BURRILLVILLE – The phenomenal offensive display Cumberland American Little League’s All-Stars assembled on Fourth of July eve wasn’t lost on the victims, Burrillville skipper Chris Toti included.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Central Falls Mayor James Diossa announced the opening of two bicycle â€śfix-itâ€ť stations in the city Thursday afternoon. The fix-it stations, which include all of the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance, are located along the on-road cycling route connecting the East Bay Bikeway and Blackstone Bikeway, at the following locations: Chocolateville Overlook (Charles Street) and River Island Park (1425 High St.
Due to expected rain and wind associated with Hurricane Arthur, some local fireworks displays have been rescheduled.
Cumberland has cancelled its show for July 3 (tonight) and rescheduled it to Saturday, June 5 with the celebration beginning at 6 p.m.
Fireworks are still currently scheduled in Glocester for July 5, at 9 p.m., but there is a rain date of Sunday, July 6.
The Bristol fireworks scheduled for July 3 (tonight) at Bristol Harbor at 9:30 p.m. is still expected to proceed as planned.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Deven Marrero attended Arizona State, the same Pac-12 school that also produced Dustin Pedroia. Both players lined up at shortstop for the Sun Devils prior to getting drafted by the Boston Red Sox.
CUMBERLAND â€“ For those harriers who make the running of the annual Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race part of their Fourth of July morning, Race Director Tom Kenwood has a simple message.
In response to the concern over the ever-growing list of reports in reference to Tropical Storm Arthur and the potential it has to wreck havoc on the celebrations that are on the docket for Friday, Kenwood says that until otherwise, its still business as usual as far as the 46th running of Arnold Mills is concerned.
CUMBERLAND â€“ 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 â€“ not to mention strikeouts.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The state Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a majority ruling overturning a Superior Court decision denying the cityâ€™s appeal of a Policemenâ€™s Bill of Rights Hearing decision on its disciplinary charges against Patrolman Nichalas Laprade.
The cityâ€™s appeal resulted from a decision by a Law Enforcement Officersâ€™ Bill of Rights Act hearing on its list of 18 disciplinary charges brought over Lapradeâ€™s February 2011 conviction on charge of disorderly conduct by indecent exposure.
PAWTUCKET â€“ 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.
CRANSTON â€“ 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.
PAWTUCKET - Israel Galio, 28, formerly of Pawtucket, died as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Pasadena, California on June 23.
Born in Pawtucket son of Marta Galio and Israel Sanchez. He moved to the west coast four and half years ago.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his partner Marc Cox of Pasadena, 2 sisters, Margarita Sanchez of Pawtucket and Stephanie Galio of Central Falls; 2 brothers, Rogelio Sanchez of Central Falls and Ivander Galio of Pawtucket.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Cumberland I head coach Steve Dâ€™Abrosca had hoped for a premier collective performance from his crew on Monday evening, but wasnâ€™t quite sure if heâ€™d get it.
His troops did, and didnâ€™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.
PAWTUCKET â€“ 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.
â€śThe progress has been good and weâ€™re ahead of schedule right now, but we donâ€™t want to have any more setbacks,â€ť 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.
PAWTUCKET â€” A sprinkler-driven new water park and state of the art playground opened with a ribbon-cutting event â€” and a big splash â€” on Friday at Galego Court, featuring pizza and refreshments, a host of dignitaries and dozens of children eager to cool off in the summer afternoon heat.
The park opened with a last-moment change allowing the facility to stay open later at night, thanks to a letter by 8-year-old D'Angela "Lala" Feliz, in part citing the busy schedules of tasks kids have these days, that Pawtucket Housing Authority Director Steve Vadnais found was right on target.
James E. Schoepfer
EAST PROVIDENCE - James E. Schoepfer, 83, of Rumford, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Audrey (Howard) Schoepfer for fifty-five years. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Otto O. and Helen L. (Mitchell) Schoepfer, he resided in Pawtucket until moving to Rumford in 2008.
Carol A. Ellis
CUMBERLAND - Carol A. (Quilitzsch) Ellis, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert A. Ellis, Jr. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late George and Anita (Mintel) Quilitzsch.
Carol worked as a credit and collections manager at Hasbro for many years and was the secretary of the Bear Hill Village Tenants Association. She was a longtime member of the Cumberland Beagle Club and enjoyed knitting; crocheting; crafts and needle point.
Elizabeth A. Sweetland
GRANBY, CT. - Elizabeth A. Sweetland, 93, of Granby, CT beloved wife for 44 years of the late Raymond J. Sweetland, passed away on Sunday, (June 29, 2014) in Simsbury, CT. Born in Seekonk, MA on September 30, 1920, daughter of the late David T. and Frances (Fitt) Valentine, she was raised in Pawtucket and had lived in Cheshire, CT for 41 years before moving to Granby, CT to be closer to her family eight years ago.
Mary Rosa Johnson
CENTRAL FALLS - Mary Rosa Johnson, 98, died Friday, June 27, 2014 peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Armand J. Johnson for 55 years prior to his death in 1990. She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosa (Senecal) LaVigne.
Mary worked in many local dressmaking shops as a meticulous hand-presser. She was a former member of the Central Falls Community Center, the Senior Club of Notre Dame Church and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Local #429.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The white tents have gone up around the area and fireworks display companies are now ready to sell you anything you need to celebrate the Fourth of July, so long as it doesnâ€™t shoot up into the air or explode.
The tents were already operating along Mendon Road on Sunday and selling the products allowed under Rhode Islandâ€™s fireworks law, and also under the setup rules it also contains for electrical inspections, fire prevention equipment and exit and no-smoking signage.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Mookie Betts made his Pawtucket Red Sox debut on June 3. Barely three weeks later, the highly-coveted prospect saw the Red Sox call an end to his Triple-A apprenticeship and throw another log into the â€śMookie Maniaâ€ť fire pit.