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August 1st, 2014

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.

Shirley M. Shiflett

July 31, 2014

Shirley M. Shiflett

PAWTUCKET - Shirley M. (Quick) Shiflett, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Dennis E. Shiflett for fifty-eight years.
Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the daughter of the late James and Lizzie (Moyer) Quick, she resided in Pawtucket over forty years.
Besides her loving husband, she leaves two sons, Ricky E. Shiflett and his wife, Kelly of Pawtucket and Michael W.Shiflett of Woonsocket.

July 30th

Collette Vacations sweeps R&R Construction to claim R.I. American Legion state title

July 30, 2014

WEST WARWICK -- Just before the R.I. American Legion Senior Division Tournament championship tilt began late Wednesday afternoon, skipper Jim Mello huddled his troops outside the first-base dugout and issued a few simple thoughts.

“There is no tonight if we don’t take care of business right now,” he stated. “Think about this game and what you need to do. It’s do-or-die; now go out there and have some fun.”

July 29th

Mitsmenn pitches Collette to victory in third-straight must-win game with gem against top-seeded Post 74

July 29, 2014


WEST WARWICK  –  With Collette Vacations Post 79 facing their third-straight elimination game on Tuesday, Zach Mitsmenn dazzled the tournament’s top-seeded squad for nine innings, sending home the highly-touted Senerchia Post 74 and propelling Collette into the final day of play at the R.I. American Legion Senior Division Tournament.
 

Under investigation, Caprio resigns as party chairman

July 29, 2014

PROVIDENCE – With the Rhode Island State Police investigating his role in obtaining a concession contract at three state beaches, RI Democratic Chairman David Caprio has abruptly resigned his party post less than six weeks to go before the Sept. 9 Democratic primary elections.
Providence Rep. Grace Diaz, the party’s vice chairwoman will step into Caprio’s shoes as acting chairwoman. Jonathan Boucher is the party’s executive director.

Elizabeth A. Hogan

July 29, 2014

Elizabeth A. Hogan

CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth A. "Bettie" Hogan (Coleman), 79, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Mt. St. Rita Health Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Hogan.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Elizabeth (Crozier) Coleman. She was a lifelong Cumberland resident.
Mrs. Hogan was employed by the Secretary of State's Office for 32 years retiring in 1998. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.

Morgan L. Hayman

July 29, 2014

Morgan L. Hayman

John A. Fleming, Sr

July 29, 2014

John A. Fleming, Sr

PAWTUCKET - Fleming, John A. Sr., "Johnny Ajax" (Olneyville John #1), 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 27th. He leaves his loving wife Linda (Bruce) Fleming, four children John A. Fleming, Jr. of Warwick, Deborah Potter of Pawtucket, Eric Fleming of Providence, Patrick Fleming of Warwick; his stepdaughter, Crystal Bruce of Providence and 10 grandchildren.
He was born in Providence the son of the late Edwin and Gertrude (Mann) Fleming; brother of the late Norman Mann and Bob Mann. John was a cousin to Davey Lopes of the L.A. Dodgers.

Joan Soufy

July 29, 2014

Joan Soufy

SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Joan (Dutra) Soufy, 71, of South Attleboro, passed away peacefully July 28, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of Charles J. Soufy, Sr.
Joan was born in Providence, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Dutra.
Mrs. Soufy was a seamstress, by trade, and owned S & S Sewing for five years. She also worked at her son's auto body shop for the last 10 years.

July 28th

Brian J. McLaughlin

July 28, 2014

Brian J. McLaughlin

PAWTUCKET - McLaughlin, Brian J. 62. Known to his friends as "Niney" passed away on July 20, 2014.
A life long resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late David and Hope McLaughlin.
Survived by his wife Karen (Voikos) McLaughlin of Pawtucket, RI and his two sisters, Terrie Barone and her husband William, of East Providence, RI and Lynne Barstis and her husband Ron of Attleboro, MA.

Roland E. Carroll

July 28, 2014

Roland E. Carroll

ATTLEBORO - Roland E. Carroll, 92, formerly of Pawtucket and Brooksville, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Doris M. (Smith) Carroll for 68 years. Born in West Warwick, he was a son of the late John F. and Amelia (Joyal) Carroll.

Raul J. Coelho

July 28, 2014

Raul J. Coelho

CUMBERLAND - Raul J. Coelho, 93, of 10 Old Diamond Hill Rd. and formerly of Carpenter St. passed away Sunday in Emerald Bay Manor, Cumberland. He was the beloved husband of Beatrice (Domingos) Coelho.
A lifelong Cumberland resident he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Ferreira) Coelho.