April 8th, 2014
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s always nice to put on a good show when the brass is in town.
With Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington and Director of Player Development Ben Crockett checking out the action, the Pawtucket Red Sox thumped Syracuse, 7-1, Tuesday night before 2,675 fans. Allen Webster rebounded from a sub-par first start to his season with six shutout innings while Justin Henry and Ryan Lavarnway stoked the offense with back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning.
PAWTUCKET â€” For a different change of pace, Bryce Brentz is garnering more headlines for his nifty glovework than his ability to deposit souvenirs over the fence.
Long known as a power hitter with a strong arm, the PawSox outfielder is doing his best to bring attention to his defense. With two down in the fifth inning of Mondayâ€™s game against Syracuse, Brentz robbed Eury Perez of surefire extra bases as he went full extension on a sinking liner in the left-center field gap.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Police say a routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery not only of cocaine in the vehicle, but also that one of the two occupants, an employee of a parking valet service at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, had taken the vehicle from the airport lot without permission.
Police Chief John Desmarais said on Tuesday that the Patrolmen Josh Vaughan and Greg Pomfret had been patrolling Mendon Road on March 18, when they observed a vehicle on the Route 295 North exit ramp change lanes and turn suddenly.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Scratch off the biggest need on Ed Cooleyâ€™s off-season â€śto-doâ€ť list.
Shoring up the point-guard spot for next season as well as future ones has been a top priority for Cooley and the Providence Friars since the moment the 2013-14 campaign came to an end. With the verbal commitment expressed by Compton (Calif.) High School senior Kyron Cartwright, PC now has a second floor general to pair with Kris Dunn, who has missed significant time in each of his first two collegiate seasons.
BLACKSTONE- Stephen R. Allaire, Sr., of Blackstone died peacefully in his home on April 7th at the age of 94 surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 10th, 1919, the son of Darius Allaire and Emma (Lavallee) Allaire. He was one of nine children.
Theresa P. Smith
JOHNSTON - Theresa P. (Trudeau) Smith, 73, of Apple Tree Lane, died Tuesday April 1, 2014 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harold Smith.
PAWTUCKET â€” Brock Holt thought he had it all mapped out. With Will Middlebrooks on Bostonâ€™s 15-day disabled list, the versatile infielder anticipated that his role as the designated â€śfill-in guyâ€ť would encompass the next few weeks or so.
WOONSOCKET â€” After opening its season last week with a heartbreaking loss, Mount St. Charles came back strong to win a thriller in its home opener on Monday afternoon.
Senior tri-captain Ally Goralski and sophomore standout Elizabeth Caruso each scored three goals, and the Mounties held off a late comeback by Smithfield to pin a 12-10 loss on the visiting Sentinels in their Division III-North matchup.
The Mounties, who held a 5-3 lead at halftime, broke a 6-6 tie by netting five of the next six goals to claim an 11-7 lead with 8:27 left in the game.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A 22-year-old city man was arrested Sunday on felony domestic assault and several related charges, including violating a no-contact order â€“ for the seventh time in less than two years.
Marcus A. Charette was also charged with domestic disorderly conduct, larceny under $1,500 and breaking into a dwelling while the resident was home. Charette was arrested at Apt. 2285A in the Walnut Hill complex shortly after 9 a.m.
Karen F. Kozimor
WHITINSVILLE- Kozimor, Karen F. of Whitinsville, formerly of Waltham, died peacefully on March 22, 2014 at age 65.
She was born in Bellingham, the daughter of Frank Kozimor and the late Dorothy (Freeman) Kozimor.
A graduate of Northeast Broadcasting School in Boston, Karen enjoyed a long career with many top radio stations in New England, most recently as Traffic Director at WCRB. She was passionate about animals and supported Friends of Animals and the MSPCA.