It will be a busy night for baseball fans and political junkies – as the primary votes are being counted, the Pawsox will play the first game in the Governor’s Cup finals. The Pawsox take on the Durham Bulls at McCoy Stadium.
Rusney Castillo, the Cuban outfielder generating buzz for the Red Sox, will be playing for the Pawsox. The Red Sox landed the Cuban defector with a seven-year, $72.5 million contract. Now local fans will get their first glimpse of him in person before heading up to Boston.
This summer, we’re bringing you stories of programs for kids during the summer months, for a series we’re calling “Keeping Busy.” These programs are aimed specifically towards at-risk youth, many of whom don’t have safe, productive, places to spend their summer vacations.
For this installment, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender visited Harvest Kitchen, a culinary program in Pawtucket.
Rhode Island has received more than $2.7 million to clean up contaminated properties in Pawtucket, Providence, and Westerly.
Senator Jack Reed says these federal grants awarded through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program will help local governments protect public health and redevelop former industrial sites for better use. Reed says it’ll also benefit the economy by creating jobs and increasing the value of surrounding properties.
Today is Memorial Day, a day to honor the men and women who devoted their lives to serving their country in the armed services. Many ceremonies and parades are planned across the state.
Most of Rhode Island’s top lawmakers will be at the state Veterans cemetery in Exeter this morning. Governor Lincoln Chafee, along with the state’s entire congressional delegation plan to be in attendance. The President of the U.S. Naval War College will speak at the ceremony. Music will be provided by National Guard's 88th Army Band.
Yes, “Blackbird,” by Scottish author David Harrower, is a toughie. There’s no way around but to say that it focuses intimately, deeply on child molestation. It considers who was involved. It asks if whether both of its main characters – a middle aged man and a 12-year-old girl -- did not each suffer greatly. And, most tellingly, it offers no solutions.
RIPTA riders are being encouraged to attend public meetings this week about changes on the two most popular bus lines.
RIPTA is turning the number 11 bus line that travels Broad Street in Providence, and the number 99 line that links Providence to Pawtucket on North Main Street into Rapid Bus Lines. Some 11,000 people ride those two lines daily.
Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien has proposed a budget that excludes any tax hike for residents or businesses. The proposed 112-million dollar budget includes buying a rescue vehicle to cut overtime costs, giving schools 600-thousand extra dollars, and setting aside money in the rainy day fund. Grebien said the arrival of new businesses, cuts in city staff, and grant revenue helped craft the budget.
Artist Ed Osborn works in audio and video to create installations, sculptures and performance pieces. Osborn is an assistant professor in the Visual Art Department at Brown University.
On his website, his work is described as “testing the patience of audiences.” His next performance is a preview of a new sound installation that takes place on Saturday April 26th at Machines With Magnets, 400 Main Street, Pawtucket at 4:30 pm.