August 13th, 2011
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” It was only fitting.
The shutdown pitching. The relentless hitting. The comeback.
They were all on display in Saturdayâ€™s New England regional final. And that is why the Cumberland American players circled Breen Field in jubilation, their championship banner in tow, with Kool & the Gangâ€™s â€śCelebrationâ€ť blaring over the sound system.
Next stop: South Williamsport, Pa.
Down three runs before taking a swing, Cumberland erupted in an eight-run bottom of the first inning that set the tone for its 13-7 victory against Andover (Mass.) National.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It's taking longer than he hoped, but Police Chief Thomas Carey is still pushing the police department toward full accreditation by a national organization known as CALEA â€“ the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
The department has already devoted significant resources toward laying the groundwork for accreditation by overhauling its massive catalog of policies and procedures.
Now the department is ready to move on to the next phase by hiring a worker to manage the trek toward accreditation, says Carey.
LAWRENCEVILE, Ga. â€“ The PawSox mustered just enough to deny the International Leagueâ€™s winningest pitcher, Julio Teheran, another decision Friday night. The Gwinnett Braves ace, who entered with a 12-2 record and a sparkling 1.11 ERA, nearly preserved a 2-1 lead through seven innings, but instead left with a 2-2 deadlock at hand.
â€śI thought hockey was tough.â€ť
BRISTOL, Ct. â€” Dave Belisle, who along with his dad Bill Belisle, was part of 26 state titles won by the Mount St. Charles Academy hockey team the last four decades, couldnâ€™t help but make that analogy on Thursday night. Those five words were the first to come out of his mouth after the Cumberland American manager watched his squad hold on for an 8-7 semifinal win over Fairfield American in the New England Championship of the Eastern Regional Tournament.
LYNCHBURG, VA- Jeannine Pelletier, 79 of Lynchburg, died after a brief illness July 1, 2011. She was married to the late Royal Joseph Pelletier.
She was born December 9, 1931 in Lincoln, RI the daughter of the late Amedee Fournier and Irene Caron Fournier.
She retired with over thirty five years of service from the U.S. Postal Service.
In addition to her parents and husband Jeannine was preceded in death by her son Ronald Pelletier and brother Raymond Fournier.
She is survived by her daughter Diane Pew and her husband Richard of Forest.
Suzanne B. Potter
PROVIDENCE- Suzanne B. (Gonyea) Potter, 47, died Wednesday Aug. 3, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.
Born in Woonsocket she is the daughter of Edgar J. Gonyea of Harrisville and the late Blanche J. (Robillard) Gonyea.
Suzanne lived in Burrillville for many years.
She loved walking, riding her bike, the outdoors, fishing and the Ocean.
Robert P. Rondeau (Bobby Shannon)
WOONSOCKET- Robert P. Rondeau (Bobby Shannon) 74, resident of Woonsocket, died August 11, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center.
Loving husband of 48 years to Jo Ann (St. Hilaire) Rondeau.
Born Jan. 25, 1937, a son of the late Emile & Rita (Sene) Rondeau.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Financially struggling Landmark Medical Center announced Thursday that â€śsmall cutsâ€ť in personnel are coming to the city hospital and the affiliated Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island to bring manpower in line with patient volume.
The hospital said the cuts mean services at Atwood Therapy in Johnston would be discontinued entirely. Patients will be steered to other Landmark facilities for treatment.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€“ While his two-run homer in the fifth inning proved to be the eventual game-winner on Thursday, that wasnâ€™t the main reason that Dave Belisle was smiling.
It was what Chris Wright did as a reliever - particularly in the bottom of the sixth - that had the Cumberland American manager beaming with the most pride after his teamâ€™s hard-earned 8-7 semifinal victory over Fairfield (Ct.) American in the New England portion of the Eastern Regional Tournament.
LINCOLN â€“ The victim of an execution-style slaying whose body was found in the trunk of a car parked at the edge of Lincoln Woods State Park Wednesday has been identified as Ronny Almonte.
State police said Almonte was 25 years old and had addresses in both Pawtucket and Providence.
With hands tied behind his back with a strip of cloth and multiple gunshot wounds to the head, Almonte's body was found in the trunk of a Chevy Impala parked on the shoulder of Twin River Road after a park caretaker saw blood on the bumper of the abandoned vehicle.