Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€” If Mount St. Charles planned to overcome a tough opponent and earn a spot in next Tuesday nightâ€™s Division I semifinals, the Mounties were going to have to do something they hadnâ€™t done during the regular season.
Win a five-set match.
After going 0-for-3 in matches that were decided by 3-2 scores, the Mounties were able to cap a two-hour thriller with visiting North Kingstown on Wednesday afternoon with an impressive 15-12 victory in their quarterfinal-round matchup.
PROVIDENCE â€” North Smithfield High head coach Tom Bourgeois stood on a sidewalk in front of Rhode Island College's Gaige Hall late Wednesday afternoon and struggled to find words to describe his squad's inability to field the ball cleanly â€“ or muster a timely hit.
His top-seeded Northmen (from II-North) had entered this R.I. Division II Tournament winners' bracket semifinal tilt against fifth-ranked East Greenwich having dropped just one league decision all year, that a 5-3 nailbiter at Cranston East back on April 10.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Based on the comments John Farrell made Wednesday, it wouldnâ€™t classify as a tremendous shock to see Will Middlebrooks remain with the PawSox beyond when heâ€™s eligible to come off the disabled list, which is Saturday.
Position players are allotted a 20-day rehab window with Wednesday serving as Day Two of Middlebrooksâ€™ on-the-mend stint. During his weekly radio appearance on WEEI, Farrell mentioned that itâ€™s just not a matter of the third baseman shaking off the cobwebs after landing on the disabled list with a lower back strain.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The president of a prominent economic development organization says Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s proposal to reduce tax credits for companies that create new jobs has already prompted CVS/Caremark to put on hold a substantial expansion of operations it had been planning.
Estelle S. Guy
WOONSOCKET- Estelle S. Guy, 83, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Amedee and Aurore (Guilbert) Guy. Estelle was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of St. Clare Girls High School.
Estelle was employed as a file clerk at Stock-Weather & Shepley in Providence for several years and also as a key punch operator.
Estelle was a longtime communicant of Precious Blood Church. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
George L. Pichette
WOONSOCKET- George L. Pichette, 73, died June 4, 2013 after a long illness, in Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. He was the husband of Carole A. (Haughey) Pichette, with whom he celebrated his 50th anniversary on May 18.
A lifelong city resident, he was the son of the late Arthur E. and Cecile Y. (Ethier) Pichette.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ After an exhausting and draining eight-inning affair, the victors from North Smithfield High still possessed enough strength to lift the gameâ€™s heroine into the air.
Upon placing Jessica Tremblay on the ground, the Northmen remained on the mound to listen to the postgame thoughts of head coach Tom Bourgeois and his assistant, Paul Mercier.
â€śI told them that this is the most excited that Iâ€™ve been all season,â€ť stated a relieved Bourgeois.
PROVIDENCE â€” Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Rainey, 54, of Cumberland, was found guilty Tuesday by a Superior Court jury on two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation.
The jury returned the guilty verdict 90 minutes after a five-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice William E. Carnes, Jr.
BLACKSTONE - Kimberly B. Shaver-Hood, who has served as superintendent of the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District since 2009, will be leaving the district to become superintendent of schools in Wareham, Mass.
The Wareham School Committee last Wednesday voted 4-1 to enter into contract negotiations with Shaver-Hood, who was one of three finalists vying for the job. If those negotiations are successful, she will replace Wareham School Supt. Barry Rabinovitch, who is leaving the district on July 31.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Borrowing â€“ and begging â€“ are among the cityâ€™s latest strategies for squeezing through a cash bottleneck officials now say is jeopardizing municipal and school payrolls in July.
City officials confirmed Tuesday theyâ€™ve asked the 10 biggest taxpayers if theyâ€™re willing to pony up all or a portion of their 2014 taxes early to help the city ease through the cash crunch.
Phone calls have been placed to CVS/Caremark, Wal-Mart, Loweâ€™s Home Improvement, National Grid, and others, but so far the city hasnâ€™t gotten any firm commitments, according to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.