WOONSOCKET â€” The School Departmentâ€™s projected $2 million 2010-2010 budget deficit is expected to be discussed by city and state budget officials during a meeting at the state Department of Administration today.
The finding of a new city deficit resulted from an annual audit of municipal and school spending for the fiscal year ending June 30 and was aired last Thursday during a meeting of city and school officials at Harris Hall.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” When Ron Carter was an older teen-ager back in the late 1970s, he often would make the short trek from his home with his dad, Fred, to Lindy's Tavern in Forestdale just to enjoy a few beers and shoot some pool with pals.
It was quite the town hangout back then, a place where folks would go to imbibe, order a sandwich or watch the Red Sox or Bruins on the tiny TV above the bar; this was back when Boston's WSBK Ch. 38 televised the B's.
WEST WARWICK â€“ Mount St. Charles took unbeaten La Salle into overtime before dropping a 3-2 decision on Saturday night at the West Warwick Arena.
Sophomore Bryan Lemos netted the game-winner at the 3:09 mark of overtime.
Mount had led 2-1 on a goal by Brandon Borges early in the second period. La Salle, which had defeated Mount 3-1 in the season opener on Dec. 2, tied the game three minutes into the third period on a goal by Stephen Roccio when the Mounties had two players sitting in the penalty box.
KINGSTON â€“ North Smithfieldâ€™s Corinne Coia has been thrown right into the fire by University of Rhode Island basketball coach Cathy Inglese.
The 6-foot-4 freshman has started six games already this season and is averaging 8.7 points per game, third on the team. The Rams are 1-10 this year after Saturdayâ€™s 72-67 overtime loss to Quinnipiac University. Coia netted a career-best 19 points in the setback.
Students at Globe Park Elementary School salute Lance Cpl. Edward Smith of the U.S. Marine Corps during a kick-off Friday morning for the school's annual Toys For Tots drive. The school is asking for your help by bringing in new, unwrapped games or toys to the school's office from Dec. 12-16.
MILLVILLE â€” With the senior center slated to shut its doors on Dec. 31 due to budget cuts, town senior advocates may have dodged a bullet and won a temporary reprieve in the wake of the news that an unidentified sum of money has been bequeathed to the center from the estate of an unnamed source.
That was the good news delivered to the Board of Selectmen last week when senior center Director Carol Smith appeared before the board to request that the town's legal counsel determine if the estate monies can be used by the Millville Council on Aging to fund the center and keep it open.
WOONSOCKET â€” A city man's decision to investigate suspicious activity in his neighborhood resulted in him being charged with a gun violation, according to police.
It turns out, the car tampering incident that Jonathan Chan, 26, of 165 Glen Road, thought was occurring outside his home on Nov. 25 was nothing more than a newspaper delivery person making her early-morning rounds. He is now charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon â€” a handgun â€” and possession of a pistol without a license or permit, in connection with the incident, according to police.
PROVIDENCE â€” To Ed Cooley, whatâ€™s one more stern test for his Providence Friars before powering down for a 10-day exam period?
Pushed and pressured all day long by a 1-9 Bryant outfit that wasnâ€™t supposed to pose that big of a threat, Cooleyâ€™s Friars overcame 34 minutes of â€ślistlessâ€ť basketball to fight tooth-and-nail over the final six minutes, a stretch which wound up serving as the difference Saturday afternoon at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center.
In the end, the Friars prevailed by a 72-61 count, but it was far from an easy win.
WOONSOCKET â€” Uncertainty.
That might best describe whatâ€™s in the mind of longtime Woonsocket High track coach George Briggs right now concerning the upcoming winter campaign.
While the numbers are big this year with more than 40 kids, the Villa Novans lost some key point-scorers to graduation, have two of their best athletes recovering from injuries and are still awaiting word if a few more are coming back this year.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ There were a fair share of turnovers and some sloppy play by both teams, something thatâ€™s common for the first game of the season.
But after 32 minutes of basketball in Fridayâ€™s non-leaguer between North Smithfield and host Central Fall, both coaches were satisfied with the effort â€“ one that equated to a 45-34 victory in the Warriorsâ€™ favor.
â€śI was very impressed, very impressed with the girlsâ€™ energy,â€ť said first-year coach Jayar Santos, who replaces longtime Warrior mentor Joe Handy.