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City to spas: Legit or quit
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BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would make the fluffernutter Massachusetts' official sandwich has been given initial approval by state lawmakers. The measure was advanced Tuesday on a voice vote during an informal session of the House of Representatives. The fluffernutter — peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff on bread — has remained a popular treat in New England for generations. Marshmallow Fluff was invented in 1917 in Somerville and is made with four ingredients — corn syrup, sugar syrup, dried egg whites and artificial vanilla flavoring.
CENTRAL FALLS — While city officials say there hasn't been a multitude of applicants, they are trying to make sure that any massage parlors that come to town are operating above board. On Wednesday, the City Council
will hold a public hearing to consider second passage of an ordinance amending its “Personal Services License” to add a sub-section on “Massage Parlor Public Health Ordinance.” According to City Council President Bob Ferri, the amendment seeks to tighten the regulations under which massage parlors
are licensed and allowed to operate. The amendment was introduced by Councilor At Large Tia Ristaino-Siegel and the council is expected to vote on its final passage. Ferri said the measure is actually aimed at any future massage parlor operations that seek to open up in the city. The only one believed
to be open now, the Palm Tree massage parlor at 753 Broad St., is operating under “grandfathered” ordinances because a similar business was on the premises, he said. Ferri said that because the council is also a licensing board, it has the authority to put stipulations on the Palm Tree's license. In particuSee COUNCIL, Page A2
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WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The change, if adopted following a review ordered by President Barack Obama, could limit removals of people who have little or no criminal record but have committed repeat immigration violations such as re-entering the country illegally after having been deported, or fail-
ing to comply with a deportation order. The possible move, confirmed by two people with knowledge of the review, would fall short of the sweeping changes sought by activists. They want Obama to expand a two-year-old program that grants work permits to certain immigrants brought here illegally as children to include other groups, such as the parents of any children born in the U.S. John Sandweg, who until February served as acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said he had promoted the policy change for immigrants
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without serious criminal records before his departure and said it was being weighed by Johnson. An immigration advocate who has discussed the review with the administration also confirmed the change was under consideration. The advocate spoke on condition of anonymity because the proceedings are confidential. "Any report of specific considerations at this time would be premature," Clark Stevens, a spokesman for the Homeland Security Department, said Monday. Stevens said Johnson "has undergone a very See IMMIGRATION, Page A2
PROVIDENCE — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Angel Taveras on Tuesday unveiled a plan that calls for reducing Rhode Island's use of fossil fuels and preparing for the effects of climate Taveras change, saying that environmental concerns are also economic ones. The Providence mayor's seven-point environmental blueprint calls for the state to get 40 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and adopts a target for reducing carbon emissions. It also seeks to expand municipal energy efficiency programs; improve access to affordable, locally grown food; and extend the life of the Central Landfill by reducing waste. The first-term Democrat also wants to enact an organic waste master plan that would make composting mandatory for some businesses. "Protecting our environment and sustaining our natural resources is as much a quality of life issue as an economic imperative," Taveras said after planting shrubs outside a business at an Earth Day event held by Groundwork Providence and the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island. He said the state must prepare now for the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, flooding and coastal erosion. "Global warming is real and it has real consequences, and we're seeing that here in Rhode Island," Taveras said. See TAVERAS, Page A2
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CUMBERLAND – Pamfilio’s Ristorante & Catering at 1800 Mendon Road will join three other Blackstone Valley restaurants in participating in the “Dining Out for Life” fundraiser benefitting AIDS Project Rhode Island on Thursday. Also supporting the benefit on its 10th anniversary of helping AIDS Project Rhode Island’s programs will be Hose Company No. 6 at 636 Central Ave., Pawtucket, Rasoi at 727 East St., Pawtucket, and The Burrito Company at 104 Cass Ave. in Woonsocket, according to Stephen Hug, vice president of marketing and communications for Family Service of Rhode Island in Providence, one of the benefit’s organizers. AIDS Project Rhode Island is a division of Family
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the wake of numerous complaints about the operation. According to Major Daniel Barzykowski, the massage parlor's license was revoked based on various code enforcement concerns and police and fire issues regarding safety. Barzykowski said that to his knowledge, there have been no other incidents of the kind that surrounded Simple Pleasures. He said, however, that he hopes the new ordinance that is specific to massage parlor operations and licensing “helps prevent any future problems.” Raimondo has called for creating a "green bank" for financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. She plans to discuss her environmental initiatives Wednesday after a tour of solar energy facilities at the Quonset business park. State Rep. Art Handy, the Democratic chairman of the House environment committee, who has endorsed Taveras, said many of the mayor's environmental programs in Providence could be expanded statewide. Taveras' plan adopts the same target for reducing carbon emissions — 85 percent over 1990 levels by 2050 — as a sweeping climate change bill introduced by Handy in the General Assembly. Councilor Tia RistainoSiegel, who spearheaded the creation of the new ordinance, said that based on the scenario involving Simple Pleasures Spa, she and others on the council were concerned about any future massage parlor operations that might seek to operate in the city. “That was a learning process. And we thought, 'What can we do to make sure they are as legitimate as possible?'” she said. Ristaino-Siegel began to look into the types of ordinances that other municipalities have regarding massage parlors, and particularly liked one that is in place in the town of Smithfield. Working with Smithfield's ordinance as a model, she said that City Solicitor Matthew Jerzyk drafted one for Central Falls, with a few additions. “We added a requirement for BCI (criminal background) checks and also that every person working there has to be licensed as a massage therapist from an accredited institution,” Ristaino-Siegel said. She explained that under the city's previous ordinance for a personal services business, other people could work under the license of the applicant, similar to the way that a licensed barber could have several apprentices. “We wanted to eliminate that,” she said. At Wednesday night's meeting, the council is expected to render a decision that will make the ordinance part of city law. “I'm excited about this ordinance. And I would hope that people would support it, given that we are a family community,” RistainoSiegel said. In the meantime, city allow more of the 11.5 million immigrants living here illegally to stay. Many activists want sweeping action by Obama to give legal certainty and work permits to millions more immigrants, like he did for those who arrived illegally as children and attended school or served in the military. It's not clear whether the administration ultimately will take such steps. Obama has said repeatedly his options are limited without action by Congress. "The only way to truly fix it is through congressional action. We have already tried to take as many administrative steps as we could," Obama said last week at a news conference. "We're going to review it one more time to see if there's more that we can do." For now, administration officials appear focused on more limited, near-term
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officials say they will be watching the Palm Tree, which advertises on popular massage parlor/spa websites, to make sure the business is operating according to its license stipulations. City officials said they were concerned about the applicant's original request to stay open as late as 11 p.m. on weekend nights. However, the applicant has agreed to the hours of operation set by the board (Monday though Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m), as well as the possibility of surprise inspections. steps that could still make a difference for the immigrant population, according to lawmakers and activists who've met with administration officials. Adjusting the department's priorities for deportation is one such approach. Depending on how it's done, it could have a significant impact by providing new guidance to ICE agents on the front lines. Activists want more wholesale changes; some say ICE agents don't always follow the priorities set by the administration. At the same time, Obama would likely face GOP wrath for taking even the smallest steps toward providing relief to people in this country illegally. Republicans already accuse Obama's administration of subverting the law through previous moves to give "prosecutorial discretion" to immigration agents.
lar, the board limited the massage parlor's hours of operation from what had been requested, which included the ability to open as early as 10 a.m. and to close at 11 p.m. The Palm Tree Spa opened up about a month ago in the same location as another massage parlor called Simple Pleasures Spa. Late last year, according to city officials and Central Falls Police, Simple Pleasures was shut down in
He did not offer a price tag for any of the initiatives, but he said that many will result in savings. Energy efficient retrofitting efforts at 19 schools in Providence, for instance, have saved on average $300,000 a year, he said. Taveras is running in the September primary against Treasurer Gina Raimondo, political newcomer Clay Pell and 2010 independent candidate Todd Giroux. The four plan to attend a climate change forum Thursday at Brown University that's co-sponsored by the Environment Council of Rhode Island. Republicans Allan Fung and Ken Block are not participating.
rigorous and inclusive process to best inform the review," including seeking input from people within DHS as well as lawmakers of both parties and other stakeholders. The approach outlined by Sandweg and the immigration advocate would change the existing priority categories that now include immigrants who have reentered the country after having been deported previously, and those who are fugitives from immigration proceedings. Such people would be taken off the priority list. The remaining priority categories focus on recent border-crossers and immigrants who pose a danger to national security or public safety or who have been convicted of crimes. Some of those categories might also be refined or changed, and others could be added. "The time had come to focus ICE's efforts exclusively on public safety and national security," Sandweg said in explaining why he pushed for the change. He estimated that some 20,000 deported immigrants fell into the categories in question last year. The potential changes come as Johnson proceeds with a review ordered by Obama on how to make deportation policy more humane. With comprehensive immigration legislation stalled in the Republican-led House after passing the Senate last year, Obama has come under intense electionyear pressure to stem deportations, which have neared 2 million on his watch, and
Lawsuit filed in fatal fire
BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a brownstone where two firefighters were killed in a wind-fueled fire has filed a civil lawsuit alleging negligence by welders working next door. The Boston Herald reported Tuesday that the suit was filed this month by the owner of 298 Beacon St. and names as defendants Oliver Realty, owner of the building next door at 296 Beacon St.; D & J Iron Works, the Malden-based welding company; and Giuseppe Falcone, the welding company owner. City officials have said they believe sparks from the welding work started the fire, which took place March 26 and led to the deaths of Boston Fire Lt. Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy. The lawsuit was brought by Herbert Lerman, executor of the estate of Michael J. Callahan, which owns the apartment building at 298 Beacon St. It alleges that the welding work was not permitted by the city and there was no fire extinguisher or fire resistant shield on site.
Navy veteran, 92, finally gets military medals
WARWICK (AP) — A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II. Rhode Island's U.S. Sen. Jack Reed presented Frank Poli with several awards Tuesday in the military lounge at T.F. Green Airport. The awards include the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal. Poli was honored for his "exemplary conduct, efficiency and fidelity" while on active duty. Reed is a former Army Ranger. He says it's important to remind veterans their sacrifices haven't been forgotten. Poli lives in Providence. He was 21 years old when he enlisted in 1942. A spokesman for Reed says delays aren't uncommon because veterans often returned from war and didn't seek recognition. The benefit also drew praise from Thomas Bertrand, AIDS Project Rhode Island executive director, who noted that “HIV/AIDS is a threat that touches too many lives in Rhode Island and across the nation, a threat that is easily preventable.” The fundraiser participants will be raising money for the organization’s work also raising awareness at the same time, Bertrand noted. Information about HIV/AIDS, including how to prevent its transmission, is available at Also participating in the fundraising efforts this year are The Grille on Main Street in East Greenwich, Hank’s Down South in Narragansett, SpeakEasy Bar & Grill in Newport, Blaze Eastside, the CAV, Eastside Creamery & Diner, Flatbread Company, Gracie’s (on April 23) Hanley’s Ale House, Hemenway’s, India, the Kitchen Bar, Los Andes, New Rivers, Parkside, the Peace Culture Food Truck, Pizzico Ristorante, Red Fez, RiRa Irish Pub Restaurant, Rosalina, Rue de L’Espoir, Shula’s 347 Grill, and Three Sisters in Providence, and The Dublin Rose in Seekonk.
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Baylee Shaw, 4, of Cumberland, center, is chased by her older brother Hunter, 9, back, center, and friends Cameron Lee, 8, left, and Jacob Lee, 10, also of Cumberland, at Lincoln Woods State Park. The park was packed with families on school vacation on Tuesday.
Service of Rhode Island and has provided HIV/AIDS Prevention and education services along with assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS for more than 30 years, according to Hug. The Dining Out for Life fundraiser happens all across the country on April 24 and is expected to raise $40,000 to $50,000 in Rhode Island this year, Hug said. “It is a great event and we are very excited about it,” Hug said. “It involves a team of volunteers who give of themselves to help others,” he said. The partic-
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rant community in January to see if they want to participate,” Hug said. Everything comes together in time for Thursday’s national fundraiser and people have a good time enjoying great meals in the process, according to Hug. NBC 10 anchor Mario Hilario is chairing the 10th Anniversary of the event and said it helps to bring about “awareness of HIV/AIDS as well as raises funds for HIV testing, education and prevention efforts and to care for people infected with HIV,” Hilario said. Denise Sierra, owner and general manager of the Burrito Company, said her restaurant serves a youthful following and “it gives us great pleasure knowing that we are contributing to keeping them safe as well as helping anyone that may be suffering from this dreadful disease.” Paul Gaudette, the owner of Hose Company No. 6, said his restaurant was “pleased to raise awareness about the continuing threat of HIV/AIDS. “We are pleased to support the work of AIDS Project Rhode Island and look forward to serving many diners on April 24,” he said.
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Lincoln Budget Board sends $74.7 million plan to voters
LINCOLN – The Budget Board has completed its work on the proposed fiscal 2015 town budget, and it will now be up to local voters attending the May 12 Financial Town Meeting to set the town’s spending plan for the coming year. The voters will consider a spending plan of approximately $74.7 million, including school and municipal spending, as well as several major capital improvement projects as part of the town meeting’s budget action. Finance Director John F. Ward said on Tuesday that the town meeting’s budget book now being prepared will include Budget Board capital spending recommendations for a proposed addition to Police Headquarters
at Town Hall and the planned improvements at the high school’s Ferguson Field football field and track. The police headquarters addition would draw $3.3 million from the town’s capital reserves, and the high school athletic field improvements, including the installation of artificial turf, would tally $1.5 million, according to Ward. The budget recommendation overall includes $51,037,479 for schools, less than the School Department’s request of $52.2 million but $79,335 more than the sum Town Administration T. Joseph Almond projected in his budget proposal, according to Ward. Municipal spending would be approximately $19 million. The school budget number, to be acted on only as a line item total by local vot-
ers, includes a $921,219 increase in state aid to schools that has been projected in Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s budget plan. Overall, the town’s proposed budget would result in a 1.1 percent increase in the town’s tax levy, and depending on the values set under the related property assessments, an estimated 7-cent increase in local taxes depending on the impact of new growth in the community. “That’s all based on estimated values for assessed property, but we are not finished with the estimates for tangibles,” Ward noted. Given the rate of new development in the community over the past year, Ward said the actual impact on the town’s tax rate is not likely to be known until after the budget is finalized by the voters on May. 12.
