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Andino's homer lifts Woonsocket past Tolman

April 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET — As soon as senior Zack Viveiros grounded out to third to end the top of the sixth inning, Tolman High skipper Theo Murray huddled his troops in front of their first-base dugout early Friday afternoon and implored them to exhibit outstanding defense.
“This is it,” he told them, referring to the Tigers’ 2-1 cushion. “They’ve got 9-1-2 (the ninth, first and second batters) coming up! We’ve got to get out of this inning!”

Melancon hopes to turn things around in Pawtucket

April 20, 2012

PAWTUCKET — On paper, there appears a surefire remedy to put struggling reliever Mark Melancon – viewed as one the key moves Ben Cherington made during his first offseason as Boston’s general manager – back together.
Fans will undoubtedly cringe when they hold Melancon’s cover-your-eyes 49.50 ERA up to the light, knowing full well the 27-year-old’s inability to get anyone out played a huge part in the big-league club demoting the struggling pitcher to Pawtucket. Yet what gets lost in shuffle is that Melancon was not pitching on a regular basis.

Flora St. George

April 20, 2012

Flora St. George

CUMBERLAND- Flora St. George, 101, died Wednesday at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Pacific Alfred St. George.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late William and Clara (Precourt) Berthiaume.
Flora is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Hector, Corinne and Bernadette Berthiaume, Lucy Dufresne and Stella Flores.

William A. Elliott

April 20, 2012

William A. Elliott

HARRISVILLE- William A. Elliott, 85, passed away Friday April 6, 2012. He was the husband of Theresa D. (Paquette) Elliott and was the son of William and Margaret (Walker) Elliott.
He was a member of the Pawtucket Police Department for 20 years.

Lorraine Lois Frechette

April 20, 2012

Lorraine Lois Frechette

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA- Lorraine Lois Frechette. Born on April 13, 1934, passed away on April 12, 2012 after a courageous 12 year battle with cancer. A native of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, resident of Citrus Heights, California since 1980. Lorraine was a wonderful Homemaker and loved collecting antiques and researching the family tree.
Survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Walter; Her sister, Sandie; sons, Bryan and Brad(Sheri); daughter, Brenda Blakesley (Robert); Granddaughters, Corinne and Brittany and Great Granddaughters, Ariana and Kaylee.

Testimony concludes in Lynch case; decision next week

April 20, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Everyone agrees that on the night of Oct. 13, 2011, a Hummer driven by Pawtucket Police Sgt. Yuri Wozny rear-ended an Audi operated by Jarred Lynch near the intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue. But the series of events after that, which led to Lynch being arrested and charged with refusing to submit to a chemical test for alcohol, remain a matter of “he said/he said” which a judge will now have to decide.

Homeless making the best of their bad situations

April 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Plastic bags of litter dangle neatly from the branches of trees. Scavenged bits of furniture are arranged into makeshift outdoor dining nooks, beside the tents. Nearby, a green-necked duck splashes down in the Blackstone River, looking for the expected handout.
“We have our animal friends,” says Ray Greeno. “We’re happy here.”
A Vietnam veteran who’s been homeless for months, Greeno, 57, has been living in a tent on the banks of the Blackstone River since the beginning of the month, when the overnight shelter at Harvest Church closed for the season.

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