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July 2nd, 2014

Ranaudo, Vazquez to represent PawSox at Triple-A All-Star Game

July 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce RH starter Anthony Ranaudo and catcher Christian Vazquez have both been selected to the International League All-Star Team for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game that will be played on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:05 pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

July 1st

Longtime hockey coach Ernst revels in honor from R.I. Reds Heritage Society

July 1, 2014

CRANSTON – Hanging from the kitchen wall in Dick and Rollie Ernst's cozy Philmont Avenue abode is a laurel he received after his North Smithfield High School icemen captured the R.I. Division III Boys' Hockey Tournament crown with a 6-4 triumph over East Providence at Schneider Arena.

The date: March 26, 2006.

Israel Galio

July 1, 2014

Israel Galio

PAWTUCKET - Israel Galio, 28, formerly of Pawtucket, died as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Pasadena, California on June 23.
Born in Pawtucket son of Marta Galio and Israel Sanchez. He moved to the west coast four and half years ago.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his partner Marc Cox of Pasadena, 2 sisters, Margarita Sanchez of Pawtucket and Stephanie Galio of Central Falls; 2 brothers, Rogelio Sanchez of Central Falls and Ivander Galio of Pawtucket.

June 30th

Cumberland blasts Glocester/Burrillville; same two teams to meet for District IV softball title

June 30, 2014

BURRILLVILLE — Cumberland I head coach Steve D’Abrosca had hoped for a premier collective performance from his crew on Monday evening, but wasn’t quite sure if he’d get it.

His troops did, and didn’t, surprise him.

Righthander Abbie Vallely turned in a magical performance in the circle, yielding just three hits and a trio of walks while whiffing 10, and his offense produced four doubles as Cumberland I coasted to a 15-2 triumph over Glocester/Burrillville in a R.I. District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale at Hauser Field.

PawSox' Brentz staying positive after hamstring strain

June 30, 2014

PAWTUCKET – For Bryce Brentz, slow and steady must prevail in his quest to shake free of the persistent hamstring issue that has his season on pause.

“The progress has been good and we’re ahead of schedule right now, but we don’t want to have any more setbacks,” said the PawSox outfielder when reached Monday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Presently, his days are filled with restoring strength to the right hamstring strain that has kept him out of the lineup since May 15.

Water park opens at Galego Court

June 30, 2014

PAWTUCKET — A sprinkler-driven new water park and state of the art playground opened with a ribbon-cutting event — and a big splash — on Friday at Galego Court, featuring pizza and refreshments, a host of dignitaries and dozens of children eager to cool off in the summer afternoon heat.
The park opened with a last-moment change allowing the facility to stay open later at night, thanks to a letter by 8-year-old D'Angela "Lala" Feliz, in part citing the busy schedules of tasks kids have these days, that Pawtucket Housing Authority Director Steve Vadnais found was right on target.

James E. Schoepfer

June 30, 2014

James E. Schoepfer

EAST PROVIDENCE - James E. Schoepfer, 83, of Rumford, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Audrey (Howard) Schoepfer for fifty-five years. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Otto O. and Helen L. (Mitchell) Schoepfer, he resided in Pawtucket until moving to Rumford in 2008.

Carol A. Ellis

June 30, 2014

Carol A. Ellis

CUMBERLAND - Carol A. (Quilitzsch) Ellis, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert A. Ellis, Jr. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late George and Anita (Mintel) Quilitzsch.
Carol worked as a credit and collections manager at Hasbro for many years and was the secretary of the Bear Hill Village Tenants Association. She was a longtime member of the Cumberland Beagle Club and enjoyed knitting; crocheting; crafts and needle point.

Elizabeth A. Sweetland

June 30, 2014

Elizabeth A. Sweetland

GRANBY, CT. - Elizabeth A. Sweetland, 93, of Granby, CT beloved wife for 44 years of the late Raymond J. Sweetland, passed away on Sunday, (June 29, 2014) in Simsbury, CT. Born in Seekonk, MA on September 30, 1920, daughter of the late David T. and Frances (Fitt) Valentine, she was raised in Pawtucket and had lived in Cheshire, CT for 41 years before moving to Granby, CT to be closer to her family eight years ago.

Mary Rosa Johnson

June 30, 2014

Mary Rosa Johnson

CENTRAL FALLS - Mary Rosa Johnson, 98, died Friday, June 27, 2014 peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Armand J. Johnson for 55 years prior to his death in 1990. She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosa (Senecal) LaVigne.
Mary worked in many local dressmaking shops as a meticulous hand-presser. She was a former member of the Central Falls Community Center, the Senior Club of Notre Dame Church and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Local #429.

