Archive - 2013
A little of this, a little of that â€¦
There are some sports writers and columnists who believe that one of the jobâ€™s requisites is to put themselves in the shoes of a professional athlete. Itâ€™s as if the power of the pen and computer grants these gatekeepers of the locker room the ability to read millionaireâ€™s minds or to step inside their bodies.
And thatâ€™s when the real trouble ensues.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ After dropping two straight, Shea High skipper Dino Campopiano has been trying to hammer home the honest truth: If his kids wanted to see any semblance of post-season action, they had to start winning â€“ and fast.
Thanks to senior righthander Bryan Quinlan, the Raiders took their first step toward that ultimate goal Wednesday afternoon.
LINCOLNâ€”A lunch of Del's Lemonade, chowder and clamcakes, hot wieners and Autocrat coffee milk already had guests smiling, and when Viola Davis took to the stage, it was a celebration of yet another classic product of Rhode Island.
The award-winning actress was in her home state on Wednesday to attend the 28th annual Rhode Island Tourism Unity Luncheon at the Twin River Event Center. Davis spoke at the event, and received the Rhode Island â€śMaking a Differenceâ€ť Award for her contribution to art and culture tourism in the state.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Gary DiSarcina learned a valuable lesson during his first month managing the Pawtucket Red Sox â€“ the importance of individualism.
Naturally, players who are on Bostonâ€™s 40-man roster tend to warrant more attention, yet itâ€™s important to remember the rest of the clubhouse inhabitants, too. To DiSarcina, itâ€™s paramount to establish a set of guidelines with each player rather than have everyone fall under the same umbrella.
Alex E. Krueger
CUMBERLAND - Alex "Red" E. Krueger, 85 of Arnolds Mills Road, Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Elaine F. (Parmeter) Krueger.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Alexander Krueger and Jeannette (Turner) Hardman. He resided in Cumberland for the past 60 years. previously residing in Pawtucket.
CUMBERLAND â€” Cumberlandâ€™s inability to get the big hit on Tuesday afternoon cost the Clippers an opportunity to pick up a big win.
The Clippers stranded 10 runners on base â€“ five of them in scoring position â€“ and saw La Salle use a three-run uprising in the top of the third inning and some strong pitching from Caleb Gardner to produce a 4-1 victory at Tucker Field.
The Rams, who are 10-1 in Division I-North play (and in second place behind unbeaten Bishop Hendricken) and have now won eight in a row, didnâ€™t need a big hit to take their 3-0 lead off Cumberland starter Rob Reedy.
CUMBERLAND â€” A year ago at these Northern Division Championships, then-Central Falls High junior Tiffany Jenkins finished third overall in the high jump â€“ courtesy of a leap of five feet, one inch â€“ but truly wanted to improve that placement this time around.
Now a senior captain, she accomplished the same 5-1 on Tuesday afternoon, but found herself in a different situation. With the height, she earned the title, so is looking forward to bigger and better things with the premier meets just around the corner.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The cost of getting married in Rhode Island could triple soon.
Pawtucket Rep. Elaine Coderre has introduced legislation that would add a $46 surcharge to the fee for a marriage license to pay for domestic violence prevention.
That would hike the cost of a license â€“ which is currently $24 â€“ to $70.
Of the additional $46, $44 would go to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) to operate the prevention programs and $2 would be kept by the city or town issuing the license.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Slater Mill Museum historic site on the Blackstone River can teach visitors plenty about how cotton is spun into thread and eventually clothing.
But the museum also tells the story of life in the Blackstone Valley before Samuel Slater opened his mill, sparking the American Industrial Revolution; the details can be found in the heritage plants and flowers growing in the garden.
Rita R. Roberts
PAWTUCKET - Rita R. (Butler) Roberts, 93, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Roberts. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Elizabeth (Bouthier) Butler, she resided in Pawtucket and Attleboro for many years.
Rita leaves a daughter, Beverly A. McCabe and her late husband, Jake of Narragansett; three grandchildren, Joan Ricci and her husband, Victor of Narragansett, Patricia Arcieri of Glocester and John T. McCabe of Warwick and three great-grandchildren, Brittany Ricci, Victor Ricci and Oliver Arcieri.
