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Fewer teachers to get pink slips
Only 57 layoff notices given by school panel, less than half the usual
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PAWTUCKET — It’s that dreaded time of year when teachers, typically the newer ones, get a “pink slip” from the school district they have been working so hard to impress. It all has to do with budgetary projections and state law,
which requires that any teachers facing a potential job cut in September must be notified by March 1. Yet, for the first time in many years, the number of teachers pinkslipped this year has been cut by more than half, due to a collaborative effort between school administrators and the teachers union. At a special meeting of the School Committee held Tuesday night, the committee voted 5-0 to approve a recommendation from interim Schools Superintendent Patricia DiCenso that 57 teachers
receive layoff notices. This is a far cry from the figures that topped 120 and 130 in the last few years and sometimes went even higher, and one in which school officials say more realistically reflects the budget and the district’s priority needs. DiCenso said that she and Curriculum Coordinator Kathleen Siriani had met with Pawtucket Teachers Alliance President Ronald Beaupre to do an assessment that she called “prudent.” She noted the “unnecessary stress” that the annual pink slip process places on teachers, even though the majority will usual-
ly get hired back. “We focused on the true number of teachers needed to keep us safe budgetarily but not overstressing the system,” she explained. The smaller layoff list was praised by School Committeewoman Nicole Nordquist, who also spoke about the undue stress it puts on teachers who receive a pink slip. PTA president Ronald Beaupre also said he liked the fact that the administration had involved the
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BOSTON — In an effort to end gun violence in Boston, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority has partnered with a local nonprofit to campaign against women hiding, carrying and buying firearms on behalf those who legally cannot. On Wednesday, 600 ads paid for by the MBTA will appear on trains and buses in the city to warn against harboring guns for criminals. The ad will feature a handcuffed woman and read, “His crime, your time — holding his gun can land you in jail.” Women are often coerced
Block rolls out tax cut proposal
Would cut auto, corporate, estate assessment rates
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PAWTUCKET — Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organizations, families and individuals (including many Times readers), The Times was able to donate $9,201 to the Salvation Army of Pawtucket from the annual Merry Christmas Fund. Kathleen Needham, controller of The Times/The Call newspapers, presented a check in that amount to Salvation Army Capts. Glenys and Times Photo/Ernest A. Brown Juan Urbaez on Tuesday From left, Kathleen Needham, The Times controller and Salvation Army of Pawtucket Advisory at the monthly board Board member, presents a check for $9,201, the proceeds from The Times Merry Christmas
CRANSTON — Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block proposed an ambitious series of tax cuts and government reforms Tuesday that he said would boost Rhode Island’s economy while addressing years of political inaction. The businessman and founder of the state’s Moderate Party called for cutting local taxes on automobiles, reducing the corporate income tax rate from 9 to 7 percent and lowering estate taxes. He also said that if elected, he’d call for less spending on unemployment and temporary disability benefits. In addition, Block said the state should eliminate straight-ticket voting, give the governor line-item veto power and grant the state’s Ethics Commission more oversight over state lawmakers. The platform is the most ambitious yet from those running to replace Gov. Lincoln Chafee, but it would face tough obstacles in the overwhelmingly Democratic General Assembly, where similar proposals have repeatedly fallen flat. Legislative inaction is a big part of the problem, Block said Tuesday at Cranston-based manufacturer Taco Inc., where he detailed his proposals. “Rhode Island is in peril,” Block said. “Rhode Island is in economic crisis and yet our elected leaders do not show us that they recognize this urgency. Rhode Island is in the national hall of shame.”
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Criminal investigation remains under seal
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PROVIDENCE — The Narragansett Indian Tribe has been subpoenaed as part of a criminal investigation, according to a federal appeals court decision unsealed Tuesday, but the ruling didn’t specify who or what the federal grand jury is looking into or what records were sought. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision says the case is under seal. Tribal lawyer William Devereaux said he wanted to respect the secrecy of grand jury proceedings and could not discuss the details. When asked if the matter is ongoing, Devereaux said he’s not the one to answer that, and referred
questions to prosecutors. Jim Martin, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha, said he can’t comment on matters before a grand jury. The appeals court decision concerned a subpoena delivered in October 2012 to the tribe’s historic preservation office. The office oversees “historic preservation, Indian graves’ protection and religious freedom and other relevant cultural matters,” according to the tribe’s website. The appeals court found the tribe doesn’t have to comply with the subpoena because the grand jury that issued it was discharged, but it also found that sovereign immunity does not shield the tribe. “Tribal sovereign immunity provides no refuge from the subpoena power of a federal grand jury,” the court wrote. The appeals court also said the tribe complied with a different grand jury
subpoena in September 2013. Again, the court gave few details other than to say the tribe initially resisted it, then ultimately produced the requested records. Devereaux said the two subpoenas sought “pretty much” the same thing. The impoverished tribe received federal recognition in 1983 and has been plagued by a series of setbacks and legal woes in past years. Most recently, a tribal housing official pleaded guilty in April 2013 to embezzling federal housing funds. In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court limited the tribe's attempt to get the federal government to place into trust 31 acres it owns in Charlestown. State officials feared the tribe would build a casino or a tax-free zone. In 2006, voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed
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ation waiver policy designed for those for those high school students who do not pass the standardized tests now required to receive a diploma. DiCenso said the policy language offering students alternative ways to demonstrate proficiency closely mirrors that of the policy suggested by the Rhode Island Department of Education. The committee also approved the first reading of a new Wellness Policy for the district that RIDE requires it to have. Additionally, the school board voted to approve the hiring of Jordan Dunn as a project coordinator for the grant-financed Carol White Physical Education Program that is part of the district’s COZ program. COZ Director Mary Parella said the three-year grant received under the Carol White Physical Education Program will provide more physical education activities and health and wellness initiatives during the after-school and summer programs offered by the district. Under the grant, data will be collected two and three times a year about how much physical activity the COZ students get during a typical day as well as the amount of fruit and vegetables they eat and other nutritional questions. The data collection will be done at eight schools, Cunningham, Baldwin, Varieur, Little and Winters elementary schools and Slater and Jenks junior high schools and will involve about 850 students who take part in the COZ program. Parella said the grant pays for the salary and associated benefits of hiring a coordinator for three years. It also pays for professional development for teachers to offer new and different types of physical education activities, she said. In her report to the committee, DiCenso noted that her first week as interim superintendent had been an active one, including having to deal with the ceiling collapse and asbestos abatement recently discovered in a room at Slater Junior High. She said the situation was rectified over last week’s school vacation and the building opened on
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Monday as planned. Also, School Committeewoman Joanne Bonollo reported that her month-long “Power of 1” fundraising campaign to benefit the Pawtucket Backpackers supplemental food program had generated $3,300, with five schools left to report in. Bonollo added, however, that while she was pleased with the donations, about $11,000 is needed to fund the program through the end of the school year. She said it will cost about $30,000 to $40,000 to fund the program going forward, with the increased number of students now identified as being in need of supplemental food and snacks on weekends and during school vacations. For 31 years, The Times’ Merry Christmas Fund has been helping The Salvation Army provide food baskets, toys and clothing to hundreds of area families in need. Since it began, almost $760,000 has been raised through a combination of donations and fundraising activities held throughout the holiday season. Running as a Moderate in the 2010 governor’s race, Block won 6.5 percent of the vote and finishing fourth behind the Republican, the Democrat and then-independent Lincoln Chafee, who won. Chafee is now a Democrat and not seeking a second term.
union at the front end of the layoff discussions this time around, rather than at the back end, as was historically the case. He noted how the customary process of laying off 130 teachers, only to bring back 129 of them, for example, “caused so much disruption and turmoil” for teachers and their families. Even though financial considerations may indeed necessitate some job cuts, he said the effort to come up with a realistic number of positions that might be on the line was a more compassionate approach. In other matters, the School Committee also approved the second reading of the district’s gradu-
meeting held at the Salvation Army headquarters on High Street. Although coming in just short of the 2013 goal of $10,000, Salvation Army leaders and board members expressed their gratitude to all who donated to the
Merry Christmas Fund during the holiday season. Many area residents chose to make a contribution in remembrance of a deceased family member, friend or loved one. Other fundraisers, such as Photos with Santa to the Stars and the Jingle Mingle, along with fundraising done by church and civic organizations, illegal weapon. “Women need to realize the moral and legal consequence of hiding a gun for someone else,” said Odom, who joined LIPSTICK to honor her son. “Even if you don’t pull the trigger you are contributing to the crime,” she said. The city does not have statistics on how many women have bought or carried guns for others, but Police Commissioner William Evans said the growing number of women caught carrying guns illegally is alarming. Nancy Robinson, executive director of the anti-violence group Citizens For Safety, said she hopes the ads will expand to New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley and family members of victims of gun violence attended the campaign’s announcement Tuesday.
helped raise the final tally. Capt. Glenys Urbaez said the money will be put to good use right back in the community, where the downtrodden economy and a particularly cold winter have caused hardships for many local families. “Every single day, we have a lot of people call,” she said. “They call for heating
assistance, food assistance. This will be really helpful.” Lisa Dandaneau of Navigant Credit Union, chair of the Salvation Army board, also spoke of her appreciation of the long relationship between The Times and the Salvation Army with the Merry Christmas Fund. “It's instrumental in helping us mer White House staffer who is the grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell. Block sharply criticized state leaders and touted his background as an entrepreneur during Tuesday’s press conference, which amounted to an informal campaign kickoff. He criticized other
to continue our kids programs and to continue addressing the needs in the community,” she said. During the 2013 holiday season, the Salvation Army of Pawtucket provided food assistance to 1,438 individuals (366 families) and distributed 2,859 toys. It also provided energy assistance and other types of help. candidates for not offering specifics, blasted state economic development efforts and said that when he thinks about the state’s educational system he pictures “an amputated arm... gushing blood.” “All my life I’ve fixed things,” Block said. “It’s what I do.”
into hiding or buying guns for men for financial reasons, for love or through intimidation, according to the nonprofit partner in the campaign, Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killings, or LIPSTICK. A caseworker at the Elizabeth Stone House in Roxbury, Page Clark, said domestic abuse victims she has worked with have told her about the practice. She said their partners tell the women, “If you love me, you should be doing this for me.” Kim Odom, field director at LIPSTICK in Jamaica Plain, lost her 13-year-old son to a gunshot from a stray bullet in 2007 as he was walking home from playing basketball. She said the gunman was 17 and using an
Block faces Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the GOP primary. Democratic candidates include Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Clay Pell, a Coast Guard officer and for-
Health care managers fear cyberattacks
State systems initially rated at ‘high risk’
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Obama administration raced to meet its self-imposed deadline for online health insurance markets, security experts working for the government worried that state computer systems could become a back door for hackers. Documents provided to The Associated Press show that more than two-thirds of state systems that were supposed to tap into federal computers to verify sensitive personal information for coverage were initially rated as “high risk” for security problems. Back-door attacks have been in the news, since the hackers who stole millions of customers’ credit and debit card numbers from Target are believed to have gained access through a contractor’s network. The administration says the documents offer only a partial and “outdated” snapshot of an improving situation, and the security problems cited were either resolved or are being addressed through specific actions. No successful cyberattacks have taken place, officials say. However, the issues detailed in documents and emails provided by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reveal broader concerns than the federal Health and Human Services department has previously acknowledged. They show a frenzied behind-thescenes juggling act by officials and contractors as the Oct. 1 deadline for new health insurance exchanges loomed. Instead of providing a showcase for President Barack Obama, the launch of his health care law became a case study in how big technology projects can go off the rails. In order to connect to federal computers, state and other outside systems must undergo a security review and receive an “authority to connect.” With the health care law, states needed approval to connect to a new federal data hub, an electronic back room that pings Social Security, the Internal Revenue Service, Homeland Security to verify personal details about people applying for government-subsidized insurance. The hub handles sensitive information, including income, immigration status and Social Security numbers. The documents showed a highstakes decision-making process playing out against a backdrop of tension and uncertainty as the clock ran out. For example: • In one email from Sept. 29, a Sunday two days before the launch, Teresa Fryer, chief information security officer for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, wrote of the state security approvals, “The front office is signing them whether or not they are a high risk.” Her agency, known as CMS, also administers the health care law. Two days earlier, in a separate document, CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner approved nine states to connect although the approval document noted that “CMS views the October 1 connections to the nine states as a risk due to the fact that their documentation may not be submitted completely nor Oct. 1.” Approval was contingent on states submitting proper documentation. The states were Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. • A CMS PowerPoint presentation from Sept. 23 revealed huge differences in states’ readiness. Some were already approved; others had security weaknesses that were well understood and being tackled. But there were also states where the federal government had little information on security preparations. “CMS views these connections to states as a high risk due to the unknown nature of their systems,” according to the presentation. CMS officials contemplated whether their agency would have to accept risk on behalf of other federal government entities, including Social Security and the IRS. • A federal contractor explicitly detailed the potential consequences of what he called an “elevated high risk.” Allowing states to connect without the appropriate review “introduces an unknown amount of risk” that could put the personal information of “potentially millions of users at risk of identity theft,” not to mention exposing the program to fraud, contractor Ryan Brewer wrote to CMS security in a Sept. 18 email. Brewer had formerly been in government, as top CMS information security officer. He is currently with the cybersecurity firm GrayScout. The administration says he had no direct knowledge of the status of state security information. In a Feb. 20 letter to the oversight panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, RCalif., the administration said many of the high-risk issues identified in the documents had a corrective action plan before states got approval to connect. Twelve states received temporary, 60day permissions to connect before Oct. 1 because the administration had not completed full reviews.
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the tribe to build a casino. And in 2003, the tribe opened up a tax-free smoke shop on its land. State police raided it, and a violent confrontation ensued. The appeals court later ruled the shop was operating illegally.
