Archive - Aug 14, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ Every two years, Smith & Streetâ€™s SportsBusiness Journal releases its annual rankings of the top minor-league markets in the country.
According to the publicationâ€™s 2013 findings that were unveiled earlier this week, the Providence/Pawtucket market weighed in at a solid 12th out of the 229 markets that were scrutinized and taken under advisement. Two cities that are home to International League clubs finished 1-2 in this yearâ€™s compellation with Toledo, Ohio grabbing top honors followed by Rochester, N.Y., which boasts four minor-league operations.
PAWTUCKET --- Itâ€™s been more than a month-and-a-half since the Pawtucket Red Sox strung together four wins in a row, but on Wednesday afternoon, they were able to extend their win streak at the expense of the Louisville Bats.
Three-run homers from Xander Bogaerts and Mark Hamilton and a strong start from Clayton Mortensen enabled the defending International League champions to hold off a seventh-inning rally by the Bats and come away with a 6-5 win at McCoy Stadium.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Tammy Shea, 34, of Woonsocket really didnâ€™t know what a scaffolding structure was doing on either side of Main Street Wednesday, but she was curious about it.
So were her children as the family walked past it on the sidewalk opposite the Stadium Theatre at Monument Square.
â€śI donâ€™t even know what it is,â€ť Shea said when told the work site was part of the cityâ€™s upcoming 125th Anniversary Block Party celebration on Aug. 29.
CUMBERLAND â€“ A group of local World War II combat veterans will be honored Aug. 18, at the Cumberland Beagle Club, which for the fourth year in a row, is giving the public an opportunity to hear the stories and unique experiences of what Richard Souza calls â€śtrue American heroes.â€ť
Theresa M. Methot
WOONSOCKET- Therese M. Methot, 86, of Woonsocket died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Eugenie (Briere) Guilmain. She was raised in Manville and lived most of her life in Woonsocket.
Therese was homemaker and had a special place in her heart for animals and loved her dog "Princess". She also enjoyed gardening and puzzles.