June 16th, 2015
PAWTUCKET â€“ Cumberland High skipper Andy Tuetken knew long before the start of this R.I. Division I Tournament championship set that upsetting top-ranked and unbeaten Hendricken would be a tall order.
He nevertheless understood his never-say-die squad was peaking at the right time, especially after producing a pair of impressive semifinal wins against a Lincoln team that had been rolling.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Rhode Island School Superintendents and members of local School Committees assembled at the Statehouse on Tuesday to voice support for General Assembly legislation that would give the cities and towns more say on whether a new charter school should serve their community.
PAWTUCKET â€“ For the better part of seven innings, Tolman High seemed destined to clinch the opener of its R.I. Division II Tournament best-of-three championship series against Mount St. Charles.
Senior righty Alex Lopez pitched himself out of trouble time after time, with help, of course, from his defense, especially freshman second baseman Kyle Depatie, who managed seven assists and a putout.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Anyone who has stopped in at Chanâ€™s Fine Oriental Dining, at 267 Main St., Woonsocket, can tell you how much its owner, John Chan, loves jazz and blues music.
Photographs and paintings of the greats of jazz and blues cover the walls of the restaurant, and also of the adjoining dinner theater that has helped build Chanâ€™s reputation as an advocate and promoter of the music genres.
His reputation in that role was recognized in a very special way Monday night as Chan received the 2015 Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts at Trinity Repertory Co. in Providence.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Virtually every time Tolman High meets Mount St. Charles on the diamond, Tigers' mentor Theo Murray mentions his personal history with the Woonsocket Catholic school.
It seems back in 1992, when Murray represented Shea as a standout senior third/first baseman, his Raiders held a precarious lead over the Mounties in the R.I. Division II Tournament losers' bracket final. In the end, however, MSC prevailed with a late rally, 7-6, eliminating Shea from a berth opposite Westerly, the eventual state champion.
CUMBERLAND – Because they competed in different leagues within Division I, Cumberland High didn't face fellow state finalist Hendricken during the regular season, but that doesn't mean Clippers' first-year skipper Andy Tuetken hasn't done his homework.
He knows full well what his club is up against when the two meet in the opener of the best-of-three D-I championship set, slated for today at 6 p.m. inside McCoy Stadium.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and the City Council square off in Harris Hall tonight as the mayor vetoed the panelâ€™s cuts in health care and a contingency account that allowed the council to deliver an FY 2016 spending plan of $134.9 million, more than $800,000 less than Baldelli-Hunt's.
The question is, will the council, after unanimously approving the cuts two weeks ago, override the mayorâ€™s veto?
Five of its seven members must reaffirm their original votes to do so.
BURRILLVILLE – Despite committing four errors and getting outhit, Burrillville moved one step closer to the Division III championship with a 3-1 win over Mt. Hope on Sunday at Eccleston Field.
The Broncos, who are now 3-0 in the playoffs, now head to Rhode Island College on Tuesday to take on either Mt. Hope once again or top seed Juanita Sanchez. The Huskies and Cavaliers are scheduled to play a losers’ bracket final this afternoon at RIC.
WEST WARWICK – With a trip to the R.I. Division I Tournament championship set on the line, Cumberland High first-year skipper Andy Tuetken delivered to his team one final bit of advice on Sunday.
“Jump on them early and often, gentlemen,” he implored them. “I want to see a lot of intensity.”
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ A motor vehicle stop by R.I. State Police units on Route 146 in North Smithfield Friday night led to the arrest of two men on charges of possessing 850 grams of heroin.
As a result of an investigation by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA) task force, approximately $55,000 worth of heroin was seized, according to Col. Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.