July 9th, 2011
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ Police continue to investigate a suspicious car fire that occurred Thursday night near the corner of Dearborn and Ormond drives in Riverside.
A female car owner/victim indicated to Officer Charles Walkup that she didn't see or hear anyone in the area at the time of the blaze. A witness, however, indicated she observed a dark-colored, newer-model vehicle â€“ perhaps a Mazda â€“ with Rhode Island plates proceeding slowly past the heavily-damaged vehicle shortly after 9:30 p.m.
LINCOLN â€” The Lincoln All-Stars have dominated pool play the first three games of the season, outscoring their rivals by a 31-1 margin.
When his unbeaten squad finishes up its slate in Pool A on Saturday night, Lincoln coach Matt Netto isnâ€™t expecting similar results against equally-unbeaten Smithfield (3-0) at Randy Hien Memorial Field.
CUMBERLAND â€“ A week off did nothing to cool down Cumberland Americanâ€™s scorching bats. Nor did the steady rain that fell at Garvin Field throughout Fridayâ€™s pool play finale against North Smithfield.
Next up for manager Dave Belisleâ€™s team: the District IV tournament semifinals.
Conor Lavallee and Steve Dugas belted home runs for Pool B champion Cumberland American (4-0), which collected its third mercy-rule victory of the tourney, a 12-1 thumping of North Smithfield (1-3).
Mary F. Bergeron
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. Bergeron, 77 of Pawtucket died Thursday at the MemorialHospital of RI in Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Bergeron. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of the late Andrew and Antoinette (Morettini) Marchi, she had been a resident of Pawtucket for many years, and was a communicant of Our Lady of Consolation Church.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Carlos, 82, passed July 8th at Summit Commons. She was the wife of the late Jose Carlos.
Born in Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde, a daughter of the late Joao and Anna (Lopes)Jacinto.
She had been employed by Interpack and School House Candy for several years.
She is survived by 3 daughters, Alice Morais, Maria Lopes and Lucinda Pereira, 4 sons, Joao, Luis, Jose and Rudolfo Lopes, a sister, Germana Lopes, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Margaret M. Flanagan
PAWTUCKET - Margaret M. Flanagan, 84 of Warwick Road, Pawtucket died July 7, 2011 at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late David J. Flanagan. She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of Joseph and Martha (Corbett) Marran.
Mrs. Flanagan was part of the office staff at Ledgemont Country Club for many years. She was also very involved in her community as a member of both the St. Mary's Seniors and St. Leo's Seniors groups.
LINCOLN â€“ Cumberland exacted revenge against Lincoln in the best way possible: with a victory in the District IV softball championship game.
After dropping a one-run decision to Lincoln last Friday, its lone loss of pool play, Cumberland used a five-run fifth inning to separate itself in Thursdayâ€™s title bout and held on for a 9-7 win at Sullivan Field.
This past Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Bowden relocating from the rotation to the bullpen. Rest assured cake was not served in the PawSox clubhouse to commemorate the occasion.
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.
Elizabeth A. Thompson
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth A. (Stowik) Thompson, 75, a retired medical secretary, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late John L. Thompson.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Stanley J. and Annie (Conlon) Stowik. Elizabeth was a graduate of Bryant College and enjoyed spending time at the beach.
Marcel O. Duphily
PAWTUCKET - Marcel O. Duphily, "Slim" 86, passed July 6, 2011 at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Ella E. (Parker) Duphily.
He was the son of the late Origene and Marie Rose (Bonin) Duphily.
Slim had been employed by Miriam Hospital for many years retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Forand Manor Association, an avid card player, a sports enthusiast and enjoyed his time with the grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET --- Mercy-rule winners last week. Lopsided losers on Wednesday night.
Darlington American was unable to ride the momentum from last Thursdayâ€™s District II Major Division tourney-opening rout of Riverside into its winnersâ€™ bracket quarterfinal-round contest against Barrington at Slater Park, and the visitors were able to come away with a resounding victory.
Barrington used a seven-run rally in the top of the second inning and a 13-hit attack that featured a half dozen extra-base hits to produce a 14-4 triumph over DALL that dropped the Pawtucket All-Stars into the losersâ€™ bracket.
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.
PAWTUCKET - Manuel Prata, 76, of Fortin Avenue, died July 6, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. He was the husband of Mary (McCann) Prata to whom he had been married for fifty-five years. He was born on Pawtucket, the son of Manuel and Julietta (Tavares) Prata.
After serving his country in the U.S. Army, Manuel worked as a machinist for Narragansett Wire in Pawtucket and for the Pawtucket School System.
Selena M. Caidin
PAWTUCKET - Selena M. (Holden) Caidin, 100, a retired educator, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Caidin.
Born in Taunton, the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah (Noble) Holden, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
Mrs. Caidin was a Lieutenant in the Red Cross during World War II and a graduate of URI.
She leaves two brothers, Lawrence Holden of Lincoln and Thomas Holden of Cumberland and many nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET - Anna "Rita" Hosey, 91, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket died July 4, 2011. For the past nine years she resided at Evergreen House Health Center of East Providence where she received loving care. She was the wife of the late William P. Hosey.
Anna was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late John and Mary (Rogers) Goodwin.
Mrs. Hosey was a longtime Communicant and member of St. Joseph's Church in Pawtucket where she was a past president of the Mother's Club and an active supporter for The White Sisters.
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.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€”The man suspected of leaving a dog in deplorable health at the front door of the R.I. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sometime Monday afternoon has been arrested by East Providence police, Lt. Michael David confirmed Wednesday.
Carlos Alvarez, 46, of Rehoboth, turned himself in at the East Providence Police Department late Wednesday morning, then was asked to meet with Dr. E.J. Finocchio, RISPCA President.