August 4th, 2014
Leo P. Sweeney, Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Leo P. Sweeney, Sr., 75, of Slatersville, passed away on July 24 2014 in the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was born in North Smithfield, RI, son of the late Paul & Yvonne (Armstrong) Sweeny.
Leo was a construction worker and also did demolition work in the Northern RI area for many years. He was a former resident of Burrillville and was a member of The Island Fly Fishing Club and the Hoisting Engineers Union.
Cecile H. Dubeau
WOONSOCKET - Cecile H. Dubeau, 96, of Woonsocket died Saturday July 21, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Dorien Dubeau.
Born Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Jules and Marie Anne (Tellier) Hantis. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Dubeau was employed at the Woonsocket Spinning Co. and Falls Yarn Mill. She later worked for Poly-Top for 14 years before retiring.
BURRILLVILLE â€” U.S. Senator Jack Reed Friday joined the Daniele Inc. owners - brothers Davide and Stefano Dukcevich - for a discussion on growing Rhode Islandâ€™s food economy and a â€śhard hatâ€ť tour of Danieleâ€™s new $60 million state-of-the-art charcuterie factory.
The facility, which is nearing completion, will be the largest and most modern plant of its kind in the world.
WOONSOCKET â€” Tatyana Sepulveda, a sophomore at Woonsocket High School, has decided to add another extracurricular activity to her workload this year: the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA pageant.
Sepulveda, 15, was encouraged to compete in the pageant by her mother, who gathered information about the competition online. She consequently applied as a contestant two weeks ago, and was chosen to participate in the statewide event after undergoing the selection process.
LINCOLN â€“ The association of Ken Ryanâ€™s name and this particular dateline can only signify that KR Baseball Academy is officially coming to town.
Everything became certified this past Friday when Ryan signed a lease to occupy space for his indoor baseball facility on 100 Higginson Ave. located in the Lonsdale section of town. A Pawtucket native who pitched for both the PawSox and Red Sox, Ryan hopes to open the doors either the first or second week in October.
BRISTOL, Conn. -- On the evening of Thursday, July 24, after the Cumberland American All-Stars had clinched the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship with a thrilling 8-7 victory over gritty Cranston Western, manager Dave Belisle’s crew lined up for the usual post-game handshakes with its foe.
Gary Bucci’s players couldn’t have been all too happy with the loss, but both teams’ athletes were seen high-fiving each other. It was the consummate exhibition of sportsmanship at its best.
BRISTOL, Conn. – Every Little League team in the Ocean State knows full well the amazing power that comes from the Cumberland American All-Stars’ bats.
Now Barnstable, the Massachusetts champion, understands it, too.
Cumberland American exhibited a ridiculous display of offense while manufacturing a 25-5 “mercy-rule” pasting of overwhelmed Barnstable in the New England Regional Tournament opener at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center on Saturday afternoon.
BRISTOL, Conn. - Cumberland American's Nick Croteau connects for a solo home run to lead things off in the top of the first inning at Breen Field in Bristol, Conn. Saturday. The home run proved to be a harbinger of things to come as CALL blasted Massachusetts champion Barnstable, 25-5, in four innings.
Cumberland American continues pool play Monday night against New Hampshire's Goffstown Junior Baseball.
PAWTUCKET — While teammates in Double-A Portland, Matt Spring had the opportunity to catch many of Henry Owens’ day-after-he-started side sessions.
Mechanics and pitch repertoire aside, those informal bullpen outings allowed Spring to acquire a deeper sense of what makes Owens tick. Even in low-pressurized situations, the lanky left-hander still displayed a competitive zest that really wasn’t all that different when Owens took the ball for the Sea Dogs once every five days.
BRISTOL, Conn. – Cumberland American All-Stars mentor Dave Belisle received a phone call from pitching coach Matt Wright late Tuesday night, and it had everything to do with the Massachusetts Little League state championship game between Barnstable and Holden.
Wright had good reason to make the 75-plus-mile trek to Beverly; after all, he wanted to scout the contest, as the victor would face Belisle’s bunch in the opener of the New England Regional Tournament at 2 p.m., Saturday at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Training Center.