Archive - Aug 8, 2013
PAWTUCKET â U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse answered questions ranging from federal spending and the national debt, to the need for infrastructure improvements to Obamacare and global climate change from more than 100 area residents who attended a community dinner at the Portuguese Social Club Thursday.
The second-term Democrat said âit is a challenging time to be in Washingtonâ because the nation is only slowly coming out of the recession and the recovery is particularly slow in Rhode Island.
BRISTOL, Conn. â It had been billed as a sensational pitcherâs duel â South Burlington, Vt. fireballer Ben Tate against Lincolnâs crafty southpaw Kyle Marrapese.
The pair didnât disappoint, as they combined to whiff â get this â 19 foes.
In the end, however, Marrapese captured the battle, and it happened due to one precious, hellacious swing from teammate Steve Andrews.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. â Navigant Post 85 produced several opportunities to capture its U.S. American Legion Northeast Regional Tournament opener at Palmer Field on Thursday morning.
It failed on most, and thatâs why the Rhode Island champions suffered a lopsided 9-2 defeat to Barnstable, Mass.
For those who reigned from the Bay State, George Bent hurled a complete-game nine-hitter while his offense ânickel-and-dimedâ their way to eight runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth frames.
Righty starter Kory âSkipâ Lawrence took the loss after yielding six hits in four-plus innings.
MANVILLE- Hilda L. (Rossi) Rainone, 94, of Sayles Hill Rd., formerly of Knight St. died Wednesday August 7, 2013, in the Holiday Retirement Home, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Vincent Rainone.
Born in Natick, R.I. daughter of the late Silvio and Angelina (DiLeo) Rossi.
Mrs. Rainone worked as a winder for Honora Mills and also for various textile mills in the area prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the Christian Group of All Saints and St. Joseph Senior Citizens, St. Anthony's Ladies Guild, YWCA, Y Wives, and Royal Travelers.
Harold R. Belknap
SLATERSVILLE- Harold R. Belknap, 81, of Slatersville, died August 2, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of Christine M. (Van Dyke) Belknap for nearly sixty years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Harold M. and Evelyn (Hartshorn) Belknap.
Harold worked at the Woonsocket Call for 35 years retiring in 1986 as the Advertising Manager. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Harold was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Millville, MA
Autumnfest is celebrating 35 years in 2013 and is proud to announce its 2013 headliners.
Saturday night Oct. 12 at 6 Autumnfest presents a Doo Wop Spectacular starring The Legendary Teenagers, The Chiffons, and Dicky Doo and The Don'ts, featuring Gerry Granahan, all performing with the Coast-to-Coast band emceed by Todd Baptista. The show will run from 6-9 p.m. followed by a meet-and-greet with all the performers to allow the public a chance for autographs.