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August 5th, 2015

American Legion Baseball | OFF TO A FLYING START: Upper Deck brings its 'A' game in Northeast Regional opener

August 5, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. – If Ryan O’Neill had any concern prior to hurling in Upper Deck Post 86/14’s opener of the Northeast Regional American Legion Tournament on Wednesday afternoon, it didn’t come from a case of nerves.

“The fact we hadn’t seen them (that is, Maine state champion Bangor Comrades) all season, that’s what bothered me, if anything,” he said. “Three was no familiarity there because we hadn’t faced them.”

August 4th

American Legion Baseball | Upper deck treks to regional tourney in Conn.

August 4, 2015

LINCOLN – At 11 o’clock 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 Warwick’s McCarthy Field on Saturday – and with the mind set of doing everything they could to claim another tourney crown.

Judge rejects request to deny bail for Tempest

August 4, 2015

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.

Raimondo announces Burrillville energy plant

August 4, 2015

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.

August 3rd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Power outage strikes Woonsocket

August 3, 2015

WOONSOCKET — 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.

Proposed Burrillville power plant meets pushback

August 3, 2015

BURRILLVILLE — A group of town residents today picketed at the entrance of Spectra's fracked gas compressor station in Burrillville to protest construction of a proposed natural gas-fueled power generation facility in town — a prelude to what organizers say will be an even bigger demonstration at the Statehouse today, when Gov. Raimondo addresses the project.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Owens gets call to start in Yankee Stadium, replaces injured Porcello

August 3, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox on Sunday placed right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 30) with a right triceps strain.

Replacing him in the rotation will be left-hander Henry Owens, who will be called up from Pawtucket to make his Major League debut on Tuesday in Yankee Stadium in New York.

Owens will be pitching on six days’ rest coming off a start for the PawSox last Wednesday against Norfolk.

August 2nd

An accordion jam in Foster

August 2, 2015

FOSTER — The state's biggest accordion festival is also its most intimate and charming.

Hosted every August for the past 19 years by the Vasa Order of America’s Rhode Island District 3 at Little Rhody Vasa Park in Foster, the one-of-a-kind festival draws upwards of 100 fans of traditional Swedish music who come each year to enjoy an afternoon of sing-along, dancing, homemade baked goods and camaraderie.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Lucchino to retain up-front role with PawSox

August 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The weekend news of Larry Lucchino stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox by year’s end won’t change his role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.  

“Nothing changes with respect to the PawSox, which is good news for all of us. He’s still actively in the midst of pursuing a renegotiated agreement with the state,” said Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for the ownership group representing the Triple-A franchise. 

August 1st

TOP OF THE DECK: Post 86/14 claims first-ever American Legion state championship

August 1, 2015


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