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Memorial lays off 25
Hospital cuts 19 employees’ hours, eliminates vacant positions
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Williamstown police say a Vermont man has died in a head-on crash in front of the local high school. Police say 64-year-old Lawrence George, of Pownal, Vt., was heading south when his Hyundai Elantra was struck by a northbound Ford Explorer that had crossed the center line in front of Mount Greylock Regional High School. George was pronounced dead at the scene. The Berkshire Eagle reports that the driver of the Ford, 34-year-old William Lowe, of Pawtucket, R.I., and a female passenger, were transported to Berkshire Medical Center for injuries not considered life-threatening. Both vehicles were totaled. The investigation is ongoing and there was no word on charges.
PAWTUCKET—Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island laid off 25 employees on Thursday in what leadership said was a move to help address “some very challenging financial problems at the hospital.” “It has been our goal to do everything possible to avoid these layoffs and to minimize the need for a greater number of workforce reductions,” said Edward Schottland, acting president of
Memorial Hospital. Health related Additionally, news, Page A3 the hospital also eliminated 49 vacant positions, and reduced the hours of 19 employees, also as part of an action taken to help reduce costs and minimize the need for layoffs, Schottland said. Schottland said the layoffs and changes covered many departments throughout the hospital, from clinical to administrative, including two managers. Several licensed nurse
practitioners (LPNs) were among those let go, and Schottland said this is a move on the hospital's part to switch to an all registered nurse (RN) staff in its emergency room and on in-patient floors, supplemented by certified nursing assistants. Schottland said the action was necessary as the result of months of analysis of the hospital's current financial situation. “It was driven on the basis of overall productivity and on benchmarks of other Care New England Hospitals and other
hospitals similar to the size of ours,” he added. “We need to turn around our financial situation to create a pathway to a successful future for our hospital, our workforce, and our patient community.” Schottland added, “We're not alone in having to do this. It's indicative of the challenges all hospitals are facing right now.” However, he added that he is “optimistic” about Memorial Hospital's future, and said “Our plan is to turn See JOBS, Page A2
Owner of gym gets sentenced for arson
PAWTUCKET— Gary Gaudreau, found guilty in September of burning down the Physique Company, the gym that he owned on York Avenue, was sentenced Monday before Judge Nettie Vogel. Gaudreau, 76, of Hutchinson Street, Pawtucket, received a sentence of 25 years at See ARSON, Page A2
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The Hopkins Manor Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manor, 610 Smithfield Road. Come enjoy a fun-filled day of raffle baskets, penny socials, delicious food, a bake and a visit from Santa.
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Elic Rasulon of Cranston, sorts through prints of his mother’s oil paintings for sale during last year’s Foundry Artists’ Show in Pawutcket. The artist and Elic’s mother, Tatyana Eliseeva, is one of many artists who have sold work during the show, which spans several days.
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PAWTUCKET—There will soon be a mammoth, creative decking of the halls, as the Foundry Artists Association prepares for its annual Holiday Show at the Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts. This will be the 31st year for the Foundry Artists' holiday show and
sale, featuring more than 65 artists and artisans. Once again, the spacious Drill Hall of the Pawtucket Armory at 172 Exchange St. will be transformed into a festive gallery showcasing paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, glass, fiber arts, and other types of giftware and home accessories. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m.
featuring music, wine and cheese and other refreshments. After that, the Holiday Show and Sale will be held on Friday, Dec. 6 from 12 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the following week, on Friday, Dec. 13 from 12 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, because the show is held in the city's Arts District, there is no sales tax charged on any one-of-aSee SHOW, Page A2
HARTFORD, Conn. — Why Adam Lanza went on his murderous shooting rampage at a Newtown elementary school is a mystery and may never be known, prosecutors said in a report Monday as they closed their yearlong investigation. Lanza, 20, was obsessed with mass murders and the 1999 See NEWTOWN, Page A2
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PAWTUCKET — The Thanksgiving turkey hasn't yet made it to the table, but The Times Merry Christmas Fund is already cooking with lots of recent donations. The goal has been set at $10,000 for this very worthy cause—helping to brighten the lives of local families who are struggling during this upcoming holiday season. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army of Pawtucket. On Saturday, the fund got a nice boost from the annual Photos with Santa event at Apex, featuring “Santa to the Stars” Brady White. The Times staff wishes to thank all those who participated
for their generosity The Times is (and a sponsoring the special “Jingle Mingle,” an “shout evening of music, out” to dining and dancing, Pat Zacks on Saturday, Dec. 7 of The at the Lefoyer/The Camera Fountain Street Werks, Grille, 151 Fountain and of St., Pawtucket. course, Tickets are $20. Santa, for giving the gift of their valuable time!) Below is a list of donations: —From David M. Borek $100 — Andy’s Exchange Street Café $50, Merry Christmas — From Steven R Parent $50, in Memory of Assistant
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break-in at his home on Hutchinson Street and that someone had stolen his keys. However, despite incurring some burns himself, police suspected the fire had been set. Following a subsequent investigation by Pawtucket Police detectives and the State Fire Marshal's office, Gaudreau was charged with first degree arson and filing a false report of a crime, said Kempe. During the course of the trial, during which Gaudreau took the stand, prosecutors alleged that Gaudreau burned down the gym to collect $125,000 from an insurance policy. Gaudreau's lawyers had argued against that scenario, saying that the gym had always been a big part of Gaudreau's life. Follow Donna Kirwan on Twitter@KirwanDonna
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effectiveness, patterned after the one at Kent Hospital. He also said Memorial has begun to partner with Butler Hospital to send patients there who are more suited to its care. “We're starting to work with the system in a number of different ways to build up our service lines,” he said. In early September, Memorial Hospital merged with Care New England, joining a partnership that also includes Butler, Kent and Women and Infants hospitals. Officials at both Memorial and CNE had spoken of how the merger would strengthen Memorial Hospital, which had been facing financial challenges, and how it would be able provide an expanded array of specialty services to its patients going forward. In October, Memorial Hospital laid off seven employees in a cost-cutting move. At the time, a hospital spokesperson said management was looking at every aspect of business in order to make things more economical while still providing a quality health care environment.
— This donation is on behalf of $50 “Happy 50th Anniversary Chuck and Susan Hyson” — From Walter & Carolyn Wall In Loving Memory $50 Jim, Jean and Judy Kelley Love Always ~ Brian, Kristen & Erin — In Memory of Moses Kando, $50, From The Family —From Mary & Bill Coyle, $25 — In Memory of Doris J. Goff, $10 — Proceeds from Santa Photos: $378.00 with Santa to the Stars — From Bracelets by
things around and rebuild the hospital.” Schottland said that a job fair will be held on Wednesday at Butler Hospital that will include all of the Care New England partners. He said CNE officials had been working in anticipation of the lay-offs, including holding some vacancies open at other facilities. “I'm quite certain a number of employees will be able to find jobs in the Care New England system,” said
Schottland. On a positive note, Schottland said the hospital is planning to bring in more specialists, including several urologists, in the next 6 to 8 months. He noted that Memorial is also a teaching affiliate with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is actively working to recruit some of the primary care physicians who are graduating. Additionally, Schottland said there is an effort underway to re-engineer Memorial Hospital's emergency room to increase its
kind work that is sold. Judith Miller, president of the Foundry Artists Association, said she is excited about the kick-off of the 2013 juried show, which is always as much fun for the participating artists as for the patrons. She said the association is pleased to be welcoming over a dozen new artisans who will be bringing different work into the mix. The Bristol, RIbased artist and garden designer will be exhibiting her own painted wood pieces in the show. Miller said that at the opening night reception this year, a special event is taking place. The Foundry Artists Association will be awarding two Bruce Michael Winn Memorial Scholarships to students from the JMW High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. “The students submitted portfolios and have been competing for this,” said Miller. “The scholarships will be given to two high school seniors who are embarking on a career in art.” Miller said the scholarship was created last year by longtime Foundry Artists Association member Michael Roseberry, of RoseberryWinn Pottery, in memory of his partner Bruce Michael Winn. Proceeds from last year's “silent auction” helped fund the scholarships, and this year's auction will also be dedicated to this cause. Gail Ahlers, of Gail Ahlers Design, who will have her giftware and home accessories on display, has
the Adult Correctional Institutions, with nine years to serve, and the balance suspended with probation, according to Amy Kempe, public information officer for Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. He was also ordered to have no contact with the owner of the property. Following a week-long jury trial, Gaudreau was found guilty on one count each of first-degree arson and filing a false report of a break-in, according to Kempe. The Physique Company, a fixture on York Avenue for 23 years, was destroyed by a fire on March 2, 2009. Firefighters had battled the stubborn blaze during a snow storm, and the structure burned almost completely to the ground. Gaudreau had told police there had been a
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Pawtucket artist Mike Bryce paints while taking part in last year’s Foundry Artists’ show in Pawtucket. This year’s show starts with a reception on Dec. 5.
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been involved with the show for 29 years. She recalled the show's roots when it was started by a small group of artists working at The Foundry Building on Holden Street in Providence. Once the artists were displaced, the holiday show was moved to various locations and eventually wound up in Pawtucket. With Ahlers' help, the annual show was incorporated, credit cards were accepted, and a website was created to help market it. A Pawtucket-based designer herself, Ahlers also worked to keep the show in the city, and the Armory Center for the Arts, the location for the past several years, has turned out to be a perfect home. Ahlers also said how much she looks forward to participating in the show excuse." Sedensky also said there was no clear indication why Lanza chose Sandy Hook Elementary other than that it was close to his home. The report said noted that in 2005, he was diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and lacked empathy for others. But "what contribution this made to the shootings, if any, is unknown." Asperger's is an autismlike disorder that is not associated with violence. Lanza might have hinted at his intentions online in the days before the massacre, the report indicated. A Texas woman contacted Hartford police the day of the Dec. 14 attack to say her son had interacted with someone while playing a videogame 20 hours earlier who said there would be a school shooting, according to the report. It wasn't clear from the report whether she contacted authorities before or after the massacre. Also, two days before the shooting, an anonymous user posted comments online about planning to commit suicide Dec. 14 and saying it would make national news. The poster claimed to live in Connecticut. But Sedensky said the hard drive taken from
each year. “The Foundry Artists, to me, is like a family, and I love being part of that community,” she said. “And being in Pawtucket...the Soho of New England!” Herb Weiss, Pawtucket's economic and cultural affairs officer, said the Foundry Artists Holiday Show has been in three different locations since moving to Pawtucket from Providence. However, he, too, finds the Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts, at 172 Exchange St., to be an ideal fit. “The Armory is the perfect setting for one of Rhode Island's finest holiday art shows. I'm pleased to see it drawing thousands of people into our downtown over those two weekends.” Weiss added that with visitors coming into the city Lanza's home was so damaged that data will probably never be extracted from it. A timeline released with the report indicates that nearly six minutes passed between the arrival of the first Newtown police office and the time officers entered the school. The report said officers were operating under the belief there may have been more than one shooter. Whether the delay made any difference was unclear. The report said Lanza killed himself about a minute after the first officer arrived. Lanza "was undoubtedly afflicted with mental health problems; yet despite a fascination with mass shootings and firearms, he displayed no aggressive or threatening tendencies," Sedensky wrote. "Some recalled that the shooter had been bullied; but others - including many teachers - saw nothing of the sort." Lanza's mother, Nancy Lanza, was concerned for her son and said that he hadn't gone anywhere in three months and would communicate with her by e-mail only, even though they were living in the same house. The mother never expressed fear that she or anyone was in danger from her son, the report said. Donna Soto, the mother of slain teacher Victoria Soto, said in a statement that nothing could make sense of the shooting. "Yes, we have read the report, no, we cannot make sense of why it happened. We don't know if anyone ever will," Soto wrote. "We don't know if we will ever be whole again, we don't know if we will go a day without pain, we don't know if anything will ever make sense again." To try to figure out the motive, investigators said, they interviewed members of Lanza's family — his father and brother cooperated fully
for the show, many are also purchasing things like gasoline, food, and other commodities from local establishments. “This is the economic engine of the arts,” he stated. Weiss added that other artists and artisans with studios located in that part of the city known as the Armory Arts District also open their doors to the public during the same weekends as the Foundry Artists Holiday Show and Sale. “It's a great opportunity to pick up a unique gift for a loved one. And there's no sales tax,” said Weiss. For more information and a complete listing of exhibitors, visit Follow Donna Kirwan on Twitter@KirwanDonna. — along with teachers and others. They said they also tried within the limits of privacy laws to gather information on his medical treatment. They found no evidence the young man had taken any medication that would have affected his behavior or explain the bloodbath. Sednesky's report is a summary of a much larger Connecticut state police evidence file that is expected to be released at a later date. Sedensky has gone to court to fight release of the 911 tapes from the school and resisted calls from Connecticut's governor to divulge more information sooner. The withholding of 911 recordings, which are routinely released in other cases, has been the subject of a legal battle between The Associated Press and Sedensky before the state's Freedom of Information Commission, which ruled in favor of the AP, and now Connecticut's court system. A Connecticut judge said Monday he will listen to the 911 recordings from the school before ruling on whether they can be publicly released. If the recordings are released, the AP would review the content and determine what, if any, of it would meet the news cooperative's standards for publication. The report said the first officer arrived behind the school at 9:39 a.m. Two other Newtown officers then arrived at the school within seconds, and gunshots were heard in the background. The last gunshot officers heard, which is believed to be the suicide shot by Lanza, was heard at three seconds past 9:40. Newtown officers entered the school at 47 seconds past 9:44, according to the report.
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Doctors, city officials break ground on med facility
Pawtucket leaders see opportunity for economic renewal
PAWTUCKET — A former cinderblock tire store at 21 Division St. that was described as a “derelict old building” will be transformed over the coming year into “a shining new medical facility,” according to Dr. Pablo Rodriguez. Rodriguez, his partner, Dr. Emily Harrison; Dr. Michelle Collie, Mayor Donald Grebien and other interested parties dug in with equally shiny ceremonial shovels on Thursday to break ground on the $4.3 million facility. Once completed, the two-level building will be the new home of the Women and Infants Health Care Alliance — Women’s Care, and Performance Physical Therapy. Rodriguez recalled how he began his Women’s Care practice 25 years ago out of an 800-squarefoot office in a house on Smith Street in Providence. He spoke of the growth of his practice in obstetrics and gynecology and woman's reproductive services, which was later augmented by the arrival of his partner, Dr. Emily Harrison, who brought her family medicine practice. Rodriguez said he and Harrison will continue their successful partnership in the new facility, with
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A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Tuesday at 21 Division St., Pawtucket, for a new facility housing Women and Infants Health Care Alliance — Women's Care and Performance Physical Therapy. From left, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Dr. Emily Harrison, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, City Council President David Moran, Graham Kilvert of Rockland Trust, and Dr. Michelle Collie.
the addition of now being tied to Women and Infants Health Care Alliance as well as the family medicine department at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, now part of the Care New England network. Harrison, who joined with Rodriguez eight years ago, noted that the new, state-of-the-art facility will offer area residents
“patient-centered, progressive and inclusive OBGYN and family medicine services” along with physical therapy. Through the collaborative effort, patients as well as providers benefit, she said. For example, she noted that if she is treating a patient who has a hip problem, she can run down and ask the physical therapists to take a look, while conversely, they can
ask a doctor to come down and evaluate a rash or other ailment on one of their clients. Harrison added that the new facility will enhance the physicians’ abilities to focus on preventative medicine and wellness by offering classes on weight loss, exercise programs, parenting, healthy eating and other lifestyle issues.
Dr. Michael Dacey, speaking on behalf of Care New England, said “Facilities like this help us transform health care.” It allows for more focus on “keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they get sick,” he stated. Of the new alliance, he added, “We want to be good partners to them and the entire city of Pawtucket.” Dr. Michelle Collie, of Performance Physical Therapy, said the new facility will provide top-quality physical therapy and feature a comprehensive gym and related facilities. plus an indoor pool. She also said that the entire site, both indoors and outdoors, will be “aesthetically pleasing” and geared toward promoting public participation and wellness. Mayor Donald Grebien called the new project “Truly, a great opportunity for the city,” and noted how the facility, with its tiein to Memorial Hospital, enhances the medical services available for local residents. The mayor also said that with the planned transformation of the building and construction of a park across the street, Pawtucket is “starting to form little clusters of development” that will eventually bolster its economy. The project is being developed by the Rioview Group LLC, which, besides Rodriguez and Harrison, includes Joe Catelli and Scot Hallberg as principal investors. Last month, the Pawtucket City Council approved a tax treaty for the property.
