Archive - Sep 2011
Some things I think I think:
If the Gwinnett Braves earn the International League wild-card playoff berth this weekend, they probably wonâ€™t have ace pitcher Julio Teheran available for their first-round series against Pawtucket. The Atlanta Braves reportedly will use their top minor league prospect next Thursday in a doubleheader against the New York Mets.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Like a runner taking a short lead off of first base, Joey Gathright wishes to not look too far ahead.
The 30-year-old speedster understands why thereâ€™s a great deal of intrigue surrounding the Red Sox signing him out of the Independent ball ranks, and for a change the hubbub has nothing to do with him leaping over a car.
Clovis J. Gauthier
PAWTUCKET - Clovis J. "Brother" Gauthier, 83, of Pawtucket died at home on Friday. He was the husband of 62 years of Rita M. Gauthier. Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident of the city, he was the son of the late Rosario and Hilda (Boday) Gauthier.
He was a deacon of Our Lady of Consolation Church since 1977. He was a life member of LeFoyer and had been employed at the American Wire Corporation for 43 years. During World War II, he served in the Army and saw service overseas.
RUMFORD - Evelyn Keough of Rumford and formerly of Pawtucket died September 1, 2011. She was the wife of the late William J. Keough.
Mrs. Keough was born in East Providence, the daughter of the late George and Lena (Silva) Garcia. She was a bookkeeper for Narragansett Electric and at various other companies until her retirement.
Mrs. Keough was a life member of the Dusza-Almeida Ladies Auxilary VFW 2339 Pawtucket and the Rhode Island Lung Association Better Breathers.
Roland Henry Marcotte, Jr.,
Owner of Countryside Upholstery, Pawtucket
PAWTUCKET - Roland Henry Marcotte, Jr., 54, of Daggett Avenue, Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. He was the husband of Dale A. (Houle) Marcotte to whom he was married on August 22, 1980.
Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on June 9, 1957, he was a son of Roland H. Marcotte, Sr. and Barbara May (Titus) Marcotte. He was raised and educated in Pawtucket having attended Tolman High School and he remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Elaise R. Mullen
PAWTUCKET - Elaise R. "Twin" (Marceau) Mullen, 75, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen J. Mullen. Born in North Providence, she was a daughter of the late Alvarez, Sr. and Felixina (Lemonie) Marceau. Twin enjoyed playing cards and bingo, she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
SCITUATE (AP) â€” The police chief of North Providence was arrested Thursday by state police on felony charges he stole more than $700 out a vehicle involved in a police chase and then asked police to cover it up.
Col. John J. Whiting was charged with larceny over $500 and two counts of solicitation of obstruction of justice after being questioned by investigators, said state police Col. Steven G. O'Donnell.
PAWTUCKET â€” It might seem like an unlikely place for a party, but the Lachapelle Funeral Home has been the scene of several lively and enjoyable post-Irene gatherings.
For three consecutive nights since the storm knocked out the neighborhood's power, Christine Lachapelle-Miller and her husband, Bill Miller, have hosted a large-scale cookout at the funeral home at 643 Main St. in Woodlawn. The couple and their four children also make their home above the family business, which was started by Christine's father, Robert Lachapelle, over 50 years ago.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Pawtucket Red Sox can clinch first place in the I.L. North tonight with a victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and a Lehigh Valley loss.
The PawSox own a two-game lead plus a tiebreaker advantage over Lehigh Valley, which has lost its last four games. Pawtucket has dropped its last two to Rochester. There are four games left in the regular season.
The PawSox will send Matt Fox (9-4, 4.04 ERA) to the mound tonight against Scrantonâ€™s Adam Warren (6-7, 3.57).
Itâ€™s hard to believe, but itâ€™s true -- Shea and Central Falls, two teams who had traditionally appeared in the playoffs during the late â€™90s and 2000s, have not been in the playoffs in the last three seasons.
From 1998-2007, the Raiders qualified for the playoff nine times, making it as far as the Super Bowl on five of those occasions and winning it twice.
The Warriors also made five postseason appearances during that 10-year span time and won a championship in 2005.
Robert L. Macon
PAWTUCKET - Robert L. "Reb" Macon, Sr. 76 of Denver Street, Pawtucket died Sunday August 28, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of the late Gladys D. (St. Jean) Macon.
Arthur R. Brown
PAWTUCKET - Arthur R. "Artie" Brown, 62 of Pawtucket, died Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the fiancÃ© of Robbin Mackinnon.
Born in Providence he was a son of Arthur Brown of Cumberland and the late Eileen (Walsh) Brown. He had been employed as a truck driver for Jet Electric Motor Co. Mr. Brown was an Air Force veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #14 of Cumberland. He was an avid Yankees and Giants fan. He enjoyed fishing.