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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A 10th-grader in Maine has been suspended for 10 days for having a bright yellow squirt gun. The Sun Journal says the teen was suspended in accordance with Lewiston High School policy after the toy fell out of his backpack. The student wasn't identified. School Superintendent Bill Webster tells the newspaper that the suspension could be reduced and that administrators "will work to balance the discipline with the facts.
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State officials, including from left, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Department of Health Director Dr. Michael Fine, State Police Col. Steven O’Donnell and Craig Stenning, director of the Department of Behavorial Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, join Anchor Recovery Community Center Director Jim Gillen in addressing the addiction problem in the Ocean State during a press conference Thursday in Pawtucket.
State, health officials take action to reduce number of overdoses
PAWTUCKET—Facing what would have been a third trial in the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend in 2008, a Pawtucket man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to second degree murder. Juan L. Diaz, 30, entered the plea before Superior Court Judge Netti C. Vogel to second degree murder in the shooting death of Mayra Cruz. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 22. Under a plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed a charge of discharging a firearm while committing a See SLAYING, Page A2
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PAWTUCKET — Elise Reynolds of Pawtucket has felt more than most the misery and tragedy of heroin abuse and overdose. Reynolds lost two sons to heroin overdose. Her son Paul was 22 years old when he died in 2004. His brother Teddy was 30 when he succumbed in 2010. "I got that call twice, not once." Reynolds said Thursday at a press conference at the Anchor Recovery Center in downtown Pawtucket called to highlight the ever-increasing death toll from heroin
overdoses that are often laced with the drug Fentanyl and what the state is doing to stop it. The numbers tell the harrowing story. Dr. Michael Fine, director of the state Department of Health noted that at least 85 Rhode Islanders have died since New Year's Day. Of the 76 who have been screened so far, 46 of those involved Fentanyl. He said 38 of the 85 had drug paraphrenalia at the scene "so you can imagine what it was like and how sudden and intense it was." The victims came from 26 different Rhode Island
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cities and towns, 61 were men, 24 women; 78 were white and 7 black aged 26 to 62, most in their 30s or 40s. "These are all Rhode Islanders," Fine said, "our sons and daughters, our fathers and mothers, our brothers and sisters, our
friends and our family. This is a disease of staggering impact. "Addiction is a disease. Recovery is possible. Treatment is available and effective," Fine said, quoting the sentences like a See DRUGS, Page A2
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LINCOLN – Efforts in Massachusetts to open new casino and video gaming operations had town officials taking steps to limit their impact on local finances with a change in Read related the town’s use of Letter to the Twin River revenues. Editor, Page A4 Councilman Arthur S. Russo, Jr., a member of the ordinance committee, said the proposed change to Article II regulating the town’s use of Twin River revenue would reduce the town’s self-imposed limit of using no more than $5,200,000 in Twin River revenue in the annual See CASINO, Page A2
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PAWTUCKET—Between the health and safety projects currently funded and the major renovations that are being planned, the city's school buildings will be humming with construction activity of various kinds, starting this summer and continuing over the next three to four years. At Tuesday's School Committee meeting, Jon Winikur, of Strategic Building Solutions, gave the school board an update on the $8 million in health and safety projects that are now underway as well as the proposed $32 million in major renovations that are part of the district's Facilities Master Plan. Of the $8 million health and safety bond, Winikur said that $2.4 million was spent last summer as part of “scope A,” which included replacing the boiler at Curtis Elementary school, and another $3.1 million will be spent as part of “scope B,” with most of the work to be completed over the summer months as well. Total spending to date is almost $6.8 million, he said. Pending projects include See SCHOOL, Page A2
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scheduled for Tuesday so that Cruz's family can attend, Kempe said. She had left behind a daughter who was six-years-old at the time of the murder. The 26-year-old Cruz was found dead in a basement apartment on Reservoir Road on June 25, 2008. According to previous reports from Pawtucket Police and the attorney general's office, on that date, Diaz had placed a call to the Pawtucket Police stating that he had shot his girlfriend by accident, and that she was vomiting and had stopped breathing. When police and rescue personnel responded to the scene, they found Cruz lying on the floor behind a locked door, cold to the touch. Neither Diaz nor the weapon was found at the scene. At approximately the same time, according to previous reports from the attorney general, a woman identifying herself as Diaz' girlfriend walked into the Pawtucket Police station to report that her boyfriend, Diaz, had called and said he had accidentally shot Cruz. remaining revenues are set aside in the town’s capital reserve account or applied to bonded capital improvements. Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond told the Council that the town is already aware that its Twin River revenue will be reduced by new competition in Massachusetts such as the video slot parlor approved for Plainville and is planning for a loss of about 30 percent of its current Twin River proceeds. The reduction included in the ordinance would be step toward adjusting to that level of a reduction, he added. Councilman James R. Jahnz voiced support for the revenue cap change and noted that it would help minimize the effect of the lost revenue going forward. While at the police station, the woman reportedly received several more calls from Diaz indicating that he and Cruz had been in an argument and the gun discharged when he attempted to get it away from her. From the phone calls, detectives were able to trace Cruz' location to Albany, New York, where he had fled to stay with relatives. He was arrested by the U.S. Marshall the following day. According to Pawtucket Police, Cruz and Diaz had been involved in a relationship that had been marred by previous incidents of domestic violence. On Jan. 18, 2008, Diaz allegedly broke into Cruz' apartment in Galego Court, struck her and tried to choke her. Cruz had reportedly sought a restraining order against Diaz, but a month later, he was allegedly involved in another domestic assault with her, which resulted in a warrant for his arrest. Diaz had maintained that he had accidentally shot Cruz in the face during a struggle for a gun. “We have been getting ready for this for six years now,” Jahnz said while pointing to the town’s prior implementation of the cap restricting the use of the Twin River proceeds. “This is a prudent and conservative move on the part of the town,” Council President Keith E. Macksoud said before the panel’s unanimous vote approving the Article II change. He added the state may be far less prepared for a change in state gaming revenue given its larger share of those proceeds. Thus far this year, Twin River has brought in $301 million in net video terminal revenues and collected a total of $471 million in net video terminal revenues for 2013. Elections on Wednesday said it had been contacted by law enforcement about Fox on the day of the raids. Director of Campaign Finance Richard Thornton would not say which agency contacted the board or provide other details. Fox is an attorney with a solo law practice in Providence. He has represented businesses before the city's board of licenses and also performed loan closings. In January, the former speaker settled a complaint with the state ethics commission after failing to report more than $40,000 in legal work he did for the Providence Economic Development Partnership, a quasi-public city agency. He agreed to pay a $1,500 civil fine.
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security issues; and replacing roofs, windows and doors. If funding allows, work will also include painting the interiors, replacing flooring and improving the landscaping and exterior sites. Winikur said that based on costs, the decision has been made to not address new gymnasium additions in this phase. He also noted that there have been discussions about the School Department utilizing the former St. Leo's school building as “swing space” for classrooms so more intensified work can done during the school year and not just over the summer months. Being able to use St. Leo's would save one year of construction, he said. However, interim Schools Superintendent Patricia DiCenso pointed out that while there have been numerous discussions about St. Leo's school, no firm analysis has been done to date of suitability and cost, and said this would be necessary before any such action is undertaken. Winikur said there are other district-wide repairs that have been recommended as part of this $32 million program. These include renovating bathrooms in the secondary schools, continuing ceiling repairs as needed in other schools where problems have been identified, and other selective projects. Greater Providence area, available on weekends to address overdose cases. Officials say that project is expected to expand to a wider area later on and when it does that will include Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket. Stenning, who became emotional when talking about his cousin, a war someone lives their lives, new friends, a lack of interest in areas they used to be involved in, changes in physical appearance. It is obvious when someone is beginning to go down this road; there is someone who will see it happening. Gov. Lincoln Chafee's office said the governor is working closely with other New England governors and federal officials to create a regional plan to deal with the addiction and overdose crisis. Chafee said just recently three Department of Transportation employees were filling potholes in North Providence when they saw a woman slumped over the steering wheel of her parked car. One of the workers performed CPR on the woman before the rescue arrived. It turned out the woman was overdosing. Follow Jim Baron on Twitter @Jim_Baron
crime that resulted in death. Cruz' family had been involved in discussions about the plea agreement and the dismissal of the firearms charge, according to Amy Kempe, communications director for the attorney general's office. Diaz was originally tried in Cruz's murder and found guilty by a jury in March 2010. Superior Court Judge Robert D. Krause had sentenced Diaz to serve two life terms in prison. However, on appeal, the Rhode Island Supreme Court had concerns with the jury instructions given by the court during this trial and remanded the case back to the Superior Court, Kempe said. After a second jury trial, Diaz was again found guilty in August 2013, but Judge Krause invalidated the verdict after it came to his attention that some members of the jury may have accessed some information about Diaz' previous conviction. Diaz' sentencing is
replacing the heating system at Winters Elementary, the heating and ventilation system at Jenks Junior High and the heating distribution system at Curtis Elementary (even though the boiler has been replaced.) Winikur said, however, that these three projects all came in over bid, so they have been put on hold. Winikur added that even though the Winters school is slated for eventual demolition and reconstruction under the facilities master plan, that scenario is still many years away and efforts must be made to keep the students and staff in a healthy and safe environment. As to the $32 million phase of the Facilities Master Plan, Winikur said that at a meeting with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) on March 14, RIDE officials expressed support for the proposed program as well as certainty that the moratorium on new construction projects would expire at the end of the current legislative session. However, he also noted that the availability of the overall funding for the program is currently unknown. As far as a timeline goes, Winikur said a first stage submission to RIDE was completed by March
budget by $200,000. “This is in reaction to the casinos going into Massachusetts and would wean the town off money it has been getting from Twin River so that we can prepare for an expected loss,” Russo said. The town currently receives more than $7 million from Twin River annually based on its share of the Casino’s 4,500 video lottery terminal revenues, but only puts the $5.2 million specified under Article II into the operating budget. The
31 and a second stage submission is due April 30, with a final submission on the project due by May 30. Enabling legislation and approval by the state Board of Regents must also be obtained, and a bonding request to pay for the project will be put to city voters as a ballot question in the November election. Winikur noted that among the key assumptions of the $32 million project— just the first phase of an overall $250 million in identified needs--are the creation of new technology rooms in each school at $3 million each, and that $1 million to $1.5 million per year should be set aside for annual capital repairs that come up during the duration of the construction period. Aside from the technology rooms, the primary focus at this stage will be renovating Nathanael Greene and Potter-Burns elementary schools, at an estimate of $15.3 million and $13.3 million, respectively. This means that the total potential needs, as outlined, are estimated at $34.6 million to $37.6 million. At Greene and PotterBurns, the recommended scope of work includes replacing ceilings, replacing the mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructures; addressing life safety, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
mantra. "That is what I have learned in the last couple of months. State Police Col. Stephen O'Donnell put Fine's numbers into chilling perspective. He said 65 died last year in auto accidents on the state's highways. "You are on pace to lose 350 people from heroin overdose with 85 people in three months." There were 30 homicides in the Ocean State last year. he added, so fatal overdoses are happening at 10 times that rate and at five times the rate of auto deaths. "Think about that." "Our biggest goal is public safety," O'Donnell told the reporters, social service representatives and people in recovery gathered for the event. On the somewhat brighter side, Fine said, Narcan, also known as Naloxone, an "opioid antagonist" that can reverse an overdose and save a life, has been administered by emergency medical technicians 428 times. "We don't know how many of them have been saves, but we think it is a big number." The drug store chain Walgreens has made Narcan kits available to
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the public. O'Donnell pointed to a law passed in recent years that gives legal immunity to someone who calls for help in an overdose situation, as long as the use is from possession, not sale, of the drugs. "That happens daily," he said. Craig Stenning, director of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals said the challenge is "not just to get Narcan to people who need it, although that is obviously the central focus of what we are doing, the challenge is to get to a world in which nobody needs it. Stenning said steps are being taken to make substance abuse professionals showing substance abuse or addiction problems. Above that, he said, a pilot project is starting at hospitals in the
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Bridgewater State Hospital under investigation
BOSTON (AP) — A nonprofit watchdog group has opened an investigation into the treatment of inmates at the Bridgewater State Hospital psychiatric prison. The state Department of Correction confirmed Wednesday that lawyers from the Disability Law Center arrived at the medium-security prison Tuesday to meet with administrators, gather records and talk to patients. The visit was "a positive meeting," department spokesman Darren Duarte told The Boston Globe. The investigation comes in the wake of reports that guards and clinicians had illegally put mentally ill inmates and patients into physical restraints and isolation cells, and soon after two high-profile cases. In one case, the parents of a man who died while being restrained at the facility in 2009 settled a lawsuit for $3 million. In another, the mother of a man being held at the hospital filed a lawsuit saying he had been restrained and isolated for unreasonably long periods of time. Under state law, mental health patients may be secluded or restrained only in emergency situations when they are committing or threatening to commit acts of "extreme violence." The Disability Law Center, which gets a significant portion of its funding from the federal government, is designated under U.S. law to investigate complaints of abuse of disabled people. "We are acting pursuant to our concern that individuals with mental illness are subject to abuse and neglect at the facility including, but not limited to, a deep concern about the amount of restraint and seclusion," the Disability Law Center's executive director, Christine Griffin, wrote in a letter to state Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral. Griffin wrote that the center received complaints from "various individuals" and saw "numerous media reports about improper treatment" of patients. If center officials conclude they have found wrongdoing, they could file a federal lawsuit to force changes. Duarte said the department has a longstanding relationship with the Disability Law Center and will fully cooperate with the review. "Bridgewater State Hospital remains committed to reducing the use of seclusion and restraint through patient care improvement initiatives and additional staff training," Duarte said in a statement. The hospital houses both convicted felons with mental health issues, patients who have never been charged with crimes and those with pending charges but no convictions.
