Archive - May 12, 2013
PROVIDENCE â Thereâs a hearty dose of local talent on this yearâs baseball team at La Salle Academy. More precisely, there are five players whose contributions to date represent a key reason why head coach Geoff Marconeâs ball club is positioned near the top of Division I-North.
What makes this particular quintet so distinctive is that each of them brings something different to the field. In Cumberlandâs Caleb Gardner and North Smithfieldâs C.J. Dandeneau, the Rams are buoyed by a rock-solid 1-2 punch at the front-end of the rotation.
WOONSOCKET â A North Kingstown lawmaker is threatening to rally a boycott of Sovereign Bank if she finds out the bank closed its accounts with a local firearms dealer for political reasons.
âIf I find out this is true Iâm going to close my account with Sovereign Bank and recommend all the Second Amendment people in Rhode Island do the same,â State Rep. Doreen Costa (R-Dist. 31) told The Call. âBanks shouldnât be choosing their customers because theyâre in a certain kind of business. Thatâs just stupid.â
LINCOLN â Local voters will get the chance to offer their say on a proposed $76,138,712 town budget for 2013-14 when the Financial Town Meeting gets under way in Lincoln High School tonight beginning at 7 oâclock.
Michelle Decelles always knew Motherâs Day to be a big day at the Coachmenâs Lodge Restaurant she and her husband, Norman, run at 273 Wrentham Road in Bellingham.
It was a big day for the restaurant but Decelles never fully understood why people wanted to take their Momâs out on that day until she became a Mom six years ago.
âI donât think I realized what motherhood really was until I became a mother myself,â she said while working at the restaurant this week.
WARWICK â The most important thing citizens can do to help Rhode Islandâs economy and business climate is to get involved with what the government is doing, RI Taxpayerâs President Ken Block told the groupâs annual meeting Saturday.
Because of the stateâs small size and population, Block said, âWe pay a terrific and horrific price when we are not efficient, when bad things happen economically, when bad decisions are made like 38 Studios, or when graft and corruption rear their ugly heads.