Archive - 2013
Marcel R. Girard
CHARLESTOWN- Marcel R. Girard, 90, of Kings Factory Road, Charlestown, previously of Woonsocket, died September 13, 2013 in Home and Hospice Care of RI, Providence. He was the husband of Berthe (Cournoyer) Girard, to whom he had been married for nearly sixty six years.
Born in St. Nazaire, P.Q., Canada, he was the son of the late Eugene and Cecile (Cournoyer) Girard.
BELLINGHAM â For more than 25 years, John Murrayâs Pool Pro and Spa on Pulaski Boulevard has been the Blackstone Valleyâs one stop for in ground and above ground pools.
Now, Murray, Bellinghamâs King of Cool, has found a whole new way to keep people cool and comfy during the hot summer months â ice cream.
SMITHFIELD â The score could've been so much worse at halftime, and Cumberland High head coach Chris Skurka knew it.
That's why, after the horn signifying intermission had sounded, Skurka clapped his hands (although not with pleasure but more for self-healing), spoke with a few assistants and shuffled his squad back to its team room underneath Bryant University's Bulldog Stadium.
CUMBERLAND â Dressed in waterproof rain bibs, plastic gloves and rubber boots, Kerri A. Stenovitch looks more like a commercial fisherman than a fruit farmer.
Indeed, Stenovitchâs three-member apple pressing team at Cumberlandâs Phantom Farms, including Chris Combs, Chameal Rogers and Stenovichâs husband, David Joseph, all look like they just walked off a fishing boat at the docks in Galilee.
BURRILLVILLE â In his estimation, the mistakes that Burrillville head coach Gennaro Ferraro saw his football squad make during Saturdayâs 32-0 non-league thrashing of Scituate are easily fixable.
Honestly, when a team romps in the fashion that the Broncos did at sun-splashed Alumni Field, thereâs very little to quibble about.
âWe havenât won a football game where weâve played four solid quarters in almost a year. There were a lot of good things and a lot of things we need to correct as usual, said Ferraro. âI think the work that the kids have put in, it was very evident.â
PAWTUCKET â After suffering a disgruntling 2-0, 14-inning loss to Durham in Game No. 3 of this Governorsâ Cup best-of-five championship final â the two runs both unearned due to a three-base error, throwing miscue and two grounders â the Pawtucket Red Sox hoped to put the ugly, immediate past behind them and look ahead.
They wanted desperately to post a Game 4 win on Saturday night and force a deciding contest today, the lone desire the chance to claim the franchiseâs second straight Cup title and fourth in club history.
WOONSOCKET â The emergency room at Landmark Medical Center was closed Friday afternoon after pepper spray used by police during an incident in the hospital entered the buildingâs ventilation system.
âThis afternoon, an incident occurred in our emergency room that required the response of the Woonsocket Police Department,â hospital officials said in a statement issued early Friday evening. âDuring their response, pepper spray was utilized in our emergency room area to subdue an individual. Unfortunately, the pepper spray was pulled into the emergency roomâs ventilation system.â
PAWTUCKET -- Shea committed 16 penalties for 126 yards, turned the ball over three times, and did a few other things that drew the ire of head coach Dino Campopiano in its regular-season opener against Lincoln on Friday night.
But all that didnât prevent the Raiders from walking out of Max Read Field with a three-touchdown victory, as special teams and defense played a large role in their 28-8 triumph over their longtime foes.
WOONSOCKET â Autumnfest Steering Committee Chairman Tim Paul is back in his pre-Autumnfest zone and feeling it.
The 35th edition of the cityâs annual festival is coming up fast on Columbus Day weekend, and Paul said Friday that usually means he has started feeling the pressure of getting all the arrangements completed for yet another great Autumnfest.
âEvery August you feel the stress, then in September it is the worries,â Paul said.
PROVIDENCE â Cumberland Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland), a member of the House Government Oversight Committee that is currently investigating the 38 Studios debacle, says she wants the panel to issue subpoenas to learn how the Economic Development Corporationâs (EDC) loan guarantee program went so wrong.
âWe can follow the money a lot more closely than we are able to with the documents we have,â MacBeth told The Times Friday. âWho was on the payroll? People made lots of money on this business, I believe, fully knowing that it wasnât going to make it.