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October 8th, 2015

Rehab center helps put bodies, lives back on track

October 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Felicia Delgado, 51, of East Providence recently suffered a vertigo episode and afterwards, she had difficulty with walking. When she learned she needed treatment at a rehabilitation facility, her first reaction was a mixture of fear and frustration.

“Who wants to be in a nursing home at my age?” Delgado said she thought to herself. “It’s like, ‘Oh God, oh no’ when I arrived here without knowing the facility.”

Hertzberg to exit as Pawtucket Foundation head

October 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Aaron Hertzberg, executive director of the Pawtucket Foundation, will resign later this month after seven years with the organization, including the last three at his current post.

Cumberland High Boys Soccer | HOLDING DOWN THE FORT: Principal, Vice Principal take over as co-coaches for Clippers

October 8, 2015

CUMBERLAND – People like Alan Tenreiro and Adolfo Costa are doers and men of swift action.

They also have soccer in their blood, which as it turns out proved to be quite handy.

Late last month, Cumberland High was thrown into a quandary upon the resignation of first-year boys’ soccer head coach Manny Veiga. With nine regular-season games still ahead for the Clippers, the program required a quick solution.

October 7th

Mayor in E.P. a real possibility

October 7, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to put a strong mayor form of government question on the ballot for a city-wide vote next year.
If voters pass the referendum, city’s first-ever mayoral election would take place in November 2018.

October 6th

City to choose from three designs for George Street overpass art installation

October 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A national call for artists that received more than 100 responses has been whittled down to three finalists' proposals for an art installation along the George Street overpass.

Commentary | McGair: PawSox manager Kevin Boles has strong case to be Boston's next 1B coach

October 6, 2015

A little of this, a little of that …

Of all the members of the Red Sox baseball staff in place when Dave Dombrowski became president of baseball operations, PawSox manager Kevin Boles was probably the only person who could safely say he had a foot in the door with the new guy in town.

Lincoln High Girls' Tennis | Lions hitting their stride in time for Division II playoffs

October 6, 2015

LINCOLN – Back in mid-August, Lincoln High Athletic Director Brian Fineberg already had a JV boys' soccer coach inked for the position, that in the form of Tim Potter, who had spent the previous four years with the same team.

When he discovered the girls' varsity tennis job had opened, he immediately told Fineberg he'd prefer to become that squad's new mentor.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Plenty of PawSox alumni in this year's Major League Baseball playoffs

October 6, 2015

The quest for October glory began Tuesday night when the big-budget Yankees host the “nobody expected us to be here” Astros in the American League wild-card game. It was the first game of a postseason that includes 10 teams hailing from the east to the west and everywhere in between.

October 5th

Cumberland’s Tenreiro named Principal of the Year

October 5, 2015

CUMBERLAND – The National Association of Secondary School Principals has named Cumberland High School Principal Alan Tenreiro as their Principal of the Year. 

Tenreiro was awarded the 2016 title on Monday morning in a surprise assembly attended by staff, students and officials including Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, Sen. Jack Reed and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline. 

October 4th

‘A breath of fresh air’ for 5K runners, walkers

October 4, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Last year, Chris Pike and her family and friends ran the Rhode Island Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and One Mile Walk in honor of her mother Sandy. This year, they ran in memory of her.

Cumberland Cross Country | Clippers hold their own at Maine Festival of Champions

October 4, 2015

BELFAST, Me. – Cumberland’s cross-country teams spent Saturday competing at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions. The Clipper boys placed second with 162 points while the girls came in third with 141 points. The La Salle girls iced the team title at Troy Howard Middle School with 30 points.

The Clippers’ top female finisher was senior Amy Laverty in 19:04, good for ninth place. Ben Drezek was the Clippers’ top man, coming in third at 16:12.


Boston Red Sox | BoSox parting ways with former PawSox manager Beyeler

October 4, 2015

Arnie Beyeler was well aware of the risks when the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and proclaimed that he would be taking over the left-field duties.

A former PawSox manager who guided the ball club to the 2012 Governors’ Cup, Beyeler spent the last three seasons Boston’s first-base coach. He was also responsible for coaching outfield play, meaning he had a personal and professional stake in transforming Ramirez into an adequate defender. 

October 2nd

Gathering at JMW School protested administrative leave decision

October 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET — A group of students at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts picketed outside the school Tuesday in support of a teacher who they say was placed on administrative leave after he allegedly discussed sex and birth control during a conversation in class.

About 10 students gathered outside of the school and held signs at the protest, at one point chanting “Bring back Ashton!” in support of English teacher Bill Ashton.

A LEGEND, LAID TO REST: Family, friends, colleagues say farewell to John Martins

October 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET – John Martins was recalled as a loving family man, a generous personality, a hard-working self-made success, and a caring father, grandfather, husband, brother, and uncle during a funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Parish Friday.

Women's College Soccer | Cumberland's Ribeiro enjoying strong bounce-back season at UConn

October 2, 2015

Stephanie Ribeiro’s return to the UConn women’s soccer team couldn’t have been scripted any better.

Exactly one year ago, Ribeiro dealt with the likelihood that her junior season was over before it actually started. The Cumberland native pulled her hip flexor during the spring of her sophomore year. The frustrating part was that every time Ribeiro believed that she was in the clear, a setback would occur.

VIDEO: 21 Can’t-Miss Pumpkin Desserts

October 2, 2015

Slater Park presents The Haunted Tunnel

October 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Chills and thrills will be on display this month at Slater Memorial Park as exhibits for families and guests of all ages are sure to provide a scary good time for visitors.

October 1st

NBA Basketball | Roncarati on the Rise: Cumberland native now Atlanta's director of rehabilitation

October 1, 2015

Cumberland native Mike Roncarati was in Las Vegas fulfilling his duties with Golden State’s NBA Summer League entry when he found himself standing at the crossroads of his professional career.

The opportunity to climb the Warriors’ organizational ladder was on the table, as the Bishop Feehan graduate had the opportunity to succeed good friend Keke Lyles as the team’s director of athletic performance. The past two seasons had seen Roncarati serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the defending NBA champs.

September 30th

Holy Spirit gets a facelift

September 30, 2015

Workers from Veterans Scaffolding, of Blackstone, Mass. remove scaffolding at Holy Spirit Church in Central Falls on Tuesday after a six-month project of refacing the facade of the church spire of the historic Dexter Street house of worship, also known as St. Matthew’s Church. The imposing French-Gothic style church was built in 1929 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk takes place at Slater Park

September 30, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Warwick resident Kristen Connolly knows all too well the toll that lung cancer can have on a family.

In June 2012, her uncle was diagnosed with lung cancer. A year and a half later, her mother was diagnosed with the disease. She lost her mother just after Mother's Day in 2014 and then her uncle passed away this past March.

“It's a very sad disease,” Connolly said. “Our family is very close, it was kind of a shock.”