Archive - Nov 20, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€“ There really is something to managing the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Taking a page out of the playbook that treated predecessors Ron Johnson and Torey Lovullo quite well, Tuesday saw Arnie Beyeler parlay his successful two-year run as Pawtucketâ€™s skipper into a big-league coaching gig. More good news as Beyeler will jump from Pawtucket to Boston, where the 48-year-old will serve as the first-base coach on new manager John Farrellâ€™s staff.
On May 6, 2012, Norma Charest stood at the start line of the Cox Rhode Racesâ€™ Marathon, near the State House in Providence, and trembled with fear, her stomach doing triple somersaults.
Charest, then 45, worried if she was too old, too unaccomplished, to attempt to complete a 26.2-mile trek around the city and its suburbs. She had finished more than a few half marathons, but this was twice the length.
â€śWill I cramp?â€ť she thought. â€śCan I last?â€ť
When the gun sounded, the Pawtucket resident took off, but doesnâ€™t recall much about what was for her not a race but a quest.
CUMBERLAND â€” Labeling the Thanksgiving game between Division II playoff participants Woonsocket and Cumberland as meaningless is utter blasphemy â€“ at least in the eyes of the two head coaches.
Yes, there is the bigger picture to consider, stemming mainly from what awaits each squad upon the conclusion of Thursdayâ€™s contest at Tucker Field. Come the following Tuesday, the Villa Novans and Clippers will engage in a game of high importance â€“ a semifinal-round clash that will take place at the respective home fields and determine the field for the Division II Super Bowl.
Rita L. Rousseau-Davignon
PAWTUCKET - Rita L. (Vincelette)Rousseau-Davignon, 89, passed away peacefully on November 11th after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest Rousseau and the late Maurice Davignon. She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Esdras and Ida (Gagnon) Vincelette and was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
She was a homemaker and volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for many years.
Raymond Joseph Glode, Sr.
Retired Jewelry Employee
PAWTUCKET - Raymond Joseph Glode, Sr., 86, of Chaplin Street, Pawtucket, died on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice Facility in Providence. He was the husband of Alice G. (Jerauld) Glode to whom he was married on April 14, 1951.
Born in Pawtucket on April 1, 1926, he was a son of the late Alexander and Augustine (Langlois) Glode.
Mr. Glode was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War era.
PROVIDENCE â€” Former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau, who headed up a political machine that ruled that tiny, poverty ridden community for nearly a decade, pled guilty Monday to corruptly accepting free work on two homes he owns from a longtime friend and political ally who was in turn awarded a lucrative deal to board up the many foreclosed homes that pockmark nearly every street in the city.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to the generosity of many local businesses and members of the community, over 350 Pawtucket families will have a more bountiful and nutritious Thanksgiving.