Memorial Hospital offering patients teleneurology program
and decreasing response times and patient transfers,” said Dr. Gasper. “The technology is astounding,” added Margo Katz, stroke coordinator at Memorial. “Though on a screen, the neurologist is for all intents and purposes at the patient’s bedside, and with the help of a local nurse or resident can perform a complete neurological exam. The only thing that’s missing is touch.” Patients treated by the teleneurology program can rest assured that their per-
PAWTUCKET — At Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, telemedicine is no longer the wave of the future – it’s happening today. “Teleneurology has helped strengthen our existing neurology program by extending coverage with board-certified neurologists available by phone and through a high-speed internet HD-video connection,” said Dr. Joseph Diaz, interim Physician-in-Chief of the Department of Medicine at Memorial. “Teleneurology is an investment that ensures continuity, efficiency, and improved access to specialists with expertise in neurological emergencies such as seizure and stroke.” Historically, telemedicine was used in rural hospitals that lacked 24/7 access to specialists. The advent of primary stroke centers in the early 2000s, along with a shortage of neurologists in Rhode Island and around the country, has led to a growing use of the application in the field of neurology. While telemedicine lends itself well to the assessment and treatment of neurological conditions, it is used most notably in the rapid assessment of stroke patients. “When it comes to stroke, every second counts,” said Dr. Mason Gasper, a neurologist and director of Memorial’s Primary Stroke Center. “tPA – tissue plasminogen activator – is the only FDA-approved treatment for ischemic stroke. It has to be administered within three hours of stroke symptom onset, and up to 4.5 hours in certain eligible patients. Toward that end, our stroke protocol demands rapid assessment of stroke patients. Telemedicine helps us meet that demand.” Teleneurology happens through the use of a wireless cart equipped with a camera and HD flat screen on one side and a computer on the other. The cart can be wheeled throughout the hospital to the patient’s bedside. A nurse can enter patient information on the computer while the neurologist examines the patient on the flat screen. The picture-in-picture feature allows patient and doctor to see each other in real time, and the neurologist controls the camera which can rotate 180 degrees should they wish to speak directly to family members or clinicians. “Studies show the use of telemedicine ultimately improves patient outcomes by increasing access to care
sonal information is safe. “Memorial’s teleneurology program is 100 percent HIPAA compliant,” said Dr. Diaz. “NeuroCall uses industry-standard encryption methods to securely transfer data, images and
patient information.” For more information on the teleneurology program and The Stroke Center at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island call (401) 729-3857 or visit
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Curtailing filibusters promotes tyranny of the majority
Thursday's stunning rules change by Senate Democrats can best be described as Obamacare II: another exercise of partisan political power to permit the majority to do whatever it wants. This time, the goal was advancing its agenda unchecked through the courts and executive agencies. With all Republican members opposed, the Senate voted 52 to 48 to invoke the "nuclear option," allowing a majority of senators present and voting (so, not necessarily 51) to approve presidential nominees except for Supreme Court justices. For those positions, this eliminated the filibuster, which required 60 votes to proceed to an up-ordown majority vote. This was the most dangerous restructuring of Senate rules since Thomas Jefferson wrote them. It creates a perpetual opportunity for "tyranny of the majority," which Alexis de Tocqueville called one of the greatest threats to American democracy. As Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., noted, quoting former senator Arthur Vandenberg on Thursday: "If a majority of the Senate can change its rules at any time, there are no rules." It is as if the Red Sox, finding themselves behind in the ninth, added a few innings to make sure they could defeat the Cardinals in the World Series. Future majorities could, for example, end the filibuster for legislation, removing any obstacle to tyranny of the majority. Democrats offered flimsy excuses, many of which are untrue: Excuse No. 1: President Barack Obama's appointees have been unfairly denied seats by failed cloture votes, or filibusters. According to the Congressional Research Service, no Supreme Court nominee has been defeated by filibuster in the Senate. None. (An arguable exception is Abe Fortas' doomed nomination as chief justice, about which President Lyndon Johnson engineered a face-saving cloture vote.) The number of federal district judge and Cabinet nominees defeated by filibuster? Zero. Regarding sub-Cabinet nominees, there were two for President Obama, three for George W. Bush and two for Bill Clinton. That's it. As for appeals court judges, Republican filibusters have blocked five, but that happened only after Democrats first blocked five. Beginning in 2003, Democrats blocked 10 Bush nominees. This was the first time that a president's circuit court nominees were blocked by the failure to obtain cloture. Republicans considered the nuclear option, decided against it, and five of the 10 were confirmed. Excuse No. 2: President Obama's nominees have waited too long for confirmation. According to the Congressional Research Service, Obama's second-term Cabinet nominees have been confirmed at about the same pace as those of Presidents Clinton and Bush. This year, the Senate has confirmed 36 of Obama's second-term nominees to circuit and district courts, compared with 14 for Bush at this point in 2005. On Friday, the Senate's executive calendar listed 54 nominees who have been waiting less than three weeks for confirmation, 16 who had waited for up to nine weeks and only eight who have been waiting more than nine weeks. Two of those eight nominees were being "held" by Democratic senators.
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Excuse No. 3: Republican obstruction left the Democratic majority leader unable to act. Only Democratic committee majorities can place nominees on the executive calendar. Only the majority leader can move their confirmation. He may do so anytime he chooses. What if obstructionist Republicans were to place holds on 10 sub-Cabinet nominees? Under the rules that existed before Thursday, the majority leader could have filed a cloture motion on those nominees on Monday and confirmed them by Friday — unless 41 Republicans voted against cloture. Again, that has happened to only two Obama nominees for non-judicial sub-Cabinet positions and only seven times in Senate history. In his last Senate speech, former majority leader Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., warned against destroying the filibuster, which he called the "necessary fence" against the executive and popular passions. Majority leaders could do whatever they needed to do under the rules, Byrd said. Excuse No. 4: Republicans have unfairly blocked the president from filling vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In 2006, Democrats insisted on doing precisely what Republicans are asking in 2013: moving judges from courts where they are not needed to where they are needed most. They did not think this unfair then. In 2006, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, including Sens. Patrick Leahy, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin, said that "under no circumstances" should new judges be confirmed to the D.C. court because its workload was half the national average and there were judicial emergencies elsewhere. With Bush's approval, the Senate reduced the number of seats on the D.C. Circuit by one, moving that slot to the 9th Circuit. The D.C. Circuit hears fewer cases today than it did in 2007. So why would Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., engineer a rules change that he said in 2006 "would be the end of the Senate"? Because the vote was not about the filibuster. It was about permitting the majority to do whatever it wants. Call it Obamacare II, for which the only cure is a referendum next November. The writer, a Republican, represents Tennessee in the Senate.
A nuclear end to denial
Those who lament the Senate Democrats’ vote to end filibusters for presidential nominations say the move will escalate partisan warfare and destroy what comity is left in Congress. Some also charge hypocrisy, since Democrats once opposed the very step they took last week. In fact, seeing the world as it is rather than pining for a world that no longer exists is a condition for reducing polarization down the road. With their dramatic decision, Senate Democrats E.J. Dionne have frankly acknowledged that the power struggle over the judiciary has reached a crisis point and that the nature of conservative opposition to President Obama is genuinely without precedent. What happened on Nuclear Thursday has more to do with the rise of an activist conservative judiciary than with the norms of the Senate. From the moment that five conservative justices issued their ruling in Bush v. Gore, liberals and Democrats realized they were up against forces willing to achieve their purposes by using power at every level of government. When the Bush v. Gore majority insisted that the principles invoked to decide the 2000 election in George W. Bush’s favor could not be used in any other case, they effectively admitted their opportunism. Dec. 12, 2000, led inexorably to Nov. 21, 2013. Bush v. Gore set in motion what liberals see as a pernicious feedback loop. By giving the presidency to a conservative, the five right-of-center justices guaranteed that for at least four years (and what turned out to be eight), the judiciary would be tilted even further in a conservative direction. Bush was highly disciplined in naming as many conservative judges as he could. His appointments of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito bolstered the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. The court later rendered such decisions as Citizens United, which tore down barriers to big money in politics, and Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act. Both, in turn, had the effect of strengthening the electoral hand of conservatives and Republicans. With the conservatives’ offensive as the backdrop, Senate Democrats and liberals on the outside revolted in 2005 against the Republican threat to use the nuclear option when the GOP controlled the Senate. Progressives felt they had no choice but to throw sand into the gears of a juggernaut. Liberals said things eight years ago that are being used by conservatives to accuse them of hypocrisy now. I didn’t have to look far for an example of what they’re talking about. In a column in March 2005, I called the GOP’s effort to speed the confirmation of conservative judges “a blatant effort to twist the rules” that ignored “the traditions of the Senate.” I might take back the “traditions of the Senate” line, a rhetorical attempt to call conservatism’s bluff. But what animated my argument then is the same concern I have now: This era’s conservatives will use any means at their disposal to win control of the courts. Their goal is to do all they can to limit Congress’s ability to enact social reforms. At the same time, they are pushing for measures — notably restrictions on the right to vote — that alter the electoral terrain in their favor. And it is simply undeniable that in the Obama years, conservatives have abused the filibuster in ways that liberals never dreamed of. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cited the Congressional Research Service’s (CRS) finding that in our history, there have been 168 cloture motions filed on presidential nominations. Nearly half of them — 82 — happened under Obama. According to CRS, of the 67 cloture motions on judicial nominees since 1967, 31 occurred under Obama. Faced with this escalation, senators long opposed to going nuclear, among them Reid and California’s Dianne Feinstein, concluded it was the only alternative to surrender. Republicans gave the game away when all but a few of them opposed Obama’s three most recent appointments to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit not on the merits but by accusing the president of trying to “pack the court.” In fact, Obama was simply making appointments he was constitutionally and legislatively authorized to make. His nominees were being filibustered because they might alter the circuit court’s philosophical balance. The GOP thus demonstrated beyond any doubt that it cares far more about maintaining conservative influence on the nation’s second most important judicial body than in observing the rules and customs of the Senate. This is why the Senate Democrats’ action will, in the end, be constructive. The first step toward resolving a power struggle is to recognize it for what it is. The era of denial is finally over. Read more from E.J. Dionne’s archive, follow him on Twitter or subscribe to his updates on Facebook.
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The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post: The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would sell its remaining shares in General Motors by the end of the year, heralding an end to the largest direct government bailout of a U.S. industry in modern history. The U.S. government stands to lose $10 billion on its investment, based on GM's current stock price. Combined with the Treasury Department's already realized loss of $1 billion on its smaller investment in Chrysler, that brings the total cost to taxpayers of rescuing two of the Detroit Three to $11 billion. Was it worth it? Anyone who claims a definitive answer to that question is not being honest. The government could have spent less on the bailout if it had driven a harder bargain with the autoworkers' union, which made only modest concessions. But taxpayers would likely have ended up on the hook for a substantial amount anyway. That cost would have to be weighed against the costs of not intervening, which might have resulted in liquidation and a cascade effect throughout the auto industry supply chain. Not even financially healthy Japanese, German and Korean factories could have escaped that unscathed, to say nothing of the surrounding cities and towns. On the other hand, resources not devoted to propping up GM and Chrysler could have found alternative productive uses, perhaps yielding more jobs and other benefits to society in the long run. Given the centrality of the auto industry, the depth of its problems and the dangers of allowing it to collapse at the height of the Great Recession, any government, Republican or Democratic, would probably have intervened. That's a political reality.
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received last year, but the money is being made available to local Community Action Programs earlier this year than last year’s Dec. 7 start date. Last year, the LIHEAP program assisted 38,000 households in Rhode Island. Residents who qualify for the grants – those with incomes at 60 percent of the Rhode Island median income or lower, $52,676 for a family of four – can start making applications now. In northern Rhode Island, the agency handling the applications is the Blackstone Valley Community Action Program, 32 Goff Ave., Pawtucket. The telephone number is 7234520. Sneesby said the average grant is about $600 for the year, depending on the household income of the recipient and the fuel source. “Going into the heating season, there are always three uncertainties,” Sneesby told The Times Monday, “the amount of federal funding, the harshness of the winter and the number of applications that are received. “Each winter, the department tries to balance the amount of funds at its disposal, the need in the state, and the projected weather conditions,” DHS Director Sandra M. Powell said in a written statement. “Our aim is to use the funds prudently so that the greatest number of people is helped through the harshest months of the winter,” she added. Sneesby said the department makes an estimate each year of how many applications it expects to receive based on the history of prior years. Sen. Jack Reed introduced legislation earlier this year to increase the funding, but that gain was tempered by the automatic, across-theboard federal budget cuts known as the sequester. “LIHEAP funds are now available for folks needing assistance with their energy bills,” Reed said in a press release. “We want to ensure that seniors and families stay safe and warm this winter. “LIHEAP helps families in need deal with heating and financial challenges during the cold winter months,” he added. “With winter approaching, it is critical to speed this assistance to seniors and lowincome families in time to help with their heating bills.” Because of the federal cuts, Sneesby explained, the department this year will rely more heavily on what is called the LIHEAP Enhancement Fund. That fund was established by a state law called the Henry Shelton Act, named for the activist founder of Pawtucket’s George Wiley Center, and is operated through the National Grid util-
LIHEAP recipients getting some warm news
Federal allocation cut, but home heating aid to be delivered early
PROVIDENCE – Even though the federal government reduced Rhode Island’s share of home heating assistance funds by about $3.3 million this year, local community action programs will not be reducing the size of the grants awarded to low-income households. Frederick J. Sneesby, administrator of family and children’s services for the R.I. Department of Human Services (DHS), said $20.6 million was allocated to Rhode Island this year from the federal LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) fund, compared to the $23.9 million
ity company. It is funded through a surcharge on ratepayers’ energy bills. “Essentially, it frees up more money from the LIHEAP program, so we are able to spread the money around better,” Sneesby said, noting that each year the utility takes in about $7 million from the surcharge to help low-income customers lower their heating costs. “It’s a pretty substantial amount,” Sneesby said. “It hasn’t been spent fully each year, but we will be raising the grants that come from that fund this year. It will help make the federal money go farther.” Sneesby warned, however, that “in years going forward, if they continue to reduce the funds, then we’re going to run into problems. But for this year, we certainly can maintain the grants.” Follow Jim Baron on Twitter @Jim_Baron
Small electrical fire temporarily displaces group home residents
PAWTUCKET — The fire wasn’t much — a small electrical blaze that started in a bathroom ceiling fan. Yet it caused 15 adult residents of a group home plus several staff members to have to find temporary lodging on Saturday afternoon. Fire Capt. Robert Thurber said the blaze started at around 2:10 p.m. in a vent and was extinguished quickly at the Burns House on 25 North Bend St.. The damage was minimal, so the electrical service had to be shut off, and the residents were provided with alternative lodging, he said. He added that he expected the service to be restored shortly and the residents to return. The facility is operated by Gateway Health Care, one of several in the state that offers residential rehabilitative services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, according to its website. — Donna Kenny Kirwan
URI economist sees boost in state’s September output
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A group of Lincoln volunteers including, above from left, David Paiva and Thomas Almond, 13, on the truck, and Lauren Hervieux, 17, and Colby Laferriere, 12, prepare the distribution of turkeys Monday for the town’s holiday basket program. At right, operating the program’s check-in table were, from left and standing, Robin Farrell, George Hadley, and Dave Sale, program coordinator; and from left seated, Terry Farrell, Rachel Brassard, Susan Cerra and Lois Durkin.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A University of Rhode Island economist says the state’s economy improved in September but that it performed no better when compared to a year ago. Prof. Leonard Lardaro said Monday his “Current Conditions Index” rose from 67 in August to 75 in September. Nine of 12 economic indicators improved overall, and several of the improvements were what he called very substantial. Lardaro tracks the indicators on a monthly basis. But Lardaro said the bad news is that for a second straight month, and the third time in four months, the index number failed to exceed its value from a year earlier. He said this pattern can be expected to repeat during the fourth quarter of the year.