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speed before striking the moving vehicle and forcing it into a guardrail, according to police. A passenger of the struck vehicle suffered head and shoulder pain and was transported to Miriam Hospital by rescue for treatment, according to police. Johannes’ license was found to be expired and he was issued a summons to appear in District Court. He was also issued a summons to the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal for failure to maintain an interval between vehicles. • Natalia A. Foussekis, 34, of Cranston, was charged with driving after suspension of her license after she was observed traveling on to Sayles Hill Road from Route 99 at 3 p.m. on Saturday without stopping for a stop sign, police said. Foussekis was issued a summons to appear in District Court and also cited for failure to stop for a stop sign and operating an unregistered vehicle in summonses to the RITT. • Terrence W. Dudley, II, 25, was charged with obstructing a police officer in the execution of duty and resisting arrest following an investigation of suspicious activity at the Twin River Casino at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Dudley was reported to have been observed apparently filming himself and the Twin River gaming area on the first floor with his cell phone. While monitoring his activity, Twin River security personnel observed Dudley remove a bag appearing to contain marijuana from his pocket before returning it to his pocket. Sergeant Jason Bolduc reported Dudley attempted to flee from him during questioning over the reported narcotics and he was placed under arrest with the help of Twin River security. After finding Dudley to be in possession of a bag of marijuana during a check at Twin River he was transported to Police Headquarters for processing on a charge of possession of marijuana. Dudley was also charged with resisting arrest and issued a Twin River ejection notice, police said. • Megan A. Woodworth, 23, of Milford, Mass., was charged with larceny under $1,500 after she allegedly stole an 18-year-old Middleboro, Mass., woman’s cell phone while at the Twin River Casino at 12:23 a.m. Saturday. Twin River security personnel identified Woodworth a suspect in the larceny after reviewing security video of the area where the phone was reported taken. The video allegedly showed Woodworth spotting the cell phone on a chair and sitting on it before grabbing the phone and placing it in her purse, police said. She was processed at Police Headquarters on the charge of larceny and released pending a hearing in District Court. • Brian W. Hughes, 51, of Pawtucket, was charged with driving after suspension of his license following a motor vehicle stop on School Street at 7:28 p.m. on Friday, police said. Hughes was issued a summons to appear in District Court on the license violation and summonses to the RITT for a registration plate and registration violation, police said.
• Police responded to a report of an assault near the Reflections Hair Salon Wednesday morning. Cumberland Rescue 1 and Cumberland Fire Department Engine 22 responded to the scene just after 9 a.m. to provide assistance, according to police. At least one person was transported to the hospital by rescue. Police said the incident remains under investigation. • A larceny from a vehicle was investigated by police at 1:09 p.m. Wednesday on Diamond Hill Road. • Police investigated a twovehicle accident at Millers Brook Drive at 4:02 p.m. on Wednesday. Police identified the driver involved as Taghrid Abel Aziz of Millers Brook Drive, and the second vehicle as belonging to Ryan Emerson of North Providence. • After responding to a report of vehicle break-ins on Deborah Street, police charged Paul R. Larivee, 35, of 21 Woodward St., with injuring or tampering with vehicles, obstructing a police officer in the execution of duty, and driving after suspension in connection with a motor vehicle accident at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday. Larivee was also cited for operating an unregistered motor vehicle, police said. • A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct following an incident at Cumberland High School at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, police said. • And, police reported Derek B. Marsden, 25, was charged with domestic simple assault and battery and domestic disorderly conduct following a disturbance at 218 Hines Road at 7:19 p.m. on Tuesday.
Local officials want more school money sooner rather than later
been in fiscal distress, often due to school department deficits,” Ackerman said. “If we as a state really want to move our econBy JIM BARON Mia Ackerman omy forward, education has to be one of the PROVIDENCE – Officials from Blackstone Valley cities and most important drivers of that.” Woonsocket Rep. Stephen towns lent their support Thursday Casey read the committee a letter to a bill by Cumberland-Lincoln from Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Rep. Mia Ackerman that would Baldelli Hunt that said, “the accelerate the phase-in of the full finances of the city of Woonsocket public school funding formula adopted by the legislature in 2010. have been placed under control of a budget commission. This action When the funding formula was necessitated in part by subbecame law in 2010, some communities were due for a large hike stantial reductions in state aid to in their state school aid, while oth- education the city has received in recent years. ers were in line for cuts. Because “If the city had continued to the state did not have the money to fully fund the formula, lawmak- receive previous levels of state aid to education as well as a fair ers designed it so that communiincremental annual increase, our ties that were due to get more money would be ramped up over a financial situation would be drasti7-year period and those who were cally different than what it is today,” Casey told the panel getting cut would spread the cuts Baldelli-Hunt said. over 10 years. Casey also testified that some Ackerman’s bill would fully students in Woonsocket are lookfund the systems in line for more money immediately, while leaving ing for “plain old books,” while in place the 10-year ramp-down of students in higher funded communities use school-supplied computcommunities who are losing aid er notebooks. funds. Rep. Michael Morin, like Casey The measure comes with a large price tag, however. It is esti- a Woonsocket Democrat, also attended the hearing to support mated that fully funding all the Ackerman’s legislation. school systems would cost $84.3 Cumberland Mayor Daniel million in the fiscal year that McKee “fully supports this bill,” begins July 1 and $55.9 million Town Councilman William the following budget year. Murray told the panel, as do “This is an issue of good poliMayors Charles Lombardi of cy,” Ackerman told the House North Providence and Joseph Finance Committee. “It is unacceptable that communities like the Polisena of Johnston and Lincoln ones I represent, Cumberland and Town Administrator Joseph Lincoln, should have to wait until Almond. McKee was slated to testify, but had to leave when the full 2018 to get the state funding we should have had many, many years House session lasted longer than ago. This isn’t an urban-suburban expected, delaying the start of the committee meeting. issue, either. It is an equity issue. Lisa Beaulieu, chairwoman of “It is interesting how cities like the Cumberland School Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket and East Providence, Committee, said the bill, “has the who have been underfunded, have potential to provide tremendous
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• A 31-year-old Providence man faces a charge of larceny after allegedly taking liquor from a bar at Twin River early in the morning on Sunday. Jose Suriel of Providence was taken into custody after he allegedly went behind the bar to take liquor on two occasions at approximately 3:35 a.m., police said. Twin River security personnel notified Patrolman Ryan J. Laboissoniere that the incidents were recorded on Twin River security video. The video was alleged to show Suriel going behind the bar to pour himself a drink of cognac in the first incident and then returning to take the bottle of cognac valued at $54 and leave with it in the second. He was subsequently located by Twin River security personnel and turned over to Laboissoniere. Suriel was processed on a charge of larceny under $1,500 and released on a summons to appear in District Court on May 9, police said. • In other matters, police charged Robert Johannes, 23, of Lincoln with driving without a license following an investigation of a motor vehicle accident on Route 116 south at 3 a.m. on Saturday. Johannes vehicle was reported to have approached another vehicle from the rear at a high rate of
educational value to students in many communities. She said the compounding effect a lack of funding has over the years “forces us to make decisions that impede our ability to accelerate student progress.” She said Cumberland has seen a net loss in $14 million in aid since the formula was established. Pawtucket City Clerk Richard Goldstein, who acts as the city’s Statehouse lobbyist, said “I think everybody here knows the plight that urban communities have been facing over the last several years. In Pawtucket, when Mayor Grebien took office he had to overcome a $12 million deficit, which he has been working on. We think this bill would be important moving our city’s school department forward. With legislative leaders saying jobs and the economy are the state’s top priority, Goldstein said, “It is vitally important in this day and age that education funding can be a top priority,” so Rhode Islanders would be prepared to take the new jobs that are created. Ackerman said her bill has a provision saying that, if a municipality receiving additional state aid because of the acceleration already spends more than the average per-pupil spending in the state, it can use its additional aid to reduce the amount of funding it gives schools and give its taxpayers property tax relief. Tim Duffy, executive director of the RI Association of School Committees took exception to that provision, saying communities like Pawtucket and Woonsocket have interpreted maintenance of effort – the requirement that a city or town fund its schools at no less than it did the previous year – to mean they don’t have to provide any additional funding for schools. Per-pupil expenditures in those communities, he said, “are thousands of dollars less than the statewide average.” Follow Jim Baron on Twitter @Jim_Baron
Park Place Church slates Holy Week services
PAWTUCKET – Park Place Congregational Church UCC, 71 Park Place announces the following Holy Week schedule: April 17: Maundy Thursday worship at 7 p.m. April 18, 2014: Good Friday worship shared with Chapel Street Church UCC and Lime Rock Baptist Church at 7 p.m. April 20, 2014: Easter! Sunrise Service 6 a.m. at Lincoln Woods Beach. Shared service with Chapel Street UCC. Please use the beach entrance. Easter Worship at Park Place Church 10 a.m. with both Pastors Bill and Wayne leading worship. The church’s 132nd May Breakfast takes place April 26 from 7 to 11 a.m. Admission $7. per adult; $3. for Children 3-12; Children 2 and under dree Menu will include: Ham, eggs, sausage, French toast, quiche, beans, home fries, hot & cold cereal, fruit salad, homemade muffins, coffee, tea, milk and juice. We also have some wonderful food tables, fudge table, a baked goods table and hand made May baskets.
Aaron Hernandez associate accused of lying to feds
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BOSTON — An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested in a gun trafficking investigation related to the murder case against Hernandez. Oscar Hernandez Jr., 23, of Orlando, Fla. — no relation to Aaron Hernandez — was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Boston on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying under oath. He appeared Thursday in federal
court in Orlando, where a magistrate ordered him detained pending transfer to Boston to face charges. Aaron Hernandez and two other men are charged in the June 17 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player found dead in an industrial park a mile from Aaron Hernandez’s North Attleborough home. The indictment says a grand jury in Massachusetts began investigating the transporting of guns from Florida to Massachusetts after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced three guns that had been recovered during the investigation of Lloyd’s killing.
