August 21st, 2015
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Deb Hunt would listen to her grandson Isaiah DeSilva whenever he talked about balancing a heavy summer course load and his college football responsibilities.
Hunt interpreted what DeSilva expressed as nothing more than the desire of an incoming freshman who was fully intent on honoring his agreed-upon student-athlete duties. Never once did anyone close to DeSilva believe that the football portion of the equation was seriously hanging in the balance.
LINCOLN â€” Citing her leadership and dedication to academic achievement, the Rhode Island School Superintendents Association has chosen School Supt. Georgia Fortunato as the 2015 Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year.
â€śGeorgia is an outstanding example of what a superintendent should be,â€ť said Tim Ryan, RISSAâ€™s executive director. â€śShe runs an excellent school system. The academics are outstanding and she has earned the respect of the entire community. The manner in which she leads the Lincoln schools is commendable.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Classic cars were back on Main Street Wednesday evening, and drew a big crowd of area car enthusiasts to appreciate their place in American life.
Main Street shut down promptly at 5 p.m. as city Human Services Director Linda Plays had promised, and the car exhibitors had their spots up and down Main Street, from Market Square to Depot Square by 6 p.m.
LINCOLN â€” Two of Rhode Islandâ€™s beloved school sports coaches will be the center of attention, as the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (BVTC), celebrates another milestone, with its 30th Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremonies. This special event is set for Thursday, October 1 at Twin River Casino Event Center, 100 Twin River Road.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Superior Court judgeâ€™s order wiping out Raymond D. â€śBeaverâ€ť Tempestâ€™s murder conviction and subsequent decision to release him on bail after more than 23 years in jail were both put on ice Tuesday â€” at least temporarily â€” by a single justice of the state Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg ordered a stay of Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Procacciniâ€™s orders until all five members of the high court are available to review them, on Sept. 17.
LINCOLN — Signed by the Garden State Grays just two weeks ago, RHP John Tangherlini, a native Rhode Islander and Lincoln High School graduate, is making some big impressions in the big-league environment that is the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, an independent league with teams in the northeastern United States and Canada.
After all, the 24-year old has baseball in his blood.
PAWTUCKET â€” Every two years, Smith & Streetâ€™s SportsBusiness Journal releases its annual rankings of the top minor-league markets in the country.
WOONSOCKET â€” State prosecutors will take one last bite at the apple today in attempts to keep Raymond D. â€śBeaverâ€ť Tempest Jr. behind bars pending their appeal of a Superior Court judgeâ€™s decision to vacate his 1992 murder conviction in the death of Doreen Picard.
Barring any intervention by the Supreme Court, Tempest will be released from the medium security section of the Adult Correctional Institutions sometime after 4 p.m., according to Cory Cloud, spokesman for the state Department of Corrections.
The weather may suggest otherwise, but summer is officially over for Rhode Island interscholastic student-athletes and coaches.
Today is the first day the rest of the state’s high school sports teams could officially begin practice – football teams opened camp last Thursday – and prepare for the 2015 fall season.
It’s an exciting time of year.
WOONSOCKET â€“ An early evening fire heavily damaged a single-family home at 74 Vine St. Sunday, but was brought under control by fast-moving city firefighters.
The family living in the dwelling on the corner of Vine and Rivulet streets was reported to have been away when the fire broke out just before 6:50 p.m., and neighbors were able to ensure their three dogs all made it out safely, according to witnesses.