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March 10th, 2015

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | Moving up to higher division didn't faze Clippers in the slightest bit

March 10, 2015

CUMBERLAND – It's more than fair to say Cumberland High varsity head coach Dr. Mark Andreozzi never anticipated the kind of dream season his Clippers have enjoyed.

Because his icemen captured the R.I. Division II Tournament championship a year ago with a near-perfect 22-1-0 overall record (against league opponents), Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials chose to bump his program up to Division I/Eccleston.

There they'd be forced to take on the best public school squads in the state, and Andreozzi knew it would be a big, difficult leap.

Baldelli-Hunt to pay ethics fine

March 10, 2015

WOONSOCKET - Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will pay a fine as agreed to by the state Ethics Commission. The $750 penalty is for the mayor's violation of the state ethics code by hiring her son for an unadvertised summer job in the city.
The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted Tuesday to accept a settlement and resolve Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's case.
Read the full story in Wednesday's newspaper.

March 9th

Key witness against Tempest leaves court rife with contradictions

March 9, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Burrillville pig farmer Ronald Vaz was the state’s star witness in the 1992 trial that put Raymond Tempest Jr. behind bars for 85 years in the bludgeoning and strangulation death of Doreen C. Picard.

Called to the witness stand in Superior Court yesterday, Vaz, however, said some of the key components of his trial testimony were not accurate
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Providence College basketball | Friars' Dunn had plenty of help en route to winning Co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year

March 9, 2015

PROVIDENCE – For all that he endured injury-wise in his first two seasons in a Providence College uniform, the news of Kris Dunn being named co-winner of the Big East Defensive Player of the Year laurel should be viewed as an organizational achievement.

College Basketball Round Up

March 9, 2015

Saturday, March 7

(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50

Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.

(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59

March 8th

No quibble about help with kibble

March 8, 2015

An unfavorable economic environment not only reduces adoptions of homeless animals, it can force people to surrender pets they already have to a shelter or rescue organization because they can no longer afford pet food or veterinarian bills, especially for senior dogs and cats.

Providence College basketball | Loss Butler leaves Friars with tough row to hoe at Big East Tournament

March 8, 2015

 

PROVIDENCE – The road to repeating as Big East Tournament champs got bumpier for Providence College after they lost Saturday’s regular-season finale to Butler.

March 7th

Burrillville Girls' Hockey | Broncos edged by La Salle in state semifinal thriller despite brilliant Duquette

March 7, 2015


BURRILLVILLE  –  Burrillville/Ponaganset Co-op girls’ icewomen were bumped from the playoffs by top-seed La Salle on Saturday evening, despite a head-standing display from their goalie in front of their home fans at Levy Rink.
 
The Lady Broncos suffered a 2-1 OT defeat in the R.I. Emma Division Championship Tournament’s best-of-three semifinal series before a crowd of at least 200.
 

City's iconic clocks need hands-on maintenance to keep ticking

March 7, 2015

They say time is money.

Which helps explain why so many of Woonsocket’s noteworthy clocks are broken.

The hands on the McCarthy’s clock next to City Hall – arguably the city’s most iconic timepiece – are out of sync with the actual time, though the gap might tighten a bit as Daylight Savings Time takes hold, starting today. Across, the street, the clock on the face of the historic P&W train station has decorative appeal, but it doesn’t function as a time-teller, either.

March 6th

Commentary | McGair: PawSox fans should take themselves out to the ball game while they can

March 6, 2015


An open letter to PawSox fans:
 
The 2015 home opener is scheduled for Thursday, April 16. Clear the schedule and come on down to McCoy Stadium.
 
There’s also a game at the venerable ballyard the next night, and the following day, and the day after that and … you get the idea.
 
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