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River yields lost woman
Remains in submerged car identified as those of Pawtucket resident missing for three years
By DONNA KENNY KIRWAN
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‘THERE’S A SNAIL IN MY SALAD!’
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials at a high school on Hawaii’s Big Island say they’re increasing the level of food inspection at its cafeteria after a student found a snail in his lunch. The student found the snail Wednesday on a salad served at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria. Principal Wilfred Murakami said the salad ingredients were washed properly by cafeteria staff. “We drain it, strain it in a colander and go ahead and turn it into a salad,” he said. “And in this particular case, one of the snails was lodged in one of the leaves,” Murakami added. Murakami said the lettuce brought in by a local vendor in recent days had more snails than usual, KHON-TV reported. He added he is taking the matter very seriously. Snails and slugs can contain parasites that can attack the nervous system, causing rat lungworm disease. Hawaii state epidemiologist Sarah Park said the parasitic illness can be debilitating, taking months or years of rehabilitation to recover. Officials at the KailuaKona school said they’ve notified the vendor, a local farm. Murakami also said cafeteria staff will be more diligent in inspecting and cleaning the school’s produce and other food “to make sure that none of these critters or insects get into it.”
CENTRAL FALLS — The body of the person found inside a car that had been submerged in the Blackstone River has been identified as Angela Rivera, a 62-year-old Pawtucket woman who had been
reported missing in March 2011. The car, a light blue Toyota Camry, had been spotted underwater on Tuesday morning by state employees who had been doing work on a barge in and around the underside of the bridge near 1420 Broad St. When the vehicle was towed from the water, it was determined that a body was inside. Central Falls Police said that on Thursday, the R.I. State Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the identity of the deceased person as Rivera. They added that Central Falls detectives had explored the circumstances involving Rivera’s
death and found that foul play was not considered to be involved. Rivera had been reported as missing to Pawtucket Police on March 24, 2011, said Pawtucket Police Major Arthur Martins. At that point, she had not been seen or heard from since about a week prior, on March 17. A minister from her church and a friend had contacted police about her absence, he said. Martins said that Rivera had a history of mental illness or depression and had made several suicidal comments to friends and relatives.
Photo courtesy Pawtucket Police
See WOMAN, page A2
Angela Rivera, age 59, as she appeared when the Pawtucket Police Department distributed this photo of her in 2011 after she was reported missing. She was identified as the woman found dead in a submerged car pulled from the Blackstone River on Tuesday.
CLEARING THE WAY
Moreau requests conviction be erased
Cites appeals court ruling that gratuity acceptance doesn’t constitute a crime
MICHELLE R. SMITH
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Frank Bonner, of the Cumberland Highway Department, uses a Holder Snow Blower to clear sidewalks along Mendon Road Thursday. The heavy-duty machine was purchased by the town in 2012 and has been getting a good workout this winter.
Legal notices shift rips ‘digital divide’
Newspaper execs fight Chafee budget proposal
By JIM BARON
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PROVIDENCE — A Chafee administration plan to allow the state and cities and town to post legal notices on the Internet rather than advertising them in local newspapers
ran into opposition Thursday from people who said that while the Internet is indeed gaining in popularity, not everyone is using it and that newspapers provide a service by putting important information right in front of people instead of forcing them to hunt through cyberspace for it. Current state law requires that 250 different kinds of legal notices – everything from announcing meetings
of public bodies to publicizing proposed zoning changes to mortgage foreclosures – be advertised in local newspapers of general circulation Peter Marino, the director of the state Office of Management and Budget, told the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday that more and more people own computers and have access to the Internet, and they are
See LEGAL, page A2
Kilmartin: Pawtucket, not Sarasota, is my home
Florida TV report puts AG on spot
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PROVIDENCE – Local talk radio hosts are having no end of fun with a Florida TV station’s identification of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin as a “Sarasota resident,” and now state
Sen. Dawson Hodgson, a Republican candidate for attorney general, is adding questions of his own. Kilmartin, whose fulltime residence is in Pawtucket, has a vacation home in Sarasota where he stayed during a recent January vacation. While there, he and his wife, Kristine, visited the Sarasota Arts Festival, and he was buttonholed by a
local TV reporter for a comment on the event. “There is such diversity and such creativity,” Kilmartin marvels in the news clip. “It’s really amazing to see all the talent on display. I just wish I had a lot of money so I could afford it all.” As he was speaking, he was identified onscreen as a Sarasota resident. That prompted a call by
Hodgson for Kilmartin to release his travel records to give “an accounting of his whereabouts during the course of his administration. “On the issues that matter to the people of Rhode Island, like investigating 38 Studios, preventing the early release of the ‘Thrill Killer’ (Woonsocket’s
PROVIDENCE — The imprisoned ex-mayor of a financially troubled city asked a federal judge on Thursday to vacate his corruption conviction and release him after an appeals court ruled the charge to which he pleaded guilty isn’t a crime. A lawyer for Charles Moreau, the former mayor of Central Falls, just north of Providence, filed a motion on Thursday asking U.S. District Judge John McConnell to schedule a hearing on his request. The lawyer, Anthony Traini, said Moreau’s conviction, on a charge of accepting a gratuity by an official receiving federal funds, is now invalid and he should be released. “The defendant is currently incarcerated for an offense found not to be embraced by the (formerly) applicable statute under which he was convicted, and he is therefore being held in violation of the Constitution and laws of the United States,” Traini wrote. “Consequently, his release from custody is required by law.” A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said prosecutors would reply to the filing with the court. Moreau is around halfway through the two-year sentence he received after pleading guilty in November 2012 as part of a plea deal struck with federal prosecutors. As part of that deal, he acknowledged accepting a furnace and home renovations from a businessman who received a lucrative city contract. He was sentenced in February
See KILMARTIN, page A2
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PAWTUCKET — Unlike the situation with a second communications director, the City Council on Wednesday was very receptive to the creation of two new municipal jobs. The council voted 8-1 to give first passage to an ordinance creating a pay plan for a recycling and sustainability administrator who would be under the supervision of the director of public works. The classified, nonunion position would have a salary range of $49,660 to $57,445.
The council also approved an amendment, submitted by the administration, that a set of “performance benchmarks” for the job be provided to the City Council and that the director of public works report quarterly to the council on the progress being made to meet those benchmarks. The position will be paid for through a restricted account containing $180,000 that has to be spent on promoting and expanding the municipal recycling program. The money comes from profit shares provided to the city by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation based on the total recycling delivered to the state recycling center in Johnston. The lone dissenter was Councilor Thomas
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42, of Cedar Avenue, East Providence, came to the attention of local detectives after he allegedly took a $5,500 deposit from an Old Louisquisset Pike family on Dec. 26 for a new roof on their dwelling, according to Police Capt. Philip Gould. The suspect was arrested after local detectives contacted the contractor to provide an estimate on a local property and he showed up at the location, according to Gould. The local couple giving Tavares the deposit was told development and inspection of recycling materials and solid waste disposal. This person would also evaluate energy consumption and implement reduction initiatives and serve as a technical resource on (as well as create/implement) sustainability initiatives. DPW Director Lance Hill said the “sustainability” piece could involve things like doing energy efficiency studies or exploring initiatives such as low-flow toilets or new boilers that can save money and resources, and finding grant opportunities to pay for these changes. Councilor John Barry also voiced support for the position, noting that the benchbuying ads for legal notices, there is no dollar amount cited in the budget for how much less the state would be required to spend. William Lucey, publisher of the Newport Daily News, told the finance panel, “Delivering information to people is completely different than posting information on an Internet site somewhere and expecting people to go out and find it.” Public notices in print and online “are critical to an informed public,” Lucey said. “The local newspaper provides a central, accessible place for citizens to read the notices. Some may do that the materials would be ordered and work started as soon as they arrived. During subsequent telephone conversations with the contractor, the family was informed a problem had occurred with the materials being shipped to their home but that they would arrive shortly, Gould reported. The family did not receive the materials at their home as another week or more passed, and then they could not reach the contractor by telephone, according marks would obviously include trying to improve on the city’s current 24 percent recycling rate. “The money is being given to us to hire this person,” he added. Several councilors credited the administration for adding the benchmarks and requirement for a quarterly progress report to the position, saying they liked the fact that the progress can be measured. The council was also agreeable to the creation of another job, that of a parttime environmental and housing compliance inspector for the Division of Zoning and Code Enforcement. This 6-to 12through the Internet, while some may prefer to read the print version. Either way, information is readily available. That should be the primary consideration of government when it comes to legal notices. “Rhode Island’s challenges are significant,” he added. “Many of our problems can’t be easily corrected. It will take time and a willingness to change. Prosperity and economic recovery will begin in Rhode Island when Rhode Islanders have confidence and a positive attitude that the turnaround can happen. I don’t think this legislation is going to do anything to help that. What we need in this state is more openness, even more openness than the other 49 states, frankly. “It may not be that everybody reads a newspaper, but to Gould. Police Sgt. David J. Waycott took a complaint regarding the missing deposit on Saturday and began an investigation of the incident with Det. Thomas P. O’Brien. Waycott reported that Tavares’ contractor’s license had been suspended by the R.I. Contractors Registration and Licensing Board on Oct. 13, although the victims indicated he had represented that he was a licensed Rhode Island contractor when quotmonth temporary position would be paid at a salary of $19.79 per hour, at 19 hours per week, with no health benefits. It will be funded by money from federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Community Development Block Grant money. Also unlike the communications director job, where there was controversy over the hiring of a second person, the council even voted to remove language in the ordinance that stated there shall be no more than one part-time Environmental and Housing Compliance Inspector. Several councilors said they welcomed having additional people to help I feel that a lot of the citizens in Rhode Island who are engaged in trying to run a business or create positive change or put their kids through school, those are the people who are reading newspapers,” Lucey said. Tom Ward, publisher of The Valley Breeze weekly newspapers, pointed out that “newspapers are read far more than government websites. Our content and local stories are what drive the audience to read. Our readers are passive information consumers. Thousands of our readers may not set out to read a legal notice, but will learn about local matters when they come across the notice in the paper.” Steven Brown, executive director of the RI ACLU, told the committee that, while it makes sense in this day and age to post more Toyota Camry bearing the Rhode Island registration ZW 576 had also not been seen. Martins confirmed that Rivera's car was the same one pulled from the river. The car had been found in the river a short distance from the boat ramp at Blackstone Landing, which is a busy place during the warmer weather months. The dock, accessed by a parking lot on Madeira Avenue, is a popular spot for fishing, canoeing and boating. It is ance of gratuities by a public official is not covered by a federal law that criminalizes bribery. The U.S. Supreme Court has said that a gratuity is different from a bribe because it is not a quid pro quo meant to influence the official, but rather is a of his out-of-state travel records, and explain to the public exactly how much time he is spending in Sarasota or elsewhere. Important matters in Rhode Island require his attention.” Asked about the Sarasota kerfuffle, Kilmartin spokeswoman Amy Kempe said he “is without question a Rhode Island resident and any assertion that he is not is simply ridiculous. “The attorney general is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island,” Kempe added, “born and raised in Pawtucket. He attended Pawtucket public schools, graduated from Roger Williams University, and received his law degree from Roger Williams ing the family a cost of $8,500 for the work. Waycott also learned through the state licensing agency Tavares’ license had been suspended over complaints ranging from negligent work to a breach of contract, and that a court warrant had been issued for his failure to appear at a January restitution hearing regarding a contracting matter with the R.I. National Guard. O’Brien was able to make contact with Tavares via telewith compliance issues, especially during weekends or evening hours. Also on Wednesday, the council approved a restructuring of several positions in DPW that will save a reported $68,800. Three vacant positions, Automotive Service Helper, Building Maintenance Mechanic III and Traffic Sign Painter, were eliminated. A new position of Public Works Operations Technician was created and three other positions were reclassified to include new duties: Mechanic II, Mechanic/Welder and Supervisor of Inventory and Storeroom. Additionally, the council information online, “the question is whether you do it as a replacement for the current legal notice requirement or as a supplement to it. We come from the perspective that the more the better. The more opportunity for people to gain access to this information, the better.” Brown noted that there is still a “digital divide” between people who use the Internet and those who don’t, and that “Rhode Island has the lowest level of Internet access in New England. I think that is something that needs to be kept in mind.” Bianca Pavoncello, executive editor of The Times and The Call, issued a statement saying, “We realize that not everyone has access to a computer or relies on the Internet for information about their community and the home dock for the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s riverboats, as well as where practice sessions are typically held for the annual Chinese dragon boat races. It is unknown how or why the car was suddenly visible under the water. Some speculated that the barge and recent activity in the water had dislodged the vehicle, and others noted how the river had been freezing over, which is atypical. reward for a future or past act. Other appeals courts have said accepting gratuities is a crime, but the U.S. District Court in Providence, where Moreau was charged and pleaded guilty, is in the 1st Circuit. University School of Law. “He and his wife live in a house on Armistice Boulevard, not too far from his childhood home. His mail is delivered to his Pawtucket residence. He has the Pawtucket Times delivered to his house every morning.” She notes that he was a Pawtucket Police officer for 24 years, retiring as a captain. He then opened a law practice in Pawtucket. “The Attorney General pays all applicable taxes and fees on the properties as prescribed by law,” Kempe said, “and he provides all information required regarding properties and travel on
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Lincoln Police arrest EP contractor in suspected roof scam
License previously suspended by state
By JOSEPH B. NADEAU
jnadeau@woonsocketcall.com
LINCOLN — An East Providence roofing contractor is facing a felony charge of obtaining money under false pretenses after allegedly taking a deposit for roof repairs from a local family but never completing the work. Jose Augustino Tavares,
phone and arranged for him to come to a George Washington Highway property to provide an estimate on work at that location. Tavares arrived at the George Washington Highway property at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and was taken into custody on the outstanding bench warrant and local charge without incident, police said. He was arraigned before a justice of the peace pending a hearing in District Court, according to police. gave second passage to a change in the city’s ordinance regarding tattoo parlors that would increase the minimum number of licensed facilities to 10 from the current limit of six. The council also gave second passage to an ordinance related to the city’s contribution to the police and fire pension fund that states that the annual required contribution (known as the ARC) would not be funded at anything less than 95 percent. The council added the caveat that if the pension plan is changed at some point, a new ARC be determined based on those changes. they depend on their local newspaper to bring them that information. “As the paper of record in both Woonsocket and Pawtucket,” she added, “the Call and the Times are dedicated to keeping our readers informed, and that includes publishing legal notices.” “Things are changing,” state Sen. Susan Sosnowski of South Kingstown said. “We realize people have access to the Internet and so forth, but then again, newspapers are going out of business. It is timely. We don’t like to see newspapers going out of business, but that’s been happening. If we encourage cities and towns to do what they are already doing it will fill that void when and if it does happen.”
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Hodge, who questioned why the position was needed and why these “benchmarks” had not already been established. However, Councilor Mark Wildenhain said he has long believed that more recycling should be done in the city’s schools, and also likes the idea of having someone who will be reaching out to businesses to talk about recycling programs and options. According to the job description, the recycling and sustainability administrator will plans, coordinate and participate in activities concerned with the study,
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using it to engage with government agencies at the state and local level. He noted that the provision, part of the 2015 state budget, allows the state and municipalities to stop taking out newspaper ads, but does not mandate Internet-only notices. While such a move would be expected to save money for those entities currently
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Follow Jim Baron on Twitter @Jim_Baron When it was towed from the water, the car looked like it had been underwater for a long time or had undergone some other type of damage. Its light blue paint was barely visible due to severe rusting and dirt, and much of the top section appeared to be broken away. It still had its front and rear license plates attached, which were also encrusted with dirt and rust.
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He said that police had also found a note in her apartment at the time which indicated that she had suicidal intentions. At the time, Pawtucket Police had put out a “missing person” flyer with Rivera’s photo and a description of both her and her car. The petite 59-yearold Hispanic woman was said to have “poor speaking ability.” Her blue 1991
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Follow Donna Kirwan on Twitter@KirwanDonna Moreau had been serving his prison term at a federal prison in Maryland, but last month the judge ordered him back to Rhode Island, where he’s being held in a state prison. The judge did not explain the reason. his financial disclosure report filed with the Ethics Commission. “I don’t believe the Attorney General is the first person – nor will he be the last – to own vacation property outside Rhode Island,” she asserted. “Governor (Bruce) Sundlun owned a vacation property in Jamaica and a farm in Virginia. Governor (Lincoln) Almond owned property on the Cape. And Governor (Donald) Carcieri had vacation property in Stewart, Florida. I don’t recall anytime questioning their residency.”
