Archive - Mar 13, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€” Fact is, Mount St. Charles Academy chief Dave Belisle likes the way his squad is playing right now.
He admitted being less than ecstatic with the Mounties' 7-4 triumph over Coventry High in the first game of a best-of-three R.I. State Championship semifinal set last Friday night, but couldn't have been more satisfied with their 4-1 victory 24 hours later.
With that sweep, second-seeded MSC earned yet another berth in the state finals, and will take on familiar foe La Salle in the series' initial tilt at Meehan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Friday.
NEW YORK â€“ As one Cincinnati make after another settled into the nets at Madison Square Garden Wednesday, the frustration level in Kadeem Batts seemed to rise by the minute.
The Bearcats, desperate for a win that would keep them in the NCAA Tournament mix, were playing loose and free.
On the flip side, Batts and his Providence College teammates were tight and resembled the unit that got off to a dreadful 2-7 start in Big East play â€“ not the one that closed the regular season white-hot with seven wins in nine tries.
NEW YORK â€“ For one final time, the Providence player with deep New York City roots trudged off the floor at Madison Square Garden with an empty feeling in his stomach.
Vincent Councilâ€™s last chance at Big East Tournament glory resembled his previous three experiences at this hallowed cathedral â€“ with the Friars serving as an all-too familiar one-and-done casualty. As a result, the senior point guard hailing from Brooklyn is left to ponder whether the glass is half-full or half-empty.
Michael M. Duffy
WOONSOCKET- Michael M. Duffy, 32, of Woonsocket, passed away unexpectedly on March 9, 2013. He was the loving son of Michael & Lois (Harnois) Duffy of No. Smithfield.
He was the proprietor of J+M Pizza of Millville, MA. He was a 1998 graduate of North Smithfield High School. Mike enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman.
LINCOLN â€“ Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David Cicilline are teaming up to reverse what they say is a perverse incentive in the U.S. Tax Code that provides a tax break to companies that move American jobs to other countries.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Members of Woonsocketâ€™s General Assembly delegation still arenâ€™t fully committing to supporting the city Budget Commissionâ€™s request for a $2.5 million supplemental tax increase in the city, but there seems to be a consensus that a compromise is within reach that would allow the city to levy the additional assessment.