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Lime Rock Firefighters and assisting local companies clean up after extinguishing a fire in a garage and an added bedroom at 6 Winterberry Road Tuesday night. A family of four got out of the home safely.
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Benefit concert Saturday to aid Haitian children’s relief effort
CENTRAL FALLS — Across many miles, desperately poor and orphaned children in Haiti will be getting a much-needed financial boost when a Pawtucket-based band plays at Katrina’s Country Kitchen and Pub this Saturday night. Mark Cipriano and the Good News Band, made up of several musicians with roots in Pawtucket and Seekonk, will be performing a concert to benefit Haiti’s Child on April 26 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Katrina's Pub is located at 502 Roosevelt Ave., Central Falls. The donation is $15, and snacks and refreshments will be provided. More importantly, there will be the rocking dance music from Mark Cipriano and his band, which formed in 2007 and plays throughout southern New England. Cipriano said the band specializes in “music through the decades...from Top 40 to classic songs.” Their influences run from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to Aretha Franklin and Van Morrison, so there is something for just about everybody. Founded in 2005, Haiti’s Child is a Christian nonprofit organization located in the village of Lamothe, north of Ganthier in the city of Croix des Bouquets. According to
its website, the organization's mission is to fulfill the educational, physical and spiritual needs of the children and community of Lamothe, a small village located about eight miles to the northeast of Port-au-Prince. Haiti’s Child has contributed funds to help build an orphanage and school and has contributed to other projects that help provide nourishment, healthier drinking water and educational resources. Cipriano said he was asked to do a fundraising concert for Haiti’s Child some six or seven years ago, and the band has performed one annually, usually in a church setting. “I decided to do the concert at a pub this time, and Katrina’s was more than willing to help out,” he said. “I like to give back to the community, and this is a beautiful organization.” Tony Leiter, who owns Katrina’s Country Kitchen and Pub, said that when he was approached about the fundraising concert, he quickly agreed. “It's a good thing to do,” he said. He added that Katrina’s, which serves breakfast and lunch most days but is open for the pub crowd on Thursday through Sunday nights, has hosted various benefit concerts in the past. For more information on Haiti’s Child, visit Donations will be taken at the door.
LINCOLN – A fire believed to have started from an electrical problem with a spare refrigerator caused heavy damage to an attached garage and a bedroom above it at 6 Winterberry Road Tuesday evening. The owners of the home, Joaquin Galvao and his wife, Aquilina, and their children Driston, 18, and Briany, 14, had just arrived home from visiting friends, but all got out safely after the 7:13 p.m. fire was discovered, according to fire officials. Vincenzo Nassi, 12, of the adjoining Princess Pine Road, and Brett Bessette, 12, of Angell Road, had been playing basketball when they saw smoke coming from the home down the road. Fire engines were roaring down the street as they went to see what was happening, and they were able to watch the firefighting effort by the Lime Rock Fire Department and other town fire departments to save the home. “At first I just saw the smoke, and then they cut a hole in the roof and fire shot out,” Nassi said.
“Everyone got out OK and no one was hurt,” Bessette said. The boys said they knew members of the family living in the home. “They were fighting it from the inside and also had a truck spraying water into the roof,” Nassi said. Lime Rock Assistant Fire Chief Arthur Jacques said the call came in as a refrigerator fire in the garage. “The homeowner tried to put it out but it got away from him and it went into the attic of the garage,” Jacques said. The spare bedroom above the garage was also involved, Jacques said. The combined effort to fight the fire from the ground level and from the roof area kept the blaze from entering the main home at the property, according to Jacques. “The house has smoke and water damage and but no fire damage,” he said. The garage’s roof was reported to have collapsed into the lower level, and that section of the home will require extensive repairs. Lime Rock Fire Chief Frank M. Sylvester credited the responding firefighters with a great job at scene. “They did a fantastic job. When no one gets hurt in a fire, they’ve done what they are supposed to do,” he said.
St. Aidan’s installation banquet slated May 2
Reservations and cancellations must be made no later than the Friday before the banquet, April 25. For more information, call 333-2080. The officers for the coming year are Ann Schifino, president; Vern Pereira, vice president; Jane Ayick, secretary, and Mary Gouveia, treasurer. New members are always welcome. A mass for sick and deceased members will take place May 2 at 8 a.m. at St. Aidan’s Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. All members are invited to attend.
CUMBERLAND — St. Aidan’s Senior Group will hold its installation banquet on May 2 at Twelve Acres, Smithfield. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and dinner will be served at noon. Entertainment will be provided by Polka Paul.
German-American Cultural Society Founder’s Fest Sunday
and heritage: the 125th anniversary of the German Dramatic Society, the 110th anniversary of the Eintracht Singing Society, the 30th anniversary of the SCTV Alpenblumenn Schuhplattler Gruppe and the 15th anniversary of the German-American Cultural Society of Rhode Island. For more information, contact Lynn Rivard by calling (401) 766-9541 or email:
PAWTUCKET—The German-American Cultural Society of Rhode Island is holding its Founder's Fest on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m., at 78 Carter Ave., Pawtucket. Admission is $20 per person and includes appetizers and a champagne cocktail. The Founder’s Fest promises to be an afternoon of music, folk dancing, singing and refreshments. Founder’s Day recognizes four important events in the club's history
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PAWTUCKET — St. Teresa Church Senior Group meeting Thursday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in the Church Hall, 358 Newport
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A small business owner’s case for raising the minimum wage
Nine or ten dollars an hour? Twelve? Or all the way to $15? For much of the country, significant minimum wage hikes are coming — at least in the areas where they haven't happened already. Public debate on the issue in many states and cities has been reduced to a disagreement between the forces that want to keep increases to a small amount per hour and folks like Chicago's "Fight for 15" group and new Seattle Mayor Ed Murray who propose a $15 per hour target. People getting paid more for their work is a heartwarming notion, so it can feel pretty easy to get behind a $15 minimum wage on an emotional level. In terms of a more mathematical analysis, one sees macroeconomic cases made both for and against a high minimum wage: either that putting more money in the pockets of working people will strengthen spending and the economy or that increasing labor costs to business will result in higher unemployment. We can talk macroeconomics all we want, but I believe most of us are going to give or withhold our support for raising the minimum wage based largely on our perceived self-interest. So with that in mind, here's my self-interest: As a small business owner in the restaurant industry, I think a higher minimum wage is great for my business and me. Make the wage $15 an hour. Make it $20. Make it high enough that dishwashers get paid like office workers. Here's why. A higher minimum wage helps reduce the structural advantages large corporations have over small businesses, and that in turn helps create a context where high-quality independent businesses can thrive by overdelivering compared to our better-capitalized, but mediocre, big competitors. When individuals like me start businesses in our communities with the intent of selling quality goods and services, we quickly find that our biggest obstacle is the low prices offered by large corporations. The issue isn't that those companies are selling the same things we are for less. The issue is that the low-priced commodities sold by superstores, warehouse clubs and restaurant chains influence our customers' understanding of what everything costs. For example, the reason it's hard to sell a really good, locally produced burger in many markets isn't because the product isn't worth it; even $10 or $12 for a handcrafted product that includes 6 ounces of grass-fed beef is a steal compared with what you can buy at Applebee's or Olive Garden for that price. The reason it's hard to market a high-quality burger is that so many companies sell burgers so cheaply — regardless of how bad they are — that we think a burger "should" cost only $5 or $6. Here's what rubs me — and many other small business owners — the wrong way about this: The reason these companies are able to sell commodities so cheap while making a profit is by passing off
By Jay Porter
certain costs that we small businesses can't. For instance, large agriculture businesses can raise their meats in areas with lax environmental and employment regulations, which means, for instance, that many of the costs of producing pork get borne not by Smithfield Foods but by the residents of Tar Heel, N.C. Similarly, megaretailers and other national concerns can inexpensively move goods from remote locations to their stores in trucks whose use of the roads is heavily subsidized by everyone who drives a car. Subtly, a nonlivable minimum wage — and in most areas minimum wage is well below a livable wage — is also a kind of passing off of costs by the big guys. Though their employees work a full-time job, they can't afford health care, education, quality food or a healthy routine. That leads to a situation in which 52 percent of the families of fast-food workers are enrolled in public assistance programs and the average Walmart employee costs taxpayers $5,815 in subsidies. Now, if the minimum wage were raised high enough, the cost of human resources would have to be borne in full by their employers, large and small. In turn, everyone would have to raise prices — and the prices the big guys charge for their products would be closer to their true costs. A world where items are priced near their true costs is a world that we small businesses already live in. We can't easily pass many of our expenses onto the taxpayers. We typically lack the resources and scale to make it feasible to move our production far away to cheaper jurisdictions and invest in our own subsidized transportation networks. But if labor becomes a bigger cost for large and small companies alike, the subsidies that benefit large businesses will be less relevant, and the little guys will be competing on a less slanted — though still not level — playing field. A semilevel playing field is good enough for me. Like many small business owners, I know that if the big guys have only some advantages over my team, we can make up the difference in quality, service and heart. Jay Porter operated San Diego's farmto-table restaurant The Linkery for about a decade; his new restaurant, Salsipuedes, will open in North Oakland later this year.
Why Democrats are playing the race card
After years of mostly hedging any suggestion that racism has anything to do with President Barack Obama's ferocious opposition, there's a new racial etiquette in town. Top Democrats are slipping off the kid gloves. "To a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," said Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, during CNN's "State of the Union" program. "That's unfortunate." Asked by host Candy Crowley as to whether he thought his "Republican colleagues in Congress are racist," the New York Democrat replied, "Not all Clarence Page of them. No. Of course not." "Not all of them?" Gee, Congressman, care to name names? Israel's comment was particularly notable because it came only a few days after an even more prominent Democrat, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, said pretty much the same thing about the Grand Old Party's position on immigration. "I think race has something to do with the fact that they are not bringing up an immigration bill," she said at a news conference. "I've heard them say to the Irish, 'If it was you, it would be easy.'" She didn't say who she heard talking to which "Irish," but she sounded like an oldschool wheeler-dealer in the sort of ethnictribal politics that have produced big turnouts for generations of urban Democrats. That's partly because she was responding to a question about Attorney General Eric Holder's earlier remarks in a speech at the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention. Without specifically mentioning race, Holder heatedly suggested that the "unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity" that he received from Republicans during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing a day earlier was because of, well, you know what distinguishes Obama from his predecessors, right? "What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?" he said. "What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?" Holder didn't mention race because he didn't have to. As an African-American speaking to a group that conservatives love like they love an Ebola virus, his remarks sounded like a black-oriented version of what liberals would call a racially coded "dog whistle" if it had come from rightwing whites. What's going on? Why, after years of accusing Republicans of unfairly accusing Democrats of playing the race card, do top Democrats seem suddenly to be throwing all caution to the wind? Why? Three theories come to mind: Theory one: Anger. A lot of it is pent up among Democrats after a half-dozen years of playing nice to help their Big Guy in the White House. Now it's getting near closing time for Team Obama (Holder may even be leaving this year), and Dems feel more freedom to say what they really think. Theory two: Fear. As midterm elections approach, what better way to rev up their liberal and heavily nonwhite base than to highlight differences with conservatives over issues of racial and gender equality. A common theme connects congressional Democrats alleging racism and Obama's promotions of pay equity and warnings about conservative rollbacks in the Voting Rights Act. Theory three: Shameless self-promotion. Since July 2012, Major Garrett, CBS News' chief White House reporter, has been reporting in National Journal on "stray voltage," a strategy of generating controversy on purpose, simply "for the sake of milking it." Such was the case, Garrett offers, when the White House claims that the median wages of working women in America are 77 percent of median wages earned by men were challenged by critics on the left and right. No problem. Under the "stray voltage" strategy, Obama's message will be remembered long after statistics are forgotten. Indeed, the same can be said of the return of race to center stage among top Democrats, generating familiar countercharges of "race baiting" and "playing the race card" from Republicans. Sure, those of us who care about serious issues and nuanced politics should bristle at crude appeals to racial passions by either side. But as long as it turns out votes, the politics of rage is not going away soon, color-coded or not. Clarence Page, a member of the Tribune Editorial Board, blogs at
Letter to the Editor The time for change is now
My name is Matt Fecteau and I am challenging Congressman David Cicilline for the Democratic nomination of the 1st District of Rhode Island. Unlike my opponent, I am not a millionaire, nor a career politician, nor have an affluent network to call on. I am an average American fed up with the political stagnation in Washington D.C. While I still consider myself an ordinary American, I have been put in some extraordinary circumstances. I served eight years on active duty in the U.S. Army as an officer with two tours in Iraq. I have led soldiers in war, managed multiple million dollar budgets, and traveled to some of the most unforgiving places in the world. I would stack my experience against my opponent’s any day of the week. I decided to run because I am upset with the inaction in Congress. More than ever, we deserve a new fresh prospective and new leadership. I have been going door to door lately and hearing about your concerns. This isn’t complicated, you want jobs and the truth is, right now, there are none. Rhode Island’s unemployment rate is the highest in the country. Your Congress is not working for you and you are fed up. I see our community slowly withering away with each passing day while hearing the empty rhetoric about bipartisanship and “jobs, jobs, jobs.” Unfortunately, empty rhetoric does not pay the bills. My opponent’s signature Make it in America Block Grant Program has zero bipartisan support, making the chances of it becoming law similar to that of Taylor Swift returning any of my phone calls. As a veteran, while deployed all you want to do is go home and then, when you finally arrive back home, it hits you like a ton of bricks, “What the hell happened?” We need to find solutions now. I want to represent you in Congress because regular people should have a voice in Washington. We know how to create jobs. We see the dilapidated roads, bridges, and waterways. Let’s hire people to fix, renovate, and expand our infrastructure. This would go a long way to both providing people quality jobs and invest in our country’s future. This struggle will be tough. I do wish I had a little more money, an affluent network, or a prominent name, but I do not. In this country I love so dearly, it should not matter. During this campaign, I may put my foot in my mouth at times, and may make my share of mistakes, but I am an average American thrust into some extraordinary circumstances and although things are a little tougher for us, I believe in this country more than ever. The time for change is now. If interested, please call me at 401-2250541, or and check out our website: Matt Fecteau Pawtucket, RI
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PAWTUCKET — The following incidents were recently reported by local police: • Mario Lopes DaSilva, of 28 Reynolds St., New Bedford, Mass., was arrested on charges of domestic — simple assault and domestic — disorderly conduct following an incident at the Cunningham School, 40 Baldwin St., on Thursday at around 1:27 p.m., police said. • William Labree, of no permanent address, Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following an incident at Walgreens, 100 Broad St., on Thursday at around 2:52 p.m., police said. • Keane A. Marcello, of 406 Robinson Ave., South Attleboro, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, possession of a Schedule II drug (Oxycodone), driving in possession of a controlled substance, and driving with an expired registration after a traffic stop at 434 Broadway on Thursday at around 4:45 p.m., police said. • Derrick Goncalves, of 657 Mineral Spring Ave., was arrested on Thursday at around 9 a.m. on warrant charges of domestic — simple assault and domestic — disorderly conduct stemming from a previous incident at his home, police said.