Lincoln baskets bound for families in need
LINCOLN – It was a time for heavy lifting at Town Hall on Monday afternoon as the volunteers for the town’s holiday basket program carried out the distribution of over 303 Thanksgiving meal baskets to local seniors and families hit hard by the economic downturn. “We get donations of food and use a mix of town staff and volunteers to get them to people in need every year,” Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond said while the distribution was under way. There is a need for such assistance even in Lincoln, he noted. “It gets bigger every year as more people learn about it,” he said. The program is supervised by Dave Sale, the facilities manager for town buildings, and counts on the help of town employees to pick larger supplies of bags of potatoes and cases of turkeys in trucks and drive them to the distribution operation, where volunteers including local students, teachers, members of civic groups and local residents hand out the boxed holiday meals to a steady stream of recipients. “We put together 303 baskets for Thanksgiving and we’ve added several more,” Sale said. The demand was a little higher for baskets this year, and, Sale said, so was the cost of food to put them together. “Prices are up for everything at a lot stores,” he said while pointing out how expensive it can be for someone with limited resources to put on a special holiday meal. The entire holiday basket program, both those going
out for Thanksgiving and the next round of baskets to be put together for the Christmas distribution on Dec. 19, is based on donated foods, whether from special benefactors such as the Calise & Sons Bakery in Lincoln, which provides a dozen dinner rolls for each basket, or the individuals who show up at the Senior Center and other collection spots with a box of canned goods or meal items. The Thanksgiving meals include a full 10 pounds of potatoes, cans of gravy and cranberry sauce, a butternut squash, stuffing mix, a 12to 14-pound turkey, and even a baked apple pie, Sale said. “It’s a complete dinner,” Sale said of the Thanksgiving basket. The program is still collecting donations of food and canned goods for this year’s Christmas baskets, and Sale said the organizers try to put additional food goods in those baskets beyond what is
needed for a single holiday meal. “We load up the baskets with soups and pasta and peanut butter, whatever is donated,” he said. The baskets also include presents for children and teenagers that are collected at the same time, Sale said. “We take donations right up to Dec. 19, which is when the Christmas baskets go out,” he said. The program benefits from some experienced volunteers, he noted, and even a few who have moved away from Lincoln but come to town every year to help with the distribution, he said. “We have one couple who now lives in Connecticut but are from Manville, and their hearts are still here and they come every year to help out,” he said. There also members of the Lincoln High School Student Council, youth organizations and members of local businesses such as the local Coastway Bank branch who
regularly participate, Sale said. “I think it went very well this year,” he said. “We can always use volunteers but we had plenty for today and hopefully will have enough for Christmas, too,” Sale said. Working on the distribution from the trucks holding potatoes and turkeys in the Town Hall parking lot, Thomas Almond, 13, said he was happy to be helping out. “I think it is great to be helping people who can’t get enough food and give them an opportunity to have a great Thanksgiving,” Almond said. Lauren Hervieux, 17, a soccer player at the high school who showed up even though she had her leg immobilized due to an injury, said she couldn’t miss the holiday basket distribution. “I think it is a fun thing to do, and it’s great to help people in need,” she said.
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• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin promptly at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the kitchen at 5 p.m.
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•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
• The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, 195 Walcott St., will host its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner from noon to 1 p.m. Shuttle service will be available from the Visitors Center on Roosevelt Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 1. Anyone in need of Thanksgiving dinner is invited.
• Blackstone River Theatre Homecoming Concert and Silent Auction Fundraiser, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
• Holy Family Church holds its eighth annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service at 3 p.m., 414 South Main St. All are welcome.
• A “Christkindlmarkt” or German Christmas Market will be held at the German American Cultural Society Hall, 78 Carte Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every • The Leon Mathieu Senior Monday and Wednesday, starting Center and Shri Studio have partat 5:15 p.m. nered to offer a “Yoga for Seniors” on Tuesday mornings Bellingham from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri • Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 Studio, 21 Broad Street. The fee p.m. at the Bellingham Public for Leon Mathieu Senior Center Library. Indy, a certified reading members is $5 per person per therapy dog will be at the library on month. 728-7582. Mondays. Children sign up for 15 minutes to read to Indy. All ages Cumberland welcome. Please register only one • Teen Anime Club at the time per month in order to give Cumberland Public Library, every other children opportunities to Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. read. for teens 13+. Watch anime and have a snack, draw, play games North Smithfield and meet special gifts. • Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club meeting, 7:30 p.m. Lincoln in the McAvinn Auditorium of the • Students in grades 6-12 are Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode invited to the Lincoln Public Island, Route 146A. New mem- Library to create a holiday ornabers and guests invited. ment from 3 to 4 p.m. Class is limited to 10. Register at referWoonsocket ence or call 333-2422 ext. 17. • The Knights of Columbus See more events at www.lincolnliWoonsocket Council monthly business meeting, 7 p.m. at All Saints Church Hall on Rathbun Street.
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• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m. • Central Falls High School hosts a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.
• Stadium Theatre Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy music, dance and drama at the 8th annuWoonsocket al holiday spectacular. www.stadiUxbridge • Trans-Siberian Orchestra • The Quaker Meetinghouse Experience - Wizards of Winter, at Association’s 61st annual interthe Stadium Theatre, 8 p.m. Millville faith Thanksgiving worship proPerforming The Trans Siberian • Millville Knights of Columbus will gram, 9:30 a.m. at the South Orchestra’s Greatest Hits: Uxbridge meetinghouse, at the Christmas Eve Sarajevo, Old City host a meat raffle at St. Augustine’s Church, 17 Lincoln intersection of Quaker Highway Bar, Christmas Cannon Rock, St., at 5:30 p.m., raffling off meat, and Aldrich Street. For more infor- Queen of the Winter Night, and wine, lottery tickets, cash and mation call (508) 278-2971. many others, plus music from more. A light dinner will be served. their own album.
• The Arts Guild of Woonsocket will hold its first multi media art show and artist’s reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the village square at Le Moulin, 68 South Main St., with an awards presentation at 7.
• The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee presents “Paws and Claus” at Daggett Farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pet photos with Santa. Proceeds benefit the park. •Relay for Life Team Tucker Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 50 Park Place. Raffles, pastry, crafted items, gift baskets and more.
•The third annual “Night of Sonnet and Song – On a Graceful Journey” will be held at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St. Doors open at 5:30pm. This inspirational World AIDS Day event will include food, music, penny social, poetry readings, door prizes, and resource information. This event is free event open to the public; donations are appreciated. 401-235-6092 or for additional information. •Milk Fund benefit event at The Gym LLC, 2168 Diamond Hill Road, 8 a.m. Run/walk to the Bocce Club and enjoy a free breakfast and walk/run back . $10 donation goes to the Milk Fund. First 75 participants receive T-shirts. Vendors from 9 a.m. to noon. •Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 1 and 4 p.m. leavign from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-724-2200.
• 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.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
• Candleligth shopping in Chepachet, presented by the Glocester Heritage Society, 6 to 9 p.m. Local shops will be decorated for the season and the streets will be lighted with our new antique street lights.The sounds of holiday music and carolers will add to the old fashioned ambiance that folks have enjoyed for many years.
• The RI Stage Ensemble presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $15 on the website,, and at the door. Discounts available for seniors, students and vets. • Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin promptly at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the kitchen at 5 p.m.
•Woonsocket Historical Society annual Christmas Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. Public invited. Old toys on display. Refreshments. 42 South Main St., garden level.
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• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
•Davies High School 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar, 9am3pm in the gymnasium, 50 Jenckes Hill Road. •The Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus will perform a Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. at the Blackstone Valley Historical Society, North Gate, 1873 Louisquisset Pike.Tickets are $10.
•Jesse M. Smith Library in Harrisville Wreath Making Workshop. Join URI Master Gardener, Lee Menard, and make a beautiful holiday wreath out of natural materials. Registration is required and can be done by phone (710-7800) or in person.
• Teen Anime Club at the Cumberland Public Library, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for teens 13+. Watch anime and have a snack, draw, play games and meet special gifts.
• 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.
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 4 and 7 p.m. leavign from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-724-2200. •Cercle Laurier will host and allyou-can-eat beer and dynamite Milk Fund benefit event from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring a DJ and raffles. All proceeds raised will be donated to The Milk Fund.
• Cash Mob, gathering at 6 p.m. at Walnut Hill Plaza Parking Lot, 1500 Diamond Hill Road. Two local business will be announced at 6:15. Each member agrees to spend $20 at each location. Sponsored by The Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance and the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce.
•The Times Jingle Mingle, 7 to 11 p.m. at Lefoyer Club, 151 Fountain St. Benefit for the Pawtucket Times newspaper Merry Christmas Fund supporting the Salvation Army. Buffet with music. Call 767-8525 for reservations.
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 1 and 4 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-724-2200.
•The Cumberland Library hosts “As Seen on Pinterest: Holiday Gif Tags and More,” 6:30 p.m. Make unique gift tags and more to add to your holiday presents. Space is limited, register online or by calling (401) 333-2552 ext. 2. •AARP Cumberland Chapter 4646 Christmas Party, St. Joseph’s Hall, 1303 Mendon Road. Business meeting begins at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon from Davenport’s Restaurant.
•Pawtucket Veterans Council of RI, in conjuntion with Korean War Veterans Chapter 1, will hold a Christmas dinner party at 7 p.m. at Hose Company #6, 636 Central Ave. For information or to RSVP call Jim Hollis at 333-2928 or Jim Robbins at 837-2450. RSVP by Dec. 2. • 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.
•Main Street Holiday Stroll, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Family friendly entertainment, including carolers, horse and buggy rides, arts and crafts, fireworks and Santa’s arrival. •Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
• Dinner and Christmas with Kitty Litter at the Stadium Theatre, 6:30 p.m. An evening of holiday cheer and drag comedy with the self-proclaimed first lady of Providence Ms. Kitty Litter. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m. • The RI Stage Ensemble presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $15 on the website,, and at the door.
•Third annual Magic of Christmas Celebration at St. Augustine Parish, 17 Lincoln St. Christmas craft fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters, vendors, raffles and food. North Pole Carnival on Dec. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games, relays, Santa visit, lunch and more.
• The Lusitania Boys U15 Soccer Team hosts its first holiday fair at Club Lusitania, 10 Chase St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A donation of a non-perishable food item would be appreciated. More than 45 local crafters and vendors. • 2nd annual Irish Dance Spectacular featuring dancers from Tir Na Nog Irish Dance at Blackstone River Theatre, 2-5 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at the door.
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• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
•Park Place Congregational Church, UCC, 71 Park Place, hosts a Holiday Harmonies Cabaret. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, show at 7:15. Donations: $18 adults, $5 children 5-12, free under 5. Reservations at 726-2800 by Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
•”A Christmas Carol” presented by Encore Repertory Company at The Stadium Theatre, 7:30 p.m. •Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-724-2200.
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•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• The Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectables Club hosts a coin show at Brian’s Restaurant in Whitinsville from 3 to 8 p.m. All are welcome.
• Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band holiday concert at 7 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 49 Central St. A freewill offering will be taken.
• Teen Candy Sushi Class at the Cumberland Public Library, 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. Register online, at the library or by calling (401) 333-2552 ext. 2. Ages 11-18 welcome.
• Reading with Indy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library. Indy, a certified reading Pawtucket therapy dog will be at the library on •The Ladies Auxiliary to the Mondays. Children sign up for 15 Major Walter Gatchell VFW Post minutes to read to Indy. All ages #306 hold their annual welcome. Please register only one Christmas Bingo, 171 Fountatin time per month in order to give St. Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo other children opportunities to starts at 1. read.
•”Santa at Stillwater” event at Stillwater Mill Center. Snowman building contest from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Santa arrives at 1. Burrillville Animal Shelter will be collecting donations of pet products under the Pavilion.
• The Commissioners of the Burrillville Housing Authority will meet in regular session at the Burrillville Housing Authority community room, Ashton Court, Harrisville, at 6:30 p.m.
• Scholastic Book and Vendor Fair, Dec. 12-14 at the Family Literacy Center, 12 Parkway, Manville. Holiday gifts to purchase and a visit from Santa.
• Scholastic Book and Vendor Fair, Dec. 12-14 at the Family Literacy Center, 12 Parkway, Manville. Holiday gifts to purchase and a visit from Santa.
•Third annual Magic of Christmas Celebration at St. Augustine Parish, 17 Lincoln St. North Pole Carnival from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games, relays, Santa visit, lunch and more. •Community lessons and carols at St. John Episcopal Church, 49 Central St. Free-will offering for local food bank. All are welcome.
East Providence
•Historical Society Holiday Turkey Dinner and free public concert, 6 p.m. at Newman Church Hall, Rumford. Must make reservations in advance to attend dinner. 4381750.
• The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Shri Studio have partnered to offer a “Yoga for Seniors” on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-10:30am at Shri Studio, 21 Broad Street. The fee for Leon Mathieu Senior Center members is $5 per person per month. 728-7582.
Central Falls
• Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
• Tony Cerbo is Home for Christmas at the Stadium Theatre. Music in the style of Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. Show includes dinner served in the lobby. • Written Word Writing Group Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. at Harris Public Library. An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets. No critiquing. All are welcome and there is no charge.
• Pascoag Council, 383, Knights of Columbus Friday Night Bingo at the Columbus Club, 98 Roosevelt Ave. Games begin at 6:20 p.m.; doors open at 4:30 p.m.
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-7242200. •Holiday Extravaganza Concert at Chan’s, 8 p.m., Chan’s Restaurant, 267 Main St.
•Harris Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
• Dinner and Messages of Hope and Love with spiritual medium Roland Comtois at the Stadium Theatre, 6:30 p.m.
•Blackstone Valley Polar Express, tours at 4 and 7 p.m. leaving from One Depot Square. Tickets online at or call 401-724-2200. •Ocean State Holiday Pops concert at the Stadium Theatre, 8 p.m. This 60 piece orchestra will fill you with the spirit of Christmas as they play all of your favorite merry holiday favorites.
•The First Baptist Church of Bellingham will hold its Live Nativity from 4 to 8 p.m. Snow date Dec. 22. Animalas, refreshments, crafts for kids. Free event. All are welcome.
•Cumberland Lincoln Community Chorus Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 47 East St. Free-will offerings appreciated.
Central Falls
•Forand Manor holds Bingo every Monday and Wednesday, starting at 5:15 p.m.
East Providence
•St. Margaret Parish choirs perform a Christmas concert at 4 p.m., 1098 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford. Free, open to public.
• 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.
•Holiday Cookie Swap at the Cumberland Public Library, 2:30 p.m. Register online or by calling 333-2552 ext. 2.
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REVERE, Mass. (AP) — An offduty state trooper was charged Monday with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol following an early morning crash in Revere that injured another trooper performing a traffic stop. Trooper Shawn D’Amato, 43, faces other charges in connection with the crash on Route 1 just before 1 a.m., department spokesman David Procopio said in a statement. The 19-year veteran rear-ended a stationary cruiser with its blue emergency lights on in the breakdown lane and with Trooper John Phonesavanh inside. The impact pushed the cruiser into the vehicle that had been pulled over, injuring a 29-year-old Chelsea man. His name was not made public. Phonesavanh, who is assigned to the Revere Barracks, called in the crash himself and began checking on the condition of the other drivers. All three men were taken to the hospital with injuries. Phonesavanh and the civilian motorist were later released from the hospital. D’Amato was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and obstructing an emergency vehicle. A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf. He was ordered released on his own recognizance but told not to drive while the case is pending. D’Amato’s service weapon and other department property was confiscated. and he was relieved of duty pending an internal hearing later this week. He had been assigned to Logan International Airport. He’s due back in court on Jan. 10.
