June 8th, 2014
LINCOLN â Rich Gingras remembers all too well the first time he sported a New England championship belt around his waist.
It lasted all of two minutes.
Last summer, after a marquee matchup with Providenceâs Vladine Biosse for Biosseâs super middleweight title at Twin River went to the judgesâ cards, it was announced that Gingras had won the championship, winning by a slim margin on two of the three cards.
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EAST PROVIDENCE â North Smithfieldâs baseball team doesnât get serious until it is backed against the wall.
âWeâre resilient, thatâs for sure,â head coach Jon Leddy said on Sunday evening after his Northmen erased a 3-0 deficit to beat Classical 5-3 in 10 innings. Game Two of this best-of-three series is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday back at Pierce Field.
UXBRIDGE â Steve Butler may be the most popular host of a do-it-yourself TV-show youâve never heard of.
For the last three years, the artist and furniture maker has been producing a how-to show from a single-car garage on North Main Street thatâs carried on more than 400 cable television stations in 45 states and several foreign countries, from Hawaii to South Africa.
PROVIDENCE â On a Saturday when one of the state's finest floundered, the future flourished.
Woonsocket High senior Connor Fugere had hoped to defend his indoor shot put title at the R.I. Outdoor Championships at Brown Stadium, but didn't earn a berth in the finals. He also wanted to place in the top six in the three other throwing events, but walked away with âjustâ a bronze medal in the hammer toss.
That came courtesy of a decent heave of 196-7, though far behind victor Bob Colantonio of Barrington (215-6) and runner-up Adam Kelly of the same (213-8).
BURRILLVILLE â The Pascoag Fire District Board of Commissioners has denied a petition request to reinstate Pascoag Firefighter Edward Blanchard, who now says he has no choice but to file a lawsuit.
BARRINGTON â When senior righty John Sikie is âfeeling it,â heâs usually outstanding.
When heâs not, well, heâll walk and/or hit batters, and indicates no real feel for the zone around the plate.
Excepting one inning on Friday afternoon, Sikie proved to be much more of the former. The co-captain manufactured a stellar two-hitter with two walks and a six strikeouts in a six-frame stint, propelling Cumberland High to a solid 5-3 victory over Barrington before at least 150 fans at Victory Field.
Lawrence W. Mousseau
A funeral mass to celebrate and remember the life of Lawrence W. Mousseau who left the physical world on November 27, 2013 will be held on Saturday, June 14th at 10:30 AM at Saint Joseph's Church, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, RI.
Joseph Clemento Long
WOONSOCKET - Joseph Clemento Long 58, of First Ave. died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of Richard Curtis and Clementina Long of Woonsocket. Joseph was a machinist for Alpha Grainger Manufacturing in Franklin, MA for the past fifteen years.
Besides his parents he leaves two sons Joseph C. Long and Richard M. Long both of Woonsocket, two grandchildren Alyssa and Cayden Long, a brother Bobby Long of Woonsocket, three sisters, Karen Tougas of Lincoln, Kathy Martin of Uxbridge, and Valerie Curtis of Woonsocket.
Melvin B. Defoe
WOONSOCKET - Melvin B. Defoe, 75, of Adams St, died Saturday, May 31, at the West Warwick home of his daughter Christina Walls. He was the husband of the late Gloria Racicot. Mr. Defoe was born in Monson, MA, a son of the late Michael and Patricia (Worthe) Defoe. He was a retired Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Mr. Defoe served as a member of the D.A.V. Chapter 12 with great passion, was an active member and former State Commander of the V.F.W. Post 11519, and was also a member of the United Veteranâs Council of Woonsocket.
William T. McCarthy
BURRILLVILLE - William T. McCarthy, 73, of Pascoag, RI, passed away June 4, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
He was the loving husband to Marjorie (Worcester) McCarthy.
He was born in Providence, RI son of the late William & Mary (Fitzpatrick) McCarthy.