Archive - Apr 21, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” Tolman High skipper Theo Murray had just sat at a table under the right-field barbeque tent at McCoy Stadium on Saturday, and â€“ with Tigers' Athletic Director John Scanlon and Pawtucket Red Sox' President Mike Tamburro stationed at both sides â€“ he continued chomping on the food the home team's cooks had prepared.
PAWTUCKET â€” 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 â€“ from a point-blank view â€“ 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.
PROVIDENCE â€“ In what backers are calling â€śa historic step forward,â€ť Pawtucket Sen. Donna Nesselbushâ€™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 longer days and milder temperatures of April usually herald the arrival of daffodils, songbirds and short-sleeve shirts. But if youâ€™ve been listening lately youâ€™ve heard another sign that spring has finally sprung â€” 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. Itâ€™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.