Marie Rita Klucznik
MANCHESTER, CT & ATTLEBORO, MA - Marie Rita (Laplume) Klucznik, 76, of Manchester, CT formerly of Attleboro, MA and Salt Lake City, UT beloved wife of the late Blais M. Klucznik passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Connecticut. Rita was born on July 9, 1936 in Central Falls, RI daughter of the late Herve and Alice (Perreault) Laplume. She was a sweet and gentle woman who enjoyed reading mysteries, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and playing board games with her grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET - Pauline (Lacoursiere) Beliveau, 86, of Pawtucket passed away on April 22, 2013, daughter of the late Ernest and Yvonne Lacoursiere and the late Fernand Lacoursiere of Chicago.
She leaves one daughter, Karen Proulx, one grandson Christopher Proulx, one great grandon Corbin Proulx, one sister Jeannette Amaral, all of Pawtucket, and one brother Robert Lacoursiere of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was private.
PAWTUCKET --- If Mount St. Charles learned anything about Tolman over the past six days, itâ€™s that the Tigers have plenty of pitching to go around.
Less than a week after Carlos Sanabria blanked Mount on four hits, the Tigers topped the Mounties with another four-hitter on Monday afternoon â€“ this time coming from starter Richie Marshall and reliever Joey Fernandes â€“ and parlayed that with a 14-hit assault to beat their Division II-North opponent, 8-3, at Slater Park.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. --- The Pawtucket Red Sox bounced back nicely from their no-hit loss at home on Sunday by kicking off their eight-day road trip on Monday night with a 5-1 victory over the Gwinnett Braves.
The PawSox, who collected 10 hits to hand their hosts their ninth straight loss, used two of them to break out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, as Ryan Lavarnway collected a two-out single and Mark Hamilton followed with an opposite-field home run to left field.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” The City Council will hold a public hearing tonight to give residents and local profit and non-profit agencies the chance to offer input on the funding requests proposed in city's 2013-2014 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application.
This year, the city is applying for $620,675 in grant funding for local community development and housing needs, which will be available for programming during the fiscal year that begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2014.
The council's meeting begins at 7:30 at City Hall, 145 Taunton Ave.
LINCOLN â€“ It could be upwards of a month before residents are able to move back into a Front Street triple-decker that was heavily damaged by fire Sunday night, fire officials said yesterday.
Lonsdale Fire Chief Timothy Griffin said the 263 Front St. building sustained $75,000 to $100,000 in damages and that extensive repairs will be required before the seven tenants left homeless by the blaze are allowed back in.
All of the tenants are reportedly staying with family members, he said.
Richard P. Buser
PAWTUCKET - On Friday May 3, 2013, at the age of 77, and in the presence of his children and grandchildren, Richard Paul Buser left this life in the arms of his loving wife, Carol at home. He was the son of the late Dorothy Buser of Newport, RI and the late Paul Buser of San Diego, CA. He was a fifth ward graduate of St. Mary's grammar School, De LaSalle Academy Valedictorian, and a URI engineering alumnus, all leading to the knowledge for a productive life and the partner for a happy life.
PAWTUCKET - Raymond, Patricia (O'Neill) 59 of Pawtucket, RI passed away May 3, 2013 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Edward and Margret (Mulcahey) O'Neill.
She is survived by her brother Edward J. O'Neill of Lincoln and three daughters, Heather Hooven of Richboro, PA, Amanda Raymond and Elizabeth Raymond of Pawtucket. She is also survived by two sons, John Raymond and Andrew Tatro of Pawtucket and many nieces, nephews and five grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Edward's Church, Pawtucket.
Raymond F. Hart
PAWTUCKET - Raymond F. Hart, 93, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Roderick and Ora (Major) Hart. Raymond was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a school teacher for the city of Pawtucket, working for Jenks Junior High and Tolman High School. He summered in Touisset. His family was one of the founding families of Saint Leo's Church.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” With the recent Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, much attention has been paid to the â€śfirst respondersâ€ť who sprang into action to aid the injured. However, since last March and long before all the media attention, 18 Central Falls High School students were quietly meeting after school to learn how to be emergency responders, and their hard work and dedication has paid off.