PROVIDENCE — A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her adult daughter and kidnapping her toddler son, prompting a nationwide Amber Alert, pleaded not guilty in Providence Superior Court on Monday. Daniel Rodriguez, 28, showed no emotion as he was ordered held without bail by Judge Robert Krause. He was indicted by a grand jury last week on murder, kidnapping, weapons and burglary charges for the Aug. 11 killings of Evelyn Burgos, 40, and Vanessa Perez, 25, and in the kidnapping of Burgos’ 2-year-old, Isaiah Perez. He has been held without bail since being arrested hours after the killings. Police say Burgos and her daughter were shot to death at Burgos’ home in Johnston early that morning. Burgos had been granted a temporary restraining order against Rodriguez in July, but authorities said they could not find him to serve it. Isaiah was found that evening wandering alone but unharmed in Providence. Outside court on Monday, Burgos’ older brother, Anibal Concepcion, called Rodriguez an animal and described the crime as brutal. He said his family is seeking justice. “I want him to get life without parole,” he said. Concepcion said neither he nor his brother knew about Burgos’ allegations that Rodriguez had abused her. “She never told nobody,” he said. He said it has been difficult for the family, especially now, at holiday time. His mother doesn’t want to eat and has lost weight, Concepcion said. Perez and Burgos’ children, including Isaiah, are living with relatives, Concepcion said.
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North Smithfield head coach Wes Pennington (right) talks with his team during a recent practice at the Northmen’s turf athletic complex. The Northmen will play Scituate on Thursday morning at the Spartans’ Caito Field.
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Staff report PROVIDENCE — There will definitely be a Blackstone Valley feel to next May’s Rhode Island Interscholastic League High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet. Rocco Baldelli, Keith Carney, the late Larry Caswell, and Frank Geiselman will be among the 11 distinguished athletes, coaches and administrators in the Class of 2014 that will be inducted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Here is a glance of the 11 inductees.
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Northmen, Spartans will duel for No. 3 seed in Div. IV tournament
NORTH SMITHFIELD — For the first time in recent memory, North Smithfield High's Thanksgiving morning tilt at Division IV rival Scituate will have more on the line than mere casual alumni interest and bragging rights for the victor. With a triumph, the Northmen – which have already sealed a semifinal berth – will earn the No. 3 seed in the playoffs and battle
Exeter/West Greenwich at its home at 7 p.m., Tuesday. Yet if the Spartans (4-4, 3-3) can upset their foes, they will gain that third rank, leaving North Smithfield the No. 4 slot the fourth and a trip to league champion North Providence on the same evening. NS head coach Wes Pennington nevertheless feels good about his squad's chances at maintaining the status quo; a lot of that has to do with the recent successes at the school. See N.S., page B3
Cicerone’s elbow injury hits home
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NORTH SMITHFIELD — It was early in the second quarter of a nonleague tilt against Plainfield, Conn. on Friday night, Nov. 1 when North Smithfield High junior tailback Nick Cicerone hustled out of his stance to snag a middle screen pass from classmate Cody DeMarie. Little did he know at the time it could be his last snap of the Northmen's so-far successful campaign. “A lineman tipped it, but I went up for it and caught it,” the younger Cicerone stated while watching a recent practice from the sideline. He immediately paused and looked at a teammate. “Did I catch it?” he asked, and the boy nodded. “Anyway, I got tackled, and some kid fell on my arm. I could feel it hurt, but I didn't know what happened. I did know we were already behind – a lot.” He discovered the issue after his father, Mike Cicerone Jr., transported his ERNEST A. BROWN / Blackstone Valley Sports photo son to Hasbro Children's Hospital; Nick had suffered a dislocated left elbow. North Smithfield senior quarterback Mike Cicerone (left) will be trying to win Thursday mornThe Northmen eventually dropped a ing’s game against Scituate for his injured brother, Nicholas (right). The junior tailback disloSee CICERONE, page B3 cated his elbow during a non-league game and will not play against the Spartans.
ROCCO BALDELLI One of the greatest student-athletes to come out of Bishop Hendricken High (Class of 2000), Baldelli, a Cumberland native, was a first-team Providence Journal All-State selection in volleyball, baseball and indoor track. He was drafted sixth overall in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft in 2000 by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and made his Major League debut in 2003, when he was third in the A.L. Rookie of the Year voting. He also played for the Boston Red Sox in 2009, Rocco Baldelli but retired in 2010 with the Rays due to health issues. He’s currently working for the Rays as special assistant in the team’s baseball operations. KEITH CARNEY A two-time Providence Journal All-Stater and Pawtucket native, Carney was one of the top hockey stars to come out of the iconic Mt. St. Charles program. A tough defenseman, Carney led the Mounties to state titles in the 1986-87 and ’87-’88 seasons. Carney was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1988 National Hockey League (NHL) draft and played on six NHL teams. While at the University of Maine, Carney made the AllHockey East first team in 1990-91. He retired in 2008 after 17 years of pro hockey. LAWRENCE “LARRY’’ CASWELL (Posthumous) Caswell was a Providence Journal All-State quarterback while at Tolman High in Pawtucket (Class of ‘65), and also started for the Tigers’ basketball team that won the state title that year. He coached football and basketball at Shea High, also at URI from 1979-’94. Caswell is a member of the R.I. Football Coaches Hall of Fame. He died on July 25, 2013. FRANK GEISELMAN A football and basketball star while at Tolman High, Geiselman had a successful 26-year coaching career at Cumberland High, where he piloted football, girls’ volleyball and girls’ basketball. His 1980-81 girls’ hoop team won the state title. He’s been the athletic director at Cumberland since 2005. DAVE EMMA A 1987 Hendricken grad, Emma was a three-time Providence Journal All-Stater in hockey. He finished his prep career with 110 goals and 130 assists. While at Boston College, Emma won the prestigious Hobey Baker Award in his senior season. Emma played professional hockey for 10 seasons, and was a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic hockey squad. GERALD FOLEY A longtime principal and Interscholastic League official,
See RIIL, page B2
High school football playoffs
Cranston Stadium will host Div. II Super Bowl
Defending champion Cumberland takes on West Warwick in Dec. 8 showdown
he mystery surrounding where the Division II Super Bowl will take place is no more. Monday saw the Rhode Island Interscholastic League confirm the bowl sites and times for all four divisions. To date, the only division with a confirmed matchup is Division II, with defending champion Cumberland squaring off against West Warwick. The Clippers and Wizards will meet Sunday, Dec. 8 at Cranston Stadium. The kickoff is 3 p.m. and will be preceded by the Division I contest, which gets under way at high noon. There were whispers that Tucker Field was mentioned as a possibility to serve as a Super Bowl site. Initially, the reasons appeared sound. The athletic complex recently unveiled a state-of-the-art turf surface that has been warmly received by the community. In addition, there was talk about the league attempting to make the bowl games more geographically friendly – last year saw Cumberland play
Woonsocket for the Division II crown at East Greenwich’s Carcieri Field. Yet once it was confirmed that the Clippers would face the Wizards, the vision of Tucker Field hosting the big game undoubtedly quickly faded. If anything, Cranston Stadium represents an equidistant point between Cumberland and West Warwick, thus nixing the idea that one team has more of a territorial advantage over the other. “Cranston Stadium is a nice venue,” stated Cumberland Athletic Director Frank Geiselman when reached Monday. Both the Division III and IV Super Bowls will take place at Carcieri Field. The Division III game is first up at 12 p.m. followed by the Division IV contest at 3. The Division I and II Super Bowls will be streamed live and tape-delayed by Cox Sports, while the Division III and IV Super Bowls will be streamed live on the RIIL Network. Geiselman noted that Super Bowl tickets will not be sold at the high school. They can, however, be purchased by visiting The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Follow Brendan McGair on Twitter @BWMcGair03
Senior tackle Richard Goodreau (right) and his Cumberland teammates will contest West Warwick in the Division II Super Bowl on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at Cranston Stadium.
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hometown discount, either. ESPN reported the deal is worth $48.5 million, keeping Kobe among the NBA's highest-paid players. Some fans grumbled online that the contract will limit the Lakers' flexibility in the free-agent market next summer, clouding their starry-eyed dreams of signing Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James. Other fans approved the payout as a reward for an iconic player who still ranked among the NBA's most dangerous scorers before his injury. Bryant and 39-year-old point guard Steve Nash are the only players signed to significant contracts for next season with the Lakers, who have been anticipating a major roster restructuring in 2014 ever since Dwight Howard fled town in July. Even if the Lakers waived the oft-injured Nash under a special provision limiting his salary cap hit, Bryant would eat up roughly a third of their room under the projected cap before anybody else joins him next season. Bryant returned to practice earlier this month, and his return to the court seems imminent, although he isn't rushing back from perhaps the most significant injury of his career. Bryant said last week that he could adjust his game and contribute something to the Lakers right now, but he wants to make a full return when he finally steps on the court for his 18th NBA season. "It's definitely something where you're kind of champing at the bit a little bit, but we've come so far," Bryant said after practice last week. "I want to make sure, we all do, when you step out there you're ready to go the long haul, and (the injury) isn't something that continues on."
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Show him the money: Lakers ink Bryant to 2-year, $48.5M extension
Coach Mike D'Antoni has said Bryant can return whenever Kobe says he's ready. The Lakers are surviving in his absence, improving to 7-7 on Sunday night by beating Sacramento for their third straight victory. "I've been extremely proud of the way we've competed," Bryant said. The contract is another milestone in Bryant's remarkable career. He was a 17-year-old high schooler when the Lakers acquired him after the Charlotte Hornets chose him in the first round of the 1996 draft, and Lakers fans watched as he evolved into one of the most dominant scorers in NBA history, dazzling fans with his offensive inventiveness and drawing critics for his ball-dominating style of play. Bryant won three championships with Shaquille O'Neal from 2000-02 and added two more with Pau Gasol in 2009 and 2010, winning the NBA finals MVP award after each of those titles. He won his only NBA MVP award in 2008 and his scoring titles in 2006 and 2007, also earning 15 selections to the All-Star game — with four MVP awards from the showcase — and two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. national team. Bryant hasn't given up hope of adding a sixth championship ring to his trophy case, even while the Lakers struggle to keep up with the NBA's best teams. With his immediate future secure, Bryant can focus on getting back to full strength on his injured leg. "It's always a much greater appreciation for it," Bryant said of his imminent return. "You understand the mortality that comes with being on that doorstep. There's always a sense of enjoyment when you come back."
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension Monday, securing the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history into his 20th season with the franchise. Bryant hasn't played this season while recovering from surgery on his torn Achilles tendon in April, but the Lakers didn't wait to renew their commitment to the five-time NBA champion before he got anywhere close to the free-agent market next summer. Bryant inked the deal with owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak at his side in agent Rob Pelinka's office moments before the Lakers left for an East Coast road trip. Bryant, Buss and Kupchak all had repeatedly stated Bryant wouldn't leave his only NBA home. "This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization," Kupchak said in a statement. "We've said all along that our priority and hope was to have Kobe finish his career as a Laker, and this should ensure that that happens." Bryant has spent more than half of his life playing for the Lakers, and if he fulfills his new contract, he will break John Stockton's record of 19 seasons with one NBA franchise. But Kobe's legacy in L.A. already is secure: No less than Magic Johnson and Jerry West have declared Bryant the franchise's greatest player, given his fistful of championship rings and his consistent brilliance while scoring more points than anybody in a Lakers uniform. Although Bryant is taking a pay cut from his $30.45 million salary this season, Kobe and the Lakers didn't exactly agree to a
RIIL Hall of Fame will welcome Baldelli, Carney, Caswell, Geiselman
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Foley was a member of the league’s Principal’s Committee for 19 years, 4 of which he was chairman. He also served as director of boys’ basketball for 15 years.. He served as principal at North Kingstown High for 21 years, and at Johnston High for three years, retiring this June. TOLU FAYANJUOLA One of the greatest track athletes to come out of Classical High (Class of ‘01), Fayanjuola was All-State and AllNew England in the indoor high jump
during her senior year. She also held records in the long and triple jump and won four individual titles at the ‘01 Outdoor State Championships. A graduate of Bucknell University, Fayanjuola is an Interscholastic League track official. She was the Providence Journal Honor Roll Girl in 2001. LEAH GRANT While at Hope High (Class of ‘99), Grant was the Blue Wave’s superstar sprinter. She held the R.I. state record for 400 meters (56.20), won State Meet titles in the 100, 200 and 400 meters as a junior and senior. She was an All-
American 400-meter runner, and held state indoor marks in the 300 and 600 meters. Grant also ran cross country for Hope, earning second-team All-State honors in her senior year. A 2003 Seton Hall University grad, she is a teacher in Newark, N.J. SHANNON PERRY Perry’s dominance in girls’ basketball was true not only in the annals of La Salle Academy athletics, but statewide as well. A 1999 grad, Perry was a four-time Providence Journal All-State selection and was a three-time R.I. Girls’ Basketball Player of the
Year. Perry scored more than 2,200 points in her prep career and led the Rams to the ‘99 state title. Perry also played basketball while at Bryant University. She is an assistant coach of the Ram girls’ basketball program, and works for the Providence Recreation Department. DAVE STENHOUSE A three-sport standout while at Westerly High in the early 1950s, Stenhouse earned Providence JournalBulletin All-State honors twice in basketball, and was named Schoolboy Athlete of the Year by Words
Unlimited, the statewide media organization. A URI hoop and baseball star, Stenhouse played three seasons in the Major Leagues. He coached baseball at R.I. College and Brown University. JANE TOOMEY One of the great players in the early years of RIIL girls’ basketball, Toomey earned three Providence Journal AllState accolades while at St. Patrick’s High (Class of ‘80). Going into her senior year, Toomey had 1,110 career points. A graduate of Stonehill College and Cornell University, she practices veterinary medicine in Connecticut.
WEDNESDAY BOYS Football St. Raphael at Moses Brown, 5 p.m.; Lincoln at Central Falls, 6 p.m.; Shea at Tolman (McCoy Stadium), 7 p.m. THURSDAY BOYS Football Burrillville at Ponaganset, 10 a.m.; Cumberland at Woonsocket, North Smithfield at Scituate, 10:30 a.m.
8-10 In-House Division
Regular Season Standings As of November 25, 2013 TEAM W L T Pct. 1. Ayoub Engineering 2 0 0 1.000 2. Manhattan Housing 2 0 0 1.000 3. Pawtucket Credit Union 2 0 0 1.000 4. London Health 1 1 0 .500 5. Candeias Auto 1 1 0 .500 6. Excellent Coffee 0 2 0 .000 7. NEPTCO, Inc. 0 2 0 .000 8. Wiley Center 0 2 0 .000 GB ------½ ½ 2 2 2
Friday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m., Candeias Auto vs. Ayoub Friday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Neptco vs. London Health Friday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m., Manhattan Housing vs. Wiley Center
11-12 In-House Division
Regular Season Standings As of November 25, 2013 TEAM W L T Pct. 1. Beretta Realty 2 0 0 1.000 2. ClassSick Custom 2 0 0 1.000 3. Holloway Cleaning 2 0 0 1.000 4. Butler Messier 0 2 0 .000 5. Chatteron Insurance 0 2 0 .000 6. McBurney Electric 0 2 0 .000 GB ------2 2 2
RECENT RESULTS Manhattan Housing 21, London Health 12 Leading scorers: Manhattan (Devin Stuckey 10 pts.) L. Health (Deavan 4 pts.) Candeias Auto 17, Excellent Coffee 11 Leading scorers: Candeias Auto (M. Lopes 7 pts.) E. Coffee (O. Gropper 7 pts.) Ayoub 22, Neptco 19 Leadings scorers: Ayoub (Ilyas Torres 8 pts.) Neptco (Zachary Correia 6 pts.) Pawtucket Credit Union 20, Wiley Center 13 Leadings scorers: PCU (Nik Teixeira 8 pts.) Wiley Center (Mo Holtzman 5 pts.) UPCOMING SCHEDULE Friday, Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m., Excellent Coffee vs. PCU
RECENT RESULTS ClassSick Custom 45, Butler & Messier 29 Leading scorers: ClassSick (Isiah Silva 14 pts.) B&M (Jonathan Soler 9 pts.) Holloway Cleaning 48, McBurney Electric 37 Leading scorers: Holloway (Erickson Bans 15 pts.), McBurney (John Toth 15 pts.) Beretta Realty 29, Chatterton Insurance 25 Leading scorers: Beretta (Jahkeem Pires 12 pts.), Chatterton (Justin C. 18 pts.) UPCOMING SCHEDULE Saturday, Nov. 30, noon, Chatterton vs. Holloway Saturday, Nov. 30, 1:00 p.m., Beretta vs. ClassSick Saturday, Nov. 30, 2:00 p.m., McBurney vs. Butler & Messier
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October 26, 2013 - Woonsocket senior wide receiver Josh Trinidad (9) hauls in an early 1st quarter pass from quarterback Miguel Raymond as Toll Gate defender Chris Durand (23) looks on at Barry Field Saturday. Ernest A. Brown photo/RIMG.