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2013. In an unrelated case involving a politician from Puerto Rico, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year found that the accept-
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with sending a threatening email to a Rhode Island law school he once attended is held for a dangerousness hearing. Thirty-six-year-old Kevin Pacheco of Dartmouth pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges including extortion and making threats. He was arrested Tuesday night after an eight-hour standoff with police at his home. Officials at Roger Williams University had called police after receiving the email Tuesday morning. The StandardTimes of New Bedford said Pacheco’s public defender, Eva Vekos, said he made no specific violent threats, but was threatening in the email to sue the university he felt had “unfairly discontinued” his education.
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Editor’s note: Shades of Green is a new page devoted to the environment, urban farming, gardening, alternative food sources, endangered species, global warming and many other issues facing the planet. Anchored by The Call and The Times’ new columnist Alex Kithes, this feature will publish on the first Friday of the month. Reader feedback, suggestions, story ideas and comments about Shades of Green may be sent to the editor by emailing: editor@woonsocketcall.com.
Calif town’s water shortage stokes fears for the future
By JASON DEAREN
The Associated Press
The Urban Farmer Climate Change: A call to action
etween the Polar Vortex, weeks of unpredictable temperature fluctuations, and severe storms all around the world, this has been a winter to remember. Before the hustle and bustle of spring planting, I want to take Alex Kithes this opportunity to write on an environmental issue that I care deeply about, one for which urban farmers will be a big part of the solution – climate change. Most people have some working knowledge of climate change, what is causing it, and maybe some of the more worrisome effects. But despite the significance of this issue, and the grave consequences of further inaction, the national television media seldom reports anything about climate change. For that reason, I will give a little explanation here. In the Earth’s upper atmosphere, there are gases that trap heat, preventing it from escaping back into space. This mechanism is called the Greenhouse Effect and, for much of human history up until about 150 years ago, had kept the Earth at a relatively stable temperature, allowing life to flourish. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most prevalent of the Greenhouse Gases, and because of its relatively high concentration, it has been a historical driver of global temperatures. For many millions of years, CO2 has been taken in by plants and microorganisms through a process called photosynthesis, and disbursed through decomposition and consumption by animals. Normally, these living organisms would eventually die and release that CO2 back into the atmosphere. In rare occasions, however, they have been buried under large amounts of earth and, exposed to high temperatures and pressures, slowly converted into energydense deposits of what we now call fossil fuels – coal, oil, and natural gas. This process reduced the atmospheric concentration of CO2 over many millions of years, and essentially left us with the atmosphere that Abraham Lincoln breathed. Since then, however, we have extracted and burned most of this fuel, re-releasing in a century and a half the same CO2 that took millions of years to be trapped, and raising the atmospheric concentration of CO2 from 275 ppmv (parts per million by volume) then, to almost 400 ppmv today – a nearly 50% increase. This rapid jump in CO2 concentration has resulted in a significant increase in average global temperature over the past 100 or so years, threatening to raise the Earth’s atmospheric temperature above the Holocene Maximum – the highest in the last 10,000 years. That said, the consequences of further climate change are inconvenient at best, and will realistically pose economic, ecological, and health-related challenges to people everywhere on Earth. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts a continued increase in average global temperatures over the next century. If fossil fuel use continues unabated, and global temperatures continue to rise, we will see the rising and acidification of the oceans (a death threat for much of the life in the sea), an uptick in the already severe weather phenomena (hurricanes being an all-to-personal See FARMER, A8
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WILLITS, Calif. — In this small logging town in Northern California's redwood country, small blue signs urging water conservation are almost everywhere you look. Just south of Willits, in one of the state's most verdant corners, crows and other birds peck at dry ground that should be covered in water at the city's Centennial Reservoir, which is less than a third full. The creek that feeds it has slowed to a trickle.
"It's common at this time of year for the water to be going over the cement wall right here. In fact, we'd be standing in water," said Bruce Burton, a Willits city councilman, gesturing toward the small cement dam in the creek. "In the 20 years I've been in local government, we've never experienced this kind of condition." While rain is predicted through the weekend in the north and central parts of the state, California remains in the midst of an historic drought. The state's Department of Public Health says 17 rural
areas including Willits — a town of about 5,000 that usually sees about 50 inches of rain a year — are dangerously low on water, and officials expect that number to grow. In addition to declaring a drought emergency, California has canceled water deliveries from the state's water system to farms and thirsty cities and shut down fishing in dozens of streams to protect imperiled salmon and steelhead. The emergency has become a
disruption to everyday life in Willits, a Mendocino County locale known as the final resting place of the racehorse Seabiscuit. City leaders have banned lawn watering and car washing, mandated all residents cut See WATER, A8
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WOONSOCKET —The Thundermist Health Center at 450 Clinton St. will begin hosting a winter “Indoor Farmers’ Market” on Wednesday Feb. 5. The indoor market will offer fresh potatoes, onions, squash, apples, carrots and greens from local farmers as well as many other vegetables, fruit, and farm products each Wednesday afternoon and evening from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., according to Thundermists’ program development department. The offered products can be purchased with cash, SNAP/EBT, and credit and debit cards. Farm Fresh Rhode Island is joining Thundermist in offering the weekly Farmers’ Market. The program will run through June 14. For more information on participating, contact Marisa Podbros at Thundermist, 767-4100.
Icicles a scientific mystery
By MERRI KIM
The Washington Post
PAWTUCKET — The Wintertime Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 am. to 1 p.m. at the Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St. Items include: lettuces, arugula, bok choi, kale, collards, cabbage, chard, apples, potatoes, fresh herbs, oysters, beef, pork, lamb, Narragansett Creamery cheese, eggs, honey and maple syrup.
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A classic symbol of winter's chill, rows of icicles hanging dramatically off roofs and trees show off the simple artistry of nature. But there's more to them than their fleeting beauty: Icicles are one of the unsolved mysteries of physics. "Despite seeing them all the time, icicles are actually poorly understood," said Stephen W. Morris, a physicist at the University of Toronto who has been studying their shapes and ripples since 2007. His recent research focuses solely on the ripples: No matter how big an icicle is, the hallmark ripples or ribs that form along its sides always have the same wavelength, or distance between one peak to the next — about a centimeter between neighboring bumps. But no one knows why. Some theorists have linked this regularity to surface tension between the thin film of water flowing on the surface of the icicle and the surrounding air. But Morris has found that a key factor is something much simpler: salt. "What we discovered is an extremely strange fact: You need a small concentration of salt to produce ripples," he said. For some reason, the periodic ribbing has to do with impurities in the water. In his experiments, icicles made with extremely pure water lacked ripples. Even tap water contains enough salt to create the pattern. Runoff from melted snow contains salts such as calcium or sodium — much less than is found in tap water, but enough to create ripples — picked up from rooftops or air pollution. Morris' lab melted free-growing icicles taken off a garage to test their salt levels and found that they were within the right range of saltiness. In nature, icy spikes form when accumulated snow or ice
melts in direct sunlight or through contact with a warmer surface, such as the roof of a heated house. The resulting water drips off, refreezing when it reaches a pocket of cooler air and forming an icy column that builds up over time. Also, there's a temperature
balance involved: The weather needs to be just right for icicles to form. Too cold, and everything turns to solid ice; too hot, and the dripping water won't have the chance to refreeze. With the help of his graduate student Antony Szu-Han Chen, Morris has grown hundreds of icy spikes with a homemade icicle maker. Water drips slowly onto a sharpened wooden support suspended inside an insulated, refrigerated box; the support is slowly rotated to encourage symmetry. The scientists carefully control the water composition and air temperature, and even mimic wind with little fans. Growing your own icicles isn't speedy: With the box set at 14 degrees, it takes about eight hours to make a 20-inch-long
tapered spike. A digital camera takes photos of the icicle as it spins so that the topography of its silhouette can be analyzed using special computer software. Morris' first foray into icicle research focused on the overall tapered cone shape rather than the detailed ribbed features. He took cues from physicist Raymond Goldstein's lab at the University of Arizona. Goldstein and his colleagues came up with a theoretical model that explains the shape of a growing icicle based on his previous work on stalactites, the spiky mineral deposits that hang from cave ceilings. "The physics of stalactite formation is very different from icicle formation," said Goldstein, now at the University of Cambridge. Stalactites grow through calcium carbonate deposition, while icicles bulk up in areas where their thin film of water freezes. Nonetheless, the same mathematics applies. Ripples on stalactites have the same wavelength as their icy counterparts. "An individual icicle has bumps and wiggles and imperfections, but if you average over many, it is consistent with this theory," he said. However, Goldstein's model of icicles does not take ripples or salt content into account. Even though Morris and Chen have found a crucial piece of the puzzle — the role of salt in icicle ribbing — mysteries abound. They still don't know why, for example, changing air temperature or salt concentration has no effect on the ripple wavelength or why the wavelength size is always about a centimeter. One thing that does depend on the saltiness is how the ripples See ICICLES, A8
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Page A4 THE TIMES — Friday, February 7, 2014
PUBLISHER: Mary Lynn Bosiak
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A rendezvous with irrelevance
The Republican Party faces an existential question: Can it make the transition to a more welcoming position on immigration without tearing itself apart or further alienating Latinos by the tenor of its internal debate? The journey is necessary, perilous and always easier to delay than begin. Most Republicans — or at least the subset that cares about the national fortunes of the party — recognize that Mitt Romney’s 27 percent showing among Latino voters was a frightening portent. While not even Michael Gerson the worst of Romney’s electoral problems — a lack of enthusiasm among white working-class voters probably takes that honor — this outcome represents collapsing support in a rising group. There are a variety of ways to do the electoral math, but here is one: Republicans won about a quarter of the Latino vote in a nation when about a quarter of all children entering kindergarten are Latino. Republicans have a rendezvous with irrelevance, arriving faster in places such as Colorado, Nevada and Florida. While it remains possible for Republicans to win national elections with low Latino support, it will become harder and harder over time. Eventually, a party at war with demography becomes accustomed to defeat. Confronting the problem seems even less attractive because it won’t be solved in a single symbolic vote on immigration reform. That would only allow a more extensive courtship to begin. And many Latino voters, according to the polls, believe government should take a positive role in solving social problems and encouraging economic mobility. A serious appeal to Latinos would involve not just an embrace of immigration reform, but also the application of creative, conservative ideas to the specific needs of a rising minority group. This explains at least a portion of conservative resistance to this political task. It requires a form of conservatism that accepts the safety net and actively seeks to extend opportunity. But immigration reform is the threshold. As John Bunyan tells it in “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” Christian begins his journey by passing through a gate, and the gatekeeper’s name is Goodwill. While Bunyan probably did not have ethnic politics in mind, the first Republican gate is a demonstration of good will. Republican leaders in the House have taken their first hesitant steps by issuing a set of immigration reform principles. At slightly more than 800 words, their memo comes in just a little longer than this column and is notable for its vagueness. But sometimes, it’s been said, it takes great courage to stand before a crowd and assert that two plus two equals four. The document embraces a phased approach: Improved enforcement first, then legal status for undocumented workers meeting stringent conditions — pay a fine, know English, no welfare benefits. Children brought to America by undocumented parents would gain citizenship. Others — and here the document is a bit fuzzy — would have to go to the end of the current citizenship line. An element of the conservative movement has delivered its usual, considered response. “We ought not be granting citizenship to people that don’t love the country,” says Rush Limbaugh. “It’s the end of the Republican Party. It’s the end of the country as we know it.” It is so easy for ideology to drain politics of humanity — to turn human beings into categories and categories into threats. Is your average undocumented construction worker, standing in line on a Saturday morning for whatever job he can get, sending money home to his family, really the image of the end of America? There are, however, more serious criticisms about House Speaker John Boehner’s timing, even among those open to reform. Immigration reform is an issue that generally unites Democrats and deeply divides Republicans. Why emphasize those divisions — and highlight elements of the coalition seemingly intent on alienating Latino voters — while headed toward a midterm election? Why draw attention away from the failures of Obamacare by starting an internal GOP debate on immigration that is bound to be heated, even ugly? There are valid questions about the timing of the inevitable Republican transition on immigration reform. But it is a good and healthy thing that the argument among House Republicans is increasingly about timing rather than destination. Boehner’s initiative is simply an honest recognition of the difficult, inevitable Republican journey that lies ahead. So back to Bunyan: “Come, pluck up, heart; let’s neither faint nor fear; “Better, though difficult, the right way to go, “Than wrong, though easy, where the end is woe.” Michael Gerson is a syndicated columnist.
