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September 2nd

The Autumnfest countdown begins

September 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – It is that time again — time to buy your Autumnfest button.

Tim Paul, chairman of the Autumnfest Steering Committee, was putting out that message on Friday, even as the city cleaned up from a big and successful Main Street Block Party celebrating the city’s 125th anniversary.

Red Sox coach waited for just the right moment before approaching PawSox OF Bradley

September 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Tommy Harper always seems to enjoy his visits to McCoy Stadium. Granted, his capacity as Red Sox minor-league consultant explains why he comes around, yet watch this proud 72-year-old during batting practice and it’s apparent that he still has an appetite for the game.

September 1st

A taste of the Mediterranean in Cumberland

September 1, 2013

CUMBERLAND – From ratatouille crepes to a Mediterranean platter brimming with homemade tabouli, grape leaves with hummus and kalamata olives, Modern Bistro is all about signature American dishes with a European flair.

August 31st

Where there’s a smoker, there’s barbecue at Blackstone firehouse-turned-restaurant

August 31, 2013

BLACKSTONE – Steven J. Seagrave of North Smithfield has worked in the high-tech industry and managed a major construction project, but these days it’s the Firehouse Tavern and Smokehouse, 200 Main St., that has most of his attention.

Seagrave has owned the Broad Street Tap in Cumberland for five years and decided to try his hand a running a full-menu sports pub by taking on renovation of the former Station House and Archie’s Firehouse business in the town’s original firehouse building off Main Street.

Supplemental tax rolls in ahead of schedule

August 31, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Even though a taxpayers group has challenged the $2.5 million supplemental tax bill, collections of the one-time tax are filling city coffers at roughly the pace officials always expected, if not a little better.

Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce said that at the close of business on Thursday, the due date for the bill, the city had taken in at least $1.25 million.

Gator’s Pub continues to serve beach volleyball to Blackstone Valley

August 31, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — When Dave Houle returned from a vacation to Florida's East Coast back in the fall of 1990, he greeted fellow Gator's Pub co-owner Tom McGee with what he deemed a “fantastic idea” to bolster interest in their new venture.
“He had watched some beach volleyball down there outside a restaurant, and he thought it'd be great to start one of our own,” McGee explained recently of his former partner's notion. “He just raved about it. What sold us was there was nothing like it in our area at the time. We were out here in the boonies, and we needed to put ourselves on the map.”

August 30th

After birthday bash, city looks forward

August 30, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The city’s Main Street business district was largely back to normal routines on Friday and someone would have to have been at the big Block Party celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the city’s incorporation Thursday evening to know just how big a change that was.

The 12 stages where bands and performing acts entertained a sea of local and out-of-town people flowing like a tide from Market Square to Monument square were dissembled and all the booths and temporary facilities of the city’s one-night birthday party extravaganza taken away.

Mount St. Charles girls break in school's new tennis courts with ceremony, Injury Fund matches

August 30, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Forget the 10-minute drive to the High Ridge courts in Lincoln. Mount St. Charles only had to walk across Logee Street and step onto its brand new six-court complex for its Injury Fund Tennis Challenge.
Joined by the teams from La Salle Academy, the Prout School, and the Wheeler School, as well as a large gathering of fans and alumni, the Mounties, head coach Marissa Pitrone-Marsh, and athletic director and former coach Richard Lawrence conducted a small ceremony opening the courts on a sun-drenched Friday afternoon.

Henry's walkoff hit helps PawSox clinch division title

August 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – It was about 11 a.m. Friday when Gary DiSarcina received a text message from Justin Henry, a player who according to the PawSox skipper, “has had a rough year. He was a .300 hitter in Toledo last year, but he’s one of the best teammates out there.”
Henry had a simple request. His mother was in town and was wondering if it was possible for DiSarcina to include him in the lineup for that night’s game against Syracuse.

Buchholz takes ‘step forward’ in solid rehab start

August 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Clay Buchholz classified his 3.1-inning stint at McCoy Stadium on Friday as a step forward.
“Tonight, I was much more impressed with the velocity that I was able to sustain over the period I was out there and being able to throw all my pitches with the same effort level and arm angle,” said Buchholz after scattering seven hits and allowing one run against Syracuse. “That was basically the final hump I had to get over as far as not having a second thought in the back of my head. It was about getting my release point down on all my pitches.”

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PROVIDENCE – On a fittingly balmy spring Monday, there were signs of a thaw in Woonsocket’s relationship with its...

 

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