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RI Music Hall of Fame is poised to honor the best
Arthur “Pooch” Tavares, with nearly 60 years in the music business, continues to reach out to his old fans and to new generations as well. The 70 year old Tavares is still performing about 75 concerts a year all over the world with three of the brothers (Perry “Tiny,” Antone “Chubby” and Feliciano “Butch”) who made up the original quintet which became know worldwide as simply Tavares. (Fifth brother Ralph retired from the road in the 1980s.) The brothers grew up in the Fox Point and South Side neighborhoods of Providence and Tavares says, “The good lord has seen fit to keep us all together.” The most notable moment he remembers from his long career is when The Bee Gees gave his group “More Than A Woman,” one of the key songs in the Herb Weiss score to Saturday Night Fever, for which they won a 1977 Grammy Award. But running a close second is being inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. “It’s quite an honor to be recognized for your music in the place where you were born,” states Tavares. With just two weeks to go until the induction of this year’s class into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) on May 4, at The Met at the historic Hope Artiste Village, Vice Chair Rick Bellaire gives this columnist the details about those who are being recognized as Rhode Island’s best. In announcing the RIMHOF Class of 2014, Bellaire says, "This initiative provides a great opportunity to acknowledge Rhode Island's musical greats and celebrate their achievements and now we finally have an organization whose primary goal is to promote and preserve our state’s rich musical heritage. With actual exhibit space, coupled with our online archive, we have in place the tools to curate and showcase the best of Rhode Island's musical artistry." Bellaire notes that it’s sometimes easy to forget, and even hard for some to believe, that such world-acclaimed artists actually have roots right here in Ocean State. “For the smallest state, Rhode island has produced an inordinately large number of truly great, successful and important artists and their devoted local fans helped to place them on the world stage. Tavares is a case in point.” According to Bellaire, from their earliest days in the Fox Point neighborhood of Providence, it was clear the seven Tavares brothers were born to make music. They are recognized as pioneers in the evolution of R&B from the Soul era into the modern Funk and Disco movements of the ’70s and ’80s. They had over a dozen major hits and won a Grammy for “More Than A Woman,” their contribution to Saturday Night Fever. “But,” says Bellaire, “the best part of the Tavares story for me is not about how great they are or how successful they are. Everyone knows that. For me its about their journey. They worked really hard to get to the top. Their story will continue to inspire young musicians for decades to come.” Tavares will appear in concert on May 3 at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel. Bellaire provides some background on the other new RIMHOF inductees: The Castaleers are recognized as the state’s Rhythm & Blues trailblazers. They came together in the mid-1950s when members of various groups formed a permanent lineup consisting of Richard Jones (later replaced by Joe Hill), George Smith, Dell Padgett, Ron Henries and Benny Barros. In partnership with songwriters/producers Myron and Ray Muffs, they had four national releases and paved the way for the rest of Rhode Island’s R&B greats. Paul Gonsalves of Pawtucket started out playing tenor sax in big bands including Count Basie’s. As a master of many styles, he became a pivotal figure in the evolution of post-war modern jazz. He joined Duke Ellington in 1950 and provided a crucial ingredient in the modernization of Duke’s sound. His place in the history books was guaranteed by his famous 27 chorus improvisation on “Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue” at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. Randy Hien of Woonsocket entered the music business in 1971 when he took on the job of reopening the old Loew’s State Theatre as The Palace in downtown Providence to present Rock ’n’ Roll concerts. When the Palace closed 1975, Randy purchased the original Living Room on Westminster Street by trading the keys to his Jaguar XKE for the keys to the club and the liquor license. He kickstarted Rhode Island’s original music scene by instituting a policy which welcomed bands who performed their own music. The club became the center of the state’s music scene and Randy its biggest supporter Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra founder and conductor emeritus Francis Madeira initially came to Providence to teach music at Brown University in 1943. Finding no professional symphonic orchestra, he created one bringing together a 30member ensemble that would bring the music of the European masters to the Ocean State. Maestro Madeira will be inducted into RIMHOF on May 10 during a performance by the Philharmonic at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Winston Cogswell of Warwick,was literally present at the birth of Rock ’n’ Roll after moving to Memphis, Tennessee in 1954. At Sun Records, as a guitarist, pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer and recording artist under the name “Wayne Powers,” he collaborated with some of the most important figures in music history including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. He returned to Warwick in 1960 and began working with pianist/composer Ray Peterson. The duo formed Wye Records with a third partner, engineer Ken Dutton, and their debut release as The Mark II, “Night Theme,” became a national hit. Wye remains the only Rhode Island label to score a Hot 100 hit. By the end of the 1960s, Duke Robillard of Woonsocket had already earned a reputation as one of the finest blues guitarists in the state after stints with the short-lived original lineup of Roomful of Blues and Ken Lyon’s Tombstone Blues Band. In 1970, he reformed Roomful with a threepiece horn section to play jump blues and under his leadership, the band practically single-handedly revived the genre with two albums for Island Records. In the early 1980s, Duke began to pursue a solo career at Rounder Records. His jazzier side emerged with the release of “Swing” in 1987 to critical acclaim. “Duke recently told me he feels that, in music, blues is the universal language,” says Bellaire. “So I say, Duke Robillard is fluent in many languages!” Freddie Scott of Providence moved to New York in 1956 and began his career as a songwriter for Don Kirshner working alongside to Carole King, Neil Sedaka and Paul Simon. His songs from this period were recorded by Ricky Nelson, Paul Anka, Tommy Hunt and Clyde McPhatter. Freddie entered the charts as a singer himself in 1963 with “Hey Girl” written by his friends Carole King and Gerry Goffin. It hit Billboard’s Top 10 and is considered a classic today. In 1966, he scored a #1 R&B song with “Are You Lonely For Me.” His last album was “Brand New Man” in 2001. In 1976, Cheryl Wheeler moved to Rhode Island to pursue a career in music on the Newport folk scene. She was quickly recognized as one of the finest songwriters and singers to surface in a decade or more. In 1986, her first album brought her national attention. Her song “Addicted” was taken all the way to #1 on Billboard’s Top 40 Country chart by superstar Dan Seals in 1988. Since then, she has released a series of albums of her comic and emotionally intense songs which are considered singer-songwriter classics around the world. Says Bellaire, “Cheryl is a treasure. Her songs are perfect - every note and every word propels the story forward. She’s also a masterful performer. She can have you in tears one minute and rolling in the aisle the next. Every show is magical.” RIMHOF Chair Bob Billington says, “This year’s honorees are amazing. Their histories in music are superior. Rhode Islanders should meet and greet them in person at our events. They will not be disappointed." Tickets for the Saturday, May 3 Tavares concert at Lupo's and for the induction ceremonies and concert on Sunday, May 4 at The Met can be purchased at Herb Weiss, LRI ’12, is a Pawtucket writer who covers aging, health care and medical issues. He can be reached at He also serves on RIMHOF’s Board of Directors.
Letters to the Editor
Cut spending, lower taxes in Lincoln
The time has come for the Town of Lincoln to show taxpayers that their vote to allow the Lincoln Casino to grow into a vibrant income producer has produced a dividend for them in a reduction of the tax rate. A symbolic cut to the outlandish spending by the town and in particular the School Department is necessary to help the taxpayers and rent-payers who are on fixed incomes and Social Security to get a break. The budget board has a duty to lead the way in this most important first step. When I dealt with a Republican controlled town, as town solicitor, in the 1970's the budget board kept spending under control and taxes were more than affordable. But in the present climate the taxpayers seem to be in the back seat. Spending is out of control. As I have pointed out on many an occasion the budgets of the School Department and town are out of control. It was a promise that the powers-that-be would help the taxpayers if only they could create a first class gambling casino it would ensure to the benefit of the taxpayers and renters of the town. I have consistently pointed out the legality of the town's budgeted items for legal departments running into hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayers monies. To no avail, nothing has been done to corral this spending. The taxpayers and rent-payers deserve a break. With the advent of casino parlors springing up on our borders in Massachusetts, time is running out; public officials take heed. Louis E. Azar, Former Town Solicitor and Judge Probate Lincoln, RI
Veterans need their benefits
I understand there is talk in Congress about cutting and reducing veteran's benefits. I do not know what this entails, however, before this happens, let us look into why these congressmen even though they are no longer officials, will receive their salary for the rest of their lives, and when they die, the wife continues the odyssey. I am a WWII ex-POW. I was a flight engineer in a B-17 with 18 combat missions. I am totally and permanently disabled and was discharged in 1945 and did not get full disability until 1995. I am 100 percent PTSD and have bad anxiety and a very bad back since I bailed out of my bomber in 1944. Will someone please explain to me why I should get a reduction of benefits when these congressmen collect their salary even after they are no longer in congress, and their wives continue to collect after they are gone? At 92, if I could do something for my country, I would but, is it not time in this country we become realistic? When is it advisable to bite the hand that feeds you? Are we WWII veterans the ones that Tom Brokaw called the greatest generation? Is this our compensation? For shame! Wilfred E Hebert North Smithfield, RI
Collecting cans is a service to the community
I have seen many people with bags of cans on Route 126 going to the recycling center. In a time when many need or want help, they are working hard for little money. Complainers may not like seeing them, but they are orderly, polite, surprisingly helpful and friendly (with very few exceptions). These people provide a valuable community service and deserve to be greeted with a smile of appreciation. Clearly their diligence deserves more reward. At least, and immediately, the refund should be raised to 10 cents per can or bottle. Philip Gidley Blackstone, Mass.
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“I believe this will be the safest place on the planet on April 21.”
—Dave McGillivray, the long-time race director for the Boston Athletic Association about Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon.
“It is important that these words are translated immediately into actions. None of us leaves here with a sense that the job is done because of words on a paper.”
— Secretary of State John Kerry on talks to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
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MGM asks Mass. to delay fee collection
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Hydrant crashes through window at Tiverton eatery
TIVERTON (AP) — When a fire hydrant crashed through the window of a Rhode Island restaurant managers said for the first time they were glad they had no customers. The Herald News of Fall River ( reports that an SUV struck the hydrant at about noon Wednesday, launching it 60 feet through the window at China Gourmet, where it wiped out a table and two chairs before crashing into a beverage cooler. The hole in the glass was two feet above the ground. No one was hurt. There were no diners inside because the restaurant had not opened for the day, but the hydrant shook up the staff. Lihua Zhang says “We were in here, making food, then ... Boom!” The SUV driver’s name was not released because the investigation is ongoing.
BOSTON — With efforts to repeal Massachusetts’ casino law underway, MGM Resorts International has asked state regulators to delay the collection of casino fees from the company even as it prepares to become the state’s first licensed casino operator. MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis said on Thursday that the Las Vegas-based company risks losing about $200 million in fees, deposits and other payments if a referendum to repeal the state’s 2011 casino law is put before voters in November and passes. “No corporation should be expected to subject itself to such risk,” Mathias said in a letter to the state Gaming Commission. He said the commission could award the casino license for the state’s western region by June, as is now anticipated. But Mathis suggested the commission hold off on going forward with the process — which would, among other things, trigger the payment of an $85 million state licensing fee — until the repeal effort plays out. The proposed ballot question is pending before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Oral arguments are set for May 5, and the court is expected to rule by July. “Repeal the Casino Deal,” the group pushing for the anti-casino referendum, said MGM’s request signals that the “land-
scape for casinos has shifted” in Massachusetts. “The $85 million application fee isn’t much to a company which earned nearly $1 billion off the backs of its customers last year,” John Ribeiro, the group’s chairman, said in a statement. “But it is telling that our grassroots movement has made them blink about this bad bet.” Delaying MGM’s licensing payments would affect state finances, at least in the short run. The state budget for the fiscal year ending June 30 anticipated $195 million in casino-related licensing fees, including $25 million from a slots parlor and $85 million for two new casino licenses, one in eastern Massachusetts and another in western Massachusetts. The state has received a $25 million licensing fee for a recently licensed slots parlor in Plainville and had hoped for payment of the $85 million licensing fee for the western Massachusetts casino by June 30. Officials had already assumed the state would not see the eastern region casino’s licensing fee by the close of the fiscal year. That process has been delayed by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s bid to get the city designated as a host community for casinos proposed in Everett by Wynn Resorts and in Revere by Mohegan Sun. The host-community status allows for citywide referendums on the proposals.
‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ author Garcia Marquez dies at 87
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MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. His flamboyant and melancholy fictional works — among them “Chronicle of a Death Foretold,” ‘’Love in the Time of Cholera” and “Autumn of the Patriarch” — outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible. The epic 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages. His stories made him literature’s best-known practitioner of magical realism, the fictional blending of the everyday with fantastical elements such as a boy born with a pig’s tail and a man trailed by a swarm of yellow butterflies. “A thousand years of solitude and sadness because of the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!” Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Twitter. “Solidarity and condolences to his wife and family ... Such giants never die.” Biographer Gerald Martin told The Associated Press that “One Hundred Years of Solitude” was “the first novel in which Latin Americans recognized themselves, that defined them, celebrated
their passion, their intensity, their spirituality and superstition, their grand propensity for failure.” Dozens of journalists camped outside the author’s Colonial red-brick home in a wealthy section of southern Mexico City, swarming the slow trickle of friends who came to pay respects to Garcia Marquez’s family. “It’s a loss for all Spanishlanguage literature,” said Monica Hernandez, a 28year-old fan who laid a bouquet of white flowers on the doorstep. When he accepted the Nobel prize in 1982, Garcia Marquez described Latin America as a “source of insatiable creativity, full of sorrow and beauty, of which this roving and nostalgic Colombian is but one cipher more, singled out by fortune. Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination, for our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable.” With writers including Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe, Garcia Marquez was also an early practitioner of the literary nonfiction that would become known as New Journalism. He became an elder statesman of Latin American journalism, with magisterial works of narrative non-fiction that included the “Story of A Shipwrecked Sailor,” the tale of a seaman lost on a life raft for 10 days. “He is like the Mandela of literature because of the impact that he has had on readers all over the world. His influence is universal, and that is a very rare thing,” said Cristobal Pera, Editorial Director of Penguin Random House in Mexico, who has worked closely with Garcia Marquez for years.
