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March 5th, 2015

High School Hockey | Mount, Lincoln, Burrillville ready to go for postseason

March 6, 2015


A year ago, Mount St. Charles and the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team were the two teams out of the 10 in the state that did not qualify for the postseason.

This year, the two squads will face off in a best-of-three series in the DeCosta Division playoffs. The Lions are the higher seed, meaning that Game 1 against the Mounties will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at North Smithfield’s Rhode Island Sports Center.

CF mayor: Bond rating up, city moving forward

March 5, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – The outlook of the rating for the city's general obligation bonds was upgraded from “stable” to “positive” and reaffirmed the city's BB rating, credit agency Standard & Poor's announced.
Mayor James Diossa in a release issued Thursday said that the outlook upgrade is proof that the city is moving in the right direction.

March 4th

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Oliver shoulders heavy load as Saints outlast Panthers in overtime, 73-67

March 4, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – St. Raphael Academy coach Fred Saunders calls senior guard Kaylee Oliver “one of the best shooters in the state.”

Oliver lived up to the billing on Wednesday night in the state open tournament when she put the Saints on her thin shoulders and carried them to a 73-67 overtime victory against Johnston. SRA advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals against the winner of the North Kingstown-Chariho contest.

Oliver finished with 26 points, 15 of them coming on five three-pointers. She also went 5-for-5 at the free throw line.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers looking to make the most out of second chance

March 4, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Veteran Tolman High mentor Mike Kayata still can’t get over his Tigers’ devastating 61-58 to Juanita Sanchez in a R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal at their James W. Donaldson home on Feb. 24.

DCYF worker faces charges in crash

March 4, 2015

WARWICK – A Pawtucket man faces road rage charges after the state-owned van he was driving was involved in an accident.
The man, employed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families was arrested Tuesday for his role in the road rage incident on Interstate 95, state police said.
At about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Wickford and Hope Valley barracks were dispatched to a multi-car accident on I-95 south at the Cowesett Road overpass in Warwick, state police said.

March 3rd

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Saints plan on remedying D-II title-game loss in Open tourney

March 3, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  The first-ever R.I. Girls’ Open State Tournament could provide St. Raphael Academy head coach Fred Saunders and his troops a bit of solace, especially after they sustained a disgruntling 62-39 loss to Juanita Sanchez in the Division II title tilt on Saturday.

In that one, Cavaliers’ senior standout Davida Dale, who had already signed a letter of intent to play at Syracuse University, torched the Saints for a game-high 29 points.

R.I. Boys & Girls Basketball | IT'S OPEN SEASON: Brackets are set for state's open tournament

March 3, 2015

WARWICK– Judging by the number of girls’ basketball teams that turned out for Monday night’s selection show at the Warwick Mall, the inaugural 16-team open state tournament figures to not suffer from a lack of interest.

Boy injured in fire

March 3, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Twelve people are without a home and two people were injured during a three-alarm blaze that ripped through a three-story, multi-family home on Thornton Street early Tuesday morning, a fire official said.
At about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to the fire at 11 Thornton St. Thirty-one firefighters battled the blaze, which was deemed under control within about 90 minutes, Fire Marshal Capt. Robert Thurber said.

March 2nd

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Dale, Juanita Sanchez top Saints to capture R.I. Division II title game

March 3, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Now that Hurricane Davida Dale and her trail of hardwood destruction has passed through, it’s time for St. Raphael Academy to pick up the pieces and count their blessings.
 

Runaway teen journeyed to NYC

March 3, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – Police say the missing teenager whose disappearance had the whole city on edge was a runaway who spent nearly five days in New York before he contacted his mother on Sunday for the first time since he vanished.

Charles Engley, 16, sold his cell phone to pay for travel expenses and took refuge in homeless shelters while he was out of touch, police said in a statement Monday.

College Basketball Round Up

March 2, 2015

The season is winding down. We are entering the final week of the regular season. After that, conference tournaments will start the following weekend. Selection Sunday is March 15th, less than 2 weeks away. Shortly after Selection Sunday, all will be right in the world. People will be printing out brackets and filling them out at their desk. Inevitably, Jan from accounting will win your office pool by picking her favorite mascots and everyone will be in disbelief. It has been an exciting regular season thus far and boy do we still have the best ahead of us.

March 1st

Pothole Patrol seeking your reports on city roads

March 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET – As if the mounds of snow, slick sidewalks and driveways, ice dams, and roofs buckling under the weight of a seemingly endless chain of winter storms wasn’t enough to deal with during Mother Nature’s barrage on the Ocean State, area residents also find themselves combating potholes and damaged streets.

February 27th

Man charged with attack on cab driver

February 27, 2015

PAWTUCKET – He didn't think waiting so long was all that fare.
A Providence man was charged with second-degree robbery – a felony, simple assault, and disorderly conduct after he allegedly tackled a cab driver to the ground then stole the cabbie's keys. The entire incident stemmed from the man becoming upset that he was not given his change in a timely manner, authorities said.
Around 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Pawtucket Police were dispatched to the Dunkin' Donuts at 465 Lonsdale Ave., police Maj. Arthur Martins said.

February 26th

Indoor Track | Central Falls among teams with hopes at New Englands

February 27, 2015


The performance of the Central Falls High boys’ 4x400 relay team at last Saturday’s state indoor track and field championship wasn’t merely good.
 

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Oliver, Saints skip past Chariho into Div. II finals

February 27, 2015


NORTH KINGSTOWN – St. Raphael’s Academy and Chariho High School faced off in the Div. II semifinals Thursday night, culminating in a lopsided Saints victory by a final score of 55-35.
 
Kaylee Oliver led all scorers with 16 points behind four three-pointers and a perfect 4-4 night at the line. The Chargers were paced by their lone senior, Abigail Cuddy, who had 15 points and was 9-13 from the free-throw stripe. 

February 25th

Pawtucket officials: PawSox fight isn't over

February 26, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The City Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Economic Development and Neighborhood Improvement on Wednesday voted to send a resolution to the Pawtucket Red Sox’ new ownership group, supporting the city’s efforts to keep the team at McCoy Stadium.

Additionally, the committee’s chairman penned a letter that he said would be sent to the city’s state delegation, in which he wrote that as a citizen of Pawtucket, a move to Providence is “unacceptable.”

Fire hits Central Falls dwelling

February 26, 2015

Firefighters responded to a fire at 167 Jenks Ave. at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Everyone was reported to have exited the dwelling safety. The fire was extinguished by Central Falls and mutual aid companies by about 10 p.m., according to police.

A pet cat was reported to have died in the fire and a pet dog to be missing as of Wednesday night.

Santa busted in Pawtucket

February 25, 2015

PAWTUCKET – An 83-year-old local man who legally changed his name to Santa Claus and was a fixture in the city for years, impersonating St. Nick starting in the 1970s, was charged with domestic assault by strangulation stemming from an incident last Thursday in which he allegedly assaulted his 68-year-old wife, authorities told The Times.

February 24th

High School Basketball | St. Raphael advances, Shea falls to Narragansett

February 25, 2015


Mariners knock out Raiders, 68-46  

NARRAGANSETT  –  Chelsea Sahagian landed five treys en route to a game-high 29 points as Narragansett High rolled to a 68-46 triumph over Shea in a R.I. Division III Tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday evening.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Prieto’s buzzer-beater sinks Tigers

February 25, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Tolman High left its Division II playoff hopes in the hands of Juanita Sanchez’s Miguel Prieto, the state’s leading scorer, on Tuesday night in a quarterfinal round contest. Not a good idea.