Archive - Apr 26, 2011
CRANSTON â€” The never-say-die attitude was there. So too were the late-game heroics that some have come to associate Lincoln High baseball with.
On a sun-splashed Tuesday afternoon, the end result went astray from the now one-beaten Lions. A valiant comeback bid was nullified thanks to Cranston Westâ€™s Alex Morettiâ€™s two-out double with one on in the bottom of the seventh, lifting the Falcons to the 8-7 walk-off triumph. Morettiâ€™s clutch knock touched down in the right-centerfield gap, chasing home catcher Jeff Diehl with the winning run.
CUMBERLAND â€” Ask any of the girlsâ€™ coaches about who would win Tuesdayâ€™s Northern Division showdown between host Cumberland High and unbeaten squads Woonsocket and Central Falls and the response was the same.
They simply didnâ€™t have a clue.
â€śThis is going to be a close meet,â€ť said Woonsocket coach Dan Richard midway into the competition. â€śI thought before the meet, plus or minus five points between all three schools.â€ť
While battling a fire that killed a man and injured another at 681 Broadway in Pawtucket Tuesday night, a Pawtucket firefighter on Ladder 2 uses a Pikeâ€™s Pole as smoke and flames pour from the third floor of the six-family residence. The fire appears to have started in the rear of the third floor. One man was severely injured in the fire. He was taken to Memorial Hospital, according to Battalion Chief Timothy Mercer. The man later died. The second victim was reportedly recovering at Memorial Hospital.
CENTRAL FALLS - Josefa Gutierrez, 73, of Foundry St. Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday. She was the wife of the late Jose Gutierrez.
She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, a daughter of the late Lucas and Angela Galan and migrated to the US in 1962. She had been employed as an assembler at Hasbro for several years.
She leaves 3 daughters, Judy Morin, Esther Gutierrez and Ruth Brown and a son German Gutierrez. She also leaves 5 Granddaughters and several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews in Colombia.
WOONSOCKET - His funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:45 am from the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Edward Church, Weeden St., Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours are Wednesday from 5-8 pm.
Attention Pawtucket Jr. High and High School Parents and Educators: The District will hold a free workshop called "Passport 2 Social Media."
The subject is cyber-bullying and digital abuse; how to spot it, how to stop it. This workshop is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in the Jenks/JMW library and will last about 90 minutes. Childcare will be available as well as interpreters.For more information, contact Laurie Dufault 475-2398 or Alba Steiner 729-7717 (Spanish).