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May 12th, 2015

Pawtucket Red Sox | Former all-star Allen Craig hopes to jumpstart career after demotion to PawSox

May 12, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Long before his rise to All-Star status and subsequent fall that resulted in him getting sent to the minors, Allen Craig was a part-time player for the St. Louis Cardinals.

As a 26-year-old with St. Louis in 2011, Craig logged 219 plate appearances in 75 games. He certainly made the most of his limited exposure, producing a triple-slash line of .315/.362/.555 along with 11 home runs and 40 RBI. 

May 11th

Ex-boyfriend charged in EP murder

May 11, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – A 43-year-old man charged with the fatal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend outside her apartment complex on Mother’s Day broke down and cried and had to be escorted out of the courtroom during his arraignment Monday in Providence District Court.

May 10th

Sawyer recognized as city’s top educator

May 10, 2015

PAWTUCKET – At 7:30 in the morning, third-grade teacher Donna Sawyer is already at Francis J. Varieur Elementary School.

Although the school day doesn’t start for another hour, she is in the classroom and ready to tutor young students. By 7:45, parents drop off their children, and Sawyer helps them with their schoolwork.
Not only is Sawyer an early bird, she also in a sense is a night owl, because four days a week, she will stay until 4 p.m. — about 90 minutes after students are dismissed for the day — to aid another group of children who will stay late for extra help.

May 9th

Commentary | McGair: Roussel to Green Bay for NFL tryout, area HS seniors announce college plans

May 9, 2015


Congratulations and best wishes to Pawtucket’s Jean-Daniel Roussel, who is in Green Bay this weekend on a tryout deal with the NFL’s Packers. A product of St. Raphael and Sacred Heart University, Roussel was one of a reported 26 players that the Green Bay front office invited on a tryout condition. 

Girls' Ice Hockey | MOUNT-N-LIONS? Lincoln, Mount St. Charles could form new girls' co-op team

May 9, 2015


At Lincoln High School, officials want to continue playing Rhode Island interscholastic girls’ hockey despite recently learning that their co-op partner Cumberland will drop the sport.

If the Lions are to keep playing, they’ll need a new partner, as they lack the numbers to field a team on their own.

One potential candidate is Mount St. Charles Academy, a program that bears a proud history in the sport but has seen declining participants in recent years.

May 8th

Raimondo, Grebien tour Main Street

May 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Arti and Shekhar Mehta would love to see Main Street thrive, and as the owners of Artee Fabrics & Home, they believe their business and their building — located at 228 Main St. — can be a catalyst in the revitalization of the city's downtown area.

The fabric store and the soon-to-be occupied property above the shop were visited on Friday morning by Gov. Gina Raimondo, Mayor Donald R. Grebien, and other city officials as part of a discussion on Raimondo's jobs plan.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs

May 8, 2015

May 7th

Council approves St. Leo's purchase for school space

May 7, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution that authorizes the city to enter into a lease-to-own agreement to purchase the former St. Leo the Great Elementary School property, which city and school officials said will accommodate for impending school renovations and an anticipated enrollment increase.

Cumberland Lacrosse | BLUE STREAK: Hayes, Stock lead Clippers past Mount for fourth straight win

May 7, 2015


WOONSOCKET  –  Cruising to wins by nine points or better in their last four games, the Clippers achieved another easy triumph on Thursday, this time 16-7, at Mount St. Charles.

In a Division II-North clash at Wheeler way back on April 24, Cumberland High allowed 10 goals in the first half and eventually suffered a 17-15 defeat. Head coach Scott Carpenter called that the turning point of his team’s Division II-North campaign.

NFL - Patriots Employees Probably Deflated Balls

May 7, 2015

May 6th

Talks continue, but no deal on PawSox move

May 6, 2015

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello called House Democrats behind closed doors on Wednesday for a caucus on budget matters and also an update on where plans for a new Pawtucket Red Sox Stadium in Providence currently stand.

 With the doors to the House Lounge blocked to reporters and even the door window into the room from the House Chamber covered with paper, the session was, as intended, open to whatever the members wished to air.

