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Archive - Jul 24, 2013

ACLU turns to courts in latest attempt to stop NECAP testing

July 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The RI ACLU and eight other plaintiffs sued the new RI Board of Education (BOE) on Wednesday to force the panel to answer a petition asking that public schools stop using the NECAP (New England Common Assessment Program) test as a graduation requirement.

The suit does not challenge the NECAP test directly – at this point – but merely seeks to have the BOE respond to a June 21 petition submitted by 17 organizations by either starting a rule-making process to consider stopping the use of NECAP as a graduation requirement or formally rejecting the petition with a board vote.

Cumberland finishes New England pool play at 4-0, will face Maryland in Eastern Regional quarterfinals

July 24, 2013

BRISTOL, Conn. – The final game of pool play of the Little League Eastern Regionals may very well prove a harbinger of things to come.
Yes, the Cumberland Major Divisions All-Stars and the George J. Hummel Little League from Seymour, Conn. still have to get through its respective quarterfinal-round clashes before meeting with a spot in the regional championship hanging in the balance.
After the performance these same two teams staged Wednesday night at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex, it’s certainly within the realm of possibility that a rematch could be in the fold come Friday.

Cumberland American wins District IV 10-11 crown

July 24, 2013

CUMBERLAND — Perhaps the only thing Cumberland American's All-Stars didn't do as a team Wednesday night was hit for the cycle.
There were no triples, but it didn't really matter much.
Manager Dave Belisle's contingent amassed 15 hits, including four doubles and a dinger, and took advantage of eight errors as CALL posted an astonishingly-lopsided 22-5 “mercy-rule” victory over East Woonsocket's best in the R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (10-11) Tournament championship game at Garvin Field.

Pawtucket's Rainville enjoying life following pro baseball career

July 24, 2013

LINCOLN -- Jay Rainville decided, one day two years ago, to put his right arm to the test.

“I knew immediately that it wasn’t going to happen,” he remarked one recent Friday while standing by the home dugout at Chet Nichols Field.

It was the same right arm that in its heyday produced fastballs that lit up the radar gun and generated a resounding pop from the catcher’s mitt. It was the right arm that enabled this Pawtucket native and Bishop Hendricken alumnus to become a No. 1 draft choice of the Minnesota Twins and unlock the door to the exclusive world of professional baseball.

Myron P. Kiczak

July 24, 2013

Myron P. Kiczak

WOONSOCKET - Myron P. Kiczak, 94, resident of Woonsocket, died July 23, 2013 at the Landmark Medical Center.
He was the husband of the late Aurore (Berube) Kiczak.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Paul & Paranka (Sztokaylo) Kiczak.

CUMBERLAND -- Although Frank Geiselman has officially retired from Cumberland High School...
CUMBERLAND — Even dating back to last summer, skipper Dave Belisle had a feeling his...
  BRISTOL  –  Sean Meers clubbed two homers, drove in five runs and scored...
BELLINGHAM – Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to...
launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...
WOONSOCKET – A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended...

 

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