June 28th, 2012
CUMBERLAND â Not quite a year ago, Bruce Stanford and his son, Jordan, video-recorded the first game of the Cumberland American Little League Major Division All-Starsâ first foray into the Little League World Series in Williamsport.
He did so because he wanted to âdo it right.â
Stanford and son had placed a big screen in the backyard of his Arnold Mills neighborhood home, waited for dusk and projected the taped version for family and friends.
CRANSTON â In many ways, the tenor of these Governorâs Cup clashes, pitting the top high school football seniors in Rhode Island and Connecticut, resembles that of a typical âbig brother, little brotherâ exchange.
Rita C. Gouin
BELLINGHAM- Rita C. Gouin, 84, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Milford Care & Rehabilitation with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Gouin.
Born in Woonsocket on September 4, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Zephirin and Exilia (Lauzon) Remillard.
Irene E. Belanger
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL-Irene E. (Bulris) Belanger, 91 of Port Charlotte, FL, died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Leo J. Belanger.
Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Blanche (Trinque) Bulris.
PAWTUCKET â The newest member of the Pawtucket Red Sox played a major role in snapping the teamâs third-longest losing streak in club history on Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium.
Starting pitcher Zach Stewart, who was acquired by the Boston Red Sox in Sundayâs trade with the Chicago White Sox for Kevin Youkilis, turned in a splendid outing to help the PawSox defeat the Charlotte Knights, 5-1, and grab their first victory after nine straight losses.
PAWTUCKET â Mauro Gomez earned a spot on the International League all-star team last season, the third straight year he earned a midseason honor.
Ryan Lavarnway was a Carolina League all-star in 2010, and Pedro Ciriaco picked up his last minor-league all-star honor three years ago in the Southern League.
That being said, when was the last time Justin Germano, the fourth member of the Pawtucket Red Sox named to the I.L.âs all-star team early Wednesday afternoon, selected to a squad?
â(The) 2002 (season) was my one and only,â he said with a smile. âItâs been a while.â
WOONSOCKET â The Budget Commission last night awarded a Denver, Colo.-based company a contract to build a new $36.6 million wastewater treatment plant designed to comply with more restrictive anti-pollution regulations.
CH2M Hill was one of three bidders for the project, including United Water and Veolia Inc., the current operator of the regional plant on Cumberland Hill Road.
Kevin Dubois of Lincoln, a Marine Corps veteran wounded in Afghanistan, throws the ceremonial first pitch at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket Tuesday night during the 33rd annual Armed Services Night, prior to the game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Charlotte Knights.
John L. Kurtyka Jr.
LINWOOD/WHITINSVILLE- John L. Kurtyka Jr., 88 of 518 Providence Rd. died Mon. June 25 at Beaumont Nursing after an illness.
Elizabeth M. Grady
WHITINSVILLE- Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Bebe) Grady, 97, formerly of Delray Gardens and Pine St. died Wed. June 27 at Beaumont Nursing in Westboro after an illness. Her husband John T. "Bob" Grady St. died Dec. 6, 1965.