Thursday, November 28 PAWTUCKET — Family Turkey Trot & Youth Run, 10 a.m., Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave (Thanksgiving Day Run/walk Downtown Pawtucket RI. Youth race at 9:30 a.m.) Contact: Race organizer at 952-6333. CRANSTON — Just Off The Mayflower 5K, 10 a.m., Starts and finishes just off Mayflower on Robert Circle, 11 Robert Circle (Flat, fast 5K through a quiet neighborhood, Kids Race, Strollers allowed) Contact: Patrick Cronan. 1-781-708-1900. Saturday, November 30 BARRINGTON — 14th Annual Trot Off Your Turkey 5K & 1.5 Mile,10 a.m., St. Luke School, 108 Washington Road (Enjoy a fast, flat course with famous turkey soup) Contact: Denise Languirand (St. Lukes School). 1-401-743-1648. Saturday, December 7 PAWTUCKET — Providence Jingle Bell Run, 10 a.m., Slater Memorial Park, 451 Newport Ave. (Benefits Arthritis Foundation). For more information, visit Sunday, December 8 PROVIDENCE — Downtown Jingle 5K & Elves 1K, 11 a.m., R.I. Convention Center, 1 Sabin St. (Holiday Season 5K and Youth 1K. Costumes welcome. Youth 1K starts at 10:30 a.m.) Contact: Organizer. 1-401-952-6333. Sunday, December 15 NEWPORT — 30th Annual Christmas 10k Run & 5k Walk, 10 a.m., Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road (Free t-shirt to preregistered before Dec 12. Awards. Showers available.) Contact: Melanie Cahill (Women and Infants The Program in Womens ). 1-401-741-9708. Sunday, December 22 PORTSMOUTH — Fourth annual Beat Santa 5k, 10 a.m., Common Fence Point Community Center, 929 Anthony Rd. (a festive fun run where runners must beat Santa to receive a present) Contact: John Santillo (RIRR). 1-401-714-4581.
PAWTUCKET — The Darlington Braves football and cheerleading teams, which is looking to raise funds for their 15U cheerleading team’s trip to Florida for the National AYC Cheer Competition, will conduct a “Holiday Happenings Fundraiser” on the weekend of Dec. 6 and 7 at the Braves Hall on 92 East Ave. in Pawtucket. The Braves will also be sending two football players that made the Blackstone Valley AYF’s EighthGrade All-Star Team to Florida. On Friday, Dec. 6, the Braves will hold a pasta dinner from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, while children under the age of 2 are free. On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Braves will conduct a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus from 9-11 a.m., and tickets for the breakfast are $3 per person. Also taking place on Saturday is a children’s craft corner from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Tables for the yard sale are still available at $10 each. A “Holiday Mega Raffle” will also take place during the weekend, beginning on Friday evening and continuing through Saturday. For more information email or call (401) 369-1673.
PAWTUCKET — Good Sports with Bill Mulholland, Pawtucket’s local access cable sports show since 1992, features Pawtucket native and business owner Stacie Venagro, who is the reigning 2012 World Fitness America champion. Stacie will discuss what was entailed in order for her to capture the championship and what the honor means to her. In addition, she will talk about the training methods she uses to get her clients in shape at the Stacie Venagro Fitness Studio located at 99 South Bend St. in Pawtucket. The show is highlighted by photos of the competition and a video of her championship-winning routine. Good Sports is seen in Pawtucket only on Sundays at 9 p.m. and Mondays at 7 p.m. on Cox channel 18 or statewide on Verizon channel 25 and also statewide on Thursdays at 6 p.m. on Cox channel 13 and Verizon channel 32. For further information, call Bill Mulholland at 335-3538.
CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct Dan McKee, Charley Bourgery, Todd Carey, Tim Carey, Dave Wright, Kim Mooney, Roxanne LaBrosse, and Christine Boutiette into its latest class on Friday, Nov. 29 at Wright's Farm. There will be a social from 6-7 p.m. and dinner at 7, followed by awards. Contact Tom Kenwood at (401) 658-0831 or e-mail him at for tickets or information. Tickets are $30 and benefit the CHS Hall of Fame scholarships given out each year. This year's recipients are Tom Sullivan and Caylin Legare.
PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket & Providence Figure Skating Club is accepting registrations for its Basic Skills Skating Program. Lessons are appropriate for either hockey or figure skating and are available for skaters ages three through adult. Classes start on Saturday, Dec. 7, and are held at Lynch Arena in Pawtucket. 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. Registration can be done either by coming to the open registration at Lynch Arena on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Skaters can also mail in their completed forms and payment. Skaters can save $10 by using a coupon, available on our website, and registering by Nov. 23. For program information, fees, and schedule, go to and click on "Basic Skills", email, or call (508) 212-2611.
LINCOLN — Lincoln Little League will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall on 100 Old River Road. A review of the league financial statements will be discussed. Also, BCI checks will be performed for all prospective 2014 managers and coaches in the baseball and softball divisions. For more information, contact Jackie Fernandes at or 401-230-3249.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Crawford, Wallace lead way as Celtics soar past Bobcats
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Crawford had 21 points, reserve Gerald Wallace added a season-high 17 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats 9686 on Monday night for their second straight victory. Crawford was 5 of 11 from the field and had five assists as the Celtics avenged an 89-83 loss to the Bobcats on Nov. 13. The 31-year-old Wallace, who played for the Bobcats from 2004-11, was 6 of 10 from the field. Brandon Bass scored 16 points and Phil Pressley had a career-high eight assists for Boston (6-10). The Celtics led by two entering the fourth quarter but scored the first 10 points to take control and were never challenged down the stretch. Kemba Walker had 28 points to lead the Bobcats (7-8), who failed to get above the .500 mark after 15 games for the first time in franchise history. Gerald Henderson added 20 points. Boston's bench outscored Charlotte's 39-15. Charlotte cut Boston's lead to 68-66 entering the fourth quarter, but the Celtics got a 3-pointer from Courtney Lee and a layup by Kris Humphries off a pick and roll to regain control. The Bobcats would trim the lead to six with 1:25 remaining in the game before the Celtics got an offensive rebound off a missed shot and Crawford hit a pair of free throws to make it a three-possession game with 34 seconds remaining. The Celtics came in looking to avenge a loss two weeks ago to the Bobcats that started their six-game losing streak. Boston started slow, falling behind 20-10 but took a 47-38 lead into halftime after outscoring the Bobcats 33-17 in the second quarter. The Celtics came alive behind the outside shooting of Crawford, who knocked down three 3-pointers and led all scorers at the break with 12 points. The Celtics held the Bobcats to just 31 percent shooting from the floor in the second quarter and held a 21-7 edge in points off the bench. Charlotte entered the game with the NBA's third best defense, allowing just 83.6 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Strangely enough, the Bobcats have struggled more at home, surrendering 98 points per game on 47.6 percent while losing five of six at home. The Celtics had lost six straight games before winning Saturday night at Atlanta.
Senior wide receiver Matt Lachance hopes to have the hot hand on Thursday morning when he and his North Smithfield teammates battle Scituate at the Spartans’ Caito Field. The winner will be the No. 3 seed in the Division IV playoffs that begin next Tuesday.
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46-14 verdict to Plainfield, but that's not what bothered Nick; he didn't know if he would be able to return to the squad, but – more importantly – he worried about how his brother, senior starting quarterback Mike, would take the news. “It was really weird; we grew up playing Pop Warner football together, and throwing it around in our yard, (and) even when we were playing Madden (video games),” the elder Cicerone explained after the same training session. “It was strange not having him out there with me, with us, because he's my safety net. “I knew I could go to him to bail me out on a screen or a run; he'd do anything to get us out of a rut,” he added. “I've thought about this for a while, and as a result of Nick's absence, I felt like I had to step up my game because he wasn't in there. I knew I had to play at the same level he would. He's pretty intense.” Like most brothers, they argue; really, who doesn't? But it was obvious Mike really has missed the presence of his sibling, also a standout strong/free safety. “He can drive me crazy when I'm driving my Ford Taurus, which my grandfather gave to me,” Mike grinned. “A big thing we fight about is the radio; he's always pressing the buttons. He has to have a song on, regardless of the length of the drive. “We have like an eightminute drive from here (the N.S. stadium) to our house, and he just needs a song, any song. It drives me crazy; it ticks me off because I'm trying to pay attention to the road. But when it comes to football, I want him out there with me, with us all.” Nick certainly will not suit up for North Smithfield's Thanksgiving Day game at Scituate (slated for 10 a.m.), but he hopes to return to the gridiron when the Northmen face either Exeter/West Greenwich or North Providence in a Division IV semifinal the following Tuesday night. “Will I be back? I don't know, but I really want to,” he stated. Standing my his side, Mike immediately said, “Barring Mom. I think she's concerned about Nicky getting hurt again. I also think she's worried about (this upcoming) basketball season. (Last winter, the N.S. hoopsters, including the Cicerones as backups, captured the Division III state title with a perfect record, but eventually lost to Classical in the Rhode Island Open Tournament championship game). “He has the chance to earn a starting job,” he added. Offered Nick: “I want to come back. If I can play (football), I'm going to.” *** That tough-as-nails approach has helped the Northmen not only post a 4-2 league record (4-4 overall) but qualify for the postseason for the second straight season. Nick's contributions haven't gone unnoticed: Five rushing
touchdowns, approximately 400 ground yards and one score through the air, that in a pivotal contest against Exeter/West Greenwich (an eventual 17-14 defeat) back on Sept. 28. Defensively, he's intercepted two passes, and also plays a key role in the tackling department. As for Mike, who doesn't play both ways, he's thrown for over 900 yards and eight paydirts while running for another. “This is tough for me; I want to be out there banging heads, but the injury is preventing that,” Nick claimed. “When I got to the hospital, this lady (nurse) was X-raying my arm, and she kept turning it and bending it. It hurt like heck. “I later was told I broke some bone in the elbow, a little one, and I spent four days in a cast and two weeks in a sling,” he added. “I can straighten it out somewhat, but not like I want to. I'm dying, missing these games (the remainder of the Plainfield contest and two wins over Smithfield, 36-14, and Central Falls, 61-8). “These are a couple of the last games I'll ever get to play with Mike, plus (next Tuesday) is the first playoff game. It's bad enough I can't play on Thanksgiving, but I can't miss the semifinal.” If there's any good news, it's the fact N.S. will carry a twogame win streak into that holiday clash against Scituate, which must reign if it wants to earn a playoff berth. Still, his teammates miss Nick, as does head coach Wes Pennington. “We have plenty of running backs, but no one with his experience or ability to get open the way he does,” offered senior receiver/defensive end Peter Keenan, a key cog in the Northmen basketball team's tremendous 2012-13 campaign. “He finds holes and breaks tackles with the best of 'em. “The thing is, he helps me out a lot,” he continued. “When we face another team, usually they double-team me, and that leaves Nicky open in the flat or
“We have kids on this team who played on the state Division III championship basketball team (last spring), so they've been in the limelight before,” he stated of the brothers Cicerone, senior Mike and junior Nick; and seniors Peter Keenan and Matt Lachance, to name only four. “They won't be scared of the hype surrounding a big game because they've been there. They have that mentality. “I know Matt (Lachance) approached me before the season started and told me he won three state titles last year (in tennis, hoop and wherever. It changes the volleyball); he said he wants to help the football defense when he's on the field.” team get there, too,” he added. “With an attitude Noted Pennington: “It's been like that, it's only going to help us.” a challenge because we have Pennington still knows his squad will have its one less talented guy out there. collective hands full trying to stop Scituate and If there's one good thing: When its top guns, including junior signal callers Jack he got hurt, I had a really nice Owens and Mike Winfield; running backs rotation behind him with (senior Brandon Cucino and Miles Maxwell; and junior tailback) Dylan Narodowy and tight end Wyatt Laprade. (classmate) Cody DeMarie in “I've seen their game films, and what's the backfield. I also must impressed me is that they get after it a lot more include (fellow juniors) Devon than they have in the past, both offensively and Deragon and Ross Topik. defensively,” he noted. “They throw the ball bet“Nicky's loss weakens that ter; they actually use two quarterbacks. (Owens) rotation, but those other guys are is more of a thrower, and he's a good scrambler; getting extra carries, and that he can hurt you with his legs, and that can break gives them more experience,” he down your coverage. added. “I also have to say that if “(Winfield) is more of a running QB,” he Dylan had played his sophoadded. “He's solid at running the football, though more and juniors years, I think he can throw, too. They have a good-sized offenhe would've been All-State. sive line, and they're a good throwing team, but “This game (against the they'll mix in the run to keep you off-balance. Spartans) is our biggest of the “I saw films of them in their games against year, and it's the first time in a Central Falls, North Providence and also few years there are playoff PCD(/Juanita Sanchez/Wheeler); the tight end implications for both teams. If (Laprade) is big, strong, can catch and runs good they win, they're in; if we do, routes. What we're going to have to do is keep we'll be the third seed. We just both of the quarterbacks honest, keep them in the have to take care of the ball. pocket and try not to overthink it, play every Nick has been a key cog for us down for what it is. for most of the season in that “Like I said, Scituate is big up front, so an (backfield) rotation, but defenimportant task for our linebackers and linemen sively, that's the most important will be to flow to the ball and create some issues part. He's our guy back there at for either QB. We can't allow them to string either of the safety positions. together too many first downs; we'll need to keep “He can cover anybody, and them in third-and-long so they have to throw the he's got good hands. We can't ball. That will limit the amount of rushes they wait to get him back, but not at have. the expense of losing him for “This will be a test, a challenge, for our secnext year. I also know he wants ondary. Our kids will have to play their coverto play basketball and baseball. ages.” Still, if he can't, I feel we can The Northmen haven't played since they lambeat anybody if we're on top of basted Central Falls, 61-8, on their home turf on our game. We still feel confident. “We've had other guys stepping up, and Nate Palmer's one of them at free safety. Offensively, we've got Cody and Dylan, with Devon and Ross rotating in at fullback. If your child’s name appears in the Pic of the Day you are welcome to receive Deragon's one of our fastest FREE photo reproductions of the Pic of the Day. Call Diane Ames at 401-767kids. We'd love Nicky back, but 8505 to request your Pic of the Day photo set and you will receive one 8”x10” we have to move forward.” and two 5”x7” photos as a free gift from Navigant Credit Union. Please give us Before the brothers left the the date that your Pic of the Day ran in the paper. field, the elder to change into Additional photos can be ordered at a cost of street clothes, Nick issued one $8.00 each for one 8”x10” or two 5”x7” last thought: “If I can play, I'm 11”x17” Posters can also be ordered at a cost of $10.00 playing! Sorry, Mom!” He then exited, just Please leave your order quantities and contact information when you call. You will be called when your moments from the opportunity order will be ready for pick up. We accept cash, check and all major credit cards. to fiddle with Mike's car radio.
Friday, Nov. 15, but will carry that confidence into the contest. “If we want to win this one, we've got to execute and keep mistakes at a minimum,” Pennington stated. “When things go well for us, we move the ball and hold on to it; we eat the clock, so we're going to need at least two or three eight- or nine-play drives to stay in rhythm.” Senior quarterback Mike Cicerone will direct the offense, and his favorite targets include Peter Keenan; junior tight end Mark Keenan; and senior back Dylan Narodowy, in his first year on the gridiron. He could also throw to fellow back Devon Deragon, a junior, or classmate Ross Topik. “Dylan was really green when he first came out (9in August), but he know understands the concepts and what we're trying to do in the running game,” Pennington said. Both Deragon and Topik complement the ground attack with Narodowy; they've seen a dramatic increase in touches since junior Nick Cicerone, the signal caller's kid brother, suffered a dislocated elbow in a non-league loss to Plainfield, Conn. “Defensively, (the Spartans) are pretty good, so we're going to have to take what they give us, and be smart enough at the line to know it,” Pennington indicated. “This is our biggest game of the season. Last year, we were the third seed but went into Central Falls and lost; we wound up the fourth, and ended up playing (thenDivision IV powerhouse) Mount Pleasant at their place. We got shelled. “I've told the kids that this is the most important one of the season, and that we need to take care of business,” he continued. “This is a great game for us because we're going on the road, just like we will for the (semifinal) and, hopefully, the Super Bowl. They have to realize that this IS a playoff game. “I want the kids to be aggressive, use their heads and play smart. This is a great chance to see a team that's fired up to beat us … They had our number for the first couple of years I was here (in 2007-08), but we've won the last three (straight). If we do win, then it will be time to prepare for EWG, where we lost three years ago in double-overtime.” Pennington's crew dropped a 17-14 heartbreaker to the host Avengers back on Sept. 28, and would like nothing more than to return the favor, but first thing's first: They must reign on the holiday. “We're hoping that, if we somehow get past Thursday (with a victory), we won't let the same thing occur (on Tuesday),” he said.
