September 8th, 2011
ALLENTOWN, Penn. â Coming into Thursday nightâs game, the IronPigs had gone a franchise-high 88 2/3 innings without a home run.
Pawtucket starter Matt Fox also had a streak of 26 straight innings without giving up a home run, so obviously, it would be home runs that would sink the PawSox 4-2 in their International League semifinal-round series opener against Lehigh Valley.
If Bruce Guindon and his high school football officiating brethren had their druthers, the installment of a fifth member to the longstanding four-man, on-field crew would have transpired years ago.
What was once a plea is now part of the Interscholastic Leagueâs pigskin fabric. Beginning this season an additional pair of eyes will be called upon to aid specifically in the judgment of pass plays and blocks downfield, two areas that in the past have been tough calls a for group colloquially called âzebrasâ to accurately decipher.
The two-a-days are history. So are the scrimmages and Injury Fund games.
This weekend, the regular season for high school football gets under way with non-league games scattered throughout the state.
Eight of the Blackstone Valleyâs 11 teams kick off tonight, and the big games of the bunch will feature two-time Division II champion Woonsocket taking on East Providence at Pierce Field and former Thanksgiving Day rivals Shea and Lincoln playing each other at Lincolnâs Ferguson Field.
Gary W. Loiselle
PAWTUCKET - Gary W. Loiselle, 53 of Pawtucket died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at his home. Born in Pawtucket Gary was the son of the late Gordon Loiselle and Evelyn(Sinnett) Rummery.
Gary was a self employed Marble Master. Prior to returning to Pawtucket in 2000, he spent 10 years in Hawaii and 12 years in Oregon.
Besides his mother Gary is survived by a brother, Brian Loiselle of Massachusetts; three sisters, Donna Narciso of Westport, MA, Sharon Coyle of Cumberland and Charlene Rummery of Pawtucket, and many nieces and nephews.
Marion D. Jackson
BEVERLY, MA - Marion D. (Thurston) Jackson, 97, of Beverly, formerly of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, died peacefully Wednesday night September 7, 2011 at Salem Hospital with her devoted granddaughters at her side. She was the loving wife of the late Harry A. Jackson.
William P. Bailey, Jr.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - William P. Bailey, Jr., 79, of Lincoln Avenue died Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at home. He was the wife of the late Barbara L. (Ebner) Bailey.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late William P. and Delia (Crowley) Bailey, he had lived in North Providence for the past 56 years.
Annie L. Billeri
SOUTH ATTLEBORO: Annie L. Billeri, 93, passed September 8th at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence, She was the wife of the late Tindero R. Billeri. Born in Norton, MA, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Josephine (Russo) Spiezio.
She had dedicated her life to her family. Annie was a member of the Leon A. Mathieu Center, Main St, Pawtucket.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. â A brief period of clearing skies provided some false hope that the PawSox may be able to play the opener of their Round One Governorsâ Cup Series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Unfortunately, the clearing skies disappeared and another heavy downpour forced the postponement of the game.
The series will now be pushed back by one day, with the opener being played Thursday night at 7:05 at Lehigh Valley. PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler will keep the same pitching rotation in effect, with Matt Fox (10-4, 3.96) going up against Dave Bush (1-2, 3.91) in the opener.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Central Falls learned the value of playing hard for 80 minutes, no matter how bad the weather is, or how slippery the field conditions.
The Warriors trailed East Providence 2-0 after the first 66 minutes of Wednesdayâs Division I contest played during intermittent rain showers at Pierce Field. But they kept pushing the ball into E.P.âs end and ultimately tied the game on Christian Rodriguezâs goal with just 30 seconds left in the match.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â The Tea Party Express rolled into Rhode Island Wednesday on two big buses as part of its nationwide âReclaiming Americaâ tour.
TPX, as it fashions itself, is a traveling show of conservative politics, leavened with music and comedy, all wrapped up in patriotic Americana. It embarked from Napa, California and has made its way across the midsection of the country â âwhat the media calls flyover countryâ as one speaker put it â to New England and is now southbound for Tampa, Fla., where it is partnering with CNN to sponsor a debate among Republican presidential candidates.
