May 24th, 2011
The high school baseball outfits hailing from Lincoln, Tolman and Woonsocket find themselves in an enviable position â€“ at home, serving as the higher seed in the opening round of the double elimination, regional playoffs, which cuts four ways with four teams comprising each group.
The real key as baseballâ€™s second season gets under way is not specifically tied to home-field advantage. In the case of a double-elimination format, itâ€™s about starting out on the right foot. Win on Wednesday and wait until Friday before resuming the March to McCoy Stadium. Thatâ€™s called the easy road.
Steve Hyder, the radio voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox, left, joins Call/Times sports writer Brendan McGair after McGair received the Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year for 2010 from the National Sports writers and Sportcasters Association at the 2011 Awards ceremony in Salisbury, North Carolina on May, 16, 2011. Hyder was named the Co-Sportscaster of the year along with Steve McDonald, the voice of URI football and men's basketball. A 2003 graduate of Providence College, McGair started working at the Pawtucket Times in Jan. 2005.
WOONSOCKET â€” The city found out it was continuing to pay the health insurance premiums of dead people after double-checking its eligibility lists in an effort to identify wasteful spending.
The recertification of the eligibility list was intended to identify precisely those sorts of problems, said Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, who ordered the process several weeks ago.
Todd J. Lacey
BURRILLVILLE- Todd J. Lacey, 46, resident of Woodstock, CT, died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Laurel (Loguercio) Lacey of Pascoag and the late Raymond Lacey.
Todd worked as a yardman at the former Remington Lumber of Oakland and worked in construction as a roofer.
He is survived by one son, Kyle Lacey of Brooklyn, CT, one brother, Raymond Lacey of Clearwater, FL and two sisters, Laurie Gibeau-Paul of Pascoag and Kelly D'Angelo of Chepachet.
WOONSOCKET- Blanche A. (Dussault) Sutherland 103, died Monday in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Lucien Sutherland.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Hughes and Marie (Mandeville) Dussault.
Mrs. Sutherland was a homemaker, and raised eight children.
Edith "Edie" E. McKenna
FRANKLIN- Edith "Edie" E. (Pruell) McKenna 90 of Franklin died May 24 in the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham. She was the wife of the late Raymond F. McKenna who died in 1997.
Born in Walpole, December 29, 1920 the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Walsh) Pruell,
Mrs. McKenna was raised in Walpole and had lived in Franklin for over 60 years.
A graduate of Walpole High School, Mrs. McKenna had been the manager of the Dean Jr. College Bookstore for 25 years before retiring.
Evelyn J. Masnyk
MANVILLE- Evelyn J. (Tetreault) Masnyk, passed away on Friday, May 20th. She was the loving wife of Edmund Masnyk.
Born September 4, 1964 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Evelyn (Gaudreau) Tetreault of Woonsocket and the late Roland Tetreault.
For the last 29 years she was employed at CVS in Woonsocket, her latest position was an Administrative Assistant. Evelyn loved to travel and most of all, just spending time with her family. She was always there to lend a helping hand to others at need.
WOLFEBORO, N.H.- Margaret (Maynard) Harvey, 79, of Wolfeboro, N.H., formerly of Slatersville, R.I., died May 17, 2011 at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, N.H., after a long illness.
LINCOLN â€“ Jillian DeSimone stood anxiously on the rain-soaked Ferguson Field sidelines, her teamâ€™s perfect season hanging in the balance.
If ever there was a time for Lincoln High to prove it was more than a one-player show, this was it.
Playing without DeSimone for most of the second half after the stateâ€™s leading goal scorer picked up her yellow card of the game, the Lions rode Ashley Moreauâ€™s five goals and Nina Fournierâ€™s goalkeeping to a 12-9 victory over Cumberland High School on Monday.
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It didnâ€™t take long for the Boston Red Sox to climb out of that impossible hole all the doomsayers had put them in after they started the season with two wins in their first 12 games. After Sunday nightâ€™s win over the Cubs, Bostonâ€™s record stood at 25-21 and the Sox were just one-half game out of first place in the American League East.