July 28th, 2011
The fourth week in July means the following:
1). The bombardment of back-to-school commercials, serving as a cruel reality check and a reminder that summer reading will not be accomplished through osmosis or CliffsNotes.
2). Thereâ€™s roughly a month remaining in the minor league season. Where does the time go?
3). Another fast-moving July 31 trading deadline is just days away from building toward a crescendo.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” Itâ€™s been quite some time since Collette Vacations Post 79 enjoyed a nine-game win streak or found itself two wins away from a state championship, but thatâ€™s the state of the Pawtucket ballclub heading into tonightâ€™s 8 p.m. winnersâ€™ bracket final at McCarthy Stadium.
Eric Geisman gave a splendid performance on the mound and Post 79 did just enough offensively to help produce a 4-1 victory over Cumberland Post 14 on Thursday night in their semifinal-round game at Pierce Field.
Roland Lavallee has never veered away from his dream of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in January.
But for the last nine months, the former Mount St. Charles standout has certainly been tested with a series of personal and physical setbacks.
Irving D. Studley
HOLLISTON, MA - Irving D. Studley, 90, of Dorset Road and formerly of Albion died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Eleanor M. (Peltier) Studley.
Born in Pittsfield, MA, a son of the late James and Charlotte (Rogers) Studley, he had lived in the Albion section of Lincoln before moving to South Yarmouth, MA for 20 years. He later lived in Twentynine Palms, CA before moving to Holliston 2 years ago.
Robert G. Cloutier
WOONSOCKET- Robert G. Cloutier 49, of Woonsocket, died Monday at home.
Mr. Cloutier was born in Woonsocket, the son of Robert E. Cloutier and the late Jeanne (Mandeville) Cloutier.
He was an assembler of fiber optic wire for General Cable in Franklin, MA for five years, and was previously employed by the Okonite Co. in Cumberland for many years. He was an avid Yankees and Patriots fan and enjoyed spending time at the beach.
Raymond B. Begin
WOONSOCKET- Raymond B. Begin, 77, resident of Woonsocket, died July 27, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
Born Oct. 19, 1933 in Albion RI, a son of the late Rodolpha & Jeanne (Leroux) Begin.
Raymond worked for the Replacement Auto Parts, and the Zambarano Hospital. He was a peacetime Navy veteran. He enjoyed visiting the Library, an avid cat lover and enjoyed feeding ducks.
WEST WARWICK â€” To say that Ryan Oâ€™Dell and his Cumberland Post 14 teammates are looking forward to the American Legion Senior Division playoffs would be a gross understatement.
Just a few months earlier, many of the same players on manager Jim Dawberâ€™s crew figured prominently on the Lincoln High baseball squad that exited quickly from the Division I playoffs. It was the type of ending that was viewed in some corners as a complete shock, especially since Lincoln had captured the I-North division title and rattled off seven consecutive wins to begin the season.
WARWICK â€” After capturing the state title for 11-year-olds last year with basically the same core of players, Cumberland American All-Star coach Dave Belisle kind of had a feeling his team had what it took to excel in the Major Division this summer.
Just a little more than a month after the season began, his young and talented players certainly proved it.
GLOCESTER â€” Town and state leaders representing Glocester and Burrillville are vowing to fight the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authorityâ€™s (RIPTA) preliminary proposal to reduce the frequency of bus trips along Route 9, which runs between Providence and Burrillville, through North Providence, Smithfield and Glocester, and is the only public transportation route through northwestern Rhode Island.
Sen. Paul W. Fogarty and other lawmakers are holding a public hearing for residents Aug. 1 to hear concerns and prepare their battle plans.
WOONSOCKET Phillip E. Connolly, Sr., 75, of Seventh Ave., Woonsocket, died July 26, 2011 at Woonsocket Health Center surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Joanne (Rice) Connolly.
Born May 24, 1936 in Woonsocket, a son of the late Edward and Aldea (Picard) Connolly. He was a lifelong city resident. He was a US Air Force Veteran.
Phillip worked in the maintenance department for the former Dennison Manufacturing in Framingham and previously worked for the former Woonsocket Weaving and Lafond Weaving.