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July 2nd, 2014

Cumberland wins fifth straight Major Division District IV Softball title

July 2, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Gloucester/Burrillville All-Stars manager Dave Peloquin admitted after his club had suffered a disgruntling 17-2 loss in a R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale on Monday night that he had a surprise in store for Cumberland I.

In the winner-take-all championship final, he would pitch Rebecca Arndt, a tall, strong hurler with an innate ability for baffling hitters – not to mention strikeouts.

Margaret Symynkywicz

July 2, 2014

Margaret Symynkywicz

WOONSOCKET - Margaret (Linder) Symynkywicz, 91, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Anthony Symynkywicz.
Born in Walterboro, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Maggie (Beach) Linder.
Margaret was an Avon lady for 57 years and had previously worked for Tech Industries. She was an active member of the former First Universalist Church, Woonsocket. Margaret was a community organizer for SPAC and TOCTA. She was a member of the Y Wives Club and the Clara Barton Guild.

Denise L. Gagne

July 2, 2014

Denise L. Gagne

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL. - Denise L. (Paul) Gagne, 60, of Deerfield Beach, FL formerly of Woonsocket and Bellingham, passed away on June 9, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis A. Gagne, former Woonsocket Firefighter, and the loving mother of Paul L. Gagne. She was the daughter of Gertrude P. (Beaulieu) Paul of North Smithfield and the late Leo E. Paul.
She leaves her brothers, John E. Paul and James L. Paul both of Woonsocket.

Warren Palmer Greene

July 2, 2014

Warren Palmer Greene

WOONSOCKET - Warren Palmer Greene, 93, of Woonsocket, died Sunday June 29, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Franklin, MA, he was the son of the late Palmer Newell and Elizabeth (Richards) Greene. He was the brother of the late Adelaide Greene and Dorothea (Gauvin) Greene.
He was employed by Whiten Machine Works and the Jamesbury Company before retiring in 1991. He was a founding member of the Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club, which he enjoyed immensely. He would talk with people all over the world using his call letters W1DOR.

Ranaudo, Vazquez to represent PawSox at Triple-A All-Star Game

July 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce RH starter Anthony Ranaudo and catcher Christian Vazquez have both been selected to the International League All-Star Team for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game that will be played on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:05 pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

July 1st

Longtime hockey coach Ernst revels in honor from R.I. Reds Heritage Society

July 1, 2014

CRANSTON – Hanging from the kitchen wall in Dick and Rollie Ernst's cozy Philmont Avenue abode is a laurel he received after his North Smithfield High School icemen captured the R.I. Division III Boys' Hockey Tournament crown with a 6-4 triumph over East Providence at Schneider Arena.

The date: March 26, 2006.

Russell R. Sombaert

July 1, 2014

Russell R. Sombaert

DOUGLAS, MA - Russell R. Sombaert 67, of Marilyn Dr. died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Helen (St. Germain) Sombaert. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Roger and Juliette (Dufresne) Sombaert. Russell was a draftsman for the Town of Natick, MA for thirty five years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Helen in their motor home. Russell served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

June 30th

PawSox' Brentz staying positive after hamstring strain

June 30, 2014

PAWTUCKET – For Bryce Brentz, slow and steady must prevail in his quest to shake free of the persistent hamstring issue that has his season on pause.

“The progress has been good and we’re ahead of schedule right now, but we don’t want to have any more setbacks,” said the PawSox outfielder when reached Monday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Presently, his days are filled with restoring strength to the right hamstring strain that has kept him out of the lineup since May 15.

Cumberland blasts Glocester/Burrillville; same two teams to meet for District IV softball title

June 30, 2014

BURRILLVILLE — Cumberland I head coach Steve D’Abrosca had hoped for a premier collective performance from his crew on Monday evening, but wasn’t quite sure if he’d get it.

His troops did, and didn’t, surprise him.

Righthander Abbie Vallely turned in a magical performance in the circle, yielding just three hits and a trio of walks while whiffing 10, and his offense produced four doubles as Cumberland I coasted to a 15-2 triumph over Glocester/Burrillville in a R.I. District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale at Hauser Field.

Friends plan to paddle across RI

June 30, 2014

WOONSOCKET – It was always a crazy idea.
There may be no better proof of it than what happened last year after Chuck Horbert and his buddies launched their canoes and kayaks into Burrillville’s Branch River, amped up by 5 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Andrea. Hobart crashed his canoe in the rain-swollen waters, and his far-flung dream of leading a waterborne trek the length of the state, by river, was over as soon as it began.

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  BRISTOL  –  Sean Meers clubbed two homers, drove in five runs and scored...
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launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...
WOONSOCKET – A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended...

 

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