April 4th, 2015
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Sandra P. Mundy was only 23 years old and still working on her masterâ€™s degree in library science at the University of Rhode Island when she was hired by the Jesse M. Smith Board of Library Trustees as the libraryâ€™s new director on Oct. 14, 1970.
At the time, some may have thought it a huge leap of faith to hire someone so young and inexperienced.
Taking a chance on Mundy proved to be one of the best decisions the board has ever made.
A former player of the Bayside F.C. Bolts is heading off to play women’s college soccer at the University of Rhode Island. Time will tell if three current program members end up following the scholarship path that North Smithfield High senior Michaela Brodeur successfully navigated, though it would appear that Chrissy Bacon, Vanessa Venkataraman and Emma Tziachris are trending in that direction.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles senior Matt Saviano took particular aim at bettering his game during this awful winter.
That’s why he would trek with dad and some friends four days a week to the Adirondack Club’s indoor facility, despite the ridiculous snow totals and frigid temperatures.
The roads to Franklin may have not been clear, but Saviano’s mind-set was – and then some.
WOONSOCKET â€“ With the snow peeling away to reveal the gritty residue of winter, city officials have deployed a new weapon in the war on sand, silt and grime.
Say hello to the Sweepex SWB-480, a nimble little power sweeper designed for sidewalks and other tight spaces where a traditional road sweeper wonâ€™t fit.
The city bought two of them of them from Norfolk Power Equipment in Burrillville for $4,250 each, but officials say the machines will pay for themselves in reduced labor before the springtime sweeping season is over.
PROVIDENCE – In the month of Jim Skeffington’s tenure as principal owner/ president of the Pawtucket Red Sox, the city-based attorney has been conducting “due diligence” regarding the ownership group’s proposal for a new stadium.
Along with identifying the downtown Providence land “that would accommodate the type of ballpark we want to build,” Skeffington said that he has been visiting other newly-built minor-league ballparks along the Atlantic coast, with more trips on the horizon.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Facebook entry allegedly posted by Zoning Board member Richard J. Fagnant depicting a Marine holding a gun to the head of President Barack Obama has prompted calls for the zonerâ€™s resignation â€“ and a recent visit to his home by the Secret Service.
Paul Murphy had spent over a quarter-century as a Cumberland High baseball coach, the last 17 at the helm, and he admits he’s never seen a winter quite like this one.
Now in his first “spring” as Woonsocket High’s varsity mentor, Murphy hasn’t had the opportunity to conduct practice sessions at his new Renaud Field home, the reason being most of the infield dirt and outfield grass remains blanketed with some of the record-breaking snow accumulations inundating the state the past two-plus months.
PROVIDENCE – With a championship medal draped around his neck and a beaming smile on his face, Burrillville’s hat trick extraordinaire Riley Tupper gave up the secret to how the Broncos captured the Division I/Eccelston state championship.
Tupper said the key was to trust the style of play that first-year head coach Bill Robinson prescribed.
PROVIDENCE – The two nights that finished their season short of their ultimate goal may doesn’t diminish what Mark Andreozzi’s Clippers accomplished this winter.
Competing in Division I/Eccleston for the first time, Cumberland announced their presence with authority with their run to the state championship finals at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium.