Archive - Oct 24, 2013
CENTRAL FALLSâ€”While it houses a lot of local history, the Lysander Flagg Museum and Cultural Center, located next to the Central Falls Public Library on Central Street, has been deemed too costly to operate.
CENTRAL FALLSâ€”An early morning fire damaged the interior of an apartment and left four people homeless in a three-family house on High Street on Thursday.
Central Falls Fire Chief Robert Bradley said the report of the fire came in shortly after 7 a.m. He said it was a relatively small fire that was contained to one room and its contents, and was extinguished quickly.
However, the blaze caused enough damage to force the tenants to have to find alternative lodging. The Red Cross was called to provide assistance, he said.
In terms of playoff ramifications, the significance of Fridayâ€™s 7 p.m. Division II-B contest pitting St. Raphael at Shea cannot be underscored.
The stakes are pretty high when you consider the 2-2 Saints and the 2-2 Raiders presently share the subdivisionâ€™s fourth and final playoff spot. Sprinkle in a West Warwick squad thatâ€™s also two up and two down in league play and it makes perfect sense to label tonightâ€™s Pawtucket-centric matchup as one of critical significance.
LINCOLN â€” Head coach Brenda Sylvester really couldn't recall what she told her Lincoln High troops prior to facing Bay View in both teams' Division I-North season finale on Thursday afternoon.
â€śI guess I just told them to go out and play as well as they know they can,â€ť stated Sylvester, who attended the contest despite being on maternity leave, giving assistant Lea Miguel the opportunity to serve as interim chief. â€śI just said, 'Go out and play your game.'â€ť
BOSTON â€“ For much of his tenure with the Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia has been a mainstay at the No. 2 spot in the batting order.
What used to serve as a foregone conclusion for Boston received a noticeable jolt this season. On Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, Pedroia found himself hitting in front of cleanup â€śbangerâ€ť David Ortiz while newcomer Shane Victorino assumed the spot in the lineup that used to have the second basemanâ€™s name written all over it.
PAWTUCKET - Mary Batista, 93, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully, Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Mansion Nursing and Rehabilitative Home, Central Falls. She was the beloved wife of the late James Batista and the late Lewis L. Soares Sr. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, the daughter of the late Jose and Clementina (Silva) Costa. She came to America at the age of 10. She had worked at the former Standard Romper, Central Falls and Lawrence Fashions, Pawtucket, until her retirement. She was also a member of the ILGW.