Archive - 2014
CUMBERLAND â Cumberland didnât need to seek the services of a witch doctor or a sorcerer to eradicate the single-elimination playoff round curse that had plagued the team in recent years.
Instead, the Clippers parlayed the strong three-hit pitching of Juliet Nelson with some errorless defense and clutch hitting into a 7-0 triumph over Westerly at Tucker Field that not only exorcised their demons, but also vaulted them into the double-elimination portion of the Division I state tournament.
WOONSOCKET â A little more than a year after the City Council overwhelmingly scratched the idea, the panel will take another crack at allowing residents to keep backyard chickens Monday.
The proposal, which is more restrictive than the one defeated by the council last April, is sponsored by three of the councilâs seven members, which very likely means itâs already just one vote short of approval.
WOONSOCKET _ Scott A. Bootland, 58, of Grove Street, died May 28, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Stella (Czarny) Bootland of Woonsocket, and the late George Bootland. He was a lifelong city resident.
Mr. Bootland worked the past fifteen years as a registered nurse for Zambarano Hospital, Pascoag and was previously employed by Landmark Medical Center for over ten years. Scott enjoyed bowling, playing pitch and trips to the casino with his mother.
WOONSOCKET - Gerard Frappier, 79, Retired Vice Principal of Bellingham Memorial Junior-Senior High School, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. He is survived by his brother, Omer Frappier, and his sister, Jeanne Pepin, both of Woonsocket, and was the brother of the late Joseph Frappier of Bellingham.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 4th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at All Saints Church, 323 Rathbun St., Woosocket, RI. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private.
WOONSOCKET â The House of Representatives has passed a Woonsocket-focused measure that would relax the stateâs employment restrictions on retired municipal workers, which have already forced two of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâs department directors to resign.
PAWTUCKET â Nearly seven months have passed since Stephen Drew last appeared in a major-league game.
Naturally, the goal is to see as many pitches as possible following such a lengthy layoff. Given that this is considered spring training for Drew, something he acknowledged prior to going 1-for-3 with two strikeouts in Pawtucketâs 3-0 victory over Gwinnett at frigid McCoy Stadium on Wednesday night, thereâs also a sense of urgency on the shortstopâs part.
PAWTUCKET â At long last, Danny Redshaw can enjoy all the perks that come with subscribing to the MLB Extra Innings package.
âIt will be nice to turn on the TV and see a young man who you were fortunate enough to coach in high school and has gone on to play Major League baseball,â Redshaw admitted when reached via cell phone.
CUMBERLAND â Paul Murphy didnât know it at the time, but when Cumberland High had to fill a non-league date after a postponement last week and Barrington came calling, it would be a preview to a R.I. Division I/Region 4 Tournament opener.
The Clippers had snatched that âglorified scrimmage,â as the skipper Murphy phrased it, by an 8-6 count, but neither squad offered its best at the opponent.
CRANSTON - Helen (Hanley) Carson, 92 of Cranston, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2014, at the St. Antoine Residence.
She is survived by 2 sons, Stephen Carson of Windham, NH. & Mark Carson of North Smithfield, RI.
Relatives & Friends are invited to visitation hours on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Kubaska Funeral Home, 35 Harris Ave. Woonsocket from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Burial will be private. Kubaskafuneralhome.com.
Ramona J. Fisher
WOONSOCKET - Ramona J. Fisher, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 18 in her home at 238 Second Avenue. She was born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Raymond and Marion (Salley) Fisher. Ramona retired from The Woonsocket Call in 1997, after 47 years as a proofreader and advertising clerk. She is survived by her son, David Fisher, and many close friends whom she considered family.