January 20th, 2013
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) held a press conference on Friday announcing its 2013 inductees. The press conference took place in the RIMHOF Museum space located at Hope Artiste Village.
A little of this, a little of that ‚Ä¶
Wake me when it‚Äôs Tuesday ‚Äď the day Terry Francona‚Äôs juicy and highly anticipated book is scheduled to hit the shelves.
Not a moment too soon.
Look, I understand the importance of publicizing and spreading the word to the masses that there‚Äôs something on the immediate horizon that you may want to check out. The particular PR campaign for Francona‚Äôs 368-page opus has me a tad confused, however.
CUMBERLAND ‚ÄĒ The New England Patriots dominated Baltimore, shutting out the Ravens, 26-0.
At least that was the outcome of the "Financial Football" game played one morning this past week in Renee DeRosier's personal finance class at Cumberland High School.
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis served as honorary coach for a team of teens that scored a virtual victory as a hopeful preview of the Patriots real playoff game tonight.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď Highway Supt. Rick Lambert was on his way to tend to an emergency boiler problem when he came upon it, tossed unceremoniously to the curb like an ordinary piece of litter, the merriment all but expunged from its branches.
It was a Christmas tree, of course, but the timing was so wrong he had to chuckle.
‚ÄúIt was Christmas morning,‚ÄĚ Lambert recalled. ‚ÄúThey were already done with their Christmas tree. It was out the door.‚ÄĚ
WOONSOCKET --- Vincent Pearl's goal 4:26 into the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and helped Mount St. Charles net arguably its biggest win of the young season on Friday night, a 4-2 triumph over Division I-Cimini rival La Salle Academy at Adelard Arena.
The victory was the fourth in a row for the Mounties, who are 5-1 in the league and face Coventry in a crossover game tonight at 8 p.m. at the West Warwick Civic Center.
Dave Goucher has been calling hockey games on the radio for much of his adult life ‚Äď 20 years to be exact. Naturally, the Pawtucket native and graduate of Tolman High monitored the NHL‚Äôs labor saga, but as he expressed when contacted earlier this week, he reached a point where countless impasses between the owners and players became too much to digest.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď Ex-convict Thomas G. Lamoureux was properly sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing his girlfriend and stabbing her brother while he was on probation for manslaughter in 2011, the state‚Äôs Supreme Court ruled.
Lamoureux, who was sentenced as a probation violator on the latter offenses, challenged the strength of the evidence in an appeal to the high court.
In a decision handed up Friday, the justices affirmed the sentence, saying prosecutors met the required standard of proof to uphold the charge that Lamoureux had violated his probation.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts is well under way with Mardi Gras and has announced five contestants for queen of the festivities. They are Diane Bessette, Kayla Guilbeault, Sheylon Lawson, Jo-Ann Maurice and Sandy Paul.
The queen will preside over Mardi Gras on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and unmask her cohort, King Jace XIX.
As in tradition, King Jace XIX is a secret. Dave Richards of radio station WOON will be releasing the clues shortly and the public is invited to guess who is portraying the king this year.
STUART, FL- William C. Perreault, 77, died on January 7, 2013 at Martin Memorial Medical Center, in Stuart, FL.
William was born in Pawtucket, RI and moved to Jensen Beach 23 years ago coming from North Smithfield, RI.
William was a member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach, FL, he served in the CB's in the US Navy, he was a member of the VFW in Jensen Beach, FL, a member of the American Legion and Loyal Order of the Moose and he was a 4th Degree Grand Knight in North Smithfield, RI.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- Colonel James A. MacDougald, United States Air Force (Ret.), age 84, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1972, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at his home in Colorado Springs.
He had retired from the United States Air Force in 1980 after serving his county for over 27 years. He was a successful entrepreneur and business owner, serving as president and CEO of AMI Industries, Inc. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.