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March 27th, 2015

Boys Hockey Playoffs | Cross-Valley foes Cumberland and Burrillville set to battle for Div. I championship

March 27, 2015


BURRILLVILLE  –  It didn’t take a very long time after Burrillville High’s impressive sweep of Barrington in the R.I. Division I/Eccleston Tournament semifinal for head coach Bill Robinson to return to work.

Truth be told, his Broncos’ next opponent, Cumberland, just can’t be compared to the Eagles, and that’s not an insult but fact.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

March 26th

Cumberland agrees to $2.5M liability payout

March 26, 2015

CUMBERLAND – The town’s liability insurer has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a police brutality suit brought against the Police Department by a woman who claims she suffered permanent leg injuries when she was arrested in 2010.

Excluding wrongful death cases, the settlement may be the largest on record in a police brutality claim, according to lawyer Ronald Resmini, the plaintiff’s lawyer.

“We can’t think of any other that exceeded it,” he said.

The settlement was reached after a lengthy period of negotiations between the parties, according to Resmini.

March 25th

Remblad says he was told to keep quiet

March 25, 2015

PROVIDENCE – A retired chief of the Woonsocket Police Department testified in Superior Court Tuesday that he had information implicating Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest in the murder of his 22-year-old neighbor but he was repeatedly instructed not to get involved in the investigation.

March 24th

North Smithfield Boys' Hockey | Northmen fend off Narragansett, grab Division II finals berth

March 24, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Veteran coach Paul Nadeau admitted to feeling a wide range of emotions after his North Smithfield High icemen had posted a wildly-entertaining 7-4 victory over Narragansett before over 300 vociferous fans at the Rhode Island Sports Center on Monday evening.

With the Game 3 triumph, the top-seeded Northmen clinched the R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal set, 2-1, earning a berth in the best-of-three championship series opposite second-ranked South Kingstown.

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.

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