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Schools prodded to dump junk food advertising
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just about what America’s kids are getting in the lunch line. The Obama administration is moving to phase out junk food advertising on football scoreboards and elsewhere on school grounds — part of a broad effort to combat child obesity and create what Michelle Obama calls “a new norm” for today’s schoolchildren and future generations. “This new approach to eating and activity is not just a fad,” Mrs. Obama said Tuesday as she described the proposed rules at the White House. Promotion of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day would be phased out under the Agriculture Department rules, which are intended to ensure that marketing is brought in line with health standards that already apply to food served by public schools. That means a scoreboard at a high school football or basketball game eventually wouldn’t be allowed to advertise Coca-Cola, for example, though it could advertise Diet Coke or Dasani water, also owned by Coca-Cola Co. Same with the front of a vending machine. Cups, posters and menu boards that promote foods that don’t meet federal standards would also be phased out. Ninety-three percent of such marketing in schools is related to beverages. And many soda companies already have started to transition their sales and advertising in schools from sugary sodas and sports drinks to other products they produce. Companies are spending $149 million a year on marketing to kids in schools, according to the Agriculture Department. The announcement at the White House was part of a week of events marking the fourth anniversary of the first lady's “Let’s Move” program. Mrs. Obama also traveled to Miami Tuesday to announce that the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Recreation and Park Association will serve more fruits and vegetables at after-school programs and ensure kids get 30-60 minutes of physical activity a day. NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler introduced the first lady.
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‘His never-give-up attitude changed many’
Cory’s Crusaders plan second annual road race in memory of local teen
BLACKSTONE — Never give up. Those were the three words Cory Gaudet lived by every day; words that not only inspired him to forge ahead during his 19-month battle with a terminal brain tumor, but also inspired the family members and friends who shared his short, but remarkable life. Cory, the son of Jim and Teresa Gaudet, was diagnosed in January 2011 at the age of 16 with an inoperable brain tumor (brain stem glioma). He underwent two convection-enhanced delivery (CED) clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. CED is a technique that uses continuous pressure to push large molecules through the membranes, protecting the brain, to reach brain tumors. The technique can treat a tumor more directly than with traditional methods. "Cory was the first person to ever have this procedure done twice and one of only a few to ever have it in
Cory Gaudet of Blackstone lost his 19-month long battle with a terminal brain tumor on Aug. 9, 2012.
the world," says his mother, Teresa. "Just 15 days after this 12-hour brain surgery involving his brain stem, Cory not only defied the odds with walking, but he also went snowboarding on Jan. 1, 2012." Although by March 2012 he could no longer walk and he lost the use of his left hand, as well as his ability to speak, Cory made the best of every day, making people laugh.
And in June of 2012, he proudly received his diploma from Blackstone-Millville Regional High School. "His never-give-up attitude changed many," says his mother. On Aug. 9, 2012 — just four days before his 18th birthday — Cory lost his courageous 19-month battle. Corey may have died, his family and friends say, but his never-giveup attitude did not. It is alive and well and will be carried on by many for years to come. Two years ago, Cory's family and friends starting an organization called Cory's Crusaders, Inc., which assists families with children battling brain tumors and raise awareness and research dollars. Diffusely infiltrating pontine glioma (DIPG) or supratentorial high-grade glioma (HGG) are brain tumors that are often difficult to treat. It is hard getting chemotherapy agents to tumors in the brain, and researchers are looking for new methods to directly treat these types of cancer.
"DIPG affects about 200 children per year, and once diagnosed they are given approximately nine to 12 months to live," says Teresa. "Although we had excellent health insurance, it still cost us over $30,000 in just 10 months, excluding parking, gas, hospital food and other travel expenses, to get treatments out of town. There is also the issue of lost wages from having to be out of work to care for your child." Cory's Crusaders will hold its second organized event — a 5K road race and relay walk — on Sunday, May 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blackstone Millville Regional High School, 175 Lincoln St. The race and the relay are open to the public. Funds raised are used to financially assist families with children battling brain cancer, to bring much need awareness and research dollars to childhood brain cancers as well as support the Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarship Fund. Like last year, the Crusaders will be giving away two $500 scholar-
ships on May 4 — one to a boy and one to a girl — in Grades 9-12 from any school that registers and completes the race that day. In addition to the road race, there will be a Relay for Life-style walk all day on the track. There will also be cash prizes, games, food, baked goods and craft tables. “The support our family as well as our organization has received is so heart felt and truly amazing,” says Theresa. “Although, we could not save our son Cory's life, we will certainly try to make the life of another family with a child battling brain cancer just a little bit brighter. Cory's amazing spirit and never give up attitude will live on for years to come. The impact we make together is far greater than what any of us could ever do on our own.” For more information about Cory's Crusaders and the May 4 Road Race & Relay Walk, including the race registration fees, visit
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Pawtucket fire, police enlist in ‘Tyler’s Troops’ effort
also deliver a model car, since motocross, race cars and motorcycles are also among his passions, at a surprise birthday party for Tyler, who lives in the village of Pascoag, being held at Wright’s Farm Restaurant in Burrillville. Fire Chief William Sisson said his firefighters have already begun sending photos, cards and words of encouragement and he is posting a “countdown” to Tyler’s Facebook account to count down the days in March to his birthday by sending photos of Engine 6 and so on to Engine 1. Sisson said city firefighters are also having a fire helmet prepared with a special badge in the front that will feature the number 7, for Tyler’s age on his birthday, and his birth date, topped by “Pawtucket Fire Department.” He said members of the department have also chipped in on hats and T-shirts with the department’s logo that will be presented in person, and firefighters are wearing personalized shields in their helmets in tribute to Tyler. According to news reports, Tyler, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant and is awaiting a match, was first diagnosed at age 3 and underwent treatment in June 2012 and again beginning last November, and has endured 45 surgeries and received more than 200 units of blood. When Sisson asked Mayor Donald R. Grebien for permission to include a reserve city fire apparatus in the huge statewide convoy that will assemble in East Providence to travel to Tyler’s birthday party, Grebien immediately wrote back, “Absolutely. Let me know if you need anything else. I’ve been following the story and as a community we are very supportive.” Off-duty firefighters and police will also be making the trip to the birthday party. Cards and photos of firefighters supporting Tyler have already come in from as far as London and Australia, according to reports.
PAWTUCKET – Moved by the medical plight and career ambitions of a 6-yearold Burrillville boy who is a big fan of police officers, firefighters and the military, the Pawtucket Police and Fire departments have joined the growing “Tyler’s Troops” effort that has seen first responders around the state, the region and even internationally rally to Tyler Seddon’s side to help him celebrate his upcoming birthday. Response has been overwhelming after media reports that Tyler, who turns 7 on March 6 and suffers from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, for his birthday wish asked that he receive cards from his heroes, saying he wanted to grow up to be a firefighter or a police officer. Police Chief Paul King said his department is contributing to a display of police badges being assembled by the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association and also assembling birthday cards. Detective Susan Cormier will
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Student volunteers from Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket dedicated their school vacation week to educating youths at the 560 Prospect St. housing complex on recycling, and enjoyed a tour of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Facility in Johnston, where they posed for a photo. Pictured, front from left, are Sierra Toro, Sara Taborda and Kaleigh Poirier; and standing, from left, Enrique Castaneda-Pineda, David Coderre, Andy Li, Daniel Arteaga and Alyssa Fletcher.
St. Ray’s students spend vacation teaching youths about recycling
PAWTUCKET — In conjunction with the Pawtucket Housing Authority, students in a program at St. Raphael Academy dedicated their February school vacation week to working at the 560 Prospect St. housing complex on activities educating youths on the importance of recycling. Saint Raphael Academy Lasallian Youth organized a “Vacation Camp” for young children living at the housing complex under the theme of "Reduce, Recycle, Reuse." The Saint Raphael students collected recyclable materials that were then used to make games, art projects and items such as bird feeders and pencil holders with the camp participants. A highlight of the week was a field trip to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery facility in Johnston, where everyone enjoyed a tour and program about recycling. The students were accompanied by Nancy Benoit and Kristen Murphy, Lasallian Youth moderators, who worked with Samantha deManbey, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, and Melissa Flaherty, head of Residential Services at the Pawtucket Housing Authority.
Icy road causes Cumberland accident
Police said the Cumberland Fire Department Engine 2 company and Rescue 2 responded to assist the driver, George Johnson of High Street, at location near 1893 Diamond Hill Road at about 3 a.m., police said. Johnson did not require transport to the hospital, according to police. A state sander truck was called to the scene to address the icy road conditions, police said.
CUMBERLAND – A local man escaped serious injury when the 2005 Ford he was driving encountered icy pavement on Diamond Hill Road early Saturday and slid off the roadway.
Pawtucket GOP to host Mayor Fung at meeting
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PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket GOP will welcome gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung, mayor of Cranston, to its monthly meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at the IDIP Club, 35 Memorial Drive, from 7 to 8 p.m. “We are really excited to have Mayor Fung visit us at our monthly meeting” said Scott Rotondo, chairman of the Pawtucket GOP. “Due to inclement weather, our last meeting was postponed, and it’s great that the mayor was willing to alter his schedule to come and see us. This is going to be a great opportunity for citizens of Pawtucket to meet him in person, and ask any questions they would like of him.” Anyone interested in learning more about the Pawtucket GOP is encouraged to send an email to, or call Scott at (401) 9967939.
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PUBLISHER: Mary Lynn Bosiak
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Health insurance coverage — now what?
The Affordable Care Act created the Health Insurance Marketplaces, which means thousands of New Hampshire residents now have the ability to enroll in health insurance coverage, many for the first time. Navigating the health insurance industry can feel overwhelming, but it is important to remember that your health insurance coverage offers access to benefits that can help keep you healthy. Once you're enrolled in a health plan and your coverage has started, you can use it to help cover medical costs for services like going to the doctor, filling a prescription at the pharmacy and getting emergency care. One of the most important steps you can take to improve your health is to seek appropriate care through a primary care physician. Most health plans give you the best deal on services when you see a doctor who has a contract with your health plan. While you may be able to see doctors who don't contract with your health plan, visiting an "in-network" provider usually means you will have lower out-of-pocket costs. To find a doctor "in-network" you can visit your health plan's website and check their provider directory. A provider directory is a list of the doctors, hospitals and other health care providers that your health plan contracts with to provide care. In addition to checking online you can call your insurer to ask about specific providers or call a doctor's office directly to see if they accept your insurance. Health plans will also help pay the cost of certain prescription medications. You may be able to buy other medications, but medications on your health plan's "formulary" (approved list of prescription medications) usually will be less expensive for you. To find out which prescription drugs are covered, visit your insurer's website and review the list of covered prescriptions. You can also find this information in your Summary of Benefits and Coverage documentation. If you still have questions about covered medications, you can always call your insurer directly to find out if a particular medication is covered. Now that you know different health plans cover different medications, it's important to note that different health plans allow you to get your medications from different pharmacies (called "in-network" or "specialty" pharmacies). Call your insurer or visit their website to find out whether a local pharmacy is in-network under your new health plan and, if not, what pharmacies in your area are in-network. You can also learn whether you can get your prescription delivered to you in the mail, which may be a convenient option for you. In an emergency, you should get care from the closest hospital that can help you.
By Ray Hurd
Your insurance company can't charge you more for getting emergency room services at an "out-of-network" hospital. If your health insurance company doesn't pay for a specific healthcare provider or service, you have the right to appeal the decision and have it reviewed by an independent third party. Your insurance company must first notify you in writing within a set amount of time. Based on the type of claim you file, your health plan will need to explain why coverage was denied. They also have to let you know how you can appeal their decision. If the timeline for the standard appeals process would seriously put your life at risk, or risk your ability to fully function, you also can file an appeal that would get you a quicker decision. If you meet the standards for an expedited external review, the final decision about your appeal must come as quickly as your medical condition requires, and no later than 72 hours after your request for external review is received. In addition to creating the Health Insurance Marketplace, the Affordable Care Act is providing consumers with new benefits and protections. Health insurance plans can't refuse to cover you or charge you more just because you have a pre-existing health condition. And many preventive screenings are now available to you at little or no out-of-pocket cost. It remains imperative that consumers learn about the health insurance industry and their individual health plans. Always ask questions and carefully review your health plan's certificate of coverage to ensure you are taking full advantage of the benefits offered. If you have additional questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace, call 1800-318-2596. (TTY users should call 1855-889-4325.) Ray Hurd is Medicare's Regional Administrator for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and the Virgin Islands.
