March 2nd, 2015
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ 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.
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.
PAWTUCKET â€“ As if the mounds of snow, slick sidewalks and driveways, ice dams, and roofs buckling under the weight of a seemingly endless chain of winter storms wasnâ€™t enough to deal with during Mother Natureâ€™s barrage on the Ocean State, area residents also find themselves combating potholes and damaged streets.
PAWTUCKET â€“ He didn't think waiting so long was all that fare.
A Providence man was charged with second-degree robbery â€“ a felony, simple assault, and disorderly conduct after he allegedly tackled a cab driver to the ground then stole the cabbie's keys. The entire incident stemmed from the man becoming upset that he was not given his change in a timely manner, authorities said.
Around 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Pawtucket Police were dispatched to the Dunkin' Donuts at 465 Lonsdale Ave., police Maj. Arthur Martins said.
The performance of the Central Falls High boys’ 4x400 relay team at last Saturday’s state indoor track and field championship wasn’t merely good.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – St. Raphael’s Academy and Chariho High School faced off in the Div. II semifinals Thursday night, culminating in a lopsided Saints victory by a final score of 55-35.
Kaylee Oliver led all scorers with 16 points behind four three-pointers and a perfect 4-4 night at the line. The Chargers were paced by their lone senior, Abigail Cuddy, who had 15 points and was 9-13 from the free-throw stripe.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The City Councilâ€™s Ad Hoc Committee on Economic Development and Neighborhood Improvement on Wednesday voted to send a resolution to the Pawtucket Red Soxâ€™ new ownership group, supporting the cityâ€™s efforts to keep the team at McCoy Stadium.
Additionally, the committeeâ€™s chairman penned a letter that he said would be sent to the cityâ€™s state delegation, in which he wrote that as a citizen of Pawtucket, a move to Providence is â€śunacceptable.â€ť
Firefighters responded to a fire at 167 Jenks Ave. at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Everyone was reported to have exited the dwelling safety. The fire was extinguished by Central Falls and mutual aid companies by about 10 p.m., according to police.
A pet cat was reported to have died in the fire and a pet dog to be missing as of Wednesday night.
PAWTUCKET â€“ An 83-year-old local man who legally changed his name to Santa Claus and was a fixture in the city for years, impersonating St. Nick starting in the 1970s, was charged with domestic assault by strangulation stemming from an incident last Thursday in which he allegedly assaulted his 68-year-old wife, authorities told The Times.
Mariners knock out Raiders, 68-46
NARRAGANSETT – Chelsea Sahagian landed five treys en route to a game-high 29 points as Narragansett High rolled to a 68-46 triumph over Shea in a R.I. Division III Tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday evening.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High left its Division II playoff hopes in the hands of Juanita Sanchez’s Miguel Prieto, the state’s leading scorer, on Tuesday night in a quarterfinal round contest. Not a good idea.
WOONSOCKET – Tuesday night proved to be a prime example of why Mount St. Charles chief Ray Leveille just doesn’t like facing Tolman High.
It’s the Tigers’ size, grit and talent.
Itâ€™s called the PawSox Ballpark District concept plan, and it was perhaps Pawtucketâ€™s only hope of convincing the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox to think about a larger development vision for McCoy Stadium.
The plan, which was developed by the Pawtucket Foundation with input from Mayor Donald Grebien and his administration, was intended to show how McCoy could become a destination mixed-use stadium district with the potential for more than 200,000 square feet of retail development and luxury apartments.
PAWTUCKET – It will soon be game over for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, have been sold for a reported $20 million to a group of 10 New England businessmen, including current Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino.
The new ownership officially purchased the team on Sunday night from Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; President Michael Tamburro; and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer, according to a new release issued by the Red Sox yesterday.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman boys, and Shea and St. Raphael Academy girls, are among the Blackstone Valley area teams competing Tuesday night in the RIIL playoffs.
Shea at Narragansett (Girls)
The Raiders didn’t face the Mariners this season, as the latter represents III-South, but they’ll be in for a battle.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High girls’ hoop head coach Tammy Drape admitted Monday afternoon she never thought her club would be in the position it is now earlier this season.
Her Tigers had opened the Division III-North slate with a dismal 0-5 mark, and the idea of playing in the post-season tourney seemed all but lost.
(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75
Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Maryâ€™s (20-7) 60
PAWTUCKET â€“ A new ownership group of New England business leaders and Fenway Sports Management today announced it has purchased the Pawtucket Red Sox from the Triple-A franchiseâ€™s longtime owners: Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; Michael Tamburro; and Lou Schwechheimer.
The 10-member ownership group described below is led by principal owners Larry Lucchino, who will serve as Chairman, and James J. Skeffington, who will be President.
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