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August 25th, 2011

Belichick, players enjoy 'The Fighter'

August 25, 2011

Contributing writer
FOXBORO, Mass. — Even Bill Belichick knows that training camp is a grind.
On Wednesday night, the Patriots coach treated his players to a viewing of “The Fighter,” the critically acclaimed 2010 film that tells the inspiring real-life story of boxer Micky Ward, a native of Lowell, Mass.
The Patriots were joined by Ward himself for the show, which was held at the theater inside Gillette Stadium typically utilized for film sessions.

Shea’s talented, experienced, and hungry for a return to Div. I title game

August 25, 2011

PAWTUCKET --- The last memory Shea High soccer fans have of last year’s magnificent season was a cruel, unpleasant one.
It was on a cold November night at Rhode Island College, and Shea had just suffered a 2-1 loss to Barrington High in the Division I championship game. It was a duel that saw Shea allow a couple of easy goals in the opening half and come very close to tying the score on a few occasions during the second half.

Ex-deli owner returns to help new deli owner

August 25, 2011

NORTH PROVIDENCE — Call this a tale that will tug at your heart strings. If not, your mouth, for sure, will water.
Chris Gomes has such love for his daughter, 24-year-old Crystal Gomes, he not only helped her buy the Original Tom's Deli & Catering, LLC, located at 1137 Charles St., but also found someone to help teach her about the business.
That expert just happens to be Tom Procaccini, the same man who turned his small variety store into this “Home of Italian Specialties.”

Gala to kick off arts festival

August 25, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Anyone looking to “eat, drink, and be merry” should head to the Slater Mill site in downtown Pawtucket on Friday, Sept. 9, when the 2011 Pawtucket Arts Festival officially gets underway with the opening night Gala. The event, held rain or shine, will run from 6 to 11 p.m.
The main event will be the annual “Taste of Pawtucket,” where, for a $10 entry fee, participants can sample food specialties from over 50 local restaurants, markets and vendors. Beverages are also available for purchase a la carte and include various soft drinks, beer and wine.

Rachel J. Botelho

August 25, 2011

Rachel J. Botelho
LINCOLN - Rachel J. Botelho, 92, of Sales Hill Road and formerly of One Mendon Road, Cumberland died Tuesday in The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Herman Botelho.
Born in Switzbeurg, Canada she was the daughter of the late Homer and Mariana (Bonneau) Menoche. She resided in Manville for the past 11 years previously living in Cumberland and Pawtucket.

August 24th

Mason Williams hitting .353 for Staten Island Yankees

August 24, 2011

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Former Pawtucket resident Mason Williams is finishing up an excellent first season in the New York Yankees’ farm system.
Mason, son of ex-Patriots wide receiver Derwin Williams, is batting a league-leading .353 for the Staten Island Yankees team that plays in the Class A New York/Penn League. A fourth-round draft pick in 2010, Williams just turned 20 years old on Sunday. He has been ranked the No. 6 prospect in New York’s farm system by the River Avenue Blues website.
The Williams family lived in Pawtucket for around 10 years until moving to Florida in 2004.

NAU: Blame ESPN for sports hype

August 24, 2011

PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler got me thinking the other day when he was asked about the “hype” surrounding new third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who at the time had gone 0-for-11 in his first three games for Pawtucket after hitting .302 for Class AA Portland with 18 home runs.

Crawley leads Cumberland harriers in 2011

August 24, 2011

Cumberland High coach Tom Kenwood consistently has had top-level squads over his nearly two-decade career heading the boys’ cross-country program.
With several key runners back this fall, including outstanding junior Trevor Crawley, this fall’s team may be among his best.
Kenwood lists Chariho Regional, Bishop Hendricken and La Salle Academy as the schools that will more than likely be battling it out for team supremacy, but he ranks his Clippers right there in the upper-echelon of finishers at the state championships in early November.

Stephen R. Girouard

August 24, 2011

Stephen R. Girouard
LAWRENCE. MA - Stephen R. Girouard, 58, formerly of Pawtucket, died August 24, 2011 in Lawrence, MA. Born in Providence, he was a son of Robert Girouard of Ledyard, CT and the late Elizabeth (Creighton) Girouard. Stephen was an Electrical CAD Draftsman and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Besides his father, he leaves a brother, Michael Girouard of Franconia, NH, a sister, Kathleen Del Sesto of Smithfield, a niece, Heather Girouard and two nephews, Christopher and Jonathan Del Sesto.

Mary Cordoni

August 24, 2011

Mary F. Cordoni
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. Cordoni, of Pawtucket died Wednesday, August 24, 2011. She was the wife of the late John Cordoni.
Mrs. Cordoni was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph and Vincenzina (Giordano) Deluciano. She was a jewelry worker for many years.
Mrs. Cordoni is survived by her daughter Maureen Cordoni and her fiancé Robert Masse of Pawtucket and her son Charles Cordoni of Rumford. She was the brother of the late Frank Leone and Samuel DeLuciano.

