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April 8th, 2015

Traffic pattern to change on city street

April 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A one-way section of Main Street between Pine Street and
Mineral Spring Avenue next week will be converted to two-way traffic, city officials have said.
Construction has been ongoing at that section of Main Street - adjacent
to Mineral Spring Avenue - for some time, and the intent is to go live

April 7th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

April 6th

Tourism groups, municipal leaders scoff at Raimondo budget cuts

April 6, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Elected officials from Warwick to Woonsocket are protesting Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to divert some $2 million in hotel taxes from regional tourism councils to bankroll a statewide marketing campaign spearheaded by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.

The mayors and town administrators of Pawtucket, Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Lincoln and Cumberland are among those who have signed a letter to the governor, asking her to reconsider the plan.

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox owner shares hopes for upcoming season at Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club

April 6, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Jim Skeffington, new president of the Pawtucket Red Sox, might be the most excited fan around about the team’s on-field potential this year.

“This may well be one of the best and most talented teams we’ve had in the history of the franchise – and it’s a storied history,” Skeffington said on Monday prior to presenting a $25,000 donation on behalf of the Red Sox Foundation to the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club. 

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup

April 6, 2015

April 5th

Furniture building’s days are numbered

April 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Long an established part of East Street in downtown Pawtucket, the Adams Furniture building is nearing its final days, as plans are in motion to demolish the property and convert the space into employee parking for Blackstone Valley Community Health Care.

Ray Lavoie, executive director of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, said that demolition should be able to commence in about two weeks.
The parking for health care employees will make available more spaces in and around the health care campus on East Avenue, he noted.

April 3rd

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 Adorable Easter Crafts For Kids

April 3, 2015

April 2nd

PawSox | Pawtucket Red Sox president gives media tour of I-195 land team seeks for new stadium

April 2, 2015

 

PROVIDENCE – In the month-plus of Jim Skeffington’s tenure as principal owner/ president of the Pawtucket Red Sox, the city-based attorney has been conducting “due diligence” regarding the ownership group’s proposal for a new stadium.

Central Falls bar gets its close-up in movie shoot

April 2, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – The bright lights of Hollywood shined on a small Crossman Street pub this week, as the bar was transformed into a seedy watering hole as part of the filming for a romantic thriller set to be released in 2016.

P Jay’s Pub on Wednesday was in the early stages of its metamorphosis into a film set, as it prepared for its close-up for the big screen.
Filming took place all day Thursday.

April 1st

Tolman Football | Coach Caito leaving Tolman after 14 years at helm to take job in West Warwick

April 1, 2015


PAWTUCKET – There’s a need for a new football head coach at Tolman High after Dave Caito has decided to take over the program at West Warwick High School.

High school baseball | Players, coaches forced to get creative with indoor workouts

April 1, 2015

Paul Murphy had spent over a quarter-century as a Cumberland High baseball coach, the last 17 at the helm, and he admits he’s never seen a winter quite like this one.

Now in his first “spring” as Woonsocket High’s varsity mentor, Murphy hasn’t had the opportunity to conduct practice sessions at his new Renaud Field home, the reason being most of the infield dirt and outfield grass remains blanketed with some of the record-breaking snow accumulations inundating the state the past two-plus months.

March 31st

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | NO BLUE FACES: Clippers take pride in incredible two-year run

March 31, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The two nights that finished their season short of their ultimate goal may doesn’t diminish what Mark Andreozzi’s Clippers accomplished this winter.

Competing in Division I/Eccleston for the first time, Cumberland announced their presence with authority with their run to the state championship finals at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium.

March 30th

Homeless advocates honor late Times columnist at annual luncheon

March 30, 2015

WARWICK – The late James F. “Jim” Baron, political reporter and columnist for The Call of Woonsocket and The Times of Pawtucket, was posthumously recognized by a leading advocacy group for the homeless Monday for his coverage of the issue.

The Pawtucket-based Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless honored Baron with the Media Award for Outstanding Coverage during the organization’s annual luncheon at the Crowne Plaza.

College Basketball Round Up- Sweet 16 Edition

March 30, 2015

Midwest Region

The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in Indianapolis. That didn’t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up 78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the first time the Irish have reached the Elite 8 since 1979.

March 29th

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | Clippers fall to Burrillville in Div. I championship final

March 29, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Wherever Riley Tupper goes, championships seem to follow.

In the fall, Tupper served as a pass-catching extraordinaire on a Burrillville High football team that went on to achieve a perfect season that culminated with the Division IV Super Bowl. The change in seasons proved just as fruitful with Tupper on Sunday night at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium finding himself part of a season-concluding celebration.   

B&GC, PawSox back at bat for kids

March 29, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Sponsorship opportunities are available to help the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket hit a home run for area children.

The 2015 Homers for Kids Campaign, in conjunction with the Pawtucket Red Sox, has been launched, with sponsorship opportunities available. Homers for Kids is a summer-long corporate donor program that benefits area children and teenagers through the support of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket.

March 28th

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | TRUE BLUE: Clippers' senior core looks to go all the way one more time

March 28, 2015

 

CUMBERLAND – From instructional to peewees to interscholastic competition to ... possibly a second straight championship?

It’s been a long road for five senior members of the Cumberland High hockey program. They’ve savored every moment together and have called one another teammates for so long that it’s not a surprise to learn that they think of each other as extended family.

March 27th

Two local men indicted

March 27, 2015

A Providence County grand jury Friday indicted a Central Falls man for first-degree robbery earlier this year, and a Pawtucket man for first degree arson in connection with a fire in August of last year.

Dennis Renaud, 49, of 109 Montgomery St., Pawtucket, was indicted on one count of first degree robbery in connection with the Jan. 7 robbery of American - Colombian Liquors on Broad St. Police say Renaud brandished a knife during the robbery. The store clerk told police that the assailant threatened him with a knife and left the scene with an undetermined amount of cash from the register.

PawSox | Field of memories: Ken Ryan’s connection to PawSox and McCoy are unlike any other

March 27, 2015


LINCOLN – Ken Ryan has enough McCoy Stadium memories to last a lifetime, or maybe 33. The former big-league pitcher has also stockpiled enough PawSox memorabilia that it’s easy to confuse his Higginson Ave. indoor baseball facility as a shrine that still carries much significance.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

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