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August 25th, 2014

POWER GLOVES: Marrero, Bradley still bring it with the leather despite struggles at the plate

August 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero swears by a motto that proves quite handy whenever he’s scuffling at the plate: “If I’m not getting hits, they’re definitely not getting any hits,” Marrero said recently while seated at his McCoy Stadium locker.

Cat dumped like litter; survives

August 25, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary is seeking donations to rehabilitate a cat that was found trapped in a dumpster on Welles Street about two weeks ago.

Deb Adam, the director of the nonprofit feline rescue agency, said she believes the cat had been neglected for some time before it was deliberately placed in the trash bin and left for dead. The animal was found by some neighbors who heard a banging noise coming from inside the dumpster, looked in and discovered the cat.

Rita M. Scott

August 25, 2014

Rita M. Scott

BURRILLVILLE - Rita M. Scott, 96, resident of Pascoag, RI, passed away August 24, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
She was the loving wife to the late Warren Scott, Sr.
She was born in Pawtucket, RI, a daughter of the late Arthur & Aurore (Girouard) Emery.

Veronica T. Wynne

August 25, 2014

Veronica T. Wynne

MANVILLE - Veronica Therese (Gariepy) Wynne, 87, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 After many years of illness, she had most recently been a patient of Beacon Hospice. Born to Aram and Mary (Mulligan) Gariepy on March 27, 1927, Veronica is predeceased by her parents, sisters Evelyn Desrochers, Rita Hallock, Winnie Minot and her brother Leo Gariepy.

Claire E. Fisette

August 25, 2014

Claire E. Fisette

WOONSOCKET - Claire E. (Dion) Fisette, 84, formerly of Jenckes St. Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Friday August 22, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Bertrand Fisette who passed away in 1979.
Born in Woonsocket, Claire was a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Laetitia R. (Normandin) Dion. She was a lifelong resident of the city and resided at St. Antoine for the past three years.

August 24th

Bellingham residents stage cookout for disabled veterans

August 25, 2014

BELLINGHAM – When Denis Auger and Mickey Emery got the idea to help disabled veterans with a cookout at Auger’s Lake Hiawatha home 11 years ago, they counted on the help of the friends and area veterans to put the event together and make it happen.

Emery died in 2010, but the annual event benefitting disabled veterans from the Brockton VA Hospital and other residences was on again at Auger’s home on Saturday thanks to the help of Emery’s wife, Liz; Auger’s daughter, Nicole Auger-Gassett; and a battalion of volunteers from area veteran organizations.

Loaning of football equipment no longer permitted; Interscholastic League profited slightly from postseason tournaments

August 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE – What started out as a conversation between Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials has resulted in the striking of a rule that pertains to the loaning of football equipment during the summertime.

Tom Mezzanotte, RIIL executive director, brought what he felt was a serious matter to the attention of the R.I. Principals’ Committee on Athletics during last week’s meeting. Upon holding discussions with the medical community and the RIIL’s attorney, Mezzanotte recommended to the PCOA that the practice of high schools lending equipment cease immediately.

August 23rd

The sandwich saints

August 23, 2014

A pot simmers on the stove inside the kitchen of the two-story colonial when Brother Alan Aubin is summoned from his chair at the dinner table by the unusually shrill clang of an old-fashioned doorbell.

A slight man with a dollop of silvery hair lopped across his forehead, Aubin opens the back door and quietly acknowledges the visitor, handing the stocky man in blue jeans a couple of sandwiches and a canned drink. It’s a transaction that lasts just a few seconds from start to finish, and it takes place with few words, uttered in hushed tones.

After national meet success, Novan throwing athletes look forward to following in Fugere’s footsteps

August 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET– The past few years have seen Connor Fugere bring acclaim and notoriety to the throwing section of Woonsocket High’s track & field program. A recent graduate who is poised to take his talents to Northeastern University this fall, Fugere has been a source of inspiration for his Villa Novan track peers.

 

August 22nd

McGair: Bradley demotion a case of bad timing

August 22, 2014


PAWTUCKET – On the surface, Jackie Bradley Jr. is handling his reassignment to the PawSox just fine.
 
“When you don’t perform to the best of your capabilities, it’s not a surprise,” the centerfielder acknowledged while recently standing in front of his locker inside the PawSox clubhouse. 
 
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