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May 15th, 2015

American Legion Baseball | New leaders of Woonsocket’s Fairmount Post 85 hope to maintain winning tradition

May 15, 2015

WOONSOCKET – When local ballplayers try out the next two weekends for the Woonsocket-based Navigant Fairmont Post 85 American Legion Baseball team, they’ll become participants in one of the oldest traditions in youth sports.

The national institution of American Legion Baseball will celebrate its 90th anniversary this season, making it one of the most venerable organizations in amateur sports in the U.S.

High school baseball | FLY LIKE AN EAGLE: Cumberland's Dante Baldelli opts to take talents to Boston College

May 15, 2015

 

NORTH PROVIDENCE – There’s no room for confusion or interpretation when you’re that sure about something. Make no mistake … Dante Baldelli’s mind is already made up regarding his college-baseball destination.

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May 14th

Woonsocket mayor announces summer jobs program

May 14, 2015

WOONSOCKET – As promised, Mayor Lisa Baldelli Hunt has brought back the seasonal jobs program for high school and college students looking for temporary summer work.

Public Works Director Steve D’Agostino said help-wanted ads will begin appearing in newspapers and other venues next week for jobs as laborers.

May 13th

Northern Division Track & Field | Clippers Scullin, Soullier and Barger; Woonsocket’s Harlan shine at Northern Division Championships

May 13, 2015


CRANSTON – Despite a dominant showing from Smithfield, several area athletes successfully turned in noteworthy performances at the Girls’ Northern Division Championships, held Wednesday at Cranston West High. 
 
Smithfield ran away with the team title as the Sentinels’ 197 points was 52 more than runner-up Cumberland. Woonsocket came in fourth place (44) followed by Mount St. Charles (26), Lincoln (23.5) and Burrillville (13).

Police hunting for rape suspect

May 13, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Police say they’re looking for a man who raped a woman in public housing complex last week after the two made a date through social media.
The police described the man as a light-skinned Latino male, 25-30 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with long black hair worn in pig tails.
A photograph in which the alleged predator identifies himself as “Ben Franks” appeared on the social media dating site where the victim met her attacker, according to police.

May 12th

Pro Golf | Good golf, generosity make CVS Charity Classic an ace

May 12, 2015


SMITHFIELD – The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is a “combo of world-class golf and supporting area charities.”

Those words came from Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark Corp, during a press event on Tuesday to announce the 10 players who have committed to this year’s event. 

Burrillville baseball | Surging Burrillville gets above .500 with rout of Hope High, 11-1

May 12, 2015


BURRILLVILLE – Peter Berthelette spoke at length late last week about the importance of his Burrillville High contingent being mentally focused for three crucial, upcoming Division III contests.

That slate included home-and-home affairs with Hope on Tuesday and Thursday, both sandwiched around a game with Davies Tech on Wednesday.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Former all-star Allen Craig hopes to jumpstart career after demotion to PawSox

May 12, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Long before his rise to All-Star status and subsequent fall that resulted in him getting sent to the minors, Allen Craig was a part-time player for the St. Louis Cardinals.

As a 26-year-old with St. Louis in 2011, Craig logged 219 plate appearances in 75 games. He certainly made the most of his limited exposure, producing a triple-slash line of .315/.362/.555 along with 11 home runs and 40 RBI. 

May 11th

Tempest decision near

May 11, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A decision in Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr.’ s bid to clear his name in the 1982 murder of Doreen Picard is probably just weeks away after lawyers delivered hundreds of pages of closing briefs to the judge who is in charge of the case.

Associate Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Procaccini said he’s aiming to issue a written decision as quickly as possible because of the gravity of the issues involved.

“I’d love to get it done by the end of June,” he said. “It might go into July.”

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