Archive - 2013
MINNEAPOLIS â€” The Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Junior Division All-Stars fell behind 2-0 in the fifth inning before ultimately falling to Miami, Florida, 2-1, on Day 1 of the RBI Junior World Series.
Pawtucketâ€™s lone run came in the sixth inning when Steven Otis scored on a fielderâ€™s choice by Nick Gagnon. The locals loaded the bases with two down in the seventh but proved unable to capitalize.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” Lincoln All-Starsâ€™ assistant coach Marty Gaughan Sr. had a feeling his team would face South Burlington, Vt. ace Sammy Premsagar in the third game of this Little League New England Regional Tournament on Monday afternoon.
Thatâ€™s why he took all necessary measures to prepare the kids offensively.
â€śThey say heâ€™s a real fireballer; thatâ€™s why I just spent the last hour pitching batting practice to them,â€ť he said perhaps 40 minutes before the tilt. â€śI was throwing them 100-mph heaters so theyâ€™d be ready.â€ť
PAWTUCKETâ€”A 19-year-old city man is expected to recover after being impaled by a metal fence post in an accident at 167 Carter Street early Sunday morning.
According to Pawtucket Police, Kelvin Fernandez, of 970 York Ave., was a passenger in a car in which the driver struck the fence and foundation of a property at 163 Carter Ave. and came to rest in front of a house at 167 Carter Ave. at around 3:05 a.m.
William G. Jamieson
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Jamieson, William G., 78, of North Providence and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Gammons) Jamieson. They were happily married for 56 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late George and Catherine Shaheen.
Theresa C. Porter
CUMBERLAND - Theresa C. (Durand) Porter, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred M. Porter. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Arthur J. and Rose A. (Vandale) Durand, she moved to Pawtucket in 1963 and then to Cumberland in 1995.
Theresa was the Export Manager for the L. G. Balfour Company, Attleboro for sixteen years until 1977; she then worked as a legal secretary for Allstate Insurance Company, Providence for 10 years until retiring in 1991.
PAWTUCKET - Richard "Chard" John Joseph, 63, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday.
Born in Pawtucket, a lifelong resident of the city, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy (McLaughlin) Joseph. Mr. Joseph had been employed by the Ferland Corporation in the maintenance department. Chard was a avid fisherman and a New England sports enthusiast and a big practical joker who enjoyed making people laugh.
PAWTUCKET - Louise Carpentier, 91, of Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket, formerly of Clinton St. Woonsocket, died Saturday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Wilfred Carpentier. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Marie Anne (Nadeau) Beaudet.
Louise was an assembler for Hasbro Corp. and General Instruments for many years. She retired in 1989 from Rathbun Outlet where she worked as a clerk for thirteen years. Louise was a former member of the Kennedy Manor Club.
Amadeus J. Departhy
CUMBERLAND - Amadeus "Blackie" J. Departhy, 90, of Sanford Avenue, passed away Sunday, August 4, at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing of Pawtucket. He was the husband of Rita T. (Bruneau) Departhy, and they had been married for the past 69 years.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Henry and Arzelia (Valcourt) Departhy. He was a life-long resident of Cumberalnd.
Amadeus was a United States Army WWII Veteran.
Mr. Departhy was employed as a Custodian for the Cumberland School Department for over 20 years, retiring in 1985.
DOVER, DE - Barbara Mattis, a current resident of Dover, DE, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 63 on July 30, 2013, following a valiant battle with ovarian cancer for more than fifteen years. She was the loving and devoted wife of Arnold E. Mattis for 30 years at the time of her passing.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” Thankfully for Lincoln Little League, Brandon Lee is just one player.
The No. 3 hitter in Newton South Eastâ€™s lineup certainly did some damage Sunday, slugging two home runs with four RBI and two runs scored. Collectively, Lincoln was able to overcome the Herculean effort and knock off the Massachusetts representative. 14-8, in the second game round-robin play of the Little League New England Regional Tournament.
Both squads ended up spraying the ball all over Leon J. Breen Field, tallying 22 runs and 25 hits, including 10 extra base hits.
