May 3rd, 2015
WOONSOCKET â€” Ride down just about any city street these days and you are bound to find potholes, plenty of them.
But the recent winter was especially hard on the pavement of Cumberland Hill Road, a major route into Woonsocket proper, and Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt wants to see that taken care of as a priority this spring.
The state road is technically-state maintained, so getting it fixed is not as easy a project as one might think.
But as the mayor noted Wednesday, the travel conditions have deteriorated enough to have even the state backing a two-phase repair plan.
WOONSOCKET – The Villa Novans sent 13 men to the plate in the third inning, and scored a season-high 10 runs on Saturday as they battered Cranston East, 10-1.
Woonsocket High’s offensive onslaught was led by Frandy Sanchez, who went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, and Austin Forget, who went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
The eight-run third inning was decisive for the Novans, who put the rally together by stringing together a series of singles and walks.
PAWTUCKET – Turns out I spent floods of nervous force over absolutely nothing.
Even though I had performed my official act as pitch-clock operator when I pushed the button that officially signaled that first pitch was exactly 60 minutes away – a mock cheer went up inside the McCoy Stadium press box once the countdown was underway – my palms were extra sweaty as the first game of the April 21 doubleheader between the PawSox and Buffalo Bisons drew closer and closer.
PAWTUCKET – Now comes the real test of Major League Baseball’s commitment to speeding up the game.
Starting with Friday’s Durham-Pawtucket contest and likewise at Triple-A and Double-A ballparks across the country, those in violation of letting the clock expire will be charged with a ball or strike – depending on the offending party. Whether or not these unprecedented efforts have a direct bearing on the game’s outcome will be closely monitored in the weeks and months ahead.
WOONSOCKET â€” Most of the students in Woonsocket High School teacher Robert Stewardâ€™s law and society class were born more than 30 years after the U.S. Supreme Courtâ€™s 1969 landmark decision that protects studentsâ€™ free speech.
But 46 years later, itâ€™s a decision with fresh resonance in the age of Facebook and Twitter, a Woonsocket attorney told a group of those students Friday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ R.I. State Police threw the book at a Pawtucket man after a brief but highly destructive motor vehicle chase Thursday in which a trooper, a gas station, and five motor vehicles were struck by the suspectâ€™s Ford Taurus.
Richard Reis, 56, of 39 Chapman St., was arrested on 16 separate offenses, including driving under the influence, assault with a deadly weapon, eluding police, resisting arrest, receiving stolen goods, operating on a suspended license, and a string of outstanding warrants from three different courts.
WOONSOCKET â€” Two people were hospitalized as a motorist attempting to flee State Police crashed into a building and several vehicles in East Woonsocket yesterday.
The chase came to a violent and sudden halt about noon, when the maroon Ford Taurus troopers were after crashed into two vehicles approaching from the opposite direction on Diamond Hill Road, near Wood Avenue. The first vehicle to make contact with the Taurus became airborne and landed on the front lawn next to 607 Diamond Hill Road, perpendicular to the road.
A quick check on how several locals are performing at the college baseball and softball level. (Editor's note: all stats are current through Tuesday, April 28):
Lincoln High graduate Nick Zammarelli made some news Monday when the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) named the Elon University sophomore its Baseball Player of the Week. The recognition marks the first weekly conference honor of his Phoenix career.