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Protest and picnic at proposed stadium site

August 31, 2015

PROVIDENCE — Talks may be continuing on a plan to build a new $85 million stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox on vacant I-195 land in the city’s downtown, but that didn’t stop a group of opponents to that plan from holding an anti-stadium picnic at the site Monday night.

A crowd of about 100 people showed up at the weedy gravel lot along the Providence River to fly kites, listen to The What Cheer? Brigade band perform, and munch their picnic dinners while supporting the grassroots effort to stop the stadium project.

New CF school leader ready for opening bell

August 30, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — Just as students are readying themselves to return to school for the first day of classes on Tuesday, School Superintendent Victor Capellan is readying himself and the district for a new year of educational opportunities for Central Falls’ children.

Kindergarten classes to learn in English and Spanish

August 28, 2015

PAWTUCKET – When kindergarten students arrive at Nathanael Greene Elementary School for the first day of classes next week, they will be greeted by teachers with a “hello” as well as an “hola” as part of a brand-new dual language learning program.

Two classes of incoming kindergarteners at Greene Elementary School will be the first collection of students to participate in the dual language program, in which half of their education will be in English and half will be taught in Spanish.

K-ROB has plenty of post-retirement plans

August 28, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE — If anyone was wondering what Townie extraordinaire Kevin Robinson has been up to since retiring from the professional BMX circuit in the summer of 2013, even he has problems answering.

The 40-something Robinson last competed at the X Games in Los Angeles that season, but has remained busy – swamped, actually – in a variety of professions and programs.

PawSox staying at McCoy through 2017

August 28, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Pawtucket Red Sox fans will be rooting for the home team — at McCoy Stadium — at least a year longer than expected, as a spokeswoman for the team’s ownership group confirmed that the PawSox will play their home games at the ballpark through at least the 2017 season.


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