Archive - 2013
State Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket) presented Woonsocket High School senior Kyle Mulvey with a citation for rescuing a woman who accidentally drove her car onto the ice on Cass Pond in Woonsocket in January. Baldelli Hunt invited Kyle and his family to the Statehouse to be honored by the House of Representatives recently.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Residential foreclosure deeds dropped 11.4 percent statewide in 2012, but Woonsocket, Central Falls and Pawtucket still have some of the highest foreclosure rates in the state, a new survey says.
The HousingWorks RI survey says 86 foreclosure deeds were filed in Woonsocket in 2012, nearly 20 percent fewer than 2011. But the rate of foreclosures represented 1.7 percent of the cityâ€™s overall housing stock, the third highest in the state and nearly double the statewide average.
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.
BURRILLVILLE â€” If you would have told Steve Daigle a month ago that his Burrillville team would play â€“ and be a slight favorite â€“ in the Division I championship series in mid-March at Brown University, the veteran coach would have thought you were crazy and walked away from you.
The Broncos finished the regular season with just one win in their last 11 games and a 4-11-3 mark, hardly a record for any team worthy enough to get into the postseason, never mind earn a spot in a best-of-three title series.
NEW YORK â€” The hallways, runways and escalators inside Madison Square Garden come alive with Big East basketball-related chatter every March. Naturally, many folks will take the occasion at this weekâ€™s conference tournament to reflect on the end of this wildly entertaining roundball ride.