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March 24th, 2015

Providence College basketball | SENIOR MOMENT: Ryan Gomes walked in Dunn’s shoes a decade ago

March 24, 2015


PROVIDENCE – If there’s anyone in the Providence College basketball family who can relate to the “should I stay or should I go?” conundrum that’s facing Kris Dunn in the coming weeks, it’s Ryan Gomes.

Providence College basketball | Kris Dunn is going to the NBA one day, but Friar fans hope it’s not this year

March 24, 2015


PROVIDENCE  — One season of watching Kris Dunn has perhaps been enough to get an ample sampling of the diverse abilities that, in the view of those who are close to the Providence College point guard, make him an intriguing option for this year’s NBA draft.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

March 24, 2015

March 23rd

Lincoln High Unified Sports | TEAMWORK: Jarest honored as coach of year by athletic administrators

March 23, 2015


LINCOLN — It was virtually a last-minute decision to volunteer to coach Lincoln High's Unified Volleyball and Basketball teams, but Renee Jarest took that leap at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

She's mighty glad she did, as she not only had the opportunity to teach special athletes the fundamentals of the sports, but also helped them – with the aid of “partners” – achieve their goal of competing in a varsity sport.

Keep your pets inside: Coyotes on the prowl

March 23, 2015

BLACKSTONE – Robert J. Dubois was relaxing at his lakefront home overlooking Harris Pond last week when he happened to glance out a window and saw a hungry pack of coyotes scampering across the ice.

Slipping quietly onto his back deck, Dubois watched with fascination as the five coyotes, with their large triangular ears and long narrow muzzles, made their way across the frozen surface and then disappear into the woods. The same coyotes, he says, have been spotted by other neighbors, including one resident who reported seeing a pair of them near Precious Blood Cemetery off Shore Drive.

March 22nd

Glocester shifts to budget referendum

March 22, 2015

GLOCESTER – After years of using the traditional financial town meeting form of direct democratic rule to adopt the town’s annual budget, Glocester is trying something new this year: an all-day referendum.

And the process begins as early as next month.
The decision to abolish the customary Saturday financial town meeting and replace it with an all-day financial town referendum was recommended by the Charter Review Commission last year and subsequently endorsed by the Town Council before it was approved by voters in the general election in November.

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | WINNING TIME: Salisbury, Lake propel Clippers back to finals

March 22, 2015

WEST WARWICK — In the first four games between the Cumberland and Coventry hockey teams, it was hard to tell which team was the favorite to win the Division I Eccleston title and which team was rebuilding and had to battle just to reach the semifinals.

That wasn’t the case Saturday night at Magiera Rink.

March 21st

Blackstone officials: Just necessities on town meeting warrant

March 21, 2015

BLACKSTONE – Annual town meeting voters in May will consider several departmental spending requests, including $65,000 for a new senior van requested by the Council on Aging; $11,000 for six new mountain bikes for the Police Department; and a new $120,000 loader requested by the Department of Public Works.

While it may appear that the town is preparing to go on a major spending spree this year, the selectmen say the wish list of proposed expenditures is in line with the town’s needs.

Burrillville High boys' hockey | BRONCO STAMPEDE: Burrillville explodes in third period, earns trip to Div. I finals

March 21, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Burrillville High head coach Bill Robinson had just walked out of his club's dressing room when asked what he told his team after it had posted a 7-2 bashing of Barrington on Saturday night.

Before he could utter a sound, several celebratory screams went out, so he just needed pointed at the door following a most physical victory, one that led to a two-games-to-none sweep of the R.I. Division I/Eccleston League semifinal at Lynch Arena on Saturday night.

March 20th

K-9 unit gets a wedding present: A bulletproof vest

March 20, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Marriage has been very good to Joery the police dog.

No, the dog is not getting married – but two people who care about dogs are. And because of that, Joery is getting a new bullet- and stab-proof vest that’s worth almost $1,000.

In lieu of wedding favors, the soon-to-be hitched couple solicited donations for Vested Interest in K9s Inc., of East Taunton, Mass. The non-profit organization raises funds to provide protective vests for police dogs.

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