Itâ€™s easy to get swept up with the sentiment that for Lars Anderson, Tuesday was Liberation Day.
The moment the Red Sox brought Adrian Gonzalez into the fold in December 2010, Andersonâ€™s path to reach the big leagues with the club that drafted and developed him became infinitely harder. The deal with the Padres made Gonzalez a rich man while simultaneously poured cold water on the notion that Anderson was Bostonâ€™s first baseman of the future.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Itâ€™s Sunday morning in the PawSox clubhouse, a time of day when players and coaches alike seek to shake the sleep out of their eyes in preparation for that dayâ€™s 1:05 first pitch.
Everyone has their own routine. For some, the crossword puzzle beckons. Others, a trip to the indoor hitting cage is imperative. Then thereâ€™s kicking back on the plush leather sofa to watch what the majority deems is acceptable on television. Sometimes itâ€™s a movie; other times, like this past Sunday morn, the viewing is the Summer Olympics.
PAWTUCKET â€” From Garrett Mockâ€™s vantage point, his capacity â€“ relief pitcher for the Pawtucket Red Sox â€“ represents only the tip of iceberg regarding exactly who he is.
Mind you, Mock wasnâ€™t always a devout Christian. The 29-year-old experienced a pair of self-described awakenings â€“ one in 1998 and again in 2006 â€“ that placed everything in proper context.
Nowadays when he takes the mound, Mock isnâ€™t just seeking to get the opposition out; he aims to continue to stay true to his spiritual side that he first tapped as a teenager growing up in Houston, Texas.
WEST WARWICK â€” As the eighth seed in this R.I. American Legion Tournament, that after finishing the league campaign at a mediocre 11-11, Navigant Post 85 wasn't expected to do much, especially after suffering a disastrous 14-1 loss to North Providence Post 29 in the first game of a best-of-three preliminary set last Friday.
Navigant, however, responded with 6-3 and 9-0 victories over the Senators this past weekend, and gained a bit of confidence entering the double-elimination portion of the tourney.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a city where the median household income lags far behind the rest of the state, Armand Tetreault thought his family had discovered a tasty, healthy way to ease the squeeze on its food budget when his son began raising chickens.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” A mile-long stretch of Route 146A in North Smithfield known as Eddie Dowling Highway will get some major and much-needed repairs before the end of the year, Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton said this week.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA- Henri Albert Joseph Julie, 74, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Uniondale and Sayville, Long Island, passed away after a short and courageous battle with malignant melanoma on July 31, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Christina Mabel Baker, of Williamsburg, and his sister, Lucille Julie, of Woonsocket, RI. Online condolences may be expressed at
WOONSOCKET- Isabelle (Cinq-Mars) Fregeau died Monday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Fregeau.
Born in Winooski, VT she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Dolores (Lareau) Cinq-Mars.
Mrs. Fregeau was a dietary supervisor at Rhode Island Hospital for many years before retiring in 1988.
Oviette M. Bernard
BURRILLVILLE- Oviette M. (Lamothe) Bernard, 90, died Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Albert W. Bernard and they resided in Oakland for many years.
Born in Montreal, Canada she was the daughter of the late Evarestide and Ida (St. Pierre) Lamothe.
She worked as a mender for area textile mills for years.
The Mapleville woman for whom we launched a silver alert has been found in the woods behind her house. RI State Police K9â€™s assisted the Burrillville Police and local fire departments in the search.