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Archive - Apr 2, 2013

PawSox have new skipper, plethora of talent as they defend International League title

April 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET – After ending a 28-year Governors’ Cup drought last season, the Pawtucket Red Sox will defend their title while holding true to the organization’s No. 1 creed — put players in a position where if an opportunity arises in Boston, they’re ready to answer the call.

PawSox OF Brentz ready to turn the page following near tragedy

April 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET --- After hitting bullets last September to help spark the Pawtucket Red Sox’s magical run to the Governors’ Cup championship, Bryce Brentz nearly had a bullet end his 2013 season long before it began.
What started out as a routine cleaning of a handgun three months ago in his Knoxville, Tenn. home nearly resulted in tragedy for the power-hitting right fielder, who was tabbed as the No. 8 ranked prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization by Baseball America.

Season done, PC's Cooley eyes busy offseason

April 2, 2013

PROVIDENCE – In his travels around the state following the 2012-13 season, whenever Ed Cooley has crossed paths Providence College basketball fans, they have met him with big smiles and thanks for providing hope for the future.
As far away as it may seem, PC’s fan base can’t wait for the 2013-14 season to tip off. They see the cast that is scheduled to return for the Friars – fingers crossed on that front –along with two transfers and two incoming freshmen, and hope the mix contains the necessary ingredients to end what is a near-decade NCAA Tournament drought.

Dorothy I. Ross

April 2, 2013

Dorothy I. Ross

HOLLY HILL, FL- Dorothy I "Pat" Ross 75, of Walker St., Holly Hill, FL died Saturday. She was the wife of the late Robert P. Ross Sr., with whom she celebrated fifty four years of marriage.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Caudio and Loretta (Lambert) DiBasco.

Roland R. Bouvier & Maria R. Bouvier

April 2, 2013

Roland R. Bouvier
& Maria R. Bouvier

CUMBERLAND- Roland R. Bouvier & Maria R. (Viera) Bouvier, both passed away Sunday at home. They were married for 49 years.
Both were born in Woonsocket. Roland was the son of the late Raoul and Lida (Gosselin) Bouvier and Maria was the daughter of the late Manuel and Virginia (St. Martin) Viera.
They lived most of their lives in Cumberland and previously resided in Bellingham.
Mr. Bouvier was a line foreman for the former New England Power Systems now National Grid for 38 years.

Jeannette A. Martineau

April 2, 2013

Jeannette A.
Martineau

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Jeannette A. Martineau, 79, of Eddie Dowling Hwy., North Smithfield died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Maurice D. Martineau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Herminegilde and Ella (Savaria) Beausoleil. She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life and resided in North Smithfield for the past 15 years.
Mrs. Martineau was employed at Oakland Grove Health Care Center in the laundry dept. and had formerly worked at Jed Delta, Tupperware and ACS Industries.

Kevin Whalen

April 2, 2013

Kevin Whalen

CUMBERLAND- Whalen, Kevin, 74, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 1, 2013. He was the husband of Barbara (Lucas) Whalen. They were happily married for 43 years.
Born in Whitman, MA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Alice (Hayes) Whalen.

WPD arrests Massachusetts man for attempted murder in Fairmount Bridge shooting

April 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – It was the kind of scream that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up – quickly followed by a series of gunshots.
Colleen MacKenzie instinctively ran toward the chilling cries and couldn’t believe her eyes. Ikey Wilson, a man in his 20s, lay face down across the pavement on the Fairmount Street Bridge, covered in blood. His girlfriend, pregnant with his child, was pacing frantically about, in the throes of an emotional breakdown.

Feathers ruffled as Council upholds ban on chickens

April 2, 2013

jnadeau@woonsocketcall.com
WOONSOCKET – A proposed ordinance legalizing the keeping of chickens for food purposes on city properties gained plenty of support from the large crowd in Harris Hall Monday night but not enough to convince a majority of the members on the City Council to support it.
The panel voted 5 to 2 against the chicken licensing bid with only Councilman Marc Dubois, the measure’s sponsor, and City Council President John F. Ward casting votes of support.

Mass. man charged in city shooting

April 2, 2013

rolivo@woonsocketcall.com
WOONSOCKET – It was the kind of scream that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up – quickly followed by a series of gunshots.
Colleen MacKenzie instinctively ran toward the chilling cries and couldn’t believe her eyes. Ikey Wilson, a man with whom she is familiar, lay face down across the pavement on the Fairmount Street Bridge, covered in blood. His girlfriend, pregnant with his child, was pacing frantically about, in the throes of an emotional breakdown.

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