PAWTUCKET â The soccer fields at the McKinnon/Alves complex can handle the kind of rain that pelted its plush grass on Tuesday afternoon.
âThe city really did a great job with these fields,â Tolman coach Jack Couto said after his Tigers opened their league season with a 2-0 victory over Moses Brown. âIt was great we were able to get this game in today.â
The Tigers and Quakers played through a scoreless first half before Tolmanâs Manny Wongen, a speedy forward, broke through for a pair of goals in the second half.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. â Starting Wednesday night the Pawtucket Red Sox â whatâs left of the club, that is â will dead aim at the Governorsâ Cup trophy, which is presented to the top International League team following the conclusion of two best-of-five series.
Game 1 of the opening round brings the division champion PawSox to Allentown, Pa., home of fellow I.N. North foe and wild-card entry Lehigh Valley. The first two games are at Coca-Cola Park with the final three to be played at McCoy Stadium over the weekend.
WOONSOCKET â A city resident has been ordered held on federal charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a large-scale heroin-trafficking operation.
Andres Jiminez, 37, of 121 Linden Ave., made an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Providence, after investigators seized more than seven kilos of heroin, a kilo of cocaine and $30,000 in cash from a commercial storage facility in Pawtucket over the weekend.
PAWTUCKET â It was spinning and weaving that first put Pawtucket on the map as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. That's why artist Donald Gerola chose a high-tech and larger-than-life version of âtextileâ production as his latest public arts project in the city where he makes his home.
George L. Bachand
CUMBERLAND - George L. Bachand, 73, of Cumberland, passed away September 1, 2011 in the North Bay Manor, North Smithfield. He was the husband of Jeanie (Krause) Bachand, and they had been married for 47 years.
Born in Central Falls, RI, he was the son of George and Marie Ange Turgeon Bachand. He resided in Cumberland, RI for most of his life.
CUMBERLAND - Catherine (Taran) Engert, 75, of Harriet Lane, passed away Monday at Rhode Island Hospital Providence. She was the wife of Richard J. Engert.
Born in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Catherine T. Taran. She resided in Cumberland for the past 43 years.
She was a proud homemaker who had great joy in raising her family and enjoyed her cats Hunter and Bandit.
She was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church, Cumberland. She loved her family, and cherished her time with her grandchildren.
Vanna M. Giuttari
EAST PROVIDENCE - Vanna M. (Frova) Giuttari, 103, of East Providence, RI, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Born in Allentown, PA to the late Manlio Frova and the late Eva (Arner)Frova. Vanna was the wife of the late Joseph Giuttari, and sister to the late Carl Frova and Jean (Frova) Gann.
Beatrice A. Doran
CENTRAL FALLS - Beatrice A. Doran, 82, of Wilfred Manor entered into eternal rest on Saturday at Miriam Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late George and Jane (Conroy) Davenport. She lived most of her life in Central Falls. Mrs. Doran was the prominent owner of the former 'Club 43' in Pawtucket for many years. She also worked at the former Windsor Restaurant, Admiral Inn and The Lindsey Tavern.
Henry F. Archambault
WOONSOCKET - Henry F. Archambault, 86, of Bernon St., Woonsocket, died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jeanne (Paulhus) Archambault. He was also the husband of the late Theresa (Kelleter)Archambault, and the late Doris (Lefebvre) Archambault.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Gedeon and Lillian (St. John) Archambault. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Michael J. Szczoczarz Sr.
REHOBOTH - Michael J. Szczoczarz Sr., 95 of 420 Minerva Ave., passed away Sunday in Home & Hospice Care of RI, Providence. He was the husband of Mary H.(Matisewski) Szczoczarz.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late George and Veronica (Morytko) Szczoczarz. He resided most of his life in Cumberland.
He was a steel worker employed by the former Newman Crosby Steel Co., of Pawtucket, retiring in 1977. Mr. Szczoczarz enjoyed gardening, reading and most of all being with his family.