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Make plans to check out Tolman-Newtown at McCoy Stadium

April 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The Tolman-Newtown high school baseball game that’s scheduled for Saturday morning (11:30 start) at McCoy Stadium should be embraced as a celebration of the human spirit.
The non-league contest isn’t intended to reopen still-fresh wounds or provide a semblance of closure to the cruel sequence of events that shattered the lives of those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. This is an event that is woven in companionship while lending support, with the game of baseball serving as the common thread that brings everyone to the same table.

Big Papi provides thrill in final game with PawSox

April 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The good news coming out of McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon was that rehabbing Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who had struggled at the plate in his first five games with the Pawtucket Red Sox, smacked a home run leading off the sixth inning of the PawSox’s game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
But aside from that, and a four-run rally in that inning by the PawSox that tied the contest at 5-5, there wasn’t much else to smile about on the homefront.

Lions survive scare from Townies to stretch winning streak to 27 straight

April 18, 2013

LINCOLN — One by one, Division I squads are coming for Lincoln High, all of them mounting serious challenges.
On Thursday, it was East Providence’s turn to put Lincoln through its paces. The Townies did not back down in the slightest, moving to within a run after scoring three times against Lions ace pitcher Lindsay Mayer in the sixth inning.

NEW: Coming Friday

April 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET - Former Pawtucket mayor defends his actions regarding pension fund. Full story in Friday's Times.

Pension fund fix on hold

April 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Despite discussions and individual lobbying for different options, the City Council on Tuesday postponed any decision on a fix for the unfunded police and firefighters' pension plan.
At a special session of the City Council that followed a Finance Committee meeting, the council voted to table its decision on a new funding option that passed by a slim margin. The council will take up the matter at its next regular council meeting that is scheduled for April 24 at City Hall.


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