October 30th, 2013
BOSTON â In the eyes of Frank Thomas, David Ortiz didnât become the top designated hitter on the planet purely by accident.
âTo have success at that position, youâve got to work on a lot of things during the game that people donât see,â explained Thomas while watching the Red Sox take batting practice prior to Game 6 of the World Series. âYouâve got to stay mentally focused and youâve got to stay loose to get up there and jump into a ballgame like youâre 100 percent ready to go.â
EAST GREENWICH â When one of her players asked Cumberland High head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello how her baby was surviving the early moments of a battle between the Clippers and Smithfield on Wednesday night, the elder replied, âPretty good, I think.â
Immediately after the second-ranked Sentinels had roared to an incredible 3-2 victory in this R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal at Nick Carcieri Field, Capone-Bello kept the same sense of humor, though looked sad doing so.
John W. Brown Jr.
BELLINGHAM - John W. Brown Jr. 88, of Bellingham died October 30 in the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge.
Born in Bellingham, September 4, 1925, the son of the late John W. and Rowena (Williams) Brown, Mr. Brown was a lifelong Bellingham resident.
He was a graduate of Bellingham High School and Coyne Electrical School in Boston.
Mr. Brown operated Brown's Electrical Service from 1958 until his retirement.
He was a member of the Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association. He also served for a time as Electrical Inspector for the Town of Bellingham.
Linda J. Hamel
CHEPACHET - Linda J. (Galloway) Hamel, 69, of Chepachet, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of Edgar Hamel. Born in Webster, MA, she was a daughter of the late John and Eva (SanSouci) Galloway.
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WOONSOCKET -- It was hard to tell if Mount St. Charlesâ head coach Marek Wolnyâs post-game words to his girls did the trick or not.
The seventh-seeded Mounties had just suffered a disappointing 1-0 double-overtime loss to No. 10 Tiverton at the lower campus field on Tuesday afternoon, but â after congratulating the Tigers and the officials with hand slaps and/or fist bumps for a job well done â Wolny huddled his troops and attempted some calming devices.
WOONSOCKET â After a visit from state fire marshals yesterday, Dave Densmore did something he had vowed not to, despite an order from city inspectors: tear down the haunted Halloween maze he built on his property.
He wasnât happy about it.
âThey shut me down,â snapped Densmore, standing on a ladder as he ripped off pieces of the roof, made from a black plastic tarp. âThe city couldnât do it. The state fire marshal ordered us to do it.â
Helen M. Golouski
SMITHFIELD- Helen M. Golouski 84, resident of Smithfield passed away October 29, 2013, at the Hebert Nursing Home in Smithfield.
She was the wife of the late Francis "Frank" Golouski.
She was born in Providence a daughter of the late Charles & Elizabeth (Baumann) Kern.
Karlene A. Cabral
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Karlene A. (Saucier) Cabral, 59, of Mendon Rd. died Thursday October 24, 2013, in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Manual Cabral.
Born in Norwood, Mass, daughter of the late Arthur and Marlene (McDevitt) Saucier â Corkins.
Karlene worked as a Phlebotomist, for Landmark Medical Center and the R.I. Blood Bank for several years.
WOONSOCKET â A coalition of non-profits and private companies has made the city ground zero for an experiment in consumer lending they hope will persuade state lawmakers to ban âpaydayâ loans.
A joint venture of the United Way and the Capital Good Fund, the Woonsocket Payday Loan Alternative Program is slated to open its doors at 719 Front St. on Nov. 4.