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TODAY MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — Longwood at St. John's, FS1. 10 p.m. — Hall of Fame Classic, championship game, teams TBD, at Kansas City, Mo., ESPN2. (Maui Invitational, at Lahaina, Hawaii) 2 p.m. — Consolation round, teams TBD, ESPN2. 4:30 p.m. — Consolation round, teams TBD, ESPN2. 7 p.m. — Semifinals, teams TBD, ESPN. 9:30 p.m. — Semifinals, teams TBD, ESPN. BOXING 9 p.m. — Heavyweights, Dominic Breazeale (7-0-0) vs. Nagy Aguilera (18-7-0); Antonio Tarver (29-6-0) vs. Mike Sheppard (21-15-1), for vacant interim NABA heavyweight title, at Sunrise, Fla., FS1. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. — W. Michigan at N. Illinois, ESPN2. NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. — Anaheim at Dallas, NBC Sports. UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SOCCER 2:30 p.m. — Barcelona at Ajax, FSN. 2:30 p.m. — Chelsea at Basel, FS1.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 6 7 .462 — Philadelphia 6 9 .400 1 Boston 6 10 .375 1½ New York 3 9 .250 2½ Brooklyn 3 10 .231 3 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 11 3 .786 — Atlanta 8 6 .571 3 Charlotte 7 8 .467 4½ Washington 5 8 .385 5½ Orlando 4 9 .308 6½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 13 1 .929 — Chicago 6 6 .500 6 Detroit 6 8 .429 7 Cleveland 4 10 .286 9 Milwaukee 2 11 .154 10½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 12 1 .923 — Dallas 9 5 .643 3½ Houston 9 5 .643 3½ Memphis 7 6 .538 5 New Orleans 6 6 .500 5½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 12 2 .857 — Oklahoma City 9 3 .750 2 Denver 6 6 .500 5 Minnesota 8 8 .500 5 Utah 1 14 .067 11½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 10 5 .667 —
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 8 3 0 .727 288 230 N.Y. Jets 5 6 0 .455 186 287 Miami 5 6 0 .455 229 245 Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 236 273 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 7 4 0 .636 263 260 Tennessee 5 6 0 .455 250 245 Jacksonville 2 9 0 .182 142 324 Houston 2 9 0 .182 199 289 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 7 4 0 .636 275 206 Pittsburgh 5 6 0 .455 243 256 Baltimore 5 6 0 .455 227 215 Cleveland 4 7 0 .364 203 265 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 9 2 0 .818 429 289 Kansas City 9 2 0 .818 270 179 San Diego 5 6 0 .455 269 260 Oakland 4 7 0 .364 213 269 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 6 5 0 .545 298 279 Philadelphia 6 5 0 .545 276 260 N.Y. Giants 4 7 0 .364 213 280 Washington 3 7 0 .300 246 311 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 9 2 0 .818 305 196 Carolina 8 3 0 .727 258 151 Tampa Bay 3 8 0 .273 211 258 Atlanta 2 9 0 .182 227 309 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 6 5 0 .545 286 277 Chicago 6 5 0 .545 303 309 Green Bay 5 5 1 .500 284 265 Minnesota 2 8 1 .227 266 346 West L T Pct PF PA 1 0 .909 306 179 4 0 .636 254 223 4 0 .600 247 178 6 0 .455 266 255 ——— Thursday’s Game New Orleans 17, Atlanta 13 Sunday's Games Minnesota 26, Green Bay 26, OT Jacksonville 13, Houston 6 San Diego 41, Kansas City 38 St. Louis 42, Chicago 21 Pittsburgh 27, Cleveland 11 Tampa Bay 24, Detroit 21 Baltimore 19, N.Y. Jets 3 Carolina 20, Miami 16 Tennessee 23, Oakland 19 Arizona 40, Indianapolis 11 Dallas 24, N.Y. Giants 21 New England 34, Denver 31, OT Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Monday’s Game San Francisco at Washington, (n) Thursday, Nov. 28 Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Oakland at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. New England at Houston, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 New Orleans at Seattle, 8:40 p.m. W Seattle 10 Arizona 7 San Francisco 6 St. Louis 5
Golden State L.A. Lakers Phoenix Sacramento 8 6 .571 1½ 7 7 .500 2½ 7 7 .500 2½ 4 9 .308 5 ——— Sunday's Games Detroit 109, Brooklyn 97 L.A. Clippers 121, Chicago 82 Phoenix 104, Orlando 96 Oklahoma City 95, Utah 73 L.A. Lakers 100, Sacramento 86 Monday's Games Indiana 98, Minnesota 84 Boston 96, Charlotte 86 Miami 107, Phoenix 92 Detroit 113, Milwaukee 94 Houston at Memphis, (n) Denver at Dallas, (n) New Orleans at San Antonio, (n) Chicago at Utah, (n) New York at Portland, (n) Tuesday's Games L.A. Lakers at Washington, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 7 p.m. Orlando at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Wednesday's Games Philadelphia at Orlando, 7 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New York at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 24 16 6 2 34 68 Tampa Bay 24 15 8 1 31 72 Toronto 24 14 9 1 29 66 Detroit 25 11 7 7 29 63 Montreal 24 13 9 2 28 64 Ottawa 24 9 11 4 22 68 Florida 25 7 13 5 19 56 Buffalo 25 5 19 1 11 44 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 25 15 9 1 31 72 Washington 24 12 10 2 26 72 N.Y. Rangers 24 12 12 0 24 48 New Jersey 24 9 10 5 23 50 Carolina 24 9 10 5 23 49 Philadelphia 23 10 11 2 22 50 Columbus 24 9 12 3 21 62 N.Y. Islanders 24 8 13 3 19 68 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 24 16 4 4 36 87 St. Louis 22 16 3 3 35 79 Colorado 22 17 5 0 34 69 Minnesota 24 15 5 4 34 64 Winnipeg 26 11 11 4 26 69 Dallas 22 11 9 2 24 61 Nashville 23 11 10 2 24 52 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 26 17 6 3 37 80 San Jose 23 15 3 5 35 79 Los Angeles 24 15 6 3 33 64 GA 46 61 60 70 51 77 81 79 GA 58 68 59 58 67 56 71 82 GA 70 50 45 55 76 65 67 GA 65 52 51 Phoenix 23 14 5 4 32 78 74 Vancouver 25 12 9 4 28 65 65 Calgary 23 8 11 4 20 64 84 Edmonton 24 7 15 2 16 64 84 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one for an overtime loss. ——— Sunday's Games Detroit 3, Buffalo 1 Carolina 4, Ottawa 1 Monday's Games Boston 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Columbus 6, Toronto 0 Winnipeg 3, New Jersey 1 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Rangers 0 Florida 3, Philadelphia 1 Minnesota at St. Louis, (n) Phoenix at Nashville, (n) Chicago at Edmonton, (n) Los Angeles at Vancouver, (n) Tuesday's Game Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m. Wednesday's Games Montreal at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Washington, 7 p.m. Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Monday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Claimed INF Cord Phelps off waivers from Cleveland. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with OF David Murphy on a two-year contract. Designated RHP Tyler Cloyd for assignment. DETROIT TIGERS — Named Darnell Coles assistant hitting coach. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Named Nick Francona coordinator of major league player information and Jeremy Zoll coordinator of advance scouting. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired LHP Fernando Abad from Washington for OF John Wooten. SEATTLE MARINERS — Named Howard Johnson hitting coach, Mike Rojas bullpen coach, John Stearns third base coach, Andy Van Slyke first base coach, Rick Waits pitching coach and Chris Woodward infield coach. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Signed RHP Dan Haren to a one-year contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with SS Jhonny Peralta on a four-year contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Acquired RHP Devin Jones from Baltimore for RHP Brad Brach. Acquired 1B-OF Alex Dickerson from Pittsburgh for RHP Miles Mikolas and OF Jaff Decker. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Assigned LHP Tyler Robertson outright to Syracuse (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Suspended Golden State C Andrew Bogut and Portland G Mo Williams one game each for fighting after Bogut initiated an incident by elbowing Portland C Joel Freeland in the jaw during a Nov. 23 game. Fined Portland F LaMarcus Aldridge $45,000, and Portland G Wesley Matthews and Golden State F Draymond Green $20,000 each for their roles in the incident. LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Signed G Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Tennessee S Michael Griffin one game for a repeat violation of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OT Manase Foketi to the practice squad. Released G Bryant Browning. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released CB A.J. Jefferson. Claimed OT Mike Remmers off waivers from San Diego. Canadian Football League MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Announced assistant coach Mike Miller will not return after his contract expires on Dec. 31. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Activated D Dalton Prout off injured reserve. Recalled F Sean
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FAVORITE at N. Illinois at Texas at Mississippi St. at Nebraska Toledo at Ball St. at Cent. Michigan at Ohio at Marshall Bowling Green at LSU at Troy at FAU at UCF Fresno St. Miami at Washington at Houston-y at Oregon OPEN 33½ 5½ OFF 2½ 7½ 33 16½ 17 1½ 1 24½ 4 28 25 8½ 2½ 14½ OFF OFF TODAY UNDERDOG Tonight’s Game 35 W. Michigan Thursday’s Games 4½ Texas Tech OFF Mississippi Friday’s Games 3 Iowa 7½ at Akron 34½ Miami (Ohio) 17 E. Michigan 17 UMass 2½ East Carolina 1½ at Buffalo-x 24½ Arkansas 6 Texas St. 28½ FIU 27 South Florida 8½ at San Jose St. 2½ at Pittsburgh 14 Washington St. OFF SMU OFF Oregon St. Saturday’s Games 14 at Michigan 2½ at Syracuse 2½ at NC State 14 Wake Forest 5 Duke 9 Iowa St. 3½ at Illinois 20½ Purdue 3½ at UConn 4 at Kentucky 14½ Minnesota 8½ Temple 14½ Southern Miss. 9 at Georgia St. 20½ Wyoming 17 Colorado 14 at Nevada 13 Tulane 3 at Georgia Tech 4½ Texas A&M 13 at Virginia 10½ at Auburn 35 New Mexico 13 at TCU OFF Florida St. 14½ Air Force 16 at Kansas 24 Penn St. 15½ Louisiana Tech 4½ Idaho 3½ at UNLV 6 Arkansas St. at Tulsa 14½ Louisiana-Monroe 22½ UTEP 5 Clemson 3½ UCLA 14 Notre Dame 12 Arizona 6½ Army
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts Manchester 20 13 3 1 3 30 St. John's 20 9 8 1 2 21 Providence 18 8 7 1 2 19 Portland 15 7 5 1 2 17 Worcester 16 7 8 1 0 15 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts Binghamton 18 13 5 0 0 26 WB/Scranton 18 12 4 0 2 26 Norfolk 19 9 6 0 4 22 Syracuse 17 9 6 1 1 20 Hershey 16 6 6 2 2 16 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts Springfield 17 13 3 0 1 27 Albany 19 11 7 0 1 23 Hartford 18 8 8 0 2 18 Adirondack 17 7 8 0 2 16 Bridgeport 17 4 9 1 3 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts Grand Rapids 19 13 4 1 1 28 Milwaukee 17 9 4 3 1 22 Rockford 21 10 10 1 0 21 Chicago 18 9 7 0 2 20 Iowa 17 6 11 0 0 12 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts Toronto 18 10 7 1 0 21 Hamilton 19 9 7 0 3 21 GF 63 56 63 44 35 GF 70 66 46 50 50 GF 52 52 48 41 43 GF 71 47 62 46 37 GF 53 51 Lake Erie 17 9 7 0 1 19 49 51 Rochester 18 7 7 2 2 18 51 62 16 4 10 1 1 10 34 51 GA Utica West Division 49 GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA 58 23 17 5 0 1 35 78 63 63 Abbotsford 20 10 6 2 2 24 71 57 43 Texas 48 San Antonio 19 9 9 0 1 19 53 53 Oklahoma City 19 8 9 0 2 18 50 58 18 6 11 0 1 13 47 59 GA Charlotte 53 NOTE: Two points for a win, one for OT or SO loss. ——— 47 Sunday's Games 46 46 Rockford 4, Charlotte 3 50 Worcester 3, Manchester 2, SO St. John's 4, Bridgeport 3 GA Springfield 5, Providence 2 37 Toronto 4, San Antonio 2 47 Binghamton 5, Hershey 1 62 Abbotsford 2, Iowa 1 Monday's Games 49 61 No games scheduled Tuesday's Game Lake Erie at Utica, 7 p.m. Wednesday's Games GA 46 Portland at Hartford, 7 p.m. 48 St. John's at Hershey, 7 p.m. 73 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Adirondack, 7 p.m. 48 Syracuse at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. 48 Hamilton at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. GA Milwaukee at Rockford, 8 p.m. 50 Iowa at Chicago, 8 p.m. 53 Oklahoma City at Texas, 8:30 p.m.
Ohio St. 14 Boston College 2½ Maryland 2 at Vanderbilt 14 at North Carolina 5½ at West Virginia 8½ Northwestern 4 at Indiana 21 Rutgers 4 Tennessee 4 at Michigan St. 14½ at Memphis 7 at UAB 13½ South Alabama 10 at Utah St. 20 at Utah 14 BYU 14½ at Rice 12½ Georgia 3 at Missouri 3 Virginia Tech 13 Alabama 9½ at Boise St. 35 Baylor 14 at Florida OFF at Colorado St. 14 Kansas St. 16½ at Wisconsin 23½ at UTSA 14 at New Mexico St. 4½ San Diego St. 3 at W. Kentucky 4 North Texas 3 5 at La.-Lafayette 13 at Middle Tenn. 21 at South Carolina 6 at Southern Cal 3½ at Stanford 14 at Arizona St. 14 at Hawaii 4½ x-at Ralph Wilson Stadium y-at Reliant Stadium Off Key — Mississippi St., SMU, Oregon, Florida, and Florida St. QBs are questionable.
Collins from Springfield (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS — Assigned LW Kale Kessy from Oklahoma City (AHL) to Bakersfield (ECHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled F Mike Rupp from Iowa (AHL). Placed F Torrey Mitchell on injured reserve. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled D Jon Merrill from Albany (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled D Dmitry Orlov from Hershey (AHL). Reassigned D Tyson Strachan to Hershey. American Hockey League HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Released F Erik Nystrom from his professional try out contract. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Recalled G Jeff Malcolm from Greenville (ECHL). Announced G Scott Stajcer was reassigned to Greenville. MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Recalled F Vinny Saponari from Cincinnati (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Signed D Doug Janik. SOCCER Major League Soccer CHIVAS USA — Announced the resignation of coach Jose Luis Real Casillas to become coach of Chivas Guadalajara. FC DALLAS — Declined contract options on MFs David Ferreira, Ramon Nunez and Erick. NEW YORK RED BULLS — Announced they will not pick up team contract options for D Brandon Barklage and D David Carney. PHILADELPHIA UNION — Waived D Don Anding, MF Greg Jordan, MF Jose Kleberson and G Oka Nikolov. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS — Signed F Dhane Smith, D Rory Smith, D Mike McNamara, D Steve Priolo, F Joe Resetarits, T Dylan Goddard, T Jay Thorimbert and T Andrew Watt to one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with F Ryan Benesch on a two-year contract. MINNESOTA SWARM — Agreed to terms with F Logan Schuss on a two-year contract. COLLEGE ELON — Fired football coach Jason Swepson. EMORY & HENRY — Announced the resignation of football coach Don Montgomery. Promoted associate head coach Rob Grande to acting head coach. FELICIAN — Announced the addition of women's outdoor track, women's bowling and women's lacrosse as varsity intercollegiate sports, beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. JAMES MADISON — Fired football coach Mickey Matthews. KENTUCKY — Suspended senior RB Raymond Sanders for violating a team rule. NORTH CAROLINA — Announced junior TE Eric Ebron will enter the NFL draft after the season. OKLAHOMA — Dismissed senior TB Damien Williams. ST. JOSEPH'S (L.I.) — Named Shantey Hill director of intercollegiate athletics and the chairperson for the physical education departments director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer.
