WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles Academy is reducing its staff by about a dozen teachers at the end of the school year.
PAWTUCKET â€” There have been three editions to Paul Dicksonâ€™s handy and comprehensive â€śThe Dickson Baseball Dictionary,â€ť though no revised version has graced bookstore shelves in the past five years.
If and when Dickson gets around to updating the gameâ€™s vernacular â€“ 952 pages of words and phrases suggests that the author has covered all the bases (no pun intended) â€“ he should make it a point to insert the full name of the Red Soxâ€™ current version of a Swiss Army knife: Brock Holt.
Mary Ellen French
WHITINSVILLE - Mary Ellen "Mame" (Kane) French, 67, formerly of Plummer Ave. died Tues. June 24 at Milford Hospital after a long illness. Her husband Edward A. French died Feb 2, 1994.
Marion I. Ducharme-Paul
BURRILLVILLE - Marion I. (Spink) Ducharme-Paul, 98, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Harold Ducharme and Horace Paul. Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Albina (Dumas) Spink.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Whereâ€™s the best location for the new registry of motor vehicles in the city?
It doesnâ€™t matter who you talk to â€“ from the chief of the state Division of Motor Vehicles to the mayor and the guy on the street â€“ everyone seems to come up with the same answer: Put it in one of the hollowed-out retail plazas on Diamond Hill Road.
â€śIâ€™m promoting it from an economic development standpoint,â€ť said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. â€śWeâ€™re all concerned about the exodus weâ€™ve seen up there and we need to regenerate an area thatâ€™s been deflated.â€ť
BARRINGTON â€” If PGA stalwarts Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt had their way, they'd return to the CVS Caremark Charity Classic every summer.
The only problem? Given the duo's remarkable success at Rhode Island Country Club over the past two years, tournament co-hosts and local favorites Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade joked about their possible return after a wildly-entertaining finish early Tuesday afternoon.
When asked if there was anything he would change about the event, Faxon grinned, â€śI wouldn't invite Stricker back. He's too good.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” It wasnâ€™t Mookie Bettsâ€™ intention to create a firestorm. Thanks to his strong play since joining the PawSox three weeks ago coupled with Red Sox manager John Farrellâ€™s impromptu â€śI know Mookie Betts is swinging the bat wellâ€ť remark last weekend, the 21-year-old wunderkind is being seen in a different light.
In response to the attention that goes with the territory of being the flavor of the moment, Betts sought out Kevin Boles. The last thing Betts wanted to do was to make the life of the PawSox manager even more chaotic.
PAWTUCKET â€” In the world of target dates and timetables, Shane Victorinoâ€™s bid to rejoin the Red Sox during the teamâ€™s current West Coast sojourn came up well short.
With Wednesday marking the final game of a three-game set in Seattle, the best that Victorino can hope for is a return this weekend in New York. In order reach the point where the Red Sox feel comfortable enough to activate him, itâ€™s safe to say that the outfielder will have to withstand the challenge of playing nine innings.
Shirley A. Masse
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Shirley A. Masse 74, of Biscaia Ave. New Port Richey, FL died Monday, June 23, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Normand Masse. Born in Northbridge, MA she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Pearl (Duquette) Rice. Shirley was a homemaker for most of her life. She enjoyed bingo, playing cards and traveling.
Joseph W. Quiray, Jr.
HARRISVILLE - Joseph W. Quiray, Jr., 62, of Harrisville, died peacefully Monday, June 23, 2014, in his home. He was the husband of Claudette (Joyal) Quiray, whom he married September 10, 1972. Born in San Diego, CA, he was the son of the late Joseph W. Quiray, Sr. and Anna (Panciocco) Haynes.
Joseph was the owner of Print-It Plus, Providence for 27 years. He was a life member of the Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, fisherman, musician and amateur radio technician, who most of all loved spending time with his family.