Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Local voters will begin to learn the lineup for this yearâ€™s city election for mayor and City Council as the period for formal declaration of candidacy opens at the Board of Canvassers office in City Hall on Monday.
Declarations for mayor and City Council will be accepted at the office from Monday until 4 p.m. through 4 p.m. on Aug. 27, according to Board of Canvassers Manager Estelle D. Corriveau.
GLOCESTER â€” Dr. Michael Barnes, school superintendent of the Foster-Glocester Regional School system, is the 2014 Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year. His selection by the Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association (RISSA) was announced at its general membership meeting on Wednesday.
The award recognizes outstanding achievement in school district leadership, his dedication to the education of all children, his commitment to the community, and his service to RISSA.
For Ryan Kalish, embarking on the comeback trail has featured an eerily similar narrative.
Thereâ€™s the surgery aspect, which Kalish has down pat by now. Since diving for a ball in center field at McCoy Stadium on April 21, 2011 â€“ a play the 25-year-old dubs â€śa stroke of bad luckâ€ť â€“ the onetime Red Sox outfield prospect has been subjected to one corrective procedure after another. Yearning to feel like his old self has proven a tough road to hoe, his left shoulder and neck never quite getting back in sync.
Dr. Robert G. Ducharme
EVANSTON IL- Dr. Robert G. Ducharme 87, of Evanston IL, raised in Mapleville, RI, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 23, 2013, while visiting family in Colorado.
Warren R. Goodwin
SUN CITY CENTER, FLORIDA- Warren R. Goodwin, 89, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of North Smithfield, RI passed away on July 2, 2013.
He is survived by his wife Lois of 66 years. He will be sadly missed by his 5 children, Bradford of Sun City Center, FL., Brian, Warren, Jr. and Scott all of North Smithfield, and Lori Goodwin of West Palm Beach, FL. He was a grandfather of 8 and a great grandfather of five and also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Fred B. Erdman, Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Fred B. Erdman, Jr. 80, of Blackstone MA, passed away surrounded by his family on August 10, 2013, at his residence.
He was the husband of the late Suzanne (Sechko) Erdman.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late Fred & Jeanette (Seiders) Erdman, Sr.
He worked for Lifespan Inc. and also for the Kennedy Donovan Center as a group home manager as well as the Roche Brothers Grocery Market as a manager. He was a Blackstone resident for many years, formerly living in North Carolina and New York.
Frederick J. Soltys
CUMBERLAND- Frederick J. Soltys, 88, a long time resident of Cumberland, RI, passed away on Sunday, August 11th 2013 at the Woonsocket Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Alice M. (Jackson) Soltys.
Born on July 4, 1925 in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late John & Veronica (Walczak) Soltys and the youngest Brother of Rudolph and Alphonse Soltys, both now deceased.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thereâ€™s light at the end of the tunnel as far as David Ross and his minor-league rehab assignment is concerned.
The veteran catcher is scheduled to be behind the plate for back-to-back nine-inning games for the PawSox on Friday and Saturday before visiting concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins on Sunday.
If everything checks out accordingly, Ross would rejoin the Red Sox Monday night in San Francisco.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Town officials have drafted new zoning guidelines to ensure that any solar energy projects that come to town do not compromise public safety or impact natural and historic resources, and are compatible with the neighborhood in which they are located.
The Town Council is inviting public comment on the new guidelines, which are proposed as amendments to the townâ€™s zoning ordinance, at a hearing to be held Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 105 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Every two years, Smith & Streetâ€™s SportsBusiness Journal releases its annual rankings of the top minor-league markets in the country.
According to the publicationâ€™s 2013 findings that were unveiled earlier this week, the Providence/Pawtucket market weighed in at a solid 12th out of the 229 markets that were scrutinized and taken under advisement. Two cities that are home to International League clubs finished 1-2 in this yearâ€™s compellation with Toledo, Ohio grabbing top honors followed by Rochester, N.Y., which boasts four minor-league operations.