April 24th, 2015
GLOCESTER â€“ Professional wrestlers tonight will be bodyslamming for a good cause as Power League Wrestling holds its annual Power-Fest event at Ponaganset High School to benefit the Ancients and Horribles Parade.
A family-friendly wrestling exhibition, the 23rd annual Power-Fest will feature stars from PLW, a not-for-profit independent wrestling organization, going to the mat in an effort to raise money for the yearly Fourth of July celebration.
PROVIDENCE – Turns out the most important 2015 recruit in Ed Cooley’s sights is staying put at Providence College.
The NBA can wait for Kris Dunn, who on Friday ended a month’s worth of speculation by announcing that he is returning to the Friars for his redshirt junior season. Dunn still has two years of playing eligibility remaining, but academically he will be a senior who in one year is scheduled to graduate with a degree in social science.
PAWTUCKET – Veteran head coach Tom Seaver couldn’t help but laugh as he watched his Mount St. Charles players enter the first-base gate to McCoy Stadium’s splendor on Friday morning.
“We got here at 10 a.m., an hour before game time, and their eyes lit up when they saw the field,” a grinning Seaver said. “A lot of them had their cell phones out, taking pictures of this beautiful park.”
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Sandberg Machine, a family-owned and operated machine shop on Broncos Highway in Mapleville, has manufactured parts for jet planes, power plants and nuclear submarines. But those jobs, says machinist Don Sandberg, pale in comparison to the state-of-the-art aluminum encasements the company recently manufactured to house one of Rhode Islandâ€™s rarest and most profound historic documents: Rhode Islandâ€™s Colonial Charter of 1663.
PAWTUCKET – At one time, the Red Sox felt Triple A was the perfect place to impress upon the finer points of game management to up-and-coming catchers.
The organization changed its philosophy shorted after drafting Blake Swihart in 2011. Now the art of calling pitches and understanding opposing hitters’ tendencies gets started at the lower levels.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Calling what he did a â€śheroic and selfless act,â€ť Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has presented the Woonsocket Proud Standing Strong Award to Douglas Lachance, a live-in property manager who pounded on doors to alert sleeping tenants when a three-alarm fire broke out at an Ascension Street rooming house on April 8.
At the City Councilâ€™s meeting Monday, the mayor also lauded Fire Chief Paul A. Shatraw, EMA Director Timothy Walsh, Director of Human Services Linda Plays, and all those who came together to help the displaced tenants.
PAWTUCKET – When the major-league pitching staff has produced just six quality starts in the first 13 games and has a combined ERA of 5.93, a team’s natural inclination is to take inventory of the alternatives at the Triple-A level.
LINCOLN â€“ The Twin River Casino unveiled its strategy for competing with proposed Massachusetts gaming Tuesday while announcing plans to move the Newport Grand slot operation in Newport to a new home just shy of the Massachusetts line, off Route 24 in Tiverton.
â€śIâ€™m pleased to announce that Twin River has secured the rights to acquire land in Tiverton along the Massachusetts border where casinos are being proposed to compete with Rhode Island,â€ť John E. Taylor, Jr. chairman of Twin Riverâ€™s board of directors, said while providing details of the proposal during a Twin River news conference.
You would have thought Hilary Dionne and Meb Keflezighi were life-long friends.
The two of them simultaneously crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon with their hands joined together and raised high in the air. It was an awesome act of sportsmanship that was accompanied by exalted passion radiating from their respective faces.