June 5th, 2015
WOONSOCKET â The parents of an infant girl who died in Brooklyn, Conn., in February are facing homicide charges in the death of the eight-month-old.
Justine Barber, 28, and Kevin Hartshorn Jr., 32, both of 336 Providence St., were arrested on Connecticut State Police warrants Thursday.
The CSP says Barber and Hartshorne live at 633 Providence St., but a spokesman for the agency said Barber was located at Butler Hospital in Providence. Hartshorn was arrested in the city by Woonsocket police.
CUMBERLAND – With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, junior Kat Kent ripped a triple to right-center, and scored on sophomore Emily Anderson’s timely two-bagger to deep center, to lift Cumberland High to a seemingly-safe 18-12 lead.
The Clippers didn’t know it at the time, but that proved to be the clinching run during a wild 18-17 win over Cranston West in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary game at Tucker Field on Friday.
WOONSOCKET – The second-seeded Mounties strung together five consecutive hits in the first inning, racing out to a 4-0 lead and holding on to a 5-2 victory over the seventh-ranked Chieftains on Friday afternoon at the MSC diamond.
Junior lefty Alex Lataille earned the win with a four-hitter with two walks and five strikeouts in a complete-game performance.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â In what was perhaps the most elaborate ruse ever staged in the townâs history, North Smithfield Elementary School teacher Tracy L. Lafreniere was crowned Rhode Island Teacher of the Year during a school assembly disguised as a ceremony to honor the school for its community involvement.
It was an honor a shocked Lafreniere never saw coming.
LINCOLN â North Smithfield High skipper Paul Mercier admitted he never knows how how his contingent will perform on a given day, and that inconsistency drives him crazy.
Will it be the one which canât hit it a lick and makes embarrassing miscue after miscue? Or the one that rips the ball throughout the lineup, the pitchers do their jobs and the defense backs them up with superlative plays?
I feel inadequate. And thereâs not much I can do about it. Or even want to do about it. I actually like the feeling.
I had a lunch today with a guy who worked in the mailroom at Hannah-Barbera, which made all my cartoon favorites from the 70s: âThe Flintstones,â âScooby-Doo,â âThe Jetsons,â and so on.
He used to pitch ideas every day to Joe Barbera. âI was working in the mailroom but I kept coming up with ideas for cartoons. I would send them up to Joe Barbera and I had no idea if he would like them or not. Then eventually he pulled me over, and I started helping on all the scripts.â
EAST PROVIDENCE â Mount St. Charles head coach Cliff Matthews naturally was disappointed after his squad battled for 11 innings before suffering an emotion-packed 10-9 loss to East Providence on Wednesday afternoon/evening.
After all, a win in this R.I. Division I Tournament prelim wouldâve pushed the Mounties into the double-elimination phase of the event. Instead, the Townies claimed that berth after tying it at 9-9 with a run in the back half of the 10th, then clinching it in the 11th.
WOONSOCKET â The City Council has approved a fiscal 2016 spending package that cuts nearly $800,000 from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâs proposed $135.7 million spending plan, shrinking the amount of increase from 3.04 to 1.74 percent.
After chipping away at the spending plan for some eight hours over two late nights in Harris Hall, the council unanimously approved a new bottom line of $134,947,084 at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Less than a month after officers began carrying Narcan, the department’s rookie saved a life with the overdose prevention drug.
It happened on May 27, police said, when Patrol Officer Nicholas Pistacchio responded to a residence on Metcalf Marsh Drive for a possible drug overdose.