Archive - Apr 10, 2013
Wednesdayâ€™s announcement from the Rhode Island Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics regarding the awarding of a two-year football officialsâ€™ contract to a group from Massachusetts does not automatically spell the end of Rhode Island-based officials from overseeing games statewide.
What remains to be seen is just how many Rhode Island officials are willing to put hurt feelings aside and â€śbreak ranks,â€ť those words coming from Bruce Guindon, a Pawtucket native and registered Interscholastic League official.
PAWTUCKET â€” A tip for those with plans to turn out at McCoy Stadium for the Pawtucket Red Soxâ€™ home opener on Thursday night: Make every effort to get comfortably seated by around 6:15.
An elaborate pre-game ceremony laced with pageantry will directly lead into the 7:05 first pitch between Pawtucket and Rochester. The festivities commence with a tribute to neighboring police and fire units. The jubilant spirit inside the ballparkâ€™s walls will undoubtedly remain at a fever pitch when the 2012 Governorsâ€™ Cup champion PawSox are recognized as part of a special ring ceremony.
LINCOLN â€” Regarding the defending state championship unit he oversees, Lincoln High head coach Dick Ryan has very few reasons to feel nervous.
Even on a day that saw senior pitching standout Lindsay Mayer demonstrate that she is human after all, the Lions were still able to outclass the opposition in every conceivable sense. Lincoln was supplied by plenty of offensive fireworks and a stout defense that was on full display during the fifth inning of Wednesdayâ€™s game when centerfielder Adriana Toro unleashed a cannon of a throw to nail a Smithfield baserunner at third base.
WOONSOCKET â€” On Monday afternoon at Slater Park, Tolman High mustered only one hit in a 3-0, extra-inning loss to defending Rhode Island Division I champion Lincoln.
Naturally, that was a point of contention for head coach Craig Giarrusso, who in practice has been working with his girls to produce more at the plate.
It showed, and then some, in a Division I showdown with Woonsocket on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers bashed 14 hits, 11 of them in the final three frames, to post an easier-than-anticipated 8-0 victory at Cold Spring Parkâ€™s Baldelli Field.
Sara J. Fernandes
SOUTH CAROLINA- Sara J. (Conley) Fernandes, 29, of State Park Rd. died unexpectedly on Saturday April 6, 2013. She was the wife of the late Alan Fernandes.
Born in Cambridge MA., daughter of Mary Rose Clark, of Woonsocket, and Robert Clark.
Sara worked as a waitress for several years at The Castle prior to moving to South Carolina.
She enjoyed cooking for family and friends, a kind hearted person, who cared about her family and friends. A free spirit always enjoyed life to the fullest.
Lillian B. Champagne
CUMBERLAND- Lillian B. Champagne, 79, of Spring Street, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Roland J. Champagne.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Elzear and Julie (Mercier) Lambert. She resided in Cumberland for the past 51 years.
WOONSOCKET- George Karam, 82, of Harris Ave., died Saturday April 6, 2013 in the Oakland Grove Health Center. He was the husband of the late Ann (Mathieu) Karam.
Born in Utica, New York, son of the late Michael and Nazero (Habak).
Mr. Karam worked as a machinist for Dennison Little in Framingham, for several years prior to retiring.
He was a United States Navy Veteran serving proudly on the USS Bronson during the Korean Conflict.
He was a former member of the Enrico Caruso Club.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In the most ambitious venture of its kind since the recession, a North Smithfield businessman is proposing a $1.25 million conversion of the historic Stadium Building into 21 small condominiums.
The city, which has seen scant private investment on a downtown strip pockmarked by vacancies and blight, is giving Leszek Przybylkoâ€™s proposal for 329 Main St. a cautious thumbs-up. But not everybodyâ€™s clapping.
Mariette Le Breton
ORLANDO, FLORIDA- Mariette Le Breton, 91. of Orlando, Florida, died on April 5, 2013. She was the wife of the late Ovide Durand and Peter Le Breton.
Born is St Gregoire de Montmorency, Quebec, Canada on 4/23/1921, she was the daughter of Pierre Lacroix and Laura Deschenes. She came to this country as a child in 1923.
Mrs. Le Breton was employed by Lockheed Martin for over 30 years before retiring in 1985.
She was a longtime communicant of Good Sheperd Church in Orlando
Mariette will be remembered for her charitable giving to her church, family and friends.
Charles H. Bourgeois
WOONSOCKET- Charles H. Bourgeois, 89, of 300 Privilege Street, died Monday, April 8, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William and Rose (Labossiere) Bourgeois.
Charles worked in several area mills, most recently at Jacob Finklesteins for 33 years.