Archive - May 26, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€“ An eight-game homestand got off to a bland start as the Pawtucket Red Sox fell to Indianapolis, 4-3, Thursday at a fog-laden McCoy Stadium.
The contestâ€™s pace matched the pea soup fog that engulfed the ballpark by the middle innings. Eventually the fog lifted to the point where the outfielders could be identified, but its disappearance did little to ignite a rally out of the PawSox, who were coming off a 5-3 road trip.
PAWTUCKET â€” St. Raphael Academy followed up one of its best games of the season with arguably its worst on Thursday afternoon and paid for it.
The price the Saints paid? A demotion to the losersâ€™ bracket of the Division I playoffs and a battle for their playoff lives today against East Greenwich High.
Fourteenth-seeded Cranston East High took advantage of six infield errors and a lack of timely hitting by the Saints and used that to bus out of Vets Park with a 6-1 triumph that puts the Thunderbolts one win away from sewing up the Region 3 portion of the tournament.
PAWTUCKET â€” Hideki Okajima kicked off his second tour of duty with the PawSox Thursday, admitting that McCoy Stadium was the last place he expected to set foot in. Such sentiment can be linked to the events of last Friday, when Boston designated the 35-year-old reliever for assignment.
Michael D. Harrison
Michael D. Harrison, 62, of Pawtucket passed at the Memorial Hospital on May 11, 2011.
Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident, he was the son of Edmund J. and Yvette T. (DeBlois) Harrison of Pawtucket.
Michael was a computer programmer at Amica Insurance prior to illness. He was also the former Director of Music at St. Mark's Church in North Attleboro, MA, an organist at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul, Providence, RI, and taught piano and organ privately.
WOONSOCKET - Angela (Buoncristiani) McAlice, 81, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon at The Friendly Home in Woonsocket after her family said goodbye. She was the widow of the late Charles I. McAlice.
Born on September 25, 1929 in Fall River, MA to Faustino and Theresa (Martini) Buoncristiani, Angela lived in Pawtucket most of her life before retiring first to Cumberland and then Woonsocket.
PROVIDENCE - Ruth Richardson, 82, of Providence, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Sullivan) Richardson. Ruth had lived in Cranston and Providence most of her life. She was the beloved sister of the late Mary A. Richardson and Henry Richardson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10am in Saint Joseph Church, Walcott Street, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Arrangements by Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, Pawtucket. www.rifuneral.com
PAWTUCKET â€” The public had its say Wednesday night on Mayor Donald Grebienâ€™s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and it was a mixed bag of messages that was sent to the City Council.
Grebien himself addressed the City Council prior to the start of the public hearing to lobby support for his proposed spending plan and to reiterate the need to take decisive actions that will stave off bankruptcy. The mayorâ€™s $198 million budget contains no property tax increases but does depend on the city lowering its current motor vehicle tax exemption from $3,400 to $500 as one of its key pieces.
â€śCompassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer. According to Webster's Dictionary, compassion means a feeling of sympathy for another's misfortune. My definition of compassion is forgiving, loving, helping, leading and showing mercy for others. I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.â€ť
â€” Rachel Joy Scott's words in a term paper she entitled, â€śMy Ethics, My Codes of Lifeâ€ť