May 4th, 2013
SMITHFIELD â€“ In case you hadnâ€™t noticed, there is a consumer run on guns and ammunition in this country amid an impassioned debate about gun control. Whether itâ€™s fair or not may be open to question, but much of the hoarding is blamed on gun zealots worried about a crackdown in the wake of some insanely violent and tragic episodes of gun violence.
I am not one of them. Iâ€™m not planning on buying a handgun, and I donâ€™t have anything against people who are, but the fierce battle over gun control made me dangerously curious.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Division III championship or bust.
Thatâ€™s the goal for this springâ€™s North Smithfield tennis team. Return to the finals on May 25 at Slater Park â€“ and win. Itâ€™s as simple as that.
Going undefeated during the regular season would be nice, and so would be any other regular-season accolades awarded to any of the Northmen, but make no mistake about it â€“ whether this season is deemed a successful one or not will be determined in the title match at the end of the month.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Jailin Alarcon, a seventh-grader at Woonsocket Middle School, didnâ€™t know what to expect when Judge Janette A. Bertness suddenly walked over to her, grabbed a folder off her desk and started sifting through the contents.
Bertness, an associate judge of the Rhode Island Workersâ€™ Compensation Court, and Providence attorney Jeffrey M. Biolchini, were visiting social studies teacher ToniMarie Campopianoâ€™s students Friday as part of the schoolâ€™s annual Law Day program.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The question, first posed years ago, was how to make assisted living affordable, says Robert Kulik, executive director of the Woonsocket Housing Authority.
The answer arrives Monday, when the WHA opens the doors of St. Germain Assisted Living. Itâ€™s 50 units of assisted living space within St. Germain Manor, a traditional high rise for able-bodied seniors located at 429 East School St.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Prior to Cumberland Highâ€™s Division I showdown with Tolman on Friday afternoon, head coach Marty Crowley issued a message to his players.
â€śI just told them that Tolmanâ€™s a great team, and â€“ like every game â€“ they need to be ready to play, and play hard,â€ť he stated. â€śI also said that theyâ€™re brand new to the league (division), and we havenâ€™t seen them, but we needed to take them like any other (force). The good news is we heeded that warning.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Allen Webster brought out his best to nab his first Triple-A victory on a cold Friday night.
The 23-year-old prospect delivered six innings of two-hit ball, striking out nine batters and walking none, to help the Pawtucket Red Sox produce a 4-1 victory over the Durham Bulls at McCoy Stadium.
Aside from a shaky third inning that saw Webster hit the first batter he faced and the Bulls collect both their hits and score their run, Webster was simply on top of his game.
PAWTUCKET â€” Gary DiSarcina wasted little time in explaining why the PawSox are refraining from employing a six-man starting rotation.
â€śChris Hernandez will be in the bullpen,â€ť the Pawtucket skipper stated prior to Thursdayâ€™s game, which was started by Alfredo Aceves.
Carl E. Buxton
WOONSOCKET- Carl E. Buxton, 52 of Progresso Ave died Monday April 29, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side.
Born in Bangor, Maine, son of the late Theodore and Marion (Bradberry) Buxton.
His greatest joy was playing dice with his family and the Lord will take him into his heart and rest in peace.
Anita I. DeMarzi
FRANKLIN- Anita I. (DuMont) DeMarzi 95, a longtime Franklin resident, died peacefully, Friday May 3, 2013 at the Harrington House in Walpole. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno R. DeMarzi, who died in 1988.
Born in Woonsocket, November 29, 1917, a daughter of the late Victor and Laura (Garneau) DuMont, she lived in Franklin for more than 73 years. She was raised and educated in Woonsocket, and was a retired homemaker.
CUMBERLAND- Marian Sherman, 103, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Mary (Stewart) Sherman.
Marian was a mender in the textile industry for many years before retiring. She was a member of the Daughters of the Revolutionary War, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and the Blackstone Historical Society.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Leroy, Raymond, James, Harry, William, Edward, Arthur, and Alice Sherman.