Reinette Turcotte

August 24, 2011

Reinette Turcotte
LINCOLN - Reinette Turcotte, 69, passed August 23rd with her loving family by her side.
Born in Beauceville, Canada, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Yvonne (Thibodeau) Parent. She had dedicated her life to her children.

Alicia L. Oldfield

August 24, 2011

Alicia L. Oldfield
CUMBERLAND - Alicia L. Oldfield, 34, of Victory Street died unexpectedly Sunday, August 21, 2011 at home. She was the wife of Raymond A. Perry.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Sharon A. Oldfield and the late Scott S. Camirand.
Alicia had worked as a service manager at Steingold Volvo, Pawtucket for 7 years.

August 23rd

Cumberland American takes thriller in LLWS finale

August 23, 2011

Contributing writer
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — They might not have won the Little League World Series championship, but the Cumberland American Little League all-stars proved one last time on Tuesday afternoon why they are champions.
Connor Mastin, Max Hanuschak and Conor Lavallee delivered clutch sixth-inning hits and Colin Cannata scored the winning run on an error as Cumberland roared back from a four-run, sixth-inning deficit to edge Rotterdam, Netherlands, 8-7, in a consolation game at Lamade Stadium.

Lincoln's Costantino signs contract with Cardinals

August 23, 2011

Chris Costantino made sure not leave any traces of doubt.
Thanks to a strong showing this with the Laconia (N.H.) Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, any and all speculation the St. Louis Cardinals had in the 19-year-old Lincoln native fell by the waste side. The fact-finding mission might have encompassed much of the summer, but the Cardinals realized that Costantino’s talents exceeded those of a typical 43rd round selection, which is where he emerged during this past June’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Chili Davis excels as first-year PawSox hitting coach

August 23, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Will Middlebrooks was sitting at his locker stall in the PawSox clubhouse Monday afternoon when Chili Davis dropped by. Naturally the discussion between the prized newcomer and the first-year hitting coach focused on the rough Triple-A start Middlebrooks had gotten off to, one that included six strikeouts and 11 hitless at-bats.
Whatever words of reassurance Davis bestowed upon Middlebrooks seemed to click as the young third baseman went out and collected his first two hits in a PawSox uniform.
What exactly did Davis say to Middlebrooks?

Pawtucket celebrates 125 years

August 23, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Perhaps the best way to describe the fun and frivolity folks experienced at McCoy Stadium on Tuesday night is this: Mayor Donald Grebien's description of his throwing out the first pitch before the PawSox' tilt against the Syracuse Chiefs.
“I reached the plate, that wasn't a problem, but it wasn't a strike,” laughed Grebien afterward. “The good news is Mike (Tamburro, PawSox President) did call it one. Congressman (David) Cicilline had said beforehand that he'd give the city a million-dollar grant if it was, so I'll be calling him tomorrow for the check.”

Constance M. Collette

August 23, 2011

Constance M. Collette
Constance M. Collette, 88 died on Monday at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Henry D. Collette. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Leo and Stephanie (Laferriere) Collette, she was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley.
An alumna of River College, she received her R.N. degree from St. Joseph Hospital's School of Nursing. She was a caretaker of the Lawton Dental Clinic in Central Falls, and was an honorary member of the Special Forces. She was also a former parishioner of Notre Dame Church in Central Falls.

Lance R. Langborg, Sr.

August 23, 2011

Lance R. Langborg, Sr.
FLORIDA - Lance R. Langborg, Sr. 72 formally of Pawtucket died on August 17th at his home in New Port Richey, FL. He was the husband of Barbara (Emond) Langborg. Son of the late Kurt and Grace Langborg.

Joseph Sadak Jr.

August 23, 2011

Joseph Sadak Jr.
SWANVILLE, MAINE - Joseph Sadak Jr. 48 of Swanville, passed away August 22, 2011 at Belfast. He was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on July 29, 1963 to Agnes (Hayek) and Joseph Sadak Sr. He moved to Maine 14 years ago. He enjoyed fishing, boating and hanging out with his friends.

Ronald E. Ferreira Jr.

August 23, 2011

Ronald E. Ferreira Jr.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ronald E. Ferreira Jr, 58, passed August 23rd. He was the husband of Janice (Rogers)Ferreira.
Ronald was the son Evelyn (Pimental) Ferreira and the late Ronald E. Ferreira Sr.
He had been employed by Auto Parts International for many years.
Besides his wife and mother he is survived by a daughter, Heather Ferreira and a grandson, Avery. He was the brother of the late Judith Borek.

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