Physics is enjoying a golden age
Each of the GPS satellites that allow me to navigate to a new restaurant carries an atomic clock that needs to be accurate in order to triangulate the speed and position of my moving car. But there are a couple of problems. Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity predicts that clocks hurtling through space at satellite speed will appear to tick more slowly than earthbound clocks by about 7,000 nanoseconds each day (a nanosecond is a billionth of a second). His Theory of General Relativity, on the other hand, predicts that clocks farther from a massive object (the Earth), will advance faster than Michael Gerson clocks on the ground, in this case by a little more than 45,000 nanoseconds. If the GPS system fails to compensate for the 38,000-nanosecond difference predicted by an eccentric German physicist, errors in global positioning would increase by about 6 miles each day. In 23 days, my restaurant in Washington, D.C., might mistakenly show up in Philadelphia. This is the oddness of modern physics invading the everyday world. Everyone needs a diversion, even from a job they love. My escape from a political world in which Ted Nugent figures prominently (or at all) is to read books on cosmology and quantum theory and then bore my family with scientific trivia. Note that reading is different from understanding. Being mathematically illiterate, I tend to skip the equations, which is like reading music without comprehending the notes. But I understand enough to know that physics, unlike politics, is experiencing a golden age. Microwave receivers detect small variations in the cold, ancient light from the big bang. Vast, underground colliders produce elegantly curved sprays of exotic particles. Revolution has followed revolution. At the macro level, it was only in the late 1990s that astronomers found, against all expectation, that the expansion of the universe is accelerating instead of slowing down. This led to the postulation of an unseen dark energy in the vacuum of space — a force from the void capable of repelling galaxies. Astronomers have also found that stars on the edges of galaxies move faster than gravitational theory would predict, leading to the theory that (so far) undetectable dark matter keeps galaxies from flinging apart. It is estimated that more than 95 percent of the universe — dark energy plus dark matter — is entirely unseen. The micro level is even odder. A century of quantum physics still has not fully sunken in. The smallest particles exist not in places but in probability waves that reach across the universe. In the prevailing (but disputed) consensus, they gain a definite position only upon observation. According to Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw in “The Quantum Universe,” we inhabit “a world in which a particle really can be in several places at once and moves from one place to another by exploring the entire universe simultaneously.” At every level, from top to bottom, we gain knowledge of the world only by cutting our ties to common sense and intuition. The largest things are hidden from our view. The smallest things defy any coherent mental picture. There is, in fact, a strangeness at the heart of all things. What are the philosophic implications? Such deep-down contingency does not, for example, prove or disprove theism. But modern physics leaves room for a reality beyond our senses. In the tame, orderly world of Isaac Newton, the motion, position, past and future of every particle, person or planet were predictable and determined. Compare this to Max Tegmark’s brilliant, outlandish new book, “Our Mathematical Universe,” in which the author argues that probability waves, instead of collapsing, branch off into parallel universes — meaning you and I do as well. He further claims that our external reality is not only described by math, it is actually a mathematical structure — leaving those of us who are mathematically challenged incapable of speaking our mother tongue. The point here is not that Tegmark’s theories are broadly accepted, only that such theories are no longer considered absurd. Physics has seen the return of the unseen — parallel universes, infinitesimal strings, floating and colliding branes — that are reasonably inferred without being physically observed. I can think of other creative forces in that category. Not for centuries has physics been so open to metaphysics, or more amenable to an ancient attitude: a sense of wonder about things above and within. Michael Gerson is a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post.
As others see it: What would Frank do?
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Washington Post: Media Rights Capital, the production company behind the red-hot Netflix series "House of Cards," has a message for Maryland: "Nice little economy you got there. What a shame if something would happen to it." Well, those weren't the exact words of letters MRC recently sent Gov. Martin O'Malley, D, and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel. What the company actually said was that it has very much enjoyed filming "House of Cards" in Baltimore, Annapolis and other Maryland locations, but it might "break down our stage, sets and offices and set up in another state" unless Maryland passed a law granting MRC additional tax credits on top of the $26.6 million it has already received. We suggest that Maryland's elected officials ask themselves this question: What would Frank Underwood do? Mr. Underwood is the Machiavellian, and totally fictional, politician protagonist of "House of Cards," and while real-world officeholders in Annapolis could never employ his occasionally bloody methods, they could apply his clear-eyed attitude about power to the issue before them. MRC's gambit would have come as no surprise to Mr. Underwood; he's savvy enough to understand that filmmakers, like other businesses, pit the 50 states against one another, promising to locate production and "create jobs" wherever they are offered the sweetest subsidies — er, economic development "incentives." Though the film company's threat to leave was perhaps a bit unsubtle, it was no more over the top than the claim Maryland officials have offered to justify the tax breaks to date: "House of Cards" has created nearly 6,000 jobs and pumped $250 million into the state economy." (Does the job Kevin Spacey got to play Frank Underwood count? What about productivity lost due to binge-watching by state residents?) An expert in policy as well as politics, Mr. Underwood would immediately realize that such figures are inherently phony, especially since they don't account for the economic activity that might have been generated through alternative uses of the state's money. Maryland can easily live without "House of Cards." For all that, Mr. Underwood would waste little time imagining that any one state could stand alone and stop the beggarthy-neighbor business in which all 50 of them, and the District of Columbia, engage. Instead, the challenge is how to keep "House of Cards" in Maryland at an acceptable price — without signaling to all would-be investors that Maryland is a pushover. No doubt Maryland's politicians like basking in the reflected glow of Mr. Spacey and his fellow celebrities. The MRC letter offered Mr. O'Malley a chance "to spend time with our cast and crew once again." But Frank Underwood would never be swayed by anyone's star power — and neither should the governor and lawmakers. MRC has made Maryland a hard-nosed business proposition. The state should respond in kind. Elected officials must be prepared to leave the negotiating table and let "House of Cards" go rather than submit to a bad deal for the taxpayers they represent. Just like Frank Underwood would.
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“... But we can put it in, start a conversation on it, and maybe send it up to the federal delegation, to have some sort of oversight or restriction, a notice that says ‘This news report may contain content that is not suitable for young children.’”
— R.I. State Rep. Agostinho Silva speaking about his bill that proposes to add a parental warning to TV news broadcasts.
“What we're trying to do is solve our financial problems on the backs of our military, and that can't be done.”
— Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., on plans to reduce the U.S. military.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
RI to get $1M from FEMA for snow removal
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation announced the state is receiving over $1 million in federal reimbursement funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with the cleanup costs from last year’s major snowstorm. When winter storm Nemo hit Rhode Island last February, it dumped up to 2 feet of snow across the state and caused about 180,000 homes and businesses to lose power. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline worked together to ensure Rhode Island qualified for federal disaster assistance and received the maximum amount of funding for which it is eligible. The announcement that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be reimbursed $1,024,670.32 is a part of that effort. “Keeping our roads safe and clear after a major storm can be difficult and costly. We applaud FEMA for reimbursing RIDOT over $1 million for the costs of snow and ice removal. All this snow has exacted a heavy price on state and local budgets and we will continue doing everything we can at the federal level to help,” said Reed, Whitehouse, Langevin and Cicilline in a joint statement. FEMA will reimburse Rhode Island for 75 percent of all eligible costs incurred between February 8-9, 2013.
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State Rep. Mia Ackerman listens intently to Swissline Precision Manufacturing President David Chenevert, right, as she tours the Cumberland company with State Sens. Roger Picard, left, and Ryan Pearson on Friday, Feb. 21.
Cumberland legislators gain insight into 21st-century manufacturing
PROVIDENCE – Three state lawmakers stepped into the evolving world of 21st century manufacturing on Friday, as they toured Cumberland’s Swissline Precision Manufacturing Inc. “I think it’s evident from this tour that we need to arm Rhode Islanders with the proper skills to enter into the workforce,” said Rep. Mia A. Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland, Lincoln), who joined Senators Roger A. Picard (D-Dist. 20, Woonsocket, Cumberland) and Ryan W. Pearson (DDist. 19, Cumberland, Lincoln) for a tour of the facility. “The president of Swissline Precision made it clear to us that manufacturing by today’s standards requires skilled workers who are well-versed in advanced math, physics and new technology. Last year, the General Assembly passed a bill I sponsored to allow students to train during school hours in approved manufacturing career and technical programs. I have never been more convinced that we are on the right track. The vision of employees working tirelessly beside an old-fashioned sewing machine or heavy machinery is no longer an accurate picture of American manufacturing.” Incorporated in 1985, Swissline Precision Manufacturing is a precision contact manufacturer, with products servicing the aerospace, medical, communication, commercial and technological markets. David Chenevert, the company’s president, led state lawmakers on the tour with the hope of shedding some light on some of the unknown obstacles local businesses may face. “Mr. Chenevert has been a very active participant in the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association’s efforts to guide the state in the right direction when it comes to regulation of businesses and workforce development issues,” Senator Picard said. “We need people like him to approach us and help us cultivate a more businessfriendly environment in this state. Especially in this particular industry, it’s important to know what is expected of the workforce.” Chenevert also works with industry leaders on an economic development initiative called “Make RI,” which focuses on addressing the skills gap in Rhode Island. “My involvement with Make RI has only confirmed my belief that it is critical to the success of our economy and my industry to build a highly skilled workforce,” Chenevert said. “Our lawmakers need to know how important it is for Rhode Island’s high school students to graduate with the knowledge that they need to absorb all aspects of their education and continue on a path to a higher level of learning in order to do well.”
Writer-director Harold Ramis dies at age 69
(AP) "Caddyshack." ''National Lampoon's Animal House." ''Ghostbusters." ''Groundhog Day." ''Stripes." Those titles are some of the most beloved and widely quoted comedy classics of the last 30 years. They're also Harold Ramis' filmography. Ramis, the writer-directoractor who quietly and often off-screen created an unparalleled and hugely influential body of laughs, died Monday. He was 69. He suffered for several years from an autoimmune disease that caused inflammation and damage to his blood vessels, and died at his home in the Chicago suburbs, surrounded by family and friends, his talent agency said. His death rattled a modern comedy world Ramis helped build. His legacy as a father figure to generations of comedians was appropriately captured in Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up," in which Ramis was cast as Seth Rogen's father, Apatow said, "because we all saw him as the dream dad." "Harold Ramis made almost every movie which made me want to become a comedy director," Apatow said. "These films are the touchstones of our lives." Chevy Chase, whom Ramis directed in "Caddyshack" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," called him "a great man who shunned unnecessary Hollywood-type publicity." "It was Harold who acted out and gave me the inspiration for the character of Clark Griswold," Chase said Monday. "I was really copying Harold's impression of Clark." Admittedly lacking the dashing leading-man looks of some of his peers, Ramis was memorably nebbish: curly haired, gangly and bespectacled. He played Ghostbuster scientist Egon Spengler (naturally, the brainy one with all the ideas), and Bill Murray's Army recruit buddy in "Stripes." But the Chicago native and early member of the improv comedy troupe Second City was a far larger force behind the camera. The intellectual Ramis was the Zen master to a wild, improvising comic storm that included Murray, John Belushi, Chase and Dan Aykroyd. He co-wrote and directed "Caddyshack," ''Groundhog Day," and "Analyze This." He helped pen "Meatballs," ''Stripes" and "Ghostbusters."
RI lawmaker seeks records from 38 Studios case
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The leader of a state Senate oversight committee is requesting documents from the litigation surrounding the collapse of Curt Schilling's video game company. State Sen. James Sheehan announced Tuesday that he has filed an open records request for all depositions and exhibits from the lawsuit. The former Economic Development Corp. sued the ex-Red Sox pitcher and others after 38 Studios went bankrupt. The agency approved a $75 million loan guarantee for the company. The state is on the hook for about $90 million. Sheehan, a North Kingstown Democrat, says the documents could shed light on the EDC's decision to award to the loan guarantee, and help prevent similar debacles in the future.
RI Assembly to mull mental records on gun checks
Associated Press
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island should provide some mental health records to the national firearm background check system to prevent violent, severely mentally ill people from purchasing firearms, a state task force recommended Tuesday. The proposal, which now goes to lawmakers, would allow courts to submit information to the background check system only when a person is involuntarily committed and determined to pose a danger. The task force was created following the deadly Newtown, Conn., school shooting to examine whether Rhode Island should join most other states in submitting mental health records to the system used when an individual attempts to purchase a gun. While Rhode Island already submits criminal histories, state medical privacy laws prohibit the reporting of mental health records.
The task force's recommendation seeks to balance public safety with medical privacy and 2nd Amendment rights, according to Sen. Catherine Cool Rumsey, D-Exeter, who cochaired the task force. "A one-size-fits-all approach cannot be applied," she said. "We've found a way to make progress toward preventing tragedies, but with respect to the fact that we are also responsible for protecting individuals' rights." Mental health advocates had urged officials not to go too far by submitting records of people who voluntarily seek in-patient treatment, or those facing more common illnesses such as addiction, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder who pose no threat. The details of a person's mental illness would not be reported to the background check system. The task force report also recommends that anyone prohibited from having a gun because of mental illness be given an opportunity to appeal.
Craig Stenning, director of the state's Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, said he was concerned the state could discourage people from getting help for a mental illness if they believed they would lose their right to buy a firearm. Stenning, who sat on the task force, said the recommendation would only apply to a small number of people. "My responsibility is to protect the dignity of individuals with mental illness," he said. "We've spent years trying to encourage people to get treatment. I didn't want to see us take a step back."
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• 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.
• The Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society meets at 7 p.m. at Bridgeton School, 16 Laurel Hill Ave. in Pascoag. Following the meeting there will be a presentation by Glocester resident Jacob T. Bailey, about his book “Shadow Soldiers of the Confederacy.” 568-8449 for more information.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• 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. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
• 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.
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• Mount St. Charles Academy’s March Entrance exams, 8:15 a.m. $25 application fee. To download the registration form: ranceexams.
• St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Rd., is planning a pilgrimage to Italy, Sept. 29 to Oct. 8. Please join us for an info night at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Hall. For more info, call Helene at 401-769-1720 or the Rectory at 401-766-0626. • Monthly meeting of the Woonsocket Knights of Columbus • Ranger Talk lecture series Woonsocket Council will be held being held at the Museum of at 7 p.m. in the All Saints Work & Culture, 1:30 p.m. Church hall, Rathbun Street. Jennifer Pustz to speak on • Homeschooling 101 program “Voices from the Backstairs, at the Woonsocket Harris Public Lives of Domestic Service.” Free Library, 6 to 8 p.m., in the large event. Public invited. program room.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
• 32nd annual Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Day Parade, noon.
•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.
• 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. • Manga drawing class for teens 11-18 at the Cumberland Public Library, 5 to 6:30 p.m. All abilities are welcome. Register online or at the reference desk.
• The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post #306 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. at the post home, 171 Fountain St. The cost is $8 per person at the door.
• Dynamite Blast at St. Theresa’s, 5 p.m. $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 years and under. 50/50 raffle, one beer or one soda, chips and sandwiches also available.
Central Falls
• Coutu Memorial Park Committee fundraising breakfast buffet, 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Garfield Social Club, corner of Hung and High streets. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or by calling 742-3178 or 465-9285.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Dixie Diehards Jazz Band performs at Blackstone River Theatre, 2 p.m. Mardi Grasstyle show with traditional New Orleans jazz. $10 advance/$12 at the door.
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• Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the McAvinn Auditorium of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, Route 146A. New members and guests invited.
