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February 25th, 2015

City to say goodbye to Budget Commission

February 25, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The state-appointed Budget Commission is expected to disband by April 1, restoring financial control to elected officials for the first time since May 2012, according to Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, a member of the panel.
Baldelli-Hunt said that after the commission dissolves, the state will appoint an overseer to monitor the city’s financial condition for the foreseeable future.

February 24th

High School Basketball | Burrillville girls triumph over Davies, Bronco boys fall to Pilgrim

February 24, 2015


Lady Broncos upset Davies Tech

LINCOLN  –  Call Burrillville High the “Cinderella” story of the R.I. Division III Tournament.

Mount Girls' Basketball | Mounties survive Tolman comeback bid for 40-36 win

February 24, 2015


WOONSOCKET  –  Tuesday night proved to be a prime example of why Mount St. Charles chief Ray Leveille just doesn’t like facing Tolman High.
 
It’s the Tigers’ size, grit and talent.
 

Woonsocket Boys' Basketball | Vazquez explodes in second half as Novans stun Hendricken

February 24, 2015


WARWICK – T.J. Ciolfi did not get to see the final 11:09 of Tuesday’s Division I quarterfinal matchup between No. 10 Woonsocket and second-seed Bishop Hendricken. The head coach for the Villa Novans departed after receiving his second technical foul and with his team trailing the Hawks, 54-45.

Not to rub any additional salt in the wounds, but Ciolfi missed a whale of a finish.

Witness testifies to flaw in Tempest case

February 24, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Lawyers for Raymond D. Tempest Jr. elicited testimony in Superior Court Tuesday from a woman they credit with ferreting out a major flaw in the state’s case that was unknown to the jury that convicted him in 1992 for murdering Doreen C. Picard.

Pawtucket Red Sox | New PawSox owners say thanks but no thanks to Pawtucket, McCoy Stadium

February 24, 2015

 

PAWTUCKET – It will soon be game over for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, have been sold for a reported $20 million to a group of 10 New England businessmen, including current Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino. 

The new ownership officially purchased the team on Sunday night from Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; President Michael Tamburro; and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer, according to a new release issued by the Red Sox yesterday.

February 23rd

High School Basketball | Burrillville, Woonsocket teams set to take their best shots in playoffs Tuesday

February 23, 2015


WOONSOCKET – Burrillville boys and girls, and Woonsocket boys are among the Blackstone Valley area teams competing Tuesday night in the RIIL playoffs.

Burrillville at Davies Tech (Girls)

The Patriots earned a 51-43 win over the Broncos on their Gaskin Alumni Hall home floor back on Jan. 9, but Burrillville had the last laugh with a 48-38 under “The Dome” on Feb. 5.

Landmark, Prime celebrate one year of partnership

February 23, 2015

WOONSOCKET – With a year of improvement now behind it, Landmark Medical Center recently took a moment to thank those who helped the longtime local hospital organization find a way out of its fiscal struggles.

Mount Girls' Basketball | Mounties size up Tigers as playoffs reach quarterfinals

February 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Tolman High girls’ hoop head coach Tammy Drape admitted Monday afternoon she never thought her club would be in the position it is now earlier this season.

Her Tigers had opened the Division III-North slate with a dismal 0-5 mark, and the idea of playing in the post-season tourney seemed all but lost.

Tempest investigator on the hot seat

February 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Based on the richly detailed statements he had given Woonsocket police, Burrillville farmer Ronald Vaz became the star witness in the 1992 trial that led to Raymond D. Tempest Jr.’s conviction for murder in the bludgeoning death of Doreen C. Picard.

But lawyers for Tempest continued hammering away at Vaz’s veracity in Superior Court on Monday, as they questioned the lead investigator in the murder, retired Detective Sgt. Ronald Pennington.