August 9th, 2015
PAWTUCKET â When Edd Pedroâs daughter Kelsey showed improvement after receiving treatment for juvenile arthritis 12 years ago, he decided he had to find a way to give back.
And that way turned out to be an annual tournament for those who love the simplified version of baseball know as Wiffleball.
The latest edition of Pedroâs âFight for the Cure Mega Raffle and Wiffleball Tournament was held on Sunday at the Slater Parkâs Boathouse field and drew a large gathering of both kids and adult practitioners of the sport to help the juvenile arthritis cause.
BRISTOL, Conn. â It was an All-Connecticut Northeast Regional championship game.
In a wild game, host team Bristol eliminated Upper Deck Post 86/14 in walk-off fashion, 9-8, in 12 innings Sunday afternoon to set up a rematch of Saturday night's Bristol vs. Connecticut champion RCP-Cromwell game, which saw Bristol prevail by a 3-2 count.
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is playing on Championship Sunday.
The Rhode Island champions bounced back from their blowout loss to Connecticut champ RCP-Cromwell Friday night with a taut, 3-1 win over Rochester, N.H. in the Northeast Regional American Legion tournament saturday at Muzzy Field.
"We have a veteran group," said coach Steve Reynolds Jr. "The kids are gamers and they didn't come out flat. I'm proud of the way they showed up ready to play. This was a very nice team victory."
PAWTUCKET â A spokeswoman for the Pawtucket Red Sox confirmed that a modified proposal for a new Providence ballpark being worked on by state negotiators should be completed in the next few weeks, if everything goes to plan.
âWeâre making good progress,â Patti Doyle said. âThe House Speaker says we can complete the deal in the next couple weeks, and I think thatâs certainly realistic.â
The renegotiated deal is said to be âa lot more favorable to the taxpayers,â according to House Speaker Nicholas Mattielloâs spokesman, Larry Berman.
PAWTUCKET – After celebrating two phenomenal International League Governors' Cup championships over the previous three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox won't come close this summer. They bid adieu to a possible playoff berth several weeks ago.
In fact, after manager Kevin Boles' crew dropped a 4-0 decision to Syracuse on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket had not only suffered four straight defeats, but 15 of its last 19 overall and 20 of its previous 24 road tilts.
BRISTOL, CT -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is on a roll.
The Rhode Island champions defeated host team Bristol, CT, 4-2, in the second round of the Northeast Regional American Legion tournament in front of a paid crowd of 315 at Muzzy Field Thursday evening.
PROVIDENCE â A career offender with a criminal history
dating back more than two decades on
Thursday was sentenced to more than 12
years in federal prison for trafficking
more than 90 grams of crack cocaine,
Richard Palmisano, 41, formerly of Central Falls, has had
convictions on drug trafficking,
firearms, and assault charges, according
to the U.S. Attorney's Office. At
sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge
Mary M. Lisi also ordered Palmisano to
serve five years supervised release upon
completion of his prison term.
PAWTUCKET â Despite Mayor Donald R. Grebienâs concerns that the âbody works servicesâ ordinance could expose the city to a potential lawsuit, the City Council on Wednesday night unanimously voted to approve the matter for its third and final passage.
The vote overrides the mayorâs decision to not sign the ordinance.
Grebien, in a letter to the council last week, wrote that while he supported the measure, he could not sign it, as it could expose the city to possible litigation.
PAWTUCKET â Despite Mayor Donald R. Grebien's concerns that the âbody
works servicesâ ordinance could expose the city to a potential lawsuit,
the City Council on Wednesday night unanimously voted to approve the
matter for its third passage.
The vote overrides the mayor's decision to not sign the ordinance.
Grebien, in a letter to the council last week, wrote that while he
supported the measure, he could not sign it, as he said it could expose
the city to possible litigation.
For the complete story, see Friday's Times.
PAWTUCKET â Mayor Donald R. Grebien penned a letter to Gov. Gina Raimondo, calling for the execution and commission of a feasibility study on McCoy Stadium to determine the ballparkâs costs and needs.
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.”
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.
WEST WARWICK – Mason Palmieri's long string of disappointing seasons ended on Saturday afternoon, and he couldn't have been prouder – or more relieved.
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.
CUMBERLAND â 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.
âMy 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,â he said in the release.
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.
PAWTUCKET â The people of Munich, Germany, wonât start celebrating Oktoberfest until mayor Dieter Reiter taps the first barrel of beer on Sept. 19. Nick Garrison and his team at Foolproof Brewery couldnât wait that long.
For the third year in a row, Foolproof said âguten tagâ to the city of Pawtucket, and threw the third annual Augtoberfest in the parking lot of its brewery.
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.