August 2nd, 2012
WOONSOCKET â When students return to Woonsocket High School on Aug 29 they are going to find some areas of school to be brighter and newer looking thanks to the help of a local business.
Chet Chomka, the manager and owner of Vose True Value Hardware at 849 Cumberland Hill Road had made a point of letting local schools know about the True Value Foundation's âPainting a Bright Futureâ grant program last fall. Chomka was thrilled to learn earlier this year that Woonsocket High School was among 100 schools selected nationwide to win the award of 40 gallons of paint under the program.
WEST WARWICK --- Itâs been a number of years since Navigant Credit Union Post 85 enjoyed a postseason run like this one, but on Wednesday night, the Woonsocket ballclub moved closer to a state championship by nailing down another impressive victory.
The eighth and lowest seed remaining in the R.I. playoffs, Post 85 rode the strong arm of Brandon Rainville and held off a late comeback by its third-seeded rival to produce a 4-3 triumph, its fourth straight tournament âWâ, at McCarthy Field.
Alice M. Fowler
BURRILLVILLE- Fowler, Alice M., 96, of Ashton Court, Harrisville, died July 25, 2012 at Overlook Nursing Home. She was the widow of William Fowler.
Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of Olaf and Alma (Soderburg) Friden.
Mrs. Fowler was a good mother to her own children along with the many others she unselfishly raised. She was an avid reader.
Itâs easy to get swept up with the sentiment that for Lars Anderson, Tuesday was Liberation Day.
The moment the Red Sox brought Adrian Gonzalez into the fold in December 2010, Andersonâs path to reach the big leagues with the club that drafted and developed him became infinitely harder. The deal with the Padres made Gonzalez a rich man while simultaneously poured cold water on the notion that Anderson was Bostonâs first baseman of the future.
PAWTUCKET â Itâs Sunday morning in the PawSox clubhouse, a time of day when players and coaches alike seek to shake the sleep out of their eyes in preparation for that dayâs 1:05 first pitch.
Everyone has their own routine. For some, the crossword puzzle beckons. Others, a trip to the indoor hitting cage is imperative. Then thereâs kicking back on the plush leather sofa to watch what the majority deems is acceptable on television. Sometimes itâs a movie; other times, like this past Sunday morn, the viewing is the Summer Olympics.
PAWTUCKET â From Garrett Mockâs vantage point, his capacity â relief pitcher for the Pawtucket Red Sox â represents only the tip of iceberg regarding exactly who he is.
Mind you, Mock wasnât always a devout Christian. The 29-year-old experienced a pair of self-described awakenings â one in 1998 and again in 2006 â that placed everything in proper context.
Nowadays when he takes the mound, Mock isnât just seeking to get the opposition out; he aims to continue to stay true to his spiritual side that he first tapped as a teenager growing up in Houston, Texas.
WEST WARWICK â As the eighth seed in this R.I. American Legion Tournament, that after finishing the league campaign at a mediocre 11-11, Navigant Post 85 wasn't expected to do much, especially after suffering a disastrous 14-1 loss to North Providence Post 29 in the first game of a best-of-three preliminary set last Friday.
Navigant, however, responded with 6-3 and 9-0 victories over the Senators this past weekend, and gained a bit of confidence entering the double-elimination portion of the tourney.
WOONSOCKET â In a city where the median household income lags far behind the rest of the state, Armand Tetreault thought his family had discovered a tasty, healthy way to ease the squeeze on its food budget when his son began raising chickens.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â A mile-long stretch of Route 146A in North Smithfield known as Eddie Dowling Highway will get some major and much-needed repairs before the end of the year, Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton said this week.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA- Henri Albert Joseph Julie, 74, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Uniondale and Sayville, Long Island, passed away after a short and courageous battle with malignant melanoma on July 31, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Christina Mabel Baker, of Williamsburg, and his sister, Lucille Julie, of Woonsocket, RI. Online condolences may be expressed at