April 21st, 2012
Members of the Bernon Little League Firefighters, including (from left) Emanual Quirindongo, Elijah McDowell, Jared Briere, Jacob Harris, Brian Diaz, Baye Lo, Germani Jarrie, Stanley Koss, Matt Robinson and Kyle Woodward celebrate the start of the 60th Little League season Saturday at the Bernon Little League opening day ceremonies at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket. See Sports for more photos of the opening day parade and ceremony.
PROVIDENCE â What are the five most important things to know if you are thinking about running for office? How do you raise money for a political campaign? How can a challenger defeat an incumbent in an election?
Those are just some of the questions that will be raised and answered by some of the stateâs political, media and good-government luminaries at Operation Clean Governmentâs 2012 Candidateâs School.
WOONSOCKET â Even if just a handful of noteworthy sites in the sprawling Blackstone River Heritage Corridor became part of the national park system, as the government recommends, the possibilities for promoting tourism-based economic development throughout the whole region would be greatly enhanced, a top National Park Service official says.
PAWTUCKET â Yes, most of the excitement and suspense of the presidential primary process has fizzled out now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee to challenge Democratic President Obama in November. But Rhode Island is going ahead with its primary on Tuesday.
President Obama is unopposed on the Democratic side, but there is a column for uncommitted delegates.
PROVIDENCE (AP) â The daughter of former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. was found dead Friday morning of an apparent overdose, police said.
An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death of 38-year-old Nicole Cianci, police Cmdr. Thomas Oates III said.
Authorities responded to a residence in the city's Federal Hill neighborhood for a report of an overdose and found Nicole Cianci, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Oates said. He said she was with a male roommate, whom she had been living with for the last few weeks.
WOONSOCKET â As soon as senior Zack Viveiros grounded out to third to end the top of the sixth inning, Tolman High skipper Theo Murray huddled his troops in front of their first-base dugout early Friday afternoon and implored them to exhibit outstanding defense.
âThis is it,â he told them, referring to the Tigersâ 2-1 cushion. âTheyâve got 9-1-2 (the ninth, first and second batters) coming up! Weâve got to get out of this inning!â
Dorthy L. Crook
WARWICK- Dorthy L. (Jahnke) Crook, age 84, died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Michael E. Nelson
DOUGLAS/UXBRIDGE- Michael E. Nelson, 68 longtime Douglas and Uxbridge resident died unexpectedly at home on Wed. April 18. His wife Jean M. (Sampson) Nelson died in 1999.
He is survived by two daughters Kristine A. and her husband Matthew Murello of Long Valley NJ, and Amy E. and her husband Christopher Nadeau of Douglas; 5 grandchildren, Christian, Jess, Nicholas, Olivia, Kyla; his brother Bruce R. and his wife Nancy Nelson of Chepachet, RI; his fianc
WOONSOCKET- Nazare (Matias) Pedro, 95, of East School St. St. Germain Manor, died April 19, 2012, in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Anacleto Pedro.
Born in Portugal, daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Matias.
Nazare worked as a housekeeper for the former Woonsocket Hospital, now Landmark Medical Center and as a stitcher for Fashion Sportswear until retiring.
She was a member of the Portuguese Continental Union.
Edward J. LeBlanc Jr.
WORCESTER- Edward J. LeBlanc Jr., 87, of 26 Harvard St. formerly of North Smithfield, died April 11, 2012 in the Lutheran Healthcare Center, Worcester.
Born in Slatersville, R.I. son of the late Edward J. and Blanche (Marceau) LeBlanc.
He was a United States Army Veteran, serving in WW11.
Mr. LeBlanc worked as a Painter for M. L. McDonalds, in Boston, until retiring.
He was a former member of the VFW Post 1273 in Central Falls.