Archive - Apr 26, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€” St. Raphael Academy had just committed seven sloppy errors en route to a 6-2 loss to North Kingstown High at Vets Park on drizzly Thursday, but veteran mentor Tom Sorrentine remained remarkably upbeat afterward.
â€śDefensively, we just didn't make the plays, but â€“ honestly â€“ I think we're getting better as a team,â€ť he confessed. â€śYeah, we made a lot of errors, but we're improving. I think we're getting better as we move along in the season.
LINCOLN â€” Euphoria quickly gave way to frustration Thursday afternoon at rainy Chet Nichols Field.
Lincoln, which rallied for three runs in the home portion of the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3 against visiting Toll Gate, watched as the Titans pushed across an unearned run in the top of the eighth to secure a 4-3 verdict.
PAWTUCKET â€” Despite some ongoing protests from residents, city officials are moving forward with plans to privatize the city's waste transfer station on Grotto Avenue.
At a special meeting last week, the City Council voted unanimously to approve a five-year contract with Waste Haulers (WHM Holdings, LLC) to operate the Blackstone Valley Regional Transfer Station. Under the terms of the contract, the company will lease the city-owned facility for $10,000 a month and also make payments to the city based on tonnage.
PROVIDENCE â€” Putting Central Fallsâ€™ Wyatt Detention Facility up for sale to a private owner is one of the recommendations in the final report of a Joint Legislative Commission headed by Sen. Elizabeth Crowley.
The commission was formed last year to address the federal jailâ€™s financial woes, which because it stopped making scheduled payments of more than $500,000 annually to the host community, aggravated Central Fallsâ€™ already rickety financial condition and contributed to its slide into bankruptcy. It finished its work Wednesday when members endorsed the final report.
Irene Marie Battersby
CUMBERLAND- Irene Marie (Laplante) Battersby, 88, of Kent Street, passed away Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Herbert J. Battersby.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George and Aurore (Richard) Laplante. She resided in Cumberland since 1960, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Battersby was employed by the Hasbro Inc., of Pawtucket for many years until her retirement.
She leaves her sister, Rachel McKnight of North Attleboro, as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
PAWTUCKET- Elaine Delaney, 77, of Ellenton, Florida and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Senator William and Marion (Sullivan) McCaughey.