Other non-fiction pieces profiled Venezuela’s largerthan-life president, Hugo Chavez, and vividly portrayed how cocaine traffickers led by Pablo Escobar had shred the social and moral fabric of his native Colombia, kidnapping members of its elite, in “News of a Kidnapping.” In 1994, Garcia Marquez founded the Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism, which offers training and competitions to raise the standard of narrative and investigative journalism across Latin America.
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•Lenten Concert at 6 p.m. at Park Place Congregational Church UCC 71 Park Place. Refreshments will be available.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
North Attleboro
• Emerald Square Mall’s Caring Bunny event will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. From 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers. The environment is likely to include turning off in-mall music, dimming the lights and shutting down fountains for the duration of the event; eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system; special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Emerald Square Mall’s Easter events, visit
• The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
• Cribbage League meets at the Senior Center, 84 Social St., every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Helen Nichols at 762-2739. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
•The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will be hosting its annual “Easter Brunch” 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Soup Kitchen. The Soup Kitchen is located in the basement of St. Joseph’s Church, 195 Walcott St., and is handicapped accessible.
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• The Woonsocket Knights of Columbus holds its third annual breakfast at All Saints Church, 323 Rathbun St., from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets at the door. • Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Barry Memorial Field at 12:45 p.m. (Rain date, April 19). Field will be split into three age groups: under4; age 5-7; and age 8-10. Free prize raffle after the hunt for kids. • The Woonsocket council of the Knights of Columbus will be showing the Documentary film on the life of Pope Francis at 7PM at All Saints Church Hall on Rathbun street. This is our social meeting and the public is welcome to attend.
• Woonsocket Middle School will be hosting a family night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet, 60 Florence Drive, to feature the academic departments of the school. The night is a chance for students and their families to participate in educational activities and bring our school community together. There will be exhibits, games, giveaways and even an exotic reptile show. For more information, please call Woonsocket Middle School at 401-235-6125 or direct email inquiries to m
•Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St., Good Friday “Living” Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.
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Scholarship Fund walk-a-thon at Southwick Zoo, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Advance registration by April 11 is available by email at The pre-registration fee is $12 per person. After this date, all registrations must be completed the morning of the walk, when the fee will increase to $15.
•Vietnam Veterans of America James Michael Ray Memorial Chapter #818 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road. Come at 6 p.m. and have dinner. All Vietnam Veterans welcome. For more information call Joe Gamache at 401-6516060.
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Library will hold a Rainbow Loom Drop-In Afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your loom and supplies to the library, borrow a laptop to watch online tutorials, hang out and create! A couple of extra looms and some bands will available. No registration is needed. This event is open to all skill levels. For more information, call the library at 7672780.
•The Harmony Library will offer a special genealogy program about gravestone symbols and emblems at 6 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Local genealogist Beth Hurd will explain how to gather information from cemetery graves and markers by knowing the meaning of different gravestone emblems. To register, call the Harmony Library at 9492850.
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•Experience the Easter story though music and narration at the Slatersville Congregational Church at 6 p.m. The senior choir will present the cantata, “Witness, Revealing the Power of the Living Christ” by Lloyd Larson. Call 401-769-2773.
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•The first Pumpkinfest meeting of the year will be held at 7 p.m. at Primrose Fire Station (1470 Providence Pike), to plan for the town’s 8th annual Pumpkinfest. Residents are encouraged to attend.
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•Earth Day Clean-Up, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Joshua Giraldo, director of Parks and Recreation:
• Widow support group meets every Sunday — the first two Sundays of the month are at the Community Chapel on Diamond Hill Rd. The second two are at Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m. Call 401-333-5815.
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•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• TOPS Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Filibuster Club, 25 High St. Visitors are always welcome (preteens, teens, adults, male and female). First meeting is free.
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
•J.J. Partridge, author of Carom Shot and Straight Pool. and the forthcoming Scratched, published by Koehler Books, will be speaking on “Writing Thrillers, Chillers and Noir” at the Pawtucket Public Library at 13 Summer St., at 7 p.m.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
• There will be a flea market in the community room at Parkview Manor, 218 Pond St., April 26, 9-2 p.m. Furniture, food, household items, toys, appliances, bake sale. All are invited. Free admission.
•Pawtucket Children’s Library, 13 Summer St., offers Lego Palooza from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Special extended hours for our weekly Lego Club program which includes Legos, Megablocks, and Duplos. For kids ages 7-12, younger children are welcome with caregiver help.
• The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society Meeting at 7 p.m. at Bridgeton School, 16 Laurel Hill Avenue, Pascoag. Travel slide presentation by Collette Tours about a California New Year's Getaway Trip featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade in January 2015.
• The Lincoln Public Library is offering a Safe Sitter Program at 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. This oneday program is designed for 1114-year-olds. Registration is required. Class size is limited. $45 fee is cash-only and expected at time of registration. For more information, call (401) 333-2422 x17.
• Our Saviour’s Church, located at 500 Smithfield Road, will hold a meat raffle. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. A free light supper with coffee and dessert will be served. Raffle begins at 7 p.m. There will be a split-the-pot, a gift card raffle, a penny social and consolation prizes.
• Children ages 8-12 are invited to register for a April Vacation scrapbooking program at the Cumberland Public Library from 4:00–5:30 p.m. Registration begins Monday, April 14, in the Children’s Room. Please bring your library card when registering. • Buy Local and the Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce will be staging a Cash Mob at 6 p.m. at Seabra Plaza, in front of Depault Hardware,2000 Mendon Road. At 6:15, two local businesses will be announced, and each mobber agrees to spend money there and meet three new people.
• Earth Day Clean beginning with registration at the town garage at 65 Union Ave. at 8:30 a.m. followed by clean-up project work from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various locations in the community. Contact people are Dana J. Gould at 338-6334 and Andrea Hall at 568-9470, or by email at
• Hold a Chick Program with Casey’s Farm at Pawtucket Public Library, 3 – 4 p.m. Come learn how chickens are raised at Casey’s Farm. You will learn how to correctly hold a chick and each person will get to hold a live chick.
•Fiesta de Cinco de Mayo – Taste and create the culture of Mexico. Families are welcome to drop by between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Harmony Library to make a small, take-home traditional Mexican dish, make a Mexican flag, and a homemade pair of maracas.
• Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center’s “Say Yes to the Prom Dress” two-day event, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Woodlawn Community Center, 210 West Ave.
• Park Place Congregational Church UCC, 71 Park Place, will hold a May Breakfast at the church. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12 and free for children 2 and under. For further information, call the church at 401-7262800.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Shri Studio have partnered to offer a “Yoga for Seniors” on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri Studio, 21 Broad Street in Pawtucket.This class is designed to introduce seniors to gentle yoga postures and meditation techniques from their chairs, helping them reduce stress, improve focus, build strength, and increase flexibility. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. Transportation is available from the Senior Center to the Studio for those who need it. For more information and/or to register for the class please contact the Senior Center at 728-7582.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
• “Kevin’s Run” annual Run/Walk is to honor the late Kevin Gignac, a former Blackstone resident and Blackstone E.M.T./Fire Fighter, who tragically lost his life in a boating accident on July 20, 2003. For information on attending or pre-registration, please visit: and search Kevin’s Run. • Yard sale at 8½ Early Village Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event includes raffle table, pastry table, new & used items.
• Cribbage League meets at the Senior Center, 84 Social St., every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Helen Nichols at 762-2739. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets.
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
• Widow support group meets every Sunday — the first two Sundays of the month are at the Community Chapel on Diamond Hill Rd. The second two are at Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m. Call 401-333-5815.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Shri Studio have partnered to offer a “Yoga for Seniors” on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri Studio, 21 Broad Street in Pawtucket.This class is designed to introduce seniors to gentle yoga postures and meditation techniques from their chairs, helping them reduce stress, improve focus, build strength, and increase flexibility. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. Transportation is available from the Senior Center to the Studio for those who need it. For more information and/or to register for the class please contact the Senior Center at 728-7582.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Cribbage League meets at the Senior Center, 84 Social St., every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Helen Nichols at 762-2739. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
North Smithfield
• The North Smithfield Clean and Green Day, Halliwell School at 358 Victory Highway, register beginning at 8 a.m. Sign up in advance and learn more about the tasks they might be assigned by visiting, or by calling 767-2200.
•The newly formed BMR Alumni and Friends Band meets at 6:30 at BMR High School every Wednesday. All Blackstone Valley residents of all ages and experience are welcome. For details call 508-883-1291.
• YWCA Rhode Island's Preschool open house, 9:30 11 a.m. Call 401-769-7450 or visit YWCA Rhode Island at 514 Blackstone St., for more information. Parents and children are welcome to explore the classroom, meet teachers, and tour YWCA Rhode Island.
• Eco-Depot Event at 1117 River St., the highway department facility collection. For more information contact Woonsocket City Hall at 762-6400.
•Roger Williams Park Zoo is honoring moms. Moms will receive free admission to the zoo when accompanied by a paying child. For more information about this event and visiting the zoo, visit Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April – September, and until 4 p.m. in the off season.
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Friday, April 18, 2014
2015 Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover
Toyota updates venerable sedan to keep pace in tough market
AP Auto Writer
NEW YORK — Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, is longer and wider, with a large, aggressive grille and chiseled sides. Toyota says it changed every exterior piece but the roof. The Camry has been the best-selling car in the U.S. for the last 12 years, supported by loyal buyers wedded to a dependable family car. But Toyota acknowledges that tastes have changed, and buyers of midsize cars want more style, comfort and performance to go with the reliability. U.S. Toyota division chief Bill Fay said the company started redesigning the Camry almost immediately after a new version went on sale in 2011. Fay said the company knew it needed a more daring style after competitors like Hyundai and Ford offered newer, more striking designs. “Everyone was raising the stakes a bit. We had to make sure we could keep this competitive,” Fay said Wednesday at the show. Inside the updated Camry, which goes on sale in the fall, there are softer materials and a wireless charging system. The body is stiffer and the suspension and steering were retuned for more responsive driving. Even the carpet and side mirrors were
Photos courtesy Toyota
The redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry was unveiled Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show. Though the Camry has remained the best-selling car in the U.S. for the last 12 years, the mid-size sedan market has become increasingly competitive in recent years. According to Toyota, the new generation model has more than 2,000 new parts, and a completely redesigned exterior.
redesigned to make the car quieter. The changes will help the Camry defend its turf, which has been increasingly challenged by rivals. The Honda Accord, redesigned for the 2013 model year, narrowed Camry’s full-year sales lead to 41,000 cars last year from 73,000 in 2012. The Nissan Altima and the Ford Fusion each had bigger percentage sales gains last year than the Camry. What’s more, the new Mazda6 breezed past the Camry’s fuel economy numbers. And even luxury makers like Mercedes-Benz have introduced new cars that sell for under $30,000 — right in Camry buyers’ price range. It didn’t help that Toyota’s reputation was hurt by a series of recalls in 2010. The Camry has never regained the 15 percent share of the midsize car market it held before the recalls. It controlled 13 percent of that market in 2013, with total sales of
408,484, according to Ward’s AutoInfoBank. The midsize rivals are competing in a shrinking market. Young families and aging Baby Boomers are flocking to small SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, which offer more space and competitive fuel economy. Midsize car sales have fallen 8 percent so far this year, while small SUVs are up 20 percent, according to Kelley Blue Book. In that kind of market, no one can stand still. Hyundai, which brought the midsize segment out of the doldrums with the racy 2011 Sonata, which went on sale in 2009, introduced a new Sonata in New York Wednesday. The 2015 Sonata has ditched the sharp creases on the sides that polarized buyers in favor of a taut, refined look to match the upscale Genesis sedan. The new Sonata, which goes on sale this summer, has many new features, including Apple’s CarPlay
system that lets drivers control their Apple devices through the car. The more refined styling may disappoint some fans. Mike Cimino, a Hyundai dealer and vice president of Phil Long Dealerships in Colorado Springs, Colo., was hoping for a revolutionary change along the lines of the 2011 model. “I’m wondering what they have that’s going to take them out of the box again,” he said. But Dave Zuchowski, the CEO of Hyundai in the U.S., said Hyundai no longer needs to grab buyers’ attention like it did five years ago. “We don’t have to stand on the table and shout,” he said. Cimino, who also sells Toyotas, said the Camry doesn’t need to make revolutionary changes. Toyota buyers are extremely loyal, he said, and are satisfied with small upgrades in design and technology. Aaron Bragman, the Detroit bureau chief for the car buying site, said Toyota surprised him with the extent of the changes on the 2015 Camry. “They had to step up their game,” he said. In addition to loyal buyers, Toyota has another advantage: the weak yen. Adam Jonas, an auto analyst with Morgan Stanley, says the depreciation of the yen has translated into a $2,500 to $3,000 profit per vehicle for Japanese automakers. That’s helped Toyota maintain its lead, since it can make a profit even if it offers big discounts. The average Camry currently sells for $23,965, or around $900 less than the average midsize car, according to KBB. Only the Dodge Avenger sells for less. Those profits can also be reinvested in better products, like the new Camry. “They will do what they need to do to stay on top,” said Stephanie Brinley, an analyst with IHS Automotive.
