June 23rd, 2014
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.
PAWTUCKETâA 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.
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EAST PROVIDENCE â Someone turned the wind machine down to low and Mother Nature dropped a bit of rain on Wannamoisett Country Clubâs dry greens and all of a sudden the best players in this yearâs Northeast Amateur field began to make some birdies.
Not a whole lot, mind you. LSUâs 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.
PROVIDENCE â After several years of watching Rhode Island high school boysâ basketball crown one undisputed state champion and do so with mostly positive reviews, the girlsâ hoops community is officially prepared to follow suit.
PROVIDENCE â 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.
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.
Camilla W. Horton
PAWTUCKET - Camilla W. (White) Horton, 93, passed away at the Ballou Home on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Horton. Born in Tyner, NC, a daughter of the late Timothy and Bertha White, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
LINCOLN - Oscar Dubois, 97, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Eva (Frese) Dubois. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Joseph and Zelica (Aubuchon) Dubois. Oscar was a United States Army veteran of World War II and worked as a machinist at William Haskell Manufacturing for many years until his retirement in 1980. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Polish White Eagle's Club and the American Legion. Oscar enjoyed listening and dancing to Polish Polka Music.
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EAST PROVIDENCE â Using a steady wind as its most effective punch, Wannamoisett Country Club more than held its own on Wednesday in the first round of the 53rd Northeast Amateur Invitational.
Only five of the 87 contestants broke par with medalist honors going to LSU junior Stewart Jolly, who teed off last and came home first, birdieing his final two holes for a two-under par round of 67.
Four players tied for second with 68s â UNLVâs Kurt Kitayama, Purdueâs Adam Schenk, Mississippiâs Blake Morris and Mercer University grad Hans Reimers.
PAWTUCKET â After three decades as a lawmaker representing Pawtucket, Rep. Elaine Coderre says she will not seek re-election to her District 60 House seat in November.
Coderre, a Democrat, is the currently the âDean of the House,â meaning the representative who has served the longest tenure. First elected in 1984, she currently chairs the Democratic Caucus in the House and was previously the Speaker Pro Tem for many years.
EAST PROVIDENCE â A puppy store owner who is fighting the city over the East Providence City Councilâs decision to ban pet stores from selling dogs and cats won a personal victory Tuesday when the same council begrudgingly voted 3-to-2 to grant the store a license to sell puppies on the holidays.
Muriel E. MacLure
PAWTUCKET - Muriel E. MacLure, 81, of Pawtucket, died June 17, 2014. She was the wife of the late Norman E. MacLure. Mrs. MacLure was born in Central Falls. The daughter of the late Oscar and Berthe (Choinniere) Tetreault. She was employed by Providence Metalizing Co.
She is survived by five children, Norman MacLure of Providence, Charlene Russo and her husband Anthony of Pawtucket, Christopher, Raymond and Denise MacLure all of Pawtucket. Two grandchildren, Adam MacLure of Pawtucket and Ashley Cole of Marlboro, MA.
Russell R. Kaplan
PAWTUCKET - Russell R. Kaplan, 62, passed on June 17th surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Pauline Andreou and son of the late Harry and Claire (Keough) Kaplan. Russell was a longtime lumber yard attendant and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by a son, Russell Andreou, a daughter, Rebecca Desautel, three sisters, Kathy Doucette, Florence Cantrell and Carleen Chalifoux, four grandchildren, Kelsey-Lynn and Russell Andreou, Bryana and Shyann Desautel. He was the brother of the late James Kaplan and William Kugler.
Edward J. McElroy Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Edward J. McElroy Jr., 86, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Doris I. (Moreau) McElroy. They had been married 62 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Edward J. and Catherine (Lanigan) McElroy.
Mr. McElroy was employed as a shipping supervisor for Priority Shipping prior to his retirement. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. McElroy was an avid Yankee fan.
PAWTUCKET â Itâs not unusual for the Pawtucket Red Sox organization to schedule a summertime event at McCoy Stadium while the primary tenants are off waging International League wars at another teamâs ballpark. Through the years, McCoy has opened its doors to headline performers such as Bob Dylan and the Dropkick Murphys to welcoming Team USA Baseball.