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June 17th, 2014

Central Falls to see tax relief

June 17, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — The City Council Monday approved Mayor James A. Diossa’s $17.2 million budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.
The city budget is composed of five separate city ordinances. The city ordinances that set the tax rate and levy, the classified employees wage schedule and the capital program and budget were passed unanimously by the six-member council.

Beatrice L. Davis

June 17, 2014

Beatrice L. Davis

PAWTUCKET - Beatrice L. Davis, 81, passed on June 16th. She was the wife of the late Alfred Davis Sr.

Albert J. Smith

June 17, 2014

Albert J. Smith

LINCOLN - Albert J. Smith, 84, of Cecile Street died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Pauline M. (King) Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were married 60 years last September 7.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Albert and Sarah A. (McMahon) Smith, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 51 years.
Mr. Smith was a sales representative for Valley Resources before retiring. He was a Korean War Navy veteran.

Florence Webb

June 17, 2014

Florence Webb

PAWTUCKET - Florence "Loreen" Webb, 85, born in Cummings, SC and wife to the late John C. Webb, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving children, on June 16, 2014. The daughter of the late Thomas and Florence Pope, from South Carolina. Sister of the late Willie Mae Hull, the late Thomas B. Pope, of South Carolina and the late Georgia Alger of Lincoln, RI. She lived in Pawtucket, RI for most of her life. She worked for Providence Braid Company for many years before retiring.

Celebrity softball game set for Aug. 10 at McCoy Stadium

June 17, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island high-school baseball championships aren’t the only item of note to come out of McCoy Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce that they will host The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity All-Star Softball Classic, featuring Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, at McCoy Stadium on Sunday, August 10 at 6:05 p.m. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m and the game, between the Magic Johnson/Jeffrey Osborne All-Stars and the New England Patriots Alumni Celebrity All-Stars, will be played at 6:05 pm.

June 16th

C.F. Police: Curfew enforcement intensifying after stabbings

June 16, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Police today were stepping up enforcement of the city’s juvenile curfew ordinance in the wake of a spate of city stabbings over the weekend that left three Pawtucket men hospitalized.

Enforcement of the ordinance has been in effect since May and will continue until the end of the summer, but police are stepping up their presence this week and for the foreseeable future after a particularly violent weekend that began Saturday when a 17-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight on Dexter Street shortly after 10:30 p.m.

For full story, see Tuesday's print edition of The Times.

McGair: Cumberland's Dante Baldelli out to create his own McCoy Stadium magic

June 16, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Walking into McCoy Stadium didn’t seem quite as daunting to Dante Baldelli. Never mind that he’s a precocious 16-year-old who on the surface has some big shoes to fill following in a certain big brother’s footsteps.

Call it a case of what happens when baseball and family serve as parallel threads.

Rita E. Casavant

June 16, 2014

Rita E. Casavant

REHOBOTH - Rita E. Casavant, 95, died peacefully on June 12, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Marcel Casavant who died in 1993. Rita was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph and Clarinda (Desvoyaux) Lambert. She was a devoted homemaker that enjoyed the company of her family, and the comfort she found while working in her yard.

Donald H. Parker, Sr.

June 16, 2014

Donald H. Parker, Sr.

PAWTUCKET - Donald H. Parker, Sr., 62, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was the longtime companion of Nancy A. Russell. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Frank W., Jr. and Elizabeth (Nixon) Parker.
Don was a longtime volunteer for the Darlington Braves, having served on the Executive Board and as the Equipment Manager. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. Don enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

Sarah J. Langlois

June 16, 2014

Sarah J. Langlois

PAWTUCKET - Sarah J. Langlois, 74, affectionately known to all as "JANE" passed away peacefully early Sunday morning at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of 51 years to Gerald W. Langlois of East Providence, formerly of Pawtucket. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Francis & Sarah (McNulty) Cherry.

