Archive - 2013
Rachel E. Belanger
WOONSOCKET- Rachel E. (Carr) Belanger, 92, of Woonsocket, formerly of Bellingham, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in South County Hospital, Wakefield. She was the wife of the late Normand E. Belanger, the late Michael Martinelli and the late Henry W. Lind.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Ruth (Jenks) Carr.
Mrs. Belanger was a forms collator for 13 years at Amica Insurance, retiring in 1982. She was a former member of the Amvets Post #7, Woonsocket and a past Noble Grand of Loyal Lodge Order of Rebeccas.
Glenn S. Reeves
GREENVILLE- Glenn S. Reeves, 61, died May 15, 2013, at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville.
He was born August 3, 1951, in Chicopee, MA, the son of Arthur and Marjorie (Brayton) Reeves.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He loved to work and enjoyed fishing and riding his scooter.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Thomas) Reeves of Greenville; 2 children, Nathan Reeves, and Tasha Reeves, and a grandson, Derek Reeves all of Rhode Island; 2 sisters, Paula and Cheryl; several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â When the manager mentions âsmall crack in his boneâ in the same sentence as the playerâs wrist, itâs easy to dwell on the worst-case scenario.
Gary DiSarcina, however, stated that the Pawtucket Red Sox are in no rush to place first baseman/outfielder Mark Hamilton on the disabled list. On the same day that saw Hamilton honored as International League Hitter of the Week, the 29-year-old jammed his wrist while attempting to make a play in left field.
You take what you can get.
With that mantra in mind, the NCAAâs decree to lengthen college basketballâs preseason is a welcome development in a sport where the run-up to the regular season barrels down on coaches and players like a fastbreak. Earlier this month, the governing body of collegiate athletics ruled that menâs programs can begin practicing six weeks prior to their first game.
The 2013-14 season is set to tip-off on Nov. 8, meaning teams can begin laying the groundwork in earnest on Sept. 27.
WOONSOCKET â In a city flirting with bankruptcy, even stray dogs and cats are feeling the squeeze.
Animal Control Officer Doris Kay says her supply budget of $6,000 wasnât enough to feed sheltered pets this year, but sheâs facing a cut of some 16 percent in the weeks ahead.
While private donors are expected to help fill the food gap, thereâs no relief in sight for another precious commodity at the animal control facility off Cumberland Street: space.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â North Smithfield made it official on a cold, rainy Wednesday afternoon -- the Northmen have repeated as Division II-North champions.
Backed by the spectacular four-hit pitching of junior ace Karissa Carlton and rallies in the first and fifth innings, the Northmen clinched the title outright by posting a 5-0 victory over neighboring foe Burrillville on the Northmenâs campus.
PAWTUCKET â Fresh off a 6-2 swing through the International Leagueâs South Division, the Pawtucket Red Sox defeated Gwinnett by a 5-3 count Tuesday night before 3,596 fans at McCoy Stadium.
Making his first appearance on the mound since getting roughed up by Minnesota last Wednesday at Fenway Park, Allen Webster tossed five innings of one-run ball en route to picking up his second victory with the PawSox.
PAWTUCKET â Finally, a little clarification to âmanagerâs decision.â
For roughly seven minutes Tuesday, PawSox skipper Gary DiSarcina stood in his office and shed some light as to why shortstop Jose Iglesias was absent from the lineup for three consecutive days after getting removed in the top of the fifth inning of the May 4 contest.
It was fairly obvious that DiSarcina caught wind as to what some folks were passing off as the explanation to why Iglesias spent time on the bench. Such suspicions were way off base because they didnât come straight from the horseâs mouth.
WOONSOCKET â Mount St. Charles head coach Josh DâAbate expected his crew to come out firing on all cylinders against visiting South Kingstown on Tuesday night.
After all, the Rebels had entered the important clash at 9-1, their lone loss occurring against Division I-South leader Coventry in only the third tilt of the season. He anticipated his Mounties, leading the North section, to want to prove its wherewithal against one of Rhode Islandâs best.
GLOCESTER â There will be an 87th July 4th Ancients and Horribles Parade in Glocester this year thanks to Michael L. DeGrange and dozens of other residents who have answered the townâs call for help.
DeGrange, who has a long history of community service and volunteerism, has agreed to chair the Ancients and Horribles Parade Committee, which just a couple of weeks ago nearly disbanded because there were not enough members to hold a legal meeting.