• Brian L. Clements, of 17 Wilson St., Providence, was arrested on charge of larceny under $1,500 related to an incident outside the Latin Touch Barber Shop, 275 Main St., on Friday at around 3:20 a.m., police said. • William J. Macon, of 308 Owen Ave., Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of violation — no contact order and domestic — disorderly conduct following an incident at 276 Weeden St., Apt. 2, on Friday at around 5:58 p.m., police said. • John Paul Gibau, of 29 Vale St., Apt. 1, Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of possession of Schedule I (over 1 oz. marijuana), third or subsequent offense, after an incident at 318 West Ave. on Friday at around 7:40 p.m., police said. • Junior A. Lopes, of 55 Bloomindale Ave., Apt. 1, Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and willful trespassing stemming from an incident at McDonald’s, 255 Lonsdale Ave., on Friday at around 9:40 p.m., police said. • Antonio F. Lopes, of 455 Lonsdale Ave., Apt. 517, Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of domestic — simple assault and domestic—disorderly conduct following an incident at Coats Manor, 457 Lonsdale Ave., Apt. 517, police said.
Memorial Day Remembrances
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C-L Chorus concert slated May 17
WOONSOCKET — The annual Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus concert. whose theme this year is “War and Peace,” will be held Saturday, May 17, at PROVIDENCE (AP) — A 7:30 p.m. and star witness in the corruption Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m. at St. Ann Arts & Cultural trial of former Providence Center, 84 Cumberland St. Mayor Buddy Cianci has Tickets are $15, with a died. discount price for a group of David Ead died Saturday, 10. according to the PontarelliFor more imformation, Marino Funeral Home. It did contact Lucienne “Lou” not disclose the cause of Croteau at death. He was 72. or Ead was the former vice chairman of the Board of Tax (401)-769-2214. Assessment Review. He spent a week on the stand during the 2002 trial portraying Providence City Hall as a place where favors were regularly handed out for bribes. He himself admitted to taking bribes to lower tax bills, and was sentenced to a year of home confinement. Prosecutors said at the time that Ead’s cooperation was essential to making a case against members of the Cianci administration.
Marilyn P. Rodriguez
December 21, 1947 - July 2, 2005
David Ead, 72; star witness in Cianci corruption trial
We will never forget you May God cradle you in His arms for eternity. Always in our hearts, Diane, Norm, Sue, David, Robert & Camilla Sample, actual size
P.E.A.L Club to meet May 5
ATTLEBORO — The P.E.A.L. Club will meet at noon on Monday, May 5, at Morin’s Restaurant, 16 South Main St. Lunch will follow the meeting. New members are invited to attend. For more information, contact John at (508) 222-2541.
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220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-723-4035
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15 Grove Street, N. Attleboro, MA 02760 508-695-5651
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643 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-724-2226
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5 Higginson Avenue, Lincoln, RI 02865 401-725-4253
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530 Smithfield Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-723-2042
Lincoln Funeral Home
1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, RI 02865 401-726-4117
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220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-722-8324 1008 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 401-722-2140
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331 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908 401-272-3100
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Mon. 9-5pm, Tues. & Wed. 9-4:30pm, Thur. & Fri. 9-6pm, Sat. 9-12pm
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
• 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.
• 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. •The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Post home, 171 Fountain St. The cost is $8 per person at the door.
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Le Club Par-X, 36 Stanley Ave., will be hosting a breakfast of ham, eggs, baked beans, home fries and toast from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children.
• 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.
• Dog Orphans, a small no-kills shelter on Route 16, Douglas, Mass, will be holding our 16th annual “Walk for Paws” from noon to 4 p.m. at River Bend Farm. The top three fund raisers will receive: iPad mini for first place, $300 American Express gift card for second place, and $100 PetSmart card for third place. Sponsor sheets can be obtained by visiting
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
•Roger Williams Park Zoo is honoring moms. Moms will receive free admission to the zoo when accompanied by a paying child. Kids can make mom’s day extra memorable at the Ice Cream Sundae Event in the Picnic Pavilion from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3:45 p.m.). Children can make an eco-friendly craft for Mom, and everyone can enjoy an ice cream sundae. Then guests can take their own picture at an animal-themed photo-op. This event is $7 for each participant. For more information about this event and visiting the zoo, visit
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club will host a coin show at Brian's Restaurant from 3 to 8 p.m.
• 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 with us. All Vietnam Veterans welcome. For more information call Joe Gamache at 401-6516060.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Married couple’s sex life is all about the numbers
I have been married to a wonderful man for 30 years. Our marriage may not be perfect, but it’s quite good. My dilemma is this: My husband keeps track of every time we have sex and has a personal goal of 100 times a year. In 2013, he informed me that we’d had sex only 76 times, and that was not adequate for him. He was quite upset about it. Do you think tracking your sex life is normal, and what do you think about a couple married for 30-plus years having sex 76 times in a year? Is that normal? Also, keep in mind that he travels for business and is gone about 60 days a year. — PRESSURED DEAR PRESSURED: Your husband sounds like a college student who is striving to get 100 notches on his belt. Rather than obsess about the number of times you have had sex, the quality of the experience should be more important. Fifty GREAT times a year would be better than 100 so-so times, one would think. And no, I do not think your husband’s preoccupation is “normal” — whatever normal is these days. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Because it takes explaining, I recommend you share the happy news with your family and close friends by telling them in person. That way, you can answer any questions they may have directly. When you want “the world” to know, you may decide to send a mass email or post photos on the Internet. As to having a baby shower — because this is a happy event you are celebrating and you will need things for the baby, I’m sure a friend will want to host one for you. Be sure to include your sister-inlaw if she would like to attend. 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. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in “What Every Teen Should Know.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
Jeanne Phillips up. Last summer his sister offered to be a surrogate for us, and we’ll use a donor egg since I have none. We have told only a few people. We’re having an embryo transfer next week and thought we’d wait until after the first trimester to “announce.” But what is the proper way to do it when it’s not actually I who is expecting? And is there etiquette for having a baby shower in this situation? We’re excited and proud of this opportunity, but it takes a lot of explaining for people to understand and not be judgmental. This is the closest we’ll ever get to experiencing pregnancy, and I want to enjoy it to the fullest. — MODERN MOM-TO-BE IN WASHINGTON DEAR MOM-TO-BE:
My 18-year-old granddaughter is seeing a 30-yearold man. What can I say to let her know he is way too old for her? I don’t want her to hate me. — LOVING GRANDMA IN FLORIDA DEAR LOVING GRANDMA: I don’t think that telling your granddaughter the man is too old for her would be a good idea because it would imply that she is too young, and no 18-year-old wants to hear that. Tell her instead that you think she would have a lot more in common with someone closer to her age. This is particularly true if she is still in high school.
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Foul called on Mass. GOP official
Three PACs fined for illegal donations
were organized by three individuals, they operated as “affiliated committees” under the direction of Prunier. Campaign finance laws prohibit affiliated PACs, which are defined as two or more PACs that are “established, financed, maintained or controlled” by a single individual. Investigators said they found 25 instances during 2012 in which an individual candidate received contributions from two or three of the PACs that exceeded the $500 donation limit. In total, the PACs made about $24,000 in excess contributions, according to investigators. The campaign finance office also concluded that Prunier had “significant influence” in determining which candidates the PACs would support and “drafted or provided input into fundraising letters” for the three PACs. There were also instances in which contributions to individual candidates were made on the same day and in the same amount by more than one of the PACs, the office said. Prunier said she doesn’t agree that all three PACs were under her direction, but decided it was better to pay the fine and move on rather than wage what could have been a costly fight. “In general I disagree with the OCPF interpretation of the regulation,” she said in a telephone interview. “The PACs were definitely not controlled by any one person. In some cases my political action committee supported a different candidate than the other PACs.” As part of the agreement, two of the PACs — the Massachusetts Independent PAC for Working Families and the Catholic Citizenship PAC — will be dissolved. The Shrewsbury resident will be allowed to keep the Massachusetts Republican Municipal Coalition PAC but has agreed to have no future involvement in any other PAC and has agreed to make no contributions from her PAC before 2017 to candidates who received contributions from the three PACs in 2012. Prunier is also executive director of the Coalition for Marriage and Family, a nonprofit organization that says it is “committed to ensuring that the people of Massachusetts will ultimately have the opportunity to vote on the true definition of marriage at the ballot box.”
Emerson alum Leno returning to give commencement speech
BOSTON (AP) — Jay Leno is returning to his alma mater, Emerson College, to deliver the commencement address this spring. The small liberal arts college in Boston announced Tuesday the 1973 graduate will speak at the 134th commencement ceremony on May 11. NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” host Scott Simon will address the graduate students. Leno hosted NBC’s late-night talk show “The Tonight Show” for more than two decades before retiring in February. He was replaced by former “Saturday Night Live” star Jimmy Fallon. The 63-year-old grew up in Andover and is known for his clean, observational humor and his caricature-like facial features, which he references in his 1996 autobiography, “Leading With My Chin.” The graduation will be streamed live at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.
BOSTON (AP) — Three political action committees that state investigators said were under the direction of a top Massachusetts Republican official have agreed to pay $17,500 after making excess campaign contributions. The Office of Campaign and Political Finance said Tuesday that Chanel Prunier, elected Republican National Committeewoman for Massachusetts last year, effectively controlled the three PACs. Prunier said she doesn’t agree with that interpretation. The PACs include Prunier’s Massachusetts Republican Municipal Coalition PAC and two others — the Massachusetts Independent PAC for Working Families and the Catholic Citizenship PAC. According to a Republican Party website, Prunier founded the Massachusetts Republican Municipal PAC in 2005 to support candidates for local office and build the Republican farm team. State campaign regulators said that while the three PACs
Pilot rescued from plane after crash into Lake Winnipesaukee
ALTON, N.H. (AP) — Officials say a pilot has been rescued after a small plane crashed and sank in New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee. New Hampshire State Police say the pilot, who was found submerged in water and clinging to the plane, was the only occupant. Fifty-nine-year-old Vadim Gayshan of Sudbury, Mass., was rescued by boat and transported to the hospital. Police say he was suffering from cold water immersion. He radioed for help just after noon Tuesday. He told investigators that he had taken off in Fitchburg, Mass., and was looking at ice conditions on the lake and doing touch-and-go landings when he misjudged his elevation. The plane’s pontoon caught on the water and caused the plane to crash nosefirst. Police say the plane is submerged in about 105 feet of water.
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THE TIMES, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 — B1
NHL playoffs
Bruins blank Red Wings to claim 2-1 series lead
Rask stops 23 shots, B’s score early in 3-0 victory
DETROIT (AP) — Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period, and Patrice Bergeron added an empty-net goal late in the game. The Presidents' Trophy-winning Bruins are ahead for the first time in the openinground series. And, it seems like a commanding lead the way Boston has played the past two games. Detroit has to win Game 4 on Thursday night to avoid facing elimination when the series shifts back to Boston. Jimmy Howard made 31 saves for the Red Wings, who needed him to make what appeared to be a routine stop midway through the first period on the first goal. He couldn't. Hamilton's wrist shot from the top of the right circle beat Howard's glove on a power play after Detroit had too many men on the ice. The Red Wings didn't have enough players in position to stop the second goal. After a poorly timed line change, Caron was all alone in front of the net and scored off a rebound. Detroit had a 5-on-3 power play for 35 seconds midway through the second period and could not take advantage. The Red Wings had perhaps their best chance early in the third period, but Rask made a sprawling stop to get his glove on Justin Abdelkader's shot. Detroit did not have many other opportunities against Rask, who ended up with his fourth career playoff shutout. Detroit had a power play midway through the third period and got only one shot to Rask, whose teammates prevented the puck from getting to him by putting their bodies and sticks in the way all night. Detroit pulled Howard but failed to dump the puck deep into the Boston end. Bergeron made a long shot into an empty net with 1:59 left to make it 3-0. Since the Red Wings won Game 1 on Pavel Datsyuk's goal late in the third period, they have been outscored 7-1. Detroit did not have one of its top forwards, Daniel Alfredsson, because of a back ailment and is still without two key players, captain Henrik Zetterberg and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, because of injuries. Even with all three of those players, Boston simply might be too tough to beat. The defending Eastern Conference and 2011 Stanley Cup champions are big, strong, fast and talented. Boston proved that during the regular season, leading the NHL with 117 points, and has shown how dominant it can be after losing the closely contested Game 1. Notes: Boston had D Matt Bartkowski in the lineup after the flu led to him missing both games in Boston. He replaced Andrej Meszaros, who appeared to be a healthy scratch. ... Hamilton, drafted No. 9 overall three years ago, scored his first playoff goal and Caron, a first-round pick in 2009, had his first postseason point. ... Detroit's fans jeered and booed Boston F Milan Lucic, who was fined $5,000 by the NHL for spearing Detroit D Danny DeKeyser in Game 1.
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Pawtucket Red Sox runner Garin Cecchini (left) slides home safely with a second-inning run as Rochester Red Wings catcher Dan Rohlfing gets ready to field the late throw to the plate. Cecchini tagged up and scored on a sacrifice fly by Dan Butler. The Red Wings scored six times in the top of the seventh inning to produce a 7-5 victory over the PawSox on Tuesday night at McCoy Stadium.
