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Archive - Jul 2013

July 26th

BREAKING NEWS: FEDS TAKE DEATH PENALTY OFF THE TABLE IN PLEAU CASE

July 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – After insisting on their right to seek capital punishment in a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, federal prosecutors say they no longer want to put accused killer Jason Wayne Pleau to death.

July 25th

Movie link conjures up nightmare for local family

July 25, 2013

BURRILLVILLE – Norma Sutcliffe does not believe in ghosts or haunted houses but she says “The Conjuring,” last week’s Number 1 box office cinema megahit, has put her in a horror movie of her own.

Local boxers set to flock to Twin River this weekend

July 25, 2013

LINCOLN --- It will certainly be “Game On” for four fighters with local ties to the Blackstone Valley this weekend when Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. hosts an action-packed card at the Twin River Events Center.

Pawtucket middleweight Thomas Falowo will make his co-feature debut in an eight-round showdown, and Woonsocket super middleweight Joe Gardner will try to erase the sting of a close loss in May to Richard Gingras in a six-round battle.

July 24th

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.

July 23rd

Cumberland continues to stay the course at Eastern Softball Regionals

July 23, 2013

BRISTOL, Conn. --- After watching his All-Star team nearly mercy-rule the Mount Abraham All-Stars of New Haven, Vt. in an easy victory on Sunday, Cumberland manager Chris Bodington knew that his girls had probably seen their last lopsided win of the Eastern Regional tournament.

On deck was a pool play contest against a team that took Cumberland extra innings a year ago in the tourney, two-time Maine state champ Scarborough, and the next game was against a tougher opponent, the George J. Hummel All-Stars of Seymour, Conn.

Group threatens legal action over tax

July 23, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Just when it seemed like the torturous journey of the 2013 supplemental tax bill was coming to an end, another twist in the road lies ahead for the controversial budget-balancer.
An organized protest group that contends the city is planning to collect the tax in violation of the conditions established by state law now promises it will challenge the $2.5 million supplemental tax in Superior Court.
“If they go forward with this, yes, more than likely we will take legal action,” said James Cournoyer. “What the result of that will be, who knows? Let the chips fall where they may.”

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