July 13th, 2015
PROVIDENCE â€“ In a case that riveted the city of Woonsocket for years, Raymond D. â€śBeaverâ€ť Tempest Jr. has spent more than 23 years behind bars for the brutal 1982 slaying of 22-year-old Doreen Picard.
But a Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that it wasnâ€™t the truth that got him there â€“ it was a railroad. And it ran on false testimony from witnesses who were wrongfully manipulated by the police, and the improper suppression of exculpatory evidence, by police and prosecutors.
LINCOLN â€” If it was a success the first time around, why not go to the Worldâ€™s Fair again?
That was the logic the Friends of Hearthside followed to put on its second annual 1904 Worldâ€™s Fair festival at the National Registry of Historic Places home at 677 Great Road on Sunday, and one that brought even more people to the fundraising event than attended last year.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Long before the R.I. American Legion Senior Division had even started, Upper Deck Baseball Academy Post 86/14 skipper Steve Reynolds Jr. and his assistants knew they had assembled a stellar squad of college freshmen and high school standouts.
They just hoped their roster could come together and produce at a level equal to or beyond their collective talent.
Reynolds nevertheless admits he's been floored at the squad's success so far this summer both within and outside the R.I. American Legion Senior Division slate, and he has dozens of reasons.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ A Cumberland woman who was lucky enough to catch a two-run David Ortiz homer in Game 1 of the 2013 World Series has been hired to take the helm of Bengal athletics at St. Mary Academy-Bay View.
Jennifer Wasson, who spent three years working in the athletic department at Providence College, has been hired as the schoolsâ€™ new athletic director, succeeding co-Athletic Directors Cindy Neal and Sue Reposa, both of whom retired this school year.
WOONSOCKET â€“ During the vociferous battles over the budget of recent weeks, state-appointed Fiscal Adviser Paul Luba has steered the debate largely from behind the scenes â€“ quietly.
â€śOne of my strengths, wherever Iâ€™ve been, people see me as even-tempered,â€ť says Luba. â€śI believe if you take an even-tempered approach, youâ€™re more likely to get to some kind of compromise position.â€ť
SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. â€“ Three members of a Burrillville family were involved in a motorcycle crash that left one man dead Friday morning around 1 a.m.
Bruce Fernandes, 48, of Pascoag was pronounced dead at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, and his 24-year-old daughter Brittany, 45-year-old brother Scott, of Woonsocket; and 25-year-old Amy Tessier, also of Pascoag, were transported as well, and are expected to survive.
CUMBERLAND — It may have been a while since the Cumberland Major Division (11-12) All-Stars last played a meaningful competitive game – Monday, June 29, to be exact – but head coach Sandi Pickering doesn't believe the layoff will hurt her squad physically or mentally.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Jackie Bradley Jr. spent the Fourth of July holiday returning to the Pawtucket Red Sox after a nine-day stint, his third of the season, with the parent club.
That designation came following fellow outfielder Shane Victorino's activation the day before.
Approximately 48 hours later, the 25-year-old center fielder received some news of consolation from Pawtucket skipper Kevin Boles. That is, he had been selected to represent the International League's best against the Pacific Coast League in the annual Triple-A All-Star Game, slated for Wednesday night in Omaha, Neb.
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