PAWTUCKET – Like the sign of the first ice cream truck, the seasonal opening of the city’s public pool means that it is truly summertime.
Veterans Park Pool will officially open on Saturday, June 28. “We’ve been working to paint it and spruce it up,” said Pawtucket Parks and Recreation Director John Blais. The outdoor pool is open to the public and the entrance fee is $1.
PAWTUCKET â There have been three editions to Paul Dicksonâs handy and comprehensive âThe Dickson Baseball Dictionary,â though no revised version has graced bookstore shelves in the past five years.
If and when Dickson gets around to updating the gameâs vernacular â 952 pages of words and phrases suggests that the author has covered all the bases (no pun intended) â he should make it a point to insert the full name of the Red Soxâ current version of a Swiss Army knife: Brock Holt.
PAWTUCKET â Neighbors used the word âtranquilâ to describe the immediate area around North Bend Street and Sanford Street. Yet that tranquility was shattered Monday night when an apparent loversâ quarrel ended in a murder-suicide in a first floor apartment at 96 North Bend St.
BARRINGTON â 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, âI wouldn't invite Stricker back. He's too good.â
PAWTUCKET â It wasnât Mookie Bettsâ intention to create a firestorm. Thanks to his strong play since joining the PawSox three weeks ago coupled with Red Sox manager John Farrellâs impromptu âI know Mookie Betts is swinging the bat wellâ 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.
PAWTUCKET â In the world of target dates and timetables, Shane Victorinoâs bid to rejoin the Red Sox during the teamâs 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, itâs safe to say that the outfielder will have to withstand the challenge of playing nine innings.
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
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
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
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
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.
BARRINGTON â 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 â with the defending champion tandem of Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt â was a spot he didn't anticipate.
âWhat 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,â he smiled.
CENTRAL FALLS â 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 âBig Brother,â 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
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.
CUMBERLAND â Weatherwise, it was a day befitting the Blackstone River Theatreâs 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 everyoneâs minds, along with the nonstop schedule of music and dancing.
EAST PROVIDENCE â 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.