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March 10th, 2015

Parking space dispute ends in arrest

March 10, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A Massachusetts man was charged with felony assault and disorderly conduct after getting loud and then physical over a parking spot on Hatfield Street, authorities told The Times on Tuesday.
According to a police report, on Monday afternoon, 71-year-old Flaminio Lanzillo of Salisbury, Mass., drove to a house on Hatfield Street to assist a family member with a heating unit, police Maj. Arthur Martins said.

March 9th

Providence College basketball | Friars' Dunn had plenty of help en route to winning Co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year

March 9, 2015

PROVIDENCE – For all that he endured injury-wise in his first two seasons in a Providence College uniform, the news of Kris Dunn being named co-winner of the Big East Defensive Player of the Year laurel should be viewed as an organizational achievement.

Wrong-way crash victim identified

March 9, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The woman who died in a wrong-way accident on Route 95 North Sunday was identified by State Police yesterday as 25-year-old Flory Hernandez of Henry Street in Central Falls.

College Basketball Round Up

March 9, 2015

Saturday, March 7

(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50

Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.

(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59

March 8th

Wrong-way crash kills passenger

March 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A 23-year-old Providence man faces charges of causing a fatal motor vehicle crash and driving under the influence, death resulting, after a wrong-way driver incident on Route 95 North early Sunday morning.

Jeremy Leiva, of 25 Edgemere Ave, Providence, was expected to be arraigned Sunday on charges related to the death of a 26-year-old woman passenger of his vehicle, according to Col. Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the R.I. State Police.

March 6th

Mount–Lincoln/Cumberland Girls Hockey | Lions struggle to solve MSC defense, Mount takes 2-1 win

March 7, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Minutes after this epic Friday night tilt had ended, Mount St. Charles’ girls mentor Tony DiLorenzo peered at an onlooker, gave a mammoth “Whew!” and smiled weakly.
 
That’s what happens when you eke out an entertaining, not to mention thrilling, playoff triumph.
 

Commentary | McGair: PawSox fans should take themselves out to the ball game while they can

March 7, 2015


An open letter to PawSox fans:
 
The 2015 home opener is scheduled for Thursday, April 16. Clear the schedule and come on down to McCoy Stadium.
 
There’s also a game at the venerable ballyard the next night, and the following day, and the day after that and … you get the idea.
 

March 6th

State rep wants feasibility study of McCoy area

March 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A state representative whose district contains McCoy Stadium has submitted a request to the state Department of Administration's Division of Statewide Planning and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to conduct a feasibility study of the ballpark.

The study would be conducted on McCoy Stadium and adjacent municipal
facilities with respect to their continued and future use as a
recreational venue, an entertainment center, or as a site for potential
commercial, industrial, or technological services development.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious Burgers

March 6, 2015

High School Hockey | Mount, Lincoln, Burrillville ready to go for postseason

March 6, 2015


A year ago, Mount St. Charles and the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team were the two teams out of the 10 in the state that did not qualify for the postseason.

This year, the two squads will face off in a best-of-three series in the DeCosta Division playoffs. The Lions are the higher seed, meaning that Game 1 against the Mounties will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at North Smithfield’s Rhode Island Sports Center.

March 5th

CF mayor: Bond rating up, city moving forward

March 5, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – The outlook of the rating for the city's general obligation bonds was upgraded from “stable” to “positive” and reaffirmed the city's BB rating, credit agency Standard & Poor's announced.
Mayor James Diossa in a release issued Thursday said that the outlook upgrade is proof that the city is moving in the right direction.

March 4th

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Oliver shoulders heavy load as Saints outlast Panthers in overtime, 73-67

March 4, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – St. Raphael Academy coach Fred Saunders calls senior guard Kaylee Oliver “one of the best shooters in the state.”

Oliver lived up to the billing on Wednesday night in the state open tournament when she put the Saints on her thin shoulders and carried them to a 73-67 overtime victory against Johnston. SRA advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals against the winner of the North Kingstown-Chariho contest.

Oliver finished with 26 points, 15 of them coming on five three-pointers. She also went 5-for-5 at the free throw line.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers looking to make the most out of second chance

March 4, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Veteran Tolman High mentor Mike Kayata still can’t get over his Tigers’ devastating 61-58 to Juanita Sanchez in a R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal at their James W. Donaldson home on Feb. 24.

DCYF worker faces charges in crash

March 4, 2015

WARWICK – A Pawtucket man faces road rage charges after the state-owned van he was driving was involved in an accident.
The man, employed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families was arrested Tuesday for his role in the road rage incident on Interstate 95, state police said.
At about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Wickford and Hope Valley barracks were dispatched to a multi-car accident on I-95 south at the Cowesett Road overpass in Warwick, state police said.

March 3rd

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Saints plan on remedying D-II title-game loss in Open tourney

March 3, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  The first-ever R.I. Girls’ Open State Tournament could provide St. Raphael Academy head coach Fred Saunders and his troops a bit of solace, especially after they sustained a disgruntling 62-39 loss to Juanita Sanchez in the Division II title tilt on Saturday.

In that one, Cavaliers’ senior standout Davida Dale, who had already signed a letter of intent to play at Syracuse University, torched the Saints for a game-high 29 points.

R.I. Boys & Girls Basketball | IT'S OPEN SEASON: Brackets are set for state's open tournament

March 3, 2015

WARWICK– Judging by the number of girls’ basketball teams that turned out for Monday night’s selection show at the Warwick Mall, the inaugural 16-team open state tournament figures to not suffer from a lack of interest.

Boy injured in fire

March 3, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Twelve people are without a home and two people were injured during a three-alarm blaze that ripped through a three-story, multi-family home on Thornton Street early Tuesday morning, a fire official said.
At about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to the fire at 11 Thornton St. Thirty-one firefighters battled the blaze, which was deemed under control within about 90 minutes, Fire Marshal Capt. Robert Thurber said.

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Dale, Juanita Sanchez top Saints to capture R.I. Division II title game

March 3, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Now that Hurricane Davida Dale and her trail of hardwood destruction has passed through, it’s time for St. Raphael Academy to pick up the pieces and count their blessings.
 

Runaway teen journeyed to NYC

March 3, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – Police say the missing teenager whose disappearance had the whole city on edge was a runaway who spent nearly five days in New York before he contacted his mother on Sunday for the first time since he vanished.

Charles Engley, 16, sold his cell phone to pay for travel expenses and took refuge in homeless shelters while he was out of touch, police said in a statement Monday.

March 2nd

College Basketball Round Up

March 2, 2015

The season is winding down. We are entering the final week of the regular season. After that, conference tournaments will start the following weekend. Selection Sunday is March 15th, less than 2 weeks away. Shortly after Selection Sunday, all will be right in the world. People will be printing out brackets and filling them out at their desk. Inevitably, Jan from accounting will win your office pool by picking her favorite mascots and everyone will be in disbelief. It has been an exciting regular season thus far and boy do we still have the best ahead of us.