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McGair: Double-elimination playoff formats need to go

June 3, 2013

A little of this, a little of that …

Rainouts during high school spring sports are always problematic. Sure, there’s comfort in knowing that you can reschedule, but what happens if the same issue arises on the rescheduled day? Can’t keep pushing the games or matches further and further down the road forever, you know.
A rainout like the one that washed away the vast majority of Monday’s baseball and softball playoff contests brings with it a whole host of complications.

In DiSarcina’s eyes, Iglesias has come a long way

June 3, 2013

PAWTUCKET – One day after Jose Iglesias went deep for his first big-league home run of the 2013 season, PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina was asked to weigh in on the suddenly red-hot Red Sox infielder.
The blast at Yankee Stadium continues a stretch that has seen Iglesias shift from short-term fill-in to possibly serving as a full-time backup. The official answer won’t come until Boston activates third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the disabled list, yet if Iglesias continues to perform at a high level, it’s hard to imagine that the 23-year-old will be back with Pawtucket.

Consultants back privatization of water plant

June 3, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Independent consultants hired by the Budget Commission delivered what amounted to an unqualified endorsement Monday of Mayor Leo T. Fontaine’s controversial plan to privatize a proposed water treatment plant, calling it the best possible deal for ratepayers.

Cicilline announces bills to reduce VA case backlog

June 3, 2013

PAWTUCKET — For Tony Gallo, trying to help his elderly mother receive veteran's benefits she was entitled to was a complicated, frustrating and nearly 17-month process. He turned to Congressman David Cicilline for help, and now the legislator has submitted a package of bills aimed at reducing the backlog for Gallo and countless others.

Training targets at-risk youths

June 3, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The Samaritans of Rhode Island is once again working to eliminate the stigma of seeking help, thanks to a new round of suicide prevention awareness training seminars for educators and healthcare professionals dealing with young people.

Ann Marie McDonald

June 3, 2013

Ann Marie
McDonald

WOONSOCKET- Ann Marie McDonald, 54, of Woonsocket and formerly of Cumberland, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of John and Loretta (O'Connell) McDonald of Cumberland.
She had lived in Cumberland most of her life before moving to Woonsocket ten years ago. Ann Marie graduated from Mercymount Country Day School 74' and Davies Vocational 78'. She was a member of the St. Germain Tenants Association, Woonsocket.

James P. Provensal

June 3, 2013

James P. Provensal

WAKEFIELD- James P. Provensal, 44, of Wakefield, RI , formerly of North Smithfield, RI, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 31.
Jim was the son of Ray and Barbara Provensal of Woonsocket, RI, Grandson to Mabel Provensal and the late Paul Provensal and the late Alice and James Powell, brother to David Provensal and Uncle to Nicole and Rebecca Provensal. He was the husband to Emilia Tavares and devoted father to Zacharie and Sarah Provensal.

Esther M. Dupre

June 3, 2013

Esther M. Dupre

BELLINGHAM- Esther M. (Thibeault) Dupre, 86, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2013 with family by her side, at the Ballou Home, Woonsocket, RI where she has resided for the past three years. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond L. Dupre.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 14, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Henry O. and Mary D. (Dilloyen) Thibeault.

Arthur J. Caron

June 3, 2013

Arthur J. Caron

WOONSOCKET- Arthur J. Caron, 91, of Elm St., died Saturday June 1, 2013 in the Woonsocket Health Center with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Solange "Sally" (Bolduc) Caron.
Born in Cumberland, son of the late Louis and Clarinda (Lariviere) Caron.
Mr. Caron work as 2nd class Millwright for Dennison Manufacturing Co. until retiring at the age of 62. He also worked as a bartender for Bolduc's and Larry's Caf.
He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in WW11.

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