Archive - Apr 27, 2011
EAST PROVIDENCE â This was a case of dĂ©jĂ vu that East Providence High liked and Mount St. Charles Academy didnât.
Courtney DeCastroâs second walkoff hit of the season, a run-scoring single with two outs in the home half of the eighth inning, drove in younger sister Amy DeCastro with the run that helped the Townies grab a 2-1 victory over the Mounties in their Division I crossover affair at Pierce Field.
PAWTUCKET â While police and fire officials continue to investigate the cause of Tuesday's deadly blaze at 681 Broadway, Pawtucket Police have identified the victim as Derrek Ellerbe, age 57.
Just after 5 p.m., members of the Pawtucket Police and Fire Departments responded to the three-story apartment house for a report of a structure fire.
When they arrived, there was heavy smoke coming from the third floor.
According to Police Maj. Arthur Martins, one man, later identified as Ellerbe, was found unresponsive in a third-floor apartment.
PROVIDENCE â Just two weeks after businesspeople from across the state flocked to the Statehouse to fight Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâs sales tax plan, Chafee marched into his opponentsâ camp, a Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce breakfast, to defend his proposal.
âThere is no doubt that taxes are harmful, thereâs no argument about that,â Chafee said in response to a question from Times Publisher Barry Mechanic. âItâs a cost we donât want to pay.â
PAWTUCKET â Once again, while a majority of school officials are touting the money savings benefits of the newly approved teachers' contract, City Councilors are vowing to keep pushing for their right to review and give final ratification of the agreement.
CRANSTON â The never-say-die attitude was there. So too were the late-game heroics that some have come to associate Lincoln High baseball with.
On a sun-splashed Tuesday afternoon, the end result went astray from the now one-beaten Lions. A valiant comeback bid was nullified thanks to Cranston Westâs Alex Morettiâs two-out double with one on in the bottom of the seventh, lifting the Falcons to the 8-7 walk-off triumph. Morettiâs clutch knock touched down in the right-centerfield gap, chasing home catcher Jeff Diehl with the winning run.
CUMBERLAND â Ask any of the girlsâ coaches about who would win Tuesdayâs Northern Division showdown between host Cumberland High and unbeaten squads Woonsocket and Central Falls and the response was the same.
They simply didnât have a clue.
âThis is going to be a close meet,â said Woonsocket coach Dan Richard midway into the competition. âI thought before the meet, plus or minus five points between all three schools.â