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August 2nd, 2014

Cumberland American wins New England Little League opener with ease

August 2, 2014

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.

August 1st

Oh Henry!: Top pitching prospect joins PawSox

August 1, 2014

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.

Cumberland American ready to take on New England's best

August 1, 2014

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.

UPDATE: Health officials say concessions pass latest inspection

August 1, 2014

The state beach concession stands cited for more than 70 food code violations last month were re-inspected Friday morning and found to be in compliance, the Department of Health said Friday.
“Misquamicut, Scarborough, and Roger Wheeler were inspected this (Friday) morning. They no longer have any critical violations, which means public health is not at-risk to patronize these sites,” said Christina Batastini, the Rhode Island Department of Health’s chief officer of health promotion.

Rejeanne C. Malboeuf

August 1, 2014

Rejeanne C. Malboeuf

WOONSOCKET - Rejeanne C. Malboeuf, 98, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away July 31, 2014 at the Saint Antoine residence in North Smithfield.
She was the loving wife to the late Henry N. Malboeuf.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Calixte & Rosilda (Breault) Paul.
She worked as a mender for the former Narragansett Knitting Co. and she was lifelong Woonsocket resident.
Rejeanne is survived by her grandchildren, Stephen Richard of Norfolk, MA, and Jennifer Richard of FL, three great grandchildren and a sister, Pauline Beauchemin of Woonsocket.

Iride Benedetti

August 1, 2014

Iride Benedetti

ROME, ITALY - Iride (Zazza) Benedetti, 95, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2014 with her children by her side.
She was the loving wife of the late Alfredo Benedetti. She leaves her daughters, Anna Maria Monti and Antonietta Santandrea both of Rome, son, Ettore Benedetti and his wife, Elaine of North Smithfield, RI, a brother, Mario Spirito of Rome and five grandchildren and three great children. She was preceded to death by her brother Nello Spirito of Rome, Joseph Zazza of Bellingham, Ma. and Franco Monti, her son-in-law.
Internment was held in Rome, Italy

Margaret Champagne

August 1, 2014

Margaret Champagne

WOONSOCKET - Margaret Lorraine (Peloquin) Champagne, 74, of Wood Ave died July 29, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Leo Champagne. Born in Woonsocket, September 8, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Lena (Gill) Peloquin.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Palumbo would have run afoul of Ethics Commission

August 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Even if he had not withdrawn his high bid, Cranston state Rep. Peter Palumbo would not have been able to be awarded the contract to run concession stands at state beaches.
A RI Ethics Commission regulation prohibits General Assembly members from taking any other employment with the state – explicitly including being an independent contractor – until one year after he or she leaves the legislature.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Health Dept. cites beach concessions

August 1, 2014

Fly strips hanging over food preparation areas; cans of clam chowder stored in restrooms; mold in ice machines; fish fillets thawing on the counter in stagnant water; and foul, noxious odors coming from grease traps are just some of the more than 70 health and food code violations the state Department of Health recently found at concession stands at Rhode Island’s three state beaches - Misquamicut, Scarborough and Roger Wheeler, The Call and The Times has learned.

July 31st

McGair: Power outage on farm was key to Lester, Lackey deals

July 31, 2014


A little of this a little of that…
 
As Red Sox management is already well aware, power-hitting prospects do not grow on trees.
 
There’s no question that the trading of Jon Lester to Oakland is mostly a function of his impending free agency. But what Boston chose for a return package from the Athletics is a rather blunt indictment on the perceived shortcoming in its farm system.    
CUMBERLAND — Dave Belisle is no longer Cumberland American’s manager. He...
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The world championship dream is over. The memories will last...
WOONSOCKET— Carnell Henderson’s first official day as principal at Woonsocket High...
WOONSOCKET – Former U.S. Congressman Fernand J. “Freddy” St Germain, a favorite son of the city who rose from humble...
CUMBERLAND – For members of the Cumberland American Little League team it was likely a game of the ages, and Saturday...
WOONSOCKET – Citing personal reasons, Interim Schools Supt. James A. DiPrete tendered his resignation Thursday, school...