Archive - Dec 4, 2013
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€” Ed Cooley has a grand vision for the stateâ€™s annual college basketball passion play â€“ Providence versus Rhode Island.
â€śMy goal is to get this game on CBS on a Sunday or Saturday afternoon,â€ť proclaimed the Friarsâ€™ head coach. â€śWhen you do that, you know that both programs are getting there. Take nothing away from the other channels, and I donâ€™t want to be disrespectful to anybody, but when youâ€™re talking about trying to nationally brand your two schools, I think thatâ€™s our ultimate goal.â€ť
There figures to always be a soft spot in Tommy Harperâ€™s heart for Jacoby Ellsbury. Harper got to know Ellsbury when the latter was on the fast track through the minor-league ranks, hence why the former had no trouble relinquishing his 36-year-old Red Sox record of 54 stolen bases in a single season, which Ellsbury shattered with 70 thefts in 2009.
When the topic of Ellsbury and the lavish seven-year, $153-million deal he reportedly agreed to with the New York Yankees came up during a phone interview on Wednesday, Harper elicited a response that was part clairvoyant, part reality check.
PAWTUCKETâ€”Since last April, the sprawling, 89-year-old American Insulated Wire property has been undergoing a radical makeover. Now, within a few weeks, the first dozen or so rental units of the total 142 that are planned will be ready for occupancy and the site will get a new lease on life as â€śThe American Wire.â€ť
Ernest L. Lemire
EAST PROVIDENCE- Ernest L. Lemire, 78, of Rumford Towers, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Shirley F. (Rabau) Lemire for 56 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Romeo and Estelle (Aubin) Lemire, he resided in South Attleboro before moving to Rumford nine months ago.
Ernie was a Korean War U.S. Navy veteran. He was employed as a lab technician at Teknor Apex for 27 years until retiring in 1997. Ernie was a Past-President of LeFoyer, Pawtucket, where he served two terms.