International League
Six-run rally lifts Rochester past PawSox
Snyder homers twice, De La Rosa spins six solid innings in 7-5 loss
PAWTUCKET — On a Tuesday night when Brandon Snyder crushed two dingers and righthander Rubby De La Rosa assembled a mound masterpiece, the Pawtucket Red Sox’ bullpen collapsed. The result: An emotionally-draining – not to mention truly sad – 7-5 loss to the Rochester Red Wings before a bummed crowd of 3,070 at McCoy Stadium. De La Rosa had been hurling a gem, yielding only three hits, an
earned run and a walk while fanning seven. He seemed destined to push his record to 2-0 after offering 89 pitches, 53 for strikes in his six-inning stint. But the Red Wings exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh while sending 12 to the plate and improved to 10-8 on their International League-North campaign. Pawtucket fell to 11-9, though remained in first place. In that fateful frame, manager Kevin Boles chose to replace De La Rosa with fellow righty Dalier Hinojosa, and the Red Wings took little time in creating their surge. See RED WINGS, page B3
Rehabbing Victorino’s ‘excited about getting back onto field’
PAWTUCKET — For Shane Victorino, it’s been a long, arduous road back to regaining his strength and conditioning after being sidelined on March 29 with a right hamstring strain, that suffered in Boston’s final spring training game in Fort Myers. Victorino, though, remained confident he would enjoy a return to the Red Sox in the near future, as this was his third game back on an injury rehab assignment. He expressed that confidence after taking batting practice at McCoy Stadium prior to the Pawtucket Red Sox’ tilt against Rochester on Tuesday afternoon. “I’m feeling good at this point,” grinned Victorino, who had drawn the start in right and the No. 2 spot in the batting order. “How soon will I get back? It’s still up in the air. We’ll see how (Tuesday night) goes. I know I’m going to play nine innings. See VICTORINO, page B3
Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino jogs off the field after the top of the first inning of his rehab game with the Pawtucket Red Sox on Tuesday night at McCoy Stadium. Victorino played seven innings in the field and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
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Boston Marathon
‘Marathon’ Meb becomes ‘beacon’ of Beacon Street
very necessary," Keflezighi said on Tuesday at the traditional day-after news conference that was canceled last year. "To do it in Boston after what happened last year, I couldn't ask for any better. "America gave me the opportunity; America needed somebody," he said. "And I rose to the occasion." No American runner had won the Boston Marathon since 1985, when Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach took the women's title two years after Greg Meyer earned the men's. (The U.S. has had better luck in the wheelchair division, which McFadden won for the second straight time.) The three decades of domination by the Kenyan and Ethiopian runners has been distressing in U.S. distance-running circles, but the drought became a national concern after last year's bombing. Since then, there has been much talk about what an American victory would mean in this year's race, and Shalane Flanagan — three-time Olympian from nearby Marblehead — vowed to win it for her battered hometown. See MEB, page B4
Tough Tuesday for area softball teams
BOSTON (AP) — Meb Keflezighi fled the East African nation of Eritrea as a 12-year-old boy, coming to the United States to escape war and poverty. Tatyana McFadden was 6 and sickly when an American woman adopted her from a Russian orphanage. They are now U.S. citizens, and Boston Marathon champions. "Don't they really capture what the American dream is all about?" Boston Athletic Association president Joann Flaminio said on Tuesday. "It's about coming to this country to make a better life for themselves. And, boy, what a better life they made." Ever since the bombs exploded at the marathon finish line last year there has been a nationwide rally of support for the city and its signature sporting event, and a call to return to the streets to reclaim the freedom that was threatened by the attacks. But the prospect of an American running down Boylston Street to break the tape this Patriots' Day was seen as the ultimate expression of resilience. "Everybody talked about how this was
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The Mount St. Charles Academy softball team, shown talking with head coach Cliff Matthews during a break in last week’s win over Woonsocket, was one of four local Division I teams to lose their games on Tuesday afternoon. The Mounties suffered a 6-2 setback at home to Warwick Vets. See local high school results on pages B2 and B3.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Here are some secrets to managing splits
TODAY BOYS Baseball Shea at Mount St. Charles, Burrillville at Narragansett, Central Falls at Tolman, 11 a.m.; Hope at Davies, 4 p.m. Lacrosse Toll Gate at Lincoln, 3:30 p.m.; Smithfield at Burrillville/North Smithfield co-op team, 4 p.m. Volleyball Shea at Central, 12:30 p.m.; St. Raphael at Classical, 5:30 p.m.; Tolman at Toll Gate, Lincoln at Westerly, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS Softball Hope at Central Falls, noon; Moses Brown at Davies, Portsmouth at St. Raphael, 4 p.m. Lacrosse Burrillville/North Smithfield co-op team at Pilgrim, 5:15 p.m.
THURSDAY BOYS Baseball Woonsocket at North Providence, Cranston West at St. Raphael, 11 a.m.; Cumberland at Lincoln, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball Exeter/West Greenwich at Mount St. Charles, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS Softball Cumberland at West Warwick, 11 a.m.; Lincoln at East Providence, noon; Mount St. Charles at Toll Gate, Burrillville at Johnston, 3:30 p.m.; Bay View at Tolman, 3:45 p.m.; Cranston West at Woonsocket, 4 p.m. Lacrosse Westerly at Mount St. Charles, 4 p.m.; Cumberland at East Greenwich, 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY BOYS Baseball Mount St. Charles at Central Falls, 11 a.m.; Smithfield at Burrillville, 3:45 p.m.; Classical at Davies, 4 p.m. Lacrosse Mount St. Charles at Prout, 4 p.m. Volleyball Tolman at Scituate, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS Softball Moses Brown at St. Raphael, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY BOYS Baseball La Salle at St. Raphael, 10 a.m.; Lincoln at Cranston West, noon; Cranston East at Cumberland, 1 p.m. CO-ED Track and field Freshman/Sophomore Invitational, at Tucker Field, Cumberland, 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 26 GREENVILLE — Smithfield YMCA F. Monroe Allen Memorial 5k Road Race and Kids Run, 8:30 a.m., Smithfield YMCA, 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.
owling questions pour in via my pro shop The “energy” behind it. Being minus ball dynamics results in poor Bowler’s Edge, but no question seems to be more fre- kinetic energy transfer…hitting power. The answer lies in the quent than the following. The concern for bowlers is “balance” of speed, angle of entry, and ball rotation. “Why do splits happen?” and “What causes me to get Lack of ball rotation. If your ball simply skids down the so many splits, and what can be done to diminish lane, it will hit with less emphasis and power. Torque comes from those culprits?” ball rotations, and torque results in ball hitting power. Rotations The answer is not as simple as a single response. equate to your ball avoiding death at the pocket. The reality of “bowling splits” revolves around many Those turns of your ball mean your ball will slap the elements and considerations. If the answer were pins with more convincing energy and basic, we would all learn the rules to avoid splits and authority…which should result in fewer splits. A ultimately eliminate those annoying (and difficult) sluggish ball means a sloppy hit, which means splits obstacles. But since the dawn of bowling, bowlers will likely abound. have been frustrated and demoralized with the many Improper ball weight. In its simplest of resulting splits we receive during our bowling advenforms, ball weight (or the lack of weight) has a tures. direct impact on the volume of splits you will be So what can be done? It is fair to say that we as experiencing. Since most pins average three and one bowlers have to understand the nature of “what caushalf pounds, the heavier ball typically will exert es” splits. Then we can take measures to effectively more damage to the entire ten pins. But not everyavoid them. And if we are to be realistic about the one can handle a sixteen, fifteen or even fourteen causes of bowling splits, we similarly have to take our pound ball. Accordingly, the bowler using a lighter WAYNE own measures to avoid those bowling potholes with ball needs to have more accuracy and better ball to realistic expectations. pocket placement. The heavier the ball, the prospect LIMA The question of “how many splits should I expect” of more pin devastation. But, if the heavier ball is will vary from one bowler to the next. In bowling, not out of the question, chances are you will experience all elements affecting your spit ratio outcome are more splits. This is a basic physics concept (mass equal from bowler to bowler. What are consistent are hitting mass). The heavier ball offers the bigger the possible reasons, causes and conditions which bang. But if you are not a heavyweight boxer, you’d exacerbate and amplify your split potential. better be a really slick and accurate punching lightweight. The following represent many of the prime causes for “splits”. Bad pins. Sometimes you have no control over splits. The second part of the equation will be “so what do I do to avoid Bowling centers may leave defective or damaged pins in the rack them?” We will discuss this half of the loaf of bread in a future resulting in less response/ pin action. A damaged pin may not do The Bowler’s Edge article. For now, here are the possible “whys” its job. Is this your fault? No, but you are confronted with this for getting splits: reality. At The Bowler’s Edge pro shop you can visit and see/ handle some of these “ruined” pins; which came directly from the Poor or improper ball entry angle to the pocket. Sure machines of local bowling centers. They are cracked, splintered your ball may slam the pocket (1 & 3 pins for righties…1 & 2 and crushed…but you may have thrown a ball or two at these pin for lefties) but at the wrong angle. The angle of entry into exact pins. Nice conversation pieces, but frustrating if they are in either pocket may be extreme or too mild. It is akin to parking the racks you are competing on come bowling night. your car properly or improperly…you may park it perfectly Improper pin set-up on the lanes. The tolerance of the straight with equal distance between cars on your left and right. pin-setting machines is not perfect. Sometimes the pins (rack) you Or, you may park your vehicle on an angle, maybe with the nose are throwing at just are not in the ideal/proper position. An eighth of your car exposed too far out, or even park too close to the of an inch off spot can not only cause you to be denied a strike, adjacent vehicle. “ANGLES” mean so much to our bowling suc- but actually give you a split. Watch the pros on TV and you will cess and the split ratio dealt to us. In scientific study, it has been see them regularly ask for a re-rack. Why? They may see a pin illustrated and proven the proper angle of entry for a 15 or 16 slightly off spot and will not chance the possible risks of throwing pound bowling ball, traveling fourteen miles per hour, is an angle at that rack. But at sixty feet, the average bowler may be incapable of 7 degrees to the pocket. So how do we get to seven degrees? of making that determination…so you throw your ball and end up How do we roll the ball at fourteen miles per hour? What if I am with a split. I am not suggesting that we all become anal about pin throwing a lighter ball? Well the answer is in your ability to placement by the machinery. Rather, be aware that this condition adjust for these discrepancies and find the “perfect angle” to the can force an increase in your share of splits. pocket for your bowling style, ball speed and ball weight. If one angle doesn’t work, move on to the next…and from week to The anxiety, frustration and disgust of being left with too week these angles will changed based on oil patterns and your many bowling splits will persist. If there is any consolation or ability (inability) to be consistent with your technique. advice it would be to recognize the above mentioned influencers Remember…angles, angles and angles. and manage those which you have control over. As for those eleBall speed. Throwing your ball too fast or too slow can be ments you have minimal control over, accept those splits and damaging in terms of the number of splits you are saddled with. hope it happens to the other guy more than you. Splits or otherExaggerated ball speed does not let the ball or the pins do their wise, always remember to have fun bowling! job. High ball speed can create a lack of pin action because the ball pops the pins above where they are suppose to hit. You want (Wayne Lima is the owner and operator of The Bowler’s Edge the pins to dance, not always explode. And too soft a touch (ball pro shop located at 110 Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket, RI. Wayne is speed) has your ball hitting like a soft tomato or marshmallow. an IPBA and AMF certified ball driller and is a former Professor Sure you can throw the 15- or 16-pound mass weight but no and Head Bowling Coach for Bryant University.)
Bowler’s Edge
Cumberland, Lincoln suffer one-run losses
PROVIDENCE — Five errors helped lead to four unearned runs and a difficult loss for Cumberland to swallow on Tuesday afternoon, as the Clippers dropped a 6-5 verdict to La Salle Academy at the Rams’ complex. Senior pitcher Juliet Nelson tossed a six-hitter than included two strikeouts and no walks for the Clippers, who slipped to 5-2, but remain in third place in the Division I standings behind unbeaten North Kingstown and Smithfield. The Rams (3-2) broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Clippers responded with two runs in the sixth, but were unable to score the equalizer. Taylor Fay had two doubles and two runs batted in to lead the Clippers offensively. Nelson added two hits, one of them a runscoring double, and Haley Bouley collected a two-run single. ***
Cumberland 300 002 0—5-8-5 La Salle 100 230 x—6-6-0 Juliet Nelson and Miranda Veliu; Alexis Sangermanno and Ari Wells.
Lincoln 000 000 0—0-8-1 Cranston West 000 001 0—1-5-0 Lauren Hervieux and Abby Majeau; Lexi Plumley and Gianna Hathaway.
Warwick Vets pulls away from Mount St. Charles
WOONSOCKET — Warwick Vets broke open a close contest with a three-run rally in the top of the seventh inning before going on to defeat Mount St. Charles, 6-2, on Tuesday afternoon at the Mounties’ campus. Freshman Skylar O’Connell went 3-for-4 and drove in a run to lead an 11-hit attack by Mount, which is 2-3 in Division I play. ***
Warwick Vets 300 000 3—6-12-2 Mount St. Charles 101 000 0—2-11-0 Kayla Morin and Emily Walason; Taylor Newcomb and Taylor Dill.
Saints down Lions for first Div. I win
Nunez pitches well in Woonsocket’s loss to Chariho
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Amanda Nunez pitched one of her best games of the season for Woonsocket on Tuesday afternoon, but her fine outing wasn’t enough to prevent her team from dropping an 8-2 decision on the road to Chariho. Nunes pitched a four-hitter that included nine strikeouts and two walks for the Novans, who are 0-6 in Division I play, but six errors by the Novans help pave the way for five unearned runs. Dacia MacNeil belted a two-run double in the top of the first inning to give the Novans a 2-0 lead, and Taylor Pawlina collected a pair of singles and scored a run. ***
Woonsocket 200 000 0---2-4-6 Chariho 004 004 x---8-4-1 Amanda Nunez and Brittany Girard; Kailee Morgan and Jayna Ryan.
