Archive - Apr 11, 2013
PAWTUCKET â It was clear that David Ortiz was in no mood to stroll down memory lane.
Asked if he felt a touch of nostalgia upon returning to McCoy Stadium for the first time since the memorable three-game show he put on during the summer of 2008, the Red Sox slugger offered a wry smile. After being down for so long, itâs clear that Ortiz is using his rehab stint with the PawSox as a prime opportunity to make up for lost time.
âBeen a while, huh? Yeah, man, just coming down here to get some at-bats and get that engine going,â said a succinct Ortiz.
PAWTUCKET â As if enough confidence wasnât radiating from Jose Iglesias already, the shortstop was privileged enough to spend part of his Thursday afternoon with a noteworthy batting practice partner.
About two hours prior to first pitch, David Ortiz emerged from the clubhouse to get a few on-field swings. Fighting through the crowded wall of TV cameras and microphones, Iglesias had every intention of stepping in the cage the moment Ortiz needed a breather.
Iglesias may have been at McCoy Stadium, but it was clear that the big leagues were still on his mind.
PAWTUCKET â Mix burning wooden pallets with a propane-fed fuel source and what do you get? A massive blaze of the type that kept firefighters very busy on Lockbridge Street Thursday afternoon.
At around 12:40 p.m., a fire broke out at the J.S. Pallet Company, 60 Lockbridge St. According to Capt. Robert Thurber, the city's fire marshal, a malfunctioning drying device used in the pallet-making process set off a blaze in a trailer at the commercial facility.
PAWTUCKETâWith several comments made about the benefits of âan extra set of eyes,â the City Council on Wednesday voted to engage the services of city resident Alan Tavares as a fiscal watchdog during the upcoming budget process.
The council voted 8 to 0 to accept the volunteer services of Tavares, a retired financial official who lives on Pinecrest Drive. Councilor Jean Philippe Barros had been present at the meeting earlier but left prior to this vote.
Robert E. Gendreau
SEEKONK - Robert E. Gendreau, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Norma M. (Poirier) Gendreau for fifty-eight years. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Armand and Lucy (Lagasse) Gendreau, he resided in the Hebronville section of Attleboro before moving to Seekonk in 1969.
Rae Ann Zavota
PAWTUCKET - Rae Ann Zavota, of Annie Street, Pawtucket passed away on April 10, 2013 at her daughters home in Seekonk Ma. She was the wife of the late John F. Zavota.
Mrs. Zavota was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Raymond Boyle and Ann (Kane) Boyle. She worked in customer service for Shaws Market before retiring.
Mrs. Zavota is survived by her children, Kimberly Cordeiro and her husband Kevin of Seekonk Ma, John Zavota and his girlfriend Elizabeth Gatchell Pawtucket and Michael Zavota and his wife Megan of Pawtucket.
Ann R. Buckley
LINCOLN - Ann R. (Hunter) Buckley, 94, passed away on April 10, 2013 at Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence after an illness. She was the wife of the late Richard I. Buckley, Sr. and the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Jane (Campbell) Hunter and the stepdaughter of the late Mary (Neil) Hunter, and the sister of the late William J. Hunter.
PAWTUCKET â While Woonsocket students will be the first in the Blackstone Valley to begin their summer vacations with the last day of school on June 19, most other Valley schools, including Pawtucket, East Providence and Central Falls, will have their final days of the academic year somewhere during the week of June 20-26.
Blackstone-Millville Regional School students wonât be leaving for the summer until a full nine days later on June 28.
PAWTUCKET â Faced with the prospect of severe overcrowding at most of the city's elementary schools, Schools Superintendent Deborah Cylke is proposing that a majority of the incoming sixth graders be relocated to classrooms at Goff or Slater junior high schools in September 2013.