May 5th, 2015
WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles took advantage of a fine mound performance from junior southpaw Alex Lataille to claim an interesting 3-1 Division II-North victory over Scituate High on Tuesday afternoon.
Lataille yielded only five hits with four walks, but whiffed a quintet to help the Mounties move to 10-1 in league play. At the plate, sophomore Joe Sanchioni went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored, while junior John Montani's two-run two-bagger in the third plated classmate Eric Abruzzi and Sanchioni to give the Mount a 3-0 cushion.
WOONSOCKET -- A fast moving fire took the life of a well-known city resident early Tuesday morning. Gennaro DeLuca, 66, was pronounced dead at the hospital following a blaze that consumed a triple-decker at 342 Logee St. Fire officials told The Call the fire started at about 5:30 p.m. and initial reports indicated that tenants and pets were trapped in the building. Nine other residents were able to escape the fire. Fire officials indicated to The Call that they responded to a fire at the same location last week.
BELLINGHAM â€“ Veteran Patrolwoman Stephanie Lemonâ€™s colleagues are calling her lucky after she was struck by a motor vehicle while directing traffic on Pulaski Boulevard Monday morning.
â€śShe went up and over the hood,â€ť said Lt. Kevin Ranieri. â€śShe was knocked off her feet and landed on the ground on her right side.â€ť Lemon was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center, where doctors determined she had suffered nothing worse than some serious bruising. Initially some paramedics thought she might have broken an arm.
â€śSheâ€™s lucky,â€ť said Ranieri.
WOONSOCKET â€” Ride down just about any city street these days and you are bound to find potholes, plenty of them.
But the recent winter was especially hard on the pavement of Cumberland Hill Road, a major route into Woonsocket proper, and Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt wants to see that taken care of as a priority this spring.
The state road is technically-state maintained, so getting it fixed is not as easy a project as one might think.
But as the mayor noted Wednesday, the travel conditions have deteriorated enough to have even the state backing a two-phase repair plan.
WOONSOCKET – The Villa Novans sent 13 men to the plate in the third inning, and scored a season-high 10 runs on Saturday as they battered Cranston East, 10-1.
Woonsocket High’s offensive onslaught was led by Frandy Sanchez, who went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, and Austin Forget, who went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
The eight-run third inning was decisive for the Novans, who put the rally together by stringing together a series of singles and walks.
PAWTUCKET – Turns out I spent floods of nervous force over absolutely nothing.
Even though I had performed my official act as pitch-clock operator when I pushed the button that officially signaled that first pitch was exactly 60 minutes away – a mock cheer went up inside the McCoy Stadium press box once the countdown was underway – my palms were extra sweaty as the first game of the April 21 doubleheader between the PawSox and Buffalo Bisons drew closer and closer.
PAWTUCKET – Now comes the real test of Major League Baseball’s commitment to speeding up the game.
Starting with Friday’s Durham-Pawtucket contest and likewise at Triple-A and Double-A ballparks across the country, those in violation of letting the clock expire will be charged with a ball or strike – depending on the offending party. Whether or not these unprecedented efforts have a direct bearing on the game’s outcome will be closely monitored in the weeks and months ahead.
WOONSOCKET â€” Most of the students in Woonsocket High School teacher Robert Stewardâ€™s law and society class were born more than 30 years after the U.S. Supreme Courtâ€™s 1969 landmark decision that protects studentsâ€™ free speech.
But 46 years later, itâ€™s a decision with fresh resonance in the age of Facebook and Twitter, a Woonsocket attorney told a group of those students Friday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ R.I. State Police threw the book at a Pawtucket man after a brief but highly destructive motor vehicle chase Thursday in which a trooper, a gas station, and five motor vehicles were struck by the suspectâ€™s Ford Taurus.
Richard Reis, 56, of 39 Chapman St., was arrested on 16 separate offenses, including driving under the influence, assault with a deadly weapon, eluding police, resisting arrest, receiving stolen goods, operating on a suspended license, and a string of outstanding warrants from three different courts.