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August 5th

Louise Carpentier

August 5, 2013

Louise Carpentier

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

August 5, 2013

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.

Barbara Mattis

August 5, 2013

Barbara Mattis

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.

August 4th

Lincoln Little League improves to 2-0 in New England regionals

August 5, 2013

BRISTOL, Conn. — Thankfully for Lincoln Little League, Brandon Lee is just one player.

The No. 3 hitter in Newton South East’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.

Investing in Central Falls is good business for entrepreneur Adams

August 4, 2013

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 – the Benjamin F. Greene House at 85 Cross St. with 28 rooms – and so began what is likely to be a lifelong relationship between the now 43-year-old entrepreneur and the state’s smallest city.

PawSox loaded with major league-caliber bullpen options

August 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Sometimes the trades that a major-league ballclub doesn’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 Wednesday’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.

August 3rd

PawSox' Ranaudo looks to paint a minor-league masterpiece

August 3, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Rich Sauveur can’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.

“From what I heard, he was throwing the ball extremely well down in Portland and I can’t wait to see him throw,” stated Sauveur, Pawtucket’s pitching coach. “(Sea Dogs pitching coach Bob Kipper) sent me some information on Anthony, and I was just reading up on it. Kipper thinks that he’s an outstanding person and a great student of the game.

August 2nd

Frances Sobczyk

August 2, 2013

Frances Sobczyk

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

August 2, 2013

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.

August 1st

Injured Brentz doesn’t want to completely close books on return to PawSox this year

August 1, 2013

PAWTUCKET — 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 wouldn’t fit the PawSox outfielder’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.

Perfect! Cumberland American claims 10-11 crown

August 1, 2013

BRISTOL — 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.

Group vows to target lawmakers who supported gay marriage

August 1, 2013

PROVIDENCE —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 year’s elections in Rhode Island to “hold politicians accountable for this travesty.” It pledged an additional $500,000 for the same purpose in Minnesota, where same-sex nuptials also became legal on Thursday.

Matthew J. Barone

August 1, 2013

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.

July 31st

Want to buy a parking garage?

July 31, 2013

PAWTUCKET — 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.

Upper Deck takes playoff battle with R&R Construction

July 31, 2013

Contributing writer
WEST WARWICK — Upper Deck Post 86/14 was only looking for some insurance runs while holding a 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning on Wednesday night.
Yet when it was all said and done, one walk and one error by R&R Construction opened the floodgates for a big rally and a comfortable 9-3 win in the winner’s bracket semifinals of the American Legion “Final Eight” Tournament at McCarthy Field.
R&R ace pitcher Eddie Hole was working with authority through seven innings, allowing just two hits since the first inning. That was, until the eighth.

Middlebrooks is ejected in PawSox's loss to Tides

July 31, 2013

PAWTUCKET – It was apparent that Will Middlebrooks was not a happy camper.

On the same day that saw the Red Sox bring up Brock Holt to fill the infield void that was created in the wake of Jose Iglesias’ departure, Middlebrooks expressed his displeasure in a loud and boisterous way after striking out to end the third inning of Pawtucket’s 3-0 loss to Norfolk on matinee Wednesday at McCoy Stadium.

Left side of infield starts to come into focus for Red Sox

July 31, 2013

PAWTUCKET – In economic terms, the Red Sox were sitting on a surplus of shortstops and third basemen. As the Jake Peavy trade demonstrated, the organization was comfortable with putting that surplus to good use.

The parent club was not going to field a team that included Jose Iglesias, Xander Bogaerts, Will Middlebrooks and Garin Cecchini on the same roster at the same time. And as Iglesias is a free agent at the end of the season, the Red Sox were able to sidestep a potential off-season topic by trading away the one-time perceived starting shortstop of the future to Detroit.

July 30th

DiSarcina, PawSox take trade rumors in stride

July 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – It was akin to the calm before the storm Tuesday afternoon inside the PawSox clubhouse.
Some 24 hours before Wednesday’s 4 p.m. Eastern Time non-waiver trading deadline, Pawtucket took the field for batting practice. There was perfect attendance as Will Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts – two names that have swirled amidst the trade winds in recent days – joined the rest of their Triple-A teammates in heading back inside for a cool, air-conditioned sequester.

Cumberland sex offender sentenced

July 30, 2013

CUMBERLAND – A local man convicted in June on multiple counts of first-degree and second- degree child molestation was sentenced to 60 years, with 50 to serve, during a hearing on Tuesday before Superior Court Judge William E. Carnes Jr., according to Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s office.

Armand Costa

July 30, 2013

Armand Costa

CUMBERLAND - Armand "Mundy" Costa, 71, of Curran Rd. passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Dale (Cote) Costa.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria (Medeiros) Costa Sr. He was a life long Cumberland resident.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

 

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