LINCOLN — Run-scoring singles by Jarrett Knox, Bob Bracken, and A.J. Morris in the top of the fifth inning helped give St. Raphael a 7-2 lead it wouldn’t relinquish, as the Saints held on for a 7-5 win over Lincoln on Tuesday afternoon at Chet Nichols Field. The victory was the first for the Saints after opening the season with six Division I-North losses. Morris and Knox each finished the game going 3-for-3 for the Saints, and Bracken and Dylan Boisclair each added a pair. Morris and Bracken also drove in two runs apiece. Ben Roy picked up the win on the hill, and Bob Bracken earned the save. For the Lions, who fell to 2-5 in the league, Alec Cronan, Mason Palmieri, and Nathan Taylor each collected two hits. ***
St. Raphael 200 230 0--7-11-3 Lincoln 002 102 0--5-13-1 Ben Roy, Bob Bracken (6) and Dylan Boisclair; Justin Conte, Alex, Levine (5), Matt Knych (6), Trevor Marques (7) and Jake Petrin.
Cranston West hands Lincoln 1-0 defeat
CRANSTON — Lincoln suffered its third defeat in its last four games and dropped to 2-3 in Division I play on Tuesday afternoon, falling on the road to Cranston West, 1-0, in a well-played contest. The Falcons (4-3) only collected five hits off Lincoln pitcher Lauren Hervieux, but used one of them ot score its run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Casie Beauchemin went 3-for-4 for the Lions and also made a nice catch in right field that saved a run, and Hervieux, who struck out three batters and walked two on the mound, also helped her cause with a pair of hits.
Boys’ tennis
Mount St. Charles collects 16 hits in win over Scituate
Doubles teams help Mounties defeat Crusaders
WAKEFIELD — Mount St. Charles produced one of its most thrilling victories to date on Tuesday morning by securing a 6-1 win over the Prout School in a duel that saw the visiting Mounties sweep the doubles competition with three-set victories. The first doubles team of Ethan Guevremont and Jon Blanchette won a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) nailbiter in first singles to lead the way for the Mounties, who are 6-0 in Division II play. Leading the way in singles was Travis Connolly’s 6-0, 6-2 win in fourth singles. ***
Mount St. Charles 6, Prout School 1 Singles: Corran Moore (P) def. Mike Doody, 6-4, 6-7 (0-7), 10-4; Matt Ceh Castillo (MSC) def. Chris Condon, 7-5, 6-1; Matt Saviano (MSC) def. Mitch Tavares, 6-3, 6-2; Travis Connolly (MSC) def. Nick Sullivan, 6-0, 6-2. Doubles: Ethan Guevremont-Jon Blanchette (MSC) def. Brian Lamendola-Jack Ma, 6-3, 46, 7-6 (7-5); Paul Resende-Mitchell McCoy (MSC) def. Brandon Gagnon-Kevin Connors, 6-2, 16, 6-3; Dan Bowen-Aidan Keating (MSC) def. Austin Fonseca-Mitchell Burns, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9.
SCITUATE — Nolan Hayward and Justin D’Abrosca each went 3-for-4 to lead a 16-attack for Mount St. Charles on Tuesday morning in the Mounties’ 14-5 triumph over Scituate at Manning Field. The Mounties, who are 4-1 in Division II-North play, scored five runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back. Eric Abruzzi, Kevin Valentine, Mike Dixon, and Tate Laquerre also had two hits each for the winners. D’Abrosca also drove in four runs, and Laquerre knocked in a pair. Hayward also scored three times, and along with winning pitcher Alex Lataille, Jimmy Perro, Laquerre, and Dixon, collected doubles. ***
Mount St. Charles 501 025 1--14-16-3 Scituate 001 201 1--5-5-1 Alex Lataille, John Cutler (6), Andrew Uttermann (7) and Justin D’Abrosca; Nick Pietrantozzi. Sam Jackvony (5), Tom Card (7) and Tyler Farias.
Cumberland falls to La Salle
PROVIDENCE — Cumberland fell to 2-4 in Division I action on Tuesday morning by dropping a 7-0 loss on the road to alwaystough La Salle. Sophomore Oliver Doyle played well in a first-singles defeat for the Clippers, as he fell to Lincoln resident Aaron Yang by scores of 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. ***
La Salle 7, Cumberland 0 Singles: Arron Yang def. Oliver Doyle, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; Jon Boyarsky def. Adam Oglivie, 6-2, 6-3; Jon Tondreau def. Spencer Ross, 6-4, 6-1; Parsa Raissi def. Alex Lamoureux, 6-4, 1-0, retired (illness). Doubles: Will Norton-Bliss-Chris Stabile def. Brandon Melone-Jason Gwozdz, 6-1, 6-0; Dan Amirault-Chris Masko def. Bobby Miller-Chase Pierce, 6-2, 6-2; Nate Fournier-Alex Phillips def. Dan DaCosta-Kevin Connors, 6-2, 6-3.
Girls’ lacrosse
NORTH SMITHFIELD — Isis VanPutten’s incredible season continued with the Burrillville/North Smithfield co-op team, as she netted five goals in her team’s 13-5 win over first-year Johnston at the Northmen’s complex. VanPutten now has 22 goals this year for the co-op team, which is 4-1 and knotted for first place in the Division III-North standings with Mount St. Charles. Gabby Delisle also had one of her best games of the season for the winners, as she notched three goals, and goalie Taylor Duquette also had a superb day with 19 saves. The locals also received goals from Maggie Reid, Tiara Bianco, Angela Cardone, Kelsey Farrell, and Shannon O'Rourke.
On The Banner Burrillville/N.S., Cumberland produce victories
March 22, 2014 - North Smithfield sophomore Samantha Kent (32) drives against Juanita Sanchez defender Seth Quire during second half of the Div. III state championship at the Ryan Center Saturday. North Smithfield was defeated 59-27 final. Ernest A. Brown/RIMG photo
Sheehan, Andrews lead Clippers past Cranston West
CUMBERLAND — Lindsay Sheehan’s four goals and Maddie Andrews’ three led the way for Cumberland in its 14-5 victory over Division I crossover foe Cranston West at Tucker Field. Sydney Beadles, Arianna Coutu, and Nicole Rochefort each had two goals and an assist for the Clippers, who evened their record at 3-3. Rachel Haviland rounded out the scoring.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
erased a 5-1 deficit. Boles nevertheless didn’t dwell on any negatives but one real positive – De La Rosa’s improvement. “He’s had some very good outings, and this was right (up) there,” Boles stated afterward. “He had a good mix, he pitched down in the zone, held together the running game; he has weapons, and he’s throwing more strikes. You could see with the hitters, he was keeping them off-balance. “To be able to make those adjustments is great,” he added. “He mixes in the slider and curve; he was outstanding (Tuesday).” In what may be rehabbing Shane Victorino’s final tilt with the PawSox, he finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, a groundout to short and an error during his eight frames in right field. He did, however, drill a couple of long foul balls. When asked if he could be called up to the Red Sox soon, Boles explained, “He’s going to be evaluated in Boston and see what the decide …Usually timing is the last thing to come, but he was tested out there in right. To see him react the way he did was good. The hitting, he’ll figure that out, but he was tested out there. That’s a positive.” Boles opted to pull Victorino in the top of the eighth, but that was because the turf had become slick with the late-evening rains. “We erred on he side of caution,” he said. Hinojosa faced only five batters and yielded three hits, five runs (four earned) and a walk without a whiff; he offered 18 pitches, half for strikes. And Hill gave up two hits, an unearned run and two bases-on-balls while striking out three in one full frame. Yovan Pino (3-0) earned the win after hurling the final four frames; he gave up three hits, two runs and a walk with nine strikeouts. Hinojosa (0-1) took the loss, and Hill was issued his lone blown save. While De La Rosa cruised through his first two frames, courtesy of four straight whiffs while striking out the side in the second, Pawtucket gave him a cushion in the back half. Snyder led off the frame, crushing a 2-0 fastball just over the fence and onto the left-center field berm to record his third bomb of the season. Southpaw starter Logan Darnell then fanned Christian Vazquez, but Garin Cecchini singled to center, then stole second before hustling to third on a fielding miscue by second baseman James Beresford. It was ruled on the play that backstop Rohlfing’s throw had caromed off Beresford’s left shoulder, and Cecchini trotted in on designated hitter Dan Butler’s sacrifice fly to right. The ensuing batter, Mike McCoy, then walked, and Darnell balked him
Red Wings score six times in seventh to down PawSox, 7-5
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Wilkin Ramirez stung a triple off the wall in right-center, and Brad Nelson walked before the former raced home on a wild pitch and the latter took second on the same. Chris Rahl then hammered a double to right to plate Nelson, and Eric Farris reached on Snyder’s fielding miscue at first. Delbinson Romero’s hit to right scored Rahl, but Shane Victorino’s bobble in right allowed both he and Farris to move up. Lefty Rich Hill took Hinojosa’s spot on the rubber, and he issued a freebie to Dan Rohlfing to load the bases, though he whiffed Danny Santana for the initial out. He walked James Beresford to plate Farris to tie it at 5-5, and Chris Parmelee knocked in pinch-runner Doug Bernier with the go-ahead run. When Rohlfing raced in on Nelson’s infield hit, the Wings had
to second before he got No. 9 hitter Heiker Meneses to flail at strike 3. The Red Wings immediately sliced the deficit in half in the third when Farris led off with a hard hit up the middle, took second when De La Rosa hit Romero, reached third on Rohlfing’s 5-4 fielder’s choice and scored on Santana’s “seeing-eye” grounder down the left-field line. It looked as if the Sox would put together a semblance of a rally in the fourth; that’s when Vazquez drilled a one-out gapper to left-center, but Farris sprinted to his right and made a spectacular diving catch. Darnell struck out Cecchini to end the inning. Rochester threatened again in the fifth when Farris knocked a one-out hit to right, robbed second and took third when catcher Vazquez threw low to the bag, but De La Rosa whiffed both Romero and Rohlfing to avert any further damage.
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“This is my third game (with Pawtucket), and – overall – my body parts are OK,” he added. “I’m excited about getting back onto the field. I’ve had a little soreness, but it’s good soreness; it comes from being more active. I think I’m getting closer.” In his first start with the PawSox, against Buffalo in Saturday’s twinbill opener, he went 0for-3, but he did finish 1-for-4 Monday night as the starting right fielder. The 33-year-old Victorino hit .250 (7-for-28) in spring training while being brought along ever so carefully on a conditioning program. On that fateful March 29 day, however, he sustained a Grade 1 strain to the aforementioned hamstring while legging out a double on a wet field at JetBlue Park. Following that strain, he was saddled with a severe bout of the flu that caused him to lose 12 pounds. Ironically, Victorino had rehabbed with Pawtucket last June 6 for a left hamstring strain and played in just one contest. The good news: He went 2-fofr-4 with a solo blast against Charlotte. His only other visits to McCoy came as a member of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons back in 2005. That season, he closed with a .310 batting average with 18 homers and 70 RBI while earning International League MVP accolades. “Shane has looked good,” offered manager Kevin Boles. “He’s had no hesitation, no problems, after having played. He’s just got to get through (Tuesday night). I don’t when he’ll be called up; we’ll see what Boston says (Wednesday).” In his initial at-bat on Tuesday, on a 3-2 pitch, he bashed a shot just outside the left field foul pole, and – on the next offering – struck out on an iffy call by home plate ump Brian DeBrauwere. Third baseman Will Middlebrooks also is on an injury rehab outing (right calf strain) with the PawSox, but was not in the starting lineup Tuesday. Boles indicated the 25-year-old “felt
fine” after gaining the start Monday night, and was visiting with Boston’s medical staff. “Again, that’s Boston decision,” Boles stated. The Red Sox placed him on the disabled list on April 6 (retro to April 5) for the injury. In four games with the parent club (all at third), he had battled .231 with a double, dinger and an RBI. He had suffered the calf issue while running before that April 5 game against Milwaukee. Still, the plan is for Middlebrooks to play tonight and Thursday afternoon at McCoy. Boles also explained that Pawtucket had transferred infielder Carlos Rivero to Double-A Portland and added fellow infielder Ryan Roberts following his redesignation for assignment by Boston on April 18. That’s when the Red Sox recalled infielder Brock Holt from Pawtucket. Boles noted Roberts will play a variety of positions while with the PawSox, including one or two outfield positions. *** EXTRA BASES: Probable pitching matchups for the remainder of this four-game set against the Red Wings begin tonight at 6:15 p.m. with righthander Allen Webster (1-1, 3.60 ERA) facing fellow righthander Alex Meyer (0-0, 5.14). For Thursday’s 12:05 p.m. matinee, righty Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 4.35) will battle southpaw Kris Johnson (1-2, 3.94), while it seems assured that Matt Barnes, who has yet to pitch this season because of right shoulder tenderness, will make his first start of the season against righty Trevor May (1-0, 2.93) at 6:15 p.m., Friday. PawSox officials have something special in store for fans on Friday night – Boston brass will bring their three World Series championship trophies to the ballyard for all to see. Gates will open at 4:45 p.m., and all PawSox ticket holders will be able to peruse the trophies and have their photos taken with three of the most coveted pieces of hardware in Red Sox lore. After the contest, fans may take in yet another spectacular PawSox Fireworks Display.
Mount, N.S. suffer road losses
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Mount St. Charles dropped its second straight crossover match on Tuesday night, falling to Chariho, 30, at the Chargers’ gymnasium. The Mounties, who fell to 5-2 in Division I play, lost three close games to Chariho, 25-20, 25-23, and 25-22.
Northmen bow to Falcons
CRANSTON — North Smithfield fell to 44 in Division II play on Tuesday night after the Northmen suffered a 3-0 crossover loss to Cranston West. The Northmen lost by scores of 25-17, 2516, and 25-23.
