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August 27th, 2014

Drug deal a bad trip for pair

August 27, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Two 21-year-old men got more than they bargained for when they had $20 stolen in a drug deal gone awry Wednesday afternoon, then ended up fleeing the drug dealers after one of them pulled a knife, police said.

Police Maj. Arthur Martins said the two 21-year-olds were trying to purchase marijuana from two drug dealers at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The dealers got in the alleged victims’ car and grabbed the cash without turning over the pot, Martins said.

Full story appears on page A1 of Thursday's Times.

August 26th

Woman charged with trying to pass bogus bills

August 26, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A Taunton, Mass., woman is in trouble with the law after twice asking co-workers to change $100 bills that turned out to be bogus, according to police.
Samantha Doyle, 23, was in possession of two more counterfeit C-notes when police confronted her Friday at the specialty meat-packing company, Gourmet Advantage on Delta Drive.
Doyle had no explanation for the source of the phony bills she allegedly passed off on co-workers, or the other two in her possession, said Detective Capt. John Seebeck.
The most obvious problem with the fake Benjamins?

Governor signs pension bill in Central Falls

August 26, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – One of the ways that Central Falls resolved its 2011 bankruptcy was by drastically cutting the pensions of city retirees, in some cases by as much as 55 percent. As a result, some retired police officers and firefighters lost their homes to foreclosure; some wound up on welfare.
To make matters worse, their health care package was also reduced, a severe blow for many of the aging cops and firemen, some of them with lingering injuries they sustained on the job.

August 25th

Police: Missing teen a runaway

August 25, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Police have not yet located 16-year-old Margaret Weece and would like to hear more information about the teenager’s whereabouts.

Police Capt. Douglas Chiullo said on Monday that the Weece is still listed as a missing runaway with national missing children agencies and that status has not changed.

“She is entered as a missing teen and if any law enforcement agency has contact with her that information will pop up,” he said.

POWER GLOVES: Marrero, Bradley still bring it with the leather despite struggles at the plate

August 25, 2014


PAWTUCKET — PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero swears by a motto that proves quite handy whenever he’s scuffling at the plate: “If I’m not getting hits, they’re definitely not getting any hits,” Marrero said recently while seated at his McCoy Stadium locker.

Dorothy E. Lafond

August 25, 2014

Dorothy E. Lafond

PAWTUCKET - Dorothy "Dot" E. (Stewart) Lafond, 94, left the Earth peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Delphis "Del" E. Lafond. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Abbie (Northup) Stewart.

Gertrude E. Driscoll

August 25, 2014

Gertrude E. Driscoll

EAST PROVIDENCE - Gertrude E. Driscoll, 89, formerly of East Providence, died Friday. She was the beloved wife of the late James E. Driscoll.
Born in Rehoboth, MA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Mort) Dengal.
Mrs. Driscoll enjoyed antiquing, knitting, and ceramics.
Surviving are two children, Christine A. Driscoll of South Kingstown and John H. Driscoll of San Diego, CA; and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Emily Brisson, Joseph Kraemer, and Frieda Dengal.

Stacia M. Kuzdeba

August 25, 2014

Stacia M. Kuzdeba

CUMBERLAND - Stacia M. (Podgurski) Kuzdeba, 96, formerly of Woodland Street, passed away Sunday at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Joseph Kuzdeba.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Strzempek) Podgurski. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Kuzdeba was employed as a Packer for the former Corning Glassworks Company of Central Falls for many years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church.

McGair: Bradley demotion a case of bad timing

August 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET – On the surface, Jackie Bradley Jr. is handling his reassignment to the PawSox just fine.

“When you don’t perform to the best of your capabilities, it’s not a surprise,” the centerfielder acknowledged while recently standing in front of his locker inside the PawSox clubhouse.

Having a thick skin has undoubtedly served Bradley well in a season where nothing has gone right offensively. He credits his upbringing for providing him with a foundation of confidence that he says keep slumps and critics at bay.

Ida E. Fournier

August 25, 2014

Ida E. Fournier

PAWTUCKET - Ida E. (Jacques) Fournier, 89, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Clement J. Fournier. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Ida E. (Langlois) Jacques. Ida was a member of the Lamb of God Prayer Group for over twenty-five years.

Pauline R. Halliday

August 25, 2014

Pauline R. Halliday

PAWTUCKET - Pauline R. (Lussier) Halliday, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James "Bud" E. Halliday, Jr. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Noe Lussier and Emma (Carrigan) Lussier. Pauline was employed by the State of RI School Lunch Program for over twenty years until retiring in 1996. She enjoyed playing cards and was an avid golfer.

VIDEO: Is the Patriots defense a top-5 unit right now?

August 25, 2014

VIDEO: Is the Patriots defense a top-5 unit right now?

August 24th

Pawtucket woman hoping to bring portable X-ray machine to Togo

August 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Having recently retired from a career in x-ray technology, Kathy Moore found herself with the urge to continue to provide a valuable service.

However, the resource she is hoping to contribute will extend far beyond Pawtucket, and even the United States, as she is seeking donations to purchase needed x-ray technology for people in Sokode, Togo, in western Africa.

August 22nd

Cumberland LL team returns to heroes’ welcome

August 22, 2014


August 21st

'Sword' of angry: Man faces three felony assault charges

August 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET – What began as a verbal dispute soon escalated into an attempted physical assault on Wednesday, when a city man tried to attack three people who were standing at the corner of Allen Avenue and Cottage Street with a Samurai sword, police said.

Timothy Greve, 28, was charged with three counts of felony assault after he approached the trio of neighbors wielding the weapon.

August 20th

Homecoming: Greet New England Little League champs at 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Hill Park

August 20, 2014


CUMBERLAND – Dave Belisle promised his Cumberland American ballplayers that they would be regaled upon returning to town, and local officials are taking necessary measures to ensure the darlings of the Little League World Series receive a proper homecoming.
 

Volunteers spruce up Pawtucket elementary school

August 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Students and faculty at Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary School live by “the three Rs”, a credo that teaches them to always be mindful of being respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.

Brother René Chenard, S.C.

August 20, 2014

Brother René Chenard, S.C.
July 3, 1924-August 15, 2014

PASCOAG - Brother René J. M. Chenard, S.C., 90, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died August 15, 2014 at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag, RI. Born in Lewiston, ME, he was the son of the late Joseph and Emilia (Therriault) Chenard. Brother René died on the 70th anniversary of his first religious profession.

L. Mildred Hanley

August 20, 2014

L. Mildred Hanley

PAWTUCKET - L. Mildred "Millie" Hanley, R.N., 92, of Pawtucket, RI and Mashpee, MA passed away on August 19, 2014. She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Hanley. Born in Hyde Park, MA, Millie was the daughter of Willard and Lillian (Moxham) Barnett, and sister of the late Willard Barnett. After completion of nursing school, Millie served as a Navy nurse during WWII. She was employed at the Pawtucket Memorial Hospital and was a school nurse - teacher in the Pawtucket School Department until retiring.

Dr. John K. Primeau

August 20, 2014

Dr. John K. Primeau