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June 7th

Rat wrangler on the case

June 7, 2013

PAWTUCKET – When it comes to the city’s rat population, Shaun R. Logue knows his enemy.
He knows rats are extremely intelligent, highly adaptable and will eat almost anything.
Logue, the city's zoning and code enforcement director, also knows urban rats can get big — really big.
“There are some big guys out there,” he says. “I’ve seen them as big as opossums at the transfer station.”

Rat wrangler has rodents on the run

June 7, 2013

PAWTUCKET – When it comes to the city’s rat population, Shaun R. Logue knows his enemy.
He knows rats are extremely intelligent, highly adaptable and will eat almost anything.
Logue, the city's zoning and code enforcement director, also knows urban rats can get big — really big.
“There are some big guys out there,” he says. “I’ve seen them as big as opossums at the transfer station.”

Bertrand L. Bourget

June 7, 2013

Bertrand L. Bourget

LEESBURG, FL. - Bertrand Louis Bourget, passed away at his home in Leesburg, Florida on June 1st at the age of 86. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island he served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He owned and operated Colonial Tree and Prestige Tree Services, servicing many private and municipal landscaping needs in the state of Rhode Island. Later, he and his wife operated the Inn at Brevard, a bed and breakfast inn in Western North Carolina. Bertrand was a member of Eckankar and attended Unity Church in Leesburg, Florida, where he settled in retirement.

Richard A. Lussier

June 7, 2013

Richard A. Lussier

PAWTUCKET - Richard A. Lussier, 54, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late George and Dianne (Donth) Lussier.
Richard was a union carpenter for many years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed completing jigsaw puzzles. Most of all he was a loving father and hard worker, who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life.

June 6th

With regards to MLB Draft, Zammarelli family hopes good things are in store for son Nick

June 6, 2013

LINCOLN – 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 Baseball’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.

PawSox manager has deep appreciation for life inside draft war room

June 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET – PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina experienced one side of Major League Baseball’s draft when he served as the Angels’ on-site representative during the televised portion of the 2011 edition.
Sitting in a studio room at MLB Network’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.

Getting drafted by MLB team not the only item to worry about

June 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET – There’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.

Gist's contract renewed

June 6, 2013

WARWICK – 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.

Police: Man choked girlfriend

June 6, 2013

LINCOLN – 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.

Council denies July 4th license to fireworks dealer

June 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET — 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.

Man, woman stabbed during home invasion

June 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET — 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

June 6, 2013

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

June 6, 2013

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.

June 5th

Council passes city budget, holding line on taxes

June 5, 2013

PAWTUCKET — By an 8 to 0 vote, the City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to an amended city operating budget for fiscal year 2014 that requires no property tax increase.

The $111 million spending plan will go into effect at the start of the new fiscal year on July 1. Under this budget, the property tax rates will remain unchanged from FY13, with the residential rate at $23.06 per $1,000 of assessed valuation and the commercial rate at $30.88 per $1,000.

Will extra time with PawSox benefit Middlebrooks?

June 5, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Based on the comments John Farrell made Wednesday, it wouldn’t classify as a tremendous shock to see Will Middlebrooks remain with the PawSox beyond when he’s eligible to come off the disabled list, which is Saturday.
Position players are allotted a 20-day rehab window with Wednesday serving as Day Two of Middlebrooks’ on-the-mend stint. During his weekly radio appearance on WEEI, Farrell mentioned that it’s just not a matter of the third baseman shaking off the cobwebs after landing on the disabled list with a lower back strain.

Kevin B. McBurney, Esq.

June 5, 2013

Kevin B. McBurney, Esq.

PAWTUCKET - McBurney, Kevin B. Esq. of Division Street, Pawtucket, died June 4, 2013 at The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of John McBurney, Esq. and Ann (Rivello) McBurney of Pawtucket. Kevin was a private practice attorney for many years.

Peter W. Malloy

June 5, 2013

Peter W. Malloy

Cumberland teen gives General Assembly lesson on the Constitution

June 5, 2013

PROVIDENCE – When Sam Ackerman, a Cumberland High School junior, saw news reports last February that Mississippi had, after all these years, finally ratified the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery, he wondered which constitutional amendments Rhode Island hadn’t ratified.His research found that Rhode Island has not ratified four of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, more than any other state in the union. One that piqued his interest was the 17th Amendment, calling for the direct election of U.S.

June 4th

Tigers silenced by Mariners in Division II baseball playoffs

June 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — These No. 2 pitchers looked an awful lot like No. 1s.

Unfortunately for Tolman, Narragansett’s Zachary McKanna pitched a lot better than his counterpart, the Tigers’ Richie Marshall, and his solid performance allowed the Mariners to move one win away from the Division II’s “Final Four” round.

Middlebrooks passes first rehab test with PawSox

June 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The good news coming out of McCoy Stadium on Tuesday night was that Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks kicked off his rehab assignment with the Pawtucket Red Sox on the right foot – with five innings in the field and a 1-for-2 effort at the plate with a walk.
The bad news was that the PawSox fell victim to a pair of rallies by the Charlotte Knights in the fifth and sixth innings and were never able to pick up a clutch hit when they needed one, and as a result, the hosts came out on the losing end of a 5-1 score.

 

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