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August 5th, 2015

American Legion Baseball | OFF TO A FLYING START: Upper Deck brings its 'A' game in Northeast Regional opener

August 5, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. – If Ryan O’Neill had any concern prior to hurling in Upper Deck Post 86/14’s opener of the Northeast Regional American Legion Tournament on Wednesday afternoon, it didn’t come from a case of nerves.

“The fact we hadn’t seen them (that is, Maine state champion Bangor Comrades) all season, that’s what bothered me, if anything,” he said. “Three was no familiarity there because we hadn’t faced them.”

August 4th

Mayor has misgivings on Pawtucket ‘body works’ law

August 4, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien in a letter to the City Council said that despite his support for the measure, he cannot sign the recently-approved “body works services” ordinance, as he said it could expose the city to a potential lawsuit.

However, the councilor who proposed the ordinance said that he anticipates the council will vote on the matter at tonight's meeting for its third passage.

For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Times.



American Legion Baseball | Palmieri, Calabro keyed Upper Deck to state title

August 4, 2015

WEST WARWICK – Mason Palmieri's long string of disappointing seasons ended on Saturday afternoon, and he couldn't have been prouder – or more relieved.

Freak storm slams Rhode Island, southern Mass.

August 4, 2015


PROVIDENCE (AP) — A line of powerful thunderstorms rolled through communities in southern New England on Tuesday, toppling trees that killed a driver in Connecticut and injured several campers at a Rhode Island state park and leaving as many as 150,000 electric customers without power at the height of the storms.

The storm front was separate from the one that triggered 60 mph winds and collapsed a circus tent Monday in Lancaster, New Hampshire, killing two people and sending 32 others to a hospital.

August 3rd

Murray: Public safety complex won't be built at Monastery

August 3, 2015

CUMBERLAND — The battle for the Monastery officially came to an end Monday afternoon, after Mayor Bill Murray sent out a press release stating that after meeting with his staff and legal team, he is considering two locations, and neither of them is the Monastery property off of Diamond Hill Road.

“My business instincts tell me that further pursuit of the Monastery could be very costly to our taxpayers along with wasting valuable time and energy to get this complex/building built,” he said in the release.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Owens gets call to start in Yankee Stadium, replaces injured Porcello

August 3, 2015


BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox on Sunday placed right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 30) with a right triceps strain.

Replacing him in the rotation will be left-hander Henry Owens, who will be called up from Pawtucket to make his Major League debut on Tuesday in Yankee Stadium in New York.

Owens will be pitching on six days’ rest coming off a start for the PawSox last Wednesday against Norfolk.



August 2nd

A midsummer taste of October

August 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The people of Munich, Germany, won’t start celebrating Oktoberfest until mayor Dieter Reiter taps the first barrel of beer on Sept. 19. Nick Garrison and his team at Foolproof Brewery couldn’t wait that long.

For the third year in a row, Foolproof said “guten tag” to the city of Pawtucket, and threw the third annual Augtoberfest in the parking lot of its brewery.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Lucchino to retain up-front role with PawSox

August 2, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The weekend news of Larry Lucchino stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox by year’s end won’t change his role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.  

August 1st

TOP OF THE DECK: Post 86/14 claims first-ever American Legion state championship

August 1, 2015

WEST WARWICK – Minutes after the ceremony officially declaring Upper Deck Post 86/14 of Cumberland/Lincoln the R.I. American Legion Senior Division's newest champion, shortstop Tyler Calabro admitted he really couldn't comprehend what it meant to him.

“We made it all the way to the finals in high school, but then lost (two games to one) to Hendricken,” the recent Cumberland High graduate stated, referring to the state Division I tourney title set at McCoy Stadium this past spring. “We played really well, but didn't get it done.

July 31st

Pawtucket police seek bank robbery suspect

July 31, 2015

PAWTUCKET — A robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash Friday morning after passing a threatening note to a teller at the Citizens Bank branch located at 800 Newport Ave., police said.

