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April 23rd, 2015

Pawtucket Red Sox | Catcher Swihart honing pitch-calling, game management skills

April 23, 2015



PAWTUCKET – At one time, the Red Sox felt Triple A was the perfect place to impress upon the finer points of game management to up-and-coming catchers. 

The organization changed its philosophy shorted after drafting Blake Swihart in 2011. Now the art of calling pitches and understanding opposing hitters’ tendencies gets started at the lower levels.

April 22nd

City salutes heroism under fire

April 22, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Calling what he did a “heroic and selfless act,” Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has presented the Woonsocket Proud Standing Strong Award to Douglas Lachance, a live-in property manager who pounded on doors to alert sleeping tenants when a three-alarm fire broke out at an Ascension Street rooming house on April 8.

At the City Council’s meeting Monday, the mayor also lauded Fire Chief Paul A. Shatraw, EMA Director Timothy Walsh, Director of Human Services Linda Plays, and all those who came together to help the displaced tenants.

Pawtucket Red Sox | While big league staff struggles, Pawtucket’s starters look strong

April 22, 2015


PAWTUCKET – When the major-league pitching staff has produced just six quality starts in the first 13 games and has a combined ERA of 5.93, a team’s natural inclination is to take inventory of the alternatives at the Triple-A level.

April 21st

Twin River plans to move Newport Grand casino to Tiverton

April 21, 2015

LINCOLN – The Twin River Casino unveiled its strategy for competing with proposed Massachusetts gaming Tuesday while announcing plans to move the Newport Grand slot operation in Newport to a new home just shy of the Massachusetts line, off Route 24 in Tiverton.

“I’m pleased to announce that Twin River has secured the rights to acquire land in Tiverton along the Massachusetts border where casinos are being proposed to compete with Rhode Island,” John E. Taylor, Jr. chairman of Twin River’s board of directors, said while providing details of the proposal during a Twin River news conference.

April 20th

Boston Marathon | Dionne, Meb make this a run to remember, for all the right reasons

April 20, 2015


You would have thought Hilary Dionne and Meb Keflezighi were life-long friends.

The two of them simultaneously crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon with their hands joined together and raised high in the air. It was an awesome act of sportsmanship that was accompanied by exalted passion radiating from their respective faces. 

Cottages destroyed by fire

April 20, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Firefighters spent the day Monday putting out hotspots and sifting through the skeletal remains of three summer cottages that were destroyed earlier in the morning by one of the biggest fires to hit this lakefront neighborhood overlooking Pascoag Reservoir, also known as Echo Lake, in more than 10 years.

NBA Playoffs Recap and Predictions

April 20, 2015

The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.

Eastern Conference

Game 1
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91

The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.

April 19th

Body found in home fire pit

April 19, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Police are investigating the death of a Mason Street man whose body was found lying partially in a backyard fire pit Sunday morning.

Police declined to comment on the case Sunday while the investigation into the discovery outside 268 Mason St. continued. It could not be determined whether police were investigating an accident or medical problem in connection with the man’s death, or possibly foul play.

April 18th

Burrillville volunteers pick up the planet

April 18, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Residents took time out on a perfect Saturday morning to
ensure that their community stayed just as beautiful as the day's weather during the annual Earth Day Cleanup.

About 30 people converged on the Department of Public Works Town Garage
as early as 8:30 a.m. Saturday to enjoy a breakfast of coffee, hot
chocolate, and doughnuts before donning their neon green T-shirts and a
pair of gloves, grabbing trash bags, and departing to clean various
locations throughout the community.

Blessed with a picturesque spring morning, residents, children, parents,

Woonsocket Little League | Opening Day festivities ring in new season

April 18, 2015

WOONSOCKET -- Woonsocket Little League’s opening day went off with a hitch Saturday at Renaud Field. The celebration officially kicked off the 2015 season and featured a player parade that included all teams in each division, including T-Ball, Instructional, Minor, Majors, Juniors and Seniors baseball teams, as well as 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under and juniors softball teams.
 
For more photos, see Sunday's Woonsocket Call
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