Hot models at this year’s New York Auto Show
AP Auto Writer
model year — has two new engine options: A 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 206 horsepower mated to a new NEW YORK — With 8-speed transmission and a more than 1 million visitors 3.5-liter V6 with 290 horseannually, the New York power that's paired with a 9International Auto Show is speed. Acura estimates the one of the most important four-cylinder will get up to shows for the U.S. auto 35 mpg on the highway, industry. Here are some of which is 4 mpg better than the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the the TSX. The V6 will get an estimated 34 mpg on the public Friday. highway, or 5 mpg better ACURA TLX than the TL. The TLX has a Honda's luxury Acura sharper, sculpted look and brand calls the new TLX Acura's signature jeweled midsize sedan a "red carpet headlights. Acura made the athlete" for its blend of eleTLX around 4 inches shorter gance and sportiness. The than the TL to give it a tighter, sportier feel. It's also TLX — which replaces the TL and the TSX for the 2015 around 145 pounds lighter,
thanks to more use of highstrength steel and other lightweight materials. The TLX goes on sale later this year. Pricing wasn't announced, but the current TL starts at $36,000.
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY CONCEPT Land Rover confirmed that it will bring a new family of vehicles, called Discovery, to market starting in 2015 with a small SUV called the Discovery Sport. In the meantime, it's showPhoto courtesy Hyundai ing the Discovery concept Hyundai Motor America President and CEO Dave Zuchowski introduces the 2015 Sonata at the vehicle, which is full of New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. The company says the next generation advanced technology.
Sonata features a stiffer body structure, improved ride quality and a quieter cabin. The 2015
See MODELS, page A8 Sonata is slated to hit dealerships early this summer.
Today’s Forecast
Narragansett Bay Weather Wind (knots) Seas (feet) Visibility (miles) E 6-10 2 2-5 Buzzards Bay E 5-10 2-3 2-5
Friday, April 18, 2014
Merrimack to Chatham E/NE 8-10 4 2-5
Chatham to Watch Hill E/SE 7-12 3 2-5
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Mark Searles’s Southern New England Area Forecast
47-52 58-64 32-37 35-40
Fog/Drizzle P. Sunny
55-59 35-40
68-62 34-38
P. Sunny
58-62 38-42
Night Rain
Areas of low clouds, fog and some patchy drizzle are likely tody as the persistent east/southest wind continues. The wind will back into the southwest Saturday so temperatures will warm into the lower 60s away from the ocean. The sky Saturday will be partly sunny. Easter Sunday looks sunny with highs in the upper 50s...Monday brings the lower 60s back with a partly to mostly sunny sky.
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Boston Marathon makes room for more runners
Field expected to reach 36,000 but organizers eager to meet challenges
AP Sports Writer
ized that would not be enough for Monday. But soon the effort to be more inclusive for BOSTON — More than what proves to be an emotion5,000 runners were still on the al return to the streets ran into Boston Marathon course when the reality of New England the bombs went off on life: The roads built in a horse Boylston Street. and buggy era weren’t made Race organizers were eager for tens of thousands of runto invite them back — to let ners, nor the thousands of fans them finish what they started who cheer them on. — and aware of the message “The streets, the roads are that would send. pretty much the same roads “The thought was: If those that were there in 1897. The people, like so many others, starting line is still 39 feet wanted to have some physical wide,” Grilk said last week in expression of resilience and an interview at the B.A.A. determination, it would proba- offices, less than two blocks bly be that many of them at from the finish line. “So we least would want to run the can’t create more space. We whole race,” Boston Athletic can use a little more time, so Association president Tom we can stretch it out.” Grilk said as he prepared for To fit the additional runthe 118th Boston Marathon. ners — for a total field of “Can we do that? We thought 36,000 that will be the secwe’d like to do that.” ond-largest in the race’s histoThen there were the police ry — organizers will rely and firefighters who helped at again on a staggered start. the site of the explosions; the From 10 to 11:25 a.m. on doctors and nurses and volun- Monday, four waves of about teers and EMTs who tended to 9,000 apiece will leave the wounded; the injured Hopkinton for the 26.2-mile themselves, and friends and trek to Boston’s Copley relatives who wanted to run in Square. their honor or memory. Grilk said the expansion After capping the field at was discussed with the eight 27,000 for about five years, cities and towns along the race organizers quickly realroute, and all agreed that a
Runners are pictured approaching the finish line of last year’s Boston Marathon at Copley Square. At least 5,000 runners were still on the course when two bombs exploded on Boylston Street. Race organizers were determined to invite them back and give them a chance to complete the race, resulting in a field for this year’s event that will be the second largest in history.
Photo: Eric Haynes / Massachusetts Governor's Office
smaller race this year was not an option. “Anything that looked like a reaction that showed fear or in any way giving in to the acts of cowardly terrorists would have been very unfavorably received,” he said. “And while there will be pressure and challenge for everybody, everybody welcomes the opportunity to rise to that challenge.” For decades, the field size of the Boston Marathon was limited by the sheer challenge of the distance. What started in Boston in 1897 with 18 men — and they were all men — grew slowly at first, still going off with fewer than 200 runners as late as 1960. But the milestones fell quickly after that: more than 1,000 in 1968 and nearly 8,000 by 1979. For the 100th edition of the
race, in 1996, there were 38,708 entrants — at the time, the largest marathon in history. And with the crowds came new problems. The motto for Hopkinton is “It all starts here,” but the fact that the town of less than 15,000 happened to be about 26 miles from Boston has not always been considered good luck. As the marathon grew through the years, residents griped about the runners relieving themselves on their lawns or leaving behind piles of granola bar wrappers and empty water bottles when they departed for the Back Bay. Now, instead of 18 men hitching rides to the start, a fleet of buses shuttles runners to Hopkinton. Portable toilets are trucked in and stationed along the route. Hundreds of
volunteers are needed to hand out water, warming blankets and medals. Security, which for a century remained in the background, became a bigger issue after the Sept. 11 attacks and a primary concern in 2014. And, to squeeze all those runners over a 39-foot starting line — in the 100th race it took 31 minutes for the field to cross — the field was broken up into sections: two waves in 2006, and three starting in ‘11. Once the B.A.A. decided to invite back the runners who were stopped on the course, another full wave made sense. “If the field size were to remain at 27,000, then we’d have to take 5,000 slots away from largely qualified runners, and some charity runners or something, which we didn’t want to do,” Grilk said.
“People work so hard to qualify for this you’d hate to say, ‘No, this year of all years, you can’t come do it because we’re bringing back some other people.’” After expanding to 38,000 in 1996, the marathon returned to about 10,000 the next year. It continued to grow until hitting the number of around 27,000 that the B.A.A. and the towns found manageable. Although the race is expected to return to that size next year, Grilk said no decisions have been made. “We never specifically limited it and said, ‘And then we will go back to exactly what happened before,’” he said. “After this year is over, then we’ll do what we do every year: have another set of conversations with everybody and listen.”
Massachusetts teacher charged in child pornography case
taping children changing clothes, including in a locker room. The U.S. attorney’s office said Josh Wairi, 27, of Somerville was arrested Thursday and charged in a criminal complaint with transportation of child pornography. A postal inspector’s affidavit filed with the complaint does not say where the videotaping occurred. The affidavit alleges Wairi received child pornography by email, and uploaded images and videos of children being sexually exploited that he transferred to others. It says authorities began investigating last July after getting tips from America Online and Dropbox Inc., and traced the online activity to Wairi. Wairi is being held until a detention and probable cause hearing on Wednesday. It is not immediately known who is representing him. A telephone message was left Thursday for a relative of Wairi’s. Cambridge School Superintendent Jeffrey Young said at a news conference Thursday he felt “shocked and betrayed,” and apologized to parents. “Families put tremendous trust in sending their children to school every day,” he said. He said there is no specific evidence that anything happened at the Graham and Parks School where Wairi worked. He said Wairi has been placed on administrative leave and the district is cooperating with law enforcement. Community meetings are planned at the school, which is on spring break.
Continued from page A7 Drivers can fold down the seats and reconfigure the interior using a touchscreen, for example, or control the car remotely at very low speeds. The concept also hints at future Land Rover technologies. The doors, headlights and seatback screens can be controlled by gestures, and the powerful headlights use lasers to track objects in front of them and lower their beams in oncoming traffic. A “transparent” hood uses cameras beneath the car to project the road surface onto the windshield, giving the impression that the driver can see right through the hood and down to the road below.
percent better than the current version. Price wasn’t announced.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Boston filed a child pornography charge Thursday against a Cambridge fifth grade teacher they said acknowledged secretly video-
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BMW X4 BMW has a new competitor in the redhot small SUV segment. The X4, dubbed a “sports activity coupe,” sits slightly longer and lower than its sister vehicle, the X3, and has a slanted, coupe-like roof. New features include a standard power tailgate that lifts if the driver waves a foot under it. The X4, which goes on sale this spring, starts at $45,625 for the xDrive28i, which has a 2.0-liter, 240-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The top-of-the-line xDrive35i starts at $48,925 and has a 3.0-liter, 300horsepower V6. Both models have an eight-speed transmission and all-wheeldrive. NISSAN MURANO Nissan has given the third generation of the Murano midsize crossover SUV a more modern design, nicer interior and better fuel economy than the previous version. The company says the exterior runs counter to the typical “heaviness and chunkiness” of SUVs, with sculpted sides, new lighting and a jet-inspired roof. Inside, the 2015 Murano gets threecushion seats and a low center console that makes conversations easier between the front and rear occupants. The SUV, available in the fall, comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that will get about 24 mpg in combined city-highway driving. That’s 20
HYUNDAI SONATA The 2011 Hyundai Sonata, with its curvy, creased sides and upscale interior, elevated Hyundai as a brand and prodded competitors to improve their own designs. Now, the 2015 Sonata ditches the curves in favor of clean, taut lines and a more premium look. The car has a firmer, more responsive feel. The grille is larger, and flanked by narrower, LED running lights. Inside, Hyundai redesigned the center stack and angled it toward the driver for better ergonomics. Noise inside the car is reduced with more sound deadening materials in the dashboard and elsewhere. New features include a trunk that automatically opens when it senses the driver’s key, optional blind spot and lane departure warning systems and, later this year, Apple’s CarPlay, which will let drivers use their iPhones through the car. Hyundai also made some tweaks to the engines. The SE, Limited and Sport models get the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 185 horsepower, while the Sport 2.0 gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 245 horsepower. The new Sonata goes on sale this summer. MERCEDES-BENZ S63 AMG 4MATIC COUPE The high performance version of the two-door S63 coupe burns up the road with a 5.5-liter V8 that gets 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph. Mercedes shaved 140 pounds off the previous model by using more lightweight materials, including a lightweight lithiumion battery and a composite braking system. That will help fuel economy. For the first time, the S63 AMG will come standard with an all-wheel-drive system. The system sends two-thirds of the engine torque to the rear wheels, for better performance, but gives drivers more control on wet or icy roads. The S63 AMG goes on sale this fall in the U.S. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it will top $100,000.