Lincoln High Baseball | Palmieri, Lions hold Oakers at bay, 1-0

May 6, 2015

COVENTRY — The last pitcher the Coventry baseball team wanted to see after struggling to mount much offense in the last two games was Lincoln’s Bryant-bound righty Mason Palmieri.

The Oakers, who were coming off a surprise loss to Cranston East two days ago, only struck out four times against the All-State pitcher Wednesday afternoon, but Palmieri scattered three hits and worked around two errors to throw a complete-game shutout.

Mayors help break ground on new LA Fitness

May 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The mayors from Pawtucket and Providence flexed some muscle Wednesday, highlighting the benefits that an LA Fitness Center - constructed on the city line - would provide for the neighboring communities, while also speaking of the importance of the two cities working together.

May 5th

Tolman Softball | Tolman able to overcome shaky defense with potent bats in 11-6 win over E.P.

May 5, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – Early on in the Division I campaign, Tolman High head coach Craig Giarrusso knew he was loaded with players who could swing the bat with authority, but were suspect at flashing the leather.

During a D-I crossover clash against East Providence on Tuesday, his frustrations mounted, despite the fact his Tigers had manufactured a rather easy 11-6 triumph. The reason: A total of six fielding and throwing miscues.

Shea High School | SHE'S GOT DRIVE: Raiders' Karla Argueta named RI Student-Athlete of the Year

May 5, 2015

ATTLEBORO – No more than 48 hours removed from her latest adventure, a 10-day trip to China with fellow members of her school’s China Club, Shea High senior Karla Argueta discovered last Monday that she had been selected the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s Female Student-Athlete of the Year.

Possibly the biggest difficulty for the selection committee was whether Argueta would be able to fit accepting the award into her packed schedule.

Company seeks givebacks from city

May 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The City Council is poised to consider granting $1 million worth of tax breaks to Tunstall Americas, the digital healthcare giant that’s created more than 300 jobs since moving into a vacant building here two years ago.
After a public hearing, the council will take up a resolution Wednesday to reduce Tunstall’s tangible tax bill from $132,432 to $32,433 per year for a period of 10 years. That includes a two-year reach-back to 2013, during which the incentive would be structured in the form of an abatement.

May 3rd

Pawtucket veteran of Korea honored by Sen. Whitehouse

May 3, 2015

WARWICK – Every military veteran should have a day like Norm Gordon experienced on Saturday.

The 82-year-old Pawtucket resident, a signal corps communications specialist during the Korean War, was guest of honor at U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s eight annual Veterans Breakfast and Resource Fair, which was held inside the spacious R.I. National Guard Armory.

May 2nd

Pawtucket Red Sox | Intrepid reporter gets crash course in baseball time management

May 2, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Turns out I spent floods of nervous force over absolutely nothing. 

Even though I had performed my official act as pitch-clock operator when I pushed the button that officially signaled that first pitch was exactly 60 minutes away – a mock cheer went up inside the McCoy Stadium press box once the countdown was underway – my palms were extra sweaty as the first game of the April 21 doubleheader between the PawSox and Buffalo Bisons drew closer and closer. 

Pawtucket Red Sox | Pitch clock enforcement takes effect this weekend throughout AA, AAA

May 2, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Now comes the real test of Major League Baseball’s commitment to speeding up the game.

Starting with Friday’s Durham-Pawtucket contest and likewise at Triple-A and Double-A ballparks across the country, those in violation of letting the clock expire will be charged with a ball or strike – depending on the offending party. Whether or not these unprecedented efforts have a direct bearing on the game’s outcome will be closely monitored in the weeks and months ahead.

May 1st

Pawtucket Arts Festival to honor Weiss

May 1, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Sixteen years after helping to plan the first Pawtucket Arts Festival, Economic and Cultural Affairs Officer Herb Weiss will be bestowed with the festival’s inaugural Medal of Excellence during a fundraiser and awards ceremony next week.

Weiss will receive the honor at the Arts Festival’s “Curtain Up!” fundraiser and awards ceremony, which will be held on May 7 at Center by the Blackstone, located at 175 Main St.

 

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