August 17th, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€“ For a team that has been almost flawless this season, the Columbus Clippers were anything but on Wednesday night.
The Clippers, the top team record-wise in the International League, committed three costly errors that resulted in four unearned runs. Such gift-wrapping tendencies proved to be difference as the Pawtucket Red Sox remain in first place in the I.L. North for another day after posting a 5-2 win before 7,010 at McCoy Stadium.
Pawtucket stands a game up on second-place Lehigh Valley, which defeated Rochester, 3-1.
Mike Hazenâ€™s role with the Boston Red Sox may have expanded, but make no mistake: heâ€™s still very much in touch with whatâ€™s moving and shaking down on the farm.
Promoted to vice president of player development prior to the season, a position that involves overseeing the minor-league operation and amateur scouting, Hazen spoke Wednesday about some of the storylines that have crept up over the past 4 Â˝ months as they relate to the Pawtucket Red Sox.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. â€“ Dave Belisle has long been a standout hockey coach at Mount St. Charles.
But for the next few days, heâ€™s just a kid again.
The 14 members of the Cumberland American Little League team have carried Belisle on the ride of his life this summer. This week the ride has reached its final destination, the ultimate destination for every Little Leaguer â€“ the Little League World Series. The Series does not only exist on television to these players and coaches anymore. They are here, they are experiencing it and they are enjoying every moment.
LINCOLN â€” A top Obama administration official came to Rhode Island Wednesday offering encouragement to the effort to make the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor part of the National Park System.
Louise M. Carter
BARRINGTON- Carter, M. Louise, of Winsor Drive, died peacefully on August 16, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Frank A. Carter Jr.
She is survived by a daughter; Marjorie Carter of Sheridan, WY, a son; Frank A. Carter III of Pawtucket and a sister; Catherine Picerelli of Riverside. She was the sister of the late Anthony D. Picerelli and Peter J. Picerelli Jr.
NO. PROVIDENCE- Michael E. Makowski Jr., resident of No. Providence died August 16, 2011 surrounded by his loving family at Hopkins Manor.
Born in Webster MA, loving son of Mary (Boisvert) Makowski and the late Michael E. Makowski Sr.
Michael worked for the former Arc of Northern RI, in Woonsocket. He enjoyed being with his loving family and close friends. He enjoyed sports.
WOONSOCKET- Juliet Salvas, infant daughter of Jessica Boucher & Jayce Salvas, passed away on Friday at Women & Infants Hospital.
She is survived by 2 brothers Justin & Aiden Gilpatrick; 1 sister Haylie Godfin.
Relatives & friends are invited to a committal prayer service on Friday, August 19, at 11:30 A.M. at the chapel at St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery, Wrentham, Rd., Bellingham, MA.
Gen White, of North Providence, grandmother of Cumberland American Little Leaguer Colin Cannata, waves her green pom-poms as she gathers with the team's family members at Garvin Field in Cumberland Wednesday morning before embarking on the trip to Williamsport, Pa. for the Little League World Series this weekend. The Cumberland team's new colors are green and white for the series, which begins Friday at 3:00 p.m. against California. Fifteen vehicles were given a police escort as they left early for Williamsport to make it in time for the Parade of Teams Wednesday night at 6.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Providence company hired to rebuild portions of the masonry facade of City Hall that were damaged by frost is expected to begin work in a few days, says Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran.
RD Preservation Inc. will start by erecting scaffolding around around the Main and Court street portions of the building after finalizing the details of its $194,000 contract.
In mid-February, the city barricaded the sidewalks in those areas after large granite blocks and bricks from the facade of the building became loose, posing a danger to pedestrians.
PROVIDENCE â€” Cranston Mayor Alan Fung said he was so â€śhighly impressedâ€ť with the student performance at Cumberland's Blackstone Valley Prep mayoral academy that it prompted him to propose a similar alternative public school for students in Cranston and Providence.