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August 12th, 2015

Early rally helps Arizona put away Pawtucket B&G Club at RBI Jr. Series, 8-2

August 12, 2015


GRAPEVINE, Texas – The RBI team from Arizona scored two runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back en route to posting a 10-2 win over the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket at the RBI Junior World Series on Wednesday.

 

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

August 11th

Driver escapes injury when Central Falls sinkhole swallows pickup

August 11, 2015


CENTRAL FALLS – A North Providence man was safely rescued after his truck fell into a sinkhole at the intersection of Hunt and Liberty streets Tuesday, fire officials said.

A large water main break had covered the road with water and just prior to noon, a truck driven on Hunt Street by Joe Antunes of North Providence fell into the large hole in the street. The front of the truck fell into the hole and the two rear tires remained on the street.

READY FOR THE TEXAS HEAT: Pawtucket squad primed for RBI Junior World Series

August 11, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Both pitcher/first baseman Colin Gauthier and right fielder/reliever Ethan Bernardo claimed they would be cranky prior to the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Junior Division team's 4 a.m. Monday departure from the club's School Street parking lot to Boston's Logan Airport.

Manager Matt Bergeron just told them, not to mention their teammates, to “Keep your eyes on the prize.”

August 10th

Law is on his side: Former Patriots cover man is high on Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler

August 10, 2015


PAWTUCKET – A Super Bowl-winning play has a way of overshadowing the rest of a young player’s curriculum vitae. 

Remember this about Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler: he is entering just his second season in the National Football League.

Osborne and pals bring 'Magic' to McCoy

August 10, 2015

PAWTUCKET — It was a big Monday afternoon at McCoy Stadium, with lots of stars from the sports and entertainment industries helping to make the venerable ballpark shine just a little brighter.

They all came to raise money for singer and Providence native Jeffrey Osborne and his charitable causes. Osborne also received an additional spike in generosity from the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Foundation. The PawSox took their proceeds from the softball game and donated them to the Jeffrey Osborne Foundation.

August 9th

Pawtucket event takes big swing against arthritis

August 9, 2015

PAWTUCKET – When Edd Pedro’s 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 Pedro’s “Fight for the Cure Mega Raffle and Wiffleball Tournament was held on Sunday at the Slater Park’s Boathouse field and drew a large gathering of both kids and adult practitioners of the sport to help the juvenile arthritis cause.

American Legion Baseball | Upper Deck's run at Northeast Regionals comes to an end as Bristol, Conn. prevails in 12 innings

August 9, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. — 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.

August 8th

American Legion Baseball | Upper Deck Post 86/14 punches ticket to Championship Sunday at Northeast Regionals

August 8, 2015

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."

Upper Deck Post 86/14 suffers first loss at Northeast Regionals

August 8, 2015

 

August 7th

PawSox, Speaker hint stadium deal is near

August 7, 2015

PAWTUCKET — 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.

“We’re making good progress,” Patti Doyle said. “The House Speaker says we can complete the deal in the next couple weeks, and I think that’s certainly realistic.”

The renegotiated deal is said to be “a lot more favorable to the taxpayers,” according to House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s spokesman, Larry Berman.

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox still have plenty to play for despite losing record

August 7, 2015

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.

Upper Deck Post 86/14 notches second straight win at Northeast Regionals

August 7, 2015

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.

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August 7, 2015

August 6th

CF man sentenced to 12 years on crack trafficking conviction

August 6, 2015

PROVIDENCE — 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,
authorities announced.

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.

Council overrides mayor, votes to enact "body works" regulations

August 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Despite Mayor Donald R. Grebien’s concerns that the “body works services” 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 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 it could expose the city to possible litigation.

August 5th

BREAKING NEWS: Pawtucket council overrides mayor, passes "body works" ordinance

August 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Despite Mayor Donald R. Grebien's concerns that the “body
works services” 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.

Grebien renews demand for state feasibility study on McCoy

August 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET — 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 ballpark’s costs and needs.

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.

 

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