October 27th, 2014
PAWTUCKET â€“ City voters on Nov. 4 will be tasked with determining whether to approve a $32 million bond that will provide health and safety upgrades for city schools, as well as updating the interior of the Potter-Burns and Nathanael Greene elementary schools.
Mayor Donald R. Grebien on Thursday explained that the Pawtucket School Department previously hired a consultant who analyzed each city school and came up with $250 million in renovation investment costs.
â€śThat is for health, safety â€¦ all the general repairs,â€ť Grebien detailed.
NORTH SCITUATE– Nichole Barger, Amy Laverty and Meaghan Scullin all finished in the top 20 overall to pace the Clippers to a third-place team finish at the R.I. Class A Championships.
Barger, a senior, came in ninth overall, running the 3.1-mile course in 19:43.50. Laverty and Scullin took 13th and 16th, with times of 19:58.67 and 20:04.06, respectively. Rounding out Cumberland’s top five were Julia Dempsey (22nd) and Colleen Enestvedt (27th).
Pedro S. Correia
PAWTUCKET - Pedro S. Correia, 54, passed on October 26th. He was the husband of Maria (Eduarda) Correia.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, he was the son of Joao Sousa and
Gilda Sousa Correia. He was a member of the Lusitania Club, Madeira Club, Portuguese Social Club, Banda Nova Alianca the Uniao Portuguesa Beneciente.
Pedro was the proprietor of the Three Flags Bakery of Central Falls for many years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stephen Correia and Peter Correia, three brothers, Jose C., Joao A., and Ricardo Sousa.
Rhea L. Pouliot
ATTLEBORO - Rhea L. (Fournier) Pouliot, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 27, 2014. She was the wife of the late Nazaire J. Pouliot. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Olevine (Lachance) Fournier.
Rhea worked as a seamstress at Health-Tex for many years until her retirement. She was a hard worker who was devoted to her family. Rhea enjoyed crocheting and needlepoint, square-dancing and in her younger years, roller-skating at the former Bobby's Rollaway, Pawtucket.
Robert B. Hockenson
CUMBERLAND - Robert B. Hockenson, 61, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Joyce R. (Boucher) Hockenson for twenty-two years. Born in Attleboro, a son of Charles Hockenson of Florida and the late Helen (Resch) Hockenson, he resided in Cumberland most of his life.
Irene M. Palenski-Dziok
EAST PROVIDENCE - Irene M. Palenski-Dziok (Leskiewicz), 88, passed away Friday October 24, 2014 at Home & Hospice Care Of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley L. Palenski and the late Casimer J. "Charlie" Dziok.
Born in Lawrence, MA she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Dykas) Leskiewicz. She lived in Rumford for the past 27 years.
So, all you Patriots critics out there – you’ve been quiet lately but you know who you are – did you enjoy watching that team?
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tucked away in the rear of the historic Lorraine Mills on Mineral Spring Avenue is a 375-square-foot space where the smallest microbrewery in the smallest state is continuing to grow after making its debut less than three months ago.
Crooked Current Brewery â€“ formerly Brewery 401 â€“ is the cityâ€™s third brewery, and on Saturday hosted a â€śsoft openingâ€ť in anticipation of its upcoming grand opening at its location at 560 Mineral Spring Ave.
Mary "Carol" Jones
PORTSMOUTH, NH - Mary Carol Jones, 82, of Portsmouth, NH died on October 18, 2014. She was the wife of Earl W. "Jake" Jones for 60 years.
Carol touched and inspired many lives through her endless love, deeply caring nature & deep-rooted spiritual devotion. Her kindness and her faith brought strength to those who Carol cared for as a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, nurse and friend. We were all blessed to have her in our lives.
Bertha H. Norek
CENTRAL FALLS - Bertha H. Norek, 95, of Tremont Street passed away Thursday October 23, 2014 at the Scandinavian Home in Cranston.
Born in Cumberland she was a daughter of the late Tomasz and Franciszka (Pasek) Norek. She lived in Central Falls for most of her life.
Miss Norek is survived by several nieces and nephews also many great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Josephine Carlin, Julia Rupar and Helen Ziochouski.
Gerald G. Larocque
SEEKONK - Larocque, Gerald George, 87, of Seekonk, MA, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital after a difficult battle with end-stage heart and lung condition.
PAWTUCKET â€“ It may not be the Capulets and the Montagues or the Hatfields and the McCoys, but two feuding neighbors engaged in a heated confrontation Wednesday afternoon, at which weapons may have been drawn, police said.
The two men â€“ Joseph Mederios, 51, and Dana P. Titchenell, 45 â€“ live in the same Prospect Street apartment building and â€śdon't like each other,â€ť police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Mederios lives on the third floor and Titchenell resides on the first floor, according to police records.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Red light cameras may be coming to Central Falls after the City Council recently voted to endorse a proposal that would see red light cameras installed as a public safety improvement at three of the cityâ€™s busiest intersections.
At least three intersections in the city will receive red light cameras, including the intersection at Lonsdale Avenue and the Burger King; Roosevelt and Cross Streets; and Cross and High Streets.
TAUNTON - Normand Lamarre, 84, passed away on Oct. 21, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Alice L. (Girouard) Lamarre.
He is survived by Gilberte (Audet) Lamarre, his loving wife of 44 years, their two sons, Normand and Charles, three grandchildren, two brothers, Maurice of Pawtucket and Francis of Port Charlotte, FL, and many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Albert and sister Therese Forest.
Marion E. Collinge
CUMBERLAND - Marion E. (Otte) Collinge, 91, of Cumberland passed away Thursday at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Collinge and Earl Cooke.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Hildur (Sward) Otte. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life, previously residing in North Smithfield.
Mrs. Collinge was employed as an assembler for the A.T. Cross Company of Lincoln for many years until her retirement. She was also a self-employed hairdresser for many years.