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July 12th, 2015

American Legion Baseball | Loaded with experience, first-place Upper Deck Post 86/14 continues to surge

July 12, 2015

CUMBERLAND – 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.

High school athletics | Cumberland's Wasson hired as athletic director at Bay View

July 12, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – 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 schools’ new athletic director, succeeding co-Athletic Directors Cindy Neal and Sue Reposa, both of whom retired this school year.

July 11th

The eye of Woonsocket’s fiscal storm

July 11, 2015

WOONSOCKET – 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 – quietly.

“One of my strengths, wherever I’ve been, people see me as even-tempered,” says Luba. “I believe if you take an even-tempered approach, you’re more likely to get to some kind of compromise position.”

Pascoag man killed in motorcycle crash on Cape

July 11, 2015

SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. – 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.

July 10th

Little League Softball | TARGET STATE TOURNEY: Confident Cumberland squad heads to Newport to take on Rhode Island's best

July 10, 2015

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 Red Sox | WELL-DESERVED HONOR: PawSox’ Bradley excited about heading to Triple-A All-Star Game

July 10, 2015

PAWTUCKET – 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.

VIDEO: Confederate Flag Removed from SC Statehouse

July 10, 2015

July 9th

RONCARATI'S SWEET SCIENCE: Helping pro athletes reach peak performance takes cutting-edge knowledge, and a dose of common sense

July 9, 2015

Editor’s note: Part two of a two-part series

 

City, state chip away at levy solution

July 9, 2015

WOONSOCKET — The City Council will vote in an emergency meeting this afternoon to end the standoff over the $135 million fiscal 2016 budget, allowing Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt to send out new tax bills and avert an imminent cash flow crisis.

How the council intends to resolve its fundamental differences with Baldelli-Hunt over how high taxes should be raised next year was still undecided last night, but several options are on the table.

SUMMER EXCURSION: Former Lincoln High softball standout Mayer to play against Team USA

July 9, 2015

LINCOLN  –  When Lindsay Mayer’s phone buzzed with a text from her Fordham University softball coach shortly before noon on Thursday, June 18, the content astonished her.

The note from Bridget Orchard went something like this: “How would you like to represent a college All-Star team against Team USA in New Jersey?”

Naturally, she had to double-check the offer.

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