May 19th, 2015
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Initially, Mount St. Charles chief Josh DâAbate didnât 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 Burrillvilleâs 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 townâs 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.
PROVIDENCE – In basketball, as in life, timing is everything. That’s why PC Friar fans should take note of the addition of Jeff Battle to Ed Cooley’s staff – it comes at an intriguing juncture for the program.
It’s hard to avoid associating Kris Dunn’s return to PC for his redshirt junior season and Battle’s arrival as an assistant. Dunn has NBA point-guard pedigree, and who better to educate the talented youngster than a coach who knows a thing or two about working with top-tier college point men.
BURRILLVILLE â Members of the Burrillville Police Department are raising money to support a fellow officer who is battling cancer.
An ongoing fundraiser called âRally for Ryanâ has been created for Burrillville Detective Ryan Hughes, a six-year veteran of the department.
In March, Hughes, 30, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and has since undergone surgery. Despite the success of the original surgery, further tests revealed that the cancer had spread to other parts of his body.
WOONSOCKET â A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail yesterday in the armed rape of a 19-year-old city woman he met through social media.
Reynaldo Rios, 36, was arraigned Friday in Sixth District Court, Providence, after he waived extradition to Rhode Island during a hearing in Massachusetts a day earlier, according to the judiciaryâs web site. He was arrested in Brockton on Wednesday.
Police say Rios is a registered sex offender in Massachusetts who raped a woman at gunpoint in the Morin Heights Boulevard housing development on May 7.
WOONSOCKET â When local ballplayers try out the next two weekends for the Woonsocket-based Navigant Fairmont Post 85 American Legion Baseball team, theyâll become participants in one of the oldest traditions in youth sports.
The national institution of American Legion Baseball will celebrate its 90th anniversary this season, making it one of the most venerable organizations in amateur sports in the U.S.