April 15th, 2011
SMITHFIELD â€“ Cumberland High survived injuries to its starting pitcher and catcher on Friday to outlast Smithfield 6-5 in eight innings.
â€śThis was a great team effort,â€ť Cumberland coach Paul Murphy admitted. â€śOur starting pitcher, Hayden Namaka, hurt his hand and left in the third inning. Eric Murray, who had pitched only one inning this season, took over and gave us five good innings. And then our catcher, Matt Billington, got hurt and we replaced him with Matt Bare in the fourth inning.â€ť
Doris M. Demers
HUDSON, FL- Demers, Doris M., 80, of Hudson, FL passed away on April 12, 2011.
She is survived by her loving husband whom she was married to for 55 years, Leland S. Demers; sons Kevin Demers & Michael Demers and his wife Jeanette; daughter Sandra Jackson and her husband Gary; grandchildren Tanya, K.C., Kamber, Adam, Nicholas, Kolby; great-grandchildren Timothy & Dylan; sisters Yvette Bosma & Rita Byron. Doris was predeceased by her son Rodney Lewis.
Doris was born in Uxbridge, Mass and moved to FL in 1981.
PROVIDENCE â€” There were some dramatic changes in the bid picture as the parties vying to buy Landmark Medical Center began making their sales pitches in Superior Court yesterday.
The original pool of contenders for both Landmark and its sister facility, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, was pared down from four to three, as Capella Health Care of Tennessee withdrew.
WOONSOCKET- Irene (Sjoblom) Hood, 92, of Cumberland Hill Rd, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Earl W. Hood.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Axel A. and Sophie (Anderson) Sjoblom.
She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life before moving to No. Smithfield in 2000.
Mrs. Hood worked twenty-three years as a Packer for the former Uniroyal Company, Woonsocket, retiring in 1970. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and the Golden Heart Seniors.
Sister Estelle Lamothe
SAINT-HYACINTHE- Sister Estelle Lamothe of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe passed away on April 13th, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the daughter of Wilfrid Lamothe and Agathe Fortin.
She was born in Providence, R.I on July 11, 1922.
PROVIDENCE â€” Union firefighters from Woonsocket yesterday lost their bid in Superior Court to block Mayor Leo T. Fontaine from sidelining one of the city's two ladder trucks in a belt-tightening move.
Judge Bennett Gallo said Local 732 of the International Association of Fire Fighters had failed to prove that the reduction in apparatus put firefighters or the general public at an increased risk of danger, as the union had argued.
The problem with Red Sox fans is they donâ€™t know how to deal with slow starts. During the Terry Francona Era, their favorite team has never been worse than 28-24 on June 1. That mediocre beginning, which looks downright red-hot compared to this seasonâ€™s 2-9 start, occurred in 2005. Yes, Boston rebounded to make the playoffs that year, bowing to eventual champion Chicago White Sox in the Division Series.
WOONSOCKET --- A not-so-funny thing happened to Mount St. Charles Academy in its pursuit for its 50th consecutive victory earlier this week.
The Mounties claimed a 2-0 lead in their Division I match at home with South Kingstown High, only to watch the Rebels battle back to take the next three games and hand MSC its first defeat since 2008.
The loss was a bitter pill to swallow, but the Mounties found a way to bounce back nicely on Wednesday night and return to their winning ways at Coventry Highâ€™s expense.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” The Unified Basketball League, the second-year R.I. Interscholastic League program that matches Special Needs athletes with partners from their respective high schools, has not only grown in the amount of teams that participate, but in its competitiveness.
Division I Northern rivals Central Falls and Woonsocket demonstrated that aspect Wednesday afternoon at the Warriorsâ€™ Gymnasium with a thrilling, down-to-the-wire affair.
PROVIDENCE â€” Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s plan to radically overhaul the stateâ€™s sales tax structure is effectively dead.
After more than six hours of nearly unanimous testimony denouncing Chafeeâ€™s proposal to lower the state sales tax from 7 to 6 percent and broaden it to a vast array of goods and services that are now exempt, House Speaker Gordon Fox had heard enough.