Archive - 2014
Betty E. L. Taylor
PAWTUCKET - Betty E. L. (Harris) Taylor, 88, of Dennisport, MA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest "Bill" W. Taylor. Betty met her husband in England during World War II, after the war she settled in Pawtucket and the couple married in 1946. Born in Birmingham, England, she was the daughter of the late George R. and Gertrude (Cooper) Harris.
Orlindo M. Silva
PAWTUCKET - SILVA, Orlindo M. , 92, of Pawtucket died April 25, 2014. He was the husband of the late Maria D. (Delgado) Silva. Mr. Silva was born in Baracal, Portugal. He was a son of the late Antonio and Maria doCarmo (Cabral) daSilva. He came to this country in 1956 settling in Pawtucket. Mr. Silva was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church, a member of the Portuguese Social Club and Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente.
Mary G. Wagner
PAWTUCKET - Mary G. Wagner, 88, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Pawtucket Health Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew P. Wagner. She leaves two sons, Wayne K. Wagner and Phillip M. Wagner.
JoAnn M. George
RUMFORD - JoAnn M. George, 69 of Roger Williams Avenue, Rumford passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of Mark L. George and the late Alan R. DelMonico. Mrs. George was a receptionist for the Pawtucket Times before she retired.
PAWTUCKET â€” Other than Will Middlebrooks expressing confidence that he was able to put some nice swings on the ball and that his strained calf survived several demanding tests at third base, thereâ€™s not much to take away from Thursdayâ€™s matinee at McCoy Stadium.
Anthony Ranaudo struggled on the bump and Pawtucketâ€™s bats went cold as Rochester ran away with an 8-1 victory. Middle-brooks concluded his three-game rehab stint with another hitless day, going 0-for-4. In 10 minor league at-bats, the third baseman failed to collect a single base knock.
PAWTUCKET â€” At first blush, it would seem PawSox manager Kevin Boles has a dilemma on his hands.
His team already flush with options at first base and the corner outfield spots, Boles will have another warm body at his disposal when Daniel Nava finally reports to the Triple-A ranks on Friday. Since Nava isnâ€™t on a rehab assignment, his stay with Pawtucket figures to cut into someoneâ€™s playing time.
LINCOLN â€” Itâ€™s very safe to say Cumberland High skipper Paul Murphy had hoped Thursday afternoonâ€™s intense winds would affect rival Lincolnâ€™s pitchers and fielders more than his own.
Through the first four frames of a Division I tilt at Chet Nichols Memorial Field, he didnâ€™t get his wish.
The Lions rushed out to a quick 5-2 lead after the third, but Cumberlandâ€™s fortunes changed on a dime in the fifth. Behind only two hits but a pair of Lincoln errors, Murphyâ€™s crew manufactured five runs and raced to what had seemed an improbable but satisfying 7-5 victory.
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PAWTUCKET â€” The wind came howling in off Newport Avenue on Thursday afternoon, blowing straight across Bailey Fieldâ€™s softball diamond in gusts approaching 30 miles per hour, as Bay View Academy and Tolman High squared off in a Division I matchup.
The Bengals proved oblivious to the conditions, excelling in the field and at the plate during a 12-3 victory over Tolman that evened their record at 2-2 on the season. Tolman, which lost its third game in a row, fell to 4-4.
PAWTUCKET â€” Whether its a gaggle of young dancers or gymnasts with money jars or a lone jobless person with a cardboard sign, the act of begging for cash from motorists at stoplights and busy intersections is one that has drawn the ire and concern of residents and city officials alike.
Putting public safety at the forefront of its decision, the City Council on Wednesday night voted to have Police Chief Paul King begin enforcing an existing city ordinance that prohibits people from soliciting money from drivers at intersections.
Gloria Ann Grzebien
PAWTUCKET - Gloria Ann Grzebien was born September 15, 1948 in Providence to the late Edward and Carolyn (Borek) Grzebien. She is survived by her cousins, Vivian Borek of Quincy, MA and Rosalie Borek of Worcester, MA.
WOONSOCKET - Mary Bois, 97, of Paradis Ave. Woonsocket died Wednesday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Bois, Sr.
