April 9th, 2011
LINCOLN â Marielle Mayer will have been married to Gilles Mayer â she calls him simply Gil â for 60 years on May 5, and she honestly can't recall her husband ever being so confident.
Better make that overconfident.
When their adult son, Andre, mentioned that his dad and former American Hockey League great Johnny Bower used to compete for Goalie of the Year honors, and that they still see each other at Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society events, a scribe asked the elder Mayer who won the laurel more often.
âHe knew I was better, so he won't argue,â Gilles grinned.
WOONSOCKET â It'll take not just a decent credit score but a bit of luck to claim the keys to this house. But for whomever can put the two together, it really will be like hitting the jackpot.
Worth $140,000, the three-decker at 41 Bennett St. will be sold by the owner â the City of Woonsocket â for just $100,000. But with three units, the house is easily capable of generating enough rental income to cover the mortgage and put some money aside.
The city plans to sell the house by lottery to eligible applicants on June 1.
(With reports from the AP)
PROVIDENCE â A last minute budget deal, forged amid bluster and tough bargaining, averted an embarrassing federal shutdown and cut billions in spending â the first major test of the divided government voters ushered in five months ago.
PAWTUCKET â Nary a trace of resentment could be found in Hideki Okajimaâs tone when asked if he felt he was bypassed by the Red Sox on Friday. Boston selected Felix Doubront â a pitcher who was shutdown during spring training with left forearm inflammation â to fill the clubâs left-handed need in the bullpen after designating the ineffective Dennys Reyes for assignment.
âNo,â was the straightforward answer Okajima came back with through interpreter Jeff Cutler after posed said question.
LINCOLN -- This No. 9 batter delivered the No. 1 hit of her high school career on Friday afternoon.
Senior left fielder Marissa Walshâs walkoff one-out single in the seventh inning delivered the run that gave Lincoln High a big 1-0 victory over Mount St. Charles Academy in their early showdown of Division I-North heavyweights at Saylesville Elementary School.
Walshâs clutch hit settled a superb pitchersâ duel between the Lionsâ Alyssa McCoart and the Mountiesâ Olivia Hendricks and gave her team their second win of the young season.
Florence B. Laprade
WOONSOCKET- Florence B. (Brouillette) Laprade 102, formerly of Mendon Rd. died Thursday at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Napoleon Laprade.
Mrs. Laprade was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late George and Adele (Marquis) Brouillette.
She was a spooler for the former Bell Worsted Co. and a packer for the Dennison Co. before retiring forty nine years ago. Mrs. Laprade was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Senior Citizens. She was an avid card player, and one of the Red Sox's Greatest fans.
Leo H. Letondress
BURRILLVILLE- Leo H. Letondress, 81, resident of Davenport FL, formerly of Mapleville died on March 10, 2011 at his residence. Loving husband of Audrey (Boucher) Letondress.
Born in Mapleville RI, a son of the late Abraham & Malvina (Ducharme) Letondress.
Leo worked for the Turex Co. as a setup man for twenty eight years, retiring in 1992. A Korean Army Veteran. He lived most of his life in Burrillville.
PAWTUCKET â It had all the pageantry of Opening Day, from the introduction to the teams to the unfurling of an American flag in center field and a cannon salute that sounded off at the conclusion of the national anthem.
PAWTUCKET â All appeared to be fine in Alfredo Acevesâ universe when he walked into the home clubhouse shortly after 4 oâclock on Thursday afternoon. The righthander chatted briefly with a reporter before going through the necessary preparations for that nightâs start against Rochester.
Those plans were officially scrapped 15 minutes prior to first pitch, as Scott Atchison took Acevesâ spot. Itâs believed that the Red Sox will place reliever Matt Albers on the disabled list on Friday and call up Aceves in time for Bostonâs home opener against the New York Yankees.
The Red Sox have certainly provided plenty of grist for the mill. Thatâs what happens when you begin the season with unprecedented expectations (World Series or bust) only to stumble out of the gate with six straight losses. Agony doesnât even begin to describe the early-season travails with your Boston baseball club.
Weâre not about to declare that hope is lost, especially when you subtract six from 162 and end up with 156, which is how many games the Red Sox have left. Time is on their side.