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July 20th, 2014

CALL pounds Cranston 17-4, moves one win from state title

July 20, 2014


BRISTOL  –  Sean Meers clubbed two homers, drove in five runs and scored three on Sunday as Cumberland American delivered a 17-4 mercy-rule bushwhacking of Cranston Western's best in a winners' bracket final at King Philip Little League's Roger W. Pigeon Field.

Camp helps families of fallen Special Forces understand the duties of their loved ones

July 20, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — When the military funeral is over, families of soldiers killed in the service of their country can sometimes be left on their own to find a way to cope with that loss.

There are organizations that try to help, and Ret. Brig. Gen. Richard F. Keene, a longtime member of the R.I. National Guard, and former Blackstone and North Smithfield Town Administrator Kenneth M. Bianchi have found one they hope will make Rhode Island a great summer destination for teenagers facing such an adjustment.

July 19th

Globe-trotting Burrillville native wins Emmy

July 19, 2014

BURRILLVILLE – Pam Glennon probably won’t be eating beans and rice for a while.
After winning an Emmy for her work as a freelance television producer, Glennon expects to be busier than ever.

More dramatics as CALL walks off with win in state tourney opener

July 19, 2014

BRISTOL – When Cumberland American standout Addison Kopack launched a one-out, opposite-field “tater” over the right-center field fence to tie Coventry American, 4-4, in the bottom of the sixth – as a result forcing extra innings – Lincoln All-Stars' manager Charlie Hien responded as only he could.

“Honestly, it's like they have nine lives,” he said, shaking his head. “That team just doesn't quit.”

LSU college pals Verdugo, Ranaudo reunited with PawSox

July 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The newest member of the PawSox pitching staff had a familiar face waiting to greet him at T.F. Green Airport.

Make that a good friend who also doubles as an offseason housemate down in Baton Rouge.

Mentioning the Louisiana city is fitting because that’s where Ryan Verdugo learned earlier in the week that he had been traded from Kansas City to Boston for cash considerations.

July 18th

Cumberland American starts state tournament play today

July 18, 2014

The Cumberland American All-Stars begin play Saturday in the Rhode Island State Little League Major Division Championship, their first appearance there since 2011.

Former court clerk to take plea bargain

July 18, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A former municipal court clerk under indictment for more than two years on charges of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the city has reached a plea agreement with state prosecutors, according to her defense lawyer.

Rachel Arruda, 65, is expected to withdraw her longstanding plea of not guilty during a hearing in Superior Court on Aug. 13, North Smithfield lawyer Mark Smith said.

“In all likelihood, she’s going to enter a plea at that time,” he said.

Michael J. Giroux

July 18, 2014

Michael J. Giroux

PROVIDENCE - Michael J. Giroux 60, of River Ave. died July 7th at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of David and Mary (Casey) Giroux of Woonsocket. Michael worked as a salesman for several years before becoming disabled. He served in the US Army.

New challenge awaits Red Sox C Vazquez, this one of the big-league variety

July 18, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Whether it’s promoting him to a new level or putting more responsibilities on his plate, the Red Sox have never shied away from challenging Christian Vazquez.

“Whether it’s going to the Arizona Fall League or his first big-league (spring training) camp, this guy has exceeded expectations every time,” gushed Red Sox Minor-League Catching Coordinator Chad Epperson on Thursday when asked about the recently-promoted-to-the-majors Vazquez.

July 17th

Patriots announce training camp to open July 23

July 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH – The New England Patriots announced Thursday they will open their annual training camp on Wednesday, July 23, when players report.
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