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August 4th, 2014

Cumberland American shows no mercy again

August 4, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn.  –  Lightning struck twice for the Cumberland American All-Stars on Monday night.

After pasting Massachusetts champion Barnstable, 25-5, in its opener on Saturday, the bat-savvy Rhode Islanders strolled to a 10-0 “mercy-rule” victory over Goffstown, N.H. in another pool-play contest of what is becoming a terrific Little League New England Regional Tournament at Breen Field.

Police: Cigarettes, pirated DVDs seized

August 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Police seized contraband cigarettes and suspected pirate DVDs after raiding a Broad Street convenience store Friday, they said.
The co-owners of RI Market 2, Mahmoud Najib and Ghassub Hasim Aljandali, both of Cranston, were charged with one count each of the sale of unstamped cigarettes; forgery; importation of cigarettes with the intent to evade taxes; and conspiracy.

Ronald H. Bourgault, Sr.

August 4, 2014

Ronald H. Bourgault, Sr.

PAWTUCKET - Ronald H. Bourgault, Sr., 78, July 30, 2014. Husband of Bertha (Davy) Bourgault. Father of Ronald Bourgault, Jr., Thomas Bourgault, Charlotte Waldeck and Nancy Hertl. Step-father of Debra Durant, Robert Gilbert, David Gilbert and the late Nancy Grace and Michael Walters. Brother of Edward Bourgault, Jr., Nancy Wunschel and his late twin, Robert Bourgault. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mary A. Burda

August 4, 2014

Mary A. Burda

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Mary A. Burda, 90, passed away Sunday August 3, 2014 on her birthday, at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Yarmouth, Maine where she had been a resident since October 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph B. Burda.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Annie (Pryziemski) Ladisz. She lived most of her life in North Attleboro, MA before moving to Maine in 2005.
Before retiring in 1986 Mary was an office clerk for Univis Frame Co., of North Attleboro, for 10 years and Arbeka Webbing, of Pawtucket, RI for 9 years.

William P. Glad

August 4, 2014

William P. Glad

CUMBERLAND - William P. Glad, 37, of Cumberland passed away in an accidental drowning in New Hampshire on Friday, August 1, 2014.
Born in Providence, he was the beloved son of Thomas and Connie (Bergeron) Glad. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Billy was a Cumberland High School, Class of 1995 graduate. He was a varsity captain of the Hockey and Football teams.

Theresa O. Hull

August 4, 2014

Theresa O. Hull

PAWTUCKET - Theresa O. (Gaudette) Hull, 98, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank E. Hull. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Olivine (Duchesne) Gaudette. Theresa proudly served her country as a welder during World War II. She was employed by the Conrad-Jarvis Manufacturing Company, Pawtucket for 27 years before retiring as a supervisor, and enjoyed spending time at the Leon A. Mathieu Senior Center.

Raymond Arnold

August 4, 2014

Raymond Arnold

PAWTUCKET - Raymond Arnold, 70, passed on August 2nd. He was the longtime companion of Irene Strunk,
He had been employed as a truck driver for over 45 years.
He was the son of the late Walter E. and Helen (Carpenter) Arnold.
Ray is also survived by a daughter, Donna Arnold, three brothers, Joel, Robert and George Arnold, a sister, Nancy Alix and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Earl, Walter and Charles Arnold.

Robert H. Carroll

August 4, 2014

Robert H. Carroll

PAWTUCKET - Robert H. Carroll, 69, passed on August 2nd. He was the husband of Christine (Mendoza) Carroll and brother of Barbara (Carroll) Ouelette.
Born in Central Falls on October 10, 1944, he was a son of the late Rita Chenot and Wilfred Wildgoose. He later was adopted by the late John and Phyllis Carroll.
Bob served in the US Navy.

August 3rd

Gomes, Minea recognized for leadership by BOA

August 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Only 225 high school juniors and seniors from across the country, and only five from Rhode Island, were chosen to participate in the Bank of America Student Leaders program this year.

Thanks to their hard work and dedication to their communities, Ryan Gomes and Monitea Minea, were two of those students.

Gomes, a recent graduate of the Jacqueline M. Walsh School, and Minea, a senior at the William E. Tolman School, were both selected to participate in the program based on their extensive service work.

Full story appears on page A1 of Monday's Times.

Official: KR Baseball Academy coming to Lincoln

August 3, 2014

LINCOLN – The association of Ken Ryan’s name and this particular dateline can only signify that KR Baseball Academy is officially coming to town.

