Archive - Aug 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” Teams that harbor deep playoff aspirations prefer to have all their bases covered.
In acquiring Quintin Berry, the Red Sox have sent out the following signal: They have a late-game, pinch-running weapon that figures to make manager John Farrellâ€™s job a bit easier when David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia reach base.
The name of the game is scoring runs, and Berryâ€™s fleet-of-foot tendencies could prove quite valuable as Boston casts an eye toward October baseball.
Earl Graham Ledoux
WOONSOCKET- Earl Graham Ledoux 86, of 97 Warwick St. passed away August 28, 2013, at Hospice St. Antoine Residence. Husband of Muriel (Page) Ledoux for 56 years.
Life-long resident of Woonsocket and son of the late Victor and Gertrude (Marrah) Ledoux.
He proudly protected the community for 36 years as a Woonsocket Firefighter.
BLACKSTONE, MA- Kokolski, M. Francoise, 86 of Blackstone, MA., died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Hospice, Providence with her loving family at her side. She was the wife of the late Stefan Kokolski.
Born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Edmond F. and Aurore E. (Therrien) Lessard she was a textile lab color matcher dyer for many years.
PAWTUCKET â€“ With all roads leading to the PawSox qualifying for the Governorsâ€™ Cup playoffs for a third straight season, it raises the question of what kind of squad manager Gary DiSarcina will have at his disposal when the second season arrives.
To that end, DiSarcina admitted Wednesday that heâ€™s had brief conversations with Red Sox Director of Player Development Ben Crockett about how many players Pawtucket stands to lose on Sept. 1, which is the first day Major League teams are allowed to expand their rosters.
PAWTUCKET â€” The highly touted right-handed pitcher that breezed through the lower levels of the minor leagues ended up learning an important lesson this season â€“ thereâ€™s not always going to be smooth sailing.
WOONSOCKET -- Valley Transportation is dispatching two shuttle buses, including one thatâ€™s wheelchair-accessible, to accommodate party-goers at the 125th anniversary Main Street Block Party.
The buses will pick up passengers and drop them off at the following locations on the fringes of the festival, repeating the loop at 15-minute intervals through midnight:
*Woonsocket Middle School, two stops, one at the entrance to the Hamlet Avenue building, another at the Florence Drive terminus of the Kendrick Avenue Foot Bridge.
*St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center parking lot.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Partygoers attending tonightâ€™s 125th anniversary Main Street block party can get a glimpse of what life was like in Woonsocket in the 1800â€™s by taking a stroll over to Timeless Antiques & Collectibles on Main Street where antique dealer Tammy Irwin and the Woonsocket Historical Society have set up a sidewalk display window filled with Woonsocket memorabilia and other artifacts from the cityâ€™s past.
SPRING HILL, FL- Linda Jeanne Marchand, 65, of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Albion, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from cancer. She is the wife of Roger J. Marchand.
Born in Woonsocket, December 16, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Clements) Fafard.
She also resided in Raynam, MA, and Scotch Plains, NJ.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Several downtown streets will be closed at 4 p.m. Thursday for the cityâ€™s Main Street Block Party.
Thousands of people are expected at the free community event, which will stretch a half-mile through downtown.
The city says the following road closures will be in effect from 4 p.m. to midnight:
* Church Street to Boyden Street to Main Street (local access only).
* Cato Street to Boyden Street to Main Street (local access only).
* Cherry Street.
* James Street.
* Railroad Street to Arnold Street to Main Street (local access only).
WOONSOCKET â€“ Federal sequester cuts will cost the state 370 slots in the Head Start early childhood education program, including 30 in Woonsocket.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) announced the effects of the sequester during a visit Tuesday to the Karen G. Bouchard Childrenâ€™s Center in the Park Square neighborhood, one of three Head Start facilities in the city.