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June 14th, 2015

Art that breaks barriers

June 14, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Visitors to City Hall are noticing that the building is a bit brighter and a little more colorful thanks to the “Beyond Barriers” art gallery exhibit on display.

Through August, the city is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 40th anniversary of the founding of VSA arts Rhode Island, as a gallery showcasing works created by local artists with disabilities adorns the second-floor walls at City Hall.

June 13th

Tolman Softball | DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS: Athletic lineage at Tolman runs deep for Wilsons, Klemanchucks

June 13, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  As an outstanding, three-sport athlete at Tolman High School in the early 1990s, Joey Wilson often would peer into the stands during the heat of competition, secretly hoping his mom and dad would surprise him by being there, witness him carry the pigskin into the end zone or hit a fastball over the fence.

It didn't happen, and it both hurts and irks him to this day.

June 12th

Pawtucket cop warms up for her wedding with road race

June 12, 2015

PAWTUCKET – When Pawtucket Police Detective Linda Bachand-Jackson is not busy being a policewoman, there’s a good chance she’s running a marathon somewhere – in costume.

Bachand-Jackson has gotten a lot of attention for the crazy getups she’s worn en-route to the finish line, decked out as Abe Lincoln, Princess Leia from “Star Wars,” or one of those hairy dudes in hunting camouflage from “Duck Dynasty.”

But the 20-year police veteran’s Newport 10 Miler went national when she ran the June 7 race wearing a white wedding dress, just a few hours before she tied the knot for real.

VIDEO: World's first 'Comic-Con for cat people' takes LA by storm

June 12, 2015

June 11th

Pawtucket to display disabled artists’ work at City Hall today

June 11, 2015

PAWTUCKET – In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 40th anniversary of the founding of VSA arts Rhode Island, the Pawtucket Arts and Culture Commission this afternoon will showcase works created by local artists with disabilities during an exhibit at City Hall.

New York Yankees Baseball | Proud parents reflect on Mason Williams' call-up to the majors

June 11, 2015

Mason Williams is now a major-league outfielder for the New York Yankees, a move the team made official on Thursday.

The 23-year-old native of Pawtucket put himself on the radar by batting .318 with a .397 on-base percentage along with a .795 OPS. Serving as the leadoff hitter for both Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Williams has stolen 13 bases in 54 games.     

June 10th

Woman sexually assaulted

June 10, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A Providence man was charged with first-degree sexual assault and possession of a stolen motor vehicle after allegedly coercing a woman into sexual acts after leading her to believe that her boyfriend had been kidnapped and was being held for ransom, police said.
On Monday, Pawtucket Police received a complaint from a 19-year-old woman who said she was sexually assaulted. According to the woman, she was in Providence with a man identified as 48-year-old Roosevelt White of Providence.

June 9th

McKee, mayors fight back against fire department overtime bill

June 9, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and a group of municipal leaders including Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi went back before the media on Tuesday to decry what they contend is another legislative move to restrict a community’s management of its fire department costs.

Tolman Baseball | Tigers just 1 win away from Division II finals

June 9, 2015

WARWICK – This time, Tolman was determined not to let Warwick Vets back in the game.

Peter Microulis spun seven innings of two-run ball and came through with a clutch base hit as the Tigers held off the Hurricanes, 6-2, in the Division II Regional Pod I playoffs on Tuesday. The win places Tolman in the driver’s seat as either Warwick or West Warwick will have to beat the Tigers twice in order to advance to the Division II finals.

June 8th

Lonsdale full-time firefighters laid off

June 8, 2015

LINCOLN – All five full-time firefighters for the Lonsdale Fire District have been laid off indefinitely after an emergency meeting by the Board of Fire Wardens Saturday night.

The decision was made after it was determined that the district only has about $14,000 remaining in the bank, not enough to pay its five career firefighters and run the station.

“You can’t continue to run a payroll if you don’t have money to pay with,” Town Administrator Joseph Almond said.

Almond insisted that this will not alter public safety in any way.

Cumberland Baseball | Wright, Clippers secure trip to Final Four for second straight year

June 8, 2015

CUMBERLAND – Once again, Cumberland junior Chris Wright lived up to his billing as ace of the pitching staff.

