January 22nd, 2015
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.
â€śWe would very much like a commuter rail station to be approved for Pawtucket,â€ť Paul Graseck said while explaining the new transportation opportunity would be accessible from their home.
â€śIt would really make a difference for Pawtucket and Central Falls and help revitalize the area,â€ť 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.
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22
PAWTUCKET â€” The Pawtucket Red Sox have been an institution at the venerable McCoy Stadium for more than 40 years, playing host to countless future All-Stars, walk-off home runs, no-hitters, perfect games, championships, and the longest game in professional baseball history.
However, with recent reports of the teamâ€™s potential sale to the Boston Red Sox ownership group, rumors are beginning to swirl that have people questioning the teamâ€™s future in the city.
CENTRAL FALLS â€”Mayor James A. Diossa has put his campaign hat back on and is looking to raise money on behalf of the two City Council candidates he is expected to officially endorse this week.
Diossa sent out an email Thursday to supporters, local businesses and organizations on a campaign email list looking for financial assistance to promulgate the non-partisan primary to be held on Feb. 5, which will be followed by a special election featuring the top two vote-getters on Feb. 19.
PROVIDENCE â€“ As the new General Assembly session got under way recently with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Jan. 7, several new legislators joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.
The following is a listing of area state senators and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.
PAWTUCKET – Brendan W. McGair, a veteran sportswriter and columnist who covers the Pawtucket Red Sox, college and high school sports for the Call/Times, has been named Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). This is his third NSSA honor in the past five years.
Scott Anderson has taken the concept of wearing your favorite team colors to a whole new level.
Forget the jerseys and hats. Anderson, 38, of Woonsocket, is showing off his team spirit by getting the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his head. And as Sundayâ€™s AFC Championship between the Patriots and Colts approaches in Foxboro, Anderson says heâ€™s getting lots of smiles and thumbs-ups as Patriots fever grips the Blackstone Valley.
â€śItâ€™s my team and I have to support my time,â€ť says the lifelong Pats fan.
CUMBERLAND – It was business as usual for St. Raphael Friday night as the Saints improved to 8-0 in Division II-North following a 68-55 win over Cumberland at the Wellness Center.
PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy basketball team appeared lost in December and now the Saints seem to have found a way to compete in January.
SRA got 21 points and 21 rebounds from talented sophomore Trevante Jones and a game-saving block from senior Kyle McParlin in the closing seconds on Friday night to edge Cranston East, 62-60.
Norman R. Richardson
CUMBERLAND - Norman R. Richardson, 85, husband of Irene (Brulotte) Richardson, father of Carl Richardson of Warwick and Linda Straight of East Greenwich, passed away Thursday in Providence.
CENTRAL FALLS - Rita Lanoue, 78, died January 15th. She was the wife of the late Normand Lanoue.
She had been employed by the former Star Market, Almacs and Paramount Cards.
Rita was an active lifelong parishioner and Eucharistic Minister for Notre Dame Church, St. Matthew Church and then Holy Spirit Parish.
PAWTUCKET – The usual post-game handshakes had just ended, and it took Shea High head coach John Lickert mere milliseconds to track down sophomore guard Yesenia Alvarado and attempt to hoist her on one of his shoulders.
She immediately grinned and began waving to anyone who would notice, and there were quite a few – her teammates, family members, friends, etc.
Katherine N. Hampson
CUMBERLAND - Katherine N. Hampson, 93 formerly Park Street, passed away Friday January 9, in the Mt. St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland.
She was the wife of the late George T. Hampson.
Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Honora (McGovern) McHugh. She resided in Cumberland for the past 69 years previously residing in Cranston.
She was a member of the St. Patrick Seniors where she was the former President and Secretary. She was also a secretary for the Cumberland Democratic Town Committee for many years.
Eva E. Poirier
PROVIDENCE - Eva E. (Gauthier) Poirier, 93, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late George Normand Poirier. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Eva M. (Wright) Gauthier, she resided in Pawtucket until moving to Providence in 1990.
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