• Family Resources is hosting a Blood Drive from 11am – 3pm at 245 Main Street. Walk-Ins welcomed. Visit
• The German American Cultural Society hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Polka Dance at the club, 78 Carter Ave., from 2 to 6 p.m. Food available at 1 p.m. Music by the Eddie Foreman Orchestra. Tickets available by mail, $13, or at the door, $15. Table reservations for 8-10. Make checks payable to German American Cultural Society and mail to Erika Danner, 100 Cushman St., Pawtucket, RI 02861. For information call 860-237-8448.
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•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. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. 728-7582.
•The Parks & Recreation Department announces a St. Patrick’s Day Floral & Craft Workshop at 1 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center, 50 Lodge Road, Pascoag. A $10 materials fee will be charged. Pre-registration is required, 568-9470 or
• 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. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
• 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.
• Buy Local Expo and Homeshow sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Ann’s Art and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St. $1 admission. Plenty of parking. • Ciné-Québec, March 8 and 9, presented by the Délégation of Québec in Boston, Flickers: RI International Film Festival, Alliance Française de Providence and the Museum of Work & Culture, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cocktail reception followed by the presentation of several Québécois short films with English subtitles. $10 per person. Tickets on sale at the museum or by calling 2726243.
• Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library. Indy, a certified reading therapy dog will be at the library on Mondays. Please register only one time per month.
• Beer and dynamite dinner to benefit Leo A. Savoie Playground Fund, 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Veterans Hall. Tickets $20 each. Adults only.
• 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.
• Harmony Library presents a program, “Rhode Islandese: An Informal Presentation of the Language of the Nation’s Smallest State,” at 6:30 p.m. Learn to speak the language of Rhode Island in perfect dialect. Call 9492850 for more information or to register.
• Family Movie Night at the Pawtucket Library, 6 p.m. “Despicable Me 2.” Rated PG. Program is free and no registration is required. Children ages 10 and older may attend without a guardian. Call 725-3714 ext. 209 for information.
• 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.
• The St. Teresa Church Seniors meet at 1 p.m. Entertainment by Jolene Lang, country musician. Refreshments to follow.
•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.
• The P.E.A.L. Club meets at noon at Morin’s Restaurant, 16 South Main St., followed by lunch. John Aho will talk about his experiences working at the Warwick Tend. For information call John at (508) 222-2451.
• Rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets at the Cumberland Animal Shelter, 44 Martin St. Cats and ferrets from 1 to 2 p.m., dogs from 2 to 3 p.m. $11 cash only.
• Museum of Work and Culture Quebec Cinema viewing of French film, 1:30 p.m. Free program. Public invited.
• AARP Cumberland Chapter #4646 meets at the St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 1303 Mendon Road. The business meeting begins at 11 am, followed by a luncheon delivered from Davenport's Restaurant. Members are asked to bring canned goods for the chapter project. • Woonsocket Knights of Columbus Council 113 host an open house at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church Hall, Rathbun St. There will be a guest speaker.
• 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. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. 728-7582.
•The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club hosts a coin show from 3 to 8 p.m. at Brian’s Restuarant in Whitensville.
• 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. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
• The Blackstone Public Library will present a concert entitled “Music of New England from the Pilgrims to the Civil War,” featuring performers Bartholomew, Cappers and Waynen, at 7 p.m. Registration is required. Call the library at (508) 883-1931 or email
• 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.
•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.
• 4th annual Woonsocket Autism Benefits presents Dave Kane’s “Just for Fun” at 7 p.m. at Woonsocket High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. www.woonsocketautismbenefit.o rg/tickets. Also available at the door.
• 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.
• Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 171 Jenckes Hill Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner of corned beef and cabbage served at 7. Entertainment to follow. $25. Call Ed Cummings, 722-8317, for tickets.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Commissioners of the Burrillville Housing Authority meet in regular session at the Housing Authority community room, Ashton Court, Harrisville, at 6:30 p.m.
• Annual Women’s Summit at Bryan University, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Day-long seminars and workshops with special guests and keynote speakers. Event promotes personal and career empowerment and active discussion of issues to women. Call to register (401 232-6588.
• Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library. Indy, a certified reading therapy dog will be at the library on Mondays. Please register only one time per month.
• Corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day dinner at the Walter G. Gatchell Post, 171 Fountatin St., 6 p.m. Each ticket of $20 includes a raffle ticket. Deadline is March 14. For more information, call Jenna, 722-7146, weekdays after 4 p.m.
• Mended Hearts meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Christiansen Conference Center, Landmark Medical Center. Speaker: Elizabeth Valente, MS, RD, LDN; topic: Heart Healthy Diet. All are welcome.
North Providence
• The American Band Family Concert: “Blastoff! The American Band in Space” at 3 p.m. at North Providence High School auditorium, Mineral Spring Avenue.
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•18th annual corned beef and cabbage dinner to benefit the Martin Crowley scholarship fund, 6 p.m., St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St. Tickets available at WOON, WNRI and be calling Romeo Berthiaume at 401-651-4739. • The monthly business meeting of the Knights of Columbus Woonsocket Council will be held at 7 p.m. in the All Saints Church hall on Rathbun Street. If you have any questions please 401-356-1024
•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.
• 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 and have dinner with us. All Vietnam Veterans welcome. For more information call Joe Gamache at 401-6516060.
• Harlem Superstars Comedy Basketball Game vs. Woonsocket Rockets, 7 p.m., Woonsocket High School. Advance admission $10 each at the door, $12 at the door. Tickets available at Ciro’s, WNRI and Woonsocket Middle School. Event sponsored by Woonsocket Middle School PTO.
South Attleboro
• The South Attleboro Knights of Columbus will have a CPR class with AED training at their hall, 304 Highland Ave., at 9am. Cost is $45. Call Matt Sweeney at 508-399-7138 to register.
• The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club meets at 7p.m. in the lower town hall. All are invited. If you have questions call Mike at 774-2804333.
• Rabies Clinic from 9 to 10am for cats and 10am to noon for dogs at the VCA Blackstone Valley Veterinary Hospital, 615 Douglas St. Rabies shots will be $15; Microchips are available for $20. Open for residents of Uxbridge, Mendon and Douglas. Bring you current rabies certificate to get a three year shot. 508-278-6581 for questions.
• 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. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. 728-7582.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 174 Woonsocket, flea market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. clothes, household items, linens, Polish/American food.
• St. Teresa Church Seniors host corned beef and cabbage dinner, 12:30 p.m. in the church hall. All reservations must be made by March 14.
• 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.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Smith-Appleby House tours, 1 to 4 p.m., featuring demonstrations of Colonial life and fun activities for families and kids, each Saturday afternoon through March. Admission is $5 per adult and children 12 and under are free. (401) 231-7363.
• 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.
• 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. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
• Widow support group meets every Sunday — the first two Sundays of the month are at the Community Chapel on Diamond Hill Rd. The second two are at Emerald Bay Manor, Diamond Hill Road. All meetings 2 p.m. Call 401-333-5815.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Morning Energy Mocha Balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Makes: 20 balls 1¼ cups Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Chocolatey Almond Crunch cereal ½ cup walnut halves 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon flax seeds 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 4 tablespoons almond butter 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons espresso powder ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt ¼ cup toasted unsweetened coconut for rolling (optional) Place cereal in a food processor. Process until finely ground. Add walnut halves, chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, almond butter, honey, maple syrup, cranberries, vanilla, espresso powder and sea salt to bowl. Process until well blended and mixture forms stiff dough. Remove dough and form into compact ball with hands. Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in toasted coconut, if desired. Place balls on wax-paper lined sheet and let stand for about one hour, then transfer to tin or container with tight lid. Balls will keep for at least a week at room temperature, or they can be chilled.
Morning Energy Mocha Balls
Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries
Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Makes: 6 breakfast squares 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon Crunch cereal 1 /3 cup whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon 3 eggs ½ cup nonfat milk 2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup (6 ounces) Greek yogurt 3 cups fresh berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) or favorite fruit of choice Honey, for drizzling Nutmeg or cinnamon, for sprinkling Heat oven to 425°F. Lightly butter and flour 8-inch square pan, or coat lightly with nonstick cooking spray. In mixing bowl, stir together cereal, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. While stirring, slightly crush cereal using back of spoon or rubber scraper; set aside. In another bowl, beat eggs until well blended. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla; mix well. Combine egg mixture with flour mixture. Pour batter (it will be thin) into prepared baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until it is set when lightly touched in middle. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. To serve, cut into 6 equal-sized bars and place on serving plates. Top each square with a dollop of Greek yogurt, surround with fruit and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon and serve immediately.
Little Ways to Start Your Day
Beyond a balanced breakfast, there are other ways to start your morning off right. Try these tips to put some pep in your step and begin your day energized and prepared for whatever comes:
• Hydrate: Replenish your body with a generous glass of water. This small action will provide your body with the hydration it needs. • Move around: If you don't have time to start your day at the gym, work in a tenminute walk around the neighborhood. Just a few minutes of moving will get your blood pumping and help you start your day off on the right foot. • Make a plan: Do you have anything you would like to accomplish today? Set yourself up for success by writing down all the things you would like to complete for the day.
(Family Features) Whether eating together as a family, or enjoying breakfast on-thego, it's easy to boost the nutritional value of morning meals by incorporating foods with whole grain, protein and fiber. Fueling your body and refreshing your brain, a breakfast packed with these nutrients makes for a productive and efficient day. So jump-start your day with a nutritious breakfast that will provide lasting energy and help keep you satisfied. The benefits really stack up - from lower levels of stress and fatigue, to helping you maintain a healthy weight.
Fuel up the family Make breakfast a priority by stocking up on nutritious foods the whole family will enjoy, such as the new Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereal. Each serving is loaded with whole grain, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, giving you the energy to help get you going and keep you going!
Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries
Make time for it While many believe their lives are simply too busy to include energy-boosting meals in their day, there are easy ways to work it into your hectic routine. Need an on-the-go breakfast? This recipe for Morning Energy Mocha Balls features Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Chocolatey Almond Crunch cereal. It is an easy no-bake option and you can whip up a big batch to last you through the week. In the morning, just throw a few Mocha Balls in a baggy and enjoy these bite-sized breakfast treats wherever your morning takes you. Smoothies are also a breakfast favorite, perfect for blending, grabbing and getting you on your way. Fill up your favorite to-go cup with this Mixed Berry Smoothie to enjoy on your way to work or school. Or, gather the family together and warm up your weekend morning routine with this delicious recipe for Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries. For more information, visit: or on Facebook: and Twitter:
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Narragansett Bay Weather Wind (knots) Seas (feet) Visibility (miles) 2 1-3 W 10-15 Buzzards Bay W 10-15 2 1-3
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Chatham to Watch Hill W 10-15 4-6 1-3
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Scattered snow showers are possible later this morning through the afternoon. Not much accumulation but perhaps a coating in some areas. Temperatures will still run a good 10-12° below normal this afternoon as highs reach near 30°. It will clear out overnight with VERY cold morning lows...many of us in the single digits. Clouds will increase around noon Thursday as an arctic cold front approaches and bring s a few snow squalls in during the afternoon. Friday looks sunny but frigid!
Massachusetts panel to decide state’s first slots parlor license
Raynham Park, a former dog racing track that has partnered with Greenwood Racing; and Cordish Cos., which hopes to build a slots parlor in Leominster. A report from Commissioner James McHugh, who oversaw the review of the building and site design category, gave solid ratings of "sufficient to very good" for the Plainville and Leominster proposals, while grading Raynham "sufficient to insufficient." Raynham's final plan was "essentially a large box and many of the nongaming amenities are not as well-defined as the other applicant submittals," McHugh said in his report. Plainville presented an "integrated design approach marrying the existing harness racing venue and simulcast with the slot parlor in a well-developed concept," McHugh said, while Leominster offered "a well-documented overall design concept emphasizing an upscale entertainment venue with three features — gaming, dining, and live entertainment — each of which is a draw in and of itself." Commissioner Enrique Zuniga, who evaluated the finances of each applicant, said in his presentation Tuesday that all three had demonstrated the financial ability to develop and operate a successful slots parlor. But Zuniga gave Plainville the top ranking of "very good to outstanding," noting Penn National's experience in operating 28 other gambling facilities in North America and its understanding of "the current and future Massachusetts competitive marketplace." Leominster received an overall grade of "very good" with Zuniga saying Cordish had sound investment, market and operation plans. Raynham Park trailed in the finance category with an overall grade of "sufficient to very good," with Zuniga's report questioning whether the company would have direct access to all the funds it needed to build a permanent facility. The commission was slated to discuss the three other major categories, economic development, mitigation and general overview, later in the week.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators opened deliberations Tuesday on the state's first and only slots parlor license, with proposals in Plainville and Leominster appearing to gain an early edge over Raynham Park. The state gambling commission is evaluating the three applicants on five major categories, with a final decision expected Friday. The applicants for the slots parlor license are the Plainridge harness racetrack in Plainville, operated by Penn National Gaming;
Public invited to celebrate Dominican-American community Friday
said. “That in itself is something to celebrate. I hope everyone can come see what wonderful work people have done to both infuse culture into our already-diverse communities and make our cities and towns a better place to live.” The gala – which also commemorates the 170th anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic – will take place Friday, Feb. 28, at the Portuguese Club, 20 Second Ave., Cranston. Guests should arrive at 5 p.m. for cocktail hour. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m., and awards, music and dance will follow. The 2014 keynote speaker will be Cid Wilson, chairman of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino and commissioner appointee of the President of the United States Barack Obama. Additionally, the following Dominican-American awardees from 2005 to 2013 will once again be honored: • Outstanding Contribution to Dominican Art: Francis Parra • Outstanding Dominican Business Leadership: Winston G. Garcia • Outstanding Dominican Community Leadership Service: Marilyn Cepeda • Outstanding Dominican Leadership in Education: Jose Valerio • utstanding Dominican Youth Talent: Carlos de la Rosa • Outstanding Contribution to the Dominican Sport in R.I.: Kennedy Arias Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will be awarded the title of “Most Influential DominicanAmerican in the State of Rhode Island.” The committee will also lend special recognition to Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts. Senator Pichardo and Representative Diaz created this committee in 2005 in order to celebrate the Dominican Republic National Day of Independence, which is Feb. 27. DIHACRI also aims to bolster the preservation of Dominican culture, patriotic honor and a sense of respect and dignity for the values and traditions of the Dominican Republic in Rhode Island’s local communities. Tickets are $50 per person, and seats are limited. Please contact Everin Perez, vice-president and treasurer of DIHACRI, to purchase tickets at (401) 258-9651.
