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September 15th, 2015

Lincoln High Girls' Soccer | Lions match last season's win total with 2-1 win over East Greenwich

September 15, 2015

LINCOLN — The Lincoln and East Greenwich girls soccer teams find themselves in similar positions early in the season.

Even though the Lions are only in their second season in Division I compared to the numerous campaigns the Avengers have spent in the state's highest division, both teams are relatively inexperienced in the state's elite division.

Tolman High Football preview | Whitaker, Tigers ready for Division II playof journey

September 15, 2015

PAWTUCKET – As soon as Jason DeLawrence learned longtime Tolman High head coach Dave Caito had opted to take the West Warwick job several months ago, he jumped at the opportunity to apply for a return to the Tigers.

First and foremost, Caito had been the one to give him his first significant coaching opportunity; and, secondly, he thoroughly enjoyed his 10-plus years with the varsity and JV squads.

September 14th

Operation Stand Down helping veterans this weekend

September 14, 2015

CUMBERLAND – For military veterans returning home after deployment, the transition into everyday life can be difficult. While qualities like attention to detail and punctuality learned during their time of service make them exemplary employees, other workplace habits, like a tendency to curse, hinder the return to normalcy. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island knows this all too well, and for the 22nd year in a row, the organization is doing something to make that transition easier.

Central Falls Football preview | Warriors seek to stay true to mottos

September 14, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — During a recent practice at the Francis Corrigan Sports Complex, Central Falls High head coach Jeff Lapierre wore a “Warrior Football” T-shirt with the back stating, “Dawn Of A New Era.”

His assistants' tees were labeled, “One Team, One Mission.” Lapierre is hoping both of those catch phrases will take hold in the hearts and minds of this year's  Warriors' contingent.

September 13th

Slater Park festival just keeps on growing

September 13, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The thousands that turned out for the Slater Park Fall Festival Saturday were given full exposure to the arts, from performance to visual to culinary — a “miniature Pawtucket Arts Festival all in one event,” the festival’s chairman said.

The hugely-popular event at Slater Memorial Park celebrated the beauty of the park and art, and included activities at the Daggett Farm, Looff Carousel, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and the Daggett House.

September 12th

Business has been a labor of love for Seekonk cafe owner Jeff Paquette

September 12, 2015

SEEKONK – With food that is so good, it’s divine, Heaven on Earth Cafe & Catering is already thriving despite being open for only a few months.

Jeff Paquette, owner and executive chef, said that his interest in the culinary arts began when he was five years old, cooking macaroni and cheese in his mother’s kitchen. He said that he used to watch his grandmother prepare meals, which also inspired him.

Sprucing up the place: Volunteers transform Higginson Sports Complex

September 12, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — The drab, worn-out concession stand at the Higginson Sports Complex is looking a lot more colorful today thanks to National Grid and the Red Sox Foundation, which sent a small army of volunteer painters to the city to give the complex a much-needed makeover.

High school soccer | EYES ON THE BALL: Lincoln's Bacon added to watch list for National High School All-American soccer game

September 12, 2015

LINCOLN – Over the past several weeks, former Lincoln High soccer star Jack Bacon has discovered he will, in fact, attend the school of his dreams – Boston College – on a partial athletic scholarship, and is on the watch list to represent the East squad in the annual National High School All-American Soccer game on Dec. 5 in Raleigh, N.C.

As for the latter laurel, he found out about that rather by mistake.

Providence College basketball | Cooley lauds benefits of Big East’s Freshman Fundamentals Program; PC coach believes big season awaits Bullock

September 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – There was a specific reason why Providence College’s four-person freshman basketball class did not attend Friday’s season-ticket-holders appreciation party.

With first team All-America candidate Kris Dunn and his fellow Friar returnees standing in front of the podium, Ed Cooley informed the Peterson Recreation Center crowd that the program’s newcomers were on their way to New York City. The trip had a finite purpose as the Big East Conference had scheduled a weekend orientation for first-year college players.

Shea High School | Twins Arianna and Ariel Davey's love for tennis has helped pair work way to top of team ladder

September 12, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Twin sisters Arianna and Ariel Davey have excelled as members of the Shea High girls' tennis team over the past four years for a variety of reasons.

First and foremost, they happened upon their athletic endeavor of choice almost by accident, but it turned into a boon for their skill development.

September 11th

Rhode Island marks anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Joined by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and U.S. Congressman Jack Reed, the Rhode Island State Police hosted a memorial ceremony at the State House Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Newport Avenue eatery has a flair for grilling, something for everyone

September 11, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Having grown up only four blocks from the restaurant he now manages, Daniel Ortiz understands how important it is for a business to be close to its community.

Ortiz, manager at Burger Bar, said the building at 855 Newport Ave. is one that many in the area share a connection with, largely due to its previous history as Alexion’s Family Restaurant.

High School Football | Pawtucket's Guindon to serve as R.I. Commissioner for Officiating

September 11, 2015

Two years ago, the Rhode Island high-school football officials were part of a landmark decision that saw the R.I. Principals’ Committee on Athletics (PCOA) award the officiating contract to a Massachusetts group.

As painful as the decision was, it enabled the R.I. officials to purge a system that in the eyes of many had grown stale, i.e. featuring too many officials who for one reason or another did not merit being on the field.

Such a cleansing was met with good timing.

VIDEO: Today in History for September 11th

September 11, 2015

September 10th

Group plans crowd funding campaign to build private indoor swimming facility

September 10, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – Pods Swimming Inc., a privately owned, traveling instructional swim school, wants to put down some roots and build it’s own state-of-the-art indoor pool facility at the corner of Route 44 and Commercial Way.

When completed in the spring of next year, it will be first and only privately-owned indoor swimming facility in the state.

September 9th

Volunteers transform Higginson Sports Complex

September 9, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — The drab, worn-out concession stand at the Higginson Sports Complex is looking a lot more colorful today thanks to National Grid and the Red Sox Foundation, which sent a small army of volunteer painters to the city to give the complex a much-needed makeover.

McCoy numbers lowest since 1993

September 9, 2015

PAWTUCKET (AP) — Attendance at Pawtucket Red Sox games has declined 10 percent this season, the lowest attendance in over 20 years.
It was reported on Wednesday that the Triple-A franchise of the Boston Red Sox attracted 466,600 spectators this season.
The team drew 515,665 fans last year.
Attendance hadn't been that low since 1993, prior to a major renovation at McCoy Stadium.

Minor League Baseball | WHEN THE HOME TEAM GOES AWAY: Rock Cats' exit could foreshadow PawSox' potential exodus

September 9, 2015

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – The final Saturday in August brought mixed emotions as it marked the last time the New Britain Rock Cats would take the field under the home lights.

The finish line has been crossed for a franchise that is ending a 33-year-old relationship between minor-league baseball and the “Hardware City.”  The process of turning over a new leaf will be complete next April when the Hartford Yard Goats start playing games in a ballpark located in Connecticut’s capital city.

September 8th

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian pitches his city as potential host for AAA stadium

September 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian says he’s not trying to make life hard for Mayor Donald Grebien, but he’ll roll out the welcome mat for the PawSox if the team’s owners decide Providence isn’t the right choice for them.

“I’ve talked to Don repeatedly and made it very clear we’re not in competition,” Avedisian said. 

September 6th

Good Samaritans pulled Pawtucket man from fiery truck crash

September 7, 2015

PAWTUCKET – An owner of the Sterry Street Towing Co. at 531 Main Street, John Martins, 52, remained in critical condition Sunday at Rhode Island Hospital after being pulled from his crashed and burning commercial tow rig on Friday by a group of courageous Good Samaritans.