May 14th, 2012
Generally, Tim Wakefieldâ€™s 19-year MLB odyssey is broken down into two separate and distinctive parts. There was the Wakefield of Pittsburgh Pirates fame, the hotshot knuckleball specialist who helped guide the franchise to the brink of the 1992 World Series.
Weâ€™re just past the quarter mark of the PawSoxâ€™s season. Such a distinction comes with a few observations that have made an impression upon this particular observer â€¦
If the Red Sox knew a month ago what they know at the present time, perhaps they wouldnâ€™t have been so quick to move Alex Wilson from the rotation to the bullpen.
CUMBERLAND â€” If thereâ€™s any good news for Cumberland High, it will return to Division I-North action beginning Wednesday afternoon, when head coach Marty Crowleyâ€™s crew hosts La Salle Academy at 3:45.
The bad: The Clippers closed their D-I crossover slate Monday afternoon with a 5-0 loss to North Kingstown at Tucker Field, as Skippersâ€™ junior righty Taylor Butler yielded just five hits and two walks while whiffing eight in her complete-game outing.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Hereâ€™s a case of deja vu that North Smithfield likes and Burrillville loathes.
For the second time this season, Northmen sophomore ace pitcher Karissa Carlton had her way with the host Broncosâ€™ lineup and her teammates did just enough offensively off Broncos junior ace Cassidy Tedeschi to squeak out a 1-0 victory.
Carlton struck out a season-high 16 batters and walked just one en route to a magnificent two-hitter that helped the Northmen improve to 9-2, and for the moment, hold a half-game lead over Woonsocket (9-3) in the airtight Division II-North standings.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Monday was a day for gay and lesbian Rhode Islanders to whoop and cheer.
They were cheering for Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who signed an executive order requiring the state to officially recognize the same-sex unions of couples who were married elsewhere but live here.
At several points during his announcement, Chafee made it clear that he wants his action to be one step toward allowing full gay marriage rights in Rhode Island.
WOONSOCKET â€” After back-to-back calamities claimed two landmark mills last year, it seemed as if the storyline for the future of the cityâ€™s historic mills was cast in stone â€” a gravestone.
But a new and unexpected narrative emerged yesterday as a homegrown plastics company announced plans to take over the sprawling Jules Desurmont Mill, one of the most blighted architectural holdovers from the mill era left in the city.
Francis M. Danahey
WOONSOCKET- Francis M. "Bud" Danahey, 88, died May 14, 2012 in Mount St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. He was the husband of the late Mary H. (Podorozny) Danahey.
Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late George H. and Anna C. (Moore) Danahey.
Eva A. Peroni
BLACKSTONE- Eva A. Peroni, 87, of Blackstone, MA died Friday, May 11, 2012 in Blackstone, MA. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Peroni.
Born in Walpole, MA, she was the daughter of the late Alamido and Finimola (Massey) Guisti.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Raymond J. Lapierre, Sr., 55, of St. Paul Street, North Smithfield, died May 13, 2012 in his home. He was the husband of Linda L. (Beauregard) Lapierre.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Aram and Noella (LaFlash) Lapierre.
Mr. Lapierre was an antiques dealer.
CUMBERLAND- Bridget Champagne, 72, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Born in Achill County Mayo, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Kathleen (Corrigan) O'Malley.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Lambert and her husband Paul, three brothers, Patrick, Thomas, and Farrell O'Malley, three sisters, Anne Hoban, Kathleen Traynor, and Celine Murray, three grandchildren, Liam, Kelley, and Keith Lambert, and a great granddaughter, Payton. She was the sister of the late Tony O'Malley.