August 7th, 2015
PAWTUCKET – After celebrating two phenomenal International League Governors' Cup championships over the previous three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox won't come close this summer. They bid adieu to a possible playoff berth several weeks ago.
In fact, after manager Kevin Boles' crew dropped a 4-0 decision to Syracuse on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket had not only suffered four straight defeats, but 15 of its last 19 overall and 20 of its previous 24 road tilts.
BRISTOL, CT -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is on a roll.
WOONSOCKET â As promised, the City Council has filed a second lawsuit in Superior Court aimed at preventing RISE Prep Mayoral Academy from opening at One Social Street â also known as Innovation Plaza â on Aug. 31.
Papers filed in Superior Court Wednesday argue that the zoning ordinance prohibits schools from operating in an urban commercial district, or C-1 zone, the land-use classification in which Innovation Plaza is located.
BURRILLVILLE â In its first public comments since a Chicago-based company announced plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Pascoag, the Burrillville Town Council issued a formal statement Tuesday saying that while the board has little legal control over the location, land use and zoning issues associated with the project, it will âwork diligentlyâ to minimize potential negative aspects of the project.
BRISTOL, Conn. â If Ryan OâNeill had any concern prior to hurling in Upper Deck Post 86/14âs opener of the Northeast Regional American Legion Tournament on Wednesday afternoon, it didnât come from a case of nerves.
âThe fact we hadnât seen them (that is, Maine state champion Bangor Comrades) all season, thatâs what bothered me, if anything,â he said. âThree was no familiarity there because we hadnât faced them.â
LINCOLN â At 11 oâclock this morning, the players and coaches representing Upper Deck Post 86/14 embarked upon their next sojourn, that to Bristol, Conn. for the New England Regional American Legion Tournament.
They did so after posting an easier-than-expected 7-1 triumph over South Kingstown Post 39 to snag the state championship at West Warwickâs McCarthy Field on Saturday â and with the mind set of doing everything they could to claim another tourney crown.
PROVIDENCE – It still appears likely that Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr. will be eligible for bail after a Superior Court judge Tuesday rejected the state’s motion to stay, pending appeal to the Supreme Court, his July 13 ruling to vacate Tempest’s murder conviction in the 1982 death of Doreen C. Picard in Woonsocket.
Judge Daniel Procaccini has already signaled his willingness to consider releasing Tempest on home confinement, but a hearing on that matter is now set for Aug. 14.
PROVIDENCE – Labor union members clashed with environmentalists protesting Tuesday outside the Providence Chamber of Commerce building where Gov. Gina Raimondo held a press conference to announce a Chicago-based company’s plans to build the Clear River Energy Center, a state-of-the-art, natural gas-fueled power generation facility in Burrillville.
For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Call.
WOONSOCKET â A squirrel is being fingered as the culprit for a power outage that struck parts of Woonsocket early Wednesday evening.
The outage took place at approximately 7:45 p.m., putting a total of 6,500 customers in the dark, according to televised and published reports.
Power had been completely restored in the city by 11 p.m., according to the website of National Grid, the area's electricity supplier. The utility firm assigned extra crews to the area following reports of outages.