March 21st, 2015
BLACKSTONE â Annual town meeting voters in May will consider several departmental spending requests, including $65,000 for a new senior van requested by the Council on Aging; $11,000 for six new mountain bikes for the Police Department; and a new $120,000 loader requested by the Department of Public Works.
While it may appear that the town is preparing to go on a major spending spree this year, the selectmen say the wish list of proposed expenditures is in line with the townâs needs.
PAWTUCKET – Burrillville High head coach Bill Robinson had just walked out of his club's dressing room when asked what he told his team after it had posted a 7-2 bashing of Barrington on Saturday night.
Before he could utter a sound, several celebratory screams went out, so he just needed pointed at the door following a most physical victory, one that led to a two-games-to-none sweep of the R.I. Division I/Eccleston League semifinal at Lynch Arena on Saturday night.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Marriage has been very good to Joery the police dog.
No, the dog is not getting married â but two people who care about dogs are. And because of that, Joery is getting a new bullet- and stab-proof vest thatâs worth almost $1,000.
In lieu of wedding favors, the soon-to-be hitched couple solicited donations for Vested Interest in K9s Inc., of East Taunton, Mass. The non-profit organization raises funds to provide protective vests for police dogs.
BURRILLVILLE – Senior captain Chad Stone notched a terrific hat trick and classmate Pat McConnell chipped in a goal and a feed as Burrillville High lambasted Barrington, 6-1, in the opener of a R.I. Division I/Eccleston League Tournament semifinal set at Levy Rink on Friday night.
Nick Koprusak and Tyler Kearney each contributed two assists for the Broncos, who can sweep the Eagles with a victory at Lynch Arena tonight at 7:15.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Through the opening two stanzas, North Smithfield High’s icemen failed to exhibit the high-flying style of play that helped them crush East Providence by identical 8-0 scores in its R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal sweep last weekend.
The reason: Narragansett played a more aggressive, physical type of hockey, one that kept the top-seeded Northmen off kilter for a complete 30 minutes in this highly-entertaining semifinal opener held Friday night.
WOONSOCKET – The track record of Cumberland and Coventry hooking up in games decided by one goal continued Friday night at Adelard Arena.
And just like the three regular-season encounters, the Clippers emerged victorious.
Broncos ready to take on Barrington
BURRILLVILLE – Under first-year head coach Bill Robinson, Burrillville High coasted to a 15-3-0 mark in Division I/Eccleston, with its lone losses coming only to league champion Cumberland (twice) and Prout.
Three of those victories came at the expense of Barrington, the Broncos' foe in this weekend's R.I. Division I/Eccleston Tournament semifinal series, one that begins Friday night at 7:30 at Levy Rink.
The respective scores: 4-1 on Dec. 13, 5-3 on Jan. 16 and 5-3 on Feb. 27.
PROVIDENCE â Testifying in Superior Court Thursday, Raymond D. âBeaverâ Tempest Jr. repeatedly asserted his innocence in the brutal murder of his 22-year-old neighbor in Woonsocket more than 34 years ago, saying he is incapable of such violence.
BELLINGHAM â Parents in Bellingham will have to start paying for their children to ride the school bus next year.
Citing rising transportation costs and low bus enrollment, school officials announced this week that the district will implement a pay-to-ride service beginning next September.
The plan is to charge students in kindergarten through Grade 7 who live less than two miles from their childâs school, as well as children in Grades 8-12 regardless of where they live.