June 11th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€“ Daniel Bard got his wish Monday night. Unfortunately for the pitcher, the switch to the bullpen did little inspire confidence that heâ€™s ready to turn the corner.
Working one inning, Bard allowed one run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts as the PawSox saw a ninth-inning rally come up just short in an 11-8 loss to the Gwinnett Braves. Bard ended up tossing 22 pitches, 11 for strikes.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Head coach Dan Belisle couldn't have been more matter-of-fact after Woonsocket High suffered an 8-5 loss to West Warwick High in a R.I. Division II Tournament losers' bracket final at Rhode Island College on Monday night.
â€śI'm really proud of my kids,â€ť he said following a contest best described as wild and, well, weird. â€śThey showed a lot of fight, they showed grit, and they swung the bats well. It just didn't go our way.â€ť
MARLBOROUGH- Sister Doris Pontbriand, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister Marie Anne Elise, died suddenly Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the age of 83, at Marie Esther Health Center in Marlborough. She was in the 63rd year of religious life.
She was the daughter of Arsene and Elise (Vandal) Pontbriand of Manville, R.I.
Gloria Y. Turcotte
MANVILLE- Gloria Y. Turcotte, 83, formerly of Sayles Hill Rd., North Smithfield, died Monday morning at The Holiday with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Joseph L. Turcotte.
A proud lifelong resident of Manville and North Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late Henri and Yvette (Fournier) Raymond.
Mrs. Turcotte was employed by Almac's Supermarket at its former Park Square location in Woonsocket for over 34 years before retiring.
BURRILLVILLE-- Frederick L. Hoerlein, Jr., 62, resident of Burrillville, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Claire (Howard) Hoerlein of North Providence and the late Frederick L. Hoerlein, Sr.
Carol A. Provencher
PASCOAG. Carol A. (Heath) Provencher, 60, of Wallum Lake Rd. entered into eternal life June 2, 2012 at RI Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Raymond Provencher.
She was born in Warwick, a daughter of the late Herbert and Barbara (O'Donnell) Heath. Mrs. Provencher was a devoted Mother and Grandmother. She lived in Warwick and Bristol for several years before moving to Pascoag.
DELAND, FL- Henry, Lucien Eugene Thomas, age 78, of Deland, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. A Funeral Mass will be held; 10:00 am on Thurs. June 14th at St. Peters Catholic Church, 359 W. New York Ave., Deland. Interment will follow the Funeral Mass at DeLand Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wed. June 13th; 5:00-until the 6:30 wake service at the Deland chapel of Lohman Funeral Homes.
PROVIDENCE â€” Denizens of Netroots Nation may have thought they were coming to a famously deep-blue state that has Democratic supermajorities in both chambers of its General Assembly for their 2012 get-together, but a panel of local activists gave them a sobering dose of bad news: While Rhode Island is heavily Democratic, it is not particularly liberal, or, in the current jargon, progressive.