Archive - 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.
WOONSOCKET â Nine times out of 10, Joe Gardnerâs super middleweight fight with Richard Gingras would be worthy of a main event at the Twin River Event Center.
But when one of the fights on the card is a world title fight and the other bout pits one of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.âs most decorated fighters in a must-see showdown, itâs understandable why the Woonsocket fighter will merely be topping an action-packed undercard.
WOONSOCKET â The heavy lifting has been completed and the Synagro sludge incineration operation off Cumberland Hill Road is well on its way to generating its own electrical power.
The company completed the lowering of a massive waste-heat boiler inside the incinerator building on Friday and will now begin the work of connecting the new equipment to existing machinery and electrical services.
BURRILLVILLE â Marine Cpl. Kevin Dubois, a wounded warrior who lost both legs in Afghanistan, will soon be calling Burrillville home.
After a successful property closing in March, the Rhode Island Builders Association in partnership with Massachusetts-based Homes for Our Troops is preparing to build a free specially-adapted home for Dubois and his wife, Kayla, on Sherman Farm Road.
A special groundbreaking ceremony takes place Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m., at the construction site located at Lot 12 Sherman Farm Road. A fundraising barbecue, bake sale and raffle drawing will follow.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. â The creed that Daniel Bard swears by nowadays is simple enough.
Jams on the mound are going to arise â but how he reacts and responds to those situations is what matters most. Even the most successful professional pitcher can never be flawless, and therefore he must have an unflappable disposition when confronted with an inevitable first-and-second, no-out jam.
CUMBERLAND - It was perfectly understandable why Cumberland High skipper Paul Murphy seemed so dejected on Friday afternoon.
His ace, senior southpaw Dylan Boisclair, pitched respectably, but didnât have the usual mustard on his fastball or relish on the curve. The infield made some plays, but also erred once, and the Clippers as a whole allowed Hendricken to run the bases with impunity.
All of that resulted in the Hawks remaining unbeaten with a 6-1 thumping of the Clippers at Tucker Field, in Division I-North play.