Duffy’s legacy as coach, educator will live on
One of Rhode Island’s “Greatest Generation,” Pawtucket native Tom Duffy, passed away on Feb. 2, leaving behind a legacy in the Ocean State’s college sports world. As a lifelong educator, who later resided in Little Compton, he inspired and personally touched the lives of tens of thousands of Pawtucket students, as a teacher and educational administrator, when he worked in the Pawtucket school system. Duffy, son of the late Thomas L. Duffy and Mary (Kennedy) Duffy, had educational ties to Pawtucket began early in his life. He attended St. Joseph’s School, later graduating in 1942 from St. Raphael Academy. During high school, the young man’s leadership skills became quite visible to all when he was elected class president Herb Weiss and became captain of the school’s 1942 Class B championship basketball team. Once graduating, like many of his generation, Duffy enlisted in the United States Army (from 1942 to 1946), serving as a water purification engineer in the Philippines campaign. As luck would have it, he fell into playing basketball for the U.S. Army basketball team. As his daughter, Barbara A. Duffy-Protentis, remembers, he would often say, “I never got shot at, I got fouled a lot.” After his honorable discharge from military service, he would attend St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire, receiving his bachelor’s degree. Later on, he completed a master’s in education degree from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass. Duffy’s professional journey, as a teacher, basketball coach and principal in the Pawtucket school system, began in 1950, where he drew Sayles Junior High for his first teaching assignment. Leaving the city in 1956 to teach English at Warren High School, he also served at this school as assistant basketball coach for three years and head coach for one year. In 1960, Duffy returned to Pawtucket, serving as guidance counselor at Jenks Junior High for seven years. Then, for 13ears (two as assistant principal and 11 as principal), he was at Slater Junior High School. At age 56. he took the principal’s reins at the former Pawtucket West High School (now called Shea) for three years, where he also served as the baseball coach for two seasons. Turning 59 years old, he had a cerebral aneurysm, forcing him to ultimately retire two years. His love for teaching would bring him out of retirement to be assistant principal at St. Teresa’s School in Pawtucket for the remainder of his career. Later, Duffy was inducted into the Bryant University Hall of Fame and the City of Pawtucket Hall of Fame. He served as chairman of the R.I. Interscholastic League and of Pawtucket’s Centennial Committee. Inductee in Pawtucket’s Hall of Fame Duffy’s passion for teaching and his impact on students was captured in the 2000 Pawtucket Hall of Fame program, where he was inducted into this prestigious group: “Tom’s thoughts and actions always had the basic theme. Is it good for the kids?” But, words from former students and fellow educators best describe him, notes the program: “He was principal and number one cheerleader for Slater.” “He turned a school (Slater) around from a so-called tough school to one that had a positive attitude, strong academics and a wide range of extra curricular activities.” One of the greatest coaches From 1962 to 1969, Duffy would take on new professional challenges while teaching in Pawtucket School System. He became head basketball coach at Bryant University. His teaching skills would translate well to the basketball court with his basketball players breaking all records. According to Bryant University’s athletic department, “Tom Duffy was one of the greatest coaches in the school’s history, serving as the men’s basketball coach from 1964-68, going 70-22 during that time period for a .760 winning percentage that still stands as the best in the school history. In a statement released just after Duffy’s passing, university President Ronald K. Machtley called Duffy “an outstanding coach and administrator who made a significant impact on the lives of many who knew him and played for him at Bryant.” The university’s athletic department noted that among Duffy’s many sports achievements was a 1966-67 team that went undefeated in the regular season and set the school record for wins in a season with 22. This winning streak earned the squad a place in the Bryant Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007. Duffy’s team was considered to be one of the best small university basketball teams nationally, even capturing the Naismith Conference Championship and advancing to the NAIA District 32 National Tournament. Furthermore, in addition to the induction of the team itself, four members of the unit would see themselves inducted as individuals, including all-time scoring leader Tom Smile, Don Gray, Tony DeQuattro, and even Duffy himself. “Tom was a great coach, a great mentor to numerous Bryant basketball players, had a great sense of humor and, above all, was a great family man,” said Mike Fisher, Bryant University chairman of the board and a member of the Hall of Fame 1966-67 team. In 1967, the Rhode Island Association of Sportswriters and Sportscasters named Duffy Coach of the Year. One year later, he chose to step down as the university’s head basketball coach, choosing to continue to teach in Pawtucket’s public schools rather than taking on a full-time position as athletic director and basketball coach. Remembering Father Barbara A. Duffy-Protentis, 55, remembers her father as being “the most godly human I knew.” After Duffy’s death, Protentis noted that she found a letter in her father’s personal papers that he had saved for 36 years. The young student, living in a bad home environment, wrote to thank him for constantly checking in every day to “see how she was doing.” “The best thing he instilled in his children was “we are put on this earth to help others,” adds Protentis. This philosophy ultimately drove her younger sister, Mary, into the teaching profession, and Protentis entered a field to assist at-risk 14- to 22-year-olds. Mary Tetzner, 54, (married to Ed Tetzner, an official of the Doyle administration) recalls how her father and mother took in young students from bad home situations, to live with them. In one instance, Duffy bought a young girl a prom dress because her family was unable to purchase one. No one knew except the Duffys and the girl, says the Greenville resident. Even in his final days, Duffy remained a teacher. At the Rhode Island Veterans Home, he tutored employees, helping them get through their GED courses. “Even though he was not in a classroom he was always a teacher,” notes Tetzner. Duffy was married to his wife, Barbara (Molloy) Duffy, a former school nurse, for more than 59 years. After three weeks of dating, he proposed to her and later married. He leaves two daughters (Protentis and Tetzner) and grandchildren, Elizabeth (Tetzner) Shactel, Thomas Tetzner, Sam Duffy-Protentis, Alexis Duffy-Protentis, Nicole Duffy-Protentis, Jack Duffy-Protentis and his great-grandson, Benjamin Shactel, and the two son-in-laws, Ed Tetzner and Paul Protentis. Duffy’s funeral is scheduled for tomorrow 9 a.m. at the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa's Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, at 10 a.m. His calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Letter to the Editor Weather hype unnecessary
Thank you for reminding everyone that this is New England and it does snow and get cold. (Editorial published Feb. 5.) I’m afraid that ever since the Blizzard of ‘78, the news media has taken advantage of people’s fears. The media, instead of just reporting the weather, try to turn every weather report into another blizzard. Things have changed quite a bit since 1978. There are more 4-wheel drive vehicles, cellphones, and better technology in weather reporting. The weather forecasters have created the snow-scare factor. Keep up the good work. E. Gamache North Smithfield
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Police looking for suspect in robbery
CUMBERLAND – Police are investigating a robbery of the Santander Bank at 310 Broad Street after a man reportedly passed a note requesting money and left with cash, according to police. The call regarding the robbery was received by police dispatch at 12:42 p.m. with police units arriving on scene minutes later. The incident remains under investigation by local detectives, Cumberland Police said Thursday.
They feel like dancing
PAWTUCKET — Students from one of the city’s longest running dance studios, Theresa Landry School of Dancing, 100 Dexter St., perform each year during the holiday season at local senior centers. This year’s shows were at Fogarty Manor and the Jeanne Jugan residence. The school’s founder, 92year-old Theresa Landry, still teaches and performs several days a week. Top left: Abigail Landi, 7, shares a moment with Alice Bociek, a resident of the Jeanne Jugan Residence who is in her early 90s, as part of the Theresa Landry School of Dancing holiday show. Top right: Ballerinas Kamila Merchez, Rachel Paquin, Abigail Barstow and Alexia Caron perform a holiday dance number at the Jeanne Jugan residence as part of the Theresa Landry School of Dancing Holiday Show.
Coutu Park group slates fundraising breakfast
Above: Helen Nunes, of Lincoln, performs a split during a dance number in the Thersa Landry School of Dancing Holiday Show in December at Fogarty Manor in Pawtucket. She was one of 35 students who took part in the show.
CENTRAL FALLS—The Coutu Memorial Park Committee has announced a Fundraising Breakfast Buffet to be held on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Garfield Social Club at the corner of Hunt and High streets in Central Falls. Tickets are $10 and are available either at the door or by calling (401) 742-3178 or (401) 465-9258. City Councilor Bob Ferri, project coordinator, has also announced that a 5K Road Race will be held at Slater Park in Pawtucket on March 30. Both events are planned to help defray the costs of establishing a Coutu Memorial Park in honor of Fire Chiefs Robert A. and Rene R. Coutu at the corner of Lewis and Hunt streets in Central Falls. Dedication is planned for Sunday, May 4.
Right: Three-year-old Madison Perez, of Central Falls, performs with dance teacher Theresa Landry as part of a holiday show at Fogarty Manor in Pawtucket.
Lincoln sees surplus in year-end audit
according to Almond. As of June 30, the town’s municipal budget posted a surplus of $642,944 that pushed the municipal cumulative surplus to $6,887,453. In turn, the School Department posted a budget surplus of $437,874 for 2013 BY JOSEPH B. NADEAU which is part of a cumulative surplus of $2,045,601, according to Almond. jnadeau@woonsocketcall.com The positive results will further LINCOLN – The town has comenhance the town’s “excellent” finanpleted the annual audit of its fiscal cial standing as evidenced by its AA year ending June 30, 2013, and the bond rating by Fitch and Aa2 bond results are good news for local resirating by Moody’s investor services, dents – a combined municipal and Almond noted. The town’s ratings are school surplus of $1.1 million. among the highest for a municipality Town Administrator T. Joseph in the region, he said. Almond announced the audit results The end of the fiscal year surpluses on Wednesday while noting they are separate from excess revenues show the town as weathering the Lincoln sets aside annually from its region’s economic downturn with a Twin River Casino revenues. positive outlook. Finance Director John Ward “While continuing to be challenged explained that the town’s move to by the ongoing economic recession, limit the use of Twin River revenue in the Town of Lincoln has been fortuthe annual operating budget at no nate to benefit from long term planmore than $5.2 million, results in ning and prudent fiscal policies,” approximately $1.6 million in excess Almond said. “In preparation of annu- funding from that source being al budgets, the proposed expenditures applied to local capital spending and of all departments have been limited represents a hedge against a decline to accommodate economic realities in Twin River revenue from future and protect local property taxpayers,” competition in nearby Massachusetts. he said. The plan enacted by Almond to cap The financial report for Fiscal the use of Twin River revenue would 2013 reviewed by the town’s audit allow the town to lose up to 25 perfirm, Braver PC of Providence, cent of its existing Twin River funding shows both the municipal and school support before having to adjust local department budgets for that period taxes to make up the difference in the ending with positive balances, budget, Ward explained.
Combined surplus for town and school finances is $1.1M
C.F. City Hall extends hours
CENTRAL FALLS — Mayor James Diossa has announced new extended hours for Central Falls City Hall. Beginning this month, on the third Thursday of every month going forward, the City Clerk, Finance, and Mayor’s Office will be open until 7:00 p.m. for the convenience of residents. Residents interested in meeting with the Mayor do not need an appointment during extended hours. Central Falls City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
“That was the intent of the cap plan,” he said. “It was to protect the town from becoming too dependent on gambling receipts,” Ward said. The excess Twin River funding has allowed the town to fund millions of dollars in investments into local schools, roads, town buildings, recreation centers and parks, according to the administration. The financial report overall was “very good news” for the town and shows the success of the town administration’s efforts to manage its fiscal resources in the current economic climate, according to Ward. “It is consistent with the results that we have been experiencing for the last several years,” Ward said. Generally, surpluses result from revenues coming in a level higher than anticipated or expenses coming in at a bit less than anticipated, Ward explained. “Usually it is the result of some of each and it builds up over time,” he said. Almond said a commitment by the town to stay the course on its fiscal policies should leave it “well poised to establish a long term positive fiscal outlook for the community. He also commended the town’s finance department staff and the “collective efforts and good work of our Town Council, Budget Board, School Committee, Department Directors and all the town’s employees for making these achievements possible.”
Ex-RI TV personality Sheila Martines Pina found dead at home
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Former Rhode Island television personality Sheila Martines Pina, who once co-hosted a show with current “Today” host Matt Lauer, has been found dead in her Massachusetts home. Dartmouth police say Martines Pina was found by family on Wednesday morning. She was 58. The cause of death remains under investigation, but authorities say it does not appear suspicious. Martines Pina co-hosted “PM Magazine” on WJARTV in Providence, from 1979 until 1988, sharing the anchor desk for part of that time with Lauer. Martines Pina, who was married to former Bristol District Attorney Ronald Pina, was also the former director of the Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She fought a public battle against alcoholism for years and even served jail time for drunken driving. Service plans are pending.
Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner dies at 91
humility and movie-star smile,” Hall President Jeff Idelson said in a statement.
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Burrillville
• 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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Woonsocket
• Valentine’s Dinner Dance will be held at the Elks Hall, Social St., 6 to 11 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Elks Club #850 and Emblem Club #27 charities. Tickets $15 per person available at the Elks Lodge or by calling Helene at 765-1036.
Bellingham
• 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.
Woonsocket
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. •St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., hosts a free concert by the African Children’s Choir at 7 p.m.The public is welcome.
Lincoln
• A three-week Computer Basics Workshop will be held on Fridays Feb. 7, 14 & 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library. This class is an orientation to computers for those who haven’t spent much time using computers. Call the Reference Desk to register @ 333-2422 ext. 17. Class is limited to 10 students.
Providence
• Festival Ballet’s chatterBOXtheatre presents “Peter and the Wolf” at 1 and 4 p.m. at FBP Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope St. Tickets: $15/children under 12, $25/adults. Call 353-1129 or email info@festivalballetprovidence.org.
Pawtucket
• Valentine drop-in craft program at the Pawtucket Public Library, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Children of all ages invited to make Valentines. No registration for this free program.
Cumberland
• 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.
Pawtucket
• St. Teresa Church Seniors meet at 1 p.m., followed by refreshments. New members, 55 and older, are welcome and may sign up at the meeting. Annual dues are $10 and meetings are held in the church hall, 358 Newport Ave.
Lincoln
• Four-week watercolor class at the Lincoln Public Library, taught by local artist Jerry Aissis, Jan. 17, Feb. 3, 10 and 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fee is $80 plus supplies, and is expected at time of registration. Class size is limited to 10. Register at the reference desk.
Blackstone
•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.
Providence
• Festival Ballet’s chatterBOXtheatre presents “Peter and the Wolf” at 4 p.m. at FBP Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope St. Tickets: $15/children under 12, $25/adults. Call 3531129 or email info@festivalballetprovidence.org.
Seekonk
• The Kiwanis Club of Greater Seekonk presents the 18th Taste of the Towns, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Blvd. Tickets are $25. For more information call Edith Krekoriane at (508) 3368130.
Woonsocket
• Valentine themed meat raffle, All Saints Church, 323 Rathbun St., 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. Wear your red and bring along your Valentine. Assorted raffles. There will be a light supper of pasta, punch, coffee and pastry. For information call (401) 7621100.
Attleboro
• The P.E.A.L. Club will meet at noon at Morin’s Restaurant, 16 South Main St., folllowed by lunch.There will be a board meeting at 11 a.m. Members are asked to bring in Valentine’s themed items for the raffle. Call John at (508) 222-2541 for information.
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Woonsocket
• Ranger Talk lecture series being held at the Museum of Work & Culture, 1:30 p.m. Author Norman Desmarais will speak on George Washington’s Ghost Army. Free event. Public invited.
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Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
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Lincoln
• The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host its 23rd annual dinner at the Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Road. Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:30. Keynote speaker will be Neil Steinberg, president/CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. For information or to register visit www.nrichamber.com or call 334-1000.
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Woonsocket
•The Woonsocket Knights of Columbus Council 113 will host an open house social meeting at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church Hall, Rathbun St. There will be a guest speaker.
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Woonsocket
• 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. • Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St., will hold a Holy Hour for those who are sick, at 6:30 p.m. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a short reflection, recitation of the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, concluding with Benediction. Confession will also be available.
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Lincoln
• A three-week Computer Basics Workshop will be held on Fridays Feb. 7, 14 & 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library. Call the Reference Desk to register @ 333-2422 ext. 17. Class is limited to 10 students.
Providence
• Festival Ballet’s chatterBOXtheatre presents “Peter and the Wolf” at 4 p.m. at FBP Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope St. Tickets: $15/children under 12, $25/adults. Call 3531129 or email info@festivalballetprovidence.org.
Bellingham
• 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.
Cumberland
• 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.
Northbridge
•The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club will host a coin show at Brians Restaurant from 3 to 8 p.m.
Pawtucket
• Valentines Dinner, hosted by the Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306, 171 Fountain St., 7 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 5 and are $20 per person. For tickets visit the post Saturdays after 4 p.m. or call Sue Bourgault, 721-5399. • Valentine’s Cupid Ball Pink Tie Event, 6 to 11 p.m. at Center By The Blackstone, 175 Main St. For tickets and details, 724-2200.
Northbridge
• Morning of brush clearing and trash removal along the canal and trails of the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park. Meet at 9 a.m. at Plummer’s Landing west parking area on Church Street.
Lincoln
• Four-week watercolor class at the Lincoln Public Library, taught by local artist Jerry Aissis, Jan. 17, Feb. 3, 10 and 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fee is $80 plus supplies, and is expected at time of registration. Class size is limited to 10. Register at the reference desk.
Pawtucket
• 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.
Lincoln
•The Lincoln Garden Club meeting will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Chapel Street Congregational Church,185 Chapel St. For additional information contact: (401) 7264772.
Woonsocket
• How to Sell on Ebay, Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 2 p.m., presented by the Woonsocket Historical Society. Rain date, Feb. 22.
Cumberland
• 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.
Blackstone
•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.
Burrillville
• The Rod and Gun Club will host its annual Game Dinner at 6 p.m., and also on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at th club. Tickets are $30. 568-7171 for information.
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Woonsocket
• Mardi Gras Queen Coroniation, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Hall, 1 to 3 p.m.
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Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
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Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
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Lincoln
• Vietnam Veterans of America – James Michael Ray Memorial Chapter #818, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road. Come at 6 p.m. and have dinner with us. All Vietnam Veterans welcome. For more information call Joe Gamache at 401-651-6060.
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Burrillville
• 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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Woonsocket
• Mardi Gras, St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Music provided by Jeff Gamache and Runaway Train and Slipper sneakers. Full Cajuj buffet. Prizes for best costumes. Tickets are $30 in advance by calling 762-9072, or at the door (limited amount) for $35. NRICA.org.
Blackstone
• The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Blackstone Town Hall. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. Questions? Call Mike, 774-280-4333.
Cumberland
• 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.
Bellingham
• 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.
Woonsocket
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Pawtucket
• 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.
Blackstone
•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.
Woonsocket
• The Knights of Columbus General Moylan Assembly meets at 7 p.m. at All Saints Parish Hall, 323 Rathbun St.
Woonsocket
• 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.
Lincoln
• St. James Church, 33 Division St. in Manville, hosts an All-You-Can Eat Pasta and Meatball Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. in its Father Brindamour Hall. $8 per person ($5 for children 10 and under). Tickets purchased in advance by calling 766-1558, or at the door.
Providence
• Festival Ballet’s chatterBOXtheatre presents “Peter and the Wolf” at 1 p.m. at FBP Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope St. Tickets: $15/children under 12, $25/adults. Call 3531129 or email info@festivalballetprovidence.org.
Burrillville
• The Burrillville Senior Citizens Association meets at noon in the K of C hall in Pascoag. Please call 371-2737 by Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 to make lunch reservations. All Burrillville residents age fifty-five or older are eligible to become members.
