Archive - Jul 30, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ It was akin to the calm before the storm Tuesday afternoon inside the PawSox clubhouse.
Some 24 hours before Wednesdayâ€™s 4 p.m. Eastern Time non-waiver trading deadline, Pawtucket took the field for batting practice. There was perfect attendance as Will Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts â€“ two names that have swirled amidst the trade winds in recent days â€“ joined the rest of their Triple-A teammates in heading back inside for a cool, air-conditioned sequester.
WEST WARWICK â€” It took Navigant Credit Union Post 85 a few minutes to adjust to a rare 10 a.m. game on Tuesday. But once the Woonsocket-based team got on track, it was well on its way to an impressive win in its opening game of the â€˜Final Eightâ€™ Senior Division playoffs.
Down by a 3-0 score before the fans at McCarthy Field could ease into their seats, Post 85 used a pair of rallies in the third and fifth innings and a strong outing from pitcher Kory Lawrence to surge past Senerchia Post 74, 10-5, in a rematch of last seasonâ€™s state finals.
Laurence M. Ouellette
WOONSOCKET - Mrs. Laurence M. (Duval) Ouellette, 87, formerly of Mendon Rd., Woonsocket, died June 28 at Cornerstone Hospice, The Villages, FL, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph L. Ouellette. She was born in Brunswick, ME, the daughter of the late Wilfred and Eva Duval. Mrs. Ouellette was a tester and packer for the former Miller Electric Company for many years, retiring in 1991.
Janet C. Lavoie
WOONSOCKET - Janet C. (Bisson) Lavoie, 81 formerly of Pond St. Parkview Apts. Died Saturday July 27, 2013 in the Friendly Home.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Hildore and Cecile (Beaudoin) Bisson.
Janet worked as a bookkeeper for the former First National food Stores, now Super Value food Stores for 25 years. She also worked for AARP and the Senior Center.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Rachel Arruda, the former municipal court clerk accused of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the city, rejected the stateâ€™s offer of a plea bargain in Superior Court Tuesday, opting to fight the charges in a trial.
In trade for a guilty plea, state prosecutors told Judge Netti Vogel they were prepared to recommend that Arruda be sentenced to 15 years, with no more than 18 months in prison and the balance suspended with probation. In addition, she would have had to make full restitution to the city within 14 years.