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August 7th, 2015

PawSox, Speaker hint stadium deal is near

August 7, 2015

PAWTUCKET — A spokeswoman for the Pawtucket Red Sox confirmed that a modified proposal for a new Providence ballpark being worked on by state negotiators should be completed in the next few weeks, if everything goes to plan.

“We’re making good progress,” Patti Doyle said. “The House Speaker says we can complete the deal in the next couple weeks, and I think that’s certainly realistic.”

The renegotiated deal is said to be “a lot more favorable to the taxpayers,” according to House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s spokesman, Larry Berman.

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox still have plenty to play for despite losing record

August 7, 2015

PAWTUCKET – After celebrating two phenomenal International League Governors' Cup championships over the previous three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox won't come close this summer. They bid adieu to a possible playoff berth several weeks ago.

In fact, after manager Kevin Boles' crew dropped a 4-0 decision to Syracuse on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket had not only suffered four straight defeats, but 15 of its last 19 overall and 20 of its previous 24 road tilts.

Upper Deck Post 86/14 notches second straight win at Northeast Regionals

August 7, 2015

BRISTOL, CT -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is on a roll.

The Rhode Island champions defeated host team Bristol, CT, 4-2, in the second round of the Northeast Regional American Legion tournament in front of a paid crowd of 315 at Muzzy Field Thursday evening.

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August 7, 2015

August 6th

CF man sentenced to 12 years on crack trafficking conviction

August 6, 2015

PROVIDENCE — A career offender with a criminal history
dating back more than two decades on
Thursday was sentenced to more than 12
years in federal prison for trafficking
more than 90 grams of crack cocaine,
authorities announced.

Richard Palmisano, 41, formerly of Central Falls, has had
convictions on drug trafficking,
firearms, and assault charges, according
to the U.S. Attorney's Office. At
sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge
Mary M. Lisi also ordered Palmisano to
serve five years supervised release upon
completion of his prison term.

Council overrides mayor, votes to enact "body works" regulations

August 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Despite Mayor Donald R. Grebien’s concerns that the “body works services” ordinance could expose the city to a potential lawsuit, the City Council on Wednesday night unanimously voted to approve the matter for its third and final passage.

The vote overrides the mayor’s decision to not sign the ordinance.

Grebien, in a letter to the council last week, wrote that while he supported the measure, he could not sign it, as it could expose the city to possible litigation.

August 5th

BREAKING NEWS: Pawtucket council overrides mayor, passes "body works" ordinance

August 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Despite Mayor Donald R. Grebien's concerns that the “body
works services” ordinance could expose the city to a potential lawsuit,
the City Council on Wednesday night unanimously voted to approve the
matter for its third passage.

The vote overrides the mayor's decision to not sign the ordinance.

Grebien, in a letter to the council last week, wrote that while he
supported the measure, he could not sign it, as he said it could expose
the city to possible litigation.

For the complete story, see Friday's Times.

Grebien renews demand for state feasibility study on McCoy

August 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Mayor Donald R. Grebien penned a letter to Gov. Gina Raimondo, calling for the execution and commission of a feasibility study on McCoy Stadium to determine the ballpark’s costs and needs.

American Legion Baseball | OFF TO A FLYING START: Upper Deck brings its 'A' game in Northeast Regional opener

August 5, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. – If Ryan O’Neill had any concern prior to hurling in Upper Deck Post 86/14’s opener of the Northeast Regional American Legion Tournament on Wednesday afternoon, it didn’t come from a case of nerves.

“The fact we hadn’t seen them (that is, Maine state champion Bangor Comrades) all season, that’s what bothered me, if anything,” he said. “Three was no familiarity there because we hadn’t faced them.”

August 4th

Mayor has misgivings on Pawtucket ‘body works’ law

August 4, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien in a letter to the City Council said that despite his support for the measure, he cannot sign the recently-approved “body works services” ordinance, as he said it could expose the city to a potential lawsuit.

