July 21st, 2015
WOONSOCKET – Encouraged by the City Council’s reaction to the proposal, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt intends to solicit bids to demolish the old municipal trash incinerator, a glaring eyesore on a heavily traveled entryway into the city.
WOONSOCKET â The state is offering the city a chance to own the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center (WACTC) with the help of a $3.1 million state grant, but that did not draw an overwhelming round of support from the City Council Monday night.
At best, members of the council indicated they want to know more about the proposal, and there is also a sentiment for not taking on ownership of a state-constructed school that has not been properly funded over the years.
As far as college baseball offseason leagues go, there’s no bigger or brighter stage than the by-invitation-only, wooden-bat Cape Cod League.
For Nick Zammarelli, a Lincoln native and 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School, it’s a great opportunity for him to showcase his skills in advance of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.
WOONSOCKET â Long a fixture on the Blackstone River, taking tours of curious patrons through Uxbridge to Pawtucket â and seemingly all points in between â the Blackstone Valley Explorer riverboat will ride again in Woonsocket starting next month.
Built in 1993, the Explorer became the first riverboat on the Blackstone River in 175 years. In its 22 years operating on the river, the Explorer has served as a valuable educational resource for school groups and area residents, as patrons learn about the areaâs history and ecology while viewing the natural beauty of the region.
BURRILLVILLE – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Smithfield on Sunday night, 8-4, to capture the Rhode Island District IV Championship.
They were powered by a trio of home runs in the fourth inning by Julian Horan, Danny Fish and Sam Ferranti which accounted for seven of their runs.
Lincoln begins action in the state tournament by facing District 2 winner, Portsmouth, on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Warwick Continental’s Little League complex.
Full story Tuesday in the print edition of The Call.
WOONSOCKET â Ever since George Lucasâs legendary movie âStar Warsâ came out in 1977, people around the globe have wondered what it would be like to see a battle between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance in person.
Youngsters got the chance to unleash their inner Obi-Wan Kenobi or Darth Vader at the Harris Public Library Friday afternoon, when they stepped foot inside Ed Fuquaâs Jedi Academy.
WOONSOCKET – Perhaps the most amazing – and disappointing – statistic for the Woonsocket All-Stars in this R.I. Little League District IV Major Division Tournament losers’ bracket final late Friday night came in the “LOB” category.
Through the first four innings alone, the locals stranded seven, with five in scoring position and two at third base.
One of the struggles that cross-country and track & field teams often encounter during their seasons is coming up with ways to raise funds to pay for expenses that are generally not covered through the school’s sport budget; those much-needed expenses that are often used for such things as uniforms and/or equipment as well as travel and entry fees for important, out-of-state meets.
CUMBERLAND– An early-afternoon crash, that involved two trucks on Interstate 295 south Friday afternoon, claimed the life of a Woonsocket man.
Michael F. Morin Jr., 56, of Woonsocket, was pronounced dead at the scene after the truck in which he was driving rolled over. Robert A. Choiniere, 36, of Lincoln, the driver of the other vehicle, was uninjured.
WOONSOCKET – Lincoln High varsity hoop head coach Kent Crooks was disappointed when the annual North Providence Summer Boys’ Basketball League folded in late spring.
“This is my 13th year at Lincoln, and we played in the old Pawtucket/Central Falls league years ago, then in North Providence, which had one for over 40 years before it shut down,” he stated. “I was worried, ‘Where will the kids get a chance to hone their skills?’ but when this came about, I was thrilled.”