Archive - 2014
PAWTUCKET â In what now will be an absolute annual clash between the city's two public high schools, Tolman and Shea delivered a strange, sloppy affair inside the Pawtucket Red Sox' long-standing home on Tuesday afternoon.
All told, the two squads combined for 11 errors (with three batters reaching on strikeouts gone bad), six wild pitches, two passed balls and three hit batsmen.
The contest also saw the Tigers jump out to a 6-1 cushion, then watch aimlessly as the Raiders tied it at 6-6 with a quartet in the top of the fourth.
SMITHFIELD â For golf enthusiasts who remember Jason Dufnerâs blistering performance on his way to capturing the 2013 PGA Championship, they know that the Auburn University product is a man of few words. He will respond to someone who acknowledges him with a polite nod, but donât expect much more.
Edward J. McCann
CENTRAL FALLS - Edward J. McCann passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Monday, May 12, 2014, at the age of 84.
Edward was a member of the City of Central Falls Fire Department since 1961 and rose to the rank of Battalion Chief in 1982. He retired from the Department in 1985. During his career he once served as President of the International Association of Firefighters, Local Union 1485. He was formally a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Antonio Barbosa Vicente
CENTRAL FALLS - Antonio Barbosa Vicente, "Tony" 92, passed on May 11th with his loving family by his side.
Born in Fogo, Cabo Verde, a son of the late Marino Barbosa Vicente and Anna Vasconselos Barbosa Vicente.
He was the proprietor of farmlands in Cape Verde.
He is survived by four children, Antonia Vicente Ribelo, Dina Barbosa Vicente, Antonio Barbosa Vicente and Grace Vicente Spinella, a sister, Isabel Rodrigues, ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Joseph Morrissey Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph Morrissey, Jr., 52, passed away on May 10, 2014 in Pawtucket. Joseph grew up in Pawtucket, graduated from Shea High School and then later moved to Chicago and worked as a middle school teacher.
He is survived by his father Joseph Morrissey of Pawtucket and his mother Sandra (Handrigan) Morrissey of Clearwater, Florida, two siblings Kelly (Morrissey) Chadwick of Cumberland and Michael Morrissey of Mystic, Ct. He also leaves a niece Allison Chadwick, a brother in law and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ernest F. Coit, Jr.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Ernest F. Coit, Jr., 76, of North Providence went to be with his mother in heaven on May 11, 2014. He peacefully passed surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Lenore K. (Goldstein) Coit for 28 years. Born in Providence and raised in West Warwick, he was the son of the late Jeannette (Catalano) Coit and the late Ernest F. Coit.
PAWTUCKET â One cannot quantify with simple words what John Scanlon and Ray McGee mean to this cityâs public school athletic programs.
So given recent developments, two coaches â one from Tolman and the other from Shea â feel that itâs time to begin a new tradition to preserve the legacies of these two dedicated and beloved athletic directors.
Following the final out of Tuesdayâs Division II baseball game between the Tigers and Raiders at McCoy Stadium, the first-ever awarding of the âMcGee/Scanlon Trophyâ will be made to the winning team.
PAWTUCKET â Tolman Highâs options to overturn the one-year playoff ban saddled to its football program have been completely exhausted.
CENTRAL FALLS â Four tenants at 149 Valley St. were sitting outside in Monday's sunshine, but they had heavy hearts knowing that their neighbor, Shelina Moreino, was not among them. The 41-year-old mother was found stabbed to death inside her apartment early Sunday morning, allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband, Robert Bethea.
Kim A. Culpan
Portsmouth - Kim A. Culpan, (Nassaney), passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Jeffrey Culpan. They were happily married for 12 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Zaky and Lillian (Kahla) Nassaney of Lincoln.
Kim graduated from RI School of Design in 1990. She was a self employed interior designer primarily working with clients residences. She enjoyed boating, skiing, and most of all was her career as a designer.
CENTRAL FALLS â A suspect at a Central Falls apartment where a womanâs body was found has been charged with her murder.
Police say Robert Bethea was at the second-floor apartment at 149 Valley St. when he was arrested early Sunday morning.
