Archive - Aug 8, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse answered questions ranging from federal spending and the national debt, to the need for infrastructure improvements to Obamacare and global climate change from more than 100 area residents who attended a community dinner at the Portuguese Social Club Thursday.
The second-term Democrat said â€śit is a challenging time to be in Washingtonâ€ť because the nation is only slowly coming out of the recession and the recovery is particularly slow in Rhode Island.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€“ It had been billed as a sensational pitcherâ€™s duel â€“ South Burlington, Vt. fireballer Ben Tate against Lincolnâ€™s crafty southpaw Kyle Marrapese.
The pair didnâ€™t disappoint, as they combined to whiff â€“ get this â€“ 19 foes.
In the end, however, Marrapese captured the battle, and it happened due to one precious, hellacious swing from teammate Steve Andrews.
PAWTUCKET â€” As difficult it is to get the word out, glean sponsors, attract teams from â€“ at the very least, from eastern half of the United States â€“ and put it all together for a premier event, Edd Pedro revels in it all.
Pedro, with the help of some family members and friends, is about to host his 10th annual â€śFight For A Cure Wiffle Ball Tournament and Mega-Raffleâ€ť at Slater Park beginning at 9 a.m. sharp Sunday.