PROVIDENCE — The Dominican Independence and Heritage Award Committee of Rhode Island is inviting the public to join them for an event that will include music, dance and an awards ceremony honoring outstanding Dominican-Americans who have made a difference in Rhode Island. “For 10 years, we have honored hard-working DominicanAmericans who have made significant impacts on our culture, economy and the state of education here in Rhode Island,” Sen. Juan M. Pichardo (D-Dist. 2, Providence)
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THE TIMES, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 — B1
Bradley looks to bounce back from struggles of rookie year
Center fielder hopes to sew up starting job this spring
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Last spring training, Jackie Bradley, Jr. surprised everyone in the Boston Red Sox organization and broke camp with the major league club. This year, a lot more is expected from the outfielder, who turns 24 on April 19. Bradley is expected to be in center field on opening day, taking the place of Jacoby Ellsbury, who departed for the Yankees in free agency during the offseason. Bradley it will be difficult replacing Ellsbury, one of the game's most dynamic players. "That's the thing, I can't be him. I can only be me because that's who I am," Bradley said. So I don't really focus on the whole comparison thing. I just try to be the best ballplayer I can be. And that's all anybody can ask for, just be yourself. And if that ain't good enough, then I don't know what is." Bradley, who was not even on the team's 40-man roster, was so good during camp last year — hitting .419 in 28 games — that he became the first Red Sox player who skipped Triple-A and started for in the majors on opening day since Shea Hillenbrand in 2001. But the supplemental pick in 2011 (40th overall) out of the University of South Carolina, Bradley struggled in the big leagues. After just 12 games, he was hitting .097 and was demoted to Triple-A. In all, he served four stints last season with the Red Sox, batting .189 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 37 games, playing all three outfield positions. See BRADLEY, page B4
ERNEST A. BROWN / Blackstone Valley Sports photos
Top, Burrillville forward David Reynolds (left) tries to take the ball past North Smithfield defender Peter Keenan (33) during the opening half of Tuesday night’s Division III-North showdown at the Northmen’s gymnasium. Bottom, Reynolds rips down one of his 12 rebounds in the game away from North Smithfield’s Nick Cicerone. Reynolds also scored 14 points to help the Broncos grab a 38-35 victory, and with their 10-8 record, claim sole possession of the regular-season title.
Boys’ basketball
Burrillville secures Div. III-North crown
Broncos edge Northmen, 38-35
NORTH SMITHFIELD — Burrillville High starters and subs stormed the floor after manufacturing a thrilling 38-35 triumph over rival North Smithfield before approximately 300 fans at the Lovett Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday night. They had stellar reason: With the victory, the Broncos sealed the Division III-North crown, which is pretty much a rarity for them. Senior tri-captain David Reynolds paced the visitors with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while sophomore guard Jared Cabral chipped in 10 points. Junior center Isaiah DeSilva only netted a pair, but pulled down nine boards with five blocks. “We just won III-North, and it feels great,” stated head coach Kevin Randall after the victory, one that closed the league campaign at 10-8. “We won four here at the end, and we needed to win the last three just to set up this game. See BURRILLVILLE, page B3
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Tolman downs Shea for fifth straight victory
Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., shown on the basepaths last August as a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox, batted .189 with three home runs and 10 runs batted in during four stints with the Boston Red Sox last season.
PAWTUCKET — Throughout this wave of stellar play to end the regular season, one item has stood out above all else for coach Mike Kayata and his Tolman basketball lot. Spitting out well-worn clichés such as “playing together” may come across as so pedestrian, but that’s exactly why the Tigers enter the Division II postseason on an impressive roll. Tolman registered its fifth straight victory Tuesday night, a come-from-behind 65-51 win at Shea. Before getting into the particulars regarding how the Tigers wound up capturing their eighth win in nine tries, a little sneak peak at what lies ahead. Tolman appears to have the third seed in the 10-team divi-
sional tournament locked up, thus Kayata & Co. would avoid the preliminary round that’s scheduled for Friday night. If the math and standings shake out accordingly, Tolman (13-5, Division II-East) would face Exeter/West Greenwich next Tuesday night in the quarterfinals at a site to be determined. In order to feel completely at ease heading into a several-day break away from game competition, the Tigers had to maneuver past a Raiders’ outfit that was honoring six 12th graders as part of the annual “Senior Night” festivities. For the vast majority of the first half Tuesday, Tolman looked nothing like the squad that has been on a solid roll lately. Bad execution on offense coupled with missed defensive assignments had Tolman down 31-26 at halftime and Kayata in a foul mood. See TOLMAN, page B3
PawSox land new radio broadcaster in UMass’ Maurer
Staff reports
League returns to action after Olympic break
By The Associated Press
First-place Bruins visit Sabres tonight
Sweden in the gold-medal game in Russia. "In some ways, it will help, playing at this speed in one-game elimination with desperation," Crosby said Sunday after the final competition of the Sochi Games. "I haven't really had this transition midseason with Olympic ice, going back to regular size, but I don't think it's a bad thing." In the East, Boston holds a seven-point lead over Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division coming out of the Olympic break. Pittsburgh holds a 16-point lead over the Rangers in the Metropolitan. It's much tighter in the West, where St. Louis and defending champion Chicago are tied atop the Central Division, just five points in front of Colorado. The Ducks have the conference's top mark and a seven-point lead on San Jose. The NHL is going to have its fifth and sixth outdoor games of the season on Saturday, when the Chicago Blackhawks play Pittsburgh at Soldier field, and the next day in a VancouverOttawa matchup at BC Place. Despite seemingly having success with the expansion of the concept beyond an annual Winter
he Sochi Olympics are over and the NHL is back after freezing its schedule so that the world's best hockey players could compete for gold — perhaps for the last time. Sidney Crosby won another Olympic championship with Canada. Now, Sid the Kid wants to help the Pittsburgh Penguins hoist the Stanley Cup again. Crosby and the Penguins host Montreal on Thursday, the third day of league games after the Olympic break, just four days after helping the Canadians beat
Classic, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman isn't ready to say there will be more than one game exposed to the elements next season. "We haven't made any decisions about how many games next year (will be outdoors), but the games this year so far have been nothing short of spectacular," Bettman said in an interview with The Associated Press during the Olympics. "The Winter Classic had over 100,000 people in Michigan, played in the snow, and at two games in Yankee Stadium and the game in Los Angeles, fans couldn't have been more engaged. See NHL, page B4
PAWTUCKET — The two-person radio booth for the Pawtucket Red Sox is officially set as newcomer Josh Maurer joins forces with Jeff Levering for the 2014 season. The 33-year-old Maurer replaces Bob Socci, who left the PawSox last July to become the radio play-by-play broadcaster of the New England Patriots. “It is an immense honor and extremely humbling to be chosen as the newest broadcaster for the Pawtucket Red Sox and to work with such a talented play-by-play man as Jeff,” said Maurer in a statement provided by the PawSox. “This is one of the finest minor league broadcasting jobs in the country and with that comes great responsibility and expectations. I look forward to conJosh Maurer tributing to the PawSox both on and off the air.” Maurer has spent the past two seasons as the radio broadcaster for the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees in Trenton, N.J. He is also
See MAURER, page B4
Boys’ basketball
WOONSOCKET — Davies Tech wrapped up its best regular season in a decade on Tuesday night by posting a 56-46 victory on the road over Division III-North foe Mount St. Charles. Rigo Dominicci scored 19 points and Keron Aird added 16 for the Patriots, who are 6-12. The loss was the sixth in a row for the Mounties, who finish with a 3-15 mark. Alex Lataille had a monster game for Mount with 20 points, 20 rebounds, and six blocked shots. ***
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
REGIONAL Davies finishes strong with win over MSC SCOREBOARD
NORTH PROVIDENCE (56): Nick Geremia 8 0-1 16, Ryan McCluskie 2 0-0 5, Alex Wagner 2 2-4 6, Connor Nesbitt 8 1-5 17, Chris Corin 4 0-0 10, Nick Sollitto 1 0-2 2. Totals: 25 3-12 56. CUMBERLAND (54): Chris Gomes 0 0-0 0, Nick Poli 0 0-0 0, Brandon Kolek 4 0-0 11, Grant Osmundson 4 2-2 13, Tyler Calabro 2 1-2 5, Joe Fine 7 2-3 17, Ryan Cotter 3 2-4 8. Totals: 20 7-11 54. Three-point field goals: North Providence 3 (Corin 2, McCluskie), Cumberland 7 (Kolek 3, Osmundson 3, Fine). Halftime: Cumberland, 33-32.
WEDNESDAY GIRLS Basketball Mount St. Charles at Lincoln, La Salle at Cumberland, 7 p.m. THURSDAY GIRLS Basketball
DAVIES (56): Tim Garcia 1 0-0 2, Rigo Dominicci 8 1-3 19, Keron Aird 6 3-6 15, Alain Audate 3 1-4 7, Jonathan Andrade 3 1-4 7, Brandon Bernard 3 0-0 6. Totals: 24 6-17 56. MOUNT ST. CHARLES (46): Jake Sutherland 2 0-0 4, Riley Young 1 1-2 3, Alex Lataille 7 5-7 20, Owen Murphy 3 0-0 8, Nolan Hayward 3 0-2 7, Ryan Choate 1 2-2 4, Totals: 17 8-13 46. Three-point field goals: Davies 2 (Dominicci 2), Mount St. Charles 4 (Murphy 2, Hayward, Lataille). Halftime: Davies, 27-22.
McParlin scores 1,000th career point in SRA loss
PROVIDENCE -- Keon Wilson finished with 14 points and Adrian LaFleur nine as La Salle mustered a 67-45 victory over St. Raphael in both teams’ Division I-North season finale on Tuesday night. Alcino Aviles-Soares gathered a game-high 21 points and seven boards, though senior Brian McParlin nailed down his 1,000th career point after hitting a three-point bomb in the opening stanza. The Saints ended the campaign at 5-13 in league action. ***
Shea at Davies, 5:30 p.m.
Fine has career night in Cumberland’s loss to N.P.
CUMBERLAND — Cumberland watched its three-game win FRIDAY streak come to an end in its Division II-North regular-season finale BOYS against North Providence at the Clippers’ Wellness Center, as the Hockey first-place Cougars edged the Clippers, 56-54. Cumberland vs. North Smithfield (Levy Rink), 6 p.m.; Hendricken at Burrillville, 7;30 The playoff-bound Clippers, who are 8-10 in league play and p.m.; St. Raphael/PCD/Wheeler Co-op vs. Lincoln (Lynch Arena), Woonsocket at expected to face Central Falls in the first round of the Division II West Warwick/EWG Co-op, 8 p.m. playoffs this weekend, received a career-high 17 points from Joe Wrestling R.I. State Championships, preliminaries (Providence Career & Technical Academy Fine. field house), 4:30 p.m. Grant Osmundson also scored 13 points, Brandon Kolek added GIRLS 11, and Ryan Cotter had eight. Basketball
ST. RAPHAEL (45) – Josh Alves 0 0-0 0, Alex Holloway 3 0-0 6, Alcino AvilesSoares 7 3-5 21, Brian McParlin 2 0-1 5, Trevante Jones 0 0-0 0, Chris Luciano 3 2-6 8, Austin Gilles 0 0-2 0, Steve Toetee 0 0-0 0, Graham Lynch 0 0-0 0, Seth Burdette 1 1-2 3, Joe Kiernan 1 0-0 2; totals 17 6-16 45. LA SALLE (67) – Scott Deffley 1 2-2 4, Lawrence Sabir 3 1-1 8, Jimmy Pare 1 0-0 3, Chad Swayer 2 1-2 5, Keon Wilson 4 4-5 14, Anthony Spruill 1 0-0 2, Adrien Peah 0 1-2 1, Matt Holt 1 2-3 4, Adrian LaFleur 4 0-0 9, Henry Dunphy 2 1-3 5, Doug Harrison 2 1-4 5, Mike McCourt 3 0-0 7; totals 24 13-22 67. Three-point field goals: Aviles-Soardes 4, McParlin, Sabir, Pare, Wilson 2, LaFleur, McCourt. Halftime: La Salle, 35-17.
Middletown at Shea, 6 p.m.; St. Raphael at Mount Pleasant, Rogers at Central Falls, Burrillville at Lincoln, North Providence at Mount St. Charles, Cumberland at Ponaganset, Tolman at Tiverton, Smithfield at Woonsocket, 7 p.m. Hockey R.I. Division I best-of-three semifinals: Game 1, Burrillville/Ponaganset vs. La Salle, (Cranston Rink), 8 p.m. SATURDAY BOYS Hockey West Warwick/EWG Co-op vs. Scituate/Tolman Co-op (Cranston Rink), 6:10 p.m.; Coventry at Burrillville, 7 p.m.; Mount St. Charles vs. Bishop Hendricken (Thayer Arena), Cumberland vs. Lincoln (Lynch Arena), 7:30 p.m.; East Greenwich vs. St. Raphael/PCD/Wheeler Co-op (Lynch Arena), 9 p.m. Indoor Track New England Championships (Reggie Lewis Track Center), Noon. Wrestling R.I. State Championships, (Providence Career & Technical Academy field house), 10 p.m. GIRLS Hockey R.I. Division I best-of-three semifinals: Game 2, La Salle vs. Burrillville/Ponaganset, (Levy Arena), 3 p.m. Indoor Track New England Championships (Reggie Lewis Track Center), 7 p.m.
