May 17th, 2015
PROVIDENCE – In basketball, as in life, timing is everything. That’s why PC Friar fans should take note of the addition of Jeff Battle to Ed Cooley’s staff – it comes at an intriguing juncture for the program.
It’s hard to avoid associating Kris Dunn’s return to PC for his redshirt junior season and Battle’s arrival as an assistant. Dunn has NBA point-guard pedigree, and who better to educate the talented youngster than a coach who knows a thing or two about working with top-tier college point men.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Members of the Burrillville Police Department are raising money to support a fellow officer who is battling cancer.
An ongoing fundraiser called â€śRally for Ryanâ€ť has been created for Burrillville Detective Ryan Hughes, a six-year veteran of the department.
In March, Hughes, 30, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and has since undergone surgery. Despite the success of the original surgery, further tests revealed that the cancer had spread to other parts of his body.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail yesterday in the armed rape of a 19-year-old city woman he met through social media.
Reynaldo Rios, 36, was arraigned Friday in Sixth District Court, Providence, after he waived extradition to Rhode Island during a hearing in Massachusetts a day earlier, according to the judiciaryâ€™s web site. He was arrested in Brockton on Wednesday.
Police say Rios is a registered sex offender in Massachusetts who raped a woman at gunpoint in the Morin Heights Boulevard housing development on May 7.
WOONSOCKET â€“ When local ballplayers try out the next two weekends for the Woonsocket-based Navigant Fairmont Post 85 American Legion Baseball team, theyâ€™ll become participants in one of the oldest traditions in youth sports.
The national institution of American Legion Baseball will celebrate its 90th anniversary this season, making it one of the most venerable organizations in amateur sports in the U.S.
NORTH PROVIDENCE – There’s no room for confusion or interpretation when you’re that sure about something. Make no mistake … Dante Baldelli’s mind is already made up regarding his college-baseball destination.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As promised, Mayor Lisa Baldelli Hunt has brought back the seasonal jobs program for high school and college students looking for temporary summer work.
Public Works Director Steve Dâ€™Agostino said help-wanted ads will begin appearing in newspapers and other venues next week for jobs as laborers.
CRANSTON – Despite a dominant showing from Smithfield, several area athletes successfully turned in noteworthy performances at the Girls’ Northern Division Championships, held Wednesday at Cranston West High.
Smithfield ran away with the team title as the Sentinels’ 197 points was 52 more than runner-up Cumberland. Woonsocket came in fourth place (44) followed by Mount St. Charles (26), Lincoln (23.5) and Burrillville (13).
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police say theyâ€™re looking for a man who raped a woman in public housing complex last week after the two made a date through social media.
The police described the man as a light-skinned Latino male, 25-30 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with long black hair worn in pig tails.
A photograph in which the alleged predator identifies himself as â€śBen Franksâ€ť appeared on the social media dating site where the victim met her attacker, according to police.
SMITHFIELD – The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is a “combo of world-class golf and supporting area charities.”
Those words came from Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark Corp, during a press event on Tuesday to announce the 10 players who have committed to this year’s event.
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