April 18th, 2014
PAWTUCKET â Rarely do you hear âversatilityâ and âpitcherâ mentioned in the same breath.
According to PawSox manager Kevin Boles, the adjective perfectly sums up a promising Red Sox pitcher who last year earned high marks due to his ability to gracefully swing back and forth between the starting rotation and the bullpen.
For the time being, Brandon Workman is no longer viewed as an interchangeable swingman. He now takes the ball once every five days for Pawtucket and quiet frankly, the 25-year-old is thrilled to be included in the rotation mix.
Robert D. Richer
WOONSOCKET- Robert D. Richer, 92, of Logee St., Woonsocket died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Gloria L. (Laurence) Richer. They were married on November 29, 1947.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Donat and Lucia B. (Roy) Richer. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Raymond Charles Ferron
SMITHFIELD- Raymond Charles Ferron, 84, of Northbay Manor, formerly of Harkney Hill Road Coventry, Clemmons, NC, and North Smithfield RI. died April 14, 2014 at Northbay. He was the loving and devoted husband of Constance A. (Dubois) Ferron, whom he was married to for sixty years.
Born in North Smithfield, he was the son of the late Charles and Bertha (Dupre) Ferron
WOONSOCKET- Jeannette Pouliot, 96, formerly of 563 Rathbun St., died April 5, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Maurice C. Pouliot.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Phillippe and Roseanna (Deziel) Dubois.
Mrs. Pouliot worked for the Home Coal Co. and the Bonin Spinning Co. for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Guild at St. Louis Church. She enjoyed knitting and sewing and spending time with her granddaughters.
WOONSOCKET â On an afternoon when Mount St. Charles pulled off an astonishingly spectacular triple play, head coach Cliff Matthews and Co. doubled its pleasure with a solid 5-2 victory over city rival Woonsocket at the upper campus field Thursday.
The feat came with the Mounties guarding a tenuous 1-0 advantage in the top of the fourth inning. It had opened with junior Taylor Pawlinaâs ability to reach on a shortstop bobble, and classmate Amanda Nunez moved her to second with a hard single down the left-field line.
UXBRIDGE â A Worcester Superior Court judge Tuesday reduced bail for a 62-year-old registered sex offender and Uxbridge resident who won $10 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery five years ago and was arrested again recently in town.
At a bail hearing Tuesday, Judge James Lemire reduced bail for Daniel T. Snay from $5 million to $50,000. He will also be placed on GPS monitoring and was ordered to stay away from all children under 16.
Snay, 62, of 558 Elmwood Avenue, was arraigned last month on new charges that he sexually assaulted a boy over a four-year period, police said.
WOONSOCKET â For Lincoln High junior Mason Palmieri, it doesnât get much better these days.
On Monday, Palmieri verbally committed to join the Bryant University â9â beginning in the fall of 2015. On Wednesday, the pitcher with the towering mound presence tossed a complete-game five-hitter in Lincolnâs 4-2 victory over Woonsocket at Renaud Field.
PAWTUCKET â The right shoulder tenderness that grounded Matt Barnes for the majority of spring training has subsided to the point where the Red Sox pitching prospect believes itâs only a matter of time before he departs Fort Myers.
When Barnes will be officially granted exile so that he can take the mound for the PawSox âŠ letâs just say thereâs a cloak and dagger element in play.
âI donât know when Iâm leaving, but all I know is that I feel real good right now,â said Barnes from Florida earlier this week. âIâll let the people who are in charge make the important decisions.â
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â Itâs still April and high school baseball teams continue to search for their identity while Mother Nature struggles to find her own winning form.
On a blustery Wednesday afternoon at Vets Park field, a flock of geese looked for food in the barren outfield as Cumberland and St. Raphael Academy squared off, each seeking a badly-needed victory.
WOONSOCKET â State and local officials of the cash-strapped city took action on two fronts this week to bolster its authority to pry from Landmark Medical Center some sorely needed tax revenue for the first time.