July 24th, 2015
LINCOLN â As always after the capture of a R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship, the Lincoln All-Stars were back at practice Tuesday evening with their manager, Charlie Hien, and his mammoth coaching staff of at least five.
WOONSOCKET â Opponents of the proposed RISE Prep Mayoral Academy won big in the first round of their bid to kill the controversial school Friday when a Superior Court judge rejected the stateâs motion to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at preventing it from opening next month.
The plaintiffs are now poised to argue a motion to do just that during a hearing set for Aug. 11, according to attorney William Wray, who represents the City Council.
âYes,â said Wray. âIt was definitely a win for the plaintiffs.â
WOONSOCKET â A group of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) students from Woonsocket High School are gaining some training this summer in what could be a future career in the emergency response field.
The program offered under a partnership between the RiverzEdge Arts ELO program at the school and the Woonsocket Fire Department has a group of six students taking on training tasks they might one day experience when seeking a real job in the field. This summerâs class is the second group of Woonsocket High School students to participate.
WOONSOCKET â After years of delays that date back to 2005, the city is finally ready to go out to bid for one of its biggest public works projects in decades, a new water treatment plant that will carry a price tag in the range of $40 million.
But before that happens, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will hold an open briefing on the project at Bernon Heights Elementary School Wednesday at 6 p.m. The public is invited and welcomed to ask questions after a brief presentation on the history and status of the project.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – When Jacob Decelles’ parents dropped him off at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. back on July 1 – the first day of what’s known as “Plebe Summer” – he didn’t seem nervous whatsoever, according to his father, Jim.
WOONSOCKET – Encouraged by the City Council’s reaction to the proposal, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt intends to solicit bids to demolish the old municipal trash incinerator, a glaring eyesore on a heavily traveled entryway into the city.
WOONSOCKET â The state is offering the city a chance to own the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center (WACTC) with the help of a $3.1 million state grant, but that did not draw an overwhelming round of support from the City Council Monday night.
At best, members of the council indicated they want to know more about the proposal, and there is also a sentiment for not taking on ownership of a state-constructed school that has not been properly funded over the years.
As far as college baseball offseason leagues go, there’s no bigger or brighter stage than the by-invitation-only, wooden-bat Cape Cod League.
For Nick Zammarelli, a Lincoln native and 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School, it’s a great opportunity for him to showcase his skills in advance of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.
WOONSOCKET â Long a fixture on the Blackstone River, taking tours of curious patrons through Uxbridge to Pawtucket â and seemingly all points in between â the Blackstone Valley Explorer riverboat will ride again in Woonsocket starting next month.
Built in 1993, the Explorer became the first riverboat on the Blackstone River in 175 years. In its 22 years operating on the river, the Explorer has served as a valuable educational resource for school groups and area residents, as patrons learn about the areaâs history and ecology while viewing the natural beauty of the region.