November 7th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€” The defending Governorsâ€™ Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox will play their 2013 home-opener at McCoy Stadium on Thursday, April 11 against the Rochester Red Wings at 7:05 p.m.
The PawSox 2013 season will actually start one week earlier on April 4th when they play the inaugural game at the newly-renovated PNC Field in Moosic, PA against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Erica L. Bleakney
MENDON, MA- Ms. Erica L. Bleakney, 42, of Mendon MA, died early Monday morning (November 5, 2012) at her residence surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Erica was born in Trenton NJ, the daughter of Kenneth M. and Ruth Anne M. (Hutchison) Bleakney. She was a graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy, Class of 1988. Erica also attended Northeastern University and was a graduate of West Chester University, located in West Chester PA.
RIPTA riders wait for their bus as the first snowflakes of the season begin falling in Woonsocket Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory was posted by the National Weather Service for northwest Rhode Island forecasting 1-4 inches of snow before changing to freezing rain and rain Wednesday night.
Jeannette P. Bouvier
LINCOLN- Jeannette P. Bouvier, 91, of Sayles Hill Rd. formerly of Main St. Honora Lippitt, Woonsocket, died Tuesday November 6, 2012 in the Holiday Nursing Home.
Born in Grafton, MA. daughter of the late Albert C. and Antoinette (Belanger) Bouvier.
Jeannette worked as an assembler for U.S. Rubber for 22 years and also for Hasbro, and American Tourister, before retiring.
NORTH SMITHFIELD-, Edith, 87, formerly of North Smithfield, died Monday. She was the widow of William L. Walker and James F. Reynolds, mother of Sybil, Michael, Chester and Robert Walker, Linda Rothwell and Cindy Walker-Gingell and the late Randy Y. Walker.
Committal service Friday at 11am at Highland Memorial Park, One Rhode Island Avenue, Johnston. Visitation Thursday 4-7pm in the ANDERSON-WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.
For complete obituary please visit www.andersonwinfield.net
PROVIDENCE â€” Freshman Democratic Rep. David Cicilline held off first-time Republican candidate Brendan Doherty in Tuesday's election, notching an easier-than-expected victory against the former head of the state police.
Republicans believed they had their best shot in two decades at winning a U.S. House seat from the heavily Democratic state, and both national parties poured money into TV attack ads, making for one of the ugliest races in Rhode Island in years. The last time a Republican was elected to the House from Rhode Island was in 1992.
WOONSOCKET â€” House aspirant Stephen Casey and incumbent Reps. Robert Phillips and Lisa Baldelli Hunt were all winners last night, but the biggest loser of all wasnâ€™t a person.
It was an institution: The School Committee.
LINCOLN â€” A woman visiting Twin River Tuesday evening said she wouldnâ€™t give a second thought to voting approval of full casino gambling.
Of course the woman was a resident of Massachusetts and her comment was directed toward the approval of casino gambling in her state not Rhode Island. â€śWhy should Massachusetts give up money to Rhode Island,â€ť the woman said before heading on her way.
That question may well have been on the minds of both state and local voters Tuesday as they gave a solid vote of approval to the expansion of casino gambling at Twin River.
Robert J. Pierce
WOONSOCKET- Robert J. Pierce, 63, of Woonsocket, died Monday evening at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Theresa Pimental.
He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Pierce served in the Army during Vietnam. He received the Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and the Combat Infantry Badge.
Natasha Anderson, 14, left, and Samantha Clark, 13, enjoy the afternoon while holding campaign signs for Stephen Casey, a candidate for state representative in District 50, outside Monsignor Gadoury School in Woonsocket Tuesday.