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May 28th, 2015

Murder suspect captured

May 28, 2015

WOONSOCKET – In a day of fast-moving developments, the manhunt for a career criminal who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death the night before ended in Boston Wednesday with the arrest of 31-year-old Alvin Huggins, police said.
Huggins allegedly stabbed 28-year-old Yanira M. Flores in their apartment at 122 Willow St. Tuesday night. He allegedly fled the scene and police had been searching for him since, calling him “armed and dangerous.”

COLUMN: Young and cash-strapped

May 28, 2015

She said “No” to me and slammed the door. She was on my paper route.
I asked out every girl on my paper route. All three of them. I liked having a captive audience. I’d hand them the paper and say, “Want to go to a movie?”
They all said “No.”
Well, one girl said, “Yes” but then the next day her brother told me she really meant “No.”
I made about $2 an hour on my paper route. It took me about four hours a day and then another five or six hours on the weekends collecting money.
One time, delivering papers, a guy drove by and yelled, “one day you’re going to rule the world!”

May 27th

Burrillville boys' lacrosse | Burrillville/North Smithfield beats Middletown in Div. III semi, 14-8

May 27, 2015


BURRILLVILLE  –  Once the final horn sounded Wednesday afternoon, members of the Burrillville/North Smithfield Co-op squad sprinted toward the cage manned by senior goalkeeper Mark Pasquariello, pounced on top of him and began chanting, “We’re going to the ‘ship! We’re going to the ‘ship!”

They referred to the fact that the Broncos qualified for the R.I. Division III Tournament championship game at Brown University’s Stevenson Field at 1 p.m., Sunday.

Woman stabbed to death in Willow Street apartment Tuesday night

May 27, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The city’s first homicide investigation of the year is under way after a 28-year-old woman was stabbed at 122 Willow St. Tuesday night and later died at Landmark Medical Center.

Police said they were summoned to the two-family house at 10:17 p.m. for a report of a medical emergency and found the victim with a stab wound to the chest.

Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan said no one was in custody as of press time Wednesday, but he declined to say whether police had identified a suspect or elaborate on other details of the crime.

May 26th

Softball | Clippers stun Tolman, take non-leaguer from Franklin; Davies wins on senior day

May 26, 2015


FRANKLIN – Cumberland High suffered no letdown after a key Division I-North triumph over rival Tolman on Monday night.

Twenty-four hours later, the Clippers reeled in non-league foe Franklin, 4-2, on Tuesday to assemble important, back-to-back wins.

Against Franklin, sophomore righty Sydney Provencal allowed just two hits and a walk while fanning four in a five-inning stint, while sophomores Sam Jalbert, Maddi Leite, Provencal and Emily Anderson all produced a hit and an RBI.

Lincoln Baseball | Palmieri throws one-hitter, Trevor Marques homers as Lions stop Novans, 7-0

May 26, 2015


WOONSOCKET  –  Over the past week, Lincoln High sustained two defeats in its last three contests after opening its Division I-A campaign at 12-1.

Those were rather tight affairs against La Salle and Hendricken, and some may have wondered, “Are the wheels coming off?”

Passages | As husband, father, and coach, George Patrick Duffy had a love affair with life

May 26, 2015


PAWTUCKET – George Patrick Duffy left this world on Saturday night, clutching a baseball in one hand while feeling the love of family caressing his faltering heart. 

May 25th

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox honor late president Skeffington, unveil 'JJS' patch

May 25, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Playing their first home game since the passing of Jim Skeffington, the Pawtucket Red Sox held a brief but poignant tribute for their late team president prior to Monday’s game against Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.

Road Racing | Villa Novan student-athletes shine at George Nasuti 5K

May 25, 2015


WOONSOCKET – The primary mission of the George Nasuti Novans Pride 5K is to raise money for the Woonsocket athletic department.

So it was extremely fitting to see a Villa Novan student-athlete cross the finish line first on Memorial Day Monday.

D-Day veteran keeping friends’ memories alive

May 25, 2015

WOONSOCKET – When he was a little younger, Richard Fazzio, now 90, would tend to the small veterans’ memorial at Market Square and Arnold Street whenever he passed by on a walk.

Fazzio grew up in the Globe District on Lincoln Street, and the plaque honoring the city men killed in World War II from that neighborhood bears the names of people he knew.

Among the nine honored are the first city resident killed during World War II, Arthur Favreau, and also Fazzio’s brother, Frank Fazzio, who was just 23 when he was killed fighting for the Army on Leyte in the Philippines on Dec. 2, 1944.

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