Archive - May 27, 2012
WARWICK â Dan Rhault knows that in order for a high school baseball talent to get noticed, one has to venture to where college coaches and recruiters gather.
The belief that if youâre good, âtheyâ will seek you out no longer applies. Recruiting has become such a cutthroat business that if you snooze, you lose, and if you snooze some more, you just might see your baseball career end at the high school level.
âWeâre going to them,â Rhault, a Lincoln native, said matter-of-factly.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. â Itâs been quite the debut for Jad Prachniak, West Chester Universityâs new baseball skipper.
Thanks to the tutelage of the former Lincoln resident, the Golden Rams closed their regular season with a stellar 42-10 slate, captured the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship and qualified for the NCAA Division II World Series after winning four straight games in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament.
WOONSOCKET â In a rare Sunday session, the City Council voted 5-2 last night to ask the state bring in a budget commission to take over the cityâs finances.
Pro-commission councilors blamed lawmakers for forcing their hand by failing to okay the cityâs request for a 13 percent supplemental tax bill last week.
Woonsocket police officers, from left, Andrew Broccoli, Jeffrey Gagnon, Justin Mowry, Sean Rochette and Mitchell Voyer, are sworn-in as police officers during a ceremony at police headquarters Friday. The five new officers graduated from the Rhode Island Police Academy earlier in the day.
BURRILLVILLE â The town is getting ready to begin a revaluation of all properties within the community.
The state-mandated 2012 revaluation project kicks off within the next few weeks when inspectors from Certified Revaluation Company, Inc. (CRC) â which the Town Council has contracted with â fan out throughout the town with property record cards and aerial maps. The inspectors will visit every type of property, from residential to commercial to industrial.
WOONSOCKET â The Woonsocket Teachers Guild has issued a statement criticizing State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's handling of the supplemental tax increase issue.
The teachers union described Baldelli-Hunt's âwaffling positionâ on the tax increase as resulting in the measure being sent back to committee.
The statement issued by the Guild maintained that while âthere has been much debate over whether this supplemental tax increase is the best solution for Woonsocket, right now the schools have no other current alternative to fund operations.â