Archive - 2013
CUMBERLAND â€” Must-win pressure? Cumberland American showed zero signs of it on Wednesday night in its Pool A finale against Scituate-Foster.
Needing a victory to cement a spot in Fridayâ€™s District 4 Major Division semifinals at Ayotte Field, CALL cruised to its third triumph in four games by mercy-ruling S-F, 14-3, in four innings at Garvin Field.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Immediately following the Burrillville All-Starsâ€™ 13-1 drubbing of Glocester in the Pool B finale of the R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) All-Star Tournament on Wednesday night, Burrillville mentor Bob Gelinas asked his kids to take a lap around the outskirts of the Richard Peck Complexâ€™s Rymanski Field.
He then met with his troops in short right for a few minutes before they packed up their gear to play another day.
WOONSOCKET â€“ What do the Boston Red Sox, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island all have in common?
If youâ€™ve driven through Little Rhody on the interstates often enough, you may already know â€“ theyâ€™re among a handful of organizations authorized to raise charitable funds through the sale of customized license plates issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Now it looks like the DMVâ€™s crop of Special Design Charity Plates will get an addition thatâ€™s as homegrown as meat pies and dynamites: the Villa Novan Pride registration plate.
LINCOLN â€“ A 30-year-old Cumberland woman faces a charge of mistreatment of animals after allegedly leaving a small dog unattended in a hot car on Monday.
Patrolman Kevin Marcoux reported being called to the vehicle by Twin River Security at approximately 6:15 p.m. The small dog could be seen in the front seat of the vehicle with the windows down a small amount, according to Marcoux. No water appeared to have been left in the vehicle for the dog, he added.
LINCOLN â€” Colonel Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the first arrest at the Twin River Casino relating to the integrity of table games.
At 2:45 a.m. on July 10, a member of the State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit (GEU) arrested Steven E. Sabitoni, 46, of School Road, Lincoln, on one count of larceny under $1,500.
Zachary R. Costello
WOONSOCKET- Zachary R. Costello, 24, of Woonsocket, died July 8, 2013 in his home. He was the son of Diane L. (Lemay) Costello of Woonsocket and the late Richard E. Costello.
He had previously lived in Blackstone and Millville.
Zachary was a welder for Matrix Power Services, Pascoag for six years. He loved hunting, fishing and four wheeling. Zachary was very well liked by others and enjoyed spending time with his friends.
Pauline C. Phillips
WOONSOCKET- Pauline C. (Belisle) Phillips, 92, of Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Ballou Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Russell T. Phillips, Sr.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on May 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late George and Emelda (Deziel) Belisle.
CUMBERLAND â€” At 56 years of age, Scott Miller, a small business owner, doesnâ€™t have to take part in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge â€“ a grueling, two-day, 192-mile trek from Sturbridge to the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown.
The Cumberland resident just chooses to, and he has dozens of explanations as to why he participates in the longest, most difficult version of the PMC.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ The state Department of Health is expected to allow the reopening of Spring Lake Beach today while continuing to monitor a total of 92 cases of gastrointestinal illness believed to be caused by a person ill with diarrhea while swimming at the beach on July 4.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Matt Moylan needed a game plan.
As fundraising chairman for the Woonsocket Main Street Block Party, he faced the daunting task of quickly raising $50,000 from individuals, small merchants and larger corporations to underwrite the bash.
In a city where the pool of potential donors has nearly been tapped out, Moylan knew it would be a challenge. But the solution turned out to be as plain as 140 light poles â€“ the decorative ones on Main Street.