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May 5th

Donald J. Thompson

May 5, 2014

Donald J. Thompson

BLACKSTONE- Donald J. Thompson, 68, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the VA Medical Center, Providence with his loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband for 30 years of Eileen B. (Jordan) Thompson and the loving father of Christopher J. Thompson and his wife, Megan of Boston, MA, and Brigid E. Thompson of Blackstone, MA.
Born in Boston, MA on January 20, 1946, he was the son of the late John R. and Estelle (Bacewic) Thompson.

Noella Joly

May 5, 2014

Noella Joly

MAPLEVILLE- Noella Joly 81, of Rexmere Rd. died Wednesday at Oakland Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Aldor and Exelina (Gagne) Degre.
Noella was a stitcher for Stitches Inc. for thirty years. She also worked at HB Group and Hamestead Gardens. Noella was an honorary member of the NE Country and Music Association. She loved bingo, music, crocheting and her little dog Sheila.

William J. LeBlanc

May 5, 2014

William J. LeBlanc

NORTH SMITHFIELD- William J. LeBlanc, 75, of North Smithfield, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Jeannette A. (Lambert) LeBlanc.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph LeBlanc and Rita (Raymond) LeBlanc Costa.
Mr. LeBlanc was a machinist for Madison/Sandvik Industries for 29 years. He was a member of the Old Fiddler's Club of RI and was its treasurer for 20 years.

May 4th

Storm topples tree from mayor's yard into car; driver escapes serious injury

May 4, 2014

WOONSOCKET – 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-Hunt’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 mayor’s husband, Ed Hunt.

Webster brings out his best in PawSox's 3-2 win

May 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET — It’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.

Lavarnway's catching on at first base for PawSox

May 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET — 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 Lavarnway’s credit, he’s made tremendous strides behind the plate, though some scouts wonder if it’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 – after belting 18 round trippers in only 61 games at the Class AAA level in 2011.

May 3rd

Northmen come on strong, top Sentinels on the diamond

May 3, 2014

SMITHFIELD – 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 kids’ 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.

WHS students receive a glimpse at life behind bars from the men whose mistakes landed them there

May 3, 2014

CRANSTON – The walls of the visitor’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 prison’s 1,100 inmates.

But the artist who painted these walls wasn’t commissioned by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.

May 2nd

Yvonne Alice Plante

May 2, 2014

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.

May 1st

Nava’s in good (and familiar) hands with Joppie

May 1, 2014

PAWTUCKET — It’s common to see a number of Pawtucket Red Sox hitters shuffle in and out of the indoor batting tunnel – located a stone’s throw away from the home clubhouse at McCoy Stadium – 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 wasn’t at all shocking.

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