April 13th, 2013
PAWTUCKET â The story on Saturday afternoon wasnât so much that the Pawtucket Red Sox assembled a mammoth sixth-inning rally to snag a 7-1 Game 1victory over the Rochester Red Wings at McCoy Stadium, but instead that David Ortiz played a key role in it.
The 37-year-old designated hitter, on a 20-game rehab stint with Pawtucket after suffering a right Achillesâ injury in a triumph over the Chicago White Sox last July 16, delivered a two-run ground single to right to help his club extend its lead to 4-1 â and continue Pawtucketâs finest-ever start to a season.
WOONSOCKET â A drive around the city this week offered a discerning motorist a range of approximately eight cents on the cost of a gallon of gasoline depending upon where that driver decided to pull in.
And if the motorist had also checked gasoline prices elsewhere in the Rhode Island, that range could increase to .45 cents under a rough comparison of high to low station offerings.
WOONSOCKET â The gray stucco house where the police found the battered body of a slain prostitute this week was more than just a crime scene.
It was a proving ground for the Woonsocket Police Departmentâs relatively inexperienced detective squad, more than half of whom had never investigated a homicide before.
âThey want to show you just what kind of a police officer theyâre capable of being,â says Police Chief Tom Carey. âThey know a murder is the biggest type of investigation theyâre ever going to be involved in.â
CUMBERLAND â For runners like Dave Constantino, the unicorn on the logo of the Boston Marathon has been fitting.
For nearly a decade at the hallowed 26.2-mile race, the 43-year-old Cumberland native has tried to track down his own personal unicorn â that is, break the 3-hour mark â but each time, heâs fallen short.
And he has come oh-so-close. Two years ago, his time was 3:04:46. The previous year, he ran a 3:07:40. And in 2006, his second trip to Boston, he turned in a 3:09:27.
PAWTUCKET â From a win-loss perspective, the Pawtucket Red Sox canât ask for much more. Winners of six of seven games, it seems that Mother Nature, not the opposition, is the teamâs toughest foe in the seasonâs early stages.
Fridayâs postponement of Rochester-Pawtucket marks the second time in three days that the pitter-patter of raindrops has come into play for Gary DiSarcinaâs ball club. This past Wednesday saw Pawtucket play two innings at Lehigh Valley before the game was halted in the second inning due to rain.
Evangelina D. Lindo
HARRISVILLE- Evangelina D. (Miranda) Lindo, 77, of Iron Mine Rd. died Thursday April 11, 2013, in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Francisco Lindo.
Born in the Azores, Portugal, daughter of the late Manual and Marie (DeAmeida) Miranda.
She was a Homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her loving family and friends.
An avid gardener, loved to crochet and knit, and cook, so everyone would enjoy.
Gerald R. Langlois
BURRILLVILLE- Gerald R. Langlois, 74, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Estelle M. (Gravel) Langlois, whom he married on July 28, 1984. They resided on East Ave. in Harrisville.
Born in Mapleville, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Beatrice (Blanchard) Langlois.
Gerald worked as an Assembler for GM Motors in Framingham, MA for over twenty five years before retiring. He was a former member of the Oakland Mapleville Fire Department.
Frances T. Bouchard
BLACKSTONE- Frances T.(Halza) Bouchard, 91, of Blackstone, MA died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI. She was the wife of the late Fernand Bouchard who died in 1987.
She was born in Bridgeport, CT, daughter of the late George and Anna (Hvisc) Halza.
Norma T. DiPietro
BELLINGHAM- Norma T. (Murray) DiPietro, 74, of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at St. Antoine Residence. She was the beloved wife of retired Bellingham School Superintendent Joseph F. DiPietro since 1969.
Born in Providence, RI on March 13, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Hardress and Teresa (Furey) Murray.
PAWTUCKET â It was clear that David Ortiz was in no mood to stroll down memory lane.
Asked if he felt a touch of nostalgia upon returning to McCoy Stadium for the first time since the memorable three-game show he put on during the summer of 2008, the Red Sox slugger offered a wry smile. After being down for so long, itâs clear that Ortiz is using his rehab stint with the PawSox as a prime opportunity to make up for lost time.
âBeen a while, huh? Yeah, man, just coming down here to get some at-bats and get that engine going,â said a succinct Ortiz.