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March 7th, 2015

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.
 

Mount–Lincoln/Cumberland Girls Hockey | Lions struggle to solve MSC defense, Mount takes 2-1 win

March 6, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Minutes after this epic Friday night tilt had ended, Mount St. Charles’ girls mentor Tony DiLorenzo peered at an onlooker, gave a mammoth “Whew!” and smiled weakly.

That’s what happens when you eke out an astonishingly-entertaining, not to mention thrilling, playoff triumph.

Uxbridge theft suspects caught

March 6, 2015

UXBRIDGE – A couple who were on the run for allegedly breaking into an Uxbridge home and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and coin collections were captured this week, police said.

Police last week issued arrest warrants for Peter Deleo, 34, and Ashley White, 27, who allegedly broke into a home on Hazel Street and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, coin collections, silver noted dollar bills and a large assortment of tools and family heirlooms.

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March 6, 2015

March 5th

High School Girls' Hockey | Mount St. Charles, Lincoln/Cumberland, Burrillville/Ponaganset ready to go for postseason

March 5, 2015


A year ago, Mount St. Charles and the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team were the two teams out of the 10 in the state that did not qualify for the postseason.

This year, the two squads will face off in a best-of-three series in the DeCosta Division playoffs. The Lions are the higher seed, meaning that Game 1 against the Mounties will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at North Smithfield’s Rhode Island Sports Center.

Bungee company makes jump to Woonsocket

March 5, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Amid the clattering drone of loom-like machines that braid thread into bungee cords, shoe laces and key hoops, the mill floor at 20 Privilege St. is like a time warp from a bygone era of manufacturing.
It may be noisy, but it’s music to the ears of David Angelo, CEO of Ross Matthews Products, which moved here from Fall River a few weeks ago.
But those venerable machines would have fallen dead silent were it not for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Angelo says.
“We’re very grateful to the mayor,” Angelo said. “She saved our business.”

March 4th

Mount St. Charles Girls' Basketball | Mounties unable to hang with powerful Bay View in Open tourney

March 4, 2015

WARWICK – Mount St. Charles head coach Ray Leveille had joked late during a Tuesday afternoon preparatory practice that he figured most folks would agree that his club had no chance against Division I foe finalist Bay View Academy in the inaugural R.I. State Girls Open Tournament.

In fact, he mentioned, given that line of thought, that “everybody expects us to lose by 30, but that's why you play the game.”

Woonsocket gets new housing director

March 4, 2015

WOONSOCKET – After a national search, the Woonsocket Housing Authority has filled the long-vacant position of executive director.
Patrick Morganelli currently oversees 270 assisted living facilities in Massachusetts as project manager for the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs. He previously served as executive director of the Bellingham Housing Authority from 2008-2009, and the Pawtucket Housing Authority, 2005-2008.
He starts his new job on Monday.

March 3rd

Mount St. Charles Girls' Basketball | Mount knows that pressure squarely resides on Bay View in Open tourney

March 3, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The way first-year Mount St. Charles’ mentor Ray Leveille views the situation, his girls should be rather cool and collected when they face second-ranked Bay View Academy in the inaugural R.I. Girls’ Open Tournament tonight at 6 at the Community College of Rhode Island-Warwick gymnasium.

After a surprising capture of the Division III-North title (with a superb 15-3 mark), the Mounties dropped a semifinal decision to Narragansett, which went on to snatch the D-III state championship.

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