Archive - Jun 6, 2013
LINCOLN â€“ In a spring season that has seen their son operate in a fishbowl and subjected to seemingly never-ending interactions with pro baseball scouts, Nick Zammarelli Jr. and wife Lisa have been with Lincoln High senior standout Nick III every step of the way.
The journey leading up to Major League Baseballâ€™s first-year player draft has been part eye-opener, part draining ordeal. Frequently, the player's dad has been forced to deal with endless questions from talent evaluators, all of them clamoring to know about Nick and what his future plans may entail.
PAWTUCKET â€“ PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina experienced one side of Major League Baseballâ€™s draft when he served as the Angelsâ€™ on-site representative during the televised portion of the 2011 edition.
Sitting in a studio room at MLB Networkâ€™s Secaucus, N.J. headquarters, DiSarcina turned in the card that contained the name of the player that the team would select with its first-round selection.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Thereâ€™s no doubt that getting drafted into professional baseball ranks is a pretty significant milestone. Yet as several inhabitants of the PawSox clubhouse explained earlier this week, there are several behind-the-scenes variables that are just as important as learning your name has been called.
WARWICK â€“ Education Commissioner Deborah Gist, who made herself a lightning rod in the politically and emotionally charged issue of education reform, won a two-year renewal of her contract from the new Board of Education after meeting behind closed doors for more than two hours Thursday.
The renewal came with two 2-percent increases in her base salary of just over $190,000, one immediately and one next year. It also came with some provisions that keep the commissioner on a short leash.
LINCOLN â€“ Police charged a 47-year-old Railroad Street man with domestic assault by strangulation on his girlfriend following a disturbance early Wednesday morning in an apartment he shares with several other people.
Robert B. Williamson was also charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic refusal to relinquish the telephone in connection with the alleged domestic assault on his girlfriend during the incident.
PAWTUCKET â€” To a seasonal fireworks retailer like Keith Lambert, the Fourth of July generates 30 to 40 percent of his sales. As such, he was unhappy with the City Council's decision Wednesday night to deny a holiday sales license for his retail operation at the former Quiznos sandwich shop at 484 Newport Ave.
According to city officials, Lambert is already allowed to sell fireworks at the former sandwich shop because the location is zoned for retail and he has fulfilled all of the other requirements in both the city and state ordinances.
PAWTUCKET â€” Police are investigating a home invasion and stabbing of a man and a woman inside an apartment at 21 Memorial Drive that was reported on Thursday afternoon.
The owner of the house, Marilia Duarte, said she had been notified by police shortly before 3 p.m. that her second floor tenant, a woman in her 50s, had been found stabbed and had been taken to the hospital. The door to the two-family home had been kicked in, she said.
Patrick J. Callery
BARRINGTON - Callery, Patrick Joseph, 82 of Barrington, formerly of Pawtucket and Bristol, passed away May 30, 2013 at RI Hospital. He was the husband of the late E. Virginia (Kurriss) Callery. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Patrick J. and Christina (Madden) Callery.
Leslie K. King
LINCOLN - Leslie K. King, 56, passed peacefully with family and friends by her side on June 5th.
She was the daughter of the late William S. King Jr. and Phyllis E. (Lincoln) King.
Leslie had been employed as a police dispatcher by the Town of Lincoln since 2001.
She was an avid fan of Albanach and Through the Doors bands, and also loved motorcycles, crafts, traveling and photography, but most of all loved her family and friends.