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April 9th, 2014

Friars get their point guard in California's Cartwright

April 9, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Scratch off the biggest need on Ed Cooley’s off-season “to-do” list.

Shoring up the point-guard spot for next season as well as future ones has been a top priority for Cooley and the Providence Friars since the moment the 2013-14 campaign came to an end. With the verbal commitment expressed by Compton (Calif.) High School senior Kyron Cartwright, PC now has a second floor general to pair with Kris Dunn, who has missed significant time in each of his first two collegiate seasons.

April 8th

Webster pitches gem in PawSox's 7-1 win over Chiefs

April 8, 2014

PAWTUCKET — It’s always nice to put on a good show when the brass is in town.

With Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington and Director of Player Development Ben Crockett checking out the action, the Pawtucket Red Sox thumped Syracuse, 7-1, Tuesday night before 2,675 fans. Allen Webster rebounded from a sub-par first start to his season with six shutout innings while Justin Henry and Ryan Lavarnway stoked the offense with back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning.

PawSox's Brentz makes strides defensively in outfield

April 8, 2014

PAWTUCKET — For a different change of pace, Bryce Brentz is garnering more headlines for his nifty glovework than his ability to deposit souvenirs over the fence.

Long known as a power hitter with a strong arm, the PawSox outfielder is doing his best to bring attention to his defense. With two down in the fifth inning of Monday’s game against Syracuse, Brentz robbed Eury Perez of surefire extra bases as he went full extension on a sinking liner in the left-center field gap.

Garage gets go-ahead

April 8, 2014

PAWTUCKET—Following a two-part hearing on a contentious issue, the Board of Appeals on Monday voted 5 to 0 to approve a variance allowing for an oversized garage on Sharon Avenue property belonging to the Grupo Amigos Da Terceira.
The garage, to be built on property at 125 Sharon Ave., will reportedly be used to store vehicles belonging to the Portuguese social club. The main Grupo Amigos community center, at 55 Memorial Dr., is located next door to the white, two-family house at 125 Sharon Ave. where the club intends to construct the new garage.

Florence A. Fierlit

April 8, 2014

Florence A. Fierlit

CENTRAL FALLS - Florence A. Fierlit, 92, passed away Saturday April 5, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew F. Fierlit.
Born in Kulpmont, PA she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anastazja (Kogut) Zuba.
Before retiring Florence was employed as an Assembler for the former J & K Sales of Pawtucket. She was a member of the Fierlit-Korzen A.L. Post #79 Ladies Auxiliary of Central Falls and also volunteered at the Slater Park Zoo.

Dorothy Ann Williams-Mowry

April 8, 2014

Dorothy Ann Williams-Mowry

ATTLEBORO - Dorothy Ann Williams-Mowry, 80, passed on April 7th. She was the wife of the late Robert D. Mowry.
She is survived by four daughters, Robin Tumaliuan, Brenda Daluz, Maryann Goulden and Julie Jordan, Five sons, Harold Williams, James Williams, Thomas Williams, Albert Williams and William Williams. She was the mother of the late Carol Williams Burt, 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Services will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com.

April 7th

Quick return to PawSox leaves Holt disappointed

April 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Brock Holt thought he had it all mapped out. With Will Middlebrooks on Boston’s 15-day disabled list, the versatile infielder anticipated that his role as the designated “fill-in guy” would encompass the next few weeks or so.

LA Fitness eyes Pawtucket site

April 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET— An unsightly and long-neglected stretch of busy North Main Street, near an underground bowling alley and former Sears department store, will get a much-needed lift with a proposal to build a new LA Fitness Center.
The proposal by Nms Associates LLC, part of the Procaccanti Group real estate management and investment firms, will involve an expanse of property that stretches down North Main Street from Ann Mary Street in Pawtucket to the corner of the old Sears store at White Avenue in neighboring Providence.

April 6th

In Cumberland, a new school rises

April 6, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy’s elementary school building has begun to take shape at the former Currier Park on Broad Street near Town Hall, and is expected to open to students in the fall.

That was the forecast offered by Robert Bellafiore, a spokesman for Civic Builders, on Friday as workers from H.V. Collins, Civic’s contractor, continued to erect steel beams at the site.

Kelly sisters receive RIIL's Most Courageous Award

April 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – No high schooler wears the badge of courage better than the Kelly twins, former Davies Tech student-athlete Waleska and Tolman High’s Francheska.

