May 28th, 2011
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Ted Johnson, 78, spent exactly three years, three months and three days in the Navy on a heavy cruiser out of Norfolk, Va. The USS Newport News CA-148 was the flagship of the 6th Fleet.
â€śWe went to ports that some others didnâ€™t go to,â€ť Johnson recalls. One of his most prominent early duties was to formally welcome dignitaries visting the Admiral.
Division I inners' bracket final
North Kingstown 18, East Providence 0
NORTH KINGSTOWN - James Riley-Garnett threw a five-inning no hitter and Jared Habershaw hit a three-run home run that highlighted a big day at the dish as the North Kingstown baseball team beat East Providence, 18-0, to advance to the state semifinals.
The Skippers will play either Moses Brown or Cranston West Wednesday, thanks to the Quakers win over the Falcons Saturday afternoon.
East Greenwich 12, Cranston East 5
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”The ocean is a vast and multicolored canvas upon which humans use different paint strokes in order to classify and document its usages. In any given area, the seascape is used for everything from launching kayaks to dredging the oceanâ€™s bottom to construct underwater natural gas lines. No one document, however, exists to catalog all of these usages at any particular time.
JAMESTOWN â€“ Bruce Livingston limps a bit as he shows visitors around his waterfront home and onto the deck. â€śYou can sit out here, drink your coffee and fish right off the porch,â€ť he proclaims.
East Greenwich 18, St. Raphael 6
EAST GREENWICH - Playing in another do-or-die game, East Greenwich scored early and didn't stop the rest of the game, eliminated St. Raphael from the Division I playoffs with an 18-6 win.
The Avengers scored 18 runs on 16 hits, three of which were home runs. John Kalajian had a pair of two-run shots and David Hopkins hit one in his 4-for-6 day.
Tolman 14, Narragansett 4
PAWTUCKET - The Narragansett baseball team looked like they'd have a shot to upset Tolman after playing a close game with the Tigers in a loss Wednesday.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ South Kingstown teachers stood up in solidarity against the school committee and Superintendent Tuesday night, filling the Broad Rock Middle School with passion, determination and frustration. After the school committee adopted two policies and tabled one policy concerning teacher evaluation, transfers and layoffs and the Code of Professional Responsibility, teachers did not hold back their disfavor and the trust between teachers and the school department began to ebb.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Warren Becker, who will turn 85 in a few weeks, is quick to point out thereâ€™s no such thing as an ex-Marine. Once a Marine, always a Marine is the byword of this proud military branch.
In World War II, he explains, â€śI was a seagoing Marine, attached to Navy cruisers. I went to South America and around Cape Horn into the Pacific but not the actual war zone.â€ť
The high-school playoffs were hot and heavy on Thursday for a slew of local area teams, with some taking another step forward towards their goal in being either the best in the division or state.
Hereâ€™s a brief rundown of what happened on Thursday within each sport and where the teams will be next in their respective brackets.
Thursday, May 26
East Greenwich 7, Lincoln 6 (EG plays host to St. Raphael on Friday at 4 p.m.)
North Kingstown 16, Pilgrim 4 (NK will host winner of East Providence/Pilgrim on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Lischio Field)
KINGSTON â€“ Dr. Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J. urged the University of Rhode Island undergraduate class of 2011 graduating from the Kingston campus last Sunday to stand, to stand tall in their honor and dignity and to stand for change.
On the crisp cool Sunday afternoon on the University quadrangle in the center of the campus, 3,283 students, including 2,003 Rhode Islanders obtaining their bachelorâ€™s degrees gathered at URIâ€™s 125th undergraduate commencement ceremony with family, friends, and professors to receive their diplomas and walk into the real world.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - It's that time of year again when every local high-school athlete is hoping that all of their blood and sweat during their respective regular seasons will be worth it as they battle for possible division and state championships this week.
Here's a rundown of the complete schedule of all of the area teams competing this week up until Sunday. The schedule will be updated here at ricentral.com as the brackets and results become available.
Wednesday, May 25 (FINAL SCORES)
St. Raphael 4, East Greenwich 2
Middletown 4, South Kingstown 3