Archive - Apr 2011
When Caroline Kilel crossed the finish line a winner of Mondayâs Boston Marathon, the 30-year-old Kenyan runner collapsed to the pavement in total exhaustion.
She has Desiree Davila to thank for that.
Davila turned the 115th edition of the historic race into one of the all-time classics with her gutsy effort the final five miles. The California native and former All American from Arizona State University pushed the pace from the crest of Heartbreak Hill until the finish at Copley Square.
PROVIDENCE â When youâre on a roll like Lincoln High, things just seem to fall into place.
The Lions did their best work in the latter innings Thursday, scoring three runs apiece in the sixth and seventh innings to best La Salle Academy, 8-5.
At 7-0, Lincoln stands tall amongst the Division I-North hierarchy. In fact, the Lions are one of just two teams in the league to sport such a glittering mark, North Kingstown being the other.
Woonsocket Police and Fire respond to yet another tractor trailer that crashed into the P&W Railroad bridge on Main Street at Depot Square shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. The driver, Bill Rinker of Altoona, Pa., of Black Dog Trucking, did not see the 12-foot marker (clearly visible at left) and thought it was the same clearance as the northbound side of the bridge, which is marked at 14' 6".
BURRILLVILLE - As a child, Burrillville Town Councilman Stephen N. Rawson spent many a morning exploring the natural beauty of Mill Pond and the gushing waterfall at the Harrisville dam on East Avenue.
"I spent most of my life on and around that pond," he says. "I caught my first trout below the falls when I was four or five years old. I spent so many hours down there I can't tell you."
NORTH SMITHFIELD â When you have a very talented team thatâs loaded with freshmen and sophomores like the one North Smithfield has this season, even the worst of innings can pop up now and then.
One of those innings took place in the sixth inning of the Northmenâs Division II crossover game at home against Exeter/West Greenwich, and it helped lead to N.S.âs first loss of the season.
The Northmen committed four errors in an ugly inning that saw the defending Division II champion Scarlet Knights scratch out all its runs in a 3-0 victory.
WOONSOCKET â After 14 years as Chief Executive Officer of Thundermist Health Center, Maria Montanaro has decided to look ahead to new opportunities outside of Rhode Island.
In a letter to her friends and colleagues posted on Thundermist's website, Montanaro said it was with "mixed emotions" that she decided to leave her position with the health agency serving low to moderate income families and follow her husband of 30 years, David Warner, to his new career opportunity in Des Moines, Iowa.
Philip J. King
LINCOLN- Philip J. King, 69, of George Washington Highway, passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alfred E. and Louise B. (Boice) King.
He resided in Lincoln recently, previously residing in Dearborn, MI, and Cumberland.
Mr. King was a United States Navy Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.
BURRILLVILLE - Edward D. "Ted" Collins, 69, of Harrisville, died Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Milford Hospital, Milford, MA. He was the husband of Lucy (LaFlamme) Collins, whom he married July 2, 1977.
Born in Providence, he was the son of William and Mary (Danahey) Collins.
Ted worked at Zambarano Hospital for more than thirty years. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Eric F. Corriveau
BELLINGHAM- Eric F. Corriveau, 82, of Bellingham, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Loretta W. (Renquin) Corriveau.
Born in New York, NY on April 4, 1929, he was the son of the late J. Cyprien and Corinne (Imhoff) Corriveau.
PAWTUCKET â Felix Doubront is returning to his pitching roots. After serving as a left-handed option in Bostonâs bullpen for a week-plus, Doubront will now serve as a member of Pawtucketâs starting rotation.
âHeâs going to start games,â confirmed Mike Hazen, the Red Soxâ vice president of player development. âHeâll probably be on a shortened pitch count to start, but weâll build him up from there. Heâll start the games.â