April 10th, 2015
WOONSOCKET â€“ Draped in blankets, they were shaken and cold, and most werenâ€™t sure where they were going to sleep the next night.
Forty people were homeless after a careless cooking accident triggered a three-alarm fire Wednesday night at 30 Ascension St., one of the cityâ€™s largest rooming houses.
Amazingly, all escaped without injury, partly because of the heroics of Douglas Lachance, a live-in property manager who pounded on doors to alert sleeping tenants to the danger.
CUMBERLAND â€” While it may seem harmless enough, Cumberland school officials are warning parents that a popular game where students try to â€śassassinateâ€ť other students with a squirt gun could go too far.
The game is called "Senior Assassin" and it's played at schools across the country, including Cumberland where about 100 high school seniors are reportedly involved in the game. Rules vary, but it generally involves students stalking and shooting human targets with water pistols until only one remains.
WOONSOCKET – Unlike past years, Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials have chosen to dispose of the typical Division I-North and South leagues, instead dividing those upper-echelon squads into I-A and I-B categories.
New Woonsocket High skipper Paul Murphy wondered about why the switch occurred, but has chosen to take the hand he was dealt as he prepares his Villa Novans for the upcoming campaign.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High head coach Theo Murray has mixed emotions about his baseball team being realigned this spring, courtesy of Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials.
Instead of competing in a much bigger Division II-North, like it had the previous two campaigns, the Tigers now must shift to II-Central and face clubs in which they have minimal familiarity.
BURRILLVILLE – In his third full season at the helm, Burrillville High mentor Peter Berthelette claims he has mixed emotions as to his Broncos dropping from Division II-North to Division III this spring.
They will do along with area foes Davies Tech, Central Falls and Shea.
WOONSOCKET â€“ On the urging of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the City Council on Monday tabled a proposal to provide critical financing for the ambitious $3.2 million Main Street Gateway Project proposed by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley.
Six members of the City Council had signed onto a resolution calling on the city to release $450,000 in funds from the federal HOME Investment Partnership Fund needed to finish the project, but they ended up tabling it amid questions raised by the mayor regarding NeighborWorksâ€™ tax liabilities.
PAWTUCKET – You want promising talent? Look no further than the Pawtucket Red Sox clubhouse.
The PawSox 2015 Opening Night roster is highlighted by the top five prospects in the Red Sox organization (as ranked by Baseball America) along with eight of the top 10 prospects in Boston’s farm system. All elite eight played for the PawSox last season, appearing either during the regular-season, the post-season, or both.
PAWTUCKET – No pressure or anything, but Jemile Weeks could end up this year’s version of Brock Holt, Boston’s closest thing to a Swiss Army knife.
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BURRILLVILLE â€“ After searching for more than 10 hours on Thursday, police investigators were back at 505 Douglas Pike...