August 3rd, 2014
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.
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.
â€śMisquamicut, 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,â€ť said Christina Batastini, the Rhode Island Department of Healthâ€™s chief officer of health promotion.
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.
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
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.
PROVIDENCE â€“ 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 â€“ explicitly including being an independent contractor â€“ until one year after he or she leaves the legislature.