Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ Fire Chief Gary Lataille says he‚Äôs not looking to hire new firefighters, but is merely doing something he does every two years ‚Äď conduct an open application process for eligible firefighters to be included on a new certified hiring list that goes into effect June 7.
‚ÄúThe Woonsocket Fire Department is not hiring,‚ÄĚ says Lataille, who has been fielding calls from people apparently confused about the open application process. ‚ÄúThis is something we do every two years.‚ÄĚ
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ At this stage of his rehab assignment, David Ortiz is more concerned about feeling good when he steps out of the batter‚Äôs box as opposed to actual results.
The Red Sox star came out of Wednesday‚Äôs contest admitting that his injured heels are doing just fine. He finished hitless in four at-bats as Pawtucket bid adieu to a two-game losing streak with a 6-1 triumph against Lehigh Valley.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ If first impressions do indeed count, then Mitch Maier put his best foot forward upon formally introducing himself to PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs very driven and focused,‚ÄĚ was the takeaway DiSarcina had of Pawtucket‚Äôs new outfield addition. ‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt have to ask him to come into the office and go over the signs. He walked right in that first day.‚ÄĚ
Ernest D. Lamothe
BELLINGHAM- Ernest D. "Ernie" Lamothe 86, of Wrentham Manor died Tuesday at Milford Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Blanche (Chamberland) Lamothe.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Donat and Emma (Godin) Lamothe.
William C. Bishop
WOONSOCKET- William C. "Willy" Bishop, 91, died Tuesday at Trinity Health & Rehab Center. He was the former husband and friend of Shirley R. (DeCosta) Bishop of Pawtucket.
Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mini Bishop. He resided in Cumberland and Seekonk for most of his life.
Mr. Bishop was an Army Veteran of WWII serving in the European Theatre.
Willy was a farmer and landscaper and loved animals.
William R. Lemieux
WOONSOCKET- William R. Lemieux, 82, of Flora Avenue died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the beloved husband of Theresa P. (Gilbert) Lemieux. Mr. and Mrs. Lemieux were married 60 years on January 24, 2013.
Born in Manville, a son of the late Fabien and Mary (Cusson) Lemieux, he had lived in Woonsocket since 1954.
Mr. Lemieux was a supervisor at the former American Can Company for 22 years until its closing. He later worked for the United States Postal Service for 20 years, retiring in 1991.
BURRILLVILLE- Marjorie J. (Daughtery) Silverthorne, 83, died Friday, April 12, 2013 after a brief illness at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag. She was a resident of Buck Hill Rd, Pascoag.
Born in Pascoag to the late James and Olivia (Martindale) Daughtery, she was the wife of the late James W. Silverthorne, who passed away in 1992.
Formerly of Camp Dixie Rd, Pascoag and Front Ridge Rd, Littleton, ME, she retired in 1983 and made Littleton her home, returning to Pascoag in 2000 to reside with her family.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ The director of two of Rhode Island‚Äôs biggest road races says there are no plans to cancel the races in light of Monday‚Äôs Boston Marathon bomb attack.
Charles Breagy, who directs the Navigant Credit Union Running Festival Half Marathon and 5K in Pawtucket ‚ÄĒ scheduled to be held this year on May 5 ‚ÄĒ and the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K in Providence ‚ÄĒ slated for Sept. 22 ‚ÄĒ says the two races will go on as planned.
‚ÄúThese races are still in place to happen. We‚Äôre revisiting security and we‚Äôve reached out to police, but as of today, the races will go on,‚ÄĚ Breagy said.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ For members of the PawSox family with Massachusetts blood running through their veins, the horrific and tragic events that marred the Boston Marathon hit particularly hard.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a special day for race fans and baseball fans; there‚Äôs a (Boston Bruins) game at night. It‚Äôs a great time for the town,‚ÄĚ explained manager Gary DiSarcina, a native of Malden, Mass. and current resident of Plymouth. ‚ÄúWhen you least expect it, that‚Äôs when these things happen.‚ÄĚ
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ What David Ortiz is attempting to do is adhere to spring-training protocol.
The question is, will the Red Sox slugger be able to get everything ironed out over eight or so at-bats in the coming days with the Pawtucket Red Sox? In 2010, Ortiz received 62 at-bats in spring training and equaled the total the following year. In 2012, he collected 57 Grapefruit League at-bats.