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January 18th, 2015

Meet your state senators

January 19, 2015

PROVIDENCE – As the new General Assembly session got under way recently with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Jan. 7, several new legislators joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.

The following is a listing of area state senators and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.

McGair named 2014 R.I. Sportswriter of the Year

January 18, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Brendan W. McGair, a veteran sportswriter and columnist who covers the Pawtucket Red Sox, college and high school sports for the Call/Times, has been named Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). This is his third NSSA honor in the past five years.

January 16th

Patriots pride you can feel...and taste

January 16, 2015

Scott Anderson has taken the concept of wearing your favorite team colors to a whole new level.

Forget the jerseys and hats. Anderson, 38, of Woonsocket, is showing off his team spirit by getting the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his head. And as Sunday’s AFC Championship between the Patriots and Colts approaches in Foxboro, Anderson says he’s getting lots of smiles and thumbs-ups as Patriots fever grips the Blackstone Valley.

“It’s my team and I have to support my time,” says the lifelong Pats fan.

St. Raphael – Cumberland Basketball | St. Raphael tops Cumberland for 24th straight league win

January 16, 2015

CUMBERLAND – It was business as usual for St. Raphael Friday night as the Saints improved to 8-0 in Division II-North following a 68-55 win over Cumberland at the Wellness Center.

St. Raphael Basketball | Jones, McParlin power Saints past Cranston East, 62-60

January 16, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy basketball team appeared lost in December and now the Saints seem to have found a way to compete in January.
 
SRA got 21 points and 21 rebounds from talented sophomore Trevante Jones and a game-saving block from senior Kyle McParlin in the closing seconds on Friday night to edge Cranston East, 62-60. 
 

Norman R. Richardson

January 16, 2015

Norman R. Richardson

CUMBERLAND - Norman R. Richardson, 85, husband of Irene (Brulotte) Richardson, father of Carl Richardson of Warwick and Linda Straight of East Greenwich, passed away Thursday in Providence.

Rita Lanoue

January 16, 2015

Rita Lanoue

CENTRAL FALLS - Rita Lanoue, 78, died January 15th. She was the wife of the late Normand Lanoue.
She had been employed by the former Star Market, Almacs and Paramount Cards.
Rita was an active lifelong parishioner and Eucharistic Minister for Notre Dame Church, St. Matthew Church and then Holy Spirit Parish.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

January 15th

Shea – Tolman Girls Basketball | Raiders edge out Tigers, 56-54, in overtime thriller

January 15, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  The usual post-game handshakes had just ended, and it took Shea High head coach John Lickert mere milliseconds to track down sophomore guard Yesenia Alvarado and attempt to hoist her on one of his shoulders.

She immediately grinned and began waving to anyone who would notice, and there were quite a few – her teammates, family members, friends, etc.

Katherine N. Hampson

January 15, 2015

Katherine N. Hampson

CUMBERLAND - Katherine N. Hampson, 93 formerly Park Street, passed away Friday January 9, in the Mt. St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland.
She was the wife of the late George T. Hampson.
Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Honora (McGovern) McHugh. She resided in Cumberland for the past 69 years previously residing in Cranston.
She was a member of the St. Patrick Seniors where she was the former President and Secretary. She was also a secretary for the Cumberland Democratic Town Committee for many years.

Eva E. Poirier

January 15, 2015

Eva E. Poirier

PROVIDENCE - Eva E. (Gauthier) Poirier, 93, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late George Normand Poirier. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Eva M. (Wright) Gauthier, she resided in Pawtucket until moving to Providence in 1990.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 15, 2015

1/18/15
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

January 14th

East Providence boys' basketball | Villa Novans rock Townies with 84-point explosion

January 14, 2015


EAST PROVIDENCE – As much fun as it is, watching Woonsocket run and gun its way past lower echelon Division I opponents, coach T.J. Ciolfi understands that offense alone will not get his team very far in the playoffs.

Police make arrest in hatchet attack

January 14, 2015

PAWTUCKET – One of the suspects in last Friday's alleged home invasion and subsequent hatchet attack on Cole Street has been charged, police said.
Jordan L. Wilcox, 18, of 46 John St., was arrested on a warrant Tuesday night, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Wilcox was arrested without incident at his John Street apartment, then transported to the Police
Department, where he was held overnight. Wilcox was charged with first-degree robbery, felony assault by use of devices similar in appearance to a firearm, felony assault, and conspiracy, according to police records.

Irene M. Rothwell

January 14, 2015

Irene M. Rothwell

PAWTUCKET - Irene M. (Burns) Rothwell, a devoted and loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Walter Rothwell for 55 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George E., Jr. and Mary (McNally) Burns.

January 13th

Boys' Basketball | Former Saints standouts Lynch and Holloway square off with new squads

January 13, 2015


PROVIDENCE – In an alternate world, Graham Lynch’s sweet stroke from beyond the arc and Alex Holloway’s nifty passing skills would be on display in St. Raphael Academy jerseys this winter.
 

Tolman Wrestling | Tigers show plenty of fight in 40-36 loss to Chieftains

January 13, 2015


PAWTUCKET – In their first year running Tolman High’s wrestling program, head coach Jason Rushton and assistant Matt Medina are instilling an aggressive approach that may bring dividends by tournament time, assuming the wrestlers keep working hard.

The Tigers showed flashes of skill during a 40-36 loss to Ponaganset on Tuesday evening at the Donaldson Gym. Ponaganset, now 4-1 on the season, jumped out to a 40-9 lead before the Tigers won the final five matches (two by forfeit).

Pup rescued from frozen E.P. cove

January 13, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – Last year it was a deer. This year it was a young female Lab mix named Gizmo who found herself in an icy situation at Bullocks Cove on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters rescued Gizmo from the frigid waters off Beach Point Road after she escaped from her home and ventured out too far onto ice, falling through about 60 yards from shore.

Jacqueline B. Pelletier

January 13, 2015

Jacqueline B. Pelletier

ATTLEBORO - Jacqueline B. Pelletier, 77, pass January 13th. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Pelletier.