May 21st, 2015
BURRILLVILLE â€” Itâ€™s been more than two weeks since anyone has seen or heard from Domingo Ortiz, a 60-year-old Worcester man last seen May 5 visiting a home on Douglas Pike in Nasonville.
The mysterious circumstances surrounding Ortizâ€™s disappearance have prompted a full-scale probe by Burrillville police, who are handling it as a missing person investigation.
Burrillville police, along with R.I. State Police investigators, were searching the 505 Douglas Pike home on Thursday looking for evidence that might shed some light on Ortizâ€™s whereabouts.
LINCOLN – Mount St. Charles officially earned the right to once again defend its team title after holding on for a 4-3 win over Classical on Thursday at Lincoln High School. The Mounties, who have captured the past two Division II titles and are the No. 2 season this year, will face undefeated and top see Wheeler Saturday at Slater Park.
PAWTUCKET – In a back-and-forth affair, Tolman outlasted Lincoln, 6-5, on Thursday at Slater Park’s Al Bailey Field.
The Tigers, who are in the midst of stretch of four games in four days, broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the sixth behind a two-out double by senior Leiandra Wilson. The Lions, who held leads of 2-0 and 4-1, didn’t threaten in the seventh.
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.