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Archive - Apr 21, 2013

Tolman tops Newtown, Conn. in benefit game, 5-3

April 21, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Tolman High skipper Theo Murray had just sat at a table under the right-field barbeque tent at McCoy Stadium on Saturday, and – with Tigers' Athletic Director John Scanlon and Pawtucket Red Sox' President Mike Tamburro stationed at both sides – he continued chomping on the food the home team's cooks had prepared.

Newtown players revel in playing at McCoy Stadium

April 21, 2013

PAWTUCKET — After it ended, Newtown (Conn.) High senior quad-captain Stephen Conway paused for a moment just outside the first-base gate to the barbeque tent near shallow right field and scanned – from a point-blank view – nearly-empty McCoy Stadium.
About 20 minutes prior, the Nighthawks had dropped a 5-3 non-league decision to host Tolman High, but Conway refused to allow the defeat bother him.

Senate Committee to vote on gay marriage Tuesday

April 21, 2013

PROVIDENCE – In what backers are calling “a historic step forward,” Pawtucket Sen. Donna Nesselbush’s bill to legalize same-sex marriage is scheduled for a vote on Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
If the bill passes out of committee, it could come to a vote in the full Senate as soon as Thursday. Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed said recently that she expects the measure to get a full Senate vote by the end of this month.

The rumble of motorcycles is back again

April 21, 2013

The longer days and milder temperatures of April usually herald the arrival of daffodils, songbirds and short-sleeve shirts. But if you’ve been listening lately you’ve heard another sign that spring has finally sprung — the rumble of motorcycles on area roadways and highways.
Motorcycle season has arrived in Rhode Island and riders are hitting the roads after a long, cold winter. It’s a good time, motorcycle safety advocates say, to remind bikers of the importance of getting trained and wearing safety gear, and to urge car drivers to be more aware of motorcyclists.


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