April 28th, 2015
PROVIDENCE â€” Rep. Cale P. Keable (D-Dist. 47, Burrillville, Glocester), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is expecting a big turnout of speakers wanting to voice their views on the legalization of marijuana in Rhode Island when his committee hears legislation with that intent Wednesday evening.
Keable only had to look at the interest generated by a similar hearing last year on a bill that did not move forward.
â€śWe had a couple of hundred people that came by the hearing last year and it went into the early morning,â€ť Keable said after Tuesdayâ€™s House session at the Statehouse.
CUMBERLAND – One swing of the bat helped Lincoln High remain unbeaten at 5-0, and to no one’s surprise, the bat belonged to senior captain Stacey Mayer.
The St. Joseph’s University-bound talent blasted an inside-the-park grand slam in the top of the second inning, a frame which saw the Lions score six times, on their way to beating Division I-North rival Cumberland, 8-6, at Tucker Field on Tuesday.
PAWTUCKET – “Everything is out of my control. I just play ball.”
So said Jackie Bradley Jr. earlier this month at PawSox Media Day, but the outfielder most likely did in fact exert some control over his promotion to the major leagues on Tuesday, with his run of excellent play throughout the month of April.
LINCOLN – Just a month ago, North Smithfield High collected the R.I. Division II Hockey Tournament championship with a two-game sweep of South Kingstown, and senior Jake Decelles played a pivotal role in it.
Now he’s a member of the North Smithfield golf team, and admitted he’s trying to do the same on the links as he did on the ice.
PAWTUCKET – The PawSox could welcome outfielder Rusney Castillo back to the lineup as soon as Wednesday night’s game.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A man arrested for raping a 10-year-old girl admitted having sexual contact with the victim â€“ to teach her about sex, according to police.
Michael Powell, 52, of Blackstone Terrace Apartments, was arraigned in District Court Monday on one count each of first- and second-degree child molestation. He was ordered held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions pending a hearing May 6, according to the judiciaryâ€™s web site.
Powell was arrested about 7 a.m. Saturday, hours after police took statements from the victim and her mother, according to police reports.
WOONSOCKET â€“ St. Michaelâ€™s Ukrainian Orthodox Church took another step forward in its recovery from a 2012 fire this weekend as it consecrated a new Holy Table, or altar, for its religious services.
The four-pillar wooden altar was made by the Rev. Onisie Morar, pastor of the St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church on East School Street, as a way to help St. Michaelâ€™s put the Nov. 20, 2012, fire behind it, just as the parish had worked to renovate the ornate church Harris Avenue Church and repair its roof after the fire closed it to services for two years.
PROVIDENCE – A mini-celebration erupted at the intersection of Eaton St. and River Ave. the moment Providence College sent out a release regarding Kris Dunn’s desire to put the NBA on hold and remain a Friar for a little bit longer.
“I thought about not having him a lot,” said coach Ed Cooley. “It would have been a totally different team without him.”
WOONSOCKET – Inside the Mount St. Charles dugout after the top of the sixth inning, sophomore righty Emily Durand made a reasonable request to her teammates.
With the Mounties guarding a 3-2 lead over Division I-North nemesis Cumberland High, Durand asked only, “Get me some insurance runs, please!”
They didn’t then, but responded when they needed to most.
PROVIDENCE â€” The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, which supervises the development of land cleared by the relocation of I-195, will hold a meeting regarding the proposed construction of a baseball stadium on Monday at 4 p.m.at the R.I. Commerce Corporation office, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101.
The board will hear the Pawtucket Red Sox ownership groupâ€™s proposal to buy and develop land on which it plans to build the 10,000-seat ballpark.