CONFERENCE FINALS Eastern Conference Saturday, Nov 9 Leg 1 — Sporting KC 0, Houston 0 Saturday’s Game Leg 2 — Sporting KC 2, Houston 1, Sporting KC ad-vanced on 2-1 aggregate Western Conference Sunday, Nov. 10 Leg 1 — Real Salt Lake 4, Portland 2 Sunday’s Game Leg 2 — Real Salt Lake 1, Portland 0, Real Salt Lake advanced on 5-2 aggregate MLS CUP Saturday, Dec. 7 Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC, 4 p.m.
Bruins defeat Penguins in OT
BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game, regular-season losing streak to the Penguins in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's top two teams. Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby had scored with 0.3 seconds left in regulation to tie it. Krug won it with a shot from the left circle. Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith scored first-period goals, and Zdeno Chara made it 3-2 with 5:15 left in regulation for the conference-leading Bruins, who are 8-2-1 in their last 11 games. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for Boston, which beat the Penguins for the first time since December 2011. Pittsburgh salvaged a point after goalie MarcAndre Fleury for an extra skater. Chris Kunitz fired a desperation backhander on net, and Crosby — at the edge of the crease — deflected the puck across the goal line behind Rask just as the green light went on. James Neal scored the first two goals for Pittsburgh, and Fleury made 20 saves. The Penguins, playing their third game in five days, lost for the sixth time in 10 games. It was the first meeting in Boston since the Bruins completed a sweep of the Penguins in last season's conference finals. Neal lifted the Penguins into a 2-2 tie with a rising wrist shot from the left circle that beat Rask under the crossbar with 8:51 left in the third. Despite being outshot 10-1 in the opening nine minutes of the game, Boston held a 2-0 lead after the first period. Both goals were set up by Carl Soderberg. Eriksson's goal was a highlight play by the winger. He took a pass from Soderberg that was a little behind him near the Penguins blue line. He pushed the puck between his legs to his forehand, broke in alone, and tucked a backhander between Fleury's pads.
FAVORITE at Detroit at Dallas at Baltimore at Indianapolis Denver at Cleveland at Carolina Chicago at Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets Buffalo-x at San Francisco New England at San Diego at Washington OPEN OFF 8½ 2½ 4 3½ 7 8½ 2½ 3 3 3½ 7½ 7 +1½ 2½ TODAY O/U Thursday’s Games OFF (OFF) 9½ (45½) 3 (40½) Sunday’s Games 4½ (44½) 3½ (50) 7 (40½) 8½ (41½) 2½ (49½) 3½ (48½) 1½ (38½) 3½ (46) 7½ (45) 7 (48) 1 (48) 2½ (48½) Monday’s Game 6 (46½) UNDERDOG Green Bay Oakland Pittsburgh Tennessee at Kansas City Jacksonville Tampa Bay at Minnesota Arizona Miami Atlanta St. Louis at Houston Cincinnati N.Y. Giants New Orleans
Fight Schedule (Televised fights in parentheses) Tuesday’s Fights At BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (FS1), Antonio Tarver vs. Mike Sheppard, 10, heavyweights; Randy Caballero vs. Jessy Cruz, 10, bantamweights; Odlanier Solis vs. Kevin Johnson, 10, for the IBF Intercontinental heavyweight title. Saturday’s Fights At Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City (HBO), Adonis Stevenson vs. Tony Bellew, 12, for Stevenson's WBC light heavyweight title; Sergey Kovalev vs. Ismayl Sillakh, 12, for Kovalev's WBO light heavyweight title; Kevin Bizier vs. Ionut Dan, 12, for Bizier's NABF and IBF Inter-Continental welterweight titles.
at Seattle 4½ x-at Toronto Off Key — Green Bay QB is questionable.
Patriots practice patience in comeback victory over Broncos
keep going. That should be the motto for everyone," defensive end Chandler Jones said Monday. "For any team and not just for our team, any team that saw us play the other night. I'm pretty sure that there are other players that watched that game and it just goes to show — don't stop, just keep going." It helps, of course, to have Tom Brady and his skill at fourth-quarter comebacks. In the Patriots' previous game, he got the ball at his 20-yard line with 59 seconds left and Carolina leading 2420. He drove them to the Panthers 18, but his pass on the last play was intercepted in the end zone about 5 yards in front of where Gronkowski was being bear-hugged by linebacker Luke Kuechly. A penalty flag was thrown for defensive pass interference, then waved off when the referee ruled the ball uncatchable. The Patriots had a successful comeback four games earlier when they handed the New Orleans Saints one of their two losses. Brady led a 70-yard drive in just 1:08 to the winning touchdown with 5 seconds left in a 30-27 win. And last December, the Patriots trailed the San Francisco 49ers 31-3 midway through the third quarter, then scored four touchdowns in the next 15 minutes to tie it before losing 41-34. "One thing we've shown is that, mentally, we have some toughness. We've been in some bad situations," Belichick said. "We've been able to hang in there even when it hasn't always looked great. But, really, I would say that the season for us is kind of starting now. "The teams that play well in November, December and January," he said, "those are the teams that are standing in the end." Starting in 2010, the Patriots are 25-4 in those months during the regular season. They have a good chance to make that 30-4 with games remaining against Houston, Cleveland, Miami, Baltimore and Buffalo — all with losing records. But if those games are close, count on the Patriots to fight until the final play. That's when their last two games were decided. "These games, they come down to the end almost every week now," defensive end Rob Ninkovich said. "You never know what's going to happen, so it's that whole bend but don't break mentality of keep fighting, keep after your opponent to pull these wins out. It's a great way to win." Even if some unorthodox decisions are made. The Patriots won the overtime coin toss and decided to kick off and force the Broncos to go into the wind — even if it meant giving Manning and his potent offense the ball. "The whole situation was a little bit confusing," Belichick said, "because when I told the captains that, there was a little bit of a question of, 'Are you talking about deferring?' I was like, 'No, we're not deferring. We're taking the wind, period.' " Denver reached the New England 37-yard line on its second overtime series but punted rather than try a long field goal into the wind. The Patriots then punted from their 43. The ball bounced and hit Tony Carter of the Broncos. Nate Ebner pounced on it for New England at the Denver 13 and Stephen Gostkowski kicked the winning 31-yard field goal with 1:56 left in overtime. "Luckily," Gostkowski said, "we had the wind behind our back on that last kick." They shouldn't need any extra help next Sunday when they visit the Texans, losers of nine straight after winning their first two. "You have to ride the momentum here of a great victory that we had last night and just continue to finish through here," Ninkovich said. "We're going to prepare like we always do and be ready to play the Texans tough."
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots trailed 24-0. They had to pretend it was 0-0. It worked. Drive after successful drive, New England chipped away at that halftime deficit, stopped the NFL's best offense and stunned the Denver Broncos 34-31 in overtime on Sunday night. Coach Bill Belichick's message to his still-determined players at intermission? "Just to take it as a new ballgame," tight end Rob Gronkowski said. "Don't think there is going to be a miracle where you can score a touchdown and it counts as more. So just take it one drive at a time." The Patriots had fumbled the ball on their first three possessions of the game. But they scored on their first five of the second half for a 31-24 lead. That surge stemmed from a simple philosophy. "No matter what the score is, just
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Meeting ‘good guy’ online requires serious search
May I address a question you printed on July 24? “Where Are the Good Guys?” has trouble meeting men and wrote about seeking sexual partners on Craigslist. You answered that there were no good men there. Well, I met my boyfriend of two years through a “no strings attached” ad I posted on Craigslist. It turns out we had a strong attraction and chemistry, and he’s one of my best friends. So what if we were adults who wanted a casual relationship to start with? Don’t judge everyone that way. The reason that woman is having problems is she’s using the site to find sex partners when she really wants more. She needs to look in the “relationship” section or on a relationship site. Don’t blame men for wanting to have sex when that’s what she’s advertising. They aren’t all “bad.” They are actually more truthful than she is. — HAPPILY COUPLED IN OMAHA DEAR HAPPILY COUPLED: I heard from many readers who described successful relationships that started online. I did not mean to imply that there are no good men on Craigslist. My concern was the writer was looking for a meaningful, lasting relationship in a category where people look for casual sex. Others identified ago and met a wonderful woman on the site. We are married now and expecting our first baby. — HAPPY HUSBAND IN MIAMI she won’t have to worry about her health status hanging over her head. — HAVE REALLY BEEN THERE IN DENVER
“Where Are the Good Guys?” says she’s “not beautiful by any means,” and that means meeting good guys won’t happen. That is SO not the case! I was a homecoming queen and have always been attractive, but many of the men I dated married plainer women because they were looking for wife-and-mother types and not a high-maintenance beauty queen. You don’t meet the “right” men because of your looks; you meet them in the right PLACES where you have common interests — church, volunteer work and all the other places that Dear Abby keeps telling folks about! — RUTH IN VIRGINIA I’m a “good guy,” and there are many other guys like me. If she would put in the time and effort to talk to one of us, get to know us, she will find what she’s looking for. I am so sick of women saying they want a nice guy and then running in the opposite direction. Her words say one thing, but her actions say something else. — OUT HERE WAITING IN CLEVELAND Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Jeanne Phillips with “W.A.T.G.G.’s” problem and were quick to offer their views:
I’m a female, 59, and like the woman in that letter, also not considered beautiful. But I do have two very good men friends in my life, and I met them both online. There ARE men of quality out there. You just have to be careful and read between the lines. Abby, online personals are the new “bar scene.” — DONNA IN MISSOURI
When I was younger, I had problems with low self-esteem and also engaged in a series of meaningless relationships. From past experience, I strongly encourage this lady to have herself checked for STDs if she had unprotected sex with any of these men. Making sure you protect your health is a major step in learning to love and care for yourself. Also, when Mr. Right does come along,
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While I agree with you that she should talk to a psychologist about her low self-esteem, it IS possible to find a true partner online IF you are dedicated and serious. I subscribed to a dating service 3 1/2 years
By HOLIDAY MATHIS ARIES (March 21-April 19). Love comes in many forms over the course of the next 24 hours. Sometimes it will be tender and curious; other times it’s boisterous and bossy. You’ll appreciate the many variations. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Success will depend on clear communication. It’s better to ask questions than to make assumptions. If you’re not clicking with someone, don’t force it. Talk to more people until you find someone you do click with. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will combine your learned experience with dedicated research to create something new. You’ll have to repeat this process several times before you get the desired result. With each iteration, you’ll be closer. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Take control of your social life. You don’t need more friends; you need better relationships. Put your feelers out there. Where does the connection seem strongest? Instead of wider, you need to go deeper. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You see potential in others that may or may not be there, but there’s no harm in believing the best. You have a nurturing spirit and want nothing more than for the people around you to thrive and grow to their capabilities. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s the perfect time to get nosy and figure out how others are running their lives. There are more and less appealing ways to go about things, but the proof of a strategy is always in the results. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Passionate people get things done — and undone. They can be unpredictable about it. Today’s responsibility is best given to an even person who can be counted on to deliver steady results. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You want to give each person the deserved amount, but since that’s a judgment call that is bound to make you unpopular, it’s better to allot each person the same amount, deserved or not. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You don’t have to be the one to save the world today. Leave it for someone who has more energy to burn. You’re in too mellow of a mood. Savor the world instead. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The natural way of language is to develop. You get a thrill from hearing new words or the same words used differently. That’s why you enjoy talking to people who come from a different time and/or place. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Even if you don’t believe in the rules or think they don’t apply to you, you’ll follow them for the sake of playing along. Since there will be consequences for breaking the rules, it’s a wise choice for now. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You won’t think a lot about your own self-worth until something happens as a direct result of how you’ve valued yourself. Remember, it’s just an opinion, and you can always change it.
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01 Honda Accord LX. 4dr., loaded, auto, burgundy, wheels, alarm, low miles, must see & drive, first $2500. 401-301-0056 1979 CHEVY Corvette Stingray, in good condition, runs excellent $6,000 or best. Call 401426-7461 1985 MERCEDES 380SL, 2 tops, silver/gray, garaged, all records, excellent $10k best, 401821-1066 1989 TOYOTA COROLLA $500, 114,000 m, call Joe 726-1237 1996 NISSAN Altima, 4 door, 4 cyl. Auto, runs great. $1,795.00. 401769-0095 or 401-4474451 1997 Chevy Blazer. 4dr., 4WD, tow package, loaded. $1500. 401-339-8312 1999 VW Beetle, GLS, 122k miles, 5 speed, leather, sunroof, runs & looks like new, $4,500. 401-333-9929 2000 Chrysler Seabring JXI Limited Conv. Loaded, new inspection, low miles, 1 owner, must see. $2,050. 401-585-2421 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA GXE, auto, a/c, CD player, runs great only 89k miles. $4,300. 401-3339929 2000 VOLVO V70XC, 177k, good running, well maintained, dependable, safe. $2,000 best. 401-4506422 2001 Kia Sportage. 4 cylinder, 4 wheel drive, 5 speed, 148k miles, $1600. Call 769-2350 2001 Nissan Altima GXE Ltd. 4dr., loaded, auto, 4cyl, roof, wheels, mint. Low miles. Must see. $2,000. 401-241-0259 2005 Nissan Sentra SE. 4dr., loaded, auto, 4cyl (32MPG) Inspected, nice, must see, runs new. First $2350. 401-241-0413
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE 419 West Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island The premises described in the mortgage will be sold, subject to all encumbrances, prior liens and such matters which may constitute valid liens or encumbrances after sale, at public auction on December 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., on the premises by virtue of the power of sale in said mortgage made by Antonio P. Andrade, dated November 15, 2006, and recorded in the Pawtucket, RI Land Evidence Records in Book 2765 at Page 302, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check required to bid. Other terms to be announced at the sale. SHECHTMAN HALPERIN SAVAGE, LLP 1080 Main Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage MORTGAGEE'S SALE 24 Illinois Street Central Falls, Rhode Island
MORTGAGEE'S SALE 444 Woodward Road Unit 4, Building No. 1 North Providence, Rhode Island Will be sold at public auction on December 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., local time on the premises by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage made and executed by Sean M. Carroll, dated July 21, 2006 and recorded in Book 2294 at Page 188 as assigned in Book 2314 at Page 210 as further assigned in Book 2314 at Page 212 of the Records of Land Evidence in the Town of North Providence, State of Rhode Island, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. The above premises will be sold subject to any and all valid superior or prior liens or encumbrances on the premises. TERMS: Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) down payment in cash, certified check or bank check at time of sale; other terms will be announced at the time of sale.