 

Everything became certified this past Friday when Ryan signed a lease to occupy space for his indoor baseball facility on 100 Higginson Ave. located in the Lonsdale section of town. A Pawtucket native who pitched for both the PawSox and Red Sox, Ryan hopes to open the doors either the first or second week in October.

 

Importance of good sportsmanship not lost on Cumberland American

August 3, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. -- On the evening of Thursday, July 24, after the Cumberland American All-Stars had clinched the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship with a thrilling 8-7 victory over gritty Cranston Western, manager Dave Belisle’s crew lined up for the usual post-game handshakes with its foe.

Gary Bucci’s players couldn’t have been all too happy with the loss, but both teams’ athletes  were seen high-fiving each other. It was the consummate exhibition of sportsmanship at its best.

August 1st

Cumberland American set to take on New England's best

August 1, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn.  – Cumberland American All-Stars mentor Dave Belisle received a phone call from pitching coach Matt Wright late Tuesday night, and it had everything to do with the Massachusetts Little League state championship game between Barnstable and Holden.

Wright had good reason to make the 75-plus-mile trek to Beverly; after all, he wanted to scout the contest, as the victor would face Belisle’s bunch in the opener of the New England Regional Tournament at 2 p.m., Saturday at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Training Center.

Oh Henry!: Top pitching prospect joins PawSox

August 1, 2014

PAWTUCKET — While teammates in Double-A Portland, Matt Spring had the opportunity to catch many of Henry Owens’ day-after-he-started side sessions. 

Mechanics and pitch repertoire aside, those informal bullpen outings allowed Spring to acquire a deeper sense of what makes Owens tick. Even in low-pressurized situations, the lanky left-hander still displayed a competitive zest that really wasn’t all that different when Owens took the ball for the Sea Dogs once every five days.

UPDATE: Health officials say concessions pass latest inspection

August 1, 2014

The state beach concession stands cited for more than 70 food code violations last month were re-inspected Friday morning and found to be in compliance, the Department of Health said Friday.
“Misquamicut, Scarborough, and Roger Wheeler were inspected this (Friday) morning. They no longer have any critical violations, which means public health is not at-risk to patronize these sites,” said Christina Batastini, the Rhode Island Department of Health’s chief officer of health promotion.

Reverend Fernand Cassista, M.S.

August 1, 2014

Reverend Fernand Cassista, M.S.

ATTLEBORO, MA - Reverend Fernand Cassista, M.S. of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was born in Nashua, NH on March 25, 1938, the son of the late Amedee Cassista and Marcelle (Charest) Cassista.
Rev. Cassista attended St. Francis

Mae A. Manney

August 1, 2014

Mae A. Manney

PAWTUCKET - Mae A. (Rzepiela) Manney, 98, formerly of Harris Street passed away Thursday July 31, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of the late Everett L. Manney.
For full obituary please visit www.romenskifuneralhome.com

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Palumbo would have run afoul of Ethics Commission

August 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Even if he had not withdrawn his high bid, Cranston state Rep. Peter Palumbo would not have been able to be awarded the contract to run concession stands at state beaches.
A RI Ethics Commission regulation prohibits General Assembly members from taking any other employment with the state – explicitly including being an independent contractor – until one year after he or she leaves the legislature.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Health Dept. cites beach concessions

August 1, 2014

Fly strips hanging over food preparation areas; cans of clam chowder stored in restrooms; mold in ice machines; fish fillets thawing on the counter in stagnant water; and foul, noxious odors coming from grease traps are just some of the more than 70 health and food code violations the state Department of Health recently found at concession stands at Rhode Island’s three state beaches - Misquamicut, Scarborough and Roger Wheeler, The Call and The Times has learned.

July 31st

R.I. Thunder Gold travel team takes top honors in national tournament

July 31, 2014


The Rhode Island Thunder Gold 12U-Needle are the 2014 PONY National Champions after the team won the PONY Fast Pitch Softball Nationals in Sterling, Va., held the week of July 18-23.
 
The team, composed of players from both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, had a phenomenal run throughout the season, with had a phenomenal run this season, with an overall record of 71-4-1.
 

DaCosta opposes monastery plan

July 31, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Town Councilman Manuel N. DaCosta left no doubt Thursday morning that town plans to place a new public safety complex on land at the town-owned monastery property off Diamond Hill Road is a highlight issue of the campaign for mayor.