September 16th, 2012
CUMBERLAND â About two weeks ago, Ed McVeigh received a letter at his Circuit Drive home that he found equal parts fascinating and disturbing.
âI was wondering, 'What's up with this?' It was on official Central Falls High School stationary, and I hadn't been there in quite a while,â he said. âMy first thought was, 'What'd I do now?!'â
PAWTUCKET â Fans are invited to McCoy Stadium on Tuesday night to take a photo with the Governorsâ Cup and to watch the PawSox play for the 2012 Triple-A National Championship on the video board.
Gates at McCoy Stadium will open at 6 p.m. with first pitch slated for shortly after 7 oâclock. Admission to this event is free.
Winners of their first Governorsâ Cup since 1984, the PawSox will now play the winner of the Pacific Coast League Playoffs, Reno or Omaha, for the Gildan Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday night in Durham, N.C.
CUMBERLAND --- Give Cumberlandâs âDâ an âAâ for its excellent performance against Central on Friday night.
The Clippers limited the speedy Knights to just 117 yards of offense and only two trips inside Cumberlandâs 30 en route to a well-deserved shutout and a 28-0 victory in their Division II-B meeting at Tucker Field.
Offensively, senior quarterback Brendan Guerin also earned high grades spinning the laces, completing 11 of his 18 passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns, but the story of this night was the Clippersâ defense.
Continuing a more than decade-long tradition, the Pawtucket Teachers'
Alliance again lent its support for the annual performance of the
PAWTUCKET â The intent is good: to make Park Place more of an efficient entryway to the downtown. Yet, a proposal by the city's Planning Department to make the westerly side of the street two-way and remove the existing on-street parking has upset many who are involved in local businesses, churches and non-profit agencies located there.
Gladys E. Grosso
PAWTUCKET - Gladys E. (Porras) Grosso, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Ricardo Grosso.
Born in Panama, she was a daughter of the late Humberto and Susana Porras.
Gladys leaves her three children, Ricardo Dario Grosso, Ricardo Antonio Grosso and Mireya Jimenez all of Pawtucket; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; five siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Rita R. Serafin
PAWTUCKET - Rita R. (Walsh) Serafin, 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 13, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Serafin.
A lifelong Pawtucket resident, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget (Higgins) Walsh. She enjoyed playing golf and spending time with her friends and family.
Edward F. Case, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Edward F. Case, Jr., 64, of Grand Avenue, Pawtucket, died September 12, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He leaves his devoted wife of 45 years, Judy (Minasian) Case.
Edward was born in Pawtucket, son of the late Edward F. and Gladys (Clarkson) Case. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard before working as a die caster for Whitehead Die Casting in Gainsville, GA. He was a member of the Dusza Almeida VFW Post 2239 in Pawtucket.
Jorge E. Rubio
PAWTUCKET - Jorge E. Rubio, 62, of Perrin Avenue, entered into eternal rest, Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, after a battle with Mesothelioma. He was the husband of Lyda (Valderrama) Rubio and had lived in Pawtucket for the last 34 years.
He was born in Cali, Colombia, a son of the late Narciso and Ana (Ceballos) Rubio. He had formerly been employed at Providence Metalizing Co., American Insulated Wire and more recently by W.E. Pray Trucking of Seekonk for the last 10 years.
PAWTUCKET â The second span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge is expected to open as early as today, according to Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials.
The opening of the span will allow RIDOT to shift I-95 South to the new span and fully lift the bridge's 18-ton weight limit, which requires trucks and other large vehicles to use local detours or longer highway detours.
PAWTUCKET â In recent years, the matter of students bringing their cell phones to school has been the bane of teachers everywhere. Yet, realizing that today's âsmart phonesâ and other electronic devices can also serve as mini-computers, school officials are starting to re-think the policy that bans them from classroom use completely.
PawSox players made sure to spray champagne on from left, manager Arnie Beyeler, Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett, Pawtucket team president Mike Tamburro and general manager Lou Schwechheimer after the Governors' Cup trophy was handed to them by International League president Randy Mobley (not pictured). The trophy presentation was the result of the PawSox' 4-1 triumph against the Charlotte Knights Thursday night. Photo by Louriann Mardo-Zayat.
FORT MILL, S.C. â When you cut right to the heart of the matter, itâs pretty fitting that the Pawtucket Red Sox completed their ascension to the top of the International League mountain in the very same stadium that served as the launching point for a two-plus week stretch of unprecedented success.
Now the games count.
The preseason scrimmages, Injury Fund contests, and last weekendâs non-league openers are all history. Now the high school football games, pitting division opponents against each other, mean something in the standings.
And they get under way tonight, with eight league games scattered throughout the state, and one, a Division IV contest between North Smithfield and Hope, taking place tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in Providence.
PAWTUCKET â PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler likes to point out that each playoff game has been the equivalent of a box of chocolates â you just never know whoâs going to play the role of hero on a given night.
Wednesday saw Pawtucketâs battery of pitcher Zach Stewart and catcher Dan Butler step to the forefront and take their bows. Their induction into the clubâs ever-expanding legion of primetime performers was officially cemented after PawSox silenced the Charlotte Knights, 2-0, in Game Two of the Governorsâ Cup finals before an audience of 3,525.
PAWTUCKET â Lately, much attention has been paid to the hitting exploits of Bryce Brentz â deservedly so, too.
The outfield prospect carried a .471 postseason average into Game Two of the Governorsâ Cup Championship Series, a figure buoyed by a little bit of everything from two home runs to two doubles to five runs batted in.
PAWTUCKET â Longtime Tolman High head coach Bel Pereira didn't discover until he arrived at the McKinnon-Alves Complex on Tuesday afternoon that one of his best forwards, sophomore Suzette Hernandez, wouldn't be able to play because of a stomach virus.
In fact, her mom already had picked her up to transport her to the doctor's office.
âShe's one of my top players, so I didn't know what to do,â Pereira said. âI decided to move Nicole Bedoya from defense to Suzette's position, but I also worried about holes in my defense.â
LINCOLN â If there was one thing in particular Lincoln High head coach John D'Aloisio wanted to see from his troops on Tuesday night, it was to control the time of possession.
His Lions more than obliged.
D'Aloisio's crew combined outstanding defense with a pair of second-half goals to upend Moses Brown, 3-0, in a Division II contest before a smallish audience of about 50 at Chet Nichols Memorial Field.
PAWTUCKET â With the unofficial tally in Tuesday's Democratic primary showing just a three-vote difference between incumbent House 58 William San Bento and his challenger, Carlos Tobon, the winner of the seat depends on today's recount results.
The final numbers from the Rhode Island Board of Elections (including mail-in ballots), showed San Bento with 543 votes or 50.1 percent of the votes, and Tobon with 540 votes or 49.9 percent of the votes cast.
PAWTUCKET â A leading insurance professional organization recently recognized Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon, CIC, AAI, of Loiselle Insurance Agency, Pawtucket, for dedication and ongoing leadership in the insurance industry.
The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) honored Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon for ten years of successfully maintaining the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, denoting significant commitment to advanced knowledge and customer service.