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January 26th, 2015

Providence College basketball | AWAITING A SIGN FROM THE HEAVENS: Location, timing of PC-DePaul game depends on weather

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – This much is known: Providence College will not be hosting DePaul in a key Big East Conference men’s basketball matchup Tuesday night.

Whether the rescheduled game takes place Thursday, which PC officials have announced as a tentative date ... your guess is as good as athletic director Bob Driscoll’s

“We have plans, but they could change depending on the weather conditions and their ability to get a charter flight,” said Driscoll. “The weather the way it is, it could be hard to get a plane.”

RI governor declares state of emergency

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday declared a state of emergency until further notice, banishing vehicular travel as of midnight as crews prepared for a multi-day chore of restoring power and clearing roads.
Raimondo struck a tone of dire urgency during a briefing at the Statehouse, strongly advising storm preppers to get their business finished and get off the roads voluntarily by 8 last night, but she said that by midnight a travel ban would be strictly enforced by the state police.

January 25th

Burrillville High boys' hockey | BAND OF BROTHERS: Broncos roster sports four sets of siblings

January 25, 2015

BURRILLVILLE  – Junior center Riley Tupper admitted being amazed when Burrillville High mentor Bill Robinson approached his troops last week and told them The Call wanted to conduct an interview with his icemen.

Bigger than the Blizzard of ‘78?

January 25, 2015

Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocket’s Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt shifting into weather emergency mode on Sunday as communities throughout the state geared up for what could be a demanding multi-day challenge to their resources.

Baldelli-Hunt received assurances from her director of public works, Steve D’Agostino, that the highway department’s plows and sanders and their drivers would be ready for the many hours of work ahead, just as her executive peers in nearby communities were also informed.

January 24th

R.I. urged to invest in ‘human capital’

January 24, 2015

THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom of Washington politics is that President Barack Obama’s proposal for a national plan to abolish the cost of tuition for a two-year college degree is dead on arrival.

Jim Purcell, the state’s new commissioner of postsecondary education, hopes that isn’t true. But even if it is, Purcell says it’s way past time for the state to do something on its own to make a college education more affordable.

January 23rd

Showgoers become captains of dreams

January 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE – At 16 years old, Zach Pope and Dan Calandro aren’t exactly old salty dogs, but they do know a thing or two about boats.

Both juniors at the Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center, a marine-themed magnet school in Connecticut, Pope and Calandro have studied maritime history, boat building and oceanography, yet even they were impressed with the sheer number of boats and watercraft that filled the Rhode Island Convention Center, where the 22nd annual Providence Boat Show opened Friday and continues today and Sunday.

Woonsocket High boys' basketball | Knotty Oakers chop down Villa Novans, 67-56

January 23, 2015


WOONSOCKET – There are variety of reasons why a basketball team may wish to slow the game down.  For Coventry head coach Tom Campbell, his primary reason was that he did not want to get into a track meet with a Woonsocket outfit that is all about the fastbreak.

“We like to run, but not as fast as they like to run,” said Campbell. “We wanted to control the tempo and get good shots in that tempo. We didn’t want the game to get crazy.”

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

January 22nd

Former NS officer charged with pension fraud

January 22, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A local attorney and former policeman who retired on a disability pension in 2002 has been criminally charged with fraudulently obtaining $42,458 in tuition benefits to pay for his son’s and daughter’s education at the University of Rhode Island.

Keith Heroux, 52, of 1172 Old Smithfield Road, was released on $25,000 personal recognizance Wednesday following his arraignment on state police charges of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500, a felony.

Providence College basketball | Henton, Friars close out Xavier in OT after almost losing grip, 69-66

January 22, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The term “emotional rollercoaster” definitely applies to what took place at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Thursday.<

PROVIDENCE – This much is known: Providence College will not be hosting DePaul in a key Big...
BURRILLVILLE  – Junior center Riley Tupper admitted being amazed when Burrillville...
WOONSOCKET – There are variety of reasons why a basketball team may wish to slow the game...
PROVIDENCE – With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday...
Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocket’s...
THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom of Washington politics is that President Barack Obama’s proposal for a national plan to abolish...

 

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