January 23rd, 2015
WOONSOCKET – There are variety of reasons why a basketball team may wish to slow the game down. For Coventry head coach Tom Campbell, his primary reason was that he did not want to get into a track meet with a Woonsocket outfit that is all about the fastbreak.
“We like to run, but not as fast as they like to run,” said Campbell. “We wanted to control the tempo and get good shots in that tempo. We didn’t want the game to get crazy.”
NORTH SMITHFIELD â A local attorney and former policeman who retired on a disability pension in 2002 has been criminally charged with fraudulently obtaining $42,458 in tuition benefits to pay for his sonâs and daughterâs education at the University of Rhode Island.
Keith Heroux, 52, of 1172 Old Smithfield Road, was released on $25,000 personal recognizance Wednesday following his arraignment on state police charges of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500, a felony.
PROVIDENCE – The term “emotional rollercoaster” definitely applies to what took place at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Thursday.<
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles first-year chief Henry Coleman provided his troops an earful after entering the break with a mere 29-21 advantage over winless Davies Tech on Wednesday night.
“I thought we settled too much for the outside shot when we could’ve been attacking the basket,” Coleman stated. “We were two for 10 with the three-pointer in the first half, but we also talked about doing a better job on screens, especially with their three-point shots.
PROVIDENCE – The warranty on Tyler Harris’ coming-off-the-bench experiment has officially expired.
Since the probability of the Providence College redshirt junior serving as a reserve for a ninth straight game against Xavier Thursday night is high, the time has officially come to dub Harris as the team’s super sub. When Ed Cooley made the decision to remove Harris from the starting five a month ago – Dec. 20 vs. UMass to be exact – the coach explained the move as a prime chance to bolster the Friars’ firepower off the bench.
WOONSOCKET â CVS Health says it intends to add 100 jobs at the Digital Experience Center in the Highland Corporate Park.
Michael DeAngeles, a spokesman for the company, said there is no timeline for filling the positions, but the company envisions growing the workforce by
about a third.
âWe currently have about 200 jobs in Rhode Island and weâll be adding 100 additional jobs over time,â said DeAngelis. âThis is from where we are driving
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BRISTOL – Cumberland High senior captain Jack Bauer admitted he was a bit sore while competing at the annual Max Read/Joe & Roy Watmough Memorial Invitational Swimming Championships on Sunday.
It was no surprise as to why: Less than 24 hours before, he had swum nearly 9,000 yards (or over five miles) with his USA Swimming, Inc.-affiliated club team, Adirondack Aquatics of Franklin, during a practice session.
PAWTUCKET – Tigers junior center Fenda Konte was force to be reckoned with on Tuesday, notching a triple-double with 16 points, 23 rebounds and 11 blocks, as Tolman held on to beat crosstown foe Bishop Keough, 54-45.
Tolman had held a 17-point lead (35-18) over the Koalas with 11:42 left in the final period, and a 16-point advantage (39-23) with less than eight minutes left in the game.