Cumberland
• 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.
Smithfield
• 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.
Burrillville
• The Rod and Gun Club will host its annual Game Dinner at 6 p.m., and also on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at the club. Tickets are $30. 568-7171 for information.
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Cumberland
• 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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Woonsocket
• St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Rd., is planning a pilgrimage to Italy, Sept. 29 to Oct. 8. 5 nights in Rome/3 nights in Florence, with day trips to Assisi, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano. $3800-$4100 per person. 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.
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Pawtucket
• 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.
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Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
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Woonsocket
• 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.
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Burrillville
• 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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Pawtucket
• 32nd annual Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Day Parade, noon. pawtucketstpatsparade.com.
Woonsocket
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Smithfield
• 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) 2317363, smithapplebyhouse.org/calendar.
Woonsocket
• Ranger Talk lecture series being held at the Museum of Work & Culture, 1:30 p.m. Jennifer Pustz to speak on “Voices from the Backstairs, Central Falls Lives of Domestic Service.” Free •Forand Manor holds Bingo every event. Public invited. Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
Cumberland
• 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.
Blackstone
•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.
Central Falls
Cumberland
• 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. www.riverfolk.org.
• 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.
Bellingham
• 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.
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Wooden auto takes industry back to future
By KASPER VIITA
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HELSINKI — Surfers rejoice. Woodie cars like the Ford in the 1960s hit Surf City may be making a comeback — of sorts. In a bid to resurrect wood cars, Finnish papermaker UPM- Kymmene will show a street-legal prototype at the Geneva motor show in March. The eco-friendly car is built on a frame that uses tree pulp and plywood and even runs on fuel made from bark, stumps and branches. It’s more than just a marketing stunt. The Helsinkibased company has developed technology that makes lumber a potential option for the auto industry. UPM’s Biofore concept, which uses off-the-shelf products, is designed to meet European standards for crash and fire safety and offer all the comforts of a conventional car. “The world of sustainable development isn’t something that’s chosen; it’ll come,” Juuso Konttinen, UPM’s vice president for new business, said in an interview in a Helsinki warehouse where the car is being kept under wraps for now. Every major auto show features super-cool concept cars that are never actually produced. This vehicle, however, is symbolic of a large-scale, global effort to replace heavy steel components and make automobiles less of a burden on the environment. Regulators are demanding more efficient vehicles, and that makes reducing weight a priority for automakers. With the 2015 model, Ford’s F-150 pickup, the best-selling U.S. vehicle for 32 years, will become the
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grooves on the side, while numerous vehicles from the 1960s and 1970s were offered with simulated wood exteriors. The need to make vehicles lighter, the rising cost of energy and interest in renewable resources have caused automakers to look into wood again. “The more expensive energy becomes, the more likely this type of trend will continue,” said Joe Harmon, an industrial designer who
made the wood-based Splinter super car in 2008. “Wood uses very little energy in manufacturing, especially when compared with aluminum, steel and carbon fiber” and “is our only naturally renewable building material.” The one-off Splinter showpiece was made to demonstrate wood’s potential, with a laminated veneer frame and front and rear suspension components made from lumber.
Oscar Nissinen, a project engineer, makes adjustments to the frame of UPM-Kymmene Biofore concept car in Helsinki. The eco-friendly car, which will be shown at the Geneva motor show in March, is built on a frame that uses tree pulp and plywood and even runs on fuel made from bark, stumps and branches.
first high-production vehicle with an aluminum body. It will be 700 pounds lighter, boosting fuel economy. Volkswagen is also using more aluminum and highstrength steel, while BMW is turning to carbon fiber to reduce weight. Both approaches are energy intensive and more costly than steel. And wood isn’t off the table: Ford will use a treebased plastic composite for interior parts of the 2014 Lincoln MKX sport-utility vehicle. The components are created in collaboration with forest company Weyerhauser Co. and autoparts maker Johnson Controls Inc. To some extent, this is a back-to-the-future moment for carmarkers. The world’s first autos, including
Gottlieb Daimler’s 1885 wooden two-wheeler Reitwagen, were largely made of lumber. They were horseless carriages, after all, and some of the industry’s first innovators were coachbuilders like Lohner- Werke in Vienna, which gave automaking legend Ferdinand Porsche his start. “There was a real craft and artisanal tradition of wood use going back to the colonial period,” said John Heitmann, president of the Society of Automotive Historians and a professor at the University of Dayton in Ohio. “The auto industry is at the threshold of an entire new revolution. So why not have body panels made out of wood?” With increasing production volumes, lumber became too difficult for
manufacturers to work with because of natural variation, such as knots. Steel’s strength and reliability made it the preferred material for most automakers, while East Germany’s iconic Trabant used reinforced plastic. In the woodie era of the 1940s and ‘50s, cars like the Chrysler Town & Country and Ford Country Squire sported elegant side and door panels, but even then use of the material was mostly decorative rather than structural. Nowadays wood is generally relegated to veneer accents on dashboards of luxury cars. British sports-car maker Morgan Motor Co. is a rare exception, using ash frames in its vehicles for decades. Still, nostalgia for woodbased cars has never died. Ford’s Flex wagon evokes paneling with horizontal
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Happiness is taking delivery of a 2014 BMW 328d xDrive at the beginning of what Washington, D.C., deems a major snowstorm. The car is a diesel-fueled, all-wheel-drive compact sedan. It moves easily through four inches of freshly fallen snow. But disappointment is getting behind the wheel of that car only to find that it lacks heated front seats, an onboard navigation system or a rearview backup camera — options not included in the test car’s $7,000 options package. To get that equipment — expected and desirable in any automobile costing $47,075, the full price of the model driven for this column — you’d have to order an add-on package for several thousand dollars more. That is ridiculous. For considerably less than $47,000, you can get a plush Kia Optima or Cadenza or a fully equipped Hyundai Sonata, replete with advanced electronic safety technology including onboard navigation, high-definition rear camera, and lane-departure monitoring and blind-spot warning systems. You also get automobiles that move well in smallto-moderate snowfalls and that are reliable, safe transportation in mild weather. Let us stipulate that Hyundai and Kia, South Korean automobile manufacturers, are not Germany’s BMW, the famed maker of “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” Based on all of the good things Hyundai and Kia offer as standard equipment, at quite reasonable prices, I’m not at all sure that the distinction works against them. BMW, in fact, could and should learn something from Hyundai and Kia. To wit: Stop torturing consumers with endless packages of optional
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some emergency funding available. Meantime, officials say people in the bucolic town seem to be following the mandatory conservation orders. Even the local coin-operated car wash is only offering recycled water. "We have been rationing severely. No plants get watered. That's over. Turned off the toilet. I haven't washed my hair for two weeks," said Willits resident Andrea Onstad, who was washing her car Monday afternoon. A few blocks down at Gribaldo's diner on the city's Main Street, customers sat at tables with no water glasses. A sign on the wall warned of the drought emergency — water was only available upon request. The water shortage has changed everything for people in Willits — even how they spend their free time at home. At Jim Harden's house, his lawn is splotched with brown spots, and empty flower pots usually stuffed with colorful annuals are stacked high. He's even unhooked his drip irrigation system. "We're very concerned. If we totally run out of water, what are we going to do? Go to another community?" Harden, 78, said, standing in his small greenhouse. "It's frightening." that will work with homeowners to help them get solar energy systems – whether by giving them a low-interest loan, or by installing the panels for no upfront cost, and slowly taking the payments out of the reduction in the customer’s energy bill. Additionally, there are tax credits available on the federal and state level for residential alternative energy system installation. Other non-polluting energy systems that can work on a residential scale include small-scale wind power, residential geothermal, solar thermal (for water heating), and, for the more creative readers, methane digestion. I urge any of you
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salt, different minerals, even soap — are on deck for testing. Continued from page A3 "Even a very simplelooking thing is kind of the morph as the icicle grows. thread you pull on, and it For small amounts of salt, unravels a whole lot of ice buildup tends to favor complex things," Morris the top curve of the ripple said. "It's quite a chase." closer to the icicle's stem. Goldstein agrees: "The No ice actually moves, but only thing that mattered to the ripple appears to shift me was the aesthetics of it; I upward as the icicles get was simply fascinated by bigger. So over time, the beautiful shapes. ripples seem to move slowly the"The only driving force up the length of the icicle. was the beauty of what we Saltiness is certainly a found in nature." factor with ripples, but why? No one knows. Morris Kim is a freelance scispeculates that it could have ence journalist based in to do with a layer of Philadelphia. "spongy ice" between the thin film of water and the solid ice. Spongy ice is a mix of ice and water that makes the surface microscopically rough, and sponginess very much depends on how salty the water is. For now, Morris has looked only into the effects of table salt, but additional materials — other kinds of interested to contact me or do additional research. As urban farmers, our group will absolutely play a vital role in the resolution of climate change in the years to come. Conventional agriculture in the United States (and through most of the rest of the world) represents a significant portion of our national energy consumption, to the tune of some 10 Calories of fossil fuel energy for each Calorie of food produced. By growing our own food, we effectively eliminate the fossil fuel input – specifically by not using energy-intensive fertilizers and industrial chemicals, and drastically reducing the distance that food must be transported (from 1500 miles to 25 feet). This is one great way that we can make our own, significant reduction to national CO2 emissions. Even all of this may not be enough. Individual changes will surely set us on the right path to a reduction in our carbon emissions, but action on a national (and potentially international) scale will be required to catalyze the necessary changes. We must contact our representatives and senators, on the municipal, state, and federal levels, and let them know that we support actions necessary to reduce our country’s CO2 emissions. For us in Rhode Island, we are blessed to be represented by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, one of the climate’s biggest advocates in the U.S. government. He has given over 50 speeches in front of the U.S. Senate about climate change and the steps necessary to solve this problem. Let him know you support these efforts – I absolutely do. If you’re interested in more information than what I could discuss here, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Alex Kithes is an urban farmer and proponent of local food and renewable energy. He is a lifelong resident of Woonsocket, and he is currently studying engineering at Boston University. Email him at agkithes@gmail.com or visit his blog at TheOpinionatedFarmer.wordpress.com.
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lation, brags 16-20% of the world’s energy usage annually. Most of the CO2 that we Continued from page A3 emit comes from the burning example), droughts and of fossil fuels, which account floods that rival what the for upwards of 80% of our Midwest saw two years ago, energy supply. a rise in tropical disease There are two types of prevalence in North America, actions that we can take in and slew of threats to agriorder to reduce our CO2 cultural production. Even the emissions as individuals – most conservative predicenergy conservation and tions are not something to energy source replacement. ignore. Energy conservation means And now that we know using less energy in our daily that there’s a problem, the lives, by: buying energy-effiquestion is: what can we do cient appliances, and LED or to fix it? The answer can be CFL light bulbs; turning off summarized in three words: lights and appliances when energy, energy, energy. The not in use; turning down the United States, despite being heat, even by a few degrees; only 4% of the world’s popu- driving the most fuel effi-
cient car you can afford (and the fuel savings do add up), driving less, and taking public transportation; and installing heat-efficient windows in our houses. Energy source replacement simply means investment in alternative energy sources. This particular area is one that is near and dear to my heart, because it is what I am studying in college – so forgive me if I sound a little biased. There are a lot of alternative energy options available for consumers to become producers of their own energy, but the most widespread is probably solar photovoltaic. There are a few companies in Rhode Island
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THE TIMES, Friday, February 7, 2014 — B1
Boys’ basketball
Central Falls wins hard-fought duel with Shea, 57-51
By BRENDAN McGAIR bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET — While it was far from perfect, Central Falls did just enough to escape “The Cage” with a hard-fought 57-51 victory over a gamely Shea squad Thursday night. The two neighborly schools staged an all-out tussle that at times was tough to watch. The Raiders were a mistake-prone lot that unofficially finished with 30 turnovers. On most nights, such an alarmingly high total would play right into the Warriors’ hands, a squad that typically thrives in generating points in transition after forcing turnovers. Instead of making Shea pay dearly, C.F. struggled to find any sort of offensive consistency. Remove the 12 second-half points Edwin Colindres supplied off the bench and head coach Brian Crookes might not have been in the case to use the term “survive,” which is exactly what his Warriors did. “I thought we missed a lot of shots early and gave them a ton of second-chance opportunities,” said Crookes. “We did a good job forcing them to dribble into double teams, but we didn’t turn turnovers into points.” Shea head coach Matt Pita emphasized playing at a slow and deliberate pace from the get-go. He knew that the Raiders could not match the Warriors’ speed, so he pleaded for his squad to make it a half-court game. For roughly 30 minutes, the plan worked to perfection. Yet once the Raiders got down by double figures and had little choice but to speed up the tempo, the Warriors pounced. And with Shea’s offense far from firing on all cylinders, the five-point margin C.F. enjoyed with 2:31 remaining might as well been a 10-point advantage. Central Falls (8-3, Division II-North) enjoyed a 20-15 at intermission and continued to remain up by five points with six minutes gone by in the second half. The Warriors enjoyed leads of 38-28 and 40-30, but Shea (2-8, Division II-Central) still didn’t go completely away. The Raiders cut it down to 51-42 with 1:56 left and 55-47 with 55.2 seconds remaining. “We executed our game plan, but credit C.F. They made some timely baskets,” said Pita. See C.F., page B3
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Top, North Smithfield senior guard Angela Medeiros (3) battles Rocky Hill's Lisa DeMoranville (10) for the ball in front of her teammates, Samantha Kent (32) and Melissa Juhr (21), during the first half of the Northmen’s victory on Thursday night. The Northmen are 8-0 in Division III play. Bottom, Kent (32) buries a jumper over the reach of Rocky Hill’s Sabrina Dumas (13) for two of her game-high 21 points.