Born in Manville she was a daughter of the late Luigi and Anelda Nilda (Savelli) Sbarbati, both natives of Italy. She was raised in Manville and resided in Woonsocket for over 60 years,
PAWTUCKET â€” If Will Middlebrooks is indeed activated by Boston on Friday night, he will have the good fortune of facing a pitcher that has much less zip on his fastball than the one that stymied the PawSox on Wednesday night.
Touching 99 miles per hour on the radar gun, Rochester starting pitcher Alex Meyer slowed the Pawtucket bats to a virtual crawl. Meyer struck out 11 in 6.2 innings and got Middlebrooks to go down swinging in all three of his at-bats.
PAWTUCKET â€” Will Middlebrooks can relate to Daniel Nava.
A year ago, Middlebrooks scuffled so badly that the Red Sox were left with little choice but to send the starting third baseman to Triple A. Looking back at his minor-league penance, Middlebrooks says that he was able to weather a turbulent stretch thanks to his ability to quickly put the grief behind him.
PROVIDENCE â€” Shea High head coach Christina Daily explained she really wasnâ€™t in the mood for a mini-postgame press conference early Wednesday afternoon.
Really, who could blame her?
Her Raiders had looked pretty solid in a first-game victory over Division II crossover foe Central High, but â€“ slowly â€“ unforced errors, points with little or no communication and serves gone awry became more commonplace.
In the end, the Knights celebrated a 3-1 victory at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house â€“ and it came via scores of 15-25, 25-14, 31-29 and 32-30.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Touting the verities of education, job creation and capital-D Democratic values, three of the Democrats running for governor vied for the favor of their partyâ€™s city and town chairmen on Tuesday.
Democrats Gina Raimondo, Angel Taveras and Clay Pell made brief presentations to the RI Association of State Democratic City and Town Chairmen (RI ASDCTC) at Le Foyer ahead of that groupâ€™s endorsement vote scheduled for next month.
CUMBERLAND - Stanislawa Mach, 81, passed away Wednesday April 16, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Mach.
Born in Grodzisko, Gorne, Podkarpackie, Poland she was a daughter of the late Antoni and Apolonia (Matuszek) Markocki. She lived in Cumberland for the past 13 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring Mrs. Mach was employed as a Machine Operator for the former Elizabeth Webbing Co. Of Central Falls for 13 years.
Laura M. Roe
PAWTUCKET - Laura M. Roe, of Pawtucket passed away on April 22, 2014. She was the wife of the late Harry T. Roe.
Mrs. Roe was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph Terrien and Ida (Charpentier) Terrien. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her children; Linda Sequin of Pawtucket, Donna Hujara of Pawtucket, Susan Merow and her husband Joseph of Lincoln, Robert Roe of Pawtucket and Laurie Peloquin and her husband Robert of Woonsocket.
PAWTUCKET â€” On a Tuesday night when Brandon Snyder crushed two dingers and righthander Rubby De La Rosa assembled a mound masterpiece, the Pawtucket Red Soxâ€™s bullpen collapsed.
The result: An emotionally-draining â€“ not to mention truly sad â€“ 7-5 loss to the Rochester Red Wings before a bummed crowd of 3,070 at McCoy Stadium.
De La Rosa had been hurling a gem, yielding only three hits, an earned run and a walk while fanning seven.
The bib numbers in the 30,000s and high 20,000s look awfully strange.
And the newly created fourth wave wonâ€™t start until at least 85 minutes after the first wave has crossed the starting line in Hopkinton.
But to Lincolnâ€™s Poyee Oster, Pawtucketâ€™s Linda Bachand, and the nearly 5,700 runners that did not finish last yearâ€™s Boston Marathon because of the terrorist attack, that means very, very little.
Getting another chance to return for the 118th running of this legendary race, and this time, finishing what they started, is the only thing that matters.
LINCOLN -- Firefighters doused a blaze at 6 Winterberry Court Tuesday night after a freezer in the garage at the home started to smoke and then caught fire sending flames shooting through the roof of the structure. The fire broke out at about 7:30 p.m. No one was injured. For details and photos pick up Wednesdayâ€™s newspaper.