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Winter Wonderland is open

December 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET — For Pawtucket, the start of the 2013 holiday season officially begins today with the Winter Wonderland festival. The annual event in Slater Park is celebrating its 15th year, and its opening activities are always eagerly anticipated by residents throughout the city and surrounding communities.

Edward J. McCaughey

December 6, 2013

Edward J.

MIDDLETOWN, RI- Edward J. McCaughey, 98, of Middletown, formerly of Pawtucket died on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary White McCaughey and their children, Edward J., Marcia and Stephen McCaughey.
Born and raised in Pawtucket, RI he attended Providence Country Day School, The College of the Holy Cross and Boston University School of Law.

Norman Jacques

December 6, 2013

Norman Jacques

PAWTUCKET- Norman Jacques, 70, passed on Nov. 27, 2013. He was elected to the Senate when he was 23 serving from 1966 to 1968.
He was pre-deceased by his sister Pauline Spink and his son, Michael Welsh. Brothers Edmond, Robert, Dennis and Henry Jacques, sister Georgette Gousie, daughter, Jillene VanNostrand of Boise, ID and 5 grandsons, survive him.
A Memorial service will be held at the Keefe Funeral Home Five Higginson Ave., Lincoln, RI on Monday, December 9, at 7 PM. Complete obituary at

Friars come away with 50-49 triumph over Rams

December 6, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – That wasn’t a basketball game that took place at the Ryan Center Thursday. That was a rock fight.

Or considering the stare down at center court that Dan Hurley and Ed Cooley engaged in with 3:55 remaining – one that also contained a few verbal jabs for good measure – perhaps they should have put the basketballs away and slapped a pair of boxing gloves on the two head coaches.

Style points were definitely at a premium, but oh, what a conclusion the Friars and Rams staged.

McGair: A four-team R.I. Division I college basketball tournament? Why not?

December 6, 2013

What would it take for the state’s four Division I men’s basketball programs to get together for an in-season, round-robin tournament?

Depends on which school representative you speak with.

“Anything we could do to grow interest, whether it be a doubleheader, a tournament or anything like that, we would be all for it,” stated Brown head coach Mike Martin.

Former PawSox skipper DiSarcina is named Baseball America's Minor League Manager of Year

December 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Validation in the form of a job well done was bestowed upon Gary DiSarcina Thursday, as the former Pawtucket Red Sox manager was named Baseball America’s 2013 Minor-League Manager of the Year.
In his first and only season at the helm, DiSarcina guided the International League North division title with an 80-63 record. The PawSox accomplished that while employing the services of 64 different players during the regular-season (30 position players and 34 pitchers).

Central Falls brings back its K-9 patrol with Officer Axel

December 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET—The Police Department’s rookie officer was panting heavily and nervously shaking his leg as the mayor swore him in at City Hall in front of a crowd of city officials and the news media.

Yet, Col. James Mendonca assured everyone present that Officer Axel could maneuver through tight areas and run faster than anyone else on the force. “Beware the criminal who runs from him,” he warned.


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