Girls’ basketball
N.S. stays unbeaten in Div. III, fends off Rocky Hill’s upset bid
Kent guides Northmen (8-0) to 42-36 triumph
By ERIC BENEVIDES ebenevides@pawtuckettimes.com
Easy win for Tolman: Tigers rout Clippers
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PAWTUCKET — The final horn had barely stopped echoing when Tolman head coach Mike Kayata and his counterpart, Cumberland’s Gary Reedy, began the process of looking ahead. As far as the two mentors were concerned, what transpired Thursday at Donaldson Gymnasium – a 67-37 whitewashing by the Tigers – qualified as old news. Tolman and Cumberland return to the hardwood Friday evening with far more critical matchups, ones that could go a long way in determining the playoff fates of these two Division II clubs. For Tolman, a contest at II-North leader Central Falls awaits. The pair met in a non-leaguer back in mid December with the Tigers scoring a convincing 64-43 triumph. Kayata expects Friday’s rematch to have a different ring to it. “We’ve already had a conversation. We know that Central Falls packs the gym and that they want to run. It’s going to be difficult and it’s going to be a war,” said Kayata, his club now 8-4 in II-Central. “We know (Julian) Soares) is (the Warriors’) best player and that they have some pieces who can rebound.” While the Tigers will partake in a contest that could go a long way in determining their spot in the 16-team open state tournament, the Clippers (4-7, II-North) will look to use Friday’s contest at the Wellness Center against Exeter/West Greenwich as a prime opportunity to break away from a crowded pack of desperate Division II hopefuls. “Even before the game ended, I took the seniors to the side and said, ‘Guys, let’s forget about this when we walk out of here,’” Reedy said. “It’s us, Exeter, Rogers, Portsmouth and Tiverton who are fighting for the final two spots.” See TOLMAN, page B3
NORTH SMITHFIELD — During its magnificent 8-0 start in Division III play, its best since its magical 19-2 season that resulted in a state championship 13 years ago, North Smithfield has experienced some close calls along the way, with four of its victories decided by eight or less points. One of those wins came on Thursday night in the Northmen’s crossover affair at home against the Rocky Hill School, but unlike the other three, the Northmen were down at the break and found themselves trailing their opponent through most of the night. But thanks to a game-high 21 points and some key plays down the stretch by sophomore forward Samantha Kent, the Northmen were able to fend off the Mariners’ upset bid and come away with a too-close-for-comfort 42-36 victory. Kent netted eight of her points in the final 3:08 and delivered a key steal and assist in the last 28 seconds to help the Northmen erase a 36-31 deficit and overcame a woeful opening half that saw them struggle to find their shot and trail by eight (19-11) at the half. “In the first half, we weren’t playing very good defense,” added N.S. coach Alisha Pirri, whose squad has only allowed an average of 34.6 points per game this year. “At halftime, I told them that if they’re not going to play defense, then they’re not going to play offense. “And we had too many turnovers in the first half. We had 11 or 12, but in the second half, we only had four.” The Northmen only led once during the first 33 1/2 minutes of the contest, as a three-pointer from
See NORTHMEN, page B3
2014 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
Sochi’s opening show is tonight: Let Putin’s games begin
tells the world "Russia is back." It's a message meant for millions around the world who will watch the show — and meant for his countrymen, too. Russians will form the bulk of the spectators in Sochi for the Olympics, a people whose forebears endured centuries of oppression, a revolution that changed the world, a Soviet experiment that built rockets and nuclear missiles but struggled to feed its people. Russians who sometimes embrace Putin's heavy hand because they fear uncertainty more than they crave freedom, and who, despite inhabiting the largest country in the world, feel insecure about their place in it. They're pinning especially high hopes on their athletes, once a force to be reckoned with and the pride of the nation. They were an embarrassment at the Vancouver Games in 2010, with just three gold medals and a string of doping busts. This year, Russia has cleaned up its game and is presenting hundreds of skaters, skiers and other champions in the arenas on Sochi's seashore and in the nearby Caucasus Mountains slopes of Krasnaya Polyana. While the United States, Norway and Germany are seen as leading medal contenders, Russia will be pushing hard to bring home a bundle for the home crowd. Putin put on the pressure even as he tried to motivate them this week: "We are all counting on you." If there was any doubt, it was erased on the first evening of competition, as a booming crowd of Russian shouted "heroes" at world champion pairs Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov as they, along with men's skater Evgeni Plushenko, pushed Russia into the early lead in the new competition of team figure skating. "It's pressure, but this pressure helps us," Volosozhar said. "They push us very hard," Trankov added. It was a night on which competition and the athletes finally took a back seat to thoughts about terrorism, but they remain not far from anyone's mind. A few hundred miles (kilometers) away lies Chechnya, the site of two wars in the past two decades. And Dagestan, childhood home to the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings and where militants regularly mount attacks. And Volgograd, where two suicide bombs killed 34 people in December. A decade ago, extremists hid a bomb in a stadium in Chechnya during construction. Then when the Kremlin-backed Chechen president showed up for a ceremony, the bomb went off, killing him and several others. Fear of terrorism have clouded the run-up, fueled Putin's strict security agenda and brought U.S. warships to the region. And about 40,000 Russian security forces are working to prevent an attack on the games, and they stand watch in all corners of Sochi and its Olympic Park on the sea and built-from-scratch mountain ski resort.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — It's designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin. He charmed and strong-armed his way to hosting the games at a summer beach resort that he envisioned as a winter paradise. He stared down terrorist threats and worldwide wrath at a scarcely veiled campaign against gays. He has shrugged off critiques that construction of the most costly games in Olympic history was both shoddy and corrupt. Ballet, man-made snow and avant-garde art will make an appearance at Sochi's opening ceremonies, though as with all past opening ceremonies, the details are under wraps. They can't really compete with the cinematic splendor of the London Olympics or the pyrotechnic extravaganza of Beijing, but then again, the Winter Games are usually more low-key. No matter. All Putin needs is an event that
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REGIONAL SCOREBOARD
Lincoln’s Bacon cops top honor: R.I. Olympic Development Program Boys’ Player of Year
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LINCOLN — Lincoln High School junior Jack Bacon has been named 2013 RI Olympic Development Program Boys’ Player of the Year by Soccer-RI, R.I. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE the state's youth soccer parent organization. FRIDAY Bacon will receive the honor at the 2014 Awards BOYS and Hall of Fame dinner, set for March 9 at Club Basketball Juventude Lusitana in Cumberland. Pilgrim at Davies, 6:15 p.m.; Tolman at Central Falls, Exeter/West Greenwich at A goalkeeper, Bacon was the only R.I. player to be Cumberland, Smithfield at Woonsocket, Juanita Sanchez at Burrillville, Shea at Linnamed to the Region 1 Boys '97 ODP player pool and coln, Warwick Vets at Mount St. Charles, Toll Gate at North Smithfield, 7 p.m. the Region 1 18-man roster for the ODP NCAA Hockey Warwick Vets vs. Scituate/Tolman Co-op (at Thayer Arena), 6:30 p.m.; Pilgrim vs. Interregional Showcase held recently in Sarasota, Cumberland (at Adelard Arena), 7:30 p.m. Florida. Wrestling During the Interregional event, which is contested
Woonsocket at Mount Hope, 7 p.m.
amongst the best club players in the USA, Bacon recorded a 2-2 tie versus Region III (southeast USA) and a 1-0 shutout win over Region IV (western USA). In 2013, Bacon won the 2013 R.I. State Cup as a member of Bayside FC Bolts Under-16 team. He currently competes for the NEFC Elite Under-17 team based out of Marlboro, Mass. This past fall he helped his Lincoln High School team reach the Division II finals, earning a spot on the State Championship All-Tournament Team. He was selected First Team All-Division by the R.I. Soccer Coaches Association. Statistically, he led all interscholastic goalkeepers by allowing only six goals during the regular season, saving 91 percent of the shots he faced.
Jack Bacon
GIRLS Basketball Tolman at Coventry, 6 p.m.; Woonsocket at Exeter/West Greenwich, Davies at Middletown, 7 p.m. Hockey Burrillville/Ponaganset at Cranston Co-op, 8:10 p.m.
College football
New Haven tabs Woonsocket’s Pincince coach
Staff report
SATURDAY BOYS Basketball La Salle at St. Raphael, 2 p.m.; Mount St. Charles vs. Patrick, (at St. Raphael), 4:30 p.m. Hockey North Kingstown vs. St. Raphael/PCD/Wheeler Co-op, (at West Warwick), 6 p.m.; Johnston/North Providence Vo-op vs. North Smithfield, (at R.I. Sports Center), 7 p.m.; Hamden (Conn.) at Mount St. Charles, 7:30 p.m.; Cumberland vs. Rogers/ Tiverton/Rocky Hill Co-op, (at St. George’s, Middletown), 8:30 p.m.; Scituate/Tolman Co-op at Woonsocket, 9 p.m.; Toll Gate vs. Lincoln, (at Lynch Arena), 9:30 p.m. Wrestling Smithfield Invitational, 9:30 a.m. GIRLS Basketball Bishop Keough at Block Island, 12:30 p.m.; Cumberland at Westerly, 7 p.m. Hockey Burrillville/Ponaganset Co-op at Smithfield/North Smithfield/Coventry Co-op, (at R.I. Sports Center), 6 p.m.; Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op vs. Cranston Co-op, (at Smithfield Rink), 7:30 p.m. CO-ED Indoor Track & Field “Last Chance” qualifying meet, (at Providence Career & Technical Academy field house), noon Swimming Division II Championships, (at Roger Williams University), TBA.
WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Woonsocket native Chris Pincince has been named the head football coach at the University of New Haven. Pincince becomes the 10th head coach in program history. Including his two previous stints as an assistant at New Haven, Pincince brings nearly 20 years of collegiate coaching to his new post. He began his career with the Chargers in 1995 as an assistant for UNH Athletics Hall of Famer and current Oakland Raiders Assistant Head Coach Tony Sparano. He spent three additional seasons with the Chargers from 1999 to 2001 under Darren Rizzi, the current special teams coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. Prior to his most recent position as offensive coordinator at NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) member Elon University in North Carolina, Pincince was the offensive coordinator at the University of Rhode Island and the College of the Holy Cross.
At Elon, Pincince was the offensive coordinator as well as the quarterbacks and running backs coach for three seasons. In Pincince's final season at Elon this past fall, the Phoenix ranked second in the conference in passing yards per game (231) and averaged over 350 total yards per contest. During the three seasons prior to arriving at Elon, Pincince was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Rhode Island. While at URI, Pincince installed the spread offense, and the Rams ranked fifth in the Colonial Athletics Association (CAA) in passing offense in his first season. “I'm very happy to be back at the University where I began my coaching career nearly 20 years ago," said Pincince. "I'm excited to get my family up here to join me and the rest of the UNH community. I'd like to thank President Steven H. Kaplan as well as the search committee for giving my family and I this tremendous opportunity to return to UNH. I'm ready to continue the great tradition of Charger football and can't wait to start working with the dedicated student-athletes currently on the team.”
College baseball
SUNDAY CO-ED Swimming Division III Championships, (at Roger Williams University), TBA.
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PHOTO FEATURED IN PIC OF THE DAY LAST WEEK
January 14, 2014 - Lincoln senior guard Casie Beauchemin (3) makes a quick turnover on Burrillville senior forward Victoria Libby (21) during first half action at Burrillville Tuesday night. Ernest A. Brown/RIMG photo
Former St. Raphael standout DiSano earns berth on D3baseball.com preseason All-American team
Staff report
NEWPORT — Salve Regina University senior catcher and St. Raphael Academy alumnus Dom DiSano was recently named to the 2014 D3baseball.com preseason All-America team. Di Sano, a Central Falls resident, is one of the top catchers in
the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). Last season, he was eighth in the CCC in runs batted in (34) and batted .354 with 13 doubles, one triple, and three home runs. His .538 slugging percentage also led the Seahawks. Salve Regina opens its season in Fort Myers, Fla. on March 8 with a twinbill against Mitchell College of New London, Conn.
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PINEVIEW LITTLE LEAGUE SCHEDULES FEBRUARY REGISTRATION DATES FOR UPCOMING BASEBALL SEASON
PAWTUCKET — The Pineview Little League has scheduled its registration dates for the upcoming season at the Ken Ryan Baseball Academy on 413 Central Ave. in Pawtucket. The dates are: Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit Facebook under Pineview Little League or contact league president Bob Brown at 692-9139.
FAIRLAWN LITTLE LEAGUE SCHEDULES REGISTRATION DATES
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 Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. and 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 www.fairlawnlittleleauge.com.
PAWTUCKET YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION PLANS SPRING ACADEMY
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Youth Soccer Organization is accepting registrations for its Spring Soccer Academy for boys and girls ages 3-10 from Pawtucket and its surrounding communities. Walk-in registrations will take place at the PYSA building on 52 Plain St. in Pawtucket on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6-8 p.m. The six-week session will begin at the end of April. The fee is $65 per child (with a family discount after the second child in each family) and will cover each player receiving a shirt, shorts, and socks. For more information, visit www.pawtucketsoccer.org or call (401) 729-9565.
DARLINGTON GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE POSTS SIGNUPS ON FEB 15 & 22 AT ST. TERESA’S CHURCH
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Girls Softball League, a fast-pitch league that serves all of Pawtucket and its surrounding communities, will conduct registration for the upcoming season on Saturday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Teresa's Church on 358 Newport Ave. (across from Slater Park) in Pawtucket. The divisions are Instructional Division 1 T-Ball (ages 4-6), Instructional Division 2 Machine Pitch (ages 6-8), Minors (ages 9-10), Juniors (ages 11-13), and Seniors (ages 13-18). New players must show a valid birth certificate at the time of registration. The fees are: Instructional Division 1 & 2 ($35, or $60 for 2 or more players in a family), Minors, Junior, and Senior Divisions ($60 or $95 for 2 or more players). Registration can also be done online at www.DGSoftball.com with a major credit card. The league is also conducting a used softball clothing and equipment drive. Bring the items to one of the registrations and the league will donate them to a player whose family is in need.
GREATER PAWTUCKET UMPIRES ASSOCIATION SEEKS UMPIRES, PLANS SIX-WEEK TRAINING COURSE FOR NEW RECRUITS
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 (an hour per week for six weeks). Weekly meetings will begin on Feb. 24. All participants must be at least 16 years of age and have reliable transportation available. The G.P.U.A. serves several youth baseball organizations in the Northern Rhode Island Area. If interested, call Paul Blake at 401-316-0039, or the GPUA Hotline at 401-722-6849 for more details.
PAWTUCKET GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE TO CONDUCT OPEN REGISTRATIONS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
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 dramainccoop@verizon.net.
DARLINGTON GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE HOSTS WINTER CLINICS
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. at the Fallon Memorial School gymnasium on Lincoln Avenue. In March, the clinics will run every Friday night from 6-7 p.m. For more information, send an email to contactmem@verizon.net.
PAWTUCKET & PROVIDENCE FIGURE SKATING CLUB ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR BASIC SKILLS SKATING PROGRAM
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket & Providence Figure Skating Club is now accepting registrations for the Olympic Session of its Basic Skills Skating Program. Skaters can either take advantage of our 2-for-1 pricing or save $10 off the price of one skater. Lessons are appropriate for either hockey or figure skating and are available for skaters ages three through adult. Classes start on Saturday, Feb. 8, and are held at Lynch Arena. Classes for beginning skaters will be held from 12:10-1:00 p.m. Lessons for skaters with more experience will take place from 11:10 a.m.-12 noon. Participants must have their own skates. For more information, go to ppfsc.org and click on "Basic Skills", email ppfscbasicskills@earthlink.net, or call 508 212-2611.
TICKETS FOR OAKWOOD RAIDERS BANQUET WILL GO ON SALE
PAWTUCKET — The Oakwood Raiders are selling tickets to their annual awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Woodlawn Community City on 210 West Ave. in Pawtucket. The banquet will take place on Sunday, March 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Pawtucket YMCA on 217 West Ave. in Pawtucket. The league will also be holding an early-bird registration at the banquet, and the fees will be $60 for tackle football and cheerleading and $40 for flag football. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children under the age of 18, $2 per athlete, and free for children 2 and under. The league will also launch its “Express” cheerleading team this year for boys and girls with special needs. Registration for the “Express” team is free. For more information, contact the league through its Facebook page.
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Girls’ basketball
Tolman belts Cumberland Shea’s second-half comeback
nine points. ***
DAVIES TECH (38): Jackeline Sequen 1 1-2 3, Joneilly Alicea 3 0-1 9, Jasmine Ayala 2 2-4 6, Kebblin Toloza 1 1-3 3, Tiana DaSilva 2 0-2 5, Gina Miranda 4 2-10 10. Totals: 13 8-24 38. SHEA (41): Carol Rodriguez 2 2-2 6, Lourdes Anariba 1 0-0 2, Astan Coulibaly 4 0-0 8, Yesenia Alvarado 5 1-4 12, Tatianna Ramos 4 1-2 9, Dala Mendes 2 0-0 4. Totals: 18 4-8 41. Halftime: D 19-15. Three-point field goals: D 4 (Joneilly Alicea 3, Tiana DaSilva); S 1 (Yesenia Alvarado).
sparks 41-38 win over Davies
PAWTUCKET – Shea rallied from a 19-15 halftime deficit to defeat Davies Tech, 41-38, on Thursday night at “The Cage.” Now 4-3 in Division III-North action, the Raiders 12 points from Yesenia Alvarado and nine points from Tatianna Ramos. Astan Coulibaly also had eight. Gina Miranda had 10 points for the Patriots, now 2-3 in league action. Joneilly Alicea added
Northmen win 42-36 thriller, improve to 8-0 in Division III
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Melissa Cianci gave them an 11-8 lead with 5:58 left in the first half. But that’s when the Mariners (3-4) responded with the half’s final 11 points. But the hosts did everything they could to get back into the game in the second half. They tied the score at 26-26 with 9:08 to play on a pullup jumper that was followed by a rim-rattling threepoint shot by Lexi Scalzo, but the Mariners against struck back to reclaim their lead. Their lead was 36-31 with time winding down, but Kent cut it to two with a three-pointer. With 2:56 to play, the Mariners missed a pair of free throws, and with 2:28 on the clock, Kent sank another long trey to give the Northmen the lead for good. The Mariners, who finished the game with 25 turnovers, then had back-to-back turnovers on their next two possessions. The hosts also had their 16th and final turnover during this time, but they added to their lead on a free throw by Lorenza O’Donnell with 1:14 to go and a pullup jumper from the free-throw line by Kent with 44 seconds left. The Mariners then tried in vain to make it a one-possession game, but Kent delivered a key steal in the paint and fed a nice pass to Angela Barber, who sealed the verdict with a layup with 13 seconds left.