High school baseball
Clippers win fourth straight game
CUMBERLAND — After opening its season with three losses, Cumberland now has an impressive win streak. The Clippers won their fourth straight game on Tuesday morning and raised their Division I-North record to 4-3 by posting a 6-3 triumph over North Providence at Tucker Field. Nate Mercure and Ryan O’Neill teamed up to pitch a three-hitter that included six strikeouts, with Mercure picking up a win and Mercure earning a save. Offensively, Tyler Calabro led the way with a 3-for-3 day that included a pair of runs batted in. ***
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North Smithfield’s Dandeneau leads La Salle past Woonsocket
PROVIDENCE — North Smithfield resident C.J. Dandeneau struck out nine batters and ended up with a two-hitter on Tuesday morning in La Salle’s 10-0 victory over Woonsocket that was halted in the bottom of the fifth inning by the 10-run mercy rule. The Novans are 2-5 in Division I play. ***
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TODAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m. — Arizona at Chicago Cubs, MLB. 7:10 p.m. — N.Y. Yankees at Boston, ESPN, NESN, WEEI (103.7 FM), WPRV (790 AM). MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6:15 p.m. — Rochester at Pawtucket, WHJJ (920 AM). NBA PLAYOFFS (Conference Quarterfinals) 7 p.m. — Game 2, Charlotte at Miami, TNT. 8 p.m. — Game 2, Dallas at San Antonio, TNT. 9:30 p.m. — Game 2, Portland at Houston, TNT. NHL PLAYOFFS (Conference Quarterfinals) 7 p.m. — Game 4, Pittsburgh at Columbus, NBC Sports. 9:30 p.m. — Game 4, St. Louis at Chicago, NBC Sports. INTERNATIONAL SOCCER 2:30 p.m. — UEFA Champions League, semifinal, opening leg, Bayern Munich at Real Madrid, FS1. 8 p.m. — CONCACAF Champions League, final, second leg, Cruz Azul at Toluca, FS1.
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Pct .600 .550 .500 .474 .429 Pct .563 .500 .500 .474 .474 Pct .684 .600 .500 .368 .300 GB — 1 2 2½ 3½ GB — 1 1 1½ 1½ GB — 1½ 3½ 6 7½ Toronto 9, Baltimore 3 Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox at Detroit, (n) Kansas City at Cleveland, (n) Texas at Oakland, (n) Houston at Seattle, (n) Wednesday's Games Texas (M. Perez 3-0) at Oakland (Gray 3-0), 3:35 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-2) at Seattle (C. Young 00), 3:40 p.m. Kansas City (Vargas 2-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-2) at Washington (G. Gonzalez 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 2-1) at Toronto (McGowan 1-1), 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 0-0) at Detroit (Smyly 1-1), 7:08 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-2), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 2-1) at Boston (Lackey 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Kansas City at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 8:10 p.m.
East Division W L 12 8 11 9 10 10 9 10 9 12 Central Division W L Detroit 9 7 Chicago 10 10 Kansas City 9 9 Cleveland 9 10 Minnesota 9 10 West Division W L Oakland 13 6 Texas 12 8 Los Angeles 10 10 Seattle 7 12 Houston 6 14 ——— Monday's Games Baltimore 7, Boston 6 Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3 L.A. Angels 4, Washington 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit 1 Texas 4, Oakland 3 Houston 7, Seattle 2 Tuesday's Games L.A. Angels 7, Washington 2
New York Toronto Tampa Bay Baltimore Boston
Ellsbury returns to Boston, helps Yankees top Sox
BOSTON (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night. Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game as a visitor after seven seasons with the Red Sox before signing a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees. Tanaka (3-0) allowed two runs on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. His 35 strikeouts in his first four major league starts set a team record and he's walked just two batters in 29 1-3 innings. Jon Lester (2-3) struggled after four outstanding outings, allowing seven runs in 4 2-3 innings. The Red Sox scored their runs in the fourth inning on back-toback home runs by David Ortiz and Mike Napoli.
North Division W L Pct. Rochester (Twins) 10 8 .556 Pawtucket (Red Sox) 11 9 .550 Buffalo (Blue Jays) 9 8 .529 Scranton/WB (Yanks) 9 9 .500 Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 8 10 .444 Syracuse (Nationals) 8 10 .444 South Division W L Pct. Durham (Rays) 14 5 .737 Gwinnett (Braves) 11 7 .611 Charlotte (White Sox) 6 12 .333 Norfolk (Orioles) 5 13 .278 West Division W L Pct. Indianapolis (Pirates) 12 5 .706 Louisville (Reds) 9 9 .500 Columbus (Indians) 7 10 .412 Toledo (Tigers) 7 11 .389 ——— Monday's Games Rochester 5, Syracuse 2 Durham 6, Norfolk 5, 10 innings Pawtucket 4, Buffalo 3 Gwinnett 6, Charlotte 3 Columbus 6, Toledo 4 GB — — ½ 1 2 2 GB — 2½ 7½ 8½ GB — 3½ 5 5½ Lehigh Valley 4, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Indianapolis 6, Louisville 5, 11 innings Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Rochester 7, Pawtucket 5 Syracuse 4, Louisville 1 Columbus 11, Gwinnett 1 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6, Buffalo 5 Indianapolis at Toledo, (n) Norfolk at Lehigh Valley, (n) Durham at Charlotte, (n) Wednesday's Games Buffalo at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 10:35 a.m. Norfolk at Lehigh Valley, 10:35 a.m. Durham at Charlotte, 11:05 a.m. Rochester at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Gwinnett at Columbus, 6:35 p.m. Thursday's Games Rochester at Pawtucket, 12:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Gwinnett at Columbus, 6:35 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Buffalo at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:35 p.m. Durham at Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m.
East Division W L Atlanta 13 7 Washington 11 10 New York 10 10 Miami 10 11 Philadelphia 9 10 Central Division W L Milwaukee 15 5 St. Louis 12 9 Cincinnati 9 11 Pittsburgh 9 12 Chicago 6 12 West Division W L Los Angeles 12 8 San Francisco 11 9 Colorado 11 10 San Diego 9 11 Arizona 5 17 ——— Monday's Games Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 5 L.A. Angels 4, Washington 2 Atlanta 4, Miami 2, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 2, St. Louis 0 Chicago Cubs 5, Arizona 1 Milwaukee 4, San Diego 3 Colorado 8, San Francisco 2 Philadelphia 7, L.A. Dodgers 0 Only games scheduled Pct .650 .524 .500 .476 .474 Pct .750 .571 .450 .429 .333 Pct .600 .550 .524 .450 .227 GB — 2½ 3 3½ 3½ GB — 3½ 6 6½ 8 GB — 1 1½ 3 8 Tuesday's Games Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 1 L.A. Angels 7, Washington 2 Miami 1, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Arizona at Chicago Cubs, (n) San Diego at Milwaukee, (n) San Francisco at Colorado, (n) Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Wednesday's Games Miami (Eovaldi 1-1) at Atlanta (Harang 3-1), 12:10 p.m. Arizona (Miley 2-2) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-2), 2:20 p.m. San Francisco (M. Cain 0-3) at Colorado (Chatwood 1-0), 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Simon 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-2), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-2) at Washington (G. Gonzalez 3-1), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 02), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (T. Ross 2-2) at Milwaukee (Lohse 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-0), 10:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
Meb on win: ‘America needed somebody and I rose to the occasion’
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FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta 1, Indiana 1 Saturday, April 19 Atlanta 101, Indiana 93 Tuesday, April 22 Indiana 101, Atlanta 85 Thursday, April 24 Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Indiana at Atlanta, 2 p.m. x-Monday, April 28 Atlanta at Indiana, 8 p.m. x-Thursday, May 1 Indiana at Atlanta, TBD x-Saturday, May 3 Atlanta at Indiana, TBD ——— Miami 1, Charlotte 0 Sunday, April 20 Miami 99, Charlotte 88 Wednesday, April 23 Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Monday, April 28 Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30 Charlotte at Miami, TBD x-Friday, May 2 Miami at Charlotte, TBD x-Sunday, May 4 Charlotte at Miami, TBD ——— Brooklyn 1, Toronto 0 Saturday, April 19 Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87 Tuesday, April 22 Brooklyn at Toronto, (n) Friday, April 25 Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30 Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD x-Friday, May 2 Toronto at Brooklyn, TBD x-Sunday, May 4 Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD ——— Washington 1, Chicago 0 Sunday, April 20 Washington 102, Chicago 93 Tuesday, April 22 Washington at Chicago, (n) Friday, April 25 Chicago at Washington, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29 Washington at Chicago, TBD x-Thursday, May 1 Chicago at Washington, TBD x-Saturday, May 3 Washington at Chicago, TBD ——— WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 1, Dallas 0 Sunday, April 20 San Antonio 90, Dallas 85 Wednesday, April 23 Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26 San Antonio at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30 Dallas at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, May 2 San Antonio at Dallas, TBD x-Sunday, May 4 Dallas at San Antonio, TBD ——— Memphis 1, Oklahoma City 1 Saturday, April 19 Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86 Monday, April 21 Memphis 111, Oklahoma City 105, OT Thursday, April 24 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Thursday, May 1 Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD x-Saturday, May 3 Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD ——— L.A. Clippers 1, Golden State 1 Saturday, April 19 Golden State 109, L.A. Clippers 105 Monday, April 21 L.A. Clippers 138, Golden State 98 Thursday, April 24 L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Thursday, May 1 L.A. Clippers at Golden State, TBD x-Saturday, May 3 Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD ——— Portland 1, Houston 0 Sunday, April 20 Portland 122, Houston 120, OT Wednesday, April 23 Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Houston at Portland, 9:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30 Portland at Houston, TBD x-Friday, May 2 Houston at Portland, TBD x-Sunday, May 4 Portland at Houston, TBD
Colorado 2, Minnesota 1 Thursday, April 17 Colorado 5, Minnesota 4, OT Saturday, April 19 Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Monday, April 21 Minnesota 1, Colorado 0, OT Thursday, April 24 Colorado at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26 Minnesota at Colorado, TBD x-Monday, April 28 Colorado at Minnesota, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30 Minnesota at Colorado, TBD ——— St. Louis 2, Chicago 1 Thursday, April 17 St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, 3OT Saturday, April 19 St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, OT Monday, April 21 Chicago 2, St. Louis 0 Wednesday, April 23 St. Louis at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27 St. Louis at Chicago, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29 Chicago at St. Louis, TBD ——— Anaheim 2, Dallas 1 Wednesday, April 16 Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 Friday, April 18 Anaheim 3, Dallas 2 Monday, April 21 Dallas 3, Anaheim 0 Wednesday, April 23 Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 Dallas at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27 Anaheim at Dallas, TBD x-Tuesday, April 29 Dallas at Anaheim, TBD ——— San Jose 2, Los Angeles 0 Thursday, April 17 San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Sunday, April 20 San Jose 7, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday, April 22 San Jose at Los Angeles, (n) Thursday, April 24 San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26 Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD x-Monday, April 28 San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30 Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD
FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 2, Detroit 1 Friday, April 18 Detroit 1, Boston 0 Sunday, April 20 Boston 4, Detroit 1 Tuesday, April 22 Boston 3, Detroit 0 Thursday, April 24 Boston at Detroit, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Detroit at Boston, 3 p.m. x-Monday, April 28 Boston at Detroit, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30 Detroit at Boston, TBD ——— Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 0 Wednesday, April 16 Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 4, OT Friday, April 18 Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 1 Sunday, April 20 Montreal 3, Tampa Bay 2 Tuesday, April 22 Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 3 ——— Pittsburgh 2, Columbus 1 Wednesday, April 16 Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Saturday, April 19 Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, 2OT Monday, April 21 Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Wednesday, April 23 Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Monday, April 28 Pittsburgh at Columbus, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30 Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD ——— N.Y. Rangers 1, Philadelphia 1 Thursday, April 17 N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1 Sunday, April 20 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Tuesday, April 22 N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, (n) Friday, April 25 N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, Noon x-Tuesday, April 29 N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30 Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, TBD ——— WESTERN CONFERENCE
Tuesday's Sports Transactions The Associated Press BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Suspended Milwaukee C Martin Maldanado five games, Milwaukee OF Carlos Gomez three games, Pittsburgh OF Travis Snider two games and Pittsburgh C Russell Martin one game for their involvement in a brawl during an April 20 game. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled LHP T.J. MacFarland from Norfolk (IL). Designated UTL Steve Pearce for assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed RHP Scott Feldman on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 18. Recalled RHP Collin McHugh from Oklahoma City (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated RHP David Robertson from the 15-day DL. Sent LHP Cesar Cabral outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). TAMPA BAY RAYS — Activated RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo from the 15-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Claimed OF Darin Mastroianni off waivers from Minnesota and optioned him to Buffalo (IL). Designated OF Kenny Wilson for assignment. National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Placed OF Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 18. Recalled INF Charlie Culberson from Colorado Springs. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled RHP Jose Dominguez from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned INFOF Chone Figgins to Albuquerque. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed LHP David Huff on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Juan Perez from Fresno (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled RHP Aaron Barrett from Syracuse (IL). Optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri $25,000 for using obscene language in a public setting. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed LB Rolando McClain on the reserve-retired list. BUFFALO BILLS — Re-signed WR Chris Hogan, OL Antoine McClain and FB Frank Summers. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Exercised a 2015 contract option for WR A.J. Green. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Re-signed QB Matt Flynn. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Agreed to terms with S Colt Anderson. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Announced the retirement of LB Russell Allen. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Named Joe Cicini head of security, Dan Caspersen head of human resources and announced Brandon Shore will work in human resources for the team's training facility. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Announced S Brandian Ross signed his exclusive rights tender. Acquired a 2014 seventh-round draft pick from Seattle for QB Terrelle Pryor. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Exercised their 2015 option on DE Cam Heyward. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Waived FB Alex Debniak. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed RB Paris Cotton and WR Jaymar Johnson. Arena Football League ORLANDO PREDATORS — Acquired WR Larry Brackins from Philadelphia to complete a previous trade. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled Fs Alex Broadhurst, Terry Broadhurst, Phillip Danault, Ryan Hartman, Drew LeBlanc, Brad Mills, Brandon Mashinter, Mark McNeill and Garret Ross, Ds Mathieu Brisebois, Adam Clendening and Brian Connelly, and G Kent Simpson from Rockford (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Assigned F Linden Vey to Manchester (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled F Raphael Bussieres, F Jake Dowell, F Tyler Graovac, F Carson McMillan, F Zack Phillips, D Steven Kampfer, D Jon Landry and G Johan Gustafsson from the Iowa (AHL). American Hockey League CHICAGO WOLVES — Recalled F Eric Kattelus from Kalamazoo (ECHL). MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Signed D Garrett Noonan and D Jaynen Rissling to amateur tryout contracts. ECHL READING ROYALS — Announced F Dustin Gazley was loaned to the team from Hershey (AHL). MOTORSPORTS INDYCAR — Placed driver Helio Castroneves on probation through June for violating the series' social media policy. COLLEGE CASTLETON — Named Kevin Trigonis offensive coordinator. CLEMSON — Announced junior F K.J. McDaniels will enter the NBA draft. FLORIDA — Announced the retirement of golf coach Buddy Alexander. HIGH POINT — Named Dan Hauser athletic director and Katie Taber women's assistant soccer coach. HOLY CROSS — Announced the resignation of men's lacrosse coach Jim Morrissey. KENTUCKY — Announced freshman F Julius Randle will enter the NBA draft. NEW MEXICO — Suspended RB Crusoe Gongbay indefinitely from the football team pending the outcome of a police investigation. TENNESSEE — Named Donnie Tyndall men's basketball coach.