Girls’ basketball
Cotter plays well in Davies’ defeat to Hope
PROVIDENCE — Junior Sandra Cotter scored 13 points in one of her best games of the season, but Davies dropped its fourth Division III game in its last five outings, falling to Hope on the road, 46-29, in their crossover meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Joneilly Alicea also netted seven points and Gina Miranda ripped down 10 rebounds for the Patriots, who are 3-6 and fighting for their playoff lives with three regular-season games remaining. ***
DAVIES (29): Jackie Sequen 1 0-0 3, Laura Sylvestre 1 0-0 2, Joneilly Alicea 3 13 7, Jasmine Ayala 0 0-2 0, Kebblin Toloza 0 0-2 0, Gina Miranda 1 2-2 4, Sandra Cotter 4 2-4 13. Totals: 10 5-13 29. HOPE (46): Nathalie Rosado 8 1-2 20, Sarah Ihedreu 2 4-4 8, Kathleen BonneAnnee 1 0-0 2, Suemy Moreira 1 0-0 2, Sahira Lora 5 0-0 14. Totals: 17 5-6 46. Three-point field goals: Davies 4 (Cotter 2, Sequen), Hope 7 (Lora 4, Rosado 3). Halftime: Hope, 29-10.
Indoor track and field
RIC’s Vazquez, Cummins earn All-N.E. honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Freshman Steven Vazquez of Central Falls and sophomore Edward Cummins of Lincoln earned AllNew England honors as Rhode Island College finished 13th overall out of 26 teams at the 2014 New England Division III Championships, which was hosted by MIT this past weekend. Vazquez placed second in the high jump (1.98 meters), while Cummins took third place in the weight throw (17.60 meters). Vazquez, a former All-Stater high jumper at Central Falls, was named the Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for his performance. Sophomore Jack Covino of Cumberland also finished 21st (13.01 meters) in the weight throw. RIC will next compete at the New England Open Championships, hosted by Boston University, on Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, March 1 PAWTUCKET — Irish 5K (Race 1 in Tour de Patrick), 11 a.m., City Hall, Roosevelt Avenue (Race will be followed Pawtucket’s St. Patrick Parade) Contact: Irish Five K (Tour de Patrick). 1-401-952-6333. Saturday, March 8 PROVIDENCE — St Pats 5K (Race 2 in Tour de Patrick), 11:15 a.m., Rhode Island State House, Smith Street (Route 44), Near Francis & Hayes Streets (5K run/walk followed by the Providence St Patricks’ Day Parade). Contact: St Pats Five K (Tour de Patrick). 1-401-952-6333. Sunday, March 9 SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Oceans Run Half Marathon 5K & Kids Fun Run, 9 a.m., South Kingstown Town Beach, 1 Matunuck Beach Road (Matunuck, Moonstone and Green Hill Beaches offer spectacular scenery). Contact: Kathy Robbins (TRIMOM Productions LLC). 1-401-741-0831. Saturday, March 29 NORTH SCITUATE — Seventh annual Run the Reservoir 15K, 9 a.m., N. Scituate Community House, 546 W. Greenville Rd. (Includes a 5K option). Contact: Milton Schumacher (Rhode Island Road Runners) at 1-401-647-3905.
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January 31, 2014 - Shea’s Lourdes Anariba (3) drives against Hope defenders Suemy Moreia (20) and Sahira Lova (2) during first half action at Hope High School Friday. Ernest A. Brown/RIMG photo.
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PAWTUCKET — The Pineview Little League has scheduled its final registration dates for the upcoming season on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Ken Ryan Baseball Academy on 413 Central Ave. in Pawtucket. For more information, visit Facebook under Pineview Little League or contact league president Bob Brown at 692-9139.
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Connie Mack 18-under baseball team is planning signups for the upcoming season, which runs from June 11-Aug. 10, on the next three Wednesdays (Feb. 26 and March 5 and 12) from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Upper Deck Baseball Academy on John C. Dean Memorial Blvd., in Cumberland. Signups will also be held on Saturday. Feb 22 and Saturday, March 1 from 8-10 a.m. at DH Hitting on 70 Vineyard St. in Pawtucket. For more information, contact Jim McParlin at (401) 261-6644 or email
LINCOLN — Lincoln Little League registrations for the 2014 season are online and can be done at The league will also help out the Central Falls Little League this season, and registrations for that league will also take place online and on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Dion Signs on 1075 High St. in Central Falls. Additional information can be found on the league website or by contacting the player agent, Joan Dion, at or the league president, John Sharkey, at Residency and School Attendance Eligibility: In an effort to accommodate Little Leaguers who
PAWTUCKET — The Fairlawn Little League will be holding registrations for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons at the Smithfield Avenue Fire Station (on Smithfield Avenue) on Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fairlawn Little League will once again offer a softball program this year and is looking for girls between the ages of 4-18 to register to play T-Ball (ages 4-6), Instructional (ages 6-8), Minors (ages 810), Majors (ages 11-13) and Seniors (ages 13-18). Registrations are open to girls who live in the city of Pawtucket, as this is a Little League affiliated fast-pitch softball program. Registrations can also be done online. At the end of the registration, applicants will be able to print out a copy of the registration form and mail in payment, or drop off payment at the fire station during the registration dates listed above. The league is not accepting credit card registrations at this time. If you have any questions, contact league president Tammy Ward at 401-413-5323 or visit the Fairlawn Little League website at
PAWTUCKET — The Greater Pawtucket Umpires Association (G.P.U.A.) is looking for men and women interested in umpiring youth baseball games during the coming season. Veteran umpires are welcome; however, no prior experience is necessary, only a general knowledge of the game of baseball and a willingness to learn the basics of becoming an umpire. New recruits will be required to complete a six-hour training course (one hour per week for six weeks). Weekly meetings have already started and take place each Monday. All participants must be at least 16 years of age and have reliable transportation available. If interested, call Paul Blake at 401-316-0039, or the GPUA Hotline at 401-722-6849 for more details.
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington National Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball Leagues will be holding signups for the 2014 baseball season on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at KR Baseball Academy on 413 Central Ave. Players ages 4-15 from Pawtucket, Central Falls, East Providence, and Rumford are welcome. Players who are new to the league must bring a copy of their birth certificate. The fees for the season will be Rookie, $45; Minor, $75, Major, $80, and Babe Ruth, $120. There is no fee for T-Ball players. For more information, contact Ray at 401-339-3579 after 5 p.m. or see the league’s web site to print out a registration form ( Cash, checks, and money orders will be accepted.
PAWTUCKET — Officials with the Pawtucket Girls Softball League will conduct open registrations for their upcoming spring and summer seasons for players between the ages of 7-18 every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at DH Hitting on 70 Vineyard St. in Pawtucket. Those sign-up sessions will be held now through the end of March, stated PGSL President Scott Cooper. The league will be divided into appropriate age divisions. For more information, call Cooper at (401) 338-1127 or e-mail him at
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Girls Softball League will conduct its winter clinics for new and returning instructional division players every Tuesday night in February from 6-7 p.m. -- and every Friday night in March from 6-7 p.m. -- at the Fallon Memorial School gymnasium on Lincoln Avenue. For more information, send an email to
PAWTUCKET — The Irish 5K, the first race of the popular Tour de Patrick series, will take place on March 1 in Pawtucket. It starts and ends at the Pawtucket City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. Preceding the 5K event, which begins at 11 a.m., is a post-race party at the Pawtucket Armory with live Irish music. The city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade starts at noon. Online registration ( for the Irish 5K closes on Feb. 26. Technical T-shirts will also be given to the first 1,000 entries.
CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League plans to again award scholarships to high school seniors that had participated as a player or volunteer in the league. Applications may be obtained from the guidance offices at Cumberland High School, St. Raphael Academy, Mount St. Charles Academy, Bishop Feehan High School, Bishop Hendricken High School, and La Salle Academy, as well as from the CYBSL website ( They must be completed and sent to the CYSBL’s scholarship committee by April 15.
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Locals help Grace Baptist Christian Academy boys’ basketball team claim MACS state title
Tolman turns away Shea, 65-51
Maybe it was the adrenaline of “Senior Night,” but the Tolman mentor knew that what transpired in the opening 16 minutes was not acceptable. Before talking strategy, Kayata made sure to remind the Tigers about the importance of cohesiveness and steering clear of splintering off in separate directions. “I told them they were selfish and weren’t working together,” said Kayata. “A lot of us thought we could get whatever we wanted. They didn’t need screens or each other, but they did.” The message did not fall on deaf ears. Displaying togetherness, Tolman scored the first nine points of the second half and never looked back on its way to raining on the parade of seniors Armani Baker, Chris Luciano and the rest of the Shea cagers. All told, the Tigers ripped off a 23-7 run to start the second stanza to go up 49-38 with under nine minutes remaining. Denzel DePina helped key Tolman’s resurgence with a game-best 19 points and 11 rebounds while Tyler Reece had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Kayata was effusive in his praise about the job Reece did defensively on Baker, the high-flying Shea senior who was held well below his scoring average. Baker finished with 10 points with just three coming in the second half. His ability to catch the ball at the foul line and decide which way to attack the basket was severely compromised thanks to Reece, who also had some assistance from teammate Jesse Fernandes (10 points). Luciano finished with 13 points to top Shea, which will sit out the postseason for the first time since the 2006-07 season. “Baker is a stud and a great player. He can play for me any day of the week,” said Kayata. “We knew if we could stop him and Luciano on their Senior Night, we felt comfortable that we could win the game. “It got a little bit scary there when we were playing selfish and not together,” the head coach added. The Tigers took it to another level in the second half when Prince Johnson stole the ball at midcourt and glided in for an uncontested hoop and Luis Pagan swished back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 63-47. With the game clearly in Tolman’s favor, Shea head coach Matt Pita decided to give Baker, Luciano, Jamiel Rodrigues, Manny Delgado and Ellis Smith one final chance to receive applause in a high-school basketball setting. All five players came off the floor to a nice ovation with 1:25 left. “It was the right thing to do,” said Pita, his Raiders closing at 3-15. The first half featured 11 lead changes with Shea going up by as many as seven points late before Fernandes banked in a shot at the buzzer. Tolman fell behind 16-11 before rallying to take a 24-23 lead after Steven Otis (10 points) swished home his club’s only trey on the night. “Running the plays and being structured is tough on a night like this, but overall I’m really proud of my guys,” said Kayata. “We’ve had a really great regular season, but our new season begins now.” ***
Submitted photo courtesy of Grace Baptist Christian Academy
Pawtucket residents Cullen Hopkins (left), Jonathan Bryden (center), and Josh Davis (right) recently helped the boys’ basketball team of Grace Baptist Christian Academy of Attleboro, Mass. capture the state championship of the Massachusetts Association of Christian Schools. GBCA won its first title in four years by topping host Twin City Christian School of Lunenburg, Mass., 42-37, in the title game. GBCA will bring a 10-6 record into the regional tournament of the New England Association of Christian Schools, which begins this week.
Burrillville wins Div. III-North title
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“I told the kids afterward that we’re going to hang in a banner in the gym, and each and every one of them carved a piece of themselves on that banner in the Broncodome. I couldn’t be happier for our guys.” On its “Senior Night,” North Smithfield closed its season at 8-10. Usual stalwart Peter Keenan, a senior forward, mustered only eight points – that after having notched his 1,000th career point in a tilt at Warwick Vets on Valentine’s Day. (He received a commemorative basketball from mentor T.J. Ciolfi for that feat prior to the game). Classmate Matt Lachance led the Northmen with 10 points, while senior captains Breno Pena and Mike Cicerone drained eight and four, respectively. The two combatants had entered the break tied at 20-20, but North Smithfield took a 26-20 cushion just 3:17 into the half, the final bucket Keenan’s turnaround hook. When Lachance dropped a putback with 10:22 to go, the Northmen pushed the lead to 29-22. Burrillville, however, stormed back, courtesy of its 3-2 zone defense and eight second-half points from Reynolds., not to mention a pair of Cabral’s two treys. He hit both in the span of 1:17, with the last
slicing the deficit to 29-28 with 7:59 remaining. With 5:04 left, Cabral hit a layup off a steal, giving the Broncos a 30-29 advantage. They wouldn’t trail again. Several free throws later – on both sides – DeSilva delivered a foul shot to lift BHS to a 3734 cushion with 1:12 remaining. NS sophomore Nick Cicerone then robbed a Bronco near midcourt and rushed in for the layup, but officials called him for a travel. Down the stretch, the Northmen couldn’t hit their charity stripers, and ended up falling despite a furious effort. Burrillville turned the ball over 24 times, including 14 in the final stanza, while North Smithfield closed with 19, but hung on for the win. “We started the second half just terribly, turning the ball over; I took a timeout early on and told the guys they had to keep their composure and remain incredibly tough, given all the crowd noise,” Randall noted. “Our defense was unbelievable. We played the 3-2 zone the whole time because we had to keep an eye on Keenan down low, but also Pena and Cicerone outside. They’re pretty good at landing the three. “In the second half, we played out of our minds on the defensive side,” he added. “If we had lost, it would’ve been a co-championship, but it didn’t end that way.”
TOLMAN (65): Keanu Perry 0 0-0 0, Tyreal Whitaker 1 2-2 4, Steven Otis 4 1-2 10, Prince Johnson 2 0-0 4, Denzel DePina 6 7-9 19, Nate Gagnon 0 0-0 0, Jesse Fernandes 4 22 10, Luis Pagan 3 0-2 8, Jeff Jones 0 0-0 0, Tyler Reece 4 24 10. Totals: 24 14-23 65. SHEA (51): Abdul Ajair 0 0-0 0, Armani Luciano 6 0-0 13, Daniel Pires 1 0-0 2, Ellis Smith 1 0-0 3, Michael Joseph 0 00 0, Dominic Fernandes 2 0-0 6, Manny Delgado 3 0-0 7, Devin Docouto-Fernandes 3 0-0 6, Jamiel Rodrigues 2 0-0 4, Armani Baker 3 4-8 10. Totals: 21 4-8 51. Halftime: S 31-26. Three-point field goals: T 3 (Luis Pagan 2, Steven Otis); S 5 (Dominic Fernandes 2, Armani Luciano, Ellis Smith, Manny Delgado).
