June 27th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€” The newest member of the Pawtucket Red Sox played a major role in snapping the teamâ€™s 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 Sundayâ€™s 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.â€™s all-star team early Wednesday afternoon, selected to a squad?
â€ś(The) 2002 (season) was my one and only,â€ť he said with a smile. â€śItâ€™s been a while.â€ť
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.
BLACKSTONE- Joseph Brackett, 78, a lifelong resident of Blackstone, MA, lost his battle to Pulmonary Fibrosis on Monday evening in the comfort of his home. He was the beloved husband of Janet A. (Boisvert) Brackett.
A talented athlete, Joe was a standout player on his high school basketball and baseball teams. He carried his love for sports into his adulthood, as shown through his passion for golf. When not hitting the links, Joe was dedicated to caring for his wife and tending to his meticulous lawn and beautiful roses.
Curtis W. Degnan
BURRILLVILLE- Curtis W. Degnan, 43, passed at home with his family by his side on Tuesday June 26, 2012. He was the husband of Delia D. (Lopez) Degnan.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of Charles Degnan of Pascoag and the late Barbara (Pariseau) Degnan.
Curtis worked as a carpenter and a machinist for many years. He also served our country in the US Army.
Eva B. Lamoureux
PASCOAG- Eva B. (Champoux) Lamoureux, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Lamoureux.
Born in Woonsocket on November 23, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Phillias and Emma (Toupin) Champoux.
LAKELAND, FL- Romeo J. Peloquin, 85, died June 13, 2012 at home in Lakeland, Florida.
He was the husband of the late Madeleine (Riendeau) Peloquin.
Born in Manville, he was the son of the late Theodore and Alma (Dupuis) Peloquin.
He worked at Pratt Whiteney in Connecticut for many years before retiring to Lakeland Florida.
He was a retired 20 yr. Army Veteran of WW II, Korean, Vietnam War.