Donna Lee Mowry

June 16, 2014

Donna Lee Mowry

CUMBERLAND - Donna Lee Mowry, 60, passed suddenly on June 14th. She was the wife of Clarence T. Mowry. They have been married for 41 years
Donna was the daughter of the late Lawrence P. and Barbara (Durkee) Daigneault.
She enjoyed the customer service she provided at the Ann Hope, Building 19 and the Burlington Coat factory for many years.
Besides, Clarence, she also leaves two daughters, Brenda and Christine Mowry, a son, Clarence T. Mowry Jr, two brothers, Paul and Donald Daigneault, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren

Robert E. Larence

June 16, 2014

Robert E. Larence

CUMBERLAND - Robert E. Larence, 75, of Cumberland passed away Friday at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Beatrice (Salois) Larence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Mozart and Jennie (Pandolfi) Larence. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Larence was a Rhode Island National Guard Veteran.
He was a graduate of Cumberland High School, Class of 1957 and Salve Regina University, Class of 1971.

June 15th

Punchless PawSox fall to Charlotte 2-1 despite pitching performances

June 15, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Despite an early lead and a dominating five-inning performance from Felix Doubront (see related story), the PawSox couldn’t close out Charlotte on Father’s Day.

Left-hander Drake Britton came on in the ninth with Pawtucket guarding a 1-0 lead they had held since their first turn at bat. Britton got the Knights’ Matt Davidson to foul out to first to start the inning, but yielded a ground single to left to Matt Tuiasosopo. The Sox then caught a break as Tyler Saladino botched a sacrifice bunt attempt and fouled out to catcher Christian Vazquez.

June 14th

PawSox’ Boles, Shaw express gratitude for having pro baseball-experienced dads show them the way

June 14, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Professional baseball was a way of life for Kevin Boles and Travis Shaw long before they reached their respective posts with the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Both have their fathers to thank for lighting the way, giving them a model for understanding the game’s finer points. There’s no substitute for having a dad who understands the baseball culture because he’s lived and experienced it.

June 13th

Wyatt center placed into receivership

June 13, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — It’s a word that no one expected to hear again so soon in this city, but the financially troubled Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is now in receivership.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein granted the temporary receivership and appointed Providence attorney Jonathan Savage as the receiver for the next 20 days. After that, Silverstein will appoint a long term receiver if necessary.

Buchholz eager to test out adjustments in rehab start

June 13, 2014

 

PAWTUCKET – At least Clay Buchholz’ trip to McCoy Stadium was not a complete washout – no pun intended, considering the deluge that blanketed the area all day Friday.

Marie Jeanne LaMountain

June 13, 2014

Marie Jeanne LaMountain

PAWTUCKET - Marie Jeanne LaMountain, 74, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Russell W. LaMountain. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Goddard) Beaulieu.

Kenneth Hills

June 13, 2014

Kenneth Hills

Kenneth Hills, 65, originally of Pawtucket, died May 28th in Orlando, Florida.
Ken proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid.
He is survived by his mother, Theresa Hills (of Pawtucket), his wife Marie, sons Scott (in Saint Clair Shores, Mi) and Josh (in Orlando) as well as numerous grandchildren.

June 12th

City man pleads to murder of Providence teen

June 12, 2014

PROVIDENCE – An 18-year-old Pawtucket man pleaded guilty on Thursday to his role in a Providence shooting that killed 17-year-old George Holland Jr. of Providence.

According to the state attorney general’s office, Alain Bedame, with a last known address of 280 Weeden St., pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and discharging a firearm while committing a crime that resulted in injury. Under the agreement, he will testify against his co-defendants in the case.

Martin Owusu Mensah

June 12, 2014

Martin Owusu Mensah

PAWTUCKET - Martin Owusu Mensah passed away peacefully in his 77th year at his home in Pawtucket, R.I on Monday June 2, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Mensah was born on July 10, 1936 in his native Ghana where he served in the military and police force as Chief Inspector for thirty years. In 1989, he moved to the USA and worked at RI Hospital’s Department of Environmental Services retiring in 2006.

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