Archive - 2013
Just when all seemed copacetic, serious doubts have crept in regarding this autumnâ€™s Rhode Island high school gridiron slate and the inclusion of a full complement of registered R.I. football officials.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” Back on Monday afternoon, the Lincoln All-Stars suffered their first and only defeat of this long summer, an 8-1 decision to South Burlington, Vt., and they didnâ€™t look good doing it.
The previously-unbeaten squad uncharacteristically struck out seven times and committed a pair of errors in the ugly 8-1 defeat, causing parents and others to state to skipper Matt Netto that the team appeared downtrodden, like they didnâ€™t care about being in their lofty position.
As much as Mother Nature tried her best to put a damper on things Friday, Jamison Randall braved the wet weather and walked approximately eight holes at The Country Club, located in Brookline, Mass.
Margaret T. Farren
CRANSTON - Farren, Margaret T. (Marge), 91 formerly of Orient Avenue, Pawtucket died Thursday at Victoria Court. She was the wife of the late Roger P. Farren, Sr. Born in Cambridge, MA a daughter of the late Thomas and Marianne (Ferguson) Arkins, she was a Pawtucket resident for 50 years.
Kenneth A. Bartelson, Jr.
MAINE - Kenneth Allan Bartelson, Jr born August 18, 1965, from Pawtucket, passed away August 5, 2013 at Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Kenneth is the son of Kenneth Bartelson Sr. of Rhode Island and the late Gail Bradshaw Downey.
PAWTUCKET - Courtney Drolet, 66, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Sandra C. (Chlebek) Drolet for thirty-seven years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Honore P. and Leona J. (Merow) Drolet.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Matthew D. Drolet, a daughter, Heather N. Drolet, a brother, Russell B. Drolet, a sister, Norma J. Drolet; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Honore P. Drolet, Jr.
Anthony A. Borelli
LINCOLN - Anthony A. Borelli, 92, passed on August 8th, after a brief illness.
Born in Johnston, he was the son of the late Ernest Borrelli and Bessie (Pezzullo) Borrelli.
Dolores M. Goddard
PAWTUCKET - Dolores M. (Mello) Goddard, 83, passed on August 8th.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Elias and Elizabeth (McKenna) Mello.
David P. Emswiler
PAWTUCKET - David P. Emswiler, age 46, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. He is the beloved son of Ann Kavell DeFreitas of Quincy, MA, the late Milton Pete Emswiler and his late step-father, Paul DeFreitas.
Dave is also survived by his 2 sisters, Cheryl Knighton of Maine and Susan Emswiler of Alaska, his brother Justin Carberry of Stoughton, MA, many nephews, 1 niece and many great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Peter Emswiler.
PAWTUCKET â€“ U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse answered questions ranging from federal spending and the national debt, to the need for infrastructure improvements to Obamacare and global climate change from more than 100 area residents who attended a community dinner at the Portuguese Social Club Thursday.
The second-term Democrat said â€śit is a challenging time to be in Washingtonâ€ť because the nation is only slowly coming out of the recession and the recovery is particularly slow in Rhode Island.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€“ It had been billed as a sensational pitcherâ€™s duel â€“ South Burlington, Vt. fireballer Ben Tate against Lincolnâ€™s crafty southpaw Kyle Marrapese.
The pair didnâ€™t disappoint, as they combined to whiff â€“ get this â€“ 19 foes.
In the end, however, Marrapese captured the battle, and it happened due to one precious, hellacious swing from teammate Steve Andrews.
PAWTUCKET â€” As difficult it is to get the word out, glean sponsors, attract teams from â€“ at the very least, from eastern half of the United States â€“ and put it all together for a premier event, Edd Pedro revels in it all.
Pedro, with the help of some family members and friends, is about to host his 10th annual â€śFight For A Cure Wiffle Ball Tournament and Mega-Raffleâ€ť at Slater Park beginning at 9 a.m. sharp Sunday.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” As soon as Little League New England Regional Tournament officials asked the Lincoln All-Stars to walk to home plate to greet â€śDugout,â€ť the eventâ€™s mascot, Aaron DeSousa knew what was coming
Together with foe Rye, N.H., they performed the dance accompanying the tune prior to their contest, and it looked like they had a blast doing it.
â€śI remember other teams doing that from years before, when I was watching on TV,â€ť DeSousa said. â€śI kind of expected it once they called us over. While we were dancing, it took all the butterflies away. I just didnâ€™t feel as nervous.â€ť
The Narragansett Indian Tribe is still in the courts, challenging a Rhode Island Superior Court ruling that rejected the tribeâ€™s claim that the 2012 Twin River table games referendum violated the same constitutional provisions that halted previous attempts by the Narragansetts to establish their own casino.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Organizers of the biggest block party on the East Coast have announced the entertainment lineup for a dozen stages that will stretch for a half-mile through downtown.
Itâ€™s all part of the cityâ€™s 125th anniversary celebration scheduled for Aug. 29, spearheaded by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and a dedicated band of volunteers. The Call is the designated media partner for the event.
Stage 1, at 2 Main St., will feature the Meadowlarks, a big band group with a dozen members.
Stage 2, 20 Main St. will feature country music with a band to be announced.
Edward J. Soares
LINCOLN - Edward J. Soares, 64, passed on August 5th. He was the husband of Pamela (Casto) Soares.
He was the son of the late Edward and Madeline (Teixiera) Soares.
He had been employed by Capital City for many years. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Edward and John Soares and three grandchildren, John Soares Jr, Mariah and Jordan Soares.
PAWTUCKET - Jozef Kucal, 80, passed away Monday April 5, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Anna (Iwaszko) Kucal.
Born in Sompolno, Poland he was a son of the late Janek and Antonina (Oliniczek) Kucal. He lived in Pawtucket for the past 49 years.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator at ITT Royal Electric and prior to that he worked as a Meat Cutter for Hi-Lo Meat Market.
FOXBORO â€” This is the time of year when the conversations between Texas childhood pals Will Middlebrooks and Ryan Mallett slow to a crawl.
On the surface, itâ€™s perfectly understandable.
Middlebrooksâ€™ baseball duties are in full bloom with two or possibly three months in his season remaining. With Mallett, the dog days of summer represent a hectic time, with practices and intra-squad scrimmages going hand in hand with film sessions and preseason football contests.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A Pawtucket man who shot his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend in the head in 2008 was found guilty a second time by a Providence County Superior Court jury on Monday.
Juan Diaz, 29, who was convicted in the murder of Mayra Cruz in 2010, was found guilty again of second degree murder and discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence, death resulting.
The verdict was returned one day after a nine-day retrial before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Despite all the handwringing and gloom-and-doom pronouncements about the death of manufacturing in America, and the movement of such businesses to countries with cheap labor and few regulations over the past several decades, the United States has knocked China out of first place as the favorite place for foreign investment for the first time since 2001.