Archive - Aug 15, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Elizabeth Beisel Welcome Home Tour made a stop at McCoy Stadium Wednesday evening, as the North Kingstown native and Olympic medalist threw out the first pitch and signed autographs at the ballparkâ€™s Cox Fan Center.
Standing on the field in her Team USA jacket and a PawSox cap, Beisel was presented a Pawtucket team jacket by General Manager Lou Schweichheimer and infielder Tony Thomas, who took the occasion to tweet the following after catching the ceremonial toss: â€śNot a bad arm for a swimmer; thanks for keeping it close so I could catch it!â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Stop if youâ€™ve heard this before, but PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur feels that embattled reliever Daniel Bard is closer than the numbers suggest.
Sauveur provided words of reassurance on Wednesday afternoon, one day after Bard had a devil of a time locating the strike zone. You probably know the grizzly numbers by now, but here they are again: On his way to recording one out Tuesday night against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Bard walked four and allowed two runs. Just 10 of the 27 pitches he recorded were strikes.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Rhode Island Business Group on Health (RIBGH), a coalition of more than 70 employers in Rhode Island representing over 50,000 employees, is weighing in on the pending sale of financially-troubled Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island to Boston-based Steward Health Care System, saying negotiations between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Landmark Medical Center/Steward Health Care must abide by several considerations, including establishment of a statewide coordinated health care plan.
LINCOLN â€” A Lincoln police officer who was found guilty in January of felony battery with a dangerous weapon for kicking a handcuffed woman in the head outside a slot parlor in 2009, has resigned, Lincoln Town Administrator Joseph Almond announced Wednesday.
â€śEffective Aug. 10, 2012, the Town of Lincoln has accepted an unconditional and irrevocable resignation from Officer Edward Krawetz,â€ť Almond said. â€śThis action has allowed the town to avoid the inherent uncertainty of costly and time-consuming litigation and appeals which would inevitably ensue if this matter remained unresolved.â€ť
HARRISVILLE- Carmella (Silba) Cecconi, 87, of Inman Rd. died Wednesday August 15, 2012 in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Anthony Cecconi. Carmella and Tony were married for 69 years.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Matteo and Marion (Delfino) Silba.
Carmella worked for US Rubber for several years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens.
Bernard E. Meunier
CUMBERLAND- Bernard E. Meunier, 85, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket, RI. He was the loving husband for 58 years to Claire J. (Berard) Meunier.
He was born October 13, 1926 in Woonsocket, the son of the late Raymond E. and Aldora (Desrosiers) Meunier.