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May 13th, 2015

Police hunting for rape suspect

May 13, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Police say they’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 “Ben Franks” appeared on the social media dating site where the victim met her attacker, according to police.

May 12th

Pro Golf | Good golf, generosity make CVS Charity Classic an ace

May 12, 2015


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 baseball | Surging Burrillville gets above .500 with rout of Hope High, 11-1

May 12, 2015


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 Red Sox | Former all-star Allen Craig hopes to jumpstart career after demotion to PawSox

May 12, 2015


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. 

May 11th

Tempest decision near

May 11, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A decision in Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr.’ 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 he’s aiming to issue a written decision as quickly as possible because of the gravity of the issues involved.

“I’d love to get it done by the end of June,” he said. “It might go into July.”

May 10th

5K race Memorial Day race to honor Nasuti

May 10, 2015

WOONSOCKET – George Nasuti’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 High Football | New head coach Castiglia aims to re-instill tradition for Villa Novans

May 10, 2015

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.

May 9th

Commentary | McGair: Roussel to Green Bay for NFL tryout, area HS seniors announce college plans

May 9, 2015


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. 

Girls' Ice Hockey | MOUNT-N-LIONS? Lincoln, Mount St. Charles could form new girls' co-op team

May 9, 2015


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 native's cafe plan: Blend coffee with cats

May 9, 2015

CUMBERLAND — 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. They’re planning to open Rhode Island’s first “cat cafe” next year – after they return from South Korea.

CUMBERLAND – Bobby Hartnett made a triumphant return to his hometown on the Fourth of July morning...
CUMBERLAND – When last we saw Hilary Dionne on the running circuit, the 2003 Cumberland...
PAWTUCKET – There’ll be no reunion between Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mason Williams...
BELLINGHAM — It's a case that has haunted investigators in Bellingham and Franklin for more than three decades.
WOONSOCKET — It wasn’t unusual to see the “closed” sign in door of Paul’s Family Restaurant every year during the week...
WOONSOCKET — Two brothers are facing multiple drug-trafficking and related charges as police seized 77 grams of heroin...

 

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