Saturday, April 26 Providence at Springfield, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 Springfield at Providence, if necessary, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 3 Providence at Springfield if necessary, 7 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS (Best-of-5) Providence vs. Springfield Wednesday, April 23 Springfield at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 25 Providence at Springfield, 7 p.m.
But the victory went not to the local favorite, nor to Ryan Hall, who ran the fastest marathon ever by an American on this course in 2011. Instead, the cathartic win came from a San Diego resident who studied the Boston course by talking to four-time winner Bill Rodgers and reading the memoir of the man known as "Boston Billy." Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa won the men's wheelchair event, and then McFadden rolled down Boylston Street all alone to guarantee that the "Star-Spangled Banner" would be heard in Copley Square a year after terrorist bombs killed three and wounded more than 260 others. McFadden, who turned 25 on race day, was born with spina bifida and had no wheelchair as a child, so she learned to walk on her hands. Her mother, Deborah McFadden, was the commissioner of disabilities for the U.S. Health Department and visited the orphanage where Tatyana had been sent. "I was 6 years old and extremely sick, with a short life expectancy, and my mom gave me the opportunity," said McFadden, who moved to Baltimore and eventually went to the University of Illinois, the home of eight-time Boston wheelchair champion Jean Driscoll. "For me, it was extremely important to get involved in sports. It was a way for me to get better." After receiving her trophy, McFadden gave the winner's olive wreath — gold-plated for the first time this year, as a gesture of support from Greece — to Carlos Arredondo, the cowboy-hatted hero who helped the wounded at the finish line last year. Flanagan ran a personal best and finished seventh as Kenya's Rita Jeptoo earned her second straight women's win — and third overall — and a chance to celebrate the victory she couldn't in 2013. Minutes later, Keflezighi pumped his fist and crossed himself as he ran down Boylston street to chants of "U.S.A.!" Two U.S. flags were raised above the victory stand for the two American victories, and the "Star-Spangled Banner" echoed over Boylston Street not once, but twice. "America really did want it," said McFadden, who raced in a shirt honoring Martin Richard, honor the 8-year-old boy killed in the explosions. Keflezighi, who wrote the names of the four killed in the bombing and manhunt on his bib, said that everywhere he went in Boston people came up to him and thanked him. President Barack Obama sent his congratulations on Twitter, and a call was being arranged so the two could talk on Tuesday. Keflezighi's eyes widened with excitement as he thought about talking with the president. "I'm going to say thank you for the opportunity that the land of the U.S. has given me," he said. At almost 39, Keflezighi is the oldest Boston Marathon winner since 1931, and the victory caps an already-distinguished career. A four-time NCAA champion, he took the silver medal in the Athens Olympics in 2004 and won the New York race in 2009. But even as the world acknowledged his place as one of history's great distance runners, his New York victory was met with skepticism from internet commenters and even some members of the media who said the former Eritrean "wasn't American enough." Flaminio scoffed at the idea. "You are a beacon of what it means to be an American," she told him on Tuesday. "It was the right person for the right time."
FedExCup Season Points 1, Jimmy Walker, 2,046.397. 2, Bubba Watson, 1,839.583. 3, Matt Kuchar, 1,435.500. 4, Patrick Reed, 1,364.396. 5, Dustin Johnson, 1,333.750. 6, Harris English, 1,289.583. 7, Jordan Spieth, 1,173.166. 8, Chris Kirk, 1,151.547. 9, Matt Every, 1,051.483. 10, Zach Johnson, 1,039.583. Scoring Average 1, Matt Kuchar, 69.493. 2, Sergio Garcia, 69.552. 3, Bubba Watson, 69.583. 4, Rory McIlroy, 69.618. 5, Matt Every, 69.744. 6, Harris English, 69.767. 7, Graeme McDowell, 69.801. 8, Kevin Na, 69.869. 9, Will MacKenzie, 69.873. 10, Luke Donald, 69.891. Driving Distance 1, Bubba Watson, 315.4. 2, Dustin Johnson, 309.1. 3, Scott Piercy, 307.0. 4, Nicolas Colsaerts, 306.9. 5, Brooks Koepka, 305.5. 6, Rory McIlroy, 304.9. 7, Jason Kokrak, 304.8. 8, Louis Oosthuizen, 303.8. 9, Jhonattan Vegas, 303.7. 10, Robert Garrigus, 303.3. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Fred Funk, 76.53%. 2, David Toms, 76.10%. 3, Tim Clark, 74.42%. 4, Joe Durant, 73.97%. 5, Zach Johnson, 72.88%. 6, Justin Hicks, 72.53%. 7, Heath Slocum, 71.99%. 8, Billy Horschel, 70.55%. 9, Brian Davis, 70.50%. 10, Boo Weekley, 70.38%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Chad Campbell, 72.44%. 2, Harris English, 71.71%. 3, Graham DeLaet, 71.45%. 4, Justin Hicks, 71.19%. 5, Dustin Johnson, 70.77%. 6, Ryan Moore, 70.68%. 7, J.J. Henry, 70.67%. 8, Charles Howell III, 70.44%. 9, Andrew Svoboda, 70.11%. 10, Bubba Watson, 69.92%. Total Driving 1, Martin Kaymer, 81. 2, Henrik Stenson, 86. 3,
By The Associated Press April 23 1903 — The New York Highlanders, later renamed Yankees, win their first game as a major league team, 7-2 over the Washington Senators. 1946 — Ed Head of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitches a no-hitter against the Boston Braves 5-0 at Ebbets Field. 1950 — The Minneapolis Lakers become the first team to win back-to-back NBA championships by defeating the Syracuse Nationals 110-95 in Game 6 of the finals. George Mikan leads the Lakers with 40 points in a game marred by three fights, four Minneapolis players fouling out, and Nats coach Al Cervi being ejected for complaining too vociferously about a call. 1954 — The NBA adopts the 24-second shot clock. 1969 — Jerry West scores 53 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers over Boston 120-118 in the opening game of the NBA Finals. 1993 — The Dallas Mavericks avoid matching the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers as the worst team in NBA history, beating Minnesota 103-100 for their 10th triumph of the season. 1996 — An NHL single-game record crowd of 28,183 watches the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1. Tampa Bay set the previous single-game mark of 27,227 in its first regular-season game in the Devil Rays' baseball stadium. 1999 — Fernando Tatis hits two grand slams in one inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 12-5 win over Los Angeles. Tatis becomes the first player in major league history to hit two grand slams in one inning and sets the record with eight RBIs in an inning.
GA 5 5 4 6 8 10 11 8 10 10 GA 9 5 10 6 6 Los Angeles 2 1 1 7 5 2 Chivas USA 1 2 3 6 7 11 Portland 0 2 4 4 8 11 San Jose 0 2 2 2 5 7 NOTE: Three points for a win, one for a tie. ——— Wednesday’s Game Houston at New York, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Colorado at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Montreal, 4 p.m. FC Dallas at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at New England, 7:30 p.m. New York at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. Chivas USA at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Game Portland at Houston, 3 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Columbus 3 1 1 10 8 Toronto FC 3 2 0 9 5 Sporting K.C. 2 1 2 8 5 D.C. United 2 2 1 7 5 New England 2 3 1 7 4 Philadelphia 1 2 4 7 9 New York 1 2 4 7 8 Houston 2 3 0 6 7 Chicago 0 1 5 5 9 Montreal 0 3 3 3 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF FC Dallas 4 1 1 13 15 Colorado 3 1 1 10 8 Seattle 3 2 1 10 12 Real Salt Lake 2 0 4 10 10 Vancouver 2 2 2 8 8
Louis Oosthuizen, 88. 4, Gary Woodland, 90. 5, Derek Ernst, 93. 6, Francesco Molinari, 95. 7, Billy Horschel, 100. 8, Lucas Glover, 101. 9, Hudson Swafford, 103. 10, Kevin Stadler, 106. Strokes Gained - Putting 1, Matt Every, 1.123. 2, Graeme McDowell, 1.054. 3, Jimmy Walker, 1.008. 4, Freddie Jacobson, .968. 5, Greg Chalmers, .918. 6, Aaron Baddeley, .874. 7, Luke Donald, .827. 8, Webb Simpson, .728. 9, Sang-Moon Bae, .682. 10, Brendon Todd, .672. Birdie Average 1, Jimmy Walker, 4.72. 2, Dustin Johnson, 4.61. 3, Rory McIlroy, 4.30. 4, Ryan Palmer, 4.29. 5, Webb Simpson, 4.28. 6, Matt Every, 4.27. 7, Harris English, 4.22. 8, Ryan Moore, 4.19. 9, Adam Scott, 4.17. 10, Hideki Matsuyama, 4.13. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Ryan Palmer, 76.0. 2, Justin Rose, 79.2. 3, Marc Leishman, 82.3. 4, Dustin Johnson, 82.8. 5, Bubba Watson, 87.0. 6, Matt Jones, 88.0. 7, Will MacKenzie, 90.0. 8, Patrick Reed, 92.3. 9, Billy Horschel, 99.0. 10, Jim Herman, 102.0. Sand Save Percentage 1, Seung-Yul Noh, 67.16%. 2, Matteo Manassero, 66.67%. 3, Sergio Garcia, 64.58%. 4, Ted Potter, Jr., 63.38%. 5, Greg Chalmers, 62.77%. 6, Phil Mickelson , 61.64%. 7, Bill Haas, 61.25%. 8, Charl Schwartzel, 60.78%. 9, Charles Howell III, 60.76%. 10, Patrick Reed, 60.26%. All-Around Ranking 1, Dustin Johnson, 194. 2, Adam Scott, 246. 3, Ryan Palmer, 254. 4, Will MacKenzie, 298. 5, Harris English, 310. 6, Webb Simpson, 314. 7, Bubba Watson, 368. 8 (tie), Zach Johnson and Kevin Stadler, 370. 10, Sergio Garcia, 404.
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MORTGAGEE'S SALE 104 Cleveland Street, Central Falls, RI 02863
LEONILDE GREGOR, Plaintiff V. JUNIOR GREGOR, Defendant To the above named Defendant: A complaint to establish paternity has been presented to this Court by the Plaintiff Leonilde Gregor.
You are required to serve upon Leonilde Gregor, your answer on or before the 15th Day of May 2014. If you fail to do so, the Court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your anMORTGAGEE'S SALE swer in the office of the Register of this Court at CANTON. Witness, John Casey, Esquire, First 185 Ballston Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 Justice of said Court at CANTON, this 3rd Day of The premises described in the mortgage will be April 2014. sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on May 15, 2014 at 2:00PM on the premises, by Patrick W. McDermott virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortRegister of Probate Court gage from Aman Lutin and Luz A. Parra dated May 31, 2006 and recorded in Book L2654 at Page 1 in the Records of Land Evidence in the City of Pawtucket, RI, the conditions of said MORTGAGEE'S SALE mortgage having been broken. 271 Rhode Island Avenue, $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is reThe premises described in the mortgage will be quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens the sale. on May 15, 2014 at 12:00PM on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of mortgage from Konan D. Yao also known as its intention to bid at such sale or any postponeKonan Dominique Yao and Jolen A. McFadden ment or adjournment thereof. dated June 7, 2005 and recorded in Book L2393 KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. at Page 251 as affected by Judgment recorded in Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage Book 3404, Page 248 in the Records of Land Ev321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 idence in the City of Pawtucket, RI, the condiChelmsford, MA 01824-4100 tions of said mortgage having been broken. (978) 256-1500 (4/23/2014, 4/30/2014, 5/7/2014) $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is re13-013881 quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at the sale. By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of its intention to bid at such sale or any postponement or adjournment thereof. KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 (978) 256-1500 (4/23/2014, 4/30/2014, 5/7/2014) 13-010343 MORTGAGEE'S SALE Unit 29, Building E, Pinehurst Townhouses Condominiums, 4 Smithfield Road, North Providence, RI 02904 The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on May 8, 2014 at 10:00AM on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage from Albert Lewis, IV dated August 29, 2007 and recorded in Book 2438 at Page 100 in the Records of Land Evidence in the Town of North Providence, RI, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is required to bid. Other terms will be announced at the sale. MORTGAGEE'S SALE 270 Kenyon Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 Pawtucket, RI 02860
Casey Storage Solutions, pursuant to Rhode Island General Law Chapter 34-42, hereby gives notice to the persons herein named and to all whom it may concern of public sale/auction of property listed below to satisfy a landlord's lien. All sales are for cash to the highest bidder and are considered final. Casey Storage Solutions reserves the right to refuse any/all bids or cancel the public sale/auction at any time for any reason. Auction will commence at 11:00 AM local time on May 28th, 2014. The sale will take place at Casey Storage Solutions, 201 Concord St, Pawtucket, RI 02860,(401) 723-1897. Auction for May 28th, 2014: Chinnie Nathan A021, Crystal Nieves C163, Claris Page D229, Carrie Ross D267, Keith Smiley E284, Chinnie Nathan I593,Richard DeSanto I599.
