PAWTUCKET – To have a transfer as talented as Kasey Gagan fall right into a team’s lap … it’s as if the basketball gods were smiling down on St. Raphael head coach Fred Saunders.
PAWTUCKET â City firefighters responded to back-to-back incidents Wednesday night, including a grease fire that erupted in the kitchen of a group home on Manchester Street for persons recovering from substance abuse disorders, and a furnace explosion an hour later at an assisted living facility on Central Avenue.
Fire Chief William Sisson said a resident at the Sanctuary Recovery Residence, 12 Manchester St., was cooking when a grease fire flared-up on the kitchen stove. The fire was contained to the kitchen and did not affect the rest of the dwelling, he said.
PAWTUCKET – With snow days and school cancellations behind us for the most part, interscholastic boys and girls basketball teams can resume their quest of padding the playoff résumé.
One area squad that is on firm footing heading into February is the Tolman boys’ hoopsters. Head coach Mike Kayata has enjoyed a fabulous campaign to date, winning eight of nine Division II contests. In the season-long PowerPoint standings that will determine the 16 berths in the Open State Tournament, the Tigers occupy the seventh position with 6.4 points.
With the Blizzard of 2015 headed out to sea, the clouds gave way to partial sun just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, a welcome respite for residents slowly digging out from a powerful storm that dumped upwards of three feet of snow in Southern New England.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island lifted statewide driving bans at midnight on Tuesday, and trains, buses and subways were back to normal service Wednesday, although there were plenty of delays for the morning commute.
PROVIDENCE – This much is known: Providence College will not be hosting DePaul in a key Big East Conference men’s basketball matchup Tuesday night.
Whether the rescheduled game takes place Thursday, which PC officials have announced as a tentative date ... your guess is as good as athletic director Bob Driscoll’s
“We have plans, but they could change depending on the weather conditions and their ability to get a charter flight,” said Driscoll. “The weather the way it is, it could be hard to get a plane.”
PROVIDENCE â With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday declared a state of emergency until further notice, banishing vehicular travel as of midnight as crews prepared for a multi-day chore of restoring power and clearing roads.
Raimondo struck a tone of dire urgency during a briefing at the Statehouse, strongly advising storm preppers to get their business finished and get off the roads voluntarily by 8 last night, but she said that by midnight a travel ban would be strictly enforced by the state police.
Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and state officials preparing for the worst on Sunday.
on Sunday in a statement in which she advised the stateâs residents to prepare for severe winter weather.
A PawSox reunion that also included an appearance by Paws the mascot helped highlight the first-ever Red Sox-sponsored âBaseball Winter Weekendâ that took place at Foxwoods Resort Casino. In the photo, members of the 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox that made the trek to Connecticut include, left to right, Garin Cecchini, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Rusney Castillo and Bryce Brentz
PAWTUCKET â The long, dark journey of the legendary Silver Top Diner appears to be coming to an end, and maybe â just maybe â there may be some light at the far side of the tunnel.
Recently freed from a legal limbo in which it had been mired nearly seven years, the 1930s dining car is heading for the auction block. Though itâs in poor condition, despite efforts to protect it from the elements, City Planner Barney S. Heath is optimistic that some nostalgic, diner-loving savior might be interested in reviving the landmark as a going business.
PAWTUCKET – It looked like a shootout at the O.K. Corral during the first half of Friday night’s Division II showdown between Tolman and Juanita Sanchez. The two top gunslingers in the division led the way. Miguel Prieto came in averaging 24 points per game for the Cavaliers while Tolman’s Steve Otis brought along his 21-point per game average.
Prieto nailed a long three-pointer early in the game and stared down Otis heading back up-court.
BOSTON – In essence, the Red Sox made two moves when they traded former PawSox catcher Dan Butler to Washington earlier this month. While one of them did not appear under the transitions listing, an unofficial memo was sent out regarding how the organization plans to proceed with Pawtucket’s catching situation in 2015.
PAWTUCKET – The pipeline between the PawSox radio broadcasters and Major League Baseball has pumped out another talented personality. On Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that Jeff Levering, Pawtucket’s No. 1 broadcaster for the past two seasons, has been hired as the play-by-play broadcaster for select road games on the Brewers Radio Network.
PAWTUCKET – Sometimes, basketball can be a pretty simple game.
St. Raphael Academy put on a clinic for five minutes in the first half of Thursday night’s 70-47 victory over West Warwick, going off on a 24-0 run that featured superb passing and brilliant shooting. The Saints ran their offense and found the open man time after time while breaking this game open midway through the first half.
PAWTUCKET â Paul and Susan Graseck of Pawtucket got a first look at the proposed plans for a commuter rail station in the city between Goff Avenue and Barton Street Thursday night at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main St., and liked what they saw.
âWe would very much like a commuter rail station to be approved for Pawtucket,â Paul Graseck said while explaining the new transportation opportunity would be accessible from their home.
âIt would really make a difference for Pawtucket and Central Falls and help revitalize the area,â Susan Graseck added.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High took advantage of a 16-4 flurry at the start of the final stanza and sailed to a 73-61 Division II victory over Tiverton at the James W. Donaldson Gymnasium on Wednesday night.
Head coach Mike Kayata learned senior swing Prince Johnson would be unable to play as he suffered from the flu, but classmate Derek Ashley mustered a premier performance in his absence. At the small forward spot, Ashley delivered a game-high 22 points with three treys, but that wasn’t the half of it.
PROVIDENCE – The warranty on Tyler Harris’ coming-off-the-bench experiment has officially expired.
Since the probability of the Providence College redshirt junior serving as a reserve for a ninth straight game against Xavier Thursday night is high, the time has officially come to dub Harris as the team’s super sub. When Ed Cooley made the decision to remove Harris from the starting five a month ago – Dec. 20 vs. UMass to be exact – the coach explained the move as a prime chance to bolster the Friars’ firepower off the bench.
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PAWTUCKET – Tigers junior center Fenda Konte was force to be reckoned with on Tuesday, notching a triple-double with 16 points, 23 rebounds and 11 blocks, as Tolman held on to beat crosstown foe Bishop Keough, 54-45.
Tolman had held a 17-point lead (35-18) over the Koalas with 11:42 left in the final period, and a 16-point advantage (39-23) with less than eight minutes left in the game.
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