Archive - Apr 2013
Blackstone Valley Sports Editor Eric Benevides knew he would not run one of his best marathons when he set out on Mondayâs 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course, and that may well have spared him the horrific scene marking the race memories of many others.
PAWTUCKET â The Pawtucket Red Sox, already off to its finest start to a season in club history, seemed poised to move to 10-1 after holding a 3-1 cushion through seven innings on Monday night.
But righty reliever Chris Carpenter surrendered the Lehigh Valley IronPigs five runs in the top of the eighth, and the PawSox ultimately suffered an 8-3 International League-North beatdown before 3,849 fans at McCoy Stadium.
WOONSOCKET â A walk-off win that results in Woonsocket Highâs first triumph of the season. That was the narrative of the Villa Novansâ come-from-behind performance on Monday.
You hate to associate âmust winâ with a game that takes place during the second week of the regular season. Standing at 0-2 in Division I-North and 0-3 overall, Woonsocket understood that halting the slide was imperative against a St. Raphael outfit that was seeking to maintain its pristine ways.
BOSTON (AP) â How runners from Rhode Island finished in Monday's Boston Marathon.
182, Jason T. Reilly, Cumberland, 2:37:27.
767, Philip A. Kiesling, Cranston, 2:49:49.
1012, Roy Smoot, Providence, 2:53:02.
1286, Lukasz Willenberg, Barrington, 2:55:55.
1334, Jeffrey J. Walker, Westerly, 2:56:16.
99, Karolyn A. Bowley, Middletown, 2:57:41.
1596, Peter Harley, Bristol, 2:57:59.
1753, Clay Howland, Providence, 2:58:51.
1847, Jeffrey Vuono, Westerly, 2:59:20.
120, Megan C. Jaswell, Johnston, 2:59:25.
2468, David Constantino, Cumberland, 3:03:43.
Cumberland High School running Coach Tom Kenwood had believed Monday would be like any other Patriots Day when he took a bunch of his team members to Wellesley to watch runners in Boston Marathon pass by.
Patriots Day, after all, has always been a good day to visit Boston for a chance to see runners in the cityâs historic Marathon and maybe to see the Red Sox play or take the kids to a museum.
But the explosion of bombs at the finish line for the marathonâs 117th running changed all that while leaving thousands on the marathon course and people in general wondering why.
Marion G. Williams
CUMBERLAND- Marion G. Williams, 88, of 1 Flat St. passed away Sunday in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Williams.
Born in Rockland, ME she was the daughter of the late George F. and Mary (Van Horn) Clark, she resided in Cumberland for the past 15 years previously having lived in Brighton, MA.
She was a "Lunch Mother" for 25 years with the City of Boston, School Lunch Program.
BOSTON â Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people â including a child â and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still unfolding said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism.
President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will "feel the full weight of justice."
Marcel "Mike" Rivard
CUMBERLAND- Marcel J. "Mike" Rivard, 83, died Saturday in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of Alice M. (Durand) Rivard.
Born in Quebec, Canada, son of the late Alphonse and Albina (Plante) Rivard.
He was a Foreman machinist for the Industrial Machine Corp, in Georgiaville, until he retired in l982.
Mr. Rivard, served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a former member of the American Legion Fairmount Post 15, and also of the Veteran of Foreign War, and a member of the Chemawa Country Club.
Sylvia D. Moreau
CUMBERLAND- Sylvia D. Moreau 92, formerly of Mendon Rd. died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Frederick and Delima (Tetreault) Moreau.
Sylvia was an office clerk for the former Ann & Hope Department Store in Cumberland for twenty years before retiring in 1981.
She is survived by several nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Lillian Theroux.
Rita I. Laflin
WOONSOCKET- Rita I. (Gagnon) Laflin, 87, a lifelong city resident, died April 11, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Charles M. Laflin, Jr and the daughter of the late Viateur and Rose (Savoie) Gagnon.