June 28th, 2012
CRANSTON â€” In many ways, the tenor of these Governorâ€™s Cup clashes, pitting the top high school football seniors in Rhode Island and Connecticut, resembles that of a typical â€śbig brother, little brotherâ€ť exchange.
Rita C. Gouin
BELLINGHAM- Rita C. Gouin, 84, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Milford Care & Rehabilitation with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Gouin.
Born in Woonsocket on September 4, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Zephirin and Exilia (Lauzon) Remillard.
Irene E. Belanger
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL-Irene E. (Bulris) Belanger, 91 of Port Charlotte, FL, died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Leo J. Belanger.
Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Blanche (Trinque) Bulris.
PAWTUCKET â€” The newest member of the Pawtucket Red Sox played a major role in snapping the teamâ€™s third-longest losing streak in club history on Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium.
Starting pitcher Zach Stewart, who was acquired by the Boston Red Sox in Sundayâ€™s trade with the Chicago White Sox for Kevin Youkilis, turned in a splendid outing to help the PawSox defeat the Charlotte Knights, 5-1, and grab their first victory after nine straight losses.
PAWTUCKET â€” Mauro Gomez earned a spot on the International League all-star team last season, the third straight year he earned a midseason honor.
Ryan Lavarnway was a Carolina League all-star in 2010, and Pedro Ciriaco picked up his last minor-league all-star honor three years ago in the Southern League.
That being said, when was the last time Justin Germano, the fourth member of the Pawtucket Red Sox named to the I.L.â€™s all-star team early Wednesday afternoon, selected to a squad?
â€ś(The) 2002 (season) was my one and only,â€ť he said with a smile. â€śItâ€™s been a while.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” The Budget Commission last night awarded a Denver, Colo.-based company a contract to build a new $36.6 million wastewater treatment plant designed to comply with more restrictive anti-pollution regulations.
CH2M Hill was one of three bidders for the project, including United Water and Veolia Inc., the current operator of the regional plant on Cumberland Hill Road.
Kevin Dubois of Lincoln, a Marine Corps veteran wounded in Afghanistan, throws the ceremonial first pitch at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket Tuesday night during the 33rd annual Armed Services Night, prior to the game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Charlotte Knights.
John L. Kurtyka Jr.
LINWOOD/WHITINSVILLE- John L. Kurtyka Jr., 88 of 518 Providence Rd. died Mon. June 25 at Beaumont Nursing after an illness.
Elizabeth M. Grady
WHITINSVILLE- Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Bebe) Grady, 97, formerly of Delray Gardens and Pine St. died Wed. June 27 at Beaumont Nursing in Westboro after an illness. Her husband John T. "Bob" Grady St. died Dec. 6, 1965.
BLACKSTONE- Joseph Brackett, 78, a lifelong resident of Blackstone, MA, lost his battle to Pulmonary Fibrosis on Monday evening in the comfort of his home. He was the beloved husband of Janet A. (Boisvert) Brackett.
A talented athlete, Joe was a standout player on his high school basketball and baseball teams. He carried his love for sports into his adulthood, as shown through his passion for golf. When not hitting the links, Joe was dedicated to caring for his wife and tending to his meticulous lawn and beautiful roses.