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September 21st, 2015

Commentary | McGair: Red Sox missing out on chance to honor Orsillo

September 21, 2015

A little of this, a little of that …

Give the Red Sox credit. The A.L. East bottom dwellers are making every effort to keep the turnstiles turning during the final homestand – a seven-game stretch that kicked off Monday night.

Shea High Cross Country | FROM THE GRIDIRON TO THE TRAILS: Raiders' Gomes claims indvidual crown at Slater Park

September 21, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Shea High senior Helder Gomes chose to forego playing football this summer to move back to his roots – that is, represent the usually-terrific soccer team.

After talking to harrier teammate Rob Postle over the summer, he discovered he also could run cross-country, so opted to do so, and his decision paid dividends on Monday afternoon.

September 20th

School officials urge caution after head lice report

September 20, 2015

LINCOLN — A letter sent home to parents from the high school concerning a case of head lice (Pediculois) served as a reminder that the troublesome parasitic infestation can crop up just about anywhere and frequently among school children in any school district.

Tolman High Girls' Tennis | ALL THAT 'JAZ': New head coach showing Tigers how to succeed

September 20, 2015

PAWTUCKET -- Life as a Tolman High tennis player is sort of surreal nowadays for senior co-captain Aly Alonzo.

Over the previous two seasons, Alonzo knew before she entered most matches that neither she nor her teammates would win – for a variety of reasons. Among them a carousel of girls quitting, a lack of quality depth or simply issues attracting student-athletes interested in competing.

Pawtucket mayor still hoping to keep PawSox in city

September 20, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien in a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo requested to meet with the governor's office, the Pawtucket Red Sox organization, and other stakeholders to develop “a comprehensive plan” that would preserve the PawSox in Pawtucket and “best serve the needs of Rhode Island.”

Teen arrested after alleged online threats to police

September 20, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – A local 16-year-old with 11 previous arrests in Central Falls was arrested Thursday after a picture of him with a handgun and ammunition was posted to a social media site, also indicating in text a threat that he would do harm to police officers, police said.

September 18th

Pawtucket woman’s writing class gives a voice to an unusual group of students

September 18, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Her career has taken her around New England and the world and she has taught students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. But Meghan Kallman is now educating an entirely different group of students: prisoners at the Adult Correctional Institutions, whom she teaches writing and civic engagement.

VIDEO: Actors who have won Emmy Award hat-tricks

September 18, 2015

September 17th

Beyond 12 steps, Anchor Recovery is there every step of the way

September 17, 2015

Upon walking into the Anchor Recovery Community Center on Main Street, it won’t take long to be reminded of the battle everyone there is fighting to overcome.

The center, founded in 2010 by Jim Gillen, was created as a way to not just treat people suffering from substance abuse, but create a community of them, by them and for them.

A man in a blue shirt spoke at an Alcoholics Anonymous session in front of about 50 people, all of whom have been affected by substance abuse. As he spoke to his peers, his voice trembled with sincerity.

Shea Football preview | Raiders eye return trip to Division II Super Bowl

September 17, 2015


St. Raphael Football preview | Questions about interior lines aside, Saints should once again contend in Division II

September 17, 2015


September 16th

Forum slated tonight on benefits of public art installations

September 16, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Public art will be up for discussion this evening as a public art curator from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston will discuss how communities benefit from large-scale creative installations.

Cumberland rolls out new and improved Web site

September 16, 2015

CUMBERLAND – The technological revolution has made its impact on just about every industry possible in recent years from banking to newspapers to public libraries. Now, Mayor Bill Murray is looking for his local government is getting in on the mix.

September 15th

Grebien wants meeting with governor, PawSox officials

September 15, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Mayor Donald R. Grebien, in a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, requested to meet with the governor’s office, the Pawtucket Red Sox organization, and other stakeholders to develop “a comprehensive plan” that would preserve the PawSox in Pawtucket and “best serve the needs of Rhode Island.”

In his letter, Grebien additionally said it is time for “an honest conversation” with the PawSox’ ownership group about the franchise remaining in Pawtucket, while at the same time exploring the Phase II reinvestment into McCoy Stadium.

Lincoln High Girls' Soccer | Lions match last season's win total with 2-1 win over East Greenwich

September 15, 2015

LINCOLN — The Lincoln and East Greenwich girls soccer teams find themselves in similar positions early in the season.

Even though the Lions are only in their second season in Division I compared to the numerous campaigns the Avengers have spent in the state's highest division, both teams are relatively inexperienced in the state's elite division.

Tolman High Football preview | Whitaker, Tigers ready for Division II playof journey

September 15, 2015

PAWTUCKET – As soon as Jason DeLawrence learned longtime Tolman High head coach Dave Caito had opted to take the West Warwick job several months ago, he jumped at the opportunity to apply for a return to the Tigers.

First and foremost, Caito had been the one to give him his first significant coaching opportunity; and, secondly, he thoroughly enjoyed his 10-plus years with the varsity and JV squads.

September 14th

Operation Stand Down helping veterans this weekend

September 14, 2015

CUMBERLAND – For military veterans returning home after deployment, the transition into everyday life can be difficult. While qualities like attention to detail and punctuality learned during their time of service make them exemplary employees, other workplace habits, like a tendency to curse, hinder the return to normalcy. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island knows this all too well, and for the 22nd year in a row, the organization is doing something to make that transition easier.

Central Falls Football preview | Warriors seek to stay true to mottos

September 14, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — During a recent practice at the Francis Corrigan Sports Complex, Central Falls High head coach Jeff Lapierre wore a “Warrior Football” T-shirt with the back stating, “Dawn Of A New Era.”

His assistants' tees were labeled, “One Team, One Mission.” Lapierre is hoping both of those catch phrases will take hold in the hearts and minds of this year's  Warriors' contingent.

September 13th

Slater Park festival just keeps on growing

September 13, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The thousands that turned out for the Slater Park Fall Festival Saturday were given full exposure to the arts, from performance to visual to culinary — a “miniature Pawtucket Arts Festival all in one event,” the festival’s chairman said.

The hugely-popular event at Slater Memorial Park celebrated the beauty of the park and art, and included activities at the Daggett Farm, Looff Carousel, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and the Daggett House.

September 12th

Business has been a labor of love for Seekonk cafe owner Jeff Paquette

September 12, 2015

SEEKONK – With food that is so good, it’s divine, Heaven on Earth Cafe & Catering is already thriving despite being open for only a few months.

Jeff Paquette, owner and executive chef, said that his interest in the culinary arts began when he was five years old, cooking macaroni and cheese in his mother’s kitchen. He said that he used to watch his grandmother prepare meals, which also inspired him.