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May 16th, 2015

Fundraising push aids Burrillville officer waging battle with cancer

May 16, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Members of the Burrillville Police Department are raising money to support a fellow officer who is battling cancer.

An ongoing fundraiser called “Rally for Ryan” 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.

May 15th

City rape suspect held without bail

May 15, 2015

WOONSOCKET – 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 judiciary’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.

American Legion Baseball | New leaders of Woonsocket’s Fairmount Post 85 hope to maintain winning tradition

May 15, 2015

WOONSOCKET – When local ballplayers try out the next two weekends for the Woonsocket-based Navigant Fairmont Post 85 American Legion Baseball team, they’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.

High school baseball | FLY LIKE AN EAGLE: Cumberland's Dante Baldelli opts to take talents to Boston College

May 15, 2015

 

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.

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May 14th

Woonsocket mayor announces summer jobs program

May 14, 2015

WOONSOCKET – 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 D’Agostino said help-wanted ads will begin appearing in newspapers and other venues next week for jobs as laborers.

May 13th

Northern Division Track & Field | Clippers Scullin, Soullier and Barger; Woonsocket’s Harlan shine at Northern Division Championships

May 13, 2015


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).

Police hunting for rape suspect

May 13, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Police say they’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 “Ben Franks” appeared on the social media dating site where the victim met her attacker, according to police.

May 12th

Pro Golf | Good golf, generosity make CVS Charity Classic an ace

May 12, 2015


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. 

Burrillville baseball | Surging Burrillville gets above .500 with rout of Hope High, 11-1

May 12, 2015


BURRILLVILLE – Peter Berthelette spoke at length late last week about the importance of his Burrillville High contingent being mentally focused for three crucial, upcoming Division III contests.

That slate included home-and-home affairs with Hope on Tuesday and Thursday, both sandwiched around a game with Davies Tech on Wednesday.

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WOONSOCKET – When he was a little younger, Richard Fazzio, now 90, would tend to the small veterans’ memorial at Market...
BLACKSTONE – Ninety-nine-year-old World War II Navy veteran Michael Sulima sits back in a recliner at his daughter’s...