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October 29th, 2014

St. Raphael Academy boys' soccer | Late strikes send Saints to D-III quarterfinals over Tiverton

October 30, 2014

PAWTUCKET – St. Raphael Academy had its hands full with a fired-up Tiverton squad in the opening round of the Division III playoffs on Wednesday night at the McKinnon-Alves sports complex.

Pawtucket police officer assaulted

October 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local man was charged with assaulting a police officer after a fracas involving members of the Police Department in the parking lot of an India Street bar early Saturday morning, police officials said.
Carl Albert Rodrigues, 25, was arguing with patrons and bar staff outside

Boy confesses to arson

October 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A fire that significantly damaged the rear of a three-story multifamily home on Magill Street Sunday afternoon was deemed to have been started by a 10 year-old boy who lit a mattress leaning against the house, fire officials said.
The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. at the three-story wood-frame home at 176 Magill St., Fire Marshal Capt. Robert F. Thurber Jr. said.
Eight of the 14 residents were at home at the time of the fire, and all escaped safely prior to firefighters' arrival. Nobody was injured in the fire, Thurber added.

October 28th

College football | All systems go for Lincoln's Saine to join Boston College

October 28, 2014

LINCOLN -- The euphoria that surrounded Oseh Lie-Saine signing a National Letter of Intent with Boston College’s football program last February eventually gave way to the understanding that some unfinished business remained.

The former Lincoln High standout needed to bump up his SAT score in order to meet the necessary NCAA eligibility requirements to suit up for the Eagles. Though he proved unable to reach the desired test figure before the start of the 2014 college football season, Saine never gave up hope.

Patricia A. Gomes

October 28, 2014

Patricia A. Gomes

PAWTUCKET - Patricia A. Gomes, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was the loving companion of Miguel Londono. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Frances Walker. Patricia was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.

October 27th

College basketball | Friars understand the importance of smart scheduling

October 27, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Brian Blaney isn’t afraid to speak the truth when it comes to the underlying reason why the Providence Friars have upped the ante with regard to their non-conference schedule.

Pawtucket weighs $32M school bond

October 27, 2014

PAWTUCKET – 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.

“That is for health, safety … all the general repairs,” Grebien detailed.

Girls cross country | Clippers, Broncos run together at Class meet

October 27, 2014

Class A

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

October 27, 2014

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

October 27, 2014

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

October 27, 2014

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

October 27, 2014

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.

October 26th

Column: Are these the Pats you’re looking for?

October 26, 2014

So, all you Patriots critics out there – you’ve been quiet lately but you know who you are – did you enjoy watching that team?

Crooked Current opens Pawtucket's third brewery

October 26, 2014

PAWTUCKET – 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 – formerly Brewery 401 – is the city’s third brewery, and on Saturday hosted a “soft opening” in anticipation of its upcoming grand opening at its location at 560 Mineral Spring Ave.

October 24th

Friday Night Football Roundup: Cumberland plays "Rock 'em, Stock 'em" | Shea, St. Raphael notch wins

October 24, 2014

CUMBERLAND – With bullish senior running back Mike Stock at the helm, Cumberland High sailed to a 26-0 triumph over Division I foe Cranston East at Tucker Field on Friday evening.\

Central Falls Football | Northmen battle for 23-12 victory over Warriors

October 24, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – North Smithfield withstood a stiff challenge from Central Falls on Friday night in a Division IV game that looked like a mismatch on paper, at least to those who don’t know the Warriors’ heart.

 

Mary "Carol" Jones

October 24, 2014

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

October 24, 2014

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

October 24, 2014

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.

Neighbors exchange words, punches

October 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET – 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 – Joseph Mederios, 51, and Dana P. Titchenell, 45 – live in the same Prospect Street apartment building and “don't like each other,” police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Mederios lives on the third floor and Titchenell resides on the first floor, according to police records.

 

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