Archive - 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Strong winds Sunday evening caused a freak accident that injured a woman when a tree trunk broke from a large maple tree and fell on her car as she drove up Prospect Street in front of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâ€™s home.
The unidentified woman, although trapped in the vehicle by the fallen limb, appears to have escaped serious injury, police said late Sunday night, and was expected to be released by Rhode Island Hospital.
At the scene, the woman was calmed by neighborhood residents running to help, including the mayorâ€™s husband, Ed Hunt.
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s not often that an athlete at an advanced stage such as Triple-A baseball is hearing something for the first time, but that was the case after Pawtucket held on for a 3-2 victory over Indianapolis on Sunday.
PAWTUCKET â€” Ryan Lavarnway has worn many labels since his dynamic Triple-A debut with the PawSox three summers ago.
Back then he was viewed as a long-ball threat whose catching abilities needed refining. To Lavarnwayâ€™s credit, heâ€™s made tremendous strides behind the plate, though some scouts wonder if itâ€™s come at the expense of his power. The 26-year-old clubbed a combined 14 home runs over the past two seasons between Boston and Pawtucket â€“ after belting 18 round trippers in only 61 games at the Class AAA level in 2011.
SMITHFIELD â€“ After not having a competitive game situation for 12 days, North Smithfield High skipper Jon Leddy worried about his team being lackluster prior to facing Division II-North host Smithfield on Saturday.
Leddy had focused on keeping the offense clicking with plenty of batting practice; still he was unsure as to his kidsâ€™ collective mind-set.
He had reason to worry through the first four frames, when his Northmen left five on the bags while holding a scant 1-0 advantage.
CRANSTON â€“ The walls of the visitorâ€™s room at the J. Moran Medium Security facility are covered with colorful murals of Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Spiderman, all painstakingly hand-painted to make the room a little less dreary for the children and families who come to visit the prisonâ€™s 1,100 inmates.
But the artist who painted these walls wasnâ€™t commissioned by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.
Yvonne Alice Plante
WOONSOCKET- Yvonne Alice (Bernier) Plante, age 83, passed away April 9, 2014 she is predeceased by her husband Roger B. Plante on December 27, 1999.
She is survived by two daughters Jeannine A. Plante of Penobscot, ME and Denise T. Chartier of Oakland RI, five grandchildren Joseph and Matthew Chartier, Amy Gallup, Michelle Saumur, Casey Hardwick and twelve great-grandchildren.
A prayer service will be held May 9, 2014 at 11:00am in the Chapel at St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, 310 Wrentham Road, Bellingham, MA. A private burial will follow the service.
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s common to see a number of Pawtucket Red Sox hitters shuffle in and out of the indoor batting tunnel â€“ located a stoneâ€™s throw away from the home clubhouse at McCoy Stadium â€“ prior to heading outside for more hitting and on-field work.
This time-tested practice was once again on full display Thursday afternoon, as Bryce Brentz, Alex Hassan, and others chose to take full advantage of the early work services offered by hitting coach Dave Joppie. Daniel Nava was also among the participants, which wasnâ€™t at all shocking.
WOONSOCKET â€” This type of thing doesnâ€™t happen often to â€“ or at â€“ Mount St. Charles.
Josh Dâ€™Abateâ€™s varsity volleyball squad ran into a combination steamroller/race car in experienced North Kingstown High foe on Thursday night, and it suffered the consequences with a 3-1 loss.
The unbeaten Skippers played at the net with reckless abandon, blocked most of the Mountiesâ€™ kill tries, served well and bused away from the MSC gym with a most satisfying 25-20, 25-15, 25-11 Division I crossover sweep.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A city man is expected to face a litany of criminal charges from multiple communities in District Court today after a wild car pursuit from here to Providence and halfway back again on Thursday.
The episode began with an armed home invasion at 42 Dexter St. and included a carjacking in which the suspect shot someone in the foot, and two car crashes. The last occurred about 1:20 p.m. in Cumberland, at which point the suspect was taken into custody by state police.
Roger J. Sylvestre Jr.
PASCOAG- Roger J. Sylvestre Jr., 66 of Donahue Rd, passed away on Sunday April 27, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Pignolet) Sylvestre.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Roger J. Sylvestre Sr., and Constance (Trudeau) Sylvestre of Woonsocket.
Roger was a Machinist Mechanic for Miller Electric for 29 years. He also worked for The Gorham, and Kik Co. in Cumberlamd, R.I. and also for Polytop.