May 12th, 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Alysha Acevedo didn't cringe, but did seem rather uncomfortable when asked how she's doing academically in this, her junior year at North Smithfield High.
âNot so good in chemistry; math isn't going too well, either, and I love math!â she chuckled. âBut I did get a 95 last week on my chemistry/common task, which is sort of like a project. The good news is I did something I didn't think I'd be able to do.â
WOONSOCKET â The School Committee received a draft budget plan of $64.6 million from its financial consulting firm on Friday but whether that sum will stick as a final budget figure for the coming school year remains to be seen.
Walter Edge of B&E Consulting presented the draft budget to the panel during a special meeting in the Hamlet Avenue Middle School while noting that more work could be done to refine the spending plan if city officials wish to allot additional time to the effort.
WOONSOCKET â In a hearing that may, for better or for worse, chart a course for the financial future of the city, the House Finance Committee will take up enabling legislation Tuesday that could clear the way for a 13 percent supplemental tax bill.
PAWTUCKET â Despite posting downright gaudy numbers in his shortlived Red Sox stint, Clayton Mortensen was farmed out to Pawtucket because of one simple yet often overlooked factoid.
He still has minor-league options remaining.
Guys like Mortensen, they perform a service akin to a security blanket. To the big-league teams, to have a player with options still on the table, creates the kind of roster flexibility that can prove most handy.
Brad R. Dorval
BELLINGHAM- Brad R. Dorval, 51, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center.
Born on August 30, 1960, he was the son of Robert L. Dorval of Greenville, RI and the late Doris I. (Auclair) Dorval.
He was the brother of Joanne L. Lefevre and her husband, Joseph of Foster, RI, Richard R. Dorval and his wife, Linda of Scituate, RI, Roy L. Dorval and his wife, Linda of Ashland, MA, Keith R. Dorval and his wife, Dorothea of Mansfield, MA; and his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Jean Paul Theroux
CUMBERLAND- Jean Paul (John) Theroux, 87, of Jencks Rd., Cumberland, died May 10, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Loretta J. (Coderre) Theroux, whom he married June 30, 1947.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Jacob and Matilda (Giguere) Theroux.
A WWII Army Veteran, Mr. Theroux worked as a maintenance engineer for Color Technology, Westboro, MA. John was a master of all trades, was always the first to help someone in need, was an avid horseman and loved to spend time on his farm with his family.
Alexander E. Albertus
DOUGLAS, MA- Alexander, Albertus, E., Jr., "Joe", 67, of Douglas, MA, passed away Thursday May 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl A. (Olney) Borders-Alexander.
Born in Glocester, RI, a son of the late Albertus E., Sr. and Ethel (Rich) Alexander.
PAWTUCKET â Mauro Gomez ended his slump in a big way on Thursday afternoon.
The veteran first baseman delivered a two-out, two-run double into the right-field corner in the bottom of the eighth inning to erase a one-run deficit and lift the Pawtucket Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Rochester Red Wings in the finale of their four-game series at McCoy Stadium
Gomez, who was an International League All-Star with the Gwinnett Braves last year, came into this contest with just four hits in his last 45 at-bats, two of them coming in Wednesday nightâs 5-2 win over the Red Wings.
LINCOLN -- When senior Brad Auclair checked his text messages at Mount St. Charles on Thursday morning, he found one particularly intriguing â and funny.
âMy father (John) likes to give me some advice before every match, and he said something like, âSwing smooth, relax, just go out and have fun,ââ Auclair explained. âHe also said, âHit the ball solidâ and to think my way around the course, where I should leave each shot. He closed it with âGo out and shoot 32 again.â
âWhen I read it, I was thinking, âYeah, right,ââ he added. âI just wanted to be around par.â
WOONSOCKET â Never mind the drill bits and two-by-fours. Pepin Lumberâs hottest product these days is one youâre more likely to run across in a cemetery than a lumber yard, and theyâre not making a dime on it, at least none theyâre keeping.
Itâs the Latin cross, modeled after the one atop a nearby World War I monument that a Wisconsin atheist group would like to see disappear.
Now the plain white crosses are sprouting up on lawns from Fairmount to the North End in a show of support for City Hall, which might have to fight the Freedom From Religion Foundation in court to save the monument.