Archive - Aug 16, 2012
PAWTUCKET â At this point, you have to feel for Daniel Bard.
The Red Sox can point to the fact that Bard was not touched for an earned run in his inning of work Thursday night, but make no mistake: it was another tough night at the office for the struggling reliever. In case youâre just joining us, Bardâs latest attempt to get back on track provided a nice, tucked-in capsule of what has plagued the reliever during his two-plus month stint with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
PAWTUCKET â If Daisuke Matsuzaka made what he dubbed a âsmall mechanical adjustmentâ prior to taking the mound for the fifth inning Wednesday night, itâs news to both PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur and catcher Dan Butler.
âWhatever tweak he made, he made on his own,â stated Sauveur on Thursday, one day after Matsuzaka delivered what could be coined a mixed bag of an outing.
There was good Matsuzaka â four scoreless innings in which he retired 12 of 13 Scranton batters â following by bad Matsuzaka, the damage pertaining to the five runs (four earned) he yielded in the fifth.
WOONSOCKET â Barbara Dixon will never forget the first-ever Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge, held in late September of 2001.
In fact, she and other organizers questioned whether they'd be able to take care of the logistics in time.
âThis is how bizarre it was that first year,â noted Dixon, who works closely with the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission, located at the old train station near Main Street.
WOONSOCKET â Family and friends of longtime Woonsocket Police Dispatcher Ron Auger were at the station Thursday evening sprucing up the small garden created in his memory. Ron's mother, Jeanne, said she and her helpers had stopped by on Tuesday to trim the weeping cherry tree planted near her sonâs plaque and noticed the area needed a bit more work.
WOONSOCKET â Police on Wednesday released additional details on Sundayâs frightening home invasion on Front Street in which a gun was fired into a couple's bed as the alleged robbers sought information about goods believed to be in the residence.
Patrolman Christopher M. Bouvier reported responding to a 7:08 a.m. call for a home invasion at 620 Front St. and encountered Royce H. Jackson, 28, out in the street dressed in just his underwear.
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) â Interstate 95 has been reopened in North Attleboro after a truck crash brought down power lines on the roadway, closing it for more than two hours and backing up traffic for miles.
Massachusetts State Police said the Thursday afternoon crash happened between Exits 4 and 5 near the Interstate 295 interchange and both northbound and southbound sides of the road were closed to traffic until the power lines could be removed.
Rina I. Beaulieu
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rina I. Beaulieu 75, resident of North Smithfield, passed away suddenly as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Virginia, on July 22, 2012.
She was the devoted wife and companion of A. Rene Beaulieu for almost fifty seven years.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Claudio & Loretta (Lambert) DiBasco.
Rina worked as an engraver for the AT Cross Co. in Lincoln for twenty seven years. She was very passionate about riding motorcycles, traveling many places throughout the United States behind her husband.
Rene A. Beaulieu
NORTH SMITHFIELD- A. Rene Beaulieu, resident of North Smithfield, passed away July 24, 2012 after an accident in which a car struck his motorcycle in Virginia.
He was the dedicated husband to Rina (DiBasco) Beaulieu for almost fifty-seven years.
He was born in Woonsocket, son of the late August & Bella (Bourassa) Beaulieu.
Guilio A. Grassini
COVENTRY- Grassini, Guilio A., 87, passed away August 15, 2012. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Utraide and Maria (Dori) Grassini. Former husband and eternal love of Cecile Grassini.
He lived in Woonsocket most of his life before moving to Coventry in 2008.
Mr. Grassini was a fork lift operator for the former Ames dept. store in Mansfield, MA for 20 years before retiring in 1990. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a member of the Thunder Mist Stripper Club and the Italian Workers Men's Club of Woonsocket.