“We came out a lot stronger in the second half,” offered Pirri. “We just had to take care of the ball and take our time on offense. Usually when we play a slower-pace team, we kind of play slower, but I just told the girls to come out faster, pressure the ball, and play good defense and that’s what they did.” Kent also finished the night with 12 rebounds, three assists, and three of her team’s 15 steals in the game. Barber also ripped down 11 rebounds, and Angela Medeiros and Cianci also shined defensively with three thefts each. The schedule gets a lot tougher next week for the Northmen, as they will clash with the Division III-South’s top two teams, who are also the two clubs that have played for the last two Division III titles, two-time champion Juanita Sanchez and Middletown. Next Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Northmen will host the Islanders (5-1), and two nights later, they will bus to Providence for a 6 p.m. showdown with Juanita Sanchez (8-0). ***
ROCKY HILL (36): Brenna Miller 2 1-2 6, Gesele Henderson 2 0-0 4, Donna Russo 7 2-2 17, Kaylyn Walsh 0 0-2 0, Nicole Kallas 1 0-0 2, Ann Coaty 3 1-3 7. Totals: 15 4-9 36. NORTH SMITHFIELD (42): Angela Medeiros 1 2-2 4, Angela Barber 1 0-0 2, Lexi Scalzo 2 0-0 5, Melissa Cianci 1 00 3, Samantha Kent 7 5-6 21, Lorenza O’Donnell 2 2-6 7. Totals: 14 9-14 42. Three-point field goals: Rocky Hill 2 (Miller, Russo); North Smithfield 5 (Kent 2, Cianci, Scalzo, O’Donnell). Halftime: Rocky Hill, 19-11.
Paced by a balanced scoring attack, Tolman grabbed a 33-16 halftime lead and never looked back. The Clippers committed 10 turnovers in the opening half with the second noticeable bugaboo coming on the offensive glass. Cumberland had no answer for Tolman 6-foot-4 senior Denzel DePina, whose length helped provide the home team with additional opportunities on the offensive end. DePina finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds, a performance that will need to happen on a more frequent basis for the Tigers down the stretch. “When Denzel plays with his hands up, he plays like (former Boston Celtics low-post wiz) Kevin McHale,” noted Kayata. “He’s a great kid, but his problem is that sometimes, he’s too nice. When I dig my claws into Denzel, that’s when he starts to play.” Stated Reedy, “I thought No. 10 (DePina) had his best game of the year. He killed us.” Jesse Fernandes led Tolman with 13 points while Steven Otis collected 11 points on three 3-pointers. Keanu Perry scored all 10 of his
points in the first half, the final two coming on a layup right before the halftime horn. The blowout allowed Kayata to rest Otis, Perry, Fernandes and DePina for much of the second half. Tolman went up by 20 points at the 13:18 mark before surging ahead by 30 points at 6:24. “All those guys are going to see heavy minutes on Friday,” said Kayata. Freshman Brandon Kolek was the only Cumberland player to eclipse double figures. The promising player swished home 10 points on three 3-pointers. Senior co-captain Grant Osmundson managed six points. ***
CUMBERLAND (37): Nick Poli 1 0-0 3, Brandon Kolek 3 1-2 10, Ryan O’Neill 0 0-2 0, Grant Osmundson 3 0-0 6, Tyler Calabro 1 1-2 3, Joe Fine 2 1-2 5, Ryan Cotter 1 0-0 2, Josh Rampone 0 0-0 0, Andrew Walters 1 0-0 2, Chris Wright 0 00 0, Jared Talbert 2 0-2 4, Trevor Lee 1 0-0 2, Spencer Ross 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 3-10 37. TOLMAN (67): Keanu Perry 5 0-2 10, Tyreal Whitaker 1 2-2 4, Steven Otis 4 0-0 11, Prince Johnson 1 0-0 2, Edgar Torres 0 1-2 1, Denzel DePina 4 4-7 11, Nathan Gagnon 1 14 3, Jesse Fernandes 4 4-6 13, Luis Pagan 2 2-2 7, Jeff Jones 2 0-0 4. Totals: 24 14-25 67. Halftime: T 33-16. Three-point field goals: C 4 (Brandon Kolek 3, Nick Poli); T 5 (Steven Otis 3, Jesse Fernandes, Luis Pagan).
C.F. grabs 57-51 win over Shea
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The Warriors had plenty of chances to ice this one, but missed free throws helped keep the light on for the Raiders. C.F. ended up shooting 10for-25 from the charity stripe. C.F.’s Julian Soares finished with a team-best 14 points before fouling out late. Shea senior Armani Baker led all scorers with 18 points. Now the Warriors turn their attention to Friday night’s showdown at home against Tolman. “Big game,” said Crookes. “I wish we had time to get a practice in, but if we execute, we
should be competitive.” Follow Brendan McGair on Twitter @BWMcGair03 ***
CENTRAL FALLS (57): Elser Colindres 3 1-3 7, Julian Soares 5 4-9 14, Bradley Zeno 2 0-0 5, David DePina 3 2-4 8, Josh Canuto 4 0-0 8, Edwin Colindres 5 2-3 12, Sebastian Landinez 0 1-4 1, Gervin Mujo 0 0-0 0, Spencer Desautel 1 0-2 2. Totals: 23 10-25 57. SHEA (51): Michael Joseph 1 0-0 3, Dominic Fernandes 3 3-4 11, Manuel Delgado 3 1-2 7, Devin DoCouto-Fernandes 1 12 3, Jamiel Rodrigues 1 1-4 3, Armani Baker 7 4-7 18, Aaron Jefferies 2 2-2 6. Totals: 18 12-21 51. Halftime: CF 20-15. Three-point field goals: CF 1 (Bradley Zeno); S 3 (Dominic Fernandes 2, Michael Joseph).
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TODAY NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — Portland at Indiana, ESPN. 7:30 p.m. — Sacramento at Boston, CSNNE, WBZ (98.5 FM). 9:30 p.m. — Minnesota at New Orleans, ESPN. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — Manhattan at Canisius, ESPNU. 7 p.m. — Seton Hall at Villanova, FS1. 9 p.m. — Detroit at Valparaiso, ESPNU. 9 p.m. — DePaul at Creighton, FS1. BOXING 9 p.m. — Middleweights, Norberto Gonzalez (20-2) vs. Roberto Garcia (33-3), at Chicago, ESPN2. GOLF 9 a.m. — European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, second round, at Johannesburg (same-day tape), TGC. 12:30 p.m. — Champions Tour, Allianz Championship, opening round, at Boca Raton, Fla., TGC. 3 p.m. — PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, second round, at Pebble Beach, Calif., TGC. MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. — Maine at Notre Dame, NBC Sports. WINTER OLYMPICS 7:30 p.m. — Opening Ceremony, at Sochi, Russia, NBC.
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SCOREBOARD
NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 26 23 .531 — Brooklyn 21 25 .457 3½ New York 19 30 .388 7 Boston 17 33 .340 9½ Philadelphia 15 35 .300 11½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 35 13 .729 — Atlanta 25 23 .521 10 Washington 24 24 .500 11 Charlotte 22 28 .440 14 Orlando 14 37 .275 22½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 38 10 .792 — Chicago 24 24 .500 14 Detroit 19 29 .396 19 Cleveland 16 33 .327 22½ Milwaukee 9 40 .184 29½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 36 13 .735 — Houston 33 17 .660 3½ Dallas 29 21 .580 7½ Memphis 26 22 .542 9½ New Orleans 21 27 .438 14½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 40 11 .784 — Portland 35 14 .714 4 Denver 24 23 .511 14 Minnesota 24 25 .490 15 Utah 16 32 .333 22½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 34 18 .654 — Golden State Phoenix L.A. Lakers Sacramento 29 20 .592 3½ 29 20 .592 3½ 17 32 .347 15½ 17 32 .347 15½ ——— Wednesday's Games Orlando 112, Detroit 98 Boston 114, Philadelphia 108 San Antonio 125, Washington 118,2OT L.A. Lakers 119, Cleveland 108 Houston 122, Phoenix 108 Oklahoma City 106, Minnesota 97 Dallas 110, Memphis 96 New Orleans 105, Atlanta 100 Portland 94, New York 90 Denver 110, Milwaukee 100 Sacramento 109, Toronto 101 Miami 116, L.A. Clippers 112 Thursday's Games San Antonio at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p.m. Portland at Indiana, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Washington, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Denver at New York, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games San Antonio at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Denver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Miami at Utah, 9 p.m.
NBA
Van Gundy: Some Eastern teams are choosing to be bad
By The Associated Press
AHL
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 50 30 13 2 5 67 153 129 St. John's 47 27 17 1 2 57 148 126 Providence 49 24 18 1 6 55 157 144 Worcester 44 22 18 3 1 48 112 124 Portland 45 17 19 2 7 43 129 156 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Binghamton 47 29 15 0 3 61 173 146 WB/Scranton 46 26 16 1 3 56 128 111 Norfolk 46 24 14 1 7 56 126 120 Hershey 45 24 15 3 3 54 143 124 Syracuse 45 18 20 2 5 43 115 138 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Springfield 46 29 12 1 4 63 140 119 Albany 46 24 15 3 4 55 139 124 Adirondack 45 22 21 0 2 46 108 118 Bridgeport 47 19 23 1 4 43 123 149 Hartford 45 17 23 0 5 39 117 149 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Grand Rapids 47 29 14 2 2 62 157 118 Chicago 46 26 16 2 2 56 131 117 Milwaukee 45 22 13 6 4 54 122 122 Rockford 49 22 21 4 2 50 139 160 Iowa 44 19 16 5 4 47 109 120 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto 46 27 15 2 2 58 132 122 Rochester 44 22 16 3 3 50 126 123 Lake Erie 45 20 21 0 4 44 119 141 Hamilton 46 20 22 0 4 44 109 132 45 17 22 2 4 40 107 136 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Abbotsford 48 30 14 3 1 64 151 127 Texas 48 28 15 2 3 61 175 139 Charlotte 45 22 22 0 1 45 133 140 Oklahoma City 47 19 22 1 5 44 136 161 San Antonio 46 17 21 3 5 42 127 149 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. ——— Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games Syracuse at Springfield, 7 p.m. Grand Rapids at Toronto, 7 p.m. Hershey at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Portland at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Hartford at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Lake Erie, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. Utica at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Chicago at Iowa, 8:05 p.m. Saturday's Games Worcester at St. John's, 6 p.m. Hamilton at Binghamton, 7 p.m. Albany at Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Springfield at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Providence at Manchester, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. Portland at Hershey, 7 p.m. Adirondack at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Grand Rapids at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Hartford at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Iowa at Rockford, 8 p.m. Texas at Abbotsford, 10 p.m. Utica
NHL
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 55 36 16 3 75 167 120 Tampa Bay 56 32 19 5 69 163 139 Montreal 57 30 21 6 66 139 139 Toronto 58 30 22 6 66 171 180 Detroit 57 26 19 12 64 149 159 Ottawa 58 26 21 11 63 167 184 Florida 57 22 28 7 51 138 178 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 57 40 15 2 82 183 134 N.Y. Rangers 58 31 24 3 65 151 143 Philadelphia 58 29 23 6 64 160 166 Columbus 56 29 23 4 62 167 156 Washington 58 26 23 9 61 168 175 Carolina 55 25 21 9 59 138 153 New Jersey 57 23 21 13 59 133 142 N.Y. Islanders 59 22 29 8 52 162 195 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 59 35 10 14 84 207 161 St. Louis 55 37 12 6 80 189 130 Colorado 57 36 16 5 77 169 151 Minnesota 58 30 21 7 67 142 145 Dallas 57 26 21 10 62 162 163 Winnipeg 59 28 26 5 61 165 171 Nashville 57 25 23 9 59 142 172 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 59 40 14 5 85 191 145 San Jose 58 36 16 6 78 172 140 Los Angeles 58 30 22 6 66 137 127 Vancouver 58 27 22 9 63 143 152 Phoenix 56 26 20 10 62 160 167 Calgary 57 22 28 7 51 136 177 Edmonton 59 20 33 6 46 152 197 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ——— Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh 5, Buffalo 1 Chicago 2, Anaheim 0 San Jose 2, Dallas 1, OT Thursday's Games Calgary 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Edmonton 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Philadelphia 3, Colorado 1 Washington 4, Winnipeg 2 Ottawa 3, Buffalo 2 Detroit 3, Florida 1 Vancouver at Montreal, (n) Toronto at Tampa Bay, (n) Boston at St. Louis, (n) Nashville at Minnesota, (n) Columbus at Los Angeles, (n) Friday's Games Edmonton at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Calgary at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Winnipeg at St. Louis, 2 p.m. Ottawa at Boston, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Toronto, 6 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 6 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8 p.m.
THIS WEEK IN GOLF
Baseball Calendar The Associated Press Feb. 7-20 — Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 11 — Voluntary reporting date for Arizona and Los Angeles Dodgers other players. Feb. 13 — Voluntary reporting date for other team's pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 18 — Voluntary reporting date for other team's other players. Feb. 25 — Mandatory reporting date. March 12 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. March 22-23 — Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona, Sydney. March 26 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2014 salary. March 30 — Opening day in North America, Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.