However, the councilor who proposed the ordinance said that he anticipates the council will vote on the matter at tonight's meeting for its third passage.

For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Times.



American Legion Baseball | Palmieri, Calabro keyed Upper Deck to state title

August 4, 2015

WEST WARWICK – Mason Palmieri's long string of disappointing seasons ended on Saturday afternoon, and he couldn't have been prouder – or more relieved.

Freak storm slams Rhode Island, southern Mass.

August 4, 2015


PROVIDENCE (AP) — A line of powerful thunderstorms rolled through communities in southern New England on Tuesday, toppling trees that killed a driver in Connecticut and injured several campers at a Rhode Island state park and leaving as many as 150,000 electric customers without power at the height of the storms.

The storm front was separate from the one that triggered 60 mph winds and collapsed a circus tent Monday in Lancaster, New Hampshire, killing two people and sending 32 others to a hospital.

August 3rd

Murray: Public safety complex won't be built at Monastery

August 3, 2015

CUMBERLAND — The battle for the Monastery officially came to an end Monday afternoon, after Mayor Bill Murray sent out a press release stating that after meeting with his staff and legal team, he is considering two locations, and neither of them is the Monastery property off of Diamond Hill Road.

“My business instincts tell me that further pursuit of the Monastery could be very costly to our taxpayers along with wasting valuable time and energy to get this complex/building built,” he said in the release.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Owens gets call to start in Yankee Stadium, replaces injured Porcello

August 3, 2015


BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox on Sunday placed right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 30) with a right triceps strain.

Replacing him in the rotation will be left-hander Henry Owens, who will be called up from Pawtucket to make his Major League debut on Tuesday in Yankee Stadium in New York.

Owens will be pitching on six days’ rest coming off a start for the PawSox last Wednesday against Norfolk.



August 2nd

A midsummer taste of October

August 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The people of Munich, Germany, won’t start celebrating Oktoberfest until mayor Dieter Reiter taps the first barrel of beer on Sept. 19. Nick Garrison and his team at Foolproof Brewery couldn’t wait that long.

For the third year in a row, Foolproof said “guten tag” to the city of Pawtucket, and threw the third annual Augtoberfest in the parking lot of its brewery.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Lucchino to retain up-front role with PawSox

August 2, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The weekend news of Larry Lucchino stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox by year’s end won’t change his role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.  

August 1st

TOP OF THE DECK: Post 86/14 claims first-ever American Legion state championship

August 1, 2015

WEST WARWICK – Minutes after the ceremony officially declaring Upper Deck Post 86/14 of Cumberland/Lincoln the R.I. American Legion Senior Division's newest champion, shortstop Tyler Calabro admitted he really couldn't comprehend what it meant to him.

“We made it all the way to the finals in high school, but then lost (two games to one) to Hendricken,” the recent Cumberland High graduate stated, referring to the state Division I tourney title set at McCoy Stadium this past spring. “We played really well, but didn't get it done.

July 31st

Pawtucket police seek bank robbery suspect

July 31, 2015

PAWTUCKET — A robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash Friday morning after passing a threatening note to a teller at the Citizens Bank branch located at 800 Newport Ave., police said.

“He passed a note and stated no one would get hurt if his demands were met,” Sgt. Paul Brandley said in a statement.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the robber. They released a series of images from bank surveillance cameras that apparently show him passing the note to the teller and handling a wad of cash.

There’s no indication the robber displayed a weapon.

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July 31, 2015

July 30th

Caregivers make the case for $15

July 30, 2015

PAWTUCKET — As Donna Athaide held her $15-an-hour minimum wage sign, “Yes We Can,” along Newport Avenue Thursday afternoon, she was encouraged by the number of passing motorists who honked their horns in support.

Athaide, a Pawtucket resident and dietary aide working in the kitchen for Genesis Health Care, was among the 1199 New England (1199NE) Health Care Employees Union members found demonstrating for higher pay in front of the Bill Costigan Memorial Baseball Field on Newport Avenue Thursday afternoon.

 

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