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June 3rd, 2015

Mount St. Charles Softball | Mounties drop extra-inning heartbreaker to East Providence

June 3, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – Mount St. Charles head coach Cliff Matthews naturally was disappointed after his squad battled for 11 innings before suffering an emotion-packed 10-9 loss to East Providence on Wednesday afternoon/evening.

After all, a win in this R.I. Division I Tournament prelim would’ve pushed the Mounties into the double-elimination phase of the event. Instead, the Townies claimed that berth after tying it at 9-9 with a run in the back half of the 10th, then clinching it in the 11th.

Council approves tightened budget

June 3, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The City Council has approved a fiscal 2016 spending package that cuts nearly $800,000 from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt’s proposed $135.7 million spending plan, shrinking the amount of increase from 3.04 to 1.74 percent.

After chipping away at the spending plan for some eight hours over two late nights in Harris Hall, the council unanimously approved a new bottom line of $134,947,084 at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

June 2nd

In the nick of time: North Smithfield officer saves life with recently-issued OD prevention drug

June 2, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Less than a month after officers began carrying Narcan, the department’s rookie saved a life with the overdose prevention drug.

It happened on May 27, police said, when Patrol Officer Nicholas Pistacchio responded to a residence on Metcalf Marsh Drive for a possible drug overdose. 

North Smithfield Boys Volleyball | Northmen sweep West Warwick to earn spot in Div. II finals

June 2, 2015

PROVIDENCE — By the time the No. 2 West Warwick volleyball team used its first timeout Tuesday night, it became pretty clear which team was going to make its first trip to the Division II final.

Undefeated top-seed North Smithfield took advantage of the Wizards’ biggest deficiency this season – passing – to score 13 of the first 18 points in the Division II semifinals at Brown’s Pizzitola Center.

Pawtucket Red Sox | McGair: PawSox in dire need of offensive injection

June 2, 2015

Like the sound produced when nails scratch a chalkboard, the PawSox offense has been far from harmonious.

That’s not news to anyone who has followed this team closely; Sunday’s 5-1 loss to Louisville marked the 25th time in 51 games that Pawtucket had scored three or fewer runs in a game.

June 1st

Police: Drunken altercation led to Burrillville murder

June 1, 2015

BURRILLVILLE — Steven Pietrowicz and Michelle Morin, the Burrillville couple charged with killing 60-year-old Domingo Ortiz whose body was found under newly poured concrete at their home in Nasonville, used their hands and a club to beat Ortiz - whose legs were tied — before his body was dumped in a hand-dug grave beneath a recently built exterior deck in the early morning hours of May 6.

Mount St. Charles Boys Basketball | MSC to host new summer league for northern R.I. high-school hoopsters

June 1, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles boys’ basketball head coach Henry Coleman knew exactly what the situation called for upon learning that the outdoor courts at Cumberland’s Tucker Field were no longer available for an area high school boys’ summer league.

Mount St. Charles Boys Volleyball | South Kingstown's front line proves too much for MSC in Division I semifinals

June 1, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Mount St. Charles Academy won the pre-game crowd support contest on Monday night at the Pizzitola Center. Mountie fans easily drowned out the outnumbered South Kingstown crowd during lineup introductions for this Division I semifinal playoff matchup.

May 31st

Pair charged with Ortiz murder

May 31, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – After identifying Domingo Ortiz, 60, of Worcester, on Saturday as the man found buried a day earlier at 505 Douglas Pike, police arrested two people on charges of murder in connection with his death.

Burrillville Police Chief Col. Stephen Lynch announced in a statement that members of the Burrillville department, members of the R.I. State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force, and Worcester Police Department had arrested Michelle Morin, 50, of the 505 Douglas Pike residence, on an arrest warrant charging her with the murder of Ortiz.

Burrillville-North Smithfield Boys' Lacrosse | Broncos drop 7-6 heartbreaker to Bulldogs in D.III title game

May 31, 2015

PROVIDENCE  –  Nick Koprusak, senior quad-captain of the Burrillville/North Smithfield Co-op squad, had just played his heart out at Brown University’s Stevenson Field early Sunday afternoon, but he really couldn’t come to grips with the way his team’s season had ended.

He had expected more, especially after playing such a key role in his Broncos’ capture of the Division I/Eccleston League state championship in ice hockey almost two months to the day before.

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