August 24th, 2011
Cumberland High coach Tom Kenwood consistently has had top-level squads over his nearly two-decade career heading the boysâ€™ cross-country program.
With several key runners back this fall, including outstanding junior Trevor Crawley, this fallâ€™s team may be among his best.
Kenwood lists Chariho Regional, Bishop Hendricken and La Salle Academy as the schools that will more than likely be battling it out for team supremacy, but he ranks his Clippers right there in the upper-echelon of finishers at the state championships in early November.
PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler got me thinking the other day when he was asked about the â€śhypeâ€ť surrounding new third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who at the time had gone 0-for-11 in his first three games for Pawtucket after hitting .302 for Class AA Portland with 18 home runs.
WOONSOCKET â€” A former employee of a prominent businesswoman has been charged with pilfering nearly $35,000 from the personal accounts of the 82-year-old Slatersville resident.
Danny Michael Jordan, 34, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday charging him with one count each of felony larceny and forgery.
Police reports say he fraudulently drained $34,848 from the personal business accounts of Elaine DiPardo, former owner of the Egidio DiPardo & Sons Funeral Home.
Frederick A. McCaffrey
LADY LAKE, FL. - Frederick A. McCaffrey, 66, Lady Lake, FL died Monday, August 22, 2011.
He was born in Providence, RI and moved to Lady Lake from Foster, RI in 2006. He was formerly a director of Buildings and Grounds at Foster-Gloucester School District. He was Catholic by faith and an avid golfer.
Survivors include son Peter C. McCaffrey, St. Louis, MO and 3 grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held in St. Louis, MO at a later date.
Robert N. Monfette
WOONSOCKET - Robert N. Monfette 58, of Cady St. died Monday. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Lucille (Lafontaine) Monfette and the late Albert Monfette. Bob was a construction worker and painter for most of his life. He served in the US AirForce. He was a member of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks and an avid fisherman.
Besides his mother he leaves a daughter Cassondra, four siblings, George, Donald, Suzanne, and Pauline.
Funeral arrangements are private.
Linda L. L'Etoile
LINCOLN - Linda L. (L'Heureux) L'Etoile, 66, of Railroad Street, Manville died Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife and caregiver of Kenneth R. L'Etoile. They were married for 42 years.
A lifelong resident of Manville, she was a daughter of the late Olivier and Lillian (Dunyewski) L'Heureux.
Mrs. L'Etoile was a hairdresser in Cumberland for over 20 years before becoming the owner of Lucky Star Antiques, Manville for 5 years. She later worked as a hairdresser at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville for 13 years.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. â€” They might not have won the Little League World Series championship, but the Cumberland American Little League all-stars proved one last time on Tuesday afternoon why they are champions.
Connor Mastin, Max Hanuschak and Conor Lavallee delivered clutch sixth-inning hits and Colin Cannata scored the winning run on an error as Cumberland roared back from a four-run, sixth-inning deficit to edge Rotterdam, Netherlands, 8-7, in a consolation game at Lamade Stadium.
Chris Costantino made sure not leave any traces of doubt.
Thanks to a strong showing this with the Laconia (N.H.) Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, any and all speculation the St. Louis Cardinals had in the 19-year-old Lincoln native fell by the waste side. The fact-finding mission might have encompassed much of the summer, but the Cardinals realized that Costantinoâ€™s talents exceeded those of a typical 43rd round selection, which is where he emerged during this past Juneâ€™s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Medical receptionist Lisa Gillespie was going about her chores on the eighth floor of the Cornerstone Building yesterday afternoon when something that isn't supposed to happen did.
â€śI felt a tremor,â€ť said Gillespie. â€śThe first thing I did was look behind me to see if anyone else felt it, and one of my co-workers confirmed that she did. The patients in the waiting room felt it, too.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” A passerby trying to save people in a burning tenement ended up the only casualty from the fire at 121 Providence St. early Tuesday.
Police said William A. Paul III was treated at Landmark Medical Center for lacerations to his hand after punching through a window.
There's no way Paul could have known, but no one was inside the three-story, four-family residence when he happened upon the fire during a late-night bicycle ride.
â€śIt was vacant,â€ť said Lt. Michael Morin of the Woonsocket Fire Department. â€śIt looked like the whole house was going through a rehab.â€ť