It was back in July that Waleska, the elder by a few minutes, suffered a stroke following a summer league basketball game. Through several confusing, worrisome months for the sisters, their family members, friends, teammates and mentors, Waleska now is back on track and enjoying things most of her peers take for granted.

April 4th

Nelson fires one-hitter in Clippers' win over Titans

April 4, 2014

CUMBERLAND — Juliet Nelson supplied some heat on a chilly 41-degree afternoon.
The Cumberland ace pitcher also brought her ‘A’ game to her team’s home opener on Friday against visiting Toll Gate, as she struck out nine batters and allowed just two batted balls to reach the outfield grass in a masterful one-hit gem and a 2-0 victory that took just 80 minutes to complete.

PawSox post rain-shortened victory over IronPigs

April 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET — After a dismal previous 13 offensive frames to open this 2014 campaign, the Pawtucket Red Sox finally broke out of their collective offensive funk on drizzly Friday night..
Lehigh Valley had seemed destined to record another “crooked number” triumph after jumping out to a 4-0 cushion, but the PawSox manufactured eight runs in the back half of the fifth and cruised to a 9-4 victory before a sparse crowd of 2,652 at McCoy Stadium.
Umpires had halted the game after the top of the eighth due to rain, but the tilt was quickly called official after a 15-minute delay.

Jeannette J. Corneau

April 4, 2014

Jeannette J. Corneau

CENTRAL FALLS- Jeannette J. Corneau, 82, passed away on April 4th. She lived in Central Falls all her life before going to St. Antoine Residence.
She was the daughter of the late Omer and Rhea (Bouvier) Desrosiers.
Jeannette was a homemaker and a past member of the St. Anne Sodality. She was the beloved wife of Arthur J. Corneau for the past 61 years.

Jeannette J. Corneau

April 4, 2014

Jeannette J. Corneau

CENTRAL FALLS- Jeannette J. Corneau, 82, passed away on April 4th. She lived in Central Falls all her life before going to St. Antoine Residence.
She was the daughter of the late Omer and Rhea (Bouvier) Desrosiers.
Jeannette was a homemaker and a past member of the St. Anne Sodality. She was the beloved wife of Arthur J. Corneau for the past 61 years.

Maria Augusta Delgado

April 4, 2014

Maria Augusta Delgado

CUMBERLAND- Maria Augusta Delgado, 99, of Pollett Street, passed away Thursday April 3, 2014 at the Miriam Hospital, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfredo Delgado.
Born June 3, 1914 in Baraçal, Guarda, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Feliz (Cardoso) DeJesus.
She settled in Pawtucket with her husband and daughter in 1947, and moved to Cumberland in 1963. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

Bernard A. Raymond

April 4, 2014

Bernard A. Raymond

CENTRAL FALLS: Bernard A. Raymond, 84, formerly of Liberty St, passed April 4th with his loving family by his side.
He was a lifelong Central Falls resident and longtime Communicant of Holy Spirit Parish (St Matthew Church).
He had been employed as a tool maker for many years. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Dorothy H. Niebuhr

April 4, 2014

Dorothy H. Niebuhr

PAWTUCKET- Dorothy H. Niebuhr, 98, formerly of Harcourt Ave., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Henry H. and Flora I. (Hoenicke) Niebuhr.

Chester S. Kwiatkowski

April 4, 2014

Chester S. Kwiatkowski

CENTRAL FALLS- Chester S. Kwiatkowski, 94, passed away Friday March 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen F. (Wojcik) Kwiatkowski.
Born in Strabane, PA he was a son of the late Stanley and Veronica (Safranowski) Kwiatkowski.
Before retiring he was employed as a Welder at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Co. of East Hartford, CT.
Chet was a WWII Navy Veteran serving as a Chief Torpedoman and a member of the Fierlit-Korzen A.L. Post #79 of Central Falls.

April 3rd

IronPigs blank PawSox in season opener, 4-0

April 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET — It had all the pageantry of Opening Day, from the introduction to the teams to Boston bullpen cop Steve Horgan tossing out the ceremonial pitch to the unfurling of an American flag in center field and a cannon salute that sounded off at the conclusion of the national anthem.

Eight PawSox players will venture to Fenway Park this afternoon for Boston's ring ceremony

April 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET — If eight PawSox players show up late to McCoy Stadium this afternoon, don’t fret. Their potential tardiness has already been taken under advisement.
“It will be okay,” smiled manager Kevin Boles. “Opportunities like this don’t come around too often, so you’ve got to take advantage of them.”

 

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