He was arraigned Sunday morning on charges of domestic murder and violation of a no-contact order. The 45-year-old Bethea was held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court this morning.
An autopsy has yet to be done to determine the cause of death of 41-year-old Shelina Moreino.
CENTRAL FALLS â Pawtucket resident Joe Handy recalls with fondness â not to mention an edge in his voice â his years as a student-athlete at Central Falls High School.
But no particular moment meant more to him than the happenings of March 15, 1987. It was on that Saturday at the then-Providence Civic Center that Handy, the Warriorsâ senior co-captain, helped deliver to his school its first-ever state basketball championship.
LINCOLN â As Lincoln High senior first baseman McKenzie Cavanaugh walked to her family car late Friday afternoon, she heaved one last grunt â âAaarggh!â â at what had occurred just minutes before.
She then shook her head in dismay.
Cavanaugh had every reason for the sentiment, and â actually â had to be relating her teammatesâ feelings after the Lions sustained a disgruntling 3-0 Division I loss to still-unbeaten North Kingstown at the Saylesville Elementary School diamond.
PAWTUCKET â There are nine craft breweries in Rhode Island, and three of them are in Pawtucket, which just might make the city the craft brewery capital of Rhode Island, says Jason Lourenco, co-owner of the cityâs third micro brewery â Brewery 401 â which opened on May 1.
âItâs purely coincidental that we landed here in Pawtucket, and we only realized later that it was where Bucket Brewery Co. used to be before they expanded,â says Lourenco, who along with co-owner and Brewmaster Nicole Pelletier opened Brewery 401 in the Lorraine Mills building on Mineral Spring Avenue.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Pires, 76, passed on May 9th. She was the former wife of Fortunato Pires.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, she was a daughter of late Pedro and Silvana (Serena) Baptista.
She had been employed in the Textile Industry for many years in the Pawtucket area. She dedicated her life to help others via numerous charity and church involvements. She was an active choir member at Immaculant Heart of Mary Church, St. John the Baptiste and St. Anthony Church.
Rose Marie Giannini
PAWTUCKET - Rose Marie Giannini, 91, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence. Rose was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late William and Carmina (Morelli) Giannini and was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley. Rose was a graduate of Pawtucket East (Tolman) High School and a congregant at St. Joseph's Church. She was employed by Conrad Jarvis for more than 20 years prior to her retirement.
E. Warren Newell
LINCOLN - E. Warren Newell, a life-long resident of the Prospect Hill neighborhood of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, May 6 at the age of 84. He was the husband of 60 years to his beloved wife Shirley Newell. Warren was the son of the late Elisha A. Newell and L. Irma King Newell of Lincoln and, the brother of Irma H. Newell Remington of Dunnellon, FL and the late Kenneth Newell of Tampa, FL.
PAWTUCKET â There was a time Thursday afternoon when Rubby De La Rosa didnât appear as if he would make it out of the second inning.
Toledoâs three runs in the frame came as a result of five consecutive batters reaching with two outs. De La Rosa allowed RBI singles to Ben Guez and Daniel Fields, while the pitcherâs own throwing error enabled the Mud Hens to plate another run.
PAWTUCKET â As a knuckleball pitcher, Steven Wright can get loose in a hurry.
As a 29-year-old man who is three months removed from undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia, the importance of taking things slow and steady cannot be understated.
From his vantage point, Wright earnestly believes that heâs thriving on this unconventional and demanding comeback trail. The Red Sox right-hander is not rehabbing a bum shoulder or a tender elbow. In effect, he had to re-train the muscles in the lower half of his body following a lengthy stretch of inactivity.
WOONSOCKET â Declaring that âdiscrimination is real in Rhode Island today,â Democratic candidate for governor Clay Pell laid out what he called an âOpportunity for Allâ policy that would benefit women, minorities, gays and even illegal immigrants.
âI believe we need to make this a place where all people can succeed,â Pell told reporters at a press conference at the Museum of Work and Culture Thursday. âI believe we have to include people regardless of their immigration status in our economy. We have to make sure that