Blackstone Valley
THE TIMES, Friday, April 18, 2014 — B1
Breakout year on road racing circuit leads Pawtucket runner, U.S. Marine Corps veteran to Monday’s Boston Marathon
Pawtucket’s Lindsay Amherst, shown stretching out before last month’s Irish 5K in Pawtucket, has her sights set on a solid performance at next week’s Boston Marathon. It will be her first time taking part in this legendary race.
hile most New Year’s Eve revelers were wearily trudging out of Boston on the morning of Jan. 1, Lindsay Amherst and a few friends were strolling into the state’s capitol. Literally. The 30-year-old Pawtucket native, along with a few members of the Tuesday Night Turtles running club, ran the entire Boston Marathon route, beginning in Hopkinton at 6 a.m. and arriving in Boston less than four hours later. “We ran at an easy, enjoyable pace and had lunch in the city before heading back home,” recalled Amherst. “It was a great opportunity to preview the course and the Newton hills – and
definitely a better memory than nursing a hangover!” On Monday morning, Amherst will be tracking those same steps she took on New Year’s Day, but this time, she will be joined by close to 36,000 runners in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. “This will be my third official marathon,” she said. “My first marathon was the Rock and Roll Las Vegas (in Dec. 2012) and my second was the Lehigh Valley Via marathon (last September) in Pennsylvania. But I can say without a doubt that Boston is the first marathon I have seriously trained for, and I am 100 percent ready.” See AMHERST, page B2
NHL playoffs
Bruins launch opening-round series tonight vs. Red Wings
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins won the Presidents' Trophy by leading the NHL with 117 points. Another number shows just how much, or little, that means. "I heard about 40 percent of the series are upsets in the first round," Boston coach Claude Julien said. "You have teams that have high expectations. You have teams that have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So that certainly makes that first round a challenge." That begins for top-seeded Boston on Friday night against eighth-seeded Detroit. The Red Wings had 24 fewer points in the regular season but went 3-1 against the Bruins, a sign that Detroit's speedy, puck-possession style can overcome Boston's physical approach. "I think we're complete," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "I think we're way better than people think." A glance at the past three seasons should convince the Bruins not to take a first-round opponent lightly. They had the better seed in each of those series, but played the full seven games in all of them including a loss to Washington in 2012. "We certainly learned from all those Game 7s that we've had to go through in the first round that it is important to be on top of your game at the end of the year and not limp in to the playoffs," Julien said, "which I thought we did at times after we solidified our playoff spot." Another lesson could keep the Bruins from losing focus. They scored the third-most goals in the NHL this season, but Pittsburgh led the league a year earlier then got just two goals in a four-game sweep at the hands of Boston in the Eastern Conference final.
ERNEST A. BROWN / Blackstone Valley Sports photo
Mount St. Charles runner Briana Castro (15) is all smiles as she returns to her bench after scoring a run in the home half of the sixth inning of Thursday afternoon’s Division I showdown against crosstown foe Woonsocket. Castro collected a two-run single earlier in the inning to fuel a four-run rally and help the Mounties post a 5-2 victory. The Woonsocket catcher is Brittany Girard.
High school softball
Mount downs crosstown rival
Triple play, four-run rally spark 5-2 win over Woonsocket
See BRUINS, page B3
WOONSOCKET — On an afternoon when Mount St. Charles pulled off an astonishingly spectacular triple play, head coach Cliff Matthews and Co. doubled its pleasure with a solid 5-2 victory over city rival Woonsocket at the upper campus field Thursday. The feat came with the Mounties guarding a tenuous 1-0 advantage in the top of the fourth inning. It had opened with junior Taylor Pawlina’s ability to reach on a shortstop bobble, and classmate Amanda Nunez moved her to second with a hard single down the leftfield line. Sophomore No. 3 batter Brittany Girard then slammed a line drive to straightaway center, one seemed destined to hit turf, but senior Emily DiCecco made a stunning shoestring catch. She immediately threw to freshman second baseman Taylor Newcomb to get Pawlina stuck off the bag. Newcomb then fired to junior Rachel Coia at first to post the rare triple killing, but that was only part of the story. After the Villa Novans finally knotted it at 1-1 in the top of the sixth, MSC exploded for four runs in the back half and eventually sealed the triumph. “I spent six years as a volunteer assistant and this is my eighth year as the varsity coach, so – to answer your question – no, never; I’ve never seen a triple play,” Matthews grinned after his squad improved to 2-2 in Division I action. “What I was thinking afterward was the whole thing started with a superb catch in center. “We work on fundamentals all the time, so we know what to do with the ball,” he added. “What impressed me was that the girl at second is a freshman, but she knew right away she had doubled off the runner at second. She also didn’t hesitate in throwing to first. “It was quite a play.”
For Ainge, it’s back to drawing board with Celts
ERNEST A. BROWN / Blackstone Valley Sports photo
Mount St. Charles first baseman Taylor Newcomb reaches down to snag a low throw See MOUNT, page B3 and nip Woonsocket runner Varsana Schobel for the first out of the sixth inning.
BOSTON (AP) — The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie coach Brad Stevens isn't one of them. "I have no worries about Brad," Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said. "Brad is maybe the only thing in this whole organization I'm not concerned about." Stevens will lead more rebuilding that began even before the season when the Celtics traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. That and other deals brought numerous draft choices. Yet the Celtics started surprisingly strong, going 1214. But they were 13-43 the rest of the way as they traded veterans Jordan Crawford and Courtney Lee, lost Gerald Wallace to a season-ending knee injury and gave point guard Rajon Rondo, their only star, plenty of days off after he missed the first 40 games following major knee surgery. They didn't deliberately lose games to get a better
See CELTICS, page B3
International League
Friday, April 18, 2014
REGIONAL PawSox split twinbill with Red Wings Pawtucket returns home tonight to begin series with Buffalo SCOREBOARD
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Heiker Meneses’s two-out RBI single in the 11th inning gave the Pawtucket Red Sox a 2-1 victory in the opening of a doubleheader with the Rochester Red Wings, but Yohan Pino tossed a two-hit shutout for Rochester in a 2-0 win in the nightcap on Thursday afternoon at Frontier Field. While the Game 2 loss snapped Pawtucket’s four-game win streak, the PawSox (9-6) were still able to win three of four in the series and finish an eight-game road trip with a 5-3 record. Reliever Wilfredo Boscan retired all six batters he faced in his PawSox debut to earn the Game 1 win, and Bryce Brentz led off the 11th inning in the opener with a single and eventually scored from second on Meneses’s single to left. The PawSox trailed 1-0 entering the seventh, but rallied to tie the contest and force extra innings on a run-scoring double by Christian Vazquez that scored Garin Cecchini. The PawSox now return to McCoy Stadium for eight straight games, beginning tonight at 6:15 p.m. against Buffalo. PawSox righthander Allen Webster (1-1, 3.68) gets the start on the hill.
WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles received a seven-goal game from Jordan McComb on Thursday afternoon in its 16-5 win over first-year Johnston on the Mounties’ campus. SATURDAY The Mounties, who improved to 4-1 and took over the top spot BOYS in the Division III-North standings by a half game over the Baseball Burrillville/North Smithfield co-op team, erupted for 10 goals in Narragansett at Mount St. Charles, 11 a.m. Lacrosse the first half en route to their victory. Lincoln at Westerly, 1 p.m. Ally Goraski also scored three times for the Mounties, Shaina GIRLS Bauersachs had a hand in seven goals (two goals, five assists), and Softball Central Falls at Block Island, doubleheader, 1-3 p.m.; South Kingstown at North Jane Moniz was also good for multiple goals. Elizabeth Caruso had a goal and four assists, Carly Bauersachs Smithfield, 4 p.m. added a goal and an assist, and goalie Grace McWilliams was solid Track & Field Cumberland Distance Classic, (at Tucker Field), 1 p.m. as well with 11 saves.
FRIDAY BOYS Baseball Burrillville at Shea, Scituate at Tolman, 11 a.m.; Woonsocket at Cumberland, 1 p.m.; Johnston at Lincoln, 3:30 p.m.; Davies at East Providence, St. Raphael at Bishop Hendricken, 4 p.m. Lacrosse North Smithfield/Burrillville Co-op at North Providence, 11 a.m. GIRLS Softball Smithfield at Woonsocket, 10:30 a.m.; Toll Gate at Tolman, 11 a.m.; Barrington at Cumberland, 3:45 p.m.; Exeter/West Greenwich at Burrillville, Tiverton at Davies, 4 p.m.; Chariho at Lincoln, 4:30 p.m.
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McComb’s big game helps MSC top Johnston
McComb, who also contributed a pair of assists, now has a team-leading 24 goals and 17 assists this season.
Cumberland buses home with victory over Prout
WAKEFIELD — Cumberland High amassed 10 goals in the first stanza and cruised to a 17-9 Division I crossover triumph over the Prout School on Thursday. Maddie Andrews notched five goals and two assists and Nicole Rochefort another five tallies, while Lindsay Sheehan posted a hat trick and a feed. Rachel Haviland had another hat trick for the Clippers. Julia Eaton also played well between the pipes for the winners, earning 15 saves.
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Boys’ volleyball
COVENTRY — Junior Chris Lepine collected a whopping 19 kills and four aces and freshman Jarod Tessier 10 kills and 10 digs, but those outings still weren’t enough in Mount St. Charles’ 3-1 Division I crossover loss to defending state champion Coventry on Thursday evening. Senior setter Pat Bennett added 36 assists and eight digs for the Mounties, who suffered their first loss of the campaign; they’re now 51 in I-North. while Brian Hasegawa chipped in 10 assists.
Wahl, Lions roll Defending champ Coventry deals MSC first loss past Chieftains
West Warwick defeats Lincoln North Smithfield suffers tough loss
LINCOLN — Despite John Ariza’s 10 kills and five blocks, Lincoln High sustained a tough 3-0 loss to West Warwick in a Division II crossover showdown at the “Lions’ Den” on Thursday night. During the 25-20, 25-23, 25-21 defeat, Steve Denio added eight kills and six caroms
LINCOLN — Senior Jon Wahl fired a four-over 35 on the front side at Kirkbrae Country Club during Lincoln High’s simplistic 168-221 beating of Northern Division foe Ponaganset on Thursday. Sophomore Jake Laverdiere posted a six-over 41, while seniors James Isabella and Val Dumont chipped in identical 44s for the Lions in their divisional season opener.
NORTH SMITHFIELD — West Warwick defeated North Smithfield in four games late Wednesday night by scores of 26-24, 25-18, 20-25, 25-13. Now 4-2 in Division II-North, North Smithfield received 14 kills from Zack Mowry and eight kills from John O’Donnell.
High school softball
Argueta enjoys solid performance for Shea
CRANSTON — Karla Argueta shot a personalbest 64 for Shea on Thursday afternoon in the Raiders’ West Division affair with La Salle and Johnston at Alpine Country Club. The Raiders, however, had a four-player score of 290 and fell to 0-6. The Rams shot a 160 and the Panthers carded a 195. Rounding out the Raiders’ scoring were Brandon LaFerriere (69), Mason Delisle (77), and Martin Majkut (80). On Wednesday, LaFerriere shot a 64 in the Raiders’ 248-283 loss to Classical and 251-283 defeat to Scituate at Triggs Golf Course. Argueta shot a 70, Delisle added a 71, and Majkut had a 78.
Clippers top Oakers; N.K. wins duel with Tolman
CUMBERLAND — Juliet Nelson scattered seven hits on the mound and helped her cause at the plate with two hits and a run batted in to help Cumberland post a 6-4 victory over Coventry. Down 2-0 after a half inning of play, the Clippers (now 4-1) scored a run in the first, took the lead with two in the second, and made it a 5-2 game in the fourth on a two-run double by Madison Leite. Haley Bouley and Julianne Ross also drove in runs with sacrifice fly, and Taylor Fay socked a triple and scored the Clippers’ firstinning run. The Clippers are back in action tomorrow at home with a 3:45 p.m. game against Barrington. ***
Coventry 200 000 2—4-7-0 Cumberland 120 201 0—6-7-3 Erica Jewitt, Sophia Gervasio (5) and Brooke Keresztessy; Juliet Nelson and Miranda Vileu. HR — Brooke Keresztessy (COV).
Skippers rout Tigers to remain unbeaten
PAWTUCKET — North Kingstown High broke open a tight Division I clash with five
runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth to post an 11-2 pasting of Tolman at Bailey Park on Thursday. Natalie Wirth mustered three hits, two of them doubles, and three runs scored while Tara Chatowsky went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a pair of runs as the Skippers remained undefeated at 5-0 in league play. The Tigers are now 4-2. ***
North Kingstown 010 541 0-- 11–16–2 Tolman 000 020 0-- 2–6–4 Rachel Kantor, Kiara Oliver (5) and Heather Jackson. Megan Salzillo, Hannah Caliri (4) and Megan Klemanchuck.
