May 14th, 2012
Joseph "ED" Croteau
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Joseph E. Croteau, 74, formerly of Woonsocket, died, Wednesday May 9, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Karen (Fortune) Croteau.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Josephat and Lillian (St. Pierre).
Mr. Croteau was a Maintenance Supervisor for TECH Industries, for 25 years prior to retiring. He previously worked as a chemical batch mixer for Tyca Corp. in Holliston, MA. and also in maintenance at the Bocce Club.
PAWTUCKET -- Alex Hassan opened the season a dismal 0-for-17 at the plate before he broke out of the slump with a 3-for-4 outing at Rochester on April 13.
Slow but sure, his confidence increased, and that was more than obvious on Sunday afternoon.
Hassan finished 3-for-3 with a double, homer, sacrifice fly, two RBI and three runs scored to pace the Pawtucket Red Soxâ 5-4 come-from-behind triumph over the Clippers before 5,516 fans at McCoy Stadium.
PAWTUCKET -- The way Lars Anderson figures it, versatility is the key to getting back to the Boston Red Sox.
Thatâs why the Pawtucket Red Sox first baseman called Mike Hazen, now Bostonâs Vice President and Assistant General Manager, last November and asked that he be considered for an outfield position.
Given Adrian Gonzalezâ contract with Boston, he figured, âWhy not?
âHe told me he thought it was a good idea, and that he would talk to the powers-that-be,â Anderson, 24, said in the clubhouse prior to Pawtucketâs tilt against the Columbus Clippers on Sunday morning.
WOONSOCKET â Members of the School Committee spent Saturday afternoon reviewing a proposed $64.6 million 2012-2013 budget but continued the work to a second session this afternoon without voting approval of the spending plan.
The committee spent the four-hour-long session considering line items in the budget proposal with the budget consultant who helped prepare it, Water Edge of B&E Consulting, School Superintendent Giovana Donoyan, and City Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce III.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Alysha Acevedo didn't cringe, but did seem rather uncomfortable when asked how she's doing academically in this, her junior year at North Smithfield High.
âNot so good in chemistry; math isn't going too well, either, and I love math!â she chuckled. âBut I did get a 95 last week on my chemistry/common task, which is sort of like a project. The good news is I did something I didn't think I'd be able to do.â
WOONSOCKET â The School Committee received a draft budget plan of $64.6 million from its financial consulting firm on Friday but whether that sum will stick as a final budget figure for the coming school year remains to be seen.
Walter Edge of B&E Consulting presented the draft budget to the panel during a special meeting in the Hamlet Avenue Middle School while noting that more work could be done to refine the spending plan if city officials wish to allot additional time to the effort.
WOONSOCKET â In a hearing that may, for better or for worse, chart a course for the financial future of the city, the House Finance Committee will take up enabling legislation Tuesday that could clear the way for a 13 percent supplemental tax bill.
PAWTUCKET â Despite posting downright gaudy numbers in his shortlived Red Sox stint, Clayton Mortensen was farmed out to Pawtucket because of one simple yet often overlooked factoid.
He still has minor-league options remaining.
Guys like Mortensen, they perform a service akin to a security blanket. To the big-league teams, to have a player with options still on the table, creates the kind of roster flexibility that can prove most handy.
Brad R. Dorval
BELLINGHAM- Brad R. Dorval, 51, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center.
Born on August 30, 1960, he was the son of Robert L. Dorval of Greenville, RI and the late Doris I. (Auclair) Dorval.
He was the brother of Joanne L. Lefevre and her husband, Joseph of Foster, RI, Richard R. Dorval and his wife, Linda of Scituate, RI, Roy L. Dorval and his wife, Linda of Ashland, MA, Keith R. Dorval and his wife, Dorothea of Mansfield, MA; and his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Jean Paul Theroux
CUMBERLAND- Jean Paul (John) Theroux, 87, of Jencks Rd., Cumberland, died May 10, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Loretta J. (Coderre) Theroux, whom he married June 30, 1947.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Jacob and Matilda (Giguere) Theroux.
A WWII Army Veteran, Mr. Theroux worked as a maintenance engineer for Color Technology, Westboro, MA. John was a master of all trades, was always the first to help someone in need, was an avid horseman and loved to spend time on his farm with his family.