June 5th, 2013
Kevin B. McBurney, Esq.
PAWTUCKET - McBurney, Kevin B. Esq. of Division Street, Pawtucket, died June 4, 2013 at The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of John McBurney, Esq. and Ann (Rivello) McBurney of Pawtucket. Kevin was a private practice attorney for many years.
PROVIDENCE â€“ When Sam Ackerman, a Cumberland High School junior, saw news reports last February that Mississippi had, after all these years, finally ratified the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery, he wondered which constitutional amendments Rhode Island hadnâ€™t ratified.His research found that Rhode Island has not ratified four of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, more than any other state in the union. One that piqued his interest was the 17th Amendment, calling for the direct election of U.S.
PAWTUCKET â€” These No. 2 pitchers looked an awful lot like No. 1s.
Unfortunately for Tolman, Narragansettâ€™s Zachary McKanna pitched a lot better than his counterpart, the Tigersâ€™ Richie Marshall, and his solid performance allowed the Mariners to move one win away from the Division IIâ€™s â€śFinal Fourâ€ť round.
PAWTUCKET â€” The good news coming out of McCoy Stadium on Tuesday night was that Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks kicked off his rehab assignment with the Pawtucket Red Sox on the right foot â€“ with five innings in the field and a 1-for-2 effort at the plate with a walk.
The bad news was that the PawSox fell victim to a pair of rallies by the Charlotte Knights in the fifth and sixth innings and were never able to pick up a clutch hit when they needed one, and as a result, the hosts came out on the losing end of a 5-1 score.
PROVIDENCE â€” Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Rainey, 54, of Cumberland, was found guilty Tuesday by a Superior Court jury on two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation.
The jury returned the guilty verdict 90 minutes after a five-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice William E. Carnes, Jr.
PAWTUCKET â€” Not only is Michelle Depot a hardworking educator, she is also a good communicator and a â€śjoiner.â€ť That winning combination earned the Flora S. Curtis Elementary School third grade teacher the title of â€śPawtucket Teacher of the Year.â€ť
Depot was recognized at a ceremony at the school on Tuesday by Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke and Curtis School Principal Jean Friend, who nominated the Pawtucket resident. Depot's two sons, Douglas and Dylan, and her parents, George and Carol Nunes, were also on hand to congratulate her.
PAWTUCKET â€” Students at the Nathanael Greene Elementary School at 285 Smithfield Ave. returned to class as planned on Tuesday after work was done to reinforce or remove loosened ceiling material.
The Potter-Burns Elementary School at 973 Newport Ave. reopened on Monday after similar work was completed following the detachment of a ceiling in an unoccupied basement classroom on May 22.
James M. Ryan
RIVERSIDE - Ryan, James M., "Jamie" 61, of Riverside, died peacefully, Monday, surrounded by his family at home.
He was the husband of Karen (Haskell) Ryan, father of Amy and Brett Ryan and brother of Edward Ryan, Beverly Melucci and Aurise Carden.
Visitation Thursday 4-7pm in the ANDERSON-WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Funeral and burial private. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. For complete obituary visit andersonwinfield.net.
A little of this, a little of that â€¦
Rainouts during high school spring sports are always problematic. Sure, thereâ€™s comfort in knowing that you can reschedule, but what happens if the same issue arises on the rescheduled day? Canâ€™t keep pushing the games or matches further and further down the road forever, you know.
A rainout like the one that washed away the vast majority of Mondayâ€™s baseball and softball playoff contests brings with it a whole host of complications.
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s been said that all good things must come to an end, and for Peter Manfredo Sr., nearly a quarter of a century of running his boxing gym in Pawtucket has heard the final bell.
The longtime owner and trainer of Manfredoâ€™s Gym in Pawtucket wonâ€™t be making any more hour-long drives from his Charlestown residence to Conant Street. Instead, he will only need to take a short drive to his fairly new Narragansett center on 140 Point Judith Road to train his boxers and conduct his fitness classes.
PAWTUCKET â€“ One day after Jose Iglesias went deep for his first big-league home run of the 2013 season, PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina was asked to weigh in on the suddenly red-hot Red Sox infielder.
The blast at Yankee Stadium continues a stretch that has seen Iglesias shift from short-term fill-in to possibly serving as a full-time backup. The official answer wonâ€™t come until Boston activates third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the disabled list, yet if Iglesias continues to perform at a high level, itâ€™s hard to imagine that the 23-year-old will be back with Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â€” For Tony Gallo, trying to help his elderly mother receive veteran's benefits she was entitled to was a complicated, frustrating and nearly 17-month process. He turned to Congressman David Cicilline for help, and now the legislator has submitted a package of bills aimed at reducing the backlog for Gallo and countless others.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to Saturday's gun buyback program, there are now 17 fewer firearms on the city's streets.
According to Pawtucket Police Major Arthur Martins, the program, held at the police substation on Armistice Boulevard, netted eight handguns, six rifles and three other firearms that were deemed inoperable. He said the bulk of the firearms were of the â€śsmall caliberâ€ť variety, such as 22s, but there was a 12-gauge shotgun and a 32-caliber revolver among the inventory.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Samaritans of Rhode Island is once again working to eliminate the stigma of seeking help, thanks to a new round of suicide prevention awareness training seminars for educators and healthcare professionals dealing with young people.
PROVIDENCE - Maynard-Dunbar, Jean, age 91, formerly of Pawtucket, died May 30, 2013. For obituary please visit www.rebellofuneralhome.com.
James T. Gallella
CUMBERLAND - James T. Gallella, 77, of Angell Road, passed away Sunday at The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Frances (Malloy) Gallella.
Born in Stoneham, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne (Hastings) Gallella. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.
Mr. Gallella was a communicant of the Historic St. Joseph Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland.
PAWTUCKET - Ricardo Rose, 63, passed on May 31, 2013. He was the husband of Renee (Benoit) Rose.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of John Rose Sr. and Dorothy (Trudeau) Rose.
He had been employed by Handy and Harman for 27 years and then retired from EMS of Attleboro.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Christina Rose, three sons, Eric Rose, Colin Rose, and Marcus Rose, a brother, John Rose Jr. and a granddaughter, Justine Vota. He was the father of the late Veronica Rose.
LINCOLN - Ann Theresa "Terri" (Martin) Harris, 81, of Parker Street died Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Francis A. Martin, Jr., a former state representative from the City of Pawtucket, and the late Charles C. Harris.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Grennan) Cooney, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Lincoln in 1995.
Vincent P. McKinnon
RUMFORD - Vincent P. McKinnon, died peacefully at home in Rumford on Sunday, June 2, 2013. He was the beloved friend and companion of Dora Burch. He was the husband of the late Louise (Melucci) McKinnon. Mr. McKinnon was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Kiley) McKinnon.