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July 22nd, 2011

Marcel P. Rousselle

July 22, 2011

Marcel P. Rousselle

FORESTDALE- Marcel "Marc" P. Rousselle, 76, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at home. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Saucier) Rousselle.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Harry and Yvonne (Messier) Rousselle. He resided forty-eight years in Forestdale.
Marcel worked twenty-five years for the State of Rhode Island and also worked at St. Philip's Church, Greenville and Car Quest, No. Smithfield. Marc served in the US Army in Germany at the end of the Korean War.

Angela M. Eden

July 22, 2011

Angela M. Eden

GARDNER, MA- Angela M. (Hardy) Eden, 45, of Gardner, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Woonsocket.
She leaves her beloved father, Ernest Hardy and his wife Marie of Holbrook; her mother, Priscilla Duncan of South Carolina and her husband Jeffrey Duncan of Arizona; three daughters, Kelly Mendes, Krystal Guzman and Amanda Harris, all of Gardner; eleven brothers and sisters; seven grandchildren whom she adored and who will miss her greatly, Hannah, Alyssa, Damian, Elyzabeth, Aryanna, Kaleb and Trinity.

Blanche Sylvia Beauregard Fontaine

July 22, 2011

Blanche Sylvia
Beauregard Fontaine

WOONSOCKET- Blanche Sylvia Beauregard Fontaine, 70, of Woonsocket passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in No. Providence with her loving family by her side.
She was the loving wife of Theodore Fontaine for 22 yrs.

July 21st

Governor Sundlun dead at 91

July 21, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Former Gov. Bruce Sundlun died Thursday at the age of 91, leaving what is likely to be viewed as a significant but controversial impact on the state he headed for two terms in the Governor’s office.
Sundlun, who ran three times to win his first term as Governor in 1991, put the wheels in motion for construction of the state’s modern T.F. Green Airport in Warwick by the time he left office.
But it was his decision to close the state’s credit unions and banks shortly after being sworn-in in January 1991 that drew the strongest emotions about him among city residents on Thursday.

Glocester 13-14s win District title

July 21, 2011

GLOCESTER -- Glocester Little League captured the District IV championship with an 11-7 victory over Burrillville in a game that was suspended due to darkness after Glocester rallied to tie the contest in the bottom of the sixth inning.
When the game resumed last Tuesday, Glocester pulled away to its victory. Jimmy Greene got the hit that put Glocester ahead for good. Matt Taillon added a two-run single that drove in Greene and Drew Angell.
Relief pitcher Derek Faria pitched out of a jam in the seventh inning. Danny Keefe and Mike Wilkenson also pitched well in relief for the champions.

Cumberland softballers in regionals on Friday

July 21, 2011

CUMBERLAND --- The Cumberland Major Division all-star team’s roads to the District IV and state championships were tough. The squad’s next venture only promises to be a whole lot tougher.
Cumberland joined nine other ballclubs from the northern part of the country this weekend to take part in the Eastern Regional Tournament at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex in Bristol, Conn.

Lavarnway worked hard to get where he is today

July 21, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Plate discipline and strike zone recognition can be found on the first page of the hitter’s manual. Knowing the pitches one can drive goes hand-in-hand with refusing to chase the ones that dance outside the strike zone, tempting as they may be.
One day Yale head baseball coach John Stuper passed along this nugget to Ryan Lavarnway, words of wisdom mentioned to him by Gene Tenace, a former teammate of Stuper’s with the St. Louis Cardinals in the early 80s.

State under excessive heat watch

July 21, 2011

Dave Egan's rose-red face glistened with sweat as he sought out a sliver of cool shade beside his box truck in Woonsocket to escape the fast-rising morning temperatures.
Foreman of an outdoor labor crew for Providence & Worcester Railroad, Egan was working in air that made breathing seem more like inhaling a bowl of flavorless, hot soup.
Throw in the dust kicked up amid the screaming whine of an asphalt-cutting power saw, and creosote fumes that mix with perspiration to create a solution that literally burns the skin, and it added up to a scorching day at the office.

Accidents keep North Smithfield busy

July 21, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Rescue personnel were called to a St. Paul Street home Wednesday evening after an elderly woman became pinned while moving her vehicle in the driveway at the residence.
The woman’s lower leg became lodged between the car and the side of the house when she accidentally pulled forward while moving the car, according to rescue personnel.

July 20th

McGair: Who’s on second? Sandberg weighs in on Pedroia, Cano, Utley

July 20, 2011

As a Hall of Fame second baseman blessed with the ability to influence the game's outcome with his bat and glove, Ryne Sandberg appreciates the intangibles that present day second sackers Dustin Pedroia and Robinson Cano bring to the ballpark.
To Sandberg, Lehigh Valley’s first-year manager, Pedroia and Cano are chips off the old block. For good measure, so is Chase Utley, who unlike Pedroia and Cano operates outside of the A.L. East caldron.

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