Archive - Jan 15, 2014
PROVIDENCE â€“ Itâ€™s starting to happen. Bryce Cotton is staring at the probability of roughly two months remaining in his Providence College basketball career.
As time becomes the seniorâ€™s enemy, so too does the sense that the adjectives specifically reserved to describe Cottonâ€™s on-court playmaking abilities are seemingly stuck on repeat. Long ago, games of 20 or more points went from the exception to the rule for Cotton. When a player crosses over such a rarified threshold, in turn it becomes easy for fans to fall into a state of complacency.
PAWTUCKET â€” Pawtucket Police are investigating the shooting of a young man who was injured while walking on Broadway at around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Detective Capt. John Seebeck said the man had been walking near 300 Broadway when he sustained a gunshot wound to the buttock. He said the injury appeared to be non-life-threatening, and he was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.
Seebeck declined to provide the victim's name or other details in the case, citing the ongoing investigation.
For full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Times.
Fernando do Nascimento
PAWTUCKET - Fernando do Nascimento, 91, of Orange Park, FL and formerly of Pawtucket died Monday in Orange Park Medical Center, Orange Park, FL. He was the husband of the late Maria de Lurdes (Barata) Nascimento.
Born in SetÃºbal, Portugal, a son of the late DamiÃ£o and Ermelinda (da ConceiÃ§Ã£o) Nascimento. He came to this country in 1973.
Mr. DoNascimento worked as a Machine Operator for the former Attleboro Dye and Finish Co. and also for Ridco Casting Co. in Pawtucket.
Editor's note: This "Politics as Usual" column was published in the Jan. 13, 2014 edition of The Times.
Anyone who thinks handicapping political races is easy should check last weekâ€™s newspapers.
Two Republicans with aspirations for higher office â€” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has his eye on becoming president of the United States, and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, running to become governor of the Biggest Little State in the Union â€“ are getting jammed up by their day jobs in their quest to climb the greasy pole of political ambition.