Archive - May 24, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€“ Kristen Rodrigues spun a complete game four-hitter as Mount St. Charles climbed back over the .500 mark courtesy of Tuesdayâ€™s 4-1 win over La Salle Academy.
The Mounties improve to 9-8 in Division I-North with one game remaining, Saturday at home against Smithfield.
Rodrigues collected four strikeouts while walking no one. Taylor Messier finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored while Emily Hendricks went 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI. Hannah Gardella delivered a RBI double in the second inning.
La Salle 010 000 0 -1-6-1
Mount St. Charles 011 200 x â€“ 4-8-1
The high school baseball outfits hailing from Lincoln, Tolman and Woonsocket find themselves in an enviable position â€“ at home, serving as the higher seed in the opening round of the double elimination, regional playoffs, which cuts four ways with four teams comprising each group.
The real key as baseballâ€™s second season gets under way is not specifically tied to home-field advantage. In the case of a double-elimination format, itâ€™s about starting out on the right foot. Win on Wednesday and wait until Friday before resuming the March to McCoy Stadium. Thatâ€™s called the easy road.
Steve Hyder, the radio voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox, left, joins Call/Times sports writer Brendan McGair after McGair received the Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year for 2010 from the National Sports writers and Sportcasters Association at the 2011 Awards ceremony in Salisbury, North Carolina on May, 16, 2011. Hyder was named the Co-Sportscaster of the year along with Steve McDonald, the voice of URI football and men's basketball. A 2003 graduate of Providence College, McGair started working at the Pawtucket Times in Jan. 2005.
PAWTUCKET â€” With tough times requiring some acknowledged tough choices, a public hearing on the proposed operating budget scheduled for tonight is likely to draw a crowd.
The public hearing, scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall (6:45 p.m. for public input), is the residents' chance to comment on the spending plan submitted by Mayor Donald Grebien for the upcoming fiscal year.
The $198 million fiscal year 2012 budget is $7.1 million higher than the FY11 budget of $191 million, representing an increase of 3.74 percent.
Caroline L. Tucker
LINCOLN - Caroline L. (Campbell) Tucker, 96, of Lincoln, died Friday, May 20, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Richard Tucker. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Neill) Campbell.
Mrs. Tucker worked as an Office Manager for several local companies and she also played professional softball.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother John Campbell and her sister Elizabeth Newsom.
John J. Connly
CUMBERLAND - John J. "Jack" Connly, 77 passed away Monday in R.I. Hospital Providence, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of the late Lorraine M. (Biron) Connly.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Ambrose W. and Margaret J. (McManus) Connly. He resided in Cumberland for the past two years previously residing in Providence.
He was employed as a Computer Operator Supervisor for the State of Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training for 35 years, retiring in 1985.
Ruth L. Gannites
LINCOLN - Ruth L. Gannites, 83, of Lincoln, died Friday at RI Hospital. She was the wife of George Gannites (former Chief of the Limerock Fire Dept.) Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mildred (Brady) Noelte. Mrs. Gannites had been employed by the Town of Lincoln School Lunch program prior to her retirement in 1975.
Edmond M. Metivier
HUDSON, FL - Edmond M. Metivier, 82, of Hudson, Florida, and formerly of Pawtucket died Friday, May 20, 2011 in Florida. He was the husband of the late Josephine (Castro) Metivier.
Mr. Metivier was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Henry and Marie Louise(Salois) Metivier. He was a Veteran in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War and then served as a Fireman in the City of Pawtucket for over 25 years.
Mr. Metivier is survived by a brother, Paul Metivier in Narragansett. He also leaves a niece, Joanne Needham of Pawtucket.
Kenneth E. Joseph
PAWTUCKET - Kenneth E. "Ken" Joseph, 79, passed away peacefully, May 22, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Whitman) Joseph. Born in Northbridge, MA, he was the son of the late Edward and Albertina (Girouard) Joseph. Ken was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was the proprietor of the Attleboro Bowlerdrome. He also worked security at Hasbro in Pawtucket for 20 years. Ken was a member of the Attleboro Elks Lodge.
Mary Carolyn Hart-Zipser
PAWTUCKET- Mary Carolyn (Coutu) Hart-Zipser, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Donat and Frances (Murray) Coutu.
Mary was an educator, entrepreneur, actress and writer.
MERRITT ISLAND, FL - Frank Iwuc, 89, passed away Monday May 23, 2011 in Merritt Island. He was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Frank moved to Merritt Island in 1967.
He worked with the Space Program. Frank was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Stasia K. Iwuc, parents Bronislaw and Adolfina Iwuc, sister Lottie Byrnes, brother Joseph Iwuc, sisters Jane Zielinski, Jessie Jendzejec, and brother Edward Iwuc.