Archive - Aug 16, 2011
PAWTUCKET â McCoy Stadium is always a pretty upbeat place. Itâs a standing rule that Pawtucket Red Sox employees greet customers with smiles on their faces. Club President Mike Tamburroâs optimism and good nature extend all the way down to the most part-time of team employees.
When the PawSox are in first place, a position they have maintained for the past week, then baseball really becomes fun around the local ball park.
PAWTUCKET â The Columbus Clippers showed Pawtucket last night why they are heavy favorites to successfully defend their Governorsâ Cup championship trophy next month.
In a meeting of the International Leagueâs two best teams, Columbus got a grand slam home run from Luis Valbuena in the second inning off PawSox starter Felix Doubront and seemed headed for an easy win until Pawtucket broke through for two runs in the bottom of the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate. Reliever Josh Judy got Jose Iglesias to ground into a close force play at second base to preserve a 5-2 victory.
CENTRAL FALLS â Busy working parents received an unwelcome letter recently from the YWCA Greater Rhode Island notifying them that the child care center at 43 Hawes Street is shutting down.
The fact that the YWCA Learning Center's last day is August 26 took many parents by surprise, and prompted several phone calls to The Times. While wishing to remain anonymous, the parents complained about the late notice and expressed frustration about the loss of yet another option for child care, and youngsters in general, in the cash-strapped city.
PROVIDENCE â Cranston Mayor Alan Fung said he was so âhighly impressedâ with the student performance at Cumberland's Blackstone Valley Prep mayoral academy that it prompted him to propose a similar alternative public school for students in Cranston and Providence.
Rosemary A. Michalski
CENTRAL FALLS - Rosemary A. Michalski 72, passed away Friday August 12, 2011 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Rose A. (Gliniak) Michalski. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed as Buyer of Children's Accessories at the former Peerless Stores and Ann & Hope. Later she worked for the Blackstone Picture Frame Co.
Joao E. M. Claro
CUMBERLAND - Joao E. M. Claro, 48, of Dorr St. died Sunday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of Isabel (Laires) Claro.
Born in Penalva do Castelo, Portugal he was the son of Ernesto and Esperanca (Morreira) Claro of Penalva do Castelo, Portugal.
He was the Co-owner of the Cumberland Seafood, Inc. of Macondray St. for the past four years. He was previously employed by the Northeast Cable Co., South Attleboro for twenty years.
Thomas W. Lawson
PAWTUCKET - Thomas W. Lawson, 72, of Broadway passed away Wednesday August 10, 2011 at his home. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Frederick and Jean (Davies) Lawson.
Mr. Lawson was an Acid Etcher for Foxon Packaging for 21 years, retiring in 1995. He served in The United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Lafayette Club in Pawtucket.