April 24th, 2014
PAWTUCKET â€” Other than Will Middlebrooks expressing confidence that he was able to put some nice swings on the ball and that his strained calf survived several demanding tests at third base, thereâ€™s not much to take away from Thursdayâ€™s matinee at McCoy Stadium.
Anthony Ranaudo struggled on the bump and Pawtucketâ€™s bats went cold as Rochester ran away with an 8-1 victory. Middle-brooks concluded his three-game rehab stint with another hitless day, going 0-for-4. In 10 minor league at-bats, the third baseman failed to collect a single base knock.
PAWTUCKET â€” At first blush, it would seem PawSox manager Kevin Boles has a dilemma on his hands.
His team already flush with options at first base and the corner outfield spots, Boles will have another warm body at his disposal when Daniel Nava finally reports to the Triple-A ranks on Friday. Since Nava isnâ€™t on a rehab assignment, his stay with Pawtucket figures to cut into someoneâ€™s playing time.
LINCOLN â€” Itâ€™s very safe to say Cumberland High skipper Paul Murphy had hoped Thursday afternoonâ€™s intense winds would affect rival Lincolnâ€™s pitchers and fielders more than his own.
Through the first four frames of a Division I tilt at Chet Nichols Memorial Field, he didnâ€™t get his wish.
The Lions rushed out to a quick 5-2 lead after the third, but Cumberlandâ€™s fortunes changed on a dime in the fifth. Behind only two hits but a pair of Lincoln errors, Murphyâ€™s crew manufactured five runs and raced to what had seemed an improbable but satisfying 7-5 victory.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A former Revere, Mass., educator has filed an application with the Rhode Island Department of Education to establish a regional mayoral academy that would serve students from Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Burrillville.
Rosalind Murphy filed the application for the school in partnership with Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, an organization co-founded by Michael Magee, the current CEO, and Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee in 2008 to provide technical support and other assistance to mayoral academies.
WOONSOCKET- Mary Bois, 97, of Paradis Ave. Woonsocket died Wednesday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Bois, Sr.
Born in Manville she was a daughter of the late Luigi and Anelda Nilda (Savelli) Sbarbati, both natives of Italy. She was raised in Manville and resided in Woonsocket for over 60 years,
BURRILLVILLE- Leonard Gibson Bailey "Lenny", 66, passed away Monday afternoon at home. He was the devoted husband of Bonnie Rae Stephenson. A lifelong resident of Pascoag he was the son of the late Luther M. and Grace M. (Gibson) Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was a Marine Sergeant during the Vietnam War. Lenny received a Bachelor degree from Bryant University in Law Enforcement and Business Management. He was a police officer with the Burrillville Police Department, climbing to the rank of Sergeant during his 25 year career with the department.
Eleanor M. Durand
CUMBERLAND- Eleanor M. Durand, 91, of Cumberland passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late Joseph Durand.
Born in Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Alva (Wallin) Millette.
Eleanor was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
She is survived by four sons, Joseph, Richard, Samuel, and John Durand, a daughter, Linda Durand, a sister, Florence Pardi. She also leaves nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Elizabeth Millette, Madeline Benson, Henry, John, Milton, and Victor Millette.
Glenn P. Andrews
BURRILLVILLE- Glenn P. Andrews, 52, of Pascoag, RI, passed away with his loved ones by his side on April 22, 2014 at his residence after a long illness.
He was the loving life partner to Brenda Blackburn with whom he lived.
He was born in Lincoln, RI, son of Jeanne (Sweeney) Stock of Lincoln.
Glenn was a self-employed plasterer in the Northern Rhode Island area for thirty years. He was a resident of Burrillville for the last five years, previously living in Lincoln, where he lived most of his life. He was a fan of NASCAR and the Miami Dolphins.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Quick, what do Superman, President Barack Obama and screen actor Jason Statham all have in common?
Yeah, theyâ€™re all men with an uber-high public profile. Celebrities, you might say.
Then thereâ€™s Detective Sgt. Phil Kamer, a 16-year veteran of the Woonsocket Police Department: Heâ€™s no celebrity, but with a little luck he could end up in the same place as the Man of Steel, Obama and the tough-guy actor â€“ on the cover of the largest menâ€™s fitness magazine in the country.
PAWTUCKET â€” Will Middlebrooks can relate to Daniel Nava.
A year ago, Middlebrooks scuffled so badly that the Red Sox were left with little choice but to send the starting third baseman to Triple A. Looking back at his minor-league penance, Middlebrooks says that he was able to weather a turbulent stretch thanks to his ability to quickly put the grief behind him.