Amherst eyes strong finish at Monday’s Boston Marathon
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Two years ago, Amherst was nowhere to be found on the radar when it came to the local running scene. She just moved back to Rhode Island in late 2011 after living away from it for nearly nine years, spending the bulk of them in Hawaii and five years in active duty service with the U.S. Marine Corps. Amherst began running the following year and started seeing progress in her performances to the point where she just wasn’t posting personal-best times in races on a regular basis, but she was becoming the top female finisher as well! That November, despite not running more than a distance of 18 miles in her life, she took part in the grueling R.I. 6-Hour Ultramarathon in Warwick and toured 37.8 miles in a 5:52:14.3 time, which not only placed her third among the female finishers, but also landed her a prestigious USATF New England ultrarunning championship. And then came the victories. Her first one came in March of last year at the Run the Reservoir 15K in North Scituate. Then in August, she won the “Yo” Raymond 5K in Cumberland in 21:57. A month later, she captured the Miles with the Mayor 5K in Taunton, Mass. in 20:19, and in her final race of 2013, the Beat Santa 5K in Portsmouth, she was also victorious. Late last month, Amherst returned to the Run the Reservoir 15K and made a statement by defending her women’s title with a 1:00:15 clocking that set the women’s course record, and a week later, she was first in the Officer Thomas Giunta 5K in Fall
River, Mass. in a personal-best finish of 18:54. Yes, it’s safe to say that Amherst is on top of her game right now – and at the perfect time, with Monday’s race right around the corner. And if her trend of PRs continue and she destroys her marathon PR of 3:51:53 with a qualifying time below 3:35, she may be looking at a repeat visit to Hopkinton next year – and possibly many more to come. “With this being my first Boston Marathon, I’m honored to be able to run on such an important, high-energy and emotional year,” Amherst said. “Without a doubt, I know this will be my most successful marathon (time). Taking the factors of the congestion of other runners and the possibility of poor weather into account, I’ll be very happy with a finish time between 3:20 and 3:30.” Amherst, who is employed as a civil claims clerk for the Providence District Courthouse, received an entry into the race through a lottery for a waiver her running club, the Rhode Island Road Runners, held late last year. It was the RIRR, Amherst added, that she credits for not only putting her on the path to running two years ago, but also helping get her life back on track following the burn of a recently failed marriage and also adjusting to the loss of vision in her left eye following an ocular stroke. “I was searching for social connections to add something optimistic in my life and I found (the RIRR),” she remarked. “At first, I struggled to keep up for five miles, but someone was always there with me, supporting me, being positive. Without (the RIRR), I
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don’t believe I would be a runner today.” A 2001 graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Amherst set her sights on joining the military, but when her parents urged her to attend at least one semester of college being making her decision, she went to Hawaii and studied military science for one semester at Hawaii Pacific University. After that semester, she returned home and enlisted in the U.S. Marines, and after graduating at the top of the military communications electronics repair school, she received her choice of duty station and opted to return to Hawaii and stay at Kaneohe Bay.
While there, Amherst made the most of her free time. She attended school at night back at Hawaii Pacific University and received her associate degree in business management. And with the encouragement of a fellow Marine, she ran in her first race, the 2004 Windward Half Marathon in Kaneohe Bay. “I agreed (to run it) without thinking much of it,” she recalled. “I met him the next morning for the race, and at the time, I was running no more than five miles two or three times a week for morning training in the Marines. My finish time for the half was well over two hours, and I am almost positive I walked the last few blocks to the finish.” After that race, she deployed twice from Hawaii – first to Kuwait in 2005 in support of OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom), and then Iraq the following year in support of OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) – and in 2008, Amherst wrapped up her active service and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. But right before finishing her active duty, Amherst decided to break out her running shoes and give the Windward Half another try. Again, the race was a struggle at the end, and when it was mercifully over, she thought she had run her last race. But four years later… “I have been regularly racing now since mid-2012 and seeing progress every year,” offered Amherst. “My 5k time, for example, has improved from 27:55 in April 2012 to 18:54 this year. So much in life, as in work or relationships, you find yourself trying so hard, only to receive nothing in return. Running will never disappoint in that
way – you will always get back what you put in. If you put in the time, the miles, and the effort, you will always see progress and improvement.” While 2012 served as her introduction to the running scene, last year was her introduction to the spotlight, and also among her highlights was winning the RIRR’s Grand Prix series women’s championship. She became the youngest winner in the series’ history by dethroning the defending champion, standout Veterans Division runner Pat LaChance of Seekonk, Mass. And since last November, Amherst has been doing some exclusive training with the Warwick-based Turtles, and the runners in that club “always push me outside my comfort zone. My success is exciting, but I can’t say that it’s surprising. I’ve trained hard this year, and the victories are very rewarding.” Of course, a sub-3:30 finish next Monday would also be very rewarding, and Amherst is amped for the challenge and anxious to answer the starter’s gun. Like any Boston-bound runner would admit, it was a tough winter to train, but she only got tougher and expects to see her hard work pay dividends. “Running Boston is a momentous goal, so when presented the opportunity to be part of such a historic race, you want to do well,” said Amherst. “It’s been a harsh winter, but nevertheless, I logged over 800 miles since January, and that’s given me the level of fitness necessary to head to Boston and a level of confidence I never had in either of my prior marathons.” Follow Eric Benevides on Twitter @EricBen24
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March 22, 2014 - Saints senior forward Rybecca Gonzalez (32) goes to the net heavily guarded by Rogers center Brianne Morgera (21) in first half of Div. II state championship at the Ryan Center in Kingston Saturday. Ernest A. Brown/RIMG photo
Saturday, April 26 GREENVILLE — Smithfield YMCA F. Monroe Allen Memorial 5k Road Race and Kids Run, 8:30 a.m.,Smithfield YMCA, 15 Deerfield Drive. Contact: Tanya LaRoche (Smithfield YMCA) at 1-401-949-2480. Sunday, April 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — Rumford Lions/Scott Gorham 5k, 10 a.m. Starts and finishes at Hunts Mill, Pleasant Street Route 114. Contact: Gary Menissian (Ocean State Multisport) at 1-401-688-5779. Web site: Saturday, May 3 NORTH SCITUATE — Chieftain Challenge 5K, 10 a.m., Ponaganset High School, 91 Anan Wade Road, Front Circle. Contact: Jamie Larose at 1-401-710-7500. Sunday, May 4 PAWTUCKET — Navigant Credit Union Running Festival, 8 a.m., Pawtucket City Hall, Roosevelt Avenue (Half marathon along Blackstone Valley River - 5K - Youth 1K) Contact: Event Organizer at 1-401-952-6333. Saturday, May 10 PROVIDENCE — 13th Annual Breeze Against Wheeze 5K Run/3K Walk, 11 a.m., Brown University Ittleson Quadrangle. Prizes, raffle, food, refreshments, kids race, health fair, and T-shirts. Email Sunday, May 18 RUMFORD — Brown Play School Run to Mama 5K Walk/Run, 9 a.m., 20 Newman Avenue (Kids fun run and other family activities, walkers welcome) Contact: Samir Batla (Brown Play School). 1-401-527-6290. Saturday, May 31 NORTH SMITHFIELD — Northmen Navigant 5k Run Walk Challenge, 9 a.m., North Smithfield Athletic Complex, 1850 Providence Pike (5k certified course starts on Providence Pike with an Olympic style finish.) Contact: Bill Nangle (North Smithfield Athletic Association). 1-401-206-9977.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Mount turns triple play in 5-2 triumph over Woonsocket
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That’s for sure. Still, credit for the win has to go to senior righty Kylie Finnerty, who scattered just five hits and two walks while whiffing eight. Nunez didn’t pitch too badly herself, as she yielded 11 hits in all with one free bag and seven strikeouts. She also was the lone Villa Novan to collect two hits (2-for-3, RBI). With the Mount maintaining that 1-0 advantage in the top of the sixth, sophomore Taila Landry reached on an infield throwing miscue, then hustled to second on senior Varsana Schobel’s sacrifice bunt. Pawlina then crushed a shot to deep center, though DiCecco earned her second stellar catch of the day for the second out. Nunez then plated Landry after pounding a sure two-bagger far over left fielder Sarah Kennedy’s head, but Kennedy responded with aplomb. She threw to senior shortstop Briana Castro, who relayed the throw to third baseman Marissa Santoro (another frosh). The latter applied the tag to Nunez, who had tried to spin it into a triple, and the inning ended with the 1-1 deadlock. Matthews attempted to ignite his troops with some enthusiastic talk, and his girls responded. Freshman Shea Kelleher started the sixth off with a single to center, and classmate Newcomb followed with an opposite-field hit to right, allowing Kelleher to hustle to third. Nunez fanned Santoro, but Kennedy ripped a single down the left-field line to score Kelleher with the go-ahead run. And, with Newcomb on second courtesy of a robbed bag, Castro pushed home both with a ground hit to right-center. She eventually scored after DiCecco beat out a bunt single and the Novans threw wildly to third. Woonsocket nevertheless didn’t fold easily, as Girard knocked a single to open the seventh. Finnerty registered two quick outs, though she walked Kayla Acheson before fellow frosh Maddie
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Mount St. Charles pitcher Kylie Finnerty tossed a five-hitter in her team’s 5-2 victory at home over Woonsocket on Thursday afternoon.
Laplante drove in Girard with a hit to left. In the end, Finnerty struck out Marcet to end it. “That was a great play by the center fielder, and we had a baserunner who knew what she was doing, another who’s inexperienced,” offered WHS mentor Dan Belisle, whose team fell to 0-
4. “The girl on second went a little too far off base, and the one on first couldn’t get back quick enough, so what can you say? “I’m still proud of my girls and how they hung in there,” he continued. “We got that run in the sixth to tie it; we also managed some hits in the seventh. I still like the way we battled. Those were rookies there at the bottom of the order, and they did a great job reaching. “But you have to give credit to Mount. They hit the ball in the sixth; they earned the win.” Pawlina did start the Woonsocket first with a walk, but freshman catcher Skylar O’Connell threw her out attempting to steal second before Finnerty recorded a pair of flyouts. The Mounties used that momentum in the bottom half when Castro led off with an opposite-field single, took second on DiCecco’s sacrifice bunt and raced home on junior Taylor Dill’s pummeled single to center. She later moved up on senior Kristen Rodrigues’ bloop hit to left, but the Novans ended the surge with two quick outs. Woonsocket began three of its first four frames with a baserunner, but couldn’t convert any into a run. That included the fourth and the resulting triple play. Castro closed at 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, while Dill went 2-for-4 with an RBI; Rodrigues 3-for-4; Kelleher 1-for-1 with a run; and Kennedy 1-for-2 with a RBI and a run. “Emily DiCecco is a great center fielder; there’s no other way to say it,” Matthews noted. “She came up big for us. I always tell them, ‘Know where the wind’s blowing. It was blowing out, but she made that great catch (on Pawlina’s fly in the sixth). “I’d also like to point out my freshman catcher; Skyler threw out two baserunners, so it was a terrific outing all the way around. This was memorable, no question about it.” ***
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Celtics, Ainge face second rebuilding offseason, await draft
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chance for a high draft pick. But they weren't as concerned with winning now as they were about winning in the future. "All the way up to the trade deadline we looked at opportunities to make our team better," Ainge said, "but we wouldn't sacrifice draft picks to make us better for just this year, but we look for opportunities to make our team better in the long term." The Celtics tied Utah for the fourth-worst record and have a 33.7 percent chance of getting one of the top three draft picks and a 10.4 percent chance to get the No. 1 pick. Their first pick is guaranteed to be no lower than eighth. They also have a pick obtained in the Nets trade, the 17th or 18th depending on a coin flip. Might Ainge package some of his picks with current players in a blockbuster trade? After all, he gave up youth after the Celtics went 24-58 in 2006-07 and obtained Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Boston won the NBA championship the next season. Does Ainge expect more offseason "fireworks," a word co-owner Wyc Grousbeck recently used in looking ahead? "I think the Fourth of July we'll have some fireworks," Ainge said. "We're hopeful. I have some ideas and some plans that I'd like to do, but there's just no guarantee that we can do it. We need to find good trading partners. We always
are trying to make fireworks every summer. We try to do something that's unique and special and we will definitely try this summer." Trading Rondo, entering the last year of his contract, would fit that description. Asked after Boston's 118-102 loss to the Washington Wizards in the season finale Wednesday night if he'd like to return, Rondo said, "next question." He can work out diligently this summer, something he couldn't do following his knee surgery, and Ainge expects him to have "the best year of career." But will it be with another team? Ainge wouldn't rule it out. "There's no one person that's more important than the whole organization," he said. Stevens may be the most important one. With no pro experience after being hired from Butler, he endured a trying season with calm and determination. "Things like this can splinter you pretty easily," said Stevens, who has five years left on his contract. "They stayed together pretty well as far as standing up for one another and being a team and not pointing blame." The Celtics had no true center for most of the season and struggled defensively with different player combinations as injuries mounted and personnel changed. They let games slip away in the fourth quarter. But many of this season's players won't be
back. Second-year forward Jared Sullinger and rookie forward Kelly Olynyk have potential. Guard Avery Bradley has developed from a defensive specialist to an all-around player. Forwards Brandon Bass and Jeff Green had productive seasons, although Green was inconsistent. Rondo described the team as "a lot of great
guys, a lot of young guys just trying to be better." They have quite a way to go. At least they have the coach to lead them. "I think Brad did a great job this year," Ainge said. "He's earned the respect of the team in a really difficult situation this year and I know he's going to get better. He'll be better next year and he'll be better the next year."
