrand. They were happily married for 44 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Alfred and Lea (Duhamel) Bertrand. Richard was an insurance underwriter for 35 years, retiring in 2010. He was an army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Anthony T. Olivo

September 3, 2014

Anthony T. Olivo

FALL RIVER - Anthony T. Olivo, 73 of Fall River, formerly of Pawtucket, RI, passed on August 28, 2014. He leaves his wife, Candice Viveiros-Olivo; 2 brothers, Richard and Joseph Olivo; his sister, the late Marion Butler.
Anthony loved colorful and crazy socks, so please select a pair at the back of the church and take that final walk with him. Put a smile on his face and attend in casual summer clothes.

Edward A. Miecznikowski

September 3, 2014

Edward A. Miecznikowski

PAWTUCKET - Edward A. Miecznikowski of Pawtucket died on September 2, 2014
He was the husband of the late Laura (Paoli) Miecznikowski.
Mr. Miecznikowski was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of the late Stanley and Gladys Miecznikowski. He was an auxiliary Policeman for the City of Pawtucket for many years.
Ed is survived by his daughter Mary Ann Gagnon and her husband Edmond of Pawtucket. He also leaves his grandchildren; Christopher Gagnon, Melissa Gagnon, and Nathan Gagnon and his great grandchildren, Alexander Dame and Christopher Gagnon.

VIDEO: Brady- "Let it rip and see where we're at"

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: Brady- "Let it rip and see where we're at"
Brady discusses the upcoming season opener against the Miami Dolphins

September 2nd

QUEST FOR THE CUP: PawSox face Syracuse in Governor’s Cup semi-final tonight at McCoy Stadium

September 2, 2014


PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox will vie for their second Governors’ Cup crown in three years when they takes on International League-North Division champion Syracuse in a five-game semifinal set to begin tonight at 7:05 at McCoy Stadium.
 
The PawSox earned a club-record fourth straight post-season appearance when they clinched the wild card berth on Sunday.
 

Arts Festival photo contest entries go on display

September 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Upon entering the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's visitor center on Main Street, guests are instantly inundated with hundreds of photographs adorning the walls.
These snapshots capture the city on a grand scale – including attractions such as Slater Memorial Park and McCoy Stadium – or something as simple as a little piece of home, whether it's a family cookout, children playing in mounds of snow, or friends horsing around.