Archive - Aug 8, 2012
PAWTUCKET â On his first official day as a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox, Danny Valencia found himself out of Wednesdayâs starting lineup. His placement under the âextra hittersâ portion of the lineup card only furthers the argument that itâs going to be tough for the 27-year-old to carve out regular playing time.
Valencia is a third baseman by trade, a position where heâs logged 2,281 innings in 262 big-league games. Coming over from the Minnesota Twins via trade on Sunday, Valencia joins a PawSox ballclub that's pretty well stocked at the hot corner.
PAWTUCKET -- Edd Pedro has only a few wants for his ninth annual âFight for a Cure Mega-Raffle and Wiffleball Tournament,â slated to begin at 9 a.m., Sunday at Slater Park.
First and foremost, heâd love the day to be graced by good weather; second, he hopes to raise $20,000 to give to the Arthritis Foundation, with the New England regional headquarters stationed in Warwick; and, finally, heâd like for a few more teams to register for the tourneyâs divisions, including Adult Competitive, âJust for Funâ and Youth (12-and-under).
On July 31 at Pawtucket City Hall, Director of Administration Antonio Pires, who also serves as the city's Public Safety Director, conducted a ceremony to swear-in a new firefighter and to promote two others on the Pawtucket Fire Department. Pictured (L-R): newly appointed firefighter Nick Partridge; Norman âJosephâ Pike, promoted to the rank of lieutenant; and Richard A. Slater, promoted to the rank of captain.
PAWTUCKET â Decorated veteran Maurice âMoeâ Trottier has received two more service medals to add to his collection, thanks to a little help from Congressman David Cicilline.
On Tuesday, Cicilline presented the longtime Pawtucket resident with a Naval Reserve Medal and National Defense Service Medal during a short ceremony in his Main Street office. Trottier, who holds the rank of Private First Class, had earned the medals but never received them until now, 21 years after his retirement.
Eldana P. Moussally
PAWTUCKET- Eldana P. Moussally, 86, of Leominster, MA, and formerly of Pawtucket, RI passed away Wednesday afternoon at the UMASS Medical University Campus unexpectedly after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Bradley, ME she was the daughter of the late Frank and Celena (Morin) Guay.
She was the wife of the late George T. Moussally.
Mrs. Moussally moved into Sunrise Assisted Living Community in Leominster, MA and enjoyed her golden years filled with friends and many activities.