Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” The good news coming out of McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon was that rehabbing Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who had struggled at the plate in his first five games with the Pawtucket Red Sox, smacked a home run leading off the sixth inning of the PawSoxâ€™s game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
But aside from that, and a four-run rally in that inning by the PawSox that tied the contest at 5-5, there wasnâ€™t much else to smile about on the homefront.
LINCOLN â€” One by one, Division I squads are coming for Lincoln High, all of them mounting serious challenges.
On Thursday, it was East Providenceâ€™s turn to put Lincoln through its paces. The Townies did not back down in the slightest, moving to within a run after scoring three times against Lions ace pitcher Lindsay Mayer in the sixth inning.
PAWTUCKET - Former Pawtucket mayor defends his actions regarding pension fund. Full story in Friday's Times.
PAWTUCKET â€” Despite discussions and individual lobbying for different options, the City Council on Tuesday postponed any decision on a fix for the unfunded police and firefighters' pension plan.
At a special session of the City Council that followed a Finance Committee meeting, the council voted to table its decision on a new funding option that passed by a slim margin. The council will take up the matter at its next regular council meeting that is scheduled for April 24 at City Hall.
PAWTUCKET â€” At this stage of his rehab assignment, David Ortiz is more concerned about feeling good when he steps out of the batterâ€™s box as opposed to actual results.
The Red Sox star came out of Wednesdayâ€™s contest admitting that his injured heels are doing just fine. He finished hitless in four at-bats as Pawtucket bid adieu to a two-game losing streak with a 6-1 triumph against Lehigh Valley.
PAWTUCKET â€” If first impressions do indeed count, then Mitch Maier put his best foot forward upon formally introducing himself to PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina.
â€śHeâ€™s very driven and focused,â€ť was the takeaway DiSarcina had of Pawtucketâ€™s new outfield addition. â€śI didnâ€™t have to ask him to come into the office and go over the signs. He walked right in that first day.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Minutes after St. Raphael Academy had suffered a 4-2 Division I defeat to previously winless North Providence High at Vets Park early Wednesday afternoon, veteran head coach Tom Sorrentine stood by the first-base line, trying to wrap his thoughts around what had just transpired.
Think of it: Senior southpaw Zach Mitsmenn scattered only six hits and three walks while whiffing a whopping 11, but still took the loss and, incredibly, fell to 1-1.
Jennie Aubin Marcou
VANCOUVER, WA. - Jennie Aubin Marcou, 68 passed away on March 27, 2013 in Vancouver, Washington.
Jennie leaves 1 daughter, Kristin Boulais, of Riverside, RI and 1 son, Richard Aubin, Jr., of Central Falls, RI and 5 grandchildren.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday April 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Bethany Baptist Church, 178 Sayles Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860. All are invited to attend.
Conrad O. Bessette
PAWTUCKET - Conrad O. Bessette, 100 years old, formerly of Fogarty Manor at 214 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Oakland Grove Health Center in Woonsocket, RI. He was the husband of the late Laurette (D'Anjou) Bessette. Mr. Bessette was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Edward Bessette and Noelia (Ouimet) Bessette. He was a store keeper at Quonset Point for over 34 years.
Armand J. Parent
CUMBERLAND - Armand J. Parent, 83, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, April 16, at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Theresa D. (Murgia) Parent.
Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Alfred and Angelia (Houle) Parent. He resided in Cumberland for over 30 years, previously residing in Central Falls.
Mr. Parent was a United States Navy, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran, serving our country proudly for 20 years.
Louise E. Martin
PAWTUCKET - Louise E. Martin, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late John G. Martin. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Squire and Lillian (Johnson) Renshaw, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life. Louise was an Executive Secretary at the Fram Corp., Rumford for over fifteen years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Ireland 32 Society; Red Hat Society and a seventy year seasonal resident at Mary Carpenters Beach, Matunuck.
George H. Babcock
PAWTUCKET - Babcock, George H., 82, of Denver Street, Pawtucket, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013. George was the husband of Margaret "Peggy" (Cardin) Babcock.
PAWTUCKET â€” The director of two of Rhode Islandâ€™s biggest road races says there are no plans to cancel the races in light of Mondayâ€™s Boston Marathon bomb attack.
Charles Breagy, who directs the Navigant Credit Union Running Festival
Half Marathon and 5K in Pawtucket â€” scheduled to be held this year on May 5 â€” and the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K in Providence â€” slated for Sept. 22 â€” says the two races will go on as planned.
â€śThese races are still in place to happen. Weâ€™re revisiting security and weâ€™ve reached out to police, but as of today, the races will go on,â€ť Breagy said.
PAWTUCKET â€” For members of the PawSox family with Massachusetts blood running through their veins, the horrific and tragic events that marred the Boston Marathon hit particularly hard.
â€śItâ€™s a special day for race fans and baseball fans; thereâ€™s a (Boston Bruins) game at night. Itâ€™s a great time for the town,â€ť explained manager Gary DiSarcina, a native of Malden, Mass. and current resident of Plymouth. â€śWhen you least expect it, thatâ€™s when these things happen.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” What David Ortiz is attempting to do is adhere to spring-training protocol.
The question is, will the Red Sox slugger be able to get everything ironed out over eight or so at-bats in the coming days with the Pawtucket Red Sox? In 2010, Ortiz received 62 at-bats in spring training and equaled the total the following year. In 2012, he collected 57 Grapefruit League at-bats.
WOONSOCKET â€” In an impressive 26-game win streak that dates back to its season opener a year ago, Lincoln has experienced only a handful of close games that not only tested the teamâ€™s mettle, but also presented some anxious moments for its players, coaches, and fans.
But while most of those tight contests were decided by three or more runs, only one was a one-run nailbiter â€” Tuesday afternoonâ€™s chilly Division I affair against host and longtime foe Mount St. Charles.
Carlos Antonio Delgado
CENTRAL FALLS - Carlos Antonio Delgado, 29, died accidentally April 11, 2013. He was the companion of Lymari Gonzalez. He was born in Puerto Rico a son of Jose Carlos Delgado and the late Maria M. Berrios.
John H. Lawrence
PAWTUCKET - John H. Lawrence, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes R. (Rock) Lawrence.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Harvey and Agnes (O'Hare) Lawrence. John was an aviation mechanic in the United States Navy for 20 years until retiring. He enjoyed painting and drawing; gardening and working on his computer. Above all else, John was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Blackstone Valley Sports Editor Eric Benevides knew he would not run one of his best marathons when he set out on Mondayâ€™s 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course, and that may well have spared him the horrific scene marking the race memories of many others.
Two bombs detonated near the courseâ€™s finish line killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, by last nightâ€™s tally and wounded scores of others as Benevides and his wife, Bozena Chmielewski, were still running the 26.2-mile course.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Pawtucket Red Sox, already off to its finest start to a season in club history, seemed poised to move to 10-1 after holding a 3-1 cushion through seven innings on Monday night.
But righty reliever Chris Carpenter surrendered the Lehigh Valley IronPigs five runs in the top of the eighth, and the PawSox ultimately suffered an 8-3 International League-North beatdown before 3,849 fans at McCoy Stadium.