January 13th, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Pawtucket Red Sox will hold their annual wintertime gathering for fans â€“ better known as the Hot Stove League Party â€“ on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCoy Stadium.
New PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina will give fans a preview of what the 2013 club figures to look like as Pawtucket sets out to defend its Governorsâ€™ Cup championship. Several PawSox players and top Red Sox prospects like OF Jackie Bradley Jr., OF Justin Henry, catcher Dan Butler, and pitcher Allen Webster are expected to attend the party and will be available for photos and autographs.
WOONSOCKET â€” When firefighters have to take on the challenge of putting out two major tenement fires in less than 12 hours, it pays to be well-trained and have experienced leadership.
That is the view Fire Chief Gary Lataille offered late Thursday while watching his department's firefighters, lieutenants, captains and deputy chiefs mop up a fire that could have been tragic without those factors and the precautions of proper fire alarm equipment and mutual aid coordination.
CUMBERLAND â€” Educators from as far away as Maine and Pennsylvania are among the invited guests taking part in a special panel discussion this week on the standards-based grading system, which the Cumberland School District is preparing to implement district-wide.
The panel discussion, which will be moderated by Assistant School Superintendent Robert Mitchell, will be held this Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cumberland High School auditorium.
BURRILLVILLE â€” In 1913, Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as the country's 28th president; the first prize was inserted into a Cracker Jack box; and Francis Ouimet shot a 304 at the 19th U.S. Golf Open at The Country Club in Massachusetts.
On Jan. 12 of that year, Cecelia Flynn was born in Woonsocket during, of all things, a blizzard.
But there was no wintry weather yesterday as Cecelia â€” known to family and friends as "Mee Mee" â€” celebrated her centennial birthday at a party she actually planned herself.
Itâ€™s been 10Â½ months since the high school hockey scene last heard from Britney Evangelista, but the last time she made news on the ice, it reverberated around and beyond the state.
It was last Feb. 25, a Saturday night at the Rhode Island Sports Center, in the second game of a best-of-three semifinal-round series against the Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op team, that Evangelista, then a sophomore goaltender for North Smithfield, turned in a performance that raised eyebrows and dropped jaws.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A rare case of back-to-back tenement fires Thursday came with an unusually heavy toll â€“ no injuries, but a total of 61 tenants displaced from their apartments, including a number of infants and toddlers.
Those who could not find emergency shelter with family members and friends â€“ 23 adults and five children â€“ are staying at the Holiday Inn, courtesy of the American Red Cross.
The hotel aid was slated to expire by Monday, however, unleashing a mini-wave of newly homeless on the cityâ€™s already thin-stretched safety net.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A State Police task force arrested a city man on Wednesday after completing an undercover investigation into his alleged involvement in a heroin distribution operation.
Giovanni Morales Nieves, 22, of Cottage Street, was taken into custody after members of the State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force executed a search warrant at his home, according to Col. Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.
GLOCESTER- Rolland D. "Lefty" Carpentier, 88 , Glocester, RI, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday morning, January 9, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife Alice L. (Couture) Carpentier.
Born in Woonsocket on March 29, 1924, he was the son of the late Donat and Irene (Guerin) Carpentier. He was a Woonsocket resident most of his life before moving to Glocester.
WOONSOCKET- Antonio Montefusco, 82, of Logee St. died peacefully, Thursday January 10, 2013 With his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Maria L. (Salvatore) Montefusco. Antonio and Maria celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary September 26, 2012.
Born in Luciano, Italy, son of the late Vincenzo and Carmela (Claudio) Montefusco.
He worked as a Class II fireman in the boiler room at Wrentham State School for 24 years prior to retiring.
CUMBERLAND â€” As Warwick Vets High compiled consecutive wins and pins in the earlier segments of this Division I-North showdown Thursday evening, Cumberland High junior Matt Kayâ€™s level of nervous butterflies increased five-fold per battle.
When it came time for him to take the mat against fellow 220-pounder and Hurricanesâ€™ sophomore James Gogan, and his Clippers trailing 36-30, Kayâ€™s anxiety reached its peak.