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June 25th, 2014

Holt's durability isn't lost on PawSox

June 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET — There have been three editions to Paul Dickson’s handy and comprehensive “The Dickson Baseball Dictionary,” though no revised version has graced bookstore shelves in the past five years.
If and when Dickson gets around to updating the game’s vernacular – 952 pages of words and phrases suggests that the author has covered all the bases (no pun intended) – he should make it a point to insert the full name of the Red Sox’ current version of a Swiss Army knife: Brock Holt.

June 24th

Two found dead after apparent murder-suicide

June 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Neighbors used the word “tranquil” to describe the immediate area around North Bend Street and Sanford Street. Yet that tranquility was shattered Monday night when an apparent lovers’ quarrel ended in a murder-suicide in a first floor apartment at 96 North Bend St.

Van Pelt, Stricker repeat as CVS Caremark Charity Classic champions

June 24, 2014

BARRINGTON — If PGA stalwarts Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt had their way, they'd return to the CVS Caremark Charity Classic every summer.
The only problem? Given the duo's remarkable success at Rhode Island Country Club over the past two years, tournament co-hosts and local favorites Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade joked about their possible return after a wildly-entertaining finish early Tuesday afternoon.
When asked if there was anything he would change about the event, Faxon grinned, “I wouldn't invite Stricker back. He's too good.”

Even with newfound attention, PawSox's Betts remains as cool as ever

June 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET — It wasn’t Mookie Betts’ intention to create a firestorm. Thanks to his strong play since joining the PawSox three weeks ago coupled with Red Sox manager John Farrell’s impromptu “I know Mookie Betts is swinging the bat well” remark last weekend, the 21-year-old wunderkind is being seen in a different light.

In response to the attention that goes with the territory of being the flavor of the moment, Betts sought out Kevin Boles. The last thing Betts wanted to do was to make the life of the PawSox manager even more chaotic.

Victorino hopes to play nine innings with PawSox before heading back to Boston

June 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET — In the world of target dates and timetables, Shane Victorino’s bid to rejoin the Red Sox during the team’s current West Coast sojourn came up well short.
With Wednesday marking the final game of a three-game set in Seattle, the best that Victorino can hope for is a return this weekend in New York. In order reach the point where the Red Sox feel comfortable enough to activate him, it’s safe to say that the outfielder will have to withstand the challenge of playing nine innings.

Theresa A. Nacci

June 24, 2014

Theresa A. Nacci

PAWTUCKET - Theresa A. (Cherry) Nacci, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She was the former wife of Edward A. Nacci of Providence. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Sarah J. (McNulty) Cherry. Theresa was a waitress at Asquino's Restaurant, East Providence for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling; playing cards; going to the casino; dancing and sing-a-longs.

Carol A. Carr

June 24, 2014

Carol A. Carr

PAWTUCKET - Carol A. Carr 60, of Pawtucket passed away on June 23, 2014.
Carol was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Fay) Carr.
She graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelors Degree in Education and earned her MBA from Bryant University. Carol was a longtime employee at CVS as Manager of Inbound Transportation in the Logistics Department of the CVS Store Support Center.

Paul T. Brasileiro

June 24, 2014

Paul T. Brasileiro

CUMBERLAND - Paul T. Brasileiro, 54 of Broad Street, passed away Monday at home. He was the husband of Maria S. (Goncalves) Brasileiro.
Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Antonio G. and Ana E. (Tibeiro) Brasileiro. He resided in Cumberland since 1971 previously residing in Portugal.
He was a machine operator at the Stern, Leach, Gardner Co., Attleboro, MA for many years.
He was a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland for many years.

Ann M. Molak

June 24, 2014

Ann M. Molak

PAWTUCKET - Ann M. Molak, 83, died June 23, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Edward R. Molak to whom she was married for 60 years. Ann was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Benedict Massey and Lillian (Garner) Maenza and lived most of her life in the Blackstone Valley.
Ann was a teacher in the Pawtucket School Department for 30 years retiring several years ago. She was a member of the Pawtucket Teacher's Alliance the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and the National Home and Gardening Club.

Helen T. Spaniak

June 24, 2014

Helen T. Spaniak

PAWTUCKET - Helen Teresa Spaniak (aka Szczepaniak) died on Friday, June 6 in Pawtucket.
She enjoyed talking with and helping family and friends and anyone who needed assistance. Music was a special passion of hers, playing the piano and singing. She loved all animals and had several French Poodles and cats and befriended many urban creatures in her neighborhood. She was also blessed with fine artistic and design skills.

