April 23rd, 2012
Emerson C. Eldredge
BELLINGHAM- Emerson C. "Cappy" Eldredge, 93, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2012 at Milford Care & Rehabilitation with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia M. (MacDougall) Eldredge.
Michael E. Nelson
DOUGLAS/UXBRIDGE- Michael E. Nelson, 68 longtime Douglas and Uxbridge resident died unexpectedly at home on Wed. April 18. His wife Jean M. (Sampson) Nelson died in 1999.
PAWTUCKET-- Mary F. (Bacon) Drolet-Morrison, 69, of Gill Ave. died, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Donald Drolet and William Morrison.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Emile and Frances (Ryan) Bacon.
Mary worked as a machine operator for TECH Industries, for 20 years prior to retiring.
Annette L. Hopkins
LINCOLN- Annette L. (Gaboury) Hopkins, 72, of School Street, Albion, died April 20, 2012 in Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Antoinette (Jolicoeur) Gaboury.
She worked as a Registered Nurse for over thirty years in the former Fogarty Hospital, the Day Kimble Hospital in Putnam, CT, and the Hebert Nursing Home.
Annette enjoyed her family, her many friendships, travel, reading, going to see movies and time at the beach.
In a span of seven days, Michael Bowden went from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.
Allâ€™s well that ends well, it seems, as the ex-Red Sox relief pitcher now gets a chance to start anew with his hometown team, the Chicago Cubs. Perhaps just as important, the 25-year-old now has a legit shot to find a niche on a big-league roster â€“ something that proved quite elusive during his seven-year tenure with Boston.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Granted, itâ€™s only April, but when a player increases his batting average by 170 points in less than two weeks, curious minds want to know why.
Is the player seeing the ball better? Or is the spike the result of some sort of mechanical adjustment, such as closing the stance or shortening the stride? Are all those extra sessions in the batting cage finally paying off?
In the case of Jose Iglesias, the recent rise in his offensive production can be traced to the adjustments the shortstop prospect looked to make before the first pitch of the 2012 season was even thrown.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Cumberland lawyer who fought the state law that allowed Central Falls to enter receivership will be a guest of the City Council tonight.
With so much talk in the air advocating receivership for Woonsocket, officials are hoping Michael Kelly can provide some balance, said Councilman Albert G. Brien.
â€śHe was very much involved in Central Falls and I was hoping we might be able to glean whether his experience there could be helpful to us as we debate the pros and cons of this issue,â€ť said Brien, a staunch detractor of receivership.
Members of the Bernon Little League Firefighters, including (from left) Emanual Quirindongo, Elijah McDowell, Jared Briere, Jacob Harris, Brian Diaz, Baye Lo, Germani Jarrie, Stanley Koss, Matt Robinson and Kyle Woodward celebrate the start of the 60th Little League season Saturday at the Bernon Little League opening day ceremonies at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket. See Sports for more photos of the opening day parade and ceremony.
PROVIDENCE â€“ What are the five most important things to know if you are thinking about running for office? How do you raise money for a political campaign? How can a challenger defeat an incumbent in an election?
Those are just some of the questions that will be raised and answered by some of the stateâ€™s political, media and good-government luminaries at Operation Clean Governmentâ€™s 2012 Candidateâ€™s School.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Even if just a handful of noteworthy sites in the sprawling Blackstone River Heritage Corridor became part of the national park system, as the government recommends, the possibilities for promoting tourism-based economic development throughout the whole region would be greatly enhanced, a top National Park Service official says.