TRANSACTIONS
Thursday's Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL MLB PLAYERS ASSOCIATION — Named Jeffrey Hammonds special assistant, player program development. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with RHP Evan Meek on a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jerome Williams on a one-year contract. Designated INF Brett Wallace for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with INF Wilson Betemit, OFs Justin Christian and Jeremy Moore, C Eddy Rodriguez and RHP Juan Sandoval on minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with 2B Darwin Barney on a one-year contract. American Association LAREDO LEMURS — Signed OF Carlton Salters. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed RHP Kyle Kingsley and LHP Ryan Lucero. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed RHP Andrew Busby to a contract extension. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed OF Ryan McIntyre. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Miami G Mario Chalmers $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Fired general manager Chris Grant. Named vice president of basketball operations David Griffin acting general manager. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Named Rob Moore wide receivers coach. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Named George DeLeone assistant offensive line coach, Chris DiSanto and Derik Keyes assistant strength and conditioning coaches, Richard Hightower offensive quality control coach, Dowell Loggains quarterbacks coach, Mike McDaniel wide receivers coach, Andy Moeller offensive line coach, Wilbert Montgomery running backs coach, Paul Ricci strength and conditioning coach, Tony Tuioti defensive quality control coach and Anthony Weaver defensive line coach. DENVER BRONCOS — Signed S John Boyett, T Paul Cormick, DEs Hall Davis, John Youboty and Ben Garland and WRs Nathan Palmer, Gerell Robinson and Greg Wilson. HOUSTON TEXANS — Named Romeo Crennel defensive coordinator and signed him to a three-year contract. Retained Bob Ligashesky as special teams coordinator. Named Mike Vrabel linebackers coach, Paul Dunn offensive line coach, George Godsey quarterbacks coach, Sean Hayes assistant strength and conditioning coach, Stan Hixon wide receivers coach, Tim Kelly offensive quality control coach, Will Lawing defensive quality control coach, Charles London running backs coach, Anthony Midget assistant secondary coach, John Perry tight ends coach, Anthony Pleasant assistant strength and conditioning coach, Jim Bernhardt director of football research, John Butler secondary coach, Doug Colman assistant special teams coach and Craig Fitzgerald strength and conditioning coach. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Named Brock Olivo assistant special teams coach. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Named George Edwards defensive coordinator, Norv Turner offensive coordinator, Mike Priefer special teams coordinator, Robb Akey assistant defensive line coach, Jeff Davidson offensive line coach, Ryan Ficken assistant special teams coach, Jonathan Gannon assistant defensive backs coach/quality control, Jerry Gray defensive backs coach, Jeff Howard defensive assistant coach, Klint Kubiak assistant wide receivers coach/quality control, Andre Patterson defensive line coach, Drew Petzing coaching assistant, Kevin Stefanski tight ends coach, George Stewart wide receivers coach, Scott Turner quarterbacks coach, Kirby Wilson running backs coach and Adam Zimmer linebackers coach. NEW YORK JETS — Named Thomas McGaughey special teams coordinator. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Named Joe Woods defensive backs coach, Marcus Robertson assistant defensive backs coach, Chris Boniol assistant special teams coach and Vernon Stephens assistant strength and conditioning coach. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed DB Akeem Augustine, WRs Phil Bates and Arceto Clark, TE Cooper Helfet and DTs Michael Brooks, Dewayne Cherrington, D'Anthony Smith and Jared Smith. Canadian Football League HAMILTON TIGER-CATS — Released K Luca Congi. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Traded WR Jade Etienne to Saskatchewan for QB Drew Willy. Arena Football League ORLANDO PREDATORS — Traded Prechae Rodriguez to Pittsburgh for DE Markell Carter and OL Ben Ossai, and G Matt Spanos and CB Syd'Quan Thompson to Los Angeles for DL Earl Okine and DB Al Philips. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Traded F Spencer Machacek to Pittsburgh for F Paul Thompson and loaned Thompson to Springfield (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Reassigned F Dustin Jeffrey to Texas (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Traded F Robert Czarnik to Montreal for F Steve Quailer. Assigned D Jeff Schultz to Manchester (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned F Stephane Veilleux to Iowa (AHL). Recalled G Johan Gustafsson from Iowa. NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Reassigned D Andrey Pedan to Stockton (ECHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled D Julien Brouillette and D Patrick Wey from Hershey (AHL). Assigned D Tyson Strachan to Hershey. American Hockey League MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Recalled F Paul Crowder from Cincinnati (ECHL). Central Hockey League DENVER CUTTHROATS — Waived F Daniel Moriarty. Signed F Kyle Fletcher. SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY — Signed coach and general manager Bruce Arena to a multi-year contract extension. ORLANDO CITY SC — Signed M Darwin Ceren. COLLEGE CINCINNATI — Named Mike Bohn athletic director. EASTERN MICHIGAN — Named Taylor Stubblefield wide receivers coach, Chris Simpson outside linebackers coach and Jay Peterson running backs coach. MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE — Named Tommy West defensive line coach. RICE — Named Bryan Blair associate athletic director for compliance. TEXAS — Signed defensive coordinator and secondary coach Vance Bedford, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Joe Wickline, quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach for offense Shawn Watson, tight ends coach Bruce Chambers, wide receivers coach Les Koenning, running backs coach Tommie Robinson, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Brian Jean-Mary, assistant head coach for defense and defensive line coach Chris Rumph, defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator Chris Vaughn and strength and conditioning coach Pat Moorer to three-year contracts. TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN — Named Lindsay Vera women's assistant soccer coach. UTAH STATE — Named Joe Lorig linebackers coach. WASHINGTON — Suspended QB Cyler Miles and WR Damore'ea Stringfellow from the football team. WESTERN NEW ENGLAND — Announced the resignation of field hockey coach Sarah Kelly. Named Hannah Lott interim field hockey coach. WISCONSIN — Announced the resignation of running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Thomas Hammock.
he NBA's Eastern Conference is awful — and it only appears to be getting worse, particularly at the bottom of the standings. The shortage of quality teams in the East has left the door open for mediocre squads to earn playoff berths. Only four teams in the conference have winning records. NBA analyst and former head coach Jeff Van Gundy said Thursday, "Some teams have made a conscious choice to be bad." Van Gundy is talking about tanking games — and he believes it's prevalent in the Eastern Conference this season. Overall, the East is 94-177 vs. the West entering Thursday night's games. He wouldn't say which teams he believes aren't giving it their all in an effort to better position themselves for a good pick in what looks to be a loaded 2014 NBA draft, but he said the problem is real. "It doesn't necessarily mean the guys on the floor aren't trying hard, but it means teams have put some really bad rosters on the floor," Van Gundy said. "A lot of teams right now are happy with losing and that's really too bad for the league. That's too bad for the fans." Especially for fans of teams that can't make the playoffs in the East. If mediocre, or even sub-par, gets a team in the East into the postseason — that doesn't say much about Detroit, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee. They are currently bringing up the rear in the East. None of the teams have won 20 games and the All-Star break is next weekend. Cleveland couldn't even beat the Lakers on Wednesday night, even though Los Angeles was down to just four eligible players with 3:36 left in the game. On Thursday, the Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant. "I've never seen the discrepancy (in talent) like it is in the East," Van Gundy said. "It's as bad as it gets." Van Gundy said the lottery system is part of the problem and needs to be changed. "What was set up to be a good thing is now being abused," Van Gundy said. "You never want to give an incentive to losing in any sport." Here are five factors that have contributed to the futility that engulfs the bottom of the Eastern Conference: LOST IN TRANSITION: Boston, Orlando and Philadelphia are among the teams in the midst of major rebuilding projects. Some, like the Celtics, have purposely taken on huge contracts this season in hopes of clearing salary cap space for the future and adding draft picks in the process. The Magic, for instance, made no bones about the idea they were going to play young guys like rookie Victor Oladipo and allow them to develop. The same goes for the 76ers, who handed to reigns of the offense to Michael Carter-Williams. TALENT DEFICIENCIES: It's hard to reach the playoffs or be a major factor when facing the Miami Heat with unproven starting lineups. In Philadelphia, the 76ers start Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes, James Anderson and Carter-Williams. Philadelphia's best player off the bench is either Tony Wroten or Lavoy Allen. But Philadelphia's lineup is not dissimilar to the challenge other teams in the conference cellar face. "Right now the East has some bad basketball teams," Van Gundy said. INJURIES: Several teams have struggled to keep their difference-makers on their floor — perhaps none as much as Milwaukee. At different times, the Bucks have had to play without Larry Sanders, O.J. Mayo and Caron Butler. Other teams feel their pain. Rajon Rondo missed Boston's first 42 games with a knee injury and the Knicks have played 24 games without Tyson Chandler. CHEMISTRY ISSUES: There are some fairly dysfunctional teams in the East, few more so than the Knicks and Cavaliers. Both teams have talent on the roster, but can't seem to find the right players to mesh. The Cavaliers have had a handful of top draft picks — Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters and this season's No. 1 pick in Anthony Bennett — but can't seem to win games. J.R. Smith has been a lightning rod of controversy for New York. MISSING THE POINT: To win in the NBA, a top-notch point guard is a must-have. The Cavaliers have Irving and the 76ers may have found something in rookie of the year candidate Carter-Williams, but the other teams currently trailing in the playoff race lack dominant point guards that can effectively create off the dribble and consistently run the offense.
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Group B: Russia vs. Germany, 5 a.m. Luge Men's Singles (Run 3), 6:30 a.m. Men's Singles (Run 4), 8:40 a.m. Ski Jumping Men's Individual (normal hill) First Round, 9:30 a.m. Men's Individual (normal hill) Final, 10:30 a.m. Snowboard Women's Slopestyle Finals, 1:15 a.m. Speedskating Women's 3000, 3:30 a.m. ——— Monday, Feb. 10 Alpine Skiing Women's Super Combined (slalom), 3 a.m. Biathlon Men's 12.5km Pursuit, 7 a.m. Women’s Curling China vs. Canada, 2 a.m. Switzerland vs. United States, 2 a.m. Sweden vs. Britain, 2 a.m. Russia vs. Denmark, 2 a.m. Men’s Curling United States vs. Norway, 7 a.m. Denmark vs. Russia, 7 a.m. Canada vs. Switzerland, 7 a.m. Sweden vs Britain, 7 a.m. Women’s Curling Switzerland vs. Denmark, 9 p.m. Sweden vs. Canada, 9 p.m. Russia vs. United States, 9 p.m. South Korea vs. Japan, 9 p.m. Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Qualification, 6 a.m. Men's Moguls Finals, 10 a.m. Women's Slopestyle Qualification, 10 p.m. Women’s Ice Hockey Group A: United States vs. Switzerland, 2 a.m. Group A: Finland vs. Canada, 7 a.m. Luge Women's Singles (Run 1), 6:45 a.m. Women's Singles (Run 2), 8:35 a.m. Short Track Speedskating Men's 1500 Heats, 1:45 a.m. Women's 500 Heats, 2:30 a.m. Men's 1500 Semifinals, 3:10 a.m. Women's 3000 Relay Semifinals, 3:40 a.m. Men's 1500 Final, 4:05 a.m. Speedskating Men's 500 (Race 1), 5 a.m. Men's 500 (Race 2), 6:55 a.m. ——— Tuesday, Feb. 11 Alpine Skiing Women's downhill, 11 p.m. Biathlon Women's 10km Pursuit, 7 a.m. Cross-Country Skiing Men's and Women's Individual Sprint Free, 2 a.m. Men's and Women's Individual Sprint Free, 4 a.m. Men’s Curling Canada vs. Sweden, 2 a.m. United States vs. China, 2 a.m. Britain vs. Germany, 2 a.m. Norway vs. Russia, 2 a.m. Women’s Curling Britain vs. United States, 7 a.m. South Korea vs Switzerland, 7 a.m. Denmark vs Japan, 7 a.m. China vs. Russia, 7 a.m. Men’s Curling Denmark vs. United States, 9 p.m. Norway vs. Germany, 9 p.m. China vs. Switzerland, 9 p.m. Figure Skating Pairs short program, 7 a.m. Freestyle Skiing Women's Slopestyle Finals, 1 a.m. Women’s Ice Hockey Group B: Germany vs. Sweden, 2 a.m. Group B: Russia vs. Japan, 7 a.m. Luge Women's Singles (Run 3), 6:30 a.m. Women's Singles (Run 4), 8:20 a.m. Ski Jumping Women's Individual (normal hill) First Round, 9:30 a.m. Women's Individual (normal hill) Final, 10:20 a.m. Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Quarterfinals, 2 a.m. Men's Halfpipe Semifinals, 7 a.m. Men's Halfpipe Finals, 9:30 a.m. Speedskating Women's 500 (Race 1), 4:45 a.m. Women's 500 (Race 2), 6:30 a.m. ——— Wednesday, Feb. 12 Women’s Curling Japan vs. Russia, 2 a.m. United States vs. China, 2 a.m. South Korea vs. Sweden, 2 a.m. Canada vs. Britain, 2 a.m. Men’s Curling Germany vs. China, 7 a.m. Switzerland vs. Britain, 7 a.m. Russia vs. Canada, 7 a.m. Denmark vs. Sweden, 7 a.m. Women’s Curling Canada vs. Denmark, 9 p.m. China vs. Britain, 9 p.m. Switzerland vs. Sweden, 9 p.m. Figure Skating Pairs free program, 7:45 a.m. Freestyle Skiing Men's Slopestyle Qualification, 10:15 p.m. Men’s Ice Hockey Group C: Czech Republic vs. Sweden, 9 a.m. Group C: Latvia vs. Switzerland, 9 a.m. Women’s Ice Hockey Group A: Switzerland vs. Finland, 12 9 p.m. Group A: Canada vs. United States, 4:30 a.m. Luge Men's Doubles (Run 1), 6:15 a.m. Men's Doubles (Run 2), 7:45 a.m. Nordic Combined Men's Individual Jump (normal hill), 1:30 a.m. Men's Individual 10km, 4:30 a.m. Skeleton Women's (Run 1), 11:30 p.m. Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Quarterfinals, 2 a.m. Women's Halfpipe Semifinals, 7 a.m. Women's Halfpipe Finals, 9:30 a.m. Speedskating Men's 1000, 6 a.m. ——— Thursday, Feb. 13 Alpine Skiing Men's Super Combined (downhill), 11 p.m. Biathlon Men's 20km Individual, 6 a.m. Cross-Country Skiing Women's 10km classic, 2 a.m. Men’s Curling Switzerland vs. Russia, 2 a.m. Canada vs. Denmark, 2 a.m. Norway vs. Sweden, 2 a.m. Britain vs. United States, 2 a.m. Women’s Curling Sweden vs. Denmark, 7 a.m. Russia vs. South Korea, 7 a.m. Switzerland vs. Canada, 7 a.m. Japan vs. United States, 7 a.m. Men’s Curling Sweden vs. Canada, 9 p.m. United States vs. Germany, 9 p.m. Canada vs. Norway, 9 p.m. Figure Skating Men's short program, 7 a.m. Freestyle Skiing Men's Slopestyle Finals, 1:30 a.m. Men’s Ice Hockey Group B: Finland vs. Austria, 12 Mid. Group A: Russia vs. Slovenia, 4:30 a.m. Group A: Slovakia vs. United States, 4:30 a.m. Group B: Canada vs. Norway, 9 a.m. Women’s Ice Hockey Group B: Japan vs. Germany, 12 Mid. Group B: Sweden vs. Russia, 9 a.m. Luge Team Relay, 8:15 a.m. Short Track Speedskating Women's 500 Quarterfinals, 2 a.m. Men's 1000 Heats, 2:25 a.m. Women's 500 Semifinals, 3:10 a.m. Men's 5000 Relay Semifinals, 3:35 a.m. Women's 500 Final, 4:05 a.m. Skeleton Women's (Run 2), 12:40 a.m. Speedskating Women's 1000, 6 a.m. ——— Friday, Feb. 14 Alpine Skiing Men's Super Combined (slalom), 3 a.m. Women's Super G, 11 p.m. Biathlon Women's 15km Individual, 6 a.m. Cross-Country Skiing Men's 15km classic, 2 a.m. Women’s Curling South Korea vs. China, 2 a.m. Britain vs. Japan, 2 a.m. United States vs. Denmark, 2 a.m. Russia vs. Switzerland, 2 a.m. Men’s Curling Britain vs. Denmark, 7 a.m. Russia vs. United States, 7 a.m. China vs. Norway, 7 a.m. Switzerland vs. Germany, 7 a.m. Women’s Curling Canada vs. Japan, 9 p.m. China vs. Sweden, 9 p.m. Britain vs South Korea, 9 p.m. Figure Skating Men's free program, 7 a.m. Freestyle Skiing Women's Aerials Qualification, 5:45 a.m. Women's Aerials Finals, 9:30 a.m. Men’s Ice Hockey Group C: Czech Republic vs. Latvia, 12 Mid. Group C: Sweden vs. Switzerland, 4:30 a.m. Group B: Canada vs. Austria, 9 a.m. Group B: Norway vs. Finland, 9 a.m. Skeleton Men's (Run 1), 4:30 a.m. Men's (Run 2), 6 a.m. Women's (Run 3), 7:40 a.m. Women's (Run 4), 8:50 a.m. Ski Jumping Men's Individual Qualification (large hill), 9:30 a.m. ——— Saturday, Feb. 15 Alpine Skiing Men's Super G, 11 p.m. Cross-Country Skiing Women's 4x5km Relay (Classic/Free), 2 a.m. Men’s Curling Sweden vs. Germany, 2 a.m. Denmark vs. Switzerland, 2 a.m. Canada vs. Germany, 2 a.m. Russia vs. China, 2 a.m. Women’s Curling United States vs. Sweden, 7 a.m. Canada vs. Russia, 7 a.m. Britain vs. Switzerland, 7 a.m. Denmark vs. China, 7 a.m. Men’s Curling United States vs. Canada, 9 p.m. Britain vs. Norway, 9 p.m. Sweden vs. Russia, 9 p.m. Men’s Ice Hockey Group A: Slovakia vs. Sweden, 12 Mid. Group A: United States vs. Russia, 4:30 a.m. Group C: Switzerland vs. Czech Republic, 9 a.m. Group C: Sweden vs. Latvia, 9 a.m. Women’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinals Quarterfinals: Teams TBA, 12 Mid. and 4:30 a.m. Skeleton Men's (Run 3), 6:45 a.m. Men's (Run 4), 8:15 a.m. Ski Jumping Men's Individual (large hill) First Round, 9:30 a.m. Men's Individual (large hill) Final, 10:30 a.m. Short Track Speedskating Women's 1500 Heats, 2 a.m. Men's 1000 Quarterfinals, 2:25 a.m. Women's 1500 Semifinals, 3:15 a.m. Men's 1000 Semifinals, 3:45 a.m. Women's 1500 Final, 4:10 a.m. Men's 1000 Final, 4:20 a.m. Snowboard Women's Snowboard Cross Seeding, 11 p.m. Speedskating Men's 1500, 5:30 a.m.
