Archive - Jun 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” It was a match made in heaven (or, more accurately, the Statehouse): Rhode Islanders love the Boston Red Sox and are famously crazy about their license plates. Now they can have the best of both worlds.
Accompanied by Bosox President Larry Lucchino and legislative leaders on Monday, Gov. Lincoln Chafee visited Hasbro Childrenâ€™s Hospital Monday to sign legislation creating special green license plates patterned after Fenway Parkâ€™s Green Monster and carrying the Red Sox logo next to the plate number.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ Last yearâ€™s Northeast Amateur champion, Joseph Bramlett, is playing on the PGA Tour.
The top-ranked amateur in this yearâ€™s field â€“ Peter Uihlein â€“ won the U.S. Amateur championship last summer. His top-ranked status among world amateurs only makes him the hunted instead of the hunter in this yearâ€™s 50th Northeast Amateur Invitational scheduled for June 22-25 at Wannamoisett Country Club.
PROVIDENCE --- The Division I state title will come down to one game.
Cumberland High scored early and often and senior ace pitcher Bethany Paul continued her postseason brilliance on the mound in Mondayâ€™s championship round against Mount St. Charles Academy at Rhode Island College.
And the final result was a surprisingly-lopsided 15-3 conquest by the fourth-seeded Clippers that not only dealt the ninth-seeded Mounties their first loss of the double-elimination tournament, but set up tonightâ€™s 8 p.m. winner-take-all clash back at RIC.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Pawtucket Red Sox's latest acquisition, catcher Ryan Lavarnway, had a strong debut Monday night against the Charlotte Knights. The 23-year-old product out of Double-A Portland had a pair of doubles and also rifled out a base-stealer in the fifth inning.
Unfortunately on this night, his new team couldn't bring home the win.
The Knights converted four-double plays and had a fine effort out of righthander Joe Bisenius to earn a 4-1 victory over the PawSox (32-31) before 2,846 at McCoy Stadium.
Barbara H. Hawkins
CUMBERLAND - Barbara H. Hawkins, 77 of Pollett Street, passed away Saturday at home. She was the wife of the late Donald Cormier.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Read and Ora (Blanchette) Soucy. She resided in Cumberland for the past 52 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Marjorie M. Dugan
CUMBERLAND: Marjorie M. Dugan, 87, of Mendon Rd, passed June 12, 2011 at the Grandview Center. She was the wife of the late Henry Dugan.
Born in Framingham, MA, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and May (Masse) Hill.
She had worked for the former Peterson Puritan Aerosol of Cumberland for over 20 years retiring in 1986. She lived most of her life in Cumberland.
Raymond G. Paulhus Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Raymond G. Paulhus Sr., 70, passed away June 10th. He was the husband of Patricia J. (DeGrenier) Paulhus. Donations to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. For obituary and service information, visit www.pontarellimarinofunerals.com. Arrangements by PONTARELLI-MARINO.
PAWTUCKET â€“ â€śThere are at least 10 great things about golf,â€ť Frank Rampone was saying last Thursday while sitting in the shade next to the first tee at Pawtucket Country Club, â€śand your score is about 10th on the list. Playing and socializing with your friends is right there at the top. And then there is the beauty of the golf course, being able to take a walk outdoors on a beautiful day.â€ť
Rampone, who is 82 years young, recently shot a round of 73 at Pawtucket. A modest man like so many members of his generation, Rampone is a little short on details.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Concern over Lars Andersonâ€™s sparse home run production isnâ€™t solely limited to fans and beat writers. Thatâ€™s why PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler purposely went out of his way to defuse any qualms/concerns regarding his first baseman by offering up this statement a few weeks back: â€śYou talk to scouts and what they see in young players is as they get older and learn about their swing a little bit more, they are then able to start turning on balls. Usually thereâ€™s more power and production later on down the road.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€“ Kevin Millwood has now made three starts with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Itâ€™s still uncertain what the veteran pitcher can provide, if anything, to the big-league team.
