July 7th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” After missing the first month of the season, Cumberland Post 14 outfielder Christian Spader was having a little trouble adjusting to the wooden bats that have been instituted into the American Legion baseball season this year.
But the Cumberland High product broke out of his mini slump in a big way on Thursday night against Navigant Credit Union Post 85. Spader collected four hits, including a game-winning two-run single in the top of the 11th inning as Post 14 outlasted Navigant, 2-0, in a three-hour marathon at Renaud Field.
WOONSOCKET â€” The custody battle for the man accused of murdering gas station manager David Main swerved toward uncharted legal territory yesterday as an appeals court postponed his transfer to federal authorities for arraignment on charges that carry the death penalty.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston granted the motion of defense lawyers for Jason Wayne Pleau to stay his surrender to federal authorities for arraignment â€” originally set for today â€” on charges stemming from Main's robbery and shooting death on Sept. 20.
WOONSOCKET â€” An unidentified man plummeted from a fifth-floor window at the rear of 65 Main St. in Woonsocket Thursday at about 4:30 in the afternoon.
Woonsocket rescue personnel took the victim to Landmark Medical Center. The window is located at Superior Cheers All Stars gymnasium.
Donna M. Menard
WOONSOCKET- Donna M. Menard, 55, of West St., Woonsocket, left us on Sunday, July 3, 2011 to be with Mom, Theresa (Gaudet) Menard in heaven.
She is survived by her devoted father, Anatol "Shorty" Menard of Woonsocket, her sister, Sandra Cavedon of Narragansett and her extended family at Seven Hills, RI, formerly known as Arc of Northern RI, where she spent most of her adult life.
TOLAR TEXAS- Aline Liana Marie Guilmain Luther, 76, passed away on June 29th in Tolar Texas with her dear family by her side after a lingering illness.
She was born in New Bedford, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Lavalle and Liana (Lavalle) Laberge. She was the wife of the late Normand Guilmain they were originally from Manville and Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
She leaves 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She also leaves a sister in law.
She will be greatly missed.
She will be laid to rest in Texas.
CUMBERLAND â€” The stakes were clear for both teams entering Wednesdayâ€™s matchup at Garvin Field.
For Cumberland National, a win would punch its ticket to the semifinal round of the District IV tournament. For Bernon, a win would allow it to stave off elimination.
In a vintage pitchersâ€™ duel that featured more than four times as many strikeouts (26) as hits (6), Cumberland National rode ace right-hander Brandon Croteau to a 2-1 victory, clinching the second-best record in Pool B.
NEWPORT- G. Cameron Matheson, of Newport and formerly of North Smithfield, RI, passed away Saturday at the age of 81.
Born on March 27, 1930 in Union Village, North Smithfield, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Wilfred E. Laforge Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Wilfred E. Laforge Jr., 72, of Village Rd., died Tuesday July 5, 2011 in the Greenville Nursing Home, with his family by his side.
He was the husband of Jean (Duguay) Laforge.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Wilfred E. and Alice (Anger) Laforge Sr.
Mr. Laforge worked as a wet finisher for Lincoln Textile for 12 years, before retiring.
Candy E. Lanoue
WOONSOCKET- Candy E. (Pleau) Lanoue, 57 , of Greene St. passed away on June 29th.
Born July 30, 1953 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of Marjorie (Nelson) Pleau of Woonsocket and the late Richard Pleau.
Candy loved bicycling and loved listening to music. She was always able to lend a helping hand for those in need.
Bruce Foster loves an adventure. The tougher, the better.
In past years, Foster has rode his bike 300-plus miles from his Lincoln residence to the Canadian border and back a few times. Heâ€™s also participated in the Sunday River Mountain Epic trail running challenge, a handful of Odyssey Adventure Racing multi-day expedition adventure races, and a few other over-the-top challenges to test his personal boundaries and push himself to the limit.
But none of his past experiences came close to measuring up to the challenge he endured two weekends ago.