Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET â Itâs hard not to read into Pedro Martinezâs presence at McCoy Stadium on the same weekend that pitcher Alfredo Aceves reported for Triple-A duty.
Despite the angina that Aceves has caused through a series of outbursts and bizarre mound antics, thereâs at least a part of the Red Sox brain trust that believes Aceves is salvageable. Their challenge is how to unwrap this enigma in order to prevent future episodes.
This is where Martinez, the former Red Sox superstar, now a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, could prove to be the coaching staffâs ace in the hole.
PAWTUCKET â With regards to his right hamstring strain, Joel Hanrahan feels that he has turned the corner and believes that a return trip to the big leagues and Boston is imminent.
Thereâs just one piece of unresolved business: Will Hanrahan slide right back into the closerâs role that was his prior to landing on the disabled list, or will he become Andrew Baileyâs chief setup option?
CUMBERLAND â A family of beavers who faced being trapped and killed for causing tree damage and flooding at Diamond Hill Park has been granted a stay of execution.
After initially stating that he was considering having a local exterminator kill the beavers, Parks and Recreation Director Michael Crawley says that plan has been scrapped â at least for now.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Eleven days away from league competition did very little to slow down North Smithfield on Friday afternoon.
The Northmen returned to their winning ways by disposing of the Prout School in their Division II crossover meeting at home. Backed by the splendid three-hit pitching of junior ace pitcher Karissa Carlton and a 13-hit attack fueled by seniors Tara Larson and Jaime LaFazia, N.S. raised its first-place Division II-North record to 5-1 by rolling to a 9-1 victory.
A little of this, a little of that âŠ
A different type of circus has come to the intersection of George Washington Highway and Old River Road, the characteristics of this particular traveling company unlike the sights and sounds appearing beneath your garden-variety big top.
Sorry to disappoint the youngsters, but you wonât find any elephants, flying acrobats or lion tamers here.
You could drive a golf ball to the Massachusetts line from the front door of Proâs Liquors on Mendon Road in Woonsocket.
No wonder the owner is so worried about the competition on the other side of the border, where thereâs no sales tax on alcoholic beverages.
Charles R. Bowers
MA- Charles R. Bowers 92, widower of his beloved wife, Mary (Mae) Reilly Bowers went on to join her on April 23, 2013.
He was born April 12, 1921, to Victoria (Morin) Bowers and Charles R. Bowers.
Normand L. Lapierre
WOONSOCKET- Normand L. Lapierre, 91, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday evening at The Friendly Home. He was the husband of the late Marthe L. (Vigeant) Lapierre.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Alexandre and Georgina (Dupre) Lapierre. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Lapierre served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII as a member of the 46th Bomb Fighter Squadron. He received the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and was discharged with the rank of Corporal.
WOONSOCKET â Local fireworks retailers say while it is indeed possible to make a bomb if you harvest enough gunpowder from certain fireworks, they donât believe their wares are a threat to public safety.
A New Hampshire fireworks store has told the FBI that it sold $400 worth of fireworks in February to accused Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who reportedly used gunpowder from two "Lock and Load" re-loadable mortar kits to make the explosives that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others on April 15.
LINCOLN â Lincoln High head coach Mike Ethier and his troops had hoped to derail the express that is Smithfield in a Division III âBattle of Unbeatensâ at Tiberii Field on Thursday afternoon.
Despite the fact that the Sentinels had entered the contest as the two-time defending D-III champion and had posted 36 consecutive league wins dating back to 2011, Ethier believed his Lions had the wherewithal to pull off what â at least this season â would be only a mild upset.