By order of the holder of the mortgage which gives notice of its intention to bid at sale or any Will be sold at public auction on December 11, adjournment thereof. 2013 at 11:00 a.m., local time on the premises by virtue of the power of sale contained in a ROBERTS, CARROLL, FELDSTEIN & PEIRCE mortgage made and executed by Peter J. Ayotte, INCORPORATED dated March 1, 2006 and recorded in Book 653 Edward G. Avila, Esquire at Page 90 and assigned in Book 653 at Page Attorneys for the holder of the mortgage 111 of the Records of Land Evidence in the City Ten Weybosset Street of Central Falls, State of Rhode Island, the condiProvidence, Rhode Island 02903 tions of said mortgage having been broken. The above premises will be sold subject to any and all valid superior or prior liens or encumbrances on the premises. TERMS: Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) down payment in cash, certified check or bank check at time of sale; other terms will be announced at the time of sale. By order of the holder of the mortgage which gives notice of its intention to bid at sale or any adjournment thereof. ROBERTS, CARROLL, FELDSTEIN & PEIRCE INCORPORATED Edward G. Avila, Esquire Attorneys for the holder of the mortgage Ten Weybosset Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903 MORTGAGEE'S SALE 29 Washington Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island
2011 Hyundai Accent. Excellent condition. 5 speed. $6500. Call 7278922 2011 NISSAN Versa Manual 5 speed, 47,000 miles, very good condition. $7,000. 401-714-5120 FULLY LOADED MINI-VAN Leather interior, DVD player, remote starter, heated seats. $6500. Jeff - 508360-1519. Must see! HONDA ACCORD 2004 LX, Clear title, 70k mi, Automatic, exterior color Gold. $2750. Call (828) 919-9835. NISSAN MAXIMA 2000 143,000 miles, needs work, $1,500 or best offer. Call 401-568-8850 SELL YOUR CAR, VAN OR TRUCK THE EASY WAY. Call the classified team at The Times today. Tell more than 40,000 adult readers in the are about your vehicle. It's easy to do, just dial 401-7224000. or visit us at VOLKS WAGON JETTA GT 1998, 5 speed, 32 MPG, inspected. $995. Call 401-767-7025
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1998 FORD Ranger PLU, 5 speed, 6 cyl., runs great, new sticker till 2015, $2,495. 401-4474451 or 401-769-0095
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As a result of recent archaeological work done at the Subject Parcel, formerly the East Providence Cemetery, various and certain human remains were found which are described as folWill be sold at public auction on December 11, lows: 2013 at 10:00 a.m. local time on the premises by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mort- 1. Possible additional remains of the following gage made and executed by Consuelo L. Rojas persons who were re-interred to the Springvale and Victor E. Rojas dated June 8, 2005 and Cemetery in the 1960's: recorded in Book 2394 at Page 20 as assigned in Book 2394 at Page 31, of the Records of Land Sarah Sutton Evidence in the City of Pawtucket, State of Albert Greene Rhode Island, the conditions of said mortgage Laura Norton having been broken. Mary McCallum George H. Bowen The above premises will be sold subject to any Walter McLane and all valid superior or prior liens or encumFrederick Henry Bowen brances on the premises. (Mary)/Martha Eveleth Lucy Mandell TERMS: Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) down James Smith payment in cash, certified check or bank check at Alfred Millay time of sale; other terms will be announced at Maria Norton the time of sale. Henry Foye Serena Foye By order of the holder of the mortgage which Ruth Bork (Burke) gives notice of its intention to bid at sale or any Sarah (Palriquin) Langill adjournment thereof. Freddie McLane Nelson Wayte ROBERTS, CARROLL, FELDSTEIN & PEIRCE Mary E. Hankins INCORPORATED Edward G. Avila, Esquire 2. Possible remains of the following persons (P) Attorneys for the holder of the mortgage believed to be relatives of persons who were reTen Weybosset Street interred (R) to the Springvale Cemetery in the Providence, Rhode Island 02903 1960's: NOTICE OF PRE-SITE INVESTIGATION MEETING CENTRAL FALLS LANDING 1420 BROAD STREET; ASSESSORS PLAT 3 LOTS 62 & 69 CENTRAL FALLS, RHODE ISLAND Meeting Date and Time: December 11, 2013 at 5:00 - 6:00 pm Meeting Location: Central Falls Public Library, 205 Central Street, Central Falls, RI On behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) and the City of Central Falls, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) will hold a public meeting in advance of a Site Investigation to be performed at the Central Falls Landing property at 1420 Broad Street in Central Falls (the Site). Previous assessment activities at the Site identified arsenic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil and other potential environmental concerns which require additional investigation in accordance with the RIDEM's Rules and Regulations for the Investigation and Remediation of Hazardous Material Releases (the Remediation Regulations). In accordance with the RI Industrial Property Remediation and Reuse Act, the purpose of the meeting will be to provide information about the Site history, the previous assessment findings, future development plans for the Site, and general information regarding the RIDEM Site Remediation Program. Written and oral comments will be accepted at the meeting relative to the Site conditions and environmental history that may be useful in establishing the scope of the Site Investigation and/or establishing the objectives for the future environmental clean-up of the Site. Interested persons are invited to attend the public meeting between 5:00 - 6:00 pm on December 11, 2013 at the Central Falls Public Library located at 205 Central Street in Central Falls. RIDEM no later than 4:00 pm on December 26, 2013. Written comments are to be submitted by hand delivery, regular mail, or email to: Henrietta Berry (P) Unknown Person (P) Jacob Berry (R) Mary Jane Berry (R) Hugh McCallum (P) Infant McCallum (P) Infant McCallum (P) Infant McCallum (P) Mary McCallum (R) Albert Bishop (P) Maude Bishop (P) Jane Bishop (R) Unknown Person (P) Unknown Person (P) Lora (Laura) Arnold (R) Stephen Arnold (R) Unknown Person (P) Albert Norton (R) Grace E. Bowen (P) Infant Bowen (P) Mary Louisa (James) Bowen (P) Frederick Henry Bowen (R) George H. Bowen (R)
$5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is required to bid. Other terms will be announced at The premises hereinafter described will be sold the sale. on December 4, 2013, at 10:00 AM on the HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. premises, by virtue of the power of sale granted Attorney for the Holder of the Mortgage to the Friar's Green Condominium Association, 150 California Street Inc. by R.I.G.L. 34-36.1-3.16 & 34-36.1-3.21, Newton, MA 02458 the obligations of the unit owner, EUGENE (617) 558-0500 THOMSEN, to pay condominium assessment 201202-0429 - PRP fees having been defaulted. The premises are that certain condominium unit, together with an MORTGAGEE'S SALE undivided interest in the common elements, deon the premises located at scribed in the deed into EUGENE THOMSEN, for 65 Sumner Street Unit 1106 dated September 11, 1989 and Pawtucket, RI 02860 recorded in the Cumberland Land Records in Book 415 Page 215. $5,000.00 in cash, certified The premises described in the mortgage will be or bank check required to bid. Other terms will sold on December 4, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. local be announced at the sale. time, on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale in said mortgage made by ANGELA R. DEALEXANDER J. RAHEB FREITAS, dated May 20, 2011, and recorded in Attorney for Friar's Green the Pawtucket land evidence records, in Book Condominium Association 3374 at Page 1 the conditions of said mortgage 650 Washington Hwy. having been broken. This sale is subject to a priLincoln, RI 02865 or mortgage of record, all prior liens and encum401-333-3377 brances and any matters which may constitute valid liens or encumbrances after said sale. MORTGAGEE'S SALE Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in cash, certi103 Martin Street fied check or bank check required to bid. Other Pawtucket, RI 02860 terms and conditions will be announced at the The premises described in the mortgage will be sale. sold on December 11, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. local McCORRY and GANNON time, on the premises, by virtue of the power of ATTORNEYS FOR MORTGAGEE sale in said mortgage made by PETER G. HEN727 Central Avenue DERSON, dated June 30, 2005, and recorded in Pawtucket, RI 02861 the Pawtucket land evidence records, in Book (401) 724-1400 2415 at Page 157 the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. This sale is subject to CONDOMINIUM LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE all prior liens and encumbrances and any mat1309 Pound Hill Road, Unit 1309 ters which may constitute valid liens or encumNorth Smithfield, RI brances after said sale. Will be sold at Public Auction on December 12, Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in cash, certi- 2013, at 2:00 P.M., on the premises, by power of fied check or bank check required to bid. Other sale granted to the Slater Homes Condominium terms and conditions will be announced at the Association by R.I.G.L. § 34-36.1-3.16 and pursale. suant to R.I.G.L. § 34-36.1-3.21, the obligation of the Unit Owner, Mortgage Electronic RegistraMcCORRY and GANNON tion Systems, Inc., to pay condominium assessATTORNEYS FOR MORTGAGEE ments having been defaulted. That certain con727 Central Avenue dominium Unit in the Slater Homes CondominiPawtucket, RI 02861 um described in the deed into owner for Unit (401) 724-1400 1309, recorded in the North Smithfield Land Evidence Records, in Book 517 at Page 31, containing the recording data for the Declaration which is incorporated herein. The Unit will be sold NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE subject to matters which may constitute valid 9 Grant Street liens or encumbrances after sale. Terms and Pawtucket, Rhode Island conditions of sale to be announced at sale. Cash, certified or bank check for $5,000 required The premises described in the mortgage will be to bid. sold, subject to all encumbrances, prior liens and such matters which may constitute valid RAYMOND HARRISON liens or encumbrances after sale, at public aucAttorney for Slater Homes Condo. Assoc. tion on December 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM, on the 33 College Hill Road, Suite 5B premises by virtue of the power of sale in said Warwick, RI 02886 mortgage made by Nina DeMunoz, dated Febru(401) 821-8200 ary 22, 2006, and recorded in the Pawtucket, RI STATE OF RHODE ISLAND Land Evidence Records in Book 2588 at Page Probate Court of the 179, the conditions of said mortgage having CITY OF PAWTUCKET been broken. $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank NOTICE check required to bid. Other terms to be anOF MATTERS PENDING AND FOR HEARING nounced at the sale. IN SAID COURT CITY OF PAWTUCKET SHECHTMAN HALPERIN SAVAGE, LLP The Court will be in session at 2:00PM 1080 Main Street on the dates specified in notices below Pawtucket, Rhode Island for hearing on said matters: Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage KELLEY, JEANETTE, estate. (6010724)(DeMunoz) Sale of real estate located in Pawtucket at 68 (11-12-13, 11-19-13, 11-26-13)(303052) Rosemont Avenue designated at Lot 749 on Assessor's plat 18: for hearing December 4, 2013. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND Probate Court of the CITY OF PAWTUCKET NOTICE OF MATTERS PENDING AND FOR HEARING IN SAID COURT CITY OF PAWTUCKET The Court will be in session at 2:00PM on the dates specified in notices below for hearing on said matters: THURBER JR., ALVIN, estate. Sale of real estate located in Central Falls at 6466 Cross St. designated as Lot 60 on Assessor's Plat 1 and 71 Cross St. designated as Lot 30 on Assessor's Plat 1: for hearing December 4, 2013.
The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on December 17, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage by Edward Langford dated April 8, 2005 and recorded in the Pawtucket Land Evidence Records in Book 2341, Page 112, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken.
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EVANS, KENNETH A., estate. Derek K. Evans of Dallas, TX has qualified as Executor and has appointed Harry J. Hoopis, Esq. of 33 College Hill Road Building 5B, Warwick as his agent in Rhode Island: creditors must file AGOSTINI, DOMINIC J., estate. their claims in the office of the probate clerk Probate of Will: for hearing December 11, 2013. within the time required by law beginning November 19, 2013. BOUCHER, RAYMOND E., estate. Petition to reopen Probate of Will: for hearing KIMMETT, DOROTHY J., estate. December 11, 2013. Janet Champa of Leominster, MA and Laura Martin of Pawtucket have qualified as Co-ExCALABRO, FRANK C., estate. ecutrices and Janet Champa has appointed MarProbate of Will: for hearing December 11, 2013. garet-Mary Hovarth Esq. of 75 Park Place, Pawtucket as her Agent in Rhode Island: creditors KELLY, EARL F., estate. must file their claims in the office of the probate Probate of Will: for hearing December 11, 2013. clerk within the time required by law beginning November 19, 2013. MORISSETTE, HEATHER L., ward. First Account of Guardian: for hearing December LEVASSEUR, GAIL ANN, estate. 11, 2013. Daniel P. Levasseur Jr. of Pawtucket has qualified as Administrator: creditors must file their ROSBOROUGH, PATRICIA, ward. claims in the office of the probate clerk within Appointment of Guardian: for hearing December the time required by law beginning November 3. Possible remains of the following persons (P) 11, 2013. 19, 2013. believed to be relatives of unknown persons reinterred (R) to the Springvale Cemetery in the TEIXEIRA, JOAN TERESA (alias Joan T. Teix- LOPES, ANNA, estate. eira), estate. 1960's: R.J. Connelly III, Esq. of Pawtucket has qualified First and Final Account of Administratrix: for as Administrator CTA: creditors must file their hearing December 11, 2013. Isabella Burke (P) claims in the office of the probate clerk within Unknown Person (R) the time required by law beginning November JOHNSTON, THOMAS A., estate. Mittie Burke (P) 19, 2013. Robert Johnston and Thomas M. Johnston both Unknown Person (R) of Rico, CO have qualified as Co-Executors and MCCAUGHEY, KATHERINE E., estate. both have appointed Bernard P. Healy, Esq. of Denise Dehertogh of Cumberland has qualified 4. Possible remains of the following person: 750 East Avenue, Pawtucket as their Agent in as Executrix: creditors must file their claims in Rhode Island: creditors must file their claims in the office of the probate clerk within the time reJames Loren Anthony the office of the probate clerk within the time re- quired by law beginning November 19, 2013. The owner of the Subject Parcel has filed a peti- quired by law beginning November 26, 2013. tion with the Providence Superior Court requestSKAVRON, ROBERT J., estate. ing court approval of the re-interment of the re- PENDLEBURY, JOHN H., estate. Debra Skavron of Pawtucket has qualified as mains described above, and a hearing on that Richard E. Fuller of Lincoln has qualified as Ex- Administratrix: creditors must file their claims in petition is scheduled for December 10, 2013 at ecutor: creditors must file their claims in the of- the office of the probate clerk within the time re9:30 a.m. at the Providence Superior Court, 250 fice of the probate clerk within the time required quired by law beginning November 19, 2013. Benefit Street, Courtroom #17, Providence, by law beginning November 26, 2013. Rhode Island. Anyone wishing to be heard with TOOLE, HELEN G., estate. respect to the re-interment plan is encouraged to PENDLETON, WINIFRED, estate. Reverend Lawrence E. Toole of Cumberland has R.J. Connelly III, Esq. of Pawtucket has qualified qualified as Executor: creditors must file their appear at the hearing. as Administrator: creditors must file their claims claims in the office of the probate clerk within in the office of the probate clerk within the time the time required by law beginning November Robert D. Wieck, Esq. required by law beginning November 26, 2013. 19, 2013. Wieck DeLuca & Gemma Incorporated 56 Pine Street, Suite 700 Richard J. Goldstein, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 Richard J. Goldstein, City Clerk Tel. (401) 454-8700 City Clerk
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MORTGAGEE'S SALE 80 Fisher Road, Unit 79, Building 25, Land Phase III, Ski Valley Condominiums Cumberland, RI The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on November 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage by Francis J. Votta dated March 26, 2010 and recorded in the Cumberland Land Evidence Records in Book 1492, Page 150, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check is required to bid. Other terms will be announced at the sale. Sale scheduled for November 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. has been continued to December 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. Attorney for the Holder of the Mortgage 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 201307-0453 - GRY
CONDOMINIUM LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE 6 Nate Whipple Highway, Unit 108 Cumberland, RI Will be sold at Public Auction on December 12, 2013, at 1:00 P.M., on the premises, by power of sale granted to the Victorian Court Condominium Association by R.I.G.L. § 34-36.1-3.16 and pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 34-36.1-3.21, the obligation of the Unit Owner, Maria L. Desnoyers, to pay condominium assessments having been defaulted. That certain condominium Unit in the Victorian Court Condominium described in the deed into owner for Unit 108, recorded in the Cumberland Land Evidence Records, in Book 1340 at Page 333, containing the recording data for the Declaration which is incorporated herein. The Unit will be sold subject to matters which may constitute valid liens or encumbrances after sale. Terms and conditions of sale to be announced at sale. Cash, certified or bank check for $5,000 required to bid. RAYMOND HARRISON Attorney for Victorian Court Condo. Assoc. 33 College Hill Road, Suite 5B Warwick, RI 02886 (401) 821-8200
MORTGAGEE'S SALE ASSESSOR'S PLAT# 65 AND LOT# 672 6 Whipple Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on December 3, 2013 at 10:30 am on the premises by virtue of the Power of Sale in said mortgage made by Louis Sears and Donna Sears dated November 30, 2006, and recorded in Book L2776 at Page 184, et seq. of the Pawtucket 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Bendett & McHugh, P.C. 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage
MORTGAGEE'S SALE ASSESSOR'S PLAT# 8 AND LOT# 160 613 Pine Street Central Falls, Rhode Island The premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on December 3, 2013 at 9:30 am on the premises by virtue of the Power of Sale in said mortgage made by Ronald P. LeVasseur and Karen A. LeVasseur dated June 30, 2008, and recorded in Book 738 at Page 42, 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Bendett & McHugh, P.C. 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage
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