May 13th, 2015
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police say theyâ€™re looking for a man who raped a woman in public housing complex last week after the two made a date through social media.
The police described the man as a light-skinned Latino male, 25-30 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with long black hair worn in pig tails.
A photograph in which the alleged predator identifies himself as â€śBen Franksâ€ť appeared on the social media dating site where the victim met her attacker, according to police.
SMITHFIELD – The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is a “combo of world-class golf and supporting area charities.”
Those words came from Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark Corp, during a press event on Tuesday to announce the 10 players who have committed to this year’s event.
BURRILLVILLE – Peter Berthelette spoke at length late last week about the importance of his Burrillville High contingent being mentally focused for three crucial, upcoming Division III contests.
That slate included home-and-home affairs with Hope on Tuesday and Thursday, both sandwiched around a game with Davies Tech on Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET – Long before his rise to All-Star status and subsequent fall that resulted in him getting sent to the minors, Allen Craig was a part-time player for the St. Louis Cardinals.
As a 26-year-old with St. Louis in 2011, Craig logged 219 plate appearances in 75 games. He certainly made the most of his limited exposure, producing a triple-slash line of .315/.362/.555 along with 11 home runs and 40 RBI.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A decision in Raymond D. â€śBeaverâ€ť Tempest Jr.â€™ s bid to clear his name in the 1982 murder of Doreen Picard is probably just weeks away after lawyers delivered hundreds of pages of closing briefs to the judge who is in charge of the case.
Associate Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Procaccini said heâ€™s aiming to issue a written decision as quickly as possible because of the gravity of the issues involved.
â€śIâ€™d love to get it done by the end of June,â€ť he said. â€śIt might go into July.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ George Nasutiâ€™s love of Woonsocket and commitment to its young people will be remembered again on Memorial Day when the second annual edition of the George W. Nasuti Novans Pride 5K sets out from the The Gym LLC, on Diamond Hill Road.
Nasuti died on Feb. 11, 2014, following a fall while refereeing a basketball game in Burrillville, but still inspires Woonsocket High School community members who remember him fondly as a longtime athletic director, coach and principal.
WOONSOCKET – The new head coach of the Villa Novans football team has made it quite clear that he’s not going to be just about X’s and O’s, or Johns and Joes.
Rest assured that there’s plenty of pigskin knowledge tucked inside the mind of Glenn Castiglia, Woonsocket’s choice to succeed Woonsocket interim coach Brian Bouley, who was handed the keys to the program last summer after Carnell Henderson became principal of the Cass Ave. campus.
Congratulations and best wishes to Pawtucket’s Jean-Daniel Roussel, who is in Green Bay this weekend on a tryout deal with the NFL’s Packers. A product of St. Raphael and Sacred Heart University, Roussel was one of a reported 26 players that the Green Bay front office invited on a tryout condition.
At Lincoln High School, officials want to continue playing Rhode Island interscholastic girls’ hockey despite recently learning that their co-op partner Cumberland will drop the sport.
If the Lions are to keep playing, they’ll need a new partner, as they lack the numbers to field a team on their own.
One potential candidate is Mount St. Charles Academy, a program that bears a proud history in the sport but has seen declining participants in recent years.
CUMBERLAND â€” For millions of American cat lovers, sipping a cup of coffee beside a feline friend is one of the taken-for-granted pleasures of daily life.
At home, on the sofa, that is. Not at Starbucks, or someplace like it.
But all that could change if Cumberland native Zackery Durkin and his girlfriend, Sarah Brown, have their way. Theyâ€™re planning to open Rhode Islandâ€™s first â€ścat cafeâ€ť next year â€“ after they return from South Korea.