By The Associated Press Today’s Events Opening Ceremony, 8 a.m. Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Semifinals, 9:30 p.m. ——— Saturday, Feb. 8 Alpine Skiing Men's downhill, 11 p.m. Biathlon Men's 10km Sprint, 6:30 a.m. Cross-Country Skiing Women's 7.5km/7.5km Skiathlon, 2 a.m. Figure Skating Ice Dance Team short dance, 6:30 a.m. Women's Team short program, 8:10 a.m. Pairs Team free program, 10:05 a.m. Freestyle Skiing Women's Moguls Qualification, 6 a.m. Women's Moguls Finals, 10 a.m. Women’s Ice Hockey Group A: United States vs. Finland, 12 Mid. Group A: Canada vs. Switzerland, 5 a.m. Luge Men's Singles (Run 1), 6:30 a.m. Men's Singles (Run 2), 8:40 a.m. Ski Jumping Men's Individual Qualification (normal hill), 8:30 a.m. Snowboard Men's Slopestyle Finals, 12:45 a.m. Women's Slopestyle Semifinals, 10:30 p.m. Speedskating Men's 5000, 3:30 a.m. ——— Sunday, Feb. 9 Alpine Skiing Women's Super Combined (downhill), 11 p.m. Biathlon Women's 7.5km Sprint, 6:30 a.m. Cross-Country Skiing Men's 15km/15km Skiathlon, 2 a.m. Curling Men Russia vs. Britain, 9 p.m. Switzerland vs. Sweden, 9 p.m. Denmark vs. China, 9 p.m. Germany vs. Canada, 9 p.m. Figure Skating Men's Team free program, 7 a.m. Women's Team free program, 8:05 a.m. Ice Dance Team free dance, 9:10 a.m. Women’s Ice Hockey Group B: Sweden vs. Japan, 12 9 p.m.
Friday, February 7, 2014
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Whirlwind romance deflates over attitudes about race
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating someone for about six months. We fell in love very quickly and spend almost every second together. Our relationship has hit a rough patch ever since he found out that I have dated African-American men. He can’t seem to get over it, but he keeps saying he wants to try to make it work. He says cruel things sometimes when he gets mad, and it seems to be on his mind constantly. I don’t know what to do or how to make this better. We fell in love, but it seems to be spoiled because of my past. This isn’t a big deal to me. I have always dated people I thought were good people. He seems to view it as disgusting. I thought he was my soul mate because we connected so well on everything else, but I’m afraid he will never get past this issue and I may be wasting my time. What should I do? — ROCKY ROAD IN THE SOUTH DEAR ROCKY ROAD: Give him a hug and let him go. You are the sum total of your experiences and your upbringing, and the same is true of your boyfriend. He comes from a background of racial prejudice. When a person is raised that way, the mindset can be very difficult to change. As much as you might want to, you can’t fix this man; only he can do that. And from your description of him, I don’t includes not playing noisily where people are trying to sleep. — SLEEPLESS NEAR SEATTLE DEAR SLEEPLESS: I have experienced the same difficulties that you have while traveling. Here’s how I deal with it: I pick up the phone and notify the front desk or security if there are rowdy drunks keeping me awake after 10 p.m. — and the same goes for neighbors who have the volume on their television sets turned up so high I can’t sleep. If the problem persists, I ask to be moved to a quieter room. As for the screaming children chasing each other in the hallways — I have been known to poke my sleepy head out the door and ask them to please quiet down. Maybe I have just been lucky, but they usually do. don’t want to screw this up. — LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE DEAR L.S.T.: I am a great believer in verbal communication. Like many other things in relationships, this should be discussed and negotiated. Talk to Susan about it and see if she would be comfortable living in your home with these pictures on display. If you plan to combine households, Susan may have some photos of her own she would like to display. Many women wouldn’t object to a picture of you and your late wife. However, the portrait might be a bit much. Perhaps one of your children would like to have it.
DEAR ABBY
Jeanne Phillips
think he’s capable of that kind of growth.
*** DEAR ABBY: I’m writing to you in the hope that you will share something with your readers. When I travel, I stay in hotels and it never ceases to amaze me how inconsiderate my fellow travelers can be. Late at night, the drunken party animals carry on, often until the sun rises. Then families with small children invade the halls, and the kids race up and down the halls screaming. Behind every one of those closed hallway doors there may be a person who is trying to sleep. Fellow travelers, please be considerate! Walk softly and talk quietly in the halls. And parents, please teach your children manners. This
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DEAR ABBY: I was married to my high school sweetheart, “Linda,” for 37 years. I am a widower now, going into a new relationship. “Susan” and I are going slow, but we may end up living together in my home. How do I integrate pictures of Linda with Susan being there? I have one of Linda and the kids, one of the two of us, and a painting of Linda and me together. Eventually I will want one with me and Susan. How do I make this work? This is all new to me and I
*** 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 www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. ***
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By HOLIDAY MATHIS
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As far as your communication goes, you’re a regular Hemmingway today, in the mood to get right to the point with short declarative statements. Simple statements of fact lead to success. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Those who set out to impress people often miss the mark; whereas, those who set out to impress themselves are often fascinating. That’s one more reason to follow your bliss. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ve been known to put yourself in stressful situations just to see whether you can find your way out. Of course you can! And you’ll do it with grace, too. This is how you become stronger. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You deserve your own love and attention just as much as anyone else on the planet. This is a difficult thing for you to accept, as you have become so used to helping your loved ones, but it’s something to strongly consider today. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Relationships without common interests can’t thrive. You may have to stretch and try something new, but don’t stretch too much. A common interest should be something you both are genuinely interested in. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you love someone, it’s easy to walk side by side with that person because there’s no place you would rather be. The one who walks ahead or drags behind is signaling a problem that needs to be addressed. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Every day, you are becoming more aware of who your loved ones are and what they are likely to do. Good, considering the misery and futility that come from expecting another person to be anything other than who they are. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As beings, we’re perfect in spirit and flawed in our humanity, and that’s the beauty of it. Give yourself permission to stop worrying about those flaws for the day. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You’ll empathize with the suffering of others and feel relief when conflicts are resolved, even when it’s happening in the make-believe context of movies and television. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You dream of greatness, and you’ll achieve it by taking it one small step at a time. Grandiose goals won’t help you today. Don’t give them up, but do focus on the small, sensible improvements that can be made. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The No. 1 job of the day is to manage your emotions. You’re a leader now, and people are looking to you for cues about how they should behave. When you model calm confidence, everything else falls into place. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Noise or hurry will make it more difficult for you to communicate, but you can solve the problem easily. Slow down, go where it’s quiet, and say what you need to say.
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100 Legals 100 Legals 100 Legals 100 Legals 100 Legals 100 Legals 100 Legals Demand for Payment: To all persons hereafter named and to all whom it may concern: The content of your leased unit is subject to our lien for nonpayment of rent. You are denied access to the unit. Rent and other charges will continue to accrue. Failure to make payment in full by or on February 24, 2014 will result in the sale or disposal of your goods by United Storage, 61 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 02919, 401-233-3333. The auction will be held on March 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm. James Word $290.00 Charles Robert Grinnell $377.50 Ezra Spitzer-Williams $512.00 Desiree Anderson $412.00 Larry Nicholas $476.20 Erica L Polke $290.00 Laurie A Caspoli $610.00 Maureen J Gendron $432.00 Giles D Cloutier $452.00 Kenneth A Coppola $556.00 Stephanie Laprade $394.00 John B Petrini Jr $395.00 Michael Valletta $464.30 Debra Ann Benton $437.30 MORTGAGEE'S SALE ASSESSOR'S PLAT# 4 AND LOT# 3 9 Cowden Street Central Falls, Rhode Island The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on February 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm on the premises by virtue of the Power of Sale in said mortgage made by Carla A. Cheverria and Miguel Cheverria dated October 11, 2007, and recorded in Book 720 at Page 264, et seq. of the Central Falls Land Evidence Records, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken: $5,000.00 in cash, bank check or certified check at time of sale is required to bid; other terms will be announced at time of sale. Bendett & McHugh, P.C. 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage Notice of Sale: Notice of sale and disposition of goods in accordance with the provisions of the RI Self Storage Facility Act, RI General Laws, Chapter 34 42. Date: February 13, 2014 Time: 1:00 pm Place: United Storage, 61 Putnam Pike, Johnston, Rhode Island 02919 All household furniture, decorations, clothes, appliances, antiques, tools, and miscellaneous items being held for the accounts of: April Caplinger #00030 Rover Racing LLC #00095 Great Move Realty, Stephen Dion #00321 Andrew Norris #00011 Mary C Blais #00514 Fay Janice Santantonio #00052 Helen A Grossmen #00018 MORTGAGEE'S SALE 200 Mineral Spring Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02860
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PROVIDENCE, SC. Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court PETITION TO FORECLOSE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION No. 13-5923 TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and to LAURA SIGUENZA; THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BOSTON; CITY OF PAWTUCKET-DIVISION OF ZONING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT; WELLS FARGO, NA and all other persons unknown or unascertained claiming or who may claim any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate involved which is or might become adverse to the Petitioner's right, title or interest therein as alleged, or which does or may constitute any cloud upon Petitioner's title as set forth in Petition.
Whereas, a petition has been presented to said Court by Vista Ventures, LLC, a Rhode Island Limited Liability Company of 140 Reservoir Avenue in the County of Providence and said State, to foreclose all rights of redemption from the tax lien proceedings described in said petition in and concerning a certain parcel of land situate in the County of Providence The premises described in the mortgage will be and in said State, bounded and described in said petition as follows: sold subject to all prior encumbrances on March 3, 2014, at 10:00 AM on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale in the mortgage granted by That certain lot or parcel of land with all the buildings and other improveFRANCISCO JARAMILLO, recorded December ments thereon, situated on the easterly side of Main Street in said City of 30, 2004 in the City of Pawtucket, RI Land Pawtucket, laid out and designated as lot numbered four (4) on that plat Records Book 2268 Page 307, the conditions of of land entitled "Banigan Plat, Pawtucket, R.I. a Re-Plat of lot numbered said mortgage having been broken. $7,000.00 in 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 on the Adam Anthony Farm Plat, Robert H. cash, certified or bank check required to bid. Hogg, Civil Engineer, April, 1916", which said plat is on file in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in said City of Pawtucket on Plat Card 302. Other terms will be announced at the sale. ALSO that certain triangular lot or parcel of land situated on the easterly side of Main Street in said City of Pawtucket, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point in the easterly line of Main Street at the northwesterly corner of land now or formerly of Gerard Rivard and Berhta Rivard and at the southwesterly corner of the premises hereby mortgaged; thence running easterly bounded southerly by said Rivard land fifty (50) feet to a point; thence turning and running northwesterly bounding northeasterly by land now or formerly of Edward A. Scullin et ux, to a point in the easterly line of Main Street eighteen (18) inches to the point The premises described in the mortgage will be and place of beginning. Being a portion of lot numbered three (3) on the sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens recorded plat hereinabove described. on March 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Further identified as Assessor's Plat 56, Lot 695. mortgage made by Kevin S. Chaisty a/k/a Kevin Chaisty and Anna E. Chaisty a/k/a Anna Chaisty, If you desire to make any objection or defense to said petition you or recorded in the Pawtucket, Rhode Island land ev- your attorney must file a written appearance and answer, under oath, setidence records in Book 2221, Page 98, the con- ting forth clearly and specifically your objections or defense to each part in the office of the Superior Court in Providence on or beditions of said mortgage having been broken. of said petition, th day of March, 2014 next, that you may then and there show fore the 14 Cash, certified or bank treasurer's check in the amount of $8,000.00 is required to bid. The cause, if any, why the prayer of the petition should not be granted. Mortgagee shall not be required to pay the deposit to bid. Other terms and conditions will be Unless your appearance is filed by or for you, your default will be recorded, the said petition will be taken as confessed and you will be forever announced at the sale. barred from contesting said petition or any decree entered thereon. And in addition to the usual service of this notice as required by law, it is orSalter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc. dered that the foregoing citation be published forthwith once each week Attorneys for Holder of the Mortgage for three successive weeks in the Pawtucket Times, a newspaper pub321 South Main Street, Suite 301 lished in said City of Pawtucket - on or before February 7th, February Providence, Rhode Island 02903 14th, and February 21st, 2014. (401) 274-0300 ALEXANDER J. RAHEB Attorney for the Mortgagee 650 Washington Hwy. Lincoln, RI 02865 401-333-3377 MORTGAGEE'S SALE 460 Kenyon Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE 73 Jenks Street Central Falls, Rhode Island Assessor's Plat 1 Lot 69 Will be sold, subject to any and all prior liens and encumbrances, at public auction on February 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM Local Time, on the premises by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in the certain Mortgage Deed made and executed by Debra L. Dias and Dennis A. Dias dated December 22, 2005 and recorded in Book 645 at Page 75, et seq. with the Records of Land Evidence of the City of Central Falls, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island, the conditions of said Mortgage Deed having been broken. FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down payment in cash, bank check or certified check at time of sale; other terms will be announced at time of sale. Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 Warwick, RI 02886 Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage MLG File # 12-10917FC A-4437414 02/07/2014, 02/14/2014, 02/21/2014 WITNESS the SEAL of our SUPERIOR COURT, at Providence this 31st day of January, A.D. 2014. Susan M Diggins, CLERK
PAWTUCKET BOARD OF APPEALS Notice is hereby given that Zoning Board of Review of the city of Pawtucket will be in session in City Hall, Pawtucket, Rhode Island at 6:30 P.M., on Monday, February 24, 2014 in the City Council Chambers, and any continuation thereof when all persons will be heard for or against the granting of the following applications for variance or exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Pawtucket. 1. Applicant Matt Banoub, Aten Energy Conservation and Pawtucket Ready Mixed Concrete Company owners of property located at 835 School Street further identified as Tax Assessors Plat 37 Lot 475 located in a “RD-2” Riverfront Development 2 Zone request a use variance under Section 410-12.18.B for storage of equipment, materials and supplies not in compliance with the regulations.
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE 116 Sterry Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island Assessor's Plat 55 Lot 560 Will be sold, subject to any and all prior Hens and encumbrances, at public auction on December 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM Local Time, on the premises by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in the certain Mortgage Deed made and executed by Joshua L. Audette dated December 16, 2011 and recorded in Book 3430 at Page 349, et seq. with the Records of Land Evidence of the City of Pawtucket, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island, the conditions of said Mortgage Deed having been broken. FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) down payment in cash, bank check or certified check at time of sale; other terms will be announced at time of sale. Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 Warwick, RI 02886 Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage MLG File # 13-11027
2. Ocean State Collision Center Inc. applicant and John Martins owner of property located at 286 Mineral Spring Avenue further identified as Tax Assessors Plat 52 Lot 823 located in a “CG” Commercial General Zone request a use variance under Section 410-12.11(D) for an auto body re- SAID SALE HAS BEEN ADJOURNED UNTIL JANpair shop not in compliance with the regulations. UARY 21, 2014, AT 1:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME, ON THE PREMISES. 3. Community Center of Grupo Amigos Da Terceira, Inc. applicant and owner of property locatMarinosci Law Group, P.C. ed at 125 Sharon Avenue further identified as 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 Tax Assessors Plat 26 Lot 716 located in a “RT” Warwick, RI 02886 Residential Two Family Zone request a dimenAttorney for the present sional variance under Section 410-46(A)(7) for Holder of the Mortgage an attached garage not in compliance with the MLG File # 13-11027 regulations. SAID SALE HAS BEEN ADJOURNED UNTIL Possibly vote on agenda. FEBRUARY 21, 2014. AT 12:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME, ON THE PREMISES. Douglas McKinnon Chairperson Marinosci Law Group, P.C. Board of Appeals 275 West Natick Road, Suite 500 Warwick, RI 02886 City Hall is accessible to people with disabilities. Attorney for the present Individuals requesting services of an interpreter Holder of the Mortgage for the hearing impaired must notify the City MLG File # 13-11027 A-4440227 Clerk at 728-0500 (TDD #722-8239) 72 hours 01/31/2014, 02/07/2014, before the meeting date. 02/14/2014, 02/20/2014
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