July 16th, 2012
Rhode Island public schools have begun to work with a revised system of school accountability and intervention after the release of the state Department of Education's 2012 School Classifications on Friday.
The revised accountability system is based on the federally-approved waiver the state won in May for the federal No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) standardized approach to accountability and intervention requirements.
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BARRINGTON â€” Thanks to some bottom-of-the-sixth-inning heroics courtesy of Sean Dunphy, Darlington American is now one victory away from capturing the programâ€™s first R.I. Little League District II Major Division banner since 2000.
Dunphy broke a 9-all tie with a home run on a 2-1 count, propelling Darlington to a dramatic 10-9 walk-off triumph against Barrington Sunday night at Sherwood Field. Barrington scored four runs in the top of the sixth to tie this District II final game, but DALL and Dunphy responded with two down in the frame.
SEEKONK â€” As often is the case during the summer, Sandy Gorham could be found standing on a local pool deck exhorting his Kendbrin Swim and Tennis Club competitors to be the best they can be.
On Thursday, the site just happened to be the six-lane, 25-meter Grist Mill club facility; that's where Kendbrin was competing in an cabana club league dual meet.
Weâ€™ll guess that Kevin Youkilis steps into the batterâ€™s box at Fenway Park around 7:13 Monday night â€” three minutes after Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook rocks back and issues the first offering of the game.
MIDDLETOWN â€” The ever-elusive progress of tracking improvement in oneâ€™s golf game â€¦ itâ€™s actually not that difficult a chore for Cumberland native son Jamison Randall.
CUMBERLAND â€“ You donâ€™t have to be a parent to know that children donâ€™t get sick during business hours. And if they happen to, it isnâ€™t until todayâ€™s busy parents come home from work that they invariably find out about it and start looking for medical attention.
And so Dr. Peter Yasigian was often needed in the office until seven or eight oâ€™clock at night, tending to the usual afflictions of his pediatric caseload, from sore throats and sprains to coughs and croup.
There had to be a better way.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The city won't be getting any additional school funding from the state in the near future, at least not through legal action.
That was the outcome of a successful move by the state to block the city from winning a hearing on its school funding lawsuit in Superior Court.
Judge Nettie C. Vogel on Thursday issued a 31-page decision ruling in favor of the state's motion to dismiss the case filed by both the Woonsocket and Pawtucket school districts while noting earlier court decisions to the same effect.
Alice D. Hurd
EAST PROVIDENCE- Alice D.(Walz) Hurd, 87 formerly of Toner Street, Rumford died Thursday July 12, 2012 at Heatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport.
She was born in Holyoke, Ma. a daughter of the late Jacob and Dora (Scholl) Walz.
Mrs. Hurd was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital before retiring.
William T. Moreau
SEEKONK, MA - William T. 'Bill' Moreau, 54, died unexpectedly on Wednesday at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of Nancy A. (Ryan) Moreau for 28 years. He was born in Central Falls, RI, the son of the late Oscar and Claire (Chartier) Moreau and lived in the Blackstone Valley until moving to Seekonk 24 years ago.
Mr. Moreau was a graduate of Bridgewater State College and was a biology teacher at the Advanced Math and Science Academy in Marlborough, MA; he was admired for his passionate devotion to his students.
CENTRAL FALLS- Raymond J. Gauthier Jr, 54, passed on July 12th.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Helen (Gill) Gauthier and Raymond J. Gauthier Sr.
He had been employed for many years by Harris Industries and previously worked laying the Alaskan Pipeline from its beginning to end.
Ray served aboard the USS Nimitz from 1974 to 1980; he then served as a Seebee from 1986 to 1980.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Robert Gauthier of Pawtucket and Michael Gauthier of California.
PAWTUCKET â€” Starting on Monday, television commercials for new cars, fast food restaurants and Schtickies will be joined by spots urging you to approve table games such as blackjack, craps and roulette at Lincolnâ€™s Twin River gambling emporium.
Boasting that Twin River is â€śdoing extremely wellâ€ť and growing revenue while much larger casinos in the region are struggling, CEO John Taylor shared the companyâ€™s strategy to expand to table games with the Pawtucket Rotary Club Thursday.
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PAWTUCKET â€” Carl Crawford has 142 million reasons to play for the Boston Red Sox in 2012.
The injured outfielder also has 142 millions reasons why he should shut himself down, undergo Tommy John surgery like he hinted at last weekend, and start planning for the future.
When Crawford does return to the BoSox, he will not be 100 percent. That hasnâ€™t stopped him from looking ahead to Monday, which is when the 30-year-old hopes to play in his first major-league game of what to date has been an empty vessel of a season.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Just because Ryan Kalish spent some time with the Boston Red Sox recently doesnâ€™t mean the outfielder is completely in the clear of the shoulder and neck injuries that whitewashed his 2011 season.
PAWTUCKET --- For Pineview manager Joe Clark, traveling with his Big League ballclub to Dover, Del. on the second weekend of each July has become almost an annual tradition.
That weekend is when the Eastern Regional Tournament gets under way, and in six of the last eight seasons, Pineview has ventured down Route 95 to represent Rhode Island.
Pineviewâ€™s best finish during those six trips has been a pair of third-place finishes, the last one coming in 2010.
Aida Nunes Henao
CUMBERLAND- Aida Nunes Henao, 74, of Cumberland, died Sunday at Greenville Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Manuel Nunes.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Tomas and Alice Silva.
Her sons, Manuel "Manny" Nunes and his wife Eileen of Cumberland and David J. Nunes of Arizona, her brothers Tony, Fred and Fausto Silva, her sisters Clotilde Almeida Batista DaSilva, Amelia Costa and Dolly Packard, and her grandchildren Nicholas and Cassidy Nunes survive her.
PAWTUCKET- Sophia (Carlson) Stewart, age 96, passed away on July 11, 2012 at the Genesis Healthcare Pawtucket Center with her loving family by her side. She was married for sixty years to her beloved husband, the late Robert Stewart.
A long time resident of Pawtucket, Sophia was the daughter of the late Roy and Annie (Whyte) Carlson and was the sister of the late Dorothy Read, the late Edwin Carlson and the late Thomas Carlson.
Doris I. Flynn-Gomes
PAWTUCKET- Doris I. Flynn-Gomes, 62, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Anthony Gomes.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George and Irene (Boissonneault) Pommenville.
Doris was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Sister Mary Gibson
LEOMINSTER- Sister Mary Gibson, 84 formerly known as Sister Mary Rose, of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died Thursday July 12, 2012 at St. Mary's Heath Care Center in Worcester, MA.
Sister Mary was born in Pawtucket, RI on May 11, 1928, a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (McCarrion) Gibson.
She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Pawtucket, RI, and entered the Sisters of the Presentation in 1947, professing her final vows in 1952.
LINCOLN â€” Police arrested a 17-year-old Pawtucket youth on a charge of possession of crack cocaine after locating contraband in a stolen vehicle following a seatbelt law violation.
Patrolman Kevin J. Murphy had been maintaining a traffic post on Higginson Avenue when a black Nissan pick-up truck passed the location at about 12:45 p.m. on Friday, according to police.
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PAWTUCKET â€“ The Boston Red Sox will send OF Carl Crawford to Pawtucket for an injury rehab assignment beginning Thursday night when the PawSox host the Buffalo Bisons at 7:05 pm at McCoy Stadium.