Bruins face off with Red Wings
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"I feel comfortable with the fact that we have some depth at scoring this year, a little bit more than we did last year," Julien said. "We really limited Pittsburgh to very few goals with a lot of goal scorers there. "So, again, nothing is guaranteed in the playoffs. You've got to work for your goals. Just because you got them during the season doesn't mean you're necessarily going to get them automatically in the playoffs." The Bruins lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games in last year's Stanley Cup final. Expectations are for Boston, the 2011 Cup winners, to make another solid run at the title. "All of the pressure is going to be on them," Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard said. "They've got to win, we're not supposed to. We've got to make it as hard as possible on them." Five other things to look for when two members of the Original Six meet in the first round: INJURY LIST: Center Henrik Zetterberg (back surgery) and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (broken finger) are expected to miss the series for Detroit. "We were always shooting for Round 2," Zetterberg said. "If it's just before that I will be happy." Bruins forward Chris Kelly (back) and Daniel Paille (head) missed practice Thursday. "Hopefully, it continues to improve, which it has this week," Julien said. GOALIE MATCHUP: Boston has the edge in goal with Tuukka Rask, who led the NHL with seven shutouts and was second with a 9.30 save percentage. Howard was 36th with a 9.10 save percentage while posting two shutouts. But Boston had a better defense in front of Rask, despite the loss of Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid for much of the season. Seidenberg is expected to miss the playoffs,
while McQuaid's return is uncertain. POWER PLAY: Boston improved its power play this season and finished third by scoring on 21.7 percent of its chances. Detroit was 18th at 17.7 percent. "They have two different looks," Babcock said. "They have a spread power play in the one group and an overload with (Patrice) Bergeron high in the other. ... They can't run, go crazy on the power play for us to have success." HUNGRY IGINLA: Still an outstanding scorer at age 36, Boston right wing Jarome Iginla has never won a Stanley Cup in 15 seasons with Calgary and last year when he was traded from the Flames to Pittsburgh. Detroit, in the playoffs for the 23rd straight time, will have its hands full trying to
stop him, left wing Milan Lucic and center David Krejci on Boston's top line. "This is as good a chance as I believe I've had" to win the Stanley Cup, said Iginla, whose 30 goals tied Bergeron for the team lead. OLYMPIC REUNION: Bruins forward Loui Eriksson played with Red Wings defensemen Niklas Kronwall and Eriksson and forwards Zetterberg and Daniel Alfredsson on Sweden's team that won the silver medal at the Olympics. Babcock was head coach and Julien was an assistant for Canada's team that won the gold medal. "What Claude does is he's well prepared, he's a good man, treats people well, he's a high-end coach," Babcock said, "and you know they've built something special that they're good year after year after year."
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Assistant’s gruff attitude needs to be smoothed out
DEAR ABBY: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a “brownnoser”? She did it again yesterday at a staff meeting in front of my boss and another assistant. It was the third time she has said it. She is gruff and rude, and several people have complained to me about her attitude. Should I address her comments during her next employee evaluation, or would it be better to speak to her privately? — THE BOSS IN LAKELAND, FLA. DEAR BOSS: Talk to her privately and tell her what she said is insulting, not funny and you don’t want it to be repeated. Then, put a note about her disrespectful attitude and poor judgment in her personnel file. And by all means revisit the subject at her next evaluation. She should also be made aware that people have complained about her rudeness. *** DEAR ABBY: I would like to ask your readers — especially women — what is the one thing they feel is “make or break” in a relationship. A few months ago I divorced a man who was so disrespectful I don’t think anyone in the world *** DEAR ABBY: My wife and I spent a lot of money flying to our grandnephew’s bar mitzvah. We stayed in a hotel and spent the weekend celebrating with the family. During the last event, a Sunday brunch, my wife was approached by her penny-pinching sister — the grandmother — who asked her to co-sponsor the brunch. My wife, who is naive regarding financial matters, agreed without consulting me. A few days later, we received an email with an amount that is far more than I want to pay. Had I known in advance, we would have skipped the brunch. How should we proceed? — ON THE HOOK IN AUSTIN DEAR ON THE HOOK: Your sister-in-law is a walking definition of the word “chutzpah.” Your wife was wrong to obligate you without first making sure you agreed. That said, you have two choices: Refuse to share the cost of the brunch, which will embarrass your wife and cause hard feelings in the family, or grit your teeth, write a check and hope your wife has learned an expensive lesson. *** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. *** For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order “How to Have a Lovely Wedding.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
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can match him. As it turns out, I did myself a huge favor. Everything else — trust, compromise and honesty — is important in a relationship, but if there is no respect, it falls apart. That is what happened to me. Abby, am I correct about respect being the most important aspect of a partnership? — DESERVING IN SALT LAKE CITY DEAR DESERVING: I think so, and I’m sure most readers will agree. When people respect each other, it follows that there will be honesty, trust and a willingness to compromise. Without these components, relationships usually don’t last — or they shouldn’t.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Maintaining relationships energizes you — or at least it should. If a certain friend always leaves you feeling drained, it’s something to consider carefully and change right away. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It takes time to regain your concentration after an interruption. That’s why you can save yourself a lot of frustration by preventing interruptions before you start your important work. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Leave the distant future loose as you structure the immediate future. It makes you feel powerful to plan today, tomorrow and three days from now. Anything farther out comes with the possibility of unnecessary stress. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Just because you fit into a situation doesn’t mean you belong there. Many would be thrilled to have your contributions to their scene, and yet unless you also are thrilled there, it’s a bad match. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). So what if you don’t win the top honor today? Maybe you’re not the best there is at this task, and that should be fine. Think in terms of improvement. Every improvement counts. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t always feel comfortable letting another person take care of you, but unless you are vulnerable, you won’t be able to connect as deeply as you would like with that certain someone. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll be assigning tasks. Be careful to match people to the work they are likely to succeed in, as this is what builds bonds. If they do not succeed, the bond erodes. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Though you usually prefer to be treated like everyone else around you, the person who strategically chooses the right moment to treat you like the unique and special person you are will win your heart. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). In some ways, you feel more fulfilled when you are around a certain person than you do when you are not. It may even frighten you. For now, though, enjoy the dynamic as a sign of love gone right. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What good is being smart enough to know better unless you act on that knowledge? This is why most of your day will be spent in motion. You’ll be busily working out your inklings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll gravitate toward emotionally healthy people. They live with ease and hardly ever find themselves in the middle of drama. Being around this type, even for a few hours, will make your whole weekend better. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The person who is trying to impress you may be doing so without being totally conscious of his or her own motives. Be gentle, as there is more ego on the line here than is readily apparent.
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The premises described in the mortgage will be sold, subject to all encumbrances, prior liens and such matters which may constitute valid 100 Legals liens or encumbrances after sale, at public aucLEGAL NOTICE tion on April 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM, on the INFORMATION premises by virtue of the power of sale in said mortgage made by Joseph A. Clemente, dated Legal Notices may be June 1, 2005, and recorded in the North Provi- mailed to: The Times, dence, RI Land Evidence Records in Book 2103 P.O. Box 307, at Page 268, the conditions of said mortgage COACHMEN 5th having been broken. $5,000.00 in cash, certified Pawtucket, RI 02860 2007 wheel 37 ft. camper, 3 Faxed to: or bank check required to bid. Other terms to be slide outs, king bed, queen pull out sofa, applianced (401) 727-9250 announced at the sale. $23,000. 401-286-3356 or Emailed to: SHECHTMAN HALPERIN SAVAGE, LLP Business Services 1080 Main Street Complete instructions Pawtucket, Rhode Island should include: Attorney for the present Publication dates, Holder of the Mortgage Billing information and the Name and Phone number of individual to contact if necessary. 159 General LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE Services MUST BE RECEIVED 58 Magill Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island 3 BUSINESS DAYS Assessor's Plat 56 Lot 86 PRIOR TO ATTENTION TO ADVERTISE YOUR PUBLICATION Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens BUSINESS IN THIS and encumbrances, at public auction on April 25, For further information SECTION CALL THE TIMES 2014 at 11:00 AM Local Time, on the premises Call 722-4000 Monday CLASSIFIED DEPT thru Friday; by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in the 401-722-4000 certain Mortgage Deed made and executed by 8:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. Nicholas Brantley dated June 13, 2006 and recorded in Book 2662 at Page 58, et seq. with Annoucements Employment the Records of Land Evidence of the City of Pawtucket, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island, the conditions of said Mortgage Deed having been broken. FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down payment in cash, bank check or certified check at time of sale; other terms will be announced at time of sale. 107 Personals 200 Employment Marinosci Law Group, P.C. Services CREDIT 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 FOR ERRORS The Times does not knowWarwick, RI 02886 ingly accept advertiseEach advertiser is asked Attorney for the present ments in the Employment to check his/her adverHolder of the Mortgage classifications that are tisement on the first not bonafide job offers. day of publication and MLG File # MLG 13-11599 A-4446410 Classification 200 is proto report any error to 04/04/2014, 04/11/2014, 04/18/2014 vided for Employment Inthe Times classified
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Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens and encumbrances, at public auction on May 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM Local Time, on the premises by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in the 111 Special Notices certain Mortgage Deed made and executed by YOU KNOW that the JILL M. IVERS dated July 15, 2005 and recorded DID Classified Section is filled in Book 2127 at Page 211, et seq. with the with lots of interesting inYou can find Records of Land Evidence of the Town of North formation? a house, an apartment, a Providence, County of Providence, State of cat, a job and lots more!! Times Classifieds are Rhode Island, the conditions of said Mortgage The loaded with "local" inforDeed having been broken. FIVE THOUSAND mation and merchandise you will find useful. DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down payment in cash, that Be in the the bank check or certified check at time of sale; oth- classified section every day. er terms will be announced at time of sale. Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 Warwick, RI 02886 Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage MLG File #13-05369 A-4448438 04/18/2014, 04/25/2014, 05/02/2014
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CHICAGO — An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison. Telling Walter Unbehaun he frightened a teller by showing her a revolver tucked in his waistband during the 2013 heist, a federal judge imposed a 3 1/2 year prison sentence, citing a rap sheet that includes crimes from home invasion to kidnapping. “This is not the first time you’ve inspired fear,” Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said, scolding the high-school dropout and part-time bathtub repairman. As he had on the day he robbed the bank, Unbehaun gripped a cane as he hobbled to a podium to make a brief statement. He didn’t withdraw his wish to go to prison, though he said, “I don’t want to die in prison.”
“My crime is bad, there ain’t no doubt,” he said calmly. “I just wanna be like everybody else.” Boredom and loneliness, defense filings said, had partly led Unbehaun to conclude that a life on the inside was preferable to life outside. No family or friends of Unbehaun attended Thursday’s hearing in Chicago. Listening to the proceedings, he fidgeted and rubbed his forearms, both of which sported tattoos. He occasionally nodded as his lawyer spoke. Last year, he walked into the bank with a cane but no disguise, displayed the loaded gun and told the teller, “I don’t want to hurt you.” With $4,178 in loot, he drove to a nearby motel and waited for police to arrive. When they did, the bald, portly Unbehaun dropped his cane, raised his hands and startled police by his apparent joy at getting nabbed. At his initial court appearance, he also confounded his lawyer. “His first words were, ‘I just want to
go home,” that same attorney, Richard McLeese, told the court Thursday. For a few minutes, McLeese had thought Unbehaun was saying he hoped to get bond. Then he realized Unbehaun was asking to go to prison. It was as if, McLeese said, a patient had asked his doctor to help him have a stroke. “It is, without a doubt, one of the saddest and most disturbing cases I’ve dealt with,” he said. Prosecutor Sharon Fairley conceded the judge faced a dilemma: Sending Unbehaun to prison could be seen as more reward than punishment to him, but setting him free would risk him committing another serious crime. His case raised broader societal questions, she said in one filing. “Did the system fail Mr. Unbehaun? Or was his inability to stay out of jail the result of his own free will?” she asked. “We may never know. But what we do know, clearly, is Mr. Unbehaun lacks the desire to lead a law-abiding life outside of prison walls.”
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