CENTRAL FALLS -- Jerauld C. Adams back in the mid-1990s was working for a Lincoln engineering company when he became interested in the field of foreclosures, particularly buying distressed properties and rehabbing them.
The Barrington native bought a small boarded-up mansion in Central Falls â€“ the Benjamin F. Greene House at 85 Cross St. with 28 rooms â€“ and so began what is likely to be a lifelong relationship between the now 43-year-old entrepreneur and the stateâ€™s smallest city.
PAWTUCKET â€” Sometimes the trades that a major-league ballclub doesnâ€™t end up making can prove quite revealing.
The Jake Peavy acquisition was not the only smoke signal sent out by the Red Sox at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline. Last Wednesdayâ€™s 4 p.m Eastern Time deadline did not feature the acquisition of a warm body for the sole purpose of augmenting the bullpen core that manager John Farrell presently has at his disposal.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Rich Sauveur canâ€™t wait to see Anthony Ranaudo go all Pablo Picasso on the blank canvas that will represent his tenure at Triple-A Pawtucket after his promotion here on Friday.
â€śFrom what I heard, he was throwing the ball extremely well down in Portland and I canâ€™t wait to see him throw,â€ť stated Sauveur, Pawtucketâ€™s pitching coach. â€ś(Sea Dogs pitching coach Bob Kipper) sent me some information on Anthony, and I was just reading up on it. Kipper thinks that heâ€™s an outstanding person and a great student of the game.
CENTRAL FALLS - Frances Sobczyk, 89, formerly of High Street Central Falls passed away Friday August 2, 2013 at the Victoria Mansion in Attleboro.
Born in Central Falls she was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Antonina (Stadnicki) Sobczyk. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring Frances was employed by the State of Rhode Island Department of Human Resources.
Dorothy A. Brown
PAWTUCKET - Dorothy A. (Drake) Brown, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick V. Brown. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Timothy J. and Lottie E. (Lamorine) Drake.
Dorothy worked as a dietary aid at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for over 10 years until her retirement. She also worked at and was a volunteer for the Salvation Army Home League since the late 1960s, doing charitable work and bell ringing during the Christmas Season.
PAWTUCKET â€” Was Bryce Brentz resigned to the possibility that his season was over upon undergoing significant surgery to his right knee? A rollover-and-surrender attitude wouldnâ€™t fit the PawSox outfielderâ€™s hard-charging persona now, would it?
That said, the power hitter is a realist and understands the slippery slope that comes with accelerating the rehab timetable in order to return to the field this season.
BRISTOL â€” Milliseconds after southpaw Brendan Wright had fielded an easy grounder and thrown to first baseman Jayden Struble for the final out on Thursday evening, Cumberland American's All-Stars came from all directions to celebrate mere feet in front of home plate.
Not surprisingly, the one on the bottom of the pile happened to be second baseman Johnny Belisle, one of the more vociferous members of this splendid contingent.
PROVIDENCE â€”The first same-sex marriage ceremonies in Rhode Island were conducted on Thursday, but if you think that is the end of the long political battle on the issue you have another think coming.
The National Organization for Marriage, a national group opposed to gay marriage, said Thursday that it would sink $100,000 into next yearâ€™s elections in Rhode Island to â€śhold politicians accountable for this travesty.â€ť It pledged an additional $500,000 for the same purpose in Minnesota, where same-sex nuptials also became legal on Thursday.
Matthew J. Barone
PAWTUCKET - Barone, Matthew J., 37, of Harrison Street, Pawtucket, passed away on July 30, 2013.
He was born in Pawtucket, a son of Arthur Barone and Sheree A. Desmarias. He worked at Whole Foods.
Besides his parents, Matthew is survived by his brother Joshua Barone of Pawtucket, his nephew Evan Barone and his grandmother, Jeannette Scungio and his longtime partner, Sandra Greene.
PAWTUCKET â€” City officials are planning to formally issue a request for proposals (RFP) from private firms to redevelop and/or manage the downtown municipal parking garage and two adjacent parking lots.