Archive - Jun 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ Xander Bogaerts reached Triple-A Pawtucket as a 20-year-old and with 290 Double-A at-bats in 79 games to his credit.
Just to provide an idea of how unique his situation is, below is a list of former and current PawSox position players and where they stood at-bat and age-wise upon leaving Portland:
â€“ Dustin Pedroia (256 at-bats in 66 Double-A games. Reached Pawtucket at age 22).
â€“ Will Middlebrooks (37 at-bats in 96 Double-A games. Reached Pawtucket at age 22).
â€“ Jacoby Ellsbury (271 at-bats in 67 Double-A games. Reached Pawtucket at age 23).
Woonsocket High School graduates shout and applaud as they celebrate during the end of commencement exercises on Friday night. The school handed out 295 diplomas.
Reputed Boston mob boss James â€śWhiteyâ€ť Bulger is an 83-year-old man federal prosecutors say was responsible for 19 murders before he went on the lam in 1994.
Jodi Arias is a 32-year-old ex-waitress from Arizona whoâ€™s facing the death penalty in the grisly killing of her lover, stabbed 27 times, his throat slashed and shot in the face.
As criminal types, they have about as much in common as rocks and birds. But hereâ€™s something that may help them both: In the age of social media, itâ€™s easier than ever for the jurors sitting in their cases to screw up.
Leona C. Lariviere
WOONSOCKET- Leona C. (Dumas) Lariviere 81, of Privilege St. died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late William and Edna (Gouin) Dumas.
In her youth Lee worked for the family restaurant, Quality Lunch for many years. She was an inspector for the former Uni-Royal Co. for twenty years until their closing, and then waitressed at Kay's Restaurant for fifteen years.
E. Richard Durfee
NARRAGANSETT- E. Richard Durfee, 71, owner and operator of George's of Galilee, of Narragansett passed away on June 11 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 46 years of Angela T. (McGeough) Durfee.
Born in Providence, October 12, 1941, he was the son of the late Norman Durfee and Edna (Jones) Durfee.
Armand Tedeschi Jr.
BOCA RATON, FL- Armand "Ted" Tedeschi Jr., 77, of Boca Raton, FL, a longtime resident of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 after a brief illness surrounded by family.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the beloved husband of Judith (Rice) Tedeschi. They were high school sweethearts who married Thanksgiving Day in 1960.
PALM BAY, FL- Jacqueline (Gelinas) Emidy, 82, of Palm Bay, FL passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late James H. Emidy, Jr.
Born in Blackstone, MA on January 1, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Lilia (Lemay) Gelinas.
WOONSOCKET â€“ When you celebrate a 125th birthday, it helps to have a very large cake.
And it was a good thing Pauline Dubois and her son, Michael, had made a cake four-feet by three-feet in the shape of the city of Woonsocket given the number of people showing up at Ciroâ€™s Tavern on Cherry Street Thursday night to celebrate Woonsocketâ€™s incorporation as a city 125 years ago.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The worst-case scenario that Xander Bogaerts envisioned never came to pass.
Initially, Bogaerts thought he was being summoned to the managerâ€™s office because he didnâ€™t protest a strike three call that came with the count full. Portlandâ€™s Kevin Boles felt the decision that went against the highly-touted prospect was egregious. Protesting balls and strikes usually results in a swift ejection, which Boles eventually received after attempting to stick up for his shortstop.
LINCOLN â€“ A senior from the high school was reported hurt Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving struck a utility pole and rolled over onto its roof.
Police Chief Brian Sullivan said Devin Lambert, 18, of Main Street in Albion, had been heading south on Anna Sayles Road after leaving the school and struck the pole near the small rotary at Great Road.
The student was wearing a seatbelt and that may have prevented further injury in the incident, the chief said.