June 29th

Sparks are flying (and selling, too) on every corner

June 29, 2014

CUMBERLAND – The white tents have gone up around the area and fireworks display companies are now ready to sell you anything you need to celebrate the Fourth of July, so long as it doesn’t shoot up into the air or explode.

The tents were already operating along Mendon Road on Sunday and selling the products allowed under Rhode Island’s fireworks law, and also under the setup rules it also contains for electrical inspections, fire prevention equipment and exit and no-smoking signage.

June 28th

Mookie, we hardly knew you: Betts' stay with PawSox was short, sweet

June 28, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Mookie Betts made his Pawtucket Red Sox debut on June 3. Barely three weeks later, the highly-coveted prospect saw the Red Sox call an end to his Triple-A apprenticeship and throw another log into the “Mookie Mania” fire pit.

June 27th

PawSox skippers past and present share familial bond

June 27, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Earlier this week, Kevin Boles and Ron Johnson met for lunch at the Old Canteen – a restaurant located on Providence’s historic Federal Hill that made for an interesting backdrop for the two baseball lifers.

Missing EP man’s body identified

June 27, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE — The search for a 20-year-old East Providence man missing since Jan. 2 ended on a tragic note when police confirmed Friday that the body of a man who was found last week under a boathouse near India Point Park was identified as Daniel LaRue.

LaRue’s body, which was dressed in winter clothing, was found discovered under a ramp at Brown University’s Hunter S. Marston Boathouse on June 19, almost six months after he was first reported missing by his family.

Gary S. Butler

June 27, 2014

Gary S. Butler

PAWTUCKET - Gary S. Butler, 59, of Division Street, Pawtucket, entered into eternal life early Thursday morning. He was the beloved husband of the late Shelly D. (Card) Butler. He was born in Providence a son of Joan D. (Sossville) Butler-Lawrence-Napolillo of Cumberland and the late Kenneth Butler.
Gary was the office manager at Warren Tire Co. of Pawtucket for more than 30 years. He also was a US Navy veteran serving on the USS Constellation and was a motorcycle enthusiast.

Donald H. Trahan

June 27, 2014

Donald H. Trahan

Joseph A. Kotlarski

June 27, 2014

Joseph A. Kotlarski

PAWTUCKET - Joseph A. Kotlarski. 67, passed away Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield were he resided for the past 18 months. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph S. and Mary A. (Avizynis) Kotlarski and the stepson of the late Germaine (Boudreau - Patenaude) Kotlarski. Prior to living in North Smithfield Joseph lived in Cumberland and Pawtucket.
Before retiring he was employed at New To You and the former Building 19 of Pawtucket. He was a member of the Blackstone Valley Chapter of RIARC.

June 26th

Parella named interim E.P. police chief

June 26, 2014

 
EAST PROVIDENCE – Acting City Manager Paul Lemont has confirmed that Major Christopher Parella will take over as interim police chief when Police Chief Joseph Tavares officially leaves his post on Tuesday.
 
Lemont had said in previous press interviews that his plan was to name an interim chief. But until this week he would not say whether or not the acting chief would be from within or outside the Police Department.
 

Will Torres' arrival with PawSox reduce Betts' time in CF?

June 26, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Even though several potential suitors were knocking on his door, Andres Torres was not going to sign with a major-league club until he felt fine physically.
“I wasn’t ready because I had the surgery (to repair a strained left Achilles’ tendon). It takes time. I just took my time and made sure that I was good to go,” said Torres on Thursday, his first day with the Pawtucket Red Sox. “I [heard] from a few teams, but I was just waiting for the right moment. Once I feel good, I just signed with Boston.”

Cecchini's grand slam powers PawSox past Norfolk

June 26, 2014

PAWTUCKET – If you weren’t settled into your seat at McCoy Stadium until the second inning Thursday night, you missed a lot.
A five-run first inning highlighted by Garin Cecchini’s grand slam propelled Pawtucket to a 7-3 victory over Norfolk before 5,297. Cecchini turned on a 2-1 offering from Jason Gurka and deposited it into the right-field bullpen for his third home run of the season.
The homer enabled Cecchini to take over the club lead in RBI with 30. The previous leader was Bryce Brentz with 28. Brentz hasn’t appeared in a game for the PawSox since May 15.