Take Sundayâ€™s outing against Charlotte, a mixed bag if there ever was one. Millwood was able to make the necessary adjustments to last five innings, retiring the final 12 batters he faced in Pawtucketâ€™s 2-1 win. Getting on a roll was made possible after Millwood started to unleash more and more off-speed pitches, which in turn made his early-game struggles a distant memory.
PROVIDENCE â€” The Class of 2011's Alyssa Alzate and Alex Collette offered different philosophies as they prepared for St. Raphael Academy's 84th Commencement in the basement hall of the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul on Sunday afternoon.
â€śI'm just thinking 'Don't fall!' That's one of my biggest fears,'â€ť laughed Central Falls resident Alzate, who will attend Wheelock College in Boston this fall to study social work. â€śLook, my palms are sweating, I'm so nervous! Everyone down here has been saying how weird this feels, that it doesn't seem real.
PAWTUCKET â€” Michael P. Davolio, the city's new Planning Director, has traded in the peaceful views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound for a more industrialized urban landscape that surrounds the Blackstone River. Yet for the Shrewsbury, Mass., native, taking a job in Pawtucket provides a homecoming as well as a challenge that he says he's excited to be taking on.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to the philanthropic efforts of the founder of The American Girls Collection, Pawtucket school children will be learning to read with â€śSuperkids.â€ť
The Pawtucket School Department has been awarded a grant worth more than $650,000 to purchase the nationally acclaimed Superkids reading program for students in kindergarten through grade 2. The grant was made possible through the Rowland Reading Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by American Girls Collection creator Pleasant Rowland that is dedicated to improving early reading.
LINCOLN â€“ You don't have to make a splash to make it big in life. Some of the most important people get hardly any attention at all.
And with that pithy message, Lincoln High School's Valedictorian Michael Reeves bade his classmates farewell last night.
Yes, said Reeves, the teachers, coaches and mentors of LHS have played key roles in their academic lives, but so did the bus drivers, the custodians and the â€ścafeteria ladies.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” The City Council, mostly through attacking overtime, a few vacant positions and some cultural â€śnicetiesâ€ť that are considered to be expendable in these lean financial times, passed an amended fiscal year 2012 operating budget Wednesday night that chops $876,193 from what Mayor Donald Grebien had originally proposed.
PROVIDENCE â€” Legislation billed as another police tool to prevent and pursue Internet child pornography, but that privacy and civil liberties advocates worry will cast too wide a net for less serious crimes, passed the House of Representatives 62-6 on Thursday.
The bill would allow the attorney general, local police chiefs, and other designated law enforcement officials to issue an â€śadministrative subpoenaâ€ť that would require an Internet service provider to disclose the name and address associated with a subscriber of that provider.
NORTH CAROLINA - Mrs. Jeanne Annette LeBeau Wainwright, age 70, of Tom Huffman Road, Purlear died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at her home.
Services will be held in Greenville, NC at a later date.
Mrs. Wainwright was born July 15, 1940 in Central Falls, RI to Arthur and Bertha Bouvier LeBeau. She was retired from Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Cobb Wainwright; a daughter; Debbie Davis; a son, Billy Gouras; four brothers, Theodore LeBeau, Alford LeBeau, Arthur LeBeau and Robert LeBeau.
Mary Catherine Cuddy
ATTLEBORO - Mary Catherine Cuddy, 89, of Canterbury Woods passed away on Tuesday evening, June 7, 2011 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arthur Cuddy, previous owner of Wholesale Tire in Cranson, who died in 1973 after 26 years of marriage.
Born June 21, 1921 in Providence, she was a daughter of the late James J. and Madeline (Martin) Deery.
Mary graduated from St. Xavier High School in Providence and Bryant College before working for the former Diocesan newspaper, The Providence Visitor.
Rita M. Nadeau
PAWTUCKET - Rita M. Nadeau, 84, passed on June 10, 2011. She was the wife of the late Marcel L. Nadeau.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Rodolphe and Edda (Tanguay) Beaudoin.
She had been employed by ITT Royal Electric for many years and had resided on John St for 70 years
She is survived by a son, Robert L. Nadeau and his wife Cheryl of Pawtucket, two grandchildren, Brian and Kevin Nadeau and four great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Albert Nadeau.
Services will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com