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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Toronto 32 25 .561 — Brooklyn 26 28 .481 4½ New York 21 36 .368 11 Boston 19 39 .328 13½ Philadelphia 15 42 .263 17 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 40 14 .741 — Washington 29 28 .509 12½ Charlotte 27 30 .474 14½ Atlanta 26 30 .464 15 Orlando 17 42 .288 25½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 43 13 .768 — Chicago 30 26 .536 13 Detroit 23 34 .404 20½ Cleveland 22 36 .379 22 Milwaukee 11 45 .196 32 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 40 16 .714 — Houston 38 18 .679 2 Dallas 35 23 .603 6 Memphis 31 24 .564 8½ New Orleans 23 33 .411 17 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 43 14 .754 — Portland 38 18 .679 4½ Minnesota 27 29 .482 15½ Denver 25 30 .455 17 Utah 20 36 .357 22½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 39 20 .661 — Golden State 35 22 .614 3 Phoenix 33 22 .600 4 Sacramento 20 36 .357 17½ 19 38 .333 19 ——— Monday's Games Milwaukee 130, Philadelphia 110 Golden State 104, Detroit 96 Dallas 110, New York 108 L.A. Clippers 123, New Orleans 110 Utah 110, Boston 98 Tuesday's Games Indiana 118, L.A. Lakers 98 Washington 115, Orlando 106 Toronto 99, Cleveland 93 Chicago 107, Atlanta 103 Minnesota at Phoenix, (n) Portland at Denver, (n) Houston at Sacramento, (n) Wednesday's Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m. Brooklyn at Portland, 10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Miami, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Denver, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers
Heisman winner goes 0-for-2 in Seminoles’ 8-3 defeat to Yankees
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston has no plans to stop being a two-sport man. "I'm just 20-years old," Winston said Tuesday after Florida State lost 8-3 in the New York Yankees' spring training opener. "This is my life, man. I want to play both as long as I can. I love both of them. I've got a strong passion for both." Florida State's quarterback in the fall, Winston went 0 for 2 in the Seminoles' exhibition game against the Yankees. He grounded out to second base while facing Shane Greene in the sixth and struck out looking on a full-count pitch from Bryan Mitchell two innings later. "Obviously, he's a great talent," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I guess he had a football injury in the championship game which kept him from hitting for a while. But he's just starting to pick up the bat again. I guess he had torn a ligament in his left index finger." Winston has made three scoreless appearances as a closer this season but didn't get a chance to pitch against his favorite baseball team. Seminoles coach Mike Martin said Winston's arm was a little tender after his outing Saturday. "There were really not any plans for him to pitch," Martin said. "Not throwing today gives him Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday off before he pitches again. We felt that would be the best way to approach it." Florida State plays Miami on Friday. Winston played in the field twice previously this year, getting a hit in his lone at-bat. Against Greene, the 6- foot-4, 230-pound sophomore got a big cheer from the announced crowd of 7,708 at Steinbrenner Field after shattering his bat on foul grounder. "The favorite part of the day was just being out here," Winston said. "Being around a bunch of big league guys, and they proved it. They beat us." Winston talked with his favorite player, Derek Jeter, calling the meeting "surreal." Winston said playing for the Yankees "would be a dream come true." "I guess it feels like when I talk to little kids, how they feel sometimes," he said. "They're speechless, and that's how I was with Jeter." Winston led the Florida State football team to the national championship in a 34-31 victory over Auburn on Jan. 6. "I'm focusing on getting our guys to the College World Series," he said. "It's very important to those guys in that clubhouse, and it's very important to the coaches."
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 58 36 14 2 6 80 183 148 St. John's 55 32 19 1 3 68 181 151 Providence 55 29 19 1 6 65 174 156 Worcester 52 23 25 3 1 50 124 160 Portland 53 19 25 2 7 47 153 187 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Binghamton 53 33 16 1 3 70201 160 WB/Scranton 55 29 19 3 4 65 158 145 Norfolk 53 28 17 1 7 64 139 134 Hershey 54 29 19 3 3 64168 155 Syracuse 52 20 23 4 5 49 134 156 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Springfield 55 33 17 1 4 71168 150 Albany 54 29 17 3 5 66 161 142 Bridgeport 54 25 24 1 4 55 149 167 Hartford 53 21 26 0 6 48 140 170 Adirondack 52 22 27 0 3 47 121 142 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Grand Rapids 54 32 17 2 3 69 171 135 Chicago 54 31 17 4 2 68 156 138 Rockford 57 29 21 4 3 65 175 180 Milwaukee 53 23 18 6 6 58 134 146 Iowa 53 22 21 6 4 54 131 152 North Division W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto 31 17 2 2 66 150 132 Rochester 27 18 3 4 61 152 145 Hamilton 23 25 1 4 51 127 154 Utica 22 24 3 4 51 127 155 Lake Erie 22 25 0 5 49 132 160 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Texas 56 33 16 3 4 73201 159 Abbotsford 55 33 17 4 1 71 172 151 San Antonio 54 23 23 3 5 54 148 160 Oklahoma City54 23 24 1 6 53162 185 Charlotte 52 24 25 1 2 51 154 171 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. ——— Tuesday's Games Texas 2, Lake Erie 1 Rockford 4, Iowa 1 Hartford 4, Portland 3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6, Hershey 5 Wednesday's Games Binghamton at Toronto, 11 a.m. San Antonio at Utica, 7 p.m. Texas at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Grand Rapids at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Thursday's Game Rochester at Iowa, 8:05 p.m. GP 52 52 53 53 52
NBA Calendar
By The Associated Press April 16 — Last day of regular season. April 19 — Playoffs begin. May 20 — Draft lottery. June 5 — NBA Finals begin. June 16 — Draft early entry withdrawal deadline. June 26 — NBA draft.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 58 16 34 8 40 113 174 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 58 26 23 9 61 146 161 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one for an overtime loss. ——— Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Buffalo 3, Carolina 2 Wednesday's Games Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Columbus at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Detroit at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Carolina at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday's Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League HOUSTON ASTROS — Named Amanda Rykoff social media manager. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Blake Beavan, Danny Farquhar, Yoervis Medina and Tom Wilhelmsen; OF Ji-Man Choi; and OFs Abraham Almonte, Xavier Avery and James Jones. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with manager Ron Washington on a contract extension through the 2015 season. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHPs David Carpenter, Cory Gearrin, David Hale, Juan Jaime, Aaron Northcraft, Wirfin Obispo and Anthony Varvaro; LHPs Luis Avilan, Ryan Buchter, Carlos Perez and Alex Wood; INFs Ernesto Mejia, Tyler Pastornicky and Elmer Reyes; OFs Jose Constanza, Todd Cunningham and Joey Terdoslavich; and Cs Christian Bethancourt and Evan Gattis on one-year contracts. American Association KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Traded RHP Shaun Garceau to Long Island for future considerations. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Acquired RHP Michael Click from Windy City for cash and a player to be named. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed INF Andres Perez. WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed RHPs Daniel Bennett, Jon Link and Matt Nevarez. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed RHP Corey Vogt. QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed RHP Chris Cox. Frontier League FRONTIER GREYS — Named Kyle Haines manager. Acquired RHPs Josh Hildebrand and Keith Picht from Kansas City (AA) for future considerations. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MIAMI HEAT — Signed G DeAndre Liggins to a 10day contract. NEW YORK KNICKS — Waived G Beno Udrih and F Metta World Peace. ORLANDO MAGIC — Signed C Dewayne Dedmon and G-F Adonis Thomas to 10-day contracts. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DB Donovan Alexander. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Reassigned D Sami Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Placed D Fedor Tyutin on injured reserve. Recalled D Dalton Prout from Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Ryan Sproul from Grand Rapids (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Placed C John Tavares on the injured reserve list, retroactive to Feb. 19. Recalled Fs Mike Halmo, Anders Lee and Ryan Strome from Bridgeport (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled C J.T. Miller from Hartford (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS — Reassigned F Bracken Kearns to Worcester (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned D Jack Hillen to Hershey (AHL) on a long-term injury/illness exception conditioning loan. American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Hershey RW Brandon Segal and Rockford D Theo Peckham two games. ABBOTSFORD HEAT — Returned G Aaron Dell to Utah (ECHL). WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS — Recalled F Denver Manderson from Wheeling (ECHL). ECHL CINCINNATI CYCLONES — Released G Tony Tabisz. ELMIRA JACKALS — Released G Russ Stein as emergency backup. ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS — Released G Brooks Ostergard. SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Added G John Havrilack as emergency backup. STOCKTON THUNDER — Loaned F Joey Martin to Bridgeport (AHL). Central Hockey League ALLEN AMERICANS — Signed F Anthony Maiani and G Eric Levine. WICHITA THUNDER — Signed D Jarkko Leppanen. Waived F Ryan Hand. Southern Professional Hockey League PEORIA RIVERMEN — Signed D Ben Oskroba. LACROSSE Major League Lacrosse OHIO MACHINE — Forfeited 2015 third- and seventh-round draft picks to acquire M Kyle Harrison and F Erik Krum. Waived M Cameron Mann. SOCCER Major League Soccer PORTLAND TIMBERS — Signed Ms George Fochive and Aaron Long. COLLEGE SAINT MARY (NEB.) — Named Derek Fey cross country coach. WEST ALABAMA — Named Max Thurmond linebackers and special teams coach. WYOMING — Suspended junior G Charles Hankerson Jr. indefinitely from the men's basketball team.
NHL Calendar
By The Associated Press Feb. 26 — NHL regular season resumes. March 1 — NHL Stadium Series: Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks, Soldier Field. March 5 — Trade deadline, 3 p.m., EST. March 10-12 — NHL general managers meeting, Boca Raton, Fla. April 13 — Last day of regular season. April 16 — Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. May 25-31 — NHL combine, Toronto. June 18 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals.
Torre: Banning home plate collisions isn’t realistic
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Joe Torre says Major League Baseball's playing rules committee leaned toward banning all home plate collisions but concluded it would be unrealistic because contact between catchers and baserunners is sometimes unavoidable. Torre, MLB's executive vice president for baseball operations, spoke Tuesday at San Diego's spring training facility before meeting with representatives from eight clubs training in Arizona. Torre was there to answer questions and address concerns regarding the collision rule, which was announced Monday, and expanded instant replay for umpires. Torre said when it came to the collisions rule, he had to "put the uniform back on" because there is never a perfect play at the plate and throws can make contact unavoidable. Any rule change for 2014 required approval from the players' union, which negotiated under new head Tony Clark. "The players' association had their concerns, too, based on the fact that catchers' ... instincts is telling them to do certain things," Torre said. "Tony Clark's concern was it would have been tough to get them use to a new rule in a short period of time. I think we both agreed on the fact we want to eliminate the vicious hit." MLB could not have implemented the rule this year without approval from the players' association. In what both sides said was a one-year experiment, the rule allows collisions if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate, and if the catcher goes into the basepath to field a throw to the plate. The new rule, 7.13, states "a runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate)." A runner violating the rule shall be declared out, even if the fielder drops the ball.
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AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Baltimore 0 0 Boston 0 0 Chicago 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 Detroit 0 0 Houston 0 0 Kansas City 0 0 Los Angeles 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 New York 0 0 Oakland 0 0 Seattle 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 Texas 0 0 Toronto 0 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Arizona 0 0 Atlanta 0 0 Chicago 0 0 Cincinnati 0 0 Colorado 0 0 Los Angeles 0 0 Miami 0 0 Milwaukee 0 0 New York 0 0 Philadelphia 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 San Diego 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 St. Louis 0 0 Washington 0 0
Saturday’s Fights At Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa, Hekkie Budler vs. Karlius Diaz, 12, for Budler WBA World-IBO minimumweight titles. At Getec Arena, Magdeburg, Germany, Robert Stieglitz vs. Arthur Abraham, 12, for Stieglitz's WBO super middleweight title. At The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford, 12, for Burns' WBO lightweight title. At Alamodome, San Antonio (HBO), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera, 10, super middleweights; Orlando Salido vs. Vasyl Lomachenko, 12, for Salido's WBO featherweight title; Juan Diaz vs. Gerardo Robles, 10, lightweights. Friday, March 7 At Pala Casino Spa and Resort, Pala, Calif. (ESPN), Rustam Nugaev vs. Marvin Quintero, 10, lightweights.
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Fight Schedule The Associated Press (Televised fights in parentheses) Friday’s Fights At Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center, Verona, N.Y. (SHO), Mickey Bey Jr. vs. Alan Herrera, 10, lightweights; Badou Jack vs. Derek Edwards, 10, super middleweights; J'Leon Love vs. Vladine Biosse, 10, super middleweights.
Maurer is PawSox’s new radio broadcaster
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currently the radio voice for the football and men’s basketball teams at the University of Massachusetts, a position he has held since 2008. Maurer is in the midst of his sixth season with the Minutemen basketball team after completing his sixth season with the football team last fall. He worked full-time for UMass as their Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting from August 2008 until March of 2012 before he joined Trenton for the 2012 baseball season. He has maintained his role as radio playby-play man and sometimes television voice of UMass football and basketball during the baseball offseason and will continue to do so once the 2014 PawSox season
ends in September. Maurer broke into Minor League Baseball in 2005 as the radio play-by-play broadcaster of the Charleston RiverDogs, the Single-A affiliate of the Yankees in the South Atlantic League. He was with the RiverDogs for four seasons (2005-2008), and during the baseball offseason, he also did radio work for the Charleston Southern University football and men’s basketball teams (2006-2008). Maurer received his degree in Broadcast Journalism with a Minor in Sports Marketing from the University of Maryland in 2003. A native of Lower Merion, Pa. (just outside of Philadelphia), he has spent the past six falls and winters living in Amherst while calling UMass games. He has production experience working
for ESPN (Washington, D.C. branch) as a Production Assistant for “Pardon the Interruption” from 2001-2003 and on the Philadelphia Phillies Television Network in 2004. Maurer has been honored by the AP in each of the past four years for “Best College Sports Play-by-Play” in the Massachusetts/Rhode Island region. “We are pleased to welcome Josh Maurer to the PawSox and the PawSox Radio Network, led by our flagship station 920 WHJJ,” said PawSox President Mike Tamburro. “Josh is a talented young broadcaster who impressed us with his style and knowledge. We believe fans will quickly come to enjoy his call of the game. He and Jeff Levering will form another terrific tandem in what continues to be an outstanding PawSox radio tradition.”
