Archive - Aug 2013
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. â€” It turned out to be a long Friday morning and afternoon for Navigant Post 85.
Co-managers Buster Perrault and Jim Gauthier and their players desperately wanted to take on Rochester, N.H., here at the American Legion Northeast Regional Senior Division Tournament, for one very simple reason: They longed to post their first victory after sustaining a 9-2 loss to Barnstable, Mass. in their opener on Thursday.
Post 85, however, had to wait â€“ and wait some more.
Dorothy L. Moore
WOONSOCKET- Dorothy L. (Hayes) Moore, 72, of Woonsocket, passed away on July 2, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Brian L. Moore.
Born in Richmond, VA on May 7, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Hicks) Hayes. She leaves her daughter, Tracy S. McCallum of Boston, MA, her granddaughter, Elissa D.M. Turcotte of Bellingham, MA, her great-grandsons, Matthew L. Hayes and Jaidyn I. Turcotte and many family members. Also, "Roxie Moore" her loving Blue Pit Terrier.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As a broadcasting jack-of-all-trades, radio station owner Dave Richards of WOON-AM 1240 has won awards for his innovative coverage of the Autumnfest Parade, but this year he really has his work cut out for him.
He has to figure out a way to cover the parade as a radio reporter and serve as its chief dignitary at the same time.
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 â€śit is a challenging time to be in Washingtonâ€ť 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 pitcherâ€™s duel â€“ South Burlington, Vt. fireballer Ben Tate against Lincolnâ€™s crafty southpaw Kyle Marrapese.
The pair didnâ€™t 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 thatâ€™s 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 â€śnickel-and-dimedâ€ť their way to eight runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth frames.
Righty starter Kory â€śSkipâ€ť 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.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” As soon as Little League New England Regional Tournament officials asked the Lincoln All-Stars to walk to home plate to greet â€śDugout,â€ť the eventâ€™s mascot, Aaron DeSousa knew what was coming
Together with foe Rye, N.H., they performed the dance accompanying the tune prior to their contest, and it looked like they had a blast doing it.
â€śI remember other teams doing that from years before, when I was watching on TV,â€ť DeSousa said. â€śI kind of expected it once they called us over. While we were dancing, it took all the butterflies away. I just didnâ€™t feel as nervous.â€ť