The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens 100 Legals on May 15, 2014 at 3:00PM on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortLEGAL NOTICE gage from Jose R. Pimentel dated January 24, INFORMATION 2007 and recorded in Book 694 at Page 110 in Legal Notices may be the Records of Land Evidence in the City of Cen- mailed to: tral Falls, RI, the conditions of said mortgage The Times, having been broken. P.O. Box 307, Pawtucket, RI 02860 $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is re- Faxed to: quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at (401) 727-9250 the sale. or Emailed to:
By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of its intention to bid at such sale or any postpone- Complete instructions should include: ment or adjournment thereof. Publication dates, Billing information and KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. the Name and Phone Attorneys for the Molder of the Mortgage number of individual to 321 BillericaRoad, Suite 210 contact if necessary. Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 LEGAL NOTICES MUST BE RECEIVED 3 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO MORTGAGEE'S SALE PUBLICATION 86-88 Pond Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 For further information Call 722-4000 Monday The premises described in the mortgage will be thru Friday; sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens 8:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. on May 8, 2014 at 12:00PM on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mort- Annoucements gage from Josue E. Ortiz dated June 1, 2006 and recorded in Book L2655 at Page 27 in the Records of Land Evidence in the City of Pawtucket, RI, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is required to bid. Other terms will be announced at the sale. By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of its intention to bid at such sale or any postponement or adjournment thereof. 107 Personals
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KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 The premises described in the mortgage will be No adjustment will be (978) 256-1500 sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens given for typographical on May 15, 2014 at 1:00PM on the premises, by (4/16/2014, 4/23/2014, 4/30/2014) 13-014143 errors, which do not change the meaning or virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortlessen the value of the gage from Alan F. Silverman dated January 7, advertisement. LEGAL NOTICE 2005 and recorded in Book L2279 at Page 75 in CASEY STORAGE SOLUTIONS Credit will be allowed the Records of Land Evidence in the City of Paw2 DELTA DRIVE only to that portion of the advertisement tucket, RI, the conditions of said mortgage havSELF STORAGE FACILITY SALE where the error ocing been broken. curred. Casey Storage Solutions, pursuant to Rhode Is$5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is re- land General Law Chapter 34-42, hereby gives 111 Special Notices quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at notice to the persons herein named and to all the sale. whom it may concern of public sale/auction of DID YOU KNOW that the Classified Section is filled property listed below to satisfy a landlord's lien. with lots of interesting inBy order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of All sales are for cash to the highest bidder and formation? You can find house, an apartment, a its intention to bid at such sale or any postpone- are considered final. Casey Storage Solutions re- a cat, a job and lots more!! ment or adjournment thereof. serves the right to refuse any/all bids or cancel The Times Classifieds are with "local" inforthe public sale/auction at any time for any rea- loaded mation and merchandise KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. that you will find useful. son. Auction will commence at 10:00 AM local in the the Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage time on May 28th, 2014. The sale will take place Be classified section every 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 at Casey Storage Solutions, 2 Delta Dr, Pawtuck- day. Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 et, RI, (401) 725-4422. Auction for May 28th, READ THE TIMES EVERY find out what's (978) 256-1500 2014: Manuel Rodrigues A4, Guillermo Salazar happening in your neigh(4/23/2014, 4/30/2014, 5/7/2014) B6, Ruddy Figuereo B48, Victoria Gaspar C108, borhood. You'll find school news, employ13-012803 Willie Callahan C140, Kevin Adzigian C158. MORTGAGEE'S SALE 25-27 Cowden Street, Central Falls, RI 02863 NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE 5 Elm Court Smithfield, Rhode Island Assessor's Mblu: 25/ / 087/ /
The premises described in the mortgage will be By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens its intention to bid at such sale or any postpone- on May 1, 2014 at 11:00AM on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortment or adjournment thereof. gage from Luz Perez and Reinaldo J. Perez dated September 17, 2004 and recorded in Book 567 KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. at Page 123 in the Records of Land Evidence in Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage the City of Central Falls, RI, the conditions of 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 said mortgage having been broken. Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 (978) 256-1500 $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is re(4/16/2014, 4/23/2014, 4/30/2014) quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at 12-009783 the sale.
Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens and encumbrances, at public auction on May 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM Local Time, on the premises Vehicles by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in the certain Mortgage Deed made and executed by Scott A. Grange and Shirley A. Grange dated November 22, 2005 and recorded in Book 483 at Page 581, et seq. with the Records of Land Evidence of the Town of Smithfield, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island, the conditions of said Mortgage Deed having been broken. FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down pay- 123 Autos For Sale ment in cash, bank check or certified check at 02 Dodge Neon SE, 4dr, loaded, auto, 4cyl., silver, By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of time of sale; other terms will be announced at low mil, must see & drive time of sale. $1450. 401-426-1054 its intention to bid at such sale or any postponeMORTGAGEE'S SALE ment or adjournment thereof. 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee Marinosci Law Group, P.C. Ltd. 4dr., loaded, auto, 2 Recorded Lots 1, 7, 10, 11, 12, 16, 24 and 30 or 4 wheel, alloys, ex275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 (Recorded on Plat Card 1448) KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. tra's, black, with saddle, Warwick, RI 02886 $2500 401-301-0056 Also Assessor's Plat 27, Lots 14, 365, 368, Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage Attorney for the present 369, 370, 374, 382 and 388 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 NEW TODAY Holder of the Mortgage Great Woods Estates, 15, 22, 28, 59 and 62 1999 BUICK Century, FloriChelmsford, MA 01824-4100 da car, 98k miles, excelMLG File # MLG 13-01367 A-4448057 Bourque Road and 8, 12 and 13 Vincent Way (978) 256-1500 lent condition, new tires, 04/16/2014, 04/23/2014, 04/30/2014 Cumberland, Rhode Island $2995. 401-475-5363 (4/9/2014, 4/16/2014, 4/23/2014) 12-008452 1999 VOLKWAGON Passat, 4 door, loaded, V6, Will be sold at public auction on May 8, 2014 at blue, wheels, nice, must 1:00 p.m. local time on the premises by virtue of see. $1,250. 401-301204 General Help 204 General Help 0056 the power of sale contained in a mortgage made MORTGAGEE'S SALE 2002 Ford Expedition LimWanted Wanted and executed by Colucci Companies, LLC, dated 718 Mineral Spring Avenue, ited. 4dr., 4x4, 3rd seat, December 20, 2012 and recorded in Book 1596 Pawtucket, RI 02860 auto, leather, mint, one owner, must see $2250. at Page 613 assigned in Book 1596 at Page 656 Call 401-426-1054 and reassigned in Book 1643 at Page 319, of the The premises described in the mortgage will be 2008 Dodge Caravan SE. 7 Records of Land Evidence in the Town of Cum- sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens passenger van. Loaded, berland, State of Rhode Island, the conditions of on May 1, 2014 at 12:00PM on the premises, by V6, auto, nice, runs new, must see, one owner. said mortgage having been broken. virtue of the power of sale contained in a mort$2850firm 401-241-0413 gage from Ana M. Pereira and Antonio R. Pereira 98 Acura Legend LS. 4 dr, The above premises will be sold subject to any dated December 28, 2005 and recorded in Book loaded, auto, V6, black, and all valid superior or prior liens or encum- L2559 at Page 116 in the Records of Land Evimoonroof, wheels, 2nd owner, new inspection, brances on the premises. dence in the City of Pawtucket, RI, the conditions $1450. 401-663-7977 of said mortgage having been broken. 99 Oldsmobile Achieva SL. TERMS: Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) down 4dr. Loaded, auto, 46, wheels, alarm, inspected, payment in cash, certified check or bank check at $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is reone owner, must see. time of sale; other terms will be announced at quired to bid. Other terms will be announced at $1150. 401-241-0354 the time of sale. The sale may be conducted as a the sale. SELL YOUR CAR, VAN OR whole, as individual lots or both. TRUCK THE EASY WAY. Call the classified team at By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of The Times today. Tell By order of the holder of the mortgage which its intention to bid at such sale or any postponemore than 40,000 adult readers in the are about gives notice of its intention to bid at sale or any ment or adjournment thereof. your vehicle. It's easy to adjournment thereof. do, just dial 401-7224000. or visit us at www.KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. ROBERTS, CARROLL, FELDSTEIN & PEIRCE Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage INCORPORATED 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 126 Trucks Edward G. Avila, Esquire Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 Attorneys for the holder of the mortgage 98 FORD Ranger, 4x4, ex(978) 256-1500 tended cab, 6 cyl., runs Ten Weybosset Street (4/9/2014, 4/16/2014, 4/23/2014) great. $2,495. 401-769Providence, Rhode Island 02903 0095 or 401-447-4451 13-011519
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The Pawtucket Red Sox’ 20th annual Homers for Kids Program goes to support the youth programs at the Pawtucket, Woonsocket and Cumberland/Lincoln Boys & Girls Clubs. The support of the community-at-large is vital to the club's ability to maintain a safe and positive haven for youth in Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket, Cumberland, and Lincoln.
Southwick’s Zoo plans May 17 after-hours event for animal lovers
MENDON — Southwick’s Zoo recently opened for the season, and is now offering a visit the zoo when it is less crowded. On Saturday, May 17, members of EARTH Limited, an environmentally-conscious nonprofit located inside Southwick’s Zoo, will have the opportunity to visit the zoo at no cost from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends of members may also attend for a fee of $15 for adults or $10 for kids. Each year, members of EARTH Limited are treated to a number of benefits simply for being a member. This event gives visitors the unique experience of being among fellow members who are committed to helping animals and their environment. Another advantage of an after-hours zoo trip is that some of the animals are more active in the evening. For example, lions sleep about 17 to 20 hours a day and are nocturnal, so you have a better chance of seeing them on the prowl after hours. “EARTH Limited operates inside Southwick’s Zoo, but it’s a separate, nonprofit organization that works to educate the community about environmental issues. Our members are some of the biggest contributors to EARTH, so we like to give back to them," said Betsey Brewer, executive director of EARTH Ltd. Becoming a member of EARTH comes with a number of benefits. Along with the special members-only events, members of EARTH also receive unlimited visits to Southwick’s Zoo for the year, access to behind-the-scenes tours, discounts on Wild Adventure Summer Programs for kids, 10 percent off in the Purple Peacock Gift Shop, and more. The Welcome Back event will be held at Southwick’s Zoo, 2 Southwick St. Visit to learn more about becoming a member.
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The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council recently announced that its annual Leisurely Bicycle Tours of Rhode Island’s historic Blackstone River Valley, the birthplace of America’s Industrial Revolution, have been recognized as a 2014 Best of New England – Editor’s Choice” by Yankee Magazine. The bicycle tours will be highlighted in Yankee Magazine’s May/June 2014 Travel Guide, coming to newsstands soon. For more information visit The Leisurely Bicycle Tours offer participants a unique experience discovering the heritage, culture, nature, recreation and communities of the region, which are explored at a very leisurely pace. Cycling tours are for all fitness levels. However, there are only three requirements: bring your own bike, a helmet and know how to ride. Participants ride a 20-mile round trip, bicycling through several villages and stopping often to learn the stories of the people and places of the Blackstone River Valley. This year’s tours will run every other Saturday, May 17 – Oct 11, operating from two locations. In addition, the 2014 bicycle tours will be involved in special public cycling happenings. Tours run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and advanced reservations are required for each tour. Tickets for each tour are $20/person and include free parking. Here is the 2014 Leisurely Bicycle Tours schedule: Tours operating from the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket, on the following dates: May 17 & 31; July 12 & 26; Sept. 13 & 27 Tours operating from the Blackstone River State Park & Bikeway Visitor Center, located on Interstate 295 north, Lincoln: June 14 & 28; Aug. 9 & 23; Oct. 11 Special Leisurely Bicycle Tour Events: • May 31, 8 p.m.: Bike on the Blackstone Blues event, twilight ride from Woonsocket to Cumberland (See http://Blackstonevalleycorridor. org/bike&blues for more details on this event) • The Great Road Ride happening on the following Saturdays: May 24; June 7; June 21; Aug. 2 (Details at To pre-register for any and all bicycle tours and more information, call the BVTC at 401-724-2200, or visit the websites at and
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From left, Dr. Charles Cavicchio, executive director, and Dr. David Ruggiero, president of the R.I. Podiatric Medical Association, kick off the “Socks for the Needy” campaign with Paws (PawSox mascot) and Michael Gwynn, vice president of marketing, Pawtucket Red Sox. The podiatrists will be at four local YMCAs doing free foot screenings as part of their on Saturday, during Healthy Kids Day. with Paws appearing at the MacColl Y in Lincoln. Screenings will be held at the Kent County and Bayside Ys from 10 a.m. to noon, and at the Pawtucket and MacColl Ys from noon to 2 p.m. The Socks for the Needy campaign is a community outreach campaign being conducted by the Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association as part of their Centennial Celebration to provide socks for children and adults, as clean dry socks can help prevent many foot health problems.
cancer care and research.” Since its inception in 2008, Team Tarro has raised more than $270,000 to support the work of the Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging at Rhode Island Hospital, in order to purchase the most advanced equipment available for cancer detection, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to support the research efforts of breast cancer oncologist Ann Partridge, MD. Team Tarro was founded in 2000 by Mary Tarro, a remarkable woman of strength and courage, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 and lived with recurrences of the disease until she passed away in 2009. Her goal was to create a 100 percent volunteer team to lead fundraising efforts that will ensure that early detection is made available to women in Rhode Island while supporting research efforts to eradicate the disease. Refreshments, carousel rides and music provided by BoDee’s Circle of Music will be available for the enjoyment of walkers and their families. Visit the Team Tarro site at m for online registration.
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PAWTUCKET — Team Tarro Inc., a local charitable organization focused on raising money for breast cancer research and early detection, has announced its sixth annual Walk Through the Park, to be held on May 4 at Slater Park, Pawtucket. Registration opens at 9 a.m. at the Slater Park Carousel, with the walk commencing at 10 a.m. “We encourage families to join us to walk in the park for a good cause,” said Robert Tarro, MD. “Every dollar we raise goes toward the two organizations that Team Tarro supports, each of which has made important contributions to breast
Breast cancer walk May 4 Sen. Reed to speak Thursday at flood mitigation conference
LINCOLN — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., will speak at the 2014 Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association (RIFMA) conference at Amica Conference Center, 100 Amica Way, at noon. The event will focus on how flood mitigation efforts can be, and have been, implemented to protect life, property and the environment during a disaster and increase resilience afterwards. RIFMA’s 2014 conference will provide a venue for professionals involved in floodplain management and flood hazard mitigation to gather, discuss best practices, share ideas, and learn from colleagues’ experiences. This year’s theme of “Making Mitigation Matter” was selected due to recent efforts to reduce future losses through implementation of mitigation actions throughout the region. New England has experienced multiple major weather events in recent years, and many states have begun implementing long-term measures that reduce, minimize, or eliminate potential damages to public and private infrastructure from natural hazards. Reed has been heavily involved this year in flood mitigation and insurance issues. Last month, with Reed’s support, Congress passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which included a Reed-authored measure requiring FEMA to study the possibility of making voluntary, communitybased flood insurance policies available through the Nation Flood Insurance Program.
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