Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bridgewater And Area Softball Results

In Bridgewater and Area Mixed Softball League play from Friday night, Superior Rain Gutter took both ends of their double header against the Image Design Braves by scores of 14-6 and 12-11. Elsewhere, the Bridgewater Alers notched their first two wins of the year, taking down Northfield Home Heating 12-11 and 14-8. And Parsons ICF Construction split their contests with Bridgewater Insurance, winning 17-6 and losing 14-11. Elsewhere, the Oickle's Enviro Depot Naturals extend their winning streak to four games, defeating the Sociables 18-15 and 13-3. Meanwhile, Joudrey's Automotive Misfits handed the Renegades their first two defeats of the young season by scores of 12-7 and 9-8. Finally, OCR Motorsports maintained its share of first place by knocking off the Charlie's Pizza Longshots 11-6 and 17-5.

UPDATED: Infant Assault Case Adjourned Until May 16th

The case of a Barrington man charged with assault of his infant son has been adjourned until next week. Twenty-four year-old Adam Harold Hogg represented himself yesterday in Shelburne Provincial Court. He is charged with aggravated assault, failing to provide the necessities of life and criminal negligence. Last November, Mounties were called to the Roseway Hospital in Shelburne after medical staff reported a 23 day-old baby boy had suffered serious injuries. RCMP from the Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit in Chester led an 18-week investigation, which required detailed medical reports from the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax. He was arrested last month and has been released on conditions. The case picks back up on May 16th.

Gow's Grand Re-Opening

A local business that's over one-hundred-and-fifty years old is celebrating a grand re-opening. Gow's Home Hardware in Bridgewater will cut the ribbon on Thursday morning at 7:30. Amanda Fancy is the new owner of the town's oldest business, she says it's a way to thank customers and give them some deals. The event will include local dignitaries, dealers and Home Hardware officials.

Liverpool Home Hardware will also have a grand re-opening on the same day. They've been renovating the store over the year with new fixtures, décor and merchandise.

Michael Rafferty Found Guilty

Michael Rafferty has been found guilty of all counts in the abduction, rape and killing of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford.  A jury has convicted Rafferty of first-degree murder, sexual assault causing bodily harm and kidnapping in the 2009 death. Tori's father Rodney Stafford says he felt a lot of pent up emotion in the courtroom in London, Ontario.

Judge Thomas Heeney commended the jury for taking its time and reaching a verdict that was "just and amply supported by the evidence.''

20 Tree-Top Jobs At New Park

Jobs will be quite literally be high this summer at Upper Clement's Park. The fairground will be opening it's new "Adventure Park". The aerial venue offer 20 new jobs to supervise the elevated courses, zip lines and obstacles. General Manager Gregg Gaul says the new employees with join the 180 already working there.

The new park opens on June 16th. It's been 3 years in the making.