August 4th, 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.
CUMBERLAND â€” 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.
â€śMy 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,â€ť he said in the release.
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.
PAWTUCKET â€” The people of Munich, Germany, wonâ€™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 couldnâ€™t wait that long.
For the third year in a row, Foolproof said â€śguten tagâ€ť to the city of Pawtucket, and threw the third annual Augtoberfest in the parking lot of its brewery.
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.
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.
PAWTUCKET â€” 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.
â€śHe passed a note and stated no one would get hurt if his demands were met,â€ť Sgt. Paul Brandley said in a statement.
Police are asking for the publicâ€™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.
Thereâ€™s no indication the robber displayed a weapon.
PAWTUCKET â€” As Donna Athaide held her $15-an-hour minimum wage sign, â€śYes We Can,â€ť 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.
PAWTUCKET â€” City residents, small business owners, and representatives from local and state agencies were among those Wednesday morning who gave the Pawtucket Police Department rave reviews as a city-ordered audit on the department is ongoing.
The meeting of those with local ties was held in the Council Chambers at City Hall Wednesday morning, and was the third such community conversation on the subject in as many days.
WARWICK – Immediately after the Lincoln All-Stars had sustained a 14-0 beating from Cranston Western in the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship game on Wednesday night, manager Charlie Hien – as always – shuffled his kids off to a quiet spot in right field for a chat.
It’s no secret that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is all about “protecting the shield.”
With that in mind, no one should be surprised that Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension did not budge from four games on Tuesday.
PAWTUCKET – A report from a Washington, D.C.-based professional development organization has suggested recommendations to the city for progress in reshaping and reinvigorating Pawtucket's downtown area, setting the stage for what city officials are calling a potential downtown revival.
CUMBERLAND â€” Although the Town Council voted against using the Monastery grounds to build the new public safety complex, Mayor Bill Murray is not backing down one bit.
â€śI will build this police station,â€ť he said.
PAWTUCKET – Moments after recording the final out, those representing the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Junior Division (13-15) squad sprinted to the mound and piled onto Jordan Perdomo, who had just tossed a 4-1 masterpiece over Paterson, N.J. in the championship game of the RBI Northeast Regional Baseball Tournament held Monday morning inside McCoy Stadium.
The reason for the massive celebration: With the victory, Pawtucket earned a berth in the RBI World Series, slated for Grapevine and Southlake, Tex. between Aug. 10-15.
WARWICK – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Cranston Western, 7-2, on Sunday night at Warwick Continental Field in the winner's bracket final of the Rhode Island major division tournament.
With the win, Lincoln moves on to the two-game state championship series, slated for Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Cranston Western and Portsmouth.
Lincoln needs to win one of the two games to capture the state championship.
More coverage coming tomorrow.
PAWTUCKET â€” A group of curious patrons on Saturday afternoon toured McCoy Stadium, learning about the history of the Pawtucket Red Sox franchise and the ballpark, before dining on fare that went well above and beyond the standard peanuts and Cracker Jack you would typically see at a ballgame.
PROVIDENCE – Moses Brown graduate Cal Slepkow whirled a stellar five-hitter with three walks and seven strikeouts to propel Collette Post 79 of Central Falls/Pawtucket to a 4-0 state American Legion Tournament victory over R&R Construction Post 18 of Newport at La Salle Academy on Sunday afternoon.
WARWICK – Nick Toro had a penchant for pounding home runs in the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) District IV Tournament, one in which the Lincoln All-Stars swept with relative ease, and he picked up where he left off Saturday afternoon.
LINCOLN – As always after the capture of a R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship, the Lincoln All-Stars were back at practice Tuesday evening with their manager, Charlie Hien, and his mammoth coaching staff of at least five.