“He passed a note and stated no one would get hurt if his demands were met,” Sgt. Paul Brandley said in a statement.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the robber. They released a series of images from bank surveillance cameras that apparently show him passing the note to the teller and handling a wad of cash.

There’s no indication the robber displayed a weapon.

VIDEO: Should college football playoffs include 64 teams?

July 31, 2015

July 30th

Caregivers make the case for $15

July 30, 2015

PAWTUCKET — As Donna Athaide held her $15-an-hour minimum wage sign, “Yes We Can,” along Newport Avenue Thursday afternoon, she was encouraged by the number of passing motorists who honked their horns in support.

Athaide, a Pawtucket resident and dietary aide working in the kitchen for Genesis Health Care, was among the 1199 New England (1199NE) Health Care Employees Union members found demonstrating for higher pay in front of the Bill Costigan Memorial Baseball Field on Newport Avenue Thursday afternoon.

July 29th

Pawtucket’s finest doing just fine

July 29, 2015

PAWTUCKET — City residents, small business owners, and representatives from local and state agencies were among those Wednesday morning who gave the Pawtucket Police Department rave reviews as a city-ordered audit on the department is ongoing.

The meeting of those with local ties was held in the Council Chambers at City Hall Wednesday morning, and was the third such community conversation on the subject in as many days.

Little League Baseball | LOOKING TO TURN THE PAGE: That’s all Lincoln can do after Cranston forces deciding game in state tourney

July 29, 2015

WARWICK – Immediately after the Lincoln All-Stars had sustained a 14-0 beating from Cranston Western in the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship game on Wednesday night, manager Charlie Hien – as always – shuffled his kids off to a quiet spot in right field for a chat.

July 28th

Commentary | McGair: Brady ruling proves that there's no messing with the NFL Shield

July 28, 2015

It’s no secret that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is all about “protecting the shield.”

With that in mind, no one should be surprised that Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension did not budge from four games on Tuesday.

Think tank releases report on steps needed to turn around city center

July 28, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A report from a Washington, D.C.-based professional development organization has suggested recommendations to the city for progress in reshaping and reinvigorating Pawtucket's downtown area, setting the stage for what city officials are calling a potential downtown revival.

July 27th

Murray won’t give up on Monastery site

July 27, 2015

CUMBERLAND — Although the Town Council voted against using the Monastery grounds to build the new public safety complex, Mayor Bill Murray is not backing down one bit.

“I will build this police station,” he said.

Perdomo powers Pawtucket over Paterson for RBI Junior Division Championship

July 27, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Moments after recording the final out, those representing the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Junior Division (13-15) squad sprinted to the mound and piled onto Jordan Perdomo, who had just tossed a 4-1 masterpiece over Paterson, N.J. in the championship game of the RBI Northeast Regional Baseball Tournament held Monday morning inside McCoy Stadium.

The reason for the massive celebration: With the victory, Pawtucket earned a berth in the RBI World Series, slated for Grapevine and Southlake, Tex. between Aug. 10-15.

July 26th

Little League Baseball | Lincoln beats Cranston Western in state winner's bracket final

July 26, 2015


WARWICK – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Cranston Western, 7-2, on Sunday night at Warwick Continental Field in the winner's bracket final of the Rhode Island major division tournament.

With the win, Lincoln moves on to the two-game state championship series, slated for Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Cranston Western and Portsmouth.

Lincoln needs to win one of the two games to capture the state championship.

More coverage coming tomorrow.



Ballpark foodies get a big taste of McCoy

July 26, 2015

PAWTUCKET — A group of curious patrons on Saturday afternoon toured McCoy Stadium, learning about the history of the Pawtucket Red Sox franchise and the ballpark, before dining on fare that went well above and beyond the standard peanuts and Cracker Jack you would typically see at a ballgame.

 

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