It was a learning experience for Bradley. Through it all, though, he remained positive. "Yeah, for sure, it was definitely different, especially getting a shot to start in the big leagues with only being a year removed from playing a full season," said Bradley. "I showed them what I was capable of. But it was one of those things where you can get equally hot and equally cold. But everything evens out." In 14 games in September, he hit .243 making 10 starts. "I think the thing he's expressed in the early days of being down here is he's aware a little bit more of what to expect," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "I think what he went through last year is very common for a young player, and it's maybe to struggle for the first time and yet it's at the major league level, and how they respond to that is key. He was humbled but at the same time he came out of it and finished the year on an upswing." In January, the Red Sox added Grady Sizemore, whose All-Star career was curtailed by injuries. He hasn't played a game at any level since September 2011. The Red Sox believe if Sizemore can return to a semblance of his former self, he can provide valuable depth on their roster — and some competition for Bradley. Bradley embraces the acquisition. "It just means we have another great player on our squad," Bradley said. "Grady's a great ballplayer. I'm glad to have him on the team because I'll be able to pick his brain, learn from him just like I did from Jacoby. ... And hopefully he learns things from me as well. That's what teammates do, we learn from each other in order to get each other better."
NHL returns to ice after Olympic break; Bruins visit Sabres tonight
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"When you think about the impact of these regular season games have had, it shows you how excited our fans get about the outdoor games." The Detroit Red Wings lost to Toronto in a shootout at the Big House on New Year's Day, giving the Maple Leafs an extra point that could prove to be pivotal when the regular season ends April 13. The storied franchises are likely com-
peting for one of the two wild-card bids in the Eastern Conference. If the playoffs began today, the Red Wings would extend their postseason streak to 23. Detroit made it last year by only one point and the race might be as tight again with Columbus, Ottawa, Washington, Carolina and New Jersey within a win or two of moving into a wild-card spot. "When we play teams like Montreal and Toronto, those are really like four-point games,"
Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. In the Western Conference, which appears to be filled with better teams, it looks like Dallas, Phoenix, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Nashville may be vying for the eighth and final spot in the playoffs. The Buffalo Sabres, meanwhile, have an NHL-low 38 points — nine fewer than the last place team, Edmonton, in the Western Conference. That gives Buffalo plenty of incentive to shop goaltender Ryan Miller and his expiring contract.
Miller was primarily used as a backup for the United States in the Olympics. The Sabres are running out of time to get something in return for the face of their franchise. The NHL's trade deadline is March 5. Some teams that were hit by injuries during the Olympics may make moves to replace the players they lost. Others, such as Buffalo, might decide to trade talented or expensive players if it appears they have no shot to be a part of the postseason.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Woman worries her gentle friend may harbor dark side
I’m incredibly fond of my friend “Russell.” He is always supportive, considerate and kind to me. However, I know that he is into S&M and this worries me, as I can’t reconcile the two different people — a gentle person with someone wanting to dominate and possibly hurt a woman in bed. Should I be worried that Russell is hiding a dark side that will eventually come out and ruin our friendship? — WORRIED FRIEND IN AUSTRALIA DEAR WORRIED: You and Russell must be very close friends if he is describing his sexual practices with you. My experts tell me that acting out on aggressive fantasies does not necessarily mean a person IS aggressive. As long as your relationship remains platonic, what he does in the bedroom shouldn’t affect it. But if you’re considering taking your friendship with Russell to another level, it’s important that you talk further about this. If this isn’t something you’re interested in exploring — and it isn’t for everyone — then draw the line or move on. that they could jeopardize her sobriety.
I have a 19-month-old son, “Nicky.” He stays at my in-laws’ house most days while my husband and I work. Lately, I’ve noticed when I go to pick him up that Grandma and Grandpa like to give him “kiss attacks,” where they hold him “hostage” and give him several kisses. Sometimes he lets them, and it’s not a problem. Other times he squirms, whines and tells them no. It’s painful to watch, especially when they respond with, “I know you’re not going to like this, but I’m going to do it anyway.” I think this is a huge violation of my son’s boundaries. It teaches him he should just give in because nobody cares that he’s uncomfortable. My husband thinks Nicky is too young to understand, and that it’s not going to hurt him to have extra affection. I’m an affectionate person who likes to hug and kiss my son, too, but if he’s not in the mood, I let him be. Who is right? — LOVING MOMMY IN COLORADO DEAR LOVING MOMMY: You are. Affection is something welcome. If you don’t want it, it’s not affection. The most significant issues in child development have to do with nurturing and building trust. However well meant, holding a child “hostage” is more a display of
power than affection. If your in-laws stopped “attacking,” your son would be more likely to seek their affection when he wants it. A better way to demonstrate their love for him would be to do something creative, like draw a picture showing their affection for him. 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. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: “Abby’s Favorite Recipes” and “More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
Jeanne Phillips not over what she has done. She is barely home. She has meetings, and she likes to stay with her boyfriend. I think it’s too soon. She came home only a week ago. What do I do, Abby? — CONFUSED TEEN DEAR CONFUSED: You have my sympathy. I hope your mother’s rehabilitation will be successful. It’s good that she is going to meetings, and I agree with you that it’s too soon for her to be staying with her boyfriend. However, she’s unlikely to accept hearing it from you or me, which is why you should talk to your grandmother about your feelings. Your mother might accept it if she hears from your grandmother that should there be any “bumps” in her relationship with this man — and there usually are a few —
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The littlest people are the ones who believe there is such a thing as little people. Truly important people treat everyone with respect. Those who are nasty to their underlings are suffering from low self-esteem. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be in a mood to keep things brief. You want to get in, get to the point and get out. If you can’t avoid the fountain-ofinformation types altogether, you can at least avoid asking them any questions. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Even if you have guts, there will be no glory, because no one will be handing out rewards for the things that really matter. Then again, the things that really matter are usually their own reward. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Knowledge-seeking is the order of the day. Choose your topics well. There are some kinds of learning that bring no joy. Also, knowledge cannot bring the peace of mind that comes from wisdom. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Unacquainted with the rules of polite conversation, there are those who simply haven’t been taught which topics to avoid. You’ll have to take the reins and steer away from religion, politics, health problems and the like. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). In order to regale people with stories of your travels, you have to have some first. It’s a hot topic for you now, as you dream, research and plan a future adventure. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Complete responsibilities, and clear the decks as early in the day as possible. The afternoon brings intellectual challenges for which a mind tied up in unfinished business will be of little help. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If there’s one thing you could be to make life easier on yourself today, it’s a good listener who is patient and careful not to interrupt. Listening well will save you from making unnecessary mistakes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). When it’s time to team up, you’ll be chosen quickly. It has something to do with your knack for turning ordinary situations into something of a game. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It may feel as though you want to spend every moment with the one you love madly, but that wouldn’t be as fun as it sounds. Space and freedom are essential to the health of relationships. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Because you’re genuinely interested in others, they easily open up to you. Avoid getting overly involved, though. You’re fine with hearing someone vent a bit, but don’t let them dump too much negativity on you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People want to please you now, but they won’t know exactly how to do this until you clarify your boundaries and expectations. Tell them what to bring to the party, and they’ll bring it.
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204 General Help 19 CHESTER St. 1st floor 2002 MURCURY Grand front, Woonsocket, 1-2 Marquis LS 4dr, auto, Wanted bed, no pets. $600. 401- FIND A HOME. Sell a loaded, showroom, 1 home. Find a tenant. Call 935-9278 owner, must see $2,500. the classified team at The 401-426-0975 LOT & Inventory assistant, Times to place your adfull time, entry level posi- 1ST, 2 bed, hardwood, vertisement. Call 4012003 SAAB 9.3 Limited, 4 tion, requires working dr, loaded, auto, moon outdoors, drug free work appliances, no pets, 901 722-4000 roof, blk. w/ leather, al- place. Apply in person Cass Ave. $650mo. Call loys, showroom, 89k, only Anchor Subaru, 949 for appt. between 5-9pm. 100 Legals 401-787-1436 $2,950. 401-200-0079 Eddie Dowling, No. Smithfield. 2004 FORD Ranger XLT, LEGAL NOTICE NEW TODAY 4x4, pickup, loaded, V6, INFORMATION NEW TODAY auto, 82,000 miles, nice, runs new, must see! Legal Notices may be WOONSOCKET 1 BED Supply NE is looking for a 190 Park PL, 1st Floor Pri$2,950. 401-241-0354 mailed to: dynamic individual to join vate rear apartment. SELL YOUR CAR, VAN OR our inside sales team. Fresh paint, wood floors. The Times, TRUCK THE EASY WAY. Prior experience in the Call Jen 401-499-8457 P.O. Box 307, Call the classified team at plumbing/heating/HVAC preferred. The Times today. Tell industry Pawtucket, RI 02860 more than 40,000 adult Strong computer skills Faxed to: using readers in the are about w/experience 100 Legals continued next column your vehicle. It's easy to Eclipse software a plus! do, just dial 401-722- Must be customer fo4000. or visit us at www.- cused, detail oriented, LEGAL NOTICE self-motivated & driven CASEY STORAGE SOLUTIONS to succeed. We offer a competitive salary with 201 CONCORD ST qtr commissions, PTO, 126 Trucks SELF STORAGE FACILITY SALE insurance benefits, & 401K. Please send re98 FORD Ranger, 4x4, ex- sumes with cover letter to tended cab, 6 cyl., runs Casey Storage Solutions, pursuant to Rhode great. $2,495. 401-769- or fax to 508-342-7073 Island General Law Chapter 34-42, hereby gives 0095 or 401-447-4451
The Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners hereby gives notice that the application has been made to said Board of License Commissioners for the operation of a tattooing establishment in 330 Brokers - Agents the City of Pawtucket, by the following: Ron Wells & Chris Cautillo d/b/a The Torch Bearer 1005 Main Street Suite #8208 Pawtucket, RI Tax Assessor's Plat 62 Lot 305 Remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the granting of said license and the Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners will give such remonstrants a fair opportunity to make their objections before acting upon said application. Notice is hereby further given that said application will be considered at a public hearing of said Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 6:45 p.m. at which time and place all interested persons may be heard.
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By order of the Mortgagee which gives notice of its intention to bid at such sale or any postpone- Casey Storage Solutions, pursuant to Rhode Island General Law Chapter 34-42, hereby gives ment or adjournment thereof. notice to the persons herein named and to all whom it may concern of public sale/auction of KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. property listed below to satisfy a landlord's lien. Attorneys for the Holder of the Mortgage All sales are for cash to the highest bidder and 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210 are considered final. Casey Storage Solutions reChelmsford, MA 01824-4100 serves the right to refuse any/all bids or cancel (978) 256-1500 the public sale/auction at any time for any rea(2/26/2014, 3/5/2014, 3/12/2014) son. Auction will commence at 10:00 AM local 13-013639 time on March 26th, 2014. The sale will take place at Casey Storage Solutions, 2 Delta Dr, Pawtucket, RI, (401) 725-4422. Auction for NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE March 26th, 2014: Ruddy Figuereo B48, Shawn 103 Samuel Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island Reilly B30, Evangalista Resto C103, Victoria GasAssessor's Plat 47 Lot 205 par C108, Jonathan Segal C150, Ausberto Montijo Jr C22. Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens and encumbrances, at public auction on FebruMORTGAGEE'S SALE ary 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM Local Time, on the 11 Stonehenge Drive East premises by virtue of the Power of Sale conUnit 128E tained in the certain Mortgage Deed made and Smithfield, Rhode Island executed by Arlete S. Lopes and Casey Lopes dated January 26, 2005 and recorded in Book Will be sold at public auction on March 20, 2286 at Page 349, et seq. with the Records of 2014 at 11:00 a.m., local time on the premises Land Evidence of the City of Pawtucket, County by virtue of the power of sale contained in a of Providence, State of Rhode Island, the condi- mortgage made and executed by Robert P. tions of said Mortgage Deed having been broken. Godin, Jr. dated March 19, 2007 and recorded in FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down Book 558 at Page 287, of the Records of Land payment in cash, bank check or certified check at Evidence in the Town of Smithfield, State of time of sale; other terms will be announced at Rhode Island, the conditions of said mortgage time of sale. having been broken. Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 Warwick, RI 02886 Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage MLG File # 12-16700
The above premises will be sold subject to any and all valid superior or prior liens or encumbrances on the premises.
TERMS: Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) down payment in cash, certified check or bank check at time of sale; other terms will be announced at SAID SALE HAS BEEN ADJOURNED UNTIL the time of sale. MARCH 25, 2014, AT 12:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME, ON THE PREMISES. By order of the holder of the mortgage which gives notice of its intention to bid at sale or any Marinosci Law Group, P.C. adjournment thereof. 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 Warwick, RI 02893 ROBERTS, CARROLL, FELDSTEIN & PEIRCE Attorney for the present INCORPORATED Holder of the Mortgage Edward G. Avila, Esquire MLG File # 12-16700 A-4444494 Attorneys for the holder of the mortgage 02/26/2014, 03/05/2014, Ten Weybosset Street 03/19/2014, 03/24/2014 Providence, Rhode Island 02903
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