May 15th, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€” Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine, Council President John Ward and Finance Director Thomas Bruce spent Tuesday afternoon trying to convince the House Finance Committee that a 13 percent supplemental tax in the city would not be just a stopgap measure to temporarily forestall the inevitable appointment of a state budget commission or receiver a few weeks or months down the road.
WOONSOCKET â€” As part of his campaign to gather feedback from small businesses, Gov. Lincoln Chafee toured a family-owned print shop here Tuesday.
Accompanied by members of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Chafee spent about 45 minutes at Sheahan Printing, where workers led him past clattering machines and pallets stacked with finished brochures, pamphlets and posters.
CUMBERLAND â€” The last time Cumberland enjoyed a season as magical as the one the Clippers have put together so far this spring, its current members were learning the sport in middle school, and its head coach, Scott Carpenter, was savoring his retirement from coaching after a long, successful run as the Clippersâ€™ hockey coach.
WOONSOCKET- Therese Dufault, 84, of Woonsocket, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012. She was the wife of the late Conrad L. Dufault. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 20, 1997.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leandre and Aurore (Pellerin) Pelland.
Mrs. Dufault worked in Woonsocket as a stitcher for many years and also for Alsace, "The Guerin Mills", East School Street, Woonsocket for eight years.
HOLBROOK, MA- Theodore J. Dziok, Jr., 63, of Holbrook, died suddenly May 13, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, having grown up in Blackstone, Ted was the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Szpakowski) Dziok. He lived in Holbrook, MA for the past 10 years.
He worked for Above All Transportation in Canton, MA for 18 years, most recently as their Fleet Manager. Mr. Dziok had served in The United States Navy.
Robert R. Lamoureux
WEST KINGSTON- Robert R. Lamoureux, 75, resident of West Kingston, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Shady Acres Nursing Home in West Kingston.
Born in Woonsocket, he is a son of the late George L. and Doris (Fugere) Lamoureux, Sr.
Generally, Tim Wakefieldâ€™s 19-year MLB odyssey is broken down into two separate and distinctive parts. There was the Wakefield of Pittsburgh Pirates fame, the hotshot knuckleball specialist who helped guide the franchise to the brink of the 1992 World Series.
Weâ€™re just past the quarter mark of the PawSoxâ€™s season. Such a distinction comes with a few observations that have made an impression upon this particular observer â€¦
If the Red Sox knew a month ago what they know at the present time, perhaps they wouldnâ€™t have been so quick to move Alex Wilson from the rotation to the bullpen.
CUMBERLAND â€” If thereâ€™s any good news for Cumberland High, it will return to Division I-North action beginning Wednesday afternoon, when head coach Marty Crowleyâ€™s crew hosts La Salle Academy at 3:45.
The bad: The Clippers closed their D-I crossover slate Monday afternoon with a 5-0 loss to North Kingstown at Tucker Field, as Skippersâ€™ junior righty Taylor Butler yielded just five hits and two walks while whiffing eight in her complete-game outing.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Hereâ€™s a case of deja vu that North Smithfield likes and Burrillville loathes.
For the second time this season, Northmen sophomore ace pitcher Karissa Carlton had her way with the host Broncosâ€™ lineup and her teammates did just enough offensively off Broncos junior ace Cassidy Tedeschi to squeak out a 1-0 victory.
Carlton struck out a season-high 16 batters and walked just one en route to a magnificent two-hitter that helped the Northmen improve to 9-2, and for the moment, hold a half-game lead over Woonsocket (9-3) in the airtight Division II-North standings.