August 8th, 2012
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď On his first official day as a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox, Danny Valencia found himself out of Wednesday‚Äôs starting lineup. His placement under the ‚Äúextra hitters‚ÄĚ portion of the lineup card only furthers the argument that it‚Äôs going to be tough for the 27-year-old to carve out regular playing time.
Valencia is a third baseman by trade, a position where he‚Äôs logged 2,281 innings in 262 big-league games. Coming over from the Minnesota Twins via trade on Sunday, Valencia joins a PawSox ballclub that's pretty well stocked at the hot corner.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď Budget constraints have forced the school district into consolidation mode, but Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan is looking for volunteers who are ready to rebuild a vibrant public school system.
The superintendent announced the effort to seat a five-year Strategic Planning Committee this week to set academic goals for the future of the school district.
NORTH SMITHFIELD ‚ÄĒ A 44-year-old resident was arrested Wednesday afternoon on domestic-violence charges involving him holding a gun to the head of his elderly mother.
Brian R. Mellor, of 1350 Pound Hill Rd., was arrested after his 71-year-old mother, Carol, who lives with him, went to the police station to report that he had put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her at around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
During a search of the Pound Hill Road home, police confiscated 21 weapons including numerous firearms and a crossbow, Chief Steven E. Reynolds said at an evening press conference.
Jeannette F. Guertin
WOONSOCKET- Jeannette F. Guertin, 84, of Fifth Ave., Woonsocket, died Tuesday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the loving wife of Francis X. Guertin. They were married on July 31, 1966.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Florida (Laird) Lefebvre. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and lived in Blackstone for several years in her youth.
Anthony P. Anzalone, Jr.
BELLINGHAM- Anthony P. Anzalone, Jr., 73, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Irene L. (Falcone) Anzalone.
Born in Boston, MA on August 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Anthony P. and Josephine (Zappula), Sr.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ Less than 48 hours after stunning the McCarthy Field crowds by earning the R.I. American Legion Baseball Tournament championship as the eighth seed, Navigant Post 85 co-coaches Buster Perrault and Jim Gauthier chose to conduct a low-key, elective practice at Renaud Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The skippers did so to ready their troops for the Northeast Regional American Legion Tournament, a double-elimination event slated to begin Thursday at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach, Me.
Tuesday may have been a rare day off for the PawSox, yet the baseball chatter never ceases ‚Ä¶
For the point of this exercise, let‚Äôs start with the definition of the word ‚Äúmanage‚ÄĚ ‚Äď to bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship.
Or to take charge or care of represents another form of usage. Or, finally, someone in a position to manage conducts business by the following means ‚Äď to handle, direct, govern or control in action or use.
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď A Woonsocket man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Tuesday for a 2007 rape that had police stumped until his DNA was collected over three years later, after he committed an unrelated crime.
Jason Nickerson, 31, was sentenced to 60 years in all, with 50 to serve on each of four counts of first-degree sexual assault and the balance suspended, the attorney general‚Äôs office said.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď Fifth Avenue School has at least 10 outstanding fire code violations, including several serious ones that have been unresolved for years, fire officials say.
But Capt. Michael A. Morin, fire marshal for the Woonsocket Fire Department, stopped short of calling the school ‚Äúa fire trap,‚ÄĚ as Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan did recently.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs her opinion, that‚Äôs fine,‚ÄĚ said Morin. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no inherent danger to life there. What there are, are code violations and there‚Äôs a process to get those corrected.‚ÄĚ
Woonsocket police officer Jason Berthelette looks back to see a North Smithfield police K-9 dog hot on his heels during an attack demonstration with North Smithfield K-9 police Lt. Jared Salinaro, during the National Night Out at River Island Park in Woonsocket Tuesday. The event, which takes place in cities and towns all over the country, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Woonsocket Police Department and Woonsocket Safe Communities.