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April 16th, 2015

Cops catch alleged arsonist responsible for fire at Rick's on Cass Avenue

April 16, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A city man was ordered held without bail at the state prison Wednesday following his arrest on arson charges for allegedly setting fire to a Cass Avenue lounge a day earlier.

Police announced the arrest of Jarrod Wilson, 29, in a statement released shortly after his arraignment in Sixth District Court but they provided few other details.

Plans, price tag, unveiled for proposed PawSox stadium in Providence

April 16, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Plans for a proposed 10,000-seat, $85 million dollar riverfront ballpark that will look to serve as the future home of the Pawtucket Red Sox were unveiled Tuesday.
Pawtucket Red Sox President James Skeffington at a press conference at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Tuesday afternoon said that if approved, the objective would be to begin construction on the ballpark in December with a targeted opening in April 2017.

April 15th

Pawtucket Red Sox | Lucchino hopes to set precedent with new Downtown Providence ballpark

April 15, 2015

PROVIDENCE – It’s been long rumored the Boston Red Sox were extremely interested in purchasing the Pawtucket Red Sox since owner Ben Mondor passed away in 2010.

A prominent player in Boston’s ownership cabinet is Larry Lucchino, whose official title is President/CEO. He added another title in February when he officially became the chairman of the PawSox.

Cumberland Softball | Bodington, Clippers take a bite out of Bulldogs

April 15, 2015

CUMBERLAND – It wasn’t the prettiest one-hitter ever produced, but that meant little to Cumberland High freshman southpaw Jocelyn Bodington.

Already a household name on the youth softball circuit in town and around the region, Bodington hurled six innings of hitless ball, finally closed with that one allowance – courtesy of eight walks and nine strikeouts in seven full frames – and dominated Westerly, 9-2, in a Division I crossover tilt at Tucker Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Woonsocket looking for arsonist

April 15, 2015

WOONSOCKET – During a period of six days, city firefighters have battled four structure fires, and investigators have determined that all but one of them was the result of arson.
Now police and firefighters say they’ve zeroed in on a suspect after the most recent arson fire damaged Rick’s Bar & Grill on Cass Avenue Tuesday.
“This was an arson fire,” Asst. Deputy State Fire Marshal Michael Morin told The Call. “It’s not even questionable.”

House destroyed by fire

April 15, 2015

GLOCESTER – A fully-involved fire destroyed a single-family home at 350 Old Snake Hill Road Tuesday afternoon after starting while its owners were away, according to fire officials.
Fire officials identified the property as belonging to Leo David and his wife. A daughter of the couple was reported to have been at school at the time of fire.
A family dog inside home perished in the fire, and possibly the family’s pet cats, but a horse and pony kept in a barn nearby the home were not injured, according to West Glocester Deputy Fire Chief Brian McKay.

April 14th

Providence College hockey | CALLING THE SHOTS: Alumni Dolan was PA announcer for title game

April 14, 2015


PROVIDENCE – The clock at TD Garden had struck triple zeros, yet John Dolan was on standby for official confirmation. 

Boys' Volleyball | SET TO SPIKE: New players on the scene at Mount St. Charles; new expectations surround North Smithfield

April 14, 2015

 

With the boys’ volleyball season in full swing, here’s an early-season lookout relating to our local entries. 

Movin’ on up at Tolman

Success can come at a hefty price. In the Rhode Island Interscholastic League, this double-edged sword is sharpened every few years or so when the time comes to realign the divisions.

April 13th

Supplemental tax lawsuit rejected

April 13, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The city dodged a potentially crippling financial bullet as a Superior Court judge ruled against a group of taxpayers who filed suit to quash the 2012 supplemental tax, claiming the $2.5 million levy was against the law.

Edmund Alves, legal counsel to the now-defunct Budget Commission, which ordered the tax, hailed Associate Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel’s ruling on Friday as a major victory for the city. If the plaintiffs had prevailed, Alves said the state would very likely have petitioned the city into receivership, much as it did in Central Falls over three years ago.

Lincoln-Mount St. Charles Softball | Mayer's big offensive day helps Lions double up Mounties

April 13, 2015

LINCOLN – Given the brutal winter and rainy early spring, neither Lincoln High nor Mount St. Charles had spent much time practicing outside. In fact, both programs have seen their fair share of several disappointing postponements.

Yet it sure was hard to tell on Monday afternoon, as the two teams seemed happy to finally take Sullivan Field for their Division I-North season opener.

LINCOLN  –  Just a month ago, North Smithfield High collected the R.I. Division...
PAWTUCKET – The PawSox could welcome outfielder Rusney Castillo back to the lineup as...
PROVIDENCE – A mini-celebration erupted at the intersection of Eaton St. and River Ave. the...
WOONSOCKET – A man arrested for raping a 10-year-old girl admitted having sexual contact with the victim – to teach her...
WOONSOCKET – St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church took another step forward in its recovery from a 2012 fire this...
PROVIDENCE — The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, which supervises the development of land cleared by the...

 

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