August 14th, 2014
Special to The Call
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The players are having as much fun as the players from 2011 did.
The coaches, though, have changed their message a bit this time.
The Cumberland American Little League is back at the Little League World Series for a second time in four years. And this time it thinks it can stay a little longer.
Those who have closely followed the chronicles of Cumberland American this summer are well aware of Trey Bourque’s offensive prowess. For those late to the game, let’s examine the youngster’s stat line from the New England Little League Regional tournament.
PROVIDENCE â€“ A Superior Court judge Wednesday sentenced former Woonsocket Municipal Court Clerk Rachel Arruda to an 18-month prison term and ordered her to make $60,000 restitution after she entered a plea of no contest to 2011 state police charges of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the struggling city.
Judge Jeffrey Lanphear ordered Arruda to surrender to authorities on Sept. 10 to begin serving her sentence at the Adult Correctional Institutions, Cranston, rejecting lawyer Mark Smithâ€™s plea for home confinement.
As the players and coaches in the Cumberland American are discovering this week, there’s nothing little about the Little League World Series.
On the surface, competing in this grand spectacle – how else would you describe an event that includes participants hailing from around the country and the world? – can seem overwhelming. ESPN cameras are practically everywhere, which CALL manager Dave Belisle hinted at earlier this week upon stating, “All of the eyes of the world are on Williamsport.”
Walter H. Bourgeois
WOONSOCKET - Walter H. Bourgeois, 86, of Clinton St., died August 8, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Aldea M. (Fournier) Bourgeois. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Florence (Drury) Bourgeois. He lived in Cumberland prior to moving to the city.
Solange "Sally" Caron
WOONSOCKET - Solange A. (Bolduc) Caron, 89, of Elm St. died Monday, August 11, 2014 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Arthur Caron.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Rosalphe and Aurore (Nadeau) Bolduc.
She worked for the Woonsocket School system lunch program and also for Perferated Pad in Cumberland, and Empire Masurel Woolen Mills in Woonsocket.
WOONSOCKET – Never mind the Supermoon: If nighttime seems brighter than usual in your neighborhood lately, chances are it’s because all your street lights are on for the first time in nearly four years.
Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt says more than half the street lights that were dimmed by the previous administration in a money-saving move have been reactivated since late February.
Russell L. Houde Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Russell L. Houde Sr, 71, of Mendon Rd. died Saturday August 9, 2014 at home with his family by his side. He is the husband of Madeline M. (Teper) Houde.
Born in Woonsocket, son of Leonard Houde of Woonsocket, and the late Marguerite (Martin) Houde.
Russell worked as a supervising Chemist for the state of Rhode Island. He was a loving husband father and grandfather.
John A. Cook
OCEAN PINES, MD - John Anthony Cook, age 89, died July 4 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Brookville, PA he was the son of the late John Wesley and Margaret Hartnett Cook. He was preceded in death by his lifelong friend, Walter A. Brown. He is survived by his "adopted" family, Walter's sons and daughters, their spouses, children and grandchildren.
Howard N. Gardner, Jr.
WOONSOCKET - Howard N. "Red" Gardner, Jr. of Woonsocket died Saturday afternoon at home. He was the loving husband of Mary I. (Connolly) Gardner. They were married on May 26, 1989.
Born in Tracy, Connecticut he was a son of the late Howard N. Gardner, Sr. and Loretta (Gosselin) Gardner. He was a graduate of North Attleboro High school and resided in Attleboro for over 35 years before moving to Woonsocket.
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