Archive - 2013
As a relatively junior Democrat in a Republican-dominated Congress, 1st District Rep. David Cicilline says he finds it âvery frustratingâ that a significant portion of the GOP âare not moving forward anything we need to get done,â in terms of the important issues facing the country.
Instead, he says, âthey seem very focused on passing bills that are used to communicate a message and speak to the most extreme members of their party, knowing that the bill in the form that they pass it is not going to be taken up by the Senate or is promised to be vetoed by the president.â
Just when all seemed copacetic, serious doubts have crept in regarding this autumnâs Rhode Island high school gridiron slate and the inclusion of a full complement of registered R.I. football officials.
As much as Mother Nature tried her best to put a damper on things Friday, Jamison Randall braved the wet weather and walked approximately eight holes at The Country Club, located in Brookline, Mass.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. â It turned out to be a long Friday morning and afternoon for Navigant Post 85.
Co-managers Buster Perrault and Jim Gauthier and their players desperately wanted to take on Rochester, N.H., here at the American Legion Northeast Regional Senior Division Tournament, for one very simple reason: They longed to post their first victory after sustaining a 9-2 loss to Barnstable, Mass. in their opener on Thursday.
Post 85, however, had to wait â and wait some more.
Dorothy L. Moore
WOONSOCKET- Dorothy L. (Hayes) Moore, 72, of Woonsocket, passed away on July 2, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Brian L. Moore.
Born in Richmond, VA on May 7, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Hicks) Hayes. She leaves her daughter, Tracy S. McCallum of Boston, MA, her granddaughter, Elissa D.M. Turcotte of Bellingham, MA, her great-grandsons, Matthew L. Hayes and Jaidyn I. Turcotte and many family members. Also, "Roxie Moore" her loving Blue Pit Terrier.
WOONSOCKET â As a broadcasting jack-of-all-trades, radio station owner Dave Richards of WOON-AM 1240 has won awards for his innovative coverage of the Autumnfest Parade, but this year he really has his work cut out for him.
He has to figure out a way to cover the parade as a radio reporter and serve as its chief dignitary at the same time.
PAWTUCKET â U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse answered questions ranging from federal spending and the national debt, to the need for infrastructure improvements to Obamacare and global climate change from more than 100 area residents who attended a community dinner at the Portuguese Social Club Thursday.
The second-term Democrat said âit is a challenging time to be in Washingtonâ because the nation is only slowly coming out of the recession and the recovery is particularly slow in Rhode Island.
BRISTOL, Conn. â It had been billed as a sensational pitcherâs duel â South Burlington, Vt. fireballer Ben Tate against Lincolnâs crafty southpaw Kyle Marrapese.
The pair didnât disappoint, as they combined to whiff â get this â 19 foes.
In the end, however, Marrapese captured the battle, and it happened due to one precious, hellacious swing from teammate Steve Andrews.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. â Navigant Post 85 produced several opportunities to capture its U.S. American Legion Northeast Regional Tournament opener at Palmer Field on Thursday morning.
It failed on most, and thatâs why the Rhode Island champions suffered a lopsided 9-2 defeat to Barnstable, Mass.
For those who reigned from the Bay State, George Bent hurled a complete-game nine-hitter while his offense ânickel-and-dimedâ their way to eight runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth frames.
Righty starter Kory âSkipâ Lawrence took the loss after yielding six hits in four-plus innings.
MANVILLE- Hilda L. (Rossi) Rainone, 94, of Sayles Hill Rd., formerly of Knight St. died Wednesday August 7, 2013, in the Holiday Retirement Home, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Vincent Rainone.
Born in Natick, R.I. daughter of the late Silvio and Angelina (DiLeo) Rossi.
Mrs. Rainone worked as a winder for Honora Mills and also for various textile mills in the area prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the Christian Group of All Saints and St. Joseph Senior Citizens, St. Anthony's Ladies Guild, YWCA, Y Wives, and Royal Travelers.