Archive - May 3, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Red Sox are exercising supreme caution with Felix Doubront. After missing most of spring training with elbow tightness in his pitching elbow and beginning the season pitching exclusively out of Bostonâ€™s bullpen, the promising left-hander finds himself in the midst of building up his pitch count.
The process continued Tuesday as Doubront threw 64 pitches, which represents a 14-pitch improvement over his previous start. The alarming sign is that Doubront was only able to provide 3 1/3 innings in Pawtucketâ€™s 7-2 matinee loss to Toledo.
LINCOLN â€” Before a brutal, four-game stretch of crossover games, Lincoln High was sitting nicely atop the Division I-North standings with an unbeaten 8-0 mark.
Itâ€™s a little different now.
Facing some of the upper-echelon of squads from I-South and I-Central over the last week, the Lions suffered their third setback in the last four games Tuesday afternoon with a 5-1 loss to Bishop Hendricken at Chet Nichols Field. The Hawks belted out 11 hits and had a quality start from lefty Tim Pannone to improve to 9-2 for the spring.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” When Jo-Ann Durfee's phone rang at about 3:30 p.m., Monday, she had a gut feeling the news wasn't good.
That's when she said â€śan anonymous callerâ€ť informed her that Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit had approved TLA-Pond View's application, one that requested a tripling of its processing amount from 500 tons of construction and demolition debris per day to 1,500 tons.
Frank W. Conforti
RUMFORD - Frank W. Conforti, 76, of Newman Avenue, Rumford died Tuesday, May 3rd at the VA Medical Center in Providence.Frank was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Francis and Barbara (Mason) Conforti and was the husband of the late Ruth (Grossman) Conforti.
After serving his country in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Conforti returned home and became the Personnel Director for the Newman Crosby Steel Company.
He was a member of the Pawtucket Country Club, T K Club and the Blackstone Valley Chapter of the International Management Council.
Carlos A. Figueiredo
CUMBERLAND - Carlos A. Figueiredo, 60, of Broad Street passed away May 3, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Care Center, Providence. He was the husband of Fernanda Figueiredo.
Born in Riba Mondego, Portugal he was the son of Antonio Figueiredo of Portugal, and the late Adalia Borges Saraiva Figueiredo. He also leaves behind his step-mother Maria De Lurdes Figueiredo. He resided in Cumberland for over 10 years, previously Central Falls.
He was employed as a Fork Lift Operator for the former Northeast Cable Company.
Edward M. McCormick
CUMBERLAND - Edward M. McCormick, of Cumberland died Saturday, April 30, 2011. He was the husband of Anna P. (Iachetti) McCormick.
Mr. McCormick was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Michael and Marion (Bardsley) McCormick. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII where he served in a tank division during the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. McCormick was a painting contractor for many years before he retired.
He loved to golf and was an avid traveler.
John E. Vickers
CHURCH HILL, MD - John E. Vickers, 90 of Church Hill, MD, died April 30, 2011.
Martin J. Bailey
PAWTUCKET - Martin J. "Marty" Bailey 47, passed unexpectedly on May 1st. He was the longtime companion of Brenda O'Brien.
He was the son of the late Martin J and Joan (Dufresne) Bailey.
Marty was an automobile enthusiast, and loved music.
Besides his companion, he is survived by 7 siblings, Kimberly, Lisa, Melissa, Raymond and Bradford Bailey and Laurie Bailey Keough.
Mary G. Johnson
BELL, FL - Mary G. (Murphy) Johnson 88, formerly of Pawtucket, died on March 27, in Bell, FL. Her husband Waldo "Swede" Johnson predeceased her.
Born in Pawtucket she is survived by a daughter, Christine J. Philman of Bell, FL and a son Richard "Rick" Johnson of Narragansett, RI.
She was a graduate of Pawtucket East HS and Katherine Gibbs Business School and pursued a life long accounting career. A memorial service will be held at the Florida National Cemetery at a later date.