Wright tossed six shutout innings on Monday as the Clippers advanced to the Final Four portion of the Division I tournament courtesy of a 4-0 win over Central at Tucker Field. The victory enabled Cumberland to clinch the Regional Pod IV portion of the tournament.

June 7th

‘Warriors for life’ saluted at CFHS

June 8, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Graduates from Central Falls High School’s class of 2015 during their commencement exercises Saturday were implored find their Warrior spirit, prove what a Warrior is, and inspire the next generation of Warriors.

More than 150 graduating seniors, or Warriors — the moniker of the school’s athletic teams — clad in red and blue caps and gowns, made their way into Roberts Hall at Rhode Island College Saturday afternoon, led by a procession of flags representing 28 countries, which displayed the diversity seen in the class of 2015.

Softball Playoffs | St. Raphael finally gets the better of Moses Brown; Davies tops Woonsocket

June 7, 2015

 

PROVIDENCE  –  Just as it had in a previous regular-season game on May 18, St. Raphael Academy allowed Moses Brown to pounce to a quick advantage during Sunday’s R.I. Division II Tournament winners’ bracket semifinal at Rhode Island College.

Tolman Baseball | Otis, Tigers prevail 1-0 in eight over West Warwick after epic pitchers’ duel

June 7, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Fittingly, it was a few minutes after high noon on Sunday when the epic pitcher’s duel between Tolman High’s Steve Otis and West Warwick’s Tom Doran reached its conclusion.

After the two traded zeros for seven full innings, Otis stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth and ripped an RBI double to deep center field to claim a 1-0 walkoff win for the Tigers in their Division II/Region I tournament preliminary at Ted McConnon Memorial Field.

June 6th

Cumberland-Tolman Softball | Bodington, Clippers dig deep once again, advance to Division I quarters

June 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Just call them the No-Quit Lady Clippers.

Less than 24 hours after surviving a grueling 18-17 contest Cranston West, No. 6 seed Cumberland was asked to once again rally, this time against third-seeded Tolman in a Division I winners’ bracket contest. Down 6-1 in the top of the fifth inning on Saturday morning at Slater Park’s Bailey Field, the Clippers scored six times in the frame and added three runs in the seventh to prevail by a 10-6 count.

June 5th

Police bust fentanyl operation

June 5, 2015

In their latest undercover narcotics probe, R.I State Police mined a vein of a fentanyl-laced heroin – the deadliest narcotics cocktail on the street – that ran straight through northern Rhode Island.

More than a dozen individuals were arrested on heroin-related possession and distribution charges after the month-long investigation, most of them from Central Falls. Two were from Woonsocket, one from Pawtucket and one each from East Providence and Providence. Another, also from Central Falls, was arrested on cocaine-related related charges.

Cumberland Softball | Eighteen is enough for Clippers as they outlast Cranston West, 18-17

June 5, 2015


CUMBERLAND  –  With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, junior Kat Kent ripped a triple to right-center, and scored on sophomore Emily Anderson’s timely two-bagger to deep center, to lift Cumberland High to a seemingly-safe 18-12 lead.

The Clippers didn’t know it at the time, but that proved to be the clinching run during a wild 18-17 win over Cranston West in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary game at Tucker Field on Friday.

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June 5, 2015

June 4th

Cumberland students getting laptops, for $517,000

June 4, 2015

CUMBERLAND – Those in search of excitement Wednesday night could’ve found plenty of drama at a Town Council meeting that saw tempers flare and public speakers applauded as the council had its final vote on the budget.

Pawtucket High School Sports | Tolman, Shea High honor winners of winter sport Key Spirit awards

June 4, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Student-athletes who participate in spring interscholastic sports at Tolman and Shea high schools were recently recognized and awarded The Key Player Spirit Award.
 
This award sponsored by Key Group, Mortgage Division and Spirit Recognition. The award is presented to one athlete from each fall sports team who exemplify perseverance, effort, spirit, sportsmanship, teamwork, role model, determination and academics.