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May 21st, 2015

VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

Celebrate Memorial Day!

May 21, 2015

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina Raimondo, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, were among those who marked the observance of Memorial Day by participating in an annual wreath-laying ceremony honoring war veterans from Rhode Island.
The event on Wednesday was held at the Garden of Heroes on the southwest lawn at the State House.
The garden is dedicated to Rhode Island service members who died supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

May 20th

Mount Boys' Tennis | Mounties down Cranston West in Division II quarterfinals

May 20, 2015


WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles advanced to the semifinal round of the Division II playoffs with a solid 4-2 win over Cranston West on their home courts on Wednesday.

Number-two seeded Mount will face off against number-three seed Classical at the Lincoln High School courts on Thursday in the semifinal matchup.

The Mounties once again relied on Mike Doody at No. 1 singles to set the tone. Doody dispatched his foe Jake Meyerson, 6-0, 6-4.

North Smithfield Softball | ALPHABET SUPE: Pasquariello, Venkataraman star in 7-1 win

May 20, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  North Smithfield High hadn’t played up to expectations for the better part of this Division II-North campaign, so veteran head coach Paul Mercier held a 30-minute team meeting after Tuesday afternoon’s practice.

He felt his Northmen were better than their 6-6 league record, and weren’t getting along as well as they could be.

Tree hugger arrested

May 20, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Two women protesting the Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline project that runs through Burrillville were arrested Tuesday on private Algonquin Gas Transmission Company property in Pascoag and charged with trespassing after one of the protestors positioned herself in a tree stand 60 feet above the ground and refused to come down.
According to police reports, Algonquin Gas officials called the Police Department and asked them to remove two women who were found trespassing on company property at 54 Algonquin Lane just after 6:30 a.m.

May 19th

Mount St. Charles Boys' Volleyball | CHOPPED DOWN: Oakers sweep Mounties in Division I showdown

May 19, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Initially, Mount St. Charles chief Josh D’Abate didn’t think a change in venue would mean anything to his Mounties.

After all, they were the Division I-North leaders, and were preparing to take on powerhouse Coventry, currently in a battle with South Kingstown for I-South supremacy, in a crossover tilt on Tuesday night.

May 18th

Commentary | McGair: A fan first, late PawSox president Skeffington was a true lover of the sport

May 18, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Jim Skeffington may be remembered by some as the businessman who wanted to move the PawSox out of McCoy Stadium. That’s unfortunate because most of all, he was a fan with a lifelong passion for sports and the benefits they can bring a community.

Skeffington died suddenly Sunday night after a three-month stint as team president of the PawSox. His fandom was a side that not everyone got to see, as his brief tenure was marked by a busy process of transition and planning for the future.

City woman injured in domestic assault

May 18, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A night out at a Providence bar with her boyfriend and friends turned into a night of terror for an East School Street woman after the boyfriend became upset back at home and repeatedly assaulted her — punching her, biting her face and breast, and choking her during the attacks.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Team President James Skeffington dies

May 18, 2015

 

Three months after orchestrating the team’s purchase and expressing a strong objective to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from McCoy Stadium to a downtown Providence location, PawSox President James J. Skeffington has died.

Patti Doyle, a spokesperson for the Triple-A team, issued the following statement: “It is with profound sadness that I confirm the death of Jim Skeffington. His son, Jim Skeffington, Jr., will issue a statement on behalf of his family later today. Thank you all for your patience.”

May 17th

Bridge to honor late Burrillville vets

May 17, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – With legislative approval now secured, the town is moving ahead with its plan to dedicate Bridge #672 on Route 102 in memory of Burrillville’s Allan B. McCutcheon and James A. Blanchard, who were killed in action in Vietnam.

Last October, the Burrillville Town Council approved a request from Richard E. Peck, commander of the Burrillville Allied Veterans Council; and Conrad P. Zahn, post adjutant of Berard-Desjarlais American Legion Post 88, to ask the town’s legislative delegation to begin the process of naming the state bridge in honor of McCutcheon and Blanchard.

PAWTUCKET – Mount St. Charles may have failed in its attempt to capture a third...
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CUMBERLAND – For five-plus innings, this Division I-B affair between Cumberland and East...
BLACKSTONE – Ninety-nine-year-old World War II Navy veteran Michael Sulima sits back in a recliner at his daughter’s...
PROVIDENCE – A longtime friend of James J. Skeffington spoke of his exuberance, caring demeanor, and love for his...
BURRILLVILLE – After searching for more than 10 hours on Thursday, police investigators were back at 505 Douglas Pike...

 

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