Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ Will Middlebrooks spoke so softly that it felt as if the PawSox clubhouse had been transformed into a church.
The struggling third baseman didnâ€™t attempt to mask his disappointment regarding a season that has hardly gone according to plan. For the moment, finding a silver lining in the fact that he was sent down is an impossible endeavor. It probably didnâ€™t ease Middlebrooksâ€™ frustration that Wednesdayâ€™s Red Sox-Rockiesâ€™ game was being featured on the clubhouseâ€™s main television.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Elizabeth Anne (Passarelli) Barker, 86, of North Smithfield, died Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Thomas Calvin Barker.
Born in Providence, RI, "Betty" was the daughter of the late Michael and Susan (Green) Passarelli.
Elizabeth was a clerical supervisor with Providence Washington Insurance. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. Betty was an avid reader and enjoyed complex crossword puzzles.
Adam J. Thayer
MANVILLE- Adam J. Thayer, 35, of Manville passed away on Sunday, June 23rd at his residence.
Born Dec. 4, 1977 he was the son of David Thayer of Brockton, MA. & Janice (Audlee)
Thayer of Manville, RI. Adam was a self employed contractor.
Besides his father & mother he leaves 2 brothers Colby Thayer of Manville & David Thayer of Raynham, MA. 2 sisters Pamela Thayer of Woonsocket, & Kathleen Thayer of Manville. He was the brother of the late Mark & Kevin Thayer.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Leo T. Fontaine is calling on Gov. Lincoln Chafee to untangle the â€śinexcusableâ€ť red tape thatâ€™s knotting up the sale of Landmark Medical Center, which marks five years in receivership this week.
In a sharply worded letter, Fontaine reminded the governor that he stood in the lobby of Landmark in 2011 and promised to do everything in his power to save the struggling community hospital.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) â€” New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the shooting death of a friend prosecutors say had angered the NFL player at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong people.
Hernandez, 23, was taken from his North Attleborough home in handcuffs just over a week after Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd's bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park a mile away.
BARRINGTON â€“ Local legend Billy Andrade knew he and playing partner Bill Haas slowly had been creeping up the leaderboard at this 15th annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic on humid Tuesday, but never knew just how close they were to the front-runners, the duo of Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt.
When Haas knocked down a 10-foot birdie putt on the 452-yard, par-four 13th to move he and Andrade to 19-under, the board just behind the green indicated they had sliced the gap to a mere shot.
BARRINGTON â€“ Thereâ€™s always something so reassuring when an event such as the CVS Caremark Charity Classic concludes on this note, â€śSee you next year.â€ť
The words â€“ echoed by Bristol native and co-host Billy Andrade shortly after the winning tandem of Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt took their bows on the 18th green at Rhode Island Country Club â€“ helped in providing reassurance that the CVS event will feature a 16th installment.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Will Middlebrooks does not need Pawtucket manager Gary DiSarcina or hitting coach Dave Joppie â€“ two names who have previous player-coach relationships with the scuffling third baseman â€“ to get in his face and flat-out tell the owner of a .192 big-league batting average this season where the areas of improvement lie.
â€śHe knows what he needs to do,â€ť said DiSarcina in anticipation of Middlebrooksâ€™ arrival at McCoy Stadium on Wednesday, one day after getting informed by Boston skipper John Farrell that his season-long offensive funk had earned him a demotion to the Triple-A ranks.
BLACKSTONE â€” The hot and humid weather Tuesday was no hindrance to Lou Ryan as she made her way into the Municipal Center with her daughter, Sharon Finn, of New Hampshire, to vote in the special state election filling U.S. Senator John Kerryâ€™s vacant seat senate.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City police are weighing in on the debate over privacy and medical marijuana after making yet another arrest in a home invasion case that dates back months.
Joshua Gagne, 24, of 482 Park Ave., is the eighth individual charged in connection with the March 24 home invasion at 154 Park Ave., an address police now say housed an operation licensed to grow marijuana under the stateâ€™s medical marijuana law.