May 21st, 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.
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 – 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.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ 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.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Initially, Mount St. Charles chief Josh Dâ€™Abate didnâ€™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.
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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ 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 â€” punching her, biting her face and breast, and choking her during the attacks.
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.”
BURRILLVILLE â€“ With legislative approval now secured, the town is moving ahead with its plan to dedicate Bridge #672 on Route 102 in memory of Burrillvilleâ€™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 townâ€™s legislative delegation to begin the process of naming the state bridge in honor of McCutcheon and Blanchard.
WEST WARWICK – Mount St. Charles head coach Tom Seaver readily admitted his mind at times drifted to more important issues while facing West Warwick High in a non-league affair at McCarthy Field on Saturday night.
For the third consecutive year, Seaver and Wizards’ coach Rich Grenier had assembled the contest to raise money and awareness in the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS.