PAWTUCKET â€” Most pro football experts figured Kelsey Fournier and her New England Patriots cheerleader teammates would have spent a chilly Sunday evening outdoors at Gillette Stadium, coaxing freezing fans into making noise for the home team in the AFC championship game.
Instead, the New York Jets ousted the favored Patriots last Sunday in the conference semifinals, ending the season for players, fans and cheerleaders alike.
Luis Cruz, of Woonsocket, whoâ€™s all bundled up against the frigid cold Saturday morning, can see his own breath as he waits for the bus on Main Street to take him to a friendâ€™s house in Pawtucket. The forecast doesnâ€™t get any better, with more frigid air expected Sunday and Monday, with daytime temperatures only reaching the upper teens.
Both the Cumberland and North Smithfield town councils this week unanimously approved resolutions urging Governor Lincoln Chafee and the General Assembly to pass legislation that will accelerate the allocation of the proposed phase-in of state school funding dollars.
The resolution, drafted and endorsed by the Rhode Island Coalition of Municipal Leaders, is making the rounds throughout the state over the next two weeks in an attempt to garner support from town and city councils.