October 6th, 2015
CUMBERLAND — Burrillville senior Zach Durand has a simple objective every time he toes the line for a cross-country meet.
“He’s in it to win it,” stated Broncos head coach Samantha Stanton. “He has the mental and physical capacity for this. Plus he’s a senior so he’s got nothing to lose at this point. He’s giving it everything he’s got.”
WOONSOCKET – The city stepped $5 million closer to building a new water treatment plant Monday as the City Council gave Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt the authority to borrow the first phase of funds needed to launch construction of the project, which could cost up to $48 million to complete.
Administrative Aide Michael Annarummo, who is handling the project, said construction is not expected to begin in earnest until next summer, however.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Citing “some shady behind the scenes stuff” involving members of the School Committee and Town Council, longtime School Committeewoman Christine A. Bonas has resigned from her position.
“I believe there is some very unethical behavior going on bordering on violations of the (Open Meetings Act),” Bonas wrote in a letter of resignation to Town Clerk Debra A. Todd. “I will not be associated with that.”
BURRILLVILLE – Christine Bonoyer isn’t surprised by anything that walks out of the woods – not after living in the northern reaches of Maine for many years.
But when a black bear shoved its snout against the sliding glass door of her back deck Sunday night, even she wasn’t expecting such familiar behavior.
“He came running up the stairs like he’d done it before,” said Bonoyer. “His nose was almost touching the sliding glass door.”
BURRILLVILLE â€” He may be the most famous Rhode Island cartoonist and illustrator you've never heard of.
His popular cartoon characters, especially his beloved Itty Bitty Super Dupers, which appear in newspapers, on radio and television web sites, coloring books, calendars, public safety promotional literature, restaurant menus and place mats, and dozens of other outlets over the last 14 years, have entertained thousands of children.
WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles got five goals from five different players in Sunday’s 5-0 win over Narragansett.
The Mounties, who improve to 5-1-2 in Division II, received tallies from Dylan Danneker, Tyson Szynal, Matt White, Pat Kumar and Jake Lawrence. Szynal and White added two assists each while Patrick Hardesty had one assist.
MSC led 2-0 at halftime. The team used two goalies: Alex Lataille had seven saves while Christian McDermott had three stops.
Arnie Beyeler was well aware of the risks when the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and proclaimed that he would be taking over the left-field duties.
A former PawSox manager who guided the ball club to the 2012 Governors’ Cup, Beyeler spent the last three seasons Boston’s first-base coach. He was also responsible for coaching outfield play, meaning he had a personal and professional stake in transforming Ramirez into an adequate defender.
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Like a lot of folks, Burrillville senior Zack Tayes enjoys playing fantasy football.
Told his final rushing stats against North Providence Saturday – 259 yards on just 15 carries and five touchdowns – would have resulted in a ridiculous individual point total and likely a lopsided victory over this week’s fantasy opponent, Tayes simply smiled while trying to wipe the mud off his face.
PROVIDENCE— The margin for error is so thin between the top three girls soccer teams in Division I-North that one misplaced pass or one missed defensive assignment could be the difference between a victory or a defeat.
That was the case Saturday afternoon when Cumberland finished up its most difficult week of the regular season with a road contest against the top team in the state, La Salle Academy.
WOONSOCKET – There was still no word from authorities Friday on why FBI agents were carting boxes of presumed evidence from a brick warehouse located at 512 Front St. the day before.
Jim Martin, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Providence, said the FBI operation was related to an ongoing federal investigation. He said there would be no additional comment until, and unless, a prosecutable case develops from the probe.
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