June 23rd

Crowded leaderboard atop CVS Caremark Charity Classic

June 23, 2014

BARRINGTON – Peter Jacobsen found himself in an unusual position when the first round of the 16th annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic ended Monday afternoon.

The former PGA star and playing partner Jimmy Walker manufactured a nine-under 62 at Rhode Island Country Club, and he admitted being tied for the lead – with the defending champion tandem of Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt – was a spot he didn't anticipate.

“What was our secret? I don't know, except maybe my youngest daughter (Kristen Sahler) is in the hospital (in Greenwich, Conn.); she's in labor, so maybe that's it,” he smiled.

‘Big Brother’ is watching CFPD sergeant

June 23, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Central Falls Police Sgt. Derrick V. Levasseur is taking a short break from catching criminals to competing as a contestant on the new season of the long-running CBS reality show “Big Brother,” which premieres its new season Wednesday.

Levasseur, 30, of Providence, is one of 16 houseguests competing for a $500,000 prize this summer.

Janet E. Poisson

June 23, 2014

Janet E. Poisson

PAWTUCKET - Janet E. (Pierce) Poisson, 78, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Robert H. and Elizabeth B. (Dolan) Pierce.
She leaves three sons, Norman D., Kenneth G. and Alan J. Poisson; a daughter, Darlene M. Poisson; a sister, Virginia Frenier; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Robert S. Poisson.

June 22nd

Solstice Festival a time to rejoice...and dance

June 22, 2014

CUMBERLAND — Weatherwise, it was a day befitting the Blackstone River Theatre’s Summer Solstice Festival. As participants filtered in to Diamond Hill Park with their lawn chairs and blankets, the perfect temperature and overall pretty day seemed to be on everyone’s minds, along with the nonstop schedule of music and dancing.

June 21st

LSU's Jolly completes wire-to-wire showing at Northeast Amateur

June 21, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – Stewart Jolly admitted he had a tremendously difficult decision to make earlier this spring.

Do I travel with my teammates to the prestigious Palmer Cup, or do I keep my word and compete in the Northeast Amateur Invitational?

He struggled with which way to go for days, England or southeastern New England, he said, but the 21-year-old senior-to-be at Louisiana State University couldn't have been happier with the choice at about 3:20 p.m., Saturday.

June 20th

Dog attacked by raccoon in Pawtucket

June 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET—A Central Avenue family's Chihuahua was viciously attacked by a raccoon that Animal Control officials believe may be rabid, and residents of that area are being asked to take precautions and be vigilant.
Animal Control Director John Holmes said that on Thursday at around 1 p.m., a family of four, including a young child, were in the backyard of their home at 250 Central Ave. with their dog when they were startled by a noise. A raccoon suddenly jumped at their dog and began to attack it.

June 19th

A jolly good time: LSU product still in command at Northeast Amateur

June 19, 2014

Sports editor emeritus

EAST PROVIDENCE – Someone turned the wind machine down to low and Mother Nature dropped a bit of rain on Wannamoisett Country Club’s dry greens and all of a sudden the best players in this year’s Northeast Amateur field began to make some birdies.

Not a whole lot, mind you. LSU’s Stewart Jolly made four birdies en route to his second straight round of 67 on Thursday, giving him a three-shot lead at the halfway point over Mercer University grad Hans Reimers, who shot par 69 in the second round.

Coming to fruition: Girls' basketball to feature open tournament

June 19, 2014

PROVIDENCE – After several years of watching Rhode Island high school boys’ basketball crown one undisputed state champion and do so with mostly positive reviews, the girls’ hoops community is officially prepared to follow suit.

Demonstrators say lawmakers put big business first

June 19, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Four women, including a member of the Central Falls City Council, who were on a hunger strike to protest a provision in the state budget that outlaws Rhode Island municipalities from passing their own minimum wage laws, issued the following joint statement shortly after Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the budget bill into law Thursday.

Violet McDevitt

June 19, 2014

Violet McDevitt

LINCOLN - Violet "Vi" (Lupien) McDevitt, 96, formerly of Lincoln, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Jeanne Jugan Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late John "Jack" E. McDevitt. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Florida (Bourque) Lupien.

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